User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8/10

Total of 12 user reviews spread across 12 releases

  1. 10
    (1)
  2. 9
    (4)
  3. 8
    (2)
  4. 7
    (2)
  5. 6
    (1)
  6. 5
    (2)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating 9.5
    A most inspiring game notwithstanding a couple rather awkward moments

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    Rated on July 04, 2010 by nicktarist

    A most inspiring game notwithstanding a couple rather awkward moments

    I originally bought this game based on what I saw, not really what I heard. None of my close buddies had really played the game, so I was taking what would now be classified as a financial risk. I f...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    In order for a work of art to be pretentious, it has to have zero impact on the world it wishes to affect.

    Braid

    Rated on April 20, 2010 by nicktarist

    In order for a work of art to be pretentious, it has to have zero impact on the world it wishes to affect.

    In the case of Braid, indie devs have made the game their golden standard. Everyone from Cactus, creator of Clean Asia, to Adam Atomic, creator of Canabalt, has payed tribute to the game in some way....

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    I hate the words "instant classic"--it makes the game sound like a cup of coffee.

    Oboro Muramasa

    Rated on December 25, 2009 by nicktarist

    I hate the words "instant classic"--it makes the game sound like a cup of coffee.

    Back a couple of weeks ago, I played a rather unknown, indie game called Uncharted 2. My buddy had been spilling praises over it's low-budget goodness, so I told him that I wanted to try it out. You...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    If you didn't ride the hype in buying this game, I would recommend staying away from it.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Rated on December 23, 2009 by nicktarist

    If you didn't ride the hype in buying this game, I would recommend staying away from it.

    It was quite a while ago, my friends and I all went out to buy the game on a debate trip--it was handheld Zelda, and it was 3D! When we started playing the game, the deep and proverbial 'OMG' went ab...

    6 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This baby has polish; however, it's literary value leaves much to be desired.

    Golden Sun

    Rated on November 24, 2009 by nicktarist

    This baby has polish; however, it's literary value leaves much to be desired.

    Golden Sun is the oft discussed, prime-time videogame RPG of Nintendo’s well aged baby: the Game Boy Advanced. It is both the most underrated and highly praised RPG in recent memory. After goi...

    10 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Due to previous disappointments with DS sims, I was incredibly wary going through with this purchase.

    Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery

    Rated on June 25, 2009 by nicktarist

    Due to previous disappointments with DS sims, I was incredibly wary going through with this purchase.

    Most of the DS sim games that I've played thus far have been very sub par thus far. In short, those developers should have payed me to play some of those games. Why? Because they were so incredibly...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Luigi's Mansion was my first game on the gamecube, and despite what anyone says, it is a classic.

    Luigi's Mansion

    Rated on June 21, 2009 by nicktarist

    Luigi's Mansion was my first game on the gamecube, and despite what anyone says, it is a classic.

    It's generally been told that any form of media that deviates from the expected path is a failure in it's own right. However, I would beg to differ. At the point of this game's release, Luigi's ro...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    The game is entertaining for about a day and a half, but quickly looses it's charm.

    Zoo Tycoon DS

    Rated on June 16, 2009 by nicktarist

    The game is entertaining for about a day and a half, but quickly looses it's charm.

    It's not that the game is annoying, or that the graphics are bad, but this game simply isn't fun. The management is easy. It doesn't do anything to seperate itself from the PC version. It's basical...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    I remember playing this game years ago.  Back in the days when you had to compare scores the old fashioned way.

    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

    Rated on June 14, 2009 by nicktarist

    I remember playing this game years ago. Back in the days when you had to compare scores the old fashioned way.

    Mario, although sometimes poorly represented by forcing him to open and close hotel doors, is probably one of the biggest gaming icons in history. No modern gamer would have their FPSs or RPGs or eve...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While there are many things that StarFox: Assault gets spot on, there are many things in this game that fall short.

    Star Fox: Assault

    Rated on June 12, 2009 by nicktarist

    While there are many things that StarFox: Assault gets spot on, there are many things in this game that fall short.

    I bought Star Fox Assault on a recommendation by a friend. I honestly had a blast playing through the single player mode and especially multiplayer mode with my friends. It was fun, but very lacking...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Although it may seem like any ordinary racing title, Rush 2049 manages to set itself apart from the masses.

    San Francisco Rush 2049

    Rated on May 04, 2009 by nicktarist

    Although it may seem like any ordinary racing title, Rush 2049 manages to set itself apart from the masses.

    I remember renting this game for the first time on N64 based on a recommendation by a friend. After playing for 20 minutes, my brother and I were addicted. With many clever cars to choose from (my...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Sim City Jr. is a nice little diversion from the Sim series.

    SimCity Jr.

    Rated on May 04, 2009 by nicktarist

    Sim City Jr. is a nice little diversion from the Sim series.

    While I can't say Sim City Jr. is the best game I've ever played, I will say that it provided some great fun when I was a kid. While not as famous as it's brother and sister games, it's definately co...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.