Average User Score: 6.9Aug 5, 2015Kings Quest 1 might have been the first video game I ever played. It was the IBM PC Jr. version. I remember struggling with it because IKings Quest 1 might have been the first video game I ever played. It was the IBM PC Jr. version. I remember struggling with it because I couldn't type. Most people couldn't, back then. But what I remember most was the incredible sense of adventure and boundlessness that Kings Quest provided. It quickly became one of my favorite series of games all the way through KQ6.
Going into the new King'sQuest, I wasn't sure what to expect. I wanted them to get it right, and that meant It needed to be CLEVER, it needed to be GOODHEARTED and it needed to be CHALLENGING.
What KQ winds up being is almost impossible to review. Or, rather, I haven't digested it yet. Clever? Oh, it is so incredibly clever. Goodhearted? The game oozes with charm all over the place and makes you fall in love with it's world and characters. Is it challenging? no. Not in the least. Does it live up to Kings Quest? ABSOLUTELY. But what's baffling is that this isn't JUST a King's Quest game. It also manages to attempt to be a sequel to The Princess Bride film, and manages to succeed on that level as well. It's astonishing. You will find nearly as many references to that movie as you will the original King's Quest game, including a PHENOMENAL appearance by Wallace Shawn enacting variants of some of his best scenes from the film.
The first 30 minutes of the game filled me with disappointment, as the game essentially plays out as being a modern day dragons lair. I was all set to write the game off when all fo the sudden the world opens up to a size that is at LEAST the size of KQ1 and 2 put together. The first chapter alone lasts 5 hours, or so, which is about the time it would take you to play KQ1.
I was blown away by how truthful to the series it is, allowing players to solve puzzles multiple ways and with multiple moralities. You WILL pick up items. you WILL have an inventory with 9 or 10 items in it at once. You WILL use those items to solve puzzles. And MAN does it feel like King's Quest. Some decisions will irk longtime fans. I, for one, do not like Chropher Lloyd's portrayal as King Graham. He sound nothing like the character I know. But the game is trying to take KQ into the 21st centry,and builds up Daventry to be not unlike the fairy tale world from Shrek. I like that decision and I like this game.
I highly recommend it to everyone. Kids to adults.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 22, 2015This is a textbook example of a 9, or 10, rated game. Anyone rating it less doesn't know what they are talking about or has an agenda. TheThis is a textbook example of a 9, or 10, rated game. Anyone rating it less doesn't know what they are talking about or has an agenda. The level of quality of the product is absolutely top notch, and the package is fully featured with almost everything you could want. Criticism of the game seem to feature nitpicks that the reviewers blow out of proportion and then assign heavy review-score weight to that nitpick. For instance, I frequently see people saying that the story doesn't make sense. That'd dumb. of course it does. It's not even complicated. It just features a lot of characters that the game doesn't introduce. It assumes you to already be familiar with all the characters. Is that a reasonable assumption for the 10th game in a series to do? You be the judge, but that's a nitpick.
Fantastic graphics, fantastic gameplay, fantastic package. I will be playing MKX for weeks and I don't even play online. Great game, well worth the purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 28, 2014Tesla Effect is a game where you play a detective who walks around looking for clues. It does this extremely, extremely well. It seems likeTesla Effect is a game where you play a detective who walks around looking for clues. It does this extremely, extremely well. It seems like most of the negative reviews for this game seem to focus around the complaints "I don't want to be a detective" or "I don't like looking for clues". It's hard to take those criticisms with much sympathy. I see the game criticized for having poor graphics, but this also doesn't make much sense to me. Games with beautiful environments that try to make their blocky puppet looking human characters emote often come across looking laughable or downright unsettling (Mass Effect). And yet this game uses fantastic looking video to portray real emotions and had less stellar environments and people say it looks poor. I'd much rather have the latter than the former. In any event, if you like Detective games and adventure games, this game will be adored by you. If you are looking for it to make you like a genre you hate, well... keep looking.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Sep 16, 2012Dd neon is one of the most surprisingly amazing ages I've played all year, and for many years prior. Its the beat me up I've always wantedDd neon is one of the most surprisingly amazing ages I've played all year, and for many years prior. Its the beat me up I've always wanted minus a few small flaws. The overall goal of the game seemed to be that the developers didn't want to make a button masher. In this, they succeeded with flying colors and o the apparent ire of game critics. It's a highly technical game that is a joy to play. There's no spazzing out on the controls and hoping to do something tht looks cool on screen and makes you feel good about yourself. If you don't play with your brain, the game will feel sluggish. The benefit, though, is that you actually CAN play with your brain which is incredibly rare for this genre. Moreover, if you get hit, you know it's because you screwed up, and there's never a doubt in your mind that good players can play through the whole game without taking damage. The games sense of humor is at the same time outlandish and yet wittily restrained. For instance, one second the main villain is calling you "knob sniffer" and the next second billy will have picked up a gun, and instead if using it to shoot, will either beat people with it or throw it at them. The restraint at the joke is what gives Dan it's sence of wit and masterfully aiming at both being clever and vulgar. In the end, people who dislike the game seem to be ad that it doesn't play like a remake of the old games, and then seem to add on "and nobody wants to play those games anyhow". On the contrary, if you love engaging games that force you to pay attention, and even ask you to replay scenes when your skills don't yet meet the challenge, this game is a gift from heaven for you.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Feb 15, 2012This isn't the best Twisted Metal package. That honor goes to Black, in my opinion. But what it is, is absolutely amazing. The graphics areThis isn't the best Twisted Metal package. That honor goes to Black, in my opinion. But what it is, is absolutely amazing. The graphics are incredible. (people who say they aren't are probably the same people who complained that GTA3 looked bad. You sacrifice some things to get the scope this game provides.) The cinematics are fantastic. The music is great and the gameplay is honed to a level most games don't dream of. The only problems so far are poor voice acting from Calypso that really knocks this game down a notch. It's that bad. Also, the overall game design is hurt by the decison to do the story mode in the way it is done. Wrong choice, flat out.
Buy this game.… Expand