Reviews by RiVenoX

84

Oldschool run-and-gun fun

RiVenoX | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of Apogee Throwback Pack

I hadn't played this game in probably about 15 years, and even then it was the shareware version. It was a blast to go back to the game. There aren't any improvments in the game engine itself, no resolution increases, so enemies that are far away are hard to see, and the default controls are unintuitive in this day and age. After a quick reconfigure, I had a lot of fun running through it. The games themselves run in dosbox, and run very smoothly.

88

Twitchy oldschool fun

RiVenoX | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of Rise of the Triad

You will die. You will die a lot. It will be frustrating, There is no tutorial, there's no hand holding. If you want to survive, you will fight for it. And that's a good thing! This game is a little bit more corridor like than its predecessor, and the lack of a save does increase the difficulty, and get frustrating at times, but behind it is an incredibly fun game with frantic gameplay. There are tons of secrets to reward going off the beaten path, and lots of traps to trip you up. The whole package takes the formula of yesteryear and revamps it with some of the enhancements of today without really diluting the essence of what those games were. They were about dying, they were about failing, and your progress wasn't measured in an XP bar, or in prestige, it was measured in actual skill and experience. Could you learn from your mistakes and pick up on the games clues enough to plunder her depths and make off with the resources you need to make it through the game efficiently?

95

Amazing game

RiVenoX | May 24, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

This game has everything going for it, top to bottom. The gameplay is fantastic, gives you lots of options which can sometimes lead to a bit of confusion, but you never feel overwhelmed. The boss fights are mediocre, but everything in between is sublime. The game may not be the most graphically impressive one, but it has a great art direction, and the environments are completely believable. The plot may be a little bit predictable here and there, but you feel very involved in how everything happens. Really, this is one of the best games to come out in a long time, and it's well worth your money.