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#81

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#82

[quote=“deffury, post:79, topic:7438”]

great review Upsi…

Wish I had enuff time ta play…but alas…

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Everyone gets busy in their lives every once in a while, but we should manage to give atleast a short amount of time to things that entertain us, cause over-working is a major known cause of depression, so try to give some time to entertainment every now & then, life is short, enjoy it while it lasts.


#83

Game

Duke Nukem Forever

Genre

First Person Shooter

System

PC

Presentation

3/10

Graphics

4/10

Sound

5/10

Gameplay

4/10 Umm... Lets just say that its not very much like Duke Nukem 3D, its quite changed, so if you were gonna play it thinking that atleast it would be like its predecessor, then i recommend that you don't. As for the gameplay, it is mostly a pretty basic FPS game with random gameplay elements added in it, You just keep going through chapters pointlessly, doing pointless things in-between & then a huge boss comes every now & then for you to kill. Other than that, there are a few 3rd person driving missions, which are quite better than the rest of the stuff you do in the game. And yeah, there are a few mini games in it too that you can play if you want to, such as pinball & slot machines, etc. Oh and i almost forgot to say, You get to look at topless women in the game, and even receive lap-dances at some point in the game (now atleast there's something good in the game), and of-course you can also urinate in the game, if you're into that sort of thing...

Lasting Appeal

4/10 Where to begin... oh wait, there isn't much left to say, so lets just review the rest of the stuff. The presentation is just lame & unattractive, the story is even lamer, boring & clichéd. The loading times are awfully long, you can go take a huge piss, and it will still be loading when you come back... The graphics will remind you of... I don't know... Maybe 2004's FPS games? Cause even at the highest graphics the game doesn't look good. The textures are small & the details are pretty basic, the special effects are mediocre at best & the motion blur doesn't make it any better either. The Music/Sounds of the game are also just mediocre at best, There is quite of sex related dialogues in the game, girls say immature sexy things every now & then that won't turn you on (unless you easily get turned on), and Duke says funny/sexy one-liners every now & then, but think of it as mediocre humor.

So thats pretty much all. I'd say that it is playable for people who play every other FPS games out there, And that is isn't the worst FPS game ever, but you're most likely not gonna like it.

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#84

Game

Red Faction Armageddon

Genre

Third Person Shooter

System

PC

Presentation

5.5/10

Graphics

7/10

Sound

7/10

Gameplay

6.5/10 So, is it the same non-linear, open-world, sandbox-style mass-destruction game it's predecessor was? Nope, it ain't. What it is though, is just another Third person shooter game, with limited amount of destruction due to its closed-world gameplay, with a few driving missions in it. Most of the time you spend your time killing all type of insects ranging from bugs to worms & whatnot, and then the occasional boss fights with larger insects... The rest of the time you either destroy/repair buildings or drive/fly alien vehicles, which isn't much fun either, Except maybe the Ironman-type robots you get to drive/control, they're somewhat cool. There are minor similarities to its predecessor, like the salvage system, which means, you collect salvage from broken buildings/objects, and you spend it on unlocking abilities. And then the weapons are similar, except a few new ones like the magnet gun, flame-thrower, etc. A completely new thing in the game is the ability to repair broken/destroyed buildings/objects as many times as you want, completely free of cost, which unfortunately isn't much fun either since you can only repair broken stuff or stuff you broke yourself, and thus it limits the repairing due to its limited destruction, unless if you can enjoy destroying & repairing the same stuff again & again... Well thats pretty much all the gameplay.

Lasting Appeal

6/10 Well, this isn't nearly as good as or similar to to its epic predecessor, The story is quite forgettable, its gameplay is pretty repetitive & unoriginal, the atmospheres are dull, and thus you might start to get bored soon in the game, but approximately after half the game, it gets slightly better, and will let you bear it. But overall, it is still a pretty decent 3rd person shooter, and fans of the genre will generally likely like it.


#85

Crysis 2

Genre First-person shooter

Platform Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Presentation 9/10

Crysis 2 is way better than everything from its previous part. Game menus have improved. Loading screen is not much likeable.

Story

Continues from last part but somethings new and interesting ones. Interesting thing is that the prophet from last game has changed into some one else! why and who? play the game and you'll know it. IN fact storyline keeps it in a way that the whole story is revealed at the end, so its loving.

Main Character

His name is alcatraz now known as prophet, but thing that irritated me that he never speaks! a dumb hero, and thank god he is not deaf! :)

With the cloaking, armor, nano mode, visor, it helps a lot while playing the game.

Graphics 11/10

Graphics are best as always, I played crysis 1 due to the fame of its graphics, this time the graphics are better.

Original game comes with DX9 and there is an update for DX11 pack. But i can't note any huge differences in graphics when i played it with DX11 pack.

Sound

Menu sounds are haunted, but the game music is interesting as it changes with the situation, which makes the gamer to stand up of his seat with excitement.

Gameplay

O man AI is so hard but made it through! :D

AI level is the real interest for me in this game. Difficulty level is higher than usual games. And there are two ways we can play this game.

1. Stealth: using cloak mode to avoid detection and clearing enemies with stealth kills. but sometimes we need to how our self to proceed.

2. The other is the usual kiss kiss bang bang way!

I played both ways.

Lasting appeal

It is an interesting to keep the player playing till the end, but there will be less people who will like to play this game 3rd or 4th time (Except for me :P )

Overall 8.5/10


#86

Great review..

Makes me wanna play....


#87

^what you've not played it yet! man go play it!


#88

Game

Limbo

Genre

Puzzle-Platformer

System

PC

Presentation

9/10 The game is played without any movies/cut-scenes just like Braid, and that completely suits the game's style.

Graphics

9/10 The whole game is played in Black & White, and the atmospheres are depressingly breath-taking. The special-effects are great, and the artwork is just brilliant.

Sound

9/10 The majority of game is played without music, but that just improves the creepiness of the game, And increases your concentration to the game.

Gameplay

9/10 So, what is limbo exactly? It is the darkest, eeriest Puzzle-Platformer game made yet. You play as a kid who wakes up besides a tree in a forest, with no idea what happened before, and you just gotta keep going ahead observing the atmosphere and wondering what would've happened. The game is basically a much darker version of Braid, but without the time-controlling abilities. Puzzles are much more complex, and you die A LOT in the game, but thankfully, there are loads of checkpoints in the game. The wide variety of interesting puzzles is just highly appreciative. As the "platformer" genre suggests, the majority of the gameplay consists of movement & platforming, but don't get me wrong, there is much more depth to it than that. And then there are hidden eggs for you to collect, which adds to the replay value. The gameplay for its genre is pretty much flawless.

Lasting Appeal

9/10 The game is a must play for just about anyone. The game is somewhat short, but you'll still enjoy it more than *put your current favorite puzzle/platformer game's name here*. And the ending although sudden, is just brilliant.

The game is highly recommendable to just about anyone! A note of caution though, the game is very violent, you play as a kid, and the ways you die in the game are pretty violent...


#89

Excellent Review! After reading it, I downloaded the game immediately and found nothing short of what described. I played for a little while cuz didn't have much time. Just to ask, how did you get past the spider tree? I got stuck there and then decided to play it later :)

[quote="Upsilon, post:88, topic:7438"]

Game

Limbo

Genre

Puzzle-Platformer

System

PC

Presentation

9/10 The game is played without any movies/cut-scenes just like Braid, and that completely suits the game's style.

Graphics

9/10 The whole game is played in Black & White, and the atmospheres are depressingly breath-taking. The special-effects are great, and the artwork is just brilliant.

Sound

9/10 The majority of game is played without music, but that just improves the creepiness of the game, And increases your concentration to the game.

Gameplay

9/10 So, what is limbo exactly? It is the darkest, eeriest Puzzle-Platformer game made yet. You play as a kid who wakes up besides a tree in a forest, with no idea what happened before, and you just gotta keep going ahead observing the atmosphere and wondering what would've happened. The game is basically a much darker version of Braid, but without the time-controlling abilities. Puzzles are much more complex, and you die A LOT in the game, but thankfully, there are loads of checkpoints in the game. The wide variety of interesting puzzles is just highly appreciative. As the "platformer" genre suggests, the majority of the gameplay consists of movement & platforming, but don't get me wrong, there is much more depth to it than that. And then there are hidden eggs for you to collect, which adds to the replay value. The gameplay for its genre is pretty much flawless.

Lasting Appeal

9/10 The game is a must play for just about anyone. The game is somewhat short, but you'll still enjoy it more than *put your current favorite puzzle/platformer game's name here*. And the ending although sudden, is just brilliant.

The game is highly recommendable to just about anyone! A note of caution though, the game is very violent, you play as a kid, and the ways you die in the game are pretty violent...

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#90

Game

Darksiders

Genre

Action

System

PC/PS3/Xbox360

Presentation

7/10, Pretty decent story, and the movies are far few with few advancements in story. The levels and themes are however great, and do giv give a sens of chaos around.

Graphics

9/10, great graphics., with comics like styling.

Sound

8/10, Sounds are pretty good but the the music doesnt really stick to your head.

Gameplay

8/10, Game is a bare mix of good games..between "God of war",and "Zelda". The boss battles are ok but I wish it could give some clues, and not make us work for it. Also the puzzles have the same issue, as You never really know what you are supposed to do like in other games like GoW or Alan Wake. Difficulty is is a mix as some enemies can be killed easily if you use the right combos, magic, and weapons, but mostly you will upgrade your weapons and will never even use magic or items.

Lasting Appeal

8/10, its fun and you enjoy the game overall.But dont expect any replays.


#91

@unikorn You get close to the spider, and as soon as it raises its leg, you get back, so its leg hits the ground. You do it 3 times so the bear-trap on the leftern tree falls down. Then you push the bear-trap right under the the spider's leg, and make sure that the spider hits the bear trap instead of you, so it loses its legs, you do this 3 times, and then the spider goes away.


#92

[quote=“Upsilon, post:91, topic:7438”]

@unikorn You get close to the spider, and as soon as it raises its leg, you get back, so its leg hits the ground. You do it 3 times so the bear-trap on the leftern tree falls down. Then you push the bear-trap right under the the spider’s leg, and make sure that the spider hits the bear trap instead of you, so it loses its legs, you do this 3 times, and then the spider goes away.

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But the spider does not go away, does it? :) It kept coming back to get me till it was reduced to a big ball, which was put to a good use. Thanks for help!


#93

Game

The Saboteur

Genre

Sandbox, Action-Adventure, 3rd-Person Shooter, Stealth

System

PC

Presentation

9/10 The presentation & cut-scenes are pleasant & charming. The Startup presentation is epic, and the main menu is pretty fine. Playing in a well-created Nazi occupied France is pretty awesome.

Graphics

8/10 The game is played in Sin-City like effects, that is, the whole environments are black & white, with specific objects brimming with colors (windows, flags, etc)... And then the city starts to color up as you continue to do missions in the game. The atmospheres are beautiful, although the game does look better in black & white than after coloring up (except the countryside, which looks absolutely gorgeous in all its colors). And the rain looks great in this game. Unfortunately the textures are not so detailed, and the buildings doesn't look great either. But all in all, the game looks great nonetheless.

Sound

9/10 The Music is top-class, every single tune played is pleasant, and suits up with the game nicely. The theme music is pretty awesome, and the dialogues are done splendidly. The sound effects could be better though, specially of the vehicles, and the audio quality of the dialogues could've been better too, but those are just a few minor things.

Gameplay

8/10 So, how's the gameplay? Think of it like an awesome combo of Mafia, Assassin's Creed, Hitman, & Just Cause (without the grappling hook, and over-the-top action). The basic gameplay is simple, there are main-missions and the side-missions, you have the choice for the side-missions. In the game, you fight against the nazis, you kill them & their generals, you blow their stuff, you get rid of them. In your way to get there, you do a lot of stealthing, you stealthily kill their guards & wear their uniforms, and walk around them while trying your best to keep your disguise. You climb a lot of building, and run on roof-tops. And then there are a lot of racing & driving missions, with you sometimes following, and sometimes you getting away from the Nazis. Basically you do all kinds of fun things, and there is alot of excitement. Now the slightly disappointing thing is, that some of these gameplay elements are somewhat flawed, which sometimes annoys you, but the game is awesome enough to easily make up for that.

Lasting Appeal

9/10 The game is sandbox, and the decent number of side-missions and difficulty settings allows multiple playthroughs. And the large number of destroyable enemy buildings & stuff makes it even more long-lasting.

Final Words

The game has an excellent story & interesting characters (specially the main character "Sean", he's one cool SOB). The game holds all kinds of emotions, and is even sexy at times. It keeps a fair balance between triumph & tragedy, And at the end, rewards you with one of the best Dramatic-Noir Endings ever. It is simply the best 3rd-person WWII game made yet.

OVERALL: 9/10


#94

Game:

Alpha Protocol

Genre:

Spy RPG, Stealth, Action

System:

[PC], PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Overview:

Alpha Protocol is probably the first Spy RPG game, that gives you almost complete control over it's gameplay & story. It is one of the best

choice-based games I've ever played. The player is almost always given the choice to decide what they want to do next, and how they want to

proceed the story. The choice of conversation is vast, and can make modest to drastic changes to the story, or can increase or decrease your

reputation with the person you're talking with. The game even has multiple romance options, which are all great unlike other games. The

gameplay is flexible to user's likings, You can play it stealthily, or as a 3rd-person shooter, or a balance of both. Almost everything can be

adjusted to your liking.

Presentation:

9/10 The presentation is one of the best I've ever seen. The choice-based cutscenes are very well done, and the pacing & progress in the

story is pretty cool. The movie-like presentation, and your constant interaction in it keeps your interests up.

Graphics:

7/10 The graphics are honestly outdated, and aren't likely to impress anyone. The atmospheres are fine though. And the character designs &

facial animation are great, almost all the characters look nice and realistic, and match up with their personality. The main character "Mike

Thorton" is pretty cool, and the chicks in the game are all hot & pretty.

Sound:

9/10 The Music department is pretty fine, the Theme Music & the BGMs are well-suited for the game's aroma, and the sound effects are pretty

decent too. The best part are the dialogues, they are excellent. The voice-actors have done a marvelous job. You can play the game multiple

times, without feeling the need to skip the dialogues.

Gameplay:

8/10 As i said before, the gameplay is quite flexible, to the user's preferences. At the start of the game, you're given the option to choose

your specialty, If you wanna play stealthily, select Spy, if you wanna play Straight-up shooter, select Commando, if you wanna play Tactical

shooter, select Engineer. As you level up, you can invest your experience in the skills of any other fields, but you won't be able to master

the arts of the other fields. Unfortunately, the gameplay has some bugs & issues, and the Enemy AI is inconsistent, but these things really don't bother you much.

The game has some nice mini-games that you need to play in-order to pick locks, deactivate alarms, and hack into computers. The stealth & shooting mechanics

are pretty good, but since it's an RPG game, they're adjusted to suit the genre. Doing the missions, and dealing with different people and

situations awards you with money, which can be used to purchase stuff. There are loads of guns and armors to choose from, along with many cool

gadgets you can purchase and use. The skills & abilities in the games are pretty cool too, and depending on which field you chose, provide

their benefits and drawbacks.

Lasting Appeal:

9/10 The game is non-linear, and has multiple difficulty settings, along with the fact that it has multiple endings, and the choice-based

gameplay allows you to enjoy the game multiple times without getting bored. The best part is, that finishing the game the first time unlocks

the Veteran mode, which gives you loads of skill points at the beginning of the game, giving you an upper hand over the enemies, and also

unlocks an occasional additional "Veteran" conversation option.

Final Words:

This is easily one of the most underrated, and over-criticized games ever. The game has a pretty decent story, good gameplay, and a great

presentation, all it lacks is polish...

OVERALL: 8.8/10


#95

It seems that i'll have to play it! :)


#96

^ Sure, try it out, you'll like it.


#97

Fallout New Vegas

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note:played it on PC

Genre Action-RPG

PLatform

Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Presentation 7/10

Main menu is average and the other menus. Loading times are short. Loading screens are not something to go crazy for. Overall presentation of this game is average.

Story 8/10

You get to play as a "courier" whos carrying a platinum chip, ambushed by benny and now you've to find out what actually happened to you, as the story line has many different ways to go, so it makes the game really enjoyable to play. The main three sides Ceasar's legion, NCR and Mr house, choose a side and the fate of NEW vegas is in your hands, which will result in second battle of hoover dam.

And the main thing that in several turn of the story we get to decide the fate of many factions, wether to let them live or die. So it is a very interesting kind of storyline. you'll know when you play it!

Main character 9/10

We get to choose our character male or female, choose his race and face features. And after that we get to choose our players traits. And then there are Some skill points awareded choose them wisely. The player will be upgraded one level after certain amount of XP in the game and will have to choose a perk, which makes the character to have some speciall abilities. Perks also have different levels 1,2,3, and so on. This is also another interesting thing in this game, a costumiseable character. He also have a Pipboy 3000 thingy on his arm, from where player can equip items, view stats, maps and heal himslef.

Sound 10/10

Game sounds are the one thing that actually made me play this game for the first time, man in game songs are awesome. You can turn the radio on/off from the pipboy.

Graphics 5/10

The original graphis are not so good. There are many glitches and lots of bugs. So i installed NMC's texture mod from newvegasnexus.com. It really made it worth playing, even the bugs were there. After installing that mod i can rerate the graphics at 8/10.

Gameplay 8/10

An open world game, i didn't felt that i was playing an RPG. When travelling around you get to kill lots of creatures from which many are very hard to kill. And change you apearance as per required situation. And many times use stealth!!!!!! woa!!!! stealth in an RPG! yea baby!

There is a whole lot of weapons to kill with from 22. silenced to fatman nukes!

You can repair items reload ammunition to make it useable once agian with certain items. And lots of other features.

THe player needs to live by eating, drinking and resting if you play in hardcore mode from the options

menu, Which makes this game more interesting to play. Whereas the difficulty level is a different

thing.

Lasting appeal

I can't say anything more than that i've been playing this game fourth time in a row, this game must be one of the best for rpg lovers, even though i'm not a big RPG fan.

Overall

IMO It can be rated as 8.5/10

IGn 8.5/10 on xbox 360 and 9/10 on pc.

Gamespot 8.5/10 on PC.

Gameradar 9/10

PC gamerUK 84%

Downloadable content:

I forgot to mention the DLCs there are three current released Dead money, Honest hearts and Old world blues. And there is also a fourth one is lone some road which is yet to be released. As i haven't played any of them so can't say a word about them. :)

note: For those who want mods check out www.newvegasnexus.com


#98

Game:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Genre:

Action-RPG

System:

[PC], PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Presentation:

8/10 The presentation is pretty cool mostly, the menus are stylish, and the cutscenes although short, are attractive, and the ending movies are pretty awesome. The excessive advertisement at the startup of the game is very annoying though, but thankfully there's a mod to disable them.

Graphics:

7.5/10 The graphics are disappointing for such a high budget game, even at full graphics, they're just a simple good. The character models & animations are also lame. The atmospheres on the other hand are pretty good, and the city structures are also decent.

Sound:

8/10 The Music is generally great, and the OST is pretty cool. The sound effects and the voice acting are just decent or a plain good though.

Gameplay:

7.5/10 The gameplay is like a mix of Fallout 3 & Alpha Protocol, but it's still quite different. The mixture of 1st & 3rd person gameplay is annoying at first, but you soon get used to it. Supposedly, you can either play it stealthily, or like a shooter (or a mixture of both), but realistically, i wouldn't suggest playing it as a generic shooter, cause then you'll die a lot. The cover & shooting mechanics are pretty decent, and stealth is also fun. You play as an Augmented Man, so there are quite some cool things he can do, like break cracked walls and jump from high places and use electricity to float down on the ground (I love this ability), and such things. His abilities continue to upgrade as you progress. Unfortunately, there isn't any controllable melee action in it, you can knock people down, or even assassinate them, but these actions are done like cut-scenes, with no interaction from you whatsoever.

There are other minor things you can do, like hacking, traveling in air ducts, move some specific stuff, etc.

Lasting Appeal:

8/10 The game is semi-openworld, so there's a lot of places to explore, and/or find side-quests on, The main missions are not so many, and without doing them the game finishes pretty soon, but if you go on finding & doing all the side-quests, the gameplay time will increase noticeably.

There are 3 difficulty modes. Once you've finished it in easy/normal difficulty, you can try playing it on the hard difficulty. And last but not least, there are 4 different endings, but you can save just before choosing them, so that doesn't really increase the gameplay time...

Final Words:

A good story with decent characters (The protagonist "Adam Jensen" is pretty cool, but his lamish voice doesn't really suit up with his personality) and a fine gameplay, adds up to provide you with a great A-RPG experience. The game stays interesting most of the time, and once you've finished it, you're well satisfied with it.

OVERALL: 8/10


#99

Hmm... I guess i should revert back to writing short reviews.


#100

Why?

you write great reviews...and may help in documentation in later future..

keep it up..