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  • Rating:2.5
    How can a game with such a cool concept have gone SOOOO wrong?

    Vampire Rain

    How can a game with such a cool concept have gone SOOOO wrong?

    I will admit, I was that guy. Yeah I was the one in March when we were all talking about Bioshock, Halo 3, Blue Dragon and Mass Effect who was saying "guys don't count out Vampire Rain, it looks awesome" After reading th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    It really is Oblivion lite, but people keep saying that like its a bad thing?

    Two Worlds

    It really is Oblivion lite, but people keep saying that like its a bad thing?

    For those who have read my reviews in the past, I basically have gaming ADD. I buy video games endlessly and rarely ever get into them before the "next thing" comes along unless they are something special and actually ca... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Another one of those "Blink and you miss it" titles that Dreamcast is so famous for,

    Elemental Gimmick Gear

    Another one of those "Blink and you miss it" titles that Dreamcast is so famous for,

    When Saturn ended its run, few people at the time cared. For me I was losing my console of RPG's for Saturn had curned out quality game after game that everyone simply ignored. When Dreamcast was released the spotlight w... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    After the smoke clears, Fable II has set a benchmark for what all future Action RPG's should be.

    Fable II

    After the smoke clears, Fable II has set a benchmark for what all future Action RPG's should be.

    Lets be honest, Fable 2 is a game that is very hard to classify and review because the quality of the title really has everything to do with the type of gamer you are, and how you play the game. The gameplay really d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.2
    One of those games we are ashamed to admit we own...or rented...or played, but generally a very solid wrestling game,

    Rumble Roses

    One of those games we are ashamed to admit we own...or rented...or played, but generally a very solid wrestling game,

    Yeah I hear you, Mud Wresting, School Girls, Panty Shots clearly a game that relies on one aspect to sell it, I will admit that when I was standing in an EB and a friend of mine looked at the game, and said look "Speci... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Old School, Old School, Old School, <br />
Dragon Quest series does not often let me down, and that rule holds true wit

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Old School, Old School, Old School, <br /> Dragon Quest series does not often let me down, and that rule holds true wit

    Fate Roles, Two Person Combo's, Changing your party members between battles, always being able to afford new weapons and armour are all things that are out the window with the 8th installment of this classic title. A... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9
    My Best Attempt at Giving you the Straight Goods on Zelda.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    My Best Attempt at Giving you the Straight Goods on Zelda.

    I have been gaming since 1986, and been a Zelda fan since 1988. I was as stoked for Wii's launch as I was for the launch of SNES and clearly Zelda was going to be the bonefide 100% going to get title with the Wii. I pre-... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.9
    Koei takes a very different direction wth Zendor and hits the nail on the head with a very unique concept

    Gotha II: Tenkuu no Kishi

    Koei takes a very different direction wth Zendor and hits the nail on the head with a very unique concept

    Let me make something clear strategy games are not for all of us, and to make this nice and simple if you disliked games like Romance, Aerobiz, Uncharted Waters, or for the newer gamers Sid Meyer's Pirates or Masters of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.8
    Not as much underrated as simply under marketed, During its time it was pretty good and worth a look for any RPG fan.

    Beyond the Beyond

    Not as much underrated as simply under marketed, During its time it was pretty good and worth a look for any RPG fan.

    Many reviews have called this game "nothing new" or more of the same, and its not that I disagree with the reviewers but rather I disagree that this should be seen as a bad thing. The problem when Sega Saturn died an... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.1
    Whats Old is New Again, and Whats New is Scary as Hell!

    Silent Hill 4: The Room

    Whats Old is New Again, and Whats New is Scary as Hell!

    I love this series, and perhaps that makes me a bit of a bias reviewer. The first Silent Hill was amazing because it was unique, sort of taking Survival Horror to a new level and that in itself was awesome. Silen... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    If you are too young to have played the SNES version then don't even bother, but for those of us 25+ Gamers its not bad

    Final Fight: Streetwise

    If you are too young to have played the SNES version then don't even bother, but for those of us 25+ Gamers its not bad

    I hate that games like this are just being SLAUGHTED by reviews everywhere, This game should not be held to the same standards as todays games because it simply is not aimmed at the same users. From a Gameplay stance... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2
    Walked into this hoping for an awesome FPS, and thats just what I found.

    Perfect Dark Zero

    Walked into this hoping for an awesome FPS, and thats just what I found.

    I have been gaming since the SMS days of the early 80's, and I think that the original Perfect Dark for N64 may have been the game which spent the most time in any console I ever owned. It was awesome. In University I ca... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Just what the old school RPG gamer could have wished for…

    Blue Dragon

    Just what the old school RPG gamer could have wished for…

    I will admit that I was stunned upon reading the first batch of reviews that slammed Blue Dragon for being more of the same, and not enough of the new. As a gamer who started with Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy on the ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    One of the better 360 titles you will never play, and chances are never heard of.

    Just Cause

    One of the better 360 titles you will never play, and chances are never heard of.

    Perhaps it was the pending hype of Gears of War coming out, perhaps it was the minimal advertising and hype this game received, perhaps most brushed it off as &quot;another&quot; GTA clone. For whatever reason Just Caus... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Not THAT bad, but certainly not great.

    Bomberman: Act Zero

    Not THAT bad, but certainly not great.

    With the help of a ten dollar off coupon I was able to walk away with Bomberman Act Zero for 9.99 brand new. I am not sure why I have such an obsession with games that are normally rated as &quot;stinkers&quot; but I had... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4
    Walked in expecting Gamecube's version of Killzone and thus far I have been very pleased

    Geist

    Walked in expecting Gamecube's version of Killzone and thus far I have been very pleased

    Now in fairness my review is based on the very limited time I have played thus far, but I will be the first to say that I am quite impressed. I was expecting another generic looking and feeling FPS that would give me not... Read Full Review

    1 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    It's hard to get over the fact Too Human was in development for ten years, but once you do it's certainly worthwhile.

    Too Human

    It's hard to get over the fact Too Human was in development for ten years, but once you do it's certainly worthwhile.

    How can you mess up Vikings in Space? I mean really? Perhaps I am one of the few folks who live under a rock when it comes to gaming news, and what games are in development as the first time I had even heard of Too H... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4
    I have to say, It was worth the wait and I have no regrets owning it on both PS and Xbox

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    I have to say, It was worth the wait and I have no regrets owning it on both PS and Xbox

    There is something to be said about who can get it to me first, and I will be the first one to tell you that I almost burnt out the laser on my PS2 playing GTA SA for hours on end, and after the Halo 2, and Metroid Prime... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.1
    A solid effort based off a solid series which in the end led to a pretty good game....If you don't care about graphics..

    Rhapsodia

    A solid effort based off a solid series which in the end led to a pretty good game....If you don't care about graphics..

    This game was released with little fan fare, or at least little that I knew about. I sort of saw it on the shelves as I was stocking up on 360 titles last November, and it had sort of fallen to the back of my mind til... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Underrated, Underrated, Underrated. One of the more unique types out there, and simply said, Tons of Fun

    The Outfit

    Underrated, Underrated, Underrated. One of the more unique types out there, and simply said, Tons of Fun

    As entertaining as Dead Rising and Saints Row have been for me over the last few weeks I knew there would be a point where pimpin' and killing zombies may grow tired for a day or so and I would need to look elsewhere. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    An interesting idea that was simply lost during development…

    Haze

    An interesting idea that was simply lost during development…

    For those who read my reviews I have always tried my best to be a glass half full sort of guy. I can normally find the silver lining in even the darkest of clouds. However when it comes to Haze I really don't see much th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The shock value of the first game is not present, Rapture still offers one of the most unique game settings in history

    BioShock 2

    The shock value of the first game is not present, Rapture still offers one of the most unique game settings in history

    Upon entering Rapture for the second time, I found myself as a gamer not quite as taken back by the utter beauty of the surroundings that I found myself in, as I did the first time I visited Rapture. The original Bio... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.4
    A Frank Review From a Gamer who had no intention of getting both Forza and GT4, and some how ended up with both?

    Forza Motorsport

    A Frank Review From a Gamer who had no intention of getting both Forza and GT4, and some how ended up with both?

    I am not your typical racing sim fan, I enjoy racing sims like I enjoy sports games, when I just want to unwind I can toss it in and just enjoy the sweet sweet simplicity of the genre and play till its time to go out, o... Read Full Review

    2 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Just when you think that nothing can top the original, Namco surprises and impresses.

    SoulCalibur IV

    Just when you think that nothing can top the original, Namco surprises and impresses.

    I will be the first to admit that when it comes to the fighting genre, I am hard to impress. Sure I grew up on Street Fighter II for SNES and I remember all the hype around "Mortal Monday" and spent my fair share of allo... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2
    Let me makes this clear, If you don't have friends, or Xbox Live this is not the game for you, but if you do, Man oh Man

    Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

    Let me makes this clear, If you don't have friends, or Xbox Live this is not the game for you, but if you do, Man oh Man

    Everyone has "That" game, the one you sort of toss into your console of choice when you don't feel like doing anything too complex, when you just want to sit on the sofa veg and play a game when you have some time to kil... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Without question the benchmark in which all North American RPG's should be held up to moving forward.

    Mass Effect 2

    Without question the benchmark in which all North American RPG's should be held up to moving forward.

    I don't like to gush over games, but even I will admit that after the original Mass Effect added new spin on the engine that Bioware had so successfully integrated into KOTOR and KOTOR:2, it became a series that I look... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Even a year and a half after its release there is still something that draws me to Crackdown…

    Riot Act

    Even a year and a half after its release there is still something that draws me to Crackdown…

    Far too often we experience a rush of great games that come to markets to tend to make us rush, glaze over, or simply ignore other titles. I have no idea what I was playing in February 2007 that kept me away from Cra... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6
    An RPG that is Finally not just "More of the same" and perhaps the most original concept since KOTOR.

    Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku

    An RPG that is Finally not just "More of the same" and perhaps the most original concept since KOTOR.

    I have been an RPG Fanatic since The first Dragon Warrior and for the most part have continued to play through the evolution of the genre regardless of concept or console. Jade Empire caught my eye originally because it ... Read Full Review

    9 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1
    One of the biggest positive suprises of 2005 for the Xbox, Surpassing my expectations for the game and then some.

    DOOM 3

    One of the biggest positive suprises of 2005 for the Xbox, Surpassing my expectations for the game and then some.

    I am no PC gamer, I have a solid PC at home to sync up with work, but for the most part I spend my day in front or around PC's and therefore can never truly enjoy games on PC at home, I gave Doom 3 a try when it was or... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8
    To put it nice and simple: RPG Perfection = Gaming Bliss

    Shining the Holy Ark

    To put it nice and simple: RPG Perfection = Gaming Bliss

    I am tired of the way games have been "dumbed down" for mainstream gamers post Final Fantasy Seven. Before the Genre was forced to bow down to lesser gamers you reached a point of near perfection, and Shining the Holy A... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.2
    Its Basically Resident Evil with a touch of Silent Hill and a Pinch of Fatal Frame Baked Egyptian style

    Curse: The Eye of Isis

    Its Basically Resident Evil with a touch of Silent Hill and a Pinch of Fatal Frame Baked Egyptian style

    Upon reading many of the reviews after I completed the game, I began to see the reason why this game would be called a "Resident Evil Clone" although while playing it I was not taken back to focus on how Curse was like R... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.8
    If you are a PS2 owner this is a MUST play, Perhaps the Best Game of its Genre on PS2, Although to Rent or Buy Hmmmm?

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    If you are a PS2 owner this is a MUST play, Perhaps the Best Game of its Genre on PS2, Although to Rent or Buy Hmmmm?

    I will be the first to admit this title suprised me, It was not even on my radar till the reviews started pouring in and placed it on a level with Ninja Gaiden, That pretty well made sure I would be in EB on the 22nd g... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2
    Finally Final Fantasy 2, but Bite Sized !<br />
Love It !

    Final Fantasy IV Advance

    Finally Final Fantasy 2, but Bite Sized !<br /> Love It !

    There have been many debates to the greatest RPG in the history of the Genre and its no secret that this is my favorite, Square Enix added a few things and most of them for the most part added to the quality of the game.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Everything I want in a turn based strategy, and even some stuff I didn't know I wanted that is just awesome.

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    Everything I want in a turn based strategy, and even some stuff I didn't know I wanted that is just awesome.

    A new Civ game is my super bowl. I have loved the series since I had to the DOS dance to get the original to run on my 486 back in the day. Needless to say the concept of a "designed for console" turn based game that... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    In terms of gameplay, nothing all that new but the replay value alone sets the Club apart from other FPS

    The Club

    In terms of gameplay, nothing all that new but the replay value alone sets the Club apart from other FPS

    I HATE the first person shooter genre, I cannot stress that enough. I find that more often then not you have a game with a very bare bones storyline in single player and a very high reliance on the online multiplayer to ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Considering its been a decade since I played this Franchise, I am pretty impressed with how far its come.

    The King of Fighters XII

    Considering its been a decade since I played this Franchise, I am pretty impressed with how far its come.

    Let me be clear, If you are a die hard KOF fan, chances are you are going to hate this game for all the reason that every other review above and below mine will state, but I am a bit of an oddity in the sense that asid... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Because of the short life of the Dreamcast, this very stellar RPG will fly under the radar of most gamers.

    Shinkisekai Evolution

    Because of the short life of the Dreamcast, this very stellar RPG will fly under the radar of most gamers.

    After hooking up my Dreamcast just to show someone the Code Veronica Intro, I started playing Dreamcast again, and now I am hooked. I picked up Evolution for 4.99 and I will say right now it was one of the best deals i... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.4
    Its Bad, but its not Charlies Angels Bad.

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Its Bad, but its not Charlies Angels Bad.

    I am a sucker for the stinkers. Anything that is 9.99 or under new at EB just calls to me. And at 7.99 brand new I just had to do it. I played it then I looked at the review and I can't say that I disagree this game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7
    Not what I expected, but still very good none the less.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Not what I expected, but still very good none the less.

    I had no intention of buying The Minish Cap, I was not too big a fan of Wind Walker, and its not that I didn't think it was a good game, just not up my alley. I was impressed at the rave reviews but it still held little... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful