User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.99/10

Total of 181 user ratings spread across 181 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
    (59)
  3. 8
    (49)
  4. 7
    (41)
  5. 6
    (10)
  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  • Review Score:6
    Unique? Yes<br />
Fun? Not exactly<br />
Worth playing? Maybe

    Dear Esther

    Unique? Yes<br /> Fun? Not exactly<br /> Worth playing? Maybe

    The game loads and waZelda pushes the W button to go forwards. He is on a beach and there is a house nearby. As he enters, a flashlight is turned on. He starts trying out different buttons on the keyboard. There is no ac... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A great work of historical fiction.

    Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

    A great work of historical fiction.

    My main statement regarding Assassin's Creed is that it is a good game, but it shows clear signs of being the first game in a franchise and being a bad PC port. The game is created by a "multicultural group of various... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Assassin's Creed

  • Review Score:9.5
    A brilliant strategy game

    Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

    A brilliant strategy game

    This is the first tactics RPG I've played and I think it is a genre I need to check out further. While I'm not a big fan of RPGs in general and I'm not very good at most strategy games, somehow this just works for me. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A cleverly crafted racing/puzzle/rhythm game.

    AudioSurf

    A cleverly crafted racing/puzzle/rhythm game.

    The racing/puzzle/rhythm genre has pretty few games, but Audiosurf sets some pretty awesome standards for it. The way Audiosurf works is that you import songs from your computer and then make a course depending on it.The... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The evolution continues

    Mario Kart 7

    The evolution continues

    As with most of nintendo's long-running franchises, the Mario Kart games doesn't move forwards in bounce and leaps, but Mario Kart 7 is an improvement nonetheless. While keeping the powerslides that the franchise has alw... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    An amazing game if you can forgive it's flaws

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    An amazing game if you can forgive it's flaws

    If you asked me before Skyward Sword was announced what I wanted the most to see in a new Zelda game, my top two would be sword fighting that followed your hand's movement and a flying mount. Skyward Sword delivers both ... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A really nice drawing tool

    Art Academy: First Semester

    A really nice drawing tool

    Art academy is not much of a game. It is basically a chance to turn your DSi/3DS stylus into a pencil or painters brush and use it to draw a picture. The only part that resembles a game is the lessons, aka the tutorial. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Starts off a bit slow, but heads strong.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Starts off a bit slow, but heads strong.

    You know, if Super Mario 3D Land had been over by the time I first beat Bowser, I would probably have given the game an 8.0. While a great game, I was a bit disappointed for a while since it was developed by the Super Ma... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Crazily, insanely awesome fun

    Psychonauts

    Crazily, insanely awesome fun

    I first heard about Psychonauts five years ago when it was reviewed retrospectively by Ben "Yatzee" Croshaw who essentially called it the best game everyone ignored. After that I forgot all about it until I saw it was on... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    Travel through the age to save the world from Lavos.

    Chrono Trigger

    Travel through the age to save the world from Lavos.

    Chrono Trigger has made me realise something about myself. Until now I have thought that turn-based RPGs just aren't for me. I might like some of them, but I'll never really love them. Chrono Trigger made me realise that... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A great concept which I'd like to see them expand upon.

    Runespell: Overture

    A great concept which I'd like to see them expand upon.

    Runespell is based on a very simple idea. How about an RPG set in England in the 1040s where the combat system is a strange mix between solitaire and Poker? As it turns out it makes for a pretty good game. The combat ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    3D Classics: Xevious

  • Review Score:3
    This one really is a waste

    3D Classics: Xevious

    This one really is a waste

    Xevious is the second game in the 3D cIassics series, which remakes NES games for the 3DS by adding 3D effects. The first game was excitebike, for which the 3D actually improved the graphics. This is not the case with Xe... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Saints Row 2

  • Review Score:8.5
    Just what a sandbox game should be like

    Saints Row 2

    Just what a sandbox game should be like

    A curious thing about videogames that are parodies is that they often end up being really great games on their own account. Saints Row 2 is a perfect example of such a game. It uses its GTA parody status as an excuse to ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    GO Series: Tower of Deus

  • Review Score:7
    Can you climb the tower of the gods?

    Iza! Kakeagare! Tower of God

    Can you climb the tower of the gods?

    One thing that has to be said about Tower of Deus, is that it is part of the Go series by Gamebridge, and the name of the series seems to fit the game perfectly. You see, not only is ToD a great game to play on the go, i... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    GO Series Pinball Attack!

  • Review Score:7
    This is the kind of game that annoys me the most.

    GO Series: Pinball Attack!

    This is the kind of game that annoys me the most.

    When I'm deciding what game to play, like say on the bus, I have a tendency to remember only the good parts of pinball attack and then be painfully reminded about the bad parts the moment I pick it up. This entry in the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Let's Golf 3D

  • Review Score:8
    Buy it for the golf, not the 3D

    Let's Golf 3D

    Buy it for the golf, not the 3D

    The basic concept of Let's Golf 3D is "like Mario golf, but with RPG elements". The gameplay will seem very familiar for Mario Golf fans, but with some new ideas Also camera angles and basic course design might bring bac... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5
    It simply smells of too little effort.

    Dark Void Zero

    It simply smells of too little effort.

    I was a bit intrigued when I first discover DVZ's existence. While many old and successful franchises have gone retro and started delivering 2D games again, Dark Void Zero is the first I have seen that "goes retro" even ... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    If you need something to pass the time with, this game gives you many hours for little money.

    A Fairy Tale

    If you need something to pass the time with, this game gives you many hours for little money.

    A Fairy Tale is a DSiWare game I came across while browsing the 3DS e shop and ended up buying mostly because of how cheap it was. 2 euros was a perfect price when I only had 2.5 euros left on my account so I decided to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    A pretty good game with pretty glaring flaws

    Zenonia

    A pretty good game with pretty glaring flaws

    Zenonia is an RPG released for DSiWare – among other platforms. The first thing you need to know is that it does not have a turn-based battle system. Instead you move around and attack up, down or sideways (but not diago... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Zenonia

  • Review Score:9.5
    Does it have enough improvements to be worth buying again? I'll list the improvements, you can be the judge.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Does it have enough improvements to be worth buying again? I'll list the improvements, you can be the judge.

    Just to get it out of the way, if you haven't played Ocarina of Time before, you should, and this is the best version of it. OoT is a timeless cIassic. The game has very memorable dungeons, both due to great art design, ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Rytmik

  • Review Score:8
    Rytmik is a very good tool for creating music

    Rytmik

    Rytmik is a very good tool for creating music

    While on a game platform, Rytmik is not as much a game as it is a tool for creating music. However it does a very good job at that. Speaking as a guy who don't play any instruments and know very little about the making o... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Does this version of the NES game stand the test of time with just a few improvements?

    3D Classics: Excitebike

    Does this version of the NES game stand the test of time with just a few improvements?

    Excitebike 3D is the first 3D cIassic game for the 3DS, though who knows if it'll be few or many of those. Reggie mentioned it on Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference and gave players the "first taste for free if you eat ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Review Score:7
    So close...

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    So close...

    The thing about GTA Chinatown Wars is that it seems like a bad idea to begin with. Having a GTA game with the camera angle top down just can't compare to a regular camera angle. You won't have as spectacular collisions, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It is fun because it's poorly balanced.

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4

    It is fun because it's poorly balanced.

    The fascinating thing about Super Mario World is how what could have been considered its greatest weakness is also part of what makes it so damn fun. That thing is the item known as the cape. The cape can not only be use... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    What a flash it is, but the lack of substance still shows

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

    What a flash it is, but the lack of substance still shows

    I'll admit that I haven't played many fighting games, but I do have some good memories from Soul Calibur II, and with so few 3DS games out around launch I decided to give SSF IV a try. Turns out it is the kind of game th... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    If you think Sonic the Hedgehog is the king of speed, you might have to reconsider.

    Super Meat Boy

    If you think Sonic the Hedgehog is the king of speed, you might have to reconsider.

    NOTE: I played this game on a keyboard, It might be slightly different with a gamepad – for better or worse – but I wouldn't know. Super Meat Boy is an indie 2D platformer, and while you will certainly notice that fro... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A great escape and a great game

    Rayman 3D

    A great escape and a great game

    NOTE: I have not played the original Rayman 2, nor any of the other remakes, so I can't compare. Rayman has been kidnapped and his powers have been taken away, but all hope is not lost, because his friends are determi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    And then there was cake

    Portal

    And then there was cake

    Portal is a physics puzzle game developed by Valve. You are inside a research facility (The Aperture Science Computer-aided Enrichment Center) where the voice of a computer introduces you to the task. You are supposed to... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Are you kidding me?

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Are you kidding me?

    WARNING: The following review contains a big dose of gamer rage. Set ten years after the events of The Longest Journey, Dreamfall picks up with a new main character, a new playstyIe and a new journey, that is for many... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Prepare for a thrilling adventure to take you around the world… Or rather both the worlds

    The Longest Journey

    Prepare for a thrilling adventure to take you around the world… Or rather both the worlds

    TLJ starts off with a storyteller preparing to tell two people about a special young woman and her journey. Then of course we get to play as this young woman and control her journey. The girl is named April Ryan and she ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Some of the magic is gone, but the fun is still intact.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Some of the magic is gone, but the fun is still intact.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is the game to revive an old franchise which was very popular in the SNES era. The platformers by Rare were known for great variety and a lot of fun. Now it is Retro's responsibility to bring ... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful