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Average User Score: 8.1Oct 15, 2014Easily the greatest Lord of the Rings game ever made; created with love from the fine folks over at Monolith. This game has innovated in a wayEasily the greatest Lord of the Rings game ever made; created with love from the fine folks over at Monolith. This game has innovated in a way few other next-gen games have so far; the Nemesis system provides almost limitless replay-ability, and the combat, stealth and parkour are all fun and easy to navigate. It's not perfect, as the story does have rough edges, but the lore is generally paid fine attention to, and it is overall one of the best games I've played in my life.
If you have any love for Tolkien's works or Peter Jackson's movies, then I would recommend this game. In fact, even if you hate Lord of the Rings, give it a go, even if just to try the Nemesis system, which is incredibly fun to mess with!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 23, 2014Incredible. Simply incredible.
Having never heard of Shadowrun, apart from a mere read of one or two reviews of the XBOX shooter, I decidedIncredible. Simply incredible.
Having never heard of Shadowrun, apart from a mere read of one or two reviews of the XBOX shooter, I decided to try Shadowrun Returns, and as an RPG, it sounded more up my alley.
I'll just start off with the story that's included with the game, 'Dead Man's Switch'. Dead Man's Switch starts off with your character that you made (it could be an Ork, a Troll, a Dwarf, etc) getting a message from a dead man, asking you to avenge his death.
Sounds intriguing, no? I won't spoil anything major for you, but there are some serious things happening behind the scenes and some people pulling a lot of strings.
The gameplay is an isometric RPG, with tactical round based combat. You have action points, which dictate how many moves you can take or what powers you can utilize each turn, and you can customize your character with guns, drones and magic.
One of the highlights of the game for me is the Matrix. With any Decker character, you can plug yourself into ports and transfer an avatar of yourself into cyberspace. Not only does the Matrix look nice, the music is chilling (throughout the whole game, actually, the music is engaging) and the unique concepts within the Matrix are brilliant- there are some things inside the Matrix that actually hurt your real self- so be careful how much physical health you have before plugging yourself in!
I did have a few problems with the game sometimes, however, such as not being able to save mid-mission, and the weapon system not being explained enough (why can't I equip a spell alongside my gun and drone?), but overall, a game that is definitely worth your time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Aug 3, 2014$30 dollars is not a lot for a game, but this game is incredible, and well worth your money.
The sheer imagination that has been put into the$30 dollars is not a lot for a game, but this game is incredible, and well worth your money.
The sheer imagination that has been put into the environments, the love and care put into the character models, and the crazy weapons make this game worth playing alone.
The story is nice and well paced, with a fair amount of little puzzles to figure out. The villains are ambiguous in their aims and motives, and although you don't get to spend as much time with them as you could, I feel they were worthy adversaries.
My favorite franchise is Ratchet and Clank, and this game is third in my list of my favorite Ratchet and Clank games.
So, to sum it up
Ratchet and Clank= #1!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5May 11, 2014My first Mass Effect game, and I can't say I was disappointed.
From the great opening sequence to the hold-your-breath end battle, MassMy first Mass Effect game, and I can't say I was disappointed.
From the great opening sequence to the hold-your-breath end battle, Mass Effect 2 is a stellar experience that everyone calling themselves a gamer needs to experience.
This game has changed my outlook on life, possibly my inner soul. It's that good. Not many games can have you genuinely attached to the characters, planets and cities. It feels so real that you could almost live in it.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2May 11, 2014I'd read all the previews. I knew it wasn't going to be like it's predecessor. But something was still off.
To start with, the story tellingI'd read all the previews. I knew it wasn't going to be like it's predecessor. But something was still off.
To start with, the story telling is very good. You control Jim Peyton, an every day guy who travels to E.D.N III. You know, simple, everyday stuff. From the start, you notice he is not one dimensional. He is driven by other things than just money.
Scenes with his wife, Grace, are perhaps the best part, as you start to care for Jim even more.
The map, unfortunately, is small, but it seems rather large in comparison to the slow mech you drive. You trundle around in it for a large portion of the game, and engage in fights with giant Akrid, the denizens of E.D.N III. The fights mainly consist of QTE like button presses, but the swipes from the enemy must be blocked and countered before the QTE starts.
The on foot section is fine, it's not great, it's not bad. In honesty, the only weapon you really need is the shotgun, accompanied by the frag grenade. You fight Akrid still, on foot, and have to shoot them in their convenient orange glowing areas. Some of the fights are genuinely challenging for a start, but then they just get annoying when you fire an explosive round at an Akrid, you kill it, but the explosion kills you and you have to start over again. It's standard third person shooting, and the cover system works fine too.
It's a good game, but it's nowhere near great, and I just feel it could have been a lot better.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 2, 2014Remember all those squadmates that you wish you could have had by your side in Mass Effect 3?
The Citadel DLC allows all/most of your oldRemember all those squadmates that you wish you could have had by your side in Mass Effect 3?
The Citadel DLC allows all/most of your old allies to return, and with little mention of the dark Reaper war raging on, the tone of this is a lot different. It has a villain that you love to hate, and the party that you get to throw makes you wish that you could replay it over and over again.
From EDI cooking curry to Liara and James arguing over biotics, this whole DLC is filled with Bioware's utmost care.
They should be proud of the universe they have created, and if you are going to get one of the Mass Effect 3 DLCs, get this one.… Expand