User Reviews & Ratings

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  • Rating:7

    The Last Remnant

  • Rating:8

    Empires of Steel

  • Rating:8

    Valkyria Chronicles

  • Rating:8

    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny

  • Rating:1

    Space Rangers

  • Rating:7.5

    Sudeki

  • Rating:6.5

    Flyff Gold

  • Rating:8

    Star Wolves 3: Civil War

  • Rating:8

    Star Wolves

  • Rating:4
    Another shooter masquerading as a space sim; stop giving the genre a bad name goddamit

    Space Force: Rogue Universe

    Another shooter masquerading as a space sim; stop giving the genre a bad name goddamit

    If you've read my other reviews on GameFAQs and GameSpot you know I normally give a game a fair go. Even if I don't like it, I point out where it went wrong and what possible improvements could be made. But space sims... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    The only dungeon crawler that actually improves on the item mod system

    FATE

    The only dungeon crawler that actually improves on the item mod system

    If you've never played dungeon crawlers before, the basic premise is that the player controls a hero who delves into a dungeon, slays some monsters, and then hauls loot back up to the surface where he takes stock of his ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    A very interesting 2D take on the sandbox genre

    Terraria

    A very interesting 2D take on the sandbox genre

    I haven't played Minecraft, but this game is often compared to it albeit this is in 2D rather than the former's 3D. Basically it's a sandbox/2D platformer mix with RPG elements. You start out with a bunch of basic to... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Good concept, great looks, but too short and fairly shallow.

    Sudeki

    Good concept, great looks, but too short and fairly shallow.

    I haven't played the XBox version, but from what I can tell it's a pretty faithful port. Sudeki is colourful, the music fits the bill, and the game is overall fun to play. Sudeki's maps are actually cunningly disguise... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    One of the better Korean grindfests out there, unfortunately that's not saying much, and the devs are ruining it.

    Flyff

    One of the better Korean grindfests out there, unfortunately that's not saying much, and the devs are ruining it.

    Flyff is an English-language port of a Korean grindfest-type mmorpg of the same name. What distinguishes it from the masses of other similar grindfests listed on mmorpg.com is that it is actually policed, and that there ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5
    Don't brag that your game is "Freelancer done right" when it's obviously the total opposite.

    DarkStar One

    Don't brag that your game is "Freelancer done right" when it's obviously the total opposite.

    I remember when DarkStar One was in development, and we space sim enthusiasts were lurking on their forums and asking questions. Of particular interest to many of us was how the game was to be played. Rest assured, we we... Read Full Review

    8 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Indie games: Doing It Right.

    Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

    Indie games: Doing It Right.

    I won't bore you with a comprehensive review, as the three previous ones by taxonomic, antipun1, and kadatherion pretty much nail it down. Here's a brief pro/con rundown: Pros: + Bargain. $20 on Steam, for a good gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    More than a decade past it's release, FFT still shines as an example of an SRPG that isn't about mindless overleveling.

    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)

    More than a decade past it's release, FFT still shines as an example of an SRPG that isn't about mindless overleveling.

    Fact: in the vast majority of SRPGs (hello Nippon Ichi games) and even RPGs, the simple expedient of grinding for more exp - overleveling - is sufficient to carry the day. Combined with misguided expectations from other ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    If you loved Star Wolves, you'll love this sequel.

    Star Wolves 3: Civil War

    If you loved Star Wolves, you'll love this sequel.

    You need to have played the original game (not the first sequel) to really appreciate the improvements and numerous scattered references throughout the game, but it's still a really engaging strategy / rpg space sim none... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Not an fps space sim, but a damn good space sim nonetheless.

    Star Wolves

    Not an fps space sim, but a damn good space sim nonetheless.

    Those of us hungering for more Privateer / Elite / Freelancer action will still have to keep on waiting, but Star Wolves offers a new take on the space sim genre: strategy/rpg. RPG in space?! Believe it. When I fired ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Squeenix-level polish on an ambitious-but-unfortunately-not-so-well-executed-paradigm-change RPG.

    The Last Remnant

    Squeenix-level polish on an ambitious-but-unfortunately-not-so-well-executed-paradigm-change RPG.

    I'll cut to the chase: go read gezegond's review of the game for a thorough (and I MEAN thorough) review of the actual game. What I'm here for is to address those of you, working adults like myself, who were curious abou... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    If you ever played Empire Deluxe and wanted some improvements in the game without totally changing it, this is for you.

    Empires of Steel

    If you ever played Empire Deluxe and wanted some improvements in the game without totally changing it, this is for you.

    Like the other reviewer, kailii, posted in 2010 (boy does time fly...), Empires of Steel ("EoS") can be best described as a mix of old games - although, as I mentioned in my blurb, it most closely resembles Empire Deluxe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Withstands the test of time pretty well.

    Metal Fatigue

    Withstands the test of time pretty well.

    I'm not really a hardcore RTS player despite starting out on the original warcraft (not wc2) and earlier, on turn-based games (Empire Deluxe, the grandaddy of them all, no less); I simply haven't played that many games a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    A pretty fun, but sadly short, action strategy RPG.

    Tears to Tiara

    A pretty fun, but sadly short, action strategy RPG.

    "Wtf is action strategy?" lol yeah. Tears to Tiara - which is basically a linear visual novel with surprisingly deep (for the genre) combat - sports real-time battles which pits your characters against the enemy in prede... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    This is the scale to which RTS games should aspire, build yourself a varied army and let the good times roll.

    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

    This is the scale to which RTS games should aspire, build yourself a varied army and let the good times roll.

    It is now 2012, you should already be familiar with the name Supreme Commander as it is one of the highest rated RTS games currently in existence. And rightly so. Far too many RTS games feel like squad-level engagemen... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A visually engaging turn-based strategy game.

    Senjou no Valkyria

    A visually engaging turn-based strategy game.

    Since it's been years the game has come out, and with the rows of 8s and 9s this game is scoring from people, I doubt you need me to introduce the game. The game is uses a book narrative concept, with chapters and epi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Although not very deep, this game gives you a ton of things to do and you'll enjoy yourself too much to notice.

    Rune Factory Oceans

    Although not very deep, this game gives you a ton of things to do and you'll enjoy yourself too much to notice.

    First off, read the first player review, the one by Lazay727. While it sounds lazy/ominous to start a review by telling you read another one, there's a good reason: it covers the basics. Now for mine. Personally, I ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Would be the perfect 4X game to ease into if not for a few flaws. Still an unbeatable purchase though.

    Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity

    Would be the perfect 4X game to ease into if not for a few flaws. Still an unbeatable purchase though.

    Trinity is the package of Sins Of A Solar Empire ("Sins") and the two expansions, Entrenchment and Diplomacy. Installing it will provide you all three, which means you can still multiplay with friends who only purchases ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1
    Contains all the ingredients of a great game but unfortunately marred by a huge flaw and, worse, Starforce

    Space Rangers

    Contains all the ingredients of a great game but unfortunately marred by a huge flaw and, worse, Starforce

    Space Rangers is a fun turn-based 2D space sim, with emphasis more on combat rather than trading or exploring. I'll keep this short and to-the-point. (1) You can only ever take one mission at a time. This unfortunate ... Read Full Review

    3 of 9 users found the following review helpful