User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 22 user reviews spread across 22 releases
The Good: Allows you to explore a new area of the incredible setting that Dragon Age: Origins created. Entertaining dialog between your companion characters. Interesting political dynamics of the setting make for a f... Read Full Review43 of 52 users found the following review helpful
A slightly disappointing add to one of the best RPGs in years, Awakenings is below the bar that Bioware usually sets.
The Good: Roughly 20 more hours of the same great gameplay and setting from the original game. The usual excellent voice acting from Bioware games. Interesting new gameplay aspects, spells, talents and skills. A new cas... Read Full Review11 of 19 users found the following review helpful
A charming little time-consumer of a game with distinct gaming experiences provided by the three character choices.
The Good: Charming sound track and beautiful art design of the various settings of the game. Fun combat system. Tons of hours of enjoyment with each playthrough and a great deal of replay value. Randomization based at ... Read Full Review4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
Some surface similarities to the underrated gem that the original game was, but lacking the same spirit and beauty.
The Good: A large cast of characters with distinct personalities and quirks. Similar gameplay to original Valkyria Chronicles that made the game so fun. Lots more customization options than previous game. New Game+ feat... Read Full Review7 of 13 users found the following review helpful
An overall great game that fixes many of the vexing issues from the first game and then goes about creating new ones.
There's a popular theory in organized sports, particularly basketball, about the concept of "overcorrecting". Essentially, if somebody shoots the ball too long and clanks it off the back of the rim one time, he (or she) ... Read Full Review15 of 18 users found the following review helpful
This is, quite simply, one of the greatest games ever created. Any RPG fan owes it to themselves to try this game out.
Planescape: Torment The Good: One of the best storylines ever devised for a video game. Highly memorable characters. Lots of excellent side quests. Innovative protagonist who can switch character cla$$ at will. Fascin... Read Full Review21 of 28 users found the following review helpful
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a truly fantastic game overall. The main problem is that it is also very aware of this fact.
The Good: Best graphics and environments in any game to date period. Fantastic level design along with thrilling and varied gameplay. Excellent audio and voice work. Good replay value. Drags you in and keeps you playing... Read Full Review15 of 23 users found the following review helpful
This game puts the focus squarely where it should be for an RPG, on the storyline and character development.
The Good: Huge cast of characters that, somehow, mostly manage to stand out from one another. Excellent storyline filled with realistic motivations and reactions from the characters involved. You get a really cool castle... Read Full Review1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Review The Good: Terrific graphics supported by a silky smooth 60 frames per second. An incredible array of fighting moves and a good selection of weapons and styles to choose from. Beautiful envir... Read Full Review7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
This game is missing a few things but is impressive enough to be a valuable addition to every gamer's library.
The Good: Great main protagonist. Ability to make RPG style decisions to kill or spare significant characters in the game a step forward for the franchise. Good compromise on graphics between looking too real vs. too ca... Read Full Review14 of 19 users found the following review helpful
For everyone looking for an RPG with truly mature themes and decisions with actual consequences, this is your next game.
The Good: Multiple branching storyline arcs make each choice you make feel like it has true significance. In several cases, it does have true significance with the entire plot of the game changing based on your choice. ... Read Full Review24 of 30 users found the following review helpful
Mass Effect is a tremendous role playing game and a leading contender for being the Game of the Year.
The Good: Excellent story supplements an incredibly detailed and well fleshed out galaxy. Thrilling musical score and an astonishing amount of top notch voice acting. Well written dialog and several actual roleplaying d... Read Full Review15 of 20 users found the following review helpful
This game starts excellently, but grows repetitive quickly. Cliffhanger ending places the true cost of the game at $120.
The Good: Beautiful city design with large numbers of people all in each city make for a very compelling setting. Dual story plots running parallel and intertwined at the same time do a good job drawing you in. Combat i... Read Full Review9 of 16 users found the following review helpful
The Good: Storyline and characters are top shelf and brought vividly to life by excellent voice acting, thrilling dialog, and wonderful animations. Action is God of War like in the form of a beautiful redhead. Graphics ... Read Full Review4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Persona 3 will appeal mainly to fans of either Japanese anime or culture, and grate on the nerves of everyone else.
The Good: A large amount of playtime (easily topping 60+ hours). Central cast of characters have well developed personalities. Voice acting for main characters better than average for a JRPG. Visually good looking for a ... Read Full Review14 of 28 users found the following review helpful
The Good: For its time, a beautiful looking game similar to some of the King's Quest games. It was also one of the first games to feature extended voice acting. The voices themselves were solid, in particular the druid ... Read Full Review4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
This game is neither awful nor the world ending orgasm that the two camps of people make it out to be.
The Good: This game has excellent combat and, for the time period, graphics and music. Has some elements usually associated with rpg games that work well, allowing you to grow in power as the game progresses and making ... Read Full Review9 of 18 users found the following review helpful
This is, quite simply, perhaps the greatest game ever created. Younger gamers may not have heard of it, but they should.
The Good: Dozens of alien races of every shape, kind and description spring to life with the excellently written dialogue. Non-stop humor blends with some of the tragic elements of the storyline like top-shelf rum blend... Read Full Review5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
A fun and amusing game that is a great way to pass a few days of the summer months before the fall releases.
The Good: Great weapons and powers to choose from and use in your arsenal. Sarcastic humor in the game will be perfect for those who don’t take life too seriously, and are willing to acknowledge America’s imperfections. ... Read Full Review2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
In a day and age when focus on graphics sometimes comes at expense of characters and story, this game nails everything.
The Good: Some of the best actors and storyline I’ve ever seen fully fleshed out and brought to life through the course of a thrilling, long, intricate storyline. Beautifully designed visuals will keep you smiling. Vibra... Read Full Review7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
$100 on a single game is a big investment so the value for your money needs to be significant. GH2 delivers that value.
Guitar Hero 2 Review The Good: The game makes you feel like a rock star, plain and simple. In particular, if you have surround sound and a VGA cable, which I do, this game is just plain fun. With a wide selection of e... Read Full Review5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
This is a great game that should have been so much better. Like Obsidian's last game, KOTOR2, more development needed.
My first game review! Neverwinter Nights 2: Executive Summary The Good: This has an excellent storyline, the best I’ve seen in a game in years. The voice acting and music is excellent. The “mini-game” of Crossroad... Read Full Review3 of 6 users found the following review helpful