Reviews by MidnightWolfie
MidnightWolfie's ReviewMidnightWolfie | May 1, 2014 | Review of Assassin's Creed III
Hello Ladies and Gentleman! First of all I'd like to apologize to you for a long delay in my review. I didn't have any game for review at first, and I was being quite busy. I bought Assassins Creed III so now I'm able to do a review. So as said before, today I'll bring you a review of Assassin's Creed III!
A bit about the game and developers. Assassin's Creed III is fifth game in the Assassins Creed series, developed and published by Ubisoft. I say that it's fifth game because there were two games before this one that were just explaining the story a bit more.
About Gameplay. Assassin's Creed III is the first game I've played from the Assassin's Creed franchise. But as much as I know each of the Assassin's Creed games has two stories. One set in the present while the other one is set in the past, where you play as one of the Assassins who is in battle against Templars. In the present story you play as a young man called Desmond who is trying to reveal the past so that he could save the future, while the Templars are trying to stop you. And I'll be honest, that story was so uninteresting to me that I just wanted to quit the game when ever it forced me to play as Desmond. Desmond uses one machine to make his mind fly into the past so that he could re-live what his ancestors did before. Before starting to talk about the ancestor story, I'd like to say that I do like what Ubisoft did. When ever you play as Desmond there is never HUD. There is no health bar, there are no warnings when enemy is about to attack, no bullet counts, you can't see when someone is onto you, no map, etc etc. They made it kind of realistic, and I really like that.
Now, about the real game. In Assassin's Creed III you play as an native American who joined the Assassin's brotherhood so that he could protect his tribe. As an Assassin he has a couple of different weapons which he can use and replace. He's got his original Assassin hidden blades, he's got a pistol that can hold only 8 bullets, a bow which he knows how to use since he's a native american, a sword and a tomahawk. In most cases you kill your enemies rather quickly with your tomahawk and hidden blades, so there is really not enough reasons to keep changing tactics and weapons. Pistol is usually a one-hit-kill weapon, but it takes up to five seconds to reload. Five seconds don't seem as much but in the middle of a battle when you're greatly outnumbered, five seconds are already five seconds which you do not have. Bow's strength depends on the target, but it usually takes one to three arrows to kill someone. You can also buy different clothing, but that really does not matter in this game. In case someone sees you as a threat you can just pay a street-shouter, or rip off the Wanted poster off the wall, and you will instantly become incognito
Lets go to movement next. In Assassin's Creed you move pretty much like in every other game, but you hold your right mouse button non-stop. Right mouse button gives you ability to run, jump on things and climb on things. So it really isn't that hard. On the other side, moving through the environment is very hard. You will find yourself running up a wall or a tree while trying to run past it, just because the game thought you would want to climb it. Horse has huge issues with jumping off a tiny rock, so I found myself losing lots of time just getting off the rock and then running by it. Some times your character doesn't react to the environment and doesn't listen to where you make him go. Therefore, you have to find a different route. That, luckily, doesn't happen too often.
In the game there's also an ability to recruit more assassins, and make your homestead grow. You can also make your own equipment or house furniture and then sell it, but in my opinion it was totally worthless. You are just wasting your time when you could just walk into a town, kill five guards and get more money than while making furniture.
Story wise the game is very good. I really liked it and enjoyed it. It wasn't repeatable and it actually felt as if you accomplish something once the game is done. Also the story was quite long, but they managed to keep it interesting. And it's always fun to re-play history happenings, even if they are changed a bit then what they were in the past.
Graphic and Audio. Game's graphic seemed great at first, but then I went to check when did that game actually come out, and now I think the graphic was greatly outdated. The graphic looked like they just transported game from PS3 or Xbox360 onto PC and really didn't put any effort into making it look better. Audio is very good and I didn't mind re-listening to it all the time. In fact, I actually wanted to listen to it as often as I could.
Pros, cons and final grade. Pros: - Awesome story line (the past one.) - Very good looking clothing. - Fun combat. - Big map. - Missions aren't repeatable.
Cons: - The game forces you to play as Desmond, and doesn't let you enjoy the Assassin's life. - Quite bugged. - Feels a little bit too easy. - Doing side quests doesn't feel rewarding. In fact it feels like a time loss.
Final Grade: 7/10
Extra info: I really enjoyed this game, but I have really been awaiting much more from it. It felt as if I am playing a game that was meant to be played by kids who just started playing games. All you do is click two different buttons during the whole game.
MidnightWolfie's ReviewMidnightWolfie | May 1, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead: Season 2
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! Today I will be making a review of a story based game called The Walking Dead Season 2. As much as you could have realized, this game is a sequel to the original game called The Walking Dead.
A bit about the game and developers. As I said at the start of this post, this game is a sequel to The Walking Dead. Just as the previous game, this is a point and click game in which you move around just a little bit, click on a thing or two and just watch the show. This game, just as previous one, was developed and published by Telltale Games. They are the same guys who made the previous game, and many other very well known games such as The Wolf Among Us.
About Gameplay. Just like in the previous game, you don't do much in The Walking Dead Season 2. You walk around every now and then, click a button or two when the timing is crucial and search for hidden objects that you need to find. Also you have an option to talk to anyone from your group that is currently in your playable area. Telltale has changed the look of the game a little bit, and that makes me glad. Choices of your sentences are now spread in four boxes, in stead of being one under the other. This makes the game look much better, but it also makes it a bit harder to read through your choices. Luckily Telltale have thought of that too! They made the game give you a little bit more time to read through all of your choices and select what you would want to say if you were in that situation.
When you want to interact with certain objects or people a small circle will appear around it in which you can chose what you want to do. This makes the game look cleaner and, in my opinion, much better. They also added a new thing to the game which I don't remember in last one. They added button spamming and directions of your actions into the game. With that I mean that the game makes you hit Q rapidly during some scenes, or it makes you move to left, right, up or down in some scenes. If you fail to do that, or you press the wrong button, you die which is quite frustrating. Just like in the previous game, if you die you get set back quite a bit. You have to watch long scenes, long talks and maybe even re-make your choices from before. And if you die just before a new save, and the previous save was 20 minutes ago.. Well, you are going to have a very bad day.
The Walking Dead Season 2 is a game that focuses on Story more than gameplay. The game does it's best to connect you to the characters in it. The developers actually want you to live through the story, and that's what makes this game amazing. They are doing a great job about it! But I have to say, I have connected to the characters from the previous game more then with the new ones. Mainly because new characters are more selfish.. They are a small group of people who probably got betrayed before, and therefore they are judging you too much. Therefore I got quite happy once I was able to reconnect to a member of my previous group.
The game is still in early parts of the story, so there's only two out of five episodes out yet. There's a lot more story to be revealed, and I have to say that I can't wait to play through it.
Graphic and Audio. The graphic is quite outdated, but they are doing that on purpose. This game focuses on being as close to comic books as possible, and that's what makes it different and awesome. Audio is very nice and never gets annoying. I really enjoyed both graphic and audio of the game.
Pros, cons and final grade. Pros: - Amazing story. - Ability to chose your own "future". - Surprising outcomes.
Cons: - Sometimes your choice is a negative one, even thought you thought it would be positive. - The game is still not full out and waiting for next episode is just too hard and too long, since the game is just too good.
Final Grade: 9/10
Extra Info: If you love games with very deep, amusing and easy to follow story then this game is for you. You will not go wrong with purchasing it!
Very good Tower defense game!MidnightWolfie | April 23, 2014 | Review of Sanctum 2: Complete Pack
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! Today I will write a review about a first person tower defense game called Sanctum 2.
[b][u]A bit about the game and developers.[/u][/b] Sanctum 2 is a sequel to a quite famous first person tower defense game called Sanctum. Both games have been developed and published by a well known company called Coffee Stain Studios. They stand behind many well known titles. The most recent one is Goat Simulator. Yes, they made Goat Simulator.
[b][u]About Gameplay.[/u][/b] Sanctum 2 is a first person shooter game in which the player has the ability to make a tower maze that will help him defend the core from a lot of numerous enemies. There are a lot of different weapons, towers and enemies in Sanctum 2, every one of them having different strengths and weaknesses. And to be able to experience the game fully, the player should have full party of people with each of them having a different character. I feel the question "why?" coming up next, so I'll just answer it to you now. Each character has his / her own weapon. One has shotgun, one has sniper, one has rocket launcher, one riffle and the newest character has a crossbow. Shotgun character is good against bigger enemies that come running at him. Rocket launcher is good versus swarms of enemies since his damage does not only go on one enemy. Sniper and Crossbow characters are best versus game bosses, since they deal largest amount of damage in one hit. And riffle is good versus pretty much anything, but of course it has smallest damage rate.
Each character can have a secondary weapon. There are many various secondary weapons so the player can fit exactly what they want to fit. There are also different perks in this game, so even those help out. So you could even turn slow, but powerful weapons into very fast, even more powerful weapons. Of course, there are many towers that help you in your victory. There are those towers that are fast, but deal small amount of damage, and then there are those that are slow and yet deal massive amount of damage. Each tower is good for something, and it's up to player to find out what is the best way to make the towers fit in with their game style. There are also a lot of different types of enemies. Some are small, numerous and fast, while others are big, slow and hard to kill.
Unlike the first game, Sanctum 2 feels a bit more open. It feels like you have more space to move, more space to build and more possibilities. On the other hand, this game also introduced leveling system. Each level unlocks different weapons, perks or towers to the player. Leveling is quite easy at start, but that changes later on. And the leveling system actually gives a replay value to the game, since you can always come back to old maps and redo them with your newly unlocked weapons, towers and perks.
Unlike in many other games, DLC's in this game are actually quite good. I am not a fan of DLC's in general so I still think that they are overpriced, but for the amount of money you put into them you get quite a few things back. With the DLC's you get tones of new maps, new characters and quite a few weapons. So the Complete Collection is a pure go from my end.
[b][u]Graphic and Audio.[/u][/b] Honestly, I was a bit disappointed by the graphic. It does look prettier and there are more details than in the first one, but I just feel like there's many more things that the developers could do to make the game prettier. Audio on the other hand is amazing, and I just enjoyed listening to every song or background sound that the developers put into the game.
[b][u]Pros, cons and final grade.[/u][/b] Pros: - Many different maps. - Characters to chose from. - DLC's that give an actual new content. - Various different unlockables.
Cons: - No ability to change primary weapon until final level. - Sometimes towers feel useless.
Final Grade: 7.5/10
Extra info: If you are a fan of first person shooters, or maybe tower defense games, then this game is for you. You just can't go wrong with Sanctum 2. You can buy Sanctum 2 over Steam.
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Great gameMidnightWolfie | Sept. 2, 2012 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2
I have never actually loved any Total War games untill i met Shogun 2. This game is just great and i just can't get enough of it. It's a bit still too over priced since its over a year old, but it's totally worth all the money. Everybody should get it :)