Reviews by Bozorov
Golden example of a great beat'n upBozorov | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Golden Axe
This game is the fist part of one of the most memorable Sega series. Three warriors, Ax, the barbarian, Tyris, the amazon and Gillius, the dwarf, must fight and stop the menacing Death Adder and his henchmen.
Each character has unique attributes and attacks, some fueled by magic pots that can be stolen in the interludes between the stages by malicious gnomes. The characters also can use mounts, including the mascot of the series, the Chickenleg, a strange creature with an avian beak.
Despite being a great game, it's a bit too short, given it's Arcade origins, but the ending is very, very funny.
Middle-eastern soundsBozorov | July 23, 2012 | Review of Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph
This is a DLC that include two epic-sounding middle-eastern styled songs composed by Andreas Waldetoft, who worked on the soundtrack of Victoria 2, Europa Universalis 3 and some other Paradox games.
The only bad thing is that you must own both the game and the expansion that introduces the Muslim civilization to buy and use this DLC.
A nice adventure gameBozorov | July 23, 2012 | Review of Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Society of the Serpent Moon is the fourth game of the series. Unlike the three first games, that had a first-person view, it implemented a third-person perspective, so you can see the protagonist.
The story involves a missing girl, Wendy, fianceé of the protagonist of the game, Billy. Following the few clues her sudden disappearance left, Billy is involved in a dark and gloomy new world with fantastical creatures.
The game is fully voiced and the player can hear Billy comments by clicking on "irrelevant" objects on the scenery.
If you like the previous games of the series or horror-themed adventures, this game might be for you.
Joker is back, and he brought a new friendBozorov | July 23, 2012 | Review of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DNS
Traveller's Tales return to the universe of Batman in this new game, but unlike the first one, it expanded for the larger DC world, including characters from other franchises like Superman and Justice League.
The gameplay is solid, like the other games of the LEGO series, but this time, Gotham was included as a open world hub full of little secrets and unlockable characters, vehicles and power-ups. Speaking about vehicles, the car and plane missions are very fun to play. The only bad thing about the gameplay are the flying mechanics of the floating characters that can be frustrating while the player isn't used to it.
The interaction between the characters are great on the story mode cutscenes.
A very solid game that can be the best movie franchise LEGO game yet.
A bunch of baby birdsBozorov | July 23, 2012 | Review of Flicky
Flicky was released first for the Arcade, then for several home computers and finally for the Mega Drive/Genesis. It consists on a blue bird, named Flicky that must find all baby birds and take them to the exit of the level, while avoiding two kinds of enemies: one stripped cat and an iguana that appears on the more advanced levels. It's a little polished game that can provide a few hours of fun.
Gotta go fast... In Three Dee!Bozorov | July 13, 2012 | Review of Sonic 3D Blast [Playfire]
Sonic 3D Blast is one of the first tries into sending the mascot of SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog, into a three dimensional adventure with an isometric view. Instead of just running to the endpoint of the level, this game uses the Flickies, small birds that need to be collected before advancing to the next level. It is very different than the other games that preceded it.
Freedom!Bozorov | July 13, 2012 | Review of World of Goo
World of Goo is a beautiful indie game which consists on bringing the highest number of Goo balls to the end level pipe, using them to build lines and evading the stage hazards. Those constructs have a set of physics that you can use for your favor (or be screwed by them) to trespass the traps. Some stages have special kinds of goo and other items, like balloons that can lift platforms from the ground.
The game has a gorgeous artstyle and is full of little (hard) challenges to be done.
Run, run, runBozorov | June 30, 2012 | Review of Midnight Club II DNS
The good: Each one of the three cities are huge and are full of shortcuts and ramps. The other competitores are effected by the incoming traffic and you can use that to gain the upper hand in the races. There are some nice graphical details like progressive damage on the player's cars.
The bad: The graphics are dated, the AI get unforgiving soon, and you can(will) lose for some little mistakes. The handling of the motorcycle is hard and takes some time to master.
Symphony of DestructionBozorov | June 29, 2012 | Review of Flatout
Looking for a racing game where the brash and careless driving is rewarded? In Flatout, crashing on your opponents and the scenery is benefitial and in addition to slowing them down, you gain some nitro time to recover speed.
The game is also full of little details, like ejecting the driver of the car when a violent crash occurs and the accumulating damage on the vehicles.
Unfortunatelly, there is a lot of reused content in the tracks and there is no online content.
God save the queenBozorov | June 27, 2012 | Review of Killing Floor
Killing Floor is a co-op survival shooter set in the England where the players must kill waves of "Specimens", zombie-like monsters of various kids, like the speedy Arachnids and Stalkers and the tough slabs of flesh and steel called Fleshpounds. Each Specimen killed give some money to buy weapons and other accesories before the start of the next wave. There are perks too, that can be leveled using specific weapons.
This game is perfect for some co-op fun with your friends and runs fine on older machines, despite having loads of enemies on screen sometimes.
A good collection with less known titlesBozorov | June 26, 2012 | Review of SEGA Mega Drive Classics Pack 5 DNS
While not top titles in terms of popularity, this bundle contains a lot of good games.
Beyond Oasis is a game with gorgeous sprites in a top-view action rpg game.
Dynamite Headdy is a fast-paced platformer where you can change the protagonist head, receiving power ups in a cross between Kid Chamaleon and Decap Attack.
Golden Axe 3 introduces some interesting characters to the series, including a fierce panther-man, and various new movements, like blocking.
The Phantasy Star games are futuristic RPGs with a intrincate story compared with other titles of it's time.
SoR 3, despite inferior to the preceding title, is still a strong beat'n up.
Return of the Shinobi is the sequel to the first Shinobi game, also expanding on the gameplay mechanics. Fun fact: in the first versions of this game, Spider-Man and Batman were used as bosses.
Out of all titles of this bundle, the weakest one in terms of gameplay is, without doubt Vectorman 2, who is more about the looks than the controls.
And for the last, Wonder Boy is a little fun action rpg game with negligible story, but great gameplay.
One of the best beat n' ups everBozorov | June 25, 2012 | Review of Streets of Rage 2
Once upon a time, a game named Final Fight turned into one of the biggest hits of the Arcade era. Streets of Rage was supposed to be the anwser to the FF franchise, but is still pretty original with new mechanics, despite having inferior graphics to the SNES port of Final Fight. Now, SoR2 expanded the SoR formula, adding beautiful new sprites and a killer soundtrack, composed with by Yuzo Koshiro and still is considered by many the best game of the series. Was a great game in Mega Drive/Genesis and still is a great game now.