Average User Score: 8.9Mar 24, 2015Smash, bros., smash, bros., smash bros., What else is there for me to say guys, it's Super Smash Bros. Is the best in the Series? Well thatSmash, bros., smash, bros., smash bros., What else is there for me to say guys, it's Super Smash Bros. Is the best in the Series? Well that can depend on one's stance, but let's look at the game and there is a lot to look at here.
Nintendo packed as much content as they could into this. I can safely say that any one who puts 60$ into this game will have received there money's worth. Of course what good is content if the content itself is terrible, but super smash bros. isn't bad content. To shortly explain smash Bros., it's a 2D fighting game consisting of characters who are (with some exceptions) all from Nintendo brand games and they beat the crap out of each other. And it is fun. The control scheme is very simplistic and easy to understand, as you don't have to mess around with memorizing long combos. Despite its simplicity, smash can get very intense if the players are skilled enough, this has been shown by the large competitive community. Of course you don't have to be a competitive smasher in order to like this game, smash is still a great casual game if you wanna play with 1-7 of your friends. Yes I said 7 because this game features an 8-player smash mode. These matches are so hectic and at times I've found myself losing where my character is. It's still a lot of fun, but if you plan on playing this mode, I advise playing on a larger map. There are also tons of control options so chances are you can get enough of your friends together without having to shell out more cash than you need. The returning modes from brawl are the ones that have been staples in the series. Classic, All-star, Event matches, Home-run, target, and multi man smash but some of these modes have been changed. Classic now has a difficulty meter similar to the one in Kid Icarus uprising, where the more money you bet, the greater your rewards are. But if you die, you will lose some of your prizes. You also now can pick the players you fight rather than having it decided for you, which is nice. The final boss has also been changed, and let me just say this, be ready to throw your controller for how many times you will die to this boss. Oh and there is 2-player classic, which is always welcome. Event matches are similar to what they were, except now they have an additional challenge to them as well as having exclusive co-op ones. You also unlock the various event matches based on which ones you do. All star now has you fighting the characters in the order in which they were created chronologically, as in when they came out. They aren't exactly "hard" to beat, but because you have lots of enemies to fight, it's more or less an endurance test for the player. Target Blast has been changed from brawls. In this one, you now have to hit a bomb and blow up the targets angry birds style. I actually liked this mode more than the one in Brawl, though it isn't exactly a mode you'll be playing too much. Multi-man smash is very much the same, although you now have to fight the mii fighters. Speaking of which, mii fighters are now a thing as well as character customization. You get different movesets and can equip stat boosts, but it isn't exactly anything too deep. Still nice addition though. Home run contest is just as fun as it was back in brawl. In terms of new things to do, there is a lot. The new Crazy orders and Master orders are incredibly fun. Crazy orders specifically. If you are a gambling type, beware this mode. You do a challenge and you can keep doing more challenges until the time runs out or you die. You can cash in whenever you want or you can keep going and try to get more rewards. But if you die, you're going to lose a lot your rewards. Master orders is more so a set of challenges you can pay to do rather than like crazy orders, but it can still be fun. Trophy rush is a nice distraction and can be helpful to those trying to get all the trophies. The new smash tour mode is alright. It play's like this Mario party hybrid, where you roll dice and try to get as many fighters as possible. It ends in a final match where you are pitted against one another and the amount of fighters you have determines your stock. It is a little bit complicated, but there's still fun to be had in this mode. The new character rooster is also very impressive. We got plenty of returning characters but we also have tons of new characters, each with there own unique ways to play. Though I do miss Wolf. The online is also much better than on Brawl. Connection is smooth, and the option to play casual or hardcore gives players the ability to get some good competition to test themselves out. But really, what else is there to say, it's smash bros. Sure there isn't an adventure mode in this one, but the amount of other fun modes this game has made me forget about it. Plus do you really need a story in a fighting game. Pick this game up at full price. Don't have a Wii U? Might be time to consider it my friend. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U earns a 10/10, a must own.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.1Mar 11, 2015Evolve is not a bad game. But it was a major letdown.
Before any fanboys try to tell me that I hate this game solely because of the DLC andEvolve is not a bad game. But it was a major letdown.
Before any fanboys try to tell me that I hate this game solely because of the DLC and Microtransactions, let me talk about the "positives" of Evolve. Not only does Evolve have a great concept at its base, the gameplay is very fun and is one of those games that encourages co-operation with teammates rather than everyone being Rambos. Unless of course your playing as the Monster. All the Classes are very well balanced and offer something for all types of playstyles. Want to be the Heavyhitter? Go for the Assualt. Want to support your team? Be the support or medic. Choose the way you want to play. And it also looks and sounds great. There is also a great deal of balance in the game, I've noticed that there is usually a fair chance for both the humans and monsters. Great gameplay is something important in a game, but there are many things holding back evolve from "evolving" to greater heights.
Evolve is a game that requires teamwork with all teammates, so having just one bad teammate or lack of communication amongst players can end up in this game becoming over really quickly or a running simulator. Especially if the tracker sucks. I can't really pass this off as a major complaint since this is something lots of multiplayer games have, but it is very noticeable here. Evolves different modes and attempt at a campaign were nice but they really don't offer much. It's slight variations on the concept but I wasn't really a fan of many of these modes and they felt too similar. Also the campaign blows. I wouldn't even call it a campaign but it almost qualifies. But I wasn't even expecting this game to have a campaign so it's not even that big of a concern to me. Also load times suck.
BUT, Evolve's BIGGEST PROBLEM is its lack of Content. After playing 2-3 hours of this game I was able to see all this game has to offer which is a major bummer. The gameplay kept me going and I had a lot of fun playing with my friends, but after a while, I ended up getting bored of doing the same gameplay over and over after about 7 hours of playing. There isn't enough variation in this game. This a major problem because this game costs 60$ and something of this much quality and content imo Doesn't even come close to earning that much money. This could have been remedied a lot if the developers didn't take out this games content and put it in the form of some of the most Extensive and obnoxious DLC. And Evolve doesn't earn it so I didn't buy it. Yes, no one is forcing you to buy it, but imagine how much better the game would be with all that extra content. It would help to fix one of evolve's biggest problems. If this was a free to play with triple the amount of DLC and skins that were in this game, or had all the DLC in it beforehand and then added more down the line to support the game, this game would have been great, especially since the gameplay and concept behind this game is incredible. At full Retail price with it's lack of content put into the form of DLC, it just ended up backfiring.
If I'm going to recommend this game to anyone I would say wait until the price drops to about 20$-25$. Getting it right now at full retail price just is not the right choice for your average day consumer. Your far better off spending that 60$ to get some better pre-owned games. Now let the fanboys rage at me for not loving this game as much as they did and the people who are shredding this game apart for it's extensive DLC (Oh believe me that is worthy of a whole different argument), but Evolve is not a bad game, it just not that Great either. Evolve Earns a 5/10… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2May 31, 2013I never heard of the fire emblem series until I played SSBM. and even after that I never played a fire emblem game. One day I saw a demo ofI never heard of the fire emblem series until I played SSBM. and even after that I never played a fire emblem game. One day I saw a demo of this game for free and I decided to try it and man did I feel like I was missing out! Fire emblem awakening is incredibly addicting, fun, and the most important thing in RPGs, an experience.
The story starts with u waking up in a field from a nightmare. You are greeted by chrom, a sheperd who shows incredible determination and comppassion toward all his other fellow sheperds. You awaken with no memory, yet u somehow know chrom's name? You then discover that the great kingdom Ylisse is under attack by Pledgia, a kingdom that only seeks to spread chaos.You also have to deal with these zombie like creatures called the risen. So being a person who just lost there memory, ur the perfect canidate to be these shepards tactician. Oh well video game logic. The fire emblem series is a tactical style RPG fantasy game. You begin a turn by moving a unit forward to the enemy. If your in attacking range of them you can attack them, however if they are also in attacking range they cant counter and attack u too unless of course u kill them. In the second turn, the enemy does the same. One of the biggest differences in Fire emblem has over most other RPG's is that once one of your teamates are defeated they are gone forever and can't return. This makes the game more challenging as u can't do something very reckless. One reviewer here complained this game was too easy and to that I say bull. I still to this day can't beat lunatic+ because if u aren't prepared u r going to be annihilated. If someone out there has actually beaten this mode, message me because I really want to know how. However that's what makes this game so addicting for me. I just for some reason can't stop trying again and again no matter how many times I fail. But for those intimidated by a challenge shouldn't fear because thanks to the new difficulty levels, and the option of turning the permanent death system on our off, this is a game suited for anyone, fire emblem fan out not. And I'm very thankful for this because it made it a lot easier for me to get more into this franchises. I could go over everything thing that I liked, but my favorite thing in this game has to be the support conversations. These things not only helped me in battle, but they also help to make every single play through different from the last. Also, the dialogue between these characters is probably some of the best and most entertaining.
As for problems or issues there aren't that many to go over. The only thing I can pass off as a big con is the fact that the story isn't all that great. Yeah it's a good story, but nothing more than that. Most of the characters didn't take the events very seriously and most of the twists in the plot were very predictable because they were either foreshadowed, or your logic assumed that would happen. However story's in games isn't the selling point for me most of the time, so I don't find this a turnoff as most other fire emblem fans do. The rest of the complaints I have are just left in nitpicks like oh Roy, Martha, and Ike aren't in the story and the characters battle models are very innacurite." The only one of these nitpicks that really gets on my nerves is the voice acting. The voice actors in this game don't say much other than a few words and grunts which can get annoying when u here them over and over. I am aware u can turn it off, but the problem I have with this, is the fact that such great voice actors were just wasted. But these flaws don't put a candle into all the great aspects of this game.
Fire emblem awakening is incredibly fun, has great visuals and sound, a ton of replay value, and the best part is u can take this game anywhere! If u have a 3ds and are going on vaction this summer, then buy this game and you will be able to entertain yourself for that whole car ride or flight. I haven't tried out the DLC, and I probably will not because I don't like to buy very much DLC, but for those who want even more play hours into this game, there u go. I can't give this game my highest recommendation because of the lag luster story, but for what it is I give this game a 9.6 go buy this game now our at least try the demo in the Eshop.… Expand