Average User Score: 7.4Oct 31, 2013An interesting twist on SR3 take the exact same game with the exact same maps, and turn it into The Matrix.
Heavy on the Matrix story,An interesting twist on SR3 take the exact same game with the exact same maps, and turn it into The Matrix.
Heavy on the Matrix story, heavy on the Tron: Legacy visuals, and unfortunately, heavy on crashes this thing leaves me on load screens quite a lot. It's really a lot of fun to play when it's working, but a solid -2 for the crash frequency.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jul 19, 2013Sometimes you stumble upon a game without any expectations toward it and come away all the better for it. I think trying to describe thisSometimes you stumble upon a game without any expectations toward it and come away all the better for it. I think trying to describe this game in detail ends up being a disservice to it, because there's a very simple thing that makes this game tons of fun: the fact that you enter a world where history and historical fiction blend together, allowing you to step into the Old West as the one pivotal character that gets to interact with all of the great legends of the Wild West.
The rest of the experience, IMHO, becomes secondary to the joy of being able to have a shootout with any famous name from all the books and movies you already know. That said, the hits and misses still come out on the positive end. Of the Juarez games, this ended up being my favorite without a doubt.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Jul 14, 2013It's been a lifelong dream to have a room full of classic pinball machines. But now, thanks to this game (and the Marvel and Star WarsIt's been a lifelong dream to have a room full of classic pinball machines. But now, thanks to this game (and the Marvel and Star Wars franchises), I may save myself untold thousands stick this on Steam on your big-screen and it's just a better experience.
These tables do things that real pinballs will never do, which is have totally interactive, immersive graphics on the table. No broken parts, and no quarters, either. Brilliant!
Gods of video games please grant us other franchises soon Firefly? Galactica? Tron? LotR?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jan 4, 2013Perhaps lacking in originality or innovation, I find the gameplay itself to be simply outstanding. Aside from Starcraft, I haven't spent asPerhaps lacking in originality or innovation, I find the gameplay itself to be simply outstanding. Aside from Starcraft, I haven't spent as much time in an RTS, replaying and replaying - most of that comes from the depth of material drawn from the films, giving one an immersive experience that I don't believe another LotR game has matched.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 6, 2012So maybe you've played Borderlands. Maybe you loved it and played some/all of the DLC. And then maybe you got all excited about BL2 and theSo maybe you've played Borderlands. Maybe you loved it and played some/all of the DLC. And then maybe you got all excited about BL2 and the utopian thoughts of killing things in the familiar dystopia, but all-new and exciting in different ways. And then you saw/heard that BL2 is just more of the same.
It's true - this isn't a revolution in gaming, nor a clean slate... but it is a fine continuation of the things that worked well in the original, and there are plenty of new twists, so that this doesn't feel like just another episode (like FIFA13 or MW2). It's also true that not all the jokes are funny, and all those 'new' guns are just tweaks.
But all that aside, I'm having more fun with this one than the first one, to be honest. The gameplay doesn't get old quickly, and the main villain is great fun. I finished the main storyline and immediately found myself having another run... you just don't mind trying to find new ways of going about the same challenges. So if you can deal with not having a completely new experience, then you're in for a treat. Think of it as revisiting one of your favorite movies, but in an extended, director's cut - it looks familiar, but you love seeing the movie again, and there's plenty of new stuff to make it feel fresh.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0May 16, 2012This is the first game in many years which absolutely will not let me play it. Two days of trying to install it, patch it and launch it to noThis is the first game in many years which absolutely will not let me play it. Two days of trying to install it, patch it and launch it to no avail. I've gotten it fully installed twice, only to sit at the welcome screen, unable to play because the servers are maxed out. I've had about 40 or 50 failed attempts to install it, and then maybe 20 attempts to patch it without success. I must say that I fell for the hype and pre-ordered the game, only to be unable to play it. I'm going to park it for a month or two and come back to it in time. I'm quite disappointed - this is Blizzard, not EA. I expect Blizzard to release it when it's ready, not when they have to. Rookie mistake by Blizz, and clearly a lot of miffed customers.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9Nov 7, 2011Lots of nice bells and whistles, but when it comes down to it, this is a poor simulation. This offers you a bunch of ways to accomplish aLots of nice bells and whistles, but when it comes down to it, this is a poor simulation. This offers you a bunch of ways to accomplish a bunch of goals, but it's a bit like an old RPG in that way - there's a way you're supposed to do it that doesn't allow for creativity or really learning much about being a manager. I can't imagine playing this game thoroughly and then being any closer to understanding what a manager's life is really about (I'm pretty sure it's not about having a social outing with your wife every two weeks before she gets angry).
It's a small point, but if you have a spouse, it makes a difference who that spouse is in terms of her spending habits, but you have no input into it, aside from divorce, really. In my first season, she spent 80% of our money on frivolities! Forget buying a house or a car, we don't need those - she's buying diamond-studded purses! The point is that like the rest of the game, there are places where they just want you to accept the slim criteria and run with it, and often it's not well thought through.
What I'm talking about, in the end, is that you can't interact with the 'players' or other 'NPCs' in a way that's similar to real life at all. I can offer a contract to someone, and either they take it or they don't... perhaps you can make another offer later... but you can't meet this person and use any kind of skill to sign them (or not). You can just look at the tick-boxes and make the guess that's closest to what has been programmed in - this doesn't feel like a simulation.
And the 3D engine continues to be plagued by ridiculous behaviour. Players just do nonsensical things that no human would ever do - how about passing backwards while on a break-away? Or how about how my striker is trying to get free of a defender... the defender does a sliding tackle and misses... the striker should be home-free, but instead the defender gets right up and does not one, but two more sliding tackles! Not realistic in any way.
If you want to have an arcade experience, buy FIFA 12. If you want a simulation, stay away from this. Football Manager is just much better, and you get the feeling that they're actually trying, unlike Bright Future/EA.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 19, 2011If you base JC2 on JC1 at all - you are really missing out. That's what I did, and I initially missed an amazing game.
The controls take aIf you base JC2 on JC1 at all - you are really missing out. That's what I did, and I initially missed an amazing game.
The controls take a while to get down, but then you're inside one of the best sandbox games made yet. You can play it like an idiot, guns blazing, not worrying about dying, or you can be careful, precise, and make it a real challenge. The only complaint would be that once you finish the storyline missions, the game goes a bit on auto-pilot (in fact it offers to a chance to just be done). Things should really change once you've 'won' the main story, but they do not. You could argue that it just allows you to continue playing sandbox unabated (and trying to hit 100% - good luck!), but it feels like there should be a fundamental change in the game once you've hit the main objective.
That's a minor complaint, overall it's a blast.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Apr 19, 2011I'd give it a 10 if it were a bit more challenging, and lasted a bit longer. As it is, it's pretty perfect for what it is, a 3rd personI'd give it a 10 if it were a bit more challenging, and lasted a bit longer. As it is, it's pretty perfect for what it is, a 3rd person adventure/puzzle game. Replay value is pretty good if you're into the challenges, and co-op play is as good as single. It is indeed very hard to get 100%, but getting close isn't that great a challenge - still, the ride is a good one.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 19, 2011Once you get into the feel, or spirit, of the game, things start to make a lot of sense, and the fun begins. There are plenty of places toOnce you get into the feel, or spirit, of the game, things start to make a lot of sense, and the fun begins. There are plenty of places to die within a second or two if you're not on the ball, and it forces you to keep trying to innovate a solution. With all the spell combinations, there always is one.
But as the single-player goes on, there are some pretty annoying things: 1) long stretches where you don't get a save-game and have to replay a 10-minute sequence if you die; 2) ways to die that are not quite bugs, but just pure silliness; 3) you have to complete a level, or start from scratch. During one of the later chapters, it's just too easy to get thrown off the ledges and die, and you have to keep going and going, or start from the beginning - it becomes quite tiresome.
Still, overall, a good bit of fun, and the multiplayer is as good as the single.… Expand