Reviews by Darlus
Arkham Origins Will Best Your ExpectationsDarlus | Jan. 18, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins
This game wasn't made by Rocksteady, but it was left in good hands. There is no Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill voicing Batman and Joker, but you won't be disappointed. The fact of the matter is, if you enjoyed the first two games in the Arkham series, you're probably going to enjoy this one. It is very similar to Arkham City, but there is enough different and new about it to keep you interested and entertained, such as the Sock Gauntlets you obtain or the system you use to recreate, some very complex, crime scenes. There are even some improvements in the fighting mechanics.
For the reviews that gave it 6's or worse because it was basically the same game as the last one, the logic just isn't there. You play these games to BE Batman, to fight crime as your favourite caped crusader, and that's exactly what you do. Every YEAR critics give the Call of Duty games 9's and 10's across the board, and, at the bare-bones, those games are all just carbon copies of one another... Lifeless clones who barely attempt to put a story together because they know you're just going to be playing the multiplayer modes anyway. And Arkham Origins even has that! Multiplayer as Batman and Robin.
Transform your game libraryDarlus | Aug. 6, 2013 | Review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed 4 Pack
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a lot of fun with friends or by yourself. It's not easy, but I still have a great time playing it. It stood on the shoulders on genre greats, such as the Mario Kart franchise and Diddy Kong Racing, took the best elements from those games, and put them all together, even adding new variety into the mix, to make a fresh, challenging, and somewhat complex racing environment. Now with mid-race transformations to mix up the elements, like most Sonic games, simply being fast just isn't enough to win.
Gotta' Go Fast!Darlus | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
I originally anticipated this title to be a Mario Kart clone, cash-cow attempt from Sega, but the game is different enough to merit its own unique praises and is a lot of fun to play by yourself or with friends; however, the multiplayer game modes are a little lacking. The character choices and vehicles are pretty diverse, most of the courses are visually interesting, and the item pick-ups are pretty outside of the box ideas. It is a challenging game, but it doesn't feel as cheap as Mario Kart in certain ways, such as the same computer racer doesn't seem to come in 1st every single racing with overcompensation in speed and item pick-ups... If you like racing games, and you're looking for something different, I'd definitely check it out.