Reviews by MikeK47
Boring and RepetitiveMikeK47 | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Dead Island: Game of the Year (v1)
I wanted to like Dead Island. I had been thinking of getting it for a long time and finally brought myself to get it. I played it with one of my friends since I heard you had to play co op and was very disappointed. At first the combat is fun but soon degrades to the same attacks over and over again. The same could be said for the missions. It seems there are only about 5 mission in the entire game and each group of survivors you meet have those same missions. My friend and I put 15 hours into this game and we have given up on it. The game does look great though. Unfortunately that is not enough to save it from it's other pitfalls.
Challenging, Depressing, and I can't get enoughMikeK47 | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (NA)
I will say right away I never played the original X-Com games, but does that matter? NO. I have loved this game ever since I first saw it. I played it the moment it came out and have had trouble stopping, even when the game wants me to.
Yes this game can be difficult and is unforgiving. There are difficulty settings and Easy and Normal are a breeze. If you have heard Jake Solomon or any of the other devs talk about this then you have hears, "That;s what makes it rewarding and makes you care for your troops." And they are completely right. This game makes me feel horrible when I do something wrong and I love it for that. The game play is very fun and no two battles play out the same. There may be similarities but there is no one tactic that will always work.
Aside from a couple visual bugs this game is flawless. If you want to play a fun strategy game then PLEASE GET THIS GAME.