Reviews by Damhuis

99

A perfect game?

Damhuis | May 19, 2013 | Review of Metro: Last Light

It's not often that i give a game such a high score as i am giving this one. But then again this game is not like any other.

Its the perfect storytelling game with enough options (stealth or run and gun) to keep a cassual gamer happy. After having played metro 2033 and enjoying it very much my expectations were quite high. And man did it succeed them. The gameplay is very balanced and switches between action packed fights, stealth and story telling perfectly. I'm glad they kept the bullet economy because this enhances the feeling of fighting for every scrap of ammo. Now to get to the story, during the course of this game i felt anger,joy,regret,pain and sadness. And the ending was just dead on. It even made me want to read the book the game is based on For a gamer who enjoys a good story this is a MUST BUY. Why not give it a 100 then you ask. Because i don't believe there is such a thing as a perfect game, but this is the closest you are going to get (within the genre)

85

Great game with solid gameplay

Damhuis | May 13, 2013 | Review of Medieval II: Total War

Lets face it we don't play these kind of games for the story, so these kind of games are even more judged by their gameplay.

And I can tell you that the gampeplay in this game is excellent. When we look at the difficulty it really speeds up with the same speed as you do. You never feel very under or overpowered, The battles are beautiful (for it's time even more so) and i often just zoom into an battle and enjoy the carnage.

As for diplomacy, this has been taken to a whole new level and really gives you the feeling as if you were in the high council.

This game is a must buy and you will enjoy playing it for many hours to come

55

Just some elaborate overpriced DLC

Damhuis | May 13, 2013 | Review of Dead Island Riptide dns

This game is nothing more than a few extra missions locations and the addition of 2 new types of zombies.

Therefor it shouldn't have costed full price but rather $15 (like far cry blood dragon). You really don't get a lot of extra bang for your buck

The gamplay is okay just as it was with the original dead island, because they haven't changed a thing. Just like the last game you either love it or hate it and because they tried to make some easy money with this so called "sequel" i hate it.

I recommend you don't play this game and just play the original dead island instead, because why would you pay twice for the same game

BE WARNED

75

Not the Hitman we used to know but still quite entertaining

Damhuis | May 9, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

If you'd ask me i would've expected a lot more from this game. And it definitely falls short when you compare it to Blood Money.

The reason for this is the fact that in order to try and adapt to a wider group of gamers they changed to much and might have alienated the fans they already had.

The gameplay is okay but not great, The use of an instinct meter and the fact that when you are wearing a same outfit as an AI it suspects you defeats the purpose of the hitman feel you got in Blood Money.

It's not all bad though the killing feels better than ever with very smooth animations and I often found myself giggling in the ways you could kill of your contracts.

The story was like the rest of the game good but not great. This was for the simple reason that in previous games Hitman was a cold blooded killer and this should've stayed that way (at least in my opinion)

In summary fun when you are a first time player of the hitman series but a fan of the franchise might be a little disappointed

50

A missed chance

Damhuis | May 8, 2013 | Review of Leviathan: Warships

After having seen the weird trailer i thought the game play looks okay and i think this could be fun.

Then a friend of mine pointed out that often the games with weird trailers have something to hide. And I can tell you that this is the case with Leviathan: Warships.

The game play is stiff and has a high entry level as to the difficulty. After a while the only thing I found myself doing was clicking and dragging and waiting for a couple of turns to do this again.

The game felt more like a chore than a fun experience. I can see that some people might like this kind of click and drag gameplay but it gets repetitive really fast.

When playing offline mode you often feel very outnumbered or under powered. And after having played this game for a few hours i felt like the game hadn't been finished or rushed.

In summary: Unless you really enjoy this genre I wouldn't spend the money on it.

93

What Duke Nukem should've been but more awsome

Damhuis | May 2, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

I rarely find myself laughing at the story of a game, but right from the start FC3BD i was certain that this was going to be a very fun ride. And mainly the Tutorial was pure genius with a kind of self-deprecating that most of the game devs like to stay away from. So on the comedy front you're well and covered.

So now lets talk about the gameplay. This is best described as if Duke Nukem and Far Cry 3 had a love child and raised it with awsome pills, the insane weapons (like explosive snipers), dragons, and cyberdragons make it really fun to play. the controls are the same as those from Far Cry 3. However the leveling system has been changed where as you now upgrade along a predetermined path.

The story is like the rest of the game over the top and action packed. But definitely worth following, for the old pop culture references, great voice acting, and so much cliches that it's hard not to laugh at them. This seems to be really difficult for some dev (to get a great story but still keep it funny). But FC3BD has nailed this

You will spend around 6 to 8 hours on the story mode, but many more on just running around destroying and killing thing.

In summary it's a great game with good gameplay, good jokes/references and definitely worth spending a few bucks on.