Average User Score: 8.6May 22, 2014Simply put, the best South Park game to ever hit the shelves. As a game it self, there is little to be super impressed about, its a turn basedSimply put, the best South Park game to ever hit the shelves. As a game it self, there is little to be super impressed about, its a turn based RPG with timing clicks in combat. However, as a die-hard South Park fan, this game is a masterful display of familiar story telling and crude humor in the best way possible. The re-play ability is low, but I will certainly be watching for new story DLC's to dive back into this one. Worth $60? In my opinion, no. Worth $40? Absolutely. If you're looking to kill most of a day mastering the control of your cartoon anus and making as many virtual friends as possible, dive on in!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Mar 26, 2014I wanted to like Thief, I truly did. There was so much next-gen potential harmonizing with experienced developers, I assumed this was aI wanted to like Thief, I truly did. There was so much next-gen potential harmonizing with experienced developers, I assumed this was a no-brainer purchase; but alas, you all know what is generally said about assumptions. Thankfully there is GameStop which has a seven day return policy on used games. I first had a hint of something suspicious when the used Thief games were selling at $40 not even a full week after release. I thought to myself, “maybe it’s a niche title, and hey what the hell, I love most niche titles”. I rarely find a game that I just particularly hate in every way, and I have never given a zero to any game, ever.
Thief starts off in Square Enix’s beautiful medieval city setting. Once the game got going though, I had to check to make sure I was playing my XBONE instead of my PS3 because the graphics were equivalent to Dishonered on PC with the settings all on LOW. This was a next-gen single-player adventure game, where was that awe inspiring stimulation which accompanied the visual presentation of AC:BF or BF4? “Oh well”, I thought to myself, so what if Thief is sporting sub-par graphics, the gameplay will surely make up for it… wont it?
I set off into the world with my master Thief tools in hand and subterfuge on my mind. Determined to play the game the way it was meant to truly be played, I set on being a ghost and only taking minimal artificial life. This wasn’t an assassin game, this was Thief, it was time to rob a bank Shaun Connery style (Entrapment). Next thing I know, I’m spending the next hour stealing ink bottles and running amuck on the dumbest AI since the zombies in the original Resident Evil. Darting from shaded area to shaded area like I’m playing the original Splinter Cell, these guys would stand a foot away looking right in my direction and would never see me. Throw a bottle directly in front of them and you will get a remembrance of the original Metal Gear Solid; oh yeah, you know, “Huh? What was that? (3 seconds of investigation) Guess it was nothing.” Get in trouble? Just run into a room and hide in the closet, don’t worry the guards will never suspect, because they’re brain dead. If you decide you want to pick off everyone one by one, don’t worry, the guard who was talking to his buddies 5 seconds ago won’t notice if two go missing when he turns back around.
I ended up taking the game back after only two hours of play time. Maybe I have no room to say that the plot was bland and the filler was mind-numbing. I do know though, that I wanted to stop playing after 30 minutes, but I kept waiting for things to get better. I strongly suggest watching a little on Twitch before making this purchase, or at least buy it using Game Stop’s seven day return option. I was looking for a truly great single player game, and Square Enix built me up just to tear me down.
–Nicholas (Merc)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2May 23, 2011fantastic story mode which delivers above other fps. A few unexpected twist and decent length. multiplayer is nice where your player can focusfantastic story mode which delivers above other fps. A few unexpected twist and decent length. multiplayer is nice where your player can focus on stealth, power, or armor. lack of weapon choices leave something to be desired and a tad bit glitchy but these setbacks could be fixed easy in future dlc and patches. maps have good feel and all are well laid out for all kinds of players. (campers, run an gun, squad players, fragers). death streak perks help close drastic gaps. graphics are superb. all in all its nice to see a fps that follows a different direction then COD or BF. unique! worth the money… Expand