Reviews by DrMuffin
A great game(s) in its own right despite "remaster"DrMuffin | Oct. 10, 2014 | Review of Final Fantasy XX2 HD Remaster - PlayStation 3
The nostalgia. The soundtrack, you know what I'm talking about it. Ignore the voice acting. And we have the undeniable best game to have released within the launch period of the PS2. Remastered with updated textures and audio to the PS3 and we have a game that stands well in time since the release. The remaster comes with additional scenes to cover the period between the events of FFX and FFX2 as well as after the end of FFX2. For this price, both players who want to relive the amazing tale in Spira and players who have never played this before are in for an amazing journey. 10/10 would and will play again. 9/10, only missing off perfection due to the sub-optimal voice acting.
Unbelievable good. Even on the PS3DrMuffin | Oct. 10, 2014 | Review of FINAL FANTASY XIV A Realm Reborn Digital Collectors Edition - PlayStation 3
This is the Final Fantasy title that should have been what FFXIII replaced in the series. The storyline for an MMO does more for itself than both FFXIII and FFXIII-2 combined. The controller port from the PC is absolutely amazing. I'm an MMO veteran and I will say that the controller options feel SO much more responsive and impactful to play with than a mouse and keyboard. Square Enix have and especially Shu Yoshida, have done an incredible job to turn this title around to what has been the best MMO to have hit both the PC and consoles for years. If you don't own a PC or a PS4, this title on the PS3 is great enough.
By far the best game on the PS4 at the moment,DrMuffin | Oct. 10, 2014 | Review of MiddleEarth Shadow of Mordor - PlayStation 4
As titled. Its been a while since I've been able to pick up a game for the PS4 and sit for hours on end thoroughly enjoying myself. You have a deep system for customisation through the use of runes for your sword, bow and "dagger" which affect your close combat skill, ranged and stealth options respectively. The nemesis system does a great job of bringing a dynamic and challenging system to engage the players with. You can kill a captain which affects how you engage the Warchiefs and being killed by any peasant orc or captain will raise their ranks appropriately granting them a revenge status. What's more is that these orcs that kill you in your game, can appear in your friends' games where you can avenge them for some extra Power! The combat is fluid. You are powerful enough to take on hoards of orcs while at the same time, the threat of death is always present. Absolutely a must buy if you're thirsting for some titles on the PS4 or even just general gaming otherwise.
Might & Magic X LegacyDrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Might Magic X Legacy - PC
Might and Magic X: Legacy delivers the all time iconic gridded turn style combat system all too familiar with the franchise. This mechanic may not appeal to the open-worldness that they've introduced in the game but where it falls short on this, it does well in its impeccable narrative and overall the fun 'true' RPG element from the Might and Magic series. The visuals may seem dated but for those seeking a nostalgia fix this is as great as an old-school dungeon crawler is going to get that does everything possible to punish you for your feeble human mistakes.
An awesome game you haven't playedDrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Strike Vector - PC
Strike Vector is a great transformers (without the transforming) shooter blissfully gliding across various industrial styled levels. The game, rightly so, focuses on its central element of pitting up one non-transforming transformer to another in all out, no hold bars, brawl to blast each other out of the sky. The game has some solid mechanics a ton of customisation options with one of the most intriguing flight combat I've seen. Note to the uninitiated: This is tough on beginners and will be even harder to master. Be prepared to tear a new one for some time. Pardon the vulgar expression.
Uno Mas Por Favor! Its here!DrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Tropico 5 - PC
Its been 3 long years since Kalypso has graced us with this surprising gem. You, the glorious dictator come back again to build your tropical fashion with all the remarkable tools you have had and more with this new entry to the series! Tropico 5 includes a variety of improvements to its well written formula and fans of the franchise will love it. The comedic tone from your people are as humorous as ever and will not fail to keep you entertained even to just listen to them. Get ready for the weekend! This game could not have release at a better time. "Ah lets just install this.." .. "oh crap its dark."
Arcade Fun is making a comebackDrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Project Root - PC
In the comfort of your own home! (or bedroom at that). Children of the 90's 80s naughties and allsies will have an absolute blast with this gem. I could be biased due to my childhood love of the aero-spam-bullets type of arcade games but Project Root does its heritage true justice to captivate our lost, tucked away inner-child who used to visit the malls for some arcade fun with your buddies. The difficulty is there, easy to learn, hard to master and some awesome art to top it all off. My adult self is so pleased to be able to purchase this without parental consent and play to my heart's content without leering maternal eyes telling you its time to go home. 10/10 would recommend to their 10 year old selves.
A 'Lesser' DoomDrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Realms of the Haunting Steam - PC
Intrigue, horror, mysticism and terror are not this game's forte regardless of its premise. The narrative and "full motion video cutscenes" do no justice to the semantic but instead dulls you with cliche'd story telling of the 'haunted mansion' setting. It was a feeble attempt to blend Doom and Telltale mechanics that results to disappoint.
Outdated though funDrMuffin | May 23, 2014 | Review of Demolition Master 3D - PC
There isn't much to review of this game. This is a game that could easily be placed on the iOs / Android Play store for a fraction of the price. The game does come in a bursts of fun of blowing things up like a freakin boss but that is all there is to it. The "realistic" physics may have been stood true 3 years ago but we've progressed so far in such a short time that this could be better. All in all, not bad for sale price but not worth its full tag.