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Average User Score: 9.0Jun 10, 2015When I get around to it, I'll write a much more detailed, fanboy-ish review for the game. In short, the game is much better than the first,When I get around to it, I'll write a much more detailed, fanboy-ish review for the game. In short, the game is much better than the first, which is quite a statement. The first game was fantastic, but the controls and checkpoints really let the game down from being perfect. This game is oozing with nostalgia and everyone who owned a PS2 knows the feeling of booting this game up after so long. If you own a PS2 or even a PS3, you must play this game ASAP. It's a masterpiece.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Jul 10, 2015What started out as a simple program that allows you to place objects from valve games, and create movies and machines, is now a game thatWhat started out as a simple program that allows you to place objects from valve games, and create movies and machines, is now a game that offers gamemodes, maps and many other things. Gmod Tower, a map that gives players a cinema, a suite and a variety of gamemodes. Buying valve games gives you more usable content in this game. Garry's mod just offers so much freedom. Garry's mod gives you the source engine, and lets you test it (and break it). I own around 70 games on steam, and I have been on steam for almost 3 years now. The amount of time i spend on a game is like 30-40 hours, but Gmod is so much more than just a mod. You can literally mod the mod. You can create anything you can imagine. To think that a 10 year old engine is still better than a lot of engines today. And that is why i have sunken 112 hours into this sandbox, and I shall spend another 112. If you have 10 dollars, and don't know what game to get. Buy. This. Game. You won't regret it. I almost forgot, there is a feature that allows you to use other people's creations in Gmod. The community is amazing. If you want a sandbox that doesn't tell you what you can and can't do, but you haven't tried Gmod, Get it. Having gamemodes inside the game for free is like buying unlimited games for 10 dollars. Really worth the 10 dollars.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 30, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Now, we've all heard that this game is apparently the "Best game ever made" according to online polls that put many classics head to head, and seeing that an indie game that was released only a few months ago had actually topped the charts, I couldn't help but buy this game, wondering what the fuss was about. Well, straight off the bat, is this the best game ever? The relevance of a game can make it the most popular, so is that why the game has received its title as the greatest game of all time? I don't think anyone can really say.
Everyone has different tastes, and this game is an RPG. RPG's are really well known to be story rich games with fantastic personalised gameplay, but like I said, it's not for everyone. I for one can play an RPG for about an hour before I realise that I don't like having too many choices to make at once, and go for a more linear experience.
This game however, surpassed all my expectations. It's the result of several faithful years of work from one man, and yes I know that he got some help with the art, but it's pretty much 99% his work. From the characters, to the writing, to even the freaking music! The music is amazing, and I will even go as far as to buy it on Steam. I thought that buying soundtracks on Steam was pointless, but now I can see why it's there.
The game takes inspiration from many JRPG's, and it's clear to see, even from someone who never plays them. While some RPG's (not all) have stories that are very serious and hard to stay focused on, this game has a comedic spin to it, which kept me coming back. All the characters are whacky and unique, and their text boxes/attacks reflect it. For instance, a character named 'Sans' speaks in Comic Sans.
I have to mention the fighting system in this game. Your life is represented as a red heart in a box. You must move the heart away from obstacles to avoid taking damage. Different enemies will have different attacks, and some of their attacks will deliberately miss you or troll you depending on their feelings towards you. You can ATTACK them, or ACT. Through acting, you can talk to the enemies, and convince them to stop fighting, and you can do that for the whole game. That's right, you can go through the whole game, and not kill anyone or gain any EXP. You can also kill everyone, which adds another layer to this game.
Now, the genocide route of the game deserves a separate review, because the tone is completely inverted. People are terrified of you, cheery locations are eerie and deserted, and anyone who dares to fight you is either trying to turn you back onto the right path, or wants to grind you to dust for what you have done. That bright and cheerful atmosphere of comedy and lightheartedness is completely removed and replaced with something that's rather unsettling. There is also many endings if you play the game neutrally, by killing some monsters while sparing others. And the game also uses your save files to recognise your choices in later playthroughs, which breaks the fourth wall. To go into that would ruin the game. It's a relatively short game, but there's a good reason for that. There are several endings, and 3 different ways to play the game (Pacifist, Neutral, and Genocide), so this game is designed to be played more than once. With every playthrough, dialogue changes, and the dark backstory that is covered up by a true pacifist run comes together. Make no mistake, this game is made to be played through more than one and even twice, but it still manages to be a great game with only one playthough.
The idea of making a game friendly and nice in one playthrough, and creepy and mysterious in another, is just fantastic. Not entirely original, but fantastic.
The game also has many little touches that some will appreciate, and others may even miss. For instance, the game refers to you in the third person on a pacifist/neutral run, and in the first person during a genocide run, and the name selection screen refuses to let you name your character after any of the game's bosses.
This game has some of the best boss fights I have ever seen, like seriously, there's at least 4 boss fights that are all shocking the first time you see them.
So, is this game the best game ever? I could say that this game is the best indie game ever made, but then I would be giving an opinion and claiming it to be a fact. Just play the game at least twice through (to experience the other endings), and keep an open mind. It didn't disappoint me, and I think that it truly deserves its fame.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 3, 2014The critics loved to bash this game, but i personally think that it is because they wanted fast paced Sonic gameplay, and none of the slowThe critics loved to bash this game, but i personally think that it is because they wanted fast paced Sonic gameplay, and none of the slow paced werehog levels. But that is probably because that was all they were expecting from this game, so they were rejecting everything else. Yes, the night levels do have sections where you get locked in and have to defeat every enemy to progress, which some people will not tolerate. But i personally really liked the night levels. And plus, this sonic game stitched 2D and 3D gameplay together almost flawlessly. It also brought us the boost, which was never before seen in a Sonic game at the time. It allowed people to dash at incredible speeds as long as they were collecting rings. there is a huge amount of attention to detail as well. The buildings surrounding you are a blur as you rush to the end of the level at blistering speeds. And in the sections where you go on the rails, you can see buildings stretch on for miles. Sonic Unleashed's graphics are probably still the best out of all the Sonic games to date.this also seems to be the fastest Sonic game so far, as you knock enemies out of your way in an attempt to achieve the S rank on each level. The story progresses pretty slow until the end, but it is one worth paying attention to. Sonic has a companion in this game called Chip. He can be pretty annoying at parts, and can even distract you from the important parts of some cutscenes. Some people don't like him, but I personally don't mind him. If you look past the cheesiness of the game, You might have a good time with this one. And Chip does play an important part in the story, so he isn't there just to annoy you. The gameplay, the story, the characters and even the graphics all make this game, in my opinion, highly underrated. After awfully broken games like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), it was really nice seeing what was a well polished and enjoyable Sonic game that shook things up. Everyone has a personal favourite Sonic game, and in my opinion, Sonic Unleashed is probably my second favourite game. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was the first game I ever played, so it is my first favourite. Personally, every Sonic game that came out after Unleashed (excluding Generations) have not been very good. Definitely a better game than what the critics made it seem, If you see this game at your local game shop, or on the Xbox store, give it a try. This game has been disapproved of for 6 years now. It is better than the newer Sonic games, that's for certain.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Jun 10, 2015Ignore the collection, if you have a PS2, buy the original game on disc. The collection is buggy and doesn't feel as awesome.
The game isIgnore the collection, if you have a PS2, buy the original game on disc. The collection is buggy and doesn't feel as awesome.
The game is really fun, with awesome platforming and fantastic gadgets and weaponry. Easily one of the most memorable series for the PS2, and is sure to hit people with nostalgia of the console. My only complaint is that the strafing wasn't really perfected until Ratchet and Clank 2: Locked and Loaded (or Going Commando in America). The controls aren't as great, and shooting can be a tough activity. The checkpoints are SO spread out at times, I thought that the checkpoints were broken in the crappy PS Vita version of the game. So, that can be infuriating (especially when you run out of ammo and money while trying to get far into the game). While it is definitely not as good as the second or the third game for me.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Jun 10, 2015I'll do a much longer, Fanboy-ish review later, but in short, this game is really good. It is not as good as the second game for me, but itI'll do a much longer, Fanboy-ish review later, but in short, this game is really good. It is not as good as the second game for me, but it all goes down to opinion. It is still a fantastic game, and it should definitely be noted in the best games of all time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Jul 10, 2015I finished playing this game a few months ago, so I'm reviewing by memory.
The short version: Very good for nostalgic people. Still has aI finished playing this game a few months ago, so I'm reviewing by memory.
The short version: Very good for nostalgic people. Still has a few bugs here and there, and the save function will catch you off guard at times. Good game overall, but the puzzles have aged. The story is worth paying attention to though.
The long version:
A funny little game with a very good plot and all new mouse controls.
Great game that will be enjoyed most by people who played it in 1998.
Graphics are considerably smoother, but the game still runs in 4:3 with a border. You can get it to run in 16:9 but all it does is stretch the screen. As said before, the mouse controls that were usually used in lucasarts games were not used in the original game, so they put it back in because the controls were dreadful.
The game is much more enjoyable if you go into it without knowing anything, but it's still enjoyable for people looking for a blast from the past.
There are special features now, like being able to switch from original graphics to remastered graphics (the difference being the lighting, shadows and textures. The prerendered backgrounds are untouched).
Some puzzles require observational skills to solve, and talking to people and emptying their dialogue trees will sometimes help you will the trickier ones. Some of them have aged badly though.
The achievements are rather easy to recieve. Most of them are obtained when you get people to say certain things, which is a bit too easy. There are also achievements for playing the game with the old keyboard controls and settings. I've played over 2 hours and I have already gotten most of the achievements.
The save feature isn't automatic, which is a huge problem for people with bad memory. It's not an issue with me, but I did go a full hour before remembering to save, which is dangerous.
I have beaten the game, so I can say that it's not the longest game you will ever play, but that all depends on how quick you are at solving puzzles. I haven't beaten too many point and click adventures in my time, so I can say that it is a decent length.
One of the biggest issues for me was the fact that there were definitely quite a few bugs that could have been ironed out. When these issues occur, you know it's your fault, but it could have been patched. For instance, during an in-game cutscene (not a rendered one), you can click on the inventory icon, which many people will do since there is at least one point in the game where it seems appropriate to do so, but it actually makes the game no longer interactive, and you can't even open the main menu. Top that off with a long time gap between your last save, and your progress is gone. So, many of these glitches happen if you open your inventory at the wrong time, or if you just do something that the game doesn't want you to.
The game has aged rather well, but obviously there will be graphical weaknesses as you expect from old games. This is a story based game too, so gameplay is really great when it comes to puzzle solving, but if you aren't one for stories, then you might not enjoy this one.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Sep 13, 2015A nice, innovative game made by Valve in 2007, and bundled in the orange box as part of a 3 game deal. Half Life 2 is a masterpiece, and TF2A nice, innovative game made by Valve in 2007, and bundled in the orange box as part of a 3 game deal. Half Life 2 is a masterpiece, and TF2 was a Half Life 1 mod turned into a brand new multiplayer shooter, but Portal? No one knew what it was. The game had a unique feature of linking 2 portals to make a gateway. It's a surreal game, and it felt more like a tech demo, or teaser to the second Portal to me. The game is very short. Unless if you get stuck on a puzzle or two, you could beat this game in under an hour. The puzzles are clever, but they don't get very hard. Not to mention that there are very few puzzles before you go off the path of the tests and deeper into Aperture Science. The boss fight is fun, although it isn't very hard. It's there to just reveal the main villain of the game, who speaks to you until you run into her and fight her at the end of the game. So, to repeat, not a very long game. We're talking 30 minutes if you choose to play it a second time. When you beat the game, you are treated to a passive aggressive song from the main villain of the game. In 2011, Valve released Portal 2, which is much longer, has an actual story about who you are and what you are doing, and the gameplay is expanded much much more. Not to mention how much harder it is compared to the first game. So, Portal 1, is it worth it? To be honest, 10 dollars was reasonable at the time of release, but really, I would only buy this if it were 5 dollars or less. Sure, it's fun and all, but it really just feels like an introduction to the second game, like the animated shorts that come on before pixar movies at the cinema, later to become a full fledged movie. So, Portal 2 is one of the best games ever made in my opinion, and Portal 1 is like an appetizer, a prologue or even a free sample that isn't really free. I will say though, that the game has become free for a weekend every now and then, and it even has deals where you can press purchase and have it for free to keep forever as long as you get it before the timer runs out. Really, this game is like a spoonful of the dessert we had to wait 4 years to finish. But, it's a great spoonful, and you haven't had the whole cake until you have that first spoonful before the rest of it. Or, the cake is a lie. Whichever you choose.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Sep 13, 2015While it's sad that the game had hardly any popularity at the time of release, because of the rise in action games, this game has recentlyWhile it's sad that the game had hardly any popularity at the time of release, because of the rise in action games, this game has recently resurfaced as a highly regarded adventure game.
It's sad to think that this game dragged LucasArts Games down because it didn't sell very well, and yet the game was brilliant. While gamers where busy playing their new First Person Shooters and Action games, they didn't realise that a genre that they had grown to love was dying.
Easily the best point and click game I have ever played. To talk about it at all would spoil the adventure. Buy the remastered version on steam, sit back and experience it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jan 3, 2016One of the best point and click adventures made. It is definitely different to the other games that LucasArts had made, but that's what madeOne of the best point and click adventures made. It is definitely different to the other games that LucasArts had made, but that's what made it a good game.… Expand