COGconnected's Scores

  • Games
For 1,555 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 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Lowest review score: 10 Wander
Score distribution:
1555 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In Too Deep isn’t by any means terrible, it just doesn’t feel as original or as interesting as it should. It’s also quite possible that I’m simply over-saturated with The Walking Dead in general right now.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for depth, Trove will leave you frustrated. The combat is simple, the progression is slow and the quests are all the same. However, if you want a certain kind of fun, you can absolutely find it here. Players looking to wile away the hours fishing, crafting, building and murdering will never want for things to do. The PVP is just as accessible as the rest of the content if you have the patience, and you never have to spend a dime if you want everything the game has to offer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For young teens and older, the boring level design and lackluster gameplay makes Yoshi's New Island hard to recommend, but for those young ones out there, about 10 years and under, this game should fit the bill nicely.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That’s the most disappointing part about The Journey: it lifts you up to take you back down. Great graphics are overshadowed by weak gameplay which is then bolstered by a great cast of characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story simply goes nowhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Earth Defense Force will likely continue to have a strong cult following, at $49.99 it’s hard to recommend to anyone looking for a little more depth to their gameplay experience than just insect extermination. - See more at: http://cogconnected.com/review/earth-defense-force-4-1-the-shadow-of-new-despair-review/#sthash.1b3S1y1C.dpuf
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I feel like Eclipse was definitely on to something here, and then they shot themselves in the foot. They bit off more than they could chew and had to spit something out. If you’re looking for Pang but with a weird new challenge, check out Spheroids. Otherwise, look at other iterations that tried to focus more on the core mechanics that made Pang so great.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the Police nails its efforts in mashing up a management sim with an engaging noir story. However, top notch presentation aside, the gameplay tends to grow a bit weary somewhere in the middle. Having said that, fans of management sims should still give this a look. There are interesting systems at play and most of them make This is the Police worthy of your time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for me at least, this is another example of coming close but still being oh so far away. This was a great opportunity Bethesda, and it seems you’ve gone with the safer route yet again.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The levels are challenging without being overly frustrating and the music is charismatic. Fans of the retro 8-bit games will enjoy Ninja Senki DX.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    One could argue the mystery of the story is enough of a draw but in this gaming age, players expect certain things like being able to save at any point to be a standard option to them. As a first effort game from an indie studio, LKA is to be applauded for tackling such an ambitious project and telling a story that goes beyond the stock ones regularly used by games with far greater resources available to them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A promising first attempt at what could potentially be achieved with VR.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Disney Interactive’s latest game isn’t a substitute for Tron 3, but it sure is fun while it lasts.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Given the lack of polish and execution, the price might be a stretch for those unfamiliar with the franchise, but for loyal fans of the series, or Sh'nen manga in general, One Piece: Pirate Warriors is bursting at the seams with rich content, and is probably one of the better anime influenced games to come out in awhile.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you purchased the game then by all means use the DLC code and get the add-on, otherwise the $7 price tag may be a bit much for the small offering. That being said, fans of the game most likely won't be disappointed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For $19.99 there are just far better options available on the PlayStation Network. The lack of modes, special features, and other frustrating aspects of game really pulled the experience down a few notches for me.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The core mechanics have heaps of potential, but I was disappointed with the overall package. Server issues persist, the game has numerous bugs, and isn’t as open ended as one might expect. I definitely encourage potential players to do a little research about SimCity before diving in – you may or may not like what it has to offer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For better or worse, this game REALLY brings out the fun of actually being lost in the mountains. I’ll leave that to your interpretation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is no question Sid Meier’s Starships should have been much better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Party Hard is a very simple and fun title, but it becomes quite repetitive after a while. The randomization of levels is supposed to help with that, but there’s simply not enough variety to keep it engaging for long periods of time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Nero calls itself an interactive story, and does fine by itself with the story aspect, however interaction is sorely lacking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It pains me to say it seeing as I had such high hopes but The Crew missed its mark by a long shot and just barely chugs over the starting line.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is no denying that Full Frontal Assault can be an entertaining game in the realm of multiplayer, but with no story mode that fans have come to expect, and a lack of further multiplayer options, the experience becomes repetitive and somewhat boring quite quickly.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Van Helsing takes a bunch of ideas and mechanics from different games and tries to amalgamate them. It doesn’t attempt to do anything original or push the boundaries of RPGs. If this were the 90′s, I might be impressed. Nothing sets this game apart; it strives to be a solid game, nothing more. Unfortunately, ‘solid’ is just too flimsy to warrant a second playthrough.