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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 471
471 game reviews
    • 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."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VIII has been called an epic game. And it is, if epic means "boring."
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More an interactive movie than a game, RE2 looks pretty but lacks challenge.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The control's not user-friendly from the get-go; you'll need time and patience to hang with the big boys.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The high degree of difficulty is matched only by the high degree of bad music.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's lack of speed and overwhelming number of moves make it less of a draw for non-fans, but fans will be thoroughly floored.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, this is another fine addition to the genre, but how many can one gamer take?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The aspect of contacting and interacting with demons was also an element that I fully embraced. It broke the monotony of simply killing and killing in order to gain experience points.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some console role-players might just find this style of deep preparation and chess-like battle sequences too sluggish. Strategists who have been truly bored by trying to play "Panzer General" or even "X-Com" on a TV screen, however, will appreciate how much lush graphics, soundtrack, and effects can goose up a wargaming system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing less than a solid role-playing game with old-school style and flair.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is extremely awkward trying to control your basic movements with the left analog stick while at the same time controlling your look and aim movements with the right analog stick.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What could have been a groundbreaking title has been reduced to an exceptional weekend rental.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 24 mini-games that make up the whole present a pretty good cross-section of every gaming style imaginable. They're all handled well.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The super-sugary-sweet music and the cutesy characters are enough to bring you to tears.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sporting sharper, smoother graphics, and a few new odds and ends, fans of the RE series who haven't tromped through the many PlayStation iterations will appreciate this conversion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great visuals coupled with great atmosphere and music makes this a must-have for fans of the genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players expecting next-generation gameplay to accompany the update in the graphics may find themselves a bit disappointed. But if mind-numbing powerslides pulled off in polygonal heaven is your thing, then RRV does indeed fire on all cylinders.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm not saying that the 2001 version is a bad game. It's just one that suffers from the same engine that has been tried over and over again for the lifespan of the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We deserved stronger gameplay, better AI, better graphics, and better physics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    "Heavy Metal" magazine is known, well known in fact, for way-over-the-top action, violence, and gore... There is none of that here.

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