User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.65/10

Total of 30 user reviews spread across 30 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
    (5)
  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating:5.5
    A simpler version of DA:Origins

    Dragon Age II

    A simpler version of DA:Origins

    If you found DA:O to be too complex and time consuming, you'll probably enjoy this game. If you found the previous game to be strategic and enjoyable, you'll hate this game. DA2 is a simpler version of DA:O. There's r... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Definitely not a supcom sequel

    Supreme Commander 2

    Definitely not a supcom sequel

    The poor quality of this game is just impossible to ignore. A few minutes into the game and it becomes apparent how aspects of the game clashes horribly. You have cartoon-colored units on realistic looking terrain and wi... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Innovative and memorable

    Braid

    Innovative and memorable

    This game totally redefined the way that I thought about platformers. It basically took the standard gameplay from the old Super Mario and, by playing around with time, turned it into a completely new and challenging exp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A good game that combines Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed

    The Saboteur

    A good game that combines Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed

    This game is basically a combination of Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed. You can steal cars, blow up things, climb buildings, assassinate people, etc. Similarly, there's no teleports and you can't save/load anywher... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Suspenseful story, exciting battles, and addictive gameplay

    Persona 4

    Suspenseful story, exciting battles, and addictive gameplay

    Persona 4 is like a combination of the best of rpg, dating simulation, and pokemon. You collect and create personas to help you fight. Each day is spent fighting or hanging out with friends to help you create more powerf... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A promising game that's dragged down by the gameplay

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    A promising game that's dragged down by the gameplay

    If not for the clunky gameplay and poor balance, this game would be nearly perfect. The storyline is solid with plenty of plot twists. The voice acting is well done. There's even funny conversations between your party me... Read Full Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Great gameplay but the story was too ambiguous and the UI needs major work.

    Vagrant Story

    Great gameplay but the story was too ambiguous and the UI needs major work.

    This game has one of the best gameplay I've ever seen, but there were several design decisions that really held it back. The battle system is adds a lot of depth to the game, but there was no in-game tutorial to intr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    More Overlording fun

    Overlord II

    More Overlording fun

    Overlord II offers some nice additions to the gameplay: (1) various mounts for your minions that give them special attacks/abilities, (2) ability to play as a minion, (3) use of catapults and ballistae, (4) sailing, (5) ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    More games should have artistic graphics like this.

    Okami

    More games should have artistic graphics like this.

    Of all the 3D games that I've played, this one has, by far, the best visuals. Unlike other games that focus on making things more realistic, this game focuses on presenting a specific artistic style (a style that mirrors... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Fun at first, but not enough variety.

    Demigod

    Fun at first, but not enough variety.

    First of all, I can't believe the developers didn't put in a tutorial. I played some easy skirmishes to figure stuff out, but I can't help but think that I missed something. In a competitive multiplayer game, they really... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Way too simple.

    Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria

    Way too simple.

    Warlords IV feels like a game from the 1980s with modern graphics. Compared to other turn-based strategy games, the gameplay is way too simplistic. The entire game pretty much consists of building units, moving them t... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A fun rpg, but there are some areas that need improvement.

    Mass Effect

    A fun rpg, but there are some areas that need improvement.

    This game offers a fun experience. For an RPG, the combat mechanics are decent and the storyline is solid. The sci-fi setting is appealing since everyone's familiar with the notion and limits of technology (whereas anyth... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Nice game but not as good as the previous games in the series.

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

    Nice game but not as good as the previous games in the series.

    This game does a decent job of continuing the humor from the previous games. The American attack on Pearl Harbor, robot president, and Japanese units were hilarious. But, the movies are too serious. The actors don't seem... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    The original game is great, but the expansion content is a total letdown.

    Overlord: Raising Hell

    The original game is great, but the expansion content is a total letdown.

    I already reviewed the original Overlord (which was awesome), so I'm going to focus on the expansion content here. The developers took most of the stuff that made Overlord great and threw it out the window for the expans... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Gorgeous graphics, but lacking in other respects.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Gorgeous graphics, but lacking in other respects.

    This game has some amazing visuals. The design and look of cities, landscapes, and people are just breathtaking. But, I wish that they spent more time on the other aspects of the game. The gambit system was a great in... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great stress reliever

    Prototype

    Great stress reliever

    There's nothing more fun than just reeking havoc everywhere you go. Killing bystanders, crushing your enemies, jumping around buildings, and throwing cars is the kind of stress-relieving action that GTA should have. H... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Like Heroes of Might and Magic 3, but with wizards and much slower gameplay.

    Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

    Like Heroes of Might and Magic 3, but with wizards and much slower gameplay.

    This game reminds me so much of HoMM3, except that your faction revolves around a single wizard instead of your heroes. The gameplay is similar to Master of Magic; You cast spells that affect your domain, build up cities... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    More amusing jokes and better gameplay.

    No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way

    More amusing jokes and better gameplay.

    I'm not a big fan of sequels. Whether it's a movie or a game, sequels always seem to disappoint. However, this sequel exceeded most of my expectations. The best improvement, in my opinion, is the weapons selection. Yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Great story, funny humor, and interesting gameplay.

    The Operative: No One Lives Forever Game of the Year Edition

    Great story, funny humor, and interesting gameplay.

    It's hard to describe what makes this game so great. There's nothing in it that I haven't seen before but it's just such a solid production that it's still fun to play almost a decade after its release. The story is i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Clinging to towering beasts, soaring through the skies, being shaken around like a bug. Absolutely epic.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Clinging to towering beasts, soaring through the skies, being shaken around like a bug. Absolutely epic.

    Words fail to fully describe how awesome this game is. When I first got it, I had read reviews, but it wasn't until I was climbing like a bug on my first colossus that I realized what a mind-blowing experience it was. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Best characters and story ever.

    Final Fantasy VII

    Best characters and story ever.

    One of the things that I look for in an RPG is the character development and this game has one of the best I've ever seen. FF7 tells a truly moving and unexpected story. In other games where the characters are underdevel... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Innovative gameplay with one of the best stories around.

    Overlord

    Innovative gameplay with one of the best stories around.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this game and I'm surprised that other people don't give it higher ratings. Sure there are problems (just as there are with every other game), but they hardly diminish the innovative minion system or... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A decent game but not as special as I expected.

    Gears of War

    A decent game but not as special as I expected.

    I'm surprised that this game got such high ratings. I must assume that it's the graphics because the gameplay isn't all that special and the story is just nonsense. Personally, I think graphics are nice addons to games, ... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Very fun, but gets repetitive once you figure out all the tricks.

    Sid Meier's Pirates!

    Very fun, but gets repetitive once you figure out all the tricks.

    This game is one of the few games that lived up to my expectations. Like Sid Meier's other games, the gameplay in Pirates is easy to learn but hard to master. I spent weeks exploring all of the intricacies of the game. T... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Incredibly fun to play.

    Halo 2

    Incredibly fun to play.

    I wasn't expecting much from Halo 2. I was extremely disappointed by the first Halo. To my surprise, Halo 2 was far more fun to play than the first Halo game. The graphics don't look as crude and the levels are repet... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Feels like the game was made to accommodate the the creations.

    Spore

    Feels like the game was made to accommodate the the creations.

    This game is pathetic. The best thing about it is the huge amount of different and creative creations (creatures, buildings, vehicles, etc). For a game that's suppose to be about evolution, it's filled with nonsense mech... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Confusing and Boring

    SimEarth: The Living Planet

    Confusing and Boring

    This is probably the worst game that I've ever played. I remember that I only played it for two days before I threw it away because it just plain sucked. I thought that playing God and creating a world would be fun. I... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Looks good but frustrating to play.

    The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

    Looks good but frustrating to play.

    This is probably one of the most frustrating games that I've ever played. The graphics are good and the speeches by the characters are pretty entertaining. However, there's a ton of problems that ruins the game. First... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Perfect blend of story, characters, and gameplay.

    Chrono Trigger

    Perfect blend of story, characters, and gameplay.

    My friend recommended this game to me and I was skeptical about it. But after playing through it, I was amazed by it. The time traveling concept and execution was so original and well done! Traveling to the past and then... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Exciting the first two times but lacks replayability

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Exciting the first two times but lacks replayability

    This game does a superb job of integrating the Dungeons and Dragons rules into the game. I also love the story and all the character and relationship development that happens, which is one of the areas that it does so mu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful