One of the best strategy games out there! I immediately fell in love with the carefully wrote and deep nation and unit descriptions, medieval music and minimalist graphics. Quite contrary, the game's graphics make the game so fun as it gives your imagination some blank space, thus making it personal (for me at least) and emotional. That is what lacks from today's games.
Basically an accessible strategy game with moderate learning curve and high complexity. Difficult to master but easy to pick up. At first could be a bit frightening because of the somewhat poor UI but if you're open minded, you have some imagination and dare to dive in an artistically created world, you'll do just fine and get an unforgettable experience.
I felt like this game was a very interesting idea. It definitely made one feel like an intruder, and they helped add the tension of being one as well. I thought that it broke the immersion a little bit by adding in physics and the ability to toss things around because no human I know can lift a grandfather clock and toss it several feet away. The tension of knowing when the lady returns adds a pinch of panic to the game that increases as the threat of her returning to the house increases. I'm not sure about how the mechanics of how she is able to detect you or what rooms she enters, but I remember a time when I tried to cut out the power to the house and I ended up running into her as I left the room with the power box in it and I ran upstairs only to see her start following me all the way up and into rooms when I was certain I lost her, so either the AI was able to guess where I am or I am running from a wallhacker. Either way, this was an enjoyable game and I hope to see more from the developer.
The Cursed Forest is probably one of the best indie horror games I've ever played. The environment shows a clear amount of effort and easily sets the mood, the monster is mysterious and creepy, and the jumpscares are very effective and bring a great deal of tension in anticipation while you play. I felt like the graphics were very impressive as well, as to be expected from the Cry engine. I was also very impressed by the length of the game, it takes over an hour to complete entirely. The only flaw I found in it that could separate it from a true horror game is that fact that it definitely has the feel of an indie game, meaning it's extremely linear and the game punishes you for not following the proper path, and there's no real goal or special mechanic other than simply collecting bones and hoping you don't get jumpscared. I have a feeling, however, that this developer has incredible potential to make this idea a true horror game with special mechanics, maybe a feature where the monster is always actively hunting you and hiding behind trees waiting to pop out if the player is not cautious enough. I definitely think that this game deserves an extremely high rating for it's outstanding display and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the developer presents next.
Plus and minus:
+ Level Design
+ Story (Very unique and interesting)
+ Music (It was creepy and awesome)
+ Ending (An awesome custom story, which ended amazingly)
+ Scares (A bit of jumpscares but they made sense)
- No custom monsters(I love custom monsters in custom stories, and was excited for them)
Half life is not just a game to me, Half-Life was the very first FPS I ever played It has effected my perception of what is a good game.
Half life produces a amount of adrenalin other games fail to produce.
Half-Life achieves this through a level of immersion and action that is just phenomenal.
Despite it's age I would play this game any day,
Great mod with a huge wealth of content. Each faction is as historically correct as is possible. One small problem is the "poll to change map/factions" feature which is prone to trolls ruining a 1.5 hour game, just because they died recklessly and want to respawn. Other than that, this is indeed the best mod ever made for Mount and Blade Warband.
FPS, RPG, Sci-fi and survival all combined in a very good game. The magic thing is that these are combined, but are still as complete as in a pure FPS, a pure RPG or a pure survival game.
e.g. the RPG part of this game is even better than the one in Deus Ex, with possible upgrades on weapons and technical abilities, characteristics and all the psionic powers that can be compared to magic spells. You also have to identify items and of course to hack many systems.
The excellent atmosphere is the other top point of the game (think Alien). You really feel uncomfortable, nervous, claustrophobic. Also, the storyline being introduced via recordings that you'll find here and there is perfect.
But there are several bad points, the most important one being the enemies respawn system. In some places, enemies respawn at about 10 meters from you, 10 seconds after the previous enemy is killed, and no good reason is provided for that to happen. Pretty boring, and pretty bad way to increase the game duration IMO. Also, the two last fights are not that hard, once you know how to do them.
Still, a must-play for Deus Ex, Bioshock, Alien movies or Half-Life (especially the 1st) lovers.