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Game Review on Nov 11th, 2013
A horror game done right.
You play an investigator hunting down a serial killer who kills serial killers. While at the same time running from the police who suspect you of murder.
You use various tools, as well as some psychic visions, to examine clues and evidence.
Your friend Rosa, a forensics at HQ, whom you are in contact with throughout the game analyses all the clues sent to her and helps you.
Game focuses on melee.
Combat is well done. You need to block, move forward and back and time your attacks. Certain melee weapons have secondary uses to break doors or locks (fire axe, sledge hammer, crowbar)
You may also find ranged weapons with limited ammo in them. Shotguns and pistols.
Unfortunately you may find sub-machine guns occasionally. And i wish the game did not have them. But they are rare, plus the ammo is limited.
Checkpoints are position perfectly. The game also has a quick save feature which i dont use since checkpoints are well positioned.
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.
Game Review on Aug 25th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
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).
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.
Confusing. It looks like we rescued some people but abandoned others, again, just like the first game.
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.
Game Review on Aug 4th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
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 more than Point Man.
The gameplay is better, weapons are better and more interesting, the sound is better, the game looks better, the enemies are better and more interesting, levels are better, you even use mechs or turrets at some points, and the overall plot is better. Its overall 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.
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.
Also the DLC Missing Link was good. Would have been better if it wasn’t installed separately from the main game.
Game Review on Jun 24th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
FEAR is a fun game. This is mostly due to "reflex time". Without it i doubt the game would be that good.
There is also the creepy atmosphere that keeps it interesting, although not creepy enough.
The gameplay is good, the story is good, characters are good even though you spend most of your time alone and dont get to interact with them much.
However, the game seem to be more fun and creepier at the beginning.
But afterwards it gets repetitive. You fight the same enemies throughout the game.
I wish i didnt spend so much time indoors, and more time outside in the streets.
Game Review on May 14th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition including Duke Nukem 3D Classic, Duke it Out in DC, Duke Nuclear Winter and Duke Caribbean.
A pretty good FPS.
Aliens are invading and you must stop them.
You get a variety of weapons, my favorite being the shotgun.
Items like Fist Aide, Steroids, Jet Pack, NightVision Goggles.
Each level has a different theme. The levels are not linear. You need to find keys (red, blue, yellow) to open specific doors. You can uncover secret locations. There are puzzles to solve.
The game also has some nice fan service.
Game Review on May 2nd, 2013
I played Doom 3 BFG Edition.
The game was fun during the first half.
Interesting main characters.
I liked the sound effect of the pistol. But the design and sound effect of the other weapons were kinda silly. I did like the chainsaw though.
However i found the game too long. After i went to hell and came back i kept wondering when the game was gonna end. I kept going up, down, backtracking, finding keys to open doors, killing the same enemies, it got tiring.
And despite playing the "BFG Edition" i rarely used the BFG. I refused to use it on normal enemies. Didnt help much against bosses. And didnt help me at all for the final boss.
But overall a pretty good game.
Game Review on Apr 29th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
Left4Dead2 didnt need to exist, it should have been an addon to Left4Dead.
L4d2 is a very fun game. Especially online with friends.
An infinite amount of zombies to kill but you've got the tools to take care of them.
Your friends are there to help you through just stick together and you might just survive.
The bots are competent, they watch your back, you can count on them.
Interesting special infected. However i feel like they could have added more specials.
While playing through a farm level i thought of how cool it would be if there was a zombie cow.
My favorite zombie apocalypse game.