Average User Score: 8.6Mar 31, 2014After waiting for felt decades, South Park: The Stick of Truth found its way to my PC.
I was happy to get the full uncut version as it was not meant for every country. So here is my experience (no Spoiler)
After the first Minutes of introduction, South Park directly strikes with his trump card.
Basically the hole Game is designed exactly like the TV Series, which gives the player an extra portion of South Park Charme straight from the beginning.
Just as we arrive in the neighbourhood we directly meet Cartman who introduces us to the world and the gameplay.
After some minutes we know the basic mechanics of South Park and are able to work on the quests that are given to us.
So far so good.
The gameplay mechanics reminds me to titles like Final Fantasy or Heroes of Might an Magic, but with much less complexity.
So there is where the game has obviously its biggest issue: The gameplay is very soft RPG gameplay, that has very funny ideas, but lacks in depth.
So we can find many things as equippment, but in most cases it doesnt really care what calls you are playing with. Especially the Jew Class doesnt find as much things and always builds a mixture of different Items not directly related to the Jew class.
But besides this. South Park completely holds what it has promised. An outrageous story thats typical for South Park and tons of jokes. The story gets more weird the more it progresses and tthe little minigames are just enough fun to at least not get too bored till the end of the game. (10 - 12 hours max).
Technically South Park is a rating of about 6-7/10 but implying that mostly fans will have an interest on this ill give it an 8/10 because with the South Park bonus its worht 1 point more!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jun 6, 2013It is hard to rate this game by comparing it with other games. So lets keep the facts based on the game. Gunslinger tells us the story of how the protagonist is killing and interacting with famous western Characters, like Billy the Kid or the Dalton Brothers. Every character has its own Story that is told which is in general combined to an overall story of the protagonist.
The gameplay is very basic and as far as I can say, the shooting itself is relatively unprecice. Very often I was wondering myself why I didnt hit an enemy even though I was definitivly sure I hit.
Along with that the game comes with a score based rating, which counts your headshots and combo kills and rates it.
Funny parts of the game are definitivly when the story is changed while telling and so does the level at the same time. This is something that makes Gunslinger pretty unique.
In general comapred to other Shooters, this game is more then average but only costs 15 Euros so its worth its price and thats why I give it a 7 out of 10… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 6, 2013So for Tomb Raider Fans of the first hour this game was propably looked foreward with mixed feelings.
And as it turned out this mixed feelings will probably be remaining on playing the reroll of the Tomb Raider series. I want to keep it short:
Tomb Raider is a very nice game standing for itself. Compared to the older titles there is a lack of raiding tombs in general due to this element has been build in more optional then as part of the main game. Mainly Tomb Raider plays more like a nice polished Uncharted (at least on PC its polished) So the general survival mechanics, by hunting animals and the scripted (escape) sequences this game focuses more to get the story told. From my opinion this was a pretty good idea because it fits more to the new Tomb Raider concept.
Technically I would say it is the best Tomb Raider game by far!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Jun 4, 2013I think basically there is said the most to the game in all the reviews. But I would like to point the focus more to the circumstances of the development that has been done. So in general this game was developed by one person. If course sounds and graphics are a product of more than one developer but the code behind starring is basically a one man show.
And for this I cannot say this game isn't a success.
For me it had from the start more funny elements than all other x4 games I have ever played until know. Beginning at the kind of how you navigate through the spaces and ending by the way you can design your fleets. All real innovative and great but yet no bug free features.
Of course the balance is not perfect so the AI in my opinion starts much to aggressive. If you don't have suitable planets near your home planet it will be very hard to expand due to the aggressive au will fight for every useful planet.
So for the rest it might be that after midgame you will end farming the planets. But until you get to the point this game really is much fun to play.
So for further development I hope the game gets more balancing and more end game experience.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jun 4, 2013After my review of Bioshock Infinite and my references to Metro Last Light I now decided to put a Last Light review in too.
based on Dimitri Glukowski's book Metro 2033, Metro Last Light is meant as the 2nd Part of the already known Metro 2033 Game. After Artjom has killed all dark ones in Metro 2033 he is now send out to find the last survivor and get in contact with him to find out more about the dark ones and then has to kill him.
But as usual not everything works as expected and so he gets into real trouble again with the faschists and communists. But enough of the Story itself.
So from the kind of telling the story, Metro Last Light has a Half Life stile storytelling. So every person interacts with you and tells you whats going on, but you never reply to them ingame thats what I would see as the biggest issue in the game, because the story looses atmosphere through it. Only in the loading screens Artjom talks about whats happening.
The audio is a bit of a two sided swort. There will be people complaining by the russian accent but others would say this is a necessary part of the game. I belong to the second ones, so for me this is not a point where Last Light looses score. But as I already told in story part, you protagonist never talks. Thats sad. Except of this, for a story telling shooter alle the weapon sounds and the environment sounds a really great an atmospheric.
So gameplay I liked the very most. Is it changing your filters for your gas mask, or wiping the dirt out of you view until pumping up the electricity for your flashlight/nightvision this all fits so much into gameplay and is from my side the most ignored feature in most scores. So whenever the action began to start these elements made it a fight for survival which really kept me having fun on it.
Well the most pro argument why Metro is at least at the same meta score as Bioshock Infinite for me.
I know most people would now say, yes but the Graphics are not everything. Thats right, but in a FPS Graphics are mainly the focus and not the story! So from the awesome lightning, detailed textures (espacially in the outdoor regions) and awesome animations of the characters this game is really one of the best looking games that you can play at this time. So especially for the PC version that is coming pretty close to Battlefields actual Frostbite engine!
So for me this is also a must play title. It also tells parts of the book Metro 2033 new and changes the story that far, that Metro 2035 will be based on the events in Last Light.
The game is not too short, it took me about 15 hours I guess and I really enjoyed the twists and the awesome looking graphics.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 4, 2013So lets keep this test now with a bit of distance after playing it through for about 2 Months.
The story is simply the best that we currently have on the market. Even though not all Characters are perfectly described the story lets us feel the emotions and things that come with the plots in the game.
Also it has one of the best Endings I have ever seen in a game and most of the audience had a really hard WTF moment afterwards with lots of room for explain the ending in your own understandings.
From the audio side the game is pretty solid. I played it with German synchronization which usually is not the best, but in this case it was very well done. Also the weapon Sounds and in general the perfectly written and played dialogues were on a high level.
So from here on we come to the part where Bioshock Infinite suffers in my opinions. So the gameplay for a shooter is also very solid, but does not come with any groundbreaking new mechanics or stuff. The only thing that makes at least a bit of a difference is the ability to hook on the air rails and thats all.
On PC you have the advantage that your Vigors are placed on the 1-0 keys but the lack of getting them sorted as you wish makes it a bit complicated to play with them. Although if you play it with gamepad you have the same issue as console gamers and will propably only use up to 2 or 3 Vigors.
So there is the next critics. The Vigors are basically useless! Also they are not captured in any describing story element.
So this is the thing what makes me mad when thinking afterwards about the game and its competition on the Shooter Market.
Irrational Games has in fact tricked us! Not in a really bad way, but they put a comic look onto the game which allowed them to work with poor textures being covered by eyecatchers like the fog and the bright statues and the story. If we would analyze the graphics we would see, that this game looks really bad in comparison to f.e. Battlefield3, Far Cry 3 or Metro Last Light.
Anyways for the ability to trick us I can accept that as excuse ^^.
If I was asked if Bioshock Infinite is a must play game I'd definitivly answer with yes.
If I was asked if Bioshock is the game of the year until now, I'd definitivly decline it!
For me this is an awesome game but I want to stay honest. So for me Metro Last Light is almost at the same Meta Score, becauseit makes everything that Bioshock has not done well much better, and if we focus on the genre Bioshock lags in almost every Shooter relevant topic! Story was never the relevant topic of a shooter but Bioshock made it relevant in his case!… Expand