Average User Score: tbdAug 27, 2014Jet Set Pong Smash Bros.
Online options are skimpy. Video options are also slim. It's 2D so I don't expect much, but resolution options would be great, thanks. Forced to use a 1360x768 TV and the game seems to scale it at 1920x1080 (guessing) which looks a bit blurry.
On the positive side, the controls are responsive. It feels like any failure to win is my fault. The music is fantastic. And with the option of local co-op, I am having a fun time with my buddies. Fun. A FUN game. Paid full price, no regrets.
Could not play Online to test the netcode, but it is the first day of Steam release so......maybe in a week.
It looks like there is screen real-estate for more characters. Looking forward to that.
Full keybinding. Playing with a USB SNES pad.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Jun 2, 2014A solid third-person-shooter mixed with hack/slash. Graphics are good, Lore is accurate [minus the inquisitor being the same size as a space marine] , and controls feel good. . .really good. This is brought together with great sounds, making you 'feel' like an instrument of the Emperors wrath. I also really enjoy hearing the different sound for the remaining bolts in the magazine, giving an audio cue of your remaining rounds without having to look.
It does have its flaws, though. For starters, I am disappointed by the lack of graphic options. It always looks great, but I want the warm feeling of controlling the options. Also, the combat is not very deep, making the game feel repeatative at times. You could argue that it being a "hallway shooter" with limited freedom is a flaw, but it's still fairly standard practice in shooters. It does feel cramped at times, though. And limiting SPOILERS; while I felt the final battle had an anti-climatic end.....I really couldn't suggest something better without breaking lore/tabletop rules.
Also throw in good steamworks multiplayer and horde co-op that still has a surprising amount of players for 2014.
If you like sci-fi shooters, you can't really go wrong with this. It goes on sale occasionally on steam, so you can wait for the seasons if $30 is too much. If you are a fan of the Warhammer 40k universe you should already have this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Feb 9, 2014A perfect example of where Platforming should go. And it's so massive of a game, it will easily fill the time until the new Smash Bros. with plenty of enjoyment.
The level design is genius. Never has it felt repetitive. Even the simple soccer game is great for hours of fun. The controls are snappy and movements are very fluid. Difficulty is perfect. Easy enough for my son to have fun, yet still difficult enough to for my completionist tastes. Sounds are varied, music is bright and beautiful. The level "Castle Rock" filled me with so much joy I had to play it 3 times.
This game is polished and near perfect. Near perfect because I still view the gamepad as a gimmick, even though it fits nicely with this game. It's ranked "10" due to extra credit: I can use my old non-plus wiimotes for multiplayer. I am not forced to shell out $40 for new controllers! Bonus!
I no longer feel regretful of my WiiU purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jan 21, 2014While I never owned an Amiga, I have always loved Shoot 'em Up games. The game videos tell everything. This game is well made. The campaign is varied (but haven't finished it yet), the enemies are fun, the controls are sharp (both keyboard and controller), and aside from the nifty graphics filters is a simple no-frills game. But that simplicity is the basis of it's charm. Not the best that I've ever played, but definitely the number one option from steam.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jan 2, 2014This game feels at home on the PC. Rather than a guess of optimal settings it actually tests your setup through all modes to give the fastest settings. I'm running this at 60 FPS steady on an underpowered AMD A8, no PCI card, at 1360x768. (Obviously the lowest settings, but I felt happy that the game tried to help me out.). It also did not automatically assume that I was using an xbox controller nor was it confused by 2 non-xbox controllers (unlike street fighter 4).
The gameplay is tight and it was easy to be sucked into the game without distracting flaws. There is a lot of polish on this game.
The training mode is fantastic for learning curves. Not just move lists, but limb highlights and visual cues to aid in memorizing, button history, and hit info.
There are unlockables but they dont go crazy by having you unlock each character bio and character gallery (Lazy unlockables).
There is nothing missing in this game. The franchise is saved.
Oh, and there is a tremendous amount of blood and gore.
I gave it a nine because I have some personal gripes with character design. DD cups on fighter girls just doesn't do it for me. Super size breasts? meh. Muscular women? Perfectly fine. Put them together.....it's disturbing.
Note: I can say nothing about online multiplayer, since I am outside the country right now and I can't even get a stable skype connection with friends. But I will say that it doesn't have GFWL; which an auto-win.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Dec 28, 2013It's sad to have seen this series become jealous of Call of Duty. The controls are obviously trying to mimic CoD. Stealth is out of the option since enemies appear when you pass certain points, and can see you through walls. And you rifles are more accurate is you do not aim. Seriously, step away from a wall, and fire from the hip, check your spread. Now do it while aiming. Sad. This game hits rock bottom when you realize that there is only one mission that is recognizable as Las Vegas. The rest are Generic House, Generic Building, Comcast Advertisment, etc. I had to pause and look up who the final boss was, because I had had a WTF moment when I got to the end.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Dec 25, 2013An over-the-top arcade helicopter action game that loves foul language. I was not optimistic. Then I had control of the helicopter. This game is fun. It caters to the roll-in blow stuff up badass hero that my inner child loves. And it does it far better than a well known major franchise. *cough* Ace combat AH. Especially with rail shooting. God, I hate rail modes. They are nothing more than novelty. But I don't mind them in this game. Hell, even one of them was fun. I think it's because they are used to accomplish a part of the story, and then that's it, they bring you back to the cocpit. (the correct spelling is blocked by profanity filters. ha ha.)
I chose to use an xbox 360 controller for this game. I had some issues with keeping the targeting reticule on small troops. But, and this I wish more games did, the mouse was not disabled by using the controller. I just moved my hand to mouse targeting to get those hard to reach places, and moved back to the controller. No effort, no pausing.
I would like a profanity filter option. I like the foul language, but I also have children under 10, so I can't let them play or play it myself while they are around.
I also have not finished the game, so I can't say anything about re playability or end game pacing.
Overall, not the best game, but great when my mind is shot from work and I want simple thrills.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Dec 23, 2013A Labyrinth that does a great job of making you feel totally lost. The only way to succeed is to think about patterns, try anything, and think about yourself and what you are doing. Above all, do not panic. It's a very odd feeling to play this game. The best association that I can make is to a Navy port visit [or foreign travel in general]; stuck in a new country with odd customs and language. The only way to get anything you want is to reflect on what you know, what you think you know, and what you perceive.
This is also the same reason that someone could absolutely hate this game. I know this. Every port visit, there are three groups of people; 1) Those that stay on the ship and ignore everything 2) Those that seek the Hard Rock Cafe and drink their time away until they feel like they are in a familiar place 3) And those that interact with the country and come back to the ship with all the cool stories and gifts. Think about this. Know what you are getting into.
9/10 because I would like controller support.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Dec 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A game that is desperately trying to be deep and moody, is held to the ground and beaten mercilessly by shoe-horned Adam Sandler dialogue.
Graphics: Decent retro
Notes to the creators [If they happen to be reading]:
- Hospice related workers that are unprofessional and disrespectful toward the client/patient are usually fired.
- People who make it a job to help others do not treat people they help as burdens.
- Young children do not all talk like the kids in Talladega Nights.
- Momentos should have had descriptions of WHY they were important. A little effort here would have really helped the story.
- The random shouting of "HADOOKEN" during dramatic moments was not acceptable.
- The Final Fantasy style encounter with the squirrel was not acceptable.
- Do not use names from Sci-Fi characters to name people in a somewhat modern time.
- *SPOILER* Building a two story [+basement] stone mansion is not cheap, even though the elderly man did it by hand in two years. So, having the wife demand one built for her stuffed platypus [or she would refuse expensive treatments] is a poor plot when they argue that they could barely afford the treatment.
FINAL THOUGHT: Stopped playing after 90 minutes. Biggest disappointment for me since Fable 3. Glad it was on sale.… Expand