Average User Score: 5.8Jun 24, 2015This game is definitely worth having. It is like the last 360 ones I have played. The graphics are obviously much better, and they have addedThis game is definitely worth having. It is like the last 360 ones I have played. The graphics are obviously much better, and they have added the car. The game mechanics are essentially the same, the fighting moves seem better to me. The story is very similar. It has the same kind of upgrade system as the other games. In fact the game is fantastic.
Except for the BATMOBILE!!! At first the car is awesome. It is a tank, it handles nice, considering this isn't a driving game. It is all you thought it was in the previews. But then very quickly it appears the design team decided that fans of the Batman series must be fans of all the car games out there. And then the car becomes a horrible 15k ton (or whatever it weighs) weight around your ankle. Whose only mission seems to be to destroy you enjoying this game. Seriously the fist car mission was so stupid, I almost wanted to quit the game. The batmobile was even in the Riddler's puzzles.
Seriously the car stuff is just suffocating. Then I got pulled back into the story. I haven't finished the game, but it is a great game. I am still playing and enjoying it. Except the game does have this absurd need to tie you to the Batmobile. Honestly, at times you will say, just send the Batmobile. It should of been this awesome addition to the game, that made travel so much more fun and combat more exciting. But in the end it drags the game down so much it is the reason I have to give this game an 8.
Honestly the car becomes such a crutch, it should of been used as a vehicle for a Batgirl story. After all she is in a wheelchair now and reliance on the car would of made sense in the story. In that case it would of been a award winning story showing her strength of character and indomitable spirit. But in the context of a vehicle for Batman it is receiving way to much story share. At times it will seem like this game should be called the Batmobile verses the Arkham Knight.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Jun 13, 2015I tried this game in beta. I was excited to try it out because I loved Neverwinter 1 & 2 for PC. Sadly this game wasn't even close to thatI tried this game in beta. I was excited to try it out because I loved Neverwinter 1 & 2 for PC. Sadly this game wasn't even close to that experience.
This Neverwinter is an MMO, it does try to give that D&D feel and it seems to be missing every enjoyable aspect of the original Neverwinter games.
It does start with some D&D flavor. Especially in the early dungeons. But as you get to higher level dungeons all that flavor seems to disappear.
Sadly it seems to suffer from that pay to win atmosphere so many F2P games suffer from these days.
So you can pay to win. Or you can get a group of friends and farm the very small instances over and over and over again. It's a typical F2P MMO, nothing to write home about.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jun 9, 2015This game is very difficult to give a straight rating too. As this game claims to be an Elder Scrolls MMO, but is really a remake of Ages ofThis game is very difficult to give a straight rating too. As this game claims to be an Elder Scrolls MMO, but is really a remake of Ages of Camelot RVR game. So I will give it three ratings.
Elder Scrolls game. 3/10. Simply put this game has some Elder Scrolls flavor, but would be a horrible disappointment to anyone who dreamed of an Elder Scrolls MMO. If your a hardcore ES fan, you will probably hate it. If it becomes a free game from an Xbox Gold account it might be worth a try, but ES fans would probably still hate it. The XB1 controllers at least make it feel more like an ES game than the PC version.
MMO. 5/10. As far as MMO's go, it's very small feeling zones. It's still quest this and quest that, even though they try to put some ES flavor into it. If ultimately fails horribly in doing so. It is just very average as far as PVE 1-50 MMO's go. IMO the classes are too vanilla. Even more so if your looking for ES flavor.
RVR. 7/10. I never played AOC, but I loved Warhammer Online's RVR, which was borrowed from AOC. It is tons of fun when 50 vs 50 PVP fights happen and try to maintain control of bases. ESO tries to solve the flaws in WH RVR by having 3 factions instead of 2. So if your into Realm vs Realm vs Realm Multiplayer PVP for bases this game is the game for you.
The top says this game is made by Bethesda, but that is not true. It is made by Zenimax by the guy who was blamed for destroying what was great in AOC. So essentially this is AOC 2. So if you want AOC style RVR this is the game for you. If you want ES in an MMO. This game will be a huge let down.
Seriously Bethesda, take the money you earn from this and build an MMO based on the Skyrim skill set. That will make a balanced MMO and PVP will theoretically be balanced because at end game everyone can be every build. And with Windows 10 coming out, you can build it for the Xbox 1 graphics and everyone will be able to enjoy top of the line ES multiple player game.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Jun 8, 2015Fantastic game for those new to MOBA's. If you want to learn a simplified MOBA this is the game for you. DOTA 2 and LOL fans may want to useFantastic game for those new to MOBA's. If you want to learn a simplified MOBA this is the game for you. DOTA 2 and LOL fans may want to use HOTS as a tutorial for their friends who are new to MOBA concepts.
Myself and two family members got to test during BETA. As it is Blizardized, it is the simplified version of LOL and DOTA 2. With all the fluffy stuff that makes Blizzard so appealing to the masses. Which was perfect for my family as we were new to MOBA's. The game was fun at first, but there weren't enough players of each category to make evenly skilled matches. So if your a casual and you end up against a semi-pro or pro you get destroyed. Which ruins it for casuals. And makes the better players bored. HOTS has several maps. Daily quests to open characters and to open up ranked play. HOTS also has far fewer characters than say DOTA 2. Which should be very appealing to those new to MOBA's. But could seem like a grind or boring to more seasoned MOBA fans.
Ultimately the level of competition will decide if this game becomes bigger than LOL. Blizzard can throw big bucks at tournaments and make pro teams legends. If the LOL and DOTA 2 pro's don't fill the void, there is a huge opportunity for semi pro or lower ranked pro teams to dominate the scene here and make the big money in tournaments and from sponsorships. With Blizzard's notoriety and casual approach, HOTs could just be the game that makes E-sports explode on the scene in the west. Blizzard was a late comer who ended up dominating MMO's. They are hoping lightning will strike twice and they will dominate MOBA's. Only time will tell if that happens. But at this point LOL is the giant purple gorilla in the room.
If Blizzard made this game with windows 10, and quickly launches it for X1 and PS4, tablets, phones this game could just be positioned to dominate the MOBA world. As it is trimmed down just enough to easily fit in with console online matches.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2May 28, 2015I just got this game and Shadowrun returns from a weekend sale on steam. I got DF for $4.49. The game is easily worth the $14 buck regularI just got this game and Shadowrun returns from a weekend sale on steam. I got DF for $4.49. The game is easily worth the $14 buck regular price. Great little turn based combat RPG's. Dragonfall is a Gigantic upgrade from SR returns. The story is better and the options are better. Along with you having a team of your own to take on each run. To top that every team member has their own story and give you their own run or quest. Though the choice of other runners is much weaker than SR returns.
Is the game perfect? No. Like if you make a Street Sam and choose a premade he won't start with cyberware. Even though I can buy many types of cyber/bioware I still can't seem to buy the hand razors for my character (even though glory has them). I hate the fact I can't choose the items my team brings to a run. Some runs feel like there is way to much security for what your taking and what your getting paid. And the healing feels off. As a guy is hurt, but you can't heal him (with a healing spell), because he was hurt last turn. Sometimes you run into team after team of security guys. Who like that power hungry GM we all know. Gives every enemy encounter the perfect setup and all the best (and fully stocked) gear. It can also get annoying when the enemy AI doesn't role play. For instance there is a huge danger in the room. Yet the 9 guys on the security squad all target your main character. Because they know if they kill you, game over. And the most frustrating thing for me is the decker that is part of my team kills more people than all the other soldier/sams. Which shows min/maxing your character is the way to to go. And I foolishly made a character that is well balanced. If you don't min/max you get a ton of 99% chance to hit, but you miss with every action. But the game is still quite enjoyable with a non min/maxed character. I also wished that instead of giving your team special abilities, that they would let you chose their skill advancement through karma. That way you could adjust them to the game's min/max tendencies or your play style.
However, even with those annoyances, I highly recommend this game to anyone who is needing a SR fix. The game has a true SR vibe. It's addictive. And I now find myself wanting to find a SR group to tt again. Or a SR MMO to play. Either way this game has me ready to buy SR: Hong Kong which should be out any time now.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4May 28, 2015I got this game way past it's sell date. Picked it up on a weekend sale off steam for $2.49 (usually $14.99). All I can say is if your missingI got this game way past it's sell date. Picked it up on a weekend sale off steam for $2.49 (usually $14.99). All I can say is if your missing that Shadworun vibe this game is a great simple turn based combat RPG. The game has it's flaws as it is very stripped down. Not enough cyberware. It's best to min/max your character. Sometimes you can't figure out how your whole team had 3 actions and all of them missed a guy with 1 hp left with a 99% chance to hit. Saves are at odd points. Some runs are too simple. Some seem to have way to many enemies. But it certainly has the SR vibe. And not many games have it these days. But with all it's flaws, it's SR vibe and turn based combat is great addictive (though sometimes annoying) fun. This game is so good, I find myself desperate for a SR group or MMO.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8May 20, 2015Compared to Diablo II this game is a huge downgrade. However, compared to most of the games for the next gen consoles this is a pretty solidCompared to Diablo II this game is a huge downgrade. However, compared to most of the games for the next gen consoles this is a pretty solid game. Essentially it is just a huge hack and slash fest, with a little story. It's mostly about getting and upgrading gear. I feel the cartoon story in between massively takes away from the game. The game's actual story and voice acting seem to have jumped off a cliff. Compared to previous titles. But for me it's biggest draw is it's a solid 4 player co-op. So yes if you have 4 controllers. You and 3 of your friends can play in your living room. Or you can play online. And the characters are more than powerful enough to solo. So it's great if your looking for some mindless Diablo fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8May 20, 2015I've only played a couple of hours so far. Early on it's okay. Feels better than DAI. But is no Skyrim. To put that in terms. Everyone in myI've only played a couple of hours so far. Early on it's okay. Feels better than DAI. But is no Skyrim. To put that in terms. Everyone in my family has finished and done multiple characters in Skyrim.. No one finsied DAI. So Witcher 3 at least feels like it's enough for me to finish it.
90% open world is a gigantic upgrade for this franchise.
Early on this game's 3rd person camera/wind are awkward.
(Fortunately both of these seem to adjust after you get to bigger areas).
I can't stand the cartoon segment's between areas. It destroys RPG games IMO. It stunk in Diablo III and it stinks in Witcher III. Frankly I'd rather see a loading screen with information, than a lame cartoon.
Decision timer is so short sometimes, I don't even see it. Then it defaults to most violent choice.
Game doesn't seem to auto save before timer. Which can leave you stuck with a choice you didn't pick.
Playing a predetermined/looks/named character seems like RPG stone age. Seriously you have seen the KOTOR, Reven story. So you can do a story about a person, but let the player's customize everything about the toon so they feel apart of the story.
The combat view makes me feel like I'm watching it instead of doing it.
Something about movement in the game can make the graphics seem very off. Liking seeing a zone wall in old school MMO's. It just ruins immersion.
It's magic and leveling up system just seems subpar and restrictive compared to Skyrim.
It's graphics are nice, but it's an XB1. So it's just about what you would expect.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Feb 13, 2015The Escapist is a great 8 bit indie game. Certainly worth buying. It's great fun as you get to plot and execute escapes from prison. It canThe Escapist is a great 8 bit indie game. Certainly worth buying. It's great fun as you get to plot and execute escapes from prison. It can be frustrating when you forget you had one contraband item on you as you walked through security. Or you have to imagine someone snitched, or your room is bugged As you can't figure out how the guards caught you , and you have to start on your escape all over. And it's a nice touch being able to name all the guards and prisoners if you want to.
I had hoped the Xbox One would have better controls than the PC. Movement is much easier. But some control systems (like giving quest items to other prisoners) seem very awkward. Either my posters are bugged or I just can' t seem to figure out how to use them after the first time. The fighting in the first prison (not tutorial) was disappointingly easy, compared to the PC version. And the characters run like they all related to the flash.
But by the time I got to the 2nd prison it was starting to seem almost as challenging as the PC. And that is a whole bunch of fun. If they do some patches and fix the smaller annoying issues, this game would be a 10 in the 8 bit, Indie, and replay ability categories IMHO.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Feb 11, 2015If your looking for a nice family game that anyone can play, this is a great place to start. It's one of those games people of all skillIf your looking for a nice family game that anyone can play, this is a great place to start. It's one of those games people of all skill levels can play. It is simple enough for children to play. But with it's challenges of getting extra targets as you go each room can be a solid challenge for those of us that are less patient. Though if your not into puzzler's it may have not have much lasting charm. But for it's price you can't go wrong.… Expand