Average User Score: 7.9Apr 6, 2015Remember the NES? Take equal parts Bionic Commando, Metroid, Kid Icarus and Castlevania, put them in a blender and add a couple dashes ofRemember the NES? Take equal parts Bionic Commando, Metroid, Kid Icarus and Castlevania, put them in a blender and add a couple dashes of awesome, and you have Axiom Verge. It's like playing Metroid for the first time. (One of my favorite nostalgic games of all time) .......getting tired.....NO!! not until I find another power up!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Mar 16, 2015HONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, goodHONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, good character development and a well thought out single player plotline, you won't find it here. If you ARE looking for an hour or two to burn with a couple friends playing a strategic, well made twin-stick shooter, and having a blast doing it, you've downloaded the right game.
SIMILAR GAMES: If you liked Dead Nation, or perhaps Pixel Junk's Shooter / Shooter 2, there's a very good chance you'll like this game as well.
NOTE: The game is sub-par playing by yourself, but it really shines playing with 3 friends (and trying really hard not to shoot or squash them). I should be very annoyed when my friends shoot me and ask questions later, but I still find myself laughing instead.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Jan 27, 2014The single player is mediocre, as most FPS's are.
Aside from the obvious problems they have had with bug issues (yes, I agree that theThe single player is mediocre, as most FPS's are.
Aside from the obvious problems they have had with bug issues (yes, I agree that the netcode could use some work), the multiplayer is a BLAST to play.......if you're by yourself. If you want to play with friends, forget about it. For an online multiplayer game in an era that's all about social media and teaming up with friends, DICE doesn't just not help you play on the same team with your friends, they do everything they can to prevent it. There is no joining a game as a group. Why is this such a problem? If there's 3 of us playing, don't break up our squad. Have us wait 3 minutes while you find a game with 3 openings on the same team! After a game ends, people leave. I see 4 spots on my friends team open up. I leave and rejoin. It says it's full and puts me in a queue. Then it puts me on the opposite team, the one I just left. Then trying to join the other team is a crapshoot, at best. If you want to play 2 games with a friend, expect to play at least 3 before you're able to get on the same team. Why is it so hard to understand that when I want to play with a friend, I want to play WITH a friend, not AGAINST them.
Campaign - 7
Online by yourself - 8
Online on same team with friends - 10
Online options promoting team play - 0 (yes, 0)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 2, 2012Everything from Borderlands 1 that made it good, plus. Story is OK (not first class, but OK) with a twist or two. The combat feels dead onEverything from Borderlands 1 that made it good, plus. Story is OK (not first class, but OK) with a twist or two. The combat feels dead on (although stalkers piss me off), and the jump-in anywhere multiplayer is flawless. Oh yeah, and whoever did the comedic writing deserves some kind of award. I found myself,even playing the game alone, actually laughing out loud on several occasions, and not many comedy movies or games can do that. Everything that a sequel should be, and nothing that it shouldn't. The only small detail I would change is Zero's melee skill tree. For a game that focuses on such a vast list of random weapon loot, having a skill tree that almost completely ignores this feels a little wrong. Maybe a skill that infuses his melee with whatever effects/stats his current weapon has? Maybe I just didn't look hard enough.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6May 20, 2012If you have any friends willing to give this a try, take them up on the offer. Even though this game is definitely not perfect (someIf you have any friends willing to give this a try, take them up on the offer. Even though this game is definitely not perfect (some abilities could use some cool-down tweaks), and it may not be as pretty or in depth as other games, but when enjoyed with friends it delivers something that few other games can offer: short bursts of pure fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0May 15, 2012An OK game (When I was able to play it), but installment games should consistently get better, not worse.
I believe my score of a '6' wasAn OK game (When I was able to play it), but installment games should consistently get better, not worse.
I believe my score of a '6' was fair. The game itself (set apart from server problems) isn't broken or terrible by any means, but based on my expectations (being a diehard fan) I feel it nowhere near delivered the experience I was hoping for.
No character customization (I.E. skill trees, stat points) = A step backwards.
Online only (even single player) (What?! I can only play when YOU tell me I can?) = A step backwards.
Blizzard releasing an online only game, then completely FAILING at keeping it online, even though they should have known how many people would be playing. (don't ever let Blizzard plan your wedding reception. They'll get 400 RSVP's, and only plan on feeding 150 people). = A step backwards.
Those second 2 points are really 2 sides to the same coin. If you are going to have a primarily single player game be online ONLY, and not really have a single player side, you best make sure it WORKS.
Maybe something along the lines of a FF14 public apology is in order for your shoddy server planning.… Expand