Reviews by InsaneHien
A much improved sequel to BorderlandsInsaneHien | Nov. 19, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)
I was very hyped about playing Borderlands the first time I got it. The gameplay, controls, graphics, and content were all spot-on. Then, overtime, I felt that the customization and story were its weak points. Lots of repetitive missions in which I got very bored and tired of doing, but its DLC makes up for in the story. Despite these shortcomings, it was overall a great FPS/RPG hybrid game.
With Borderlands 2 already out, everything taken from the first game has been improved. Gameplay and controls haven't changed a bit, with a new story, characters, and settings. It's nice to see Gearbox add humor to game, something that I haven't enjoyed in a while. Customization has been improved, along with plenty of content. I come back to this game whenever I get bored, and my fun never stops! There aren't many games like this.
Borderlands 2 is overall one of the best games of 2012, and with a GOTY edition recently released, it should be picked up by those who have been holding out on the game for a while or just waiting for a (sort of) complete edition to be out. Would recommend this to several friends. Thanks Gearbox for making a great game!
Excellent storyInsaneHien | June 14, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake
Alan Wake is all about fighting the Taken. You weld a flashlight, some guns, flares, and flash bangs, which are very useful in tough situations. The story is great, and is presented in a television show through episodes. Gameplay can get a bit repetitive. I'd say it is average. Great physiological thriller video game.
One of 2011's best RPGsInsaneHien | June 14, 2013 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
To be honest, I have never heard of The Witcher and its sequel until last year. Since I had a big interest in Action RPGs, I decided to pick this up to see what made this game so great.
First time playing the game, I noticed the graphics looked absolutely stunning. Textures look detailed, and the whole world just looks excellent. Everything is lovely at 1080p.
The combat is very solid. Although it's hard to master and requires skill, there's a tutorial for newcomers of the game. From sword fighting to magic spells, it fits really well for a game like this.
The story is pretty interesting. You play as Geralt of Rivia, one of the last remaining witchers. He welds two swords and magic abilities. You'll also meet other characters like Triss Merigold as the story unfolds.
Overall, everything is wonderful. Plenty of hours can be spent on The Witcher II. If you are a fan of action RPGs, I would recommend this game.