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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The best sequel to Night Trap we could ask for 0

The ShortPros- This is technically a spiritual successor of Night Trap. Just...think about that for a moment- Evokes a certain sense of uneasiness throughout, which then becomes genuine stress- Does well at using it's limited controls to make you feel powerless, increasing the spooks- Animatronic anything just gives me the jibbilies- The jump scares are surprisingly decent- Despite it's simple graphics, the ghetto feel actually works to the game's creepy benefit- It's short length is a plus; it...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Needs, no...DEMANDS a gritty modern reboot. 0

The ShortPros- You can ride a dinosaur- You can ride a dinosaur- YOU CAN RIDE A DINOSAUR- IN SPACECons- Sometimes you are not riding the dinosaur AAAH YSSSSSS The Long "Something was terribly wrong in the distant man-made Spondylus Solar System. One by one the planet's central life support computers had been infected with a life threatening virus while the planet surfaces had been overrun with computerized dinosaurs known as Robosaurs. Under attack in his laboratory on Alpha Planet, Professor P...

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Despite a lack of innovation, Lumines on Vita still shines bright 0

The Short Pros- Pretty, HD Lumines action- Addition of "character powers" adds a bit more control and variation to the game- Powerups seem to drop more frequently. I'm ok with this.- Probably the best soundtrack out of all the Lumines games- Is on PSVita, a portable system, which is where it plays best Cons- It's...just more Lumines.- They still haven't found out a way to make any crazy modes or something with this puzzle concept- Oh wait, there's touch screen controls. Don't use them. Shapes ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A phenomenally fun puzzle game hindered by it's lack of modes 0

The Short Pros- Fast, easy-to-pick-up puzzle game- Rewards aggressive play and encourages fast, frantic matches- Having to move pieces to the "beat" adds a new layer of spice- Seventeen songs initially, with songs from Blazblue and Guilty Gear available for unlock- Lots of DLC songs and characters available for cheap- Quite addicting Cons- A veritable dearth of modes- With no online play, the Vita version is essentially single player only (you can Ad-Hoc and that's it)- Computer is incredibly c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's almost "so bad it's good." Almost. 0

The ShortPros- For a game made on the Unity engine, it actually looks ok- For a phone/android game, it also looks ok- Shooting is somehow more precise than the Uncharted series- The dialogue is so bad it borders on genius- Has multiplayer...for some reason- Only five bucks for "Episode 1" Cons- Everything else- Also, it's only an hour long. For a phone game, this isn't half bad.The LongHave you heard of Asylum Films? I'm actually a pretty big fan. They basically look at what is popular (like Tr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

As funky as dungeon runs can get. 0

The ShortPros- Clever roguelike that manages to actually make tired concepts fresh again- Four stages, tons of unlockables, and a plethora of enemies- Oh my gosh the music in this game is so good. Cause DannyB wrote it, so no big surprise there.- IF YOU WALK BY THE SHOPKEEPER HE SINGS ALONG TO THE SONG. THIS IS LITERALLY THE GREATEST INNOVATION GAMING HAS SEEN IN THE PAST DECADE.- Pixel graphics are charming- "Digging" through dungeon walls adds a nice mix-up to an already mixed-up concept- Bo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I'M GOING BEARZERK! 0

The ShortPros- Upgraded version of an already phenomenal game- Improved, widescreen, HD graphics look stunning on the Vita- Two new social links that are entertaining and do well supplementing the plot- Tons of new scenes interspersed within the main game, in addition to an entire new endgame and two extra months- New dungeon and boss, with the dungeon having it's own unique twist on the gameplay- Improvements to both the Skill Card system from P3P and Persona fusion in general massively empow...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mario's Best Game Boy Outing 0

The ShortPros- Another fun, weird Mario game on the Game Boy- An overworld connects six unique worlds each with crazy new gameplay- The Rabbit Ears are a fun new Mario powerup to go alongside the fireball- Music is killer and graphics pop even on the original Game Boy's screen- Three save slots make this the first handheld Mario game to save- Enemies and worlds maintain the strangeness of the previous Mario Land game Cons- ...but aren't quite strange enough to really match it.- Level difficult...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Makin' Kingdoms, Killin Monsters 0

The ShortPros- Awesome hybrid of a God/City Sim with an action platformer- Music is amazing- Graphics for the platforming segments are quite pretty- Getting better towns levels your avatar, making you even cooler in the platforming segments- Battery saves your game- Like the box says, "Create order from chaos!" That totally happens. Sort of. Cons- City/God Sim segments seem under fleshed out- Platforming segments have a really weird difficulty curve and controls are a bit clunky- Shooting star ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great ideas, poor execution. 0

The ShortPros- Feels like a grand adventure- Adds a leveling/currency sense of progression to the series- Attempts to give an open world, which oddly enough is believable- Has phenomenal music- Looks decent enough- Has a day/night cycle that actually changes how the game is played Cons- Level design is a joke- Bad translations and obscure puzzles are a poor mixture- Next to no bosses to speak of- The game turns into farming for hearts (currency) to continue- Graphics lack the visual "pop" from ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dark Souls ain't got nothin' on this 0

The ShortPros- Back to the linear Castlevania format- Graphics are a hybrid between the first Castlevania and Simon's Quest, and look fantastic- Music is kickin'- Four playable characters (three of which you have to discover) help mix up the gameplay- Branching and split paths- Some of the levels are ingenious Cons- Really, really hard- Like, absurdly hard. You won't beat it. Ever. Unless you have Game Genie- Seriously though, sometimes I think this and the Mega Man games were invented solely t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You've got to whip it. Whip it good. 0

The ShortPros- It's like Castlevania, only SUPER!- We're back to Simon again in this...remake? Prequel? What is this game chronologically, anyway?- Graphics are pretty dang snazzy- Also, the music is awesome- Has like five trillion levels- Simon has learned how to look up, down, and diagonal. Meaning he can whip in all those directions for the first (and only time) in the series- Some cool SNES effects like room spinning, chain wipping on stuff, and some giant bosses- Throwbacks to earlier Cast...

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Best in Class 0

The ShortPros- Brings back the regular, forward whipping Castlevania to the Sega Genesis- But wait! There's a bonus character, who has a multi-hitting spear!- New abilities like a power-spear vault and the ability to whip onto hooks to swing do a great job combining the old with the new- Speaking of which, the game is designed around these abilities, meaning you get an equal challenge regardless of which character you pick- Refines powerups to three key ones, all of which work great- An excelle...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Play this if you want to know what a man is. 0

The ShortPros- Reinvented Castlevania by taking the aesthetic and mixing it with Metroid-style exploration- Single-handedly invented the "Metroidvania" (or "Castletroid" if you're a tool) genre- RPG elements including leveling, gear, and currency all play a role in this new style- Fantastic 2D art mixed with some 2D and 3D backdrops make the game look good- Music is absolutely some of the best in the series with almost all new tracks- Long adventure, with the "inverse castle" twist still crazy-...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ain't never gonna stop, them shapes, them shapes 0

The ShortPros- Extremely addicting, difficult action game- Action game? Is this an action game? I'd say it's just like a reflex game- Seriously, the default difficulty is "Hard" and then it goes up to "Hardererestest"- Minimalist graphics and flashing colors add to the difficulty- Only three songs. All are awesome.- Exceptionally addicting- Quick; one "round" can last anywhere from a minute to under a second- Nearly the perfect game for portable devices Cons- Not competing for score against fri...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Old men and little girls are the worst. 0

The ShortPros- A fun hybrid of shop management and action RPG questing- The translation is surprisingly entertaining and appropriately silly- Taking heroes on quests only to sell the best stuff they find back to them at 300% markup is pretty great- A surprisingly long RPG quest campaign with multiple adventurers, dungeons, and secrets to find- I sold month-old egg on toast for a thousand bucks. Take that, economy! Cons- Selling items becomes a bit formulaic; most new shop-related stuff (custom ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's about time. And also money. 0

The ShortPros- The free sequel to the smash hit Plants vs Zombies- Did I mention it's free? That's a pretty big plus- Despite having microtransactions, the entire game can be beaten and is still fun without spending a cent- New plants, levels, and time periods are great- Tons of new challenges for each level, not to mention unlockable minigames and rewards- Plant food was an excellent idea to give you something to do in the downtime- Graphics seem marginally improved and look great on iPad- Con...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Still great, even in 2014 0

The ShortPros- Dark, atmospheric shooter- World and setting are phenomenal and very interesting- Shooting that hybridizes guns and magic keeps things fiesty- Side activities like vending machines, hacking, and other methods can mix up- Graphics and sound design are phenomenal throughout- Story's twist is interesting Cons- Last third of the game feels like a rehash, in both story and gameplay- Switching between guns and plasmids is cumbersome, as is taking pictures for experience- The number of ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A fantastic spectacle with a fantastic ending. 0

The ShortPros- Beautiful world feels straight out of a fairytale- Unique controls that require no tutorials; you learn as you play- Achievements are clever and encourage exploration on an otherwise linear game- Music is phenomenal- The "burned house" scene- Ending segment's fusion of learned controls with story elements is quite powerful- Four words: Valley of the Giants Cons- The bigger emotional moments lack punch or proper buildup (the ending being the exception)- Game's ending may frustrate...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It is...good? To be the queen? 0

The ShortPros- A "reimagining" of the old Princess Maker games...but more violent!- Lots of varying events and activities help make multiple playthroughs different- Single playthrough is relatively short; usually around 45 minutes to 1 hour- Crunching numbers and min/maxing is surprisingly satisfying Cons- Not much to the game aside from stat raising- Due to both the randomness and just how the game is set up, it's almost impossible to determine which stats to raise, and how high- Emotions pla...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A decent game completely surpassed by it's sequel 0

The ShortPros- Unique music game experience (mostly)- DJ Turntable is actually quite fun to use and fairly intuitive- Difficulty range means anyone from noobs to pros can have a challenge- Lots of songs of...interesting mixs- Considering what they were working with, they pulled of something surprisingly good- Can play with both a guitar and a mic- Music actually alters based on how you are playing the mix Cons- Mixes are really weird, mostly older songs (Jackson5) mixed with modern stuff (50 C...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Drop da bass, mon! 0

The Short Pros- Same strong gameplay with marked improvements- UI is dramatically improved and the new clean menus are an improvement- Much stronger soundtrack drawing from modern bands- Two player DJing- Ditches the Guitar Hero brand- All songs start unlocked- Overall graphical improvement for characters, backgrounds, and...just about everything Cons- Still insistent on "mixes" in quickplay rather than single songs- Difficulty spike from Medium to Hard is still high- Wish there were more songs...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best in class. 0

The ShortPros- Basically Metal Slug 2 without any of the problems- New enemies, weapons, and slight tweaks to the levels make this the definitive version of Metal Slug 2- No slowdown, even on the PS1 version- PS1 version has a level select- One of the funnest run-n-gun games to date- Finds a perfect balance between skill and arcade challengeCons- Renders Metal Slug 2 redundant The LongI loved Metal Slug 2, but the problems with the slowdown really killed the game's flow for me. Luckily, it seem...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Slowdown ruins an otherwise perfect Metal Slug game. Play X instead. 0

The Short Pros- Takes the original Metal Slug formula and cranks it up to 11- More weapons, slugs (vehicles), and enemies- Fight aliens and mummies, oh my!- Adds two new playable characters (girls!) and lets you actually pick your character- Can get "Fat" for more damage and more fatness. - Some of the best bosses and locations in the series- Strong balance of skill reward vs coin-pushing Cons - Arcade version and all ports and absolutely crippling slowdown- Overall mechanics not to different fr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

RAWKET LAWNCHAIR 0

The ShortPros- Crazy run 'n gun action with lots of powerups and abilities- Drive vehicles (aka "Slugs") for more awesome carnage- Some of the best pixel art in the business, bar none- Six levels of not-nazi blasting carnage- Strikes a good arcade balance between skill-based and unfair quarter-stealing- Quite silly- Two players- "RAWKET LAWNCHAIR"Cons- Not as silly as later installments, though that might be ok- Only two characters- Early ports (Playstation and Saturn) were kind of garbageThe Lo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

For the hardcore only. 0

The ShortPros- Horrific, graphic Japanese horror game on PSP- Extremely unsettling to the point of bringing on nausea- Fantastic sound design- Cutscene/drawn art assets are appropriately disturbing- 16-bit graphics conflicting with the awful events create a great mind-bending dissonance- By majority, the translation is top notch, particularly when describing some of the grotesque ways characters die- Story takes a while to get revved up, but has some fantastic and unpredictable twists Cons- Act...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sequel is a must-buy. Original? A bit bare-bones. 0

The ShortPros- Excellent puzzle game fusing music with block puzzlers- Incredibly addicting- Great on a handheld- Visuals and music are top notch- Easy to learn, difficult to get chains in- Seriously, what do you expect from the guy who made Rez and Space Channel 5?Cons- Serious lack of modes- New songs/colors are unlocked by playing further through the game in a single sitting, meaning most people won't see them all- Vs. Mode isn't really all that awesome- Could have benefitted from more songs ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The PSP's head-shooting killer app 0

The ShortPros- Evolution of Persona 3 on a handheld device- Being able to take Persona on the go highlights the game's strengths- Inclusion of a new female protagonist completely changes the game- Female MC also comes with her own new soundtrack, which is much more appealing- Can finally issue orders directly to your teammates, making the game considerably funner- Many little added tweaks (like using the P4 battle system) further refine the game- Personas giving skill cards also helps relieve so...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Baconing: A fresh, new IP from Hothead! 0

The ShortPros- Basic loot driven action RPG- It has dialogue in it- Graphics look cartoony and nice- Kind of reminds me a lot of the Deathspank gamesCons- Good thing this isn't a Deathspank game, because if it was it would be the same recycled crap all over again- I mean, really. It clearly isn't. "Deathspank" isn't even in the title- As a savvy consumer, I have brand awareness, and based on that alone I can conclude this is not, in fact Deathspank 3- Because if it was Deathspank 3, it would be ...

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While the Zelda underneath isn't great, the co-op is legendary. 0

The ShortPros- Very fun and furious co-op Zelda experience- The inclusion of subtle competitive elements causes dissonance between teammembers, which is awesome- Puzzles and dungeons are, for the most part, great fun with friends- Controls are reasonable with regards to character management if you can't get the complete set of four buddies together- Graphics look straight out of the SNES Link to the Past- "Dark Link" verses mode is weirdly amazing, providing a four-player murder spree using 2D Z...

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The worst of the imitators. 0

The ShortPros- Decent enough shooter...that is, it never really broke- Premise is interesting- Multiplayer is stable and has a few unique ideas- Graphics aren't...awful- Explosive barrels are yellow instead of red. That's...a good thing.Cons- Single player is three hours long.- Story is bland, patronizing to the intelligence of its audience, and borderline racist- Shooting feels weak and bland- Guns, sound effects, and voice acting are all very lame- Even more "paint by numbers" than other Call ...

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I am genuinely amazed at how well this turned out. 0

The ShortPros- Excellently crafted fighting game from the creators of Guilty Gear and Blazblue- Accessible combos and moves make this Arc System's most "noob friendly" game yet- Game is gorgeous and follows a similar art/aesthetic style to Persona 3 and 4- Story mode does a decent job connecting the characters from Persona 3 and 4 while adding some entertaining foils- Voice acting is spot on, as it usually is with these games, and the localization team still rocks- Music is excellent, featuring ...

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A runner that's more than meets the eye. 0

The ShortPros- Fun twist on the "runner" genre- Livid Dead levels are a fun, difficult challenge- Graphics look gorgeous on a retena screen- Game does a good balance of rewarding powerups to improve difficulty- Great "pick up 'n play" game- Has free DLC- Not hampered by microtransactions- Only $2Cons- Could have used more levels- Simplistic platforming might irritate someI was runnin...The LongIt's no secret I'm a big fan of iOS games. Short, usually simple experiences that sate your video game ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One great game and one ok game = buy it! 0

The ShortPros- Excellent ports of the PSP God of War games- Includes one awesome game and one...ok one- Ghost of Sparta looks quite good in HD. Chains of Olympus...looks ok- Has 3D support but...um...does anybody care about that?- Controls have been modified for the Duelshock, meaning right stick rolls! Hooray!- Runs at a consistently smooth 60 fps- Trophy support for both games is a great addition- All in all, this is the best version of these two gamesCons- Chains of Olympus, while looking gre...

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With the strongest story in the franchies, this PSP title soars. 0

The ShortPros- The ultimate refinement of the God of War formula- Absolutely beautiful PSP graphics- Full-length God of War game that takes you some crazy places such as Atlantis- Easily the strongest story in the God of War universe- Several slow moments really add to the game- Quite possibly the best game in the franchiseCons- Magic, as a whole, is underwhelming- A few technical glitches pop up now and again- Some of the enemies (the creepy burrowing death women) are really cheap- They removed...

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A must buy, if woefully short. 0

The ShortPros- Faithfully replicates the God of War experience on the PSP- Does well with its limited controls to streamline the experience- Graphics look quite good for a PSP game- Story is an interesting prequel to the first God of War that answers a lot of plot hole questions- Well crafted through and throughCons- Too short- Hardly any bosses- Rolling, a crucial move, is mapped to the two shoulder buttons rather than a second analog stick- Blocking has a weird slight lag that isn't present in...

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God of War III: How to ruin a character. 0

The ShortPros- Finale in the fantastic action-game trilogy- Possibly the most refined variation of the core combat to date- Absolutely insane setpieces with some of the best graphics I've ever seen in any game to date- Seriously, this game looks so good your eyes will bleed- Fantastic voice work, sound effects, and soundtrack (as usual)- Lengthy quest that takes you all over the place and back againCons- The final nail on the coffin that was the sympathy for Kratos' character- Not just a charact...

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Two of the best action games on the PS2, one cheap price. 0

The ShortPros- Two excellent action games together at last in HD and at a cheap price- Both games look absolutely fantastic in HD and wide-screened- Added trophy support for each game- All the bonus content (interviews, etc.) is still here- Started the "HD Re-Release" trend, for better or for worseCons- In-game pre-rendered video as well as the bonus content is still SD- No attempt to fix the polygonal sprites from the original God of War make a few look a little silly- If you were already playi...

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A standout sequel, even if the story is far from divine. 0

The ShortPros- Improves on the original God of War formula in nearly every way- Better combos, more enemies, and tons of bosses- Easily the best looking game on the PS2 with some incredible texture and scale work- Lengthy quest with a host of replay options- A whole second disc of extras- Setpieces are even more incredible and jaw-dropping than the first game- An excellent Swan Song for the systemCons- Story and character are considerably worse than they were in the first game- While everything ...

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