Reviews by Rice77

70

Not bad, although a bit expensive

Rice77 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Airline Tycoon 2: Falcon Airlines DLC DNS

This add-on adds a new airline, some missions and new features, all in all they are an inmprovement for an OK game. Being the feutres retroactive lets you revisit previous campaign you had already completed. The two new campaign missions are fun (the second one is even better) and are worth the money, but if you can wait for a disccount, wait for it, 7€ is still expensive for such an add-on.

85

Awesome for 40K fans

Rice77 | July 26, 2012 | Review of Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Retribution THQ

This game is a RTS where you control varius units, depending on the faction (you can choose tyranids, space marines, chaos marines, etc...) you have different squads and commander.

The campaign alone is worth the game, but the multiplayer mode The Last Stand (which is also standalone), is a very fun coop mode.

If you like Warhammer 40K you can't doubt on getting this game.

80

Great RTS

Rice77 | April 14, 2012 | Review of Oil Rush

Oil Rush was one of the first games announced with DX11, made by a Russian team who wants to show off his graphics engine, they created a well worth RTS game. The graphics are superb and you couldn't ask more for a game which costs 6€ and is as graphically awesome as Batllefield 3, but it is actually a really fun game. But, there are some cons, there could be more diversity with the units you control and more diversity in general. It has multiplayer online and lan and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes RTS games.

85

War is at home

Rice77 | April 14, 2012 | Review of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

First of all, this is a great game with a few flaws but a bit old, Red Orchestra 2 is already out and most likely you will not want to buy this game, but at the current price you could try it. Red Orchestra isn't a fast paced bullet spam game like Call of Duty, this game's deal/breaker is it tries to emulate war realistically, delivering thrilling action and lots of one hit kills. The realism goes to the point where you can't shoot X meters away because the bullet will fall unless you are a sniper using a sniper rifle. If you want to try being at war and do not want to spend a lot of money, buy this game, if you want to spend a bit more, buy Red Orchestra 2, and lastly, if you don't want to feel realism, don't buy them.

83

Innovative

Rice77 | April 13, 2012 | Review of Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash wouldn't work as a big budget game from an established studio; it's a different type of game, which would mean it's far too risky a project for them. It's a perfect example of how some of the best and most original ideas are coming out of independent teams that have talent and passion and can take risk because they're not gambling with tens of millions of dollars. Zeno Clash sticks with you long after you play it, and that's a compliment many games aspire to have associated with them.

85

More Dead, more Space

Rice77 | April 10, 2012 | Review of Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Dead Space, a deep action-shooter full of visceral enemies, solid gameplay and interesting story. If you liked Dead Space you will love Dead Space 2, the new weapons and enemies, the new situations, the darker atmosphere and the care and love Visceral games have put in it show off and creat a great game full of fun and horror.

80

Be the Big Daddy

Rice77 | April 10, 2012 | Review of BioShock® 2 DNS

Bioshock 2 is a good game. It is a follow up to the great hit Bioshock, from whom it takes the setting, story and weapons. Although it has a better gameplay than the first, Bioshock 2's story is considered a bit worse than the first one's but it is not it's fault because getting near to the masterpiece story from Bioshock was really hard, and more if we consider it was another dev team who developed it. Another negative point is it uses GFWL - the worst DRM ever. All in all Bioshock 2 does a great job but doesn't shine as brilliantly as Bioshock.

95

Back to 2000

Rice77 | Aug. 22, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

It has been 11 years since the release of the first Deus Ex game, forever a breaking point in how RPG + FPS played. 11 years later we get Deus Ex: Human Revolution, an evolution of Deus Ex, getting the good, improving the bad and making an awesome game. For the first few hours I just thought "Wow" the freedom of gameplay, not linear/scripted combats, different routes to take and win against the enemy which has an improved AI. Playing Deus Ex is fun and engaging, throught all the game you will be waiting for the next enemy, trying to kill them silently, trying to evade them or rushing in. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an improvement on every system Deus Ex had, this is the best Deus Ex game and it is a must buy.

80

A little gem

Rice77 | Aug. 17, 2011 | Review of From Dust

From Dust is not for everyone. It is relatively short and a bit repetitive, but its uniqueness shines above them. You have to control the elements to win, a new type of gameplay people may find boring or on the other hand, extremely interesting and fun (I am from the latter group) and will have really good fun with this game. So, if you want to try a new experience, try it, if you are still sceptical, wait for a cheaper price!

100

The original

Rice77 | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition DNS

This is the game that created the now famous FPS+RPG style of game we have seen in Mass Effect or Alpha Protocol for example, and it continues to be superb, with an awesome story, innovative gameplay at that time, etc... And now there are some mods that add to the game, high res textures, so you shouldn't miss this game at all!

90

The Shogun

Rice77 | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2

Shogun 2 is a follow-up to the already critically acclaimed Shogun: Total War. I must say that Shogun 2 improves on what was already good although there are still some cumbersome parts to it.The presentation of the game is top notch – the menus and especially the music adds to to the 16th-century Japan feeling of the game. While it battle the music matches the mood of the fights and the sound effects and views of the individual soldiers is excellent ear and eye candy for those like me who like to look for the details. Naval battles I believe are the weak point of this game. All around it is a FUN game that all TW fans will love.

85

Still the best

Rice77 | Aug. 1, 2011 | Review of Patrician III DNS

Even nearly 8 years after it's debut it still stands up as one of the most addictive and elaborate economic trading sims ever made. The economy is dialed in and the trading aspect is complex enough to keep you on your toes. The graphics have aged the sea battles are beyond lame and yet it beats out modern games in this genres by miles

85

Arrr! Fun!

Rice77 | July 28, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier's Pirates! Capsule

Try Pirates!.The combination of ideas and experiences it contains easily make it one of the most original games of 2006. It may not depart much from the original game but, truthfully, it simply doesn't need to.

Unless you hate fun, you'll love it.

100

Simply epic

Rice77 | July 28, 2011 | Review of Magicka: Vietnam DLC

This is the best Magicka DLC we have seen, and although it costs a bit more, you get 10 times the fun than with other DLCs, adding a new campaign and challenge maps, with new weapons like the gun AK-47 and new magicks like Mortar Strike, a new robe and a staff, all in the same packet. A must buy for anyone who likes Magicka.

87

Improves the already awesome Civ IV

Rice77 | July 28, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

After playing Civilization games for a long time I must say that Civ funs will not be let down by this game. It improves what was hard to improve and makes more awesome than it was before.

Civ V isn’t simply a rehash of what came before with better graphics it’s a whole new world with a whole new set of rich, intricate rules to master. It’s also impossible for a strategy fan to resist picking up … or to quit.

100

Buy it!

Rice77 | July 28, 2011 | Review of Magicka: Nippon DLC

As a donation for japan, and as an awesome add-on to Magicka, buy this DLC that comes with an awesome kimono, a katana and a bamboo staff, all of this by donating to japan, what else can you ask for?

80

Actually pretty awesome

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V - Cradle of Civilization - Asia

This DLC adds Asia, and it is awesome! I bought it with scepticism and then discovered it was a pretty good add-on to the already good Civilization 5. Being able to create specific scenarios and use asian leaders with this map was very fun.

75

A good indie game

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Droplitz

Droplitz offers an engaging experience for enough ammount of time to be worth 3$. This is a puzzle game which requires your intellect to be 100% concentrated on it, and although casually, can prove to be very addictive. It has catchy tunes and good looks plus an endless replayability. A good indie game worth 3$.

100

An indie gem

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of VVVVVV

This game is simply awesome. It challenges you to move right or left and jump, each time you jump you change your gravity and you land on a plataform or die trying it. It is a game where it is normal to die and where you will die (although not as much as in Super Meat Boy or I Wanna Be The Guy) and it now offers a map editor, so it has endless hours of fun!

80

Another PVP map

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Magicka: Final Frontier DLC

If you bought the other PVP maps you should buy this one too as it is probably the best, if you haven't bought any PVP maps and want to buy one to try, buy this one!

60

Holy Trinity of MMOs

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Magicka: Party Robes DLC

This DLC adds robes that make you think about the Holy Trinity (tank, dps and support) and although they aren't that great, for 1$ they may be attractive to lots of players who like robes.

55

Another clan

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2 DLC - Ikko Ikki Clan

Shogun 2 offers a wide variety of clans and this DLC adds one famous japanese clan. The differences between each clan aren't exactly worth 5$ but if you are a fanatic of japanese culture or you want a new clan to play with, buy it.

100

Fun Fun Fun

Rice77 | July 27, 2011 | Review of Magicka

Think of a fun game, now forget it and play Magicka. This game is fun in all the ways you can think of. First of all it offers quick-paced hack'n'slash combat based on 8 different "magicks" you can combine however you want, killing enemies or even your friends in Co-op or PVP with a lot of different combinations of spells. Furthermore the game packs 3 different types of maps with 4 modes available, Campaign, online Co-op, Round based arenas with hordes of enemies and lastly, PVP. Finally Magicka has an incredible funny dialogue with characters such as Vlad who isn't a vampire. Right now for 5$ this game is a bargain!