User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.05/10

Total of 31 user reviews spread across 31 releases

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  • User Rating 7
    Great production values, tons to do, enjoyable story but Rogue Galaxy depends on how much you like dungeon crawling.

    Rogue Galaxy

    Rated on July 05, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Great production values, tons to do, enjoyable story but Rogue Galaxy depends on how much you like dungeon crawling.

    Level 5 have made quite a name for themselves as possibly the only ones who can stand up SQUARE ENIX and their FINAL FANTASY series with their tribute to classic, hard as nails role playing while revi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Definately the best version of an enjoyable, if simple game with an addictive levelling system, a decent story and score

    Final Fantasy II 20th Anniversary Edition

    Rated on June 30, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Definately the best version of an enjoyable, if simple game with an addictive levelling system, a decent story and score

    Final Fantasy II has the misfortune of being the ugly duck of the series, blasted for its easiness to cheat the system and become uber powerful at the start. Criticism is also aimed at its basic story...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Has the move to realism sucked all the Fantasy, and the fun out of this installment in the series? You'd better read on

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    Rated on June 30, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Has the move to realism sucked all the Fantasy, and the fun out of this installment in the series? You'd better read on

    FINAL FANTASY VII, those three words aren't just the title of the first PSone instalment in the franchise, it's the phenomenon that brought RPGs to the fore, the series into the public conscious and c...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Mission-based Final Fantasy excellence with an engaging story and one of the series' best combat systems. X2 is great!

    Final Fantasy X-2

    Rated on June 21, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Mission-based Final Fantasy excellence with an engaging story and one of the series' best combat systems. X2 is great!

    Ever since this game was announced and the first screenshots were released people thought "Why the hell are you making a sequel to Final Fantasy X" and "what is wrong with this game?" To tell you t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Mario blasts off into space and this game soars as the best game on the Wii; Galaxy really is very close to perfection.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Rated on June 15, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Mario blasts off into space and this game soars as the best game on the Wii; Galaxy really is very close to perfection.

    If you've ever considered tha the Wii isn't a proper games console, then you haven't played Super Mario Galaxy. A true next generation experience, providing beautiful visuals and mind-blowing gameplay...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Once revolutionary,this game hasn't aged well and if it wasn't for the extra challenges, it would be quite boring.

    Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition

    Rated on May 15, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Once revolutionary,this game hasn't aged well and if it wasn't for the extra challenges, it would be quite boring.

    The Final Fantasy series is my favourite game series ever, let's just get that fact out of the way at the start of this review. Excellent sweeping soundtrack making you feel every range of emotions, h...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Full of charm and ideas, could've been perfect but so sadly broken by the worst online I've ever experienced

    LittleBigPlanet

    Rated on May 12, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Full of charm and ideas, could've been perfect but so sadly broken by the worst online I've ever experienced

    Ok I'm not going to my usual by going over the story (not sure you could call what LBP has a 'story') basic premise. Guiding your little Sackboy through the levels already on the Blu Ray is a lot o...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Revenant Wings is a series first and while it isn't the perfect RTS, it is a perfect fit for the DS and a fun challenge.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    Rated on February 14, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    Revenant Wings is a series first and while it isn't the perfect RTS, it is a perfect fit for the DS and a fun challenge.

    There comes a time every so often (moreso now Enix have moved in) when the Final Fantasy series, which is lauded for innovate formulas with each new game decides it was to try something a bit more.. f...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    FFIV's DS update has brought it with lots of new features, good and bad. Nothing that ruins its great, emotional story.

    Final Fantasy IV

    Rated on February 07, 2009 by nirvanaphoenix

    FFIV's DS update has brought it with lots of new features, good and bad. Nothing that ruins its great, emotional story.

    Final Fantasy IV, first released on the SNES many years ago has had a shiny new DS overhaul, with 3D graphics, improved soundtrack and voice acting. I would say that the 3D graphics rival a PlayStatio...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Good for Digimon fans and non-fans alike, this has a lot of faults and if you can get over them then this is fun. 7.1

    Digimon World

    Rated on September 16, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    Good for Digimon fans and non-fans alike, this has a lot of faults and if you can get over them then this is fun. 7.1

    This is Digimon World. Based on Digimon, but not the anime franchise, the franchise that came before even THAT. A PlayStation version of the old Digimon Tamagotchi style pet-raiser things. So, you pla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Obviously more fun for Digi-fans, an RPG that suffers from typical RPG problems. But it's the best Digimon game ever

    Digimon World 3: Aratanaru Bouken no Tobira

    Rated on September 16, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    Obviously more fun for Digi-fans, an RPG that suffers from typical RPG problems. But it's the best Digimon game ever

    Digimon World 2003 (or Digimon World 3) was released in 2003 (obviously) when the old PlayStation (or PSOne) was dying out, making this one of the last games for the consoles. Released closer to Digim...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    This game is superb in every way. An innvoative title that RPG and Final Fantasy fans will love and cherish forever.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    Rated on May 09, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    This game is superb in every way. An innvoative title that RPG and Final Fantasy fans will love and cherish forever.

    Final Fantasy finally arrives on the PlayStation 2, and Square have pushed the console far, far beyond its limits with the gorgeous and epic Final Fantasy X. Final Fantasy X continues the series tr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4
    A nice concept with great cinematics. Overall the gameplay and effort are unfortunatley lacking and decent at best.

    Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on March 04, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    A nice concept with great cinematics. Overall the gameplay and effort are unfortunatley lacking and decent at best.

    DIRGE Of CERBERUS -Final Fantasy VII- is another spin off from the PlayStation hit Final Fantasy by Japanese Gaming Gods Square Enix. Taking place after tha move Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, DIR...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    If you've played the 1st one, you've played this. Even though parts are improved, faults remain and some bits are worse.

    X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

    Rated on March 02, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    If you've played the 1st one, you've played this. Even though parts are improved, faults remain and some bits are worse.

    X-Men Legends II Rise Of Apocalypse. It takes longer for you to say that three times then it is to learn how to play if you've played the first one. It's like an exact clone of the first one; which mi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.4
    An interesting action game with well pulled off RPG elements that is the first game worthy to feature the mighty X-Men.

    X-Men Legends

    Rated on March 01, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    An interesting action game with well pulled off RPG elements that is the first game worthy to feature the mighty X-Men.

    Lets face front true believers, X-Men games haven't lived up to their potential in the past, save a pretty good game here and there. X-Men Legends is a brilliant X-Men game, and a great game altogeth...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Innovative level designs, loads to do, fun boss fights and the same but fresh formula make this the best Crash game ever

    Crash Bandicoot 3 (PSOne Books)

    Rated on February 02, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    Innovative level designs, loads to do, fun boss fights and the same but fresh formula make this the best Crash game ever

    I'm not going to dilly-dally on how Naughty Dog's Crash games were the best ever and then the franchise went downhill, and how the first game was so friggin frustrating. I'm going to be honestly and c...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.9
    DragonBall Z Budokai Tenkaichi has great potential and ideas, yet doesn't manage to pull them off. Good fun for DBZ fans

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi

    Rated on January 21, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    DragonBall Z Budokai Tenkaichi has great potential and ideas, yet doesn't manage to pull them off. Good fun for DBZ fans

    After the sucess off the DragonBall Z Trilogy of games, ending with the incredible DragonBall Z Budokai 3, you'd think ATARI would stick to their winning formula with this years DragonBall Budokai Ten...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Adding new features and tinkering with the gameplay makes this a very good DBZ game but still has one or two problems.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

    Rated on January 11, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    Adding new features and tinkering with the gameplay makes this a very good DBZ game but still has one or two problems.

    Pros: Much improved battle system, Transformations are quick and easy, A wealth of fighters, An improved story mode that covers most of the DragonBall Trilogy, Pretty cool soundtrack, Great voice acti...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    You fight random battles, run around and level up. Unfortunatly this game is just that, nothing more, which dissapoints.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Rated on January 11, 2007 by nirvanaphoenix

    You fight random battles, run around and level up. Unfortunatly this game is just that, nothing more, which dissapoints.

    Dragon Quest The Journey Of The Cursed King is the first title in the Dragon Quest series to be released here in the UK. After hearing excellent reviews I purchased this and discovered that, while goo...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    This game is great in all areas, epsecially in music, story and gameplay. Do yourself a favour and buy this classic now!

    Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on December 23, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    This game is great in all areas, epsecially in music, story and gameplay. Do yourself a favour and buy this classic now!

    It's been almost ten years since Final Fantasy VII was first released for the PlayStation. It was the first 3D Final Fanatsy and was groundbreaking in so many ways. This title still holds up today and...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    While not as plot-heavy as other FF titles, Tactics Advance delivers great combat, a good job system and lots of quests.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    Rated on December 22, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    While not as plot-heavy as other FF titles, Tactics Advance delivers great combat, a good job system and lots of quests.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is more of an update than a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation, a game which was criminally never released here in the UK. The protagonist, Marche finds ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Purposley labelled as a kids game, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is fun for the family, but overall it's not brilliant.

    LEGO Star Wars

    Rated on December 20, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    Purposley labelled as a kids game, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is fun for the family, but overall it's not brilliant.

    Star Wars games have always been a bit of a mixed bag, while not as good as the Star Wars Battlefront or Star Wars Empires series', LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is one of the better Star Wars, LEGO ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Kingdom Hearts is so much more than a game with Disney and Final Fantasy characters and ranks up with best games ever.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Rated on December 20, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    Kingdom Hearts is so much more than a game with Disney and Final Fantasy characters and ranks up with best games ever.

    Kingdom Hearts is the result of incredible work and effort from Square and Disney and is much more than a game with characters from both franchises thrown in. Kingdom Hearts is the story of Sora, Riku...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    Despite having totally unoriginal gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 5 is still a fun game to play and of the better DW games.

    Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (Treasure Box)

    Rated on December 19, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    Despite having totally unoriginal gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 5 is still a fun game to play and of the better DW games.

    Officially, this is the fifth the game in the Dynasty Warriors series. Counting all the Empires and Xtreme Legends titles, this is probably the eight. As you probably guessed, Dynasty Warriors 5 featu...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Due to an easy yet complex fighting system, faithfulness, amazing graphics & sound, Budokai 3 is the best DBZ game e

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

    Rated on December 18, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    Due to an easy yet complex fighting system, faithfulness, amazing graphics & sound, Budokai 3 is the best DBZ game e

    The final game in the Budokai Trilogy of DragonBall Z fighting games on the PlayStation 2 (and GameCube), Budokai 3 is greatest and grandest of all three. Heck, due to amazing presentation in both sou...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    A return to form for the loveable Bandicoot, and with enough changes to the gameplay to keep Crash Twinsanity fresh.

    Crash Twinsanity

    Rated on December 16, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    A return to form for the loveable Bandicoot, and with enough changes to the gameplay to keep Crash Twinsanity fresh.

    Crash Bandicoot games haven't lived up to the standards or Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back or the awesome Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped! as of late. With numerous developer changes th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    Great fun to play, with plenty to do and find. CTTR appeals to everyone but doesn't deliver a whole lot of fan service.

    Crash Tag Team Racing

    Rated on December 15, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    Great fun to play, with plenty to do and find. CTTR appeals to everyone but doesn't deliver a whole lot of fan service.

    It's been a while since CTR Crash Team Racing on the PlayStation and Crash Nitro Kart on PS2. Since then developrs have been changed a few times. Sierra's second Crash game on the PlayStation 2 is an ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.6
    While mostly for fans of the series, a few goes on this with 2 or more players can have you and your friends hooked.

    Digimon Rumble Arena 2

    Rated on December 12, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    While mostly for fans of the series, a few goes on this with 2 or more players can have you and your friends hooked.

    The follow up to Digimon Rumble Arena, released for the PSOne (PlayStation) in 2001 was a simple game that got many people, some who didn't even like Digimon, hooked. The sequel, aptly named Digimon R...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    An amazing Final Fantasy title, lovely story and characters. Not as good as FFVII but still a very treasured classic.

    Final Fantasy IX

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    An amazing Final Fantasy title, lovely story and characters. Not as good as FFVII but still a very treasured classic.

    Final Fantasy IX is, sadly, the last Final Fantasy game on the PSone (Not counting re-releases or ports) and is one of the series' best titles and one of the best RPGs out there. I cannot find faul...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    The franchise and anime suck but the games are a guilty pleasure. Great RPG and time consuming game in it's own right.

    Pokemon FireRed Version

    Rated on October 14, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    The franchise and anime suck but the games are a guilty pleasure. Great RPG and time consuming game in it's own right.

    If there wasn't so much hype in the early Pokemon days people may still play these games and not say Pokemon is all kiddy rubbish because of the TV show. The games are great in their own right, and ar...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    This game is far more than "Well Worth The Wait", and in the UK we had to wait 4/5 months for this absolute ma

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Rated on October 09, 2006 by nirvanaphoenix

    This game is far more than "Well Worth The Wait", and in the UK we had to wait 4/5 months for this absolute ma

    The long wait is finally over for us in the UK! I can't stress the word finally enough. Nomura and all the Square Enix/BVG (Buena Vista Games) Staff have made another masterpiece. If you read my blog,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.