Average User Score: 6.3Jul 11, 2015After having spent about 2 hours solving nonsensical puzzles and spending most of that time on redoing puzzles even though I had alreadyAfter having spent about 2 hours solving nonsensical puzzles and spending most of that time on redoing puzzles even though I had already solved them (the lack of feedback in this game is very frustrating. Secret doors that make no noise? Come on!) I decided to give up. Pixel-hunting and the feeling that the game would have been much more informative in Russian (why do the cut-scenes keep going long after a speech has been played?) made me want to not go through with this otherwise very eerie game that seems to have found itself some great subject matter.
This game isn't worth your money at any rate, wait for it to be bundled if you feel the need to check it out.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jun 19, 2015So many things to see, so little to do. Fallout: New Vegas is more worthy of being called a succesor to Fallout 1 and 2 than Fallout 3 but itSo many things to see, so little to do. Fallout: New Vegas is more worthy of being called a succesor to Fallout 1 and 2 than Fallout 3 but it is still a dumbed-down game with sub-par FPS controls and an incredible amount of bugs. I had to resolve at least 10 problems using console commands in the Game of the Year edition, ranging from annoying to game-breaking.
Hardcore mode requires you to drink, eat and sleep and imposes some more penalties on you that make you feel just a tad more like you're out in the wastes, surviving. Unfortunately, the place is still scattered with all sorts of loot and I rarely get the feeling that there indeed has been a nuclear war. Just like in Fallout 3, it seems like people just "forgot" to loot the Wasteland. 200 years and no one bothered eating the food or scavenging working machines for parts? Riiiight.
The voice acting is once again atrocious and the graphics are ugly as sin, even with all the settings ramped up to the maximum (and beyond, using a few tweaks). The story line isn't very strong but it's amusing. I managed to sit through it in its entire but I couldn't force myself to finish the DLC, it was just too boring and I felt no connection whatsoever to the stories being told. Sometimes this game takes itself too seriously and other times, it completely misses the mark with its humor. It never seems to find solid ground.
However, you can easily play this game without ever touching the DLC. If you do play the DLC, play it as soon as you think you're ready for it because whatever it has to offer will be quite useless later on in the game.
I was amused but got bored towards the end. Had to turn it into a fast-travel grind in order to complete all the objectives before the ending (which it is quite outspoken about, there's no missing it.). I was glad to have it over with. Perhaps my fault was that I tried to complete everything there was to do, I didn't want to bother replaying it. It doesn't seem to have very high replay value unless I'm looking for a walking simulator.
Fallout 4 is coming out but I'll say the Fallout series goodbye. It's been a nice ride but the direction the game is taking just isn't for me: I miss the turn-based combat, the elaborate dialogue trees, the well-written characters and the feeling that I was actually in a post-nuclear world and not some kind of single-player MMORPG.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jun 19, 2015Repetitive, loud, cruel, long-winded and a sense of humor that will only appeal to some of the more immature gamers. (I have to admit, itRepetitive, loud, cruel, long-winded and a sense of humor that will only appeal to some of the more immature gamers. (I have to admit, it appealed to me for a short while but it got old rather fast).
Imagine playing a Fallout game where:
A) you have enemies that require so much ammo to destroy (on higher difficulties) that you constantly run out in an environment where ammo is already sparse;
B) Enemies have silly cell-shaded colours;
C) Enemies constantly yell things at you a mad-scientist might say;
D) you have to play the same area over and over until you find all the objectives;
E) All subject matter is so inherently cruel that you'd rather shoot everyone involved but are forced to participate any way
Does that sound like a fun installment of Fallout to you? If you answered that question with "Yes!" then by all means, play Old World Blues.
I loaded an older save game half-way through to be able to get out of the zone I was in. You see, it keeps you trapped until you finish it!
Fallout has always had its zany moments but this one really takes the cake and it seems like a 15-year-old was allowed to call the shots on the script.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Jun 19, 2015I quickly felt like I was playing an on-rails shooter that could have taken place in any part of the world, at any time. Why Fallout? It hasI quickly felt like I was playing an on-rails shooter that could have taken place in any part of the world, at any time. Why Fallout? It has little to do with Fallout bar a few references here and there. There's no survival involved, seemingly no or very few moral choices to make and with the amount of loot around you'd think there never was a nuclear war. In fact, it could as well have been a Call of Duty installment except that it comes withhorrendous, sub-par FPS mechanics.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Apr 18, 2015Marred by bugs, a now defunct item store (can no longer download the "free" map packs)and short-sightedness on the developer's behalf , thisMarred by bugs, a now defunct item store (can no longer download the "free" map packs)and short-sightedness on the developer's behalf , this game, although promising with its innovative and fun game mechanics, fall short of being a truly enjoyable experience. This is a money-grab, plain and simple.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 29, 2015A sort-of Tower Defense game where you place towers and expand your resource gathering grid to fight the ever-expanding goo. Once fought back,A sort-of Tower Defense game where you place towers and expand your resource gathering grid to fight the ever-expanding goo. Once fought back, the goo-generator is exposed and can be destroyed using specific weaponry. The resource gathering grid also powers your cannons, forcing you to find a balance between energy expenditure and energy harvesting.
I was not amused for very long. The game is highly repetitive, not very challenging and the graphics and sounds aren't anything to write home about.
Kind of sad to see Knuckle Cracker enlisted friends and family to skew the metacritic score, says a lot about a game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 23, 2015Skyward Collapse has you fighting against yourself in a hybrid turn-based setting. The tutorial was long-winded and the game struck me asSkyward Collapse has you fighting against yourself in a hybrid turn-based setting. The tutorial was long-winded and the game struck me as immensely boring. It did not tickle my fancy.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Jan 19, 2015Somewhat enjoyable Carmageddon clone. Earn money by racing and performing racing-like tasks to buy new vehicles and upgrades. Your booster andSomewhat enjoyable Carmageddon clone. Earn money by racing and performing racing-like tasks to buy new vehicles and upgrades. Your booster and timer are filled up by running over zombies during races.
AI isn't anything to write home about, graphics are O.K but I was quite taken with the soundtrack! The rockabilly tracks were great but do start to get on your nerves after a few hours. The cars handle a bit oddly and ramming other cars doesn't quite get you that carmageddon feeling, unfortunately. Paper thin story falls apart midway. Probably due to a lack of writing skills and I'm guessing things lost in translation.
The game could have done without the open-world in between missions, makes the game last longer than it should without adding anything to it.
Only recommended to people who immensly enjoy running over zombies.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Jan 19, 2015The Wolf Among Us is a modern-day point-and-click cinematic adventure-game by the same developer that brought us outstanding The Walking Dead.The Wolf Among Us is a modern-day point-and-click cinematic adventure-game by the same developer that brought us outstanding The Walking Dead.
The graphics feel dated but the solid writing and voice-acting more than makes up for that. There are five episodes and although near the end I felt that some of the choices my character could make weren't entirely what I would do, the story still came together at the end and managed to leave me satisfied.
I was faced with a bug that ruined a small part of the game for me: after act 5 (although this can apparently happen during any act) I was faced with a "THIS DIALOGUE OPTION IS BLANK!" interface after which I clicked on one of the options and the game continued without me knowing what exactly I had done.
When you are faced with this problem: quit the game immediately and fall back on the latest save point. Don't click on any of the text! It's too bad Telltale games doesn't have a more elaborate save game system so you can redo scenes in case of bugs but it hasn't influenced my experience too much.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Jan 15, 2015I gave up when I realised the tutorial could theoretically go on forever. The combination of having to both build towers and play the mob atI gave up when I realised the tutorial could theoretically go on forever. The combination of having to both build towers and play the mob at the same time just isn't for me.
I did not enjoy the graphics. The interface is chaotic and the cartoonesque models seem ugly to me.… Expand