Reviews by Nigee
Time for WoW to step asideNigee | July 14, 2014 | Review of WildStar (NA)
Wildstar is like a cross between WoW, and the badassness of Borderlands. What i liked was that as far as the background and story of the game goes, it is there if you want it to be there. Most of the game is covered in syrupy humor, so quests almost always have some laughs in it for you, sometimes subtle, sometimes up front. The gameplay is great. You cannot just simply stand still and spam your abilities, you need to constantly be moving to connect and avoid the telegraphed attacks, which appear on the ground, and are very easy to see. While in PvE this can be useful for helping avoid some of the heavier attacks, in PvP attacks come out much faster, although in a smaller area. This forces you to rely on a mixture of your limited dodge rolls (they regenerate fairly quickly) and various movement skills. The classes can all be played in a mixture of ways, and resetting your skills can be done out of combat any time, so you can always come prepared to a fight, and keeps the gameplay fresh. If you are coming from WoW, it's important to note that this game only just released, so expect for more content to be added and gameplay refined.
The next step in CSNigee | July 13, 2014 | Review of Counter Strike: Global Offensive
I started playing cs when i was about 10, back before steam. Since then i have played it on and off, both for fun and competitively. Over the years many fun mods and map types have come out, such as gun game and surfing. What CSGO does is take take some of these modes, and turns them into standard modes. However unlike privately hosted servers, where player size can turn strategic game play into spray and pray, games are often limited to 5v5, meaning that your individual contributions weigh more. Competitive mode is the true feature of CSGO, where you play in 5v5 objective based maps, and even at lower ranks, you will find a lot of organization going on. You quickly learn to work as a team, or lose. Competitive play will feature occasional community map packs, where you can play ranked on custom maps, which adds some spice to the game; and typically stay up for a season to allow you enough time to get some play in. Another feature is that, like previous cs games, you can get custom gun skins. But instead of having to install custom mods that only you can see, playing maps or purchasing capsule keys will give you chances to earn new skins. Skins have different rarities, but collect 10 and you can "trade up" for a random skin from the next tier. If you are into FPS, or even into a more competitive play style ( i came from league) then it is worth checking out.
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.