Average User Score: 5.3Nov 25, 2014What were they thinking with this game?
To those who loved Smackdown Vs Raw and previous 2K releases, this game will disappoint. ForWhat were they thinking with this game?
To those who loved Smackdown Vs Raw and previous 2K releases, this game will disappoint. For starters, they removed a lot of customization options. Not THAT big of a deal, but I was slightly upset. The main issue for me is the fact that they completely morphed how matches are played. They introduced more QTEs and little minigames into matches now that are annoying. For example, you do a grapple with your opponent, choose which style of lock to put them in, rock-paper-scissors style play means they can get the better lock on you. Next, a cursor comes up and you have to keep it in the precise center to reverse them/successfully execute a move. This is beyond stupid. The previous system was much better in that whoever did the grapple first won the lock and then the opponent had the chance to reverse with R2. Why change this? The worst thing of the game by far and ruined gameplay for me.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Nov 8, 2013Dull at best.
The story had great potential, but falls flat on its face near the end. I was so damn disappointed when you reach a climaxDull at best.
The story had great potential, but falls flat on its face near the end. I was so damn disappointed when you reach a climax and pinnacle moment in Edward's life, only to have the last few key events rushed in one chain mission. On top of that, little is revealed in the modern day story. No new revelations. The missions are dull with no real content. The side missions are bland and boring.
It is rather obvious that they went with a pirate theme due to the fact that some players liked the ship combat in AC3. They come to depend on it here. You have to spend hours doing the same stuff to build up your ship before you do missions, which is rewarding at first, but gets tedious and boring after awhile. Its a mechanic that was added to take up time, giving the illusion that the story is longer than it really is. The underwater areas are just a mechanic added to force the player to grind boring content to get the ultimate upgrades for your ship.
You can tell that Ubisoft is starting to milk the franchise now, and it is giving off the stench of either them not giving a crap, or trying too hard with very little innovation/creativity.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Apr 2, 2011This DLC was overall a waste of time and money for me. The only advantage this DLC would even have is for those hardcore fans who think itThis DLC was overall a waste of time and money for me. The only advantage this DLC would even have is for those hardcore fans who think it might affect something in Mass Effect 3. This DLC's story is one in which I could tell to you in a few sentences. Those few sentences of story are stretched into a boring length of drone game-play consisting of an hour to an hour and a half, depending on difficulty. This DLC is a pitiful attempt to prepare one's self for Mass Effect 3. The only plus for me was to see my favorite yellow hologram Reaper. If you insist on wasting an hour of your time, are a die hard Mass Effect fan, and are under the illusion that this will somehow affect Mass Effect 3 (likely only a dialog option or two) then go for it. If you were hoping for an epic follow up of similar caliber to Lair of the Shadow Broker, steer clear.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Mar 24, 2011Singleplayer = Whited down.
Multiplayer = Unplayable.
In the Singleplayer you take the role of a former marine turned nanosuit fugitive. TheSingleplayer = Whited down.
Multiplayer = Unplayable.
In the Singleplayer you take the role of a former marine turned nanosuit fugitive. The Singleplayer itself is very bland because you are basically just being told what to do from transmission between either people, or your suit telling you where to go. Your character (stupidly named Alcatraz wtf) never speaks, so essentially he just gives everyone a blank stare. Imagine Crysis 1's Nomad never speaking in the game...that is essentially what it is. On the bright side, at least I have a consistant 60 FPS on Crysis 2, unlike Crysis 1 in which I had 25-50 FPS. (Radeon 4870 1GB)
The "Urban Jungle" as it were cannot really compare to the real jungle in Crysis 1. A lot of areas are narrow interior hallways or rooms, and the open urban environment isn't nearly as open as the terrain in Crysis 1. What this does essentially is make you completely dependent upon cloak if you want to surprise enemies, you cannot simply disappear into bushes.
On top of all of that, the Speed and Strength aspects of the nanosuit are completely removed. Speed is factored in automatically when you sprint, effectively losing energy all of the time when you sprint which I suppose is good to calm down sprint whores, and strength is automatically factored in if you hold down melee or jump. The multiplayer is largely unplayable due to the fact that game lobbies do not even start once the required number of players have joined. Somehow, some lucky souls have attained higher levels, but the highest I've seen is a 15. Can't really say much, but it doesn't take that long to get level 15, at least it didn't in the demo, which by the way had the same exact issue present when it first launched as well (lobbies not starting). One would have figured that Crytek would have learned from the folly that was the first day or two of the demo, but apparently not, and its now on day three that this crap continues.
So, watered down/bland Singleplayer coupled with an unplayable Multiplayer earn this game a 3/10 for me, and that is being merciful. Only props I give this game at the moment are that it has managed to attain a stable FPS, and the hopes that the multiplayer will actually be playable, although 2 1/2 days of unplayability for most yields glib hopes.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Dec 24, 2010Blizzard continues to astound with their support for the PC platform, and seem to have the exact opposite feelings held by their parent,Blizzard continues to astound with their support for the PC platform, and seem to have the exact opposite feelings held by their parent, Activision (Blizzard). It is nice to know that Blizzard still cares about quality of their products, and will take the amount of time necessary to ensure they release a great product. Sad that they feel that this game needs 2 expansions (likely to go for $40 in of themselves) to tell a full story, but at least this release is very well done.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Dec 24, 2010If you are going into this game expecting GTA, steer clear. This game offers astounding graphics, voice acting, and cutscenes, but lacks inIf you are going into this game expecting GTA, steer clear. This game offers astounding graphics, voice acting, and cutscenes, but lacks in story, and flexibility. There are literally very few sandbox options in this game, because you are constantly being told what to do; wake up, answer phone, do job, go to bed. There is no time to do what you want. The story itself had a good beginning, but then fell apart about half way through. Although the DLC attempted to try and revive interest in the game, with each successive release of DLC, it is obvious the developers didn't listen to user input and spit out the same boring elements present in Mafia II, and then some.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Dec 24, 2010A good game in of itself, but alas, it can't live up to its predecessor. Fallout: New Vegas itself comes off as a sheer ploy in an attempt toA good game in of itself, but alas, it can't live up to its predecessor. Fallout: New Vegas itself comes off as a sheer ploy in an attempt to spur user interest and the recreation of Vegas itself screams to me that they are trying to spur user interest by shouting "Vegas! Vegas!" rather than offer anything groundbreaking in terms of story. Sure the war between the NCR and the Legion is rather interesting, and the reputation system is a good little addition, the game just lacks any memorable characters or experiences and just feels like an overly done Fallout 3 DLC. Even though this is my sentiment towards the game, the overall gameplay, doing whatever you want, and just going and shooting something is its saving grace. Not as memorable as Fallout 3, but would be worth it when the price drops.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Dec 24, 2010Cheeky on how a lot of the user ratings here are negative due solely to the DRM scheme Ubisoft has, not the game itself. If you don't have aCheeky on how a lot of the user ratings here are negative due solely to the DRM scheme Ubisoft has, not the game itself. If you don't have a 24/7 internet connection in this day and age... Anyway, the game itself is pretty darn fun. The campaign itself is a bit short, but the game offers many other things to pass your time; Deniable ops, essentially a campaign in of itself, albeit the lack of dialogue and cut-scenes, offers many white knuckle moments that test your skills. Co-op offers another plus for this game, sneaking through guards with a buddy, making a competition of it sometimes.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Dec 24, 2010Overall this game a well done Xbox 360 port. The controllers for the PC are atrocious and the game is obviously much better suited to beOverall this game a well done Xbox 360 port. The controllers for the PC are atrocious and the game is obviously much better suited to be played on a Xbox controller for windows. Overall the story offers a linear progression, with additional goodies being added with each phase of the game, giving you the ability to backtrack to previously visited areas to see if you missed anything. While you have the ability to backtrack if you wish (with some scaled baddies to fight in the area), it just seems like a one play wonder. I personally played it through once and then moved on. Worth the asking price of $40? I personally don't think so. It is a game that is more attune to a $20 price tag.… Expand