User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 72 user ratings spread across 72 releases
There is a certain air of contradiction that emanates from playing Donkey Kong Country; a somewhat contrasting fusion of perfectly placed jumps and wholly unwarranted deaths. It's graphical showmanship producing a platfo... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Donkey Kong Country
DICE jumps head first and pulls us along for the ride as they attempt to reinvent the first person perspective.
The necessity of combat pervades itself throughout general game design. It is seen as a requirement to face an obstacle head on rather than approach it in a different manner to the extent that even the usually placid puz... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Blue Tongue challenges a medium that looks down on colour, by producing a game that looks down on colour.
If Okami is gaming's answer to a Japanese watercolour then de Blob is its answer to a Crayola canvas. It's primary bolds and "outside the lines" attitude to vandalism enlivens its revolutionary message to the point at wh... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
At times impressive but mostly just about adequate. Hunters skill lies in its multiplayer but ultimately little else.
Metroid has never been a series known for its poster boy properties. In both style and design this is a series that traditionally hides away from such areas of publicity, instead going for the more intimate, careful rein... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Heads will roll and the Koopas do explode in Mario's most limited, but also most endearing adventure.
Super Mario land has the rather lovely position of being a fairly unique Super Mario experience. It doesn't change the formula as in Super Mario Bros. 2 nor make a new game as a result as in Yoshi's Island, but its diver... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
There are touches of brilliance here. But New Super Mario Bros feels less like a sequel and more like a reintroduction.
If New Super Mario Bros. reminds gamers of one thing it is that the A button should always be reserved for jumping. It is as natural a fit as the D-Pad is to movement and if anything else New Super Mario Bros. is reminis... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Super Castlevania IV
Shadow of the Colossus
Pokemon LeafGreen Version
The Orange Box
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Smash Bros. overcomes the hype to deliver a fighting game like no other; where fun is balanced by variety and revenge is
Right from the off you can see that Super Smash Bros. Brawl is one of the Wii's most worked on games. The amount of effort that has gone into the games music, presentation, bonus content and general game design puts most... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Old colleagues return and old friends say their goodbyes as Valve starts to unravel their prestigious franchise in style
With Half Life 2: Episode 1 already proving that a bite sized Half life game could easily work within the grand scheme of the games story the expectation for Episode 2 was to further refine and better that formula. It ha... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half Life 1: Anthology
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Portal is the least known game in The Orange Box and as such has none of the expectations and predispositions ladled across it that the other two new features (Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2: Episode 2) in the collectio... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
The last Spartan gives us his last hurrah as Bungie sends of its signature franchise with trademark prowess, unwavering
Some games arrive with a dull thud, others with a muted hello and some simply arrive without you even noticing. Halo 3 arrives with a deafening roar that surges into you like a frigate, only to be drawn back and then sla... Read Full Review3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
10 years ago it was the greatest shooter the world had ever seen. Today it remains the pinnacle of first person adventur
Some games age well, others have now been eclipsed. Previous trend setters have been bettered and left obsolete in the face of the new generation of gaming. Sometimes however there are games that do it right the first ti... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful