Average User Score: 8.5Mar 7, 2013Horribly addictive. Hard to stop once you start. An important part of this game is "crafting" or making complex items out of simple items.Horribly addictive. Hard to stop once you start. An important part of this game is "crafting" or making complex items out of simple items. Just finding some of those simple items turns into a full-on quest that might lead you from one end of the Terraria world to the other. While battling bosses and advancing through the game is the ultimate goal, a lot of fun can be had just crafting and building stuff. Some of the homes built by Terraria users are simply amazing. There are some neat features to this game. During the Christmas season, some bad guys will drop candy cane blocks which can be used to build red/white or green/white structures. A Santa Claus also makes an appearance at one point.
Hard mode is challenging and the final bosses are a handful.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Mar 7, 2013This game humbled me. The sheer depth to this game is truly remarkable. From managing a league down to choosing which foot a player shouldThis game humbled me. The sheer depth to this game is truly remarkable. From managing a league down to choosing which foot a player should use or not use. Seriously. The devs managed to capture every single aspect to managing a football team. Yet, the actual matches are fast and fun and aren't burdened by all the management details. Just an all-around fun game. If you have any interest in football or want to learn plus have fun, this is your game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Mar 7, 2013This game is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. It starts with the intro music and just keeps getting better and better. The default mapsThis game is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. It starts with the intro music and just keeps getting better and better. The default maps are good but since this game talks to Steam Workshop you can download hundreds of custom, user-made maps. There are some real gems out there too.
I really liked all the achievements in CS:GO.. Getting one for being airborne while killing a bad guy who is also airborne? Brilliant! Some of the achievements names are pretty funny too "disruptus interruptus" or "freed with speed".
Some of the maps are true CQB fights and very challenging.
This game isn't ground-breaking and that's probably a good thing. CS:S is a proven winner in PC gaming. CS:GO just improves upon that formula with new maps, weapon upgrades and changes, and newer graphics.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Jan 3, 2012It isn't another Chaos Theory -- but that's a good thing. SC:C goes in completely different direction. Sam is darker and more violent. HisIt isn't another Chaos Theory -- but that's a good thing. SC:C goes in completely different direction. Sam is darker and more violent. His weapons and equipment have been upgraded. The cover system has been updated and works as good as any I've seen. The stealth system has been updated as well. Instead of watching a stealth meter, the game turns black and white when Sam is invisible. It works surprisingly well. There are usually multiple paths through each mission/level. The main story is challenging and will provide hours of gameplay. The cream of SC:Conviction is Denied Ops. It has three game modes -- Hunter, Infiltration, and Last Stand -- playable on five unique and challenging maps. Hunter requires you to move through the maps killing bad guys. If you are seen, the bad guys call in reinforcements. Infiltration requires you to move through the maps killing bad guys. If you are seen, the alarm sounds and the game ends. I haven't played Last Stand so cannot speak about it.
Infiltration and Hunter when played on "Realistic" turn into multi-hour experiences as you try to isolate and kill bad guys one by one. Enemy AI is tough, will flank you, and is fast on the trigger. Also, there are motion-sensitive cameras and infrared lasers to deal with.
There is a co-op mode that I have yet to try. Supposedly, you and your partner play as two agents (one from Third Echelon and one from a Russian agency). You two work your way through five or six maps with your own co-op storyline. It sounds good and there are plenty of youtube videos of co-op gameplay.
This game is a steal at $20. Denied Ops alone is worth the $20. Make sure you get the "Insurgency DLC" too. It comes with four more maps for Denied Ops -- San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, and Portland, OR. San Fran is a shipyard/cargoyard, Salt Lake City is a mysterious industrial office. New Orleans is a graveyard - -where you fight above ground and in tunnels underground! Portland is an old prison. I've logged easily 200-250hrs in SC:Conviction playing the main storyline and Denied Ops. It's a boatload of fun that will challenge most PC gamers. Highly recommend.
PS: Note that SC:Conviction talks to some Ubisoft servers during startup and possibly during gameplay. It was a hassle sorting things out but once it was working, it did not interfere with gameplay.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jan 3, 2012Hard Reset looks great. It's packed with bad guys and a diverse set of weapons for you to use on them. The levels are challenging and badHard Reset looks great. It's packed with bad guys and a diverse set of weapons for you to use on them. The levels are challenging and bad guys swarm from multiple directions. There's a story somewhere in the game but it seemed half baked and wasn't compelling. The final boss battle is a handful...but after that...the game just stops. The story never wraps up. While you'll have a bunch of weapons to use, there is no cover system in this game. Don't plan on crouching behind crates for protection. At best, you can sidestep oncoming bad guys.
It was fun but once you finish, you won't be back for seconds.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jan 3, 2012This was my first Saints Row experience and it was amazing. The game starts off fast with an amazing first two missions. The graphics areThis was my first Saints Row experience and it was amazing. The game starts off fast with an amazing first two missions. The graphics are detailed and beautiful. The characters look great and are easy to control. Vehicles in SR3 are easy to control and can be driven very, very fast! SR3 is packed to the gills with quests, activities, and fun. I easily clocked over 40 hours working the main story and side quests. Oh, and you get your own person Saints tank! The chaos and mayhem you can cause with it is just absurd! Not only will local police get involved but they will call in SWAT...and if that isn't enough, the local military will show up in Hummers then their own tanks! Even the weapons in SR3 are well done. All of them are easy to use.
The wide open world reminded me of Grand Theft Auto -- it's THAT big -- yet is jammed full of stuff to do. If you are looking for a fun game with a variety of quests, missions, and mini-games, SR3 is for you. Highly recommend.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Oct 27, 2011This game forgets everything that game development has learned over the last 10 years. No crouch. No jump. Character dialogue that makesThis game forgets everything that game development has learned over the last 10 years. No crouch. No jump. Character dialogue that makes one cringe. No HUD for heavy weapons. Worthless AI teammate -- he literally walks into your line of fire. Repeatable AI spawn triggers -- reloading a weapon at a certain place will spawn AI every time. Unable to fire from cover -- have to leave cover and expose self to enemy fire. Game is so linear that any attempt to deviate results in your character dying. Teammate AI will point out enemies with RPG but doesn't say where they are at!
The game developer managed to screw up the controls and options as well. No ability to change keyboard maps. No ability to set AA or vert sync. No ability to do much of anything except for set screen resolution and control sound/music volume. No manual saves either -- just stupid checkpoints.
The missing controls come into play when your corrector is order to take down an enemy sentry silently. At no point in the game is the player told how to do that! The solution is to sneak up on the sentry and press F. No where in the game is F mentioned!
Dialogue in this game makes me cringe. Imagine the movie "Commando" but with worse dialogue and more curse words. It's almost as if the developer threw in the curse words to compensate for the lack of actual content and conversation!
I won't comment on the graphics. The game is powered by the Unreal 3 engine so it looks like crap. The graphics aren't even the worst part of this game. They would be tolerable if the game wasn't so fundamentally flawed in other areas.
This game is overpriced at $25.49 (Steam @ 10/27/2011) and is overpriced at $10.00. It is a truly frustrating experience. I almost feel like the game developer should pay me for having to play this truly awful game.
Yes, I'm playing the game right now...out of spite. I want to beat this game as soon as possible then get it off my computer. That's how bad it is. Avoid unless you have a good supply of aspirin.… Expand