Into Liquid Sky's Scores

  • Games
For 253 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Lowest review score: 0 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 253
253 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its humorous, has a good plot, a good mix of different characters and is just a fun game. So sit down, relax and enjoy the game just try not to pull your hair out from the puzzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The inherent humor and healthy challenge should serve most platform fans nicely.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you enjoy the BioWare style of RPG, then a purchase of this game is a no-brainer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Usually a game with no multiplayer and running a little bit on the short side, I would have a hard time suggesting buying, but Escape From Butcher Bay is put together so well that a purchase is well worth it for anyone who enjoys first person shooters or action titles of any kind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent offering that takes the sandbox gameplay and makes it work without taking Grand Theft Auto's formula and repackage it's theme.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Heck, you should just play this game for the comic-book styled cutscenes alone. Good thing there's a good game in here as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A damn good game that takes all the best parts of the original and makes them better. If you're looking for a great action shooter that has a finely crafted and delivered story, then look no further.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A mighty adventure that takes a slow start but picks up and never stops.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only other problem I found with the game was the challenge that the in-game camera presents. Often, you will find yourself using the camera buttons a lot to move the camera so you can see everything in the environment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's downright fun and you'll find yourself having a hard time pulling yourself away from it. While the single-player feels a little underdeveloped, you will play it enough to unlock the fun mini-games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What sets this apart from all other racing games is the immense speed of the game, which will make you dizzy sometimes, and the fact that there are 29 people racing against you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If your looking for a good mature action/ adventure game that makes you think in more ways then one, do yourself a favor and pick up Killer 7.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While some may complain that the game is technically short, where the strength of the game lies is in its replayability. Shooter fans will be addicted by the game, which beckons multiple play-throughs just to improve their score and hopefully their internet ranking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While I can not vouch for the accuracy of this digital version of Los Angeles, I will say that's quite an impressive feat to be able to drive around such a convincing environment, littered with cars and pedestrians.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and get into, and the controls are sharp and responsive. While the main game will take most around 8 to 10 hours to beat, there are more than enough secrets to find to make it worth your effort to go back for more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The 2-player aspect of the game is limited by the poor field of view (which would have been better handled with an i-link and two TVs), but the single player mode is serious futuristic racing at it's best.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While it is easily one of the most comprehensive and visually solid racing games to date, I found the fact that it's basically a repackaged "Gran Turismo 2" a little hard to swallow. If you can look past that, this is the game for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's the Simpsons theme that gives it so much spunk and even though you can't kill people the game is still a blast to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As is the problem with most games built with pre-rendered backgrounds, there are going to be a lot of times where the game camera is going to leave you open for cheap shots as you move from one angle to another.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The character models are very well done. The facial expressions impressed me the first time I played. The characters have an anime look that I think the developers were trying to pull off and they did a good job.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It seems to lack the personality that the first had. Is it a good action title? Yes. With multiple difficulty modes, two characters to play as and secret rooms to find, dedicated action buffs should have a good time with this sequel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In spite of the simple story line, the awful voice-acting, and the unpolished graphic engine, I still urge Anime fans to check this game out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For the kind of game it is the hype was worth it: the most unique beat-em-up in years. For people expecting a GTA3 (like some were), it will disappoint, but for the people who went in knowing what they were gonna get I'm sure most will be pleasantly surprised.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the Disney-esque look of the game - underneath is a brutally violent action game with a lot of depth in the combat system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of the few FPS games that actually is better as a single-player. The greatest joy of Red Faction is finishing a gun fight only to see what carnage you've wrecked on the surroundings.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those who wore out the last few titles, there's enough new elements that would warrant at the very least a rental. If you're big an customization and want to skate online, THUG is well worth your cash.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For as few times that Kingdom Hearts made me frustrated with the camera and repeat visits, the number of times I was happy with my trip through the story more than made up for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Adding lots of enemies and huge bosses only makes the game more frustrating. Expect veins to pop out of your cranium, and a few broken controllers. Although I did have a tough time getting through the missions, I did have fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great single-player experience. I can understand why this game was so popular two years ago, but without a graphical update and multiplayer modes, it just falls a little short in competition with games like Halo and the new breed of FPS coming out on the consoles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the early races start off in a fairly moderately paced action, the later tracks go by with such a speed that you'll have to remember to blink on occasion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Difficulty modifiers make the game much more enjoyable and the edit mode provides endless hours of play. However, die hard fans of the series may feel betrayed with the lack of challenge the game has to offer. But with an all star track list such as this no fan can afford not to pick this title up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Really just more of a good thing. While the story mode has changed focus and there are a number of minor additions to the gameplay that don't largely affect it (outside of some goals that require said gameplay aspects), the overall core is what Neversoft has basically perfected over the years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It provides a good challenge while remaining pretty fun. With tons of challenges to compete in and scores of unlockables to obtain, you're likely to keep this title in your PSP for some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those who pine the 16-bit days, Atelier Iris is a wonderful bit of nostalgia that's good fun to play.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even if the game had been optimized more and some of the mechanics streamlined, this game would be a hard sell for most gamers. But, for those looking for a deep and challenging strategy title, Generation of Chaos will fit the bill.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great step back to the series' roots.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With such a loss in the challenge department, Nintendo thought they could make it up by adding enemies who can slice 50 Hit points away in one attack. How did the X learn to boost the potency of such simple attacks? The world may never know.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I understand the need to simplify things for use on the GBA, but even the fact that all the spells use the same art seems a bit disappointing. With that said, though, the graphics do what they should - carry the solid gameplay through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At the core of the game is an excellent 3D shooter with enough platforming elements to keep the game varied. The levels, whether placed in the organic valleys or in the rigidly industrial buildings, are large and well detailed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A wonderfully huge experience that will take dedicated gamers some time to finish. And with all of the options available, no two trips through the game will be the same.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The only outstanding aspect of the game which I wish had been refined was the A.I. of your allies. Since they act on their own accord on a fairly base level, you'll often find them at one extreme or another.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the game is quicker-paced and more interactive than most in the genre, it is ultimately a fine representative of a genre that's heavy on lengthy battles and a lot of invested time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are some repetitive elements, which can be ignored, but the only thing that might keep this game from greatness is that the game engine requires little advanced skill.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For some it's been a mixed bag. Some people love it for its creepy and intense atmosphere and others hate it for its stale game play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of my biggest complaints about not only this game but the Tenchu series is that the in-game camera STILL is pretty iffy and proves to make the game more challenging that it already can be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are many things that could use some polish, but this sequel is definitely a step in the right direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What Black does do right is the fact that you are almost guaranteed to not find another game this action intense in a long time. I've never played a FPS with this much going on and stuff flying around on the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game just needed a little more time for polish I believe. If you can just look past these faults then your bound to enjoy the best Matrix game out there today and of course you get to be Neo and come on now, everyone wants to be "The One".
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you want full control over your characters, then Full Spectrum Warrior may be a little "distant" for you. But, for those looking for a more strategic feel to their gameplay, this title offers up a nice challenge while providing more than enough gameplay to test out your ability to command troops.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gun
    Graphically, Gun is one of those games that looks great for the most part, but does have a few rough edges that keep it from being in the same class as, say, "Resident Evil 4" or "Ninja Gaiden."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The only real "drawback" I found with the game is the repetitiveness of the "random crimes". It won't take too long for you to have exhausted all renditions of the crimes. This wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for the fact that you have to perform these duties to move from chapter to chapter. Luckily, the combat is fun enough to keep these from being overly tedious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While some elements of the game aren't perfect, the underlying adventure is more than worth the time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the lack of extra modes or the theme of the game may turn some people off, most everyone else should enjoy the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It doesn't seem like there is much to it but give it an hour to grow on you, its world will open up, and you just might be hooked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The graphics portion of the game is a pure gold mine of visuals. The game sports a lot of nicely rendered locations, finely detailed textures and some exquisite visual effects.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game is so story-driven that it becomes excessively linear. This is not to state that other action titles are so much more non-linear, but Eternal Darkness tends to have only one path through the whole game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Builds on the weaknesses of its predecessor, but at the same time falls short of its strengths. All in all, this is a great title that offers something entirely new to a series that didn't really need it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The strength of Shadow of Destiny lies in its well-scultped narrative which drives the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At some parts of the game, you have great sound effects blasting through your speakers but at other parts, you have very sloppy sound effects. What I mean by this having sloppy sound effects is that you sometimes can’t hear what your character is saying.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A throwback to the way RPGs used to be made before polygons. With anime-style characters and a firm story and gameplay, this game should be enjoyable for anyone who can get past the graphical weaknesses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very good game, it's just hidden under a coat of blood and filth. The game engine is good, and the gameplay, graphics and audio are well done. If you can stomach the disturbing images and violence, you'll find a solid stealth/action game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you can look past the shallow combat and limited interactivity, you'll find an enjoyable gothic experience the looks good and has a great story to tell.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    To make things worse, War of the Monsters has probably some of the cheapest enemy A.I. I've seen in some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action is quality and the story is told, even if in small portions and with very little in the way of depth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Ape Escape 2 is so easy and that there are so few new gadgets as the game is quite fun. With some more decent minigames (in place of the mundane Monkey Fables) and a little more challenge, I would recommend this to anyone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All the Simpsons characters and environments are lovingly and faithfully recreated, replete with references to specific events in episodes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's hard to find a Dragon Ball Z game that's fun, fast, and enjoyable. DBZ nuts should savor this one. For every one else - it's a solid rental at best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If it weren't for both the slowdown issue, some minor glitches with the camera and the overall shortness and easiness of the game, this would be a must buy for most platforming fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The score-based gameplay and actual event of singing in a group atmosphere more than outweighs the lackluster presentation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Most of the game is trial-and-error, leading you to play the same stage multiple times until you figure things out. Get seen by a shibito? Go ahead and die, because it's likely that running and hiding isn't worth the effort.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gone from FM4 is the ability to kill or eject pilots, meaning that you wont be swimming in excess Wanzer parts by a third of the way through the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a little more power for the engine and more refinement, this could have been a great game, but there is still a good time to be had here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Older or more hardcore gamers are probably going to scoff at the title, but there's something to be said about an adventure title that allows you to play with four people at one time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The combat is fun and there's a lot to do, so expect to invest a number of hours before you're done.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like an average RPG tale with some fun combat and great Crafting, Blade Dancer is worth your time. The RPG genre isn't overly deep on the PSP and this title certainly fills a hole for JRPG fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Most of the original game's elements have been realized in a pretty faithful replication.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game features a lot of loading, which is a little disappointing considering how linear and confined some areas are. Also, I would have liked to see more variety in the weapons and armor available.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I really wish Sega-AM2 had utilized the Xbox controller a lot better. No matter how you change the controls in options menu, Ryo still controls stiffly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Look past the glitches and the mediocre puzzles and you can find a fun action/adventure for just about anyone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The single player experience is good for a short while, but the repetitiveness of it all may tire on some gamers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The mechanics for shooting garbage and bombs seems inconsistent. Sometimes, you can shoot at a monster across the room and nail him, but other times, the garbage seems to get caught on something invisible. And when you're shooting bombs, this becomes extremely dangerous.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Really, the only thing that holds Psi-Ops back is that it's still just a culmination of other games in the genre with a nice psychic ability angle to it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid dungeon crawler with dated graphics and audio.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for some pretty intense fire-fights, give kill.switch a try - I'm pretty sure you'll be pleased with what you find. This title proves to be a diamond in the rough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun adventure in the same vein as "Luigi's Mansion," The Haunted Mansion should be perfect for you. It proves to be good fun without even being too rough or challenging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Probably the biggest structural flaw behind Syberia is the poor control implementation. Plain and simple, controlling Kate is a bit of chore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When you do get to the heart of the story, you'll find characters who are far deeper and fleshed out than most RPGs deserve to have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More of the same. While there are minor revisions to the game, the core of the game remains the same.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that you play an FBI agent, you never use a weapon. Still Life is an adventure, through and through.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On the plus side, it's long enough to keep the gameplay elements from getting stale over a long period. On the down side, though, if Nintendo could have added a few more elements to the game, they could have extended the game life by at least 1/3rd.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not have the depth as some of the other fighting games, but it's still fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While I wished they had done a little more to push the story graphically, the challenge and solid 2D action were enough to keep me going.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A ridiculously addictive multiplayer experience that serves as a great party or group-oriented distraction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While this is technically a simulation, I still wish there was some car damage and the effects of said damage to reinforce not using other cars and rails to bounce your way through certain corners.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Not the best that the genre has to offer. But, the battle system and the decent story go a long way towards making the experience worth the while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    This turned out to be a "good mediocre" game. It would have been so much better if only the basic features such as adjustable camera angles were an option here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you're a DDR fanatic, there are plenty of songs on here with CRAZY difficulty, heck there's a whole mode that'll give you a heart attack trying to keep up with it. But for a novice player, the easier songs and settings are few and far between.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I found the character design and model of the lead character to be severly clich├ęd and the least interesting in the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While I get the feeling that this game proves to be a sloppy port, it is still a good game at heart and has a wonderful timepiece story that fans of the genre will enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Suffers from the fact that once the story really gets going, the game ends, leading into the upcoming sequel. This is a shame as the slow build up starts to really feel rewarding and then... BAM! Too be continued.