User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.63/10

Total of 139 user ratings spread across 139 releases

  1. 10
    (2)
  2. 9
    (27)
  3. 8
    (49)
  4. 7
    (21)
  5. 6
    (19)
  6. 5
    (14)
  7. 4
    (5)
  8. 3
    (0)
  9. 2
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  10. 1
    (0)
  • Rating:6.5
    Seen one, seen em all at this rate.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    Seen one, seen em all at this rate.

    The Good: Kept the confidence minigames and meter, same smooth swing mechanics, finally there are people in the gallery, tickertape is unobtrusive and informative. The Bad: Graphics took a step backward. Voice over... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Portable tower defense?  About time!

    Desktop Tower Defense

    Portable tower defense? About time!

    The Good: All the same features, game modes, challenges, and addictive play as the flash app. Ability to draw your own versions of guns and creeps. Bargain pricetag. The Bad: Slightly smaller play field. Minor contr... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

  • Rating:8
    It's about time more adult-oriented content for the DS appeared.

    Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono

    It's about time more adult-oriented content for the DS appeared.

    You awaken, an orphan, both parents dead at the hand of an evil overlord who threatens to take over the world. So, you set out in search of revenge, and save the world in the process, gathering a colorful group of compa... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A few words from someone who's never played this series: good fun.

    Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis

    A few words from someone who's never played this series: good fun.

    The Good: Nice graphics, streamlined battles, minimal loadtimes, interesting story. The Bad: Random encounters. A bit too easy. Very linear progression. ------------------------------------------------------------... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Suikoden Tierkreis

  • Rating:9

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Rating:9
    Aside from the perspective, this is true GTA fun.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Aside from the perspective, this is true GTA fun.

    The Good: Long story, lots of fun ways to make money, a few new game mechanics, adult themes and language. The Bad: A few missions are, as usual for GTA, extremely frustrating. Driving fast can be difficult at time... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    RPG parody with a few interesting bits, but turns into a major slog.

    Sekai wa Atashi de Mawatteru

    RPG parody with a few interesting bits, but turns into a major slog.

    The Good: No-nonsense low-frustration RPG. Doesn't take itself seriously, making fun of many RPG conventions. The Bad: Too simplistic, not enough variety of equipment or customization options. Quests become dull f... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    My World My Way

  • Rating:8

    Phantasy Star Portable

  • Rating:8
    Slick action RPG with a Blade Runner flavor, right down to the wooden acting.

    Phantasy Star Portable

    Slick action RPG with a Blade Runner flavor, right down to the wooden acting.

    The Good: Great battle mechanic. Smooth running with decent sound and visuals. Mildly interesting story. Lots of upgrading of weapons & armor. The Bad: Voice acting is bad enough to make me think they were bad on pu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Puzzle Quest - II.  Shouldn't it have more flash than the first one, not less?

    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

    Puzzle Quest - II. Shouldn't it have more flash than the first one, not less?

    The Good: Six-sided jewels makes for more interesting strategic options for Bejeweled buffs. Tons of missions to play in the story mode. Four factions makes the fighting and territorial disputes more interesting. Sti... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

  • Rating:8
    Surprisingly satisfying hunting sim.

    Cabela's Legendary Adventures

    Surprisingly satisfying hunting sim.

    The Good: Scenery and sounds are fantastic, especially with headphones. Tons of hunts to go on. Many wide-open expanses to explore and shoot stuff in. The Bad: The animal animations could have been a tad better.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A sequel that, like Rocky 2, is good, but not as much of a masterpiece as the original.

    Age of Empires: Mythologies

    A sequel that, like Rocky 2, is good, but not as much of a masterpiece as the original.

    The Good: Three interesting factions with many gods to appease and use. Solid rock-paper-scissors style turn based warfare. The Bad: A lot shorter than the original, and fewer races to try. Many of the differences... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    From the Abyss

  • Rating:5
    It has all the appearances of an RPG, but when you look closer, you see it is all cardboard cutouts without any depth.

    From The Abyss

    It has all the appearances of an RPG, but when you look closer, you see it is all cardboard cutouts without any depth.

    The Good: Low-stress dungeon crawl hack-n-slash. The Bad: No story, really. No depth of character customization. Few weapon/armor choices. Over in a few hours. Way too easy. ------------------------------------... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Another school year starting, another Tiger Woods golf.  Is it different enough to buy?  You judge.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

    Another school year starting, another Tiger Woods golf. Is it different enough to buy? You judge.

    The Good: Back-to-basics golf, without any minigames or forced 'challenges' interrupting the mood. RPG-like buildup of character skills based on performance. Conditions really affect the shot. The Bad: Commentary ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

  • Rating:8
    I usually don't like racers.  But this....

    GRID

    I usually don't like racers. But this....

    The Good: Great variety of tracks and cars. Serviceable graphics. Deep track editor. Decent difficulty level. Good variety of handling, all of it intuitive. The Bad: Not much in the way of customization compared to ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    GRID

  • Rating:8.5

    Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns

  • Rating:8.5
    More from our favorite smart-mouthed sexy ninja.

    Gouma Reifu Den Izuna Ni

    More from our favorite smart-mouthed sexy ninja.

    The Good: Most of the same mechanics as the original are intact here. Nearly perfect difficulty level for any player with a brain. Japanese voice-overs intact. The Bad: Somewhat easier than the original, thanks to... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Yes, the graphics are better, but is this game really worth a 9.0?

    Final Fantasy IV

    Yes, the graphics are better, but is this game really worth a 9.0?

    The Good: Continues the trend fromFFIII by having full 3-d graphics, PS2 style CGI intro. Good length, familiar territory in the story. Level grinding. The Bad: Aside from the graphics, and the 'augment' system, t... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Final Fantasy II

  • Rating:9.5

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

  • Rating:9.5
    Very deep, with tons of character customization, weapons, armor, clan attributes...truly the best tactics entry to date.

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire

    Very deep, with tons of character customization, weapons, armor, clan attributes...truly the best tactics entry to date.

    The Good: A lot to do and find in job quest format. Huge variety of armor, weapons, items to 'collect'. Over 50 distinct job classes to try out. Tried-and-true tactics format. The Bad: Judge rules can be annoying... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    All too brief, and the music isn't to everyone's liking, but what do you expect from a DS?

    Guitar Hero: On Tour

    All too brief, and the music isn't to everyone's liking, but what do you expect from a DS?

    The Good: It really is a Guitar Hero experience,albeit with only four buttons. The Bad: Most of the game can be completed in under two hours. The control configuration can be very painful. Many of the 25 songs a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard

  • Rating:8
    It ain't broke so don't fix it, thought Atlus.  More of the same that you either love or hate.

    Sekaiju no Meikyuu II: Shoou no Seihai

    It ain't broke so don't fix it, thought Atlus. More of the same that you either love or hate.

    The Good: Challenging gameplay that doesn't hold your hand. Lots of stuff to find/make, and quests to undertake. Tons of customization of the job classes. The Bad: A lot more grinding is necessary than the average... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    More of the same easy-going, arcade-y bobblehead golf.

    Minna no Golf Portable 2

    More of the same easy-going, arcade-y bobblehead golf.

    The Good: Easy to jump in and play. Fast load times, smooth graphics, old-school swing mechanics. The Bad: If you played HSG-1, you will feel mildly ripped off. --------------------------------------------------... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    The World Ends with You

  • Rating:5.5
    I must be getting too old for this...

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's A Wonderful World

    I must be getting too old for this...

    The Good: Great graphics, innovative battle style, a fresh take on RPGs The Bad: The main character is an idiot. The music is jpop. The battles can be aneurism-inducing. ------------------------------------------... Read Full Review

    27 of 104 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness

  • Rating:8
    You might think you've re-bought the earlier Pokemon Mystery Dungeon by mistake.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Yami no Tankentai

    You might think you've re-bought the earlier Pokemon Mystery Dungeon by mistake.

    The Good: Casual, easygoing baby-rogue will delight the youngsters, especially with 490 cameo appearances by the Poke-reatures. Lots of space in inventories. The Bad: Nearly indistinguishable in every way from the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Such negative reviews for a mostly great little dungeon hack.   Did you like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon?  You'll like this.

    Dungeon Explorer: Meiyaku no Tobira

    Such negative reviews for a mostly great little dungeon hack. Did you like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon? You'll like this.

    The Good: Decent depth to the job class system. Item synthesizing. Jewel insertion upgrading of weapons/armor. Tons of quests make it feel much more open-ended than it is. Decent battle mechanics, and control over c... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts

  • Rating:5.5
    Why I didn't like this game....

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

    Why I didn't like this game....

    I'll keep this short, since practically nobody will agree with me anyway. I was disappointed to discover that every level of every dungeon contains a great deal of platforming, requiring the player to jump, leap, and ... Read Full Review

    10 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Starcraft lite, but not as lite as you might imagine.

    Command And Destroy

    Starcraft lite, but not as lite as you might imagine.

    The good: Two factions with their own strengths and weaknesses, and many troop/vehicle types. Bargain pricetag. The bad: Only twelve missions per faction. Basic turtling-up strategy wins nearly every time. Zero st... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful