Average User Score: 8.1Jun 3, 2014I found myself enjoying Transistor, but also feeling confused about the story.
When you first get introduced to Cloudbank, immediately you can see the beautiful hand-drawn buildings and Red, herself. You are greeted by a mysterious voice, belonging to a dead person who has been stabbed with the 'Transistor'.
At first the gameplay may seem really complex, but once you get the hang of things and know how to use the Turn(), it becomes more easier, but also more harder because as you progress, the enemies get harder. You will need to plan out your attacks and make strategies.
The music of Transistor is so amazing that it is a must that you listen to the whole OST. Ashley Barrett's vocals are haunting, but so beautiful at the same time that you get lost while playing into the music. It's just that amazing.
The story is Transistor's weak spot. While it is interesting, sometimes you just don't know a lot of something and become confused at parts. It almost feels like Supergiant took a fraction of the story and released the final product. The ending is great, but the twist is sort of expected.
Overall, Transistor is a great and beautiful game and while not a must-buy, it is a nice experience to have for $20.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Apr 12, 2014Knack is the worst exclusive on the PS4. Don't listen to people saying, "If you love Mario, etc.", as that is false.
This game had a simple premise: A 'fun' platformer exclusive to the PS4. Right? Wrong.
Knack is surprisingly difficult, even at easy difficulty. I found myself repeating sections over and over because the commands delayed way too much. The graphics are great though, and I feel sad that the only 2 exclusives for the PS4 on launch day both had good graphics, but horrible gameplay.
Overall, I suggest that you avoid Knack and instead buy another game for the PS4, even if this is an exclusive. This feels more like a tech demo just to show off the game's graphics.
(Note: I did not finish the game, so I can't really say anything about the story.)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Apr 12, 2014Outlast is, essentially, a DECENT horror game to me.
In my opinion, it is more original than we've seen in past horror games.
The gameplay of Outlast gets really repetitive once you're about 3 hours in.
See bad enemy, run or hide, wait until enemy doesn't see you, continue, repeat.
The story is okay, but the ending is disappointing and once you finish the game, you feel like it was for nothing.
The graphics are great, and the level design is also excellent, with claustrophobic hallways or a prison full of insane people. This game is one of the best looking games now on the PS4.
The sound of Outlast is the best thing about this game. Once you're walking along quietly, a loud sound comes when someone jumps at you, and the sound is what scares you.
Overall, I enjoyed Outlast, but only in 2 hour sessions. Not because I was scared (I jumped LOTS of time playing this game), but because the gameplay got repetitive.
Note: There is lots of sexual things and gore in this game that I felt was not that necessary.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Apr 12, 2014This game is terrible. From the broken A.I. to the dozen glitches you'll encounter when you play this game (you probably don't want to), this game should be avoided at all costs.
I chose to review this version of the game over the PS3 version even though I played both versions. I chose this version because the graphics should be improved on PC right? Wrong. The PS3 and PC versions look ALMOST identical and that is something not be proud of.
The graphics may not be the most important thing, but the same goes for the gameplay. The gameplay is terrible and like I said, has tons of glitches and a bad A.I. that sometimes blocks your way because it is running in circles.
Obviously this game is unpolished and unfinished. I would give this a 0 on the spot, but this game went through development hell and switched studio after studio. I wouldn't bash Gearbox for taking the credit of this game, as they have released gems before such as Borderlands 1 and 2. SEGA rushed Gearbox to complete the rest of the game after the last studio quit.
I just wish they would have kept the graphics and gameplay that we saw in the demo 2 years ago.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Apr 12, 2014While this game did not exactly need an upgrade to PS4 and Xbox One, it is nice that they improved the graphics and tweaked it so that there is a constant FPS of 60 on PS4 (sorry Xbone fans :( ).
The story and gameplay are equally as great as it was on PS3. The multiplayer is again not necessary, but the FPS during multiplayer is GREATLY improved from PS3.
If you already own TR on PS3, there is no need to buy this on PS4.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Apr 11, 2014If you have a PS3 and do not have this masterpiece, I absolutely advise you to... A. Purchase this game now on PS3. or B. Buy this game for PS4 when it releases near summer of this year.
I cannot tell you anything else besides the fact that this game has everything:
< Next-gen looking graphics
< An amazing story that makes you cry and smile and laugh with Joel and Ellie because you feel emotionally attached to them
< Fluid and intense gameplay
< Great atmosphere and level design
< And much more...
GOTY 2013 for me absolutely.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Apr 11, 2014While the first episode was terribly paced and felt rushed, this episode took it down a tone and introduced stealth, which is one of the best parts of this episode. The only complaint I have of this episode is the story, but even my problem wasn't major.
Surprisingly, stealth feels great in Bioshock. While most gamers are used to the high paced battles in Bioshock Infinite and Episode One, this episode feels more calm and very welcoming to anyone not familiar with the stealth genre. The graphics are great as usual and the story of Elizabeth now being played by you and Booker talking to you through the voice recorder is a great change.
However, the story gets very complicated at times and can be a bit overwhelming if you're not paying attention.
About the ending, I think that it is fine and closes the Bioshock Infinite timeline well.
Overall, Burial at Sea Episode Two is a HUGE improvement over the first and is a great closure to the Infinite series.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Apr 11, 2014While the game plays and looks great, the story is meh at most.
The powers are awesome and while you use these powers (Video, Smoke, Neon, and Concrete), it feels great. The graphics look beautiful and you can tell they spent a lot of detail with the shadows and the recreation of Seattle.
While there is some good in this game, the story is the negative part of this game. The campaign took me about 6 hours to complete, while also doing some of the side missions.
The karma decisions in this game are WAY dumbed down in this game and do not really affect the story at all until the ending. When I played through as evil, I felt that Delsin was being forced to be evil, and there was no appearance change like in Infamous 1 and 2 to make it seem that he was more of a villain.
Overall, Infamous Second Son is a okay game, but dissapointing as a fan of the series. The graphics and powers are great but the story felt rushed.… Expand