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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Chrono Trigger
Lowest review score: 20 Frogger Returns
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 230
230 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall an enjoyable title for most, and definite must-have for Potter fans. Some more casual gamers may find the game boring after only a short time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has a lot of replay value in the form of trying to woo a different boy each time -- that, and collecting all of the magical accessories that grant Sabrina different stylish dresses to wear while dancing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Unleashed is certainly a step forward for the Sonic franchise, with great graphics, intuitive controls, a fairly grabbing premise and great level design. Unfortunately, it’s marred by the concept of the Werehog. Sonic simply need to continue this trend of returning to it’s grass roots and before long we’ll be getting 9 and 10/10 Sonic games again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast, Fun, Cheesy, and over too soon. The House of the Dead 2 and 3 Return is a great throwback to classic arcade shooting. A great rental for light gun enthusiasts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Defend Your Castle is fairly simple and repetitive in and of itself, it is also highly addicting and quite fun with friends in short bursts of time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mega Brain Boost is a game that does precisely what it intends to do, but little else. If you are a gamer who finds these kinds of games worthwhile, then the game can feature somewhat decent gameplay, but any other gamer should not bother themselves with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Mario Kart isn't quite your thing, give Trackmania DS a try -- it's a fairly solid, very competent racing game in its most basic form, and offers up an enjoyable if basic racing experience on a handheld.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each character's story, however, is extremely short, lasting at about two-hours for an average player.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law for the Wii is simply an interactive series of brand new episodes. Nothing has changed in the slightest, and that's a damn good thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally I feel the title could have benefited greatly with a little more polish, but for its target audience, the faults are far less important. If you are a parent or sibling looking for a wholesome and educational title to buy, this is your game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strongbadia the Free isn't a leap forward over the first episode, but really, this is more like a full-length game split into chunks, and as long as they keep coming out every month, it will prove to be a pretty solid set of adventures.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    101 in 1 Explosive MegaMix is generally a good game but its inconsistency, along with the sore spot that the minigames are all locked from the get go, make it hard to truly recommend.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good attempt at trying something that is very original, but it appears the game has too many rough edges and unpolished gameplay. A bit more meat to the game and some more personality would have elevated this to a very solid title.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unlike Nintendo, SEGA have merely rehashed a collection of loved characters into a poor Virtua Tennis game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity has some good ideas, but it all ultimately falls flat in its execution. The controls are stiff and unresponsive, the track concepts are great, but lack quality design, and the context-sensitive shortcuts feel like a waste of time that do nothing but over complicate things, littering the tracks with garbage.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bleach: Shattered Blade ultimately lacks the depth and sophistication that many fighting games require. With forgettable music and virtually no story, this game can easily be confined to Bleach fans only.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of online multiplayer really brings the score down for Pirates: Duels on the High Sea. With the repetitive gameplay in the singleplayer mode, an online multiplayer mode would really have made Pirates much more fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Scribblenauts" is not a terrible game. It brings something new to the DS and is really fun at first. But as you progress you’ll be wishing more and more that you could simply control the hero with the D-pad and that those damn kids would stop singing "get the beat" or whatever it is they are saying.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a shame to see great anti-heroes fall to such depths.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If your a fan of Fatal Frame and Japanese Horror in general, you will probably like Calling. It succeeds in being scary without the shock and gore factor, but don't expect stellar gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You should be able to run at your own discretion. THQ should do a better job of advertising which match types are console exclusive so as to not mislead their customers.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the Iron Man title on the Wii lacked the spark that the film had; however, it’s a huge step up from last year's A2M film franchise adaptation, known as The Golden Compass. That said, if players are looking for a film to game adaptation that actually reflects the film, they should look elsewhere.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bakushow is really as good as the people that it’s played with; fortunately, I played it with some great people. It feels a little incomplete in places, however, and there’s a lot of room for change if a second is to come out. The lack of colours and a keyboard is criminal, but the game is great fun overall as long as being spoon-fed isn’t something you enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't even bother with the Wii Zapper, it's a gimmick. Link's Crossbow Training is an average shooter which provides short bursts of enjoyment, but overall is a fairly basic game with a few highlights.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SEGA Bass Fishing is a game that needs no introduction, as most people (gamers, at least) will probably have heard about this game series at some point in their life. The Wii iteration of the title is a good throwback to the 90s, but is ultimately a little tired and needs a revamp.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brain Assist is by no means a bad game; however the awful loading times and the lack of polish does not make it stand out from any other game in a highly competitive market.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the difficulty does come close to being cheap at times, it’s not to the point of making you want to stop playing the game forever. If you have an extra five bucks to burn, give it a shot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The promise of its ideals are lost to mediocre development, dragged down by a lack of guidance and refinement.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jam Sessions is the simulator for musicians at heart. Featuring any note you could want from a guitar and the ability to record your music, it can deliver hours and hours of soul food for self-expression and the arts. For everyone else, there is still Guitar Hero.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Soul Bubbles is unique puzzle title in the same vein as Katamari Damacy and Loco Roco. As with those titles, Soul Bubbles is meant to be played in short bursts rather then long stretches as the gameplay gets tiresome after playing to long. If you enjoyed navigating through Loco Roco, or guiding mario through bubbles in Super Mario Galaxy then this is a puzzle game right up your alley.