Reviews by Qaizher
A True Marvel in Videogame Storytelling & GameplayQaizher | July 25, 2014 | Review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
All I heard about Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons were, "its a great game", "good storyline", "a must play game" etc. But what they didn't tell you is that the story will rip your feelings to shreds. It'll bring you to the point of tears more than once with the story. You're happy for a minute then you're absolutely depressed the next.
Starbreeze Studios and Josef Fares made a masterpiece of a game here. With excellent graphics, soundtrack, storyline, unique gameplay mechanics and all that it just feels so perfect. The controls for the two brothers is at first a tad confusing (I used PS3 controller) but the gameplay makes you master it with time.
There's puzzles, platforming, wonderful/sad story, immersive world, great soundtrack, good game mechanics colourful characters to fall in love with plus you get to ride a Mountain Goat (awesome stuff for real). So be prepared to set some time free to play the game in one sitting to soak in its immersive world.
I give this game 9/10 (-1 for bringing a grown ass adult on the verge of crying)
PS: If Jess McDonnell says a game is good, then it is good (biased opinion of course) And also don't forget to "colour" the left out bunny black!
Will it ever end?Qaizher | July 25, 2014 | Review of Empire: Total War
So I bought this a while back thinking I'll probably master this game quickly since I had a few thousand hours (exaggeration but you get the point) on the Age of Empires franchise. Like since both are strategy games and I "ace-d" at AOE so why can't I with Empire: Total War right? That is when I learn a very valuable lesson on the difference between a Strategy and a Grand Strategy game. After 60+ hours on this game, I have yet to complete one Grand Campaign and I still have yet to fully understand the game completely.
Yes if you are a person like me who I now consider myself as a casual strategy gamer after this hard lesson, then prepare for a high learning curve. That's not to say this game isn't good, this game is great. So great that I think one day I could pass my current game to my child who would then pass it to his/her child to continue on playing my yet to finish Grand Campaign.
The replay value is absolutely high on this one. Running your own empire kept me on my toes, because one minute I was swarming India, the next the rebellion overtook my towns one by one. There is nothing wrong with this game except for the loading screens before and after battles but that is to be blamed on my dated system. Just prepare to sit through a game with your fullest attention that this deserves and you will feel like a true ruler.