Average User Score: 4.5May 9, 2015This is an indie game, and it shows. Limited resources mean the graphics look dated at best. Although a woman talks to you through telepathyThis is an indie game, and it shows. Limited resources mean the graphics look dated at best. Although a woman talks to you through telepathy or something, there's no other characters visible in the game. It feels a little like Dear Esther, but one where you can jump, pick up objects and solve puzzles.
The puzzles are mostly obvious, due to there being no other thing to try sometimes, but one or two are hard / annoying, so you may have to resort to the internet. The good thing is that the puzzles test the player, but in a such a way that it doesn't slow the pace down too much. The story is quite touching, if you like that sort of thing. Ether One is suitable for players of all skill levels, though aimed at a more mature audience, I'd say. It has a novel approach to inventory management, which is nice to see.
I recommend this game to the more thoughtful player.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jan 4, 2014A good game, but could be better. Visuals: the sea, ships, towns and animals look great. The resolution and frame-rate are both impeccable.A good game, but could be better. Visuals: the sea, ships, towns and animals look great. The resolution and frame-rate are both impeccable. Although the character models are sharp and move great, I find the skin textures are too shiny to be believable. (Maybe I've been spoilt by Heavy Rain The Last of Us?) Audio: music is spot on, sound effects are great. Sailing the seas and listening to your crew sing sea shanties heightens the experience.
Gameplay: At first I just wanted to get on a ship and sail to new islands, to explore on my own... But I found the game shepherding me too much and I had to fulfill its tasks, which was annoying. After a while the game opened up and I could explore as I wanted, but the thrill had kind of passed by then. (I'm probably being too harsh here.) Another thing is that big blue unbelievable walls (Animus style) appear telling you that you can't proceed in certain directions while in the current mission. I hate that. In fact, the whole Animus idea really destroys the illusion of the game (and previous Assassin Creed games). All Animus sections are boring... I just want to be a pirate. Anyway, you eventually find the strength to ignore all this nonsense.
Summary: a lovely game, marred by some annoyances, but well worth a playthrough. The companion app (for your phone/tablet) is also brilliant.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Jan 4, 2014This is a great racer in the launch line up of PS4. Visuals: I've played the 360 version of this game and the PS4 version is very noticeablyThis is a great racer in the launch line up of PS4. Visuals: I've played the 360 version of this game and the PS4 version is very noticeably higher res, with gorgeous textures and smoother lines, no annoying flickering of pixels (aliasing)... basically it looks stunning. Audio: This, for me, is ok but not incredible.
Gameplay: I love it. It's just like NFS Hot Pursuit (on PS3) crossed with the open world of NFS underground 2. And it works really well! Plenty of races time-trials police escapes, etc.
Annoyances: After winning a big race you have the cops on your tail and they bust you before you manage to get to a hideout, therefore lose your points! Having to log in to EA servers in order to shut up the requests to log in. Also, after you've setup log-in, every time you start the game you have to wait maybe a minute or two for it to log in! This should happen in the background. I prefer to play my game offline, mostly.
Highlights: Good opponent AI. Online racing works well. Taking a nice drive through the luscious country-side and then getting roped into a race, and before long the fuzz are on our tail and all hell breaks loose! Also, playing as the cops is great fun too.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Nov 10, 2012I got this game in January after the main patches had been released and have never seen any bugs. This game is fantastic. I've played it forI got this game in January after the main patches had been released and have never seen any bugs. This game is fantastic. I've played it for over 200 hours! Which is quite unlike me. So much to do, the world seems huge at first, but you soon get used to it. I have a small army fighting for me now, with a follower, battle dog, horse, quest character and 2 zombies at my command. I'm currently hunting for the dragon priest masks.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Oct 14, 2012If you love the One Piece cartoon series then you will definitely love this game.
The graphics are spot on, being either very good orIf you love the One Piece cartoon series then you will definitely love this game.
The graphics are spot on, being either very good or absolutely excellent (the fur on Chopper the reindeer for example). The game play is mostly either fighting legions of pirates or quick-time events. The quick-time events are done well (much better than many other games that use them) and their use makes sense. The fighting is enjoyable as there are plenty of techniques and characters, and the boss battles are memorable. The story follows the series very closely.
There is also an online option where you fight alongside other players against tons of computer controlled pirates, with the goal of securing all regions on the map. All the other usual features are there that you'd expect (like character profiles and other One Piece story info).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Nov 26, 2011A good solid role playing game, but it's the exactly the same formula as all previous PokÃ©mon games. The battle scenes work okay,A good solid role playing game, but it's the exactly the same formula as all previous PokÃ©mon games. The battle scenes work okay, but they're just the same as on the old monochrome GameBoy, only in colour and with better sound. It's lazy of Nintendo to keep this the same. Also the dialog goes on and on sometimes, repeating the same thing over and over, or just prattling on about unimportant boring stuff like "Be careful in the long grass" for the fifth time! Good points are that it has a many many PokÃ©mon to catch and can be very engrossing.… Expand