User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.59/10

Total of 22 user reviews spread across 22 releases

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  • User Rating:7.5
    A strong game overall that is, nevertheless, several gigantic steps backward from it's predecessor.

    Dragon Age II

    A strong game overall that is, nevertheless, several gigantic steps backward from it's predecessor.

    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 Review

    43 of 52 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A slightly disappointing add to one of the best RPGs in years, Awakenings is below the bar that Bioware usually sets.

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    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 Review

    11 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A charming little time-consumer of a game with distinct gaming experiences provided by the three character choices.

    King's Bounty: The Legend

    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 Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Some surface similarities to the underrated gem that the original game was, but lacking the same spirit and beauty.

    Senjou No Valkyria 2: Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou

    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 Review

    7 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An overall great game that fixes many of the vexing issues from the first game and then goes about creating new ones.

    Mass Effect 2

    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 Review

    15 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    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

    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 Review

    21 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a truly fantastic game overall. The main problem is that it is also very aware of this fact.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    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 Review

    15 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This game puts the focus squarely where it should be for an RPG, on the storyline and character development.

    Suikoden V

    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 Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a great game, but it is not a must-own for anyone who has a PS3.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a great game, but it is not a must-own for anyone who has a PS3.

    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 Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This game is missing a few things but is impressive enough to be  a valuable addition to every gamer's library.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    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 Review

    14 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    For everyone looking for an RPG with truly mature themes and decisions with actual consequences, this is your next game.

    The Witcher

    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 Review

    24 of 30 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mass Effect is a tremendous role playing game and a leading contender for being the Game of the Year.

    Mass Effect

    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 Review

    15 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This game starts excellently, but grows repetitive quickly. Cliffhanger ending places the true cost of the game at $120.

    Assassin's Creed

    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 Review

    9 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Nariko and her quest for vengeance are, quite simply, the best reason to date to buy a PS3.

    Heavenly Sword

    Nariko and her quest for vengeance are, quite simply, the best reason to date to buy a PS3.

    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 Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Persona 3 will appeal mainly to fans of either Japanese anime or culture, and grate on the nerves of everyone else.

    Persona 3

    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 Review

    14 of 28 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A simple, but engaging, title that was widely overlooked in its time.

    Shannara

    A simple, but engaging, title that was widely overlooked in its time.

    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 Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    This game is neither awful nor the world ending orgasm that the two camps of people make it out to be.

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    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 Review

    9 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    This is, quite simply, perhaps the greatest game ever created. Younger gamers may not have heard of it, but they should.

    Star Control II

    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 Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    A fun and amusing game that is a great way to pass a few days of the summer months before the fall releases.

    Destroy All Humans!

    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 Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    In a day and age when focus on graphics sometimes comes at expense of characters and story, this game nails everything.

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

    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 Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    $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 II (Game only)

    $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 Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    This is a great game that should have been so much better. Like Obsidian's last game, KOTOR2, more development needed.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    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 Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful