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 2.4 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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The control of the game is where this really shines.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I have to say, in terms of presentation, Okami by far is the bet game I’ve ever seen...However, games are meant to be played. And honestly, between the humor that falls flat at times, the worst plot twist I’ve seen in a game since college, and the sheer lack of challenge in the game, Okami falls well short of greatness.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The weak control scheme, combined with parts of the game that are completely counter-intuitive, hamper the game tremendously to the point where a serious gamer will, at best, pick this up for a rental. I think Capcom became so blinded by the concept that they forgot that the execution is just as important, if not moreso, than the design.
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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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    • 92 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The camera angles were enigmatic and frustrating. The action on the screen was great when we were fairly close to the fighting, but once scaled out became chaotic. The personal feel of smacking each other around when close was decent and enjoyable; but once the action panned became impersonal and out of touch.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    All in all it's not really much of a replay incentive as the levels are fairly simplistic and very linear. However, it's worth hanging on to the game solely because it can be hard to find, and also because it's a unique experience on the PS2.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is a serviceable game and there is plenty of fun to be had, just be prepared to be frequently slapped in the face by how inconsistent everything is. Mass Effect is a resoundingly average game in every aspect, which is a complete letdown given BioWare’s history.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Sure, the series succeeds in the atmosphere department, but atmosphere is more needed for the spectators than the guys playing the game. Madden, to me, is a warm, fluffy roll without the hamburger. Yo EA, where’s the beef?
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The left handed hitter bug and the player progression bug affect both the game dynamics and the franchise mode’s lasting value respectively.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardly a vast leap forward for the series, but it's not a simple graphical improvement with a minor gameplay upgrade thrown in either.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both in terms of plot and in terms of battle engine, this could have been easily done in the 8-bit days. While certainly a workman's RPG, it's one best suited for those who want something like they were fifteen years ago.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It seems like every EA Big sequel nowadays is just the previous version of the game with more ads, different licensed music/MCs, and a new "skin" slapped onto the game. This is getting really, really, really OLD.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There is nothing here that sets it apart from the crowd in terms of gameplay, but the visual and physics aspect of the game are bar none the best available today. Far Cry is worth a look, but be warned; you are going to need a beast of a computer to run this as it was intended to be run.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Could have been a classic in the world of gaming if it had better AI and been quite a bit longer. Unfortunately, like most movie games, parts of it fell short. Overall, the game still presented an entertaining, story driven shooter that is well worth a rental.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Boring landscapes, crummy models, and weak animation. On top of that, it chugs. It's the worst of both worlds, baby!
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Superficially, this game looks incredible, but digging deeper will spell out otherwise. Doom 3 is by no means a bad game, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it was lacking.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    DO NOT buy this game if you are looking to play just that multi-player/battle mode because you will be $40 poorer and you will probably be throwing your GBA against the wall. But, if you like Pokemon and Bomberman, then by all means, pick this game up.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing more than a fair game. It's not quite as innovative as Advance Wars, but it still manages to offer a fun, nice-looking strategy gaming experience despite the frustration factor.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The characters, levels, and game modes are entertaining enough, and it's got just the right sense of humor. I really can't recommend it for solo players, as most of it's solo modes are aimed towards unlocking multiplayer content.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It can be improved upon, by making the story less ambiguous and more involving without making it feel like an afterthought. The gameplay aspect could definitely be less tedious and provide more side quests or alternative options.
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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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    • 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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This certainly is a different kind of game, interesting even. But, a blast to play? A must have? These are things that Kirby: Canvas Curse sadly is not.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The one shining ray of hope in this game is the hopefully more game companies will seek to utilize more Asian heroines with British accents. Come on, LucasArts...it's the least you can do after this stinker.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    EA, please learn how to make a basketball game that's actually based off of basketball next year. Buy an NBA rulebook and have the lead designer thoroughly study it, please.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Too many of my experiences with this game were about boredom and annoyance.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game is fun the first time through, all though damn frustrating at times.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a LONG role-playing game, but that's not necessarily a good quality when it becomes more of a chore than a hobby.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combined with slightly above-average aesthetics and the chance to go through the game again as a different twin, The Sacred Stones is a solid and worthy diversion for the tactical fan.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a $30 puzzle magazine, Professor Layton leaves quite a bit to be desired.
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