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4.22 stars 4.22/5 Stars Average score of 68 user reviews spread across 0 releases and 0 DLC

An even grander Galaxy. 0

 TissueShoe's review of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii. Super Mario Galaxy was an astounding achievement in video game design back in 2007, and to this day it remains an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable 3-D platformer. In fact, Galaxy was so good that when I heard that a direct sequel would be coming a mere 2 ½ years later, I had my doubts as to how the game would be a worthy successor without simply rehashing everything that made the first game so great. But while Galaxy 2 is great for a...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Silver and Gold remain the best Pokemon games yet. 0

 Pokemon Red and Blue made a huge splash in the video game industry back in the late 1990's, and to this day it's still a massively popular franchise with a strong universal appeal. For kids, perhaps it's the idea of collecting and battling cool creatures, teaching them killer attacks, and watching opponents' HP bars drop to zero. For teens and adults, it could be the deep but approachable battle system or nowadays the pure nostalgia of it all. Whatever it is that draws people young and old into...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

So short, but so awesome. 0

 A few years ago, if I had heard of a game that would somehow combine a puzzle and a shooter, I would have had plenty of doubts as to how that would work. The two just don't seem like they would get along together very well. Enter Portal, a game that isn't a true shooter, but integrates basic first-person shooting elements into a puzzler that is brilliant, superbly executed, challenging, and also extremely witty. Perhaps this concept of a shooter and puzzle game mixed together can be done…Portal...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A cinematic and epic experience unlike any other video game. 0

 A lone hero approaches an ancient shrine and places his dead lover inside. A light speaks to him, telling him that he can gain the power to save her life if he can slay the 16 colossi scattered throughout the cursed land that surrounds the shrine. Upon their destruction, there must certainly be a happy ending for all involved: Wander will save his love and the land will be rid of the cursed giants. Shadow of the Colossus puts the player in control of Wander who, along with his horse Agro, must ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

With MotionPlus at the head, Resort is big on precision and fun. 0

 The Wii is the object of insult more often than it ought to be in this generation, because people see the console's games that sell well and simply laugh. Mediocre minigame collections and unpolished 'family-friendly games' make it to the top sales charts so frequently, while quality titles such as Zack & Wiki and Okami don't get the attention they deserve. Wii Sports Resort ought to gather that same sort of ridicule, but while Nintendo may be a little lazy and big on quick cash-ins this ge...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Well, it sure beats Animal Crossing trading cards. 0

 Club Nintendo doesn't exactly have the strongest selection of prizes for their fans that buy their games, but to be honest who can blame them? It's free stuff they're giving out after all… well, it's free if you forget that to earn these rewards you have to have bought a bunch of their games. Game & Watch Collection sure looked more appealing than Animal Crossing trading cards or a Wii remote holder, seeing as it's an actual DS game. To call if a full game, though, would be a stretch, seein...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A solid Zelda game once you get through the slow start. 0

 The quality of The Legend of Zelda series as a whole is practically unquestionable. Almost everything Nintendo sets out to do with the series is a success and comes out with flying colors. Phantom Hourglass successfully brought the series to the DS in a game that was great despite its flaws, and now Spirit Tracks is out as a sequel. It retains a lot of what made Phantom Hourglass great and improves upon the original game in some ways while feeling very similar despite its shortcomings and slow ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good luck finding a music game as fun and authentic as this one. 0

 If you haven't heard of The Beatles, you might not have heard of any other band in the history of mankind. They were that popular and that influential, and so it's only fit that a music game ought to be made based on their music and career. Fortunately for everyone who likes The Beatles, Harmonix was able to secure the rights to make the game with the same style as Rock Band; put the two together and we get The Beatles: Rock Band: the most fun and authentic music game I have ever played despite...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I would expect no less from the original creators of Spyro. 0

 It is practically common knowledge in the video game community that Spyro the Dragon, a beloved character from the PlayStation days, is pretty much history. Once the PS2/GC/Xbox era arrived, Spyro games suddenly became terrible; the reason for this madness is that Insomniac, Spyro's creators, abandoned the purple dragon in favor of a character named Ratchet and his robot buddy Clank. Much like the Spyro games before it, Ratchet & Clank is a skillfully made game that innovates the 3-D platfo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Quite possibly the very best the DS has to offer. 0

 There are many things to say about Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. It seems as though every one of the game's elements is incredibly well done, enjoyable, hilarious, and creative. In fact, I will pose no questions concerning the game's quality in this review because that would just feel wrong. Seriously, Bowser's Inside Story is pretty much the best DS game available to date, and is worth owning for just about anyone because just about anyone can find something (or many somethings) to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Currently the best music game on the market. 0

 The genre of music games has been a sweeping sensation on the gaming market in the past few years. At the forefront of all this are two battling franchises that center around four-player band play: Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Harmonix, after making a couple Guitar Hero games, gave up on the franchise to start Rock Band, which released in 2007 to huge acclaim and success. Rock Band 2 (RB2) endeavors to be a solid follow-up to the original game that so many gamers have so greatly enjoyed, and it c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Real short, but hey, at least it was free. 0

To say thank you to the platinum members of Club Nintendo for being such great fans and playing plenty of their games, Nintendo has offered a nifty little prize. The options were a sweet looking Mario hat or a special WiiWare game called Doc Louis's Punch-Out. I chose the latter, and so I get to write up this nifty little review rather than wear a Mario hat around for Halloween (which would have been pretty cool, I must confess).Doc Louis's Punch-Out is modeled after the full Punch-Out game for ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Unimproved and unimpressive 0

 Here we are in the early fall of 2009; a season geared up with a ton of eagerly anticipated releases. But of course, can the fall go by without another main entry in the Guitar Hero franchise? By the mere fact that Guitar Hero 5 (GH5) is out the answer is clearly an "Absolutely not!" from Activision, and apparently they don't care much about how the game turns out as long as they gain oodles of money from it. Now don't take me wrong, because that's not to say that GH5 is a bad game. Actually it...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The great music makes plastic guitar shredding a blast 0

 When Harmonix left Guitar Hero to start Rock Band, Activision and Neversoft had some catching up to do. They didn't really have experience in making music games, and suddenly they had a franchise to work with that could potentially make them oodles of money. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (GHIII) is the first main series Guitar Hero game from the new companies, and it turned out to be a great game that is still the best Guitar Hero game to date, in my opinion.For those of you who don't know, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More bros, less fury 0

 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was a resounding success on the GBA. It was a practically flawless game that achieved excellence in every area, and it more than earned the right to have a sequel made. Partners in Time is the second installment in the series, where rather than using just Mario & Luigi, you now use their younger selves as well. Partners in Time is a really great game that has most of the elements that made Superstar Saga such a spectacular game, just on slightly lower level...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mario & Lui... other guy star in a basically flawless RPG 0

 Mario has had an ongoing streak of awesome RPGs, starting at the end of the SNES' lifespan and continuing through today. Mario & Luigi is the main handheld franchise of the Mario RPGs, starting with 2003's Superstar Saga on the GameBoy Advance. It was most likely the best game on the platform and one of the greatest RPGs of all time with its hilarious dialogue, fantastic gameplay, and outstanding visuals. Even with six years behind it, Superstar Saga is a fantastic game in every aspect that...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

WEWY is a fresh, gripping, and fun RPG for the DS 0

Imagine you've just woken up in the middle of the street of a busy city. You can't remember anything at all, and nobody can see or feel you. It's as if you don't exist. Then, out of nowhere, a girl forcefully asks you to 'form a pact' with her so you won't get 'erased' by the 'noise.' Not knowing what the heck is going on, you just kind of go along with it, because you learn that you are dead… but you have been given the opportunity to earn a second chance at life.That's the premise of The World...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Duck Amuck brings the great Looney Tunes episode to shame 0

Looney Tunes is perhaps the most beloved and famous cartoon in history. The pure comedy of it makes it so lovable, and it's natural to expect that, like most other cartoons and movies, it would be made into video games. Duck Amuck is one such game, and it's based on one of the funniest episodes of Looney Tunes where Daffy is being tortured and humiliated by an unseen animator. In Duck Amuck, you take the role of that animator, but unfortunately you don't feel like you're in that position at all,...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A perfect mix of wackiness with brilliance and fun with challenge 0

WiiWare is a platform that hasn't had a whole lot of great games yet. Sure, there have been some decent titles available for download, but in all honesty most of the games available were thoroughly mediocre, and even the good ones weren't necessarily groundbreaking. At the time, WiiWare almost appeared to be something just tacked on the Wii Shop Channel for the sake of having original games available through the Internet like PS3 and Xbox 360 have… but then a wacky little puzzle game called Worl...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Riders may look pretty cool, but looks can be deceiving. 0

Sonic is among the older franchises in games, and also the more beloved, famous, and unpredictable. He has seen many good games and many bad games; his first racing game of this century falls somewhere in between. While Sonic Riders has enough cool moments to be somewhat interesting, it falls short in too many areas to be worthwhile.The story in Sonic Riders is absolutely terrible. Sonic is made fun of mercilessly by the annoying Jet the Hawk, whose voice cracks every 3 syllables, for being SLOW...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

MSB is easy to pick up and rewarding to master. 0

Mario has proven himself to be a diverse character in the world of video games. Not only does he save Princess Peach repeatedly, he also races karts, embarks on grand RPG adventures, and even participates in many sports. Mario Superstar Baseball (MSB) is one such sport game in which everyone's favorite plumber goes head to head against other characters from his world. The first baseball outing for Mr. Red is quite awesome, and it's sheer fun all the way through.MSB starts off with a cutscene tha...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Still the fun, innovative game it was back in the GC days 0

Pikmin was among the earlier GameCube titles, among others such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Metroid Prime. Pikmin was very fresh and innovative, though, because the concept was different than your usual game, causing it to stand out a bit. Commanding an army of little creatures called Pikmin to help a very small man when he crash lands on a strange planet just hadn't really been done in games before. Pikmin sure got it right the first time, though, in a great, creative game that earned a pret...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

TFU has its flaws, but it hits home where it really matters 0

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (TFU) was a long time in the making. We waited quite a while for this thing to finally land on store shelves, and now we have seen just how powerful the Force can be. The title speaks for itself; you truly haven't seen anything quite like this in Star Wars before. TFU has some flaws, but those can't stop players from enjoying the fantastic story and ultra fun gameplay that lies beneath.(Spoilers in this paragraph!) TFU has one of the greatest stories ever told in a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It shows its age, but Shadow Dragon is still good for FE fans 0

Fire Emblem started 18 years ago in Japan; when we got our first game of the franchise it was already well over a decade old. By the time we got to experience one of the greatest strategy games ever made, Intelligent Systems had had plenty of time to develop their ability to write a superb story, build up memorable characters, and work with the accessible but deep gameplay. Shadow Dragon is a remake of the 18-year-old game that started the franchise back in the NES days, giving fans of the serie...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the most unique and addicting puzzle games out there 0

Positive: + excellent presentation+ fun, addicting gameplay+ lots of variety within the few offered modes+ awesome soundtrack and sound effects+ offers a lot to keep you coming back for moreNegative:- not enough variety of game modesI used to not like puzzle games much. I was kind of indifferent towards them, because I hadn't played many before and didn't really care to give one a try. But when my friend showed me Meteos, I suddenly was addicted to a puzzle game. Why is that? Because Meteos is, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A short, easy, and cheesy shooter that's fun while it lasts 0

Positive:+ some fun minigames+ cool, if a little unfitting, sound effects+ controls work just fine, and the gun controller is pretty cool+ multiplayer is pretty funNegative:- short and easy- dreadful story and amazingly cheesy voice acting- some design flaws in a few minigamesWhen Nerf is made into a video game, you might think there's something horribly, horribly wrong. How can Nerf guns be made into a good shooting game? Somehow the Nerf N-Strike game for Wii is pretty good. It might have a ho...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Reminds us of why we love the 3-D platformer so much 0

Positive:+ gameplay is very deep with new elements added all the time+ worlds are very diverse and have a lot of content+ music tracks are great and change in style when you're in different spots+ sharp controls that work well for the most partNegative:- you have to start your note count every time you re-enter a world- camera doesn't always give you the best view you needSuper Mario 64 revolutionized the 3-D platformer; and the amount of people who would deny that are probably fewer than the wo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

In a world where 3-D reigns, Shake It reminds us why we like 2-D 0

Positive:+ 2-D cartoon graphics look very sharp+ solid gameplay with some great elements new to the series+ smooth controls that also don't over use motion capabilities+ tons of treasures and missions add a lot of replay value+ full of that funny, weird Wario personality and styleNegative:- main adventure is pretty easyWario Land was my favorite game from the original GameBoy, and I don't think I've ever enjoyed a 2-D platformer as much as I enjoyed it. When I heard the series was going to Wii a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Short, but has tons of replay value for the price 0

Positive: + fun and challenging strategic gameplay+ good visuals for the iPod+ quality music+ tons of replay value for each level+ it only costs $5!Negative:- huge frame rate slowdowns when lots of enemies are on screen- only 8 maps- controls aren't sensitive enoughThe iPod had yet to see its first truly great original game. Phase was too laggy to be much fun and Song Summoner moved to slowly and was too dull to make it to that status. Now Crystal Defenders, another strategy game from Square Eni...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

GHWT is fun, although in need of some fine tuning 0

 Harmonix has changed the music genre of video games twice: the first time was with the original Guitar Hero in 2005, and then they revolutionized the music game again in 2007 with Rock Band. Guitar Hero was left to Activision and Neversoft when Harmonix started Rock Band, and now the two franchises are competing against each other. Guitar Hero: World Tour (GHWT) is Activision's answer to Rock Band as Guitar Hero now makes the move to a full band setup, but can it really compete with Rock Band?G...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

World Tour delivers hours upon hours of fun alone or with friends 0

Positive:+ new controllers are very nice+ new guitar gameplay elements work well for the most part+ great setlist with diverse songs both in style and difficulty+ career is less linear than before+ sharp, lively graphics+ awesome online play modes+ band play is a blastNegative:- drum sound hardly comes through the TVRock Band and Guitar Hero will probably continue to be the two main rhythm franchises in gaming, and predictably each will probably put out a new game every year. This means there wi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Similar to Colosseum, but little improvements help it out 0

Positive:+ a more user-friendly experience than Colosseum+ Shadow Pokemon concept is much improved in every area+ familiar faces and places are cool to revisit+ great music that's catchy and isn't very repetitiveNegative:- catching wild Pokemon could have been better- main character feels like a lifeless animationPokemon Colosseum didn't exactly get awesome reviews, but I sure enjoyed it. To have a sequel come along a year and a half later was great, and while Gale of Darkness doesn't exactly im...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great 3-D experience for fans of the franchise 0

Positive:+ great story+ the first true Pokemon adventure in 3-D+ Colosseum mode is pretty extensiveNegative:- things just take a little too long sometimes- only 48 shadow PokemonPokemon Stadium had been Pokemon's only foray into the wonderful world of 3-D before 2004, when this game came out. They only had battles and minigames, no real adventure. But with Colosseum, a full 3-D adventure and story was added to make for a really great game. The story is actually good, believe it or not. The evil ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An enjoyable, if short-lived, Star Wars experience 0

Positive:+ gameplay is fun despite repetition+ great graphics and sound effects+ epic duel locations+ wide range of difficulty settings+ multiplayer is funNegative:- bad story- voice acting is a bit cheesy- super short campaign and not much to do otherwise- gameplay is pretty shallowAs a Star Wars fan, it's hard to look at a Wii remote and not see it as a lightsaber. It seems the controller was simply made for a Star Wars action game. So two years after Wii launches, we have two lightsaber swing...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

GH fan? Rent it. Aerosmith fan? Buy it. Both? Perfect! 0

Positive:+ Guitar Hero = FUN+ Aerosmith guitar style fits the gameplay well+ perfect for fans of the bandNegative: - it's exactly the same as GHIII- really short and not too challengingGuitar Hero is a franchise that has established itself in the gaming world with some of the most fun and addicting gameplay out there. With the first band-centered game in the series, GH: Aerosmith does a great job of delivering to fans of the band, but for the rest of us it's just more songs to play.There are sev...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A challenging and satisfying action game with great co-op play 0

Positive:+ really, really epic+ co-op is awesome+ upgrades are really cool+ lots of characters to play asNegative: - playing as the hobbits is pathetic- single player mode is way too hard- the camera still shifts randomlyLord of the Rings: RotK is one of the movie games that really stands out as actually being good. It improves upon Two Towers in many ways, adding a whole co-op mode, more characters to play as, and updated graphics. It might not be perfect, but hacking and slashing your way thro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Peach knows how to deliver fun, even with the lack of difficulty 0

Positive:+ emotions are well-implemented into the gameplay+ cool upgrades can be bought with coins+ you can save any time+ very nice looking graphics+ lots of stuff to collect+ really funNegative:- (for guys) a little too 'cute'- WAY too easyMario has had his fair share of 2-D platformers in his day, most (if not all) of which have been highly praised and well liked. Now Nintendo has dared to do something different: Peach has to save Mario in this very unique DS 2-D game that somehow manages to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Repetitive, but fun game that stands out amongst movie cash-ins 0

Positive:+ swinging around the city is thrilling+ voice acting for major characters is great+ big story with many cool side paths along the way+ lots of stuff to do+ it's fun to watch Spidey beat up thugsNegative: - people ALWAYS screaming for help gets a little bothersome- the same 5 or so tasks are reused way too much- battles are pretty repetitive tooSpider-man had three extremely successful movies, one of which wasn't even said to be very good. Today we land in the middle of that trilogy to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More of the same, thankfully the same isn't so bad 0

Positive: + gameplay is still solid+ controls are still excellent+ tons of eggs to collect+ speedway levels are great fun+ extra characters are a smart additionNegative: - wait… haven't I seen some of those positives before?- some graphical issues are less forgivable the second time around- the levels get a little boring after the first areaSpyro the Dragon was one of the defining characters of his genre back in the day. He had three great games: a great start, an even stronger sequel, and now t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Age makes no difference, SMRPG rocks! 0

Positive: + great graphics + decent story and dialogue to back it up + great battle system + extra party members add a lot to the game + music is memorable + pretty lengthy +Negative: - some things are hard to see outside of battle – Wii owners have been waiting a long time for Nintendo to release Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the Virtual Console. It seems like an ideal game to make available: everyone wants it and it's a true Nintendo classic. So, finally, at the beginning of Se...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.