Average User Score: 8.8Apr 5, 2015This is purely my opinion of the game so please do not consider it the end all be all of what everyone else should hold this game to. I feelThis is purely my opinion of the game so please do not consider it the end all be all of what everyone else should hold this game to. I feel it deserves a 9 because compared to the other releases that the PS4 has had so far everything else has been a shamble of broken promises and huge mistakes on the part of the gaming industry and for once I found a game I can justify paying 60+ dollars for.
Being a fan of From Software since the Kings Field days I have to say this game ranks as one of my favorites from the developers. The graphics are very nice, the sounds add to the atmosphere of this gorgeous looking game. The gameplay is extremely fun and addicting to say the least. The story elements are a little lacking compared to the souls series but it's still enough to formulate your own story and add to the theories of other players. The difficulty is just as punishing and infuriating as any other game that From Software has released but it is quite refreshing to see the devs make the change to a more aggressive stance in the combat flow.
The Graphics: The game is beautiful. The city of Yarnahm is dark and gritty. Similar to Lovecraftian design and it adds to the horror setting of this game. The enemy design is twisted and intense.
The sound: Just as stated above. Each smash of a large enemy is satisfying, the sword clashing is sharp and loud, the gunshots make your weapon feel fierce and deadly.
Story: Just as any From Software game that has been released in the past... It's there for those who look for it (for those who don't care about story every cinematic is skippable). The lore is contained within the items, dialogue, and cutscenes but you'll have to dig to understand it. It also leaves enough room for your own interpretation of events which is refreshing compared to games that spit out movie esque cliches or standard drama storylines.
Combat: It's visceral and punishing. Make the wrong play and you're dead. Simple and sweet.
Overall the game is a pleasure to play in a generation of exhausted ideas and general standards. The difficulty is great and rewards those who push through to the end. The Chalice dungeons could use some work but for the most part the main campaign and PvP aspects are a blast and make up for it until future patches fix the issues that made it past the testing phases of the game.
For those interested in co-op and PvP, these aspects of the game work fine (when they decide to work) and hopefully the developers will fix these issues over time. As with all games, although this does not excuse broken products on release day, every game has its fair share of problems but with time and dedication from the devs we will hopefully see a game worthy of a 10/10. For now I leave it at a 9 because everything else works fine and is satisfying for me and many of my friends who also play the game.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.4Feb 11, 2015Evolve is a good game but isn't for everyone. If you plan on playing as a lone wolf, don't have a headset, don't work well with others, or allEvolve is a good game but isn't for everyone. If you plan on playing as a lone wolf, don't have a headset, don't work well with others, or all of the above then you will not like this game.
To those without internet connections, you may as well avoid this game. There is a single player but it's not a cinematic campaign with detailed characters, great music, cutscenes, and atmosphere. It is simply an offline version of the multiplayer but with AI either assisting you as hunters or playing as the monster. It works if you are bored, or want some practice before jumping into multiplayer.
Multiplayer is fun and refreshing. In a genre full of 6v6, 12v12, and so on it's nice to see asymmetrical multiplayer games. The classes are simple yet effective in this type of game. Each with their own abilities and weapons that assist your efforts to kill the player posing as a vicious and deadly beast. The combat is fast paced and extremely tense towards the later parts of the match but admittedly many players that currently play as the monster have adopted the, excuse my language, **** approach. I say this because it isn't very fun to spend 20 minutes running around a map looking for something that purposefully avoids a fight so it can hit stage 3 of the monster's evolution. It is understandable to avoid the hunters until stage 2 but once stage 2 has been achieved the monster is more than capable of surviving and possibly killing the enemy team. The lack of incentive to take the fight to the hunters is upsetting but once your opponent decides to attack the game becomes a satisfying battle of skill, coordination, and just a bit of luck.
The graphics are great and the game runs well most of the time. There are some noticeable frame rate losses (ps4) that I've noticed but most likely will be fixed at some point. The music is sub par hut fits the sci fi style of the game and the environments are well detailed. This game has its fair share of annoying bugs that should have been halted at beta ie... fps stutter, game disconnects, characters becoming stuck, and ranks resetting but these are all fixable if the developer works fast enough.
As it is right now i say the game is enjoyable and worth the money. One thing that I will stress, however, is to fully appreciate playing as a hunter you will want friends instead of randoms. This game is miserable in that regard which is why it isn't an 8/10 for me.
Ultimately you should see some videos of letsplayers, or rent this game if you are skeptical but it is great fun when your team works well.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Sep 13, 2014The first thing I have to say about this game is that if you followed in the wake of the hype train you will be hugely disappointed. ThatThe first thing I have to say about this game is that if you followed in the wake of the hype train you will be hugely disappointed. That being said, I believe if you were that hyped about a game in this day and age you only have yourself to blame.
The game overall is solid. It has good gameplay, graphics, music, and sound. The storyline is almost non existent, but being published by Activision may have had something to do with that. They have always been a company about money first and quality second so the gaming community should have expected the base game to lack features that will most likely be added as future DLC.
Putting story aside (this is an fps after all) the game itself is fun. And first and foremost that is what matters. Is there complexity to the game? Not really. Is there explosive action on a grand scale? It's hit or miss on that one. On one note you get fast paced gunplay, but there's not much destruction other than grenades exploding or vehicles being destroyed. There is no destructive terrain, or much in the way of cinematic detail, but the actual combat is still addictive.
In my opinion the content that the game provides is a good foundation for more to come. At the moment of this writing there are already planned events in the works. It will be up to the community to decide if these are a good addition to the game but for now there is enough to do for a game starting out.
There is a campaign which is mainly an excuse to hit the level cap, and there Is Pvp to test your abilities against other players (just like your standard shooter). There are also optional quest to keep you busy. Strikes (baby raids), patrol missions (grind kills/fetch quest) and bounties (do X objective with abilities/kill enemies a certain way), and all of this Is a nice time sink if you like things like that. Just like most online RPGs have things like this to keep you busy till the next purchase.
Destiny does it's job decently but it does need improvement. The skill trees are lackluster. The enemy AI is simplistic and the boss fights leave much to the imagination. The storyline will hopefully be expanded and more in depth in the future. All of these things and more must be fixed and fine tuned to make this game worth higher than a 7 but for now the game is still worth playing. Having friends makes the experience better as well. The Bungie team has succeeded before and I believe they will again given enough time and patience.
For now the ultimate way to know if the game is for you or not is to play it yourself. Watch some streams, see some let's plays, go to a friend's house and play it. Give it a chance and if you like it post an honest review about it. If you like it then welcome to the family and if you don't then you can always avoid the game, save your 60$ and play something else.… Expand
Average User Score: 1.4Aug 19, 2014This is not a game that dedicated Sacred 1 and Sacred 2 fans will enjoy. The game is a very watered down version of an ARPG. The voice actingThis is not a game that dedicated Sacred 1 and Sacred 2 fans will enjoy. The game is a very watered down version of an ARPG. The voice acting is also very irritating. The developers attempted to insert humor into the game at very random parts of the game and it detracts from the overall plot. To be fair the voice acting for the Sacred series has never been amazing but Sacred 3 takes the cake for having annoying and distracting dialogue.
Now for the main course of what the game really is...
The graphics are mediocre at best. The only settings you get are, Resolution, Vertical sync, textures, and Full screen / windowed mode.
The sounds are decent and if you are using surround sound you'll hear every slash, grunt, explosion, and skill noise this game has to offer but it does very little to make you excited and want to continue playing.
Gameplay is fast paced but gives very little incentive to progress. There is no itemization or customization for your character. No loot is dropped, instead you receive health orbs, gold (used to upgrade) and skill use orbs. Monsters are plentiful but again with no incentive for making you any stronger other than leveling up, the game gets stale very quickly.
The developers should have ditched the isometric view in favor of a third person point of view in the style of DMC which would have possibly helped this game a lot.
In my opinion this game feels more like a Senior project made by a group of novice programmers and artist more so than a AAA studio... In the end there are plenty of other ARPGs to fill the gap until this series can get back on track and I'd say this game is worth a torrent or borrowing your friend's steam account for a night or two at best. Game is not worth the fifty dollar price tag it requires.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Mar 26, 2014TitanFall is definitely refreshing after having not played an FPS in quite awhile. I had pretty much given up on the genre after seeing soTitanFall is definitely refreshing after having not played an FPS in quite awhile. I had pretty much given up on the genre after seeing so many Call of Duty clones and Halo games, but even though TitanFall has it's similarities with CoD there are also a few perks to owning this game vs the newest CoD.
Visuals: The game is pretty but in such a fast paced game the visuals are pretty secondary unless you are only paying attention to the explosions and titans running around. It is nice to have some awesome scenery but with all of the action you're better off glancing at it only when coming from the dropship.
Sound: The game is pretty epic about this. Every weapon sounds amazing and hearing a titan's footsteps as it is drawing closer to you is pretty intense. Also hearing the footsteps of other pilots as they are chasing you or moving across the map is pretty epic.
Gameplay: The meat and bones of the game. I have to say the combat can become pretty intense. When you finally get to call out your titan and you're currently on another titan's back it can be a pretty gratifying feeling to call yours down on theirs and jump off at the same time. Having a 1v1 with another pilot can also be very scary as you both are jumping around trying not to get shot or coming up from behind for the execution animation. The fact that the game includes elements of parkour makes the game even better. It is quite enjoyable to wall run around and not spend 5 minutes just trying to catch up to your buddies.
As many have said about the matchmaking, it needs to be revamped but if you can look past it it's a very fun game.
I didn't think I'd like the game at first but after playing it for a few days now I've already regenerated and i'm still finding the fast paced combat quite enjoyable and have yet to not feel on edge when running around.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Jan 28, 2014Overall this game is average at best. The gameplay is pretty generic when it comes to being an FPS. The graphics are a high point for theOverall this game is average at best. The gameplay is pretty generic when it comes to being an FPS. The graphics are a high point for the game, and the AI are not very intelligent. They do basic processes such as get to cover every now and then, and of course they shoot back at you. There are rarely ever any flanking orders, but sometimes you will hear them shouting back and forth commands to each other that sadly do not actually happen. The story-line is decent but not overly amazing. It will keep you engaged if you are expecting the equivalent of a blockbuster movie, but don't expect anything worth mentioning years from now.
The major flaws of the game are mainly that it's too generic. There is nothing very revolutionary about the game whatsoever other than its visual quality. Many praise this game for being very difficult but all I see is waves upon waves of enemies which will eventually lead to a death or too until you get the hang of the game. Overall this "adjustment" to difficulty is just poor work on the developers part, but it is one way to get more for less so to speak.
Multiplayer is fun but again there isn't much to keep you hooked past maybe a weeks worth of playing unless you only buy a new game once every few months. My final verdict puts this game at something a KillZone fan should buy but not at the sixty dollar price tag. Wait till it goes on sale then grab it. Or rent it from Redbox or something.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jul 31, 2013The game could still use some work, but overall it's a solid game. The graphics are very nice and the game play is exceptionally fun. TheThe game could still use some work, but overall it's a solid game. The graphics are very nice and the game play is exceptionally fun. The concept of the game is interesting and with future updates could become perfect, but that is up to the developer to decide. The ability to play solo, with friends, or with random players, allows flexibility with anyone's gaming style and there is a lot of customization you can do with your character. Granted without the ability to trade items with other players makes it a little harder to obtain some items, it does allow for a more satisfying feeling when you finally find the item that you've been wanting for awhile.
The game does feature an ingame store but I have yet to find a reason to actually use it. Most if not all of the items available in the store can be found in the game world, and seeing as the majority of content is PVE there really aren't too many things that could be considered overpowered.
It's a fun game and players should at least give it a chance before looking at the 69 that meta critic has given it.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Jun 18, 2013If you are looking for a deal at $9.99 for added content to Dead Space 3 then you will be sorely disappointed. The DLC looks as if it was aIf you are looking for a deal at $9.99 for added content to Dead Space 3 then you will be sorely disappointed. The DLC looks as if it was a rushed project in order to make a quick buck. Although it does extend the cliffhanger that Dead Space 3 left players at, it does a rather poor job of giving players anything to hold onto except that the longer this series goes on the more pointless Issac Clark's mission seems to get. As far as game play goes the game sticks to it's roots. Shoot enemy limbs, stomp on their remains for items, run through several doors, and finally shoot at crates to find more items and upgrade your rig and weapons.
Visceral studios rehashed much of the earlier areas that Dead Space 3 showed us which just seems to be laziness on their part. As much as I had hoped Visceral wouldn't take the route that EA usually sends it's Game devs down, it seems that they joined the flock. Although Dead Space 3 isn't the worst game around it certainly takes a step down that previous games in the series seemed to excel on.
Hopefully Visceral will learn their lesson and make the next installment in the series a lot better.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Dec 5, 2012Eve Online is probably one of the better MMORPGs to grace the world. The graphics are very sleek and the in-game soundtrack is nice to hearEve Online is probably one of the better MMORPGs to grace the world. The graphics are very sleek and the in-game soundtrack is nice to hear for those interested in synth music and soft tones. The gameplay mechanics are not intended for everyone, but as many of the players will say, "That's how we like it. Scare off the lazy and casual players." I personally wouldn't say that casual players will be scared off as there are plenty of "carebear" opportunities such as mining, planetary interaction, mission running, and hauling freight that players can play around with. For many people who try out this game there is the constant "boredom" that one eventually goes through which is why many do not enjoy this great game. Negative security areas are where many players go to experience constant warfare, real dangers when doing things such as mining. There are also better anomalies to experience with better ISK and loot rewards as well. The skill system is probably one of the most innovative ones out there rewarding the player for constantly playing and not requiring someone to spend hours grinding through quests and mobbs in order to level up. Simply buy the skill-book, place it in your characters queue and wait said amount of hours/days. Some will find this boring, but for those who do not have the time to play during work hours/school will find this an amazing concept allowing you to do all of the things you want to when you finally have time to play without having to sacrifice the time to do it. Eve is a great game for those who give it a chance. It has an amazing background story that is constantly evolving with players having some direction in where it may go next. It's pretty enough to please graphic junkies and the music is great to listen to even while simply sitting in a station. For those that like massive fleet warfare there is always null-sec pvp for those willing to join the corporations that dabble in this as well. Give it a chance and it may just rub off on you.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Nov 28, 2012This game should not have been made. The amount of bugs that exist as well as the bland storyline do not create an atmosphere that is worthThis game should not have been made. The amount of bugs that exist as well as the bland storyline do not create an atmosphere that is worth seeing or playing. For players who have never played any of the previous games it will leave an empty feeling in your stomach for even attempting such a project. Another reason to never try this game is the fact that anything advertised such as the massive battles that took place during the Revolutionary War do not exist in the game. The player will only see 2 or 3 of the main battles and they mainly have you going from side to side avoiding fire or telling colonial soldiers to shoot at incoming targets. There is only one assassination during a battle, and for the most part it is the same rinse and repeat style that exist throughout the entire game. As far as graphics are concerned the game is beautiful compared to its console brethren. However, graphics alone does not make a good game. The sad part about the entire thing is the story. It makes players want to see what happens next but about half way through there is a feeling of a job. The game becomes tedious and not worth seeing after sequence 9 which is a huge shame.… Expand