Reviews by Nigee
Big Guns, Big Fun.Nigee | Dec. 19, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)
This game combines humor, explosions, solid RPG mechanics, and guns. Lots of guns. So many guns, your guns will shoot guns, that explode into more guns. The game has a better story compared to the first, but all it really does is give some direction other than just "go there and shoot stuff". As you kill you will gain exp, which you can use to invest in skills which can drastically change and improve how you play. The DLC for this game adds more guns, and new areas. Also a gun that shoots swords(they explode). The experience is jsut not complete without the DLC. If you missed out on BL1, you won't regret getting into the series now, and new DLC are still being made for BL2, so dont feel like you missed the bubble.
The Fantasy that grows on you.Nigee | Dec. 7, 2013 | Review of FINAL FANTASY VIII
When FF8 first came out most people thought it was OK at best. Compared to FF7, the magic and equipment systems turned alot of people off. But once you come back to it, you notice that it has a great story, and the once quirky game mechanics become a welcome addition. Definitely worth trying out for the price, and will get you at least 50 hours of gameplay, but that is only if you dont stop to enjoy the extras
An amazing platform puzzlerNigee | Nov. 29, 2013 | Review of Portal
The game feels much like Half Life 2 in terms of controls, but rather than shoot aliens with a grav gun, you open portals. The puzzles start off simple enough, introducing obstacles and mechanics, but once it starts combining all the mechanics things start getting challenging. You are joined by a sadistic robot who has some separation anxiety, as well as a glorious companion, but for the most part you are on your own to find out just how to get the cake.
Lives up to it's nameNigee | Nov. 13, 2013 | Review of Awesomenauts
Awesomenauts is a moba, played out in a platformed 2-d arena with 3v3 battle. The game has no items, and instead has character unique upgrades, which you can pick before each match which upgrades you want (up to 3) to allow you to match the character to your needs. Want to go with increased slow over damage? Or how about some bonus utility to your abilities? the choice is yours. My biggest complaint is that you cannot choose which map you play on, and considering the nature of the game i am surprised there are only a few maps to play on. A great game to play with a couple of Awesomebros as teamwork trumps raw skill in this.
Taxi SimulatorNigee | Oct. 29, 2013 | Review of Crazy Taxi
A healthy bit of nostalgia here. Play as a punk rocker who has been given a job they never should have applied for. Escort people to their destination as quickly as possible; ignore road signs, traffic, pedestrians, and roads. Just make sure they arrive on time. A great soundtrack was probably what made this game enjoyable more than anything, the right music for the style of game. Good for a few quick games here and there when you are feeling crazy..
Nostalgia'dNigee | Oct. 25, 2013 | Review of FINAL FANTASY VII
FF7 was perhaps the game that brought the Final Fantasy series into the light in the West. At the time this game had just about everything, and to near perfection. Rock Solid RPG gameplay, an amazing story with amazing characters, and it all took place on a large explorable world, which for the time was quite rare. It even boasted tons of secrets, like not so secret bonus characters ( each with their own story and personality), bonus bosses and materia(this games magic) to find. If you have never played FF7, or if you are fixin to feed that nostalgic hunger, days will quickly pass by, and I am sure that you will notice that there is alot more to the game and story than you may have originally realized the first time you played through. The graphics may be the only thing that set you back, as they are quite dated, but don't let the nub hands hold you back.
An Action Packed Rogue like Romp Into the BasementNigee | Oct. 14, 2013 | Review of The Binding of Isaac
This is a rather macabre game, and is balanced out by subtle humor and solid game play. Your first few play throughs may not get you very far into the cellar, but as you learn attack patterns, and learn to be more selective about your choices, you will find yourself reaching Mother's sweet embrace almost every time. The variety of weapons are what I loved. Sometimes you get to shoot lasers, other times you get to piss off your enemies (really, you get some deadly urine). For the price you can expect to spend a good amount of time upon first opening it up, and will most likely catch yourself playing a round or two from time to time, so it is definitely worth the buy.