Reviews by OdoyleRules000

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Excellent RTS in the 40k Universe

OdoyleRules000 | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

Of all the Dawn of War expansions, this is by far my favorite. Unlike the first Dawn of War, every race is playable in the single player campaign, each with its own story. The mechanics of Dawn of War remain largely unchanged although I'm happy to say that each army plays very differently. Instead of linear levels, the game is separated into a large, segmented game "board" of sorts where each race battles over the various map pieces. Each piece of the map is its own level which provides different bonuses and special units as they are captured. The campaign ends when all of the other races have been wiped off the map. For the sake of not being too wordy, I'll end my review here. If you're a fan of Dawn of War, this stand-alone expansion has tons of replay value and at its current price point, you're unlikely to find an RTS that has more personality and variety of playable races. This game is a must buy!

95

Fantastic FPS with RPG elements

OdoyleRules000 | Oct. 28, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)

Building on the gameplay of the first installment in the series, Borderlands 2 is a nice improvement from the original. A lot of what the first game lacks, Borderlands 2 addresses. There is more character customization, elemental effects are much more effective, a better trading system has been implemented and the ending is a vast improvement over the original. Fans hoping to play the original vault hunters might be a little dissapointed this time around but old favorites appear and are important NPCs in a much more satisfying and complete story driven campaign. The action is even more fast-paced this time around, with more weapons, vehicles and enemy types. The humor remains intact as well, with a greater collection of amusing characters and quests. In regards to replay value, each character class plays differently and after the game is completed on normal mode, a harder skill level is unlocked which acts as type of new game plus where enemies are harder and better gear can be looted. Considering the game's price point these days, there's few reasons to not own this game.