User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.53/10

Total of 67 user reviews spread across 67 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:5.5
    Sigma Star Saga has many interesting ideas, but unfortunately fails to put these ideas together into a compelling game.

    Sigma Star Saga

    Sigma Star Saga has many interesting ideas, but unfortunately fails to put these ideas together into a compelling game.

    Sigma Star Saga has what seems at first to be an incredibly exciting premise: play an RPG with a battle system that will remind you of games such as gladius. It was a game I simply couldn't resist picking up. Unfortun... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Digital Devil Saga 2 is an outstanding RPG that is a must play for hardcore fans of the genre who can handle difficulty.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2

    Digital Devil Saga 2 is an outstanding RPG that is a must play for hardcore fans of the genre who can handle difficulty.

    Note: It is NOT recommended to play this game before you have finished, or at least played an extensive amount of the original Digital Devil Saga. It would be virtually impossible to fully understand many key story eleme... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Final Fantasy X will make you laugh, cry, jump for joy, and celebrate right along with its very well designed characters

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    Final Fantasy X will make you laugh, cry, jump for joy, and celebrate right along with its very well designed characters

    I have played every single Final Fantasy game to ever be made. I have played even the gameboy ones, as well as the exceedingly simple Mystic Quest. That is not to say I have beaten them all, but I have experienced well o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Mario and Luigi 2 is a highly enjoyable RPG. While certainly not flawless, it maintains a high level of entertainment.

    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

    Mario and Luigi 2 is a highly enjoyable RPG. While certainly not flawless, it maintains a high level of entertainment.

    I played and loved the original Mario and Luigi and highly anticipated this second iteration. I was not disappointed. Gameplay: If you played the original there is not much different here except that you have the youn... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Shadow Hearts: Covenant is an incredibly unique RPG that is an absolute pleasure to play. I cannot recommend it more.

    Shadow Hearts II

    Shadow Hearts: Covenant is an incredibly unique RPG that is an absolute pleasure to play. I cannot recommend it more.

    Shadow Hearts: Covenant is a game that I long avoided. I personally didn't think it looked very appealing, and when people started saying it was better than Star Ocean, I simply took that to be fanboyish fantasies, as I ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    World at War is an excellent introductory level wargame with a ton of depth and plenty of replay value.

    Gary Grigsby's World at War

    World at War is an excellent introductory level wargame with a ton of depth and plenty of replay value.

    This is my first real wargame, and as such I'm reviewing it not as an expert with the genre, but as a newcomer. Please forgive any mess ups on terminology for war games or any errors I have with strategy in advance. G... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Romancing SaGa at last presents a game that uses the vast potential of the SaGa series to its fullest.

    Romancing Saga: Minstrel Song

    Romancing SaGa at last presents a game that uses the vast potential of the SaGa series to its fullest.

    Romancing SaGa was a game I was largely planning to ignore. Unlimited SaGa had turned me off of pretty much the entire series. However, after seeing some gameplay movies and excellant screenshots, I began to get more exc... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Worms 4 is a game that finally brings the Worms series to 3D in all its glory.

    Worms 4: Mayhem

    Worms 4 is a game that finally brings the Worms series to 3D in all its glory.

    Worms is a series I absolutely love. The depth of the combat combined with the simple hilarity makes it easily worthwhile in my opinion. The fact that Team 17 can take something so ridiculous and turn it into a compelli... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Star Wars: KOTOR II is a worthy sequel to a fantastic game, but sadly doesn't improve as much as it could have.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

    Star Wars: KOTOR II is a worthy sequel to a fantastic game, but sadly doesn't improve as much as it could have.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic took many RPG gamers by shock. Sure, many of us had been praying for a Star Wars RPG... but one from Bioware? One that got high critical acclaim, and even some GOTY awards? Not in o... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Indigo Prophecy is perhaps the best story to ever be told in a game.

    Fahrenheit

    Indigo Prophecy is perhaps the best story to ever be told in a game.

    Indigo Prophecy is a game I looked forward to ever since I first found out about it. The entire game just reaked of a great idea, and I was hoping that the follow through would bring about the game that it felt like it s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Mario Kart: DS is not only the best game in the series, but also highly portable while still remaining great fun.

    Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)

    Mario Kart: DS is not only the best game in the series, but also highly portable while still remaining great fun.

    Mario Kart is a series I have followed since the Super Nintendo installment. I have played virtually every one that has come out, and enjoyed all of them immensely, yet it is Mario Kart on the DS that truly stands out as... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    Digital Devil Saga is an average RPG with a unique setting that sets it apart.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

    Digital Devil Saga is an average RPG with a unique setting that sets it apart.

    Overall, Digital Devil Saga's gameplay mechanics are not anything revolutionary, nor anything to set it apart. Its battle system is turn based, but still enjoyable, its customization in levelling up has already become RP... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.8
    Star Ocean: TIll the End of Time is not only the best RPG this generation, but also one of the best of all time.

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    Star Ocean: TIll the End of Time is not only the best RPG this generation, but also one of the best of all time.

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time was an RPG I looked forward to a whole lot. From the moment I first found out about it, I had it preordered, and from then I waited, with excitement, yearning its release. Star Ocean 2 wa... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Breath of Fire: DQ is a breath of fresh air for any washed out RPG player. It is both unique and innovative. Read on.

    Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

    Breath of Fire: DQ is a breath of fresh air for any washed out RPG player. It is both unique and innovative. Read on.

    Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter was originally going to be called Breath of Fire V, but it is less of a sequential Breath of Fire than it is its own expierimentation on the Breath of Fire formula. To avoid confusion it wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Chrono Trigger is possibly the best RPG ever created. 'Nough said.

    Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger is possibly the best RPG ever created. 'Nough said.

    Well, it is about time I got around to reviewing Chrono Trigger. What can one say about Chrono Trigger? What old-school RPG gamer has not played the game? What old school gamer in general has not heard of Chrono Trigger?... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Worms Armageddon is possibly the most addicting game ever created.

    Worms Armageddon

    Worms Armageddon is possibly the most addicting game ever created.

    The Premise is a strange one: arm dirt worms with an arsenal of weapons big enough to supply an army, and set teams of them against each other. What in the world were they thinking? Well apparently Team 17 knew exactly w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    TrackMania Sunrise is the single best game featuring automobiles. And, it's full of stunts. Read on.

    TrackMania Sunrise

    TrackMania Sunrise is the single best game featuring automobiles. And, it's full of stunts. Read on.

    First off, let me describe to you my experience with racing games (although I wouldn't clasify this as a racing game, more of a stunt game): I don't like them. I've played Gran Turismo 2, 3, Midnight Club 2, NFSU, and I ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    Dragon Quest I and II is a great way to experience these classics. This game is a must play for any fan of RPGs.

    Dragon Quest I & II

    Dragon Quest I and II is a great way to experience these classics. This game is a must play for any fan of RPGs.

    Dragon Quest was always Enix's answer for Squaresoft's Final Fantasy. The Dragon Warrior series, as it was known in the US until not too long ago, sadly did not really get that much acclaim in the States. They are still ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    Forget Final Fantasy VI; Dragon Quest VI is the best traditional RPG on the Super Nintendo.

    Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi

    Forget Final Fantasy VI; Dragon Quest VI is the best traditional RPG on the Super Nintendo.

    Dragon Quest is a series that is often called "antiquated" by the misinformed. It is often derided in comparison to Final Fantasy, and yet, at least back in the days of the Super Famicom, Dragon Quest dominated Final Fan... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Neverwinter Nights is a great RPG adventure, with only a few flaws to keep it from total perfection.

    Neverwinter Nights

    Neverwinter Nights is a great RPG adventure, with only a few flaws to keep it from total perfection.

    Neverwinter Nights is a truly awesome Role Playing game that is really a must have for any RPG fan. Gameplay: You start off the game by choosing your character's class and customizing them as you see fit. From here... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    While not the best Strategy game out there, this game is a solid entry, and worth a look.

    Emperor: Battle for Dune

    While not the best Strategy game out there, this game is a solid entry, and worth a look.

    Emperor: Battle for Dune is a truly massive game, not unlike the source material from whence it came. Massive campaigns, huge amounts of diverse factions, and tons of awesome weapons of war make it a truly great game, bu... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    MechCommander 2 is an awesome game, for those who don't mind investing a heavy lump of time to enjoy it.

    MechCommander 2

    MechCommander 2 is an awesome game, for those who don't mind investing a heavy lump of time to enjoy it.

    I purchased MechCommander 2 in the "Mech Collection" pack, which also included MechWarrior 4 and its expansion. I purchased the pack for MechWarrior 4, but oddly enough, MechCommander 2 was the game I enjoyed the most. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    Battle Realms could have been amazing with a better follow through.

    Battle Realms

    Battle Realms could have been amazing with a better follow through.

    Battle Realms looked like it should have had everything, from the awesome characterization to a sweet setting, Battle Realms seemed like the ultimate RTS to play before Warcraft 3. Sadly, it didn't live up to expectation... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The chaos of war has never been potrayed more brutally.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

    The chaos of war has never been potrayed more brutally.

    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, or DoW as I shall call it from now on, is a truly brutal, violent, in your face real time strategy game. Gameplay: DoW has a great single player campaign, that lasts for a very, very long ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6
    The further you get, the more tolerable the game seems, unfortunately, that doesn't make it good.

    Unlimited SaGa (Collector's Edition)

    The further you get, the more tolerable the game seems, unfortunately, that doesn't make it good.

    The SaGa series is largely hit-or-miss in how well its games play. Games like the old Romancing SaGas were highly enjoyable, and great RPGs in their own right. Sadly, Unlimited SaGa is one of the "miss" games of the seri... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Homeworld is one of the best strategy games ever made.

    Homeworld: Game of the Year Edition

    Homeworld is one of the best strategy games ever made.

    Homeworld is one of the first strategy games I ever played, and yet, it is still a game I play constantly. When the game came out I knew I had to have it, and proceeded to save for.. well, months (I got $3 a week allowan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Tactics Ogre is the definitive RPG for the GBA.

    Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis

    Tactics Ogre is the definitive RPG for the GBA.

    Long ago there was a name in the world of Strategy RPGs, a name that made any other developer tremble. That name was Atlus, a company that published so many beautiful SRPGs that the competition had no chance. Now, after ... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Simply put, Xenosaga 2 is the absolute best storyline, and best role playing experience on the PS2 to date.

    Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

    Simply put, Xenosaga 2 is the absolute best storyline, and best role playing experience on the PS2 to date.

    First off, I'd like to explain my review deck as compared to my score. I do strongly believe that Xenosaga 2 has the best storyline in any RPG I have ever, ever played, including Final Fantasy 7, Xenogears, and hundreds ... Read Full Review

    6 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    If you're new to strategy RPGs, move along; this game will kick your butt. Seriously.

    Front Mission 4

    If you're new to strategy RPGs, move along; this game will kick your butt. Seriously.

    Front Mission 4 is the kind of strategy game that a jaded Strategy RPGamer needs. It is different in setting, plot, and gameplay, from just about any other SRPG on the market. Gameplay: FM4 is not a simple game. The d... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Fire Emblem GBA is a great strategy/RPG, but has a few flaws that keep it from being the best on the system.

    Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken

    Fire Emblem GBA is a great strategy/RPG, but has a few flaws that keep it from being the best on the system.

    Fire Emblem is a long series... at least in Japan. We Americans, however, get to experience Fire Emblem for the first time in this gameboy advance installment of the series. While Fire Emblem is a great strategy/RPG it ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This game is repetitive and extremely easy, and yet it is still so much FUN you can't stop playing.

    Sid Meier's Pirates!

    This game is repetitive and extremely easy, and yet it is still so much FUN you can't stop playing.

    Pirates! is a game that is all about what gaming used to be about, simple, pure fun. Gameplay: Pirates! is extremely open ended. You start the game by "allying" yourself to one of 4 factions, but can easily backstab ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Rome: Total War is the best Strategy game since Starcraft

    Rome: Total War

    Rome: Total War is the best Strategy game since Starcraft

    The Total War series is a great series of games... it started with Shogun: Total War, which on its own was a great game, but had an incredible learning curve. Rome: Total War fixes all the problems in the series, adding ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Innovative and charming, but slightly flawed. Impossible Creatures is worth a try from any jaded RTS fan.

    Impossible Creatures

    Innovative and charming, but slightly flawed. Impossible Creatures is worth a try from any jaded RTS fan.

    Impossible Creatures takes a startling and fun concept and turns it into an art: combine creatures, then fight with them. Gameplay: Impossible creatures is a fun game, to say the least. The joys of seeing what combina... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    I don't give out 10's easily, but this game is the best in its genre.

    Starcraft: Brood War

    I don't give out 10's easily, but this game is the best in its genre.

    Starcraft: Brood War is the best RTS of all time. No other RTS will ever be as good as Starcraft. Gameplay: Where to begin? Starcraft is a classic RTS. You build miners, gather resources, upgrade technologies, build ... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Undeserving of such a low score, Tales of Destiny is a solid old-school RPG that is worth a look for fans of the genre.

    Tales of Destiny (Playstation the Best)

    Undeserving of such a low score, Tales of Destiny is a solid old-school RPG that is worth a look for fans of the genre.

    Tales of Destiny is a very enjoyable RPG. While not strong graphically, it is the gameplay that makes this RPG worth a playthrough. Gameplay: Like any Tales game, this game has the classic linear based movement battle... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    One of the best in the series Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII sticks to its SNES roots.

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII

    One of the best in the series Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII sticks to its SNES roots.

    This game is simply huge. The possibilities of what you can do are endless. There is virtually no limit to how much gameplay there is here. If it is your style of game, you will love Romance VII Gameplay: Well if you ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Many aspects of Brigandine are truly great. Others, however, are really bad.

    Brigandine

    Many aspects of Brigandine are truly great. Others, however, are really bad.

    Brigandine is a strategy-RPG from Atlus, a developer/publisher that is well known for making strategy RPGs such as Ogre Battle. In many aspects it is a solid game, but in other ways, it just doesn't stack up. Gameplay... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Arc the Lad is a unique RPG that is a must own on the PS2.

    Arc: Twilight of the Spirits

    Arc the Lad is a unique RPG that is a must own on the PS2.

    Arc the Lad is an established series in Japan that has only recently made its way to US shores via the Arc the Lad collection and Twilight of the Spirits. It is easy to see why this series is popular, as it has some uniq... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Incredibly innovative gameplay is enough to justify playing this game at least once.

    46 Okunen Monogatari - Harukanaru Eden e

    Incredibly innovative gameplay is enough to justify playing this game at least once.

    EVO is a really interesting game. The premise is basically to evolve your beastie into a killing machine in each area you visit. While this seems like a borefest, the gameplay is truly innovative and fun. Gameplay: EV... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    While it has some great elements, it basically plays itself.

    Dungeon Siege

    While it has some great elements, it basically plays itself.

    Dungeon Siege has some really good concepts in it. It is a great hack and slash with some innovative gameplay. The only major problem is that it can basically play itself for you. Gameplay: Dungeon Siege is a mixed ba... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful