Reviews by GigaPudding
Not as bad as some people say!GigaPudding | June 7, 2015 | Review of Murdered Soul Suspect - PC
This game gets a lot of bad reactions for not being sandboxy enough, too linear, buggy and stuff. But it's an adventure game. The main focus is on the story which is quite interesting. It's the story that is kinda fresh and keeps you entertained. The setting of the story and it's themes aren't all that common in videogames and and the game contains a lot of secrets and collectibles that add more depth to the story. So if you enjoy interesting stories, you might as well like this game. You can't do that much being a ghost and all so the puzzles might repeat itself a little and the focus of the game is really centered on story telling rather than like gameplaying. Another thing is that there really are some bugs in the game. Nothing too serious but you might get annoyed by them from time to time. And the next thing on the list is that the game is short. So why do I give it 80? It's mainly the story, I really liked it and it flows quite well. It's a good chillout game as it doesn't really require a lot of gaming effort to go through, but in my opinion the story is worth it.
Stupid funGigaPudding | June 7, 2015 | Review of Goat Simulator - PC
Imagine a Tony Hawk's pro skater game in which you don't skate but run around as a goat instead. That's pretty much this game with added jokes and intentional hilarious bugs and stuff. You pick your level, pick your goat and then you go and spread havok all over the place. There's a lot of hidden stuff, jokes, collectibles, "quests" and possible action that may produce various funny results. It's really hilarious and funny, but the downside might be the size of the maps that aren't that big even though they're packed with various options for you to make some fun of them. And another thing is that the game is a true sandbox. You make your fun yourself. The game doesn't push you to anything or give you any story or something like that. You just go about your goatly stuff which might provide you with a lot of hours of goat fun or you might get bored after a couple of hours. Depends on your preference in gaming. But anyway it's quite a surprise how entertaining and fun can this game be considering the fact it was developed "by accident".
Even better than the first oneGigaPudding | June 7, 2015 | Review of Poker Night 2 - PC
The first poker night was an awesome game with lots of jokes and fun banter between the players but surprisingly enough it got even better in the second one. There are new players in the game, new dealer even and more options to customize your experience with new decks, chips and more :D. More hilarious dialogues, cool musics, unlocks for team fortress and stuff. I mean I can't recommend this game enough, it's just perfect.
Playing poker with Strong Bad and Max!GigaPudding | June 7, 2015 | Review of Poker Night at the Inventory - PC
If you like poker then this is the perfect game for you. If you don't like poker but you do enjoy some good laughs, you might just pick this game up as well. That's mainly because of the collection of characters you play with. Most notably Strong Bad and Max from Sam & Max. The game is seriously hilarious so even if you don't know how to play poker, you'll teach yourself just to have some good laughs with this game. The only better poker game is the follow up, Poker Night 2 :D.
An entertaining, yet short trip into the Darkness comicsGigaPudding | June 5, 2015 | Review of The Darkness II Overflow - PC
As many people know, Darkness game lets you experience the adventures of Jackie Estacado, the protagonist of Darkness comics. And it puts you right in the middle of the action without any delays and explaining. You get to command your dark minions and hellish powers given to you by the Darkness (which is voiced by none other than Mike Patton) to help you overcome the bad guys and save your girlfriend. Pretty straightforward but it's much more interesting than it sounds like as you get to explore your character's inner demons and past. The gameplay itself is pretty simple, you shoot stuff with various weapons but what's the main focus is the upgradable Darkness powers which make things more entertaining. The game encourages you to come up with various ways to dispose of your enemies with using Darkness and it is often required to defeat more advanced enemies. It's fun, really, but the fun lasts only for a short while unfortunately. The game is not very long and even though you get 4 mini-campaigns with different characters in addition to the main Jackie Estacado story, it's still quite short and the additional campaigns aren't all that interesting compared to the the main one. But still it's a decent game and you'll be content with it especially if you're a fan of the original comic book source material for this game.
Underrated and imaginativeGigaPudding | June 5, 2015 | Review of Risen 2 Dark Waters Gold Edition 2015 - PC
This game gets a lot of hate. Undeserved hate I might say. Usually it's about the game not being gothic-like enough or some such. But that's actually what makes it such a great game! Risen 2 follows up gothic-ish Risen game that was pretty much Gothic 1 or 2 all over again but under a different name because of legal issues. And it was a good game, but nothing really new. Then came Risen 2 that gave the players and option of becoming a pirate captain with parrot, rum and stuff! I mean how cool is that? There aren't very many pirate rpg games, in fact there's mostly just this game in that department. But it's not just the setting that makes it fun and original. It's also the new mechanics and skills that go with the theme like using your parrot to distract enemies, sending your trained monkey to grab stuff, digging up treasures from secret maps and one of the most interesting games is the indirect voodoo magic. Usually magic goes like throwing fireballs and stuff. This game's magic is about curses, buffs and controlling people with voodoo dolls which gives you new dialogue and quest solving options. And then there's ofcourse cannons, pirate ships, muskets and pistols. Overall it's a unique and entertaining game that is much better than what the reviews usually say. It tried to bring something fresh and different and it did succeed.
Not Thief, but not a bad game eitherGigaPudding | June 5, 2015 | Review of Thief Steam - PC
It's most definitely not the Thief you know. It even has a a lot of different options to go about killing people which is extremely not-thief-like. Garret become someone entirely different as well, but despite that it's not a bad game. In fact, it's a quite good game but you need to make it a good game. How to do that? It's pretty simple. The game provides you with several difficulty options and an option to tweak your difficulty manually. So, all you need to do is setting the difficulty to the highest and then make things even more difficult by enabling the option for no kills and the need to be completely invisible, meaning that guards can never be fully aware of your presence unless you want to see a game over screen. No kills and no alerts is essencial for thief-like experience. You can also adjust the difficulty more by disabling gadgets and upgrades but that's up to you. Now with this difficulty setting the game becomes a quite entertaining stealth game in which you need to plan a little ahead, sneak and work your way out of tight spots. You need to run around the town back and forth for various side quests and stuff which might be a bit tedious but the main missions on the "proper" difficulty settings are very interesting and need some thinking effort to go through. Trust me, you'll feel the adrenalin when you're required to open a safe in a fairly lit room with a guard waltzing around and under no circumstances can the guard become alert to your presence. AI on the other hand is a bit tricky sometimes which might help you and sometimes it might make things even more difficult but personally I found it a fun challenge to overcome guards that are stuck in one place etc. :D. Overall the game isn't the Thief you know, it's more of a Dishonored take on Thief but you can make it a close enough Thief-like game which might entertain you for a decent amount of gameplay hours.
Finally a new typing of the dead!GigaPudding | Oct. 30, 2013 | Review of SEGA Halloween Title - PC
Typing of the dead is a great and fun way to learn to type fast and accurate. The first typing of the dead game was pretty much the same as this one and it was absolutely brilliant and worthy of getting the maximum rating, this game however is not as good as its predecessor even though it's still pretty enjoyable. You get to type through several zombie and mutant filled levels which are rather short but the game actually encourages the player to improve their typing skills and so the game has quite good replayability. The not so good thing about the game is that there is no training mode and challenges focused on keys and words you are not good with. Instead of training and challenges three minigames are present to test your typing further and the original rail shooting mode is also present if you ever get tired of typing. The graphics are actually the last thing you'll notice while typing the dead off but it should be noted that the game doesn't quite look as a 2013 game so if you're heavy on graphics then consider yourself warned. On the brightside the game's not very demanding on hardware. The little story the game has is heavily stylized to look like seventies grindhouse movies and the recent Robert Rodriguez movies which might spoil the game a little for some players who don't particularly enjoy the borderline overcheesiness all over the game. Overall it's a very entertaining game and an enjoyable learning tool as well. Even though it's lacking a lot compared to its predecessor there are supposedly some dlcs on the way to hopefully add more challenges and training modes and a multiplayer mode to the game.