Reviews by ButLeer

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That Greatest Game that could have ever been

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Devil May Cry 4 dns

The sequel to one of the most well known and loved hack 'n slash games ever, DMC4 was destined for greatness the moment it was conceived.

Taking the gameplay from former games and building further upon it, DMC4 manages to be one of the most complex and deep fighting games ever made.

The amount of freedom the player has once they reach a certain level is truly staggering.

Unfortunately, it is not PERFECT, as it could have been. Capcom, wishing to make it for optimal sales dates, pushed the development team and cut their schedule in half.

What would have been a 2 year project became a mere 1 year.

The greatness OOZES out of everything, yet upon hitting the half-way milestone you notice how the team literally ran out of time.

Despite being done in only half the originally conceived time, it still manages to be one of THE BEST games ever made. The graphics are still, to this day, very good. The music sets the tone and pace, pumping your blood for those incredible fights and pushing you on.

The game engine, MT Framework, is still considered to be a miracle of coding with how efficient it is. Almost any modern PC will be able to run this game flawlessly.

The story is rather basic, but interesting enough for anyone who cares. The plot is only there to push you on further on you quest to master the game.

While an incomplete experience, it is still head and shoulders above most other games.

Are you CRAZY enough to beat this game?

85

The Return of ALMA

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

While F.E.A.R. could never truly be classified as a horror game, I must admit the final moments of the game had me rather worried and tense.

The sequel to the first game, set right when the events of the first game come to a climax. You are on a routine mission, when a power plant explodes and all hell breaks loose.

Now it turns out the mother of all nightmares has set her eyes on you and unless you can find a way to fight her off, she will eat you whole.

Featuring updated graphics and the very well made and fine tuned enemy AI, F.E.A.R. 2 is a balls to the walls action horror game for the ages.

You will tear your way through ghosts, clones and PMC's on your mission to stop all hell from breaking out even worse than it already has.

Definitely worth a buy.

85

That little girl? She's totally harmle- MY EYES ARE MELTING!

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of F.E.A.R -

One of the best single-player shooters, even to this day. What has aged in textures and models, F.E.A.R. more than makes up for in immersion and gameplay.

To this day, few games can boast an equally impressive enemy AI.

Your enemies will adapt and plan ahead, so to be able to win or even survive you will have to do the same.

Luckily you are given many tools to work with. Guns and grenades are always useful, but each weapon manages to be unique and memorable. You can slow time and and move with incredible speed and precision. You physical attacks can put down even the fiercest enemy in a few blows, with attacks ranging from flying kicks to sliding tackles.

The mood through out the game is chilling, especially during dark night with all the lights turned off. But soon you will be lost in the moment as you fight off an army of super soldiers like a modern god of war.

Also, the little girl is not a harmless OR as dangerous as she seems. Play the game and find out who she really is.

75

A Medieval, low-fantasy simulator

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway

Have you ever dreamed of being a manly viking lord, with guns the size of car tyres?

Well, Skyrim is the perfect game for you. While old fans of the series will find the removal of many mechanics that had been present in the older games, new players seeking awesome fights, jaw-dropping locales, great drama and an incredible destiny will find all they could hope for in the land of Skyrim.

The graphics are beautiful, with stunning mountain views and lush forests, you will spend ages simply exploring and enjoying the nature.

While Skyrim on the surface is beautiful and jaw-dropping, it won't last very long. But those 40 first hours are definitely your moneys worth.

95

A unique game in both style and substance

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Bastion Cap

The Bastion is one of those games you should play simply because the narrative of the story telling is so well done.

Not only is the story teller an eloquent man of both wit and wisdom, he also has the voice to entrance in the plot.

The combat is very well done, with dozens of weapons and skills to mix and match as you wish. Your passive abilities are handled through a very simple screen, that also implies how heavily the plot affects the silent hero who trudges on through hardship and adversity.

You are one of the only survivors of the Calamity, and now you must make do with what you have.

Also note the EXCELLENT soundtrack. I loved this game, and recommend you buy it if you want a interactive story that pulls you in.

85

From Space Exploration to Friendship & Camaraderie!

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect 2

The sequel to Bioware's very successful Mass Effect. You step into the combat boots of Commander Shepard, an Alliance soldier who is the first and only human SPECTRE, to fight for the survival of an entire galaxy.

While the previous game suffered from somewhat lackluster combat, it made up for it with rpg mechanics, item management and party tactics.

The second game streamlines those out and instead proceeds to revamp the combat up to 11. All classes have their own unique skills and abilites, all of which are viable in all levels of play.

The game also steps away from the "Star Trek"-ish exploration of the great unknown and shifts more into getting to know aliens from around the galaxy. You will learn to know wandering mechanics, blue space babe psychics, hulking war-loving lizards and military birds.

In the end, your camaraderie will be put to the ultimate test as you go forth on an impossible mission.

Most definitely worth buying if you liked the characters from the previous game.

92

A Role-playing experience well worth the challenge and time

ButLeer | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

Unlike a lot of modern "rpg's", the Witcher does not call itself a role-playing game solely due to having a rudimentary status screen where you can upgrade skills and abilities.

It carries the title of being a role-playing game with its deep and complex story, where your choices matter both little and much. You every choice has consequences, but are you willing to live with all of them?

The combat has been revamped from the previous game, moving forward from a rudimentary timing-based clicking game where you stood by and watched the fight into an exhilarating and balanced battle of strength, wit and magic.

Step into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia and experience the rich kingdom of Temeria where elves, dwarves and humans all struggle for daily survival!