Reviews by BlowitAllUp

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Addicted to Dying

BlowitAllUp | June 10, 2014 | Review of Dark Souls II (NA)

They put more effort into the PC port this time around and it shows. Dark souls 2 has ditched GFWL and multiplayer works as it should. I was able to fully complete and enjoy the Dark souls 2 experience due to higher resolution and steam achievements. The game itself is appealing due to a semi-realistic approach instead of a hack and slash bore like most other games nowadays. The only flaw I find in this game is that they could have added a larger variety of weapons and armor with progressive drops. I found myself using the same weapon until the end although you can alter your weapon's properties. I usually do not play through games a second time but I would not mind doing so for Dark Souls 2 which provides successive ng+ modes which increases difficulty, additional enemies, and better items.

75

One of the Fighter Titans

BlowitAllUp | April 30, 2014 | Review of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition

Definitely deserves a seat up there with Street Fighter and the like. Graphics and effects are amazing. Every punch and kick feels satisfying and brutal. Everything about the game is perfect except with one major flaw, multiplayer. You will find absolutely no one online to play with. Connecting with a friend of mine over the net was also an issue.

Luckily, there are single player challenges and campaign with a horrible story that will keep you busy for a while. Otherwise steer clear if all you care about is online multiplayer.

95

An Adventure to Remember

BlowitAllUp | April 21, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead

Point and click adventure games like these rely heavily on character development and story. The Walking dead does these very well with a lot of timed decision making and quick-time events. It is difficult to find flaws with this game and is definitely worth spending time on even if you are not a fan of the tv show series. It's a casual adventure game compared to others in the same genre, meaning there are no difficult puzzles of the like at all. Nonetheless, enjoy the memorable adventure.

80

Polar Opposite of GTA

BlowitAllUp | May 27, 2013 | Review of Saints Row: The Third dns

This game focuses almost entirely on fun. Everything is over top and fun is the name of the game. Gangs with rollerblades and glowing neon suits. Scythes that kill everything with one hit. Remote controlling cars, etc. Although the story is simple it is also over the top, and it works in keeping you interested. Characters are unique and memorable. It is your job to keep the Saints at the top.

The only downside is that I have no desire to go back after beating the campaign. Besides the tools in the game and the story, everything else has been done to death in this genre.

68

A Weaker Devil May Cry

BlowitAllUp | May 27, 2013 | Review of Darksiders

The game is solidly made, but there isn't anything new or better for DMC veterans. Gameplay feels stiff and slower paced. Controls don't feel entirely seamless, but are not really game-breaking. Upgrades work in very similar ways for your character, but the weapons are just boring and repetitive. If you like a darker gothic feel in regards to graphics, Darksiders will definitely not give you that. The world is colorful and "happy" if you like that sort of thing. Puzzles feel like a chore as there are many. Story is mediocre and not memorable.

I could not bring myself to finish the game because there is nothing unique or "feel-good" to pull me back. If you are new to the genre, then this game is worthy of recommendation.

100

A Must Have Point n Click of the Generation

BlowitAllUp | May 26, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead

Don't expect this game to be overrated, because it's not. Go into this game expecting a great story adventure and you will be satisfied.

If you were a 90s pc gamer like me and craving the genre, this is a great place to start. Hell, it's a great place to start for anybody. The voice acting is good enough to make you emotionally attached. Choices you make in the game become more difficult due to this, and that is a good thing. Puzzles play a large role in point n click adventure games and they do exist The Walking Dead, but are never frustrating or so easy to induce boredom.

I recommend playing all 5 episodes in one sitting for the best experience. Although it will take you about 10-15 hours.

90

The Open World Fun is Back

BlowitAllUp | May 18, 2013 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

A quality game in every aspect. I haven't felt this way since GTA3. The Hong Kong setting is so fresh and much effort was placed on the PC version. If it was a port, you would not notice it. An HD texture pack is included as free DLC. This is an open world game in its finest and it manages to feel entirely new and original due to the fighting mechanics and unique characters.