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Average User Score: 7.5Dec 21, 2015From beginning to end of the game, you will be spoken to by a narrator who will guide you through 'games' that his estranged friend 'Coda' hasFrom beginning to end of the game, you will be spoken to by a narrator who will guide you through 'games' that his estranged friend 'Coda' has made. These are not really so much games, as level/map designs with very limited interactivity. During this, you will find out about the developer 'Coda', his perceived struggles with game development, depression, and his relationship with the narrator.
It all falls very short. The game is very slow paced, with no part of the game or narration being particularly interesting. Given the slow pace, combined with the short game length, you are left wondering what you spent your money on, and an entirely forgettable experience. If you are reading reviews to figure out whether or not the $8 is worth it, I'd advise you to skip this one.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Aug 11, 2014I have been very pleased with the quality of this game, playing for the first time in 2014.
The good: a great open world to explore andI have been very pleased with the quality of this game, playing for the first time in 2014.
The good: a great open world to explore and never a lack of things to do. Graphics are decent for 2009. Voice acting has been good, I am usually not a fan of listening to a lot of dialogue in game, but there is interesting lore to be found in this game. The development of your character feels very sandbox and earning your way through the game is less of a chore/grind and more interesting than your typical RPG.
The bad: While I have seen others praising the combat, I have found it unnecessarily difficult to start and frustratingly boring. Maybe I haven't mastered it yet, but almost every enemy will kill you in just a few hits, while it will take you 20-30 hits to kill your enemies. Due to this I find myself saving before and even during almost every encounter I have.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1May 7, 2014Got this game on a whim and was absolutely not disappointed. Not usually a fan of 2D games OR turn based combat, but this game does turn basedGot this game on a whim and was absolutely not disappointed. Not usually a fan of 2D games OR turn based combat, but this game does turn based combat in a very fun way. The art style looks great, the dialogue throughout the game and rhyming style give the world a distinct feel. Soundtrack is great too.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Dec 3, 2013I'll start off by saying that the game itself was great. It was funny and entertaining and I'm glad that I played it. However, I can not giveI'll start off by saying that the game itself was great. It was funny and entertaining and I'm glad that I played it. However, I can not give this game a 10, nor say I would recommend this game to my friends, simply because the game is too short. It also has no re-playability whatsoever. However, it's a catch-22, as if there were more than 2-4 hours content, the game would lose its novelty. You can complete every ending in the game in 2-4 hours depending on how much attention you pay to the visuals/narrator. I only paid $8 for it on Steam sale, so it was basically like hiring a movie.
On the positive side, this was probably the most thought provoking game I've played in the 25 years I have been a PC gamer. Every moment I was playing it was utterly engrossing and, despite the game having a narrator, felt very immersive. I was sad when my options started running out, leaving me with what is an empty shell of familiarity.
If the game did not cost money, or was something like $2, I would have no hesitation in giving it a 10/10 and recommending it to my friends. However for the same price as I got this game on Steam sale, I could purchase something like Far Cry 3 which has far, far more content.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jul 29, 2013I bought this game for $10 on Steam Weekend Special because I like the action RPG genre. Dark Souls is one of my favourite games. I wasn'tI bought this game for $10 on Steam Weekend Special because I like the action RPG genre. Dark Souls is one of my favourite games. I wasn't expecting the same type of game from Darksiders 2, but even for the $10 I paid, I feel like it was a waste. Disclaimer: I played 40 minutes and uninstalled.
I played this game with an xbox360 controller, so controls were not an issue. What was an issue however was the terrible camera. I had to manually adjust it a lot while I was in combat which is a real downer.
Graphics, for 2013 were terrible. I only played the first area which is in snow/ice caverns, but everything looked dull and every corner I turned revealed another area that looked exactly the same as the last hallway I had been in. It felt like I was playing the same 1 minute of gameplay over and over.
The combat system is one of those that try to make you feel like you are doing a lot and it's so fun because you can spam buttons and there are cool animations, but really you are doing nothing. The combat is ridiculously easy. I played for 40 minutes and did not even need to use a health potion once (on hard). The first boss had one ridiculously easy tell to dodge and that was it. Oh and did I mention ALL the enemies in the area were exactly the same (except the boss).
The rest of the area when you are not fighting are doing climbing/jumping puzzles, there is always only one way to go so you couldn't really classify them as a puzzle. I'm sure later in the game they are more difficult, but I can't imagine them being fun.
Sound: 5/10 (I really didn't pay attention but it did not impress me nor sound terrible)
Overall: 13/30 (43%)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6May 10, 2013Bioshock Infinite is an above average game, but it is not worth the 94 metascore it has received. When I saw this score, along with it's (atBioshock Infinite is an above average game, but it is not worth the 94 metascore it has received. When I saw this score, along with it's (at the time) 8.9 metascore, I figured I would be in for an amazing game experience. Instead, I received a pretty game with a nice story, with gameplay tacked on.
What Bioshock Infinite does extremely well, is that it is an absolutely beautifully rendered world with a great story-line. I was simply amazed with the graphics and experienced no slow-downs at max settings on my HD7970 it is very well optimized, whereas most games are not. Elizabeth is a character you really can fall in love with during your adventure with her.
I picked the "Hard" difficulty to play the game with, as I'm somewhat seasoned in FPS games and love a good challenge. What Bioshock Infinite defines as "hard" however, is not actually something challenging. You just die a bit more than you would on the other game modes, with 0 set-backs/punishments for failure. Death can actually be a rewarding experience as you come back to life with more ammo and your health reset, in basically the same location with all enemies you killed still dead. The difficulty setting itself is almost entirely irrelevant.
Gameplay seemed somewhat similar to a borefest I played recently (again, overly praised) called "Borderlands 2". You get a couple of guns at a time, your character can melee and you get "special moves" such as the ability to possess people, throw grenades or uppercut them across the room. Interesting abilities but not anything that radically change the game. Once you find Elizabeth in the game, she also has the ability to open "tears" of your choice, which can give you access to med-packs, extra ammo, an automated turret, etc... which introduces extra tactics into the game. Which are ultimately negated by the fact that you CAN NOT FAIL at this game (again, my gripe with difficulty).
When I see "94 out of 100", I expect an amazing gameplay experience. Instead what I got, was amazing graphics and story with gameplay tacked on. If that's what you look for in your gaming, go with Bioshock.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Oct 31, 2012I've been playing since release and everything I have to say about this game is good - I recommend it to my friends and get lost and immersedI've been playing since release and everything I have to say about this game is good - I recommend it to my friends and get lost and immersed in Tyria for hours at a time. In GW2 you are dropped into the world without much of a hint as to what you are supposed to be doing. That's because the point in the game is just to go explore and have fun. There is a massive and immersive world out there to enjoy and it's all breathtakingly beautiful. There are points of interest to visit, which when explored can often lead to secret jumping puzzles or hidden chests. There are breathtaking vistas to view and skill challenges to earn. All of these things can be challenging and puzzling at times. Levelling and gearing in this game almost seems secondary and you'll barely notice your levels flying up. There are two PvP modes, WvW and structured PvP (5v5 - 8v8 games). Both are very different things and I have found a lot of enjoyment in both. I recommend giving GW2 a chance because you just might LOVE it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Oct 25, 2012It seems this game has generally favourable reviews, and I would guess the reason is that the only people still reviewing it are people whoIt seems this game has generally favourable reviews, and I would guess the reason is that the only people still reviewing it are people who have been playing it the most part of 15 years and still enjoy it. 13-15 years ago, I would've given this game a 10/10, ironically this was also when the game suffered from more bugs and lag that you can imagine.
UO was one of a kind but opted to become a clone of more modern, graphically superior, grind-type MMOs. Give the players "content" to complete, with very large rewards, rather than making it a complete sandbox that people lived and breathed in. Where true friendships were formed and for every friend you had, there were another 5 people scheming your demise.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Oct 25, 2012The reason I gave this game a 0 is because I did not enjoy it in the slightest. It plays like WoW because it is WoW, with a different skin.The reason I gave this game a 0 is because I did not enjoy it in the slightest. It plays like WoW because it is WoW, with a different skin. But rather than improving on WoW (which I have never been too fond of), it fills the game with boring quest dialogues which are voice acted. Even worse: when you are grouped, you can not cancel these voice dialogues without possibly annoying your other group members. You have to sit and watch something you weren't interested in, in the first place. You feel a lot like you are just playing a minor part in watching a story, rather than being free to create your character for what it is. The story "choices" do not affect this feeling with me. It's just a pre-written story.
Repetition: This game has lots of it. No matter which kind of mob you are fighting, no matter which area you are in, you are essentially just hitting the same keys and watching a long boring fight. The area looks a little different, the mob looks a little different, but the gameplay is exactly the same. After around level 24, I couldn't stomach it anymore. My mind was made up: this game is awful.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Aug 29, 2012The first playthrough of this game is all you need. There is nothing new after you have played through normal mode except numbers are tweakedThe first playthrough of this game is all you need. There is nothing new after you have played through normal mode except numbers are tweaked higher per difficulty to provide more of a "challenge". Normal mode for a new player might take 10-15 hours to complete. For an experienced player, this can be done in less than 4 hours, which shows you how small the game really is.
I forced myself into a mindless grind upon reaching Inferno mode. The quest for "epic gear" is addictive, but it is NOT FUN. If you persevere at this level, you will find yourself constantly asking yourself "why am I doing this?". I farmed probably 200m worth of gear, yet every piece of gear that you will wear comes from the auction house - the odds of you finding something useful for your class are so incredibly low that after 500 hours of forcing myself to play this game, I have not found a single item that is useful to my Demon Hunter.
Endgame can be summed up as: -Repeat Inferno [Act you comfortable with] over and over (maybe an hour worth of content) until your eyes bleed and your brain begs you to stop.
-Every 5-10 hours you might find a semi useful item to sell on the Auction House
-Acquire enough gold through sales to upgrade 1/13 slots in your inventory. If you are expecting longevity, stay away from this game. It boggles my mind that I played as long as I did, hating nearly every minute of it.… Expand