User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 50 user ratings spread across 50 releases
Gamers today live in an age of deep narratives, complex undertones, and games that take themselves extremely seriously. None of these things are inherently bad; they have helped drive the industry forward and lifted gam... Read Full Review1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
The Darkness II
No amount of blood or nudity can change the fact that The Darkness 2 is little more than a mediocre shooter.
If I had to pick another entertainment product that The Darkness2 most resembles in spirit, I'd have to go with the Saw series. Like those films, it is poorly handled and not particularly intelligent in its design, but ... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
I decided that I hated "interactive story experiences" when I played Heavy Rain back in 2010, though not for the reasons that you may expect. I didn't have a problem with the slow, narrative-based structure. I had no i... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Reckoning may not be able to stand with the genre's best quite yet, but it's an excellent RPG all the same.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is not Skyrim. There, I said it. There have been innumerable comparisons drawn between the two games since several months before Reckoning's release, but now that I have the title in hand ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Batman: Arkham City is another solid effort by Rocksteady even if it can't quite live up to Arkham Asylum.
There's been a lot of chatter about Batman: Arkham City lately. Most of it is deserved, but is it the greatest comic book game ever made? More importantly, is it better than Arkham Asylum? I'd have to say no on both acco... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
I hated the first two Resistance games. I found them to be bland, uninspired, and trite. Needless to say, I wasn't very excited for Resistance 3. In fact, I was bracing myself for another long, homogenous sci-fi slog ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The original Dead Space caught me off guard back when it was released in 2008. It was one of those titles that I had heard a little about but that hadn't really managed to grab my attention. I picked it up during a slow ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Dead Island is a paradox. It is flawed yet well executed, broken yet infinitely playable, and infuriating yet oddly fun
Dead Island has been on most zombie fans' radar for quite a while thanks in no small part to a now infamous trailer that seemed to hold the game up as a new kind of zombie apocalypse experience. The trailer seemed to im... Read Full Review5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
Alice: Madness Returns
Alice: The Madness Returns does a lot right, but it ultimately falls victim to its own insecurities.
Alice: The Madness Returns is a schizophrenic game, but that isn't due solely to the title's deeply disturbed anti-heroine. It's almost as if the developers felt self-conscious about the often unique and engaging experi... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Every now and then a game comes along that really reminds you just how bad a bad game can be. I think this is a good thing, though, because we as gamers can be a pretty ungrateful, cynical bunch when it comes to our fav... Read Full Review3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Dragon Age 2 is without a doubt the single biggest disappointment of the year so far. BioWare is in trouble.
Dragon Age 2 was one of the top games on my list for 2011. I loved the first one despite its flaws, and over the years I have developed a deep respect for BioWare and their masterful storytelling and usually brilliant ga... Read Full Review9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex has long been a major name in gaming. The first game in the series was a landmark of gaming innovation when it released back in 2000; its mix of action, stealth, and RPG elements was skillfully coupled with one ... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction Armageddon manages to improve on the best parts of the series, but some may find it lacking in content.
Red Faction has been around in one form or another for a very long time. From the first highly acclaimed Half-Life clone to the more recent third person Guerilla, the series has survived all manner of changes in both the... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
It has been a long, hot summer for everyone this year. Unfortunately, it's been especially long for gamers. It seems like nothing of interest has really released for several months now, leaving most of us nothing decent ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The first Infamous never really grabbed my attention. It was a great game in concept, but the bland environments, repetitive mission structure, and lack of enemy variety kept me from ever being able to wholeheartedly co... Read Full Review4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
This year is slam packed with more major AAA releases than any in recent memory. We are being bombarded with entry after entry in nearly every major franchise, and it's only fair to have high expectations given the stron... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Brink is a perfect example of a game that promises the world and delivers next to nothing. It is an utter failure.
By all accounts, Brink looked good. It seemed like a new, fresh take on a genre that, let's face it, has been done very nearly to death. Team-based objective combat, unique visual style, and awesome parkour system that a... Read Full Review6 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
OF: Red River is fantastic. It's not perfect, but nothing on consoles can rival its authentic, tactical gameplay.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising was a love or hate experience. Some gamers, myself included, revelled in the unforgiving realism, wide open tactical gameplay, and focus on teamwork and planning. Others--perhaps the... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
DiRT 3 tries hard to stand out, but it ultimately winds up falling short of its predecessor's excellence.
Let me begin by saying that DiRT 3 is an excellent racing title. It is far better than the glut of Need for Speeds that are heaped upon us year after year, and for that reason alone it deserves some recognition. Unfor... Read Full Review7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
Honest Hearts may not be the most complete DLC ever released, but it is still a fascinating and unique expansion.
It's been a while since I've wandered the wasteland of Fallout: New Vegas. After over 100 hours with the game, I figured I'd seen and done just about every possible thing that the it had to offer. As amazing as the exp... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)
Simultaneously infuriating and compelling, Dead Money is an example of a great story crippled by questionable design.
I'm torn about Dead Money. As the first major expansion for Fallout: New Vegas, it promises an epic journey to the mythical Sierra Madre Casino. Instead, it winds up being an exercise in frustration that shines in cert... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
You know, I wasn't going to write a review for this one just because I thought it spoke for itself, but I have now read several that mention "repetitive gameplay" and graphics that "aren't that good", so now I feel oblig... Read Full Review2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Killzone 3 is a fantastic shooter; anyone who says otherwise has either not played it or is simply trolling.
Let's get one thing straight right away: KIllzone 3 is a fantastic shooter and anyone that says otherwise either has extremely odd taste or is just downright trolling. It is far from perfect, but its good certainly outwe... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
I'm going to put this bluntly. Bulletstorm is not good. It's not even decent. It's downright bad, and I find the ludicrously high critic scores for it to be compelling evidence of a disturbing trend of lauding big games ... Read Full Review3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is the best download-only arcade/PS store game that I've played this generation in terms of content for dollar. Frankly, I'm a little confused about the professional review scores - they seem to... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Archaic, dull, and frustrating. Those are the three adjectives that best sum up Demon's Souls. Welcome back to the 90s
Archaic, dull, and frustrating. Those are the three adjectives that best sum up Demon's Souls, a game that seems to scoff at nearly every advancement made in gaming over the last decade. Instead of conforming to moder... Read Full Review23 of 68 users found the following review helpful
I recently ordered Midnight Club L.A. from Gamefly because I am in dire need of a new arcade racer after finishing NFS Undercover (which wasn't all that good). A friend recommended it to me, and I figured it was worth a... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
I recently ordered Resistance 2 from Gamefly and, judging from all the great reviews I have been seeing, I was really looking forward to taking it for a spin. Unfortunately, I have been misled. The game is not bad, but... Read Full Review5 of 16 users found the following review helpful