Reviews by HeadCrabZombie

93

A Blast From the Past

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Sonic Adventure DX CAP

This game used to keep me entertained for hours upon end, and it still holds up to this day. The graphics are a bit dated, given they were made for the dreamcast, but the gameplay is very smooth, and the level design is phenomonal! The voice acting is a it iffy, and the lip syncing is horrendous, but all around this is a really fun game!

90

Sonic is Back

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Sonic Generations

The times of bad Sonic games are behind us for now, for this Sonic game is a massive improvement over previous titles. Unleashed tried to be good but was held back by its slow werehog levels, so Generations is all about being fast. The 2Dand 3D levels have very different gameplay styles, with classic Sonic not being able to do a homing attack, but modern Sonic not being able to do a spin dash. The unique gameplay styles perfectly fit the levels they play in, which I might add, look beautiful. The detail within the levels are phenomenal. A must get game for Sonic fans, and even good for people new to the series!

93

Apocalypse done right

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Metro 2033 PRE

This game puts fallout 3 to shame in terms or immersion and atmosphere. The voice acting can be a little off putting given that they're all Russian, but in terms of gameplay and graphics, it far exceeds Fallout 3. Stealth is also a part of this game, especially on higher difficulty levels, so be warned. Also, don't be surprised when you find yourself dying to a particular part over and over, because it WILL happen. This game is a must get for people who love a good challenge and an immersive world.

85

Good for strategists

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of ARMA II: Combined Operations

This game is not for the typical Call of Duty gamer. You will not be able to run around with your gun and shoot up everyone. Hell, you can't even run and shoot in the first place. The learning curve is quite fair, but requires some patience, as does the game itself, and especially the mod DayZ. You will often find yourself crawling through the grass trying to avoid a group of bandits or a hoard of zombies. This type of gameplay can be good for some, and very off putting for others.

Gameplay aside, the graphics look great, but the optimization is a little poor, so be sure your computer can run it. There are various bugs that you have to live with, but none of them are unbearable. All in all, Arma II combined ops is a good purchase for a patient gamer.

76

Zombie Killin' Fun

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Dead Island

This game is not very different than other zombie games out there, but it has a very distinctive feel, that is not always good. The melee weapons break far too quickly sometimes and the guns are pretty useless, but it still manages to be a fun game, at least with friends. The quests can be pretty redundant, and mostly have you fetching some item, but as a general rule, anything can be made more fun with someone else screaming because a zombie is attacking them. An okay game that had a good concept that just didn't hit I suppose.

94

Great and Challenging!

HeadCrabZombie | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (NA)

Dark Souls is truly a successor to Demon's Souls, and it plays great on the PC. Some outside fixes, like DSfix are recommended, and a controller is almost necessary, but with that aside, the gameplay is solid. The online can be a little wonky at parts, not allowing me to summon players, but most of the time summoning is no problem, and the people are always helpful. Even the invaders are courteous, for the most part! Great community, and great game! Highly recommended!