GameBrink's Scores

  • Games
For 281 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 12 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 281
281 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The cel-shaded graphics are crisp and fit this title perfectly. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NIS once again delivers a masterpiece. Requiring a lot of strategy because of the remove stat, it is much harder than Disgaea and La Pucelle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I also stress that people looking to buy this title do so as soon as possible because it will soon be almost impossible to find since Atlus has stopped its production of this great title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few more stages could have been nice, but after speaking with some of the developers I learned that Majesco didn’t give a long enough deadline.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is quite an enjoyable experience that lasts through a complete 100 levels. That's right a hundred puzzle-packed levels, with the last 20 being the hardest and will make your eyes bleed from the sheer thoughts. [JPN Import]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Japanese console RPG fans wet dream. It manages to incorporate incredibly creative and new ideas into an old formula with amazingly fun results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game that's solid in its foundation, provides a standard rpg tale, and last quite a good length. Yet at the same time it lacks anything to make it distinct, exciting, and something that players should care about. While it is no doubt a technical masterpiece, in the current rpg state of the PS2, where quality rpgs exist in mass, it's tough to recommend Rogue Galaxy. [JPN Import]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    May not offer you the same multi-branching story mode and quick effective stylus controls that Star Fox Command has but, the story is engaging and the satisfaction you get when you score that triple ‘S’ rank will keep you playing. [JPN Import]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Gurumin is the best action/platformer on the PSP (though many will still prefer "Daxter" most likely). It’s colorful, has a good battle engine, and nice Indiana Jones type levels for players to make their way through. [JPN Import]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of the past Battle Network series may enjoy the little heightened difficulty. [JPN Import]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the fairly large number of puzzles that come with Picross DS, the game will keep you occupied for quite some time. But with the addition of Wi-Fi features, you could find yourself picking up the game very often even after completing all puzzles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a great game, and this time it's portable. The graphical change makes it fresh for people who played the original version and other changes makes it more similar to the newer "Tales of..." games as well, so everyone who likes RPGs should like this.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    After MMBN4 and MMBN5 which used different formulas than the older ones, MMBN6 goes back to a more traditional MMBN game system. The only big "gimmick" in this game is the evil spirit sections, and they are taken care of fast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A rewarding experience that rewards the player for how well they play in a stage, and with an intruguing storyline.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The conversion from console to handheld was pretty nice, it still retains the fun VJ feel as well as the stylish gameplay. And the touch screen puzzles are very nice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I would have liked it if there were customizable controls, but it isn't a big deal. For a real innovative pinball experience I would have hoped Nintendo had included a gyroscopic feedback add-on, so I could actually shake the DS to tilt the table. But it's apparent that my dreams may never come true.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There are now a whopping 25 sliders which adjust your mobsters face and body. Looking at all these new features I really whish I would have waited for this one before diving into this epic adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The only downside to this game as a whole is the fact that the main focus is the spell-casting system and the ability to control and upgrade groups of monsters; the further into the game you get, the more the plot takes a backseat to the spell gameplay and strategic battles. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Don’t get me wrong, the graphics aren’t next-gen quality but they sure are eons better than the crap you see in the PS2 version.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A unique, inventive, and fun game that youll most likely want to play and own due to its huge amount of replayability from random slash-a-thons to side quests and item discovery; you can spend a whole lot of time in this game. Then again if the save system and RPG leveling system turn you off you might be better off renting it first.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Take one part classic Call of Duty scripted FPS action, add in two parts improved level design, another one part updated graphics, and just about four parts upgraded multiplayer and you've got the ultimate Call of Duty stew.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While there is an interesting mix between mini games and the alchemy system, the game is simply too short and enemies aren’t much of a challenge to beat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is without a doubt the most fun DBZ game ever. Not only is it the only DBZ game that really recaptures the feel of the anime, but it is fun to play for DBZ fans and non-fans alike. The Wii controls are amazing when you get past the rough learning curve.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Beautifully presented with a fairly interesting story and fun cast of characters to interact with but it lacks a bit in terms of gameplay content. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    What made me love this game is the battle system.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's nice to look at, pleasant on the ears, and fun to play. Yet at the same time it's over before players even have time to appreciate its qualities.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great, if not short, game that anyone who liked the movie and who owns a 360, or any other console for that matter, will certainly enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The ten year old puzzles are still there, graphics are the same mostly, and you still have to use ribbons to save. On the other hand door and cutscenes can be skipped, loading in between areas is almost instantaneous, and DS frills are fun. [JPN Import]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Graphically the DS version is only slightly better, but nothing that you will even notice unless you put them side by side. The one crucial advantage that the DS version holds over the GBA one is that it sounds much better. [JPN Import]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Odama is a rare treat of a game as it's unique, extremely playable, and a lot of fun. If you can get past the wacky difficulty that isn't consistent from level to level and don't mind a game being a short 5ish hours then you're in for a treat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A huge rpg (even longer than the first, which was already 60+ hours) that lights up a system nearly deceased at this point in time. [JPN Import]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Black is much like Criterion’s first "Burnout" game. The groundwork is there but the content is really lacking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It doesn't take any time to learn how to play. You can spend a lot of time playing with each species, but it's easy to burn out on the game if you play it constantly right after you buy it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For some reason when you go online the graphics get downgraded, weapons are changed, and unlike the PC version it only supports 8 players.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Multipreyer (ugh) utilizes the unique level design, gravity manipulation and portals that you enjoy in singlepreyer and should provide hours of enjoyment, which is a good thing because youll find yourself finishing the game in about eight hours.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    But what you really get is an all-encompassing Monkey Ball experience that rivals what is offered on consoles. Though a few modes are missing, a few more have been added to supplement them. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game ruthlessly steals from Advance Wars and behaves like its sadistic brother, but this shouldn’t be looked down upon. The game is a realist update for the genre and adds features that fans have been clamoring for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for an arcade like shooter with an overhead camera and around 6 hours of gameplay then Killzone: Liberation is your ticket.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hidden secrets make exploring optional areas much more rewarding, and with the way the game is set up, that ends up being a very important thing. I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to be challenged by a good platformer, as the game fulfills every requirement of a well designed and lovingly crafted action game and more. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A great looking, fast paced action shooter if not for the strategy element in between but, in my opinion its always good to have something new and the maps offer a little challenge when you first play them. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    All in all quite a satisfying experience, although a bit short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The second episode features a few interesting characters, a fun story and the usual Sam and Max humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's good for a few laughs, and it actually seems slightly better animated than the last two (at least to me, maybe Sam and Max made me crazy). If you liked the first two episodes, you'll love this one, i can assure you of that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Parappa has aged well, with the storyline and music still as amusing as ever. The simplistic game play is still fun, although the game feels shorter now that it did in its original release, mainly due to all the other rhythm games released since that time offering more content.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The story is also rather mundane and redundent in today's times. But with an action-rpg heart, it is to be expected and is natural for a player to just ignore any story and to focus on the objectives and the fighting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s a well constructed game that lacks in the gameplay department. The atmosphere and story presentation alone garner a rental but the length and fighting make it nothing more than a rental.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Although there are times where you may just smash the PSP out of frustration (I bit my PSP), the game of course offers very many puzzles that will keep you thinking and will be more than rewarding on its part.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While Geometry Wars is simple in nature, it’s definitely a well thought out and executed puzzle shooter that fans of Asteroids and other 80s classics will enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite the lackluster gameplay, Loco Roco does have one thing going for it: charm. The flash-looking graphics are extremely impressive in art design and from a technological standpoint as the visuals just look incredible on the PSP screen. [JPN Import]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A very fun game that has a lot of polish and a lot of sequel potential.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Another solid amazing effort in the Marvel Universe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Another solid amazing effort in the Marvel Universe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A very fun game that has a lot of polish.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Sonic Team has taken Sonic, put him on rails, added a ton of variety, and made something that is definitely worth a rental. Some might find it too short to be a purchase, while others may just enjoy playing the levels over and over again with different setups in order to unlock the many goals available.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's good to have Sim City available when you’re on the move and if you ever want to go back to the game in the distant future, you don’t have to install the game again and deal with compatibility issues! [JPN Import]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A fun new experience in the Mana series but sadly, bad AI and path finding really drags down the gameplay. [JPN Import]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s a fun game, no doubts about that. But the lack of good use of the DSs features is disappointing, and I’m sure they could have added use of the touch screen, maybe for power-ups or something. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s a solid if shallow title that lacks in content and difficulty but has a really well implemented engine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Medical students, or those interested in the medical field, will be interested in this rendition of hospital life as opposed to the fictional storyline from Trauma Center. [JPN Import]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another cracker from Sonic Team. Embrace and remember – “Rub Is Love”! [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If they had released this one for the original XBOX it might have been much more acceptable but as it’s a launch title for the 360 I can’t help but feel it’s not worth your money.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The programmers used music from the anime and TV series but it’s a shame that some tunes didn’t make it in. The addition of English and Japanese voiceovers makes the experience great for the fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it has annoying voices, the gameplay is top-notch and the game is just really fun to play. It also offers many unlockables and modes to keep you coming for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With five mostly top-notch shooters all in one set ready to be played on the go (with a great save feature to boot), Gradius Portable is an excellent game for those looking for their shooting action in both short bursts and long hauls. For fans of the genre, the game is worth every penny. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brain Age is truly a pseudo game. It’s Wario Ware meets Tamagotchi meets further education. If you want to give your brain a workout and get a fun number puzzle game to boot then picking up Brain Age is a no brainer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Competitive people will be glued to this game for hours; some of the more advanced stages are very challenging, with the added bonus of keeping your brain in tip-top shape. [JPN Import]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some iffy controls, as a dungeon-crawler CoM provides a fairly enjoyable way to kill numerous hours on the go. The nice graphics and really nice music help to smooth out a game that otherwise is a little bit stale. [JPN Import]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great collection and with single player objectives and online capabilities it’s one to own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like interactive adventure games, noir murder mysteries, and the unique capabilities of the DS then this is a no-brainer purchase.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great addition to the series for fans and probably a decent rental for most. While things have been upgraded and new elements added on, it’s still NFS and it still gets repetitive and boring after awhile. It’s like EA's "Madden" of racing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great addition to the series for fans and probably a decent rental for most. While things have been upgraded and new elements added on, it’s still NFS and it still gets repetitive and boring after awhile. It’s like EA’s "Madden" of racing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Due to a few gameplay hiccups here and there and some rather boring gameplay in other spots Wario doesn’t quite approach greatness. It’s a good fun diversion for those who like the platformer/puzzle/Metroid hybrid but all others can probably skip it. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the graphics fit the Wii version a lot better than the 360 or PS3 versions, the controls aren’t really worth the purchase.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The game itself isn’t the best in the series, but it’s not too bad really.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It’s a fun game, but some of the flaws such as the weird battle system and HP loss while running could ruin the experience for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A decent FPS single player game with an excellent online component.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The sound is truly what sets it apart from the rest. From the crazy background sounds you get after some Techniques, to the insanely hilarious dialogue you get in cutscenes, the sound is what kept me going until the end. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you can get past the wonky physics and the occasional slow down you’re looking at a fun time that ultimately should probably be limited to a rental.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The story itself is enjoyable when it exists, the characters are fun but feel all too similar, and the dungeons range from awe-inspiring to incredibly dull. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the single player is definitely below average, the multiplayer in the game is well-balanced, requires a new style of strategy, and is most of all fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Grandia III is nowhere near perfect and it's definitely not one of the better rpgs on the system. But the battles are so much fun that most won't really mind when the story falls to pieces. [JPN Import]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    For an RPG, I would expect better characters, something mildly interesting in the story and original landscapes, but here this is pretty much as average as you can get.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Irregular Hunter X will satisfy your need for some side-scrolling shooting. The game is exactly the same as the original although with a few changes to keep things fresh. [JPN Import]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I challenge you to keep a straight face while playing Monkey Boxing... Which is what SMB:BB is all about, delivering a load of insane fun to keep you and your friends happy for hours and hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you want a taste of the same old Virtua Tennis or have yet to experience the best Tennis game mechanics ever created, then youll be fine with VT3. Although if youre a veteran of the series this is a rental at best. [JPN Import]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Do you like football games? If the answer is yes, then purchase it, if the answer is no, then dont.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While a classic puzzle game like Tetris allows you to manipulate every block freely, Gunpey tries to limit you too much making the action feel rigid and slow and, the little variation it offers in the form of a few extra modes just doesn’t really make up for it. [JPN Import]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The best playable disaster game you can get (though there isn’t much competition out there). Running through a city while trying to stay warm and alive presents some of the best thrills you can find in on the PS2. It’s not a perfect game by any means, and hopefully they’ll iron out the framerate issues by the time the series goes next-gen, but for those who liked the original or are just looking for a good disaster game, ZZ2 is it. [JPN Import]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The dishes and ingredients are all very detailed and look just like they should and Mama comes across as the tough extremist she is. She exudes her “Cook or die” mentality in every scene she graces. [JPN Import]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    One thing that I must warn people about is that this games difficulty level at starting is rather high, with the amount of damage the monsters can do.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fans of Pokemon who want a different adventure with all the monsters will surely enjoy this product, but so will people who like Dungeon RPGs. [JPN Import]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Overall Bullet Witch is a bit short at 5-10 hours your first time through but its definitely worth a rental if it comes to your neck of the woods. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game takes 5 hours at most to complete, and it has very little replay value, unless you didn't get the best ending the first time around and you want to see it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    So while the first game was a fun mindless DS launch title the sequel turns out to be more of the same with a bit more polish. This is the type of game where if you love it you love it and if you hate it you hate it. [JPN Import]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Raiden III is a good shmup. Its solid looking, has good bullet patterns/enemies, and the levels are set at just the right level in terms of fun and difficulty (there are also multiple difficulty options available from the start).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Offers gamers plenty of hours of gameplay. From the realtively short Campaign mode to the vastness that is the Sub-quest section. If you felt you were disappointed with "Dynasty Warriors" then you can get your fix here. [JPN Import]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Mediocre at best gameplay coupled with graphical bliss and a lengthy story guarantee huge sales, but you’d be much better off waiting a month and getting FF XII as this is no RPG and it’s no picnic. [JPN Import]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    New 25 man limit dungeons in the end game open up things to most everyone but require a ridiculously expensive flying mount to get to them so there will still be some silly gold grinding when you get to 70.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When heading online you’ll find some much needed variety that wasn’t present in the single player game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has a lot of things to keep you coming back. You can play the single player or Ko-Op mode again with a new set of characters (we will keep them secret for now) and the unlockable arcade version of MKII is a nice addition for the fans.