User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.42/10

Total of 93 user reviews spread across 93 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
    (31)
  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating:8
    A major improvement to the original Dragon's Dogma, making the original game better and adding a tough new world to play

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

    A major improvement to the original Dragon's Dogma, making the original game better and adding a tough new world to play

    Without reviewing Dragon's Dogma itself, I'll only go over what is new in Dark Arisen. +New intro screen song, much less irritating. +New appearance customization options. Trivial but fun. +Ferrystones much cheap... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A very fun fantasy adventure game with a unique "pawn sharing" sfystem.  Only wish it were available on PC.

    Dragon's Dogma

    A very fun fantasy adventure game with a unique "pawn sharing" sfystem. Only wish it were available on PC.

    The Good: Compelling story - sure, it's a "slay the dragon" story, but the journey to that point is very interesting, full of intrigue and lore. Unique pawn system - the game grants you a main pawn, for whom you ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Much better than expected, makes you feel 5 years old again.

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

    Much better than expected, makes you feel 5 years old again.

    How many of you played with Transformers in the 80s? I remember being overjoyed when I got my original Grimlock toy in 1987; a robot dinosaur? How awesome! I felt that way again playing Fall of Cybertron. It's a simp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Much better than I expected, but I only played after the Extended Cut was released.  If you've waited, buy now!

    Mass Effect 3

    Much better than I expected, but I only played after the Extended Cut was released. If you've waited, buy now!

    I'm very well aware of the uproar ME3 generated. However, I'm oblivious to why. As soon as I heard the commotion and the reasons behind it, I tuned this game out completely. I know the gist was a shallow ending and pe... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    All the best parts of Demon's Souls, and then some, but still room for improvement (SPOILERS)

    Dark Souls

    All the best parts of Demon's Souls, and then some, but still room for improvement (SPOILERS)

    Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. It's a great game, and I'm not going to spend much time reviewing things that are the same from the first game. But I will make some highlights. THE GOOD ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Beautiful, fun...but buggy.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Beautiful, fun...but buggy.

    I'll keep this short. Skyrim is Oblivion with a major facelift, dragons, and better crafting & combat. That's awesome. So I would give it a 10 out of 10, EXCEPT, the bugs are just keeeeling me. I have a strong graphi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's like crack, but with mining for precious ore, zombies, and exploding creepers.

    Minecraft (Classic)

    It's like crack, but with mining for precious ore, zombies, and exploding creepers.

    I became intrigued by Minecraft after reading a Penny Arcade comic detailing it's addictive properties. They were not wrong. *note* this admittedly short review is for survival mode only! Crafting is the heart of Min... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A game that could have been great, but was obviously rushed to market.  Not for kids or the easily offended!

    Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen

    A game that could have been great, but was obviously rushed to market. Not for kids or the easily offended!

    After playing the demo to Dante's Inferno, I was infatuated. What a helluva demo. Yeah, it felt a little God-of-War-ey, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I've always been a fan of the epic poem and the art of Wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A unique and fun combination of intrigue and action

    FolksSoul: Ushinawareta Denshou

    A unique and fun combination of intrigue and action

    Folklore is one of those titles that came out right after I bought my PS3. I had always meant to play it, but somehow it never got prioritized. Well, this summer has been kind of slow so I finally got around to it. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Good value, buggy

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    Good value, buggy

    Dragon Age: Awakenings is more Dragon Age, which is good. But it's buggy. Let's look past that, shall we? You play either as an Orlesian Warden sent from Orlais or as your imported character from the original. Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Other than a cliffhanger ending out of nowhere, I had a lot of fun playing White Knight Chronicles.

    Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou

    Other than a cliffhanger ending out of nowhere, I had a lot of fun playing White Knight Chronicles.

    White Knight Chronicles is an action RPG with a lot of redeeming qualities and relatively few minor gripes. The story is familiar but not boring - save the princess. However, it develops beyond that and gets quite ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Saucy and difficult, Bayonetta is unique to say the least.

    Bayonetta

    Saucy and difficult, Bayonetta is unique to say the least.

    I actually had no intention of playing Bayonetta based on the TV commercials. It looked like it was trying too hard to hit a very specific demographic: 13 year old boys. However, I gave the demo a try and I really enj... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great fun while it lasts, cliffhanger ending.

    Darksiders

    Great fun while it lasts, cliffhanger ending.

    Darksiders doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it sure is a fun ride. It reminds me most of Soul Reaver, which I see as a good thing. The graphics are good, but what is most unique is the over-the-top artstyle. It rem... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A beautiful 2D platform-puzzler that is fun alone or with friends.

    Trine

    A beautiful 2D platform-puzzler that is fun alone or with friends.

    It isn't often that I'm struck by the surprisingly beautiful presentation of a video game. After all, we live in 2010 and even junk games have graphics that would have been called amazing 5 years ago. However, Trine st... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Who doesn't want to play a game where you can electrify enemies, grind power lines, and call down lightning?

    inFamous

    Who doesn't want to play a game where you can electrify enemies, grind power lines, and call down lightning?

    Infamous puts you in the role of Cole MacGrath. You're a delivery boy. That's good background to have for this game, because one exploding package later, you're a human lightning bolt running errands for shady characte... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    You can throw tanks, kick helecopters, and devour your enemies - you can't ask for much more.

    Prototype

    You can throw tanks, kick helecopters, and devour your enemies - you can't ask for much more.

    Protoype was kind of an impulsive rental, and it turned out to be a game I should have (and probably will eventually) purchase. I had way more fun that I planned. It was intense, disturbing, and highly enjoyable. Yo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Best if played wearing adult diapers.

    Dead Space

    Best if played wearing adult diapers.

    Dead Space takes a well-trodden genre, survival horror, and displays mastery in its execution. Dead Space plays as an over-the-shoulder shooter, much like Resident Evil 4. Because of that, you have a relatively wid... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Innocent and delightful fun for everyone.

    LittleBigPlanet

    Innocent and delightful fun for everyone.

    What a joyous little romp is this game. It turned my co-op friend and I into 8 year olds again. We rented it and played co-op for 5 hours straight, helping each other out, dragging each other to doom, and just playing ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    MK v DC is a fun fighter, although not without flaws.

    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

    MK v DC is a fun fighter, although not without flaws.

    Having not read the GS review, I really don't know what has already been said about MK vs DC, but I know what I think. I think that, like so many Midway projects, this game had the potential to be one of the greats if o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A genuinely fun game, although not perfect.

    Overlord: Raising Hell

    A genuinely fun game, although not perfect.

    Overlord is a strategy/action game set in a twisted medieval environment, one in which you control a horde of imp-like or gremlin-like creatures to accomplish your goals. The ham (lamb?) factor is pretty high: peasants... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Great story, great graphics, too short.  Still a great weekend rental.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Great story, great graphics, too short. Still a great weekend rental.

    Force Unleashed is a game about Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Galen Marek aka Starkiller, and his journey on the path of the Sith and the Jedi. The story is such a huge change in how one views the Star Wars universe.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The most beautiful Soul Calibur ever, with great character creation options.

    SoulCalibur IV

    The most beautiful Soul Calibur ever, with great character creation options.

    Simply put, I like SC4. It looks amazing, and not just the jiggles (but the jiggles are great). The detail is stunning, like dodo birds running around or TIE fighters zooming in the background, and it has more than onc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great mature shooter that should not be missed.

    BioShock

    A great mature shooter that should not be missed.

    When Bioshock was first reviewed by EGM for the 360, I remember being green with envy. I even considered buying the Microsoft machine just to be able to enjoy bashing Splicer heads in with a monkey wrench. But I waited... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A good Star Wars game that gets a little crazy, but a lot of fun.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    A good Star Wars game that gets a little crazy, but a lot of fun.

    Prior to Battlefront II, I hadn't played a Star Wars game since Shadows of the Empire on the N64. That being said, I was easily impressed with the scale of the battles. That's the whole point of this game, right? To m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    If 3 hours or so of fun is worth $15 to you, then don't hesitate to get R&C: Quest for Booty

    Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

    If 3 hours or so of fun is worth $15 to you, then don't hesitate to get R&C: Quest for Booty

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty is a fun way to kill an afternoon, and I really enjoyed it. Ratchet is searching for Clank, and he discovers that an old pirate may have known how to contact the Zoni (with whom C... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A large and zany expansion pack to the huge game you know and love.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    A large and zany expansion pack to the huge game you know and love.

    The Shivering Isles is a fun and engaging expansion to Oblivion. It has far more content, and a new world, making it far superior to Knights of the Nine. For context, let me first say that before Shivering Isles, I... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Another great Namco fighter

    SoulCalibur III

    Another great Namco fighter

    Soul Calibur 3 is not revolutionary, but it is a shining example of what a weapon fighter should be like. The game continues the SC series, but things have (finally) changed. I was really tired of Nightmare as the anta... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Too short, but fun while it lasts.

    Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha

    Too short, but fun while it lasts.

    Sin & Punishment is one of the 1st rail-type shooters I've ever played. All in all, I liked it. The graphics were good except for the close-ups, a curse that haunts nearly all N64 games. Some of the levels look be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The best chapter in the series, ever!

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    The best chapter in the series, ever!

    Resident Evil 4 is the best in the series, and I'm here to tell you why. Resident Evil 4 is supposedly a side-story to the main RE plotline. I don't know if I agree with that, but here's the backstory. Umbrella is def... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    So fun it will make you run around screaming DAAAAAAAH!

    Rayman Raving Rabbids

    So fun it will make you run around screaming DAAAAAAAH!

    Rayman's Raving Rabbids (RRR) is the first game I bought for the Wii, and it was a great purchase. While not much on depth, it has a lot to offer to both gamers and non-gamers alike. First and foremost the Rabbids mu... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    Hey, it's free.  Don't complain and you might have some fun.

    Wii Sports

    Hey, it's free. Don't complain and you might have some fun.

    Wii Sports is the best deal on the market, because it's free. Well, not really, because you must buy the Wii as well, but let's pretend that Wii Sports did not increase the cost of the package, alright? Graphics-wise... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    There isn't much to it, but it's a great way to snag another Wii-mote.

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    There isn't much to it, but it's a great way to snag another Wii-mote.

    Wii Play is a great way to get a new controller and to become familiar with some of the Wiimote's functions. You can learn to use the controller in all it's dimensions and some basic button functions as well. I was sur... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    simplistic gaming bliss

    Bubble Bobble

    simplistic gaming bliss

    You spit ze bubbles, you pop ze bubbles, und you hop on ze bubbles. That is it, for 200+ levels (bonus stages included). But I loved it. It's even better when one plays with someone of equal skill and immaturity. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Classical D&D role playing that is actually fun!

    Neverwinter Nights

    Classical D&D role playing that is actually fun!

    First, it must be known that I never was into D&D. I don't like playing dice games in general, mostly because I lose the damn things and then step on it later, fall, and crack my lumbar vertebra. Gasp, I haven't ev... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.9
    Daddy likey!

    Super Mario 64

    Daddy likey!

    Super Mario 64 may be one of the most genuinely FUN games ever made. The only system I ever preordered, or ever will preorder, was the N64 and that was based solely on the screenshots for Mario 64. When it arrived and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    An excellent game, but only for those who have played its predecessor.

    Kingdom Hearts II

    An excellent game, but only for those who have played its predecessor.

    I have a lot of criticism for this game, but I must make clear that I loved it regardless. The story is fantastic and the characters therein lovable. Let me just hit the major good points first. 1- Enhanced gameplay... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    You can always count on Namco for a great fighter.

    SoulCalibur II

    You can always count on Namco for a great fighter.

    I have been in love with this series since I first played Soul Edge in the arcade. This was the first SC game I owned, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Though they haven't been updated much since the Dreamcast (may ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Code: Veronica is an astonishingly well-done accession to the Resident Evil universe.

    BioHazard: Code Veronica (Limited Edition)

    Code: Veronica is an astonishingly well-done accession to the Resident Evil universe.

    I knew that Code: Veronica was going to be good when I bought it, but I never knew it would completely change my perception of Capcom's potential. This Resident Evil game is technically the 4th installment of the RE ser... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.7
    Disappointing.

    Out of This World

    Disappointing.

    Let me walk you through my impressions in sequence: -oooh, nice smooth graphics -story seems intriguing -controls sure do suck -music? -okay, being killed by the beast is now just stupid -why can't this... Read Full Review

    2 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    RE2 stands out in my mind as one of the most terrifying games ever.

    Resident Evil 2

    RE2 stands out in my mind as one of the most terrifying games ever.

    When that arm burst through the boarded up window just after you enter the police station, I screamed and nearly wet myself. Capcom did such a fine job of creating a creepy, nigh-hopeless scenario that many times I did,... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful