Reviews by FlamingDbag


Best Sonic game in a long time.

FlamingDbag | Aug. 6, 2014 | Review of Sonic Generations - PC

Modern 3D Sonic at his finest with a respectable return to form with Classic 2D Sonic levels. Memorable levels from previous games like Green Hill Zone and Seaside Hill return and have completely new layouts and visual upgrades. This game is an absolute must play for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing a Sonic game. PC version has mods (such as new levels) and removes the console version's frame rate cap. Xbox 360 controller is HIGHLY recommended.


Authentic rebuild

FlamingDbag | Aug. 6, 2014 | Review of Sonic CD - PC

Extremely authentic rebuild of a classic platformer. The game is short and fairly easy to beat but the excellent level design, achieving the good ending and the option to play as Tails increases the replay value significantly. Also has a Sonic 2/3 style spindash option, both regional soundtracks for selection and the return of the super peel-out ability. Basically: this is the best edition of the game and you should already own it. PC version has no benefits over the console versions other than keyboard control as an option. Also the game is always 16:9 regardless of the resolution. 360 controller recommended but not required.


Decent Sequel

FlamingDbag | Aug. 25, 2013 | Review of BioShock 2 Steam - PC

For its gameplay improvements and different plot angles alone It's a worthy sequel, but its biggest flaw is it barely dazzles as much as the first game did. Despite the fact you play as a Big Daddy and the plot digs deeper into the ruined underwater city. Play it if you want more Bioshock gameplay with new lore to discover, just don't expect for the story to finally pick itself up until near the end. If there's something this game proves though, it's that giant drills make AMAZING weapons.


Short & Sweet

FlamingDbag | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Tiny Big Grandpas Leftovers - PC

I beat it in one sitting. It wasn't amazing or deep, or even that long to be honest, but it was fun and seriously helped me to mellow when I was stressed out. It's a good game to play and relax to, solving mild puzzles and abusing the cutting tool for laughs and giggles. If you have interest in this game I do suggest you buy it, just be aware it's a short game and there doesn't seem to be much reason to replay it either so I suggest you wait until it goes on sale whenever. Definitely deserves a sequel.


Tastes like Deus Ex

FlamingDbag | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Project Snowblind - PC

Originally Deus Ex: Clan Wars, this game is almost entirely focused on action. There's no RPG elements but there's bits of stealth and computer/robot hacking that are obviously heavily inspired by Deus Ex. The story isn't strong but almost everything about this game screams Deus Ex, such as having augmentations with familiar abilities. Honesetly? It still IS the lost Deus Ex. Ignore the fact the story's almost entirely placeholder and you're forced to have (although thanks to the nice weapon selection they're fun) shoot outs in 80% of situations it turns out if Deus Ex followed the more standard style of FPS design it's still one of the better shooters I've ever played. It's also one of the more clever and creative shooters. Only real problems I have with the game is that it's only roughly 8 hours long, for some reason aim assist is forever enabled and there's no widescreen support. Also no difficulty options but the game makes up for that later. Despite those minor annoyances the game is surprisingly pretty damn good and everyone should try it out.


Worthy Prequel

FlamingDbag | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex HR Augmented Edition - PC

Considering I already own this on PS3 the fact I've bought it TWICE should indicate if I like it or not. (HINT: I probably do.) And yes it does largely feel like a modern version of the original. I actually prefer the gameplay of HR over the original, but not the story even though HR's is still interesting and incredibly immersive. Regardless this is worth playing anyway, even if you've played any Deus Ex game or not. In fact this is a prequel, so starting with this game is not going to spoil anything. So again don't even CONSIDER buying that TF2 hat until you buy this.



FlamingDbag | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition Steam - PC

I'm not going to lie, in this day and age you are probably going to need visual mods to appreciate it more ("Deus Ex for Modern Systems", New Vision) but besides that it still holds up very well. Except the whole extremely poor accuracy thing at the start of the game, but it makes it more encouraging to play the game smarter then simply going guns blazing. Even though you can do that anyway. And trust me you'll grow to understand/accept it regardless. Anyway story is extremely interesting, there is a lot of branching in both story and gameplay: You can go tactically violent or extremely stealthy, lethal or non-lethal, you have a variety of highly RPG style skills and a variety of cool and useful augmentation powers, your actions and choices have impact on the story, morality is a huge factor to the story, ect. If you have not yet played it I strongly urge you to do so. I like playing this with BioMod, imo it basically improves the gameplay in sensible ways.