Reviews by SethGrey
A Open World Sandbox RPG that never stopsSethGrey | July 7, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway
Let me ask you a question: Do you already own Skyrim? Yes? Then make sure you have a PC copy and buy one for a friend. No? Then buy it already! In short it's an amazing RPG In a long description it's an Aaaammmaaazzziinnnng RPG. Skyrim is a huge open world RPG where you can say, "Screw you main storyline! I'm gonna go hunt undead and mudcrabs!" You can customize your character in whatever way you want, if you want to play a melee class where you smash faces, or an archer firing off arrows into the fray of battle, or a magical mage that uses it's spells to protect itself and rain down fire upon it's foes. Or you can mixed it all together to create a battle archer master of swords and bows or a Magical Warrior capable of hacking foes to bits or freezing them to death. Or don't even focus on fighting, become a master blacksmith or tricky thief. Skyrim is a world of endless fun and wonder, but that grows even more when you buy the PC version. Why you ask? Well there's one simple answer, mods. You can Mod your game to add whole new areas and NPCs, new armor, weapons, and even new ways to play the game! The fun never stops with mods so buy Skyrim today!
A MMO without all the fun.SethGrey | July 7, 2013 | Review of Borderlands
I'm going to start this review by saying two things: One, I dislike this game for several reasons that I'll state shortly, and Two, Borderlands 2 fixes almost all of my issues with this game.
Borderlands is a great game if you have 3 other friends with flexible schedules and too much free time on your hands, but if it's just you or you and one buddy, you may only have a lukewarm time.
Without those three other friends to keep you company and to talk with and enjoy the game with, the game's flaws quickly come obvious. Mainly it's MMO style quests where you go to point A and kill X amount of Y things with little to no story driving it, so it makes quests feel the same and boring. This doesn't matter if you have those 3 friends to make things interesting.
The combat is a mixed bag, you've fairly interesting classes with their own special skill that makes them unique, but this is watered down by the guns feeling the same and boring. I'll pick up and SMG find a new SMG look at the states and pick the one with a very slight damage boost and a new skin, it doesn't feel any different, which makes the combat quickly become stale as you wait for your skill to come off of cooldown.
I suggest if you haven't played Borderlands 1 is to skip it, go to Borderlands 2 just make sure you watch a five minute overview of the story, that's all you need. Borderlands 2 fixes most of the problems, the quests don't feel so boring and similar, the guns feel different with a large variety of different types of weapons.
So in summary, Borderlands 1 aimed for the moon and fell back to earth while Borderlands 2 made it to the moon,
A story not a gameSethGrey | July 7, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead
The simplest way I can review this game is by stating that it's a story rather then a game. Granted how exactly the story progresses is up to you and the choices you make. I'm going to try to keep this spoiler free since obviously spoilers ruin the point of this game. Walking Dead is a interactive adventure story where you take on the role of Lee, a convict is convicted of the murder of his wife, but when the Zombie Apocalypse hits he gains his freedom into a whole new cruel world.
While there isn't really that much game-play the story makes up for it. It's a deep and compelling stories with interesting characters, and while it's not always obvious on your first play-through even small choices can have an effect on who lives and who dies.
The art style almost feels like a comic book style art, which works in the games favor. The style helps to easily portray character's emotion and feelings, and it also means computers that don't have the most power can still run the game rather smoothly.
It's definitely worth a play through if the ending hasn't been spoiled for you, and even if it has, well you can always carve your own story in the game, but it's hard to give this game a number rating, just remember if you're not into deep compelling stories this game likely isn't for you.
A must buy for -any- gamer.SethGrey | July 3, 2013 | Review of BioShock (NA) - not live
Truly a masterpiece when it comes to gaming, Bioshock is a First Person Action RPG and the first of three in the series. I won't go into detail about the plot of the story for obvious spoiler reasons, but the story sucks you into a deep and immersive world, and when the writers bring out a twist it smacks you right in the face without warning, but it fits. Plot twists aren't tossed in for the sack of plot twists, they're carefully crafted to fit the needs of the story.
The gameplay is your standard FPS shoot enemies in the face, but with two twists. One is simply each gun has three types of ammo that work well on certain types of enemies. Two is your get access to Plasmids, which either passively improve your skills or allow to shoot lighting, fire, or freeze your enemies. Sadly when it comes to passive Plasmids you'll find the few that work for you and stick with them, rarely changing them out for different kinds.
The only major flaw in the game from my view is the hacking mini-gaming, it's a tedious puzzle that makes you create a pipe path to point A. to point B. before the water hits the end of your pipe, and while easy early on, late game it gets harder and harder to the point where there's no possible way to complete it. There are Plasmids to make it easier, so you'll grab those and never look back.
There's too much to talk about in this game to state in a short review, and I could go on and on about the game's strengths, but I suggest you find out for yourself by buying the game. It is well worth the $20 and plays well with both a wired Xbox360 controller and a keyboard and mouse, and if you ever see this game on sale and don't have it, well that's all the more reason to buy it.
I give this game a 90/100 for good story, good gameplay, but tack points off for a tedious but avoidable hacking mini-game, and stale passive Plasmids. This has been Seth Grey, good gaming to you all!