User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.04/10

Total of 40 user reviews spread across 40 releases

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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 9
    People need to play this game. It has solid gameplay with a unique and gripping story. A satire of the military shooter.

    Spec Ops: The Line

    Rated on August 28, 2012 by nephili232

    People need to play this game. It has solid gameplay with a unique and gripping story. A satire of the military shooter.

    Spec Ops The Line is a game that people need to play and it's a damned shame that it fell through the cracks mostly unnoticed. At worst, this game has a unique and gripping story with a somewhat p...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Mediocre game with too much repetition. The attempted story makes the over the top violence offensive rather than fun.

    Prototype 2

    Rated on August 09, 2012 by nephili232

    Mediocre game with too much repetition. The attempted story makes the over the top violence offensive rather than fun.

    My summer of whoring trophies and working my way up the list of easiest platinums has actually taken me across a newer game, Prototype 2. I don't know if I have ever played a game that trivializes ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    But for some ridiculous design choices and frustrating AI, it could have been one of the best rpgs of this generation.

    Dragon's Dogma

    Rated on June 04, 2012 by nephili232

    But for some ridiculous design choices and frustrating AI, it could have been one of the best rpgs of this generation.

    Dragon's Dogma is so close to being a hit. There's so much that's incredibly infuriating about this game while at the same time it's on the cusp of being something incredible. The unique multiplaye...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Tremendous story telling and decent Dragon Age Origins type gameplay help you forget the many flaws.

    Game of Thrones

    Rated on June 01, 2012 by nephili232

    Tremendous story telling and decent Dragon Age Origins type gameplay help you forget the many flaws.

    My first impressions of this game were not great. I fell asleep while playing the first two nights… normally not a great sign. But the more I played, the more I was hooked and that's primarily due to ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Worst singleplayer I've ever played. Throw away co-op. The mp is fun and unique but very frustrating.

    Starhawk

    Rated on May 17, 2012 by nephili232

    Worst singleplayer I've ever played. Throw away co-op. The mp is fun and unique but very frustrating.

    I honestly don't like to be right when it comes to video games because I'm so cynical about everything in the video game industry. If more than half my predictions came true then we would all be screw...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    This game should have stayed an MMO. Boring, bland, lifeless world with absolutely no story.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Rated on May 06, 2012 by nephili232

    This game should have stayed an MMO. Boring, bland, lifeless world with absolutely no story.

    This is a long meandering boring review for a long meandering boring game. All of the problems with KoA come down to the fact that it was originally planned to be an MMO. Objectively MMOs are awful...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Good story, lots of options during combat but terrible and inappropriate cell shaded graphics. A decent rental.

    The Darkness II

    Rated on April 18, 2012 by nephili232

    Good story, lots of options during combat but terrible and inappropriate cell shaded graphics. A decent rental.

    I rented Darkness 2 as a result of boredom and an easy trophy list. Fortunately it was actually a decent game that I enjoyed playing. It's a short game that tells a simple but effective, dark and ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Problems with the story and the gameplay but overall such an incredibly epic experience.

    Mass Effect 3

    Rated on March 15, 2012 by nephili232

    Problems with the story and the gameplay but overall such an incredibly epic experience.

    Mass Effect 3 is one of the all time greatest video game experiences. An absolutely epic rollercoaster ride set again a creative and wonderful universe capping off one of the best video game series ev...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Incredibly unique game. I highly recommend that people give it a try.

    Asura's Wrath

    Rated on February 27, 2012 by nephili232

    Incredibly unique game. I highly recommend that people give it a try.

    I'm going to make a fairly bold statement that I'm not entirely convinced of myself. Asura's Wrath is like the Tree of Life of video games. I say this because the game is so unique and strange that it...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A bit of a hidden gem if you're looking for a decent rental. Lots of bugs. Fairly strong combat and rpg elements.

    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

    Rated on February 21, 2012 by nephili232

    A bit of a hidden gem if you're looking for a decent rental. Lots of bugs. Fairly strong combat and rpg elements.

    I'm a sucker for all things Lord of the Rings which means I have played my share of terrible LOTR games. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece with LOTR War in the North, but I was hoping the game would be...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Second best mp I've ever played, but one of the worst sp experiences in the FPS genre.

    Battlefield 3

    Rated on February 21, 2012 by nephili232

    Second best mp I've ever played, but one of the worst sp experiences in the FPS genre.

    Battlefield 3 is a difficult game to review. On the one hand the singleplayer and co-op are brutally bad. On the other hand the multiplayer is one of the best I have ever played. I'm a fan of games...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Just an awful waste of the potential that Shattered Dimensions created.

    Spider-Man: Edge of Time

    Rated on December 10, 2011 by nephili232

    Just an awful waste of the potential that Shattered Dimensions created.

    I hate Activision. I hate them so much. I swear they are bent on ruining video games for the entire world and have done more to destroy the industry then all the Jack Thompsons combined. Despite their...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Top to bottom this is a perfect game. Graphics, story, combat, controls, characters, collectibles etc etc.

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rated on November 27, 2011 by nephili232

    Top to bottom this is a perfect game. Graphics, story, combat, controls, characters, collectibles etc etc.

    Like most people, I was completely taken by surprise and blown away by Batman AA. This game wasn't just a decent comic book game, or even just great, it was outstanding. It raised the bar and revoluti...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    I can see how people are loving this game but it really doesn't work for me.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Rated on November 17, 2011 by nephili232

    I can see how people are loving this game but it really doesn't work for me.

    I know that for a lot of people Skyrim is going to be their game of the year for 2011. I can certainly appreciate that, but similar to my opinion on Oblivion, I just don't like the game. Bethesda dese...

    5 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    My favourite of the series but still a lot of gameplay issues.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Rated on November 17, 2011 by nephili232

    My favourite of the series but still a lot of gameplay issues.

    I should probably tread carefully because I know there is a portion of the gaming population that loves the Uncharted series more than their unborn children. A harsh word against Nathan Drake equates ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    A bad PS2 game that shames the X-men.

    X-Men: Destiny

    Rated on November 15, 2011 by nephili232

    A bad PS2 game that shames the X-men.

    X-Men Destiny is basically a mediocre early 2000s PS2 game and a squandering of my beloved X-men license. It's dull, short and repetitive. But for what it is... a sloppy trash rental, I found it to be...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A worthy successor to the greatest game ever made (Demon's Souls) but hampered by online issues.

    Dark Souls

    Rated on October 24, 2011 by nephili232

    A worthy successor to the greatest game ever made (Demon's Souls) but hampered by online issues.

    Demon's Souls was and still is the best game I have ever played. Not my favourite game ever, but the best game ever. I play a lot of games and most of them are garbage... or at best, decent distractio...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Such a terrible ending (in terms of both content and quality) to a wonderful series.

    Resistance 3

    Rated on October 04, 2011 by nephili232

    Such a terrible ending (in terms of both content and quality) to a wonderful series.

    Resistance was my favourite PS3 series. I loved the first two games, both singleplayer and multiplayer. That being said I almost didn't buy R3 because I'm stubborn, and forcing unbalanced Move support...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Incredible gameplay depth and choice, philosophical and cerebral story make this a GOTY front runner.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Rated on September 02, 2011 by nephili232

    Incredible gameplay depth and choice, philosophical and cerebral story make this a GOTY front runner.

    Deus Ex is a game that tries to do a lot... and pulls it off. While other games may do individual elements of Deus Ex slightly better (like shooting or stealth), as a whole, as an experience, Deus Ex ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Doesn't even compare to the surprisingly awesome War for Cybertron.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rated on August 07, 2011 by nephili232

    Doesn't even compare to the surprisingly awesome War for Cybertron.

    I gave Transformers War for Cybertron my coveted second favourite game of 2010. Admittedly 2010 was a terrible year for games, but that should by no means diminish how I felt about this game. It was o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Solid, great game but the "choice" is still lacking.

    inFamous 2

    Rated on August 06, 2011 by nephili232

    Solid, great game but the "choice" is still lacking.

    Much like with the first inFamous, I was going to avoid the game for whatever reason, ended up grabbing it over the slow summer months and was pleasantly surprised. inFamous 2 is a very solid game. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Very poorly made game. Dull. Disappointing visually.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    Rated on July 07, 2011 by nephili232

    Very poorly made game. Dull. Disappointing visually.

    Top to bottom Alice Madness Returns is a very poorly made game. Alice suffers from every graphics issue under the sun. Pick any fancy pants technical term for graphics glitches and this game suffe...

    1 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    LA Noire is absolutely brilliant.

    L.A. Noire

    Rated on May 28, 2011 by nephili232

    LA Noire is absolutely brilliant.

    LA Noire is nothing short of brilliant. Love it or hate it, it is one of those games that pushes the boundaries of video games as media and art. It stands as a beacon amongst the stale filth of the en...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    I had high expectations but everything from the SMART system to the AI is just terrible. The game is downright awful.

    Brink

    Rated on May 12, 2011 by nephili232

    I had high expectations but everything from the SMART system to the AI is just terrible. The game is downright awful.

    Where to begin? I guess let's start with the worst feature. SMART. WTF were they thinking? If you want a smart movement system grab Crysis 2. The mp of Crysis 2 was woefully underappreciated in my...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Incredible game. Awesome puzzles. Co-op is great. The writing is outstanding.

    Portal 2

    Rated on May 03, 2011 by nephili232

    Incredible game. Awesome puzzles. Co-op is great. The writing is outstanding.

    The first Portal was an amazing and truly unique game. The puzzles were mind-bending. It hurt my brain thinking about warping the physics and twisting the rules of gravity while using portals to reach...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The best and most innovative FPS I've played since Killzone 2. Both the sp and mp rock and the graphics are incredible.

    Crysis 2

    Rated on April 05, 2011 by nephili232

    The best and most innovative FPS I've played since Killzone 2. Both the sp and mp rock and the graphics are incredible.

    I was on the fence about buying Crysis 2 right up until the release date. But now, I am happy I made the decision to pick it up. Crysis is the best shooter, both singleplayer and multiplayer, that I h...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Takes a couple big steps backwards from the first game and adds nothing positive. Still really fun.

    Dragon Age II

    Rated on March 24, 2011 by nephili232

    Takes a couple big steps backwards from the first game and adds nothing positive. Still really fun.

    Before I start into my review I just wanted to make a special point of saying how ridiculously ignorant it is to take away auto-attack and force us to hit the 'x' button every two seconds. This has to...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    They ruined Killzone 2 (my favourite online FPS) to sell Moves and 3D televisions.

    Killzone 3

    Rated on March 02, 2011 by nephili232

    They ruined Killzone 2 (my favourite online FPS) to sell Moves and 3D televisions.

    Killzone 2 is still my favourite online shooter ever. I loved that game. I have never and will never play a game as much as I played Killzone 2. And like any true Killzone 2 fan I absolutely hate the ...

    6 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    It is scary and gory to the point of being uncomfortable. The attention to detail, variety and polish are amazing.

    Dead Space 2

    Rated on February 08, 2011 by nephili232

    It is scary and gory to the point of being uncomfortable. The attention to detail, variety and polish are amazing.

    I consider myself a pretty brave guy. Movies, books, whatever, they don't scare me. I've been in some pretty scary life and death situations where I used to work and I think I've dealt with it pretty ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    I was looking forward to ME for a long time. Not what I expect but still an outstanding game.

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on February 02, 2011 by nephili232

    I was looking forward to ME for a long time. Not what I expect but still an outstanding game.

    Mass Effect 2. The Xbox series I wanted more than anything on the PS3. I had really high expectations for this game but my first impression was a little disappointing. In spite of my initial reservati...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Glitchy and horribly broken but fun.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Rated on January 16, 2011 by nephili232

    Glitchy and horribly broken but fun.

    While it has been said numerous times, it's worth repeating, New Vegas is an expansion to Fallout 3. It's actually appalling how little effort was put into making this game different, even the smalles...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Beautiful presentation but a dull and lifeless game with weak gameplay.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Rated on January 01, 2011 by nephili232

    Beautiful presentation but a dull and lifeless game with weak gameplay.

    I avoid writing reviews before I have gotten a platinum, or at least finished a game because it's not fair to the game or the gamer. You have to give the game the benefit of the doubt and see it throu...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Great characters and beautiful environment make this a game worth playing even if other areas fall short.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    Rated on December 29, 2010 by nephili232

    Great characters and beautiful environment make this a game worth playing even if other areas fall short.

    First off I would just like to say how happy I am there are no QTEs in Enslaved. I never realized how much I hated QTEs until they were gone. You are so much more immersed in the game without QTEs. Yo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Wonderful platforming. Everything else is horrible.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    Rated on December 07, 2010 by nephili232

    Wonderful platforming. Everything else is horrible.

    Not much to say about this game. Some of the most enjoyable platforming I've played in a while. It takes some timing and thinking unlike your Uncharted just push up, down, left, right until he reaches...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The great singleplayer story saves this mediocre, rushed game.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Rated on November 29, 2010 by nephili232

    The great singleplayer story saves this mediocre, rushed game.

    Let's get this out of the way. I hate Call of Duty. I hate Activision. I hate everything the series stands for. I hate that the same recycled military shooter can sell a billion copies while creative ...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Don't believe the haters. This is a really fun game with great variety. Plenty of glitches and frustration but worth it.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by nephili232

    Don't believe the haters. This is a really fun game with great variety. Plenty of glitches and frustration but worth it.

    This is one of the glitchiest and buggiest games I've played but... it's just so much fun. I love the variety. Each dimension feels unique, the tone, the combat, the story. It's not just a different s...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Great story crippled by poor gameplay.

    Mafia II

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by nephili232

    Great story crippled by poor gameplay.

    This review has been sitting half finished on my laptop for too long so here it goes. Mafia 2 is a game with a great story and some good aspects combined with some really terrible gameplay. First th...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Decent game, worth playing.

    Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by nephili232

    Decent game, worth playing.

    I realize that Dante's Inferno has been out for quite some time now and I finally got around to playing it. It was originally going to a day one buy for me but it just kept slipping under the radar. ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Way too short. No variety. No substance at all.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by nephili232

    Way too short. No variety. No substance at all.

    I've gone on record many times saying that I like short games. There's nothing wrong with a nice compact gaming experience. I would prefer a game where every level contributes something meaningful to ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The game was better than I expected. Fun to play but there's still some issues. The graphics are terrible.

    inFamous

    Rated on May 27, 2009 by nephili232

    The game was better than I expected. Fun to play but there's still some issues. The graphics are terrible.

    Disclaimer: If by some absolute fluke someone from Ubisoft is reading this, then I beg you to play infamous and pay attention to two important things. Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed were the two...

    5 out of 11 found this review helpful.