Reviews by LookAtTheBlood

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Mature Look At War With Lackluster Controlls

LookAtTheBlood | May 25, 2013 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line dns

I really enjoyed this game. I found its dark oppressive atmosphere in war torn, sandblasted Dubai to be captivating. It starts off a little slow in the early chapters and I can see players putting down the game before it really takes off. As I understand it was a conscious decision on the part of the developers to mislead the gamer into thinking they were playing another modern day military shooter before pulling the rug out and revealing the "Heart of Darkness" subject matter, but they paced themselves a little too slowly in the begging. Please stick with the game past chapter 8, this is the point where the game starts to shine in what is being asked of the player to do and what their role is in the story.

As far as the game play is concerned it is not the polished third person shooter experience games have presented in more recent years. Controls are sticky and a little clunky but I was able to get through it. I've heard it argued that this was also meant to be an important part of the experience, adding another layer of discomfort. I felt I had a few too many cheap deaths to buy into that argument completely but again, I did really enjoy this game as a whole experience.

For the story alone which is not something we see often I am recommending you play this game.

I can not rate the multiplayer portion as I did not play it and have no interest in doing so.

98

Great Story Driven Experience, Some Hype

LookAtTheBlood | May 25, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

This game was probably the first big game experience of 2013 for many. It is also the direct follow up to the much beloved "Bioshock." Considering it's long development cycle there were huge expectations for this title. I think the game experience taken as a whole delivers a great experience that comes just short of meeting those lofty expectations.

The story, the tonics, and the interactions with Elizabeth are the main reasons to play this game, and those aspects are wonderful. Many people have already stated that there are some possible logic leaps, plots holes, and inconsistencies with the story but I believe that this actually leads to personal interpretation and excellent conversation once you finish the game. Leaves you with questions but still a complete experience. Not sure what the DLC will add.

As far as playing on pc goes, it looks wonderful. There are a few performance issues but nothing that took away from the experience, at least not for me. I have a mid range pc with a 450 GTX and at the time 6 GB RAM.