Average User Score: 8.6Mar 7, 2014This is a funny game with some serious shortcomings. At first, the game impresses you with how much random stuff from back episodes it has.This is a funny game with some serious shortcomings. At first, the game impresses you with how much random stuff from back episodes it has. Then it tries your patience by offering so much plot recapitulation that you feel like you've seen everything before if you've seen the entire series.
The controls can seriously get in the way at times (to those having frustration with learning the "spells", keep an eye on the little device that orbits the oval - this was completely non-obvious and frustrating to me until I saw it - and it's not very prominent at all. Later on, there's a dance you have to do with the goth kids that will fail 100% of the time until you realize you have to use the arrow keys instead of the WASD keys the way you play the rest of the game. I only had one quest completely fail on me and it was the first quest, so loading the most recent save point was pretty benign.
The entire experience is level-ramped, which means that whatever you encounter will be at the right level for you to find it challenging. The problem with rigorous level ramping is that it effectively ends up not mattering whether you level at all. Level ramping feels cheap in an RPG. The gameplay mechanics are very simple, and there is absolutely no replay value.
It ends up being mildly amusing, which is a real shame, because it starts off being hilarious. The plot is about four of the TV series plotlines stitched together, and it definitely feels like it. The plot ends up feeling like a checklist:" "Did we include aliens? Check. Crab people? Check. Mr. Slave's rectum? Check. The double-cross from the most recent episodes that led up to the release of this game? Check. Al Gore? Check.
If this were a $20 game, I'd feel it pretty much satisfies, but for $60, I expect a lot more depth, and I certainly don't expect level ramping.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 22, 2014This game does several things well that I usually don't care for - cut scenes and dialogue heavy among them. This game is, effectively, aThis game does several things well that I usually don't care for - cut scenes and dialogue heavy among them. This game is, effectively, a tactical RPG meets Oregon Trail meets a high quality animated adventure story. Usually, I'm loathe to write favourable reviews for games because they're generally so overhyped (particularly the critical reviews), and I was very happy that this game lives up to the praise I've read. The game's difficulty is adjustable, at at "normal", it's quite challenging. I'm in my second play-through - I learned the strategy via the first play-through which I eventually failed at, and like it even more the second time around.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 31, 2013Games like this make me wonder what criteria professional reviewers grade on. This may be the most linear RPG I have ever played. There isGames like this make me wonder what criteria professional reviewers grade on. This may be the most linear RPG I have ever played. There is absolutely no chance to wander around and experience the Shadowrun world in any way. The gameplay sticks you in a claustrophobic section of town, and you are never for a second in doubt of what to do next, because you have no say in the matter. Any choices you have as a player are irrelevant, the classes are just different glosses on two basic concepts, and for all of this at the end, all you get is some chitchat style dialogue and a page of text to read. I'm not interested in waiting around for the community to turn this game into something better, there's just not enough to work with. Uninstalling.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Jun 9, 2013The gameplay is incredibly repetetive, and the "no DRM" DRM means you can technically play the game without being connected to the UbisoftThe gameplay is incredibly repetetive, and the "no DRM" DRM means you can technically play the game without being connected to the Ubisoft servers, but so much content is disabled if you attempt to do so that it remains effectively unplayable. This is deceptive marketing and a shady business practice.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 9, 2013A very pretty game with worthless AI, incredibly boring gameplay, a limited selection of enemy types, and more undeserved hype than you canA very pretty game with worthless AI, incredibly boring gameplay, a limited selection of enemy types, and more undeserved hype than you can imagine. No multiplayer, no challenge, zero replay value. The so-called 1999 mode is worthless to me because after finishing the game in normal mode, it exhibits problems that are simply not going to be resolved by making the game a bit harder.
The story is amazing only if you have somehow until now managed to avoid the concept of a videogame telling a story. If this is not a shocking new development for you and you enjoy an easy shooter without a lot of demands on the player, consider this if it ever goes below $10. Until then, save your money.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Jun 9, 2013I've enjoyed a variety of racing games from semi-realistic to arcade. Grid2 is so enamoured of "drift" driving that that's really all it hasI've enjoyed a variety of racing games from semi-realistic to arcade. Grid2 is so enamoured of "drift" driving that that's really all it has to offer. Having attempted to play with a keyboard and a controller (but not a wheel), I have to wonder if this game was playtested with any controller OTHER than a wheel. "Drift" driving is the least entertaining for me, as games of that type always seem to offer a selection of cars that cannot be driven in any other fashion, and GRID2 was no exception. Each car is eagerly awaiting the slightest opportunity to careen out of control.
If you're over drift driving, give this one a pass.… Expand