Reviews by N2tZ
A fun game with lots of violenceN2tZ | June 8, 2015 | Review of Shank - PC
Shank is a very approachable game. I was pulled in by the beautiful art style and the combat centered gameplay mechanics. I had fun with the game and it took me around 3 hours to beat it on normal difficulty. I didn't try co-op (no one to play with) and didn't bother trying hard mode since Steam reviews said in case of death you had to start the level again because there are no checkpoints. The game strongly recommends using a controller to play but I got by just fine using the keyboard. In the game you have your usual movement buttons, a quick attack, a heavy attack, a gun attack, a grenade button, block, throw, and pounce. The controls themselves seemed to be functional and responsive, except for some platforming areas. For example, pushing up while hanging on to a wall makes you climb up but pushing the direction towards the wall at the same time stops the climbing and makes you slide down. You start the game with your basic weapons: your shank/knife for quick attacks (never changes), a chainsaw for heavy attacks and dual pistols for gun attacks. Through out the game you unlock other heavy weapons and guns that you can change on the go. The unlockables aren't really upgrades, they're more like sidegrades. They're not more powerful or necessarily better, but rather they feel and control differently. Some of the unlocks are faster, some are slower but pack a bigger punch. In my opinion that gives the player a choice but doesn't necessarily force them to stick to the new unlocks. The enemies in the game are mostly divided to small, big and dogs. Smaller/normal sized enemies act as the default opponents. They move, dodge your attacks, grab you and even shoot at you when they have the chance. Bigger enemies/tanks are harder to beat and they tend to attack the player even while they're getting hit, so you have to keep an eye on them and be ready to dodge. Then there's dogs. I hate the dogs in this game since whenever they hit you they also pin you to the ground, forcing you to tap the quick attack button to free yourself. Fortunately they're easy to get rid of and serve more as an annoyance. The bosses are like-able and generally feel different from each other. The player has the option to find out a boss' weakness and exploit it or they can always just repeatedly hit the boss until their HP runs out. Overall the boss fights are pretty okay but nothing really memorable. For $10 Shank isn't necessarily a bad deal considering you'll get at least 2.5-3 hours of gameplay out of it. More if you decide to play the co-op mode or hard mode. You'll unlock all your weapons when you play through the normal mode but you do have the option to unlock costumes by doing different (hidden) tasks. Some of them include beating the game, some of them require completing certain achievements. In conclusion I would give this game 70/100. It's a decent experience but it could use some improvement. It has some replay value but since the story stays the same your only option is to go for higher difficulty.
A weird game - an interesting experienceN2tZ | April 28, 2015 | Review of Uriels Chasm (1) - PC
Uriel's Chasm isn't really the greatest game out there. Rather it falls somewhere in the bottom of the list. The gameplay varies from stage to stage. Changing from bullethell to platformer to a side scrolling shooter. The game is basically a collection of mini-games. The side scrolling and bullethell parts of the game are actually quite fun due to the challenge they pose. They're short but still enjoyable. The graphics are pretty low resolution but they do their job, although they could be more professional looking. The soundtrack and sound effects are rather weak as well, sometimes even missing. Definitely one of the weaker aspects of the game. Overall Uriel's Chasm poses a good challenge for about 60 to 90 minutes it takes to beat it and it is somewhat of an unique experience.
Bioshock: loads of fun with a thrilling story!N2tZ | Sept. 3, 2014 | Review of BioShock Overflow 1 - PC
Bioshock is scary but humorous, breathtaking and sinister, gripping and touching. Everything about this game is amazing, from the beautiful soundtrack to the immersive voice acting, finishing with the thrilling story. The setting of the game has great level design and the atmosphere it creates is deep and enticing. The gameplay is exciting, giving the player loads of weapons, plasmids and tonics. The player is able to customize their character using the different abilities and weapons they collect along the way. Bioshock is one my favorite games, truly a magnificent piece of art. Overall Bioshock is one of the greatest games and I truly recommend it to everyone. It’s a must-buy in my opinion.
A game everyone should play!N2tZ | Sept. 3, 2014 | Review of Batman Arkham City Game of the Year Overflow 1 - PC
Batman Arkham City: GOTY is an amazing game with countless hours of thug-bashing fun. The atmosphere of Arkham City is immersive and full of surprises. Riddler trophies behind every corner and loads of riddles to look out for. The combat is great and feels natural, who doesn't love ripping a riot shield to pieces with their bare hands. The story of Arkham City is compelling and full of twists, keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The player meets many new characters and even ones from Arkham Asylum. The new playable characters are very enjoyable as well, each with a new story to experience. With the addition of the different skins for Batman, players can customize their experience by using their favorite look for the Dark Knight. The soundtrack is excellent and greatly adds to the immersion of the game. Overall, I suggest getting Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition. You'll get hours of fun, countless of thugs to beat up, hundreds of trophies to collect and loads of side quests to solve.
Good 1v1 action packed fun!N2tZ | Aug. 26, 2014 | Review of Gun Monkeys - PC
I found the game to be very enjoyable, even though there aren't many players around to play with. Gun Monkeys might not be a game you can spend weeks on but it's good for an hour or two of fun every once in a while. The game is pure, fast-based action which mostly relies heavily on skill. The goal of the game is basically to collect orbs while dealing with your opponent by killing them. Winning a match rewards you with money you can use on upgrades. You can have a limited amount of upgrades active at once, making each player different, rather than just more powerful. The graphics are simple and colorful. They're stylish and go well with the rest of the game. Although sometimes the bloom and tons of action going on might make it a little hard to understand what's going on. Overall, it's a fun game and has great potential. It just needs more players and maybe some minor tweaks.
Hours of zombie killing fun!N2tZ | Aug. 11, 2014 | Review of Over 9000 Zombies - PC
To be honest I wasn't expecting much when I got this game. When I actually played it for the first time I was surprised. The graphics are satisfying and simple. They go well with the game and don't distract from the gameplay. Taking on the waves of zombies is challenging and intense. It starts out easy but gets progressively harder after each wave. Soon you'll be desperate for health packs while trying to maintain your base. The one downside in my opinion is the lack of turrets. I would've preferred more of them or the ability to upgrade. Then again after getting the turrets up a lot of money (scrap metal) goes into building and maintaining the walls so it balances itself out. The sound effects are good but tend to get a bit repetitive after a while. Especially because there's no ammo so most player will probably stick to whatever is the best weapon they happen to have for the majority of the game. Overall it's a great game with lots of replay value. It's intense and loads of fun. I definitely recommend getting Over 9000 Zombies. I can't wait to see where this game will go as it's being developed.