Reviews by Madafix
An adventure you would not want to missMadafix | Dec. 14, 2012 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year -
How often does one find an opportunity to solve crimes and riddles just like a world class detective would? Not that much, really. In fact almost every video game that is based on a comic book series is doomed to fail. That changed when Batman Arkham Asylum was published. Is the next Batman game worth a try?
That's a silly question, really. Of course Arkham City is worth it. Everything that made Asylum great has been implemented in AC as well. It's a definite 'must buy' for every fan of Batman series. In fact these two video games are more Batman-ish than Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy.
In Arkham City there is so much to do. Aside from story missions you can save citizens from criminals, solve Riddler's puzzles and so much more. And if you thought that the base game had it all, then GOTY version will surprise you with more challenges, story based missions and so on.
Arkham City allows the players to step into the shoes of our beloved caped crusader. And for that alone it is a grand experience.
Back on dutyMadafix | Dec. 13, 2012 | Review of Hitman: Absolution PRE
The most iconic assassin is back. It may not please everyone, but still we've waited a long time and for most part it has been worth it.
Absolution is a good game. However, at times it fails being a great Hitman game. Sure, during the years the franchise has changed dramatically, but this one may be the greatest change yet. Instead of familiar setting where the player gets a handful of contracts diverse and interesting characters all around the world this game is more story oriented. It starts with Agent 47's encounter with Diana - his only friend - after which all hell breaks loose.
It's a refreshing way of playing the game, when the story sets the tone and variety of the hits. But at times it was not rewarding. Absolution had way too many 'escape the guards' sequences in which usually no hit is made.
Overall it is a great game. It has its flaws, but still I've enjoyed pretty much every minute of it. However, I'm not so sure of blindly buying the next Hitman game, if nothing else is changed.
Good Action RPG GameMadafix | Dec. 9, 2012 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas DNS
Just like Bethesda likes to tease us with a promise of an open world full of exploration, Fallout: New Vegas follows it's predecessor Fallout 3 with a variety of perks, skills and dialogue trees.
The world is nice looking, though at first glance it seems almost empty, but it is not. Soundtrack is country themed which is really appropriate given the setting.
All in all, except a handful of bugs the game is good. At times the immersion is broken, which is not great for a RPG. Like when coming back at the town which you've rescued and nobody cars about you except for a discount on an item or two.
But other than that it is worth the price.
War ain't prettyMadafix | Dec. 9, 2012 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line dns
Spec Ops: The Line talks about issues which most of the modern warfare shooters are avoiding. War is and never has been glorious. When the dust has settled everyone who has been involved in the war has changed.
Sure, at times the realistic portrayal of war zone falls short, when all you do is shoot someone in the face. What is changed is that now there is not just black and white. In this game we could talk about a lot of gray -- or more precisely -- bad decisions that the soldiers have to go through. It's either a bad or even worse decision the characters have to carry out in the game.
War is not pretty, It never has been. And for the sole fact that the developers have tried to show that to the audience I give 8 out of 10. It is really good, but at times it breaks the immersion/