COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 939 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 939
939 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Republique Episode 4 is neither the weakest entry, nor the best. It’s caught in the middle. Whether it’s because of development troubles or simply to blame on the story, remains to be seen, and with a finale on the horizon, it still has a chance to end strong.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Gamers who love the old school feel of dungeon exploring RPG's will probably enjoy most of what Unchained Blades has to offer. Unfortunately, I found the game had a few too many holes and issues to really hold my attention, but for the right gamer it could be just the thing for the start of summer.
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    • 65 Critic Score
    Fans looking for a fighting game with deep gameplay that rewards mastery of game mechanics best look elsewhere. Fans of the characters that just want to run amuck with them for awhile should be pleasantly diverted. At least for awhile.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Cling! has a steep learning curve for the controls, but once you get the hang of it there is some enjoyment to be had, and the game can be addicting as you try “just one more time” to get a better medal.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Either you’ll love I Am Bread for its quirky charm, or you’ll hate it for it’s challenging and thin gameplay.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Had I been more familiar with, or been a fan of the series, it’s possible I would have enjoyed Sword Art: Online Lost Song more than I did. As a newcomer to the series, the game has a lot to offer, but poor design choices ultimately lead to the game becoming mediocre instead of great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In my opinion, chapter 3 is going to make or break this series. The Odd Gentleman still has my curiosity and attention for now, but unless something really exciting happens soon then they’re going to lose not only myself but I think many others as well.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Breaking down the package as a whole Insomniac’s Fuse can be fun at times, but it is a middle of the road experience at best.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Resident Evil Zero felt like a dated game in 2002, and an additional 14 years hasn’t exactly helped the game feel fresh. While the modern controls are a nice addition, they’re not nearly enough to make this a great game anymore.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Online play would have been nice but, still, a worthy effort.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The creation experience is as simple or as deep as you make it, but strip away the LBP veneer and you have a rather basic karting game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul is a title that fans of the franchise will enjoy a lot, but unless this is a series you know, or one that you have have been thinking of checking out, you may just be better reading the serializations instead.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fortified is compelling enough to get through, in its simple but gratifying gameplay, but it doesn’t offer enough to pull me in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Suggestions that the collection was rushed to the shelves is also evident by the fact that nine games are not in the Rare Replay files, instead, they’re Xbox 360 games ported over through the backward compatibility emulator on the Xbox One. As a result, instead of booting up instantly like every other game in this collection, it takes you out of Rare Replay, starts the Xbox 360 game you selected, waits for the 360 logo to play, and then begins the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Not a Hero is a game that will immediately grab your attention within the first few moments of playing it. By the time you make your way to the middle of the game’s story, some of the charm will probably wear off as you start to see some of the game’s more glaring issues including a ramped up difficulty, no checkpoint system, no auto-reload or missing a piece of cover to be killed by enemies once again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 got a resounding ‘meh’ out of me. While the game play mechanics were fun, they got boring over time and downright aggravating with the plethora of rage inducing boss battles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It isn’t as serviceable to the Lego formula as the games before it, nor is it perfect, but The Hobbit is still worth a play through both for fans of the films or simply the Lego games in general.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Shortcomings aside the unique visual experience that Black Knight Sword offers up is well worth a few hours of your time. At a price tag of $9.99 you certainly can't go wrong; however, just do not expect an experience you will come back to after you have put the game through its paces.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is some fun to be had with this game, and there is definitely a lot of potential given how the game is still evolving even though you can play it now.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Eternal Step isn’t a terrible little indie game if you’re a fan of the roguelike genre. It has enough gameplay depth to keep things fresh, at least for a while.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Even with the new additional content in this “Game of the Year” like instalment, it would have been more ideal for the new content to be a DLC package for Deception IV: Blood Ties instead of part of this re-released version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s not amazing, but it’s definitely not awful. While it functions well enough as a platformer, performance issues keep it from being a stand out in the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I’ve always been a staunch supporter of the idea that a game doesn’t always need to break new ground in order to be good so I won’t say that Juju is in any way a bad game. I just wish it had something to it that really made it stand out from the impressive list of amazing games it so clearly borrowed from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While I wasn’t a fan of the resource management and crafting system as a whole, due to frustration and lack of hints, those with patience and who love experimentation will no doubt see hours pass by as they try to survive one more day to find that one item you’ve been searching for.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is in an unfortunate position where the core game is kind of good, but everything surrounding it is kind of bad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    While Tales of Hearts R succeeds in providing interesting gameplay, it fails to offer a compelling storyline. The battle and upgrade mechanics are sound, but the juvenile dialogue might turn some people off trying it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Defiance can be a fun game, though it is difficult to enjoy its many features when so many bugs run rampant. The visual slowdown combined with the Internet related issues creates quite a mess at times, but when the game is working I can appreciate its uniqueness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Deception IV is a game that will give you back exactly what you put into it. If you show it some love, it will most likely show you some love back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    At the right price, Zombi is a worthy purchase for some. Unfortunately, some of its technical shortcomings and painfully repetitive sequences kill much of the enjoyment. Not to mention some of the clumsy combat and dated gameplay makes for an experience that is far more tedious than it needs to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Sadly, the combat mechanics do not match Sorcery's good presentation values and most hardcore gamers will notice this; however, the younger target audience may be more willing to overlook this fact.