Reviews by Roryyyyyyyyyy
Simplistic and good funRoryyyyyyyyyy | Oct. 6, 2013 | Review of Reus
The main thing that appeals to me about reus is the fact it is so simple and easy to get into. As you level up by meeting criteria you unlock longer game times. This is great to slowly get you used to playing as you don't get too far in the half an hour matches but it allows you to slowly progress up, getting you accustomed to each level of gameplay.
I am not a huge fan of strategy games but this game really did impress me. The art style was very attractive, which helps towards making the game as casual and relaxing as it is.
The aim of the game is to develop land for settlements to thrive on, aiding their projects by enhancing the land to fit requirements, but also keeping them in check by adding danger/awe to reduce greed. The settlements can start wars with other settlements, leaving you with the choice to let the war go or take out the warmongers.
Reus is great for short games when you only have a small amount of time, and for longer games in which you would like to really push yourself
RPG, Shoot and loot, absolute mayhemRoryyyyyyyyyy | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2
If you want a good laugh and fun, exciting gameplay, this is a perfect game. It has all the nice parts of RPG's and FPS's with a fun story and doesn't take itself seriously at all.
I did however find that it did become quite tiresome and repetitive, until a friend jumped into my game. Co op on this game is its best feature, it just doesn't get boring with someone else.
The game will last you a long time, with a massive zoned world and tonnes of quests and DLC. Even if you do get bored, you will be able to return to it in a few days. The weapons choice is phenomenal, having thousands of weapons to find, with some ridiculous properties.
It's worth getting, and even more worth persuading some mates to buy and join you in the fun.
Not to all tastes but definitely underratedRoryyyyyyyyyy | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of Risen 2: Dark Waters
I enjoyed the first game thoroughly, so when I tried risen 2 I was expecting pretty much the same thing gameplay wise. The thing I found with it was that they took some of the stuff that made it feel nicer to control (maybe not the most physically sound like being able to turn in the air, but that is no big deal) and changed it around. The control system isn't bad, but it does feel quite unnatural, and somewhat underwhelming considering the era in games it was released. The combat I found was still very difficult, but again, like the first one it got easier the more you understand it.
The story was mediocre, it wasn't bad but wasn't particularly awe inspiring, which is a shame because the first one was great fun.
When you open a chest it doesn't just simply show an inventory which you would expect, instead it takes you to a pointlessly irritating inventory menu. This is also the same when buying things, but in this case it is more frustrating. You find yourself accidentally selling your clothes and weapons before figuring out how it all works, and not being able to buy your stuff back.
On a whole I thought the game was all right, but nothing really impressive.
An incredible, emotional journey through a unique worldRoryyyyyyyyyy | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of The Last of Us
When I got this game I could not put it down. You take the role of Joel, a survivor in a small settlement who finds himself embarking on a journey through dangerous, abandoned areas with a girl who he was given to look after.
The character progression is great, as you really feel like you get to know each character personally, making every event even more gripping and truly immersing you into the game.
The story takes many unexpected turns, leaving you horrified, relieved and in awe as they come and go.
The gameplay is so natural, I have never felt quite so comfortable playing a game as it is so responsive and reacts to the environment in so many different ways. It has that unmistakable feeling of a naughty dog game in both gameplay and visuals. You can really tell how much effort has been put into this game.
An interesting experienceRoryyyyyyyyyy | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of POSTAL 2
This game is great fun, with a hilarious plot. The game is basically a week in the life of the 'postal dude'. To progress you have to complete the to do list or every day of the week. These chores are pretty average but every day at least one goes wrong, resulting in you making an enemy of certain groups of people.
There is a massive variety of weapons, meaning you can have some good old controversially sadistic fun, with some ridiculous outcomes. These range from a can of gasoline and a shovel to a napalm launcher and your own urine. Yes, there's an action to unzip yourself and urinate wherever you want. If you leave it out, you'll get humerous comments about it, or you'll be set upon by the police. It's also handy if you get set on fire to put yourself out fast.
The graphics are nothing special, and the gameplay in some places is not the most natural feeling, but it is still great fun regardless. For this price it is definitely worth it, and will surely give you a fair few hours of entertainment. It is not particularly a largely impressive game, but it is one that no matter how you look at it you will have a good laugh playing, and won't get bored.
Absolute hell, but great funRoryyyyyyyyyy | Sept. 14, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy
This game is so enraging, but makes you enjoy the feeling.
After the first few rage quits I realised you'll get nowhere until you've sat down and really really tried. If you want a casual platformer, this certainly is not for you, but if you like a challenge of fast thinking, good timing and the feeling of your sanity slowly dripping into a pool around the remains of what was your headset when you started off, this is for you. I absolutely loved the game despite the frustration, and the feeling when you complete a level you've been stuck on is like nothing else.
In all seriousness though, the game is well worth the money and is not one you will get bored of easily.
Impressive RPG, smooth gameplay and a great storyRoryyyyyyyyyy | Sept. 11, 2013 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
Although the gameplay is a lot different to the first instalment of the series, I was not disappointed. The combat is responsive and fast paced, making every fight an enjoyable experience. The combat takes a bit more thought as unlike in the first one, you have to take responsibility of parrying opponents attacks.
If you have not played the first one, there is nothing forcing you to. There are little, if any, unexplained occurrences. The story carries on from the first, but not to the point you are left thinking 'why the hell is he here' or 'who is this person they're talking about'.
The story is tweaked following your decisions whether to help different sides/factions making it enjoyable to play through more than once. The characters are all interesting with detailed back stories in which you can choose to find out about. For those who just want to play the game and don't care about the incredible and detailed lore, you'll be happy to hear you won't get that forced down your throat. All things like that are completely optional, and may also cut down your play time by a couple of hours.
There is an option to load a witcher 1 save, which starts you off with some extra money, and depending on your choices in the first game, there are some minor dialogue changes and some extra items.
The game is very rewarding; when you achieve something, you feel great about it, especially after some fairly challenging bosses. Not only are you rewarded for killing things, you are rewarded for preparations. If done right, you can make the bosses a great deal easier just by exploring possibilities.
I had great fun playing this game, on my third playthrough and I'm still finding new things. Definitely worth the small cost for such a masterpiece.