Reviews by Muffinmaster
Broken mess with nice setting.Muffinmaster | April 22, 2014 | Review of Uprising44: The Silent Shadows [Playfire]
This game... Let me tell you. It's a broken mess, with nice setting.
There are two games I know that have this resistance of Nazis in video games; Saboteur and Uprising44 (if you don't count Turning Point), of which the first is actually decent fun. Why isn't Uprising then? The Uprising is a game from (some weird reason) a Polish indie developer, who doesn't seem to have any past experience, so I guess that could explain why this game is so bad. At first glare from the screenshots the game seems fairly nice and good looking, but when you're ingame, the environment seems dull and boring, with very poor textures, but for 2012 game, this is hardly the best looking indie game, maybe even one of the worst. The look isn't the only problem, it's the least trust me. The game is filled with bugs, awful AI, awful control, broken and awful levels, and overall poor programming. The game is one of the buggiest game I've ever seen, or this is one of the worst programming I've ever seen. The AI is nonexistent on both friendly and enemy side. Friendly AI completely refuses your orders, or just goes completely crazy, and starts engaging enemies with melee. The enemy AI can hardly shoot you from a point blank range, and even sometimes refuses to engage you. The game is in 2 defferent modes, RTS (Real-time Strategy) and TPS (Third person shooter), unfortunately neither of those modes are good, since in RTS part your troops won't follow your orders and the only way to win that part, is to order your troops around. The TPS part is simply one of the most boring shooter I've ever played. The levels are dull and straight forward, with no challenge at all. I would have given 10 points higher score, IF the developer would have even tried to fix this broken mess, but they just abandoned the boat, after they got their hands on the money.
I don't know if this game is the most bug filled game ever, or the worst programming ever, but nevertheless, this game is straight forward NO!!! If you want to play this kind of game, get Saboteur, it's overall much much MUCH better with its open environment, decent gunplay and overall high fun factor.
Great expansion to good game.Muffinmaster | June 8, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Gods and Kings
Civilization 5 was good game, though it had it's flaws but don't worry because Gods and Kings are here to fix things up. Normally Civ 5 wouldn't have religions and espionage but because of this expansion, your Civ 5 experience will get better. Overall they have balanced things and added new civilizations. If you have Civilization 5, you should buy this expansion, it's not a must have but I gladly would recommend this DLC.
Unique Stealth GameMuffinmaster | April 29, 2013 | Review of Dishonored Nexway
Dishonored is one of the best games this year (2012). It has its flaws and pros. This game itself reminds me of what I loved in Thief serie: Hiding in darkness or roof, waiting for my prey to walk out of the sight of his friends and then... The beauty of this game lies in simple but complex controls and simple but nice graphics. This game will run on pretty much every PC. (not literally on every PC but the specs on this game are very low) I don't have anything to add because everything else has been said on the other reviews. Is this game worth of 40€, I would say Yes and No. It's only 9 hours (for me) long and don't really have replay value. Is this game worth of 30€, I would say Yes. And Lower than 20€, You should buy it NOW... unless you already own it.
Not so Hitman after all.Muffinmaster | April 29, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution was a huge disappointment for me. Hitman: Absolution is not a bad game but it doesn't feel like Hitman game, it feels more like a stealth game that has some good ideas. The levels are too linear and somewhat boring, though there are some exceptions where level is very complex and actually feels like a real Hitman game. Disguises have been one of the main features on earlier Hitman games. On Absolution they have changed how the disguise feature works: In older games you could take disguise from unconscious or dead person, or if you found suit from floor, on bench etc. Disguises gave you access to locations where you were not allowed before. People really didn't care about you as long as you had suit which allowed you to roam around the area where you were at the time, though (if I recall correctly) if you ran around some guard or you just were standing right next to him, then the guard got suspiciously over time. On Absolution disguises are almost useless. If there is someone with the same suit, he is able to see though your disguise. The closer you are, the faster they will notice that you're not really their personnel. You are able to confuse them by using your instincts, so they won't notice you, though you only have it limited amount. Gun play on Absolution is somewhat better than before, average 3rd person shooter. Graphics are great on Absolution. I was actually surprised how well it ran on my older computer (which had GT 530 on it). Usually the textures are nice but sometimes you are able to see the ugly truth behind the scenery. As for example: One mission where you are on the desert, just take a look at the scenery and you know what I mean. Overall very nice graphics.
My final conclusion for this game is 65. I probably was disappointed because I expected ''Blood Money 2.0'' more than ''Not so Blood Money 2.0 but more like Stealth Game 1.0''. It's not a bad game but I still didn't like it nearly as much I liked Blood Money. I would advice playing this game BEFORE Blood Money so you won't (possibly) be disappointed on this game after playing Blood Money.