User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.4/10

Total of 63 user reviews spread across 63 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 9
    One of the most visually creative platformers hits the Wii system, but is it any good?<br />

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by seaward12

    One of the most visually creative platformers hits the Wii system, but is it any good?<br />

    Kirby's Epic Yarn is a fantastic game that might skew a little younger than experienced gamers might be comfortable with, but the subtle level challenges and the incredibly creative art direction is w...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Be an honorary member of Organization XIII.<br />

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    Rated on October 22, 2010 by seaward12

    Be an honorary member of Organization XIII.<br />

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is only for Kingdom Hearts fans. I couldn't see any other gamer getting into it without knowing at least 75 percent of the story beforehand. With that said, I think this game...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Ugh.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    Rated on October 22, 2010 by seaward12

    Ugh.

    If you want to talk graphics, the PSP doesn't look that bad but it definitely doesn't look great and that means the long loads between chapters and the terrible framerate are even more inexcusable. Th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Kart racing grows up. <br />

    Split/Second

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by seaward12

    Kart racing grows up. <br />

    In the end though, Split/Second has so much going for it that it's easy to recommend for kart and arcade racing fans alike. The visuals are great, the sound impresses, and there's enough game between ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A unique and sometimes chilling re-imagining of Konami's classic horror

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by seaward12

    A unique and sometimes chilling re-imagining of Konami's classic horror

    Shattered Memories isn't your typical Silent Hill game. Some devoted fans will undoubtedly raise a fuss over every difference whether subtle or grand, but I believe this re-imagining succeeds as both ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Bringing the wild back to the Wild West.<br />

    Red Dead Redemption

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by seaward12

    Bringing the wild back to the Wild West.<br />

    Red Dead Redemption is a must-play game. Rockstar has taken the Western to new heights and created one of the deepest, most fun, and most gorgeous games around. You can expect the occasional bug or vi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This wholly original Nintendo DS game absolutely lives up to its ambition,

    Scribblenauts

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by seaward12

    This wholly original Nintendo DS game absolutely lives up to its ambition,

    Even though I harp on the clunky controls, I'm still a huge Scribblenauts fan and fully believe that, even with Maxwell's awkwardness, this game is one of the top titles on the Nintendo DS platform. T...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The tale of souls and swords goes portable.

    SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

    Rated on October 16, 2010 by seaward12

    The tale of souls and swords goes portable.

    Although Broken Destiny is nothing more than a portable version of Soulcalibur IV (with Kratos along for the ride), the game is visually stunning and the size of the roster is admirable. What's most i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    More of the same good thing but with few features to call its own.<br />

    Skate 3

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by seaward12

    More of the same good thing but with few features to call its own.<br />

    Skate 3 is by no means a disappointing addition to the series, but those who sunk their cash into last year's Skate 2 really don't have much of a reason to take the plunge here. Thankfully the gamepla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Excitement Abound<br />

    Excitebike

    Rated on October 15, 2010 by seaward12

    Excitement Abound<br />

    The game is ridiculously addictive. Even after coming in 22nd place you'll still want to try again. It's easy to get frustrated by the game's seemingly intent desire on making you suffer terribly, but...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Built from the ground up for Wii, the ambitious FPS is finally here. Has it been worth the wait?

    The Conduit

    Rated on September 14, 2010 by seaward12

    Built from the ground up for Wii, the ambitious FPS is finally here. Has it been worth the wait?

    It's not revolutionary, but the Conduit is a great first-person shooter designed just for Wii owners. While the game does not turn the genre upside-down, it is innovative in certain areas -- for examp...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Two years later, Capcom's survival horror sequel still impresses, but is it made better on Wii?

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    Rated on September 01, 2010 by seaward12

    Two years later, Capcom's survival horror sequel still impresses, but is it made better on Wii?

    I always approach a review like this with some level of caution. The original Resident Evil 4 was an exceptional effort and little has changed in the two years since it debuted. But there it is, right...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It's set to be one of the biggest selling games of all time. Is it one of the greatest?

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Rated on August 21, 2010 by seaward12

    It's set to be one of the biggest selling games of all time. Is it one of the greatest?

    When you look at the total package, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is hands-down one of the best first-person shooters out there, and a truly amazing offering across any system. With that being said, ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Can Mario outshine his last platforming adventure on Wii?

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Rated on August 21, 2010 by seaward12

    Can Mario outshine his last platforming adventure on Wii?

    I think the one thing you should take away from this review: Super Mario Galaxy 2 wholly exceeded my expectations. Leading up to the game's release I hadn't expected much more than simply "more of the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    You'll be a glutton for Punishment.

    Tsumi to Batsu: Uchuu no Koukeisha

    Rated on August 21, 2010 by seaward12

    You'll be a glutton for Punishment.

    I won't say Sin and Punishment: Star Successor should be in every Wii owner's library, because many of those people who bought the console to play Wii Sports or Wii Fit would be absolutely broken by t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Say cheese. The Pokemon hit N64 in this clever game and they aren't camera shy.

    Pokemon Snap

    Rated on July 03, 2010 by seaward12

    Say cheese. The Pokemon hit N64 in this clever game and they aren't camera shy.

    I have to admit that when I first learned of the concept behind Pokemon Snap I was not particularly impressed. I was expecting a game solely intended for a Pokemon-crazed Japanese audience. However, s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Long tongue, short game.

    Yoshi's Story

    Rated on July 03, 2010 by seaward12

    Long tongue, short game.

    If you absolutely suck at playing games or you're a 2D newcomer , this game is a must-buy. Everyone else, save your money and rent it for a weekend. Two days is unfortunately enough to see everything ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Has the franchise racer advanced, or is it spinning its wheels?

    Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

    Rated on July 03, 2010 by seaward12

    Has the franchise racer advanced, or is it spinning its wheels?

    Fellow GameCube and Mario Kart fans, I know what you're thinking. That we've taken too harsh a look at this beloved franchise, which has always been about good, simple fun. But Nintendo itself has sai...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Mario Kart 64 proves that multiplayer gaming is a possibility on Nintendo 64.

    Mario Kart 64

    Rated on July 03, 2010 by seaward12

    Mario Kart 64 proves that multiplayer gaming is a possibility on Nintendo 64.

    Although it doesn't break any new grounds in originality , Mario Kart 64 is a great addition to the N64 line-up. The solid graphics, good sound, and addictive gameplay--coupled with features like bein...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Now that it's in English, we can understand and get a little more enjoyment out of the pink guy.

    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Now that it's in English, we can understand and get a little more enjoyment out of the pink guy.

    Kirby is a clever little game that you'd almost like to think of as a pet. But make no mistake, Kirby is the amusement park prize goldfish of N64 games since most people will be through and done with ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    I take on Nintendo's genre-busting mascot brawler.

    Super Smash Bros.

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    I take on Nintendo's genre-busting mascot brawler.

    I've been playing this Smash Bros. since its Japanese release -- and I still love the game. But I have to admit that I spent most of the time playing the multiplayer modes. It's not that the one-playe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    I review the biggest game of the decade. Does Zelda 64 live up to the hype?

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    I review the biggest game of the decade. Does Zelda 64 live up to the hype?

    I have to confess that I'm a long time fan of the Zelda series. Ever since Link to the Past, I have been waiting for another adventure with the same sense of freedom and interactivity. Although games ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    In the greatest 3D world ever created, Nintendo's popular mascot makes a remarkable 64-bit debut.

    Super Mario 64

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    In the greatest 3D world ever created, Nintendo's popular mascot makes a remarkable 64-bit debut.

    Nintendo 64's early flagship title demonstrates the power of the hardware as well as the creative genius of Miyamoto and team. Not only does the game obliterate every platformer before it in terms of ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A fun multiplayer party game that should not -- I repeat -- not ever be played alone

    Mario Party

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    A fun multiplayer party game that should not -- I repeat -- not ever be played alone

    Warning: If you love your controllers, have your friends bring theirs when they come over to play this game. The endurance and button mashing contests are the ultimate test for Nintendo's controllers....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Is the sequel to Pokemon Stadium different enough to warrant a purchase?

    Pokemon Stadium Kingin Crystal Version

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Is the sequel to Pokemon Stadium different enough to warrant a purchase?

    If you are a fan of Pokemon, this game's likely been on your radar for quite some time now. In almost all areas, it doesn't disappoint. In a lot of ways, it's superior to its predecessor, as there is ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Huge worlds, deep mechanics, a never-ending scroll of things to do and most importantly, monkeys.

    Donkey Kong 64

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Huge worlds, deep mechanics, a never-ending scroll of things to do and most importantly, monkeys.

    Well, Donkey Kong 64 has finally hit home and I think the wait has definitely been worth it. The game, while not the leap and bound that Donkey Kong Country was for Super NES, is still an excellent pl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Me Tarzan. Me have many moves and battle through gorgeous 2 1/2D worlds. Me wish quest were longer.

    Disney's Tarzan

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Me Tarzan. Me have many moves and battle through gorgeous 2 1/2D worlds. Me wish quest were longer.

    Disney's Tarzan is a fun little 2 1/2D platformer in every way. Those aching for a side-scroller of any kind can look to this game for relief. It plays great, featuring tight control and lots of varia...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    I travel to infinity and beyond for the full review of Activision's port of Toy Story 2 to N64.

    Disney/Pixar Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    I travel to infinity and beyond for the full review of Activision's port of Toy Story 2 to N64.

    The Nintendo 64 is the system of choice for platform junkies for good reason -- it features the very best. From Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie to Rocket: Robot on Wheels and Rayman 2: The Great Esca...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It's time to thrash! Activision delivers an amazing N64 port of its hit PlayStation game.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    It's time to thrash! Activision delivers an amazing N64 port of its hit PlayStation game.

    The first time I played Tony Hawk Pro Skater for PlayStation I was in heaven. The game totally nailed the skateboarding sensation I was looking for, delivering realistic board and rider physics, an un...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Intense, engaging and over the top, the PlayStation 2's swan song is as nearly perfect as they come.

    God of War II

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Intense, engaging and over the top, the PlayStation 2's swan song is as nearly perfect as they come.

    God of War II may in fact be the best action game ever made. It outdoes the original God of War in every way, even if only by a tiny bit as the first was so good to begin with. It's an evolutionary st...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    who wants to go god hunting?

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    who wants to go god hunting?

    If you're not yet sold, you likely never will be. Attempting to summarize God of War in this little space also feels like it'd be an injustice, so I'll not even bother trying anymore. Purchase it, r...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Polished, SSB Melee is the year's most impressive GameCube title.

    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    Polished, SSB Melee is the year's most impressive GameCube title.

    The original Super Smash Bros. has always been a problem for me. It's an addiction my close friends and I have that often has us staying up into the early hours of the morning vying for bragging right...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    wow an adventure puzzle game thats actully really good

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    Rated on July 02, 2010 by seaward12

    wow an adventure puzzle game thats actully really good

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is a dumb name, plain and simple, but don't let that deter you from picking it up because this is one of Wii's very best offerings. Not only is it beautiful,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A worthy console successor to the beloved handheld strategy-RPGs?

    Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    A worthy console successor to the beloved handheld strategy-RPGs?

    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is yet another worthy installment in Intelligent Systems' venerable strategy RPG series. The text-heavy presentation is definitely not for everyone, but the well-tweaked ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A quality platformer that proves third-parties can do so much more on Wii

    de Blob

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    A quality platformer that proves third-parties can do so much more on Wii

    I think de Blob is one of the best third-party efforts to come over to Wii in a long time. This is a fun, stylized 3D platformer that oozes atmosphere and shines with amazingly slick presentation and ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It's bigger and badder. But is it worth your while one year later?

    X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    It's bigger and badder. But is it worth your while one year later?

    While the biggest and most obvious addition is the spectacular inclusion of four-player-cooperative online play, the doubled super powers, the playable evil mutants, the streamlined menus and more int...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Simple. Fun. But does it have any depth?

    Wii Sports

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    Simple. Fun. But does it have any depth?

    Wii Sports is a successful showpiece for Nintendo's new hardware and a fantastic means to get non-gamers talking about Wii. Not all of the games are spectacular. Given the choice, I'd prefer not to pl...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    A successful technical demo, but a sometimes-unsatisfying gameplay endeavor.

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    A successful technical demo, but a sometimes-unsatisfying gameplay endeavor.

    As a standalone game, there is no way I could recommend Wii Play. It is simply not worth $50 or, for that matter, even half that. But it's a $10 companion piece to a Wii remote and it does succeed as ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Has Acclaim built a franchise platform or a one-time forgettable blunder? my full review.

    Vexx

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    Has Acclaim built a franchise platform or a one-time forgettable blunder? my full review.

    The true strength of Vexx is in the platforming and puzzle elements. The game is good and a lot of fun, but misses out on greatness simply because there wasn't enough thought or daring put into the de...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Strictly for the kids without fear of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    TMNT

    Rated on June 30, 2010 by seaward12

    Strictly for the kids without fear of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    TMNT can be described as a light version of Prince of Persia, but don't let that fool you into thinking you'll get a similar experience. The gameplay here is designed with a small child in mind and ev...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.