Previews

Staff Reviews - Reader Reviews

Our review system includes a couple of factors you may not be familiar with. Here is a handy explaination of what each of them mean, so you'll be better informed for your gaming purchase.
Rating
Explaination
Reviewer's Tilt
Rated from: 1-5

1 - Strong Dislike
2 - Mild Disinterest
3 - Average Interest
4 - High Interest
5 - Extreme Fan

This is a measure of the reviewer's natural bias toward that genre. For instance, if someone reviewing Virtua Fighter 3 had a dislike for all fighting games, their reviewer tilt would be "1". This way if the game scores poorly, you can assume that some of the reason was merely the writer's taste in games. If it still gets a high score, you can bet the game is outstanding. In comparison, if the reviewer tilt was a "5" some of a game's high score could be due to the taste of the writer, if you're not a fan of the genre you likely won't enjoy the game as much. If a game has a high reviewer's tilt score and still gets a poor overall score then stay away... not even a huge fan of the genre liked the game.
Japanese Needed
Rated from: 1-5

1 - No Need
2 - Minimal Need
3 - Average Need
4 - Large Need
5 - Extreme Need

This one is a bit more obvious. It ranks the general need for you to know Japanese in import titles. Of course, nearly all games can be played with little to no knowledge of the language, but if a game is heavily dependant on storyline you'll likely not enjoy the game as much if you can't understand it. In most cases fighting and racing games would receive a "1", most even have English menus. "2" is usually given to fighting or racing titles with many options which you won't understand without Japanese knowledge. "3" is what most adventure games would be ranked under, they have some story but action is most prominent. Rankings of "4" or "5" are usually reserved for RPGs, with a "5" being a game where Japanese is almost a requirement.

Domestic (US) Titles
Title
Genre Review 1 Review 2 At a Glance Score
Aero Wings
Flight Sim Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Air Force Delta
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Armada
Shooter RPG By Seth C
04/30/00
Coming Soon "Armada simply doesnít have the same feel as most of todayís "me too" titles from the larger studios." 83%
Blue Stinger
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Carrier
Survival Horror Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Chu Chu Rocket
3D Platform Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Crazy Taxi
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Dead or Alive 2
3D Platform Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Dynamite Cop
Beat 'Em Up Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Expendable
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Evolution
Action RPG Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Fighting Force 2
Beat 'Em Up Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Flag to Flag
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
House of the Dead 2
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Hydro Thunder
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Incoming
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Maken X
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Marvel Vs. Capcom
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
MDK2
3D Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
NBA2K
Sports Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
NFL Blitz 2000
Sports Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
NFL2K
Sports Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Plasma Sword
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Power Stone
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Psychic Force 2012
Fighting By Seth C
04/30/00
Coming Soon "There are just so many other fighters out there. Buy one of those instead." 69%
Rayman 2
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Ready 2 Rumble
Boxing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Resident Evil CODE: Veronica
Survival Horror Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Sega Bass Fishing
Fishing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Sega Rally 2
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Sega Swirld
Puzzle Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Shadowman
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Slave Zero
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Sword of the Berserk
Adventure/ Hack 'N Slash Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Sonic Adventure
3D Platform Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Soul Calibur
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Soul Reaver
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Speed Devils
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Tee Off Golf
Sports Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Time Stalkers
RPG By Vern
04/28/00
Coming Soon "Perfect for the DC gamer starved for an RPG" 84%
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Adventure Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Tokyo Xtreme Racer
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Toy Commander
Shooter Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Trickstyle
Racing Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Virtua Striker 2
Soccer Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Worms Armageddon
Puzzle Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Zombie Revenge
Beat 'Em Up Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA

Import Titles
Title
Genre Review 1 Review 2 At a Glance Score
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Shenmue
FREE Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Street Fighter 3
Fighting Coming Soon Coming Soon NA NA
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Fighting Coming Soon NA NA
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Fighting By Gaijin
12/21/98
Coming Soon "VF3tb is arguably the most technical 3D fighting game around." 95%