Average User Score: 8.1Feb 14, 2015Take all the good mechanics of assassins creed and batman arkham city, then put in a nemesis system... and a lil spice of well polishedTake all the good mechanics of assassins creed and batman arkham city, then put in a nemesis system... and a lil spice of well polished graphics and you have yourself a great lord of the rings style game.
Is it the greatest game ever? no!
But however it is an awesome stand alone single player title that will keep you entertained for hours to come.
The game isn't lacking in any way so I would say I am happy they didn't chop this game and sell the rest as DLC like most games that have been coming out lately. The DLC feels like an option for if you really love this game and want more rather than.. "hey you wont enjoy this game until you fork over money for the season pass". With that I may buy the DLC once I have beaten the game.
I can truly get lost playing this game.
There are a few bugs in the game like where Celembrimdors spirit will stay frozen in spots you left wraith mode but its not game breaking.
There are quick time events however it doesn't take away any immersion what so ever like a lot of quick time events do.
Its definitely one of the better games out and I believe if you buy this game which you can find $40-$50 deals at best buy and the internet then you can be assured your money was well spent on an entertaining fun game.
The story is interesting but honestly I just love the gameplay. you have free roam to go wherever and the scenery in the game changes as you progress. Grinding for upgrades is minimal and the side missions aren't dragged out and boring like assassins creed.
If you get this game I would recommend upgrading your elf shot as much as you can and your wraith abilities because you will use it a lot and will be most helpful.
The game is very rewarding and yet not too challenging. you can't go hacking and slashing in a fight expecting to button mash your way through. it takes some combat strategy much like batman arkham city. The side missions make it rewarding to complete as you find new runes to play with the customize your ranger/wraith the way you want him to fight. which is very unique... some runes can be burned to upgrade quicker.
All in all i feel like the game catches up with my skill level to where its not too easy to where i can get bored easily.
I enjoy having that feeling of revenge if an uruk kills me and I see him get promoted, then i go stalk him and hunt him down or I possess him so i can use him as my puppet to get me a big uruk army. Sometimes i just let an uruk kill me just to watch the events unfold for him.
My only disappointment (SPOILER SCROLL DOWN) is they killed off my favorite character Ratbag the Coward early in the game. Was feeling attached to the little guy.
There are also some moments that get annoying like trying to get talion to hang on one side of the wall then hangs on the opposite side where the uruks are however it still isn't game breaking.
I do wish they would've gotten deeper into the hunting.
However I will say this.. If you are curious about this game and you love assassins creed and the batman games then this will be for you. Its one of the better games out there and monolith/WB did a great job releasing a game that feels like you got your money's worth. GREAT JOB.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Nov 21, 2014At long last we have a new smash brothers on nintendo's next gen console.
This game is non stop fun and the visuals are polished andAt long last we have a new smash brothers on nintendo's next gen console.
This game is non stop fun and the visuals are polished and smooth.
Online is a ton of fun I haven't had any problems finding players in no time and a smooth running match.
Smash tour is definitely something fun to play with your friends I enjoy it very much so.
Nintendo did a great job appealing to all audiences in this game.
Seriously Nintendo is all like "oh you don't like Smash" well then change all the rules to your liking...
"you prefer melee" Well you can use your gamecube controller and take off smash ball.
"don't like certain songs" Then turn them off the playlist.
This game is an unbalanced balance of a great game, a custom game, and a make you happy in your own special way kind of game.
Mii customizations are hilarious... Just think.. now you or your friends or heck Walter White can join the brawl.
GREAT JOB NINTENDO!!
Look I want to go on more but I really don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Plus I'm wanting to go play more smash.
Is it worth 60 bucks? YES!! is the special edition worth 100 bucks? YOU BETTER BELIEVE ITS A YES!!!… Expand
Average User Score: 3.6Nov 20, 2014Look.... I love sonic the hedgehog....
It saddens me to say this.... But this game is unfinished garbage... It could've beenLook.... I love sonic the hedgehog....
It saddens me to say this....
But this game is unfinished garbage...
It could've been something good... but its not....
Its sonic team's last exclusive nintendo game so yeah i guess I could see why they would suck at it especially considering most of sega was working on Alien Isolation.... but still this is their mascot....
Its a shame...
Honestly I wish Sega would give the rights of Sonic to Nintendo because Nintendo does not let games go unfinished...
Its sad to see him, banjo & kazooie and all the other mascots go to rubbish....
I guess some good mascots got to end I suppose.
I haven't enjoyed a good sonic game since the adventure series and colors.
Oh well. I bet the kids will atleast enjoy it because its a prequel to the Tv series...
As an adult I am realizing one of my favorite guys who convinced me to get a sega genesis is dead or just a washed up loser by his own job that screwed him over.
Please Sega just give him to Nintendo... I'm sure Mr. Iwata would be generous to label him as "sega's" sonic the hedgehog.
Anyways... Look... If you want an unfinished game that doesn't work then I would say just get an Xbone because atleast they'll work better after patches... However if you want a sonic game then you might as well dig up your genesis and get all 7 emeralds and beat dr. robotnik because this wont do it and will disappoint you I promise.
Shame on you sega....
I hope you make negative profits on this game… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Nov 12, 2014Well what can I say?......
Look I'll start off by saying that its halo 1 thru 4 obviously and that the graphics are definitely great. theWell what can I say?......
Look I'll start off by saying that its halo 1 thru 4 obviously and that the graphics are definitely great.
the campaign is great as well. If you love the halo series then you will love it.
But why the 3?
Its simple my friends.
Once again we have another halo released by 343 with a broken matchmaking system....
I was disappointed with their incompetence to fix the lag fest of halo 4 multiplayer, but lets not get into
that shall we...
The 3 rating mainly goes for the companies 343 and microsoft.
Don't release an unfinished game anymore your console depends on it.
I almost considered getting an xbox one after being excited.
Luckily for me I went to a friends house who has an xbone and "tried" to play matchmaking.
Lets just say upon launch we were barely getting a match per hour and the sad part is it was small teams of 2v2 and other nonsense. Then there were maps where it couldn't render textures and was all white with lines everywhere.
This game is full of bugs and glitches and LAG!!!!. I mean honestly if you are a halo fan then you have already beaten the 4 games already and want to see what matchmaking has to offer, which is nothing at the moment.
There's also a glitch where you can boot a member from the opposing team.... wow!!!
Once again I have lost interest in buying an xbone.
I know there are a lot of people saying "don't worry they are fixing it".
However like Ron White said "you can't fix stupid", and this my friends is 343 and microsoft being stupid.
I am sick of games these days coming out that are broken and or unfinished products and we have to be stuck waiting for several patches to download while the rest of the game is sold as DLC.
You would think after all the hate that Microsoft received after their xbone reveal that they would be nothing but a perfectionist upon releasing their games.
I would only expect this much incompetence from EA games.
Also didn't they say something about 300,000 servers for xbox one or some large number of the sort?
They all must've taken the day off or are very lazy or maybe their not paid enough like all jobs these days so they do a half asked job.
So yeah great job on the graphics, but shame on you for the broken day one matchmaking.
Do you realize how many people took the day off their job or even called in just to have a day for this?
If my beloved halo isn't dead yet then I will say this game is now on life support.
CODAW worked fine for my friend and I on day one AT MIDNIGHT!!!
Mario Kart 8 worked perfect for me the day one of release!
BUT FOR SOME REASON THE BIG FREAKING COMPANY KNOWN AS MICROSOFT CAN'T EVEN GET THEIR MOST POPULAR CONSOLE SELLING GAME TO WORK MATCHMAKING ON DAY FREAKING ONE!!!!!!!!
Shame shame shame on you.
You better be kissing your consumers butts and giving out some great free stuff for those who suffered.
If I would've bought this game and an xbone the day of release I would've taken it back and got my money back and used it to buy a nice bottle of scotch because atleast i wouldn't have been let down by the scotch's characteristics compared to those of the ignorance and incompetence of the 2 companies. When you spend 60 dollars on a game and in some cases 400 dollars for a console that day and take the day off work/call in which also means more money spent then a game should work without a doubt. Quit releasing broken games and letting the patches do the rest of the work. Maybe learn from Nintendo and postpone the game if its not entirely finished. So anyways..... if you love Halo then yes get the game, but I would wait till the price went down. These companies don't deserve the price they're asking for if they are just going to half ask job it and expect us to wait for patches… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Oct 29, 2014I love Nintendo... yeah lets start with that..
Bayonetta 2.. I feel the same as I did the first one.. I will say for the fans of thisI love Nintendo... yeah lets start with that..
Bayonetta 2.. I feel the same as I did the first one..
I will say for the fans of this series that it was a great and generous idea to include the first one.
However upon playing the game I wasn't too impressed.
The graphics and the colors are very appealing to where you can tell they put a lot of work into it, and I can say if you're a fan of this series you won't be disappointed.
For me in my own opinion I am a 28 year old man, so to me this game is obviously perverted and I could see anybody younger than 20 getting into this game (mostly young males).
There's a fine point where a woman in a game can be a bad ass and still be attractive but in this game series they cross the line and make it obvious of sexually objectifying her.
Yes I admit I'm not too fond of games and perversions like that. I can say yes there are games that have a perverted sense of humor that make me laugh but this like I said is why I see younger males liking a game like this.
So besides that point... why else did I not like this game?
The game really seems like a huge button mashing and most of the time you don't know whats really going on. The camera doesn't do the game much justice either.
Combo system is great but with mentioned above doesn't serve much purpose.
Another thing I don't like about this game is quick time events.
I cannot go on enough about how much I dislike quick time events, so if you want to know how I feel
then I wold suggest watching "quick time events suck" on john tron's channel.
I am glad I got to try this before buying...
Though I will say this.. If Nintendo is trying to prove they have mature games then yes Bayonetta 2 does the job (though they do have more mature titles).
I will not be owning this game.
I would say if you have never played bayonetta then take that 60 bucks you were going to spend and add that to the pre purchase of the Super Smash bros for WiiU that way you can play it Melee style.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Sep 27, 2014Honestly... its Mario Kart... Do i need to say anything else.
Fun for all and even yourself. Its online as well and the DLC is way tooHonestly... its Mario Kart... Do i need to say anything else.
Fun for all and even yourself.
Its online as well and the DLC is way too fairly priced.
I mean I feel like I'm stealing the DLC at what they want it for after paying what Sony, Microsoft, Activision, and Ea want for theirs.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Sep 27, 2014Look too many people have said what I want to say so I will say this.
If you don't have a 3ds, WiiU or pc then you are missing out. EvenLook too many people have said what I want to say so I will say this.
If you don't have a 3ds, WiiU or pc then you are missing out.
Even if you don't know the nostalgic hits these reviewers are mentioning I can still guarantee you that you will love this game.
Worth the price and the replay value is high.
Story is great and soundtrack is 8 bit immersion at its best.
I wont write long so I will say just give this game a try you wont be disappointed… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 27, 2014Now in my review for the first one I will say I was a bit quick to jump the gun and never truly give this game a chance.
My mind hasNow in my review for the first one I will say I was a bit quick to jump the gun and never truly give this game a chance.
My mind has changed in this new installment (and after giving the first one a second run)
This game is what the direction that konami should've taken castlevania to besides that god of war wannabe garbage.
The game mechanics are smooth and the challenge is real. Honestly my biggest enemy besides my own stupid choices would be gravity.
I've learned after playing both DS games that I've been spoiled over the years with the easy difficulty of how modern games are. This game will teach you patience and how to overcome obstacles like in the old school NES days.
I mean imagine castlevania symphony of the night and if konami kept that darkness and challenge and moved forward into the future with it... well from software did that with the "souls" series.
It may not be castlevania but its what we've wanted that series to do for us today.
Its no skyrim and people making comparisons need to know its like comparing an apple to a hotdog.. I mean really... 2 different things here buddies.
The PVP is great and co op is also a plus here.
You can invade others worlds and mess up their day ohhhh joyyyyyy my favorite
but they can do it to you.... damn... but fun!!!!
DLC is fairly priced and adds even more fun unlike todays games that just give you the unfinished bits of a game just to make extra money.
The souls series is keeps that Nintendo tradition going on when it comes to good quality games.
However it lacks in a few areas... in which to be honest isn't that big of a deal kinda like a really big pizza with one bad topping on it... its not a big deal if you eat around it.
It lacks in the communication area.. yeah you can do all sorts of gestures but online you can only private chat there is no party chat which is a bummer if you have 2 people you are co oping with and would be nice to talk trash to people you beat in PVP vs sending them a message.
Also the invading part upsets me because due to how difficult it is to get effigies I will pretty much say if an invader defeats you then you lose your humanity.
Also ghost damage on PVP is a big no no and sometimes has me rage quit or how op a spell caster is.. sometimes it seems like there are hackers but its not too often... Some weapons hitboxes (spears) in pvp is a little retarded op....
Like I said its not much to ruin a game but its enough to keep me from giving it a 10.
This game is one of the few games out there today actually worth its price, and the replay value is high.
if you get bored you can cosplay a character. Heck I did a faith caster with a sword and he looked like trunks from dragon ball z. you can cosplay almost anything just look it up on youtube.
Good game and thank you from software. I apologize about my last review on the first one... I was ignorant of the awesomeness then and spoiled from typical shooters… Expand
Average User Score: 4.7Sep 27, 2014This game is good on a multiplayer aspect but the luster goes away quickly...
You see for me most of my friends have moved on to phoneThis game is good on a multiplayer aspect but the luster goes away quickly...
You see for me most of my friends have moved on to phone games in which i have traversed once with them and then came back to consoles after being dissatisfied with quality and the microtransactions to enjoy the game.
So yeah phone games are out to take your money and console games are the real deal???
with this game i'm not sure anymore.
I will say the mechanics of this game are tight however I feel like this game is unfinished. I really feel sorry for Peter Dinklage. People shouldn't rag on the guy, he was just getting paid to do a video game voice like many stars these days and the game has nothing to do with him as an actor.
I guess if you like borderlands and halo then you would like this game. For me however I only liked borderlands when friends played with me otherwise it was boring and repetitive grinding..
This game is an amateur MMO. It really couldve been a great game if they would've taken more time to finish it. I love some of the classes and how they work but once again I feel like they rushed to meet a deadline. On the xbox 360 there seems to be too many disconnect issues.
Also I will not spoil anything but in a way its got that "dragon age" effect where they really push the DLC on you and to me feels the way a phone game feels to enjoy a game fully.
I feel if they would've focused on true gameplay vs money grabbing the compulsive buyers then we would've seen a better user review here.
I really wanted to like this game but for 60 dollars I will say I was glad to have played a friends copy instead of buying.
Honestly with how they are working the DLC I will say wait till this game goes down to 20 bucks then maybe give it a chance or wait till they come out with the game and all DLC for a fair price because right now they are just wanting your money.
I was really looking forward to Bungie going further than the halo universe but then again if you team them up with activision what else could you expect? I'd say the merger to make this game is an amateur copycat of how EA makes their games...
Really disappointed....… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Sep 27, 2014(Too long didn't read at the bottom)
To be honest I wasn't expecting this game to be much especially after seeing what Team ninja did with(Too long didn't read at the bottom)
To be honest I wasn't expecting this game to be much especially after seeing what Team ninja did with their Metroid spin-off (I know Team ninja isn't fully responsible for HW), however because I love zelda games i had to fork over my money.
However I will say this game is a lot of fun. Sure I can say there are some flaws and some good points. The fanboy in me wants to give it a 10 but I have to be more realistic here and not let that emotion surface.
For those who are giving it a 0 and whining like kids in school when they don't get what they wanted at the cafeteria all I have to say is either those are people trying to offset the rating because they either don't own a wiiu, is a gaming elitist that always says the games before are better or maybe they are just upset that its not a "true" zelda game.
Lets be honest here (and obvious). I'm going to say that this in no way is a "true" zelda game, its about as true of a zelda game as Mario Kart is a "true" mario game (I love mario kart 8 by the way).
They tried to make a zelda spinoff a while back on wii if you remember and it was terrible, but however I will say they did a great job with this title. People always want to rag on nintendo for their games whether its the fact there's not many mature games out there to the fact that there's hardly any games on the console. Nintendo in my opinion has always done a great job with making good quality games, they never rush them and will delay them if they feel the game is not complete unlike some companies I won't name that rush their games and let the patches do the rest of the work and take the bits and pieces of the unfinished game on the shelf game and sell them as $20-$50 Dlc packs.
Nintendo did however start late with reaching online and HD gameplay and is still lagging behind in the Online world, though I would like to add they always have something up their sleeve and as of now they have been picking up their pace despite the long road ahead. That of which I give respect to. The games out on Wii U lately have me more intrigued to play than the other consoles out so to me that says a lot coming from a man who stopped playing wii to only play on his xbox 360.
But today this isn't truly about the console debate and the number of games any console makes. Reviews on here should be for the purpose of this game and to inform other gamers whether they should play it or not.
If you love mindless hack n slash violent games (like dynasty warriors) and zelda games then you will love it (I already know i'm not the first to say this).
Upon playing this game I will say the graphics are crisp and the soundtrack is immersive. The soundtrack ranges from epic musicals to almost a heavy metal sound which to those who love metal and the LoZ games this will make you smile and hack away even more at enemies.
This game is a nostalgic gem for those who are looking to play something before ZeldaU comes out. The combat is fun... In some cases yes you could button mash your way through or you could try different combos out to see what violent effect you get. I do enjoy the combat a lot. After playing Dark souls 2 its nice to kick back and play this game, it doesn't require a lot of thinking and strategy especially if you've already played zelda games but to me this is something I could mindlessly play for hours.
Its also a fun couch co op game with your friends and family and anyone can pick it up fast and enjoy without making the other player feel useless. In which I will say Nintendo has always done a good job with making good party games that are fun, easy to pick up and still have a spice of challenge to it in which keeps the game from going stale.
Upgrades are cool and awards keep me pushing through the level.
So if i could nitpick some what would I nitpick?
Well for starters I mentioned earlier that Nintendo is lagging behind in the online world. I would love to see this game for online co op or even a versus mode due to how the combat is.
I will say they didn't stop the fair from being annoying in which is funny at first due to nostalgia but then you want to just kill that fairy and throw it into the nearest ceiling fan.
The story is meh... But once again this isn't a "true" zelda game.
so if you're looking for something fun and can play with friends or even just looking for something to charge up your easter egg nostalgia bar then I would say pick this up. If you're picky about your games and an elitist then I would just not get it and maybe even get a job. If you don't like hack n slash games like DW and devil may cry and the like then don't get it. I however enjoy it... its not the best game ever but its also not the worst zelda game ever, did anybody forget that Zelda CDi game..... ... that was the worst.
Good game not the best... if you're too picky wait for the price to drop or don't play it. Fun co op but would be nice to see it expand online.… Expand