Average User Score: 5.7Oct 15, 2014Road Not Taken: Game Not Enjoyed.
Lately, PS+ seems to think there is a special kind of place for garbage, and that place where all waste seems to gather is PS4 "free" games library.
Is it a puzzle game? A social adventure? an indie masterpiece? No, It's uninstalling from my system, that is what it is!… Expand
Average User Score: 3.7Oct 15, 2014I bought it, played it thrice and then forgot about it until my girlfriend asked me if she could play it for a bit.
So naturally, being a gentleman and a scholar, I gave away my Origin password and username so she could have all the time she wanted with this new iteration to this revered franchise.
She played once; again, she played ONCE.
A game catered to her demographic, late teens-early twenties girls who are not gamers at heart but want to make a beautiful blue house with a white picket fence and fantasize his boyfriend was an achieved man instead of playing video games all day after uni, and she played once and never went back to it.
Now, I ask to you, why is that? This is a rhetorical question, since we all know what happened.
Somewhere a board meeting took place, and it was decided that in order to drive up sales, the franchise should be simpler, easier, for the Minecraft audience. That way, the graph showed, it would appeal to a greater number of people.
It was decided, Maxis would do anything in its power to create the simplest of experiences, devoid of soul and depth, so even the lowest of the meme spouting 10 year old's could understand it.
It was rushed, it was a cash in, it's resources were wasted in marketing ploys and internet meme implementation, instead of building up in the simulation aspect.
The graphical fidelity was compromised, loading screens made a comeback; all because a graph showed little kids didn't have the greatest hardware, and the code programmers didn't have the skill to make a game that runs as it should. Remember people, they had to cater to the lowest of the low, insertion is equal to sales, and Maxis needs to feed the beast that is EA, or else it will devour it like it did with Westwood or Bullfrog.
In the end, mature people were left with a soulless game they did not enjoy, and the very same little kids the graph showed would love the memes and the simpler gameplay, didn't buy the game because "LEL it's fur teh girlz n buring an stuff", and continued to rage when people teabaged them in Cawadooty.
A sad story, for a sad company. Someone should take the flag at this point, and create a truly engaging and in-depth life-sim, for Maxis died a long time ago, but there is a clear consumer base in urgent need to quench the thirst for this genre.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 15, 2014And I ruuuuuuuuuuuuun, I run so far awaaaaaaaaay. Hope you like the "W" on your keyboard, cause, boy you are going to press it hard while passive narration talks about overacting in drama class and big words like "oviparous" or "Alcmena"; proving to you, the game enthusiast, the little indie homo who wrote this class A bore has an education.
Grass is pretty though, for that alone it gets two points.
Games are all about fun, not little novellas to make the insomniac fall sleep. But this game is so deep it get's better user review scores than most.
Sometimes I feel I live in opposite world.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Oct 15, 2014This is a very special kind of indie **** It's just like Inception, we have to go deeper; it's a **** within a **** within a **** genre. Now tell me how many seconds we have to come out of purgatory before we die and my dead wife keeps telling me how she is going to screw all my plans. The rea question I pose is, was he still dreaming?
Avoid. Buy Resogun if you want a good indie title.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Oct 15, 2014What happens when Ass Creed has butt sex with Arkham Assylum? ASS.
And now that this is out of the way, on to the review.
The story is straight up Hollywood panderism: Troubled protagonist who was the perfect father/husband, looses all, and now is out there to get revenge: partnered with an unlikely, quirky ally, and this time it's personal. It's a buddy cop movie, but with Gollum thrown in the mix. Remember Gollum guys? You people loved him in the movies! He is a ticked seller, that good old potato headed hobbit.
Gameplay wise, You run and jump just like in Assassins Creed, you even have eagle vision and the tower system; and then you fight and mash buttons just like in Arkham Asylum. The only original fart coming from this ass meet up is the original "do not steal" nemesis system, in which you will fight Uruk Ay Lmaos named Pug the furry or something, cut his head twice, and he will still come back to call you a pig and to check your privilege.
I give it a weekend from purchase to lose your interest, pick it up second hand for a nickel and a BJ.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 15, 2014With excellent voice acting, an eerie atmosphere, and a masterful soundtrack; this game finally does good service to the first iteration of the Alien franchise. This game is what Alien 3 should have been.
Outlast is tense, you have to hide from the enemies since there is little you can do... wait, I lost my train of thought for a second: Amnesia: the Dark Descent is a powerful game in which you will feel overpowered while you try and find some fuel for your light source... Again, I apologize, it seems these games are terribly identical to the source matter.
On the other hand, it would be preposterous to give this game a bad score, since it is a functional piece of software that will satisfy those who desperately crave a survival horror experience. But truth of the matter is, we have already seen many a game with the same premise, same gameplay, and this falls short because of it.
Was this not a blatant copy of the whole Amnesia: Dark Hide and Seek, was this game to come five years ago, it would have blown everyone's mind, twice, possibly three times. Nowadays, it is a good experience, a deserving game for the franchise, but nothing else.
Besides, once you learn the simplistic AI can't do anything but run around in circles doing the same interactions over and over, you will grow past this game, feel bored by the premise, and never touch it again. You have weapons, but on the hardest difficulty, which is the recommended setting, you might as well not have them, since you will waste all your ammo on an android, only to have a couple more come and join the fight, and the alien is invulnerable to everything. You can craft items, but this feature is far from enjoyable, it feels more of a chore; just give me a chaff grenade instead of making me collect 3 stupid sensors, go to the crafting menu, select all solitary components, and then create the improvised grenade. Pointless features, the fighting and crafting in this game.
Don't let the nitpicking discourage you from playing this game, for at it's core, it is a good game, with a nicely acted story, deserving of at least one playthrough, just borrow it in a week from one of your wealthy friends, they will surely be bored of it by then, and give it a go.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Oct 15, 2014It is undeniable this game was and is the best PS3 had to offer; Hollywood style writing packed with the renewal of the popularized third person shooter; a large quantity of content, since the DLC comes with the remastered edition, and the multiplayer experience is fun and engaging.
However, for those who have already faced postapocaliptia with Joel, this is a no buy, since it's more of the same.
And remember people, this is an excellent movie, but not an excellent game. It did not take huge chances, reinvent the media, or give us something unexpected and brilliant: It gave us an Oscar nominee, and a game to be remembered and loved, but not to be praised in a pedestal for the ages.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Oct 15, 2014Great gameplay, good atmosphere, and a couple of scares make this game a solid purchase for those who are craving a good survival horror experience. A return to form: feels like the revered Resident Evil 4, and plays like The Last of Us, a combination that will satisfy those more action oriented, even if run and gun tactics are highly discouraged in this game, ammo is scarce, and you have to make every bullet count.
It doesn't rank higher for it's lackluster story, and uncharismatic lead character. However, with such solid gameplay, it is a sin I am willing to forgive. Lastly, it reminds me of a simpler time: No token gay character talking about his husband, hamfisted social issues, nor women who can overpower crocodiles with ease.
This is a game, a good one at that. It's not art, it won't tell you to check your privilege, and it sure as hell won't win any awards with the SJW crowd. But it's challenging and fun, and that is what most of us want from a game in this day and age.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Sep 4, 2013Appealing to casual gamers in a strategy game is just like trying to sell a Ferrari to a three year old who lives in the slums; pointless. Then why try and make it pink and flashy, why try and make smaller seat belts and slower engines? Is the three year old going to buy the Ferrari? No, he won't, and same applies to the cawadooty, teenage angst, hipster gamer crowd.
When a ten year old game is far more intelligently designed, when such a game makes you feel more in touch with your pixelated units, when a game as old as Rome I is much better than it's predecessor, one finally realizes there is no hope when it comes to modern gaming.
I give this game a 0/10 not because it's horrendous, but because it betrayed it's core base for a couple of sales. The lack of a family tree, numerous traits and followers for the player characters, cut scenes, seasons, blood, guard stance, and many other essential little things which made Rome the game of a generation it's just beyond saddening to me.
It's not that the game is unfinished, it's just that it's not polished; it's a simple overhyped cash-grab, and a difficult to copy with one at that.
However people defend this garbage, the so called "professional" reviewers give it an 85 out of a 100, and one knows that delusion feeds these men, and delusion is driven by love or money. Paid reviewers promise you that this is the ultimate strategy game; sad customers try to rationalize the purchase; and people like me are done with it.
No longer will I buy a game from The Uncreative Manwhorebly, no longer will I get an overpriced title collecting days without a single minute of playtime in my Steam Library, and I will sure as Hell no longer support with my wallet these people. To think I thought the Greek State pre-order or you pack was this company's worst decision, how deluded and happy was I back then.
To conclude; buy Rome I, enjoy the political intrigues which actually mattered, the awesome battles, the grand lineage that your Patter Familias would develop, and forget Call of Duty Roman Ops ever existed.… Expand