User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.2/10
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  • Rating:7
    A Decent Niche Puzzle Game

    Art Style: BOXLIFE

    A Decent Niche Puzzle Game

    In all honesty, I was on the fence about this one. I'm not the biggest fan of puzzle games. I enjoy match-three games, Picross, and Layton in small doses, but I'm more of an action kinda guy. That being said, there was s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A Flawed But Frightening Masterpiece On The DS.

    BioHazard: Deadly Silence (Limited Pack)

    A Flawed But Frightening Masterpiece On The DS.

    Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (REDS) is a port of the original Resident Evil title from the Playstation (PSx), circa 1996. I never played that game nor any other Resident Evil title, so I won't be able to compare Deadly ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Over 40 Hours In and I Haven't Finished the Third Chapter Yet

    Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa

    Over 40 Hours In and I Haven't Finished the Third Chapter Yet

    So, by the title alone you can obviously infer I've gotten ample playtime out of Tactics Ogre. Though I didn't play the original version of the game, I love the Final Fantasy Tactics series and games like it. So, I just ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A Strong But Flawed Launch Release

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

    A Strong But Flawed Launch Release

    I tried to like this game; I really did. To be fair, Shadow Wars has a lot going for it, and I plan on discussing that. But there are frustrations in this game that manage to sour the experience as a whole, and all I can... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    One of the Best DS Platformers.

    Crash of the Titans

    One of the Best DS Platformers.

    Who says a drought can't produce positive results? I've had Crash of the Titans in my collection since it came out, but other games – not least of all Phantom Hourglass – distracted me from investing any real time into i... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.9
    Curse of the Poor Reviews

    Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal

    Curse of the Poor Reviews

    Review Title: Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Poor Reviews There's something strangely satisfying about discovering a gem-of-a-game that no one else likes. Almost all the critics panned it, and many folks overlooked it ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Prelude of Light

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Prelude of Light

    You're wondering, "Is it true? Is this really the greatest game ever made?" You've read all the hype, and now you want to know if this classic is truly worth revisiting, or if nostalgia has overwhelmed a generation of ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    One of the Best Tower Defense Experiences Around

    Starship Patrol

    One of the Best Tower Defense Experiences Around

    When eShop hit earlier this month, I admit, Starship Defense wasn't one of the first titles I picked up. I initially tried out a couple of cheapo games, and then after getting my feet wet with the online store, I picked ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Hello, It's Free

    3D Classics: Excitebike

    Hello, It's Free

    I got a chuckle seeing 6s from other users for this game. It's free, come on! Nevertheless, I would pay for Excitebike 3DS. I probably wouldn't pay what I'm guessing Nintendo will be asking for it a month from now, but i... Read Full Review

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

    Army Defender

    A Fun Diversion

    Army Defender is, I suppose, one variation of tower defense. It plays similar to Defend Your Castle (WiiWare), in that you're manning just a single post, staving off a constant, timed wave of enemy troops. Everything fro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    May Be the Best Two Bucks You Spend on a Game

    Aura-Aura Climber

    May Be the Best Two Bucks You Spend on a Game

    Like a lot of folks, when the eShop hit the 3DS I wanted to sample some of the DSiWare I'd missed. After asking around, Aura-Aura Climber kept getting thrown out there, and for $2 (and published by Nintendo) I felt it de... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Don't Let This One Escape You

    Escapee GO!

    Don't Let This One Escape You

    I skipped DSi (for no other reason than I simply couldn't afford one), so when the eShop launched this past week, there were a lot of games on DSiWare I wanted to try. Most of the ones I had been looking forward to, howe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    An Excellent Launch Title for Fans of Musou Games

    Samurai Warriors Chronicles

    An Excellent Launch Title for Fans of Musou Games

    So, after nearly 30 hours of play, I feel ready to weigh in on Samurai Warriors Chronicles (SWC). If you're a hater of the series or someone who buys into any 'ole review, prepare yourself for praise. I'm not a fanboy of... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Survival of the Fittest

    Left 4 Dead

    Survival of the Fittest

    Well, I recently crammed a Radeon HD 4670 video card into my PC, and what was the very first game I wanted to test drive her with? Damn straight – Left 4 Dead. I read all the reviews; I knew it wasn't going to offer much... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Got Slime?

    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

    Got Slime?

    When it was originally released, I refused to buy Rocket Slime on principle. Though it looked like a very cute and perhaps fun game, most critics were saying that the multiplayer tank battles were the meat of the game. T... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Could Have Been Great, But It Ain't.

    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

    Could Have Been Great, But It Ain't.

    From what I understand, Altair's Chronicles is a prequel to the console Assassin's Creed game. I'd never know that, since I didn't play that title. My sole reason for picking up this game, though, was because I love play... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Heavy as a Feather

    Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono

    Heavy as a Feather

    It should be noted I made three separate attempts to get into Covenant of the Plume. It wasn't the game's difficulty that deterred me. Heck, I've played countless playthroughs and new-game pluses of Demon's Souls, and I'... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    A Spiritual Journey

    Okami

    A Spiritual Journey

    I want to premise this reader review by saying, the score is really irrelevant. Think of that aspect of this review as simply a gauge of the game's playability and overall value, because the actual experience greatly tra... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Down-to-Earth, Arcade Racing

    Asphalt: Urban GT 2

    Down-to-Earth, Arcade Racing

    Man, I think I must have tried every street racing game to come along on DS. Sure, I've got my Mario Kart and I love it, but I'm talking about street racing...different cup of tea. Finally! Finally I find one without all... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    GTA: Take-out!

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    GTA: Take-out!

    Disclaimer: I don't condone or recommend this game for folks under the legal age. Just because I play and enjoy certain M-rated games doesn't mean I approve of them for everyone or look down upon parents who try to keep ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Monkey Business!

    Diddy Kong Racing DS

    Monkey Business!

    Story: As the story goes, some space hog named Wizpig hath cometh to reek havoc upon the residents of Timber Island. Diddy gets the call from his pals, pleading for his aid in defeating the evil menace by way of racing…U... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Great, Yet Not So Great.

    Medal of Honor Heroes 2

    Great, Yet Not So Great.

    You're reading this review because you want to know one more person's take on this new and interesting shooter for the Wii. Yup, we know it's absolutely nothing new in the sense of gameplay -- WWII shooters have been don... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Ground Control to Major Tom?!

    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

    Ground Control to Major Tom?!

    Before reading this review, if you're wondering whether or not I played and loved the first Puzzle Quest for DS, the answer is yes on both counts. I'm still playing Challenge of the Warlords – it's just so darn addictive... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Back to the Front!

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Back to the Front!

    So, I was one of the "Christmas noobs" who found Black Ops under the tree this year. To be clear, I had actually already spent a significant amount of time playing the Wii version of the game, and I mostly knew what to e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Going Deep Inside the Bikini Zombie Slayers

    Oneechanbara Revolution

    Going Deep Inside the Bikini Zombie Slayers

    I've written about this game elsewhere and have been participating in the discussion taking place within the game's associated forums, but I feel compelled to do a little, reader review. It's not at all surprising to see... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A Wonderful DBZ Adventure

    Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu

    A Wonderful DBZ Adventure

    I put this game on a shelf for a while; it had the misfortune of being released right around the time of other, more prominent games I also had my eye on. That being said, I really enjoyed the game for the short time I d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    War: What's it Good For?

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    War: What's it Good For?

    I've had the Wii version of Black Ops since pretty much its release, but I wanted to give Treyarch some time to do their thing before weighing in on the game. They've since released a patch for the game (yes, for the Wii... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    One Small Step for the FPS Genre, One Giant Leap for Indy Development

    Moon

    One Small Step for the FPS Genre, One Giant Leap for Indy Development

    The term "linear" in video games has, I believe, gotten a bum rap. It seems that after the release of Grand Theft Auto III, a game's quality was often measured by its ability to let the player wander away from the main s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Instant Gratification!

    WarioWare: Touched!

    Instant Gratification!

    It took me a while to get to this game. Even at $30, DS games aren't what I consider cheap, and I like to get as much mileage as I can out of a game. Eventually, though, I just had to see for myself what all the fuss was... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Not Too Shabby...

    Over the Hedge

    Not Too Shabby...

    I'll be honest, if not for IGN's rather glowing review of the game, I probably would never have considered getting Over The Hedge. But the DS doesn't have a huge selection of 3D platformers, and so I was kind of eager to... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    An incredibly exciting and entertaining adventure!

    Half-Life 2

    An incredibly exciting and entertaining adventure!

    After 30-some-odd years of gaming, never have I gone on such an exciting and thoroughly fulfilling adventure. It wasn't perfect and there was plenty left unanswered in the end, but Half-Life 2 is, nonetheless, a masterpi... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Best LotR Experience on DS

    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest

    Best LotR Experience on DS

    Yeah, the pickings on DS for LotR fans are pretty dang slim. There's pretty much this or Conquest, and Conquest...wasn't great. To be sure, Aragorn's Quest isn't great either, but it does a decent job of giving fans some... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    So Far, The Best RTS On DS.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    So Far, The Best RTS On DS.

    Lostmagic may be loved by a select group of fans, but it was all sorts of frustrating for me. IGN may have rated Heroes of Mana highly, and though it does do a much better job of being a playable RTS than Lostmagic, it t... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Thrown Into the Deep End

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    Thrown Into the Deep End

    Inspired by the immense hype surrounding the recent release of Civilization V, I once again went back to Civilization Revolution (CivRev) DS, a game I've tried several times already to get into but have been unable to cr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Rings of Fire

    Sonic Rush

    Rings of Fire

    With all the insane amounts of Sonic goodness headed our way here soon (well, not for you haters), I had an extreme hedgehog hankering that forced me to revisit this little gem. I've never been the biggest Sonic fan, to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4

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    The Ultimate DS Fighter!

    JUMP Ultimate Stars marks my first foray into the purchase of an import game, DS or otherwise. At $50 it wasn't the easiest decision related to buying a video game that I've made. However, in my desperation for a really ...

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Not Amazing, But Still Good Fun

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Not Amazing, But Still Good Fun

    I have to say, I was a huge proponent of Web of Shadows (WoS) on DS, and I still think it's a sorely overlooked and under-rated action gem. The combat is silky smooth; the level design is fun and varied; and the bosses w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Best Civ Option on DS

    Anno: Create a New World

    Best Civ Option on DS

    Sure, we got Civ Revolution for DS, and though some folks seem to have really enjoyed it, I found it a bit too dry for my tastes. The civ genre is already kind of a niche thing, and personally, I have to be in the right ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    A unique strategy game for a more patient audience.

    Spectral Force Genesis

    A unique strategy game for a more patient audience.

    I labeled the game as "hard," not necessarily because its gameplay is challenging so much as the concept of the game itself is just kind of difficult to wrap your head around. It's not a real-time strategy game per se, b... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful