Reviews by MatthewFishwick

90

Great game!

MatthewFishwick | June 17, 2014 | Review of Day of Defeat: Source

Day of Defeat: Source is my go to World War II shooter, and while it lacks any sort of singleplayer component, what it actually offers is surprisingly good. You play as either an Allied or Axis soldier and work with others on your team to accomplish specific goals, such as capturing objectives or capturing key locations. There are several classes to choose from, so everyone can hopefully find one they excel with.

Visually, the game is beautiful even these days, and the game's vibrant aesthetic style lends itself well to the Source engine that powers it. The models are pretty detailed, yet far from perfect. Moreover, the lighting of the game is actually a factor when picking your shots at other players, because it makes effective use of HDR lighting. So the light and dark colors contrast seamlessly. The weapons are also rendered quite realistically, and sound as such.

Overall, this is a nice game that while being older, still has a decent playerbase and is tremendous fun. I particularly recommend this game!

85

Solid horror game

MatthewFishwick | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of Doom 3

This game may have a bad wrap since it 'failed' to significantly improve upon the FPS genre (or Doom), however if you just want a game that can scare you while having a reasonably decent plot this may be the game for you. I recommend this game especially to people with older gaming rigs because it will run and look beautiful after all these years. One reason why this game was knocked down by critics upon it's release is because it may well have been ahead of it's time...

100

The GOAT?

MatthewFishwick | Oct. 25, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3

I picked this game up a few days after it's release back in 08', I was instantly hooked and kept playing the game hour after hour non-stop. I enjoyed the game especially because I felt no immediate obligation to finish the main quest. Even without the DLCs there are so many quests in this game even if not every one is marked. Such a great experience!