Reviews by Onefatcow
Could have been.... mediocreOnefatcow | May 8, 2013 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever
Where to start... this game was one of the biggest bombs I've ever seen dropped on the community (although recently Aliens: Colonial Marines has come close). One of the things you'll immediately notice is the graphics, they're terrible, and seem even worse when you actually compare them to another game in the current age. You'll also notice a rather disturbing development, you can only wield a mere 2 weapons at once, creating a situation where you're forced to choose 2 weapons, and carry them through the rest of the game.
Throw Your Money at it, NowOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of Darksiders
This game is good, it's slashing, jumping, running good. The game is intense right up from the beginning, where you immediately take on angelic forces followed by a big, annoyed demon. There are a few flaws here and there (at one point everybody I've ever known has gotten stuck for a good ten minutes) but the game is solid, and its coupled with a storyline that is actually pretty good (if a bit cliche). The game is good, and although THQ may have fallen, it holds up to the standards of todays games.
A Great Game, Though Mac Users BewareOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of The Darkness II dns
Look, I think most of the reviews have reached a consensus, the game is pretty darn good, not perfect, but good. However, be wary of buying it if you are using a mac. Although this game claims it has Mac compatibility, many people have reported problems about textures, crashes, and the game just not starting. If you do get to play it though, the game is extremely good, the combat feels satisfying and using the tentacles make up for some mediocre gunplay.
Sandwiched in Between Two Great Games, it's Still GoodOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition (NA)
There is no way this game can hold up to either Crysis 1 or Crysis 3, and you're going to have to accept that. That doesn't mean it's not good though. The single player is excellent, with a good engaging story, and the most important thing, really good gunplay. The guns in this game are just satisfying to use, and the attachments add even more variation into the bunch, and allow you to really look for a gun that suits your tastes. This game is definitely worth a buy if you like a good shooter, though you may want to wait for a sale, this game has a pretty high pricetag.
Not for the Casual PlayerOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Overflow
Yes the game is great, and yes it is one of the best medieval combat games out there, but it has an extremely (emphasis on extremely) high skill level. Do not expect to be able to get a 1:1 k/d ratio early on, in fact it may be unreasonable to even expect to get many kills. Yes, the game is great, but it may not be the game for for someone who wants to play a few hours. It's a great game, if you have the time for it.
The Best! ok maybe notOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of Borderlands
This game gets a lot of good reviews, coupled with comments that make it seem as though its a game thats worth any price you could pay for it. Although the game is good, this is a little bit ridiculous. The game suffers from many problems, such as being extremely repetitive, having just plain bad co-op, and offering very little variation in styles of gameplay. The game gets a bit boring after a while, and although finding new weapons can prove interesting, it doesn't change how repetitive it is. The co-op is absolutely terrible, and is almost un-workable, definitely not something to buy it for. The game also offers zero different gameplay styles, forcing players to adopt a run and gun strategy, instead of things like stealth. All in all its a good game, but maybe you should wait for a sale.
A Great GameOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | Review of Bastion [Playfire]
You owe it to yourself to buy this game, it really is a good deal for the price. The graphics are amazing, the hand-painted effect on the world makes it seem like you could jump into it. The gameplay is also great, though it seems deceptively simple at a glance. The idea of the floating city is implemented beautifully, and it shows just how great a game can be if it is not rushed. The only things you could say this game suffers from would be: a character that looks nowhere near as good as the backdrop, and it can be a bit repetitive to wade through enemies. All in all though Supergiant Games has created a masterful indie title.
Violence has never been this grandOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of Bulletstorm (NA)
(well, at least in any games I've played) This game is one of the most fun shooters out there. It may have pretty bad AI, a cheesy storyline, and some of the crudest language it could put in without getting an Adult Only rating, but it has some of the most fun combat in gaming. Every single time you kill someone in this game, it feels unique, the game even rewards you for doing outrageously gory kills, like kicking people into cacti, or blowing off their testicles. This gives the games campaign an interesting feeling, where you keep trying to use strange skill shots and master the extremely varied weapons. As an added bonus you even get a good multiplayer, which is rare for a mainly campaign based game. Make sure to pick this game up when you can, whether or not its on sale.
It's Good, but not too GoodOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of BioShock (NA) - not live
People have a tendency to raise this game on a pedestal, similar to game like Half Life 2 and Portal. Don't get me wrong, the game is pretty good, but if you're looking for action and shooting, you would do better looking for it somewhere else. This games real strong-suit is its atmosphere, somehow it manages to create an environment that is mysterious, frightening, and amazing all at the same time. This is the core that is really interesting, it manages to manipulate your emotions in a way that is hard to find these days. All in all its worth the buy, but be warned that the combat isn't all that people make it out to be.
Good Colors is Not the Same as a Good GameOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of Beat Hazard
Although the game is interesting, it fails to produce an experience that makes you want more. This is the core problem of the game, it just isn't something you want to play more than once. The game feels like a cheap arcade shooter, and I don't mean that in a good way. The game is comically easy, even during the higher difficulty settings, which are supposedly a challenge, take nothing more than holding down the left mouse button and dodging the few bullets that would actually cause you damage. After playing a few games you'll quickly loose interest in this game, and it'll join your pile of unplayed indie games.
Although the Idea is good, the game itself is notOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of The Ball
The game is both boring and confusing, almost the complete opposite of what you would expect from the concept. The idea of having a gravitational gun and using it as a weapon sounds look a good idea, until you throw in a ball that you have to manipulate throughout the game. The problem being that lugging around the massive ball just isn't interesting. It gets extremely boring quickly and ends up being another game that tried hard to be unique, and ended up being flawed. Make no mistake, if this is your kind of game and you're fine with a bit of a slog, this game is still good, but for me it ended up being an irritating game with no clear purpose.
A 3rd Person Shooter with PersonalityOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of Awesomenauts
Have you ever played a game and thought, darn, I wish this had american mobsters, butterflies, giant pufferfish, vikings, and monkeys? Ok, well, probably not, but you might have missed out on more than you would think. This game has all of the features above, and manages to squish them together into a 3rd person MOBA shooter. The game also features an extensive leveling system, including more than 90 different levels for a player (and you can reset that up to 10 times for those of you who like that). The game is an amazing demonstration of how Indie Games that come out of nowhere can turn out to be amazing games.
Nice Weapons.... (not that they really do much)Onefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor: Golden Weapons Pack
The weapons sure look cool, and can have some functionality (assuming you're an advanced player who for some reason didn't bother to get a better weapon instead). They're pretty much worthless unless you really want that golden effect and even then unless you're holding it you probably won't notice it. Instead of buying this set, I would advise you to pick up any of the other great skin packs for a cheaper price, or get the great community weapon pack (which includes 4 awesome weapons) for the same price! If you really like golden (or need that last DLC like me) then get it, you won't regret it.
Killing floor, one of the best games for the price out there.Onefatcow | May 2, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor
I've been playing this game for a few months now, and it has remained my favorite Co-op. The game has a large focus on teamplay that translates well into gameplay. The only problems this game has are small amounts of lag (which is probably just my connection) and sub-par graphics (it wasn't made in 2013, so this probably isn't very surprising.