Reviews by Luke123190

85

Difficult, but rewarding

Luke123190 | Nov. 23, 2013 | Review of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (NA)

The game is based on the soul idea of the player dying, a lot. The game works around this feature and is very smooth for a such a dark game. Its fun to play but has a buggy ui which can be fixed with mods. The game also lacks direction and kinda of nudges you in a direction it never makes it clear. However my favourite feature is when you see a bloodstain and can watch another player die in some way.

90

A throwback to the past, but does it live up to it?

Luke123190 | Nov. 23, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (ANZ)

The short answer yes, yes it does.

Long answer - The original XCOM was a difficult game to understand, to use, and to play, but very rewarding. This new XCOM is a similar story. However the game features smooth graphics, with deep tactics placed in and an intense atmosphere. The game presents the atmosphere, and once you get into it, it sucks you in. The only problem I had was with the end of the game, that displeased me. But otherwise a brilliant game.

90

An excellent adventure despite some shoddy port issues

Luke123190 | June 8, 2013 | Review of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (NA)

Let's get the gritty down, it's a hard game, and secondly it's a port that hurts to play. Luckily the mod community has fixed some of the issues, this aside the game is still amazing, and the story intriguing.

The game revolves around the currency of souls, which are collected in multiple ways, mainly killing things, these souls then purchase upgrades, but the twist in this game is if you die, which guess what, in a game with the title, prepare to die, you will die, your body is left on the ground, with all your souls ( and humanity). Now if you can get back to your body you can recover it, if you die on the way, well, there goes your souls.

The combat system is fluent and makes conserve stamina, at times it does seem a tad slow but otherwise its nice, realistic to a point and actually fluent. Bosses are intimidating, fellow players are intimidating, it's a great play from start to end and the one tip I leave for maximum enjoyment, learn when to take a break, don't infuriate yourself to the point you dislike it.