Reviews by Caesar_IRE

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Tons of fun!

Caesar_IRE | June 2, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2

This game took everything that was fun with the first entry in the series and made it even better, while removing or improving everything that was bad. Borderlands 2 drastically improves on the co-op aspect of the game, making it far easier to join and play with friends, and even sharing ammo pick ups. The game's world is beautiful, and you see much more of a varied landscape this time round in Pandora than just desert.

The game has quite a compelling plot with a whole host of strong characters to move it along. Humour is of course present and (in my opinion) much better than Borderlands 1. The UI and menus have been improved significantly, with an actual mini-map now on-screen, replacing the tedious compass from the first game.

All in all, this is a great game and well worth it. I personally was not a huge fan of Borderlands 1, but I definitely recommend trying out Borderlands 2. For those people who've never played either game before, a previous playthrough of Borderlands 1 is not vital to your enjoyment of Borderlands 2, and I'd suggest starting off the series with the sequel.

90

Fantastic game

Caesar_IRE | June 1, 2013 | Review of Medieval II: Total War Collection

I'm a huge Total War fan but had never played Medieval II or Kingdoms.

Medieval II (the base game): First, let me say that if you are a newcomer to the series, I would recommend buying one of the newer games (Shogun 2, Empire, Napoleon), but if you'd prefer the medieval time period, you will have no problem starting on this one. The graphics are still quite good considering this game's age, and the gameplay is fantastic. If you are a Total War veteran but haven't played this game yet for whatever reason like me, I strongly recommend you try this one. I had great fun playing through it and I can't find too many faults with it overall. One negative aspect of the game I will talk about though is the re-training of units. It is extremely tedious, but not exactly game-breaking. You get used to it fairly quickly but it is a horrible system (you have to bring the unit back to a city or castle that can retrain it).

Kingdoms: A brilliant expansion. This is the only time you can play as Ireland in a Total War game and seeing as I'm an Irish man, I couldn't help but do just that! There are 4 campaigns included and each one has unique units and a unit theatre to play in. I strongly recommend you buy the expansion along with the base game. It is not a small "DLC" pack that you might see today.