Reviews by Shreyan
One of the hardest and most exciting platformersShreyan | Nov. 21, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy
Super meat boy is the dark souls of platformers. You will die again and again only to come back for more. The levels feel unique and actually take very less time to complete(1-2 minutes tops). But completing it might take hours. The music is top notch and suits the mood for each level. You can unlock other characters from other indie games by completing hidden levels or collecting bandages. Collct enough and you can unlock a character. Each of them have their own unique power. Pick this game up for it's intensity. Also a controller is highly advisable for playing the game.
A fantastic racing gameShreyan | Nov. 21, 2013 | Review of DiRT 3
Dirt 3 is the successor of Dirt 2. The game has a new feel to it and the menus and all have been completely red-designed. The graphics have been improved and the locations have been very nicely crafted. The game contains your standard fare of trailblazer races,rally,head2head etc. The main highlight is gymkhana where you have to do donuts,spins,jumps and drifts to rack up points. It is a lot of fun. The game also supports local split screen play with another player. The graphics are good and the cars sounds distinct. AI has also been improved. One complaint with the game is that it does not have enough tracks. If you are out in the market for a good racing game, take this one for a ride.
One of the most brilliant shoot and loot gamesShreyan | Nov. 18, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2
Pandora is taken over by handsome jack under the hyperion co-operation. Bounty hunters from all across the galaxy are invited to pandora. They are killed by Handsome Jack as soon as they arrive in a train. You however survive and you start your epic quest to free pandora from jack and stop him from opening the vault. You can chose out of 4 main characters from the base game each with their own special ability and skill tree. There are 2 DLCs which add 2 extra characters to the game. This game has perhaps the most varied selection of weapons in a game. Shotguns that shoots missiles,guns that explode like a grenade when you reload them,grenades that teleport to a target,sticks to it,explodes into smaller grenades and causes even more mayhem and the list goes on and on.
On an average playthrough it might take you around 30 hours to complete the game. However it shouldn't stop there. Start the game again in true vault hunter mode and you can play the game with all the loot and levels you have acquired. Also co-op is amazing. It is a different game when you play with friends. This game is pure entertainment. My only complaint is that there are DLCs which can increase the level cap. Those should have been free,released as updates. If you want more shoot and loot, get the season passses. I can guarantee that you will be playing thsi game for months.
Beautiful gameShreyan | Nov. 18, 2013 | Review of Bastion Cap
What happens when you wake up to see the world as you know it crumbling before your very eyes? When everyone you love is gone? And you have no idea what happened? In bastion, you play as a nameless protagonist referred to as 'the kid'. The game play is fun. A controller is recommended for the best experience. The art style of the game is just beautiful and the music is awesome. The game is part RPG,part action and the camera is set at an isometric view. The action always feels fresh and the levels are superbly designed. I have absolutely no complaints with this game and you will be want to go for a second playthrough of the game after you complete it.
A superhero game worth your timeShreyan | Nov. 18, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year
Probably one of the best super-hero games in the industry. The fighting mechanics is very fast and fluid. As Batman you will have access to a variety of gadgets like the batrang,explosive gel, the line rappel,cryptographic sequencer and more.The stealth sequences are very good. The game world is scattered with maps,riddler tropies and riddles to find,collect and solve. This unlocks challenge maps which are divided into two types-Predator(where you have to take out an area full of henchmen quietly completing some objectives while you are at it) and beatdown. The game looks very good and the voice acting is top notch.You will encounter some well known villians like poison ivy,joker and scarecrow. The story is great. I have no complaints with the game.