User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.01/10

Total of 54 user reviews spread across 54 releases

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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 9
    Unexceptionable programming work and a narrative jewel!<br />
Hard to believe is "only" a downloadable game.

    Bastion

    Rated on November 06, 2011 by shindark

    Unexceptionable programming work and a narrative jewel!<br /> Hard to believe is "only" a downloadable game.

    If you work in a creative branch much likely you'll know how a second release after a winning first product can be difficult. Either speaking about a songs album or a book, if you got a great success ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Not a bad game.<br />
Good ideas, badly developed.<br />
Hoping in a better sequel.

    Dead Island

    Rated on October 27, 2011 by shindark

    Not a bad game.<br /> Good ideas, badly developed.<br /> Hoping in a better sequel.

    Modern life is surely stressing: tiring paces, working a lot, don't forgetting the actual economical crisis. So, what about a little and well-deserved holiday on a splendid resort? A full island only...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This is simply too "Damned" fun!!!

    Shadows of the Damned

    Rated on August 30, 2011 by shindark

    This is simply too "Damned" fun!!!

    From the very announcement of this game there was a lot of curiosity and expectation about a project gathering two of the most renowned names of the Japanese industry: Goichi Suda (AKA Suda51) and Shi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Not the triumphal return I hoped for my beloved Aya.

    The 3rd Birthday

    Rated on April 23, 2011 by shindark

    Not the triumphal return I hoped for my beloved Aya.

    Was 1998 when Squaresoft published the first Parasite Eve launching a new genre of videogame: the cinematic RPG. From that first good experiment the genre evolved touching sublime heights with Vagran...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Best tactical RPG ever returns with an exciting and respectful revamp.

    Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa

    Rated on April 12, 2011 by shindark

    Best tactical RPG ever returns with an exciting and respectful revamp.

    My relationship with Tactics Ogre was tempestuous: I tried the game on the SNES system (ahhh… my boyhood), but the Japanese language blocked me early in the game. For years I regretted I could not pla...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A great new name among dungeon crawlers!

    Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku

    Rated on January 13, 2011 by shindark

    A great new name among dungeon crawlers!

    In the past years Nippon Ichi Software got some place in the hearts of RPG's lovers thanks to a series of I.P. extremely valuable under the design and gaming profiles. Games like Disgaea, La Pucelle...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    I expected a good product, but I was pleasantly surpised by a game even better.<br />
Will like to everyone.

    Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito

    Rated on December 26, 2010 by shindark

    I expected a good product, but I was pleasantly surpised by a game even better.<br /> Will like to everyone.

    Square Enix carries again Dragon Quest's world on the DS and at the same time carries us not-so-really-young videogamers back in time thanks to an adventure deliciously old style, but full of original...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Chalk up another good FPS for the DS!

    Moon

    Rated on December 01, 2010 by shindark

    Chalk up another good FPS for the DS!

    From the authors of Dementium: the Ward we got another FPS, this time with a Sci-Fi setting. Dementium: the Ward was really a nice game: technically amusing, inspired, with a good level design and a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    More King's Bounty?<br />
It's already X-mas?

    King's Bounty: Crossworlds

    Rated on November 05, 2010 by shindark

    More King's Bounty?<br /> It's already X-mas?

    A little disclaimer: I use to write very long review, but in this specific situation, for KB: Armored Princess – Crossworld, being an expansion of a game I will not waste too many energies nor words....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    I waited four years... for this?!?

    Dead Rising 2

    Rated on October 30, 2010 by shindark

    I waited four years... for this?!?

    When I bought the Xbox 360 one of the first title I cared of recover was the original Dead Rising. Already earlier of have the console I was intrigued by the unique setting of that game and the idea o...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Galactrix? <br />
I've never heard about it. <br />
I think it does not ever existed.<br />
I said: DOES... NOT... EV

    Puzzle Quest 2

    Rated on October 28, 2010 by shindark

    Galactrix? <br /> I've never heard about it. <br /> I think it does not ever existed.<br /> I said: DOES... NOT... EV

    Some time ago some genial mind had an idea able to revolutionize the entire videogames world: add to a puzzle game plot and mechanics of a RPG. Basically a player followed a hero during a dangerous jo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Best Tekken game ever?<br />
Maybe yes... maybe not...<br />
Surely is worth one's while.<br />

    Tekken 6

    Rated on September 14, 2010 by shindark

    Best Tekken game ever?<br /> Maybe yes... maybe not...<br /> Surely is worth one's while.<br />

    The King of the Iron Fist entertains us from 1994 by now. When Tekken hit the arcades it showed us another way completely new of digital beating down. The perfect conversion for the first Playstation ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Best Tekken game ever?<br />
Maybe yes... maybe not...<br />
Surely is worth one's while.

    Tekken 6

    Rated on September 14, 2010 by shindark

    Best Tekken game ever?<br /> Maybe yes... maybe not...<br /> Surely is worth one's while.

    The King of the Iron Fist entertains us from 1994 by now. When Tekken hit the arcades it showed us another way completely new of digital beating down. The perfect conversion for the first Playstation ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    If you come back in time… DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!

    Singularity

    Rated on August 24, 2010 by shindark

    If you come back in time… DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!

    Nathaniel Renko, the main characters of Singularity, did not follow the advice above, and obviously causes a mess altering the temporal setting creating a reality where Russia controls the world under...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    ENGAGE!!!

    Infinite Space

    Rated on July 28, 2010 by shindark

    ENGAGE!!!

    If you was missing a pure Sci Fi setting, maybe Infinite Space is the game you was expecting. After the pleasant World Destruction, SEGA releases another good RPG just made for fans of starships, hyp...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Do you remember with nostalgia old-school games like Nocturne or Persona?<br />
Then...<br />
Welcome back to home!

    Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

    Rated on May 04, 2010 by shindark

    Do you remember with nostalgia old-school games like Nocturne or Persona?<br /> Then...<br /> Welcome back to home!

    As a long time fan of the Shin Megami Tensei saga I'm always pretty happy when a new episode is released for one of my consoles. Strange Journey catches me a bit unprepared, I've heard about a new meg...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Absolutely not the masterpiece a lot of people was waiting.<br />
Playable, but surely disappointing.

    Aliens vs. Predator

    Rated on April 20, 2010 by shindark

    Absolutely not the masterpiece a lot of people was waiting.<br /> Playable, but surely disappointing.

    The most famous alien beings of the universe came back on the videogame scenes with a brand new chapter of the Alien vs Predator saga. Indeed the fearsome xenomorphs inspired by the art of H.R. Giger ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Ugly, dowdy and frustrating...<br />
still, in its own way, has some appeal.

    Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance

    Rated on March 09, 2010 by shindark

    Ugly, dowdy and frustrating...<br /> still, in its own way, has some appeal.

    Ok, I will not play around… Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance is an ugly game. Ugly in presentation, ugly in realization, ugly in gameplay; however, sometimes happens that you can't simply remove you...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Did you played the vile Metal Slug XX?<br />
Disgusting, uh?<br />
Don't Worry, <br />
Anthology will show you the RE

    Metal Slug Anthology

    Rated on March 02, 2010 by shindark

    Did you played the vile Metal Slug XX?<br /> Disgusting, uh?<br /> Don't Worry, <br /> Anthology will show you the RE

    After I reviewed twice the grubby Final Fantasy VIII… ehm… no, sorry… I mean… cough… After I played two times the horrible Metal Slug 7 (one on the DS, another on the PSP with the alternate name of...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2
    Stephen King teachs, bad things: <br />
"Sometimes they can back!"<br />
...<br />
even with two X after the name.

    Metal Slug XX

    Rated on February 27, 2010 by shindark

    Stephen King teachs, bad things: <br /> "Sometimes they can back!"<br /> ...<br /> even with two X after the name.

    One day at SNK Playmore Offices, two men was discussing: "Ehi, have you any ideas for scam some money from PSP owners?" -say one of them- "Sure" -answer the second- "We can convert Metal Slug 7 fr...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Like The Legend...<br />
more than The Legend...

    King's Bounty: Armored Princess

    Rated on February 20, 2010 by shindark

    Like The Legend...<br /> more than The Legend...

    One year ago Atari released the best Heroes of Might & Magic of ever: King's Bounty: The Legend. The game revealed itself a real surprise proponing a turn strategic engine absolutely astonishing, a go...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A decent RPG, but with more attention could be more better.

    World Destruction: Michibikareshi Ishi

    Rated on January 27, 2010 by shindark

    A decent RPG, but with more attention could be more better.

    Recently I really wished to play a good Japan RPG, but not having the time to embark in a long journey on a fixed console I rather chose to look for a portable. Desolation… Strange but true in t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Waiting for Diablo III, dungeon crawler's lovers got a surprise X-Mas gift

    Torchlight

    Rated on January 05, 2010 by shindark

    Waiting for Diablo III, dungeon crawler's lovers got a surprise X-Mas gift

    Sometimes happen to wait long for a game that once released disappoints greatly the poor videogamer; other times happen to find a game come from nowhere that surprise and entertains the player like a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Excellent porting, but the saga is becoming old

    Tekken 6

    Rated on January 05, 2010 by shindark

    Excellent porting, but the saga is becoming old

    After the very good Dark Resurrection even the last installment of Namco most famous beat'em up land on PSP after the releases for Xbox and PS3. Like the prequel, Tekken 6 reveals itself like a high q...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Another mediocre adventure for Altair

    Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines

    Rated on January 05, 2010 by shindark

    Another mediocre adventure for Altair

    I think Assassin's Creed is one of the most overrated game franchise of ever. The original game was surely impressive in the beginning, but in the end was an average action, repetitive and full of bu...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    Worst episode ever!!!

    Final Fantasy VIII

    Rated on January 04, 2010 by shindark

    Worst episode ever!!!

    Some errors follow us for the rest of our life. Final Fantasy VIII is a fitting example. If you ask to Hironoku Sakaguchi about this game he will answer: "Final Fantasy VIII?!? We did not make it! ...

    2 out of 24 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    Worst episode ever!!!

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    Rated on January 04, 2010 by shindark

    Worst episode ever!!!

    Some errors follow us for the rest of our life. Final Fantasy VIII is a fitting example. If you ask to Hironoku Sakaguchi about this game he will answer: "Final Fantasy VIII?!? We did not make it! ...

    10 out of 33 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Difficult to find a most fearful game experience around.<br />
Dead Rising is maybe the best zombie game published so f

    Dead Rising

    Rated on December 01, 2009 by shindark

    Difficult to find a most fearful game experience around.<br /> Dead Rising is maybe the best zombie game published so f

    I think the zombie is one of the most bright and terrifying invention of human kind. No other imaginary character is able to strike fear and upset like a walking dead. No surprise that zombies are on...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Simply one of the best game fo SNES!

    Cybernator

    Rated on November 22, 2009 by shindark

    Simply one of the best game fo SNES!

    It was the year 199X, and I was a carefree boy happily playing my beloved Super Nes. Was a day like another when someone knock to my door; my friend Piero "The Berserk" run into my house like a fury ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fate fans simply can't miss this game.<br />
Others people could find it funny anyway.

    Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable

    Rated on October 29, 2009 by shindark

    Fate fans simply can't miss this game.<br /> Others people could find it funny anyway.

    "Fate" brand, created by the Japanese Type-Moon is a good example of multimedia product. Born as a Hentai, beside the (bland) sex scenes obviously present in the two original games for PC ("Stay Night...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Kingdom Hearts landfalls on DS with a very good overall result.

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    Rated on October 17, 2009 by shindark

    Kingdom Hearts landfalls on DS with a very good overall result.

    Kingdom Hearts franchise is surely a valuable example of quality videogame saga, but having adopted a multi-platform connotation is becoming difficult to follow. With two episode on PS2 and the wonde...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Incredible plot and an amazing basic idea not perfectly developed, but still a good game.

    Time Hollow: Ubawareta Kako o Motomete

    Rated on September 19, 2009 by shindark

    Incredible plot and an amazing basic idea not perfectly developed, but still a good game.

    Long waited, Time Hollow ends to disappoints greatly the professional critic though consumers rated it pretty well. Limited and boring game experience or time-bending exciting game? Just as for mu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Likely the greatest graphical adventure on DS.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Rated on September 14, 2009 by shindark

    Likely the greatest graphical adventure on DS.

    Thanks to NDS the graphical adventures, a genre almost disappeared on console, lived a real second youth. The easiness of control and the interactions allowed by stylus and touch screen induced develo...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Like the prequel, a very good game ruined by some defects and the lack of online play

    Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G

    Rated on September 03, 2009 by shindark

    Like the prequel, a very good game ruined by some defects and the lack of online play

    Monster Hunter franchise returns on our PSP with an upgraded version of the second chapter full of new contents and interesting features. Shall this game fix the flaws of Monster Hunter Freedom 2? U...

    2 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Simple and pretty linear, but fun.<br />
Typical game for rental.

    Elements of Destruction

    Rated on September 02, 2009 by shindark

    Simple and pretty linear, but fun.<br /> Typical game for rental.

    Elements of Destruction is a bizarre action game with some strategic components. The game begin when in a TV station a meteorologist is lay off cause he "forecast only bad weather". Unfortunately the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    I can say only a thing...<br />
Be sure to not miss this game!!!

    Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by shindark

    I can say only a thing...<br /> Be sure to not miss this game!!!

    Recently Atlus has been very active with DS production, with alternating results. Some example? We got the unimpressive Rondo of Sword and the useless Steal Princess, but we saw even some pearls like...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It is not flawless, but at least results a good game.

    Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga

    Rated on August 18, 2009 by shindark

    It is not flawless, but at least results a good game.

    Ok, I admit… my expectations about this game was really low. Instead Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier surprised me revealing itself a fair game worthy of playing though some weak points. ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A perfect mix of more genres, from platform to RPG.<br />
Not to be missed!

    Super Metroid

    Rated on August 03, 2009 by shindark

    A perfect mix of more genres, from platform to RPG.<br /> Not to be missed!

    I still remember when I learned about this game for the first time. I can't remember the year, but the historical italian videogame magazine "Game Power" reviewed the game giving a score of 98/100. ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    An interesting adventure plagued by awful localization and some other minor flaws.

    Lux-Pain

    Rated on August 01, 2009 by shindark

    An interesting adventure plagued by awful localization and some other minor flaws.

    Lux-Pain is a graphical adventure that uses effectively and creatively the DS touch screen resulting in a gameplay pretty original. Main plot is really interesting. In a dark night we meet (or bett...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Engaging, funny and bad!<br />
How ask more?

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Rated on July 26, 2009 by shindark

    Engaging, funny and bad!<br /> How ask more?

    I never played the original Call of Juarez, but some friends share with me praise word about defining it like a Spaghetti-Western version of Call of Duty 2. Now that Bound in Blood is out I got curio...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.