Happy Puppy's Scores

  • Games
For 478 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 478
478 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    ESPN--the network that's given the world Chris Berman, "Sunday Night Baseball," and the "Fitness America Pageant"--deserves better than this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Attempts to bring back to the DC the excitement that HOTD2 gave us and, as we all know, it's not 1999 anymore, and the Dreamcast is no spring chicken.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Spastic action, beautiful graphics and robotic sound effects do not a classic make.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Max doesn't do anything particularly wrong, it just doesn't do too much that's new.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Those utilizing that modem in the back of the DC are sure to appreciate a lot of what this racing game has to offer. Anyone else, however, will likely find it sorely lacking in what should otherwise be standard features.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cow-tipping game would be a step up, particularly if the developers omitted the use of shameless advertising.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that perhaps could have been very good, but for various reasons, just isn't.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sheesh, this clunker might as well be subtitled "Interactive Espionage Game Design Basics for Dummies." How retailers can live with such rubbish polluting their shelves isn't apparent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the graphics and the sound are on point, the game as a whole is weak.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We deserved stronger gameplay, better AI, better graphics, and better physics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most notable is what Outlive doesn't incorporate--every innovation since 1998. No burrowing or stealth units, no unit experience carryover, no 3D battlefield or units, no unique units.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The 3D engine is quite good, the interface is top-notch, and the gameplay itself stays within the standard mold of the genre; it just doesn't try to reach for anything beyond the mold. Or, if it did, it got mired along the way in a swamp of mediocrity from which there was no escape.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from some rather brilliant lighting effects, which become apparent when pulling off special moves, SFEX3 looks like nothing more than a high-res original PlayStation game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.