Average User Score: 6.7Jul 9, 2014This is for the breakdown DLC.
It got bugs and some annoying contrast issues, but for the most part the bugs can be avoided or they've been patched. The contrast is the one thing the player must get used to if they don't use mods.
But building up your character, maintaining base, and sneaking up on zombies are so addicting, omg!
I didn't know I'd spend so much time in a single player game.
Low price, addicting gameplay, and moddable game = A+ in my book.
Thank you thank you thank you!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jun 9, 2014This game should have two reviews, one pre-megaserver and one post it.
The pre-megaserver game was great. It had servers with their own communities and faces that you will most likely recognize. It also bolster the World V World population by how easy it is for guilds to recruit.
Each server/world has their own pride, much like a nation. And it was very easy to organize guild events.
With the advent of the megaserver, everything I mentioned above were destroyed.
Everyone now pve in one server which feels very bad to me because it's like helping your enemies in WvW get items/gold which they will use against you in WvW. What a stupid concept. Before this patch you know at least that most of the people you're helping on events were your own server pop with a few guests, now it's just mostly strangers. It's like taking a road trip, but instead of going with friends you pickup unknown peeps.------------------------------
Now, the only people that would like gw2 is newbies who didn't know about the pre-patch gw2. It's like Anet deliberately culled the veteran population of gw2 so they could appease the casual newbie players(newbies who will realize later on that there is now no meaningful endgame content). ------------------------
I don't know what anet is thinking. Besides, vets are the ones most likely to spend real money in the gem store. The only money they'll get from casual/newbie players are the game initial purchase. If it is their plan to gain short term money instead of guaranteed long term then it's probably an indicator that gw2 won't last much longer, and they're trying to get as much money before bailing out.---------------------------
This is why I'm leary of Wildstar too. The same publisher(NCSoft) in gw2 manages wildstar. It's easy for me to think that what changed the gw2 into a megaserver is a financial decision(so they would incur less bandwidth). And I have a nagging suspicion that NCsoft has a hand in that. If that's the case then what would NCsoft do in wildstar that changes game mechanics so much like the gw2 megablunder.
I gave a 5(average) for the review because it is now just one of the one world generic mmo out there.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Mar 31, 2014JA2 was one of my favorite tactical games. This remake killed it. The cheating AI is the most annoying thing in this game. Even when operating under night conditions the enemies got xray eyes. Once you're spotted, they know where you are forever. They also took out armor repair, which renders the best armor you find, useless in a couple of battles. The store mechanic is also cumbersome, why can't they just design a drop ship from a helicopter to a specified sector instead of having to have to go to the airport every single freakin time. Oh yeah, your sector militias are useless, they always get beat unless you reinforce them with your own merc. Oh yeah, the stealth mechanic is borked. Even when the sound meter is all the way down, somehow the enemy could detect you and face you. Best of all, there is NO tactic in this game. If you don't lure the enemies to your waiting mercs then the enemy could swarm your lone gunman. Also an enemy with a pistol can beat your sniper at range, at night too, without nightscope, omg the cheating AI so OP… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 7, 2013I love the original borderlands. This sequel is a failure.
First off, guns on B2 look too cartoony as compared to B1. It's so bizarre in designs that you'd think it's an alien gun, unlike in B1 where it's more or less recognizable and familiar.
Claptrap and General Knoxx were funny in B1, now in B2 you get this really annoying bad guy named Jack that tells you tasteless jokes,. not funny but plain irritating. On top of that they added some things that I felt to be completely out of line, like the first recorder and it's story(google it). It just sets the tone for a really depressing game. I can only play through it once, as it is that depressing and tasteless. It seemed the sense of humor of the devs got sucked out by some aliens or something.
Also one of my biggest gripes is the huge downgrade of backpack capacity. You can tell from the excuse that Gearbox posted that the writer was trying really hard to come up with a reasonable response to the small backpack. They really screwed the pooch there.
They would have had more success and revenue if they followed the B1 formula or just release B1 DLCs.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Sep 27, 2013This game is at best, average. The side missions are dumb. You have all these kinds of guns but you are limited to using a knife on missions. Each outpost you must liberate are basically the same. 4 enemies, kill them all then it's yours. It gets pretty repetitive. Not to mention that there is no point in exploration in this game. Once you are done in an area, there's no point in going back to it, because it will stay that way the entire game, it will not be re-conquered by bad guys or some other scenario, it's very static, not a dynamic world.
It would have been more interesting if there's constant fighting between the rebels and the pirates, where you could jump in and be the difference maker, but there is no such thing in Farcry 3.
It's a single play-through game that's not worth 60 bucks retail.
I would not advise in getting the mods for this game as many of those things replace binaries, which could be a carrier for a trojan virus. Mods are done by strangers, not an official company.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Sep 20, 2013The entire game is dark, it's hard to see enemies.. they don't show up in mini radar either.
The melee combat is very inaccurate unless you're stealth one-slash everything. If you use slash and you're standing up, you will hit the first strike and likely will miss the second because it makes you step forward. It's better if you crouch, but it's a hassle.
As many people say, you can get most of the stuff in the game with crafting but it takes forever. The drop rates for components are pretty sad.
If you don't like to wait you can pay real money(and expensive too) and have it, they might as well make this game a subscription thing.
Although soloing is in the options, it would be very hard unless you already got great gears.
The enemy variations are also few at the moment.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9May 17, 2012always online requirement for singleplayer, really? wtf
they could have made this a seperate mode from their stupid mmo version..
and thanks to their mmo style and auction house there's no more dupers and hackers, nope, now all you need is money to kill the other guy, yep, no exploring no nothing! just lots of money! so get your mom's card out little hax.
i played diablo 2 for a long time, and this d3 thing is a disgrace.. who's the egotistical exec in blizzard that decide to go this mmo-only route?
everything in cartoon d3 screams failure!… Expand