• Aug. 31, 2016 - No Man’s Sky Final Opinion – Explorers Wanted
    No Man’s Sky’s launch came with massive hype and expectations. A large part of this was due to Hello Games allowing speculation to run rampant ahead of its release instead of giving gamers hard facts, but regardless of the reason, perhaps no game this year has had a bigger hurdle to leap as far as […]
  • Aug. 18, 2016 - Overwatch Final Opinion – More Blizzard Greatness
    Overwatch has been out for a few months now, long enough to be chewed up and digested by most every interested party. Save one, that is – us. In this new short form Final Opinion review, we’ll finally give our take on Blizzard’s competitive shooter and see if it is more WarCraft with guns, or […]
  • Feb. 22, 2016 - Fallout 4 Final Opinion – Bombs Away
    I began my journey into the Fallout 4 without many preconceptions. I had not heavily followed its development, so much so that its release damn near caught me off guard. Now, hours upon hours into the game, it’s time to finally dispense our take on Fallout 4 in our new Final Opinion format (which you […]
  • Jan. 25, 2016 - NBA 2K16 Review – Still the Best
    Having reviewed the NBA 2K series for AAGH since NBA 2K8, I can say I’m pretty familiar with the series. 2K series vets all know its strengths, its weaknesses, and what it needed to improve on from previous years. NBA 2K16 is the best NBA 2K yet, and considering that this was already pretty much […]


  • Dec. 19, 2015 - Super Mario Maker Mini-Review
    We’re going rattle off a series of mini-reviews to make up for lost time this year, starting with Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. These will be shorter and less complete than our full reviews. If you ever played a Mario game, at some point you surely thought to yourself, “I bet I could […]
  • Dec. 6, 2015 - Rocket League Review – I’m a Rocket Man
    With the chorus of Elton John’s 1972 classic running through my head, I happily hum along as I play Psyonix’s excellent rocket-car soccer/football hybrid, Rocket League. As a huge fan of the (unrelated) Unreal Tournament 2004 mod Deathball, Rocket League’s concept strikes a very good chord with me, but is it really hitting on all […]
  • Jun. 2, 2015 - Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Review – Stealing the Show
    We have not yet reviewed Grand Theft Auto 5 on AAGH. It originally came out in 2013, and has been re-released twice, first on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and then, most recently, on PC. We have reviewed Grand Theft Auto 4 (twice) as well as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (also twice), but not […]
  • Feb. 21, 2015 - Evolve Review – You Say You Want an Evolution
    There are only a handful of first person shooters that have evolved and moved forward the FPS genre since its birth with 1991’s Wolfenstein 3D. Games like Doom (multiplayer and modding), Quake (true 3D environments), and Half-Life (storytelling and immersion) are some of them. Despite its name Evolve is not one, and that’s actually just […]


  • Dec. 26, 2014 - Super Smash Bros. Wii U Review – Smash Hit
    I enjoy Nintendo’s lighthearted nature with the Smash Bros. Series, letting their prized mascots pummel each other for our enjoyment. The fact that the games tend to be pretty good, too, doesn’t hurt anything. With the release of Super Smash Bros Wii U, has Nintendo set a new high water mark in the series, or […]
  • Dec. 1, 2014 - Dragon Age Inquisition Review – Best yet, no Question
    There is something to be said about a long, deep single player role playing game, a rare breed these days, particularly quality ones. With Dragon Age Inquisition, Bioware has again exhibited their mastery of the craft, producing one of the best RPGs in years and a contender for Game of the Year. Just how good […]
  • Nov. 11, 2014 - Sunset Overdrive Review – Good to the Last Drop
    Open world-style games are some of my favorites. The Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row series in particular produced some of my best experiences in the genre. Now Insomniac Games is bringing their take on the open world mayhem theme with Sunset Overdrive. Does it have a bright future, or is it the sun setting […]
  • Oct. 28, 2014 - NBA 2K15 Review – Getting Up for the Tip Off
    With the NBA season opening tonight, what better time to look at the latest entry in the NBA 2K series, NBA 2K15. This is the 2nd current gen NBA 2K, and the first current gen build to make its way to the PC, where we are reviewing it today. Is it as great as 2K […]
  • Sep. 27, 2014 - Gauntlet Review – Red Warrior is About to Die Again
    I was never that big on Gauntlet back in the ’80s and early ’90s, being more of a Ninja Turtles/X-Men player in the arcades of my youth. My first serious encounter with Gauntlet was Gauntlet Legends for Nintendo 64, which I loved. Now, almost a decade and a half after wasting days with that N64 […]
  • Sep. 17, 2014 - The Sims 4 Review – It’s a Small (Sim) World After All
    When I started playing The Sims 4, I wasn’t expecting to be impressed. The playable areas were condensed from The Sims 3 from an open world to your house and its surrounding neighborhood, the emotions that EA touted as a big feature seemed like rebranded moodlets from The Sims 3, and the graphics didn’t look […]
  • Jun. 23, 2014 - Mario Kart 8 Review – Still in Pole Position
    Finally, our Mario Kart 8 review has arrived at the finish line. What took us so long? Well you see, I’m playing Bowser driving a heavy kart with poor acceleration and this blue shell came and… ok, I was just waffling. I’ve been holding this for a short but the longer I waited the more […]
  • Jun. 8, 2014 - Tomodachi Life Review – Life, or Nothing Like it
    “Animal Crossing meets The Sims using Miis” sounds like either the most ingenious game every conceived, or the worst. Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS is just that, but on which side of the line does it ride? Is it a wacky, fun life sim or a lifeless joke? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 3, 2014 - Watch Dogs Review – Can’t Quite Hack It
    I like what Ubisoft is going for with Watch Dogs. It’s an open world 3rd-person action game with some unique twists to it in the form of hacking everything and anything. In the end though, is it worth your time with the likes of Grand Theft 5 still on the market, or is it nothing […]
  • Apr. 25, 2014 - Elder Scrolls Online Review – Just Play Skyrim, or Oblivion, or…
    As an avid fan of the Elder Scrolls series, dating back to my first encounter with Morrowind in 2003, I was always wary of Bethesda’s commitment to single player experiences versus the siren song of MMORPG’s potential goldmine. Now that Elder Scrolls Online is here, it’s time to see if it’s all its hyped up […]
  • Mar. 15, 2014 - Titanfall Review – Is it Titanic or The Titanic?
    It is always interesting when an ‘event’ game launches, a title that gets folks talking and everyone is watching. Titanfall one is such game. Is Titanfall worth the hype, or is it actually just a titanic failure? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 3, 2014 - Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Review – Strong Roots
    Sometimes games take themselves too serious. Multiplayer shooters in particular are guilty of this. With the rare exception of a game like Team Fortress 2 or Battlefield Heroes, most online shooters are hard to get in to and hard to love. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare takes the road less traveled and attempts a lighter […]
  • Feb. 16, 2014 - Lego Marvel Superheroes Review – The Marvel Way
    I grew up a Marvel Comics fan. My Dad grew up on DC but I got my start with Marvel via “How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way,” an old video that I rented from the local library countless times as a kid. I went through my school years learning to draw the likes of […]
  • Feb. 4, 2014 - Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review – Fresh From the Sea
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the kind of game that you want to love. It takes risks, it’s whimsically creative and it has a good hook, in this case the physics-based individual limb controls. Is it the catch of the day, or should it be thrown back? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jan. 6, 2014 - NBA 2K14 for Xbox One Review – The Next Gen Looks Good
    NBA 2K14 was a solid, if not spectacular basketball when we reviewed It on PC. It was identical in many ways to its predecessors and had some nagging flaws that drug our opinion of it down some. Now we review NBA 2K14 for next-gen on the Xbox One. Is it the definitive NBA 2K14 experience, […]


  • Dec. 17, 2013 - Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag Review – Pirates Life for Me
    As a late comer to the Assassins Creed series (the first one I played was Assassin’s Creed III), I don’t have a lot of preconceived notions about what the series can or should be. Instead I look at it from a more neutral angle, and from that point of view, I’m going on record that […]
  • Dec. 9, 2013 - Batman Arkham Origins Review – Bat-leftovers
    Batman’s been around the last few years. From Arkham Asylum to Arkham City to now a throwback story in Arkham Origins, we’ve seen allot of the big bad bat recently. Have we seen too much, or can he still surprise us? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Dec. 1, 2013 - Drox Operative: Invasion of the Ancients Review – Space for One
    As stated in my First Opinion on Drox Operative: Invasion of the Ancients, space games are my thing. However, I am also picky about my space games. If it’s no more than a space skin over a generic latticework of mediocre gameplay, I’m going to pan it. I want something more than that. The question […]
  • Oct. 7, 2013 - NBA 2K14 Review – Basketball Royalty
    I’ve been a follower of the NBA 2K series since the original on the Sega Dreamcast, and my favorite NBA sim ever was NBA 2K13. Naturally I was very excited for NBA 2K14 but that can be hazardous, producing unsafe expectations. Does NBA 2K14 succeed as a follow up to 2K13 or is it a […]
  • Sep. 15, 2013 - Saints Row 4 Review – Abuse your Presidential Powers
    Our Saints Row 4 review is late. Really, really late. There are reasons but more importantly, it’s finally here. Should you take a stab at being a super powered President, or is it better to just let the aliens take over? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Sep. 1, 2013 - Madden 25 Review – Same Old Madden
    Once upon a time, I used to love playing football games. I played the hell out of Madden 08 for PC, and NFL 2K5 for PlayStation 2 is still my favorite. I really dislike Madden 25 though, for a myriad of reasons. It may not be a terrible game but there are problems here that […]
  • Aug. 11, 2013 - Rogue Legacy (PC) Review
    If you’re an older gamer, one who grew up on 16-bit platformers and significant difficulty levels, Rogue Legacy will be a pleasant hit of nostalgia… just before it gleefully kills you. With fire. I don’t know about you but for me it was worth it. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 10, 2013 - Burnout Paradise (PC) Review
    Contributed by Mrcoasterboy Burnout Paradise is an open world racing game developed by Criterion Games and I’m giving it a go. When you start the game up you get an intro of Paradise city explaining the many locations you can go. After the intro, you are given a Paradise City license and a beat up […]
  • Jul. 26, 2013 - Marvel Heroes (PC) Review
    I first commented on Marvel Heroes when I complained about its screwy DLC pricing system a few months ago. Now, I’m finally going to review the game. To be honest, I think I liked it better as a curiosity to mock for its money-making schemes rather than a game I actually had to play. Like […]
  • Jul. 15, 2013 - Reus (PC) Review
    I’ve been neglected to review Reus for a while now. It’s not that I don’t like the game, because I do. It’s just an easy title to forget about. It’s great for quick bursts of fun but it doesn’t stick with you very long. I’ve heard of gaming experiences being compared to ‘fast food’ before […]
  • May. 30, 2013 - Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (360) Review
    Sometimes games are easy to review, sometimes they’re hard. For me, harder games to review are those that require coordinated multiplayer – scheduling with friends who also own the game in question can be a trick. Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is one such game that I knew was going to be a bit of […]
  • May. 18, 2013 - Fez (PC) Review
    Fez is an odd duck, to be honest. It’s a 2D platformer with the gimmick being that’s you’re in a 3D world. How does this work in execution? Surprisingly, quite well. I was worried that Fez was trying to wear too many hats but instead found that it’s a perfect fit. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 26, 2013 - The Elders Scrolls V: Dragonborn (PC) Review
    Not exactly breaking news, but it’s never too late to talk about Skyrim, in this case its expansion, Dragonborn. We’re finally ready to score the (presumably) last real add-on to Bethesda’s massively singleplayer RPG. Is it good to be Dragonborn? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 18, 2013 - Age of Empires 2 HD (PC) Review
    Age of Empires II HD should hit a nostalgic note for PC gamers of the early 2000s. The original Age of Empires II was a classic and, for me, a gateway to RTS titles in general. StarCraft and WarCraft were too fanciful for me, and Command and Conquer was too bland. In AOE2 I found […]
  • Apr. 12, 2013 - LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) Opinion
    We’ve been slacking on the content lately, I know. Let’s get back in the swing of things with a look at LEGO City Undercover. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 9, 2013 - SimCity (PC) Review
    SimCity has always had a spot in the hearts of PC gamers. Many people got their first experience with the series in SimCity 2000, but I kind of backed into the series by way of the Super Nintendo version. From there I’ve tried all of the PC releases, from the original through SimCity Societies. My […]
  • Feb. 15, 2013 - Ace of Spades (PC) Review
    Ace of Spades seems like it would be promising. It looks like Team Fortress 2 meets Minecraft, and indeed, it bills itself as such. Unlike those two runaway hits, should you be the one doing the running away? Let’s lay our cards on the table and find out. Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 10, 2012 - Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) Review
    The original Scribblenauts on Nintendo DS was a unique game that tried to shoehorn a primary gimmick (typing something out and having it appear in the game as an interactive, cartoony representation) into two different types of game: a platformer and a puzzle game. Several sequels later and you have Scribblenauts Unlimited. I’m reviewing the […]
  • Dec. 7, 2012 - Planetside 2 (PC) Review
    Planetside 2 and I don’t always get along. We bicker, we fight, we split up and decide to go our separate ways. But like some dysfunctional couple, I keep coming back and it always welcomes me with open arms – only to have me gunned down again by someone I totally didn’t see. Yup, it’s […]
  • Nov. 17, 2012 - FTL: Faster than Light (PC) Review
    I’m late with this FTL: Faster than Light review, I know. I could have sworn I had already done it but if I did, I don’t know what I did with it. In any event, here is our review. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 18, 2012 - NBA 2K13 (PC) Review
    NBA 2K13 is being heralded across ‘net as the best basketball game ever, and it may well be so – on the consoles. On the PC, however, 2K Sports hasn’t given their usual 110%. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 6, 2012 - Borderlands 2 (PC) Review
    To get to the point, I like Borderlands 2.  It’s fun and kinetic in its action and I love the gunplay. However; is it better than the original Borderlands, and is it something everyone will enjoy? Let’s find out. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Sep. 13, 2012 - Guild Wars 2 (PC) Review
    I didn’t much play Guild Wars, to be honest. I think I put in, at most, an hour or two in to that game, and I was never impressed. I never got into that game and therefore I didn’t think I would be that excited for Guild Wars 2. How wrong I was, because as […]
  • Sep. 7, 2012 - NCAA Football 13 (PS3) Review
    You’ll have to pardon me if I sound wistful here; I’m suffering from a bit of déjà vu. I’m playing NCAA Football 13 and I can’t help but feel like I’ve reviewed this one before. You know, like last year or something. Oh, that’s right. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 27, 2012 - Final Fantasy VII 2012 (PC) Review
    When I sat down to do this review it dawned on me that I was attacking it from the wrong angle. People don’t want to know if they should play Final Fantasy VII. If they haven’t figured that out in the last 14 years, I probably can’t help them now. What I needed to look […]
  • Aug. 25, 2012 - Awesomenauts (PC) Review
    Awesomenauts was released on the consoles in May but I didn’t get around to playing it then. Now, with its release on Steam, I was able to give this 2D, sidecroller/platformer/MOBA mashup a try. As a casual MOBA fan, I was looking forward to this. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 2, 2012 - Minecraft 1.3.1 Review Narrative
    Minecraft 1.3.1 released yesterday and naturally we’re going to look at it here. Rather then do a review for a patch, we’re going to take a new angle: I’m going to try and create a narrative to look at what’s new. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jul. 12, 2012 - Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings (PC) Review
    Civilization V may be my favorite Civ game ever, so I was anxious to get my hands on it’s first true expansion. How does it hold up? Let’s find out. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jul. 7, 2012 - MLB 12 The Show (PS3) Review
    After reviewing – and being disappointed by – Major League Baseball 2K12 on PC, I wanted to review MLB 12: The Show for PlayStation 3, now that I have one in my stable. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 23, 2012 - Sims 3: Showtime (PC) Review
    By Betasim The sign of a successful sims-pansion is that the new content enriches the experience without obstruction other content.  Everyone’s threshold of “enrichment” is different—Alpha, for example, hates being asked to travel to China—but clearly it’s important to be able to carry on previous favorite hobbies while taking on new hobbies or new professions. […]
  • May. 22, 2012 - Diablo III (PC) Review
    Diablo, the titular baddie of Diablo III seems to have spent allot of his time and effort attacking Blizzard’s servers the last week, but is his game worth fighting him for? Like this:Like Loading...
  • May. 11, 2012 - Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition (360) Review
    Minecraft for the Xbox 360 is what it sounds like, and little more. It’s Minecraft on your Xbox, which is far from a bad thing. In fact, it brings some benefits over its PC counterpart. Unfortunately it also brings some drawbacks. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 2, 2012 - Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 (PS3) Review
    This is a niche game – that’s really the long and the short of it. Are you a fan of anime, cute anime girls and gaming references, plus able to stomach low-quality graphics and an uninspired story? Then you may enjoy yourself here. Everyone else. you’ll find nothing here for you. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 31, 2012 - Mass Effect 3 (PC) Review
    It’s a little late now, but here’s my Mass Effect 3 review. I was high on the original Mass Effect and really enjoyed the sequel. What does the conclusion of the trilogy hold for me? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 20, 2012 - Major League Baseball 2K12 (PC) Review
    MLB 2K12 in NBA Live 08, but with baseballs and less EA. Ok, that may not make much sense yet, but I’ll explain. There’s little worse in gaming then getting last years game at this year’s price, and that’s what we’re getting here. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 10, 2012 - Battlefield 3 (PC) Review
    In a long-overdue review, here’s our take on Battlefield 3. I’m doing this in a particularly objective fashion, for one reason: I suck at this game. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Feb. 24, 2012 - The Sims 3: Pets (PC) Review
    It’s been a slow month, so here’s a review for a game I missed last year: Sims 3: Pets. I was really disappointed in The Sims: Unleashed and pleasantly surprised with Sims 2: Pets. How does their Sims 3 counterpart stack up? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jan. 4, 2012 - Batman: Arkham City (PC) Review
    As our first review done in 2012, Batman: Arkham City rolls in as our last contender for 2011 Game of the Year. Does it earn that title, or is it just overdone hype for another third-rate third-person action game? Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 25, 2011 - Saint’s Row: The Third (PC) Review
    Saint’s Row: The Third is chaos in perpetual motion. If you’re not doing another crazed mission, you’re running through pedestrians and rush hour traffic just to see what kind of trouble you can get in to. Whether this makes for a good game is up to debate. What’s our take? Read on. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Dec. 22, 2011 - DiRT 2 (PC) Review
     by powerrave At first I had no idea of what this game really was. I thought ‘it’s just some dirt racing game. I don’t care I have Trackmania for that’. But then when I got my new graphics card, I got a free Steam key for DiRT2. So as you can guess, after getting my […]
  • Dec. 20, 2011 - Vector TD (PS3) Review
    by powerrave Some time ago, I was looking around in the PSN Store with no real clue on what I was looking for. Clueless as ever, wonderful. Then I stumbled across this little game that I vaguely remembered from some flash site. So I bought it because I like good Tower Defence games. Like this:Like […]
  • Dec. 7, 2011 - Minecraft (PC) Review
    It’s big, it’s bad, and it’s out of beta. Minecraft finally released in full last month with a number of changes to it’s core formula. Now I can finally give full review to a game that we’ve all been playing for so long. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Nov. 22, 2011 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC) Review
    Oblivion was one of my favorite games of all time. When I ranked the top five games I’ve reviewed since starting AAGH, Oblivion was #1 by a long shot. There was no question. If I listed my favorite games ever, it would sit near the top with games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and […]
  • Nov. 2, 2011 - Kinect Sports: Season Two (360) Review
    Having not played the original Kinect Sports, Season Two stands as my inaugural Kinect Sports introduction. Is it better then it’s primary competition, the standard-bearer Wii Sports Resort? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 24, 2011 - Dungeon Defenders (PC) Review
    Dungeon Defenders is fun for anyone who enjoys a good action/rpg and tower defense game. It has some flaws, particularly in presentation, but overall this is a fun game to play both by yourself and with friends. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 11, 2011 - NBA 2K12 (PC) Review
    NBA 2K11 was my favorite basketball game in years, probably since NBA Live 2000. The Jordan Challenge mode was fun, the My Player mode was expanded and the on-court action was great. Does 2K12 improve on it’s championship? Let’s find out. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Sep. 22, 2011 - Section 8: Prejudice (PC) Review
    I’m not one to typically write off a game on this site. In fact I’ve only really done it twice since 2005, once on Test Drive Unlimited 2 for personal reasons and secondly Section 8: Prejudice for my dislike of it’s DRM model (Games for Windows Live). I’m still not going to review TDU2, but […]
  • Sep. 21, 2011 - Minecraft 1.8 Patch (PC) Review
    Minecraft 1.8 has been out for a while now and I’ve put some time into it to see what works and what doesn’t Here’s the AA Gaming Hub take. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 22, 2011 - Rift (PC) Review
    Our Rift review is late, but not forgotten.  Can this new twist on a quickly aging genre spawn enough interest to pull players from their previous home worlds into Telara for good? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 19, 2011 - NCAA Football 12 (360) Review
    We have reviewed the footage (and gameplay), and have come up with a verdict. The review is in, and we’re here to deliver it. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jul. 24, 2011 - Duke Nukem Forever (PC) Review
    As most any PC gamer in the ‘90s, I played Duke Nukem 3D. My first encounter with the game actually came at a Comp USA, and while I didn’t know what the game was, I knew I liked it. When Duke Nukem Forever was announced back during the Clinton administration, I was intrigued. However, after […]
  • Jul. 12, 2011 - Major League Baseball 2K11 (PC) Review
    In honor of the MLB All-Star Game, I’m reviewing a baseball game. The Major League Baseball 2K series has improved since it first debuted on the PC in 2009. That version stands alone as the worst experience I’ve had playing a baseball game ever – I still have harsh feelings towards MLB 2K9. How does […]
  • Jul. 8, 2011 - Wii Play Motion (Wii) Review
    Wii Play Motion is, at it’s best, a fun diversion for small parties or a group of friends who have tired of racing, brawling and 2D platforming on the Wii. At worst, it’s a minor disaster. Which end it leans to for you depends on your patience and your company. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 30, 2011 - Terraria (PC) Opinion
    This is my opinion/review of Terraria, a 2D sandbox game in the vein of indie smash-hit Minecraft. What separates Terraria from Minecraft, and is it a good game in it’s own right? Let’s find out. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 22, 2011 - Epic Mickey (Wii) Review
    We’re a little late in this review, and I considered not doing it at all. Epic Mickey is a unique title that, for all of it’s ambitions, does little to impress me. Like this:Like Loading...
  • May. 17, 2011 - Brink (PC) Review
    Brink is rough. It’s hard to love, and it gives a bad first impression. Is there a more user-friendly game under all that gruff? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 24, 2011 - Portal 2 Single Player (PC) Review
    Now that I’ve completed Portal 2’s single player missions, I’m ready to give you my full review. Is it too short? Is the story poor? What can I share without giving spoilers? So many questions. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 13, 2011 - The Sims Medieval (PC) Review
    The Sims Medieval is not an expansion of the venerable series, but an spin off. I don’t know if there will be more of these kinds of series extensions, but from this game alone I can see promise. It may not appeal to everyone but there’s a niche here. Let’s see who fills that market. […]
  • Mar. 31, 2011 - Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC) Final Opinion
    This is my first Final Opinion article, a quick semi-review of a game that hasn’t earned or won’t get a full, proper review.  Our first target is Test Drive Unlimited 2. Test Drive Unlimited was a sneaky-fun game. Not a great game, maybe not even really that good of a game, but it had it’s […]
  • Mar. 22, 2011 - DC Universe Online (PC) Review
    My first MMORPG experience came with World of Warcraft in 2007 (I played The Sims Online and Second Life, but they don’t count since they weren’t RPGs). Since then I’ve spent chunks of time in almost two dozen different online worlds, none of which have grasped me like Blizzard’s behemoth. Does Sony Online have the […]
  • Mar. 17, 2011 - Dragon Age 2 (PC) Review
    Dragon Age: Origins won game of the year here on e-AAGH.net in 2009, so I was really looking forward to the sequel. I played the demo like most everyone else, and was impressed. However, a demo does not a game make. Did Bioware blow their budget on the demo, or is there more fun to […]
  • Mar. 14, 2011 - The Sims 3: Late Night (PC) Review
    I’ve not reviewed the first two expansion packs for The Sims 3, but here’s a review for the third, Late Night. Is it a hard-partier, or should you give it an early bed time? There’s just something entertaining about the premise here: take your sim around a new, big-city neighborhood to party late, hit the […]
  • Mar. 12, 2011 - League of Legends (PC) Review
    It’s hard to review online games since they’re always in flux, but we’re going to try anyway. League of Legends is a fairly ambitious riff on the DOTA formula but does it hold up as a full game of it’s own? League of Legends is based on the highly popular Warcraft 3 mod Defense of […]
  • Mar. 5, 2011 - Two Worlds II (PC) Review
    I, for one, hated Two Worlds. It was just stale, bland, and so stiff that I was bored every second I played it. However, the features promoted in the sequel were just too much to turn down. The game turned out to be better then I expected, and is now one of my favorite games. […]
  • Mar. 3, 2011 - Monday Night Combat (PC) Review
    “The hell with Monday Night Football – we want Monday Night Combat” That’s likely what Uber Entertainment is hoping fans are shouting after they released their blood sport 3rd person shooter, but is it worth the homage? Let’s delve into it and find out. The basic Blitz mode of MNC is similar to a tower […]
  • Mar. 1, 2011 - Bloody Good Time (PC) Review
    I came to this game off the reference of a review in an issue of PC Gamer.”Best $5 Game,” they called it. Alright, I’ll take that on. Is it really a great value for the price, or is just a bloody good waste of money? Like this:Like Loading...
  • Feb. 27, 2011 - Call of Duty: Black Ops (360) Review
    Here’s a game that allot people have been crowing about, so I had to give it a go. What I found was a game that was better then it should be because 50% of it is strong enough to carry the rest of the game. What am I talking about? Read on. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Feb. 23, 2011 - Fallout: New Vegas (PC) Review
    Since I was a fan of Fallout 3, it was kind of predetermined that I would probably enjoy New Vegas – and enjoy it I did, but is there enough new here to make returning to the post apocalyptic world worth your time? Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 28, 2010 - Fable 3 (360) Review
    I played the hell out of the original Fable, both on the Xbox and PC. In fact, my originalFable review was the first ever for e-AAGH.net. Fable 2 didn’t strike the same chord, unfortunately. I just couldn’t get into the game in any way, shape or form. Now, having put many, many hours into Fable […]
  • Oct. 25, 2010 - Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii) Review
    There’s something to be said for the current state of gaming that something like our current subject, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, can elicit such a positive response from the press and gamers alike. It’s not hard, it’s not violent, it’s not dark, and it’s certainly not mature. In fact, it’s easy, friendly, bright, and cute almost […]
  • Oct. 23, 2010 - The Guild 2: Renaissance (PC) Review
    When I reviewed The Guild 2 back in 2007, I talked about playing it in spite of its myriad flaws. The game was fun and unique but had some serious technical issues, such as all human characters turning into cows from the waist down. Three years later, I’m not as easily dissuaded from poking at a game’s […]
  • Oct. 13, 2010 - NBA 2K11 (PC) Review
    I hate overly praising a game. I don’t feel any game is perfect.  However, every once in a while a game comes along that bests all those that have come before it. World of Warcraft, the original Half Life, and now, NBA 2K11. This is the best basketball game in at least 10 years, and […]
  • Sep. 27, 2010 - Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC) Review
    I’ve played Civ games for years, getting my start – ironically – on the SNES’s Civilization. Not a great launching pad I’ll admit but I enjoyed it enough to pursue further games in the series. I’ve played Civ II, III, IV (and it’s expansions) and now Civ V. How does it stack up with it’s […]
  • Aug. 29, 2010 - StarCraft II (PC) Review
    I’m a big fan of a good RTS game, but I never dove into the original StarCraft. The reasoning is simple; I picked up the genre after the original game’s heyday. I began playing RTS titles with Age of Empires II: Age of Kings late in AOE2’s life cycle. I honestly never made much of […]
  • Jul. 23, 2010 - NCAA Football 11 (360) Review
    NCAA Football 08 was my first ever Xbox 360 review and it still stands out in my mind as possibly the most fun football title I’ve yet to play on the 360. It had great graphics, outstanding control, a just-right difficulty and my favorite player career mode to date, ‘Road to Glory.’ How have things […]
  • Jun. 1, 2010 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) Review
    I loved Super Mario Galaxy. I in fact loved it so much that it received e-AAGH.net’s Game of the Year award in 2007. When a sequel was announced – the first time a console Mario title had a follow up since the NES days – I was excited. As time wore on, though, and we […]
  • May. 14, 2010 - Star Trek Online (PC) Review
    Similar to my situation with Champions Online, I participated in the beta testing phase for Star Trek Online. From that perspective, this game has come a long way. However, as a finished product, and more importantly, as a Star Trek title, how does it hold up? Not as well as you would hope, but not […]
  • Apr. 30, 2010 - Out of the Park Baseball 11 (PC) Review
    I’ve been reviewing Out of the Park Baseball games for four years now, only missing last season’s OOTP 10. I’m a huge fan of the series and can’t wait each year to see what they’ve done to improve one of my favorite games. From the addition of the Face-Gen tech in OOTP 2007 through the […]
  • Apr. 16, 2010 - Just Cause 2 (PC) Review
    I was highly skeptical of Just Cause 2. I played the demo of the original and didn’t like it, and never saw a reason to look at JC2 as anything worthwhile. A week or so ago I finally relented and gave JC2 a shot. What I found was a game that filled a hole in […]
  • Mar. 12, 2010 - Torchlight (PC) Review
    I never got bit by the Diablo bug. Lord knows, I tried. I played it and it’s sequel, but was never (un?)fortunate enough to get hooked. I obviously recognize their place in gaming lore, but they themselves never grabbed my attention. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 8, 2010 - Major League Baseball 2K10 (PC) Review
    Last year, I nailed MLB 2K9 for the PC as the worst game I reviewed all year. I couldn’t believe how bad the game was. Now, 2K Sports has come back for another year. Was that rebuilding year worthwhile, or has the series completely lost direction? Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 12, 2009 - Dragon Age Origins (PC) Review
    Dragon Age Origins was announced long enough ago that it was on the inaugural cover of the late Games for Windows magazine, back in 2006. Now, three – going on four – years later, we the gaming public finally have our hands on it. Has it’s delays benifited it like Team Fortress 2, or should […]
  • Dec. 2, 2009 - Forza Motorsport 3 (360) Review
    I’ll fess up; I came across Forza Motorsport 3 by chance. It wasn’t a game I was intending to review, but once I tried it I was hooked. The graphics are phenomenal, the controls are excellent, and the game is so much fun I couldn’t wait to get back to playing it each day. Like […]
  • Nov. 27, 2009 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) Review
    When I reviewed New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, I loved it and went  lengths to explain how much I liked it. In that light, since this is the evolution of that concept, I’m not going to go in depth about the base concept or Nintendo going back to basics here. Instead, let’s cover what […]
  • Nov. 22, 2009 - Borderlands (360) Review
    When Borderlands was first announced, I – like allot of people – didn’t give it much thought. When Gearbox went quiet on the project, I didn’t even notice, to be honest. It wasn’t until it resurfaced a year or so ago that I finally took notice. A Role Playing Shooter (RPS) is something that seems […]
  • Oct. 23, 2009 - NBA 2K10 (PC) Review
    Last year at this time, 2K Sports released it’s first PC sports game with NBA 2K9. It was a huge improvement over EA Sports’ PC versions of NBA Live, but it still wasn’t on par with 2K Sports’ console versions. Online play was the biggest sacrifice. I still don’t see how 2K saw that as […]
  • Oct. 15, 2009 - Free Realms (PC) Review
    Hi, I’m Alphasim and I’m a recovering World of Warcraft addict. I’ve been clean for a month now after over 1,000 hours lost to Blizzard’s life-ender.What does this have to do with Free Realms? Not allot, I guess, but it does point out that I probably shouldn’t be reviewing another MMO at this point. Fortunately, […]
  • Oct. 8, 2009 - NBA 2K10 (360) Review
    This is my third year reviewing the NBA 2K series on the Xbox 360, tying NBA Live on the PC for the longest consecutive series of games I’ve reviewed. This allows me a view of how the series has evolved (or de-evolved, in some the NBA Live series’ case). What has changed this year? Allot. […]
  • Sep. 13, 2009 - Champions Online (PC) Review
    Champions Online is the first on-release review of an MMO I’ve ever done, so this has been a new experience. The game has some major flaws, but it is a new release, and MMOs are traditionally buggy on release. However, it’s youth can’t account for all of it’s problems, and that’s the game’s biggest hurdle. […]
  • Sep. 10, 2009 - Madden NFL 10 (360) Review
    The NFL kicks off tonight, so I felt it was a good time to post this review. It’s time for EA Sports’ annual Madden game, and as usual I’m there. I enjoyed last year’s offering (which I called one of their best football games yet), so I had high hopes for this build. What would […]
  • Aug. 17, 2009 - Guitar Hero: World Tour (360) Review
    Contributed by Betasim First and foremost, I love instrument and rhythm games.  I played DDR when it was sweeping the nation and learned to play Guitar Hero at parties.  Now, I jump at the opportunity to try my hand at the drum part.   Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 12, 2009 - Wii Sports Resort (Wii) Review
    Wii Sports Resort is to the Wii Motion Plus accessory what Wii Sports was the original Wii Remote: it’s a tech demo that sells what the item can do, while proving entertaining at the same time. While Wii Sports Resort comes off a little shallow due to heightened expectations, it’s still a fun game to […]
  • Jul. 17, 2009 - Spore: Galactic Adventures (PC) Review
    Spore was a game that divided fans. You either thought it was a great success and loved it, or you felt it was a failure and no fun at all. It seems that to many people, you have to fall into one of those camps. Myself, I enjoyed Spore allot, but it wasn’t without it’s […]
  • Jun. 26, 2009 - Dokapon Kingdom (Wii) Review
    The first thing Beta and I noticed upon picking up Dokapon Kingdom was that it billed itself as the Friendship Killer. I can say, with wholehearted honesty, that yes, Dokapon Kingdom can be a friendship killer. But, in spite of that, it is a greatly fun game. Just don’t play it with anyone with high […]
  • May. 12, 2009 - The Sims 3 (PC) Review
    I’m a big fan of the Sims series; I bought the original on it’s release day years ago, so I’m not some band-wagon rider. Hell, I could drive the bandwagon. In any case, I’ve been looking forward to playing this game since it’s preview in the last ever issue of Games for Windows (formerly Computer […]
  • May. 2, 2009 - Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii) Review
    I originally played Animal Crossing on the Gamecube when a local Blockbuster got a copy a week before the official release. I fell in love with the game right away, and played the heck out of it. Beta, too, enjoyed it immensely. That said, neither of us were highly enamored by the recycled content of […]
  • Apr. 2, 2009 - Left 4 Dead (PC) Review
    I don’t like horror flicks. Mostly because they’re all blood-and-gore death fests these days rather then the old style psychological thrillers of yore, but also because I’m a wimp. I can’t sit through anything with blood on TV or in a movie without feeling nauseous. Thus, I find it odd that two of my favorite […]
  • Mar. 9, 2009 - Major League Baseball 2K9 (PC) Review
    It is very hard to review this game, because it’s a challenge to repress the sheer frustration that it instills in me. I don’t know of any game I’ve hated like this one. I’m not sure it’s a rational hatred, but it is hate nonetheless. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Feb. 13, 2009 - Grand Theft Auto 4 (PC) Review
    Grand Theft Auto IV for PC is a typical Rockstar PC port. They upped the resolution, texture quality and draw distance. All would be well, expect you need a PC from sometime near 2015 to play it. Seriously; this isn’t about a game that’s so graphically ahead of it’s time that it runs like a […]


  • Nov. 21, 2008 - Fallout 3 (PC) Review
    I want to start with a disclaimer here: I have not played the first two Fallout games. I know about them, and I’ve read about them, but I have not played them. Therefore, you’ll be getting a review from – and for – a gamer just coming into the series. With that out of the […]
  • Nov. 6, 2008 - Wii Music (Wii) Review
    Wii Music has gotten a bad rap online since it launched, and I must say that part of it is warranted. This isn’t the be-all, end-all music game that Nintendo wants it to be. It takes allot of imagination to play, and a little forgiveness for it’s foibles, but it can be fun. Just don’t […]
  • Oct. 24, 2008 - NBA 2K9 (PC) Review
    When EA Sports axed it’s fall sports lineup, allot of PC gamers had mixed emotions. There was a feeling of abandonment there, but we also felt that they really hadn’t been trying the last few years anyway, so who needed ’em? Riding to the rescue of PC sports gamers everywhere was 2K Sports, bringing their […]
  • Oct. 18, 2008 - NBA 2K9 (360) Review
    With NBA 2K9 due out for the PC this Tuesday, I figured I’d get my review of the Xbox 360 version out of the way. This will be the first time I’ll be able to compare two sports titles with each other, meaning this vs. NBA Live 09 to see which offers the better experience. […]
  • Oct. 9, 2008 - NBA Live 09 (360) Review
    I’ve reviewed NBA Live 08 for PC, and it was terrible. A sad, sad state of affairs. So, in that light, I’m reviewing Live 09 on the Xbox 360 to hopefully give the series a fair shake, seeing as how this – the 360/PS3 build – is the version EA Sports has been putting all […]
  • Sep. 18, 2008 - Spore (PC) Review
    I’d like to start this review with a disclaimer: I’m not here to review the DRM and the debacle it’s fueling online. That’s for some one else to deal with. This is a gaming site, period. With that out of the way, let’s get to our Game du Jour, Spore.   Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 25, 2008 - Madden NFL 09 (360) Review
    I’m a bit late with my Madden NFL 09 review for one reason: It’s good. I can’t stop playing the thing to review it, which is hard on the site. Anyone who’s been here the last week or so has seen my Life as a Madden Superstar articles, which I’m enjoying doing. This is the best Madden […]
  • Aug. 21, 2008 - Space Empires V (PC) Review
    Space Empires 5. Where to start? This is – bar none – the deepest game I’ve reviewed. Seriously; Medieval 2: Total War is checkers in comparison. I’ll try to break this down the best I can, so bear with me here. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 16, 2008 - MLB Power Pros 2008 (Wii) Review
    Let’s get one thing straight first: This is perhaps the cutest baseball game ever designed. It’s also one of the deepest on the market today. Unfortunately, one factor (it’s cuteness) could prevent fans from finding it’s other feature (it’s depth), which would be a real shame. MLBPP2k8 is the best baseball experience on the Wii, […]
  • Jul. 30, 2008 - Mass Effect (PC) Review
    When Mass Effect came out for the Xbox 360, I missed the bus. I honestly didn’t buy into the hype or the reviews. When it came out for PC, I had finally decided the game needed a review, if only to add to the site’s repertoire. Now that I have played through it, I can […]
  • Jul. 28, 2008 - Wonderful End of the World (PC) Review
    Betasim and I are both big Katamari fans, so after seeing that this game was basically a dead-ringer for that series, we had to give it a go. What we found was a game that didn’t get far enough from it’s inspiration to set itself apart and be it’s own game. WeotW is a fun […]
  • Jun. 25, 2008 - Out of the Park Baseball 9 (PC) Review
    After releasing Out of the Park Baseball 8 a little over half a year after the previous version and with minimal improvements, OOTP9 comes out at the right time, and with much improved features. OOTP9 is another grand slam for OOTP Developments, and it’s a version that was worth the wait. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 21, 2008 - Grand Theft Auto IV (360) Review
    Years ago, Omegasim introduced me to Grand Theft Auto 3 on the PlayStation 2, and I’ve been a GTA junkie ever since. I often have way more fun just running amuck then I do completing missions. My favorite in the series, to date, was GTA: Vice City. I loved the atmosphere, the action, and the […]
  • May. 13, 2008 - Mario Kart Wii (Wii) Review
    Mario Kart Wii is a great game for getting the family together or inviting over your friends who don’t play games. Just fire it up, hand them a Wii Wheel, and you’re off to a great time. However, for the more competitive of us, and for serious racers who’ve been with the series since the […]
  • Apr. 3, 2008 - Major League Baseball 2K8 (360) Review
    I’ve not reviewed a baseball game here since MLB 2k6 on the PlayStation 2, although I’ve put time in with MVP Baseball 2k5 and MLB 2k7. I put this preface out there so you don’t think I’m coming into this cold. Yes, I’ve been to the ‘pen and I’m warmed up and ready to take […]
  • Mar. 31, 2008 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) Review
    When Nintendo brought out Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 back in 1999, it was a neat idea, but more of a novelty then anything else. Two entries later, and this is a hit series that’s just reaching it’s stride. With a ton of characters, both old and new, stages that are a blast […]
  • Mar. 4, 2008 - The Sims 2: Freetime (PC) Review
    I was worried about Sims 2: Freetime being too much of a time-sink. I thought that it’d be too much busywork for the player to have each sim engage in their hobbies for too little reward. What I found was that the hobbies that the sims can indulge in are not only fun for the […]
  • Feb. 20, 2008 - The Sims 2: Bon Voyage (PC) Review
    In preparation for the latest Sims 2 expansion pack, Freetime, I’m reviewing the previous pack which I’d missed. Bon Voyage is essentially a remake of The Sims: Vacation from 2002. It’s a bit better then Vacations for various reasons, but it’s nowhere near a must-have for anyone other then Sims 2 enthusiasts. You can book […]
  • Feb. 18, 2008 - Sins of a Solar Empire (PC) Review
    I came across this game by accident. I was skimming a magazine for random articles to read and one on this game caught my eye. After reading the article I went online and found that it was due the next day. I pre-ordered it (can you really call being one day early ‘pre-ordering?’) and picked […]
  • Jan. 1, 2008 - Unreal Tournament III (PC) Review
    I love Unreal Tournament, and I am a huge fan of UT2004. Unreal Tournament 3 isn’t quite up to it’s predecessor’s standards, but it’s still one fine shooter. The graphics are much improved and – contrary to my comments in my preview – not too dark to be enjoyed. The gameplay is solid and the […]


  • Dec. 18, 2007 - NBA Live 08 (PC) Review
    I’ve reviewed the last three years worth of NBA Live games on PC for this site, and I’ve come to a sad conclusion: EA Sports just doesn’t care anymore.  It’s that simple. While there are a few niceties in Live 08, it’s mostly the same game as NBA Live 05, which was ok back in […]
  • Dec. 17, 2007 - Out of the Park Baseball 8 (PC) Review
    Out of the Park 2007 was a hit with me and many baseball enthusiasts. The ability to run your own league, however you wanted, online or off, was absolutely dazzling. Now, however, just about 7 months after OOTP 2007’s release, Out of the Park Developments has released a new version, Out of the Park 8. […]
  • Dec. 17, 2007 - Half Life 2: Episode 2 (PC) Review
    I loved the original Half Life when it came out back in the late ’90s. I played it from start to finish twice, and replayed my favorite areas again and again. When Half Life 2 came out, I was all over it as well. Now, I set my sights on the second of the ‘episodic’ […]
  • Nov. 27, 2007 - Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Review
    I’m a big-time Mario fan. I’ve played every Mario platformer I know of and can talk Mario with anybody. With that in mind, I was excited to play Super Mario Galaxy. I was mildly worried about being stuck on little orbs the whole game, and I wasn’t sure how I’d handle the Wii controls, but […]
  • Nov. 27, 2007 - Beautiful Katamari (360) Review
    I, Alphasim, have personally only played the original Katamari Damacy and now this, Beautiful Katamari. I was going to have Betasim review this because she’s played – and beaten – all of the games in the series, but she’s being reclusive. So, I’m going to attempt to review this myself. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Nov. 22, 2007 - Empire Earth III (PC) Review
    Keep in mind while reading this review that I writing as someone who has put countless hours into the Empire Earth series. I enjoyed the original and loved the sequel. Thus you can understand why I’m so disappointed with Empire Earth III. The first two games were huge, almost unbearably so, but that was their […]
  • Oct. 26, 2007 - Team Fortress 2 (PC) review
    Team Fortress 2 was a long time coming – 9 years, in fact, if you believe developer Gabe Newell. However long it’s been, it was too long. Now that it’s here, however, I can happily say that it was worth the wait. For once, people, believe the hype: Team Fortress 2 rocks. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 24, 2007 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PC) Review
    via Betasim So, I am (the fabled) Betasim.  I’m reviewing this particular game, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, for 3 reasons: Like this:Like Loading...
  • Oct. 14, 2007 - Portal (PC) Review
    I’m not a big puzzle game person. I don’t usually have the lateral thinking to complete complex puzzles (despite being told by my old science teacher that I think ‘backwards,’ which I’m still not sure is a compliment). Portal, on the other hand, had me in it’s grasp from the inconspicuous beginning until the glorious […]
  • Oct. 12, 2007 - NBA 2K8 (360) Review
    NBA 2K8 is the best basketball sim I’ve ever played. With the countless personalized styles of different players, you’ll really feel like you’re playing with NBA stars. From unique dunks and shooting styles to the well-animated movements on the court, this is a great re-creation of the pro game. Now if it only looked as […]
  • Oct. 8, 2007 - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (PC) Review
    Civilization IV was huge. Warlords contracted it somewhat with it’s emphasis on scenarios that tightened the focus of play. Beyond the Sword, however, again makes Civ4 the biggest turn-based time sink around, with tons of new civs, leaders, units, buildings, techs, and wonders. Even the scenarios tend towards this huge open-ended  play style that Civ […]
  • Oct. 2, 2007 - Madden NFL 08 (360) Review
    When I reviewed Madden 08 for the PC, I said that I would be doing this review in the near future. Now, some several months later, I’ve finally got the review up. The review might not have been worth the wait, but the game itself is. This is everything the PC version should have been: […]
  • Sep. 25, 2007 - Brain Age: Big Brain Academy (Wii) Review
    I played Brain Age on DS, but I missed Big Brain Academy. Now that I’ve played the Wii sequel, do I feel compelled to go back and try it on the DS? Not really, but not because the game is bad. I just get tired of looking stupid, that’s all. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Sep. 17, 2007 - The Bigs (Wii) Review
    The Bigs is like baseball-gone-NBA Jam. Big hits, big collisions, big plays, big everything. It actually kind of resembles the old Triple Play games of the late ’90s and early 2000s in a way, in that they were basically comic book-level baseball games with cartoony sound effects and over-the-top action like that found here, although […]
  • Sep. 8, 2007 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Wii) Review
    I found the putting interface to be rather lack-luster. It looks like they tried to ape PangYa/Super Swing Golf with no success. The menus, though, are a nightmare. I’ve never had so much trouble navigating a game menu in my life. You’d think you could just click on the arrows to change options, but no, […]
  • Aug. 30, 2007 - NCAA Football 08 (360) Review
    In our inaugural Xbox 360 review, it would be wrong of me to be comparing titles on Microsoft’s new platform with last-gen systems, so I’ll just stick with what I can on the 360. And, I can say for sure, that I had a ton of fun with NCAA 08. It’s not perfect, but it’s […]
  • Jul. 21, 2007 - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords (PC) Review
    In preparation for Civilization IV’s second expansion, Beyond the Sword, we here at e-AAGH.net are reviewing Civ 4: Warlords. It’s definitely a worthwhile expansion to one of my favorite strategy games and was worthy of a review long ago, but I couldn’t stop playing long enough to review it. So sue me. Like this:Like Loading...
  • May. 16, 2007 - The Sims 2: Seasons (PC) Review
    The Sims has always been an addictive game to those who would give it a chance. However, in the beginning, it was static. The orgininal had no indicator of the passage of time; sims didn’t age and every day was like all of the others. Sims 2 added aging and weekly schedules, but it was […]
  • May. 7, 2007 - Out of the Park Baseball 2007 (PC) Review
    Last year’s best baseball management/owner sim has – unbelievably – gotten better. I was eagerly awaiting it’s release with all of the hype it’s developers were pumping out about it’s ease of use, new features, and ‘face-gen’ technology. What I got was definitely more intuitive, and possibly more fun, but still just as rock-solid as […]
  • May. 4, 2007 - Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC) Review
    I’ve reviewed several third-person console games that have been ported to PC so far in my tenure at e-AAGH.net, like Fable and San Andreas, and this one falls right in line with what I’ve learned in the past. Sharper graphics, shorter load times and a workable keyboard/mouse control setup. Jade Empire is allot of fun […]
  • Apr. 2, 2007 - The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (PC) Review
    I granted the title of e-AAGH.net’s 2006 Game of the Year upon Oblivion for good reason. It’s one of the best games I’d ever played.  Naturally I had to give the expansion pack, Shivering Isles a go. Now that I have, I’ve found that I may have enjoyed it more then the original. Can an […]
  • Feb. 5, 2007 - The Guild 2 (PC) Review
    This review is one of the hardest I’ve had to do for a number of reasons. For one, the game crashes. Allot. For another, the glitches it harbors can kill the game from time to time. Even more infuriating is when it locks up the computer, forcing a restart. And yet, for all of that […]
  • Jan. 16, 2007 - Second Life (PC) Review
    What is Second Life? SL is what you make of it. From scraping out a living to creating your dream house (or paying someone else to), SL allows use to escape from reality and go to another world that can be whatever we want. Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 31, 2006 - Sid Meier’s Railroads! (PC) Review
    Sid Meier introduced the world to the railroad empire simulator with the original Railroad Tycoon back in 1990. While there have been two more games in the series, this is his first contribution since the original. Does it live up the legacy? More or less, it does. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Dec. 27, 2006 - Medieval 2: Total War (PC) Review
    This is my first introduction to the long-running Total War series. I’d considered trying out the previous titles but was put off by the complexity. However, when I was gifted this title for the Holidays, I figured this was my chance to give it a shot. What I found was a game that, in all […]
  • Dec. 24, 2006 - NFL Head Coach (PC) Review
    “Buggy, tedious, but with Hidden Fun” Ok, that line,which originally was my review tagline, may be – officially – the most cryptic tagline I’ve ever written for a review. Heck, I’m not sure what I wanted that to mean. We’ll delve into each part individually and try to make sense of a game that’s not […]
  • Nov. 22, 2006 - The Sims 2: Pets (PC) Review
    I bought the original Sims on the day it came out back in  February of 2000, and subsequently bought up all of the expansion packs, even after I’d lost most of my interest in the game. As a matter of fact – Trivia Time! – my nickname, Alphasim, came from when I ran a Sims […]
  • Oct. 19, 2006 - NBA Live 07 (PC) Review
    The NBA Live series is one that has a history of innovation followed by stagnation. Going from Live 97 to 98 was big, and then it floundered for a few years. Live 2003 and 2004 were very similar to one another and now we’re experiencing Live 2005 for the third year. This may be a […]
  • Oct. 18, 2006 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PC) Review
    Let me get this out of the way first – no, Tiger Woods 07 for the PC is not next-gen. Period. Ok, now that I’ve talked about what this game isn’t, let’s discuss what it is. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Aug. 31, 2006 - Madden NFL Football 07 (PC) Review
    I must admit that I was a huge NFL 2K series fan. I loved the first person mode, I thought the game controlled better; I just preferred it. So naturally when I caught wind of EA Sports buying exclusive rights to the NFL license, I was furious. However, several years into their deal, EA has […]
  • Aug. 29, 2006 - The Movies: Stunts and Effects (PC) Review
    I reviewed The Movies awhile back and touched upon the monotonous micro-managing deeply. What I didn’t touch as much on was the actual movie making process. I bring that up because, even though it adds a new dimension to the story mode, Stunts and Effects is all about making movies. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 26, 2006 - Sid Meier’s Pirates! (PC) Review
    In the first of our Back Review series, I’m reviewing Sid Meier’s Pirates, a remake of the 1987 classic ‘Pirates.’ This game reeks of polish, and for that reason gleams the recognition of how a remake should be done. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Jun. 4, 2006 - Out of the Park Baseball 2006 (PC) Review
    Baseball management sims go way, way back. You could say that they have their roots somewhat in Earl Weaver Baseball (although that was arguably more of an ‘action’ game), but regardless there have been countless titles vying to get this genre right. One of the most well known is Baseball Mogul, but the most thorough […]
  • Apr. 23, 2006 - MLB 2K6 (PS2) Review
    It’s spring. The boys of summer have taken the field. Now that 2k Sports has the MLB license, we’re reliant on them to bring the sport to our TVs. Do they succeed? Like an ugly 1-0 scraper, sort of. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Apr. 4, 2006 - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC) Review
    The games in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series are huge. Ask anyone who’s played Arena, Daggerfall, or Morrowind and they’ll vouch for that, and Oblivion is no different. In fact, it’s so large that a traditional review would be irrelevant. So, in that light, I’m going to do a series of reviews, covering the game from […]
  • Mar. 15, 2006 - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV (PC) Review
    Civilization has been going strong for over a decade and a half now and has driven people to play ‘just one more turn’ since 1990. Now we have the fourth iteration in the series, and it’s one of the best entries into the Civ line. Like this:Like Loading...


  • Dec. 17, 2005 - NBA Live 06 (PC) Review
    The last few years I’ve preferred Take Two’s NBA 2K series over EA’s NBA Live, mostly due to a more accurate simulation of the game. This year I went out and picked up my yearly copy of NBA Live for the PC, and am happy to say that this is a huge improvement over the […]
  • Nov. 22, 2005 - The Movies (PC) Review
    The Movies states that it gives you a chance to run your own movie studio from the silent films, to the golden days of Hollywood, up to the modern day. It says you can write whatever kind of movie you want. All these things are true, at least to some extent. The Movies allows you […]
  • Nov. 22, 2005 - Star Wars Battlefront II (PC) Review
    I enjoyed Star Wars Battlefront when it first came out. I felt that it was the first game to really deliver on the experiences from the movies. You had the sights, sounds, and action, plus you were right in the middle of it. If there was one franchise that was ripe to jump on to […]
  • Nov. 10, 2005 - Mario Superstar Baseball (Gamecube) Review
    Mario and the gang are at it again, only this time they’ve taken to the diamond instead of the clay courts. With baseball as your game and Mario as your guide, you just know you’re in for a riot of a time. Does it deliver? The answer is clearly Thwomp-grey. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Nov. 10, 2005 - Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC) Review
    Not long after I did that glowing review of Fable for e-AAGH.net, my Xbox died. I was unable to play Fable anymore, or any other Xbox game for that matter. Needless to say I was very excited to get back to Albion on my PC. Although it’s not perfect, Fable: TLC is just what I […]
  • Sep. 11, 2005 - Battlefield 2 (PC) Review
    Battlefield 1942. The game came along and changed online squad-based first person shooters. No longer were flags to capture and lots of weapons enough to make a hit online shooter; the addition of the fifty-plus vehicles and the easy communication setup made Battlefield 1942 a landmark title. Now, years later it’s true successor has arrived. […]
  • Jul. 29, 2005 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC) Review
    It’s been quite a while since I reviewed San Andreas on the PS2. As a matter of fact, it was but the 3rd review I ever did for e-AAGH.net. I was enamored with the game at the time and gave it a glowing review. I was really surprised with what they were able to do […]
  • Jun. 5, 2005 - Tekken 5 (PS2) Review
    via PanicAttackY2K I think we have a new hit fighting game. I’ve always loved Tekken, and this game isn’t a expectation at all. It’s without a doubt the best one in the series, and could perhaps even hold a candle to Soul Caliber 3 when it comes out as the best Namco game or fighting […]
  • May. 2, 2005 - MLB 2K5 (PS2) Review
    It’s spring. The boys of summer have taken the field. Now that 2k Sports has the MLB license, we’re reliant on them to bring the sport to our TVs. Do they succeed? Like an ugly 1-0 scraper, sort of. Like this:Like Loading...
  • Mar. 13, 2005 - F-Zero GX (Gamecube) Review
    via PanicAttackY2K Now, I’ll be honest here. I’m not a huge racing fan. But this game was completely different. I knew I wanted this when I saw it. And I regretted not buying it sooner. This game is amazing! Its the perfect racing game, amazing graphics, lightning fast game play, perhaps the best frame rate […]
  • Jan. 17, 2005 - Mario Power Tennis (Gamecube) Review
    Mario and his pals have played tennis before, and it was a right good time. The N64 edition was a hit, another Ace in the books for Nintendo. People wondered what they were going to do for a Gamecube version. Was it going to be a mere graphical upgrade, or did they have another trick […]
  • Jan. 17, 2005 - Dogs Life (PS2) Review
    It’s a dog’s life, after all. In this release from Frontier and Hip Games you play a dog, and that means doing what a dog does. And what does a dog do? Well, apparently they traverse vast distances to  thwart dog nappers and get their favorite gal dog back. You play as Jake, a rambuncious […]
  • Jan. 17, 2005 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2) Review
    Grand Theft Auto. Most of us have played the last two versions, and some of the old schools gamers here have had a romp through the two old PSX versions. Now, the latest edition is upon us. San Andreas, the much-anticipated latest entry to this vaunted series, has a ton of hype to live up […]


  • Oct. 25, 2004 - Fable (Xbox) Review
    Fable is a hard-to-review game. You can focus the review on the action sequences, with their magic spells and great weapons; you can focus on the sandbox features, like as adjusting your character’s appearance and getting married; or you can focus on the RPG elements, including the story and character progression. Each of these are […]