User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.16/10

Total of 53 user reviews spread across 53 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    140-word Review

    140

    140-word Review

    Imagine a world of only two dimensions: length and height. Color that world with neon shades, sharp geometric landscapes and bind it together with minimalistic tech-house music. A world of stark beauty and remarkable sim... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A New Breed of Racer for the Portable - The Real 'Revo' is DiRT 2.

    DiRT 2

    A New Breed of Racer for the Portable - The Real 'Revo' is DiRT 2.

    A deeply misunderstood game, DiRT 2 proves two things to the PSP owner: the unit itself is still a capable machine, and that console releases can be compressed into a playable and technically accomplished PSP title. Much... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    As an RPG adventure game, it is superb; as a video game, it is sublime; as a technical achievement, it is brilliant.

    Xenoblade

    As an RPG adventure game, it is superb; as a video game, it is sublime; as a technical achievement, it is brilliant.

    'Xenos' is a Greek word meaning "stranger" or "alien", and it is true in the best sense that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed a stranger in a strange land – sitting at the end of the Wii's diminishing software library quie... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Ys Seven is a colourful and magical looking game, with a heavy focus on the action and real-time battling itself.

    Ys Seven

    Ys Seven is a colourful and magical looking game, with a heavy focus on the action and real-time battling itself.

    From the opening scenes, we can tell that there has been quite a bit of care put into the sense of a fantastic adventure; the wide vista of the deep blue sea, floating a modest wooden ship hints at a game with scope and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    For those looking for a simplified Final Fantasy experience, I can think of no better alternative.

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

    For those looking for a simplified Final Fantasy experience, I can think of no better alternative.

    We control Layle, a young all-American type teenager with telekinesis powers provided to him by crystal power. What is crystal power? It's something that crystal bearers (which there are several of in the game) have with... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Set Sail in a Sea of Space...

    Star Ocean: First Departure

    Set Sail in a Sea of Space...

    I think it was science-fiction author J. G. Ballard who wrote that the ocean signified memory, while space symbolises the unconscious. As poetic and thoughtful as this may be, could this combination of these two realms i... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Fast, Colourful, Imaginative and Difficult.

    Sonic and the Secret Rings

    Fast, Colourful, Imaginative and Difficult.

    The inspiration for this Sonic title is that of the Arabian Nights, and this is clear right from the title screen. We are presented with a distinct Middle Eastern flavour for this game, and it's marriage with Sonic and h... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    House of the Dead: Overkill attempts to continue the tradition of SEGA's gory gun games.

    The House of the Dead: Overkill

    House of the Dead: Overkill attempts to continue the tradition of SEGA's gory gun games.

    House of the Dead: Overkill attempts to continue the tradition of SEGA's gory gun games. Typically, players take on the role of a plainclothes agent in an attempt to stop the mega-lo-maniac intentions of a global corpora... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Those looking for a revolution of the Grand Theft Auto tradition, GTAIV may not be quite for you.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Those looking for a revolution of the Grand Theft Auto tradition, GTAIV may not be quite for you.

    Those looking for a revolution of the Grand Theft Auto tradition, GTAIV may not be quite for you. But for those that who crave the logical extension from GTAIII (Vice City and San Andreas included), this title is bound t... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    John Carmack is your Dungeon Master.

    Orcs & Elves

    John Carmack is your Dungeon Master.

    *"Those who make up this realm are unique, with potential unlike any in all the known Universe…" Long-time fans of id software may be surprised that such a relatively small-scale production such as Orcs & Elves would ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Boring content, dull mystery, little gameplay wrapped in pretension.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Boring content, dull mystery, little gameplay wrapped in pretension.

    I'm not sure why I chose this game out of the (now extensive) DS library, but having done so, and having managed to complete the adventure, I now feel compelled to write about my experience with this gray-scale draw-and-... Read Full Review

    4 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    There aren't many games out there that "D: DoC" can be compared to.

    Disaster: Day of Crisis

    There aren't many games out there that "D: DoC" can be compared to.

    Luckily for me and anyone else who follows these reviews (thank you!), the region I live in has had the release of the game "Disaster: Day of Crisis". The cover with its hand-drawn sepia-tone art is only a vague suggesti... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Doing things the White way.

    Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip

    Doing things the White way.

    Reviewer's Note: All of the below applies to the Wii remote method of control exclusively, (no balance-board considerations where made in this review). Normally, I worry a little when I pick a title from Ubisoft. Why ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For those that dream of flying...

    NiGHTS: Hoshi Furu Yoru no Monogatari

    For those that dream of flying...

    Beautifully rendered cut-scenes welcome players to this game. Through them, we are introduced to a modern London-type city as well as the two protagonists of the game: a boy named Will, and a girl named Helen. They are b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Improperly regarded as the best in the series.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3

    Improperly regarded as the best in the series.

    Having completely missed this title at the time, (I was busy playing my Super Nintendo), this Genesis (or Megadrive, as it was called in my region) title has a great reputation, and was surely worth investigating for my ... Read Full Review

    4 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    3D-Racing Began Here.

    Wild Trax

    3D-Racing Began Here.

    In a preliminary and ground-breaking move from the two-dimensional racing-game, a racing title named "Stunt Race FX" explored new possibilities with the use of the 16-bit "FX chip", (previously made famous by a game abou... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Does Squad-command and exploration add or detract from this entry in the series?

    Medal of Honor: European Assault

    Does Squad-command and exploration add or detract from this entry in the series?

    I've always found the intimidating and worryingly large list of 'Historic First-person Shooter' games pretty confusing. You can only assume that like any other sub-genre you care to name, there are great successes and eq... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    It's a landmark title, but I'm not likely to ever try to take on the Empire in THIS particular Star Wars release again.

    Super Star Wars

    It's a landmark title, but I'm not likely to ever try to take on the Empire in THIS particular Star Wars release again.

    Lucasarts and JVC (two of the most respected entertainment brands of the time), teamed up to make an important entry into the Star Wars series. I'm no longer a Star Wars "enthusiast", but let's just say that back in 1992... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Does Buster Fill Bugs' Shoes?

    Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!

    Does Buster Fill Bugs' Shoes?

    Buster, a blue and white bunny (and I suppose a vague descendant of Bugs), stars in this game based on the cartoon, which is in turn based on the classic Looney Tunes masterpieces. These pint-sized mascots represent a ne... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Drac's Back So Give 'Im A Whack!

    Akumajou Dracula

    Drac's Back So Give 'Im A Whack!

    If you've ever wondered what thrashing an un-dead Count with a long, flexible chain feels like, then maybe this game is for you. In the grand tradition of Bram Stoker's horror classic, Simon Belmont takes it upon himself... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    "The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle".

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    "The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle".

    Your "call of duty" in this instance, is opposing some sort of terrorist plot. (I must admit, I never really paid much attention to the premise), and you play as an anonymous solider throughout the handful of missions th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Can Fox Survive Out Of His Element?

    Star Fox: Assault

    Can Fox Survive Out Of His Element?

    Starfox Assault was released in the golden years of the Gamecubes life – the console, lazing by the pool with the odd game of shuffle-board, was handed this energetic and colourful title as it was winding down in its ret... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A Silly Spin-off, Or A Metroid Masterpiece In It's Own Right?

    Metroid Prime Pinball (w/Rumble Pak)

    A Silly Spin-off, Or A Metroid Masterpiece In It's Own Right?

    Few games cross the genre divide without losing some sort of vital elements. Sonic Spinball for example, undoubtedly inspired by Sonic's quasi ball-like nature, was not really the best Sonic game, nor was it the best pin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Game Designers Take Note: It Pays To Innovate.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Game Designers Take Note: It Pays To Innovate.

    Now that some of the glitter-dust has faded, and Mario Galaxy has had time to be played (and played again) in isolation of the heavy promotion and media hype, I think now is a good time to see what this games impact has ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Does the "Harvest Moon" Wax or Wane?

    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

    Does the "Harvest Moon" Wax or Wane?

    This title sees you play as a solitary boy who has, out of nowhere, inherited a farm. From day one, it is your responsibility to care for the property and animals and somehow make a profit. Essentially, this title is a r... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Does this game, twelve years after release, still hold water?

    Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski (Rumble Pak Version)

    Does this game, twelve years after release, still hold water?

    In 1992, Shigeru Miyamoto would have to wait another four years for his concept of an accurate 3D jet ski racer to come alive. "Wave Race", (the top-view racer released for the Gameboy) was a only a vague hint at what wo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Can "Blue Storm" Improve On It's 64-bit Cousin?

    Wave Race: Blue Storm

    Can "Blue Storm" Improve On It's 64-bit Cousin?

    Right from the very moment this game boots up, you can sense that an astounding amount of technical detail and effort has been made for this title. As far as launch titles, go, this has got to be one of the most perfecte... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Ever had that dream where you kick butt in a pair of rollerblades? Then read on...

    Bare Knuckle II: Shitou no Chinkon Uta

    Ever had that dream where you kick butt in a pair of rollerblades? Then read on...

    So, who do you feel like playing as? Max, Axel, Blaze, or Skate? The choice has it's temptations, and I'm sure each fan of this game has their favourite. And that is understandable as they all have their offerings. Max i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Inter-galactic War As Imagined By Hudson In 1992!

    Soldier Blade

    Inter-galactic War As Imagined By Hudson In 1992!

    The title "Soldier Blade" conjures up a particular image for me. But this image (a commando with a samurai-sword!) is quickly dispelled as soon as the title-screen boots up. For only a fool would think that this game is ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    What Bully Teaches Can't Be Learnt In School!

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    What Bully Teaches Can't Be Learnt In School!

    A semi-negligent mother is your first of many enemies in this game. She, along with her new boyfriend or step-dad seem to take pleasure in dumping you at the notorious "Bullworth Academy" for what will be a long time ind... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Can this Strategy-Role-Playing-Game please the most demanding audience in video gaming?

    Luminous Arc

    Can this Strategy-Role-Playing-Game please the most demanding audience in video gaming?

    Within moments of starting your new game, players are thrown into a religious discussion. We see a Pope-like figure and one of his cronies discussing their God, power and the struggle of the church. All the while, we are... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The "Fighting First" wants YOU!

    Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

    The "Fighting First" wants YOU!

    Activision ask players, yet again, to take up arms and hit the many battlefields of World War II. This time, we're specifically recruited into the historic 1st Infantry Division; the "Big Red One" of the game's subtitle.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    It seems, like in many film-to-game titles, that they nailed the details while letting the core experience slip.

    Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren & Stimpy

    It seems, like in many film-to-game titles, that they nailed the details while letting the core experience slip.

    To play as Ren & Stimpy would surely have excited fans of the show, and, after switching this one on, I'm sure the production values (which are surprisingly high), would of kept that excitement alive for a while - well, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The Four Food Groups: Goombas, Boos, Bloopers & Piranha-plants.

    Mario & Yoshi

    The Four Food Groups: Goombas, Boos, Bloopers & Piranha-plants.

    "Yoshi", or "Mario & Yoshi" depending on your region, is a single-screen puzzle game built with simplistically drawn sprites. You take control of Mario (well, his torso and arms at least) and begin your (never-ending) pr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    This games value doesn't lay in any of the new features. It's replay value comes from the simple round of golf.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

    This games value doesn't lay in any of the new features. It's replay value comes from the simple round of golf.

    This game seems to have completely slipped off the radar. I thought, when I bought this, that I was part of a growing Gamecube golfing community. I now see that I was wrong - and, not only that, but I chose the black-she... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Mini-game and arcade-mode lovers be warned - this game offers nothing but straight, sensible golf.

    True Swing Golf

    Mini-game and arcade-mode lovers be warned - this game offers nothing but straight, sensible golf.

    The Wii, and to a lesser extent the DS, as of this date, are yet to be graced by Golf title that truly makes expert use of the motion-control and touch-control respectively. "True Swing Golf", or "Touch Golf - Birdie Cha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Ninja in New York? This Has Got To Be Good...

    Ninja Ryukenden GB

    A Ninja in New York? This Has Got To Be Good...

    "Ninja Gaiden Shadow" really is a Gameboy classic. This game (released in 1991) is a great little portable adventure, and upholds the legendary quality that the Ninja Gaiden series is renowned for. Of course, you play as... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Seeing as "Galaga" on the NES is 500 Wii points, this is by far a much better deal for 600 Wii points...

    Galaga '88

    Seeing as "Galaga" on the NES is 500 Wii points, this is by far a much better deal for 600 Wii points...

    "Galaga '90", A Turbografix game made available on the Wii Shop Channel, is actually the fourth game in the "Galaxian/Galaga" series. It is an out-and-out vertical-scrolling shooter, and is available for 600 Wii points. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For Interested Golf-sim Fans, This Is A Nice Trip Into The Past, Although It Feels A Little Bit Like You're In Limbo...

    Pebble Beach no Hotou

    For Interested Golf-sim Fans, This Is A Nice Trip Into The Past, Although It Feels A Little Bit Like You're In Limbo...

    "True Golf Classics: Pebble Beach Golf Links ", apart from being one of the longest-named games on the Super NES, is one of the few golf games ever released on this system. As far as I can find, there are only six or sev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Very "A-PEEL-ing"...

    Donkey Kong Land

    Very "A-PEEL-ing"...

    This Gameboy title "Donkey Kong Land", is a version specifically made for this platform. Note the title is not "Donkey Kong Country", but "-Land" instead. What you find inside this cartridge (it's a bright banana-yellow ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful