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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wouldn't qualify it as mind-blowing in any particular way, but each of the game's component parts is solid.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part of the pleasure in playing Sheep is just experiencing its originality and sense of humor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has nothing on "Marvel vs. Capcom,"" Mutant Academy" plays uniquely enough to warrant a chance from fighting game aficionados, as well as from X-Men fanatics, old and new.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VIII has been called an epic game. And it is, if epic means "boring."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Certainly a feast for the eyes, but questionable AI and control issues keep it from instant-classic status.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The novel point scoring system makes for intense play.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gaming equivalent of a four-day candy and soda binge: nothing substantive, you know it's terrible for you, and you'll hate yourself afterwards. In fact, you hate yourself while it's going on, but it's such tasty junk that you just can't stop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has it turned out to be everything fighting fans had hoped and dreamed of? In a word, no. But the game is still a good fighter.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's depth and challenge factors are found sorely wanting. But what's on display isn't bad, remains perfectly replayable, and outfoxes the competition by a long shot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A silly little action shooter that takes a smidgen of brainpower and a tongue placed firmly in cheek to fully appreciate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Innovative gameplay, clever level design, and an abundance of mini-games serve to spice up an otherwise generic experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In essence, the closest motorcycle fans are going to get to a bike version of "Gran Turismo."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The typical fashion model hangs out on the French Riviera and wears a slinky black dress with a fancy designer name on it. The typical RPGer eats a lot of french fries and wears a size XXL black T-shirt with a crewmember of the USS Enterprise on it. These similarities were not lost on From Software.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If a game doesn't bring anything new to the table, one must wonder why the developers even bothered in the first place.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe the best entry in the all-too-often disappointing "Star Trek" category.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The PS2's first college hoop game doesen't blow the roof off the arena.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After spending some time in front of the tube playing this game, I was left wondering, "Is that it?"
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Given the sordid history of Looney Toons games, it's simply enough that this duck doesn't suck.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the second-best RPG on the Dreamcast, and is surely a fantastic second helping that satisfies that next-generation RPG hunger that's only just been alleviated by "Skies of Arcadia."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is repetitive, no doubt, but there are enough challenges to make it worth a sitting or two.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My only major beef with the DR2 is that the problems of unit pathfinding that plague just about every other strategy game are alive and kicking here as well.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stress buster with mindless fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has everything an F1 fan could desire. But for experts it may be a little too easy, and for outsiders it's just not as fun as some of the other racing games out there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Die-hard point-and-clickers may be turned off by the lack of any real brain-busting puzzle action, but an engaging plot combined with terrific graphics and sound should make up for these shortcomings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid--albeit brief--game. However, because of the game's flaws, it makes a prime rental candidate.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mixed bag. And it definitely isn't for everyone. If you want a serious NASCAR sim and are willing to put up with some very schizophrenic graphics, this is your game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dozens of magical rings will have you wishing you had more than ten fingers, but the poor enemy AI will have you occasionally flipping one of them at your screen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GunBird's the word, standing out as one of the best finger-crampin' exercises since the Rubik's Cube.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, this is another fine addition to the genre, but how many can one gamer take?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the over-sensitive controls and find a vehicle or two that you like, then there's a lot of mindless fun to be had here.