Average User Score: 5.9Nov 7, 2014Revising my initial review after the latest patch. The movement and weapon handling are much better. Still issues with hit reg but not nearlyRevising my initial review after the latest patch. The movement and weapon handling are much better. Still issues with hit reg but not nearly as bad.
The maps are probably the biggest issue for me, they just don't flow as well as previous games. However BF4 is a good game in many ways.
Suggestions for future releases:
1. Have a core collection of maps that are always available, community favourites.
2. Allow the music to be turned off please! It's depressing.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 11, 2014So I own AC and Batman, this has something much more over those two games. Yes its borrows from these and a others but brings new elements asSo I own AC and Batman, this has something much more over those two games. Yes its borrows from these and a others but brings new elements as well and really stands on its own as a new entry. Also many of the reviewers seem to have played for only a few hours, almost posted as soon as it was released. Its a deep game with many of the unlocks being available after your quite a few missions in.
The story I find good, has some nice pieces of lore and the pacing is perfect and works to frame the action and purpose for being in the world.
The graphics are really excellent, not just the textures, but the whole package. The character models and animation system is spot on, weather effects, day night cycles (playing at night with your branded army is surreal), its has flora and fauna with its own purpose. Combat is the best I've played, visceral.
Sound design is incredible. Cant say much more, normally I'd turn down the music after a while, but its perfect here.
So if being a complete badass in the LOTR universe, with procedural emergent gameplay and some of the best AI I've seen is for you, then get it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Sep 10, 2014Amazing, loved every minute of it. Great tactical combat, great story, funny. Sound is perfect, graphics are good and scale well to a 3 yearAmazing, loved every minute of it. Great tactical combat, great story, funny. Sound is perfect, graphics are good and scale well to a 3 year old laptop with an Intel card! Took me back to when RPG's were fun again.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Oct 28, 2012Have been playing for about three days now, mostly multiplayer. I started off getting really frustrated with the maps, gun play etc and prettyHave been playing for about three days now, mostly multiplayer. I started off getting really frustrated with the maps, gun play etc and pretty much rage quit after the first hour, was going to uninstall even. But had another go, and as weapons are unlocking and the attachments are made available its opens up and I'm totally loving it now. I play these games for gun play mainly, it needs to feel like the actual weapon, ballistics etc, and they have nailed it here I think. The weapon customization screen and models are perfect as well. Sound is fantastic by the way, best shooter for that.
I really dig how they have represented all the spec ops teams around the world, you can see the effort DC have put in here and I like this realism factor (ok its a game i know, but they haven't made it over the top like other games which I think is a plus).
The graphics, I've got everything on ultra (i7, 470, 8gig) and its easily 60fps. Some of the textures are a bit washed out in places, but other scenes look amazing so its had to call. Overall the detail in the levels is really good, a bit more destructibility would have been nice though, but it does exist.
The maps are a mix, some I love and others seem a little unbalanced. Hopefully a map pack or two coming down the track. Grenades are very had to predict, would like the warning to work a little better.
But to sum up some of the best, intense fire fights I've ever played in in FPS.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 17, 2011After a few of weeks with Witcher 2 I'm basically in awe of the effort put in here by the developers. The graphics are the best I have seen inAfter a few of weeks with Witcher 2 I'm basically in awe of the effort put in here by the developers. The graphics are the best I have seen in a game as simple as that, from environments to the texture on armour and weapons, its actually a joy to just exist in the world and be immersed. The art direction is perfect as well, the world feels real in a sense. Lighting is amazing, right through the weather effects and day night cycles, sound is also perfect from the wind blowing in the mountains to a creature attacking from behind making you jump out of your skin.
I can see how some people may find combat too hard, if you simply charge in you need to be skilled up, which you can do but it takes time. Witcher 2 forces you to think about combat, you need to develop tactics and these vary from situation to situation. Personally as I've levelled up and chosen my skill path I've been able to develop my own style of play and this depth has made combat a really rewarding experience. There's always a risk of getting wiped out and it makes fights really visceral. Excellent finishing moves are also worth a mention here, should be in every game.
What else, quests are complex and some of the best I've seen, story branching forces you to make tough choices. Crafting actually feels like its something you want to do and tends to be a challenge. The humour is great, runs super smooth with no crashes or bugs in general.
Definitely a strong game of the year candidate.… Expand