Reviews by KingArthas94

40

This is NOT Tomb Raider.

KingArthas94 | June 19, 2014 | Review of Tomb Raider

This game is full of problems, the most important is: it's not Tomb Raider.

In a "Tomb Raider" game you're supposed to raid tombs, well, in this game tombs are totally optional, and one of them is available only if you buy a DLC. Really?

This game is not funny at all: it is so easy that you will finish it in less than 15 hours. With the click of a button you will have the possibility to highlight the part of the environment that is important to progress, so NO exploration at all).

They say it's an open world: false statement. It's a "corridor" with the possibility to fast travel between bonfires (without any logic, this isn't explained in the game mechanics like it is in Dark Souls, for example, so it's only a tool to move in a fast way from one place to the other just at the end of the game, to grab "treasures")... So, if you want to finish it 100% you will play for 25-30 hours, but it will be really boring, because it's just searching for items in the environment. Hunting is boring too, you won't need it that much (I never thought "Oh, I need hunting to survive, let's grab some arrows and kill some animals", just because it's useless; Far Cry 3 is an example of how hunting should be done in an action videogame).

However graphics are nice, this game is a really good benchmark.

The plot is, well, someway nice but not that much interesting, you will forget about all the characters in a day or two, because they are not well developed throughout the story. A character dies? Who cares, if he's been on the screen for, like, 15 minutes?

Some spoilers ahead: It reminds Lost because you and some other people are on a journey but an Islands "captures" you, however you won't be able to leave, until the hero (Lara, in this game) saves the day. Finally the final boss battle is really really easy, no skill required. Just aim and shoot.

Buy this game only if you want the classic tps-gameplay (cover and shoot, go on, cover and shoot, go on) with a female character in a rainy environment or if you want a benchmark for your brand new video card.

90

Above the average RPG, awesome.

KingArthas94 | June 19, 2014 | Review of Dark Souls II (EU)

Dark Souls 2 is an RPG with hack and slash mechanics developed by From Software, a Japanese studio that became famous for its Souls franchise.

Dark Souls 2 stands on the same roots of Dark Souls, but with some differences. Firstly the game is now created to run in a flawless way on PC (you won't have so much trouble playing with mouse & keyboard, you'll just have to practice) with new graphics, upgraded with some nice effects like Depth Of Field and SSAO (Ambient Occlusion), so the game is really pretty. You will love the rock solid framerate (60 fps).

Then, they took the combat system of the first game and made some balance changes. I didn't like all of its new aspects, but it's still far superior than the combat system used in all the others hack and slash games. I think it's more "action based" that the one in Dark Souls. There are also more spells and miracles.

But you will continue playing Dark Souls 2 for its extremely inspired world. A lot of long levels with one of more bosses, you will have a lot of fun trying to kill them and EXPLORING, the most important thing to do in this huge world.

The game is not only single player, but you will have the chance to summon your friends (or random people from the Internet) to kill the bosses and explore the world, and this is awesome. Multiplayer is not only coop, but also PvP, so you can invade another world and have a duel with its owner.

The franchise is famous for its "toughness", with the spot "prepare to die, again", but I didn't find DS2 as punishing as Dark Souls, the first... even so, you will have to study your enemies, their habits and the environment to "win the game".

Final comment: buy this game, it's awesome, mostly after playing Dark Souls 1.

96

To me, the best multiplayer experience for a FPS.

KingArthas94 | Oct. 16, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 3 (EU)

The game is absolutely awesome. The graphics are stunning, the plot of the single player is interesting but the campaign is short, the multiplayer... standing ovation. Buy it if you like the fps genre.

The only problem is the netcode: sometimes you will dile while going behind something to not be hit by the enemies but the bullets will hurt you anyway. It's a sort of lag but not depending on your connection.

94

The best Assassin's Creed.

KingArthas94 | Oct. 16, 2013 | Review of Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition

AC2 is an action game set in my loved Italy. It's a sort of free roaming game, full of secrets and funny! The reproduction of some buildings like San Marco in Venice is awesome. It's a long game but this isn't a bad aspect. The graphics were awesome when the game was launched and in 2013 they're still really enjoyable! The plot is a bit strange for some aspects but everything has a conclusion in the next games of the series (mostly AC Revelations and AC3). The gameplay is fantastic, leaving the player the possibility to choose how to reach a target and kill him. I loved this game, I recommend it to everyone.

75

This is not a game, this is a benchmark.

KingArthas94 | Oct. 16, 2013 | Review of Crysis 3 (EU)

Well yes, it's only a benchmark. The graphics are awesome but... it ends there. It's like Crysis 2 almost in everything, but with a lots of details. It's still short in the single player, that is also really easy. I don't recommend it or... well I recommend it ONLY if you want a CoD-Style game for multiplayer but you're searching also for fantastic graphics.

84

Funny shooter, nice graphics and "cars"

KingArthas94 | Oct. 16, 2013 | Review of RAGE

RAGE is a nice shooter, with a really HUGE setting. It's cool and amusing doing rides while caring about shooting the enemies. It's not simple, specially the first times, but then you become stronger and faster and kick asses! There are also some "rpg like" things like selectable quests. I decided to play RAGE on my PC with my Xbox 360 controller, it was nice. The graphics are simply GOOD. The textures are really detailed, even if I feel like it could be better on some aspects. I recommend it :)