eToychest's Scores

  • Games
For 1,217 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1217 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Scurge: Hive isn’t a bad investment if a player is seeking fast paced pick up and play action, but players who appreciate more depth in their titles should probably shy away.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The implementation of the microphone peripheral is a huge misstep, but a limited number of players may still manage to eke some enjoyment out of its inclusion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's definitely a neat little game, but there's nothing about it that demands an immediate purchase. It has no real replay value, and the trading/collecting aspect isn't compelling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This is yet another sequel for the fans of the series that don't want anything more than a comfortable dip in the same old pool.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's definitely a neat little game, but there's nothing about it that demands an immediate purchase. It has no real replay value, and the trading/collecting aspect isn't compelling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In practice, it’s a forgettable game that offers less than its competition. Instead of taking an evolutionary step up from last year’s version of The Life, the game is content to shovel out more of the same.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Profoundly average. There's nothing really to dislike about it, but you've seen these gameplay mechanics so many times before the game boils down to going through the motions and seeing Animaniacs cameos.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Once seen to completion, Rule of Rose is unquestionably memorable, but as a game it comes well short of current expectations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s very well-made; it just fits too well into its mold: the middle-of-the-road move conversion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In practice, it’s a forgettable game that offers less than its competition. Instead of taking an evolutionary step up from last year’s version of The Life, the game is content to shovel out more of the same.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Provides one of the best Vietnam experiences. As a war game, however, it simply does not measure up to other offerings on the market today.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It seems likely the world will see more of DJ, and gamers should look forward to it; but maybe next time the movie should come out before the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The recreation of Rome, while not completely accurate, feels like Rome, and the wilderness sections are likewise done well. The enemies, however, do tend to be a bit bland, and it doesn’t take long until it feels like the same enemy has been killed numerous times.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is a marked improvement to the formula, but gamers turned off by the slow pace or average execution are encouraged to look elsewhere.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is a marked improvement to the formula, but gamers turned off by the slow pace or average execution are encouraged to look elsewhere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a portable sports title or just like the Mario sports series, you’ll certainly have a good time with Mario Hoops 3-on-3, but the slightly clunky controls and lack of online play firmly cement this title in the rental category for the majority of gamers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Suffice to say that this is a very complex game. For a statistician or a strategy/tactics aficionado, particularly fans of Disgaea-like games which nearly drown players in stats and quirks, Generation of Chaos will be well-received.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The mechanics are unique yet not so obscure that they alienate those players who are unfamiliar with the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fun take on action role-playing games but ultimately ends up a little shallow, mostly due to the combat system.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It’s definitely not a terrible game, but it’s never going to rise to the level of some of EA’s other sports titles unless it’s put under the microscope and seriously reexamined.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There really isn't much in the way of replay value once the game is beaten, as players will see most everything the first time through, and spikes in frustration due to the technology – not game design – will keep most from wanting to make a return visit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A decent, customizable racer that takes it to the streets.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be the deepest kid in the class, but it sure does know how to have fun at recess.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s the type of game that begs to played in short intervals, as a lack of gameplay variety causes the game to wear out its welcome rather quickly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The driving missions are decent but frustrating, as it is sometimes difficult to know where the game wants you to go without a map.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single player campaign, while enjoyable for what it is, pales substantially to its online multiplayer counterpart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just mindless combat that amounts to little more pressing the attack buttons over and over from beginning to end.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the series should be able to jump right in and enjoy it. However, without a true tutorial for assistance, potential players will have a tough time getting used to the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aurally Cold Fear truly excels in many areas. The sound effects fit the atmosphere perfectly, and the industrial soundtrack couldn't be better presented.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Determining the lay of the green is near impossible without the slope grid (with is brought up with the white button), and even then, the grid is a square, it doesn't cover the entire green, and is difficult to read.