User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.14/10

Total of 61 user reviews spread across 61 releases

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  • User Rating 7
    Despite its flaws, web-slinging around New York City in the Black Spider-Man Suit is just plain fun.

    Spider-Man 3

    Rated on September 16, 2007 by tbui54

    Despite its flaws, web-slinging around New York City in the Black Spider-Man Suit is just plain fun.

    THE GOOD: Lengthier adventure than previous games, nice visuals, challenging boss fights, and fun web-slinging action. THE BAD: Weak combat system, bad camera angles, and sluggish frame rates. S...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    If anything, play The Darkness for its intriguing story and superb visuals.

    The Darkness

    Rated on September 09, 2007 by tbui54

    If anything, play The Darkness for its intriguing story and superb visuals.

    THE GOOD: Impressive graphics, engrossing story, well-developed characters, excellent voice acting, insane violence and gore. THE BAD: Too easy, tedious traveling, and little replay value. The D...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Sigma is the latest and greatest Ninja Gaiden, but not without some flaws.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Rated on August 25, 2007 by tbui54

    Sigma is the latest and greatest Ninja Gaiden, but not without some flaws.

    THE GOOD: Sharp visuals, superb combat, a vast variety of weapons, and excellent soundtrack. THE BAD: Frequent Loading Zones, choppy frame rates, unimproved CGI cut-scenes, and a shallow story. ...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a smart and mysterious caper that proves looks can be deceiving.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Rated on March 25, 2007 by tbui54

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a smart and mysterious caper that proves looks can be deceiving.

    THE GOOD: Fantastic visuals. Huge cast of likable characters. Intriguing story with well written dialogue. THE BAD: Puzzles and clues are sometimes overly vague. Traveling around the hotel can be t...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Portrait of Ruin is another successful Castlevania reincarnation.

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

    Rated on March 25, 2007 by tbui54

    Portrait of Ruin is another successful Castlevania reincarnation.

    THE GOOD: Interesting dual-character mechanics. Improved visuals. Various weapons, spells, and items to collect. THE BAD: Not as lengthy or challenging as previous installments. Plot and character ...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Resistance: Fall of Man is an excellent first-person shooter with a satisfying co-op campaign and online multiplayer.

    Resistance: Fall of Man

    Rated on March 18, 2007 by tbui54

    Resistance: Fall of Man is an excellent first-person shooter with a satisfying co-op campaign and online multiplayer.

    THE GOOD: Variety of unique and fun weapons. Interesting plot. Solid co-op campaign and online multiplayer. Amazing post-apocalyptic visuals. THE BAD: Limited special abilities. Campaign is too str...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    Xenosaga Episode 3 is a rewarding experience that delivers a satisfying conclusion to a long and intricate trilogy.

    Xenosaga Episode III: Zarathustra wa Kaku Katariki

    Rated on March 18, 2007 by tbui54

    Xenosaga Episode 3 is a rewarding experience that delivers a satisfying conclusion to a long and intricate trilogy.

    THE GOOD: Fast-paced battles. Excellent music and voice acting. Lengthy adventure that closes all loose ends. THE BAD: Graphics vary throughout the story. Battle system is not as in-depth. Frame ra...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Justice for All didn't get all the special DS treatment like the original, but it's still a very enjoyable title.

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All

    Rated on February 19, 2007 by tbui54

    Justice for All didn't get all the special DS treatment like the original, but it's still a very enjoyable title.

    THE GOOD: Interesting and mysterious cases. Quirky dialogue. The Judge is much more likable. THE BAD: Practically a direct port of the GBA title with no extras or compelling DS functionality. Recyc...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It's an odd game that at times can be a little too silly, but it's still a fun game that takes a good 30+ hours to beat.

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    Rated on February 19, 2007 by tbui54

    It's an odd game that at times can be a little too silly, but it's still a fun game that takes a good 30+ hours to beat.

    THE GOOD: Interesting use of the DS functions. Challenging puzzles. Lengthy adventure. THE BAD: Trial and error formula can get tiresome. Not much replay value. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    DOA4 is certainly one of the best fighting games on the Xbox 360 and the greatest Dead or Alive to date.

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    Rated on January 26, 2007 by tbui54

    DOA4 is certainly one of the best fighting games on the Xbox 360 and the greatest Dead or Alive to date.

    THE GOOD: Diversified cast of fighters. Bright and sharp visuals. Fast gameplay with little loading times. THE BAD: Not fundamentally different from previous iterations. Virtually no story except a...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    It would seem killing zombies over and over again would get old fast, but it never does.

    Dead Rising

    Rated on January 10, 2007 by tbui54

    It would seem killing zombies over and over again would get old fast, but it never does.

    THE GOOD: A lot of great weapons, skills and items. Intense violence and gore. Lengthy quest and satisfying boss fights. THE BAD: Weapons break too easily. Stressful time system. Constant annoying ...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Final Fantasy XII lives up to its name and is a true sequel any RPG enthusiast should play.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Rated on December 28, 2006 by tbui54

    Final Fantasy XII lives up to its name and is a true sequel any RPG enthusiast should play.

    THE GOOD: New fast paced battle engine. Huge cast of likable and interesting characters. Lengthy and satisfying quest. THE BAD: The best weapons, techniques and magic come late game. A lot of walki...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Despite its flaws, Portable Ops looks and feels almost as good as its PS2 predecessors and is definitely worth playing.

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    Rated on December 15, 2006 by tbui54

    Despite its flaws, Portable Ops looks and feels almost as good as its PS2 predecessors and is definitely worth playing.

    THE GOOD: Excellent graphics and audio. Intriguing story. Lengthy quest with a lot of replay value. THE BAD: Hard to control camera system. Sluggish character movement. Somewhat repetitive. Meta...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Disgaea 2 is a really fun RPG. Fans of the first will definitely not be disappointed and the 3 year wait was worth it.

    Makai Senki Disgaea 2

    Rated on October 05, 2006 by tbui54

    Disgaea 2 is a really fun RPG. Fans of the first will definitely not be disappointed and the 3 year wait was worth it.

    THE GOOD: Excellent battle mechanics. Huge selection of creatable characters. Long lasting value. THE BAD: Outdated graphics. Not too different from the first Disgaea. Final boss wasn't as satisfyi...

    11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.4
    Using only the touch screen and stylus is very interesting; however, die-hard Kirby fans will probably be disappointed.

    Touch! Kirby

    Rated on August 29, 2006 by tbui54

    Using only the touch screen and stylus is very interesting; however, die-hard Kirby fans will probably be disappointed.

    THE GOOD: Bright and colorful visuals. Unique use of touch screen. Easy to jump into. THE BAD: Fairly short adventure. Repetitive. Sometimes frustrating. The lovable, pink hero of Dream Land ret...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is a good fighting game that fans of the series should definitely check out.

    Naruto: Narutimate Hero

    Rated on July 24, 2006 by tbui54

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is a good fighting game that fans of the series should definitely check out.

    THE GOOD: Stylish cut scenes and visuals. Variety of items, moves and abilities. THE BAD: Modest amount of characters. Uninteresting story mode. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is an easy to get into fi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    The Minish Cap does not mess with the formula, but it definitely lives up to the Zelda name.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Rated on July 20, 2006 by tbui54

    The Minish Cap does not mess with the formula, but it definitely lives up to the Zelda name.

    THE GOOD: Bright and colorful visuals. Variety of weapons and items. New and classic Zelda gameplay. THE BAD: Short adventure. Lackluster side quests. So many Rupees, but nothing to buy. No Epona. ...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Hitman: Blood Money is a fitting end to the series. It has an engrossing story with fun and addicting game mechanics.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Rated on July 13, 2006 by tbui54

    Hitman: Blood Money is a fitting end to the series. It has an engrossing story with fun and addicting game mechanics.

    THE GOOD: Huge environments. Challenging A.I. Variety of weapons and items. THE BAD: Steep learning curve. Frequent retries. One mishap can foil everything. Hitman: Blood Money is a clever stea...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    If you can get pass Metroid Prime: Hunter's repetitive nature, it's a solid first person shooter.

    Metroid Prime: Hunters

    Rated on July 08, 2006 by tbui54

    If you can get pass Metroid Prime: Hunter's repetitive nature, it's a solid first person shooter.

    THE GOOD: Good and interesting use of the stylus and touchscreen. Extensive multiplayer modes. THE BAD: Repetitive. Lack of story. Recycled bosses. Confusing map designs. Metroid Prime: Hunters ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    New Super Mario Bros. captures the essence of the classic Super Mario Bros. while adding new compelling elements.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    Rated on June 24, 2006 by tbui54

    New Super Mario Bros. captures the essence of the classic Super Mario Bros. while adding new compelling elements.

    THE GOOD: Bright, colorful visuals. Classic Mario Bros. style. Great for quick bursts. THE BAD: Short adventure. No worthwhile multiplayer. Virtually no dialogue or story. Terrible name. New Sup...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Super Mario 64 DS is a good concept that could have been so much better with more responsive controls.

    Super Mario 64 DS

    Rated on June 17, 2006 by tbui54

    Super Mario 64 DS is a good concept that could have been so much better with more responsive controls.

    THE GOOD: Classic game with new content . Nice visuals. Lengthy quest. THE BAD: Awkward controls. Poor camera system. Sometimes frustrating. Super Mario 64 DS has more to offer than the N64 vers...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    Trauma Center is a game like no other, but its hard difficulty hurts its overall appeal.

    Chou Shittou Caduceus

    Rated on June 12, 2006 by tbui54

    Trauma Center is a game like no other, but its hard difficulty hurts its overall appeal.

    THE GOOD: Completely unique game. Interesting use of the stylus. THE BAD: Frustrating surgeries. Frequent retries. Overly difficult. Trauma Center: Under the Knife is one of a kind game that ma...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Legend of Heroes is too average for even the most die hard RPG fans.

    Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy IV: Akai Shizuku

    Rated on June 11, 2006 by tbui54

    Legend of Heroes is too average for even the most die hard RPG fans.

    THE GOOD: Stylish artwork. Lengthy journey. Likable cast of characters. THE BAD: Overall presentation feels lackluster. Confusing map designs. Doesn't really excel in anything. Legend of Heroes:...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Bigger and better than the original.

    X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

    Rated on June 10, 2006 by tbui54

    Bigger and better than the original.

    THE GOOD: Great Multiplayer. Lengthy quest. Improved character selection and powers. THE BAD: Confusing level designs. Frame rate issues. Slightly repetitive. X-Men Legends II improves on the or...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Monster Hunter Freedom is definitely a game that people will either love or hate.

    Monster Hunter Freedom

    Rated on June 09, 2006 by tbui54

    Monster Hunter Freedom is definitely a game that people will either love or hate.

    THE GOOD: Hours of gameplay. Variety of weapons and armor. Impressive visuals. THE BAD: Frequent and long load times. Repetitive. Flawed camera and battle mechanics. Monster Hunter Freedom has ...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It's a good game to play in bursts and the Sudoku alone is worth the $20.

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

    Rated on June 01, 2006 by tbui54

    It's a good game to play in bursts and the Sudoku alone is worth the $20.

    THE GOOD: Easy to pick up and play. Interesting mechanics. Great Sudoku. THE BAD: Doesn't allow for long periods of play. The mini-games can become tiresome. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minut...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    After playing Dawn of Sorrow you understand why there have been so many iterations of this amazing game.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    Rated on May 31, 2006 by tbui54

    After playing Dawn of Sorrow you understand why there have been so many iterations of this amazing game.

    THE GOOD: Old school 2-D side scrolling done well. Responsive controls. Variety of weapons, spells, and abilities. THE BAD: Lack of story, plot, and character development. Mediocre visuals. Cas...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    Ultimate Spider-Man captures all the fun things about being Spider-Man, but its short adventure is only worth renting.

    Ultimate Spider-Man

    Rated on May 26, 2006 by tbui54

    Ultimate Spider-Man captures all the fun things about being Spider-Man, but its short adventure is only worth renting.

    THE GOOD: Sharp looking visuals. Responsive controls. Playing as Spider-Man. THE BAD: Venom levels aren't as fun as they could be. Really really short game. Ultimate Spider-Man is a very fun ga...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Pursuit Force is a game that focuses on skill and reaction time, but isn't recommendable for everyone.

    Pursuit Force

    Rated on May 22, 2006 by tbui54

    Pursuit Force is a game that focuses on skill and reaction time, but isn't recommendable for everyone.

    THE GOOD: Great game to pick up to play in bursts. Pretty exciting to play. THE BAD: Some imprecise controls, frequent load times, and the later missions are extremely difficult. Pursuit Force i...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    MGA 2 is a fun strategic card-battling game that improves on the original and is recommendable to all.

    Metal Gear Acid 2

    Rated on May 20, 2006 by tbui54

    MGA 2 is a fun strategic card-battling game that improves on the original and is recommendable to all.

    THE GOOD: Bright, colorful graphics. Improved battle mechanics. THE BAD: Confusing plot. Lack of online multiplayer. No full voice dialogue. Metal Gear Acid 2 is an improvement to the original i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    It's recommended to just watch the movie rather than play the game.

    Batman Begins

    Rated on May 18, 2006 by tbui54

    It's recommended to just watch the movie rather than play the game.

    Batman Begins is a game that could have been so much better. Gameplay has some interesting mechanics like using the environment to take out enemies, but the game focuses too much on linear stealth ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    X-Men: The Official Game isn't really worth playing; so save your money and go watch the movie.

    X-Men: The Official Game

    Rated on May 18, 2006 by tbui54

    X-Men: The Official Game isn't really worth playing; so save your money and go watch the movie.

    X-Men: The Official Game is yet another poorly made game based on a movie. GAMEPLAY is quite repetitive and often too difficult. The game offers 3 playable X-Men (Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Icema...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    Lost Magic has some charm, but it is too full of annoyances and frustration to be highly recommended.

    Lost Magic

    Rated on May 04, 2006 by tbui54

    Lost Magic has some charm, but it is too full of annoyances and frustration to be highly recommended.

    Lost Magic is one of the few DS games that is completely dependent on the stylus. It's an interesting game, but has many flaws. GAMEPLAY is fair. The stylus is used at all times in order to command...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Resident Evil is a vast improvement of the original, and there are plenty of reasons to relive the horror.

    Resident Evil

    Rated on May 04, 2006 by tbui54

    Resident Evil is a vast improvement of the original, and there are plenty of reasons to relive the horror.

    Resident Evil is a remake that improves on everything the original did so well. Gameplay is just plain fun. New puzzles and super zombies make the game feel less of a copy, and more like a whole ne...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Original story and interesting game mechanics, but poor controls and subpar graphics on the PS2 bring this game down.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Rated on May 01, 2006 by tbui54

    Original story and interesting game mechanics, but poor controls and subpar graphics on the PS2 bring this game down.

    Indigo Prophecy has a very good story and plot. Graphics, however, are just not that great on the PS2. I haven't played it on the PC or Xbox, but from the pictures online they look WAY better. Defi...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    It makes for a great rental and is more enjoyable than a lot of the other Batman games.

    Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu

    Rated on April 29, 2006 by tbui54

    It makes for a great rental and is more enjoyable than a lot of the other Batman games.

    Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu is probably the best Batman game out. Gameplay is where it's at. This is a fun game to play with a friend since it allows for great co-op action. Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    It's a classic for so many reasons, and if it weren't for Resident Evil, survival horror wouldn't be the same.

    Resident Evil (Value)

    Rated on April 29, 2006 by tbui54

    It's a classic for so many reasons, and if it weren't for Resident Evil, survival horror wouldn't be the same.

    Resident Evil paves the way for the action adventure genre. Gameplay is great. Being able to choose your character determines how the game is played. Each path is different and in order to experie...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    The game can become very frustrating during the last few hours, but it only makes completing the game more rewarding.

    Daxter

    Rated on April 28, 2006 by tbui54

    The game can become very frustrating during the last few hours, but it only makes completing the game more rewarding.

    Daxter is actually a lot different from the other Jak games, but it's still fun. Gameplay is pretty good. The controls take some getting used to, but it won't take long before the game becomes enjo...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Resident Evil Zero distincts itself from previous sequels with the new game mechanics, and is worth playing.

    Resident Evil 0

    Rated on April 28, 2006 by tbui54

    Resident Evil Zero distincts itself from previous sequels with the new game mechanics, and is worth playing.

    Resident Evil Zero may look like the other sequels in the series, but it is far from it. Gameplay is innovative. Storing items in a magical item box is no longer necessary because Zero uses an item...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Even if you played the heck out of the Gamecube version, it's worth replaying RE4 on the PS2.

    Resident Evil 4

    Rated on April 28, 2006 by tbui54

    Even if you played the heck out of the Gamecube version, it's worth replaying RE4 on the PS2.

    Resident Evil 4 on the PS2 is much more than an ordinary port. Gameplay is just as great as the Gamecube, but with much more extras. The new Ada mission adds a good 5 hours and there are a few more...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.