Reviews by DanL249
Your computer cries with Cryteks' Crysis 3DanL249 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Crysis 2
Crysis 3 is renowned for its CPU destroying graphics, but a game needs more than that to be worth your money, right?
Crysis 3's singleplayer campaign is graphically jaw dropping, but luckily for people with poor eyes, it also boasts an interesting and diverse campaign. Crysis 2 has cinematic moments of brilliance, storyline twists and challenging enemies. Open maps allow you to approach hostile situations any way you want, be it stealthy or 'gun-ho'.
The only downsides to a highly unique FPS is the multiplayer. It isn't bad, it just feels bolted-on to supplement the singleplayer. The campaign also has ridiculous difficulty spikes, which can be at times frustrating.
Call of Duty: MW3 ReviewDanL249 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Fans of the series will enjoy MW3, but it fails to bring a standout and unique performance to the FPS market.
Call of Duty has enjoyed a long reign on the FPS market (in sales) as a result of its tried and tested formula for multiplayer and singleplayer, so MW3 would, naturally, stick to this.
MW3 brings everything you would expect to the table. Singleplayer is explosive and dramatic, providing as much cinematic moments and chaotic explosions as a Michael Bay film. If you were expecting a deep and thoughtful portrayal of a soldiers life in combat, this is not it.
MW3's multiplayer also repeats the format which the Call of Duty series made so successful. Fast and furious gameplay, killstreaks, perks, all these things provide a fun multiplayer. As long as you weren't expecting anything new and different.
Verdict: Whilst it's hard not to admire Call of Duty's success in the FPS market as a result of its tried and tested formula, MW3 feels like a repeat. Another Call of Duty with slightly better graphics and a different setting for singleplayer campaign. But if that is what you want, MW3 is for you.
A true experience of the battlefield.DanL249 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3
Battlefield has always prided itself on vehicular combat, differentiating itself from the FPS's, and on this level, Battlefield 3 certainly delivers.
Battlefield 3's main focus is the multiplayer, which is evident in the singleplayer campaign. Whilst it provides plenty of exciting scripted moments utilising the powerful Frostbite 2 engine, it just isn't that interesting.
The main draw for Battlefield 3 is the multiplayer, and in this area BF3 excels. BF3 boasts a wide variety of maps, from vast desert arenas to small snowy outposts. Weapon and loadout customization is extensive, allowing you to truly make your own unique soldier. BF3 also brings many, many vehicles to the fight and with the DLC 'Armored Kill', BF3 will boast a huge array of vehicles to use at your disposal.
Battlefield 3 is a polished FPS experience and the multiplayer is arguably the most extensive of any current FPS. Defiantly worth a look.
A fun, comedic shooter.DanL249 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Platinum
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 follows on from the much loved Battlefield: Bad Company and improves vastly on what has been seen before.
The highlights of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 are: enjoyable and funny single-player campaign (which is rare in FPS). Massive destruction on an unprecedented scale, setting the standard for FPS's and raising the bar of multiplayer experience higher.
Whilst many will be drawn towards Battlefield 3 now, with its shiny Frostbite 2 engine and massive multiplayer maps, Bad Company 2 is worth playing for the campaign. It's unusual and refreshing, poking fun at other FPS's (most notable COD).
Verdict: Bad Company 2 is definitely worth a look.