Happy Puppy's Scores

  • Games
For 471 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Chrono Cross
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 471
471 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All praise the lord of the church of the swollen-thumbed messiah--this game is a kick!...You pound endlessly on two buttons until either the event is over or you've lost feeling in your hand, but virtually every other aspect of the game has been improved.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While a viable contender for anyone's gaming dollars, The Messenger is best suited for intermediate level detectives. Dedicated play requires a patient mind and hefty time investment, though not nearly so large an expenditure as most adventures demand.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics, however, are the game's strongest suit. Viggo's Revenge sports the same cartoony characters and environments as the DC version, but they have been a tad improved thanks to cell shading technology.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing less than a solid role-playing game with old-school style and flair.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great graphics and storyline can't quite make up for its lackluster AI and tedious gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're willing to look past some minor gameplay quirks and some initial frustration, "Madden" is a worthwhile purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great visuals coupled with great atmosphere and music makes this a must-have for fans of the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The high degree of difficulty is matched only by the high degree of bad music.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    D2
    Scary it ain't, but D2's got its morbid charms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not pretty, and the sounds may drive you batty. However, if you can get past the primitive and cutesy graphics, you'll find a fun and addictive experience that offers an enjoyable--and certainly more cerebral--PS2 experience that's currently unmatched.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn't really add enough that's new to the game, nor does it tweak the gameplay enough to fix some of the problems in "Pharaoh."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliant 3D world overrun by control and camera issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the graphics, the PS2 version of Live 2001 can't hold a candle to its PSX counterpart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still the perfect choice for casual fans that want to take some cuts as Manny Ramirez or bring some heat as Randy Johnson, but the lack of any new features is disappointing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the learning curve is as steep as some of the game's slopes, patience does pay off in this game, which should appeal to snowboarding fans. Unfortunately, the rest of us will find the game's strict guidelines to reality a detriment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The empire component, while solid, is a little bit shallow, the AI is weak in crucial areas, and the game is also buggy on some systems.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a bit of a step backwards, taking the more exploratory 3D incarnations into consideration. Still, if you're looking for some chaotic old-school 2D side-scrolling mayhem, it's worth checking out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good-looking FPS with a huge assortment of baddies, as well as a multitude of impressive environments. And although the action is fairly cut and dry, it is still a shooter's joy while it lasts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The funny thing is that the makers of this game actually guarantee to improve your real pool game. Speaking from experience, their claim turns out to be true, and spending a good amount of time on VP3 is analogous to attending a billiards clinic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deep Fighter ranks only behind the superb "Resident Evil: Code Veronica" in bringing mood to the table.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Serves up a decent game of b-ball, but sluggish gameplay and the lack of a few fundamental options keep it from reaching its full potential.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This was a good, but glitch-plagued game on the PC, and it may be just a little too complex for an easy transition to a console.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I've come to the conclusion that if there is even a glimpse of something with even the tiniest bit of fur on it, peeps will flock to it in droves, and it's to this I also attribute the success of "Basic Instinct."...BR3 is best left to the novice.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oni
    For all the complaints you can level at the game--serious though they might be--the fact remains that the combat controls are well designed, and kicking ass in this game is incredibly entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a matter of personal preference, but I'll take Alex Trebek over the You Don't Know Jack pinhead any day. At least the free bag of microwave popcorn that comes with the game was good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bugs are inexcusable, but when it comes to baseball, there just isn't any other game that comes remotely close to being this deep and endlessly replayable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What? That's it?...The above text is not a direct quote from my last date, but rather my initial reaction to finishing this fun, but brief, expansion pack.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Going about 600 scale miles per hour it is nearly impossible to discern what's going on with your gauges, not to mention the fact that it's really tough to know when you're about to destroy yourself...Only the most jaded of Wipeout players will feel cheated by purchasing this game and even they'll secretly have fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a big Star Trek fan, you'll enjoy this game immensely. If you're not, you'll still enjoy this game, but some of the more subtle nuances will be lost on you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps the freakiest, most outright offensive title since "Panty Raider," this no-brain child of development house Xilam proudly touts its own immaturity, Fred Durst-style. Technically, that's why you'll have such a blast playing the sucker despite a few glaring flaws.

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