Reviews by PLAYS
the best Max Payne game there has been, full stop.PLAYS | Oct. 30, 2013 | Review of Max Payne 3
massive fan of the Max Payne games and i absolutely loved this, the story, the gameplay, the setting is nothing short of amazing.
it is gritty, there's no mercy and the dark turns the story takes is fantastic. the setting in Brazil is perfect. i am a fan of Brazilian culture but even so, as an English speaker hearing nothing but Portuguese (the Brazilian language) being spoken makes you feel like Max, like you're in a different world where you don't know what is going on. i personally think this adds so much to the isolation of the character.
midway through the game.. when you leave the favelas.. i was kind of annoyed with what happened. i stopped playing and thought i didn't want this to happen.. but then i remembered this is a Max Payne game. it was after that point i stopped messing around and became so hooked within the story.
Rockstar, like with their GTA games have included the perfect game music. when Marcello pushes open the nightclub doors, when Max walks through the favelas, the airport level when the music kicks in makes you feel like a superhero.
no question this is a dark game with plot twists but i think this was just incredible. nothing beats thinking you can bullet time through a door only for it to be a door that can't be opened and fall flat on your ass lol.
you can't really skip cut scenes, even on an ssd it'll still say loading but then again why would you want to?
the multiplayer is too difficult! i am normally really good at these things but i avearge out at 1 kill per 10 deaths when playing online. maybe that's just me.
true fans of the franchise will love this experience.
not GTA, but not trying to be eitherPLAYS | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of Mafia II Complete Pack steam
i wouldn't say it is a movie based game but you should play this like you're playing in part of a drama. it is open world but you're part of a story so i would say to people who play GTA or Saints Row to not expect the same kind of game. i love the setting of this game i mean what a fascinating time in American history. if you have an Nvidia graphics card then turn PhysX on and run the benchmark. if you're not sure then try the demo on Steam. i liked it and would say you should try it, try something different.
MASSIVE!PLAYS | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of FUEL
the game world is huge. i think it is a very good racing game but i like to go into free ride and just drive around when i am listening to my podcasts or audio books. the does use GFWL which is never fun but seeing as Microsoft is killing that DRM next year i think this will be all the better for it. the "gameplay" is ok to good tbh but enjoyable.. enjoyably difficult and frustrating. those games where you really need to stay focused, yes this is one of them. runs great, and looks great playing on PC but like i said the size of the world map is MASSIVE! if you live in the US 14,000 sq km is the size of Connecticut.
my first Borderlands game..PLAYS | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2
was curious about why people liked this game as well as the first one so gave it a try because it was on sale. thing is, as of right now i have 155+ hours played according to Steam.
normal mode (first play through) that was alright, second play through on true vault hunter mode is so fantastic! the loot drops, the difficulty, the challenge, the hours you'll waste away playing this game .
single player? not everyone likes to play with others i get that but there's a few missions which are really difficult to run into alone. fortnightly if you get stuck at any point you can select match maker and other people whom are also at the same point as you can join your cause and help you throughout your mission.
i liked this game, i enjoyed myself playing it, so give it a shot.
VERY dark gamesPLAYS | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line & The Darkness 2 Pack
i was curious about The Darkness 2 but it was Spec Ops: The Line that interested me. spoiler free.. you don't enjoy these games. these are games that are so dark it is fantastic. i wish more games were like this and more developers were brave enough to make them. i personally think The Darkness 2 is a better game. the theme, the story, even the art style impresses me. with both these games you see an option in the menu "downloadable content" but there isn't any, for either. Spec Ops locks at 60fps i think? but runs perfectly well at 1440p max settings. The Darkness 2 at 1400p runs around 140fps so yea absolutely fantastic. plus you can play it either on Windows or Mac via Steam. i've not said a single thing about what the games are about, which i've done that purposely. these are games for GROWN UPS and tbh i really want more of them. if you're an adult gamer i would recommend these titles without doubt.