User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.44/10

Total of 107 user reviews spread across 107 releases

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  • User Rating 7
    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    SteamWorld Dig

    Rated on March 23, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    Steamworld Dig begins with the main character, a steam powered robot named Rusty, traveling to the backwater town of Tumbleton following a letter from his uncle. You see, Tumbleton is a mining town; ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default

    Rated on March 18, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default is, in essence, an old school Final Fantasy game. All that’s missing is the Final Fantasy name and a character named Cid. With enemies named Cait Sith and items named Phoenix Do...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Rated on February 19, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row the Third begins in an absurd but explosive way. The Saints, a gang in the city of Stillwater, are robbing a bank, all dressed in large headed costumes of one of their members named Johnny...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2

    Rated on February 06, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2 begins in a more explosive fashion than the original. Four new Vault Hunters have come to the legendary Pandora after news of a new Vault being discovered reaches them. All four are on ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    Pokemon Y

    Rated on January 11, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Another great entry, serving as a reminder of why we love Pokemon.

    The Pokemon games have certainly had a good run; Ever since the original Red and Blue were released in 1998, the series has been a JRPG juggernaut. Played by both young and old alike, each new game s...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Rated on January 11, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Decent enough for the desired audience, but lacking.

    Scribblenauts, released for the original Nintendo DS back in 2009, intrigued many gamers, including myself, with its unique premise; you can conjure up just about any object you can think of, provide...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Rated on January 11, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    Not quite a God send, but an interesting step for the series.

    A Link Between Worlds (ALBW) is the sequel to the much beloved, universally acclaimed Zelda game A Link to the Past (ALttP). And this game does, indeed start out similarly. Right from the get go, Lin...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    As good as the first one, but in different ways.

    The Darkness II

    Rated on January 09, 2014 by turtlethetaffer

    As good as the first one, but in different ways.

    The original Darkness video game was a surprisingly great game; it featured slightly nonlinear exploration, a great cast of characters and good story, as well as some fun and unique gameplay, thanks ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    SMTIV is a terrific RPG that manages to overcome its flaws.

    Shin Megami Tensei IV (Limited Edition)

    Rated on December 21, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    SMTIV is a terrific RPG that manages to overcome its flaws.

    Shin Megami Tensei IV begins with a truly surreal set up. Your character (a protagonist you can name yourself) has two different dreams. One about a man in a desert asking you to help him save the wo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The Darkness is a fun FPS despite its flaws.

    The Darkness

    Rated on December 17, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    The Darkness is a fun FPS despite its flaws.

    The Darkness is based off a comic series of the same name. You play as Jackie Estacado, a hitman in his uncle’s crime family. On his 21st birthday, Jackie is set up during a heist, and, eventua...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Shadows of the Damned is a bizarre and fun ride through hell.

    Shadows of the Damned

    Rated on December 16, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Shadows of the Damned is a bizarre and fun ride through hell.

    In the opening moments of Shadows of the Damned, we learn that Garcia Hotspur is a bona fide demon hunter and all around badass. He is covered with arcane tattoos, has a smoking hot girlfriend, and a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Sleeping dogs is a smash hit of an open world game.

    Sleeping Dogs

    Rated on December 02, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Sleeping dogs is a smash hit of an open world game.

    Sleeping dogs puts players in the role of undercover cop Wei Shen. His mission is to invade the triads of Hong Kong from the inside out by any means necessary. This set up has been used in several mo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Awakening is everything a handheld game should be.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Rated on November 08, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Awakening is everything a handheld game should be.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening is the first game in the series for many, including myself. This is mostly because the series is almost notorious for its difficulty, and the previous games in the series are q...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It doesn't stand out like other games in the series, but Dream Team is still a fun Mario RPG.

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Rated on October 05, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    It doesn't stand out like other games in the series, but Dream Team is still a fun Mario RPG.

    Mario and Luigi: Dream Team is the fourth entry in the popular RPG series. It started back on the GBA with the critically and commercially successful Superstar Saga. Since then, the other two games ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Virtue's Last Reward is a great follow- up to 999, even if it doesn't quite reach its lofty ambitions.

    Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shiboudesu

    Rated on September 11, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Virtue's Last Reward is a great follow- up to 999, even if it doesn't quite reach its lofty ambitions.

    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was a rarity for the video game medium; it was a visual novel. In an era where games have become highly action oriented and focused on fulfilling power fantasies,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Like the cast, Tales of the abyss has some flaws but is too charming and fun for any RPG lover to ignore.

    Tales of the Abyss

    Rated on September 02, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Like the cast, Tales of the abyss has some flaws but is too charming and fun for any RPG lover to ignore.

    Tales of the Abyss is a port from the Play Station 2, only updated with better loading times and 3D visuals. The game, a part of the somewhat popular Tales series from Namco, didn't receive a ton of ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    More of an expansion pack than a brand new game. But this is still Pokemon, and it's still tons of fun.

    Pocket Monsters White 2

    Rated on June 12, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    More of an expansion pack than a brand new game. But this is still Pokemon, and it's still tons of fun.

    Pokemon White 2 is a first for the popular Pokemon series. In previous generations, the games would typically follow a pattern of releasing the first two versions, then a "third complete" version tha...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Max Payne 3 has some issues, but it's worth playing if you can overlook them. (singleplayer review only)

    Max Payne 3

    Rated on May 26, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Max Payne 3 has some issues, but it's worth playing if you can overlook them. (singleplayer review only)

    Max Payne 3 tells the story of, you guessed it, Max Payne. He is an ex-cop who is now working with a man named Passos, taking on various odd jobs like guarding various rich folks. From the opening, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Dark Souls is one hell of a tough game, but not impossible. (Offline review)

    Dark Souls

    Rated on May 04, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Dark Souls is one hell of a tough game, but not impossible. (Offline review)

    When was the last time a game really challenged you? When was the last time defeating a boss felt like the end all, be all triumph? When was the last time a game forced you to consider death as a ta...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Zero Mission is fun while it lasts... Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Rated on April 22, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Zero Mission is fun while it lasts... Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long.

    The Metroid series arguably created the 2D side scrolling action/ adventure genre, back when the original was released in 1986. It featured a wide open world, with no particular order you had to do t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    4 Heroes of Light is an imperfect game, but if you love old school JRPGs, you will likely enjoy it.

    Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden

    Rated on April 15, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    4 Heroes of Light is an imperfect game, but if you love old school JRPGs, you will likely enjoy it.

    Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light is a spinoff from the popular and long running Final Fantasy games. It advertises that it presents old school RPG gameplay in a storybook type world. And, despite th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Darksiders 2 is a sequel that does most things right.

    Darksiders II

    Rated on March 18, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Darksiders 2 is a sequel that does most things right.

    Darksiders 2 begins with a recap of necessary information about the first game. The Apocalypse happened ahead of schedule, and the Horseman War is blamed for the extinction of humanity. However, thi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a visual novel that will captivate you to the True Ending.

    Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 nin 9 no Tobira: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

    Rated on March 05, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a visual novel that will captivate you to the True Ending.

    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (referred to as 999 from here on out) is a visual novel game. This means that the bulk of it is reading, which may turn a lot of people off… However, the game is ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Far Cry 3 is a fun open world FPS that hits all the right notes. (Single player review only)

    Far Cry 3

    Rated on February 23, 2013 by turtlethetaffer

    Far Cry 3 is a fun open world FPS that hits all the right notes. (Single player review only)

    I recently finished playing Far Cry 3, which was one of the most well received games of 2012. Similar to my Xenoblade Chronicles review, I'm going to take a more free form approach to this review in ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The second Operation Rainfall game is finally here, and it's pretty good.

    The Last Story

    Rated on December 23, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    The second Operation Rainfall game is finally here, and it's pretty good.

    The Last Story is the second game from something called Operation Rainfall, which was a movement to get Nintendo of America to localize three highly acclaimed RPG's on Wii. The first released in the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Final Fantasy VI Advance is a fantastic RPG that is must play material for fans of the genre.

    Final Fantasy VI Advance

    Rated on November 19, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Final Fantasy VI Advance is a fantastic RPG that is must play material for fans of the genre.

    I've never played Final Fantasy VI before I played the GBA version, so this review is based solely that. FFVI is a fairly old game (dating back to the SNES era). Does it hold up well in the modern a...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Dragon Quest VI is a highly addictive, fun and rich RPG from yester year.

    Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi

    Rated on October 13, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Dragon Quest VI is a highly addictive, fun and rich RPG from yester year.

    Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelations is a remake of DQVI on the SNES. Apparently, it never reached American shores… until now, of course. How does it fare in the modern age? Graphics: Much l...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Kirby Mass Attack is an interesting experiment for Kirby that mostly succeeds.

    Atsumete! Kirby

    Rated on September 10, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Kirby Mass Attack is an interesting experiment for Kirby that mostly succeeds.

    Graphics: The game is a gorgeous and colorful side scroller, much like older Kirbys. The pallet is vibrant and beautiful, and the animations are great. The enemies are, as per usual with Kirby, silly ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    If you're looking for an old school RPG with a great story, look no further than Dragon Quest V.

    Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    If you're looking for an old school RPG with a great story, look no further than Dragon Quest V.

    I recently played Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride on the DS. How does it fare in the modern age? Read on to find out. Graphics: The game is presented in a mixture of 2D and 3D. All of ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Madworld is a ridiculous, brutal, hilarious, obscene and short romp through a world that has indeed gone mad.

    MadWorld

    Rated on August 21, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Madworld is a ridiculous, brutal, hilarious, obscene and short romp through a world that has indeed gone mad.

    I recently played Madworld, so I'm here to give you a review of it. Graphics: The game is similar to Sin City in that it's pretty much all black and white. The only color used aside form black and ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Borderlands is, simply put, a game that's fun to play. (Singleplayer only review, mini reviews of DLC.)

    Borderlands

    Rated on August 18, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Borderlands is, simply put, a game that's fun to play. (Singleplayer only review, mini reviews of DLC.)

    I recently played through Borderlands and all of its DLC (I bought the Game of the Year edition) and I am here to tell you what I thought. Keep in mind that this is a review of the single player mode ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Xenoblade is an incredible game that will captivate you to the very end and will be remembered for years to come.

    Xenoblade

    Rated on July 09, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Xenoblade is an incredible game that will captivate you to the very end and will be remembered for years to come.

    Hi, I recently finished Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. In pretty much every review I've ever written, I have scored games based on four categories: Graphics, Sound, Story and Gameplay. For this ga...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Two great games, one huge review.

    Silent Hill HD Collection

    Rated on April 05, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Two great games, one huge review.

    Silent Hill HD gave me the chance to do something I never thought I'd be able to do: Play 2 of the most highly acclaimed horror games of all time, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. Since this is a col...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Two great games, one big review.

    Silent Hill HD Collection

    Rated on April 05, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Two great games, one big review.

    Silent Hill HD gave me the chance to do something I never thought I'd be able to do: Play 2 of the most highly acclaimed horror games of all time, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. Since this is a col...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    There are some flaws, but Downpour provides a true to spirit Survival Horror experience.

    Silent Hill: Downpour

    Rated on March 29, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    There are some flaws, but Downpour provides a true to spirit Survival Horror experience.

    Hi, I'm here to review Silent Hill Downpour. I have experience with Silent Hill 2, Shattered Memories and Homecoming. I liked them all to varying degrees. How did Downpour turn out? Read on… Gr...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Theresia is not a perfect game by any means.  But the story will compel you to see everything it has to offer.

    Theresia: Dear Emile

    Rated on February 23, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Theresia is not a perfect game by any means. But the story will compel you to see everything it has to offer.

    I'm here to reveal this super obscure NDS title, Theresia. Graphics: The graphics, much like the rest of the game, are a mixed bag. Many of the illustrations for the rooms are very well done, ev...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Solatorobo is not without its flaws, but the game will work its way into your heart and stick with you despite them.

    Solatorobo: Sore kara Coda e

    Rated on February 01, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Solatorobo is not without its flaws, but the game will work its way into your heart and stick with you despite them.

    Solatorobo is practically the ultimate hipster game. There was almost no marketing, almost no one has heard of it outside of Japan, and it will inevitably be overlooked by most, which is a real shame...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Skyward Sword tries many new things, and succeeds at most.  However, there are some bumps in this (really long) road.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Rated on January 17, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Skyward Sword tries many new things, and succeeds at most. However, there are some bumps in this (really long) road.

    Hello, everyone, I am here to review Zelda: Skyward Sword, one of the most heavily anticipated games of this year. How is the final product? Read on to find out. (This is from a diehard Zelda fan.)...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Batman Arkham City fixes most of the problems with Batman: AA and enhances what was already there.

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rated on January 16, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Batman Arkham City fixes most of the problems with Batman: AA and enhances what was already there.

    Hi I'm here to tell you what I thought of Batman: Arkham City. Graphics: this game looks about the same as AA. That is to say, fantastic. The animations are amazingly smooth, the character model...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Radiant Historia is a unique, engaging RPG that shines shines bright despite its flaws.

    Radiant Historia

    Rated on January 13, 2012 by turtlethetaffer

    Radiant Historia is a unique, engaging RPG that shines shines bright despite its flaws.

    Hi, I recently finished Radiant Historia, and I'm here to tell you what I think about it. Graphics: The graphics are a throwback to old school 16 bit era RPG's. There is a liberal amount of color,...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.