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Average User Score: 6.9Feb 19, 2018Jotun is a great game but has a steep learning curve. The hero does not attack or move as quickly as expected, so the first few hours of playJotun is a great game but has a steep learning curve. The hero does not attack or move as quickly as expected, so the first few hours of play were adjusting to the controls. However, once adjusted, the game is fun and rewarding.
Boss fights constitute the main gameplay of Jotun and they are very well designed. You must learn each bosses' patterns and adjust your play accordingly. It is very hard at first but becomes so rewarding when you start earning achievements that you initially thought impossible. A combination of 2 special abilities makes every fight much easier. The game is perfect for speed running.
Main game took 6 hours, but replaying bosses for achievements took 17 hours. Highly recommended, only worth $5 due to length.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Jan 13, 2018(Vanilla review)
Minecraft is a great concept that never realized its full potential. It has fun exploration, combat, and sandbox gameplay(Vanilla review)
Minecraft is a great concept that never realized its full potential. It has fun exploration, combat, and sandbox gameplay that make it stand out. However, it suffers from a lack of polish and content.
There are about 15 different kinds of enemies in the game, which is odd considering the variety of biomes. Combat is limited to swords and bows. There are only 5 tiers of tools/armors/weapons. Crafting also feels limited and item stack sizes are only 64.
Bosses seem rushed and untested. The Ender Dragon is very difficult even on easy mode.
There are several "grindy" parts of the game. For example, enchanting costs levels to perform, and even enchanting 2-3 items can take 1-4 hours of level grinding. To get to The End the first time requires 14-16 ender pearls which drop from a rare enemy. To summon the Wither boss requires 3 wither skulls which are a very rare drop from a very rare enemy.
Spent $27, played 180 hours, not recommended because there are better sandbox games.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Nov 10, 2017Great environments, collectibles, platforming, abilities, characters and humor combine to form an amazing adventure. The levels are uniqueGreat environments, collectibles, platforming, abilities, characters and humor combine to form an amazing adventure. The levels are unique and incredibly creative.
There are several puzzles, and I found myself stuck a few times, but it makes for a good challenge.
There are a lot of cutscenes, which can be annoying.
A few control difficulties, for example while grinding on rails it can be difficult to jump off. Sometimes Raz falls off poles or refuses to grab onto them.
Cost $1, played for 25 hours (collecting all items), will replay every few years for the rest of my life. Highly recommended.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Oct 6, 2017Good action, weapons, upgrades, and level design. The weapon progression feels similar to Bioshock, which is good. Encourages extraGood action, weapons, upgrades, and level design. The weapon progression feels similar to Bioshock, which is good. Encourages extra playthroughs with 5 difficulty settings, many achievements, and new game plus.
Some enemies shake up your aim, which can be very frustrating, forcing you to stop attacking for a few seconds until you recover. It can be difficult to tell if you are hitting certain enemies, such as the berserker, as there is no indication of damage until it's dead. Hitboxes/aim sometimes felt inaccurate.
The heal ability would sometimes fail to activate and instead use weapon's secondary fire, which caused unnecessary deaths.
2 glitches forced me to go back to previous saves, but the auto-save checkpoints are common and you can manually save to create your own checkpoints.
Overall great fun. Estimated value $5-$10, first playthrough took 15 hours.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Aug 26, 2017Great expansion! Adds more characters, classes, skills, levels, and equipment, allowing for even MORE customization. Rune crafting alsoGreat expansion! Adds more characters, classes, skills, levels, and equipment, allowing for even MORE customization. Rune crafting also enables more customization options.
The story was interesting, but not amazing.
Better than Origins in certain aspects, but still suffers from stupid AI and some bugs.
Took about 20 hours, fun enough to play twice.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Aug 26, 2017Amazing customization - you create your own character and choose from several diverse characters to form your party. The variety of classes,Amazing customization - you create your own character and choose from several diverse characters to form your party. The variety of classes, skills, characters, and equipment in the game merits 2 or 3 playthroughs.
The story is good.
I had to restart several fights due to poor AI. There are ways to automate your NPC allies but they often end up getting into trouble, so many times it is best to micromanage them by pausing and giving individual commands. It is frustrating and requires adjusting how you play.
There are several bugs. One bug is on a spell intended to deplete enemy mages' mana. However, it actually replenishes their mana, essentially making the spell worthless. There are a few quest bugs which may force you to reload a previous save or find a solution online.
Awakenings is the best DLC, others are just okay.
Bought ultimate edition (includes all DLC) for $7.50, played 114 hours, great replay value.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jul 22, 2017Great atmosphere and story.
Side-missions were fun, and it was cool to receive a permanent bonus to interactions with NPCs after completingGreat atmosphere and story.
Side-missions were fun, and it was cool to receive a permanent bonus to interactions with NPCs after completing different groups' missions.
Fast travel and repairs are reasonably priced, which is a great improvement.
The difficulty settings were improved, easy is now easy.
The weight limit is still stifling, but fortunately you can now recover stamina while walking, which you couldn't do in the previous 2 games. Certain ammo such as shotgun ammo is too heavy.
One problem in all 3 STALKER games: running over railroad tracks and other small obstacles is unrealistic. Your character treats them like mini hurdles. If a person runs over something as small as railroad tracks, they don't have to slow down and jump over them, they simply place their feet to avoid the tracks.
The weight limit is realistic (and annoying) but the stepping on railroad tracks is unrealistic (and annoying). This inconsistency lowers the quality of the game.
Bought for $3.33, played 15 hours, not recommended for many small flaws.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jul 20, 2017This series is so funny because the improvements made over Shadow of Chernobyl introduce drawbacks.
They added fast travel (teleportation),This series is so funny because the improvements made over Shadow of Chernobyl introduce drawbacks.
They added fast travel (teleportation), but it is prohibitively expensive. For the first half of the game you sprint for 10 seconds, stand still for 10 seconds to recover stamina, then sprint again. Distances also seemed greater than Shadow of Chernobyl.
They added the option to upgrade armor and guns, but more upgrades makes repairing them cost more, and again, it is too expensive.
Health packs weigh less but the weight limit is still too restricting until you get stamina improvements.
Factions were added which you can join and fight for/against and reap rewards. However there are defense missions that pop up one second and before you can run to the area you need to defend the mission fails.
Improvements without drawbacks:
The camera doesn't shake as much.
Gun accuracy is better.
The story is not as good as Shadow of Chernobyl, but the overall gameplay is better.
Cost $3.33 and played about 15 hours, not recommended for the above flaws.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jul 20, 2017Great atmosphere and story.
Movement makes the camera shake too much, which is disorienting. The weight limit is too low and makes noGreat atmosphere and story.
Movement makes the camera shake too much, which is disorienting. The weight limit is too low and makes no logical sense as there are "stashes" all throughout the game but you can't properly loot them because of the weight restrictions. Ammo and health packs weigh too much and when you exceed the weight limit your mobility becomes very limited. It is realistic, but frustrating.
Guns are inaccurate, which is ironic considering how important headshots are towards end-game.
Difficulty is too hard, even on the easiest difficulty.
Difficulty also felt forced. For example in the last stretch of the game your armor will probably hit zero durability at which point it offers no protection. If you take 2 armors you could avoid this, but the weight limit really doesn't allow you to take an extra armor. Enemies can also get lucky headshots against you.
It is possible your saved game will become corrupted and cause the game to crash. However, you can load an earlier save, so you only lose about an hour or so of time, depending on when you last saved.
Cost me $3.33, played 15 hours. Do not recommend unless you really like stories about radioactivity.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Apr 7, 2017Dust has great metroidvania action, superb voice acting, humorous moments, and a great story.
A few small flaws: 1. occasionally impreciseDust has great metroidvania action, superb voice acting, humorous moments, and a great story.
A few small flaws:
1. occasionally imprecise parrying
2. the cartoon cut scenes are somewhat poor quality
As a metroidvania fan I highly recommend this game. Bought for $2.99 on sale, played 25 hours. Will play again every few years for the rest of my life.… Expand