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Average User Score: 7.8May 27, 2012I give this a 10 due to what I see as some bs ratings. The only complaint I have is the campaign is linear, but that's to be expected from aI give this a 10 due to what I see as some bs ratings. The only complaint I have is the campaign is linear, but that's to be expected from a console, multiplayer-focused fps. Regardless of that fact, I enjoyed the campaign very much, and the multiplayer is stellar. The addition of BR spread since Halo 2 did mean smaller maps, but I can't say I really mind. Being able to see someone, but not necessarily kill them outright is nice and gives you a chance to outmanoeuvre them a bit. Other than that, it's not so different from Halo 2 (albeit missing the double and quad shots.) Everyone starts out on equal footing, and games tend to focus on map control for the power weapons. Just because your opponent gets the first shot off on you doesn't mean you're screwed. Forge mode adds a lot of longevity to the game, especially with the foundry and sandbox maps. All in all, an excellent game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1May 27, 2012I'm a huge fan of the series, and bought this game on release. First impressions were good; the maps they shipped the game with were wellI'm a huge fan of the series, and bought this game on release. First impressions were good; the maps they shipped the game with were well designed and varied, although there were fewer than Halo 3 had shipped with. I had many hours of enjoyment, but I feel there are many issues with the game. I'm not a fan of bloom, for one. On release, all the people whining about bloom bothered me,but I can sort of sympathize with them now. Bloom adds a level of randomness not present in previous games; spamming can potentially yield the same result as taking well paced shots. While the title update greatly reduced bloom, I don't feel that's the perfect solution. The semi-auto DMR was kept in check by the bloom. The BR didn't need bloom due to the burst-fire nature of the weapon; unless you kept on-target for the duration of the burst, you wouldn't cause maximum damage, unlike the DMR.
The campaign was good in terms of story, although I did miss playing as the Master Chief and it felt a little short. However, the sabre mission added a bit of variety.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9May 27, 2012I've played all the civ games since 2, but this is the biggest disappointment. I bought this game on release, excited about what they would doI've played all the civ games since 2, but this is the biggest disappointment. I bought this game on release, excited about what they would do with the hexes and the built in mod API, and I can't say I felt satisfied. The mod API is nice, but everything else is just meh. There is no more espionage or religion, war is the only answer to anything; I feel the game has been greatly simplified to attract a larger market. No unit stacking is more of a pain than anything, micromanaging doesn't seem worth it, time between turns is agonizingly long. The long wait between turns is not helped by the boring background music that doesn't seem to ever change. All in all, I'd probably recommend Civ 4 over this if you haven't bought it already.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jan 3, 2012This game is awesome. There. I said it. Honestly, the levelling system in Oblivion drove me insane. I became so obsessed with levelling myThis game is awesome. There. I said it. Honestly, the levelling system in Oblivion drove me insane. I became so obsessed with levelling my character in the most optimal fashion the game became a chore. Skyrim removed the attributes and made the levelling simpler, which I suppose can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. It is dumbing it down. Also, its obviously made with console in mind. The UI is very console-y, but this is an elder scrolls game, there will be plenty of mods if there aren't already.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Jan 3, 2012If you just want to play a slightly different MW2 or want the story go ahead and buy it. However, there are so many tiny flaws. First off, theIf you just want to play a slightly different MW2 or want the story go ahead and buy it. However, there are so many tiny flaws. First off, the PC version looks exactly like console and the FOV is locked at 55 degrees (terrible) unless you use 3rd party software. Besides that, it plays so similar to MW2. There are no real changes to multiplayer. Yes they brought back death streaks, but those aren't new, and strike packages are just kill streaks with different rewards. The UI looks pretty much the same and they've actually reused old content. The lack of new or innovative content is pathetic. Survival is OK, I'll admit, but its certainly similar to zombies, but you're limited to 2 people, otherwise it all comes down to personal preference. The multiplayer is also pretty imbalanced. Most of the guns early on pale in comparison to later unlocks, and most shotguns and LMGs are pretty bad, except the last ones you unlock. I won't go into every imba gun, but there are a few and they all take time to get,which sucks. Campaign is OK, if linear, but that's pretty much what all FPS campaigns do nowadays.
To round it up: Multiplayer and PC version is sub-par, the only redeeming factors for the game is the story, if you've followed it or care, and spec ops, which is only really fun with friends.… Expand