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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Forget about your outside game--it's next to impossible to sink a trey. And the acid-trip free throw meter will have you wondering what the 989 gang was huffing when they thought it up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Until SCEA sits down and actually works to iron out some of the game's bugs and takes steps to improve the realism, GameDay will be mired in Madden's shadow for many seasons to come.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if the thought of parachute pants makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, you could do worse than trying to relive your glory days with this title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that perhaps could have been very good, but for various reasons, just isn't.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inexplicably, Wacky Races does away with the very features which made its console cousins so endearing, substituting in their place cheap filler that's pure crapola whichever way you look at it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The vehicles have a silly propensity to flip upside-down (even at 20mph), and stupid proportional gaffes abound, like a dune buggy that's able to muscle an SUV over a cliff. Which is just insane.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The few new game modes and extra features hardly justify the price tag. Nor does the fact there are already numerous similar games available for free on the Web.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ugly graphics that simply can't compare to what thy eyes have seen on the PlayStation2. Seriously, after playing SSX on the PlayStation's big brother, it hurts even to look at this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My big issue with ESPN MET is the AI or lack thereof. On several occasions I was able to bring my opponent's goalie out of his box and leave the goal wide open. In addition, taking the ball from players is as easy as running into them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cow-tipping game would be a step up, particularly if the developers omitted the use of shameless advertising.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a budget title, Blade of Darkness ain't so bad, despite its weaknesses. If you've run out of games to play, give it a whirl, just don't expect the world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once the nostalgia wears off, you’re left with a mediocre game show game that can hardly compete with the likes of Sierra On-Line’s successful "You Don’t Know Jack" franchise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As my son put it, "This game was designed by mean old men who just wanted to twist our minds." I couldn't have said it better myself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good ideas clash with rigid mission architecture and fruity design work. This is the same game in which you can authentically throttle a foe to death, but half a dozen body shots won't ice an opponent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's actually pretty entertaining, though almost completely uninspired.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tiger plays poorly and finishes last among this year's golf sims, and that's not the only flaw in this game's realism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Delve a little deeper, and you'll find annoying graphical glitches, shifty control, and a frustrating interface that detracts enough from the overall game to make it a mediocre title at best.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I haven't seen such lame animations since the early days of Sega Genesis. This is supposed to be the PlayStation2 for crying out loud. How difficult is it to do create some cool fighting animations?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bear in mind that you're buying into a hard-core simulation, not a flashy pseudo-realistic game, so a troubled conscience won't be an issue.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The first thing that should be done is to fix the frame rate problem. Next, throw some cops in there -- after all, I am breaking the law.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Tenchu 2" is, when you get right down to it, a great game trying to escape from a mediocre shell.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest complaint about EQ over UO is the utter lack of an interesting dynamic economy and the structures UO allowed you to build before they ran out of room.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its games last too long, there's too much of an emphasis on offense, and pitching and defense are virtual afterthoughts. This may sound discouraging, but even with these problems, the game can still hold a national interest.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looks like a guppy of a fishing game indeed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cute and entertaining romp that offers just enough thrills and chills to be highly addictive and extremely frustrating at the same time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this is one of those games that gets high marks for style, but could have used a bit more work in the substance department.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We deserved stronger gameplay, better AI, better graphics, and better physics.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking to feel bored and frustrated, pick up Sonic Shuffle.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the deepest games ever created. Too bad all the time spent with the options couldn't have been devoted to gameplay instead.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not only does it look gorgeous, but it does a remarkable job of bringing the surfing experience home. Unfortunately, it also brings the frustration and lack of variety that straight surfing brings, which leads to its inevitable failure in the fun category.

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