Average User Score: 6.9Jun 7, 2014Murdered: Soul Suspect
Story: I am currently half way through the story and will admit it does get you hooked, you start wanting to findMurdered: Soul Suspect
Story: I am currently half way through the story and will admit it does get you hooked, you start wanting to find out the killers motives and on top of that more about the main characters personal life, before he became a cop and what happened to him along the way. The only thing i can honestly say is wrong with the story is that the revelations about the killer is done by the collection of artefacts, therefore you if decide to just run from one checkpoint to the other without any exploration then you will miss some parts of the story.
Characters: The main character is quite intriguing, he is definitely a tortured soul, raised rough and seemingly a changed man in all aspects, instead of breaking the law he now rules it. This changeover of course has its sceptics and finding out more about what made him change and why keeps you stuck to the character and his development. The other characters you find out bits and pieces of but this in all keeps you keen to find out more.
Graphics: The Graphics to be honest are quite good in some parts and in others you can kinda tell that the creators spent more money on some stuff and sacrificed the others. This doesn't make it unbearable but it doesn't quite show what the PS4's true capability is. The only other thing that truly bugged me even though it is small is that when he talks to other ghosts his mouth stays shut and yet words are coming out. This is one of the smaller quirks they decided to sacrifice i suppose.
Result: The story and character development is this games main point of merit, the choices you make to bring the clues to life and give you the story is very interesting, but the lack of action will have some gamers at a loss.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Jun 3, 2014The Last of Us
This review is based on my experience and does not intend to insult other reviewers opinions. Story – FromThe Last of Us
This review is based on my experience and does not intend to insult other reviewers opinions.
Story – From the opening scenes to the final moments of the game and that black screen hits your eyes you find yourself hooked on the story that Naughty dog shovel into your face. You fall in love with the relationships and the characters, the story itself you believe to be quite simple, a virus outbreak and survival, what some people don’t realise is that underneath the main story the sub stories are the ones that hook your mind and your heart. The fight for survival, the feel of loss in every direction, the sense of helplessness that shadows the main character even though he has been hardened by the world around him, the beauty of life that we all take for granted but seen through a girls eyes, the list is endless, words cannot describe the story, the story has to be seen and felt.
Graphics – The graphics are beautiful, the textures of the shirt on our main characters back to the beautiful yet disturbing settings around them all add up to a beautiful display of artwork and creativity. Realism and at some points you find yourself stood still and turning the camera around to view sections around you in awe.
Characters – The characters are the best part about this title, it is very difficult to describe them especially in just 5000 characters or less. Ellie and Joel bring something to your experience I personally have never experienced within a game before, in fact by the end of the game I found myself wanting a daughter for my first child, the chemistry between the two characters is heartfelt and breath-taking, you find yourself truly caring for them, their journey truly does become yours, from the silence and annoyance felt between the two at the beginning to the love and protection you get by the end. The characters whom they meet along the way also add that extra bit of excitement and heartbreak, one of my personal favourites is Bill, the character of few words and such a big story that if missed leaves him misunderstood. The depths within the game itself are mesmerising.
Result – This game is a life changing moment of art, the character development, the story, the action, the music… everything hooks you from the get go and once you start you have to finish it, you find yourself craving more and you miss the company of Ellie and Joel within other games. May sound over the top but if you find yourself one who appreciates the little details (Keep an eye out in the toy shop when one of the brothers you encounter picks up a toy and is told he can’t have it, watch Ellie closely and then quickly take the camera off her and back on her again and you will see a hidden gem that shows how cute they have made the character) you will truly love this game.
Of course there are certain things within the game that can make you scream for the hills, the AI can be very annoying at times, Ellie can seem to stand in front of enemies within a single bit of reaction from them and when you are sneaking through Clicker territory and Bill is romper stomping around the place it does tend to knock the illusion but if able put that aside and enjoy the ride.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Jun 3, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Watch_Dogs
This review is based on my own experience and does not intend to insult other reviewers or their opinions.
Graphics – Personally the graphics within the Watch-Dogs universe vary, sometimes you will look at the beautiful landscapes and be blown away by the detail, other times you will notice that after a very bad crash in your car it is left unmarked and the headlights still operational therefore destroying the illusion of the game, the rain effects are especially nice, the puddles and the effects of it soaking our hero Aiden Pierce are very impressive though once again there are downsides to this, you will notice how the rain effects our main character but those around him seem to be shielded from it once again shattering the illusion. The hair of the characters also don’t come across as I would imagine in next gen, they reminded me of Final Fantasy, blocked and clumped together. I suppose this can all be saved by the beautiful landscapes of the high tech Chicago, it is very impressive and exceeds what GTA5 done by far.
Characters – The characters can be the biggest downfall within this game, they are very solid and though the story is based on Aiden and his family you don’t really find yourself caring about them, Aiden himself tries to crack a few emotional moments and jokes to lighten the mood but it all falls on deaf ears. The main thing that bugged me were the phone conversations between Aiden, his sister and his old mentor, during the conversations you wouldn’t believe that it was a kidnapping, once again you find yourself moaning at the screen for them to shut up and move on.
Story – The story itself I can only speak on behalf of half of it, I am only up to Act 3 and though that may seem silly, reviewing a game I have not yet completed the fact I have got to Act 3 and still do not feel compelled to unravel it further says a great deal in terms of storyline and progression. The story has potential to be amazing but falls flat, feels very repetitive and forced, scattered would be the best word for it.
Result – Personally I found that looking forward to it for nearly a year and a half and expecting a truly beautiful and story packed game to highlight exactly what a next gen console could do wrecked the actual result, my expectations were too high, It reminded me of the films that have trailers better than the film itself. Everything seemed to fall flat for me on this title, though it is good to play on to pass an hour or so while bored it is not the game that had me glued to the TV from dusk until dawn.… Expand