Reviews by Chauci

85

Amazing set of RPG

Chauci | June 3, 2013 | Review of Mount and Blade Collection

This is the best collections of sandbox oriented RPGs, if you ignore Mount and Blade: with fire and sword. This game will treat you with some of the best skill based combat around. Leaving you decide which direction to attack from in order to bypass enemy defenses, block the way you suspect they will attack and lead your self-recruited armies to victory. This game is wonderfull because it lets you mange both your army, companions and main character, and will always leave you to decide whether you wanna side with one of the many warring factions or try and take a castle for yourself. This game is brutal and you will need a good amount of dedication, but you will be treated with one of the best RPG experiences around.

90

A great RPG game

Chauci | June 3, 2013 | Review of Mount & Blade: Warband DNS

This a different kind of RPG, the story is much more put in the background while managing your economy, soldiers and companions is much more important, you start off as a mecenary and it is up to you, to choose and side and help in the ever ongoing war between the factions. The combat is wonderful with direction controlled attacks and blocks. This results in a much more skilled combat which you will enjoy when you lead your armies to war.

70

A different Hitman

Chauci | June 1, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

This time around they have created a much more linear and personal Hitman, this time around we follow agent 47 as he takes on a personal quest. The missions are split into smaller segments which offer smaller and more confided areas. The areas, still contain many different approaches to completing the missions but is not up to par with such Hitman games as blood money and leaves the open world aspect to be desired. The newly added achievements and challenge system offers many hours of replayability and as such you will spend many hours replaying certain missions to try out the many different methods. The now so standard cover system has been implemented and as such makes combat much easier along with the new instinct system, which allows for easy execution of groups of enemies and easier deciphering of patrol paths. This makes Hitman absolution much more streamlined and open to a wider crowd, but diehard Hitman fans should consider playing this on the hardest difficulty without the instinct. All in all it is a good game, but is taken in a much different approach than earlier titles and as such may disappoint fans.

90

The best hitman

Chauci | June 1, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Blood Money

This is definately the best hitman, it goes back to its roots of having open and non linear missions. The story takes you deeper behind agent 47s origin with the introduction of a real villain. The gunplay is superb, the missions well designed and exciting and offers many exciting and unique ways to dispatch of your foes. The introduction of containers for bodies makes the game a blast to play, due to the ease of hiding bodies. The added gun upgrade systems add for a fun RPG element that lets you decide what to spend your money on, and punishes you if you do not complete the missions like a real hitman.

70

An improvement of Hitman

Chauci | June 1, 2013 | Review of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

This time around there is a deeper story. The gameplay has been changed and is now leaning more towards the arcade side, the guns feels more unrealistic and the bullets does not behave like real bullets. The crosshair is often not pointing to where the bullets really hit and going rambo is now easier than ever due to the large health boost. Being detected is often easy, even though you are disguised, and the game does not always tell you excactly when you are about to be discovered and as such, it is near impossible to kill your enemies with anything but a silent shot to the head.

70

An old classic

Chauci | June 1, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Codename 47

This was the first and best Hitman game, the mission was simple, eliminate your contract and for this task you were given plenty of options. There was never a single linear mission. This game lacked a real enthralling story, but it made up for it in its epic mission design and well thought out gameplay. The guns felt good and the enemies were tough and non-forgiving if you were caught. The missions did often lack the now standard waypoint system and as such, you were often found not really knowing how and where to begin your mission, if you had not listened to your briefing and were willing to experiment. This is still a stealth classic

80

A well executed expansion

Chauci | June 1, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings

This expansion takes the fundamental mechanic of civilization 5 and improves upon it. This results in improved gameplay with an even greater depth never seen before in civ 5. If you liked civ 5, this will only improve upon the experience and will leave you wanting to play just one turn more before you sleep. It is well worth the money, because they alter the game in som many interesting ways, that the game can only become better for it. The new religion system fits right in and makes the game more complex in a very positive way. So if you find civ 5 an interesting game, than this is an expansion you have to get, to expereince the full civ 5 experience.

95

An excellent remake of the farcry franchise.

Chauci | May 31, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3

Farcry to left something to be desired but the developers have clearly upped their game with this one. It lets you loose in a sandbox experience on a beautiful tropical island where you with the use of your skills can kill pirates with the use of both stealth and frontal assault. The story is very good and will leave you wanting for more everytime you are forced to leave the game for a time. The combat feels good and you will enjoy planning ways to best dispatch of a camp of pirates. It even has tons of stuff for you to do and they even released a patch, which allows you to repeat much of the games content.

91

An excellent top down strategic game.

Chauci | May 31, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown dns

This remake brings back what fans love the most, the tactical combat with procentages and cover. The game has managed to make both the base management and the combat. The base offers a compelling side view of the base. They even manged to bring the base to life with all your employee walking around and working in their little offices. The game is brutal and you will often find pain from loosing one of your favourite soldiers, but such is life and it adds to the tension of even the most simple of missions. all in all it brings an interesting story with lovely tactical and slow combat and a good base management section. Which leaves you in total control over, which weapons and upgrades you wish to dedicate your scientist to next.

80

Old and excellent

Chauci | May 31, 2013 | Review of Empire Earth 2: Gold Edition

This is an old one, but it has so many different units for you to use and so many different factions to try. The graphics have aged rather well and still presents the game well enough for you to enjoy it. It is a mix of Age of empires and civilization and as such will let you decide what to research and how to do so. It is always exciting to reach a new age and receive the new units.

95

Fun, polished and well executed.

Chauci | May 31, 2013 | Review of Dishonored

This game delivers a little cliché but interesting story that will question whether or not killing is the right decision as an assassin. It gives a good choice between sneaking through the missions or going full rambo. And for this task, it grants you many exciting and unique magical abilities, which makes the game an absolute blast to play. As a direct result of these many magical abilities the game offer little in terms of challange if you decide to go the aggressive route. But any route you take will leave you deeply satisfied.

65

Fun game for a while, excellent IOS port

Chauci | May 31, 2013 | Review of Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD

This one had my attention when it was ported, after i got it on my ipad and i found the port to be excellent. The gameplay is fun and the classic starship sandbox adventure is back, with a vast amount of weapons and ships to be purchased. There is a lot to do in this before you get the best ship available. Despite these great points it is quite shallow and is not up to par with games like freelancer in complexity and depth, but it gives a modern take on the space sandbox game and is polished and well executed. And at that it delivers a fine sandbox experience for those who have such desires.