COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,679 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1679 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It still boasts some great artwork and dramatic story beats while serving up a few interesting surprises, even if lacking in the action department.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With customizable shows, an extensive list of unlockables and a massive roster of both current and classic WWE Superstars, WWE 2K17 sets out to establish itself as a simulation title and succeeds.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It really is a jack of all trades, but master of none.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    NASCAR fans should eat this one up but it might be a little too much for the casual racer. If you are up for a challenge and are willing to spend the time to dig deep into what the Career mode has to offer, Inside Line is an enjoyable experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I would have expected more of the first batch of missions which are also, unsurprisingly, the most fun and best written.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Being able to switch back and forth on the fly from classic first-person action to a top-down third-person perspective made for a decent and varied mobile CoD experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The scary bits aren’t scary and the story goes flat almost out of nowhere, leaving for an experience that is very stunted.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ironcast isn’t for everyone as it’s geared towards the more hardcore strategy gamer but if you like a challenge and have a low frustration tolerance, Ironcast could be for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Pirate’s Curse succeeds as a solid sidescroller but doesn’t reach the heights of other classic and modern fusions of the genre like Shovel Knight, although is still a thoroughly enjoyable experience if your looking for a sidescroller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fractured Soul offers a lot of replay value, and with over 30 levels to navigate, online leaderboards, and unlockable challenges, there are many hours of entertaining, challenging, and addictive gameplay that the hardcore platforming fan should not miss out on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    CastleStorm VR is a relatively enjoyable game with an addictive loop, and it’s easy to lose hours to it. While I wish more was done on the VR side, it’s a solid addition to the game. It doesn’t do much to improve the lackluster story or repetitive gameplay, however. Addictive or not, some variety would not hurt at all.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Claire: Extended Cut is a nice addition to the survival horror genre, and if you appreciate, or can at least tolerate, the pixel aesthetic and 2D gameplay, then this game deserves to be in your collection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Regardless, it’s a charming, laidback, and enjoyable crossover on the 3DS that’ll feed your RPG and farming needs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This game is made for score-obsessed fans of shoot em ups, and endless runners only.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Gemini: Heroes Reborn offers up pretty good value for the buck. When you consider the $15 dollar price tag there is a lot to like here. The telekinesis and time travel abilities make for an experience I found remarkably enjoyable. While the games presentation and frame rate issues dampen the experience, this is perfect Sunday afternoon romp for anyone looking for a change of pace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars is an homage to its predecessors and loaded with fan fare of the original games. The controls are simple and easy to manage, the graphics pleasing, and once the ball starts rolling you truly feel like the leader of an entire civilization.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Graphically the fight scenes in Estival Versus are better; however, Shinovi Versus has a superior story line. The music just as always is extremely fun and upbeat and is certainly something I would just listen to on my own time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This is a collection made for truly diehard Ezio fans and the uninitiated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Disney Art Academy does exactly what it promises to do on the back of the box. It doesn’t do much more than teaching you how to draw some of Disney’s most memorable characters, but that’s fine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game’s different aspects of resource management, puzzle-solving, platforming, and story development may be individually sparse, but they all come together to make a modest title that doesn’t overwhelm the player. Overall, despite its technical flaws, Phoning Home is an unassuming yet enjoyable experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Likable characters, exciting battle mechanics, and interesting colorful locales kept me engaged throughout my roughly 25 hours with the game. It doesn’t set a new bar in any of its many disciplines but it’s clear a lot of care and love has gone into Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    ADR1FT is great for people who love combing through every possible nook in a game. It definitely rewards those who practice due diligence, but is a little empty for those looking for a little more gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA Sports UFC 2 still isn’t fully where the series should be at by now, but it’s a step in the right direction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hollow Realization does a splendid job in providing solid gameplay and producing an original story. As a player who does not like replaying the same story told in other mediums, Hollow Realization was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise repetitive series. The amount of character customization, party options, and side quests will be sure to keep players satisfied.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall I had a great time with Dystoria. It was almost too short for my liking, but more levels would definitely require more upgrades, music, and ships to unlock.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of tower defense or FPS games, and you are looking for something new, Sanctum 2 deserves a close look for sure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All in all I would say that the 3DS version of Skylanders SWAP Force is a solid companion game for the home console version. That being said, it does feel dumbed down somewhat (e.g. not as much to explore, not as many secrets, etc.), and there is a lack of co-op play, all of which results in it feeling like a secondary experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a game for Metroidvania fans. If you’re the kind of fan who still plugs in their Nintendo and likes to see what the origins of modern games look like, then pick this up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    After playing The Witcher Adventure Game’s digital version, this is the first time in a long time that not only am I contemplating running out and grabbing a physical copy, but I find myself wanting to play more and more with my friends. The offline mode taught me, a couple online games had me hooked, and now I seriously need a physical copy for my living room.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Elite: Dangerous is a well crafted and complex space simulation in flight, combat, and a number of RPG elements such as resource management, questing, and upgrading gear. With real world science creating the games universe and some very nice graphics, the game’s downfall comes from the overly complex controls used for flight, making the game difficult for newcomers who may be expecting a more user friendly experience.

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