Average User Score: 9.1Aug 31, 2013Now here is one hell of a game. The gameplay is average, nothing too ingeniously new here. This game is more on the side of a story basedNow here is one hell of a game. The gameplay is average, nothing too ingeniously new here. This game is more on the side of a story based game, or a game that is like playing a movie. I do enjoy a good story based game and let me tell you this is one of the best. The character development is phenomenal from start to finish. Voice acting is top notch and there is a sense of fear in the game that I haven't witnessed since early silent hill games.
It truly is a shame that this game is only for PS3, I personally had to borrow a friends PS3 and I bought the game for it based on the reviews, which it sure did live up to. A lot of people don't like games like this, however I found it perfectly suited to me, I wish there were more games of this caliber.
I highly recommend this for someone who wants to get away from the mundane run around shooting call of duty type game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Aug 31, 2013Although the gameplay wasn't too great, I did enjoy the storyline and premise quite a bit. The game was well worth the play though and IAlthough the gameplay wasn't too great, I did enjoy the storyline and premise quite a bit. The game was well worth the play though and I completed the game all the way which is more than I can say for some games. As I have stated before, I do love a game with a intriguing storyline and this one delivers with its gripping vision of neo-paris.
However I cannot justify paying the retail price for this game, it doesn't deliver enough for the price and although the premise of memory hunting in the future is grand, the game fails to amaze and at times fails to entertain. couple that with less than stellar gameplay and it puts the game way lower on my rating table than it could have been.
Worth a play, but only after the price has dropped considerably.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Aug 31, 2013Glory to Arstotzka!
The premise of this game seems stupid, but it is actually quite fun. It gets pretty challenging and is simple but superGlory to Arstotzka!
The premise of this game seems stupid, but it is actually quite fun. It gets pretty challenging and is simple but super enjoyable.
You play as a Pseudo-Soviet nation's boarder gate keeper, checking passports and IDs to determine if people are legitimate and can come into the country. Many will try to falsify paperwork and find a way in, it is your job to catch them, send them away, and detain them to get enough cash for food, home and heat.
Well worth the purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Aug 31, 2013The binding of Isaac... A stellar little steam game. Well worth the 7 odd dollars with the expansion. MY main attraction to this game was theThe binding of Isaac... A stellar little steam game. Well worth the 7 odd dollars with the expansion. MY main attraction to this game was the dark and religious element to the game. ITs very unique in its neo-gothical revision of Christianity. I also very much enjoyed the randomness of every game and getting items. Getting items is the real opiate of the game which makes it so worth while. The designers here have done great work and I hope to see more from them in the future. As for Isaac.... Shell out the cash for this one, its fun on breaks and lunch.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 31, 2013This was a fun game, more fun then any of the other saints row or any sandbox games alike for that matter. It was like a combination of theThis was a fun game, more fun then any of the other saints row or any sandbox games alike for that matter. It was like a combination of the matrix, prototype, postal 2, and GTA all in one purple laced package. I would even go so far as to say that this game does better than any super hero game that has ever been done, and its not even about a mainstream superhero. This game has its moments, and as a fan of the series watching saints row progress more and more into madness was well worth the trip. If you want to play a serious shoot em' up gangster game, than that is what GTA is for and by the looks of it GTA5 is going to be stellar. But if you just want to blow up stuff in creative and new ways and have fun, this is the game for you.
Now there are some downsides to this game. 2 in particular which I will mention that stood out to me. The first is the fact that super powers almost eliminate the use of cars and car customization. This is something the game designers spent a lot of time to improve on and its almost completely rendered useless with the ability to run faster than any car. They should have held off the super powers until later in the game. The second thing is the repetitiveness of the side missions. The side missions were just completing activities around town and it became very boring doing them over and over again.
Over all, with the games downsides and crashing 2 times on me, coupled with everything we love about volition's stellar series made the game totally worth it. I would say this is a must buy and play for anyone into sandbox games, and was a good play all the way through despite being repetitive at times… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Aug 31, 2013I have been watching this game since late 2009 waiting for its release. I have no prior exposure to any of the xcoms or anything from theI have been watching this game since late 2009 waiting for its release. I have no prior exposure to any of the xcoms or anything from the series except for what I have read on the lore. Upon finally playing it what I will say is; it could have been so much more than it was. IT was a serious letdown in terms of the storyline. I could live with gameplay inconstancies which it has its fair share of. Such as voices not matching characters later on in the story or unexplained lapses in time. The storyline just doesn't deliver and that is why this game gets such a low rating from me. It felt as though had they brought in good writers it could have excelled even having very little to do with the other xcoms and original lore. Not everything is gameplay as seen by games like Telltales walking dead and The last of us, Both stellar games with central focus on story. Xcom at time also feels like it tries to steel from bioware's mass effect series, which is the right direction if you want to implement intuitive character dialog and progression, but its only a shadow of what it is in dragon age/mass effect. This game was an alright play and I completed it all the way through, meaning to me it wasn't horrible. However the whole time I couldn't wait to complete it to free up the SSD space to play the next game. Don't expect too highly with this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Aug 31, 2013Payday 2 feels a bit incomplete as though its missing jobs and an ability to edit your safe house, or a really good use for your offshorePayday 2 feels a bit incomplete as though its missing jobs and an ability to edit your safe house, or a really good use for your offshore money and the single player is also very useless. The game however does deliver some unique and fun co-op gameplay. I love to play with friends and random people online committing crime and heists. Its your chance to get a taste of what its like to break bad and rob a bank or jewelry store without real repercussions. Its even better with a mic. Despite the games lack of a complete feeling, I do firmly believe this was a good purchase on steam and will stand by that. I have been playing the game for weeks now and I could recommend it to anyone looking for a different co-op type FPS.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Aug 31, 2013Now im not fan of point and click and I didn't like telltales version of back to the future but this game was pretty darn good. Its the typeNow im not fan of point and click and I didn't like telltales version of back to the future but this game was pretty darn good. Its the type of game you have to keep playing though to the end, Its like a good movie. The storyline is much of what makes this game a success and a good game in my mind. Its not so much about gameplay here as it is about the stellar storyline which is on the same level as the TV show, even surpassing it at times. I find the TV show to be relatively uneventful at times, which is not an issue with this game. Choices also effect the game, which is the new generation of video game player's opiate. Honestly this if one of the few lower budget games released this year I would recommend buying, especially if you haven't played the first couple of episodes which it does come with. Totally worth it AIO package.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.3Aug 31, 2013This game tries extraordinarily hard to be vampire: the masquerade. Don't get me wrong VTM had its own flaws and bugs but Dark was no where inThis game tries extraordinarily hard to be vampire: the masquerade. Don't get me wrong VTM had its own flaws and bugs but Dark was no where in the ballpark. The number one concern in my opinion that should have been an easy fix is the dialog acting like its being skipped, this gets very agitating at times. The gameplay is also a bit shoddy. Honestly this is a game no one will even remember a year from now. It will not go down in the books. Avoid paying for this game and skip onto the next, If you want an immersive and fun RPG/FPS vampire game than play bloodlines. Its almost 10 years old and can whoop dark's arse.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Aug 30, 2013This game is exceedingly frustrating, which is a problem common with games 5 to 10 years ago and beyond. I am a firm believer in thatThis game is exceedingly frustrating, which is a problem common with games 5 to 10 years ago and beyond. I am a firm believer in that frustration makes games worthless and unplayable, when something that shouldn't be hard is hard there is a problem. I created a metacritic account just because I wanted to get the word out there about the horrible mechanics of this game. We all know about the atrocious fixed camera, but also there's an issue with the synchronization of combo moves and completing circle commands. It should not be so hard to push a button when the circles line up to do finishing moves or dodge something. after 20 minutes of the game I was so frustrated and I wanted to throw my Microsoft controller halfway across the room, which is something I haven't experienced in years. Please avoid this game if your looking for something more smooth and a better gameplay experience.… Expand