Reviews by Shadowwolf414

85

A good game, but has potential for improvement.

Shadowwolf414 | Aug. 26, 2013 | Review of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

A well done, very original combination of the third person shooter and real time strategy genres. It has good visuals, and for the most part the game play is very smooth. Generally, the game is very similar to Mass Effect, in that you are a commander of two squad mates, who you can co-ordinate in the field, as well as the dialogue system, in which you decide how Carter (the protagonist) responds to the situation. However, the main point for improvement I think could be made, is that this game didn't need to be XCOM. It felt like the XCOM theme was holding the game back more than anything, and that the temes of the game had been developed, and then changed to fit as an XCOM game.

Overall however, definitely worth a play for a challenging, quite original experience.

90

Taking everything about Arkham Asylum- and improving it

Shadowwolf414 | June 10, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year

A map at least 3 times as big and the same in villains, Batman Arkham City offers an excellent range of features; it has a better more enthralling story, the mechanics are improved as well as adding a number of new abilities to Batman's arsenal. The graphics are about equal with Arkham Asylum, though on a much grander scale, as you are not confined to the Asylum, and can explore Arkham City as you wish, fulfilling several side quests along the way.

Overall, an excellent game.

95

A must play for fans of Stealth/RPG games

Shadowwolf414 | June 10, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

With a variety of solutions for every problem, this game can be played many times over without losing it's spark. You can go head on with a range of highly modifiable weapons. Or, you can move through without being seen,(this, within itself, offer many a solution) without firing a shot. And with dynamic conversations, Jensen can be whoever you want him to be; a really good guy who helps whoever he can; or a killer who has no concern for the consequences of achieving his goals. Either way, the game is enthralling to the end, which itself has 12 outcomes. A worth sequel to the first game, anyone who has played the original or generally likes RPG games will love Deus Ex:Human Revolution.

95

An Excellent turn-based strategy game

Shadowwolf414 | June 8, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown dns

Not usually a fan of strategy games, I was wary of XCOM: Enemy unknown when I received it in a pre-order offer with Bioshock Infinite. However, once I started playing, I couldn't stop. It serves a a refreshing reminder that not all military based games are too-easy point and go shooters. Each decision you make can have catastrophic consequences, making victory that much better, or defeat that much more punishing. Only flaws I could point out are mainly aesthetic; the XCOM project is supposed to represent all of the world's nations coming together to face the alien threat. So why do all of the soldiers have generic US accents when they speak? Issues such as this however don't really affect the gameplay directly, so it is nonetheless a must buy, even if you don't think you like strategy games.