Zentendo's Scores

  • Games
For 230 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lowest review score: 20 Frogger Returns
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 230
230 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Facebreaker K.O. Party is a fun little brawler which is best played in short bursts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land Wii has a lot of tasks to accomplish despite its perceived image as merely a minigame collection. While this is the meat of the game, all of its customization, unlockable content, challenges, and the added classic mode help to bolster its value, especially when considering that it has a default price of only thirty dollars.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baroque is a marmite game: you’ll either love it or hate it. It’s a piece of interactive fiction genius and although the gameplay can be a little poor at times, the entire package is great and is well worth picking up if you enjoy a hard, dungeon crawler challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Provides players with an engaging and polished experience -- everything on a technical standpoint is sharp, the presentation is energetic and lively, and the level design/variety is solid...but this entry in the Wario Land series just feels lacking in some extra element inherent in the previous titles -- some spirit seems to have been lost in the translation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if the branding were stripped from the title, this game would still be a solid and enjoyable fighting game. Bleach fans will enjoy the title more due to the nature of the storyline and the general presentation of the game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Manic Monkey Mayhem has managed to squeeze an awful lot into the WiiWare package. With some incredible gameplay available, the biggest problem with Manic Monkey Mayhem is that the mantra of keeping things simple has gone too far and there needs to be more tracking of scores and a revisit to the controls of the main game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boing! Docomodake DS is a solid puzzle/platforming title which has just been let down by the fact it’s painfully short. With a great premise and a good grading system, it keeps the player's interest for a decent amount of time; however, without an online multiplayer mode or a longer single player, it’s ultimately let itself down. That being said, it’s a great title and is well worth getting for puzzle/platforming fans.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The key elements of the game don’t quite impress, but the lighthearted novelty may appeal to a few adults and a good handful of children. The coloring book portion of the game is the highlight of the title, pulling it slightly back up from the other areas where it slips a little.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its presentation and decent execution put it beyond mediocrity, but its fumbling inconsistency, repetition, and lack of defined flair fail to truly set it apart from others of its kind.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game took everything I loved about Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, upgraded it slightly and included fun touch screen controls to allow actual interaction with the animals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most people aren’t going to spend an entire day sitting their playing the game, but the laid back and comforting idea behind the game is brilliant for just sitting back and relaxing for an hour or so after a long day.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The moment Samurai Warriors: Katana is loaded into the Nintendo Wii, it’s clear that this game is going to be attacking all of your senses with a very stylized and stereotypical look of feudal Japan. Playing as a nameless up-and-coming warrior in the mindless battles between different factions of the Japanese aristocracy is enjoyable, even with all of the annoyances that exist in the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kirby Super Star Ultra delivers an adequate platforming experience with Kirby at the peak of his platforming game -- lots of modes, solid presentation, lots of powers, variations on the main concept...But, like Kirby titles before it, a new coat of paint and some extra modes can't hide the fact that Kirby's outings generally lack the finesse and expert execution of other titles in the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still too deep and complex for a casual audience, but not deep enough to satisfy the other end of the spectrum, which is atypical of a Square-Enix title or any game with the name Final Fantasy in it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of any real multiplayer mode online is the biggest let down of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games on the DS as it removes the biggest element of the game - the very fact that it’s a party game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prey the Stars: Gabu Gabu Planet is a great platforming game that is simple to pick up, looks great and plays well. It does feel a little repetitive after lengthy play, but with online options and multiplayer options the game can be picked up at any time for a quick laugh.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Pipe Mania DS is a well-designed port of a classic game idea, and aside from a few control and implementation problems, is a continuously interesting title for those interested in classic arcade action on the DS.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a game so predominantly marketed towards children, the title is actually fairly challenging and enjoyable. At the lower end of the price spectrum this is a great deal for people who played the original board game and for those who fancy a quick, fun little game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey is not for the faint of heart, there are consequences of falling in love with this game – lack of free time, as it will capture you. Yet the lack of appeal for the general audience is a big turn off for most.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short single-player mode makes the 1,000 Wii Points price tag a little on the high side, but the multi-player mode makes up for it. A solid start into what will hopefully be a long lasting franchise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As this is a party game for the youngsters there was no need to add the Single Player option. However, there has been an attempt to prolong the gamelife after Christmas is over with the Single Player, which is actually fairly challenging. With no real flaws, and a Single Player mode to make it stand out from games like Bakushow, it’s a good fun buy for a quick laugh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you were thinking about getting this game as an attempt to delve into the world of turn-based strategy RPG’s, I strongly suggest you go buy the first Tactics Advance instead because you will probably have more fun with it, and it will probably be cheaper. Or better yet, go pick up a Fire Emblem game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Real Heroes: Firefighters is a entry level FPS that is a perfect start for both fans of the real thing and those seeking to get into the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its ample amount of exasperating moments, Red Steel 2 is the most ambitious game to make use of the Wii Motion Plus attachment thus far. Looking past its flaws is easy when you consider how polished the overall product is—especially for a Wii game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crackpot Entertainment has created a decent action/detective game with some sharp graphics and a charming story. Sadly, Insecticide is not much fun to play with such wonky controls and buggy camera mechanics, and it may seem to drag at a snail's pace in some spots.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you already played the original, pass on this generally inferior version. That said, this is NOT a bad game and is worth taking a look into for those who can't play the original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TMNT: Smash Up is a title that offers more variety to the library of games the Nintendo’s console has, even though it has some mistakes like a big lack of characters or an adventure mode that is far away of the quality levels.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid on-rails shooter, although somewhat archaic, it’s still very enjoyable. Mindlessly shooting terrorists without having to think it always a great option, with the only flaw being the price.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had Nitro been given online capabilities the score would have been higher just on merit. But the lack of it, coupled with the “meh” presentation and production values makes this Need for Speed a hot rod with nothing impressive under the hood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Veteran Aces will want to check it out, while newbie’s waiting for the next big thing from Nintendo can have fun with something other than a lame on-rails shooter.

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