Average User Score: 5.8Dec 24, 2014I'm very surprised to see this game with as little as ~6/10 user rating. After 28 hours of an enjoyable and epic quest I have just completedI'm very surprised to see this game with as little as ~6/10 user rating. After 28 hours of an enjoyable and epic quest I have just completed the main story for DA:I and can easily say it's one of the best RPG's I've played. Unfortunately this was my first Dragon Age game so I can't compare it to the predecessors, but in itself it was very polished and kept me captivated for the entirety of its length.
The story has you venture a huge world and there are plenty of different regions to explore with all sorts of climates. Unlike other RPG's I felt the side quests were also interesting and not too dull, usually side quests are more of a chore than anything. Voice acting was fantastic, you grew attached to characters, and the freedom of choice during conversations gives you a sense of power.
My biggest gripe with the game was probably the requirement to grind. A few times in the game I was below the recommended level requirement to continue the main story, so I'd have to spend a couple of hours just doing side quests to level up adequately. This seemed to slow things down a bit and I'm not a fan when games do this. PC performance was also a little bit of an issue. I run two GTX 970's so I was good to go, but the FPS on single GPU's isn't ideal, and of course many people run a single GPU. Having said this, the engine was solid. I had absolutely no screen tearing issues, graphical bugs, just nothing. The world looked beautiful at all times and I give a thumbs up to the overall graphics.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.4Nov 18, 2014The game is okay, but fairly boring and didn't really expand too much on the series' storyline. I play Assassin's Creed mainly for theThe game is okay, but fairly boring and didn't really expand too much on the series' storyline. I play Assassin's Creed mainly for the interesting concept of 'the ones who came before', or the pre-human God people as others might put it. This game lacks any interesting content in regards to this, and so it's literally just an entire game of combat and no innovation to the unique story previous games carried.
Combat was satisfying but nothing new. Last year we were introduced to naval combat and an entirely new atmosphere which was a delight. This year however I feel they've taken a step backwards, nothing in the game makes you say "wow".
Of course you've probably seen all the commotion with the game's performance. Firstly, bear in mind that all the other reviews giving it 0/10 are completely prejudice and these people did not give the game time before stating their rating/opinion. Yes, the game was poor on day 1. However, a few days later after two patches I haven't really had any problems. Admittedly I have two GTX 970's, but still, I'm getting around 20fps more than I was on day 1 and haven't had nearly as many problems. The game is definitely playable.
The one great thing about this game was the NPC atmosphere. Everywhere you go there are just hundreds of people everywhere, it really brings Paris to life. On the other hand this is probably what causes so much game lag, so it'd be nice to have options to reduce crowd numbers.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Nov 5, 2014The game is neither amazing or poor, it's somewhere in between. The good news is that Advanced Warfare is far better on PC than Ghosts everThe game is neither amazing or poor, it's somewhere in between. The good news is that Advanced Warfare is far better on PC than Ghosts ever was and at least it's playable this time. The main story is interesting but nowhere near as good as campaigns from the likes of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 in my opinion. You'll enjoy singleplayer, but you won't be itching to replay it over and over again in the future.
PC performance is okay. There's been a lot of issues with mouse sensitivity problems and frame stutter, each of which have their solutions but can't be entirely eliminated. Hopefully this will be patched soon, the game is only 2 days old as of this review. Unfortunately with a GTX 780 I'm forced to play on low settings with shadows turned off just to sustain the 91fps cap in multiplayer (something which is also very annoying for people with high Hz monitors like me), also bear in mind I'm running in 1440p.
Multiplayer itself is... well, it's Titanfall. It is so blatantly obvious they've copied Titanfall's approach, which doesn't necessarily bother me too much as it's still enjoyable, but does show a lack of innovation. Multiplayer is satisfying but nothing new. It's still Call of Duty and feels like any other game in the franchise, just with more verticality due to the Exo suits. One big problem I have though is the pace of games. On console the controllers restrict turning movement and is much slower, making games more controlled and less chaotic. On PC people are running around like mad men with their mice sensitivities allowing for much faster reactions compared to console. I find the games are overwhelmingly fast and you don't have much time to think. It's literally an iteration of spawn > 1 kill > die > spawn > 1 kill > die... etc.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 22, 2014For me this game was a 50/50, there was a lot I liked about the game, but also a lot I disliked. Firstly, the atmosphere is amazing. PlayingFor me this game was a 50/50, there was a lot I liked about the game, but also a lot I disliked. Firstly, the atmosphere is amazing. Playing on PC in max settings, which the game is very well optimised for, the feeling of isolation really is apparent. Quite a few times I jumped like a little girl when the alien found me and there are plenty of jump-scares throughout. I also like the fluidity of animation and the real emphasis on stealth and movement tactics. I often found myself pausing to think about my next move and the game does a nice job of guiding you, but not making it too linear. Lastly, the game also follows the story very well and those who have seen the films will feel the nostalgia.
In terms of the game's negatives, for me the biggest one was story length. The game took me 17 hours to complete and felt (surprisingly) too long. I feel like the developers have tried too hard to extend the game length by adding in more and more and more and more inconveniences forcing you to do missions which seems pointless. For example, you'd be told to open a door, only to find the door has no power. The game will then send you back the entire route you've just travelled to activate the power. Upon returning to the door, you require a keycard or pin code... everything in the game was like this. It was just fetch mission after fetch mission, and something would ironically always go wrong the moment you got close to completing an objective.
The alien also gets extremely annoying. At first I was scared of it, but after 7 hours or so I was just fed up of it. I was constantly having to stop and just wait for the alien to walk around the scripted route it was given before it went back into the vents, making it safe to move. I also find it silly how the alien follows you EVERYWHERE, despite going up and down elevators, across rail networks and keeping almost silent compared to other noises on the ship. Of course I understand the point of the game is to hide from it, but the realism of it just following YOU everywhere is frustrating.
Overall the game is worth the buy if you've got 15-20 hours spare, but personally I think the game is far too stretched, it would have been ideal to me as a ~12 hour game instead.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 3, 2014This is definitely one of the best games of 2014, and I can safely say the entire experience was enjoyable. As a big Lord of the Rings fan,This is definitely one of the best games of 2014, and I can safely say the entire experience was enjoyable. As a big Lord of the Rings fan, Shadow of Mordor really hit the nail on the head in terms of storyline, atmosphere and combat.
Combat was extremely satisfying in this game, and the consistent executions of enemies alongside their death animations really made me want to just keep killing everything, it never got old. The nemesis system also works great, with enemies feeling like they have greater personality as they attempt to move up through their rankings, as well as their own unique (and sometimes funny) personalities. My one gripe with combat and gameplay in general would be the controls on PC. As an example, using the button LCtrl was a major part of the game, and it did take a while to get fully accustomed to its awkwardness. The combat also seemed a bit too easy at times, especially near the end of the game.
The story was very well adapted to suit the 'Lord of the Rings' type feel. Admittedly when watching trailers for this game I felt it looked nothing like Lord of the Rings, but after completing the game I can definitely assure you it links very well. The in-game music also sounds like the same composer from the films, you won't be disappointed.
PC performance is top notch too. Using a single GTX 780 I was getting 70-80fps in 1440p, using high settings. I did also try out the optional texture pack with the recommendation of 6GB of VRAM, and despite having a 3GB GPU, I still got 60fps, although with a few frame spikes. My last annoyance with the game on PC would also be the field of view. There is no option to change it, and at the time of writing this review there is no manual way of changing it. The default FoV is horrible, but I managed to get somewhat used to it after a few hours.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Sep 28, 2014Really surprised with this game, I downloaded it for free on Steam out of sheer boredom and it's turned out to be one of, if not the bestReally surprised with this game, I downloaded it for free on Steam out of sheer boredom and it's turned out to be one of, if not the best modern MMO I've played. The game runs smoothly, the map is enormous, gun combat works really well and jet packing around the map is super fun. I've been doing various quests with a friend of mine and been having a pretty good time. The in-game support from players is also amazing. If ever I have a noob question to ask, I just type it in the chat box and receive immediate replies.
Only downside of the game is the micro transactions. As expected with a free-to-play game, there's a heavy emphasis on buying additional items for your character using their beans credits. It is kind of annoying as nearly every screen I go on has some option to 'buy this with beans'. However, it's still perfectly playable without having to pay a penny!… Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Sep 26, 2014FIFA 15 is definitely an upgrade to FIFA 14 for PC users, with the developers finally giving us the Ignite engine, something we should haveFIFA 15 is definitely an upgrade to FIFA 14 for PC users, with the developers finally giving us the Ignite engine, something we should have received when FIFA 14 was out. With the Ignite engine's new physics and animations, the game definitely feels a lot more realistic in terms of the players looking like real people and showing emotion, as well as the expanded techniques for shooting, making saves, etc.
However, despite the new engine, the game doesn't feel hugely different, as you'd expect with this type of game that's simply recycled annually. There are still so many bugs in-game too, and considering the game doesn't expand beyond the stadium, I'd expect them to iron out all glitches and bugs by now. If MMO's can be bug free on release, surely this game should. I've already experienced moments where the ref is giving my player a yellow card, and the screen just gets stuck looking at the ref, I had to wait about a minute for it to return to the game.
PC performance is also poor. When the game runs normally, I get well over 100fps on max settings and everything is fine. However, for some stupid reason, when going into replay animations or taking a goal kick, the FPS drops to 30, it's extremely annoying (I have turned off Vsync for those that may wonder). I also cannot Alt+TAB out of the game, because when returning to FIFA, it enters windowed mode with a letterbox view which is unchangeable unless I restart the game.
Players still act like idiots as well. Goalkeepers still make saves and take about 5 seconds to stand up again, meanwhile the opponent has tapped in a rebound shot. Players go flying to the floor (due to the physics engine) from the smallest of contact. Players go to control the ball and somehow it deflects off their shin about 6 metres ahead of them, despite the pass being extremely low powered. etc, etc, etc, the list goes on.
Oh, and Ultimate Team FIFA points are far too expensive as always.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Aug 15, 2014An absolutely captivating game, and the first game to ever make me shed a tear (yes, I'm a man). I've always been somebody who respects a goodAn absolutely captivating game, and the first game to ever make me shed a tear (yes, I'm a man). I've always been somebody who respects a good storyline above anything else and this game just hits the nail on the head. Whilst the gameplay and graphics might not be anything special, the use of character scripts and attention to personalities is really what makes the game incredible. Not only that, but the soundtrack is one of the best I've experienced in a game (considering this is an Indie game I was blown away). There are many twists and turns in the story, and the developers have clearly written it very well. It's both entertaining and very emotional, and emotion is something few games can provoke nowadays in my opinion. You won't be experiencing revolutionary gameplay with this game, but you sure as hell are in for an emotional roller coaster. This game deserves far more fame.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Jun 27, 2014The game is okay, but the poor optimisation has ruined it for so many people. Running a GTX 780 the game barely keeps a stable frame rate onThe game is okay, but the poor optimisation has ruined it for so many people. Running a GTX 780 the game barely keeps a stable frame rate on the lowest settings. There's also frame stutter at all times when driving and the game keeps crashing. In fact, I'm about 10 hours into the game and I can't continue the main storyline because it crashes every time. I'm thoroughly disappointed with Watch Dogs as it was looking to be one of the best games of the year. The game isn't even that exciting either. The story gets fairly boring, enemies are extremely weak, whilst the police are ridiculously hard to get away from. The whole idea of hacking everything around you isn't that much fun either. I'll be honest, I'm not even that annoyed that the game crashes so much that I can't play it any more. I'd probably stop playing it anyway, it doesn't excite me at all. I look forward to GTA V coming to PC, it will be much better than this for the genre.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2May 25, 2014A great first-person shooter with which brings back the classic style of gameplay - running around, spraying the hell out of Nazi's andA great first-person shooter with which brings back the classic style of gameplay - running around, spraying the hell out of Nazi's and collecting ammo, health and armour along the way. The thing I like so much about Wolfenstein is that they don't overcomplicate things. I see so many FPS's these days with complex upgrade/levelling systems which are just not necessary. Wolfenstein is simplistic, yet a lot of fun.
The story was captivating, but not something that had me clinging to my keyboard and mouse desperate to see what happens next. The use of cut scenes and attention to detail when it came to Blazkowicz's personal life did create an emotional side to the game, and added some level of realism. Overall I am satisfied with the story, but I have seen better.
My biggest gripe with the game was the AI enemies and the difficulty. AI seemed to act really stupidly in the game, and often I found exploits which made levels extremely easy. For example, at one point I was sat in a small pipe and the enemies were just bundling up in front of the pipe entrance, unable to crouch down and enter the pipe, whilst I just shot their legs and cleared an entire room without being shot at once. I was also playing on the second to hardest difficulty, and I died around 5 times throughout the entire game, which is too few in my opinion. For a game which defines the FPS genre, I felt the AI were fairly poor. Furthermore, optimisation for the game wasn't great. With a GTX 780 I should be getting at least 100fps with a game like this, considering the visuals and lighting weren't exactly Metro: Last Light standard. The game, despite vsync being turned off, was locked at 60fps, meanwhile I use a 110Hz monitor (overclocked) and could not go above 60fps. The depth of field was also extremely annoying, although you can turn it off manually in the game's notepad settings.… Expand