Reviews by FearlessHobo

85

Still the best soccer game, but nothing too new

FearlessHobo | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of FIFA 13 (NA)

I've been a fan of Fifa ever since Fifa 06, and have bought or played most the Fifa games since then; they never really disappoint.

Fifa has been known for its realistic gameplay/players and award-winning game mechanics, and Fifa 13 only adds to this. Granted, the players don't look much more real than Fifa 12 (albeit, I think they have done the best they can so far), but the new mechanics implemented really make this game the most authentic sports game to date. The new impact engine, 1st Touch Control, and Attacking Intelligence makes this game feel REAL; players act, feel, and look more like the real professionals than ever before and it adds to the experience. Make no mistake, no mechanic is flawless. Sometimes you will experience your goalkeeper allow a deflected shot roll past him at a snail's pace, or a striker that might stop his run through the oppositions defense just as you lay the perfect pass.

Overall this game is not revolutionary. It still feels quite similar to Fifa 12 and therefore if you aren't a big fan of the genre you can stick to the predecessor if you can't justify the cost. When it comes down to it the game offers enough new features/mechanics to be worth the price, and is still, in my (and most critics) opinions, the best sports game to date.

92

Wow, What a Game

FearlessHobo | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

I'm a huge fan of story driven games, and Bioshock Infinite is one of the best I've ever hard the pleasure of coming across. As my first game in the series I was introduced to dynamic characters, a beautiful world, a sublime soundtrack, and a top of the notch story line worthy of an "Infinite" amount of praise.

The only fault to the game is that combat isn't as dynamic as I first thought. I found myself using essentially the same tactic and weapon/vigor combinations in virtually every scenario. However, my understanding is that most people have their own tactic(s) so it seems that one may not be over or underpowered more than another, but rather personal preference.

I would recommend this game to the collection of any gamer.

88

Short and Sweet

FearlessHobo | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead: 400 Days

5 great stories in 1, varying in length and depth and overall somewhat short, but great stories nonetheless. Serves as a nice appetizer for what is coming next. Worth the $5 but no more than that.

97

For anyone that enjoys an excellent story

FearlessHobo | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead

If there were ever a game that could tell a better story than a book, television show, or movie... THIS game would be it. This game will keep you entertained, taking you through a wide range of emotions, and leave you wanting more.

85

Very Enjoyable, yet not Game-Changing

FearlessHobo | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

This DLC breathed some new life into a game that was already great, and made it greater. The addition of spies and religion added another tool to build your empire with, and they were implemented well.

Religion, in my opinion, is pretty much perfect. It is respectably important to your empires strength in that the benefits included are fairly significant and missing your chance to found your own religion is a tough hit, but not a crippling one. The religion aspect fits quite snug in the game's dynamics; not making other mechanisms significantly more or less important than they already were.

Espionage however, does not have as great an impact on the course of a game. I enjoy how spying and it's intricacies now take place in it's own menu rather than having to move spies across the map as a land unit. In my experience however, they don't have much of an effect on the outcome of a game. Stealing a technology is fairly significant, however, this normally takes a large amount of turns and doesn't happen to frequently in a game. Sharing intrigue with other Civs and discovering who is plotting against who is the biggest, and most rewarding part about espionage in my opinion.

Overall, this add-on is a great one. The added Civs, mechanics, wonders and units all add to your game-play experience while staying true to the foundations of the game. You'll still be playing for hours!

90

Free time destroyer

FearlessHobo | Aug. 4, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V

I was brought into the the wonderful world of Civilization from the Civilization Revolution demo released for consoles, and this game was the perfect next step for me. Upon hearing about it and having a couple friends who have already purchased it I convinced myself to buy it and play the more "mature" and "complete" Civilization experience (in comparison to the console exclusive; Civilization Revolution). I was certainly not disappointed.

The new features are numerous, yet identifiable, and only add to the overall experience. For example: unit stacking from previous Civ games is gone; at first I missed this, however, I grew to understand the complexity this adds to battle strategies and overall makes the game more satisfying.

This is the game for any loyal fan of the strategy genre, but the somewhat quick-to-learn gameplay and the in-depth tutorials provided in real-time by your "advisers". Really, the main flaw with the game is that the AI can sometimes be a little bit wonky (in terms of diplomacy issues), everything else is fairly balanced and makes for an excellent game.

Overall, I strongly recommend this game. It is simple, yet complex, has only a few flaws, and kills time better than anything else (once the "one... more... turn..." mindset kicks in you won't notice how much time has actually passed).