Reviews by Sam04956

73

Pretty good

Sam04956 | Feb. 4, 2013 | Review of Dead Island

This game was pretty fun. It would probably be best to play in multiplayer though. I didn't actually finish this though, so it wasn't AMAZING but it still was good for the time that I played it. I liked the way that you can just pick up random pieces of garbage and use them as weapons, that will probably break quickly over time. You also can make your own weapons, but the most that I remember doing is upgrading what I already had (eg. putting nails through a bat, or setting it on fire).

I did have some graphical problems at the beginning (my whole screen went blueish, but I think it went back to normal after restarting my computer).

Anyway, the game is pretty cheap here so I would say it is worth buying.

65

Worth a few dollars

Sam04956 | Dec. 3, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire Nexway

I got this for 25% off and I don't regret it, but don't expect too much from it. It is nice to be able to build your own house and adopt children, but really you could probably just download mods that allow you to do this better for free; I just like that this is official, so hopefully less buggy and "intended" to be there. There are some useful things like being able to adopt a pet dog if you have children, which means that it will always be in your house (it's just a bit more convenient). I liked being able to hire people to work at your houses, eg. carriage drivers and bards. Also you cannot adopt Aventus Arentino unfortunately.

Anyway the DLC pretty much does what it says, if you see it on sale it might be worth getting if you feel like playing Skyrim again.

86

Good game

Sam04956 | Dec. 3, 2012 | Review of Dishonored Nexway

Dishonored was a very good game and I don't really have many complaints about it. Some things though were that it was a little bit short (it took me 9 hours but I wasted a lot of time, and also used stealth a lot which can make it take longer). It isn't too short though, and it also is worth replaying again in a different way, for example if you just killed everyone the first time you played, then it might be fun to try playing it non-lethally the next time and using stealth a lot.

The art style, graphics, music etc. are good; no problems there. I have heard people say that the story is predictable, which I will agree with a little bit but it was still enjoyable.

There are a lot of interesting ways of fighting people in this game too: you don't just have to use your sword the whole time. An example of this is that if a guard is shooting at you, you can use your slow time spell, and then possess the guard, walk him in front of his bullet, and he will have shot himself.

The game is also very cheap on this site at the moment (I got it for about $22 last week), and it is definitely worth it.

70

Not bad

Sam04956 | Dec. 3, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Nexway

Dawnguard was an all right "expansion", although I wouldn't recommend buying it for the $25 that I originally saw it for on steam. I bought it here on Green Man Gaming for $15 on sale and I think that it was definitely worth it.

I probably have spent at least 20 hours more with Skyrim because of this DLC. The new quest added by it will take about as long as any of the other guilds already in the game, but you can choose to be either a dawnguard or a vampire lord, so you could technically spend twice as much time by playing it on both sides with 2 different characters. Despite this, both factions have essentially the same quests, just from a different perspective; similar to the civil war quests.

The new crossbows that this DLC adds are nice, although some problems are that there is only a dwarven and regular crossbow, as well as upgraded versions of each. You also can only craft crossbows if you play as a dawnguard, unless you download a mod like me. Another thing that I didn't like about crossbows was that they automatically reload, meaning you are basically immobilized whenever you shoot it unless you have some archery perks to speed it up etc.

Overall this DLC was pretty fun, and I would say that if you can get this for less than about $15, maybe $20; then it will be worth the money. Another thing that I should point out though is that I was using mods with this, which may have changed the way I feel about this DLC, so hopefully I'm not giving the DLC more credit than it deserves. The main ones being the mod to allow crafting crossbows as a non-dawnguard, as well as the Better Vampires mod which makes playing as a vampire much more fun.