Reviews by MartDrummer

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Half-Life. It doesn't get any better than this!

MartDrummer | April 9, 2014 | Review of Half Life

Half-Life holds a special place in my heart.

I first played Half-Life in 2013. Yes, really. I ain't part of the generation that originally played this in 98'. But still, to me it was an incredible experience! Half-Life is simply amazing! By the time i started playing Half-Life, i had already played games like Metro 2033, but this old game surpassed that by MILES!

Half-Life is about a man called Gordon Freeman, that works at a secret Black Mesa research facility, located somewhere in the underground of the New Mexico desert. When an experiment goes horribly wrong, portal rifts are opened, leading to aliens flooding the research facility and trying to kill everyone. Even worse, the military are trying to hide what is happening by also trying to kill everyone! Your goal is to get to the surface and fix the mess.

The gameplay is simply put FANTASTIC! It's slick, it's precise, it couldn't be any better. The guns feel supreme. They all act different, and they don't feel bland or boring in any way. The maps (or should i say "map" since the game just loads the next part of what is a single huge map) are a masterpiece. They are very intelligently made, and unlike shooters today (in my opinion), they actually require you to use your brain to figure out what to do. There are also a fair bit of puzzles, all of which are fun, and I never found them frustrating.

The enemies you encounter on your journey use some of the smartest AI i have ever seen in my life (and keep in mind this a game from 1998). All the enemies feel like threads, and it will at some points require tactic just to get through an area without getting killed.

Bottom line: Half-Life is a MASTERPIECE and a true work of ART!! This game is the reason that Counter-Strike and Steam exists! It is a MUST-HAVE for every first-person shooter fan! Half-Life is just something you have to experience in your life, because believe me, you won't get an experience like this in any other game!

83

Pretty good!

MartDrummer | April 5, 2014 | Review of Mafia II

Mafia 2 is pretty great. It has a VERY interesting story, and it made me interested in the Godfather movies. The gameplay is not too shabby. The game has a great cover system and weapons that just feels right. The city is very open, however you have nothing to do in it outside missions. You drive A LOT in this game, and that can sometimes be frustrating. However, the great story and good gameplay makes up for that!

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Great comeback!

MartDrummer | April 5, 2014 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV

GTA IV. A very special GTA game. And i loved it! The story, unlike the older GTA games, is more personal. You don't just do jobs for people, you also get to know the people you work for and meet throughout the game. The gameplay is solid. Finally, there is a GREAT cover system. You can almost cover behind anything! The game still stays true to it's predecessors, while adding a few new features.

One bad thing about the game is how the cars steer. It is VERY bad. Your car literally slides around on the road. Thankfully there are plenty of mods that can adjust the physics and steering of all drivable vehicles. Great story and great gameplay + online multiplayer = Great package! Definitely worth the money, but only on sale, since it's pretty old by now.