Average User Score: 7.3Dec 13, 2014Well, it's not a terrible game. There are some good parts to it. The setting is well designed, the dialogue is clever, and the graphics areWell, it's not a terrible game. There are some good parts to it. The setting is well designed, the dialogue is clever, and the graphics are pretty decent. However, for lack of a better word, the game is frustrating to play. The camera angles and overview of the world are too small for you to see what you would want to see, the towns are often unnecessarily large and empty, and the level up/combat system is just not that good. If you are a HUGE fan of this type of turn-based grind game (ie you played through Brotherhood of Steel multiple times, got all the achievements on XCOM, etc.), then this might be a good game for you. But for everyone else, even big fans of fallout 1 and 2 (such as myself), it's just not very fun to play.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Oct 28, 2014This game is pretty bad. It's not terrible, but it's pretty bad. The easiest way to describe it is to imagine that they took Civ 5, re-skinnedThis game is pretty bad. It's not terrible, but it's pretty bad. The easiest way to describe it is to imagine that they took Civ 5, re-skinned it with different graphics, got rid of some of the more enjoyable aspects (Like picking different civilizations with different bonuses at different ages), and emphasized some of the more annoying aspects of the game (ever get annoyed by random barbarians? Well say hello to an occasional SUPER barbarian). The game doesn't feel like you are really playing or advancing towards anything, it just feels like you are making a never-ending series of random decisions that have no real effect on the game. Not to mention the fact that the new "health" system (which replaced the happiness system) is not well balanced, if you conquer even one or two enemy cities you will probably have a negative effect on your civilization for the foreseeable future. Honestly, just avoid this game and go back and play more Civ 5 (at least until the price drops below $20).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Sep 25, 2014I feel almost bad giving this game a negative review, this game has so much potential, but unfortunately it's pretty much wasted by theI feel almost bad giving this game a negative review, this game has so much potential, but unfortunately it's pretty much wasted by the horrible ending.
- The graphics are very pretty, and do convey the sense of being in another world.
- The music and the few voice-overs are very good.
- The general story and setting, up until the end, is captivating and unique enough when stacked up against other games.
- The game is on rails. Serious rails. And it feels like it. It actually provides you with a map you can click on, so you can learn about the different regions and cities of the world, but then won't let you plot a course to visit any of them.
- The combat is actually pretty boring once you realize that every round of turn based combat, the turns go back and forth between you and the enemy. You just killed 3 enemies so it's now 5 on 3? Well, that just means some of the enemy units will go twice. It really sucks any aspect of strategy right out of the game.
- The ENDING! Wow. I don't want to spoil it, but the game builds up so much about the setting, the history of the world, the different characters....and then it just ends. SO much could have been done, but wasn't. What a gyp.
Overall, I just can't recommend it, even on sale. It's like reading a really great novel, getting towards the first of many climaxes in the novel, and then it just stops. No resolution. No explanation. Just some ending credits.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Aug 31, 2014This game is a prime example of how a good idea and solid gameplay can trump graphics and polish. It's basically a combination ofThis game is a prime example of how a good idea and solid gameplay can trump graphics and polish. It's basically a combination of strategy/RPG. You start out by yourself, but will quickly recruit an army and travel from town to town, performing various quests, fighting bandits, etc. The world map is huge, with a variety of towns, villages, and castles.
- An open world truly gives you the ability to do just about anything (although some activities are encouraged over others)
- Troops you recruit are fairly unique, and can be upgraded to different classes
- There is a real sense of accomplishment, with the ability to go from a random guy with a sword to lord of a town and some surrounding villages
The not so good:
- The graphics are a bit dated, and some of the combat can be a bit repetitive
- The menu's and options are a little haphazard in their layout.
- Unfortunately, creating your own kingdom can be a real nightmare, and absorb way too much time.
Overall, definitely worth getting if you enjoy RPG's and medieval combat.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 22, 2014First, let me say I was a big fan of the first bioshock, and somewhat a fan of the 2nd. This one fell short of what it could be. I'll justFirst, let me say I was a big fan of the first bioshock, and somewhat a fan of the 2nd. This one fell short of what it could be. I'll just list it as a set of pro's and con's, but please, PLEASE don't believe all the hype about this game.
-Graphics are pretty good, nothing ground breaking, but up to competing with what's out there.
-The story was somewhat clever, kind of reminded me of dishonored.
-The gameplay mechanics were very similar to bioshock 1 and 2, which made it easy to get in to
-The game was relatively short, with almost 0 replayability. While the game gives you some decisions, none of them feel like they mean anything at all.
-The gameplay becomes VERY repetitive as the game continues. Move to the next area, shoot all the bad guys. Move to the next area, shoot all the bad guys. By the last half of the game, it was more a desire to finish than a desire to play that got me through it.
-The story did not really flow. While the main plot was interesting, the sideplots and people you meet just felt like filler to point you to the next area full of bad guys.
Overall, if you can get it for under $10, it's a pretty good game, but trust me, once you beat it, you will never pick it up again.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Mar 8, 2014The Good: As far as platformers go, the graphics, sound effects, and comedy all work well. If you love platformers, this will be a prettyThe Good: As far as platformers go, the graphics, sound effects, and comedy all work well. If you love platformers, this will be a pretty enjoyable game for you.
The Bad: The controls are a bit wonky, the hit boxes are annoying, and the difficulty/cost of upgrades scales too quickly. If you are an expert at platformers and have the fast-twitch reflexes of a teenager in his/her prime, you may be able to advance through the game, but for the rest of us, you will probably never end up more than 6-12 rooms deep into any dungeon. The game simply lacks the balance and polish to make it fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Nov 5, 2013If you've played Battlefield 3, you've played Battlefield 4. Going into this game, I read several reviews that said the game polished andIf you've played Battlefield 3, you've played Battlefield 4. Going into this game, I read several reviews that said the game polished and fixed the problems that Battlefield 3 had to give a more enjoyable experience. Sadly, it did not. The game is still very unbalanced, casual players will continually be pummeled by 24/7 fanatics who've unlocked all the upgrades, and the level design is no better than in Battlefield 3, just different. In short, if you're a huge fan of BF3, go ahead and get it. If not, you may want to pass on this one.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 17, 2013A great amount of potential for combining storytelling and the feel of the original shadowrun universe, the content simply isn't there yet.A great amount of potential for combining storytelling and the feel of the original shadowrun universe, the content simply isn't there yet. You can't spend $20 on the current short storyline, which only takes a few hours to complete and has little to no replay value. Once more content is created and comes out, it has potential to be a great buy, but now it just lacks too much.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Jul 2, 2012If you are looking for a free MMORPG to play casually, this game might suit you. The lore and story are put together capably enough to engageIf you are looking for a free MMORPG to play casually, this game might suit you. The lore and story are put together capably enough to engage most, and the graphics are pretty good. However, the game does begin to get old after a while, and as you reach the higher levels, you will find yourself competing with either people who play this game 24/7, or people who pay money to get better equipment, contribute to their guild, etc. Additionally, while the community is somewhat helpful for new people, most higher level groupings and guilds will require you to sacrifice hours every week doing repetitive quests.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0May 19, 2012As someone who played and greatly enjoyed Diablo 1 and 2, I was hoping that this game would bring the Diablo universe to a modern conclusion.As someone who played and greatly enjoyed Diablo 1 and 2, I was hoping that this game would bring the Diablo universe to a modern conclusion. Unfortunately, it seems like most of the changes have been either minor, or have made the game less dynamic.
1. New graphics and skill animations look and sound beautiful
2. Cut-scenes are excellent all around.
3. New classes seem to be fairly balanced and interesting, for the time being (although knowing blizzard, I'm sure they'll change this soon enough).
1. Always have to be connected, not just to the internet, but to blizzards bug-ridden and lag-filled servers.
2. Skill trees have been vastly simplified to the point where there is no real specialization of characters, ie one barbarian is the exact same as another (which GREATLY diminishes replay value, and make you feel like all you are doing is clicking instead of playing a unique character).
3. Normal difficulty, especially Act 4, became too easy and repetitive. In Diablo 2, Act 4 created new problems with elemental damage. In Diablo 3, Act 4 is the same as Act 3 is the same as Act 2, and then the game ends.
Overall: While the graphics are much shinier, the gameplay actually took a step back (especially compared to other games currently on the market), and there is really limited replay value considering the only thing that differentiates one character from another is equipment, which just seems to be nothing but a shiny bunch of attribute points. I wouldn't recommend buying it until the price drops some.… Expand