Average User Score: 8.6Oct 18, 2015Not bad, not bad at all. For $7.99, this DLC contains much more content than DLCs for other games at this price point. The world is notNot bad, not bad at all. For $7.99, this DLC contains much more content than DLCs for other games at this price point. The world is not expanded by much, but the story is refreshing, and seems to strike all the right notes. The story contains a depth that touches on morality, choice, regret, values, among other things. Some of the enhancements in the game, such as the new enchantment system isn't anything remarkable, but is a welcome addition to the game. All-and-all, you can't go wrong with this purchase. It's a DLC that actually deserves credit for what it accomplishes and is worthy of your time.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Sep 19, 2015The problem with most open world games is that narrative tends to lose focus in favor of scenery and distracting endeavors. Unfortunately,The problem with most open world games is that narrative tends to lose focus in favor of scenery and distracting endeavors. Unfortunately, the Witcher 3 is not entirely immune to this problem, for there are certainly moments where the world overshadows that of the main story. This said, the Witcher 3 is still perhaps the best open world game you can get, for while it succumbs to the over-hyped value of the open-world, the stories and quests are so well done that it is easy to see past it's flaws.
I have completed most of the game. Of the main quest, I have finished in it's entirety, and I am pretty sure I covered most of the secondary quests and witcher contracts. In spite of the fact that the game is open world, the game has one of the more brilliant narratives I have seen in a AAA RPG, and side quests are just interesting enough that it in the least raises the bar above other RPG's of similar make.
The characters in the game are well written, and to a certain extent, touched me at an emotional level that few other games of its make has ever accomplished. The plot has a few a few twists and turns that kept me wondering what happens next.
Is the Witcher 3 perfect? No. There are some bugs here and there, and there are a few mechanics that can always be improved. But ultimately, I think it deserves a top-notch grade, because there are few games out there that accomplishes as much as the Witcher 3. The game is a work of art, and it is very apparent that the developers put a lot into the game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1May 9, 2015I first tried KSP during early access, and have playing it ever since. Even after all this time, I have hardly even scratched the surface asI first tried KSP during early access, and have playing it ever since. Even after all this time, I have hardly even scratched the surface as to what one can really accomplish in this game. There is tons of learning and exploring involved with this game, and that is part of it's charm. The sense of accomplishment you get when you overcome obstacles is unlike anything you will experience in other games. When you finally land your Kerbals on the Moon (Mun) for instance, that in itself is an accomplishment that Is worth bragging about to your friends.
Even my coworkers have taken a liking to KSP after watching me play it. There is, quite frankly, no other experience like it.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Jan 23, 2015Back in the mid-late 1990s, getting into the Mechwarrior franchise was a matter of going to the store, paying the average price of oh, say,Back in the mid-late 1990s, getting into the Mechwarrior franchise was a matter of going to the store, paying the average price of oh, say, $55, and taking home a rather large box that contained a disc and a beautifully printed manual. Within the disc was the core game--a game that contained up to 60 'mechs to drive, unlimited customization, a single player campaign with an engaging storyline, a richly composed musical score, and a function to connect to a multiplayer community where people really got to know each other.
Today, paying $55 dollars to get into Mechwarrior Online can afford you maybe one 'mech and a couple variants to that 'mech, and pretty much lacking most of the mentioned features above. To be fair though, you really don't have to pay a dime to get into Mechwarrior Online, but this is how the developers of the game earn their their money. Generally, getting what you want in the game either involves earning in-game currency by playing with mostly random people on the same three game modes over and over again, or by paying up.
The game itself is okay though, and hence why I would be hesitant to give it a lower score. To some extent, the sounds and the graphics are top-notch, so it really does feel like you are driving a large 'mech while playing. Most of the maps are beautifully crafted as well.
What really hinders MWO from the get-go, however, is that it is probably the most hollow game of the series. The lack of features is appalling; the business model is appalling; and the need to grind gets old over time. There are also times when you really don't feel like you accomplished much after a game outside of grabbing a bit of in-game currency and xp to unlock stuff (kind of like your typical F2P game). Factions and the implementation of community warfare seems to improve on the game, but it just doesn't feel like much. Is it a likeable game? Sure. I do like the game myself. I just can't love it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 11, 2015Giving this game a 9/10 really shouldn't deter the fact that I consider this possibly one of the best games of all time. Perhaps the ONLYGiving this game a 9/10 really shouldn't deter the fact that I consider this possibly one of the best games of all time. Perhaps the ONLY reason why I give it a 9/10, instead of a full 10 is because there are a few bugs that occasionally glitch out the missions, cause the AI to behave strangely, and/or crash the game (having played both 1.05 and 1.1 versions of the game).
Unlike it's predecessor--Mechwarrior 2: 31st Century--Mercenaries gives the player an economy system where everything from the 'mechs you own and your crew roster can be managed. You have some freedom in selecting the missions you partake in too, with the end result being the accumulation of c-bills ($$$) to further allow you to manage your forces.
The campaign consists of a fairly interesting story of you, a mercenary, working for a number of different factions. The atmosphere is filled with political intrigue, backstabbing, greed, honor, and sacrifice, many of which are never to be found in Mechwarrior games to follow.
I have played this game since the day of it's release, and is a game that I will continue to replay over the years. It works fairly well on Windows 8 assuming you have the original DOS versions, and supplemented with MechVM (a DosBox utility you can download for free).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 1, 2013I bought this game during a steam sale because I needed something relaxing. I'm no truck driver (outside of maybe driving a de-ice truck),I bought this game during a steam sale because I needed something relaxing. I'm no truck driver (outside of maybe driving a de-ice truck), and I have never been to Europe before, but I must say, this game really impressed me to the point where I feel like I'm really there and driving a real truck. I am positively impressed.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Apr 27, 2013A co-worker of mine introduced this game to me. For the first few days, I was hooked. The design of the gameplay is dangerously addictive,A co-worker of mine introduced this game to me. For the first few days, I was hooked. The design of the gameplay is dangerously addictive, with plenty of different ways to play it depending on what characters you unlock.
That said, the game does get repetitive after a while. The community is also annoyingly toxic, and every other game, I would encounter at least one player on the team who would throw insults at you whether you are at the top of your game or not (and for the most ridiculous reasons too, like getting a top score on the board, or not helping them when they die). It's a real shame this isn't managed a little better.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 30, 2013I never invested much time in the original BioShock games, so I came to BioShock Infinite with some what mild expectations and was halfI never invested much time in the original BioShock games, so I came to BioShock Infinite with some what mild expectations and was half hopeful it would keep me entertained one afternoon. The game delivered that and much, much more. The story is a bit of a mind-twister, but adds to the allure that few if any games ever accomplishes. The gameplay is a roller coaster ride, and while I say that almost literally, there is so much going on that kept me entertained for hours on end. The graphics, while some might argue are outdone by other games in the FPS genre, are in my opinion, still freaking brilliant. The characters are also quite lively, especially Elizabeth, of whom probably belongs on some list for the best female NPCs ever made. While I hate to do this in a review, I simply cannot resist giving this game a 10/10. It is awesome!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Mar 15, 2013I quite thoroughly enjoyed Heart of the Swarm. I find that the campaign is fairly well written and stands its own even compared to some ofI quite thoroughly enjoyed Heart of the Swarm. I find that the campaign is fairly well written and stands its own even compared to some of the RPG typed games that I've played. Like Wings of Liberty, the narrative brings a certain depth to some of the characters we know, such as Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan. The campaign is about 27 missions long, which is fairly lengthy considering the original Starcraft had about 30. The cutscenes are of course beautifully done, and the way the missions are panned out really gives the game an extra flavor, since it's not always about building and conquering. The new additions to multiplayer also seems to be a welcoming sight, with a few unique units that offers up to strategies to your game. If you are a Starcraft fan, don't pass this game up.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jan 20, 2013Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is for the most part the way it once was back when it was released about 15 years ago, but it comes with threeBaldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is for the most part the way it once was back when it was released about 15 years ago, but it comes with three extra companions, a multi-level gladiator arena called the Black Pits, and supposedly 400 fixes. I give this game an earnest 7/10 because for the most part, it is still a solid game as it once was, and the writing for both the companions and the Black Pits seem decent. Where this game lost marks on, however, is the seemingly lack of content. 15 years later, this game really hasn't changed much, and much of the improvements can be found through modding the original game at absolutely no charge. There seems more readily apparent bugs than what was fixed, and the new content simply do not seem all that extensive. The companion dialogues and adventures are all rather short, and the Black Pits consists but only two areas. Furthermore, the original cinematic cutscenes were cut out in favor of 2d artistic renditions, which, while looks decent, seems diminutive compared to the original movies. All-in-all, it is still a decent game. After six patches, the original version of Baldur's Gate with a mod or two still seems the better version compared to this "Enhanced Edition." However, there is currently people who are active in modding this Enhanced Edition, and if the momentum in this department continues forth, this version may potentially exceed the original yet. There is also supposed to be a matchmaking service for multiplayer looming on the horizon, so again, it might be something to look forward to.… Expand