Reviews by BlowitAllUp

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Polar Opposite of GTA

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

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.