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Average User Score: 8.3Mar 11, 2017The best game of 2017! Really innovative design and story, great characters and incredibly enjoyable gameplay. Graphics and sound design isThe best game of 2017! Really innovative design and story, great characters and incredibly enjoyable gameplay. Graphics and sound design is equally awesome too. A must buy!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Feb 12, 2017An excellent entry into the God Game genre. Once you get into the controls you'll be manipulating the environment like a true elementalAn excellent entry into the God Game genre. Once you get into the controls you'll be manipulating the environment like a true elemental master. Picking up sand or water (and later other materials), zooming out and then rushing to somewhere else and zooming in to carefully deposit it where you want.
The tribes people AI is pretty intelligent, not amazing but it does the job well. Also their animations are pretty nice. You can zoom right in to see them up close, and enjoy the environment from the ground.
The graphics are spot on. Actually I've returned to the PS3 after playing other systems for a few years and it still looks great in 2017! The water effects are amazing and very realistic, like when you drop some earth (or the environment "tilts") and all the water runs in another direction.
The puzzling is very inspired, revolving around how water feeds plants and kills fires, but fire feeds off plants and destroys villages but is stopped by rock, and even rock can be destroyed. Various (and strange) types of trees add to the puzzling system. Plus all the special powers add greatly to the experience and fit in really well. It's pretty easy to play and not too taxing. Basically this is what Godus wanted to be... The next evolution of Populous. I'd definitely buy the sequel if it comes! Just imagine how awesome that'd look on the PS4!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jan 29, 2017Still the most exhilarating racing game ever, in my opinion, even in 2017. Only Burnout 2 comes close. I've just gone back to playing it onStill the most exhilarating racing game ever, in my opinion, even in 2017. Only Burnout 2 comes close. I've just gone back to playing it on the Dolphin emulator and the graphics still look great (I've upped the resolution to 1080p though). The main Grand Prix mode is awesome and not too hard, but the story mode quickly becomes next to impossible! It's still worth 10/10 though because there's so much content on offer here. I wish a modern version of this absolute classic could be made for the Switch/Wii U. It has to be said, the courses are the real star!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jun 25, 2016Nice graphics, ranging from adequate to awesome. Excellent dialog, the conversations between Nate and his companions is a constant joy andNice graphics, ranging from adequate to awesome. Excellent dialog, the conversations between Nate and his companions is a constant joy and really make the game feel like a real adventure movie. Believable characters, slightly over exaggerated but only in a hollywood blockbuster kind of way. Engrossing plot, occasionally obvious but usually on the money. Fantastic locations. Good gun play, not too much but just enough for me. Nice exploration sections. A constant joy to control. Good varied gameplay, some climbing, shooting, sneaking, driving (the off road vehicle is great, with good use of its winch), swimming/diving, hanging, dragging along behind a truck while bikers shoot you from left and right. The list goes on. Basically this is a fantastic return to form.
I liked the 2nd Uncharted the most, and think this one matches it toe to toe. They haven't added too much more to the formula, but what has been added is very welcome. Basically I can't wait for Uncharted 5, although I wonder whether it'll be about Cassie or Sam Drake. I'm somewhat saddened that this is Nate's last adventure, but it's a delightful send off.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Feb 7, 2016I played the original Syndicate on the Amiga, and then Syndicate Wars on PlayStation. My favorite was the original isometric game. That beingI played the original Syndicate on the Amiga, and then Syndicate Wars on PlayStation. My favorite was the original isometric game. That being said, Satellite Reign brings back a lot of good memories, and adds a whole lot more into the mix. The first mission/tutorial really eases you into the gameplay and the game flows nicely from then on out. The story is great actually, some nice futuristic ideas (just standard sci-fi stuff really) which pull the missions together and keep the interest high.
I have a fairly decent PC (can play Skyrim at 1080p no hassle) but for this game I have to set the quality low to get a bearable framerate. It would have been nice to be able to turn off a few more of the effects. Anyway, it still look and plays good, but then I'm not too fussy with graphics. Overall I really enjoyed this and hope a sequel is released on PS4.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jan 16, 2016A beautiful game. It reminds me of playing The Settlers on Amiga, years ago, one of my most favourite games, so high praise indeed. TheA beautiful game. It reminds me of playing The Settlers on Amiga, years ago, one of my most favourite games, so high praise indeed. The controls on PS4 are very well implemented, which makes it a joy to play. The graphics are tremendous. An update has given the option to increase text sizes, which was much needed. I've played this for about a month now and am really enjoying it. I love the European setting (I'm from the UK), it feels very authentic. The pace is just about right and there is plenty to do. Even my wife has started playing it. I wouldn't be surprised if we're still playing it in a year's time.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Sep 23, 2015Some of the puzzles in this game are nice, but usually quite simple. At least they're not too annoying. Unfortunately the game is very linear,Some of the puzzles in this game are nice, but usually quite simple. At least they're not too annoying. Unfortunately the game is very linear, and that is too noticeable. It feels rather empty and has annoying "characters". The plot is fairly simplistic and the only real action happens in on-rails sections where you just sit and wait for something to happen. The "special effects" are the standard pap that hasn't changed since Half-Life 1. The different liquids are fun, but most of all I love the hard-light bridges. Generally though, the game really lacks any life.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Sep 18, 2015I got this free on PS+, so I'm probably being generous with 7, it's probably just worth a 6 really. Also, fortunately you can completelyI got this free on PS+, so I'm probably being generous with 7, it's probably just worth a 6 really. Also, fortunately you can completely ignore the uPlay nonsense. Anyway the game is fun to play and quite unique. Controlling BUD is weird but you get used to it, and after a while you can kind of master it... Running down roots, jumping, deploying your petal parachute and gliding to other offshoots. It's really fun. I played with my 8 and 10 year old children. They loved it. There are hidden caves to explore, funny creatures and plants, free falling from the stratosphere to the ground, and an epic sense of scale. It's a bit challenging towards the end, but finally getting into the spaceship and having look around is a nice reward. Also the game felt a little short, but longevity is added at the end by having to climb back down and find stuff. Some of the trophies are fun to achieve too.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Sep 15, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is such a fun game. The retro 2D pixel graphics are spot on. It's so much fun to rewind time and play alongside yourself as another character. The kooky plot is amusing and the characters pretty funny too. Me and my 2 young children love playing this together. Such a laugh! The way you can unlock new characters in the game by saving their lives, then rewind time and play as them before they've even been rescued is a master-stroke. (You can even have a character help to rescue theirself!) A real gem in the indie game crowd.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.7May 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