Reviews by Quizn0s
Great game, will be even better soonQuizn0s | Oct. 29, 2011 | Review of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - Digital Deluxe Edition
If you're tired of the same old fps being released every year (I'm looking at you, Call of Duty), then this may just be the game for you. It's a World War II game, but don't turn it down just yet. It's very realistic, in that it has ballistics, realistic damage, and no crosshair, among other things, but it's not a simulator like ArmA II. I'd say that it's about 75% simulator and 25% arcade.
When the game released, it was full of bugs, glitches, and gameplay oddities. Since then, they've been ironed out, but some still remain. However, Tripwire Interactive has a history of releasing new content for their games even years after they come out. They released new maps and patches for Red Orchestra Ostfront years after its release, and I'm positive the same will happen with this game. Once the SDK is released, many amazing mods will start to appear, and even more maps will be released. Overall, this game has a bright future.
To sum this game up, it has amazing graphics, great multiplayer gameplay, a mediocre singleplayer, and other modes coming like co-op. The gameplay will have you coming back for more and more, and every kill is extremely satisfying. I recommend it for any FPS fan.
Steep learning curve, but worth itQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Men of War [Playfire]
A lot of people compare this game to Company of Heroes, and rightly so. They're both realistic WWII RTS games. However, they play very differently. Men of War is more of a tactical simulator than Company of Heroes. It can take a while to learn how to play, but once you learn how to play it without dying, it's very rewarding.
Boring and repetitiveQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Two Worlds II Cap
I can tell that there's a great game hidden in there somewhere. There's plenty of quests, finding loot is fun, and the RPG mechanics are okay. However, I just can't get past the repetitive combat. It bores me to death. This game had potential, but I just couldn't see it through to the end.
Good story and dialogue, bad gameplayQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Alpha Protocol
The story and dialogue options in this game are amazing. The story changes depending on the choices you make, and adds a great replay value. In conversation, there are different options that make the direction of the conversation change, and even doing something as simple as not saying something can have far reaching consequences. Unfortunately, the shooting and stealth suck. But I'd say it's worth the money.
DisappointingQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Sniper: Ghost Warrior PRE
This game had great potential. The sniping system is excellent, but it's ruined by terrible AI, impossible stealth, and gun fights, which shouldn't exist in this game. The only redeeming qualities are the great ballistics system and the pretty graphics.
Short but funQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Magicka: Vietnam DLC
Really, how could you go wrong with wizards and Apocalypse Now mixed together? The mission given is pretty short, but still fun. You get to run around, shooting gremlin like things with an M60, throw grenades, call in airstrikes, and of course, cast spells. It's great fun.
Fun gameQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Mafia II dns
I rather liked Mafia 2, but there are some problems. First, there's not nearly enough gunplay. Moments where you and your buddy are put up against numerous opponents with tommy guns are intense and exciting, but there's far too few of those. Second, there is way too much driving. Most missions are just "drive from A to B, then back to A." The driving is fun, but not when you do it for hours on end. Third, there's not enough to do in the city. You can rob stores or buy food, but that's pretty much the extent of the open world. It feels like it should've been a linear game instead. The story is great, you really feel like you're in the Mafia, and some of the dialogue is excellent. However, the short length, along with the sparse action sequences, prevent this game from being amazing.
AlrightQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Dark Sector
Dark Sector is a pretty average third person shooter. The gun fights are quite similar to Gears of War, but not as fun. The puzzle sections are very easy. The story is meh. What makes this game stand out is the main weapon, a bladed boomerang. With it, you can chop off heads, imbue it with fire or lightning, and grab weapons and ammo from far away. You probably won't really use those weapons, though, because they're boring to shoot. Still, it's satisfying to throw the boomerang and chop three guys in half.
Great grahpics, lackluster gameplayQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Trine
Trine plays out more like a children's storybook than a game. It has great graphics and art style, with colorful flora and charming environments to set the mood. However, the gameplay, a mix of combat and platforming, is a little boring. The combat is quite repetitive, and the platforming and puzzle sections are pretty easy to figure out. Still, the presentation is phenomonal and the game just reeks of charm. Overall, worth the money.
If Michael Bay made a gameQuizn0s | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Just Cause 2
This game is pure mayhem. Within the first 10 seconds of the game, there's explosions everywhere, guns blazing, and super cheesy voice acting. It's like an old Schwarzzenegger movie. It's crazy, balls-out fun, and it all takes place on a massive, beautiful island. There's mountains to skydive off of, cities to wreak havoc in, and winding forest paths to have an epic car chase on. There's also plenty of vehicles to drive and perform stunts in, like cars, boats, motorcycles, planes, and helicopters. And there's an awesome grappling hook, similar to the hookshot from Zelda. Combined with the parachute, it's an excellent way to get around the island. Just Cause 2 is a great game with great action.
Fun in short burstsQuizn0s | Aug. 13, 2011 | Review of Zombie Driver
Zombie Driver is like a glorified flash game. It's a top down shooter/driver hybrid, where you control a car to run over zombies and rescue survivors. It's a great game to satiate your zombie killing needs, and it is quite satisfying slamming into a zombie at high speeds and see his gibs fly all over the place. There are three different modes: Campaign, Slaughter, and Blood Race. The Campaign is like a normal campaign. You're trying to escape the city, rescuing survivors on the way. Slaughter is like a Horde mode, where you have to survive waves of zombies, getting upgrades along the way. Blood Race is sort of like a death race; you race against other drivers, shooting them to try and destroy them and finish in first place. Overall, it's a fun game, but it seems like something that could be found on Newgrounds or something similar, just with better graphics.
Doesn't live up to the hypeQuizn0s | Aug. 13, 2011 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem 3D was one of my favorite games of all time. It had fun shooting mechanics, humor, a likeable character, and plenty of secrets to find in every level. I, like most other fans of 3D, went into this game with quite high expectations, despite the poor reviews. Of course, not many games can live up to 15 years of hype, and Duke fares no better. However, the single-player is a fun throwback to the old days of FPS games, and worth playing through at least once, maybe twice to find things you may have missed. There's plenty of campy Duke humor, although sometimes it goes a little too far and immature (throwing a turd around being a good example). The shooting takes elements of old games and new ones, and not always for the better. While you think the game wants you to run around blasting everything away with rockets, the regenerating health system found in games such as Call of Duty discourage this strategy. This ends up making the single-player somewhat average, although it is nice and long (around 15 hours for me). The multiplayer, on the other hand, is fun and fast-paced, especially with a full game played with mutators like infinite ammo and snipers only. Unfortunately, the game is plagued by lag and disconnecting issues, and I couldn't find many games with a ping below 150. When you can find a good game though, it's great fun. Overall, the game ends up being a pretty average shooter with some redeeming qualities. Fun nonetheless.
Very fun gameQuizn0s | July 9, 2011 | Review of Hitman: Blood Money [Playfire]
In Hitman: Blood Money, you are tasked with taking down a target, maybe a few. There are many ways of accomplishing this, because the level design is so spectacular. For example, you could detonate a bomb that would cause a chandelier to fall on someone's head, making it look like an accident. Or, you could poison a donut, killing him when he decides to get a snack. Or, you could just get up close and personal and strangle him with your fiber wire. The levels always have multiple ways to get to the target, involving disguises, picking locks, and sometimes just stealth. This is a great game that I recommend to anyone who likes planning out their moves.
A great little Indie gameQuizn0s | July 9, 2011 | Review of VVVVVV
I got this game in an Indie pack during a Steam sale, and went into without really knowing what to expect. I thought the art style looked pretty cool, so I decided to try it out. After a 5 hour session, I realized that it was completely worth the $5 I spent on it. It's become my favorite Indie game EVER. The premise is simple: Instead of being able to jump, you have the ability to flip gravity at will. This makes challenges that would be simple in other games extremely difficult matters. One part in particular, where a single block lies between you and your goal, will probably take you an hour straight just to complete that one part (if you've played the game, you know what part I'm talking about). Overall, this is a great, challenging Indie game that deserves your attention.