Average User Score: 7.6Nov 18, 2014Obviously the game has not been out long and I would not normally review a game until I have played many hours. However my review is purelyObviously the game has not been out long and I would not normally review a game until I have played many hours. However my review is purely based on the actual gameplay on the pitch, which is what a football game is all about. I am not reviewing game modes, online etc. Purely one player gameplay against the CPU. Like many I was excited about the game having put in a lot of time on the demo for PES 2015. I am an old time PES player, having always played it and preferred it over Fifa on the ps1 and ps2. Growing up this was always the game for me over Fifa. We all know that Fifa improved to an extent and has been better than PES in the most part over the lifetime of the ps3. For me the only half decent versions of PES on the ps3 are 2013 and this game (2015). The rest really are poor and not worth it.
PES 2015 is by no means a complete disaster, but I have been left feeling rather underwhelmed. Maybe it is much better on the ps4? I don't know. The gameplay is now better but it is still some way behind the glory days of PES 5 and PES 6 (ps2). For me it feels very much on rails, as does Fifa to be honest. Surely in this age of technology we should expect so much more from a football game. I very much hope that another developer goes into making football games as really Konami and EA Sports are producing mediocre games at best. Think I will just have to go without an up to date football game. There are a few issues on the pitch with PES 2015, first the ref is a joke. Yellow cards are branded like they are going out of fashion. You can get many yellow cards without even making a slide tackle (i.e. by doing a standing tackle). It feels like if the CPU wants to dance past 4/5 of your defenders then they can, and there is nothing you can do about it. As I say, both football games these days appear to be on rails, which means you have little control, thus defeating the object of a "game". The movement of your players is dreadful. Sometimes it can be difficult to get the ball to your striker, as he stands behind an opposition player and rarely moves. I hate the arrows etc for corners and free kicks, yes they can be turned off but why include such a thing in the first place.
The game is not terrible, it is ok. It just becomes boring very quickly as there is little to get excited about. It's just a bit flat. I used to love the magic moments on PES of old, sadly I don't think we will ever get that back. Championship teams are included but it appears Konami know very little about Championship players and their stats are not accurate, from what I have seen.
I guess to sum up I would say this is not a terrible game, it's just too predictable, too much on rails and not that much fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Sep 15, 2014I have been playing PES 2013 and Fifa 13 over the past year as the 2014 versions of both were quite poor. So I have quite enjoyed Fifa 13,I have been playing PES 2013 and Fifa 13 over the past year as the 2014 versions of both were quite poor. So I have quite enjoyed Fifa 13, mainly playing Manager Mode and played a few games online on Seasons. I am not generally a big online player so mostly I play against the CPU. I would say that so far it's probably the best Fifa on the ps3, however if you have owned each and every one then you have probably become bored with the series by now, as we all know there is very little which changes each year. Whilst I don't expect a complete overhaul each year, it can become difficult to justify buying Fifa year in year out. After trying Fifa 14 I more or less sold it within the month - overpowered headers etc. So I picked up Fifa 13 quite cheap. If you are not too bothered about the up to date transfers it's a good way to go as it's so much more for your money compared to the latest release. And in my opinion Fifa 13 is better than Fifa 14 in terms of gameplay.
With future versions of Fifa I hope they put more depth into the gameplay. After a while it seems like you have seen everything the game has to offer, it can become predictable. You also get scripting which can be really annoying. If the CPU wants to score then sometimes there is very little you can do about it, defending is still probably under powered in comparison to attacking. The atmosphere of the game could be drastically improved, get rid of the half empty stadiums when it is an actual league or cup match. On occasion it feels like you are scripted to lose a game, no matter what you do. I still enjoy this game for the most part, playing Manager Mode. There is not the global scouting network or whatever in this version so you can see a players stats anyway before you make the purchase. The Manager Mode progresses quickly meaning not too much time between games. On the pitch not generally many problems but only slight differences between this and all the other Fifa games.
Recently played the Fifa 15 demo on ps3 and initially was on the fence. However it has grown on me a bit. Still don't know at what stage I will upgrade to ps4. Fifa 15 does seem quite different and once I had played a few games I think it generally seems like a step forward.
Overall I give Fifa 13 8.1 out of 10 (rounded to 8)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 28, 2014Well like most people I had the original Broken Sword when I was younger, I had it on the ps1. I don't believe I ever finished it as I wasWell like most people I had the original Broken Sword when I was younger, I had it on the ps1. I don't believe I ever finished it as I was just a child but I still have fond memories of the game. Broken Sword is unlike most other games, technically it is a simple 2D point and click adventure game. It is a perfect game to play on a tablet (I played on Nook HD+ 10 inch). I imagine it could be quite fiddly on a smaller device like a phone.
So what makes Broken Sword such a classic? There are many reasons such as the brilliant storyline and puzzles, the amazing 2D scenery, the locations, the adventure, the characters etc. The puzzles are probably harder than most other games, hence I never completed this as a child. Generally if you get stuck just try everything no matter how obscure it may seem. The locations and scenery are beautiful to say the least. Just goes to show what can be done, even though Broken Sword was first released many years ago. This may be an old game but it is better than the vast majority of modern games. Parts of the game I will always remember such as Hotel Ubu, the part in Lochmarne (Ireland) and Spain. There are so many memorable moments and brilliant characters.
This is probably in the best handful of games ever made. I plan to pick up Broken Sword 2 on the tablet before moving onto the newer versions at some stage. Obviously BS5 The Serpent's Curse has recently been released. Glad the series is continuing as it is one of the best. Overall a brilliant and classic game.
I give 9 out of 10.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 9, 2014I enjoy gaming but most of all I am a football gamer. I always need a football game in my collection. Back on the ps1 and ps2 it was PES allI enjoy gaming but most of all I am a football gamer. I always need a football game in my collection. Back on the ps1 and ps2 it was PES all the way. On ps3 Fifa has been better most years, but it is kind of generic after a while. What I always ask is - If EA made a brilliant Fifa game and Konami made a brilliant PES game, which would you prefer? Fore me it would be PES, I feel a good PES game has more depth than Fifa (on the pitch I mean).
Unfortunately PES has been terrible on the ps3. I try it every year and most years I have found it unplayable - like the 2014 version. Fortunately PES 2013 is actually decent, far from perfect, but a decent game of football and certainly the best PES game on the ps3. I should point out that I mainly play offline against the computer - so I mainly play Master League or football life as it is called on this. I like to play as the whole team and not as one player (be a pro/become a legend or whatever).
Licenses not a problem at all, easy to download a patch which effectively makes the game licensed. Fortunately PES has some very dedicated fans who spend hours, days and weeks no doubt in creating option files and correct badges, kits etc. Obviously there are less teams that Fifa and for me its a down side in that I cannot play with League 1, League 2 teams etc. There is often a patch to include the Championship teams. But the team I support is currently in League 1, yes they are that bad.
I usually don't like gimmicks but the boots options in ML is a good addition. You can choose boots for your players and this can improve certain stats slightly. It only makes a small change to stats which is good or it would be wholly unrealistic. The main thing about any football game is the gameplay. On PES 2013 the gameplay is quite good overall. Animations hold it back a little, for example when the GK dives it can look unrealistic and the movement of players is sometimes awkward. But you can play a good passing game and you can score some well worked goals.
The negatives on the pitch are that long range shots are too easy to score, the ref gives or fails to give fouls incorrectly quite often, the skill moves could be better. Gameplay could definitely be improved but like I said, it is enjoyable and 80% there I would say.
For me this is the best PES on the ps3, it is enjoyable and that is why I still play it. However I accept that it is not the perfect game and there is room for improvement, both on and off the pitch. Hopefully PES will be good on the ps4 and it could become a real competitor to Fifa once again.
Overall I give a rating of 7.9 out of 10 (rounded to 8/10).… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Feb 9, 2014I remember playing this when it first came out and I also picked it up more recently as it was so cheap. I planned to play through andI remember playing this when it first came out and I also picked it up more recently as it was so cheap. I planned to play through and complete the game but unfortunately I have not. The game is by no means bad, lets face it, there are some pretty poor games out there and GTA IV is better than most games. However it just did not get me gripped enough to complete it. It must come down to the fact that this GTA is much more restrictive and less fun than say GTA San Andreas on the ps2. What I remember of GTA growing up is that I used to just put it on, not to play missions all the time, but just to have a laugh, drive fast, fly planes or whatever. GTA IV kind of lost a lot of that. The story is decent and the missions fine overall. But I don't think there is enough variety to keep me entertained through was it probably quite a long game (at least if you do side missions etc).
I have decided to leave this now as I cannot bring myself to play it anymore in order to complete it. After all I should not be forcing myself to play it. Maybe I am being slightly harsh as this game is a number of years old now. I have not yet played GTA V and I plan to pick that up - it is clear that there is more to do so hopefully I will have more fun with that.
GTA IV is a decent game, especially when it was first released, but it did not do enough to keep me hooked on completing the game. Online again seemed ok but I did not play it online so much. For me an open world game like this needs more to do outside of missions. Higher hopes for GTA V.
Overall I give 6/10.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Feb 2, 2014I really like the Uncharted series and I have played the first one more than the others. For me there is something special about the wholeI really like the Uncharted series and I have played the first one more than the others. For me there is something special about the whole series and especially the first game in the series. Technically Uncharted 2 was probably the best but I find it difficult to choose between them.
So what do I like about it? Well it is a simple game really, you go down a pre-determined path or storyline. The storyline therefore needs to be good and it is. The characters are great and are memorable, unlike so many other games out there. There are parts of exploration and some simple puzzles (the puzzles are too easy really as the game effectively tells you the answer), third person shooting etc. The game uses a cover system similar to Gears of War on the 360 if you have ever played that. Overall it all works well. I have to mention the graphics and scenery which create the whole atmosphere of this game. There are plenty of moments in the game where you will just take a moment to look at the scenery. Graphics for an early ps3 game are brilliant and the surroundings and scenery amazing at times. This all adds to the experience of what is one of the best ps3 games in my opinion.
Reading some reviews, others seem to think this is the worst of Uncharted series of the ps3. The first game does not have any multiplayer and is solely the single player campaign. Personally I don't buy Uncharted to play online anyway so if it remained solely single player this would not have bothered me. Thankfully when they did introduce multiplayer for Uncharted 2 it did not detract from the single player experience at all.
So what can I say bad (or what others could see as bad) about the game. Well it is nit picking as I obviously like the game overall. It is a "linear" game in that you follow the storyline and a set path. Don't expect an open world like GTA or Far Cry for example. This is not really a negative for me, as it works for this game. There are a few moments where Nate will fail to make a jump multiple times (one particular moment I am thinking of where you are swinging and jumping between ropes) which obviously can become frustrating. Nate can occasionally become stuck on the cover system or it will go into cover when you are attempting to roll etc, again nothing major. Towards the end of the game it kind of loses realism as you are fighting non-humans for the firs time. This was a negative for me as I generally like to keep an element of realism where possible.
However this is a great game and Uncharted is a great series. All games in the series are among the best games on the ps3. Played this through multiple times and definitely one to keep in my collection. I only keep hold of the better games I play and this is certainly one of them.
Overall I give 8.9/10 (rounded to 9/10)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jan 27, 2014Uncharted 2 is certainly one of the best games available on the ps3. The whole Uncharted series is great and technically you would probablyUncharted 2 is certainly one of the best games available on the ps3. The whole Uncharted series is great and technically you would probably have to say that Uncharted 2 is the best one so far. That said I give it the same rating as Uncharted Drake's Fortune (i.e. the first Uncharted game). I have yet to finish the 3rd one in the series although I have recently purchased it.
Uncharted 2 is a great game right from the start. In terms of how it plays, it is more of the same - third person shooting system, same cover system, some light puzzles and plenty of exploration and climbing. Again the scenery and graphics are amazing, although less green surroundings (as in Uncharted 1) and more variety such as in towns, in snow and the like. Again the scenery and graphics really add to the experience. The usual characters are back and some new characters introduced. All of the characters are great and it is once again a well driven story game. U2 did introduce a multiplayer element which initially worried me. However it does not detract from the single player game at all. I have not played the multiplayer much but it certainly is decent. I buy U2 to play the single player more than anything and it was very enjoyable. I would say some very memorable moments, like on the moving train. It is like a blockbuster movie in places. Seemed to be quite a bit longer than the first Uncharted with more Chapters, certainly took me longer to complete.
Again not many negatives or things that could be seen as negative about this game. It follows a set path as a story driven game and is not "open world" - however this is more about the genre and not a negative for the game itself.
U2 implemented more stealth elements, certain parts of the game can be played through without being seen. Personally I like stealth games so I enjoyed this addition. Everything is bigger and more dramatic than the first Uncharted. However while some people put U2 as the best in the series, I find it difficult to choose between the first 2 so far. Both great games and I am sure the 3rd is great too (yet to complete it/review it).
Lets hope this series continues on the ps4. It has been one of the reasons to get a ps3 for me. Well worth playing.
Overall 8.9/10 (rounded to 9/10)… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Jan 10, 2014Well I am not going to write a long review for this game as basically I only played it for a few hours. Picked it up cheap and decided to tryWell I am not going to write a long review for this game as basically I only played it for a few hours. Picked it up cheap and decided to try it, but not for me to be honest. My gaming time is limited so I generally only pick up the very best games, I am not a person who plays every release. However I played and enjoyed many Resident Evil games on the ps1/ps2 so decided to try this. I obviously knew that the game had changed a lot from what it was, more action based and less of a survival horror like the old days.
Personally this game was not worth my time. Clunky controls, bad camera angles, poor graphics, terrible voice acting and storyline (it really did seem unbelievably bad). I would not buy this game back for 10p. If I was given it for free I would not play it. Games are supposed to be entertainment but this is just a frustrating and boring game. Shame as the old RE games were great. Simply not worth my time, this is not entertainment.
Overall it has to be a 0/10… Expand