Reviews by Atrius

86

Absolutely Fine

Atrius | June 19, 2011 | Review of Grand Ages: Rome DNS

I spent a couple of days considering whether to buy this or not. Online reviews had criticized it, but mainly for the similarity to previous games in the series. Obviously, this doesn't really count if you've not played any of the series.

In the end I purchased Grand Ages: Rome to have a nice relaxing Sunday morning game. And I'm glad I did!

I was a big fan of Caesar 3 back in the day, and if you know that game then know that GA:R is a bit simpler, with a lot of resource management automated. However, in being simpler, it is more accessible, and it's certainly quite pretty.

Grand Ages Rome is a great game for just kicking back and building cities. It does what it set out to do and it does it well.

90

Perfectly formed

Atrius | April 4, 2011 | Review of VVVVVV

VVVVVV is a really rather wonderful little platformer. I personally find platformers rather tedious usually, but the charming retro style, awesome music, and perfectly leveled puzzles kept me going. The use of respawn points merely seconds away from each painfully constructed puzzle makes the 'one more go' all the more appealing.

88

Addictive

Atrius | April 4, 2011 | Review of Mount & Blade: Warband DNS

Brilliant game. It looks lovely, and it's fun. A recipe for a good game if you can get it for a few quid.

The progression from random loner to king of the entire world will take a LONG time, but is suitably varied until you become a leader of your own faction. After that, you're already hooked and just have to keep going until every town is captured!

Rough around the edges, but fantastic fun and great value for money.