Reviews by FlamingDbag

83

Decent Sequel

FlamingDbag | Aug. 25, 2013 | Review of BioShock® 2

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.

75

Short & Sweet

FlamingDbag | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

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.

75

Tastes like Deus Ex

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

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.

95

Worthy Prequel

FlamingDbag | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition

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.

98

Masterpiece

FlamingDbag | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

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.