Average User Score: 7.9Jun 13, 2014Great difficulty curve. Great 2D side scroller game play. Very addicting. Doesn't do anything terribly original, (otehr than inherited traits which are fun, but not really game defining) but it nails the addicting rogue like formula. Very easy to get sucked in.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Jun 2, 2014Reviews from major sites are dictated by how much money the publisher has. These sites solely rely on the games they review to subsist, and without that advertising money, cannot survive. So that this game would receive such high reviews isn't a reflection of the game's quality, but of how much advertising money Ubisoft offers, in this case, they offer enough money for their broken mess of a game to receive an 8/10. The best thing you can do is to continue to trash these games and to simply not visit these sites, read these magazines, because video game journalism is a total farce.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3May 29, 2014The best thing Bethesda ever did was admit their failures and let someone more competent make a REAL Fallout game. Thank you, Bethesda, I imagine it wasn't to admit to yourselves after you realized how hard it was to make FO3 and to still see it amount to nothing more than a bland mess, but you see, this is why we have professional game designers!
These wonderful people fill our games with neat things like choice and consequence, character traits and abilities that matter, quest design with branching paths, intelligent world building, (no one's living on top of a bomb here, folks!) and all that stuff that seems to be a complete mystery to you guys over at Bethesda! But truly, I must thank you, for the world is a better place thanks to your tough decision to admit your failures, because Fallout New Vegas is the best RPG of the modern generation, and has done a nice job of reminding us that Fallout games actually used to be pretty fun and my gosh, interesting!
If I had to say it has one major flaw it is the terrible engine you guys created that it runs on, because, like your game design/writing/world building/balance, it's complete and total garbage.
So, once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Bethesda, for letting real game designers create this game for us.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0May 29, 2014The worst Fallout in the series. While it has things like a vault, and Enclave, everything else about it is a pure watered down Bethesda hack job. As a romp around a nuclear wasteland, it's fine, but as far as feeling like your character has any choice in anything, it's far from what came before. No matter what character you build, you can do anything, so role playing is pretty much gutted. Though there are some interesting side areas, the main quest is terribly bland with little choice involved. Combat is dull, requiring little tactics since VATS is god mode, and so long as you're smart enough to click Target> Head, you'll win every time and never take damage. It's a cheap knock off of the series. Get New Vegas, if you want a better next gen Fallout experience. Or better yet, play the old games, to understand just how far off the mark Bethesda was when they tried to make an actual RPG. Terrible game.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9Apr 6, 2014Revising my overly positive old review. Great combat. Terrible items. Makes for a very underwhelming ARPG. RoS has fixed a lot of problems, but man oh man, this one will go down in history as the roughest release Blizz has ever seen, that is for certain.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Apr 6, 2014A lot of improvements. Most importantly, loot is actually worth hunting for now, since it does some pretty cool things, and actually drops. It's a nice restart for the series, and sets a good foundation, which is really what this game needed after the pretty terrible start. Just across the board improvements. Better combat dynamics, less one shot deaths, plot that doesn't make you cringe, new environs are amazing.
But the game is about loot, and they finally seem to be getting the hang of it.
Game is less about stacking trifecta now and more about combing key pieces in interesting ways, (and various new affixes) which in some ways circumvents the loot wall, since finding a piece leads to you completely changing your gear around it, which means you need to find pieces to support that. It can get pretty complex when you find yourself weighing the benefits of multiple pieces of gear. If only I could wear 26 pieces! My favorite item I've found are some bracers that restore my resource every time I pick up a health globe. Kind of game breaking, but in a good way.
If you played the original, hated Inferno, hated the drop rates, and hated how dull the items were, it's probably worth checking out. I think you'll enjoy yourself. If your stance is "Blizzard North Skill pointz 8 player games" then still probably not for you.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Dec 8, 2013The most boring game ever created?
Crawl through boring tunnels for no purpose other than to get more points than the other guy. Combat is dull, moving characters is slow and getting anywhere takes forever, which is made even worse by the fact you have to make repeated trips to the surface to turn in your loot. Everything just happens at a snails pace, yet there is little strategy involved to offset this methodical pace.
Only 5 bucks so it's got that going for it, but really, better off saving the money.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.7Dec 1, 2013Posting a revised review, since the 7 I had previously given was, frankly, kind of embarrassing.
The game is flawed to the core. Once you get past the terrible bugs and such, the game just doesn't offer that much, or do it that well. Shallow combat, bland world, etc. etc. Shovelware.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Dec 1, 2013Dark Souls is essentially a mediocre action game with shallow RPG elements tacked on. If you're looking for a GREAT action game, you're better off playing Devil May Cry (or DMC3 for that matter) which has RPG elements about as deep as you'll find in this game, (kill enemies, get currency, upgrade character) but with much better combat and tighter, more responsive controls.
The Nintendo hard challenge doesn't help the game much either, as it leads to very limited game play experience. Essentially, you run through an area fighting dull enemies, get one shot by the area boss, run through again, try to figure out how you got killed, die (of course), run through again, rinse and repeat until you figure out the boss's gimmick. Which just leads to you spending most of your time fighting the same predetermined enemies, while bashing your head against an over-tuned boss battle. Eventually you clear that area, and it's onto the next, and just like that, after just one area, you've experienced all the game has to offer.… Expand