Reviews by SilentAssassn87

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CO-OP Orientated

SilentAssassn87 | Sept. 14, 2011 | Review of Dead Island

Aside from the launch nightmare, the game is great. This game really emphasizes on co-op. It can be played alone, but the game really shines with a friend, or two, or three. The game get progressively harder as you rank up and discover new areas.

Likes: I loved the open world in this game. Each chapter takes you to a new location, but each location is huge and has many areas to explore. I like the Dead Rising weapon combination system. Some weapons are a bit extreme, but for the most part the weapon mods are not too far fetched. CO-OP is where the game shines! Really taking on these zombies in the open world with friends is so fun.

Dislikes: As you rank up, so do the Zombies, so there never is a true sense of being far superior to the zombies. Yes this is challenging, but when a Zombie needs 5 hits to the face with a mace, it just breaks the vibe of the game. While I said that CO-OP is where its at, I think it can rely a bit too much on it. Some of the quests are really spread out across long distances and really make you wish your friends were on if you happen to play while they are not on.

85

Diverse and Fun

SilentAssassn87 | Sept. 2, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I'm new to the Deus Ex scene, so I can't comment about how this game in the series stands up to the rest, but I can say that I enjoyed this game very much. I'll start off with what I liked about the game.

Pros: The fact that I can play this game entirely stealthy, or duck and shoot was great. I really enjoyed my first run through the game mixing both stealth and action in when I saw fit. The customization options were great and really seemed diverse for certain playing styles. If you were going to play the game without shooting anyone, then you could use your upgrade points where they would be better suited. The overall gamplay didn't really feel repetitive, or boring. There were always new ways to approach every area.

Cons: This game doesn't feature a new game +. It really would have been nice to replay the game with a character that that already suited my play style, or at lease be able relocate upgrade points for a different build, but sadly that feature is not present. The story can seem a bit hard to follow and feels a bit cheesy at times, but the gameplay really makes up for it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this game and see myself playing through it over and over developing my character differently each time.