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
Dishonored
PC
8/10 A while back I gave this game a spin during a Steam free weekend and ended up setting it aside I guess because I couldn't quite... 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
Eye of the Beholder
MS-DOS
7/10 Eye of the Beholder is a real-time RPG dungeon crawl that borrows heavily from the mechanics of Dungeon Master... more
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon
MS-DOS
8/10 Time to break out that pad of graph paper again and start charting the depths of nerd-dom. Eye of the Beholder II is... more
F.E.A.R.
PC
7/10 So, I've spent the last couple of weeks working my way through F.E.A.R. and its two expansion packs: Extraction... more
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
PC
6/10 The first F.E.A.R. game did a really good job of building up the tension to provide creepy scares and atmosphere. This... more
Fallout 3
PC
9/10 Fallout 1 and 2 are two of my favorite computer games. Those games had a great style to them, engaging post-apocalyptic story... more
Fallout: New Vegas
PC
8/10 Although it's a massive 30-40 hour game, New Vegas is really just an stand-alone expansion pack to the wonderful ... more
Far Cry 2
PC
5/10 This is the game that forced me to update my video card last year. I remember playing the first Far Cry and thinking... more
Far Cry 4
PC
8/10 All these Ubisoft open-world games (Assassins  CreedWatch Dogs, etc.) follow the same basic formula. Main... more
FarCry 3
PC
10/10 I was a bit hesitant to play this game. I really didn't like FarCry 2 all that much. It was repetitive, dull and not a... more
FarCry Blood Dragon
PC
8/10 When I heard that this game featured Michael Biehn as the main voice actor I was intrigued. When I saw that it was an over-the-... more
FIFA 1999
PC
8/10 Ever since my brother was suckered into buying a 3D0 console system, I have heard good things about the FIFA soccer games that... more
Game of Thrones
PC
8/10 This has been my least favorite of the Telltale Choose Your Own Adventure style adventures. I think my main problem... more
Gemini Rue
PC
8/10 Gemini Rue is another enjoyable point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye that has a sci-fi noir theme. Having gotten... more
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
PC
10/10 The original Geometry Wars was one of the purest, most exhilarating gaming experiences of the post-arcade era. It... more
Giana Sisters DS
Nintendo DS
8/10 Giana Sisters is a reworking of an old Commodore 64 game that itself was a note-for-note ripoff of Super Mario... more
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
PC
9/10 Oh sweet Shatner, this game is brutal! The Nintendo DS Giana Sisters game was a cute, simplistic and moderately... more
Goldeneye 007
Nintendo Wii
9/10 I never played Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64. I guess the original was noteworthy for making the controls on a console... more
Grand Theft Auto IV
PC
9/10 This was my third journey into the world of Grand Theft Auto and I am starting to pick up on the formula. So, this is... more
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Nintendo DS
9/10 Aside from the hour or two of GTA 2 that I played on the PC years ago, this was my first Grand Theft Auto game. I don't find... more
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
PC
8/10 Coming off of FarCry 3, I really wasn't sure I wanted to commit myself to another massive open-world game, but San... more
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
PC
8/10 GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS was my first Grand Theft Auto game and it remains one of the best games on that platform... more
Guacamelee!
PC
8/10 This is what the kids call a metroidvania-style platformer (what a horrible term). You run around around a large, open-world... more
Half Life: Blue Shift
PC
6/10 I am finally getting around to playing the Half-Life 1 expansion games. As expected, this is more of the same. This... more
Half Life: Opposing Force
PC
7/10 Opposing Force is a welcome improvement over Blue Shift. First off, it's feels like a full game rather than... more
Home
PC
3/10 At first you'd think Home was a retro-looking point and click adventure, but that would be giving it too much credit.... more
Hotline Miami
PC
8/10 Hotline Miami is an ultraviolent, fast-paced arcade-style game that owes a lot to Smash T.V. and Berzerk... more
House of the Dead: Overkill
Nintendo Wii
10/10 The Wii has two areas in which it excels: family friendly games and pseudo-lightgun shooters (meaning, you point the Wiimote at... more
Icewind Dale II
PC
8/10 The Icewind Dale series is built on the same game system as the Baldur's Gate games. Unlike Baldur's Gate... more
Jade Empire
PC
7/10 It's been quite a while since I have been able to make myself play another BioWare Game. I really liked the Baldur's Gate... more
Jamestown
PC
9/10 I've had this game for quite a while now and have been waiting until I complete it before writing about it. Man, I suck at ... more
Jotun
PC
3/10 The only thing this game has going for it is its art direction. There's some wonderful hand-drawn characters and evocative... more
Kathy Rain
PC
7/10 Kathy Rain is a point and click adventure which uses the same AGS engine that all the games from Wadjet Eye games use... more
King's Quest
MS-DOS
7/10 I am currently reveling in Sierra 3-D adventure games like the King's Quest series and Leisure Suit Larry. As... more
King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne
MS-DOS
7/10 I'm continuing to play the King's Quest games in DosBox these days. Tonight I just completed King's Quest II: Romancing the... more
King's Quest III - To Heir is Human
MS-DOS
8/10 Onward on my journey through the King's Quest saga I go. Part III was the first in the series to really try to present... more
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Apple IIgs
8/10 This game has been lying dormant in a plastic bin in my basement for more than a decade. Back in the nineties I made many... more
King's Quest V - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
MS-DOS
5/10 Despite their flaws, I have enjoyed playing all the games in the King's Quest series up until now (I,II,III & IV... more
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
MS-DOS
6/10 While this game was a pretty big improvement over KQV, it still was just too mired in Sierra adventure game brutality for me to... more
Klonoa
Nintendo Wii
8/10 This was a cartoony and fun side-scrolling platformer with nice2.5-D graphics. A bit easy and lacking the exploration and... more
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
PC
8/10 Pushing balls around has never been more fun! I have really enjoyed the last few Tomb Raider games like Tomb Raider: Legend... more
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Nintendo DS
9/10 A nice, light-hearted version of Zelda for the DS with some interesting stylus controls.