Reviews by Crymson84
Quite a bit of funCrymson84 | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Tropico 4
f you already own the previous title in the series, note that Tropico 4 is not sufficiently different from Tropico 3 to justify its purchase at anything but a sale price. If you're looking simply for more content, then Tropico 4 might satisfy you. If you're looking for a substantially more evolved experience, then you'll come away disappointed.
Newcomers to the series, however, will find this one of the best city-building games currently on the martket.
Fun, but not for everybodyCrymson84 | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Arsenal of Democracy
Arsenal of Democracy is a community-made, improved version of Hearts of Iron 2. If you enjoy Hearts of Iron 2 and grand strategy games in general, you'll enjoy Arsenal of Democracy. If you're not a fan of either, then the extremely steep learning curve will and the endless micromanagement inherent to this game will probably turn you off quickly.
Slightly limited, but worthwhile nonethelessCrymson84 | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of LA Noire
A police investigation game from the makers of the Grand Theft Auto series, L.A. Noire is a unique title that has a lot to offer. The game's missions each focus on an individual criminal case, and require you to solve cases by means of scene investigation and interrogation of suspects, witnesses, and other persons of interest. The interrogations are the game's bread and butter. While you'll likely start out performing poorly at them, you'll find yourself growing better as time goes on. The dialogue is very good and the game's excellent face-capture adds to the immersion.
The only marked issue with this game lies in its replayability: once you complete the missions, there's simply no reason to play through the game again. Still, L.A. Noire is a unique experience that is well worth its reasonable price.
Extremely AddictiveCrymson84 | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Pirates! [Playfire]
Sid Meier's Pirates! is one of those rare games that will consume hours by the bucketload. Though its gameplay is relatively basic and somewhat limited, it manages to avoid feeling repetitive, and is insidiously immersive. As a sandbox title, how you proceed is up to you, and the freedom that this produces makes for a game of surprising scope and replayability.
In all, this is a title of the quality that we've all grown to expect from Firaxis Games. It is very certainly worth its price.