Average User Score: 8.2Nov 19, 2014Fan of the original.. This is an improvement in many, many aspects. It would however have been nice to say get more detail on the player modelFan of the original.. This is an improvement in many, many aspects. It would however have been nice to say get more detail on the player model (never noticed what lucky foot did until like today) and explanations before you pick up some of the more.. dubious powerups (dead cat when I have half-full hearts, cool.. weird gimmick bullet mode ruined my game.. great) and what the **** are Eve tokens anyway, gah?!
Also bosses can be really, really tedious if your DPS isn't very high and some of the new monsters are less than forgiving..
Of course my reflexes are down.. Maybe I'll try using my gamepad too.
Having fun but it could have been more of an improvement.. at least we've dropped Java.
I'll give it a 10 because it isn't a grey/brown racist revisionist history shootyman or a sterile static MMO or god forbid a shootyman MMO, or a bland RPG with sexy time or a *almost any japanese game*, or a bad RTS game campaign map from a series with an almost perfect track record up until now.
It is lighthearted, disgusting, funny, tough as nails and great.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 1, 2014I like the game. Not quite as much as the first one, which felt more contained, like a D&D dungeon crawler module.. but I do like it and it isI like the game. Not quite as much as the first one, which felt more contained, like a D&D dungeon crawler module.. but I do like it and it is an improvement in many respects, mostly it is certainly larger..
Though there are still some similar problems as the first game.. some schools of magic are still totally useless, as with the first game (good luck popping invisibility or poison shield during the quicker combat!).. and to be honest, I don't ever see myself playing this again. While already a complex series and again a larger game and even more open, I just can't see my experience being that different on another play through.
This might just be me.. I am a firm believer that the RPG experience needs a reactive and intelligent dungeon master (and well actual roleplay, yadda yadda).. but this is still a fun dungeon crawl and puzzle game.
Enjoyable and in the right direction, but not ace.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 5, 2014From the standpoint of quests, choices/effects, and enemy variety, this is the least salvageable Bethesda Software open world game to date. IFrom the standpoint of quests, choices/effects, and enemy variety, this is the least salvageable Bethesda Software open world game to date. I have legit not seen a quest line I consider even passable. The dungeons, while a fair improvement over Oblivion's couple strains of layouts, are mostly populated by the following: Bandits, more bandits, necromancers, Falmer, Falmer-to-dwarven-ruins, Dwarven ruins, and irrationally savage natives on the west side of the map. Bland.
This game is in some ways so watered down that even the obvious racist factions do not care what race your character is. In many ways this game is unbelievably sterile. I think it is because they stopped letting Kirkbride be lead writer, artist, and designer. God knows it would have killed him to continue that amount of alcohol and drug abuse, but the setting is ever the blander for it.
Almost.. perfectly.. ripe.. for an MMO... huh.
Anyway, in my honest opinion, the setting jumped the shark when the lore books started to directly contradict the setting, entirely to make an inoffensive, voice worked, familiar game. What do we have now? A setting more generic than the first EverQuest? Prove me wrong.
Now this isn't fair to judge these games off the bat. They have always, at their best, been about user content. But we're lacking the 'big' mods, like Mart's Monster Mod, Obscuro's overhaul, Fransceso's, the Tamriel Rebuilt, etc and ever the poorer for it.
So it has to be half a score. There is nothing insanely dense and creative, the writing has pooped itself, and the creators are pushing an MMO. Holy crap what a downturn.
Imagine if the game series we had in 2002 had continued on with no sacrifices made to the gods of expedience or so your neighbors idiot kid would play it for more than an hour or two.
ALMSIVI, ****… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Sep 9, 201410 for the time.
Can we really review the classics from our standing? In this game's period it made the absolute best of the time, the10 for the time.
Can we really review the classics from our standing?
In this game's period it made the absolute best of the time, the best of the engine, the best of the origin (the setting was originally a notD&D campaign! lol) and managed to make something crazy, neat and dense.
Yeah it took a lot of drugs and alcohol to hammer out the lore and setting, but if you read the books, if you follow the hints, you will realize that the game wants to be more; literally in game, it can be found that the game acknowledges itself as a game on a CD. This is lore friendly. This is canon
If you can balance the line between unforgiving engine, creator-ego, spiderweb multi-layer hidden-layer secret code lore, then you can really get this game.
You can lose, and lose, and really lose and still win here. I figured some of this out before there was a real internet.
He was not born a god. He chose this path of his own free will.
Average User Score: 3.7Sep 7, 2014Take half the items and features (lol, pools) of The Sims 1 and charge it as DLC/save for expansions.
Take half the complexity and size ofTake half the items and features (lol, pools) of The Sims 1 and charge it as DLC/save for expansions.
Take half the complexity and size of The Sims 2/3 and bin it and that is where this game is.
There is absolutely no reason to buy it if you already have a previous game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Aug 2, 2014My game of the year. It combines the needed reflexes of Rayman Legends but is better in that it allows for exploration and even despite what IMy game of the year. It combines the needed reflexes of Rayman Legends but is better in that it allows for exploration and even despite what I mentioned, a slower pace, everything I missed in it.
I have found this game to be deeply rewarding, very surprising (i didn't know you could pick up rats until today), and crazy blowy uppy fun.
I hated it at first, like a lot. But I put my head down and played it, deciding that I had become soft and terrible at 2D platformers. But after beating the demo (quitting a few times!) I found the game to be so much more than that.
It has some balancing issues (never worth it to rob the shopkeepers) and the typical stuff you'd expect with a roguelike, but I've just reached 1000 deaths and I'm not looking back at Rayman.
Yes, I am dead serious with a 10. In the sequel though it would be nice to see some RPG elements, or perhaps more of a 'beat-em up' take on combat, or some differences in the characters abilities or maybe something like curses (a lot of roguelikes love these).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jul 4, 2014I like the game, I really do. Fun and often challenging, but it has near-enough no story and much less charm than the original Rayman title.I like the game, I really do. Fun and often challenging, but it has near-enough no story and much less charm than the original Rayman title. Yes okay you can play like 20 different characters, but even Mario games can afford to give them different abilities, enough to change the gameplay.
Now I haven't been with the Rayman franchise's evolution, but the open, exploration platformer that the first game was is nowhere to be seen, taking a faster, quicker and linear pace; even in the non-action levels.
So the game is good but not quite exceptional. Fun but it has lost something important to the years.
Close but no cigar.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Jun 21, 2014This is NOT a total war game. It has all the whiffs Diablo 3 had of possibly being ported to console one day (and how people denied that, lol)This is NOT a total war game. It has all the whiffs Diablo 3 had of possibly being ported to console one day (and how people denied that, lol) and still all the same problems with the total war series (bad AI, etc etc etc).
It has been said before and better so I'll just say this is such a shame after Shogan 2. Just such a damn shame and you'd think they'd know better.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 28, 2014Ahh remember when valve still made games? Loved this game and series. Probably one of the better multiplayer experiences I've had, when youAhh remember when valve still made games? Loved this game and series. Probably one of the better multiplayer experiences I've had, when you have a good and functional team on either side it can be such a rush. Really needed intelligent ranking team pairing though.
The modded servers are absolutely stupid 90 percent of the time but I made an effort to get banned from them all.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7May 28, 2014Best of the franchise and the last purely PC shooter (and it shows). While I feel like Titan mode and some other little things weren'tBest of the franchise and the last purely PC shooter (and it shows). While I feel like Titan mode and some other little things weren't polished or fantastic, I deeply enjoyed this one. There were some balancing issues.. one of the assault's last guns is hyper accurate and shoots mini-rockets to boot (pretty much never died to anything but the voss and that's why i remember the name). It was never a HUGE deal, but still irritating.
You can still play it, but there's this thing about old games where only the worst servers survive, like roaches. Yeah it is pretty cool when the clan who runs the server has placed a bugged invulnerable squad spawner in your uncapturable HQ and is constantly vehicle stealing/shooting behind your lines hurr hurrr..… Expand