Average User Score: 6.1Jul 3, 2011Getting a ton of enjoyment out of this game. I was disappointed with the lack of depth offered in Civ V and had someone recommend I check out Hearts of Iron. The learning curve is very steep (Took me about 4-5 Hours before I was able to feel like I had any control) however once you figure out the basics you're in for a treat. This game is a micro-managers dream come true.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Nov 12, 2010Overall Medal of Honor is a decent reboot of the long standing franchise. The single player campaign while extremely short is paced well and offers a decent amount of variety. The squad AI does a great job of making you feel like they are contributing in a meaningful way to the battle. Often they'll offer up verbal clues as to where you can find enemies which defiantly helps with the immersion making you actually feel like you're a part of a top notch special forces team. Visually the game does a good job offering up a decent amount of variety from snowy mountain ranges to dust parched wastelands and devastated urban environments.
The problem with the game is the lack-luster multiplayer component. Unfortunately there just isn't enough variety and ends up coming across as quite plain. In the end its hard for me to justify the purchase of the game because of the short single player experience and the vanilla multiplayer offering.
While a fun time it mostly feels like an appetizer when you should be getting an entree for the 60$ admission fee.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Nov 10, 2010Black Ops single player is far from a perfect experience. While it does have some truly stand out moments which help its case. The whole interrogation portion of the main story is jarring and inconsistent; this caused me never once to feel connected to anything that was going on in the game nor with any of the characters. It also should be noted that playing this game on anything more than Normal mode is purely an exorcise in frustration. There are times when you'll receive no updates as to that you're objectives are at all causing you to die repeatedly while trying to reach your way-points. Only after stumbling across them blindly do you get any sort of a hint as to what you should be doing. Your team AI is also absolutely incompetent, there were many times where you could be following one of your AI companions and they'll totally ignore rushing enemies only to have them appear next to you.and then melee you to death. This brings to mind the recent relaunch of Medal of Honor. Many times during the single player experience in that game my AI squad mates would call out enemy locations "Enemy at 4 O'clock, second story" which would in turn lead me to scope out that area and down the bad guys. This never happened at any point in Black Ops. If anything I felt they simply got in my way.
By the end of the game I just wanted it to be over and I found myself only playing more to unlock the next Achievement and in my mind thats not a very good reason to play games. The multi player component of the game is where it really comes into it's own and is the main reason I gave Black Ops a 7/10… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Nov 2, 2010Killing Floor is a great game for what it is. And like others here have said it's quite under rated. Tripwire gives all of the meat of the game away for free and only charge for character skins (Which are cosmetic only). They're up to 15 official maps and quite a good selection of weapons at this point. Another nice feature is the inclusion of an RPG style leveling system which gives you some nice advantages based on your play style. You also get achievements through Steam and the server browser allows you to join friends games directly which I like as well.
If you're looking for story or bleeding edge visuals look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a solid addictive shooter with a strong community then Killing Floor is defiantly worth a look.… Expand