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Average User Score: 6.5Sep 23, 2013The 5 is more for the community rather than the game itself. Played 6 online matches of LH, all of them had:
1) Someone spamming DrowThe 5 is more for the community rather than the game itself. Played 6 online matches of LH, all of them had:
1) Someone spamming Drow Ranger
2) At least one guy way too high on testosterone and usually quit midgame
3) people telling me how to play, sputtering utter madness at me when I apparently buy something useless
4) Using terms I've never heard of in a noob-training mode, like denying, rushing, jungling,
I really, really tried to get in the game, but it was about as newbie friendly as Dark Souls.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Sep 23, 2013In short, they shifted the premise from "scary jumpscares with a sub-par story" to "eerie environment with a good story", which isn't a badIn short, they shifted the premise from "scary jumpscares with a sub-par story" to "eerie environment with a good story", which isn't a bad thing at all. I just wasn't expecting it, as were a lot of fans of the Dark Descent.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.6Sep 23, 2013If you want PvP, don't buy.
If you like playing on single-player, don't buy.
If you easily get bored or frustrated, don't buy. Payday 2If you want PvP, don't buy.
If you like playing on single-player, don't buy.
If you easily get bored or frustrated, don't buy.
Payday 2 is one of those games where it repeats maps, settings, and situations, and you can still have a lot of fun with it. Sure, the visuals are pretty shabby at times, everything else is, for lack of a better word, awesome. I found myself biting my lip talking about the stealth portion with my friends. My heart was pounding as the guard moved just a little closer for the stealth kill. I felt my body fill with adrenaline when another guard spotted us and called the police. I had my entire body shifting forward as I shot at police, the superb musical score relentlessly beating in my headphones, hostages' cries filling the air, the drill breaking again. I felt the sadness and tragedy as the FBI descended on us, the vault slowly opening as the smoke finally cleared.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 23, 2013A hidden gem, absolutely outstanding in all aspects. It tests reflexes, puzzle solving, and how well you can hold your emotions. The visualsA hidden gem, absolutely outstanding in all aspects. It tests reflexes, puzzle solving, and how well you can hold your emotions. The visuals are great, the sound immerses you, overall just amazing. The game is short, but since I've replayed it twice I can say the price is justified.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Sep 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let me tell you my experience from start to finish, and why I gave the score I did.
I bought this for $20, expecting an ambient psychological horror story, as the game presented itself in the trailers as eerie but not filled with jump-scares, so I obviously expected creepy rather than scary. The moment I went in, I got chills down my spine at the sound design. Every little sound and movement sounded fantastic.
Ten minutes in, and I'm enjoying the references, I feel the build-up coming towards me and I wonder if I'll walk into a room of a ghost, maybe a hastily closed door. But as I drag on, I realize the new initiative of the game: a girl who, as she ages, begins to show sexual confusion and melodrama. It's become a girl's cryfest. Fun.
An hour in, and the only thing roping me in now is the detail they put in everything and the side stories, hoping they will lead to new tunnels. Nope, it's like introducing side characters that get used once and are never talked about ever again. At this point I'm pretty sure I know what's going to happen.
Two hours in, I'm staring at my screen, thinking, "That's it?" There was no twist, no increased conflict, no actual ending. The girl just up and went with her lover, there is no chase, there is no panic enunciating from HER OWN SISTER, who would rather keep rummaging through her missing sister's junk. Then I think, "Come to think, what the hell about her sister?" The sister doesn't do anything, other than being a reason to walk around the house. No input from her was disappointing, definitely a letdown.
Three hours in, and I'm uninstalling the game. Uninteresting, scatterbrained story and the budget was put into all the wrong things. I don't care about the price of this pen, or how your lesbian lover is in the army.
Verdict: The game had an interesting idea, top-notch voice acting and sound design, but these points are null when you poorly execute a story. It's like trying to immerse yourself in a multi-million roller coaster ride that goes 3 miles an hour. The way to pick up stuff and move them is interesting, but certainly nothing innovative. The only way you'll enjoy and relate to this story is if you are a teenage adolescent, have never picked up a book in 3 years, and enjoy generic, predictable outcome melodrama. I do not recommend thisgame.… Expand