Average User Score: 7.5Feb 27, 2015Genuinely enjoyable so far. An interesting hybrid of RE6 and older RE titles. Use of prerendered video for some sections is a littleGenuinely enjoyable so far. An interesting hybrid of RE6 and older RE titles. Use of prerendered video for some sections is a little disappointing considering how much of RE6 was rendered in realtime. UI on PC is excellent. Performance is uneven, but Capcom have a good history when it comes to fixing their PC games post-release - especially Resident Evil titles.
I'm aware the missing co-op may upset some, but as a solo player it doesn't concern me. I genuinely hope Capcom can work something out for players who want it, though.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Jul 23, 2014Enemy Front is a flawed game. Technical hiccups are constantly present - some especially obvious to someone like me, who is experienced withEnemy Front is a flawed game. Technical hiccups are constantly present - some especially obvious to someone like me, who is experienced with CryEngine map design.
But beneath the flaws is a refreshing and vibrant WWII FPS. The environments are not the best CryEngine has to offer, but they are hardly ugly. About the only truly negative aspect is the fact everything is nailed to the floor. Patches seem to have ironed out the worst of the technical issues faced at launch. Voice acting is very good. Stealth is fickle, but very usable, and the weapons are varied and fun to use.
I hope this review convinces others to give this underrated gem a chance.
I am also interested in the possibility of modifications which could improve the game, since CryEngine is one of the most open game engines around.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Apr 21, 2013Turok 3 is a genuinely good FPS game which, despite being clearly rushed, manages to improve upon not only Turok 2, but the games it drawsTurok 3 is a genuinely good FPS game which, despite being clearly rushed, manages to improve upon not only Turok 2, but the games it draws influence from, such as Half Life and System Shock 2.
The graphics are remarkable, the character models and shadow effects in particular standing as some of the best on the N64. The story is well told, the voice acting is well done, and while the combat isn't as fluid as something like Perfect Dark, it is still competent.
The multiplayer is passable, though no real competitor to Perfect Dark. It has 48 maps, and bots.
This game is a dark horse, and an unappreciated gem. I am tempted to give it 9 out of 10, but I'll settle for 8 out of 10. The game does have issues, but these don't prevent it being an amazing game.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Feb 4, 2013Perfect Dark is the most perfect first person shooter videogame ever created. I know that is a bold claim, and the game is not everybody's cupPerfect Dark is the most perfect first person shooter videogame ever created. I know that is a bold claim, and the game is not everybody's cup of tea. But why should art have to apologise just because it was designed with an ethos some find disagreeable? Do we judge Pink Floyd for not sounding like Queen? Both are masterful music groups with masterful music. Perfect Dark is a masterpiece of video-game design. If players are unable to tolerate the slow pacing, lack of hand-holding, or the science fiction storyline, that is really their own fault.
Perfect Dark is filled with features which 13 years of development since have failed to recapture: Destroyable lighting, locational damage on enemies, surrendering AI, an array of clever weapons, non-lethal combat as a viable option, and alternate means of completing common objectives.
The story is clever, humourous, and told very well via voiced conversations and cutscenes which book-end each mission. Joanna Dark is an interesting protagonist. I can't think of any videogame with a better female lead.
Also of note is the multiplayer functionality, including well-designed cooperative, the combat simulator, and the inclusion of key maps from Goldeneye.
Some people complain about this game's framerate. Let me tell you a cute little fact. Perfect Dark runs at a maximum of 50 or 60 frames per second, depending on whether your copy is PAL or NTSC. To compare, Ocarina of Time is capped at 17-20 frames per second. The sluggish framerate is noticable during heavy action in Perfect Dark because the game is capable of running at a much higher framerate at other times. And to be frank, the framerate is not as bad as people make out, and certainly much better than Goldeneye's.
It's difficult for me to submit this review. I fear I haven't expressed just how beautiful this game is. It changed my life, and has continued to inspire me to this day. It deserves the title of greatest first person shooter ever created, and I suggest it deserves to be considered among the greatest video-games ever created. You owe it to yourself to play this game with an open mind, and most importantly LEARN how to play it. If you've been bought up on Modern Warfare and Quake, this game will be a plodding, dull experience. But if you have a taste for Deus Ex, and games which require the player to think in order to be completed, you will enjoy it. Just make sure you find a control scheme which feels comfortable first. The default is not particularly good for aiming.
That is all I can think to say. I love Perfect Dark.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jan 29, 2013It's a mediocre game, but it does have a certain charm. It will appeal to hardcore Sims fans, of which there are many. The visuals are decentIt's a mediocre game, but it does have a certain charm. It will appeal to hardcore Sims fans, of which there are many. The visuals are decent enough, and the scaled down gameplay works fairly well on the PSP. My main technical objection would have to be the constant load breaks with my PSP1000, although ripping the game to MS, provided you have custom firmware, eradicates these entirely.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 29, 2013Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is not quite as good as the first game, but it is a solid entry in the series which wraps up the plot of theCorpse Party: Book of Shadows is not quite as good as the first game, but it is a solid entry in the series which wraps up the plot of the first game. The story is interesting, even if it does omit crucial plot details, more or less blatantly assuming the player has played Corpse Party. The worst thing I can say about it, is that it clarifies ambiguities the player may wish had not been clarified. Book of Shadows is far, far bleaker than Corpse Party. After a shocking twist ending, the the game points forward to a sequel titled "Blood Drive" which will hopefully bring closure, and perhaps a brighter conclusion to the nightmare.… Expand