User Reviews

UnderpaidTurtle

Final Fantasy X

- PS3

When first released for the Playstation 2, Final Fantasy X was a drastic departure for the series. The series was taken into many new directions. Non-linearity was fundamental to the franchise, and it is partially the reason why so many gamers loved the early iterations, yet FFX is quite linear (For those that worry about linearity, don’t let FFXIII dissuade you from playing this gem). Voic...

10.0

saimcheeda

God of War: Ascension

- PS3

The main series having ended with God of War III, Sony Santa Monica had to take a different course to bring Kratos back onto the Playstation 3. That meant giving the players a Kratos they hadn't seen before. This is where the basis of God of War: Ascension lies. You will see him much different than you're used to, that doesn't mean he goes easy on any of his enemies though. There's still plent...

8.3

gadgetsandkhajiits

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

- Xbox 360

Don't you just hate it when your brother plays with your stuff and you banish him to another dimension, and then he expects you to rescue him? Blimey O'Riley! Name: Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood Release Date: Out Now Age Rating: 12+ (Europe), Everyone (North America) Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One In Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood, the objective is simple:...

8.3

gadgetsandkhajiits

Watch Dogs

- Xbox 360

From an exciting launch title to one of the most anticipated games of this year, Watch_Dogs has been well in the public eye for 2 years now. Ubisoft haven't held back on publicity, with trailers, interviews, press releases and press conferences as far as the eye can see. But has this hype hurt Watch_Dogs? Read on for more... Name: Watch_Dogs Age Rating: 18 (PEGI) Publisher: Ubisoft Platfo...

8.1

iamnsuperman

Watch Dogs

- PS4

A new generation means a new IP from Ubisoft and I feel a sense of Déjà vu with Watch Dogs. It has great ideas with interesting and new gameplay mechanics but Watch Dogs seems to have suffered from its development hell. The main campaign is a mix bag of ideas that isn’t well executed. The basic premise of Watch Dogs is that you play as Aiden Pearce; a hacker who does whatever needs doing to...

7.5

Dagexon

Spec Ops: The Line

- PS3

Unlike most military shooters the story is the first and foremost important part of the game and the single player campaign is more important than the multiplayer...in fact just forget the multiplayer, it's a waste of time. Story: Spec Ops the Line defies conventions due to its story focusing on character's emotions with such intricate details that's seldom seen in shooters nowadays. It d...

8.8

erictaylorkid

Watch Dogs

- PS4

Watch Dogs attempts to do something unique in the open world genre, a genre that, over the past decade, has become over-saturated. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto III set the bar, a bar that has since been inched upwards over numerous iterations from dozens of developers, all trying to leave their indelible mark. When Ubisoft unveiled Watch Dogs to the world at E3 2012 with their stunning “gameplay...

8.0

thepetedog

Tomba!

- PS3

For some time, Tomba! was considered one of the finest games that most people would never play. It was a game that most had heard of, but only a few lucky ones had played firsthand. Released way back in ’98 on the Playstation 1, Tomba! (Or Tombi! here in the UK) did not sell stunningly well, despite strong reviews. Although a sequel was secured, developers Whoopee Camp unfortunately went out...

9.0

RB201122

Transistor

- PS4

I craved for an indie game which could satisfy my needs. I waited and waited for one that would prove to be fun, beautiful and gripping. Transistor is all this and more. Following the story of a woman who loses her voice and a man who's soul is trapped in a large, blade-like weapon, Transistor is an interesting and stunningly gorgeous game. In fact, since there's simply so much to say about thi...

10.0

coolbeans

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

- PS3

*NOTE #1: While this doesn’t affect the overall outcome of any score, I will catalog a certain aspect of the Uncharted 2 GOTY Edition I’ve acquired: Siege Expansion Pack. There really hasn’t been anything else I recall that’s been added or tweaked to such a degree as when I first remember playing Uncharted 2 back in 2009 and 2010—though, it would be tough for me to remember that anyways.* *...

8.8

Valenka

Watch Dogs

- Xbox One

Warning: minor spoilers may be present for those who have not been keeping up with updates regarding Watch Dogs' narrative. Please read at your own discretion. Imagine a world where everything is connected; a central operating system can control everything from traffic signals to security cameras, from mobile phones to webcams. It's essentially a hacker's dream and our worst nightmare. Sensi...

8.5

iamnsuperman

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

- PS4

Just over 10 months ago I decided to play and review an insane game about an Octopus disguised as a man. Despite its lack of story depth and length, it was a joy to play and one of the best games I played last year (which was freeware). It was just a bonkers concept that I fell in love with. With that being said, I am a little bit disappointed with it sequel Octodad: Dadliest Catch. It isn'...

7.0

Kingthrash360

Watch Dogs

- PS4

I stepped into the world of Watch Dogs with my eyes wide open. What I've seen was a new franchise that impressed me from the beginning and overwhelmed me with a large amount of content....and i love it. Note: I wont spoil anything about the story and will keep it as short as possible, which will be hard because this is a very HUGE game. First, I'll start off with the controls. This game i...

9.0

tgruver

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

- PS3

Childhood is often a time caught between two worlds; one of the ordinary and that of daydreams. The collaborative genius behind Namco Bandai and Level 5‘s Ni No Kuni speaks to that power in a variety of delightful ways, sprinkling its own magic on the JRPG formula while deriving inspiration from the best of Studio Ghibli. Wat simple joys can be derived from its heartfelt story further realize a...

8.0

TuxedoMoon

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

- PC

I haven’t touched a Final Fantasy game in a little while. Well, one that isn’t a sequel based on a mistake (looking at you Final Fantasy 13 1-3). Why did I just jump into this game? To play with friend of course. Seeing my friends play it did make it look fun, but looks can be deceiving. FF14: A Realm Reborn is a redesigned version of the original. FF14’s first release was said to be terribl...

5.0

skywalkeruk

South Park: The Stick of Truth

- PS3

Ever dreamed of becoming an actual playable character in South Park’s quiet, snowy mountain town? Well the developers over at Obsidian Entertainment and publishers at Ubisoft have made your dreams a hilariously fun and maniacal reality with this South Park Stick of Truth game. The Story South Park Stick of Truth is a parody of the Lord of the Rings but with a twist, humans vs. elves, a...

8.0

HammadTheBeast

The Last Of Us

- PS3

The Last of Us is a shining example of both the ingenuity and technical aptitude of the developers at Naughty Dog, a studio that rests comfortably in its position among the top tier developers of the industry. It presents the story of two unlikely allies tossed into the midst of a derelict society in a post-apocalyptic world. The intertwined journey of these two characters through this hostile,...

10.0

Red_Eye

inFamous: Second Son

- PS4

Just like Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch have quite a cult following of Playstation fans; stemming back to the PS2 era with the Sly Cooper franchise. I personally wouldn't put them as quite on par with Naughty Dog - even though I played Sly Cooper to death and likewise with InFamous 1 & 2. Which makes it quite the surprise when SP deliver arguably the first out and out system seller for PS4. Fast...

9.0

marcuzgungeze10

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

- PS4

One of the quirkiest games I have played, begins with a level I have never seen in a video game. The game revolves around you trying to be a normal dad, in a normal life but you are anything but normal. You are an Octopus on land. The game does a good job with teaching you the controls of an Octopus. Each leg controlled separately with the analog sticks, but you also have to press the back b...

7.8

coolbeans

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

- PS3

It’s certainly strange to come away from one of the PS3’s so-called “must-haves” of its time with a heightened sense of disappointment. During an era of over-blown squabbles over a certain game somehow saving a console—as if the library was completely bankrupt of solid exclusives until that happened, this was the one which seemed to hit the mark when it came to critics. Plus, the popular Naug...

6.5

randomass171

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

- PS3

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is the Raiden spinoff/sequel to the ever masterful Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots. The game takes place some time after Snake's final mission and puts you in control of Raiden, the unwitting girly hero of Metal Gear Solid 2 who has now been given a badass upgrade courtesy of his new cyborg body. This focuses less on stealth and more on letting the player...

8.5

mostwanted620

inFamous: Second Son

- PS4

It has been 7 years since the events of infamous 2. Cole Macgrath made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save humanity. It has been told that when one story ends, another begins. Meet Delsin Rowe a rebellious, smart mouth, daredevil who is of native american "akomish" descent. Delsin is a troubled young man with no clear path of what direction to go in life and consider himself and graffiti ar...

9.0

randomass171

Hitman: Absolution

- Xbox 360

So the same friend that allowed me to play Titanfall allowed me to play his free download of Hitman Absolution. I had never played a Hitman game before, but I have been playing a number of stealth action games. The Last of Us, Metal Gear HD games, etc. I thought I would take a crack at this series. The story was entertaining enough. You play as Agent 47, a notoriously bald professional kille...

8.5

Ottoman

Don Bradman Cricket 14

- PS3

"Don Bradman Cricket 14 is not like any Cricket game you have played before, the first thing to do before you pick up the controller is to forget all that you know about Cricket games past and start afresh….” That’s not me talking about and asking rhetorical questions; it is the foremost line in the Don Bradman Cricket 14 manual that pretty much sums up the entire game. For a video game featur...

7.5

darkpower

Final Fantasy X-2

- PS3

By all accounts, the new Final Fantasy X Remasters have let us re-experience a classic in Final Fantasy X, originally for the PS2. It had what I considered to be a great story that delved into social commentary about prejudiced on the basis of religious beliefs, all the while having someone in the middle trying to make sense of it all. It had everything, including the love story, the inner conf...

10.0