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Review RSS Feed The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
8 Review

Game Review on Oct 22nd, 2013 - 1 person doesn't

Just like Escape from Butcher Bay, Assault on Dark Athena is a pretty good game. Its got the same things i liked but also the same things i disliked from the previous.

Stealth is the best part of this game, when it works.
Riddick can see in the dark so you must shoot out the lights and use his night vision. However often even when its pitch black enemies will still see you and just riddle you with bullets.
And some lights are covered in bullet proof glass for some reason so there are some you cant shoot out.

Worst part is the shooting. Guns act weird. When too close to a wall, object or enemy the gun disappears and you cant shoot.

At some points you use mechs also fun.

Hand to hand combat also good when it works, though there is less here compared to the first game.

The voice acting is again very good.

I also have to give an extra point to this game for having a way more interesting antagonist. Gale Revas: beautiful, sexy, mean and dangerous.

Shadow Warrior Classic
8 Review

Game Review on Sep 7th, 2013

Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

If you enjoyed Duke3D then you should enjoy this. Its just as good if not better. Its the Asian version of Duke3D, which means its gonna be racially offensive.

The weapons are great:
Katana or Fists, Shuriken,
Riot shotgun, Uzi (+dual wield), Grenade launcher and rocket launcher,
Sticky bombs (stick to any surface including enemies), Railgun,
Guardian head (the head of an enemy that shoots fire), Ripper heart (heart of an enemy that can make a clone of you).

Powerups: fortune cookies give health boost, armor, Nuclear bombs, Heatseeker cards for rocket launcher.

Interesting enemies like female warriors, Sumos, even ghosts.

There is less nudity than Duke3D, the girls are anime girls.

Keys can be used multiple times, you have the keyscards but you also have keys for locks.

The game is more fast-paced than Duke3D but at the same time easier. My main weapon in Duke3D was a shotgun, in Shadow Warrior its the dual Uzi.

Bosses are also easier, not giant alien monsters.

Dead Island Riptide
8 Review

Game Review on Aug 25th, 2013 - 1 person agrees

PROS:
A new playable character is added, eventhough I don’t use him.
The other survivors are visible now and don’t only appear in cutscenes.
The survivors help you fight in these horde modes where wave after wave of zombies attack. Very fun.
You are able to perform drop down kills on enemies.
You can find a chainsaw.
You can do mission for your friends making them stronger.
New special zombie types (remind me of the Charger and Witch from Left for Dead).

CONS:
Some aspects of combat are worsened: I cant stand on a car and properly hit zombies like I used to and they can more easily hit me than before.
Eventhough the other survivors help in combat during the waves, they don’t do anything else. Instead of maybe helping you carry multiple heavy objects or helping you fight a boss, they’d just stand there and watch.
Too many fetch quests. Too much backtracking. Too often a mission would lead to a dead end and you have to find alternate paths. Too often a mission would lead to a locked door and you have to find a key.
Because 3/4 of the game you are in a flooded area you cannot drown enemies. But I drowned once, I fell in some kind of sinkhole near the beach and couldn’t get out.
More often than once an enemy one-hit-killed me by throwing a melee weapon at me, a cheap way to die.
When I use my kick it automatically throws the flares im holding, wasting them.
SamB’s ram ability doesn’t work well.
It copied the first too closely. Right down to the audio tapes you find, the missions, betrayals, the last boss battle being some kind of supermutated human, and a certain girl dying at the end.
Kevin (aka Charon the terrorist from the first game) and Yerema are removed at the beginning of the game and are never seen again.

THE ENDING:
Confusing. It looks like we rescued some people but abandoned others, again, just like the first game.

Crysis Warhead
9 Review

Game Review on Aug 19th, 2013

Shorter but almosts good as the original game.

A great Scifi FPS.
Gameplay is fun.
A variety of weapons.
Alot of action.

But it also has the same little problems that the original had.

A satisfying game.

Crysis
9 Review

Game Review on Aug 17th, 2013

A great Scifi FPS with an interesting story involving Koreans and aliens. And good characters.

Gameplay is fun. You're equipped with a suit with the abilities to increase your armor, speed, strength and invisibility. Unfortunately they cant be activated with a simple key, i had to tweak the game for that. You also cant toggle crouch.

You get a variety of weapons. However they feel like they dont have much force, and sometimes dont feel like they do enough damage, except the shotgun. But you get used to it.

The game also has alot of action, and alot of enemies, but because of how weak the guns feel, and how much enemies seem to show up out of nowhere i would often just run through them.

At the end of the game there is the epic, yet cliche final boss fight.

Satisfying game.

Age of Empires III
8 Review

Game Review on Aug 14th, 2013

Age of Empires III + Asian Dynasties + WarChiefs

A fun RTS with alot of replay value.

I dont care much for the campaign mode. The first story is good but the rest not that great.
However i do like skirmish mode where you choose the map and opponents and allies.

F.E.A.R. 2
8 Review

Game Review on Aug 4th, 2013 - 1 person agrees

8.5/10
A very fun game.

Instead of Playing as the Point Man from the first game you play as Sergeant Michael Becket.

The first problem i had was playing with a new character who also has super reflexes (slow mo). That was what made Point Man unique. But too many people have this ability, im including the FEAR Sergeant from FEAR Perseus Mandate.

But because of how great the game was i grew to like Becket.

The gameplay is good, weapons are good and interesting, the sound is good, the game looks good, the enemies are good and interesting, levels are good, you even use mechs or turrets at some points.
And the plot is better than the first FEAR.

However, like FEAR Extraction Point, FEAR 2 follows a very similar road as the first FEAR.
By that i mean it feels very similar, too similar, right down to squadmates, communications, who dies, when they die and how they die.
So the game is predictable because it follows the first FEAR so closely.

Also, throughout the game you gather 'intelligence': information through text that explain certain things, i think.
I say "i think" because i dont actually read them which is a shame, it would have made the story better. They should have put it in the form of audio diaries.

I think mainly what makes FEAR 2 so great is Alma's obsession with Becket, which also gets me interested in Becket, and makes him such a great character.

Its too bad in the 3rd game he is treated with no respect and they screw it up, what they do to him.
****** me off.

+DLC F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn
Although very short, its also very sweet.
You play as a Replica soldier. Paxton Fettel summons you so he can be reborn in you.

Mafia II
7 Review

Game Review on Jul 27th, 2013

Minus the DLC i rate this game a 6.
With the DLCs Betrayal of Jimmy, Jimmy's Vendetta and Joe's Adventures i give it a 7 or 7.5

Great characters.
Great voice acting.
Looks beautiful.
Hand to hand combat is fun.
The game is set in an interesting time period 1940-50, alot of potential.

But the game is also boring.
Way too much driving sections. Not much interesting to listen to on the radio, would have made the driving more fun. Driving feels stiff sometimes.
Weapons are good but sometimes i cant feel the impact of my bullets on an enemy.
The missions are not that exciting or memorable except for the last mission.
The missions are very simple, like day to day activities.
And you cant explore the world out of mission, nothing to do.

However i still think its a pretty good game with alot of potential but just didnt deliver it.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
8 Review

Game Review on Jul 24th, 2013

An amazing, fun, addicting game.
With multiple ways of completing goals, earning experience points, and distributing them.
Nice graphics and voice acting. Good memorable characters.

Some small problems:
I cant toggle staying in cover, but aim is toggle only.
To shoot from cover instead of pressing aim button you must us the directional keys.
But the worst parts are the boss battles. They feel out of place in the game. I focused on a stealthy playthrough but during the boss battles if you don’t have strong enough firepower you will die.

AWESOME GAME.

Also the DLC Missing Link was good. Would have been better if it wasn’t installed separately from the main game.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
7 Review

Game Review on Jul 17th, 2013

A pretty good game. You play as Riddick as he tries to escape a prison.

The stealth is the best part of this game, when it works.
Riddick can see in the dark so you must shoot out the lights and use his night vision. However often even when its pitch black enemies will still see you and just riddle you with bullets.
And some lights are covered in bullet proof glass for some reason so there are some you cant shoot out.

Worst part is the shooting. Guns act weird. When too close to a wall, object or enemy the gun disappears and you cant shoot.

At some points you use mechs also fun.

Hand to hand combat also good when it works.

The voice acting is also very good.

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