Reviews by PhyxionUS1

65

Not as great as it could've been

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of Mafia II dns

Mafia II misses the revolutionary status of the first game to reach really great heights and you certainly shouldn't compare the game in terms of content compared to filled sandbox games from the Grand Theft Auto series, but this crime game is full of atmosphere and brings a fascinating story that you will absolutely enjoy. Maybe everything starts a bit slow and not all missions are as spectacular, but there is still plenty left to enjoy. Is it as good as the first game? Not at all. Is it still a good enough game? Yes, but you should not expect too much from it.

80

Unexpected diamond

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line dns

You will play Spec Ops: The Line for the hard and gruesome story. The struggle and doubt about the events in Dubai for Delta Force leader Martin Walker are indeed excellent and compelling. Even without the story is Spec Ops: The Line a very solid third-person shooter - albeit with a few minor inaccuracies – although with very little original elements. The only addition is the creative interaction with sand, which enables you to surprise enemies. In summary, there is not much that Spec Ops: The Line is doing terrible and it is well worth it to play this game, especially for the story. People who adore graphics shouldn't fear, Spec Ops: The Line comes with very nice graphics, with a special feeling to it.

80

Sweet game again, not as good as the original

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of BioShock® 2

I had initially some concerns about Bioshock 2, but the game keeps it wonderful aspects that you have seen from the first title. Rapture is still a great place to be, all the unique elements create a special atmosphere and the gameplay is rock solid.

Unfortunately, the real surprise is a bit gone because the "innovations" are mostly variations on the original and also the development of the story is slightly weaker this time. On the other hand, you have various cool weapons to get started, even weapons and plasmids simultaneously, and some new bits of gameplay to offer. Right now, I just can't get enough from the Rapture.

86

Awesome game

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Capsule

Brother in Arms remains a unique experience and a more realistisc WWII shooter is hard to get. The fear when a Tiger rumbles around the corner, the terrible feeling when a team mate disappears from the storyline because he got shot, and the incredible realistic feeling of the weapons make Brothers in Arms a great game. Running through a trench, because Brother in Arms is mainly outside, gives you a great feeling. You see a German, look through your iron sight, and see how he is gunned down. For the multiplayer, don't buy it (pretty non existent), but it's an amazing game worth playing.

45

Good but rubbish at the same time

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution - Professional Edition

In essence is Hitman: Absolution still the killing and stealth game you once knew. You can, as usual, kill in dozens of different ways, wear countless disguises and exploit the environment in your own way. The game is old-fashioned, but still feels like a refreshment to the series. This is mainly because of the changes in playability and action. Graphically the game looks great, the interface is fully addressed and protagonist Agent 47 is better to control than ever. Even though it is a good game in general, the artificial intelligence is mediocre and the levels are way too small for a real Hitman game. If only they removed the Instinct mode and made the artificial intelligence react properly to your actions.

89

Very great game

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

Being better than Mario Kart is an achievement on its own, and that is where Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed managed to succeed in just perfectly (even though its predecessor did not managed it at all). This new game from SEGA, with its ode to great and minor names of SEGA, the epic race tracks and very solid gameplay is breathtaking. It's hard not to be impressed by this extensive and wonderful game. It's hard, it's gorgeous and best of all, fun. Even on easy you'll have trouble finishing first, but every second of it puts a large smile on your face. It's by far one of the best SEGA products of the last years.

70

Could be better

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3

The amazing thing about Far Cry 3 is that you really get the feeling of a tropical island. It might not be your pleasant holiday, but thanks to the immense world, the compelling story and the feeling of freedom, you delve completely in the world. The game is as complete as it can be and keeps you coming back to it thanks to a balanced alternation between action, suspense and easily spent hours without boredom. There are a couple of major issues with this game though, the co-op mode is disappointing and the poor artificial intelligence is a real shame on the other, but rather sublime, experience. It's by far better than Far Cry 2, but is still nowhere the quality of Far Cry 1.

75

Decent but lacks some punch

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn DNS

For whom with dozens, if not hundreds of hours of Skyrim, Dragonborn provides an excellent outcome. The new area gives roughly fifteen to twenty hours of great entertainment of the same high quality as the original game. However, the lack of innovation with some disappointing moments are a real setback for this new DLC. Even though there is a lot to discover in the new area, with an amazing amount of new side quests, the main ingredient remains the same. It's more of the same and to be honest, flying with dragons feels like a bit of a disappointment. This doesn't take away the fact that it's a must have for people who love Skyrim.

72

Decent reboot for a decent series

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of DmC: Devil May Cry dns

DmC: Devil May Cry is a fantastic game and resulted in a very successful reboot of the series that it had become. The new Dante convinces eventually completely, as with the immersive world and the promised accessible gameplay. That accessibility makes sure that the old-school DmC fans will not be fully satisfied with the new game, but also for them there remains plenty of beauty to completely immerse yourself in. My main concern is how easy it is to keep combo's going. So, DmC is absolutely not perfect in all aspects, but there is still plenty of action and Capcom did a great job with this new reboot.

85

Funny experience

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of The Cave

The Cave is a very entertaining downloadable adventure where it becomes clear that heart and soul were put into it. The humor, the clever game system, the fun puzzles and flawlessly finished visual presentation. Everything you want in a adventure game can be found in The Cave. Even though the game contains a handful of flaws, when you dive in for the full experience the game has to offer, you hardly notice them. Ron Gilbert, the godfather of Monkey Island, has done it again with Tim Schafer as creative producer, and it resulted in an amazing title that will put lots of smiles on your face, despite several smaller flaws.

85

Great game with humor

PhyxionUS1 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Brutal Legend

Eddie Riggs is the person who made the whole metalworld and the ingeniously written story complete. With his humor he makes Brütal Legend to what it truely is: an extremely brütal game. Schafer and his team had an original vision and made a unique game out of it. A game that mixes genres un an unusual way that make you laugh constantly. It's a pity Double Fine didn't do more with the somewhat simple side-missions and that the game is rather short. However, I couldnt get enough of the adventures of Eddie Riggs and it's one of the best games I've played in a while.