Reviews by MrMrstoff

87

A must-play for every fan of the movies

MrMrstoff | July 18, 2013 | Review of Back to the Future: The Game

Telltale is well known for its great adventures. Therefore it wasn’t a surprise for me that this game is also very much fun. The story is really well written and a worthy successor to the film trilogy’s plot. The voice acting is good but not outstanding and the huge amount of dialogues contains very much information and is great for people that want to dive as deep into the game as possible. For people that don’t want to spend that much time listening to dialogues (like me), however, it was a bit too much and annoying at some points.

Although it isn’t among the most beautiful games I’ve played, the art style is pretty nice. The game design in general is good but the inventory is pretty unhandy if you have to scroll back to items you picked up a while ago. Furthermore there were too much invisible borders, especially in the city center – I would have loved to be able to explore this central place of the film trilogy a bit more. Being pretty impatient I liked the built-in hint/solution system if I got stuck. Most of the time there were 3 hints (the last one was the solution or at least very obvious), so it didn’t reveal too much if you just need a little tip. This system also makes the game a great choice to get in touch with point and click adventures for people who are used to being guided through the game like in most of the modern AAA-games.

97

One of the most atmospheric shooters ever

MrMrstoff | July 10, 2013 | Review of BioShock

Bioshock is in my opinion near perfect. Of course, the game is almost 6 years old now and you can see this but with its amazing art style and world design Bioshock is still one of the best looking games I know. This really good design, the great voice acting, the matching music, an amazing, mysterious story and stunning events create an atmosphere I very rarely experienced in a video game.

The gameplay is also very satisfying. The different weapons, the possibility to use your environment and the plasmids give you a great variety of possibilities to fight the enemies.

Bioshock isn’t a shooter like for example CoD (I’m of course not speaking of the completely different setting here and don’t want to bash CoD in some way) and you shouldn’t buy it, if you just want quick action and simple shooting. It is a slower shooter with fewer enemies. It’s more about the great atmosphere you experience while walking through this beautiful world and not about brainlessly shooting down waves of enemies. Nevertheless Bioshock has enough action and doesn’t turn into simple story telling at any point.

Therefore I highly recommend this game to everyone that doesn’t just want quick action and brainless shooting and want to encourage everyone that does, to give this game an open-minded try – I’m confident you might enjoy it ;).

80

Great gameplay, nice story and repetitive quests

MrMrstoff | July 9, 2013 | Review of Assassins Creed

Assassin’s Creed’s gameplay was revolutionary when it came out. Running on walls, climbing and jumping were of course already quite common (e.g. Prince of Persia) but being able to climb almost every building in an open world was new and very entertaining for me.

The fighting mechanics are nice since you can use different weapons and moves and make use of the environment but it is way too easy and pretty repetitive after a while.

Although the game is already more than five years old it still looks good and the cities’ design is great. This provides a really nice atmosphere which is clouded by repeating models of buildings and persons. Furthermore being taken out of the Animus to the present is pretty annoying and destroys the atmosphere in my opinion.

The overall story is pretty nice and motivates to play the sequels but the quest design is really bad: you have a selection of repetitive quests in a region which you do over and over again in order to get to the bosses.

All in all Assassin’s Creed isn’t a perfect game, but it’s very solid and should be very entertaining for every fan of action games. Especially if you haven’t played the sequels, the gameplay makes up for the boring quests and keeps you entertained throughout the game