No DPad's Scores

  • Games
For 239 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night
Lowest review score: 25 Ridge Racer Accelerated
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 239
239 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game is great… except for the controls.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a true Ridge Racer experience shouldn't find one here, and with such a lack of true content and more of a DLC extravaganza, Namco has managed to once again destroy a once beautiful franchise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It really is sad that Splatterhouse did not receive wider recognition during its time, because it was a good game for its time. Hell, probably even a great one. However, really all side-scrolling beat-em-up games boil down to the same essential gameplay mechanics, and this game is those mechanics at their most basic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you never played the game before, are looking for a classic FPS, and already have DOOM and Wolf 3D then you will have a lot of fun with this as well.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I hate sloppy. I hate mediocre. Therefore, I hate Maple Story: Thief Edition.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I can go on and on about how horrible this sports title is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But once you start to get frustrated, thwarted, and far into the career mode, your appeal to the game just doesn't last. It's a game with potential, but it needs some substantial updates to reach it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Rogue Running looks the part, but sadly does not play it well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The use of multitouch is also quite creative, and it works really well in this situation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This is just another attempt by a big company to cash in on name. This is an absolutely horrible game that should not be picked up at all costs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A bloody good game and deserves your attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Deep Deep Dungeon is solid and succinct, a tightly wound and complete casual RPG game. But when I want to play a game of this sort I am far more likely to reach either for Sword & Poker or its sequel than I am for this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hardcore RPG fans may find Braveheart's level layout and arcade nature too simplified-as the App Store's RPG offerings can get quite deep these days-there is still a lot of customization and depth offered here and the combat is intriguing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without question, Wild Frontier is my new favorite Korean RPG. The game looks great and breaks the KRPG mold in a number of significant ways. It includes items for in-app purchase, but these items are entirely optional and intended to enhance the game; they are not necessary to complete it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But just know that it's a rehash of everything and is now in need of improvement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I wasn't too thrilled with my game experience, and it's failed to really hook me in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Laybrinth 2 HD is the same as it was on the iPhone: a wonder. The iPad levels are extremely well made, the iPhone levels were all redone in HD, and I'm more than satisfied with what Illusion Labs brought to the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There really isn't much to dislike about Tilt to Live HD, and if you've got the iPhone version, it's still safe to say that you should pick up its HD counterpart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a far shot from Zombieville and there are parts that need to be addressed. But other than that, the developer did an ingenious work with the replay value, a factor that plays into almost all successful iPhone games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An extremely fun game. I would go right on ahead and give it that coveted Must Have award, but there are those small, nitpicky annoyances in there that prevent me from doing so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Axion's greatest flaws show its mobile roots. The virtual d-pad used for movement feels restricting and unresponsive, and to a lesser extent so do the attack buttons.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Azkend HD looks beautiful from an artist's standpoint, but beneath the outside beauty is a not-so-beautiful inside. I found the gameplay to be a bit repetitive, and I would have liked the audio to be a bit more in sync and not all over the place.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Battle for Wesnoth is a solid turn-based strategy game that will continually be in development, a fact that I find some comfort in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Black Space is a fair title, but not up to snuff with either Galaxy On Fire or Star Pagga. If you've already completed those titles and you're looking for something new, Black Space may be worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Blade Master is not the App Store's next killer RPG; it just doesn't have the polish necessary to reach such lofty heights. But there's depth to be found, a lengthy quest to be had, and it nails the RPG bases.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    On the whole, Blimp Attack is a good game, but it can get repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Blimp HD is a solid, professional, and top-tier game that I'd be thrilled to see on any handheld gaming platform.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Scribble Show is extremely limited in terms of replay value and gameplay, but the interesting drawing concept of the game is enough for me to not totally write this off as horrible.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    NFL Flick Quarterback is a fun arcade game, but I wish there was more. Right now, it's just an overpriced arcade game that doesn't exactly live up to its potential.

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