Average User Score: 8.2Jul 22, 2015I was blown away by Journey. From the blend of platforming mechanics, online cooperative play, level design, incredible and changing artI was blown away by Journey. From the blend of platforming mechanics, online cooperative play, level design, incredible and changing art direction, and possibly, best of all, the camera control and fluidity. This is one of the few games where the player can lose control of the camera be happy about it because the game does so with such grace by now providing the player with an instruction, or a new gameplay mechanic, all based around the camera doing a fluid push and focusing in another direction.
I have to comment on how much this game does things correctly. This is the type of game other developers WISH they could make. It is the only game I have played where the game displays a total of TWO on screen directions. The rest of the game is explained to the player through dialogue-less instructions. The camera may move to focus on something in the distance and by this the player assumes it is their goal. Lighting is also used to foster instruction. When a player is near another player they glow and by this we learn that we can rely on another stranger to be able to jump. The red glow during the snowy level indicates you can travel somewhat faster and more efficiently when near one another.
I've heard people write this off as an "art house" video game, but that clearly isn't the case at all and I wonder if we were playing the same game. This is very much an interactive and artistic world but it is also in the same vein as a jump and glide platformer such as Spyro on the PSone. There is a clear want for player success but it doesn't mean there aren't some puzzles and that does not mean there is not player skill involved.
All in all, this game is excellent on so many levels. I just wished to share my thoughts specifically on how the game instructs the player with NO WORDS, just visual and audio indications that all beautifully and tastefully exist within the context of the world. That specifically is something that almost no games are able to accomplish.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jul 13, 2015Here is a quick description: Halo 'Griffball' meets Fat Princess 'Soccer-mode' meets Twisted Metal meets soccer. This game is mechanicallyHere is a quick description: Halo 'Griffball' meets Fat Princess 'Soccer-mode' meets Twisted Metal meets soccer. This game is mechanically sound and you will not have any fundamental complaints in regards to control, camera, and responsiveness. Very fun with friends. It is free on PS+ currently. Do not miss this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Feb 9, 2014All I can say is that I bought this game knowing it's considered one of the worst games ever. It was $10 and my friends and I pitched on itAll I can say is that I bought this game knowing it's considered one of the worst games ever. It was $10 and my friends and I pitched on it for a laugh. We got a little drunk and a little stoned, and this game was HILARIOUS. I can't discredit it as a bad time because its so bad it's fun!
There is some boss with a hockey mask and he takes literally hundreds of bullets to kill and its just insanely funny. At one part the enemy AI from another further part of the level all run into the bottom of the mountain you're on top of trying to kill you. It's just hilarious!!
In one part a pig gets blown up by a land mine and that caused a good amount of drunken laugher.
IN REALITY THIS GAME IS NO MORE THAN A 2.5 OR 3/10 BUT DRUNK WITH FRIENDS THIS GAME IS 3 HRS OF FUN FOR LIKE $10 IN THE AWFUL GAMES BIN.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 18, 2011The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a great game in some aspects, but only a good game in others. I will start by saying that I'm not sure you canThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a great game in some aspects, but only a good game in others. I will start by saying that I'm not sure you can call this an RPG - or at least - a classical RPG. I believe TES V is among a new breed of 'modern' RPG games. I am perfectly fine with this. It is just not my preference, that is all. I say this for a number of reasons. For example, there aren't stats. To level up a skill such as 'Two-Handed Weapons', you have to constantly use that ability. For every bit of leveling up in a skill, it will contribute to an overall level where in a traditional RPG you would boots stats here, but in TES V, you gain a perk beneficial to a particular skill. Also, there are no stat boosts to weapons or armour based on character stats. It is things like these that make TES V very very shallow compared to other RPG games such as Dark Souls. The UI could be better. I do not like that you cannot compare stats of your items, there is only a triangle showing your best item. This brings me to another complaint. There are only three aspects to an item. A weapon for example: Damage, Weight, and Value. Again VERY shallow for an RPG. The combat is very dated, this goes for both melee and magic, the archery is actually fairly good. To compare again to Dark Souls or The Witcher 2, both have perfect combat, which includes melee, magic and archery. Then to play TES V where there is regenerating health, many breaks in gameplay to pause and take potions and simply spamming destruction spells is a let down. ONTO WHAT IS GOOD. The world is very large. Often large scale games can get lazy. Skyrim is not lazy. Bethesda knew they wanted a very wilderness heavy, Nordic stylized game. Then achieved this. It is not my favourite style, but the fact they accomplished that detail exactly the way they wanted it is simply incredible. There is also many unique combat areas in the game. There are apparently 200 plus unique dungeons/caves. I have found some to be similar but no two the same so far. With that being said, I still have yet to find one Inn or Mill that looks any different from another. There are MANY MANY quests. So many you don't have to even touch the main storyline from the get go. I personally am twelve hours in and haven't played the main story past the tutorial. The voice acting is very good, but there is a problem that has nothing to do with the actors talent, but the frequency of the voices. The same actor can voice up to I estimate over 15 characters. I begins to get bothersome very early on. If you can look past this then you shouldn't be too annoyed. All in all, there is A LOT to do in TES V: Skyrim, but if you are looking for a traditional RPG this isn't it. HOWEVER, if you like to explore a seemingly never ending beautiful wilderness discovering something new to do almost every few minutes, then Skyrim is your game. I GIVE A 7.5/10. A GOOD/GREAT GAME.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Oct 5, 2011This game is extremely fun, but in my opinion it's a game that has to suit your personality. I am a stubborn person; if its winter and I'mThis game is extremely fun, but in my opinion it's a game that has to suit your personality. I am a stubborn person; if its winter and I'm cold and wet, then screw it I'm fine. If I don't get a goal this game, then I'll get a goal and an assist the next one. This is why Dark Souls is great! It's for people like me where, if you fail (which you will) you will get back in the ring for round two...three...ten! You will master this game eventually, eventually you will make this game your **** not the other way around. You have fun getting your ass handed to you, but then later that boss will be no match for you. Controls are as responsive as they should be. Motions like 'sprint' and 'roll' are 1:1, which is perfect because those will be your best friend. The art style is amazing, and the level design is very seamless. Although every area is distinctly different, they still have a similar style where you know you are in the same world. I am docking one mark off and giving it a 9/10 because the menu is inferior to Demon's Souls and I am far slower with it. Also some audio just sounds cheap. SOME! It is mostly good, but somethings like grass for example sounds like you are rubbing two winter coats together.
This game is not for the faint of heart - but it is full of heart - you will lose a lot, possibly get a bit frustrated, but once you get good (even DS vets will have a bit to get used to) its just an amazing action JRPG.… Expand