Average User Score: 7.6Feb 14, 2015The story could have been better and longer, but the gameplay was so fluid, and most of the weapons were fun to use, too. I would definitelyThe story could have been better and longer, but the gameplay was so fluid, and most of the weapons were fun to use, too. I would definitely buy a sequel.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.5Oct 25, 2014This wasn't a great game. The story was so bad. The characters weren't developed enough and remained bland throughout the campaign. Plus, theThis wasn't a great game. The story was so bad. The characters weren't developed enough and remained bland throughout the campaign. Plus, the AI is terrible and the game just didn't look as good as it was did before release.
I'd say only get this if you're a die-hard Aliens fan. If not, I simply can't recommend this.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Oct 15, 2014It was an OK game. It wasn't an amazing one, though. Terrible controls, confusing game mechanics and bugs are the main problems here, but itIt was an OK game. It wasn't an amazing one, though. Terrible controls, confusing game mechanics and bugs are the main problems here, but it did have a good story with some great seat-pieces. Who wouldn't want to drive a taxi during an earthquake in New York?
This game did a solid job of introducing me to Edward Carnby and the franchise. I just wish that it did that job better.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Sep 9, 2014As someone who's played the Alpha AND Beta, everything in the final version of Destiny is what I came to expect. The world is unique andAs someone who's played the Alpha AND Beta, everything in the final version of Destiny is what I came to expect. The world is unique and inspiring, the weapons sound great and there's plenty to do that will last you for weeks.
It might not be the game for everyone, but for me, Bungie have made another solid game.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Aug 18, 2014I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this. It was my first full Resident Evil experience too, but after playing the single-player, I amI really, really, REALLY wanted to like this. It was my first full Resident Evil experience too, but after playing the single-player, I am ashamed that it.
The controls were confusing, the layouts of maps were terrible, the AI was horrendous, there weren't enough checkpoints (IMO) and the campaign was short too. Combat was a bit dull as well.
If you're going to unlock all the achievements in this game, I STRONGLY advise playing in co-op. This game is completely broken and Slant Six should be ashamed that they rushed this out of the door.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jun 21, 2014I remember playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the original Xbox and most recently, Wolfenstein 3D, but aside from that, this gameI remember playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the original Xbox and most recently, Wolfenstein 3D, but aside from that, this game properly exposed me to the series that started one of the biggest genres in the industry.
The gameplay was great, and I really liked BJ as a protagonist. The story was also well written in my opinion, despite being short.
This was a fantastic game, and I hope a sequel comes out in the not to distant future! Now I should think about playing that Raven Software Wolfenstein game.....… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Mar 3, 2014A fantastic game from start to finish! If you've played the original release (like I did), then pick this up, right now! If you haven't playedA fantastic game from start to finish! If you've played the original release (like I did), then pick this up, right now! If you haven't played the original release, still pick this up!
The most overlooked title of 2003. Period.
Lets hope that Ubi releases that sequel soon!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Feb 23, 2014The terrible controls and no checkpoint system is why this game is getting a 5 from me. There's no doubt that this was rushed to releaseThe terrible controls and no checkpoint system is why this game is getting a 5 from me. There's no doubt that this was rushed to release alongside Reloaded. Biggest complaint is two campaigns which basically follow the same plot. They should have stuck with one, but that's not the point, is it?… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Aug 28, 2013Whenever I see an article that talks about the best Star Wars games of the past, I'm always surprised to see that this game doesn't make theWhenever I see an article that talks about the best Star Wars games of the past, I'm always surprised to see that this game doesn't make the list about 50% of the time. Even though it was released at probably the wrong time of the 2005 (competing against games like Gran Turismo 4 and Devil May Cry 3), Republic Commando still holds it's ground as being one of the smartest shooters of the sixth generation's twilight year, and I often look upon it today as the second best Star Wars game I've played to date (behind Battlefront II, of course!), and sort of a cult hit among others.
Republic Commando begins during the Battle of Geonosis in Episode II, and ends with the Battle of Kashyyyk in Episode III. The player is thrown into the shoes of RC-1138 (also known as Boss"), the squad leader of the Republic commando squad Delta. Alongside your character, of course, we have three other commandos that form up your team: The wise-cracking demolitions expert Scorch, the headstrong sniper Sev, and the by-the-book tech expert Fixer. All four characters are instantly likable the second you meet them in the game, and could easily be some of the best written characters I've met (I love the jokes that Scorch makes and the banter that he has with Sev!).
Gameplay is kinda similar to games such as Rainbow Six and SWAT; point and order your squadmate to do a certain action (eg, set an explosive charge, focus fire on one target, heal up at a bacta dispensing station, or set up a sniping position.). It's simple, but it works really well. Now and then your squadmates go down, and it's up to you or another squad member to revive them, but if you go down, then it's not game over, since one of your still standing squad members can still revive you. Normally, they will have to clear all enemies before reviving you, but in tense situations, you can take a risk and order them to revive you (eg. Sev is incapacitated. You go over to revive him, but you go down as well. Fixer and Scorch are still up fighting, and won't revive you until all enemies are dead, but if you're desperate to get up, you can order one of them to come and revive you. Once all enemies are dead, then you can revive Sev and continue the mission.) It's only game over if everyone goes down.
Sound is also a good spot in the game. All the music is suitable at the right parts of the game, and all the voice acting is done really well!
There's one downside to the single-player though: It's short, like, VERY short. The average time to beat the game is around 3-4 hours. I won't spoil anything, but the game's ending didn't help either, leaving the door open for a sequel (which STILL hasn't happened yet!)
There's also multiplayer, but is alright to my standards, but not great. It's still worth playing from time to time, though.
The single-player may be short, and the multiplayer is considered mediocre (to me!), but nothing stops Republic Commando from being one of the best first-person shooters I've played, and one of the best Star Wars games that I've played. Hopefully EA listens to fans and make that sequel. I'm just itching to see Delta Squad again......… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Aug 28, 2013When I first saw Dead Island's debut CGI trailer, it gave me a feeling to what I was expecting to see from the game. When I finally got myWhen I first saw Dead Island's debut CGI trailer, it gave me a feeling to what I was expecting to see from the game. When I finally got my hands on the game, I was a bit disappointed, but the game itself was enjoyable.
You get to choose between four playable characters who are fighting to survive a zombie outbreak on the beautiful island of Banoi. The four characters consist of Xian Mei, an undercover cop working as a desk clerk at the Royal Palms Resort hotel, Logan, a former football star who had his career ended in a tragic crash during a dangerous street race which killed his passenger, Sam B, a one-hit wonder rap star booked by the hotel for a gig, and Purna, a former member of the Sydney Police deparment who was sacked after shooting a child molester who could not be touched, before becoming a bodyguard for VIPs all over the world.
Each character also represents a certain class:
Logan Jack of All Trades
Xian Mei Assassin
Sam B Tank
While guns are usable in the game, Dead Island is primarily focused on melee combat. As you explore the world, you'll come across a wide variety of objects that can be used as weapons, and this can be anything from a paddle to a baseball bat or from a knife to a machete. You also earn money as you complete side-quests or from loot, and this money can be used to buy new equipment from traders, or can be used to repair/upgrade your weapons. Be careful though, you'll lose 10% of your cash for every time you die.
You may find items that at first, you may think are useless, but save them, as they could be used to modify your weapons to be made even more deadlier (for example, a machete modified to deal shock damage, or a baseball bat modified to deal bleeding damage to your foes.). As you earn XP, you level up, earning 1 skill point for every level to achieve, and these skill points can be spent on various skills that'll enhance your character in several ways. There are only 60 levels though, so make sure you spend your points wisely. There are guns to be found and used in the game, but since this game is melee-focused, ammo is limited and hard to find, so save your ammo when you don't need it.
Each character also specializes in one specific type of weaponry each:
Xian Mei Sharp weapon expert
Logan Throwing expert
Sam B Blunt weapon expert
Purna Firearms expert
Each character also has a specific Fury attack that offers deadly results when usable.
The main story should take anywhere between 10 to 15 hours to complete, but the game is littered with side-quests, so full completion should roughly take about 30 hours. While the game can be played alone, the game's strong point is cooperative gameplay. Up to four players can join up together and play through the story as a team, or explore the world and complete various side-quests together. There's no restrictions on multiplayer, however (you might be a level 10 character, and somebody joins as a level 45 character, or you might have 4 players that are an Assassin, Tank and Leader but no Jack of All Trades.).
Graphically, the game looks great, but there are various glitches to be found throughout the game (if you look carefully!). The game is not as buggy as it was now, but I can still remember one cutscene that suffers greatly from glitches.
I liked the music from the game, but voice acting is a bit shoddy, IMO. There's not even enough audio from the main characters to make them interesting either, I'm afraid. There are mainly one-liners in gameplay, but apart from cutscenes (and there's not many, to be honest) there's not really enough audio to make them great characters (They're likeable, but not interesting, IMO.)
If you put aside main bad things in this review, Dead Island is an enjoyable title that's made primarily for co-op. It may not be what we all expected it to be after that trailer, but the game works in most ways, and could count as one of the best titles in an over-saturated genre.… Expand