Average User Score: 8.6Aug 24, 2014One of the best 2D fighters i have ever played. This game features a great character roster spawning almost every major character from the BlazBlue universe, has a good amount of content, the story is well done (although the ending is a bit of a disappointment) and is about as long as a Zelda game and the soundtrack is probably the best i've ever heard in a fighting game.
One of the best parts about this game is that it has an ACTUAL tutorial mode that explains pretty much everything you need to know about not just the game, but fighting games in general. It explains what a mix-up is, it explain what a wake up is, it explains the advanced stuff of a fighting game (like what i mentioned earlier) and the challenges mode teaches you how to do the combos for each character. Most fighting games out there pretty much tell you to "figure it out yourself" when it comes to how to play. Chrono Phantasma breaks that tradition and legitimately tells you how to play the game and i have to give it credit for that.
The characters in this game, for the most part, are very well balanced. Characters like Hakumen, Hazama, Valkenhayn, Azrael etc are understandably some of the best characters in the game, but there are some characters that are a bit too good (Kokonoe) and a bit too bad to be considered viable reliably (Izayoi).
As for flaws, it has to do with the story. Very few newcomers actually play a part in the story and the others are just basically there to either just be there (Amane, Bullet) or be there for a plot device (Azrael) and it's very disappointing since in the previous games EVERY character, new or classic, had a part in the story. Also, the ending does leave a rather bitter taste IMO because of how big of a cliffhanger it is.
However, this game is fantastic through and through. If you love anime and fighting games (and ridiculous gag endings) this game is for you… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Aug 20, 2014Many people out there loathe this game, i however love it. This is a game that pretty much splits into two sides, you hate it or you love it. The 3D Zelda's suffer the fact that they have to be compared to Ocarina if they manage to be good Zelda games, which i find highly unfair.
Skyward Sword has a really good story that explains the origins of Link, Zelda and Ganondorf and has probably one of the best ensemble of characters in a Zelda game. The game also has the most like-able Zelda in a Zelda game since probably Wind Waker. You ACTUALLY care if you save Zelda this time and that is a huge plus considering the series is called The Legend of ZELDA. Ghirahim is an awesome villain. His eccentric movements and attitude make him very fun to watch and when he has to fight, he can fight. Groose is actually a very good supporting character as he grows and becomes more mature as the game goes on. Fi is one of the worst sidekicks Link has had, but she is a very good character when it comes to story.
The gameplay is Motion-Control Zelda. The controls work great. It isn't perfect, but it never seemed to interrupt my experience with game. The dungeons are extremely well done and designed (The Sandship is one of the best dungeons in a Zelda game) and the bosses are awesome (Koloktos). The visuals are beautiful and the soundtrack is excellent.
The game however suffers when it comes to exploration and even though you can go wherever you want, there is nothing worth finding and the landmarks you go to are very small. The Sky is big and large, but you have to go down to land to make it worth exploring by finding certain blocks. Some of the fetch quests are very annoying and makes certain levels drag out far more then one would think. The Imprisoned really could have been shortened down to 2 fights instead of 3.
Skyward Sword is an amazing game and one that gets a lot of hate for no reason. If you have a Wii, there is no reason not to pick this up as it's worth every penny. It's shortcomings are very minute in comparison to the rest of the game and it's something you definitely should have in your library. It is one of the those games you need to play for yourself to see if you love or hate the game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Aug 1, 2014One of the most underrated games i have ever played. Asura's Wrath can be summed up in two words: an Epic Experience. If you are an anime fan of any sort, this is a must buy. This is one of the few games i can actually skip past the gameplay and get invested in the story.
The story is just great. Everything is just so enthralling and engaging that you will feel engaged to the story from beginning to end. There are so many epic moments i can't count them all at the top of my head. The story is also pretty damn sad and tragic to the point that there were moments i started to tear up. The characters are well done. There is the extremely relatable and badass protagonist, the very cool anti-hero, the cool bad guy, emotional helpers to the hero and the bad guy you hate and they are all done well.
The music is some of the best music i have ever heard in a video game. Wind Fang and Vajra Deus vs Vajra Asura alone are just two examples of how great this soundtrack is and it makes every scene even more epic than it usually is.
I honestly don't know why this game got hate from reviews. If you know you are going to experience more of an anime instead of a game, why hate on it. Every single aspect of this game is done extremely well. If The Walking Dead did it and got away with it, why can't Asura's Wrath? However, this is a game that you need to play for yourself to see if you like the game or not. I highly recommend this game to anyone interested in a literal "epic".… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Jul 17, 2014A great game and one of the best of 2013, but a tad overrated. The Last of Us hits me with it's great story and extremely well developed and memorable characters. The gameplay is fun and it keeps you alert at all times, the visuals are stunning, the atmosphere is intense, just everything about this game is amazing. If you have a PS3 buy this game, it's worth every penny.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 3, 2014I love this game so much. It is the first GameCube game i have ever played and have fond memories of it and to this day i enjoy it a lot. The music is great, the level design is excellent, the setting is cleverly implemented into the gameplay and the controls are smooth and responsive. The game is hard though, probably the hardest 3D Mario game so far. Easily one of the best games on the GameCube.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Jul 3, 2014A significant improvement to Calamity Trigger. Bigger and better character roster, better story and writing, more emotional depth to the characters (Ragna, Lambda); the game is just bigger and better in every way compared to Calamity. The soundtrack is still a joy to listen to, the characters remain just as good if not better than Calamity, the new additions to the roster mean a lot to the story and the scale is bigger overall. A sequel that does it's job as well. If you love anime fighters and liked Calamity Trigger, there is no reason not to get this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Jul 3, 2014A great Mario Kart entry and my second favorite in the series. The soundtrack is amazing, the retro tracks feel fresh and new with the Mario Kart 8 physics, the new tracks are extremely well designed and the visuals are hands down the best on the Wii U so far; seriously, this game has visuals that i personally feel are on par with Killzone Shadow Fall & Ryse: Son of Rome for some of the best visuals on a console to date. The online is also very well done.
I also noticed that this is probably the fastest Mario Kart when it comes to pace. Lakitu is not slow as a snail as he was in the previous games and the new mechanics with the zero gravity enforce aggressive play as many of the physics have speed boosts.
As for negatives, the roster. The roster is horribly disappointing and uninspired, especially comparing it to Mario Kart Wii and Double Dash (especially the latter). Pink Gold Peach was a completely unnecessary addition and having ALL of the Koopalings as characters are waste of space imo, 3 would have been OK and it would have opened space for other characters like King Boo, Petey Piranha & Funky Kong.
The other negative, the battle mode. The battle mode is no longer arena based, it's now the race tracks and you go against the opponent there. No longer as strategic as the other battle modes especially now since you can no longer get another item when you are already holding another item, and not nearly as fun. Comparing this battle mode to N64's or even Double Dash's battle mode, they make it look like a complete joke.
Besides those two flaws, this game is incredibly fun. It improved Mario Kart in almost every single way with mechanics, soundtrack, track design and visuals (seriously they look amazing) but also makes the retro feel fresh and new. Despite the slightly nerfed multiplayer mode and disappointing roster, i highly recommend this game to anyone who has a Wii U (which probably most of you already own MK8)… Expand
Average User Score: 4.4Jun 15, 2014I really feel bad for this game. Such a highly anticipated game that fell incredibly short due to how badly the game was dealt with it's programming and questionable design choices.
This game is horribly buggy and there are glitches galore. I know there are glitches in every game, but this game has glitches absolutely everywhere, making it borderline unplayable. The game is the slowest Sonic game thus far (yes i played Sonic Lost World) and every character except for Sonic, Blaze & Omega (yes Omega) are terribly slow.
The story had potential, but it's terrible. The characters are absolute morons that don't take advantage of what they have when they have it and they also make terrible decisions when it comes to plot progression. The story also has plot holes up the a$$ that makes the story make no sense whatsoever.
Gameplay wise, it is very buggy and is very slow compared to other Sonic games. There are also terrible designed levels (the Sonic snowboarding levels are examples and Silver's infamous ball puzzle). The bosses are mostly bad except for the final boss.....
....and that leads me to the positives. Some of Sonic's levels CAN be enjoyable, Blaze and Omega can be pretty fun, the final boss is good and the score is easily the best thing about this game.
This game should be a reminder to SEGA and Sonic Team of what can happen when you rush out a product that clearly was not finished. Sonic 06 is one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history. Can it be enjoyed? yes, but it definitely is not what we were expecting.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Jun 1, 2014This is a rather tricky game to review.
The game gets a lot of things right: The soundtrack, the visuals (especially for the Wii), replay value, customization and bang for your buck. The soudtrack is catchy and well composed, the visuals are honestly some of the best on the Wii and the customization options are borderline limitless.
However, replay value and bang for your buck are subjective. To fully enjoy the game, you have to have any of the Gen IV games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver). If you don't have any of these titles, the game becomes very dull due to the very boring single player mode. This is something XD and Colosseum do well enough, this game just has competitions and tournaments, not a true single player campaign.
If you have any of the titles mentioned, you are going to have a ridiculous amount of fun with this game. However if you don't have any of those titles, either buy just one of these titles or skip the game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 29, 2014An underrated GameCube classic. A fresh addition to the Mario franchise even to this day. The Ghostbuster like gameplay is addicting and it has a charm you usually don't find in Mario games. The visuals also look good to this day and the classic theme is one of the most memorable theme's in games. It is short, but those 4-6 hours are never boring. I reccommend this game to anyone with a GameCube or Wii.… Expand