Reviews by Acrophobiac

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Civilization V Is a Good Time

Acrophobiac | Nov. 28, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

I was skeptical at first about playing Civilization, I'm more of a first person shooter or RPG type of girl, so I wasn't sure if I'd like a tactical strategy type game. I ended up loving it, Civilization is quite fun and challenging, though at times slow especially when playing multiplayer.

The AI present a good challenging game, they aren't push overs especially Ghandi. There are ways to speed up the game, for instance you can set your people to auto explore, or workers to auto build improvements. You can build your civilization however you wish, focusing on education, war, culture, religion, whatever floats your boat. Civilization games do last a long time, so if you are doing multiplayer and things are slow you might want to put on a show in the background so you don't get impatient if you are used to playing fast versus AI.

If you are hardcore at gaming, there are plenty of hands on settings that you can play with. You can choose what your workers do, where your people harvest, you can play as indepth as you want.

If you have played other Civilization games, you will have to adjust to the setup of the new game, the UI and other things have been moved around a bit. But it's still the same base game only with more ways to play and win and better graphics.

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A Good Time

Acrophobiac | Nov. 25, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3 (NA)

Far Cry 3 is a somewhat open world game. There are some instances where you are forced to do things a certain way like fighting sequences or quests, and when you leave the area you will lose your progress and it will say "Mission failed." However most times you can roam the island and do whatever you want, strategize, use different tactics, my favorite part is animals do attack the pirates. For instance some encampments have a tiger in a cage, you can shoot the cage and let the tiger out and it will attack the pirates making your job easier. Of course there are situations where you'll end up fighting pirates and wild animals at the same time, but the fact that it is rather open compared to most games really made it more enjoyable for me.

The story is rather amazing, your character starts off a spoiled rich kid, but as the story progresses he transforms into someone who you can relate to and respect. You really get the feeling of the changes happening to his character, the way people react to him during the game is very immersive and believable. My only complaint is most of the boss fights you are tripping out on some kind of drug or mushroom, because you see hallucinations and it makes the whole thing rather difficult and somewhat less satisfying. But besides that the game is really good and I highly recommend it.