Robert Wm. Gomez's

Video Games Log

Here's where I keep track of video games I have played. I rate the games on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "highly recommended" and 1 being "forget this game and go read a book or something."

Gamesort descending Platform Rating Review
A Boy and his Blob
Nintendo Wii
8/10 I'm not a huge fan of 2-D platform games. Even modern ones tend to be rather shallow when it comes to story. Rather, these... more
A Golden Wake
PC
6/10 Although I'd give them props for creating a game with a truly unique theme, this Wadjet Eye adventure falls a bit flat. The... more
Alan Wake
PC
8/10 Alan Wake was developed by the same people who made one of my favorite games, Max Payne. Unfortunately, there... more
Assassin's Creed
PC
6/10 Pictured above is one of the many exciting "sit and watch some guys talk" missions from the PC game Assassin's Creed: ... more
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
PC
8/10 I played the first Assassin's Creed several years ago and, while I thought it was an okay game, I was never compelled... more
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
PC
7/10 I have had this game sitting on my video game to-do list for a long, long time. This is regarded as one of the best cRPG games... more
Batman: Arkham Asylum
PC
9/10 I'm still waiting for that Wonder Twins game, but in the meantime this will do. After Arkham City this does seem less... more
Batman: Arkham City
PC
9/10 I have never really been a fan of superhero comics. What I know about Batman comes mostly from the Super Friends... more
BioShock 2
PC
9/10 The original BioShock was a great game with an interesting plot and a wonderfully unique setting. I never really... more
Bioshock Infinite
PC
10/10 Infinite is a worthy successor to the original BioShock. It's not so much a sequel as it is a re-theming of... more
Bioshock Infinite: Season Pass
PC
8/10 The BioShock Infinite season pass DLC is a nice way to get a few extra hours out of the original game. The two ... more
Blackwell Unbound
PC
9/10 Another day, another Blackwell game completed. These are solid point-and-click adventure games. The puzzles aren't too... more
Borderlands
PC
7/10 Billed as a first person shooter RPG, Borderlands focuses on collecting loot over story. There a lot of superficial... more
Borderlands 2
PC
8/10 This sequel is an improvement over the original Borderlands. The basic shoot everything and look for loot game-play... more
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
PC
8/10 Okay, here's another Borderlands sequel. Actually, this is more of a large expansion pack to Borderlands 2—... more
Braid
PC
10/10  Braid got a lot of critical praise when it was released for Xbox. When it went on sale for the PC on Steam for $4.99... more
Broken Age Act I
PC
9/10 Like a gazillion other people, Doublefine Adventure was the first Kickstarter that I bought into. It was scheduled to come out... more
Broken Sword - Director's Cut
PC
7/10 Broken Sword is a point and click adventure game from the ninties. You will spend most of the game playing as George,... more
Brothers
PC
9/10 Brothers is a surprisingly excellent game that's filled with beautiful visual storytelling and a unique game-play... more
Brütal Legend
PC
4/10 I really wanted to like Brütal Legend. but once again Doublefine has created a game that is a triumph of style over... more
Bulletstorm
PC
8/10 I went into Bulletstorm not knowing anything other than I heard there was a lot of cursing in the dialogue. Well, that... more
Call of Juarez
PC
8/10 There have not been many wild west shooters. I guess there was Outlaw for the 2600 and, of course, now there's Red... more
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
PC
9/10 I thought the original Call of Juarez was a better-than-average shooter that was bolstered by it being set in the Old... more
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
PC
6/10 I enjoyed the original Call of Juarez and its spin-off, Gunslinger, but this one didn't really grab me. It... more
Chrono Trigger
Nintendo DS
8/10 It took about a year of on-again / off-again playing, but I finally made it through this DS remake of Chrono Trigger... more
Conduit 2
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Fresh off of Goldeneye 007 I am continuing my Wii FPS fix with Conduit 2. Apparently somewhere between 1 and... more
Contract J.A.C.K.
PC
6/10 Contract J.A.C.K. is billed as a prequel to the super-excellent shooter No One Lives Forever 2. What we... more
Cooking Mama
Nintendo DS
6/10 A nice little time killing game for the DS. Nothing too deep, but a great kids game.
Costume Quest
PC
5/10 Costume Quest feels like an off-hand idea thrown out there at a pitch meeting. I'm sure the designers had just taken... more
Crysis
PC
9/10 Crysis feels much more like the Far Cry sequel I wanted back when I played Far Cry 2. Once again you... more
Darksiders
PC
7/10 Darksiders is a game that is utterly derivative of Zelda. You are tasked with exploring various "castles,"... more
Darksiders II
PC
8/10 The first Darksiders was a blatant rip-off of (some might say "homage to") the The Legend of Zelda. While it... more
Dead Island
PC
6/10 This game had one of the best trailers ever. None of the narrative spark that permeates the trailer is in the actual game. The... more
Dead Space
PC
8/10 Aim for the arms! Aim for the arms, dammit! Ever since I installed my completely unnecessary 5.1 surround audio speakers to my... more
Dead Space 2
PC
7/10 I liked the original Dead Space well enough. The sequel is just more of the same endless dark hallways, jump scares,... more
Dead Space Extraction
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Dead Space Extraction is yet another "on-rails" Wii shooter game. The Wii, with its pointer controls, is the perfect... more
Dear Esther
PC
7/10 Dear Esther is a noble little experiment that pushes the notion of video games as art. The problem is, it isn't much... more
Defense Grid 2
PC
7/10 The Defense Grid sequel seems more like an expansion than a new game. There are new powers and customizations, but... more
Deus Ex
PC
8/10 Essentially a first-person shooter game mixed with lots of role-playing elements. For the most part the game is pretty fun. The... more
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
PC
8/10 While Invisible War was not without its merits, it really lacked the depth of the original Deus Ex. This... more
Deus Ex: Invisible War
PC
7/10 This is a sequel I have been meaning to play through for a few years now. The original Deus Ex was very well executed... more
Devil May Cry 4
PC
3/10 Started out okay enough despite the idiotic button mashing mechanics. But, man, this game became pure tedium by the ending. If... more
DLC Quest
PC
5/10 Not much to say about this one other that it's a joke game. The gag is that in order to gain required abilities you need to... more
Doom 3
PC
8/10 No that isn't a black square you are looking at above. It's a  screenshot. A screenshot from Doom 3. Forget story and... more
Dragon Age: Origins
PC
6/10 Man, this game was a bit of a mess. I guess I wanted it to be a Baldur's Gate style tactical role playing game with... more
Dragon's Lair Trilogy
Nintendo Wii
7/10 It took about twenty years, but I finally beat Dragon's Lair. That's twenty years of dying for no reason, guessing... more
Dream Zone
Apple IIgs
8/10 Dream Zone is a graphical adventure for the Apple IIgs that I was never able to complete when it was originally... more
Duke Nukem Forever
PC
8/10 The original Duke Nukem 3D was perhaps the best of the first wave of FPS games. I also really liked Rise of the... more
Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
PC
10/10 In terms of overall game-play, Skyrim stays pretty close to the system Oblivion used. You roam a giant open-... more
Etrian Odyssey
Nintendo DS
8/10 Etrian Odyssey is an old-school RPG in the vein of Wizardy or The Bard's Tale. That is, you assemble... more