COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,551 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% 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 inFamous: Second Son
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1551 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    With a striking visual art style and an initially promising light and dark mechanic, Black & White Bushido could have been everyone’s new go-to party game. However, not enough modes of play, repetitive map design, and an overall lack of personality put a damper on what is otherwise a decent arena combat game. The gameplay is polished and fluid and the controls are easy to grasp, everything that makes a game like this worthy of play. Black & White Bushido is indeed fun for a few rounds but the experience never feels compelling enough to keep playing. Better keep this one sheathed for now.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It’s decidedly more realistic take on the sport of MXGP may not endear fans looking for a more over the top MX vs ATV like experience but fans of the sport of motocross should enjoy this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlezone is well-made in terms of its brilliant UI design and solid set of shooting and movement mechanics. However, the single player missions do not showcase the tactical brilliance of playing with real human players and the lack of any PvP online modes is almost a crime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Mario Party 10 is a packed game. With three main game modes, tons of mini-games, and Amiibo support there’s lots to do. Unfortunately Nintendo chose to continue to dumb the game down to an uninteresting board-fest broken up by only a couple of mini-games.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure it is fun to return to a game that I enjoyed so much in the late 90's, but does that make it worth the $15? Not in this case. Great source material and decent mechanics are marred by sloppy execution and limited extras, both which make this a decidedly average game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Never Gone is a stylish and good looking slasher that will give you a ton of hours on your mobile device.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure it has its flaws, and yes, it’s a port of a port, but it was still an enjoyable experience. It made me feel badass, even on the easiest difficulty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds the part with excellent visuals and a stirring soundtrack, and has competent gameplay mechanics, but it misses the mark with repetitive missions, a poorly developed story, and a fair bit of roughness around the edges.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although there are flaws in the games design, for dedicated Transformers: Prime followers there is some fun to be had here. At the end of the day, for young fans of the Transformers Prime series this game is a fairly good choice; however, for older fans a weekend rental will probably suffice.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, whether or not you enjoy Unepic will depend on whether or not you enjoy reference humour, and if your enjoyment of the exploration outweighs your frustration with the mediocre combat. Depending on which platform you’re buying it, the game costs anywhere between $9 and $15, so if Unepic sounds like something you’d be interested in, you may want to give it a try. Otherwise, this is one quest you’re better off skipping.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    At $30, the game is definitely pricey, and though the multiple expansions helps compensate for that, the only people I can really see utilizing them are those who are already fans of the board game to begin with. If you fit into that category or are simply looking for a fun, no-frills digital board game experience, Talisman is one of the better options out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Lack of a concrete story and various unpolished dimensions of the game lend poorly to its overall conception, however underneath its faults and beyond the connection and host issues, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is a solid experience with tons of hours to invest in the progression system.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Regardless of its somewhat flat textures and oddly long loading screens, this is definitely a user-friendly title with potential for hours of fun with friends as they fly high and kick mud in each other’s face.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you love puzzles, and are looking for a visually-stunning indie game (or you just love corn), take a bite out of Maize. Just be prepared to have the initial zany fun wane when the novelty wears off.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent LEGO game that comes closer to the console LEGO games more so than any other portable LEGO games have in the past. Though it does have its flaws, it can’t be denied that Legends of Chima is fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It can be a fun diversion but lacks that “just one more level” sense of attraction.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For an indie title, Abbey Games does a great job in developing an in-depth, complex simulation game. Unfortunately, the game at times did not really feel like a game given the amount of numbers utilized.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The stories being told felt sincere and deal with issues you just don’t find in games; especially the fourth patient, a trans-gendered individual in a physically abusive relationship. What hurts this experience is the actual puzzles, which make up the bulk of the gameplay. I just wish more effort was put into developing more meaningful puzzles that were designed to be more intuitive and actually fun to solve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In my experience, setting the game to Pro and using a joypad is an experience in frustration. You will need many hours of practice starting at amateur and slowly disabling driving aids before you can finally remove all the training wheels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Need for Speed is not a horrible game, but it is definitely not the amazing ‘reboot’ experience I was looking for. Its biggest detractors are the repetitive gameplay, the graphics engine hanging up or stalling at some very inopportune times, and the ‘less than robust’ online modes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Crow’s Eye is a strong experience that even those not as interested in the genre can access and enjoy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Though there is some fun to be had, the game lacks the refinement Nintendo is typically known for and the result of such is a game that can vary from enjoyable to mediocre at varying times.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you really enjoy dark dungeon crawlers that are punishing to those who rush in, Necropolis could be a lot of fun for you. If you’re a fan of the Souls series and looking at this because it has some similarities, I recommend looking elsewhere. The combat and randomness will likely just leave you frustrated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the graphics and enemies are less than desirable, the music releases an inner childlike sense of happiness that keeps you coming back for more punishment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Powerstar Golf has a strange addictiveness to it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Brave possesses a unique charm, and should be considered if you are on the lookout for a well made kid-friendly title to add to your collection.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Journey of a Roach is ideal for someone who wants a change of pace in a puzzle game. It is for someone who does not want a complex story line and is looking for an affordable puzzle game for your PC.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This game would definitely benefit from some further polish, but I found a fairly addictive adventure/RPG game beneath its imperfections.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is not very impressive graphically and it has some unfortunate flaws, such as the odd freezing glitch and lengthy load times. But despite the flaws, the game is still enjoyable to play, with a great soundtrack and inspired moments from some of gaming’s biggest games.