Reviews by RandomHobo2

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Good Game, Terrible Devil May Cry

RandomHobo2 | May 15, 2014 | Review of DmC: Devil May Cry

This is a game that has received much hate, but has done a lot to receive it. Viewed as a reboot of the fantastic series, DmC: Devil May Cry was made to appeal to newcomers, as well as hardcore fans. One of the issues with this game is that it's too rewarding and not challenging enough. DMC has always been difficult and very rewarding. It's main goal has always been to throw challenging enemies in your face, then make you feel good about beating them and performing complex combos. It's not a welcoming series, but it shouldn't be. It hands out SSS ranks like candy, and makes you feel good about accomplishing the simplest of tasks. Even the harder difficulties are pretty easy. Any difficulty in this game is artificial. You should not be required to hit red enemies with the red weapons. What a terrible idea. It limits your combos, but that doesn't matter, as you'll still get an S rank. New Dante is terrible and so is the story.

Now, for the good things about the game. It's very fun. The ability to switch between multiple weapon is a great addition, one that should have been included in DMC4. Mid air combos are great in this game, and are really fun to pull off. Because it's built as a game for casual players, it's not as intense or stressful, which is actually a double edged sword. Because of this, I feel as if I can play the game for longer without taking a break. This game was built for replayability and has secret missions and Bloody Palace, a horde mode, like the other DMCs.

Overall, this game can be enjoyed by everyone, however your enjoy varies based on how you feel about previous Devil May Cry games. This game is torn in between being a new Devil May Cry and being something completely different. I would have enjoyed this game much more if it were a new IP or if it had different characters, but still took place inside the other DMC universe. I recommend MGR: Revengeance, Killer is Dead, Devil May Cry 3, and Bayonetta to those who have yet to play them.

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The Darkness Rides Again

RandomHobo2 | May 14, 2014 | Review of The Darkness II

The Darkness II is a surprisingly good story driven FPS with RPG elements. It's one of the few I've completed 4 times in a row, and the only game I've play where I've gotten all of the achievements. The gameplay is very fun and the story is absolutely fantastic. The main campaign is short. It took me a little more than 5 hours to complete, but there is a side campaign and extra missions to complete afterwards. The Darkness tentacles go along well with the guns to create a fast paced game, much like a hack n slash oddly enough. Overall, the Darkness II is a great game, one which I'm glad I spent my money on. I recommend playing the first one, though you DO NOT need to play it in order to enjoy this game.