Reviews by PaulLFC

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Evil mastermind simulator? Right here.

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Evil Genius

If you've ever wanted a game centered around being an evil genius, then as you might have guessed from the title, this should be the game for you. Should be, because nobody knows how good a game is before they play it. The idea intrigued me, so I bought it, and it is fantastic. Bear in mind this was when it originally came out, years ago, so given it's aged I probably have a more rose-tinted view than others, but if you like the premise, go for it. It's good... very good.

93

A martial arts sandbox

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Sleeping Dogs

Have you ever played a sandbox game and thought "It'd be even better if the melee combat was half decent"? Well if you have, Sleeping Dogs is the game for you. Stop reading this and go and buy it. Right now. Oh, why are you still here? Need more convincing? This is the best open world game in years and you owe it to yourself to go and play it. Now go.

85

Stupidly fun

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Saints Row: The Third

Whether you'll like Saints Row or not depends on whether you prefer your sandbox games serious, gritty, with a clearly defined story and a linearity that forces you to experience the narrative exactly as it was intended - or whether you like to be placed inside a world with a huge number of activities, some of them done before, some ridiculous, but nearly all fun. There are story missions of course, but you can spend just as long, if not longer, seeing whether you can find something this game won't let you do. That might take a while. This is what sandbox games should be - pure fun.

88

A classic

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Worms Armageddon

Ever wondered why a lot of Worms fans kept asking for Worms Armageddon to be rereleased digitally before it actually happened? Why every new Worms game announcement was met with "meh, it's not Worms Armageddon"? There's a reason for that. Not since has there been a game in the series that so perfectly balances fun and, well, balance. Few experiences can compare to multiplayer deathmatches on Worms, and still today we play the game, even though it came out over a decade ago. Maybe you should play it too. You just might like it.

95

Addiction: The Game

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Football Manager 2013

In going on for 20 years of gaming I've yet to play one that's more addictive than Football Manager - having played it since the Championship Manager days, you might think I'd be bored of it by now, years later. But no - each year the series draws you back in, leading to late nights, "where did the time go?!" moments and that brand of addictiveness that only FM can manage. Once it has you, that's it - so be warned. It's worth it though - so worth it.