Average User Score: 8.6Mar 7, 2014The gameplay is absolutely brilliant, so fun that I only stopped playing when my hand couldn't handle more clicking!
This game isn't ofThe gameplay is absolutely brilliant, so fun that I only stopped playing when my hand couldn't handle more clicking!
This game isn't of course perfect, it could use a much better overall map, maybe configurable game modes.
The game has two game modes, survival and a sort of campaign and playing it only requires two buttons, one to attack enemies on the right side, another to attack enemies on the left side, sounds simple right? Well its not! There's a lot of enemies, some evade attacks, some require more than one hit to die, small bosses that require tricky combinations, weapons thrown at you, you throwing weapons at them, special rounds with special weapons and so on. I find it amazing how I can just repeat a same level 6 or 7 times to get a perfect score and it never feels like grinding, its just pure fun this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Feb 22, 2014Men of War had everything to be one of the best Real Time Tactics games, but failed at it because of many details, all summed up make the gameMen of War had everything to be one of the best Real Time Tactics games, but failed at it because of many details, all summed up make the game annoying and frustrating.
I love strategy games, the more detail the better, but when a game asks me to take care of a large battle and manage 100 soldiers with such detail that I have to search enemy bodies for ammo for every single one of my soldiers... sorry there's something wrong here.
The AI is a mix of amazing and frustration, but I give a thumbs up here, the AI behaved fairly decently most of the time, but even then you better save often because while you micromanage some soldiers in the right, your only tank in the left might decide to move forward for whatever reason and die miserably.
The Camera is very bad, you have to constantly micromanage the angle of vision because it doesn't allow the player to zoom out enough, not even near enough, creates a feeling that vehicle battles are just random stupidity. For Infantry the camera is good enough.
Graphically the game looks very poorly optimized, I have a decent computer, in some battles I had to turn everything off or to low settings and even then it was bad, I've played far heavier games without half of the slow down. This creates a huge problem with unit selection and deselection, units lost constantly because the same button to deselect also allows to make a move order, come on... why in hell!?
But not all is bad, small battles where there's not a ton of troops everywhere can be very fun, specially when there's a low amount of tanks involved, infantry vs infantry fighting is very good and dynamic. In the end I had some fun playing this game, but just as much frustration.
For RTT aficionados I would recommend this game, other than that I don't recommend it, and make sure you have a pretty good computer to run this properly.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Feb 11, 2014TESV Skyrim brings almost nothing new into the RPG style games.
Skyrim is a repetitive experience from start to end, the only thing thatTESV Skyrim brings almost nothing new into the RPG style games.
Skyrim is a repetitive experience from start to end, the only thing that changes is that it gets more flashy as you progress, but when it comes to asking to player to be skilled, not that much. The graphics are awful, the characters are boring, it really failed to impress me. Then there's a whole lot of problems with gameplay, dragons are more plentiful than bandits sometimes, its just ridiculous.
But then comes modding which is the reason why I give it a 6 instead of a 4. Modding community made some very good mods that introduced very detailed characters, good graphics, and so on. However not one single mod I managed to get my hands on managed to stop the boring level grind and bring a more rewarding system where the player skill is the most important asset (as opposed to the ingame character skills).
In the end this game can be fun but it feels really lacking, like if they made the basic map and characters of the game and dismissed everything else. Its a trend that its common now, people love the "open world" games so they advertise it and make it look like the options are endless, but this game isn't truly an open world game is it, its just a big map with a main story and random pointless quests/locations.
Game industry is stalled, goal isn't anymore to make good creative games, it's just all about making something fancy and give false expectations to players so they buy the game, then promise more functionality in paid DLC's or the next game in the series, so people go and buy the next game in the series which added very little to the previous one, sometimes its even less detailed... this is just sad.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 7, 2013What a gem! This is by far the best fighting game I ever played.
There's not much to say about this game, everything is near perfect, couldWhat a gem! This is by far the best fighting game I ever played.
There's not much to say about this game, everything is near perfect, could it be better? Well, in the world of programming everything can be better, but, for now, this game is a full 10 on my book.
Very good graphics, smooth animations, amazing character design, great singleplayer campaign, making multiplayer work is as easy as plugin in a USB gamepad and you are ready to go.
I didn't see this coming, not from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, congratulations to all involved in creating this game, it's a masterpiece.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.8Dec 6, 2013World of Tanks is fun if you are looking for a first person shooter where your character is a tank. After some time becomes a boringWorld of Tanks is fun if you are looking for a first person shooter where your character is a tank. After some time becomes a boring repetitive experience. Keep in mind that this is a free game and, for a free game is good.
At first it looks like an amazing game, it looks very fun and dynamic, after a while you get to mid tier tanks, still fun enough but you start noticing some discrepancies and tank balance problems.
With time, frustration starts to build up, some poor map design, huge unbalance, pay to win tanks, and so on, but, it's still a nice game to keep playing.
When you get to higher tier tanks, the game suddenly becomes slow and boring and the randomness of the game starts to weight a lot. By the time I reached the top tier tanks I just couldn't play this game anymore.
Something that really annoys me is that when you buy a new tank, the stock gear is really really bad, you can barely do anything, even against same tier tanks, it becomes a boring grinding until after many games where you have almost no influence, you get the points to get the best gear.
The spotting mechanics are very odd, this game doesn't work by line of sight, instead the tank and crew "skills" define if you see or not targets, and, while this looks nice in paper, its really not in practice. Also, after you get spotted, even if you hide, the enemy can see where you are for a few seconds, this might sound like its not a big deal, but it is, if you play the game you will understand.
Another very odd thing is artillery. Artillery is like the sniper role, but the difference is, it fires a very powerful round that can reach most of the map, it causes massive damage even if doesn't hit, it can kill with one hit if it hits, and this unit is safe behind enemy "lines" hidden away from danger, which is in my opinion the very definition of game unbalance, which is enhanced by the bad spotting mechanics.
Considering that this is a free game, I recommend trying it out, if it wasn't free I would give it a much lower score.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 5, 2013While I enjoyed playing this game, I don't get the high scoring it gets, it really tells something about the reliability of the people thatWhile I enjoyed playing this game, I don't get the high scoring it gets, it really tells something about the reliability of the people that score the game since this game has big undeniable flaws.
It's fun to get a truck, improve it, buy a new one, start your own company, evolve it, travel, a relaxing game indeed, but that's it, nothing else.
The first problem I have is with the map, its like a repetition of a repetition, all streets look equal, all the background scenarios look pretty much the same, but at least near cities you can see iconic buildings in the background image. When you arrive to cities, all you have is like two extremely small city blocks, feels really lacking.
Traffic is horrible, absolutely unrealistic, traffic AI is not better than any mid 90's game, everyone drives at the same speed, no one breaks the law, no one passes a yellow light, there's no overtaking's, just absolutely boring and repetitive.
For a game that has 'Simulator' in its name, this is a pretty bad simulation, driving the truck feels nice, but that's it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Dec 5, 2013A very interesting game that will provide you lots of fun. It mixes amazing martial arts with very good gun fights, its intense and has a goodA very interesting game that will provide you lots of fun. It mixes amazing martial arts with very good gun fights, its intense and has a good solid story with very good missions. But not all is perfect.
The combat system is amazing, I never played something that felt so good, so simple and so engaging, hand to hand combat is awesome, gun fighting is in the same high quality standards of the best 'open world' games around.
The AI isn't bad at all, probably better than in most games of the genre, but it lacks a choice in difficulty, after a while beating the NPC's becomes very easy but it never stops being fun.
The map is quite good, sometimes it feels like you are in Hong Kong for real, however, the map is quite barren. What I mean is, at start you get a lot of amazing missions but don't expect the 'open world' to be like that, most of the map is just streets, there's no chance for good parkour or anything like that, just in a few areas the map is evolved to that level.
Missions are very well made, but there's just too many car chases, and driving in this game feels like you are playing a 90's racing game.
The 'Open World' feature is a lie. This game is not even close to be an 'open world' game. It lacks everything:
-The map isn't good enough, you only get detailed areas where missions usually take place, most of the map is just streets.
-The activities outside the storyline missions/content is very low on quantity, sometimes on quality and definitely repetitive.
-The NPC spawning is horrible, one of the worst I've seen, for example, if the cops are after you, they won't spawn in the direction you are heading, but if you turn around for 1 second to shoot or look at what's going on, all of a sudden you have NPC cops instantly spawning where you were heading, all of a sudden you are surrounded and being shot at from all sides... just awful game design.
-There's no shops to buy guns or any type of weapon... seriously... you are playing as a triad criminal and you can't get guns unless you steal them from cops?
This is a great game, one of the best I ever played, but don't get fooled by the words 'open world', if you are looking for an 'open world' game, this is not the one you should buy. This game is just a very good criminal/action story that you play with a small city in the background and amazing martial arts mechanics. Since the developers claimed it to be an 'open world' game, they made a lot of publicity about it being so, I feel disappointed, and from a possible 9-10 score I will have to get down to 7-8, and since I had so much fun playing this game I will go with the 8.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Dec 5, 2013Mount & Blade Warband is a positive experience, one that I routinely go back too, even if just for a battle.
The singleplayer experience isMount & Blade Warband is a positive experience, one that I routinely go back too, even if just for a battle.
The singleplayer experience is quite fun, but, being a pure sandbox game, gets boring and very repetitive quite fast. To best enjoy the singleplayer sandbox one has to play without exploiting the numerous exploit possibilities, otherwise instead of becoming a challenging experience it turns into repetitive grinding and soon after unbearable boredom. So I would say that this game is better when you set some rules for your game. For example, when a warband loses a battle and I your player is made prisoner, the game setback is to remove a few ingame money from your purse and sometimes one item from your inventory, what I do in my games is to remove randomly 50% of my gear so that defeat has a big impact, this keeps my sandbox experience alive and challenging for a longer time.
The mutiplayer experience is fun, but be prepared to run against players who know all the exploits and tricks, making the game far from the "realistic" setting you may hope for.
Finally, there's lots of amazing mods, both multiplayer and singleplayer mods, some are very detailed and open lots of possibilities, others are simple and change some game mechanics, this mods keep the game alive for much longer and they get to the point they are much better than the vanilla game, much better.
Emotionally I would give this game a 9, but I don't believe I can rate a game just for the good moments it provided me, so taking into account the repetitive and boring nature of it after a while, some bugs and some game mechanics I don't think are particularly very well done, I think a 7 is a good score, but keep in mind, this game will give you lots of remarkable moments, totally worth it.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Dec 5, 2013This isn't football.
I'm a football fan, I've played most if not all FIFA's since 1997, same for PES franchise which is currently worse thanThis isn't football.
I'm a football fan, I've played most if not all FIFA's since 1997, same for PES franchise which is currently worse than FIFA, still that doesn't make FIFA good, far from it.
When you look at the evolution of this game, each time they make a new one, they fix some problems and they create new ones, some of this broken mechanics are hard to understand since they were fixed in the previous game, it's like they break the game on purpose so people go buy the next one in the hope that "that thing" they hate is fixed.
FIFA 2013 was a pretty good game, but it was completely broken by one single mechanic, Strenght/Balance. In FIFA 2013 all you had to do was trample the opponent and its done, players just couldn't hold the ball, no matter how good or strong.
FIFA 2014 fixes this but breaks completely dribbling, acceleration and passing to some extent.
The AI is awful, the AI is incapable of scoring goals against the AI.
When the AI attacks, all teams feel like they are the same, no long passes, no nothing, its like watching Barcelona playing against Barcelona every game, the only difference is that this Barcelona's sometimes play better and sometimes play worse.
AI defenders will always guess what you are going to do, it's just plain annoying, difficulty through annoyance is not difficulty, its laziness by the programmers.
Half of the goals are: Player A shoots, ball hits the post, ball goes into Player B that scores a goal without opposition.
So in the end, we have a couple of problems in FIFA 2013 fixed and the rest of the game is at least partially broken.
All they had to do was to fix the "holding up the ball" in FIFA 2013 and FIFA 2014 would be the best football simulator ever made.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Nov 30, 2013My background: Played 3D football simulation games since FIFA 97. Played football in real life in a two amateur clubs. Football fan, watchMy background: Played 3D football simulation games since FIFA 97. Played football in real life in a two amateur clubs. Football fan, watch games on a weekly basis.
PES 2014 is probably the worst PES they made.
What happens when you have two companies making games about a sport they don't understand: FIFA14 and PES14 happen.
First let's keep in mind an idea, which is, when you actually play football you have insight that its impossible to simulate in a game, so what happens when you create huge delays for player actions, you actually make a double delay and add a huge random factor into the game.
So basically when they made it almost impossible to make first touch passes, they broke the game completely,it makes this game unplayable. Football is not remotely about predicting movement, its about realizing its about to happen, so you cant have a game about football that relies on the concept that you have to pass the ball to a player that is fully marked 2 seconds before you even get the ball in your feet, and hope that the AI realizes that the pass must avoid the opposing player and predict the teammate run, therefore making all actions a random action where so much can go unintentionally wrong.
I could go on and on about these completely wrong game design concepts, but now let's take a look at the game modes, they are basically the same thing they were 8 or 9 years ago, almost no evolution whatsoever, I'm not asking for a mix of football manager and football simulator, I'm asking for something with a less arcade boring concept, something that isn't made just for the player to suceed and feel good about itself, football is about challenge.
The AI... can it get any worst than this? The positioning is just crazy bad, the computer always uses the same type of gameplay, be it Barcelona or the worst team in the game, they all play alike, no difference whatsoever, how dull, how boring, this is not football. Making pressure is just damn useless because bad players behave like good players, they always know precisely what to do, to who they should pass the ball and how.
At least now players can hold the ball and not be overrun by super tacking defenders, which is the only improvement to the game.
FIFA is the same dull boring simulation, this games are years away from being considered simulations. Can we have a european company with people that actually know football to make a football game?… Expand