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Average Score 8.2/10
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  • Rating:7.5
    The One That Got Away

    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

    The One That Got Away

    In addition to this version, I also played the Wii version of this game, which was a complete dog with fleas. Fortunately, the DS version takes most of its elements from the first DS game and expands upon them. First ... Read Full Review

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

    Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle

    Cheap Satisfaction

    I tried, I think, four or five times to get into this game. Each time, I would give up, put it on a shelf, and then wait for the next drought to come around before trying again. It wasn't the simplicity of the game that ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Worth Looking Back At

    Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

    Worth Looking Back At

    I have my moods, and if you've read any of my other reader reviews, you know I like to go back and check out older games or games I stumble upon on the cheap. Own The City is one such DS romp, and though it's far from ea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Mythology Makes All the Difference in the World

    Age of Empires: Mythologies

    Mythology Makes All the Difference in the World

    I tried the first AoE for DS, and though I thought it was a solid strategy game, it was a bit dry for my taste. I never quite took to it with the zeal needed to see me through to the end. But...I'm a huge mythology buff ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Another Great Pocket RPG Makes Its Way To DS.

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

    Another Great Pocket RPG Makes Its Way To DS.

    When it was first (finally) announced that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker would, in fact, be making its way to the U.S., I was ecstatic. The game had come out in Japan the year before, and I was very envious of those folks... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3
    A Day On The Green.

    True Swing Golf

    A Day On The Green.

    Yes, my screen name's GeekyDad. However, I never played a real round of golf in my life. I did tinker with a golf game on the Sega Genesis a good while back, but can't really say that I knew what I was doing all that wel... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A Surprisingly Fun Movie Cash-in.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    A Surprisingly Fun Movie Cash-in.

    Let me premise my review of this game by saying, I never saw the movie and I'm not a huge fan at all. I did see the first Pirates movie and it was entertaining for what it was. My reasons, however, for trying this game o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Not Bad, Not Great

    inFamous

    Not Bad, Not Great

    I'm not happy I have to premise a review by saying this, but I feel that if I don't, fanboys will simply mark this review with a thumbs down and read no further. So, let me start off by saying, I don't own a 360, I'm not... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Smack for Video-Game Junkies

    Puzzle Quest 2

    Smack for Video-Game Junkies

    Fact 1: I played the living hell out of Challenge of the Warlords. Fact 2: I tried to love Galactrix, but the finicky input recognition and load screens soured me. Fact 3: Puzzle Quest 2 is the **** Infinite Int... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Zombie Meal Ticket

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Zombie Meal Ticket

    The game's been out for a while, so if you're reading this review, it's likely because you're wondering what people think of it now. Is Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) a shameless cash-in on one of the coolest zombie romps ever mad... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Incredible Hand-held Action!

    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

    Incredible Hand-held Action!

    I'm gonna make this one a quickie, since I wrote about it elsewhere. But it's a game I would hate to see get overlooked or written off by folks who've had enough with the Spider-man series on DS. This is the sixth game o... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Nintendo’s Anti-Hype Campaign Buries DS’ Finest Title Ever

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Nintendo’s Anti-Hype Campaign Buries DS’ Finest Title Ever

    Well, perhaps not buries, but usually when a Zelda game is about to release we hear a lot about it. And we did, indeed, hear about Phantom Hourglass here and there during its time in development, but it didn’t even make ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A budget title that lives up to its asking price.

    Operation: Vietnam

    A budget title that lives up to its asking price.

    This is one of those overlooked little gems that I was lucky enough to discover. It's not a ground-breaking gameplay experience, but it does offer a nice little bit of guilty pleasure on the go. Operation Vietnam is p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4
    An Epic Adventure.

    Final Fantasy III

    An Epic Adventure.

    I really don’t know where to begin. Like many of you, I had been in anticipation for Final Fantasy III (FFIII) for a long time. As it grew closer to its release date, the last bits of waiting became almost unbearable. I ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Not Right on the Money, But Still a Gem

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

    Not Right on the Money, But Still a Gem

    Two quick items to address before I go into my spiel about Sonic Chronicles: 1.) I'm not a Sonic fan. When I was younger, I would be briefly entertained watching someone else play the original Sonic arcade game, but I ne... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Super-Sized Fighting!

    Super Street Fighter IV

    Super-Sized Fighting!

    Oh mama…don't let them hurt me! So, eh, yeah… I got Super Street Fighter IV (SSF4) after having really enjoyed the heck out of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (TvC). I grew up on the original Street Fighter, so I wasn't complete... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    It’s A Worm-Eat-Worm World Out There!

    Worms: Open Warfare 2

    It’s A Worm-Eat-Worm World Out There!

    Hope you didn’t come for the story, because Worms games have never been big on that. However, there are some little text snippets, as well as high-quality FMVs, sprinkled throughout the single-player campaigns. But Worms... Read Full Review

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

    The Incredible Hulk

    Credible Hulk

    I'm always on the lookout for two things: good games I might have missed, and bargains. I'm also a huge fan of Marvel, so I'm usually fairly willing to try out any games based on one of their franchises. The Incredible H... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    You Make Me Wanna La La!

    Elite Beat Agents

    You Make Me Wanna La La!

    Here we go again... I seem to be on an accidental winning streak. Sure, there have been a few losers that have crossed my path, but they were also the thumb that pulled out a plumb. For example, I got Rayman DS and encou... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    I Think I'm Turning Japanese, I Really Think So...

    Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

    I Think I'm Turning Japanese, I Really Think So...

    Though I'm not great at fighting games, I've always enjoyed playing them, and watching more intricate fighters (such as Street Fighter) being played was equally entertaining for me growing up. There's a lot of complexity... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.1
    Children Of A Lesser God.

    Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana

    Children Of A Lesser God.

    Okay, I bought the game two days ago; put in a little over 10 hours of play; and now it’s up for sale on Half.com. So, please take this review for what it’s worth. I didn’t complete the game, though I think I got a good ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A Really Clever Take on the Tower Defense Style

    Lock's Quest

    A Really Clever Take on the Tower Defense Style

    I'm going to keep this relatively short, since I've already discussed the game elsewhere. But it's a game that certainly deserves attention, and I hope fans of this type of gameplay give it a look-see. Lock's Quest is... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4
    Life Is Viewtiful!

    Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble!

    Life Is Viewtiful!

    I never did play any of the console iterations of Viewtiful Joe. I’d heard they were quite difficult, and to be honest I’ll take fun over difficulty any day of the week and twice on Sundays. However, it was my understand... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    On the Edge of Greatness

    Mirror's Edge

    On the Edge of Greatness

    This is a game I've long wanted to try, even before actually owning a "next-gen" console. The entire concept was just so appealing to me, and the main character was very attractive – not because she was a "babe," but bec... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    A Must-Have...At A Discount Price.

    Brothers In Arms DS

    A Must-Have...At A Discount Price.

    I haven't had the opportunity to play any of the other Bros. In Arms titles, nor really any of the other World War II video games currently out there. To be honest, I never saw much appeal in them. But the novelty of thi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Surviving the End of the Nintendo DS

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

    Surviving the End of the Nintendo DS

    I made two separate attempts (spaced apart by a good length of time) to finish Devil Survivor on DS, but I just wasn't feeling it either time. If I recall correctly, it released during an explosion of other interesting g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6
    The Minis Came Marching In...

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

    The Minis Came Marching In...

    It’s funny how some games you may have never given more than a passing interest to previously can become some of your ultimate favorites. It happened to me with Animal Crossing: Wild World, a game I’d heard was good but ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Another Great Spidey Brawler

    Spider-Man: Battle for New York

    Another Great Spidey Brawler

    Here's another one of those lost games. I remember when it came out I paid pretty much no attention to it. But with the summer drought I was ready to find something to play on my DS that wasn't a brain-building game (let... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    Nintendo's Dirty Little Secret

    Tenchu: Dark Shadow

    Nintendo's Dirty Little Secret

    Put away any notions of playing a console-style version of Tenchu on your DS. This ain't it – pure and simple. But for what Dark Secret is, it's actually quite fun. Perhaps if more critics were able to be objective in th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    It's not easy being human...

    Shin Megami Tensei IV

    It's not easy being human...

    Survival-horror-JRPG-old-school-pen-and-paper-style-background-random-number-generating-mechanics-free-roaming adventure. If I were to describe Shin Megami Tensei IV (SMTIV) in a single sentence, that's perhaps as good a... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Another Great Rhythm Game Makes Its Way To DS

    Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon!

    Another Great Rhythm Game Makes Its Way To DS

    Critics and players alike seem to be able to agree that the DS does at least two things quite well – puzzle games and rhythm games. I'm not a huge fan of the former -- though I have my moods -- but I have been known to e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6
    "Uzumaki Barrage!"

    Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! 2

    "Uzumaki Barrage!"

    Earlier this year my sons and I jumped on the Naruto bandwagon, and started watching the show. We’ve been hooked ever since. I’d contemplated getting the first Clash of Ninja game for the Cube, but when I heard that the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    One Of The Very Best DS Games That No One Knows About.

    Pinky Street: Kira Kira * Music Hour

    One Of The Very Best DS Games That No One Knows About.

    Well, perhaps most folks, anyway... Pinky Street Kira Kira Music Hour is, as its title might suggest, a rhythm game, but it's also part adventure and part sim. The game works off of a hub of sorts, and you begin in yo... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    This ain't Persona – deal with it!<br />

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers

    This ain't Persona – deal with it!<br />

    The review title is just a slight jab at the folks unable to appreciate anything in the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) series that isn't Persona. Don't get me wrong, I love Persona 3 & 4, but this ain't like those games. Soul ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A Flawed But Amazing Masterpiece

    Demon's Souls

    A Flawed But Amazing Masterpiece

    I don't like hard games. I don't like easy games. I like good games. I'm someone who put in over 200 hours with Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS), so if I say Demon's Souls is playable by any type of gamer, you can take t... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A Great SRPG Adventure

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire

    A Great SRPG Adventure

    There is little doubt many tactics fans have long awaited the arrival of Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (A2). I have to admit, though, I wasn't one of those folks. I knew I'd give the game a whirl when it arrived, but there h... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Future's Past

    Fire Emblem: Kakusei

    Future's Past

    Over 100 hours later, I'm ready to weigh in on Fire Emblem: Awakening. For full disclosure, I've been a moderate fan of the series up until now. In that I mean, I've only played three other FE games before this one. With... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.8
    ~Star Fox Command~ The DS has wings...Arwings, that is!

    Star Fox Command

    ~Star Fox Command~ The DS has wings...Arwings, that is!

    ~Star Fox Command~ The DS has wings...Arwings, that is! by GeekyDaD September 8, 2006 - I have to admit, when I first heard about the game back around the time of this year's E3 I wasn't terribly thrilled. I love F... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.7
    Rayman DS, I tried so hard to love you...

    Rayman DS

    Rayman DS, I tried so hard to love you...

    ...but you just didn't deliver. I was late in purchasing this title, and did so against the advice of pretty much every professional game reviewer. I loved Rayman 2: The Great Escape so much, and wanted to be able to... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful