Average User Score: 8.0Mar 1, 2015Sure, the graphics aren't cutting-edge, slowdowns sometimes occur (at least on the PS3 version), controls aren't always very effective andSure, the graphics aren't cutting-edge, slowdowns sometimes occur (at least on the PS3 version), controls aren't always very effective and your decisions won't necessarily alter the story in a big way. But Telltale's Game of Thrones episodes (1 and 2 released so far) brilliantly succeed in enabling fans of the TV series to enjoy a great story, laced with intrigue, deception and conflicts. They feature an authentic Game of Thrones atmosphere, an intriguing plot seamlessly embedded into the TV series narrative, a convincing voice acting (including the voice of real Game of Thrones actors) and new characters just as interesting as those in the TV series. A must have for Game of Thrones fans… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Dec 12, 2014This is the most ambitious - and best, so far - game of the Dragon Age franchise. Can't understand why so many people out there are trashingThis is the most ambitious - and best, so far - game of the Dragon Age franchise. Can't understand why so many people out there are trashing this game. Sure, it may not reach perfection, but has so many great things to offer to Dragon Age fans and RPG aficionados. I'd give it a 9.5 out of 10 if Metacritic would let me.
- Beautiful graphics, gorgeous lighting
- *Huge* semi-open world, with so much to explore and do
- Tons of content, a few hundred hours in store for me
- Fantastic replay value
- Immersive and epic main quest, with difficult choices, a Bioware trademark
- The war table strategy elements are a great feature and add depth to the game
- Interesting and charismatic new characters, with a story of their own
- You get so see old DA acquaintances
- All my DAO and DAII choices are correctly reflected in the game
- Crafting is fun and useful.
- The Astrarium minigame is a cute distraction
- Stellar voice acting
- Combat is enjoyable and very customizable, in terms of difficulty and style
- Runs stably (well, it does on my system)
- Jerky animations (now fixed, at least in my case)
- Frostbite engine optimization issues. The game is a system hog. Beefy hardware required to play.
- The characters hair have a 'plastic' look. Bioware could have done better. Final Fantasy XIII anyone?.
- The inventory management does the job but feels a bit clunky at times
- Occasional camera issues, where your view in combat can be blocked by objects
- Where's the 'walk' button?
- Where's the party storage chest?… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 14, 2014Alien Isolation is a brilliant tribute to the Alien(s) franchise, in particular the 1979 Ridley Scott movie. The game perfectly renders theAlien Isolation is a brilliant tribute to the Alien(s) franchise, in particular the 1979 Ridley Scott movie. The game perfectly renders the oppressing science-fi horror atmosphere for which this movie became famous for. Gorgeous visuals, beautiful lighting effects, an inspired retro science-fi artistic design. countless nods to the original Alien movie and a killer soundtrack will give you the impression that you are actually playing a sequel to the movie. The star of the game. the Alien, is every bit as cunning and devious as the one encountered by the Nostromo crew, a terrifying alpha predator from whom you have to run if you want to stay alive. I found this game to be a perfectly paced mix of exploration, stealth and combat (yes, you can confront foes other than the Alien, if you wish or if you must). And there are puzzles to solve, doors to hack (through a number of cute mini-games) and a crafting system. But you'll have to figure things mostly by yourself, as the game doesn't take you by the hand. The checkpoint (and auto) save feature only adds to the tension: there are times when reaching a save checkpoint really feels like an accomplishment.
To sum it up: this game is an absolute must have for any fan of the Alien franchise, but could definitively stand on its own as a thrilling science-fi horror masterpiece.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Mar 18, 2013Dead Space 3 is every bit as tense, gory, atmospheric and beautifully rendered as the two previous games of the franchise. I found theDead Space 3 is every bit as tense, gory, atmospheric and beautifully rendered as the two previous games of the franchise. I found the gameplay very strong with the usual great Dead Space combat mechanics, a great weapon and armor upgrade system and some enjoyable minigames. Watching the story unfold was also griping and, yes, I am a sucker for a love story, even in a space horror game. PC users just need to be careful with the checkpoint system and leave the game when it saves the player's progress. If you don't, you may loose some of your progression. But such a minor annoyance cannot tarnish this awesome game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Mar 13, 2013Citadel is a most fitting closure for the Mass Effect trilogy. While the first half of this DLC features a mission with an intriguing story,Citadel is a most fitting closure for the Mass Effect trilogy. While the first half of this DLC features a mission with an intriguing story, the second part simply lets you customize your new appartment, interact with your surviving companions from all three Mass Effect episodes, play minigames or practice your combat skills. It is rife with humor, witty dialogues and some very nice touches, such as a group picture of Sheppard and his/her companions. Art direction and voice acting are up to the Mass Effect serie excellent standards.… Expand