Average User Score: 4.4Nov 4, 2014This is a vast improvement over the recent CoD games, especially that last one. CoD has been on the decline for a while and I was losing hopeThis is a vast improvement over the recent CoD games, especially that last one. CoD has been on the decline for a while and I was losing hope in the series. This is the CoD that fixes almost everything wrong with the previous games. I was never a huge fan of the series since CoD 4, but I find this to be the one that is up to par with CoD4.
I have been finding the single player to be one of the best in the series, with a great story and characters that are fleshed out. The campaign has a great pace and the addition of the exo suit add so much more mobility to the game with the jet pack and cloak and many other abilities to change things up. The campaign also has a great length, taking about 7 to 8 hours to complete.
The multiplayer is a huge improvement as well. Feeling so much more fast paced and fluid. With the addition of the exo suit the MP has a much different feeling from the previous games, more in the realm of Quake. Camping is not as much of an issue now since the addition of the exo suit means you have to be quick on your feet to stay alive. Snipers are not as much of an issue now either since they have to be on the move much more now. When choosing your loadout and abilities there is so much more to choose from. The customization choices are vast with so many weapons and abilities to choose from. Even when choosing for score streaks there is abilities that you can add onto the streaks themselves to add even more customization. All in all this is one of the best CoDs in a while. Sledgehammer has rejuvenated a series that was dying.
CoD AW is also a great PC port, with tons of graphic settings to choose from including PC specific features. It even has a FOV slider for multiplayer that I kind of wish was on the single player as well, but it is not too huge of an issue. This is also a great running game, it usually hovers around 100fps on my 780ti and 144hz monitor with maxed out graphics.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Sep 8, 2013Outlast is a first person horror game made from Red Barrel, that consists of ex-employees from EA and Ubisoft. You are a journalist who getsOutlast is a first person horror game made from Red Barrel, that consists of ex-employees from EA and Ubisoft. You are a journalist who gets stuck in a mental asylum where there is deformed people and other things creeping in the night. On this game, much like Amnesia, you have to avoid the enemies because you cannot fight back, but that is where the similarities end.
Outlast has inspiration from the film REC, where you use a camcorder's night vision to see the creatures trying to find you in the dark. If you are in a dark the night vision comes in handy, because you can see the creatures, but they cannot see you. The night vision though has it cons. For one your field of view is lower so you cannot see as much, the batteries die fairly quickly so you need to look for more, and the creatures eyes glow when looking in your direction. The game adds all of this to make it quite terrifying. This game does not let up either you are constantly be tracked down or chased. You would think seeing these creatures again and again would make it less scary, but no, it never loses it's fear factor.
The controls and fluidity of your characters movement also feel great. The controls are quite simple, but feel at home on the mouse and keyboard. The level layout is great as well with so many hiding areas and long creepy hallways to keep the tension up. The movement of your character and his controls have much inspiration from Mirrors Edge. You can leap over tables and bars and slam doors shut behind you to slow your pursuers, or hiding under a bed. When being chased you can use items to block doors, which can be used against you as well. You might be being chased and the door you need to go through is being blocked by a heavy object, that when it is being push slowly out of the way you can hear the voices and clamping of feet coming up behind you.
Outlast is up there with horror games like Amnesia and Slender when it comes to sheer terror. Yet has its own style that is unique to horror titles. This is one game that does not let up from beginning to end. The terror starts almost at the very beginning and does not end until the end credits. This is a horror title to be remembered.… Expand