Average User Score: 7.2Oct 2, 2015Better than 2k15. It's a basketball simulation game that actually simulates a TON of stuff determining the outcome of a basketball game.Better than 2k15. It's a basketball simulation game that actually simulates a TON of stuff determining the outcome of a basketball game.
Currently learning some plays, re-learning how to dribble, re-learning how to pass, re-learning how to defend and everything seems improved.
New motion offense works really well. AI defense strips and blocks the ball like a madman when I try to pull of stupid layups or jumpshots. I feel I have to work hard on the offense and defense. If I hit all the right buttons AND if I make the right decisions to drive, shoot or pass, I will get the lead or mount a comeback.
I have less rubberband feeling when playing vs AI. It's really interesting to try and find the best shot every possession. I like it.
9.5/10 -0.5 for some minor nuisances like mycareer cheese and too many cutscenes.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Sep 30, 2015Copywriters are pushing the game. Interesting:
Apparently this game is such a heap of **** that nobody will buy it after the truth becomesCopywriters are pushing the game. Interesting:
Apparently this game is such a heap of **** that nobody will buy it after the truth becomes obvious 3 weeks from now.
You enjoy some of the marketing slogans, pardon me, reviews of course, below:
General Gonzo: "The best of Heroes III and Heroes V combined to a thrilling turn-based strategy-rpg highlight, Heroes VII brings back the great feeling of just one more turn! "
Lance Upperkill: " There are some bugs in game at the moment but give it time and they will be patched. If your a fan of HOMM3 than you are really going to want to give the game a crack"
Mothebo: "Heroes VII has become best game on the franchise. After Part 6 I was skeptical, but they have learned from their mistakes. It has good quests, graphics, gameplay and fractions. It is strongly reminiscent of Heroes III"
JJ Doe: "Heroes 7 really manages create again this awesome feeling of “just-one-more-turn” to collect, build, fight and explore. ... To sum up, I can say that it definitely is one of the best Heroes games I played (started at H3) and a must buy for people interested in the strategy genre."
Nerots: "Heroes VII manages to get back to the roots of the franchise. Simple mechanics, nice synergies for the factions, a strong magic system and a beautiful and smart level design.
I'm glad to say that Heroes VII has finally beaten Heroes III, which since yesterday I thought it will be unbeatable EVER."… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Feb 23, 2015Stopped playing after 6 hrs. Bad performance, bad AI, confusing mechanics + incomplete documentation, slow in game encyclopedia, defending aStopped playing after 6 hrs. Bad performance, bad AI, confusing mechanics + incomplete documentation, slow in game encyclopedia, defending a village works best by leaving the village cause of maneuvering inside village = pain in the ass, random attacks out of fog of war because of huge campaign movement range, extremeley sluggish campaign play, TONS of waiting: pacing and performance wise, 30-60 seconds turn times, very strange upgrade trees, unnecessary grief mechanics (sanitation)… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Dec 9, 2014Finished the game in about 100 hours and still had some maps/areas that I didn't complete.
Pros: 1) Story 2) Atmosphere 3) Story 4)Finished the game in about 100 hours and still had some maps/areas that I didn't complete.
3) Strange/boring/pointless minigames and/or quests
4) A bunch of gameplay simplifications
The Pros are so awesome that I actually started to play Dragon Age again. For the sole purpose of reading each and every codex entry. The world and history of Dragon Age is vast. And Dragon Age Inquisition does a good job of filling this vastness with life, details and characters.
And the gameplay... well, it's okay. Gameplay/mechanics is mildly fun and the game doesn't crash. But magnificent world design/graphics/writing make up for this. 8/10… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Oct 8, 2014I played offline mode, so maybe that's why I like this game. Last year's nba has been nothing short of a black (time) hole, and I suspect thisI played offline mode, so maybe that's why I like this game. Last year's nba has been nothing short of a black (time) hole, and I suspect this will be the same with this year's nba.
-1 for loading times though :(
What I like:
- The game works (well, at least offline).
- The story mode made me laugh a couple of times. Last year's interviews were a pain and I hated every boring pixel of my player. Now I just lean back, watch cutscenes and enjoy the cheese.
- Music has improved.
- Graphics are nice
- Players have 0-20+ special abilities which is always nice if I need to come up with an explanation about why somebody hit or missed a shot.
- Nowitzki is still a beast.
- I can shootaround without having to maneuver through a labyrinth of menu screens.
- Gameplay hasn't got worse.
Best game of 2014 for me so far.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 5, 2014Why make an open world game if the world is deleted every 5 minutes and starting a mission resets the entire world? It doesn't matter if youWhy make an open world game if the world is deleted every 5 minutes and starting a mission resets the entire world? It doesn't matter if you killed 0, 100, or 1 million orcs. When you start a mission the "start mission situation" is loaded. As soon as the mission ends, the "standard world" is loaded.
So, the "open world" serves no purpose, it's a glorified tutorial/XP grind stage.
What the player is left with is the combat and the missions.
The game might be nice if you never played a button masher action game. But after playing for 1 hour I realized that I've already played this game 10 years ago. It was called The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and it had better mission, better combat, nice characters, humor, style, story and it was immersive, varied, and straight to the point.
In comparison, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor feels bloated, generic, poorly thought out, unimaginative, repetitive, monotonous and needlessly long-winded/pointless.
Oh, and WHO thought it would be fun to play as a UNDEAD NOBODY slaughtering 1000s of orc clones again and again and again?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Sep 22, 2014Well, if you stop playing the game 1 day after its release it can't be that good, can it? I got extremely bored of everything in this game,Well, if you stop playing the game 1 day after its release it can't be that good, can it? I got extremely bored of everything in this game, even rotating the camera.
1) Combat is a nuisance, and tactical options are limited.
2) Quest/dialog system is weak. Entering keywords doesn't work.
3) Weapon customization is pointless, because it's all about DPS, no tactics involved.
4) Character development ist pointless, because you NEED a computer guy, a locks guy, a conversation guy, a doctor and on top of that everybody must be able to shoot like a pro (s. 1). Pretty sure, there's ONE optimal party build and one build only.
Besides the poor execution of stuff actually included in the game, the stuff that's entirely missing (after playing Fallout1 and 2) is endless. Aimed shots, combat drugs, side missions, etc.
Bottom line is: The game feels like a game from 1995 with graphics from 2005. Quick reminder: The year is 2014. Maybe the devs should play a game once in a while.
Ah well, I'm out of here. Gotta find another hobby.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jun 23, 2014I regretted buying this game after playing for more than 3 hours. Game mechanics are not documented anywhere.
Politics: Rebels will riseI regretted buying this game after playing for more than 3 hours. Game mechanics are not documented anywhere.
Politics: Rebels will rise based on faction standings, not based on happiness, leading to the ridiculous situation that your people love you, but you are facing rebel attacks every 3 minutes (real time) because some factions hate you because of (uninformed) decisions made by the player regarding the constitution of the island.
Economy: Um... I made MUCH more money from selling coffee than I did from selling canned coffee. Importing raw materials (sugar) to produce something else (rum) does not work at all. 80% of the trade routes are import routes. At some point I simply ignored trade altogether and simply spammed farms, mines and lumberjacks.
Humour: No. Tropico 5 is not funny.
Music: Music is fine, I guess.
Final verdict: Uninspired necromantic effort.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Jan 23, 2014It's a solid turn-based game that's 15 years late. Battles are repetitive, only 8 out of 100 skills are actually useful. Gameplay is a seriesIt's a solid turn-based game that's 15 years late. Battles are repetitive, only 8 out of 100 skills are actually useful. Gameplay is a series of (very similar) tactical battles. The RPG-part is clicking through dialogue. Game gets boring really fast.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 18, 2014Great tactical turn based combat RPG, the system is a nice invention (check out banner saga: factions). This game allows 2 playthroughs (8 hrsGreat tactical turn based combat RPG, the system is a nice invention (check out banner saga: factions). This game allows 2 playthroughs (8 hrs each).
1st playthrough (normal diff): roleplay and lead your army and then a caravan of refuges to safety. Battles will be hard but possible. Story is a bit weird but interesting enough to keep some interest.
2nd playthrough: powergame your way to the final battle on hard difficulty.
THe good thing about the game:
1st playhrough is carried by story/decisions
2nd playthrough is carred by mechanics.
I've spent about 20hrs playing this game and it's been fun/interesting and challenging 90% of the time.… Expand