DarkZero's Scores

  • Games
For 1,267 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Bug Butcher
Lowest review score: 10 101-in-1 Sports Party Megamix
Score distribution:
1267 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the people on the lookout for a new RPG to play and especially the ones who are awaiting Blizzard’s Diablo 3, Sacred 2 might just pass the time for you. It won’t replace your Diablo 3 thirst, but it will give you something to play in the meantime.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had Lost Dimension worked harder in building a cast of likeable characters, its Wild West premise of losing any party member for good would have been more impactful. That aside, the combat is fun despite its small frustrations, and the usual array of customizable skills and plentiful missions should prove to be another satisfying budget RPG experience, though with so many of those pouring in by the month, this game does run the risk of being buried underneath the rubble.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lips disappoints by lacking in features in almost every area, and although the microphones set a new standard for future singing games to strive towards, the functionality is often worse than games nearly half-a-decade old.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Given the problems with the previous episodes, I would class the whole game as a solid 8, though this episode in particular was an excellent, climactic and, above all, affecting foray into the mind of Michonne.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle has some shortcomings with its story mode, overall content and that awful microtransactions malarkey, but there’s no doubting that there is a solid fighting game at its core that anyone can have fun with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Story Mode – Episode 1 hits or misses with its characters and presents a relatively anemic plot for later episodes to build on; less immediately captivating than its predecessors, yes, but Telltale has set out to find the perfect blend of action and heart – they haven’t found it yet – but in later episodes they just might.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An essential play for any fan of George Lucas’ creation. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels a tad repetitive, un-ambitious and never quite lives up to the superb storytelling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a B-tier RPG, but it’s a very well-made B-tier RPG that is just as addicting for JRPG fans as the A+ classics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, that is the very core of Deadly Premonition’s appeal; underneath the poor visuals and poorer gameplay, it still manages to surprise you once players dig deep into the story, an analogy that holds true about the fictional residents of Greenvale. It’s just unfortunate that what could have been the definitive version of the game ended up being the worst performing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even these best intentions cannot hide the fact the game never consistently hits the epic feeling most will feel it should.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crackdown was fun back in 2007, and Crackdown 2 offers a slight update to the core ideas brought to air in the original. Whilst those ideas still may be good however, they no longer feel all that special.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all it's another winner from the guys at Sega. Enough has been added to make it worth buying, while not messing with the perfection that made it a hit in the arcades over a decade ago. If you want to play tennis on your console it doesn't get any better than this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the biggest problem with RotTK also happens to be its biggest strength. It makes no attempt to open itself up to newcomers, instead choosing to continue to revel in its deep historical accuracy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A combination of cooperative gameplay and ferocious versus modes keeps things fresh in the game’s online multiplayer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether or not Global Agenda is worth paying a monthly fee for entirely depends on the player, along with Hi-Rez Studios' commitment to pump out enough updates that justify the fees. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the game, but there's nothing particularly outstanding about it either.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept sounds fantastic, and there is potential in setting a game up like this, but in reality, The Cave’s take on telling a story like this ends up making it a fun but flawed adventure game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an exclusive Warriors game on the go, then Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is just about fine to fill the void, but in the back of your mind, you will be thinking that this is second fiddle to the great game on home consoles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the very least, the game's main theme is one of the most catchy heard in years, that has to be worth a few plaudits. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 V Century is yet another Neptunia game, no more and no less.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The concept and the combat both give it a unique identity over Monster Hunter, and could lend itself to great things that help make it stand out. But the amateurish story direction and outdated control schemes hinder its chances to emerge from the shadow of Capcom’s multimillion dollar franchise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are willing to let the issue of controls pass, then you will be presented with one exciting and beautiful piece of gaming history, and one of Sega's crown jewels from the Dreamcast era. Fans who want to play Jet Set Radio again will have no problem with this HD release – unless you were expecting a remake. For people who have never played it and want to know what the fuss is about, you might not fully appreciate why this game was so damn cool back in 2000, but at least you get to listen to the brilliant music and take in all the pleasant visuals. That still leaves you with a win-win situation in my book.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 3 is currently a representation of the series at its peak. Updated graphics, reduced pop-in, unparalleled content, and a nearly-bursting character roster make for a completely revamped experience that the previous titles couldn't offer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, Fantasy Conflict is well worth the price of admission. The game echoes Game of Thrones with an outlandish ice-king enemy, then blends that vision with a cartoon style that perfectly matches the gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    City Conquest is a good, solid game, taking the traditional tower defence and RTS genres and creating a hybrid of sorts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Burial at Sea – Episode One’s most welcoming addition is seeing Rapture in a state of normality. Given the circumstances we saw the underwater city in previous games; this is actually really exciting to see. But the problem is the game is far too short to make the player care enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is an expertly crafted 6DOF game with tight controls, but the rogue parts of its cross genre appeal are rough enough around the edges to be problematic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a whole, Lollipop Chainsaw is worth a try, but don't expect anything less than a perverted take on zombie bashing with all the comedic qualities of a foul-mouthed school-kid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I am a patient guy but the extreme repetitiveness will annoy even the most enthusiastic puzzle fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the whole, Galactic Adventures is a good bit of fun, let down by naff controls and the fact that 95% of the people producing content for it are total morons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the tedious missions, wonky controls and piss-poor visuals, it can cast a strange spell over you.