Reviews by Dumas

80

Great adventure game

Dumas | Oct. 27, 2014 | Review of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

The game is point and click adventure game that puts player in shoes of 5 distinct characters that were saved by supercomputer AM from nuclear apocalypse just to be tormented and put for a trial for their sins. During the trials each character is faced with ‘moral choices' and decisions made by player have effect on ending of game.

The strongest point of the game is story. Scrip for the game has been created by Harlan Ellison (author of the short story of the same name) and it is not a simple adaptation of source material but it expands it significantly.

Main problem of program lies in glitches and lack of polish. Sometimes characters disappear after game is saved, or incorrect animation is shown when you are moving them. There is also unnecessary pixel hunting present that can ruin experience for some of people.

All in all this is a must-have for adventure fans great introduction to works of Harlan Ellison.

85

Deus Ex (Mobile) Machina

Dumas | March 18, 2014 | Review of Deus Ex: The Fall

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a worthy prequel to the first Deus EX. Game mechanics, deep story and art style created great gaming experience. It should not come as surprise that Square Enix wished explore the setting a bit more.

What we get here is a more of the same. Mechanics, art style and even augmentations are the same. Think of the game as a standalone DLC with new hero and new story to tell. As this is a port from mobile devices, in some areas you will fill limitations of them, but the overall experience is solid.

This instalment is much shorter than Human Revolution but it looks like it will not be the last word of developers in this setting.

75

Deus Ex (Mobile) Machina

Dumas | March 16, 2014 | Review of Deus Ex: The Fall

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a worthy prequel to the first Deus EX. Game mechanics, deep story and art style created great gaming experience. It should not come as surprise that Square Enix wished explore the setting a bit more.

What we get here is a more of the same. Mechanics, art style and even augmentations are the same. Think of the game as a standalone DLC with new hero and new story to tell. As this is a port from mobile devices, in some areas you will fill limitations of them, but the overall experience is solid.

This instalment is much shorter than Human Revolution but it looks like it will not be the last word of developers in this setting.

70

More CoH for less than usual.

Dumas | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Company of Heroes 2: Southern Fronts DLC

This is another Theatre of war pack that brings additional 2 single player missions and 8 co-op scenarios. I am not a big fan of DLC but I found this pack to be quite entertaining. It offers good value for the cost and if you are on fence with buying more expensive content, try this one first.

Pros: - 8 co-op scenarios - well designed maps

Cons: - only 2 SP maps - no additional units/abilities to play with

70

Interesting

Dumas | April 9, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V - Double Civilization and Scenario Pack - Spain and Inca

This downloadable content consists of two new civilizations (Spain and Incas) and a new scenario: Conquest of the New World.

Spain is a bit hit or miss. Civilization bonus is based on natural wonders, so if there are 2 or 3 near your starting location you will revive large amount of gold for exploring them. On the other hand if there will be no wonder in the area , you will have no benefits.

Incas are more balanced. Pachacuti’s units receive no penalties for moving trough hilled tiles, furthermore Incas pay no upkeep for improvements built on those tiles and half of the upkeep for improvements on other tiles.

Conquest of the New World begins in 1492 and gives 100 turns for three Old World Civs (France, Spain and England) and New World Civs (Aztecs, Incas and Iroquois)to reach 1000 points.

All in all this DLC might be interesting for Civilization V fans, but for some the price might be a bit to high ,taking into consideration the content of this expansion.

91

Truly a Role Playing Game

Dumas | April 8, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition DNS

Deus Ex gives you believable futuristic setting, interesting plot and your own, fully customizable alter ego – JC Denton. As the game progress you can upgrade your skills and acquire new “nano-augmentations” that help you explore and survive in the hostile areas. The maps are really well designed, giving many alternative routes to key locations. It is also rewarding to explore each map, as it might grant you items, experience points or some information that might be helpful or interesting. Those are all strong points of Deus Ex, but the strongest of them is the story. I do not want to spoil it but I can say that it is strongly influenced by conspiracy theories and it will be imprinted in you memory long after you finish the game.