Reviews by AndyMadness

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Dirt 3

AndyMadness | Nov. 21, 2013 | Review of DiRT 3

Hands down, a fantastically fun driving sim with excellent visuals and ambiance and sound. A nice range of cars and adjustments you can make with challenges to make things interesting. The main menu is a bit awkward to use, as if the designers chose the most artistic method in which to achieve something that would alternatively be simple. After you get pass the archaic main menu and sub menus, the game itself is great, for example the rallying is much easier with the in game directions, these can be turned off, and the handling is a great like the previous titles. Get this and Dirt 2 when ever they are on sale and you will have a great time.

70

An interesting space MOBA

AndyMadness | July 4, 2013 | Review of Stellar Impact

A good attempt at fusing Space Naval warfare and Moba-style game play. The result is a nice little budget-price game with a good amount of depth, some tasty customization and some fantastic game play elements. That's not to say it isn't flawed, sometimes collision detection gets a bit weird and quite often matches can go beyond the 40-60 minute mark. Another problem i had is the lack of players meaning i couldn't get a game but hopefully the free copies, courtesy of GMG, there will be more. I think you should wait for a bit for more player or grab it at a discount to justify any doubt since it is already at a reasonable price.

85

How expansions should be made!

AndyMadness | July 4, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Episodes from Liberty City is a standalone expansion, which contains The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. It adds new content, like weapons and vehicles and most importantly - completely new story line and missions. It's a good example how expansions should be made - it improves upon the original game and adds something new, without the feeling you are paying for refurbished stuff. If GTA 4 lacked something, it's that peculiar feeling, silly characters and humor. Episodes successfully add some elements to make that up. I would say it makes the whole GTA 4 experience more lively and vivid. Sometimes it even feels Episodes should be the main game, because of the superior execution of some elements, like the missions, the varied tasks and activities that come with being a biker or a club manager.

85

Don't take it too seriously and you will have Insane fun!

AndyMadness | July 4, 2013 | Review of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (EU)

A large playing field arcade racing game. Nothing realistic, but lots of fun. There is a whole city to drive, with lots of wide roads, highways, shortcuts etc. You are free to travel everywhere you want from day one. If you don't want to race then you are allowed to just enjoy the scenery and explore. Even then there are some things you can do if you want to get more points/have some goal. For example there are some huge ad boards you can destroy by ramming through them.

The races are of few types and available for you at each major intersection. You just stop, press a button and you start the race. No menus or anything and you don't leave the game world at all. It's really good. but it is from within the game (single player) world and with a similar way to find races than with single player races. It's all very simple. Each race you win you gain points on your licences until it up grades and you are awarded a car, the other way of getting cars is by wrecking other drivers when exploring and you are told when a new car is around by the narrator usually after winning races.

A very good arcade racing/driving game. Don't take it too seriously and you will have a blast.

66

This game is insane and fun

AndyMadness | June 28, 2013 | Review of Ninja Blade

This game is what you call a spectacle action game, in this game you will be bashing buttons as your character on the screen is fighting giant monsters way up in the sky, on skyscrapers and while riding on missiles. Its repetitive, ugly looking, with a mediocre story however the giant monster battles and normal fighting is well done and if you haven't played a spectacle fighter game before you should try it out sometime.

You have 4 weapons to use in the normal fighting sections of missions they are, a katana, a heavy sword, dual blades and a shuriken with elemental powers. The fighting is really solid with many combo moves which can be unlocked by pick up orbs and different enemies force you to use all the weapons together. Each weapon can be upgraded which changes its look and its effects on enemies with orbs and you can customise the main characters clothes or chose a pre made one found on the missions.

The missions consist of arena fighting, plat forming, boss battle and a lot of QuickTime events. The quick time events will put off most people but this is where most of the insanity comes from. For example, you kill a boss by hitting the correct QuickTime buttons and the main character rides a wrecking ball into the boss.

In conclusion, try it out since its free and you may have fun or be put off by the QuickTime events.