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Average User Score: 4.3Feb 16, 2015I must be honest. Initially I thought the game doesn't offer much. I thought it to be confusing, slow moving, with a movement system that feltI must be honest. Initially I thought the game doesn't offer much. I thought it to be confusing, slow moving, with a movement system that felt sluggish and I felt shots didn't really connect. It took me a good few hours and the realization that you can level your monsters and hunters in solo mode to appreciate what this game is all about.
For some reason Turtle Rock Studios managed to hit the nail on the head once you begin to understand what kind of game this is. What lies between all the hunting and evading, the roaring and the shooting surprisingly does work. The amount of potential you have for teamplay between the 4 out of 12 hunters that go after one of three monsters is simply stunning. The thrill evading the hunters as a monster is genuinely real and rarely have you felt the need for such finely tuned and well thought out movement with such a seemingly large and fearsome protagonist.
Imagine you are Sam Fisher escaping a bunch of hunters that complement each other perfectly. Only that instead of Sam Fisher you are a moving, jumping, climbing house. Yes once again for some reason it all works.
For once all I can say is, just play it. Play it to understand it. It isn't grasped in 3-4 matches.
It takes way more than that because it is way more than that.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 14, 2014I am terrified of games like this. I forget that I stopped breathing. I get nervous. I feel the fear. I am almost glad when I die so I knowI am terrified of games like this. I forget that I stopped breathing. I get nervous. I feel the fear. I am almost glad when I die so I know what is going to happen.
Yes Alien: Isolation is not my type of game. But it captures the first movie in a way that I just have to play it. It delivers great atmosphere, an awesome retro sci-fi look and a soundtrack that will pull you in and spit you out at the right time.
Finally a game the Alien franchise deserves. Bravo!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Oct 14, 2014Ryse:Son of Rome is a repetitive hack & slasher wrapped in a gorgeous setting. It is fast paced. Straight forward linear game play with aRyse:Son of Rome is a repetitive hack & slasher wrapped in a gorgeous setting. It is fast paced. Straight forward linear game play with a simple story. Sure one might argue the game falls short in various regards. But for what it is, it delivers well. Similar to a blockbuster movie it doesn't hurt to just get on with it and enjoy a piece of entertainment for what it is.
After the first few levels you have seen every mechanic there is to discover in this game anyway. And the longer the game goes the more you feel like a passenger, a means to an end for the game to play out in front of you. You are being reduced at many points to just hit one of two buttons at the right time for the animation in front of you to play on. At that point the game might as well play itself. Almost out of worry you as a player could be in the way of how this story needs to unfold.
It looks great. It has great animations. Good cut sequences. But it is so very simple and repetitive.
I say good for a rainy Sunday when you feel the itch to just play something without really having to invest in much.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6May 25, 2013What atmosphere wow! Hats off to the creators of this game for creating such a great world that has only been reached by the likes of the HalfWhat atmosphere wow! Hats off to the creators of this game for creating such a great world that has only been reached by the likes of the Half Life series. Metro Last Light is an Alice in Wonderland in a post apocalyptic setting where there is always something new to see. Beautiful in its own regard and rich in detail to the point where you are hesitant to just walk by without catching all the little things done.
Fantastic game!… Expand