Reviews by RoninRaven

70

So much wasted potential...

RoninRaven | June 4, 2013 | Review of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

The first F.E.A.R game was and still is considered a masterpiece of the medium. Monolith Production tried to alter the formula by inducing more action into the mix probably to make the game more appethisa very anticipated sequel. Fans of the series where harsh in describing this game and the media wasn't pleased either. The biggest drawback of Project Origins is the fact that is looked upon as a failed sequel. Given any other name and free from the burden of living up to what came before it, FEAR 2 is a decent FPS with some horror elements thrown in the mix.

95

Back in Black!

RoninRaven | June 4, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year

Rocksteady did it again! Improving on his predecessor on all levels, Batman Arkham City is an exhilarating experience. While is not exactly Gotham City (here's hoping Origins will have that), the landscape big enough to satisfy every one's appetite for exploration. The story is top notch and the same famous people are back to voice one of DC Comic's most beloved world.

Together with it's predecessor Arkham Asylum this second installment is a must for every game collection.

85

Rage against the machine...or not!

RoninRaven | June 4, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The first Deus Ex game is considered by many a digital interactive novel thanks to it's fantastic storyline and atmosphere. A true classic of the medium.

Deus Ex Human Revolution tries to repair what some believe, Deus Ex 2 that came before it, ruined. The futuristic punk world, reminds of the classic Blade Runner movie, while the voice acting and story complement it well.

The stealth sections are done extremely well together with the shooting aspect and cover system. The only significant drawback this game possess are the dull boss fights. It's to bad, because this aspect is really holding back the whole experience.

The ending seems a bit rushed, but even so Deus Ex Human Revolution has a good story to tell, and my advice to you is to listen.

90

I still am afraid!

RoninRaven | June 4, 2013 | Review of F.E.A.R

Back in 2005, Monolith decided to launch a FPS game with a slight "twist". That "twist" ruined many pairs of underwear around the world. The game alternated between frantic shooting against some rather intelligent A.I (even to this day) and horror segments in which the player was for the most part helpless to react, except scream like a little girl. Speaking a little girls, Alma the game's story focal point became a video game icon and still is to this day. If you were to chicken to play it in 2005 you probably still are, but in case you missed it for some other reason, this is the perfect time to join to test your fear limits.

96

A game worthy of it's title.

RoninRaven | June 3, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year

From the fantastic scenery to the accurate portrayal of the every character, you can't simply find enough words that can truly express the mastery level of game design displayed by this game's developers Rocksteady. Batman Arkham Asylum has been described by critics and fans alike as the best video game based on a comic book superhero ever made in the history of the medium. And playing it, numerous times, I too can add my voice to that of many. Even if you are not a fan of the caped crusader you can't ignore this title. The graphics, the voice acting (Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamil, Arleen Sorkin), the fantastic level design, the revolutionary combat system, there is something to love for everybody. A classic of not just is genre but of the entire industry.