Reviews by Dsc

90

Fun fun fun

Dsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack Steam

The Mechromancer is a great addition to the playable cast of the game. Deathtrap is loads of fun to fling around and the skill trees are great fun. $10 might seem a bit steep, but if you're a big fan of Borderlands 2 then I think the class is definitely worth picking up for what it brings to the table.

95

Back to the Borderlands!

Dsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA) DNS

Borderlands 2 is an amazing game.

Gearbox basically took Borderlands 1 and just improved it in every way for the sequel. It plays the same but with little things here and there that go a long way towards a great experience.

The plot this time around is simple amazing. You can tell that Gearbox really worked it alongside the actual development of the game unlike the first time around. In Borderlands, honestly, the plot felt very much like an afterthought, which isn't so bad since the gameplay was amazing. Borderlands 2 though, wow. The story is great but the best part is the characters. We get to see the cast of the first game with interesting personalities and a huge array of all new characters that you can actually care about. Handsome Jack, for example, is probably one of the best Video Game Antagonists in years.

All in all, the game is great fun by yourself or with friends, though I'd definitely recommend it with friends.

93

A Great Game

Dsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway

Skyrim, just like its predecessors, is a great game. The world is mind bogglingly huge. It would take quite some time to explore every nook and cranny the world has to often, if even possible.

The voice acting in the game has very much improved since the days of Oblivion, though you'll still run into the phrases that come to be very annoying after you've heard them so many times. Arrow in the Knee, Sweetroll, etc. but the better acting makes it less annoying than in Oblivion.

On stuff to do, the game has endless amounts of it. There are hundreds of quests to do throughout the game and there are even randomly generated ones, though they're pretty simplistic. You can travel around and just explore the beautiful open world or you can spelunk through the many ancient ruins or deep caverns spread throughout the world to find all of the loots.

The game's plot, admittedly, isn't anything special. Aside from the occasional twist or turn it all plays out pretty straightforwardly. If you play Elder Scrolls games like I do though, the main quest is probably the last thing you do, if ever haha!

The best part of the game though, is the modding community. Just like those app commercials, if you want something, odds are there's a mod for that. Want the game to play a bit more like Oblivion or Morrowind? There's a mod for that. Want a mod to completely retexture the game to look even better? There's a mod for that. Want a mod that gives your Fus Ro Dah the power of Chuck Norris? There's a mod for that. Want to stay simple and just fix various bugs throughout the game? Fear not, there is a mod for that.

All in all, the game is simply great. If you enjoyed both Morrowind and Oblivion, then odds are you'll enjoy Skyrim as well.

That been said, the game does have a fair share of problems, mostly all due to being a typical Bethesda game. Bugs, bugs, bugs. You'll not often run into any gamebreaking bugs, but you'll notice smaller ones throughout the world. As I mentioned before though, there's a mod that fixes a good portion of them, the Modding community is very dedicated to the game.

60

Not really needed

Dsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2: Battle Mode

I'll admit, the only real reason to get the Battle DLC is just for that feeling of completeness. The Battle mode probably is the weakest part of Sonic Adventure 2, though it is admittedly fun to tool around with for a bit if you have a friend with you.

95

One of the Best

Dsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2

Sonic Adventure 2 was easily one of the best games on the Dreamcast, and the Gamecube as well once it was ported over. I spent many many hours of my life playing this game.

The gameplay of the game is fantastic. The Sonic/Shadow levels give a nice feeling of speed. The Tails/Eggman levels play just like E101-GAMMA's levels from Sonic Adventure, though improved in every way. The Knuckles/Rouge levels have you on a fun little scavenger hunt for fragments of the Master Emerald, though some levels have you hunt other items.

The real gem, in my opinion, is the Chao Garden. Growing up, the Chao Garden is where I spent most of my time. The Chao Garden is basically a virtual pet garden where you care for little balls of adorable called the Chao. During normal gameplay you come across animals and little energy vials that you can give to your chao to change their appearance and stats. Chao stats affect how well they preform in the Chao Olympics minigames which are a lot of fun to watch. Honestly, I think the game deserves an amazing rating on the Chao Garden alone.

Now, as much as I love this game, it does have its problems. Odd Camera angles can throw you off a bit, which is most noticeable on the Tails/Eggman levels, and while you're flying around as Knuckles/Rouge.

Also, the voice acting for the most part is laughably bad.

75

Not the best, not the worst.

Dsc | Dec. 8, 2012 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever

Honestly, when DNF finally came out all of these years I expected it to be received poorly due to over a decade of hype, and for the most part I think that was a correct assumption.

Personally, I think the game was pretty good, if obviously a little outdated in many aspects. If you were a fan of Duke 3d, then you'll like DNF as long as you're not diving in expecting a masterpiece of a game. DNF, as I mentioned, is not an amazing game, but it's not a bad game either, it's just one of those games that came out a little too late, but will still be appreciated by fans of the old games.

So all in all, if you liked the old games, give this one a go, if you've never played the old games, you could wait for a sale to pick this one up to give it a shot.