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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Animal Crossing
Lowest review score: 10 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,217 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each individual game controls elegantly with the DS stylus. It is entirely possible to play each of the 42 games in the collection without ever using the directional pad of the face buttons. This is vital in appealing to non-gamer markets.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A class act. It may not be a cake walk the first time through, but for those who can deal with the occasional head scratching bouts of frustration, this game is another winning addition to the Nintendo DS library.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drop-in multiplayer, replay in spades, and optional objectives give players a reason to continue playing and get their money's worth out of this title. If you like fun, this is a great addition your gaming library, regardless of age or skill level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drop-in multiplayer, replay in spades, and optional objectives give players a reason to continue playing and get their money's worth out of this title. If you like fun, this is a great addition your gaming library, regardless of age or skill level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it falls short on some of the series' more lofty standards, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops combines addictive gameplay, impressive sound and graphics, and an astoundingly fleshed-out multiplayer component into a package that is easily recommendable to both fans and newcomers alike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve liked any Mega Man game ever, Mega Man ZX is a must buy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its difficulty and sometimes confusing nature continues to keep the game from being appropriate for newcomers to the genre itself, but memorable characters and dialog, deceptively deep mechanics, and a promise of future sequels make this series, the flagship of Nippon Ichi and NIS America, one of the crowning achievements of this console generation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the complaints I had with Culture Shock – puzzle difficulty, for instance – have been addressed, the novelty has worn off ever-so-slightly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anybody who enjoys turn-based tactical combat games will thoroughly enjoy this, and with its learning curve, anybody who was curious about playing this style of game will not be let down either.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The effects used in the game are as good, if not better, than Super Metroid on the SNES. The sound effects are also excellent, boasting superb music and clear voice effects during much of the game, along with the normal bleeps and booms from constant enemy killing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found little not to love about this game. It reminds me of why I got into gaming in the first place. It is short, to the point, and every ounce of it drips fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have spent well over 50 hours with this game thus far, and I find myself still revisiting it. It has deep, rewarding gameplay, as was as an immensely satisfying multiplayer experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is true that it isn't the longest, or most difficult game in the world, but for the few hours it takes to complete Boktai, players will have in their hands not only the sun, but pure enjoyment as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it is one of the silliest game concepts in years, these 5-second games are somehow able to hold your attention for hours on end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is challenging, with enough depth of both gameplay and story to please existing fans, while multiple difficulty settings will keep the title accessible to most everyone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not going to satisfy if you're in the market for another "Golden Sun" game or a new "Tactics Ogre" game. Despite the screen shots, it is not a tactical RPG, and it breaks a number of genre conventions associated with traditional RPGs. It could be argued, however, that this is the best reason to buy Riviera, as it certainly allows for a very interesting and unique experience with an emphasis on strategy and a wonderful story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diligent players should be able to blast through the entire game in around five hours, but there are plenty of secrets to watch out for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It features whimsical, memorable characters, terrific presentation and, most importantly, simply fantastic gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fable delivers an experience that isn't what some die-hard RPG fans might deem authentic. Instead, I believe that Fable provides a game for the rest of us that has the entire flavor of an RPG, but in a much more streamlined and accessible package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another aspect of the controls that could have been painful, but instead turned out flawless and elegant is the camera.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s easily one of the deepest games I’ve played in a long time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marty O'Donnell has done an incredible job with the game's audio, and it may stand alongside the multiplayer component as the game's best achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know what, man? I really like this game. Maybe it's cause I been drinking, but now that I think about it, this is a damn fine racing game. It might even be the best racing game I ever played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The difficulty may be a prohibitive factor for some, but make no mistake, this is the new king of the DDR mountain.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I defy there to be a better football game this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game plays like a dream, too. Control is spot on, and never presents itself as a problem.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, Jade Empire isn't "KOTOR" (despite so many similarities), but that's a rough peak to meet. It's still an easy contender for the title of second-best RPG on the Xbox.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all the things that "GGXX" had that made it such a great game to play, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload somehow expands that amount of game play even more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is non-stop action, with smooth, screen filling sprites, lots of color, expressive and often very funny animation and lots of challenge.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astounding game. It appears to be ahead of its time visually, and it couples this accomplishment with game mechanics so solid and well conceived that future titles will have a lot of work to do if they wish to compete.