Average User Score: 7.5Apr 4, 2014Let me just say that without the 'ending' bringing it all together this would be getting a very different score. The game is short, but it's pretty well done for what little you get in gametime. I would recommend it. I give it an 8... a low 8/10, because it presents in such a fresh and imaginative way. ALso it's pretty cheap when on sale...that would also be a reason. Are there better valued games out there? Of course. Are you better to spend that money on another game? Maybe. If you know what you got in S1 of the walking dead you will enjoy this content and have no reservations about splurging on a short yet sweet experience.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.1Apr 4, 2014This is a low 8/10. I didn't complete nearly half the content the game has to offer. For the simple reason that this type of game really doesn't appeal to me. Now why would I give a game that doesn't appeal to me an 8/10? Well first off this is my first entry into the devil may cry franchise. And for what it is, they did a really good job with this origin story (as far as origin stories go). I couldn't get into doing the secret areas. I couldn't really get into the environments. I didn't really like alot of the characters. The game is hampered by it's low resolution of 720p...which is a real pity.
Why the 8? The game is absolutely beautiful...even with it's 720p handicap. The enemies the weapons....Dante's movements....the physics...everything is top knotch. The acting is even pretty good (alot better than resident evil). Like I said I didn't feel the need to learn all the combo's or complete the higher difficulties or do the secret areas. It just didn't appeal to me. I played to advance the story while marveling at how cool the fighting in the game was. That said, you can pull off some really brutally satisfying combo's in this game. Combat is fun in this game, period. There are a ton of weapons and it's satisfying to vary your attacks. Also the slow motion final blow to the enemies in the area is just awesome every time. It's fun.
My major gripes with the game were that I felt (when not in combat) like I was on rails most of the time. I didn't feel any connection or understanding toward the environment I was fighting in. So it was hard to feel anything toward the universe past the individual characters in the story. The boss battles were all very satisfying. The music was superb.
1 problem was the ranged weapons, mainly ebony and ivory the iconic dual pistols of dante. They are terrible WEAK in this game. Their special powers ad combo's do next to no damage they are there to look badass and increase style points (the point system). I get what they were trying to do though. Being able to kill everyone with your pistols would detract from the game. SO their only real use is to look badass and to keep the style meter going (which is important).
I really really enjoyed the final boss fight in this game. It was just so well done and so satisfying to play. It really made me want to go out and buy the sequel on the offchance I might get to experience another boss battle like that. The game didn't appeal to me, but I can appreciate a good game when I see one. 8/10.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Mar 21, 2014Compared to the other episodes this one is the shortest. However, it is arguably the best of the bunch. Where they shortened the length they increased the number of choices and better polished the impact those choices had on your story. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll keep it vague but they pay tribute to the other episodes and the other decisions you've made, bringing everything together to give you a wider perspective of the world the story takes place in. It was very unexpected how they went about this episode. It was also really well done and arguably this is a good ending/beginning :)
I enjoyed this series more than I thought I would. After playing the demo and being less than impressed....I picked up episode 1 when it became free and even at the end of that I wasn't completely convinced. But, I decided to give it a chance and although it isn't deserving of game of the year (like alot of reviewers have said) it is definitely worth your time to play it. I picked up season 1 on sale for basically 10$ CDN (all 5 episodes and 400 days). For that price I have little beef recommending this to someone to try. Some will like it, some will hate it. Season 1 is selling for 20$ CDN on psp right now. I'm sure in the future it will go on sale again. For $10 I'd say pick it up, take the risk, and try it. For 20$ it might be worth reading a review or two to get an idea of what you are buying (as is with most games), but if you understand this is a story-teller based game I doubt you will regret your purchase.
I'm looking forward to buying season 2. It WAS on sale a few weeks ago....but I missed out. Bad on me. I'll probably wait for it to go on sale before picking up a season pass, but that's just how I do things. Hopefully some of my reviews were helpful for any skeptics.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Mar 21, 2014I really enjoyed this episode. The characters were all fully developed by this point and it had a ton of emotional moments that made me stop and think. The puzzles were also better developed as was the dialogue and character intereactions. ALSO! There were alot less framerate issues. YAY! They finally started to fix it! Now it's not perfect but it's a big improvement over the last 3 episodes. The transition to new scenes is also better handled in this episode. I felt emotions towards all the characters. Especially Clementine. I really wanted to protect her during this episode. It just had alot of emotional moments that made me extremely sad or thoughtful. The gameplay rly enhanced the emotion too in some parts example: the shovel (You won't know what I mean by that until you play it...or if you think you do you don't... trust me)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Mar 21, 2014Apparently the game DOES get better each episode...but I still had major framerate issues and characters unintentionally (obv glitch) repeated themselves in the dialogue pretty noticably. That said I enjoyed this episode for being unpredictable. Still though it gets a 7/10. I played episode 3 4 and 5 within a few days of eachother unlike episode 1 and 2...check out the next review.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Mar 21, 2014I'm level 91. Let me repeat that....I'm level 91 and the max level is 100. So I **** you not when I tell you this game is best described as the following: A modd for an early 1998 3D pc game with upgraded mediocre graphics by today's standards. Don't follow me yet? I haven't seen ai this stupid since the first 3D fps games came out in the 90's. Hell I think I might be insulting some of those games by comparing them to payday 2. Worst ai I have any recollection of period. Got that? Okay let's move on...
You can complete missions one of two ways, in stealth without triggering endless waves of brainless police and swat, or trigger the alarm and do things while shooting. Let me just say that it pays more to just trigger the alarms and deal with the waves of endless bots. UNLESS you are in a group with mics that are all speced in one of the trees or are high enough level to be speced in multiple trees. If you are in a pug group you might as well just trigger the alarm since somebody is going to anyways...save some time.
Graphics - Mediocre is being a little bit nice. If you get up close to objects you can literally make out their colour bits (google 8 bit games). Everything close up looks like utter **** It's like minecraft quality. For some reason in 75% of the world you can't make bullet holes. So shooting most walls just doesn't leave any marks at all. The physics are completely nonexistent except for ragdoll effects. You walk right through most enemies and your teammates.
The maps have invisible walls right in the middle of open streets that only the ai can walk through.
There are so many glitches in this game it's not even funny. It's froze my ps3 3 times. Recently there's been an influx of host connection problems. It will say you are disconnected from psn (when you aren't) if you are the host and you lose everything in the middle of a game. If you aren't hosting it will say "connection to the host has been lost". Certain levels like the Diamond store are GLITCHED and CANNOT be completed in stealth because the getaway van doesn't open. You have to trigger the alarm and then wait for the van to come back to complete it.
So why in the hell is this getting positive reviews? I don't know tbh. I think it has something to do with the fact that people on the ps3 have never experienced this sort of game before (4 player coop with objectives and goals? sounds old but it's not in the context of robbery). I certainly haven't played anything like this on the ps3 before.
This is a modd....a beta version of a game if you will. It is not complete and yet they are selling it for ...29.99 or 39.99 as a full fledged game. This thing is still in development. It has a deep skill tree system and a bunch of good ideas....but it isn't done.
If you need to play this game go play it on pc. The console version is far far behind in updates and dlc. Infact if you play the console version and then look at the pc version on youtube you will think that it was payday 3. I don't even want to imagine what this game was like before the 25 gb update consoles got in 2013. I'm playing this thing in 2014 cause it's free on ps plus (I wonder why...).
The other thing to mention is how easy the hardest missions are. You can be in a team of lvl 50's or below and beat the hardest heists it has to offer. Thus it begs the question of why even bother going to lvl 100 when you've completed the hardest levels the game has to offer? (pc has higher difficulty levels)
Oh and that's another thing. The game has hardly any levels. YOu will be running the same maps over and over and over again. Especially since 'rats' hands out an insane amount of exp compared to the others and can be completed on the highest difficulty SOLO in a fraction of the time it's counterparts take. It still feels like I am farming exp all the time just to unlock something that might help me do the mission in stealth.
The other issue with this game is the enemies have 100% accuracy and know EXACTLY where you are at all times. You can't hide behind bushes or try to sneak up on the enemy....they know exactly where you are 24/7. Even if you are inside a building behind a number of walls they know exactly where you are. The next problem is the shooting. Most of your shots will not register if you go full auto on someone. You have to fire in bursts. And most of the time you won't know when the enemy is dead or about to get up and shoot you again....so it's always a good idea to pound a few extra shots into them to make sure. Unlike most games this one has arcadey kind of enemy attacks. You will hardly ever see enemy gunshots...whether this is realistic or not it makes for some frustrating experiences since you won't know where in the hell the enemy is and where he is shooting you from. The other arcadey feature is full armour regeneration after about 4 seconds of not being attacked. Maybe by Payday 5 we will have a game deserving this metascore.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 15, 2014DO NOT BUY! Servers are shutting down the end of january. Plus the game is pretty dead as is, only 1 mode is played and you usually have to wait over 5 minutes for a game. The fact that I'm seeing this game everywhere in retail for a rly good price is kinda sad. This game will probably be sold as a used game even after the servers are down....and this game is absolutely nothing without its servers. This is why fps belong on the pc. Consoles are such money whores it's not even funny. They have this unspoken rule of being the cheaper to play model. Well they aren't. Stores make their money from console games. People return them and they resell them. In comparison you can't return a pc game or trade it in to a large vendor etc.
The game? So I started playing this in 2012. This is probably the best fps console game for clans. Basically this is for alot of reasons, but one in particular.
After you die you go into a dying state, and can be revived to full health with the click of a button by a teammate that is even 10m away from you! you can literally be killed....be rezed...be killed.....be rezed....etc etc...in a never ending loop.
It makes for some interesting gameplay. When you are in this dying state the enemy has to shoot your remaining health to 0...and this usually amounts to more than half a clip from an assault rifle. It takes about a whole clip to kill some1 with heavy armour and 120 health....then you have to reload...and then empty another 12 rounds into the corpse to prevent any nearby enemies from reviving the guy you just killed. It rly doesn't matter how many kills you get in the game, what matters is how many you "finish off" after you kill them. As you might imagine an army of 2 is many times stronger than an army of 1. This is rly a team game and staying with your squad and team is how you win the matches.
ALot of good cool things about this title though. in sabotage (the only game type with people in it right now) you spawn from an aircraft and parachute in after you succeed in the first 2 objectives. While parachuting in the enemy can shoot and kill you before you even make it to the ground. I like this. I like that a team is rewarded for playing well together. Spawn protection is a rly stupid thing in fps imo. That said, the defending team is always given spawn protection....and so are the attackers up until the final objective. If you run too far into the enemy zone you just die. So I mean..what I'm saying hardly applies to even 1/4 of your gametime.
Other thoughts: there's 3 factions. you have to pay extra money to unlock more than 1 character profile (lol). I mean this prevents people from just going back and forth between factions (which I get makes sense), but....whatever give them money and you get an edge. 2-3 of the gametypes (it was 2 I think) were locked and you had to buy. They made one of them free a year or 2 ago...so there's 1 locked gametype you have to pay for still....which noone is playing (at all) so is a waste of money. Hell this entire game is a waste of money if you are reading this. You have till about the end of January before your rental expires. Then all you are gonna be left with is a basic basic basic 1 minute training mode.
I didn't play this game with a clan...or with a buddy or whatever. So take my score however you want to take it.
Also in each game type the wins per faction are tallied up and the winning faction gets an ingame passive reward. However these rewards are just for show. Were talking 5% increases in leadership range (rofl...useless) and 5% less cooldown on artillery (more rofl). It's a joke rly. If they made them worth something maybe I would take pride in every game I won or thought for a moment that it made a difference if we won or lost a match.
Other gripes: Heavy machine guns suck in this game big time. game winning strategies sometimes amount to grenade spamming the enemy position so they stay dead when they die and can't be rez'd over and over.
Oh and 1 more thing. If you want to know why your lovely game is so dead look no further than the community of clans. You do not want to be on a team with clan members on it. If you are, chances are they are going to be jerks and kick you either right before the match is over or half way in or right away. They either do this to make room for another clan member or because they are jerks. Either way they end up being jerks since when you are kicked you lose all exp and money from the match. The kicking system: if 4 members on the squad vote yes you are gone! It is rly easy to get kicked. I mean this is great for kicking team killers and guys abusing their mic. But typically you will have 4 members of the same clan in your squad, and they can boot you anytime they want to. There's no repercussion for kicking an innocent player. So maybe clans should ponder that for a while when they complain that "everyone is a cod or bf noob, that's why there are no players left".… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Dec 10, 2013Great single player. An even greater multiplayer. Limitless hours of fun to be had here. There weren't any expansion packs for this game which was really a pity. But the online community has provided plenty of mods and new gametypes/modes for you to play. There were realistic mod servers where you had 1 life the entire round....it was very intense. There were zombie mod servers that were insanely fun. Star wars mod....you name it. ANd oh yes there was a planes and vehicles mod server! very very fun. Also Normandy mods....where the allies climb the beach while getting absolutely wrecked by nazi machine guns. There are a bunch of little issues and things I didn't like about the game that prevent me from giving it a 10. It was definitely a well deserved 9/10.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 10, 2013This is a must own game for anyone with a wii that can stomach it. The music is superb. The commentators are actually laugh out loud funny! The boss battles are also a blast...quite literally. Just when you think it is overkill the game does something crazy to take it up a knotch. The weapons and everything about the game is great. Even the graphics on this game are wonderful. The black and white environments are not at all bland or boring to look at. I only have 2 major gripes with this game. 1. Multiplayer is TERRIBLE! They dumbed down the actual attack moves you can use and made it so you have to compete for points in a stupid get more points than your partner mode. I invited a friend over because I was loving the singleplayer and wanted to try the multiplayer. I had to stop after about 15 minutes....and literally apologize for making my friend play it. I then proceeded to show him singleplayer and why I thought multiplayer was going to be badass and he got it. This is a single player game period. I mean all they had to do to make it multiplayer was add split screen co-op to the single player.....either that or not dumb down the game controls. One thing they did right though was the commentators gave special 2 player dialogue in multiplayer. Very funny, very appropriate! Second gripe: the game itself isn't that long. Yes you can replay it with unlocked super weapons and its still fun....but it loses its charm after a certain amount of playthrough. It still is a must play experience. There are so many cool ways to kill enemies and score points. I will seriously get flagged if I illustrate the cool combo's you can do. They just use the environments so well in the game, to create such a satisfying experience. For example you can use 3+ different environmental objects/events on a single enemy for some truly gut wrenching displays.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Dec 10, 2013This is one of the worst gaming experiences I've had on the ps3. The story is utter cliche garbage. It feels like glorified $5 dlc content. The exact same character models have DIFFERENT voice actors...2 scenes later. like wtf? THe dialogue is cheesy and boring as can be. As a standalone game this is just a terrible experience. The map system is atrocious in this game. Half the time you don't know where you are going or what direction the objective is in. The cool weapons you find.....aren't that cool. The katana was rly the only weapon that was somewhat fun to use. You can jump attack and slice zombies cleanly in half. gun controls are terrible in this game. You can aim and shoot here but there's terrible hit detection and physics. Overall this is a below average tank control button masher that has you killing wave upon wave of mindless zombies. The survivors (friendly ai) and human enemy ai fare no better than the zombies do. You have a single attack button....light attack (tap) and heavy (hold down). There's no combos or anything like that. It's just mash this single button. Other thing to mention is the atrocious frame rate in the game. Right off the bat, the menu screen is running under 10fps. It gets better in game but its noticeably choppy. And the character models get reused over and over....it is just noticeably cheap looking. I don't really see what is fun about this game. You would think even mindlessly killing zombies in a mall would be fun....well in this game it isn't.… Expand