Reviews by Jimangi

85

A harrowing but very entertaining experience

Jimangi | May 30, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown dns

I never played the original games, they were before my time. Judging from the prejudices held by old fans towards this new iteration they must have been pretty good. Those retro-heads had nothing to worry about though. Enemy Unknown is great. It’s tense, intelligent and unlike any AAA game you’ll play right now. Go get it.

97

The Citizen Kane of games (for real this time)

Jimangi | May 28, 2013 | Review of To The Moon Cap

I've used that term many a time before but never without irony. Never before have I played something that could legitimately hold the title (Though, having said that, I haven't actually seen the film, I make the claim entirely based upon what other people say about it). Direction is something not often discussed within this medium. Something so expertly crafted in every element as reminds me of its importance. There's humour, tragedy, a wonderful sountrack and all without voice acting and with minimal graphical bells and whistles. If you don't go in expecting something 'gamey', this shares little in mechanics with its RPG maker kin, then anyone should find To the Moon to be a wondrous achievment. I hesitate to say it seems perfect, but... well...

97

The Citizen Kane of games (for real this time)

Jimangi | May 28, 2013 | Review of To The Moon Cap

I've used that term many a time before but never without irony. Never before have I played something that could legitimately hold the title (Though, having said that, I haven't actually seen the film, I make the claim entirely based upon what other people say about it). Direction is something not often discussed within this medium. Something so expertly crafted in every element as reminds me of its importance. There's humour, tragedy, a wonderful sountrack and all without voice acting and with minimal graphical bells and whistles. If you don't go in expecting something 'gamey', this shares little in mechanics with its RPG maker kin, then anyone should find To the Moon to be a wondrous achievment. I hesitate to say it seems perfect, but... well...

96

The Citizen Kane of games (for real this time)

Jimangi | May 28, 2013 | Review of To The Moon Cap

I've long used that term ironically, but now I finally have something I can legitimately describe as such, though, having said that, I haven't actually seen Citizen Kane so that claim is based entirely on what other people think. Direction is something not discussed enough in this medium. It takes something that can so expertly get so many elements right for one to realise its importance. This is the case with To the Moon. The things that Freebird have managed to achieve with no voice-acting and minimal graphics are astounding. The combination of well-placed wit, of scenes both heartwarming and tragic and of a superb soundtrack that will resonate even with those with no knowledge of the game make for a rare gem, a near perfect game. Any issues are incredibly minor unless you approach To the Moon expecting a more typical 'gamey' experience. Despite being created in RPG maker this shares few mechanics with its kin.