User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.4/10
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  • Rating:7
    A solid enough remake, but it doesn't do enough new to really elevate it

    Resident Evil 2

    A solid enough remake, but it doesn't do enough new to really elevate it

    To be honest, the original RE2 is a game I have limited experience with. I played the N64 version when I was too young to do so, and have general fond memories of it. The story upped the ante from the first, with a vira... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Surprising exploration mixed with a wonderful soundtrack makes this a must play

    Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

    Surprising exploration mixed with a wonderful soundtrack makes this a must play

    It’s no secret that the Zelda series has outstanding music. Dark World. Tal Tal Heights. Gerudo Valley. The Great Fairy’s theme. The series wouldn’t work half as well as it does without its iconic and ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    A painstakingly mediocre entry in a fantastic series

    Just Cause 4 (Digital Deluxe Edition)

    A painstakingly mediocre entry in a fantastic series

    I love the Just Cause series. I’ll admit I’ve never played the first, but the second introduced an anarchic spirit rarely seen in gaming to the open world genre, filled with unique locations, fun missions, r... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Despite some somewhat clunky controls, this is still an action masterpiece

    resident evil 4

    Despite some somewhat clunky controls, this is still an action masterpiece

    You’re Leon Kennedy, survivor of the nuclear incident in Raccoon City six years ago. You’ve worked your way up through law enforcement and are now a part of a highly trained section of the secret service. Bu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Decidedly not for everyone, but absolutely fantastic

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Decidedly not for everyone, but absolutely fantastic

    To say that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is difficult is an almost comically bad understatement. At this point, From Software have more or less cornered the market on boundary pushing action RPG titles that put players in ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    As a fan of the series, this was a massive disappointment.

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

    As a fan of the series, this was a massive disappointment.

    Suda51 is a strange developer. Taken from pure gameplay perspective, it’s tough to tell if he’s ever made a truly “good” video game. The thing is that, when you stand back and look at games he&rs... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Good, but could have been better (includes DLC review)

    Resident Evil 7: biohazard - Gold Edition

    Good, but could have been better (includes DLC review)

    I have a pretty long history with the Resident Evil franchise, having played a good chunk of them during my younger years. The fourth game has become a tradition of mine, as I try to play through it at least once annual... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Yet another must play Metroidvania on the Switch

    Hollow Knight (Canceled)

    Yet another must play Metroidvania on the Switch

    Hollow Knight is what you’d get if you took a talented art student’s notebook, crumpled up all the paper and tossed it in a blender, threw in six parts Super Metroid, and four parts Dark Souls and fired up s... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    An almost amazing adventure that's held back by certain design choices

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    An almost amazing adventure that's held back by certain design choices

    I’m gonna be up front with you, the reader. I loved the original Xenoblade Chronicles. It is my second favorite JRPG I’ve played, mostly due to how well it married its story, exploration, and battle system t... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A bit unfocused, but very enjoyable

    Super Mario Odyssey

    A bit unfocused, but very enjoyable

    With every new, full-fledged 3D Mario game comes a certain set of expectations, and those are generally that it’s going to be one of the generation’s highlights. Ever since Nintendo changed the face of Mario... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A heavy metal themed shot of adrenaline straight to the brain

    DOOM

    A heavy metal themed shot of adrenaline straight to the brain

    DOOM harkens back to a time when the first person shooter genre was all about you running as fast as possible while murdering literally everything you see. It’s a refreshing breath of fresh air for e genre that ha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    An outsanding sequel that just about anyone can enjoy

    SteamWorld Dig 2

    An outsanding sequel that just about anyone can enjoy

    The original Steamworld Dig was something of a breakout hit for Image and Form, with its deceptively simple mechanics and premise- said premise being you are a steampunk robot digging down in a mine left to you by your ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Samus Returns with a solid but unremarkable adventure

    Metroid: Samus Returns

    Samus Returns with a solid but unremarkable adventure

    Quick question for the audience: who in Ridley’s name asked for Metroid Prime: Federation Force? Better yet, who hear the pitch for it and thought, “That sounds like a wonderful idea. Let’s give it the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    A big, sloppy mess of a game

    Retro City Rampage DX

    A big, sloppy mess of a game

    In Retro City Rampage DX, you play as a guy named Player, a small time crook who has aspirations of becoming a crime lord. The first step on his journey is to become a henchman for a super criminal known as the Jester, ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The bar has been raised for the open world genre

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    The bar has been raised for the open world genre

    The Zelda series needs no introduction, and neither does its latest installment, Breath of the Wild (BotW). Nintendo did the same thing they did with Twilight Princess and released it as both the final great game for th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A massive, old school JRPG that delivers

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

    A massive, old school JRPG that delivers

    Anyone who knows me knows that I have a soft place in my heart for the Dragon Quest series, and now, with this recent 3DS rerelease, I own the first nine main games in one form or another (the only ones I have yet to be... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A retrospective review of Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    A retrospective review of Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines

    Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines (VtMB from here on because I’m not going to type out that obnoxious title) has a fascinating history as when it was first released, it was apparently a buggy mess and borderline... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A rock solid sequel to an already great game

    Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

    A rock solid sequel to an already great game

    The first Azure Striker Gunvolt game was to many, including me, a surprise that came out of nowhere. Using elements of the classic Mega Man series (choose which level to tackle next, an ensemble of bosses, tight action ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    An epic and flawed journey through time

    Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

    An epic and flawed journey through time

    There’s something to be said for sticking to your roots. The Dragon Quest series, which began way back on the original NES, has never strayed too far from old school JRPG gameplay, regardless of its iteration. Wit... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A very fun twist on the Kirby formula

    Kirby: Planet Robobot

    A very fun twist on the Kirby formula

    The thing about the Kirby series is that they can often feel like platforming lite. After all, one of Kirby’s primary abilities is floating indefinitely, which should defeat a lot of the purpose of the platforming... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A flawed but ultimately satisfying conclusion to a great series

    Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

    A flawed but ultimately satisfying conclusion to a great series

    What started off as a very well written and self-contained adventure game has grown into a trilogy of adventure games that enjoy a small but fiercely devoted following. The Zero Escape series started back when Nine Hour... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The definitive version of Fates

    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

    The definitive version of Fates

    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations (FEFR) is the third version of the recently released Fire Emblem game. Much like the other two versions, the first few chapters introduce you to the setting and world. Your custom made cha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Awakening 2.0, but that's okay

    Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

    Awakening 2.0, but that's okay

    Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (FEFB) is the first section of the apparently massive SRPG that is the Fire Emblem Fates whole, the other two parts of which are Conquest and Revelations. FEFB is similar to the previous ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A strange and not always enjoyable journey through small town America (3DS review)

    EarthBound

    A strange and not always enjoyable journey through small town America (3DS review)

    Earthbound. Ever since I first read about it in an issue of the now dead Nintendo Power, I’ve wanted to play it. Thing is that I’ve never owned a SNES in my life, and when Nintendo announced its release for ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Big game hunt, indeed.

    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    Big game hunt, indeed.

    It’s tough to say whether or not this is really my first Monster Hunter game. I bought Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii back when it first came out, and struggled with it. After a few hours of playing it, I found tha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Come for the perverts, stay for the soul crushing hopelessness (includes DLC review)

    LISA

    Come for the perverts, stay for the soul crushing hopelessness (includes DLC review)

    The Steam page for LISA describes the game as a quirky side scrolling RPG. While that is technically correct, it’s technically correct in the same way that saying, “The sun is kind of warm” is true. LI... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Blood, guts and lots of open spaces.

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    Blood, guts and lots of open spaces.

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number opens with the credits for a movie called Midnight Animal. It is a slasher movie adaptation of the events of the first game. In the tutorial, you play as a very large man in a pig mask as y... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    Got any paper?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    Got any paper?

    The tagline for this review refers to one of the many side quests in Majora’s Mask 3d. There’s an inn where, if you go to the bathroom after midnight, a hand comes out of the toilet begging you for paper. Sh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Really not that great.

    Outlast

    Really not that great.

    Outlast has been hailed as the best survival horror game in years, one that has managed to reinvigorate the genre. And at first glance, it certainly looks like a winner. It uses a well-known horror setting, an asylum, t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Binding of Isaac is a fun but frustrating Rogue like shooter, with dashes of Zelda tossed in the mix.

    The Binding of Isaac

    Binding of Isaac is a fun but frustrating Rogue like shooter, with dashes of Zelda tossed in the mix.

    Isaac is a small boy who is frequently picked on at school and general ostracized by his peers. In spite of this, he manages to have fun by himself in his room playing with toys or his cat. But one day, his mother is wat... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A well made game that unfortunately is too in love with itself.

    Grand Theft Auto V

    A well made game that unfortunately is too in love with itself.

    Grand Theft Auto V begins with a heist. Three guys rob a bank in a backwater, frozen town and when they try to make their getaway, one of their men dies and two others are gravely injured from gunshot wounds. Things are... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Hotline Miami is what would happen if David Lynch created a game adaptation of the film Drive.

    Hotline Miami

    Hotline Miami is what would happen if David Lynch created a game adaptation of the film Drive.

    Hotline Miami is a drug in game form. It is bizarre, addicting, infectious, and it will leave you wanting more. Like a drug, when things go right, it’s exhilarating and makes you feel great. But it’s also a ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    SM3d Land is a solid platformer that's elevated by the platform it's on.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    SM3d Land is a solid platformer that's elevated by the platform it's on.

    Mario is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable mascots in the history of forever. He has invaded just about every gaming genre- sports, platforming, RPG, racing, party… Just about everything except shooters an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    EO: Untold is another great RPG on the 3DS that's worth any fan's time.

    Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

    EO: Untold is another great RPG on the 3DS that's worth any fan's time.

    The 3DS is quickly becoming a must own system for fans of JRPGs. With great titles like Bravely Default, Pokemon, and Shin Megami Tensei IV, along with many others, there’s no shortage of games to occupy people wh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Dark Souls is back, and pretty much as good as the first.

    Dark Souls II

    Dark Souls is back, and pretty much as good as the first.

    Dark Souls II is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the year. The first Souls games, Demon Souls and the follow up, Dark Souls, are easily some of the most well received, well reviewed and most challenging... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    SteamWorld Dig

    Steamworld Dig is a solid, exploration driven platformer that could be more.

    Steamworld Dig begins with the main character, a steam powered robot named Rusty, traveling to the backwater town of Tumbleton following a letter from his uncle. You see, Tumbleton is a mining town; there’s a cave... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default

    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default is, in essence, an old school Final Fantasy game. All that’s missing is the Final Fantasy name and a character named Cid. With enemies named Cait Sith and items named Phoenix Downs, it’s hard... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Screw balance, I've got a body exploding punch.

    Saints Row the Third begins in an absurd but explosive way. The Saints, a gang in the city of Stillwater, are robbing a bank, all dressed in large headed costumes of one of their members named Johnny Gat. They gun down ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2

    A great sequel to the original (GOTY Edition review).

    Borderlands 2 begins in a more explosive fashion than the original. Four new Vault Hunters have come to the legendary Pandora after news of a new Vault being discovered reaches them. All four are on a train, when they a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful