Average User Score: 3.7Sep 3, 2014I've been very impressed with the Sims 4. While there are things I'm not jazzed about (neighborhood system, for example), the game isI've been very impressed with the Sims 4. While there are things I'm not jazzed about (neighborhood system, for example), the game is impressive in many other aspects. It runs very well, for example, on non-gaming PCs (like my Surface Pro 2). Low-end computers still get an amazingly smooth, fast, and responsive game. The ability to scale that up to ultra settings on a gaming PC/laptop (like a Razer Blade) shows some pretty awesome improvements in the program coding, and I think the developers deserve a lot of credit for what must have been a lot of fine tuning. I've been very impressed with the UI changes as well: it's not perfect (keyboard shortcuts, for example, need some work), but it's a marked improvement over the Sims 3.
I think people would benefit from examining what expectations they have for this new game. Regarding content -- I don't think it's fair to compare it to the years-long content war chest of the Sims 3. When I compare the original Sims 3 release content to the Sims 4, I find them to be very comparable. The reaction of "the Sims 4 just didn't do it for me like the Sims 3 did" is, of course, valid, but I'd encourage those who feel that way to examine whether or not their impression comes from criticism of the Sims 4 or from burnout from the Sims playstyle mechanics. When I ponder about how they could have "shaken up" the core play mechanics, it doesn't take long for me to realize that there isn't a lot I'd want changed! Change for change's sake isn't always helpful, and fixing what isn't broke can put a lot of strain on a franchise.
On the whole: I'm glad they kept the solid play mechanics from the Sims 3 because they were/are great. I don't fault the Sims 4 for having less content than the present-day Sims 3 behemoth, and it sounds like new content will come faster and more reliably to the new platform. I think we need to give credit where credit is due: the game itself runs orders-of-magnitude better than its predecessors on a huge swath of PCs (it runs so well on my Surface Pro 2, it's unbelievable) -- reflecting a better back-end coding platform which speaks well to the game's future -- and the user experience (UI, music, etc.) is markedly improved.
If you love the Sims and don't mind a temporarily restricted content catalog (at least in comparison to what you're used to), you aren't going to regret jumping to the Sims 4. It's great, it's fun, and it's more of the Sims. (Which is exactly what you want!)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Mar 28, 2013Most reviews I've read about Gun Commando have sadly missed the game's point: to enjoy the retro, Doom-esque shooters in all their simpleMost reviews I've read about Gun Commando have sadly missed the game's point: to enjoy the retro, Doom-esque shooters in all their simple glory. This game is FUN if you take it for what it is, and allow it to show you a simpler time. If you enjoy/ed retro shooters, you'll enjoy Gun Commando. One of the best features of the game is the gun-leveling mechanic: accuracy in your shots slowly builds an upgrade meter. When that's full, you get a better gun that does more damage and awards you more points (pretty cool!). Be careful though: missed shots lower the upgrade bar, so make those first shots of a new gun count, else you risk a rapid downgrade!
I give it a 7.6 out of 10. It's a fun, good game. If you liked retro shooters, you can't go wrong with this one.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.3Nov 20, 2012It's never helpful when people recklessly rate a game a perfect 10/10. My score (10) comes after playing many hours and being consistentlyIt's never helpful when people recklessly rate a game a perfect 10/10. My score (10) comes after playing many hours and being consistently amazed by the depth of gameplay, the unique and fun content new for the Vita system, the AMAZING visuals, and care put into the game.
The Persona games may not be right for everybody, but as for me: P4G is the best RPG I've played in the last 12 months. It's an AMAZING game and worth every point I gave it.… Expand