AceGamez's Scores

  • Games
For 2,562 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XII
Lowest review score: 10 Game Party
Score distribution:
2562 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor expansion, with not much in the way of expanding on the previous. In fact it's possibly made the game a damn sight less playable, although hopefully my love for Total War will return with time.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rune Factory is a classic example of a game that has bitten off more than it can chew. It tries its best to offer freeform, open-ended gameplay but only manages to provide an increased number of choices to the limited 'kill all enemies' mantra.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Somewhere in Comic Jumper is a solid game, but it's buried underneath muddy controls, terrible jokes and some odd design choices.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Still, as far as us "grown-ups" are concerned, I expect a lot more from my puzzle games, especially when they come from the normally creative genius that is Sonic Team.
    • AceGamez
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing colourful about Colour Cross; it's a simple puzzle game akin to Picross or a painting version of Sudoku that hasn't been implemented very well.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So the single player game is boring and the multiplayer is mundane and bland. What is left to enjoy about Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi then? Not much at all I'm afraid.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mah Jong Quest Expeditions is so empty of challenge, intrigue or enjoyment that it can quite rightly be described as a hollow shell.
    • AceGamez
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a gaming pedigree as diverse, extensive and impressive as Gunpei Yokoi's, it's a shame to see his name tainted by Gunpey DS. The only aspect of the game that Gunpey DS exceeds in - lasting appeal - is the one the rest of the game completely rebels against.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The entire package is just out there riding the coat tales of the involving Yu-Gi-Oh games, or the incredibly diverse and playable Pokemon titles. As such, I urge every hard working parent to opt for one of those for their kids instead.
    • AceGamez
    • 69 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    My impression is that Quake Arena Arcade is a half-hearted reboot of a dying game.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a bit more experience, and a little more know how, Stoked could have been an enjoyable diversion, as it is, it's a broken, twisted shambles, best left out on a bare mountainside without a jumper.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playable, but only just. The gameplay is stuttering, the controls awkward and the justification for location visitation is non-existent.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a Mega Man fan, I was sorely disappointed to play a game that does the character so little justice; while as an RPG fan, I found every area of the game - the battles, the exploration, the puzzle solving and the story - shallow and uninspired.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia isn’t going to change the shape of the RPG genre, but instead sort of shifts itself somewhere in-between the rest of the mediocre games that have laced the Wii since launch.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If, however, the narrative is tacked on and redundant, and the game itself is a poor copy of greater originals, then the best advice I can give is simple and hopefully more effective than all the faux emotion pulsing through Jewel Quest Expeditions: avoid this game.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the biggest missed opportunities I've come across for quite some time and a huge disappointment.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    What you're left with is a hastily put together, barely competent multiplayer shooter that looks as though it fell out of the PS2 ugly tree and scraped its poorly rendered face on every branch on the way down.
    • AceGamez
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predictable, bland and boring, just like Nick Kang, the star of this routine action game that has been routinely converted from the consoles.
    • AceGamez
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Penumbra: Requiem is by far the worst game in the series.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The broken controls of shooting, fighting and strafing coupled with monotonous "Destroy 'X' amount of enemies" missions and ridiculous enemy respawns makes Transformers: Decepticons nothing more than a chore.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    House of the Dead 2 is a frustrating game that's best forgotten and whilst House of the Dead 3 is definitely an improvement, it's still nowhere near as good as The Umbrella Chronicles.
    • AceGamez
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Star Trek Online can be considered an impressive piece of fan service but, as a game, is a disappointingly unimaginative and shallow example of the MMO genre with severely flawed, poorly thought out mechanics that do little to draw players away from the powerful embrace of WoW.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I admire the level of customisation available but it seems that this may have detracted from creating an overall enjoyable experience.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you’re the type that enjoys really wracking their brain for hours trying to solve fiendish puzzles, this is a title you may want to take a look at.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The short answer to this question is: not very good. Even if you absolutely love Fallout 3, Operation Anchorage is barely worth a purchase, because all you're getting for your ten dollars is a two to three hour experience of minimal challenge that forsakes the best features of the game to provide a simple, dull, FPS-style quest. leaving a dull FPS-style mission behind.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If I may return to the slightly clumsy sandwich-based analogy that I began with, Fallout 3 DLC is like a BLT made with the driest bread possible; the best way to enjoy your sandwich is to throw the bread away and enjoy the flavoursome bacon, fresh lettuce and juicy tomato on their own. So forget about the stale crust that is Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta - take an Atkins diet approach and just head straight for the filling.
    • AceGamez
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It isn't a terrible game, but neither is it a good one. For those wanting to play a game of poker without the hassle of dealing cards or finding friends to play against then this game is an adequate substitute.
    • AceGamez
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, State of War is only in a state of war with itself and fails to battle convincingly with my time.
    • AceGamez
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rubik's Puzzle World is a game that simply shouldn't exist, for so many reasons.
    • AceGamez
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of Qix-style games and need to chew up 30 minutes of your life, give it a shot. Otherwise, there’s plenty of other indie titles out there that are a better way to spend a bit of cash.
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