Average User Score: 5.2Aug 28, 2013So here is how I am starting this review. I am giving it a 5 to start at neutral and then adding or subtracting points from there. Here we go...
+ title screen music and overall soundtrack is awesome
- spent almost an hour just trying to successfully get through the training. It was very very frustrating and after finally getting through it..I cant remember how to do half the things I just learned.
+ Art style is actually awesome. Originally after seeing pictures and videos of the game I thought the turtles and art style looked kind of stupid. After seeing it on my own screen in all its HD glory, it really works well. Things like the elephant turtle foot really bring a new approach and for some reason makes kicking a foot soldier feel way more heavy and thudful yep..just made that word up).
- Wow oh wow. The voice acting is horrible in cut scenes. I would have gladly paid double the price for better actors. With that being said though. Some of the conversations they have in game are hilarious.
+ The game is $15.00 for a TON of content. These devs really listened to feedback the interwebs spewed about the 'Turtles in Time' game that was released a few years ago. There is so much to do here for the small price tag its unbelievable.
+ Gameplay is great. Regardless of what some are saying, this is not a button masher. You will have to learn to pay attention to your surroundings and counter enemy attacks. It plays similar to Batman Arkham City. Just as that initially took a little getting used to timing attacks and counters, this does as well. Once you get the flow down though it's great. There are some times it feels like it could use a little more polish, yet the developer is trying things no other turtles game has (team attacks, counter system, stealth). Another awesome thing is being able to switch turtles at any time which can be useful in keeping combos going and each turtle is their own with a health bar separate from the other 3. One more positive to note are fun little additions such as the mini games.
+ Lore: The lore in this game is awesome. A uniquely TMNT soundtrack, pizza, mentions referring to certain fun things such as 'what if there was a 5th turtle'.
Overall this game is already shaping up to be MORE than the small $15.00 price tag. I can't imagine what these guys could do with a bigger budget in the future. With all these things in mind I am giving this game a 9. Could be higher with a longer campaign and more general polish. Seriously, buy this fricking game it's worth it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Feb 24, 2013Metal Gear rising is almost perfect for what it is. There were only a few issues with the game. The camera could be really annoying at times, the length was far too short for a metal gear game and the story just didn't hold as much weight with you as a metal gear "solid" game. As far as positives go however, this game was so fun I'll actually play through it again and i never do that with games. The graphics were cool, the soundtrack was really unique and i promise you have never played a sword game like this before...ever. Platinum Games did an awesome job with the blade mode.
I'm personally not regretting my purchase of this game. It was exactly what video games are supposed to be; clever ideas and tons of fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jan 2, 2013hitman absolution was OK. It was my first experience with the series. Unfortunately, it didn't do a whole lot to draw me in. The game play was cool (very similar to Deus Ex: Human Revolution) but without an art style, soundtrack, or environments as intriguing, it just couldn't hold my interest for more than an hour and a half. Things I hated: getting deducted points for killing people and extremely repetative game play. And dumb AI… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jan 1, 2013The game was dark and gritty like a constant gnashing of teeth, which you'll inevitably be doing, having to replay certain parts. The mechanics certainly aren't as fine tuned as you would expect from a triple A title, but they don't completely turn you off either. I enjoyed the tone and narrative that kept you engrossed in the story and overall experience. Max Payne 3 is definitely worth a rental, I'm not however convinced this is worth a purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Nov 17, 2012Opening:
)most of my comments are based on the multiplayer, as I have not played the campaign through yet). I could, for some reason, simply never 'get into' the Halo franchise. I wanted too, believe me. It had everything I want in a game; Sci-fi story, sweet armor, awesome guns, but something just didn't stick for me. Now, with Halo 4, I have realized the genius behind this franchise. The controls are so simple, anyone could play it; and if that's the case, then why was I always getting pwn'd in multiplayer so horribly? Halo 4 takes skill, where as other shooters do not. This game is about getting headshots, not just about getting a shot off sooner than someone else (who chances are has a faster connection than you). While this isn't the most fun game I've ever played, it is a wonderful change of pace from what I'm used to.
- The graphics look better than any other Halo game before it. Textures look and FEEL great.
- It's simple. There aren't any over complex menus or settings here, but there is enough depth in customization and unlocks to keep you coming back for more.
- Halo Waypoint is awesome. I can check real time data at halowaypoint.com for my stats (Time played, games won/loss, most used weapon, kill/death ratio, etc.) across not only Halo 4, but the whole franchise...for FREE.
- Winability: Yes, I just made that word up, but it applies well. If you take your time in matches and play right, rarely will you get worked over so much to the extent that you need to rage quit every match for half your afternoon/evening. This seems to be a much more fair and realistic game than other online shooters. I never find myself asking "How did i just get killed? This is BS!". When I die, I know it wasn't someone "hacking".
- Having not played previous Halo games, there is a bit of a learning curve to catch up to the rest of the community in terms of skill. This however, could be viewed as a plus however, since it may extend the playability with some hard work and dedication.
- The weapon variation for multiplayer could be greater. There is a minimal amount of weapons to initially choose from and most of the others are available only as power ups mid-match. This also, could be a positive though, as it most likely keeps the player base fairly neutral in terms of unfair advantages between the n00bs and higher level players.
Overall, I am enjoying Halo 4 and looking forward to playing it for quite some time. This game is definitely worth purchasing.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Oct 3, 2012Pros: Awesome graphics, great story, solo or co-op campaign and horde type mode, FREE web service (ResidentEvil.net)
Cons: If you are looking for gameplay similar to RE1 or RE2, this is not it. Resident Evil 6 is more action based (but it's a great game).
In closing: It's a fun game, worth buying. Please, ignore the hater spam that seems to have run rampant...… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Sep 8, 2012First and foremost, this is the most beautiful game I have seen on any console. As the game starts, I felt like I was inside a Disney cartoon. The game play is great. It has a good mixture of challenging (not throw the controller at the wall challenging) platforming and combat. Dust is a genre all to its own, bringing RPG elements to a side scrolling fighter in a whole new way. There are side quests, different cities to explore (which have very decent sized maps), loot to gather and new abilities to unlock. The story is decent, actually great for what you may expect to see on XBL. All of this is even more impressive, since it is the work of one person (minus the music and voice acting). In closing, you must buy this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Aug 17, 2012I'm having a really hard time getting used to the art style (more specifically the character models). Everyone looks too big and clunky. The same goes for a lot of the secondary weapons. Also, when I'm attacking with X and want to quick switch to a Y attack, there is an annoying delay. And where is the double jump? Maybe you unlock it further in, but I feel like this ability should be present.
On a positive note. The overall art direction is good. The combat is fun. There is lots of loot to be had. I enjoy the platforming as well as the puzzles and the soundtrack is simply great. I may update my score after playing more, but I'm not seeing this as a 10 like so many others on here.… Expand