Reviews by JakeG92
Well... this was slightly underwhelming!JakeG92 | Feb. 4, 2015 | Review of Murdered: Soul Suspect™
I had hugely high hopes for Murdered: Soul Suspect!
Ever trailer, every new article, ever screenshot... I was glued. I wanted nothing more than to say this game would be my game of the year and it... wasn't even top 5!
Don't get me wrong. What the game actually is, is great. The mechanics, the story and the visuals are brilliant.
The thing that this falls down on is the length. This was an incredibly short story! I was able to burn through the whole game snatching every achievement along the way apart from about 2 or 3.
I was then able to play the story again up to the point of earning those final achievements all within the space of a weekend!
It's a good quick burn, but don't expect brilliance! :/
Wow... well isn't that a surprise!JakeG92 | Feb. 4, 2015 | Review of Wolfenstein: The New Order
I wasn't holding out much hope for this game. Modern day versions of retro games don't usually have a good track record for being good, let alone great.
Then along comes Wolfenstien: The New Order. Oh my god! Wow!
This is just a mental, bullet-hell game that is completely out of left field. I was expecting a game that was okayish and would help pass the time before playing other games.
But boy was I wrong.
Welcome to the page containing my 2014 Game of the Year!
You will not find a game that is better than this that was released in 2014! Trust me! Buy this and you will not regret it!
Zombie games aren't dead!JakeG92 | Feb. 4, 2015 | Review of State of Decay
Zombie games have been beaten to death (pun intended)! There are probably more of these than zombie movies at this point and even there are tonnes of those.
And then along comes State of Decay and say's, "Hey look at me, I'm awesome!" And it right!
This proves that you don't need hoard modes to make zombie games good! Just an open world and a story and you have yourself a kickass game!
If you're hesitant to buy this, just do it! Seriously! Sink in the hours and you'll end completely satisfied!
My Game of the Year 2012JakeG92 | Jan. 17, 2014 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line
I have just finished replaying this game and it's just cemented it firmly within my top 5 games of all time! At first I bought it on PlayStation 3 as a way to boost my trophy count... but it turned into the biggest surprise of my gaming life!
You follow a group of soldiers who have been sent to Dubai to find another soldier who is MIA. You find Dubai in complete ruin, and are dragged kicking and screaming through hell on earth! The interesting thing is that the actually gameplay and controllers are not that great. They are just standard 3rd person shooter controls.
Where this game shines like a diamond in the rough however, is it's story. You go through thinking, "Hmm, another CoD...", but then some weird things start to happen and before you know it, you're witnessing some of the best story telling in video game history.
What is rather annoying is now I have to play every military shooter that ever comes out just in case it is one of the best games ever, just like this one!
The multiplayer is very much throwaway... just play the game for a second time on Fubar difficulty (good luck) and make the other choices that you didn't one your first way through (that's right, different endings too!!!).
I amazed me that Yager (the devs) managed to capture the subject matter of PTSD so well.
Honestly, purchase this game and you will never be sorry. I wish I had of paid full price purely because the devs deserve every single penny!
As I've already said, one of my favorite games of all time is right here on this page... buy it... it's astonishingly amazing!
More excellenceJakeG92 | Jan. 17, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead: 400 Days
Telltale outdid themselves again! They made the perfect little link between Season 1 and Season 2. With no Clementine or the rest of the gang in this part, it follows a few random people's stories from different periods of time during the zombie apocalypse. Even though they are only a few short stories, you actually care about the characters.
I hope that they are involved in the second season in some way!
This is 100% worth the money... played it about 4 times to see as many of the story combinations as possible!