Average User Score: 7.5Feb 5, 2013Ok, this is a really weird thing, really: the first time I run this game on my x-box, I was surprised by the crappyness of the environment, and the technically very poor development of the game. Tons of enemies completely equal to each other, invisible walls, bare environment, quick time events when facing the final moves versus the bosses, poor story telling, unpleasant skill trees. But then, when I manged to enter the game I discovered very well described story characters, interesting duels and mass slaughter of the enemies. The possibility to play many of the main characters, such as Rey, Souther, Raoh, Toki, brought back my interest towards Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. The combat moves are well implemented even if not easy to use at the beginning, and the more you go on with the varios branches of the story through the gameplay with the different characters, the more you unlock special abilities that bring you back to the epic battles every fan of Kenshiro knows very well. Personally the most fun char to play is Rey, cutting the enemies in to chunks with his spectacular Nanto combat style. Pity that the story reaches only the defeat of Raoh.
This game, even if is very poorly developed in many aspects, is really fun to play. It is a real must for the fans of Kenshiro's manga and anime series!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 7, 2012Ok, I admit i reviewed the game without having tried it a little. So I gave it a 9. I was wrong. The game itself is not bad, but - the gore has been toned down, no dismemberments or very rare
- the maps are smaller that in Borderlands 1
- the humor is very often silly, childish, not fun
- many maps are extremely linear if compared to the ones of the first episode
- in my opinion the voice acting of many enemies is obscene, with midgets crying like little babies when they die, goliaths shouting as demented "looney tunes" cartoon characters, et cetera.
- difficulty is quite variable, from incredibly easy to very tough depending on same level quests, - inventory is too much reduced,
- quality loot is extremely rare, and unlike in Borderlands 1 enemies rarely drop the guns they are using during the battles. the last 2 feature are not a huge problem, but if we consider the overall tone of the game, the result is very much a delusion.
I'm very sorry to write this, but it is what I really think after playing Borderlands 2. There are anyway some good features, as
- the variety of the classes - the variety of situation the player has to face during the campaign quests and the side quests. - The environment is quite beautiful and the cars available are really fun to use. - Claptrap is as always a funny egocentric robot, the only part of the game that made me smile a little bit. This is it. More objectively, the game is not worth its price, even if the DLCs have been quickly dispatched from gearbox right after a few weeks.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 26, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Torchlight 2 is a really good game, that has inherited many aspects from Diablo 2. Maybe even more than the famous diablo 3. The gameplay is fast, with much exploration enriched by sequences of fights that keep always the fun at high scores. The 4 classes are fairly customizable in gender and looks, and their skill trees are really classic in structure but really fun to try.
The maps and the dungeons are really well done, with forests, deserts, and other environments large enough to permit a fun exploration. They are randomized in structure enough to resemble always new to explore any time you start a new game or reroll the map in an internet play through, but you won't meet random generation inside the dungeons (no forests generated underneath a crypt, no castles underneath a cave and so on) like it happened in Torchlight 1. Everything has its place and a logic behind.
The music and overall sounds are very pleasant to hear, with a more modern style if compared to the ones of diablo 3.
It seems to me that the first Torchlight episode could have been a kind of try, in order to study a new graphic style, but with a very classical game play. And Torchlight 2 is the "real" Torchlight game, with all the good ideas and experiences linked together in an almost perfect new "old-style" action rpg.
Even the co-op multiplayer is really fun to play, with friends or newcomers. There is no problem with the loot sharing, in fact the loot is instanced and when you kill a mob or open a stash everyone has his own loot, invisible to the other players. The final verdict is: this game is one of the best experiences you can have in gaming at a really fair price: 20$. Go get it!… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9Sep 23, 2012Diablo 3 is not a bad game. It's main problem is that the rewards come more from the AH or the RMAH than from the pure gameplay. If you are a purist of the "I use only what I loot", good luck! Be ready to grind more than in a Korean mmo. Seriously. The real fun in diablo 3 is when you are already well equipped and so you can wipe dozens of monsters with a single hit. The graphic is good, the sound is excellent, you may experience quite often some lag due to the forced online singleplayer. If you can bear that and you like to grind like there's no tomorrow, well, Diablo 3 is the game for you.… Expand