User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.02/10

Total of 133 user reviews spread across 133 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    New Super Mario Bros comes to 3DS with golden power-ups and an obsession on coin collecting.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    New Super Mario Bros comes to 3DS with golden power-ups and an obsession on coin collecting.

    Hmm where to start. Im pretty sure everyone knows how Mario games work these days and NSMB2 is no exception. The remade side scroller series gets a sequel on 3DS. What is new? Nothing. Except for an obsession with coin c... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Hailing back to the original Digimon World, Re: Digitize combines an RPG/Adventure game with monster-raising elements.

    Digimon World Re:Digitize

    Hailing back to the original Digimon World, Re: Digitize combines an RPG/Adventure game with monster-raising elements.

    Gameplay 8- Playing Re: Digitize is pretty straight forward. Unlike the first game you more or less progress in the story by visiting the various areas in sequence. As if you try to go out of order there will either be d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Magic 2013 builds on the previous two games with more decks and more opponents, but it is more of the same.

    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

    Magic 2013 builds on the previous two games with more decks and more opponents, but it is more of the same.

    Gameplay 8- Im going to assume that people interested in Magic 2013 either know how to play the card game or have done the tutorials to learn. M13 follows the standard rules of the game and pits you against AI opponents ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Twisted Metal arrives on the PS3, and... well I would play online, if it worked.

    Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal arrives on the PS3, and... well I would play online, if it worked.

    Gameplay C Twisted Metal features car combat, destructible terrain, and many bugs which detract from the fun. There are three stories to play through which will pit you in various car arenas, races, and against bosses... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Mario takes the leap to 3D with screen depth, yet this is still the same game with added tweaks.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Mario takes the leap to 3D with screen depth, yet this is still the same game with added tweaks.

    Gameplay C+ > I consider myself a Mario fan and have been since the NES, but Im starting to feel like this constant re-release and tweaking of Mario Bros 3 or Mario World is getting old. In typical fashion a certain some... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Mario Kart returns in another great sequel, but other than new tracks and characters its virutally the same game.

    Mario Kart 7

    Mario Kart returns in another great sequel, but other than new tracks and characters its virutally the same game.

    Gameplay 8- Im pretty sure there is little need to go into how to play Mario Kart, as it is one of Ninty's best-selling franchises. This time around you cruise laps with a higher level of kart customization. Rather than ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Skyrim will last you weeks with its amazing content, graphics, and huge musical score. Get ready for RPG of the year!

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim will last you weeks with its amazing content, graphics, and huge musical score. Get ready for RPG of the year!

    A wagon is rolling down a mountain path and you find yourself chained to it like the other prisoners whom it turns out are on their way to the chopping block for execution. Like previous Elder Scrolls games you are left ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Shadow Zone brings more invizimals into the fray, but it still suffers the same technical problems as its predecessor.

    Invizimals: Shadow Zone

    Shadow Zone brings more invizimals into the fray, but it still suffers the same technical problems as its predecessor.

    Anyone who played the first game will feel instantly at home as it plays exactly the same. It has a new, follow-up story that is slightly more interesting but you are still doing the same thing repeatedly: capture monste... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Follow the tale of Red as he gets involved in more than he bargained for, and ends up having to save the world.

    Solatorobo: Sore kara Coda e

    Follow the tale of Red as he gets involved in more than he bargained for, and ends up having to save the world.

    Gameplay 9- Im pretty sure you have heard this before: hero X goes on a quest to stop Y from unleashing Z on the world. Though this is where the standard RPG story cliches end. The story of Solatorobo is actually one of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Fox and team return in this 3D remake of the N64 original.

    Star Fox 64 3D

    Fox and team return in this 3D remake of the N64 original.

    "Do a barrel roll!" is perhaps one of the more memorable phrases in gaming. Most older gamers will recognize this as Peppy's catchphrase from the Star Fox games. SF 64 is pretty much just a port of the original, with som... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The king of SRPGs returns, dood!

    Makai Senki Disgaea 4

    The king of SRPGs returns, dood!

    The Disgaea games have always been a part of a rather niche kind of genre; the strategy RPG, you know the ones that once in a blue moon you happen to see one at a used game store. A Promise Unforgotten sticks to the seri... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Fantastic Pets is a decent pet sim game like Kinectimals with a lot more pet customization, but less content.

    Fantastic Pets

    Fantastic Pets is a decent pet sim game like Kinectimals with a lot more pet customization, but less content.

    Gameplay 6- Rather than travel from area to area like the kitty-sim game, in Pets you earn gems by playing various minigames and doing basic pet maintenance; such as feeding the right choice of food for the animal, brush... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Okami arrives on the DS. This time you play as Ammy's son to save the world.

    Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou

    Okami arrives on the DS. This time you play as Ammy's son to save the world.

    Gameplay 8- Considering that Okami is my all-time favorite game and one by which I compare other games to for review scores I am at a bit of a conundrum. I love everything about Okami-den, but it feels smaller, scaled-do... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Atelier comes to PS3, and the best way I can describe the game is a long 'Ehhhh...'

    Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi

    Atelier comes to PS3, and the best way I can describe the game is a long 'Ehhhh...'

    Gameplay 6- Past Atelier games had an involving story to go along with the alchemy- the item crafting system in this game- however Rorona has just a simple plot: Your shop is going to be shut down by the kingdom because ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The third Blue Dragon game changes the formula yet again, this time to real-time combat RPG.

    Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu

    The third Blue Dragon game changes the formula yet again, this time to real-time combat RPG.

    Following in the story of the Xbox 360 game, and to a lesser extent, the first DS game, you awaken and find yourself in a new place. Something has happened, everyone's ability to use shadows has been mysteriously taken a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    DQ6 finally arrives in the States after 15 years, how does it stack up to it's predecessors?<br />

    Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi

    DQ6 finally arrives in the States after 15 years, how does it stack up to it's predecessors?<br />

    Dragon Quest VI released back in Japan in 1995 as a 100$-priced game and sold very well. And now other regions are finally able to give this game a go. Following in the very close footsteps of IV and V, VI has you taking... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    MvC returns to be one of this gen's premier fighters, yet due to the lack of game modes it stumbles a little bit.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

    MvC returns to be one of this gen's premier fighters, yet due to the lack of game modes it stumbles a little bit.

    Gameplay 8- This game may not have the pages and pages of move lists and combos like Tekken and SoulCalibur do, but it doesnt really need them. The beauty in the gameplay lies with how you can pull off things with a rela... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    DK is back for another full adventure. Hailing back to the SNES games, this is one of the Wii's best platformers.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns

    DK is back for another full adventure. Hailing back to the SNES games, this is one of the Wii's best platformers.

    For those of you that have not been able to play the DK trio on SNES, this game is a good idea on what they were like. Donkey's banana hoard has been stolen, accept this time its not the Kremlings, it's a bunch of strang... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    They havent made games like this for years. Nostalia at it's best, though it is a direct port of the original All Stars.

    Super Mario All-Stars (Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Limited Edition)

    They havent made games like this for years. Nostalia at it's best, though it is a direct port of the original All Stars.

    Rather than spend time describing each game (as who has honestly not played these classics) this review is for the overall content and bundle package. Mario All Stars Wii is a direct port of the non-SNES bunbled All S... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Be the dragon and amass as much gold as possible through pillaging and burning.

    Hoard

    Be the dragon and amass as much gold as possible through pillaging and burning.

    Gameplay 7- The controls are simple: left stick to fly around, right stick to burn things, and other buttons are mapped well. What each does is explained in a simple tutorial. The game itself is fun, and has a great mult... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This game has more content for 15$ than many games do at 60$

    Plants vs. Zombies

    This game has more content for 15$ than many games do at 60$

    Zombies are after your brains! Who is going to come to your defense? Your plants! There are dozens of plants available to suit your tastes, each one offering something different. There are also lots of kinds of zombies w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Monster Rancher makes its long awaited return, though its not as good as I was hoping.

    Monster Farm DS 2: Yomigaeru! Master Breeder Densetsu

    Monster Rancher makes its long awaited return, though its not as good as I was hoping.

    Gameplay 5- Being a huge MR fan since the very beginning I find this game hard to understand at times. On one hand, the breeding and training aspect- along with the missions called 'Drills' or 'Errantry' where you go to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Take what you know about Oblivion, add in post-war D.C. and take out the fantasy stuff.

    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    Take what you know about Oblivion, add in post-war D.C. and take out the fantasy stuff.

    As the review caption states, anyone that has spent a good amount of time with Oblivion should feel right at home here. Due to the game being made by Bethesda, the two play very similarly; one has swords and magic, and F... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Sparkster returns after a long hiatus.

    Rocket Knight

    Sparkster returns after a long hiatus.

    Gameplay 7- Hailing back to the platformers of old, Rocket Knight Sparkster returns with a 3D remake. Is it your typical game of this genre- collect powerups and items for points- with a jet pack twist. Graphics 8- Wh... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    MH3 is hands down the best online Wii experience. And best game in the series to boot.

    Monster Hunter 3

    MH3 is hands down the best online Wii experience. And best game in the series to boot.

    Gameplay 10- for every complaint I had with Freedom Unite, Tri fixes almost all of them: finally the camera is easy to control (with a Classic Controller), the learning and difficulty curves are both smoother and not as ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    MagnaCarta 2 has every RPG cliche in the book, and takes a long time to get going, but is quite rewarding in the end.

    MagnaCarta II

    MagnaCarta 2 has every RPG cliche in the book, and takes a long time to get going, but is quite rewarding in the end.

    Lanzaim is in need of saving. Doomseeds are falling once again, draining the magic that people use for everyday life- called Kan- away. Journey through the land to stop the Seedfall and discover exactly what is going on ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Mario returns in yet another remake of the genre he started.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Mario returns in yet another remake of the genre he started.

    Seeing as we all pretty much know the relationship between Mario and his nemesis, there is little reason to discuss story here. Once again Nintendo proves that tried and true gameplay with a new coat of paint can pull o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    LBP is a platformer with realistic physics, and do-it-yourself level building.

    LittleBigPlanet

    LBP is a platformer with realistic physics, and do-it-yourself level building.

    Enter Sackboy. A charming knitted character that is the star of the LBP game. He is customizable with lots and lots of costumes. Gameplay 8- If you have played a platformer in your life then this game will feel very f... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Tekken takes the stage once again with a new iteration on current consoles.

    Tekken 6

    Tekken takes the stage once again with a new iteration on current consoles.

    For fans of the series and Tekken vets, there is little to explain here. For newbies, Tekken is one of the most popular fighting franchises since it began, and the combat is very deep if you spend the time and effort to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This puzzle game may be the best $7 spent on the PSN

    Critter Crunch

    This puzzle game may be the best $7 spent on the PSN

    Control an animal named 'Biggs' and use the food chain to feed smaller bugs to bigger ones, make them pop, eat their guts (crystals) and feed yourself and your kids. Gameplay 9- What starts out as a zany puzzle game q... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Blue Dragon goes from classic RPG to an RTS game in this sequel. Fans of the first should give Plus at least a look.

    Blue Dragon Plus

    Blue Dragon goes from classic RPG to an RTS game in this sequel. Fans of the first should give Plus at least a look.

    Plus continues the story where the original Blue Dragon left off. This game plays very differently than the first, at least for combat. I'm also a bit surprised at the move to the DS as I miss the sweet graphics the firs... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Travel through ancient Japan and follow your destiny to collect the ultimate sword.

    Oboro Muramasa

    Travel through ancient Japan and follow your destiny to collect the ultimate sword.

    With Muramasa there are two campaigns to play and two difficulty settings, and you can switch between these pretty much whenever you want. To get some of the best swords playing both character's stories is required as th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mario takes his adventure to the galactic level, and is one of the best Super Mario games ever.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Mario takes his adventure to the galactic level, and is one of the best Super Mario games ever.

    For anyone that has played Mario 64 this will feel very similar. Enter a level and collect a star then return to the 'world' map. Bowser is back to his old tricks, and Peach gets taken once again. Gameplay 10- The who... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    New Traveler is a solid RPG on PSP, though it does little to distinguish itself from the rest of the roleplaying genre.

    Brave Story: Aratanaru Tabibito

    New Traveler is a solid RPG on PSP, though it does little to distinguish itself from the rest of the roleplaying genre.

    Your friend falls ill mysteriously, the only way to save her? Hop into a magical fantasy world, get some allies, and go on a quest to retrieve the power needed for the task, and learn about yourself along the way. Gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The PSP's hottest title in Japan comes Stateside. Was it worth the wait?

    Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G

    The PSP's hottest title in Japan comes Stateside. Was it worth the wait?

    Freedom 2 gets an update with some much-needed tweaks. However there are still a few issues. Gameplay 9- This is one of the first games I can say that I both really like, and also get really emo at and still come away... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    While the game looks great, it falls flat in just about every other area.

    Turok

    While the game looks great, it falls flat in just about every other area.

    You crash land on a different world that Earth, most of the ship's crew is dead, and so begins a fight for survival against the natives and the planet's dinosaur inhabitants. Gameplay 5- Turok is your typical run and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Not as bad as people make it out to be

    Crystal Defenders

    Not as bad as people make it out to be

    For those who complain that this tower defense game has no story, no reward for playing it, no graphics, etc; get over yourself. Since when has any game in this genre had a story, killer graphics or the like? Monsters... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An excellent blend of eye-candy, gameplay, and challenge.

    Big Bang Mini

    An excellent blend of eye-candy, gameplay, and challenge.

    Big Bang Mini is not your typical puzzler. You move around this little 'ship' to dodge the incoming fire from the top screen all the while shooting back your own fireworks to destory the enemies and collect their stars t... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Get your groove on!

    DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution

    Get your groove on!

    This is the game that got me into Dance Dance. Those first few days where I could barely get any of the steps right was an interesting challenge. Not only is this game and this series a good way to play a game, but its a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Use your special mask to 'jack' monsters to defeat your enemies. A title that is quirky yet funny.

    Crash of the Titans

    Use your special mask to 'jack' monsters to defeat your enemies. A title that is quirky yet funny.

    Dr Cortex, and his niece are at it once again. This time using collars to mutate Whumpa Island's animals into huge mutants! Fear not, for with Aku Aku's help you can ride and control said mutants and use them to defeat o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful