Average User Score: 7.7Jun 26, 2014Plague Inc is a game that I have enjoyed on the iPhone for many, many hours at end.
There is something devious, challenging and difficult about destroying mankind quietly, controlled and effectively before they find their cure to eradicate you.
However, this extensive experience on the iPhone brought me to the biggest hurdle for me.
As much as the game is optimized for PC play, beautified with nice graphics and made into adulthood on the overall context, it is still the same old Plague Inc I had already played.
So in my mind two distinct scenarios arise.
If you have played this game on the iPhone and are just as curious to see how a PC port would do... Chances are relatively big that you will decide that it just wasn't enough improvement to cover your expenses. Although as I am saying this right now, I do keep in mind that since we are in early-access at the time, features (such as the alluring multiplayer) will still be added and can possibly deliver a bit extra.
If you on the other hand never played this game before and are open to it being a true PC game instead of a living room tapping game on smartphone or tablet; than I can definitely see that buying that extra little bit of quality can make sure you'll enjoy this longer.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Mar 22, 2014Everyone knows the series such as Unreal Tournament, Command & Conquer and so on...
But if I tell people what games I have played most since my dawn of PC gaming, most look completely spaced out when I tell them about this severely underrated game.
I don't think it is a matter of not being good enough to compete with the more known series, but more about the sheer lack of being found by the main public that finally made sure that Warzone 2100 was unknown to most. And that is sad in my eyes... very sad.
Because if W2100 would have gotten the attention it deserved, we would surely be looking at Pumpkin Studios / Eidos developing W2200... and beyond.
The game featured a depth which would pale the unit selection of Command & Conquer and provided fresh gameplay every time you started another game. Hours and hours I have put into this game before I checked out every angle of the tech tree, before I had build every unit and before I checked out every map.
I try to stay updated about how the unofficial development of W2100 goes on. Since the release of the code, several projects are running with this. But it is hard to keep a good overview of where W2100 began and what is now W2100+.
In the end I think every W2100 fan would like to see a full on W2200, but which gaming studio would pick up this brilliant, yet underrated project and launch it into something new and catchy, while remaining true to the old game?
If anyone on Kickstarter or Steam Greenlight has this idea... he surely has my vote!
Until then do yourself a favor, look up the free download on the internet, forget about graphics and stick it out to experience an unbelievable warzone adventure.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Jan 3, 2014Incredibly diverse... that is one particularly fitting way to describe this game.
Never before have I had the pleasure of putting so much time into a pointless game.
Most likely because it is not a game... it's an experience.
One that I recommend to everyone... and don't be shy to pick up a walk trough at the end to see what you have been missing!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jan 3, 2014This kind of game is though to rate, because it fits completely in another box than 'regular' PC games.
But having that said, this is also its strong point.
The game plays as a slot machine, with some additional events that require a choice from you.
Even though there is quite some planning involved with playing this game, I found it tricky to really get into the mechanics deep enough. After about a hour I'd say I had a little bit enough of the game, although I probably haven't gone close to the 'fun' parts yet.
If it would have been set up in a more visually stunning game, away from the slot machines into full on point and click and from the ancient age to the modern age... then I would have probably eaten the whole game up in one go.
But it might just be me … Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Nov 29, 2013Straight out of the gate I have to admit I have a positive predisposition regarding anything Roman. A strategy game on this subject is therefore one of the top even before I start the game for the first time.
Total War: Rome I has been played for hours on end and it looks like number II won't be a different.
Well, in fact it is. As I was slaughtering barbarians alone in I, I'm now doing it in co-op with a good friend in II.
As you probably have read so far the game was beyond buggy upon release and to say that it is stable now is a grand understatement of the core issues that still haunt it. The developers however have put their best effort into fixing each and every one of the major issues, so that at least single player is well playable.
Multiplayer does however quite often freeze up without reason; leaving some save games utterly unplayable.
But the shear size of the game, the options, the battles and the strategic choices make you come back time after time, especially when you are sharing the enjoyment with a good friend.
In short, if you can get past the irritating glitches that can in some aspects overshadow the good, you find yourself in a massive, diverse and challenging game filled with the best war scenes one can think of: Ancient Rome.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Oct 25, 2013Again I have to say in a game review that people by default try to rate a game as if it was made by the big game companies that produce big series. However, The Fullbright Company is a team that tries to bring their fresh view onto gaming from a virtually unknown reputation.
The comments about it being a slightly repetitive, short game with little action are definitely true and if you really need to have this in a game you better can skip this one.
However, I personally found the narrative to be of such a quality that I kept on looking for new rooms and items, all the way until the end.
Granted... it is not the best game by far and to say that it is good is already a heavy statement, but for the 10 euros I paid for it, it was well well worth the spending and I'll be keeping a sharp eye onto this fledgling company!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 2, 2013Loving the fact that games can think outside the box.
Similar games such as the modern CSI family cannot even come close in terms of story telling, atmosphere and thrill.
Even though investigating cases usually meant going through the same routines, the differences in story background, persons of interest and action scenes kept me playing right up to the last case.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 2, 2013It is easy to be tempted to judge this game against other games of the 65 dollars worth, but this would be misleading. And when looking at the fact that I only had to pay a measly 8 dollars for the total development, it is actually a pretty good experience all together.
You can clearly see that the developers took a good hard look at what game developing means to them and have translated that in a light hearted, fun game.
A few little hick-ups are bound to give the player a bit of a frown; certain angles are only half-way developed or counter-intuitive, while other areas look overly complicated.
Balancing the different ratings (which are never shown in the game but judge with a vengeance in the game's algorithms) makes it hard to get high ratings over and over. This is especially intensified by having the games judged against the best game you have made yourself.
In the end I can definitely see how the game gets repetitive after a while, but introducing R&D Labs and Console design helps to break the repeating patterns at key moments. That being said, I don't know whether I would replay the game after I get to the 100%...… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Aug 22, 2013This has to be the game with the longest and steepest learning curve I have ever played.
Even now halfway through the Dutch competition season I am searching online every day to fix problems with my team and my own performance as a manager. Whenever I think I have all the problems solved, another crisis appears on the horizon for which I need to find an answer to.
But despite of making managing a daunting job, I find myself addicted to running game after game, increasing the capabilities of my team and getting results.… Expand
Average User Score: 1.9Aug 22, 2013Personally I have only played CoH 1 for multiplayer skirmishes against the PC and it is likely that CoH 2 will almost only be used in this sense. Therefore, it pleased me and my friends greatly to find out that the AI in CoH 2 has gotten a major overhaul from the predictable patterns of CoH 1.
After getting used to the new supports, new UI and new way of playing, we are finally getting in the position that bashing normal AI's can be won.
I get that a lot of people are ticked off because CoH 2 has not become a successor of CoH 1 in the strictest sense; but for me it is definitely an improvement.… Expand