netjak's Scores

  • Games
For 952 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
952 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Those who missed the open-ended questing in "Tribunal" will be pleasantly surprised, and those who wanted to try something new will have the werewolf to play with.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Decent graphics and superb sound put you right in the middle of an engaging story (which stems all the way from the first Myst), but the horrendous and continuing loading issues will have you severely distracted.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I can't see anyone wanting to replay this over and over just to unlock Hisui, Hotsuma, and Joe Musashi, so this game is just a rental, if that.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At times, the play control can be a bit wonky, but overall Zack & Wiki is a solid addition to the point and click adventure genre.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While it is a very serviceable try, Altar isn't going to be convincing anyone this is the second coming of X-Com.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Though, the visuals are interesting, the music is good and the gameplay is unique without being lame, it’s a bit repetitious and limited in what can really be done. The steep difficulty later in the game stops it from being a smashing success, but it's still a pretty nice title.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Some of the games control so poorly that they’re unplayable, there are glitches and some lazy emulation, and the DVD content is disappointing, to say the least. That said, if you’re willing to look past its faults (which is easier to do given the $20 price tag), there are some gems to be found here.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As the sequel to the excellent Syberia, it is quite disappointing. The story is too segmented to be enjoyable, the puzzles are not as rewarding as in the first part and most importantly, the game fails to elicit the same kind of emotional response from the player that its predecessor did.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There's just no challenge there at all, the Chain Tactic system just allows you to buy a bunch of straightforward Attack techniques and stab the crap out of everyone.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A fairly bare-bones package, but it's a fun one, especially at a $20 price point.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This is one of those games that while beatable on a weekend rental, is solid enough that the excess of strangeness means you'll probably have an enjoyable time with it, and crack a smile while playing through at least once.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Basically, Devil May Cry 4 is just the Devil May Cry game from 7 years ago with a fresh coat of paint, and that is fine by me.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fun for a while, losing some steam when the boredom and insipidness of fetch questing kicks in. It's decent for an RPG, but nothing spectacular.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    But the play’s the thing, and in this title, the play is a chore to get from cutscene to cutscene. Though I’ve often snarked that this was how Square Enix designed the series starting with Final Fantasy VII, I can’t imagine this is truly what the designers wanted from their latest creation. The result is a decent but ultimately disappointing experience from this venerable series’ latest entry.
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Diplomacy is no fun at all when you are playing by yourself, but a bit better when playing with others over a network.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the final tally, this game gets put above "Prince of Qin" in the battle for most like, but not quite "Diablo II."
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're just a passive Pokémon fan looking for a new pickup, this isn't worth it for you. Stick with Ruby or Sapphire, and that will be plenty of Pokémon for you. Remaking a game that is only 6 years old just smacks of laziness, and Pokémon fans deserve better.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I just wish George would stop flooding us with mediocrity and take a break from new releases to give us a helping of something special.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A decidedly average Star Wars game that is extremely fun as a rental, but wears thin with repeated play.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're just a passive Pokémon fan looking for a new pickup, this isn't worth it for you. Stick with Ruby or Sapphire, and that will be plenty of Pokémon for you. Remaking a game that is only 6 years old just smacks of laziness, and Pokémon fans deserve better.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A decent game for those who love the genre, but this release isn’t quite sure exactly what it wants to be. While worth it for the dedicated RPG fan and Final Fantasy completists, it shows that Square Enix has a long way to go before they can dominate the handheld RPG market.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Of course, every Bemani freak will want this, but anyone looking for a challenge or the more traditional arcade feel will either want to pass on this or just import the Japanese version. Konami seems to forget that what worked in Japan is working here. You shouldn’t try to mess with a good thing.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A very well crafted game with great balance and a surprisingly large strategic depth. It offers a long enough gameplay to last well beyond the 2004 Presidential election, and because of the lack of violence and sex, it is accessible to people of all ages.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Probably the hugest no-no will be the lack of in game saving and will really frustrate 99% of the gaming public. Honestly, the game was so close to becoming a huge hit that it really depressed me.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you are fortunate enough to have both a Gamecube and a PS2, I highly recommend choosing the PS2 version. From a visual and audio standpoint they are nearly identical. But, the Dual-Shock controller will be a much nicer fit than the GC's.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I was disappointed and if you are a fan of the HM games, you will be disappointed too.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The idea behind Elite Beat Agents is one of the best I've seen. The story is told with near-perfect timing, and the engine itself is solid. However, the song choice is incredibly spotty, and the multiplayer modes are a disappointment.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    But, if you can get past the unnecessarily complex controls and obscene difficulty of said missions, you'll be rewarded with a rank based on the speed with which you completed your objectives, the damage inflicted on your enemy, and the number of letters you're gonna have to send home to your troops' families.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Looks good and sounds great, but in a racing game to have the sensation of speed constantly interrupted is very damaging.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A solid, average fighter.
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