Gamers' Temple's Scores

  • Games
For 2,454 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Patapon 2
Lowest review score: 0 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
2454 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you want a story in your games, this isn't the game for you. If you love One Piece and want the very best version of Unlimited World Red, the Switch version stands just higher than the PS4 and Vita outings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Two points deducted from the original 91% for the paid DLC and the miniscule downgrade in graphics, but five added for Xenoverse story missions and the portability the Switch offers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Those who tried playing Destiny but didn't stick with it should probably give Destiny 2 a try as it has addressed a number of issues that were present in the original game. Regular Destiny players will undoubtedly have their own personal list of complaints about the sequel, but none of them should be a deal-breaker and after an adjustment period of getting used to the changes they should find themselves playing Destiny 2 as much as they played the original. As for new players, Destiny 2 provides enough content through its campaign and related mission that you'll get more gameplay out of it than you will a standard shooter even if you don't continue playing much beyond the campaign. And after that, many of you will find yourself getting hooked on the drive to push for better gear so that you can take on the top challenges the game has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vanquish wasn't what I envisioned when seeing the trailers and reading the hype surrounding it. I think there is a fan base for these types of games and even for its creator Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil and director of The Evil Within. This game is far from those two games. It reminds me of going to the movies or the bowling alley and playing an over-the-top, action-based arcade game until I ran out of quarters 15 minutes later. The arcades were there to fill a void for a few minutes of time, not to entertain for several hours. Granted the style of game fits the bill for the amount of time I have to play these games but if you are looking to sink your teeth into a game to get lost in for several hours, maybe even days, this may not be for you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite all of its problems, The Town of Light has a very interesting story and it's worth a play just to experience it at least once.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Randall is more frustrating than it is anything else, and doesn't offer anything that makes up for subjecting you to that frustration. There are too many better games out there to waste your time and money on Randall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Agents of Mayhem is the kind of game that could have been great with a bit more work. The agents are a great group of playable characters and the mechanic of switching between agents as easily as you would switch between weapons in another shooter is a good one. Drop these agents into a lively open world with plenty to do and explore, a world like you'd find in a Saints Row game for example, and you'd have a really exciting game here. Unfortunately, personality alone is not enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Strip away the game's echolocation feature and you're left with a rather lackluster ghost story adventure game. The path through the game is extremely linear, there's little in the way of interaction, and what puzzles there are in the game are simple and far and few between, For the dark to be scary, you have to believe that there is something lurking in it somewhere, but in Perception the darkness felt about as scary as my bedroom does at night.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 just can't reach the same heights of quality marked by the first. You get fewer games, no save states and no amiibo (but I'm certainly not dinging the score for that last one). It doesn't help that these four games are, with the exception of Mega Man 9, generally weaker than the first six Mega Man games. This Legacy Collection is great for those wanting to have the entire series in one place, but if classic Mega Man is what you are after, you're better served by buying the orginal Legacy Collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    OMDU is an enjoyable game, with a nice combination of strategy and action gameplay with enough inherent randomness to keep the maps interesting after you've played them a number of times before. That being said, you should be aware that progression in the game comes in terms of access new traps, trap upgrades, and trap mods, as well as gear and perks, rather than in making your way through a campaign or a large number of levels. I found it odd and a little frustrating that trap upgrade points are awarded as random drops rather than through using the traps in the game, so it can take a while to upgrade the traps in your favorite loadouts while traps that you don't really use have reached higher upgrade levels. While there is variety in terms of enemy types at different difficulty levels and the number of heroes and traps you can use, the number of maps in the game is naturally limited. Achievement chasers will be in heaven, though, as the game features over 100 achievements to unlock.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By the time I finished Valkyria Revolutions, I was almost comically over it. The most telling moment of the entire experience came as I was nearing the end, and my wife came downstairs and asked me, "Ugh. Are you watching that game again? Play something more interesting!" That's right, "watching that game again." With so many cutscenes, only broken up by uninspired action with ideas that don't work or aren't utilized correctly, Valkyria Revolution is tough to recommend to anyone for any reason. If the alternate history angle of the story excites you, you'd be better off playing any of the Chronicles games. If action RPG combat is your thing, Dynasty Warriors, Hyrule Warriors or the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors should scratch that itch much better than this game can. And if you are a longtime fan of the series, like I am, I can't do anything but warn you; this is not the game you wish it was, nor expect it to be. Please, Sega, let's go back to the way it was. This Revolution is not a welcome or a successful one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like Scorpion in the original Injustice, Sub-Zero has been toned down from his usual MK appearance but he is a lot of fun to play in Injustice 2. You can't pin a player down with an ice klone anymore since the ice klone will not form if Sub-Zero performs the move too close to his opponent and he needs meter in order to freeze his opponent from long range so his game plan has changed quite a bit from his MKX appearance. He retains his light damage gameplay and he is still a defensive fighter, so MK fans will be familiar with him, but he still has a different feel to him which makes him more appealing to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have a nostalgic love of Crash, then this game collection will certainly bring back a lot of memories. There were plenty of "hey, I remember this level" moments for me as I played. Like me, though, you might not remember the controls being quite like this, especially since you'll find that you've evolved along with platform games over the past twenty years. If you've never played a Crash game before, then you may find the level design constricted, the basic enemy movements somewhat simplistic, and the controls too unforgiving. The developers have done a really good job of bringing the game's visuals up to date while retaining all of the game's original charm and humor, but platform games have simply evolved over the past twenty years, and even though the game has a modern look its gameplay is strictly old school.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Kholat has some really good atmosphere, but to enjoy this game, you really have to have patience to see it through to the end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're in the search for a good psychological story then Narcosis might be a good pickup for you, but the gameplay in between is rather boring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall Tekken 7 is a definite improvement over past Tekken games and the overall fighting system seems to be evolving well with new enhancements that seem to fit in well with established features. My only main gripes with the game are the prolonged story mode and the stripped single player content. If you're buying Tekken 7 for its online modes, you'll get the most out of the game since the online is smooth and the new tournament mode is a great new feature. No matter what, Tekken is in a league all its own when it comes to comparing it to all other fighters and Tekken 7 is easily the best version of the series yet, so you owe it to yourself to pick up this latest installment if you're a fan of the series!
    • 55 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Akiba's Beat is, quite simply, the worst kind of disappointing. A great niche title like Akiba's Trip was weird and not for everyone, but what it did right should have been easy to replicate for a proper sequel. Instead, everything that was good about the original game was tossed right out the window. The gameplay, the world, the collection-frenzy and side quests, the bizarre plot and out-there interactions... all of it gone in favor of a dull Persona clone with next to no soul. Akiba's Trip was well worth taking (over and over again) but Akiba's Beat is just that - beat. Save your money on this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game well-suited to mobile but that serves as a quick break between more serious tasks when you're on your computer. What it does it does well enough, but it doesn't do a lot. If you're looking for an unusual and quirky time-waster, its low price and simple gameplay make Cooking Witch a good choice. If you have a short attention span or get bored easily, you'll probably get five or ten minutes out of Cooking Witch and then never play it again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ancient gamer or not, the Disney Afternoon Collection gives you six decent-to-great retro platformers for a deeply discounted price, and that's really all I need to say. These games were fun then, they're just as fun now, providing a decent challenge and plenty of hours of Disney greatness for mere pennies. If running and jumping are as synonymous with gaming to you as they are to me, the Disney Afternoon Collection is more than a worthy download, it's a must-have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I loved the remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. Everything I remember is in place, only with updated - beautifully so - visuals and sound. The whole original game is included and an integral part of the package, and this is the kind of remake that drives fans absolutely wild. Newer gamers may shy away from some of the old-school issues that all games from back then seemed to share, but those willing to look to the past with fresh eyes will find a gem of an action platformer that was nothing short of amazing for its time. Old fan or new gamer, make sure you give Wonder Boy more than a passing glance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may seem as though you are playing Bob's dream but from my perspective it felt like I was experiencing a real-life nightmare. Each level felt like a grind and every time they just got larger and more intricate. Not too many games also defeat my spirit but Human: Fall Flat did just that. When talking about it with my coworkers they asked if there was co-op. There is however I wasn't fortunate enough to share the delights of this game with someone else. I can see though where it might be easier to share the load of frustration but also team together to complete certain puzzles. I however wouldn't submit any of my friends to such torture.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Most gamers will get through Little Nightmares in short order, about a half dozen hours, due both to the game's length and the fact that the puzzles can all be solved within a couple of tries. It's worth playing through even if you prefer more challenge in your games, though, as the game's world is so dark and imaginative that it makes for a unique experience. You'll remember scenes and moments from Little Nightmares long after you've finished the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There are only a few interactive moments in the game, but they are all pretty simple and seem to have been included so that Fated could call itself a game rather than a VR movie. The story is enjoyable enough, especially if you have more than a passing interest in Norse mythology, but the game is really short and ends rather abruptly, and it ends in a manner that will undoubtedly leave many disappointed with the ending. And if you're looking for a VR experience that's more game than experience, you should look elsewhere.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original Injustice, you're pretty much a shoe-in for enjoying Injustice 2 just as much. The game enhances nearly everything from the original game. Injustice 2 has a lot of character zoning just like the first game so you'll need to get adjusted with how to deal with characters such as Deadshot or eat his bullets from long distance for an entire match. It's always hard to call out balance issues when a game first launches, but Injustice 2 seems to have less balance issues than the first game at the moment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killing with skill lifts Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition above the generic shooters it tries to parody.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Taken purely as a platform game, Voodoo Vince is rather generic and unimaginative. However, it makes up for this with a good deal of charm, atmosphere, and the unique aspects that come from harming yourself to harm your enemies. It's certainly not a must-have game for all, but if you enjoy the kind of game that makes up for some lackluster gameplay with plenty of personality then you'll enjoy the time you spend with Voodoo Vince.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Puzzle infuriation and stolen tropes from other RPGs do drag down the experience, but when compared to the first game, DQ2 is a revelation. The story, characters and open world make the game feel like so much more than a "mash attack til everything is dead" musou title M.O., and the move toward a traditional Dragon Quest game over a hack and slash title makes a huge difference. If Dragon Quest, Dynasty Warriors or action-RPGs are your wheelhouse, there is more than enough here to keep you busy for between 30 and 50 hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Prey has so much gameplay and objectives to accomplish it takes quite a long time to see what all the game has to offer if you choose to do everything. I didn't do every side mission and the game took me around 37 hours to complete. The game is tense and addicting throughout the entire campaign and it's a joy to play. Despite a few shortcoming, it's definitely one of the best games I have played so far this year and I highly recommend it if you're a fan of first person shooter RPGs such as Deus Ex or BioShock.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's pretty much all there is to the game, building up your power-generating resources, purchasing a special item, and then seeing where the story takes you next. Sometimes a little gameplay element is added in, such as trying to drop probes on a specific spot on a planet from orbit, but for the most part the game will just run itself with occasional input from you. If this sounds like it may be boring to you, you're probably right and should avoid SPACEPLAN. On the other hand, if you're willing to spend a few dollars on a game that's a bit unusual, you may find yourself enjoying the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    LEGO City Undercover is at its heart another LEGO game, so if you've played a few in the past then you already have a pretty good idea of whether or not you'll enjoy it. I enjoyed the game, the story is fun and I like the way that it is packed with so many pop culture references it's bursting at the seams. The open world city and surrounding countryside are fun to explore and the game feels like it delivers the largest LEGO world to date. Sure, LEGO City Undercover relies on the same formula that LEGO games have been using for quite a long time, but that formula is a good one and makes for fun, light-hearted gameplay.

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