Reviews by Snotnarok
Great game, with more content than you thinkSnotnarok | Nov. 4, 2013 | Review of Sonic Generations
Sonic Generations is criminally overlooked because of previous 3D Sonic titles quality being mixed at best. They put a lot of effort into this game and it shows in every level, the PC port is no slouch either. The game is beautiful and the visual style very pleasing, to best explain the game with Modern Sonic you run at speeds that would make Burnout games blush. You are crazy fast, so fast Sonic can drift around tight turns. Classic Sonic plays, as you expect; like his classic counterpart, it's by no means EXACT, he feels different for sure but it's good. There's 2 acts to each level and about 9 levels, several boss fights have been remade, oh er, yes each level's style is taken from a previous Sonic title ranging from Green Hill Zone, Chemical Plant, Planet Wisp, Sea Side Hill.
To further this game's level of amusement, a great mod out there: Project Unleashed is a very easy to install mod that adds the day levels from Sonic Unleashed, the levels this game's modern Sonic levels were based on. There's ...maybe 7 levels to be had there, all ported over perfectly, and these levels were only previously on Console prior to this so it's just really great to have this option. I'm not one to blindly enjoy games based on maker, or who's in it, I've not liked many of Sonic's 3D outings, but this one really did a great job of bringing both Classic and Modern gameplay into one well made game.
Crackdown and Prototype, eat your heart outSnotnarok | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Saints Row IV NA
Saints Row has always been a more comical version of GTA with over the top stuff like dildo swords and cesspool trucks that you can use on houses.
Saints Row has gone the whole hog and has given you super powers, super sprint, ice blast, fire blast, lift people with your mind, then fire them several blocks away with ease? Or just lift them to drain health. You can leap several stories high and with an unlock system you progressively get stronger. But Snotnarok, aren't cars now useless? To a degree yes, but you can also power them up so Nitrus allows you to plow through traffic. But Snot! Doesn't these powers make the game easy? ..What? No! The aliens are relentless, they teleport in, or take people over Agent Smith style (Matrix), send UFOs, Terminators, and even super powered aliens after you, and it's not easy to shake them. You've been nerfed as well, you don't have regenerating health, to regain health you need to kill enemies and pick up the health bits they drop.
The game is solid, funny and considering how poorly Crackdown 2 and Prototype 2 were made this game really stands alone without competition. Infact if you have played Prototype, Hulks Ultimate Destruction or Crackdown a lot of these powers may seem familiar...and that's a good thing in my book.
I'm maybe a bit bias as I've fallen in love with the series, but I can assure you it's a great port and just a fun game to play. Saints Row 4 however doesn't replace Saints Row 3 as they're completely different, SR3 is more GTA styled. Avoid Saints Row 2 on PC, it's an amazing game but the port is very lack luster and you'll need a more powerful machine than typically recommended.
A new players perspectiveSnotnarok | July 19, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider: Anniversary
I've only played Tomb Raider 2 back when that was new on the PSOne, while I remember it being good platformy fun I don't have a lot of experience with the TR series. Infact I've avoided it because of a lot of negativity that was around the series after the 3rd game. I decided to pick this up on sale because I'm a huge fan of games like Flashback:Quest for Identity, Uncharted, etc and I was very very pleasantly surprised with this title.
As an updated game you expect them to shove in modern mechanics like regenerating health or ammo stock piles. No, the game offers health packs, ammo where you find it as a reward as your pistols are infinite. The game runs smoothly and the mechanics offer more variables in platforming than seen in todays modern games like Uncharted, also routes are not always obvious which is nice instead of everything shining or being highlighted. The game is a splendid port with options varying from widescreen to nicer textures and PC specific visuals. The game is not Uncharted visually but it does look and move very nicely, as someone who's not been with the TR series I recommend this as a new player and fan of the series. Crystal Dynamics did a awesome job from where Core left off.
A fun rompSnotnarok | July 3, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite v2 + DLC Bundle
I'm not all the way through the game, maybe 7 missions+ in, the other reviewers don't seem to enjoy the way the game functions, however the game is fun if you're looking for a fun shooter that does solid sniping with a variety of ways to adjust the difficulty. The difficulty adjustments allow you to change how bullets behave (bullet drop, breathing etc, you can increase how it effects shots or turn these functions off), how smart enemies are and the like. I didn't see a problem with the close range combat as that's something you should be avoiding and are granted the means of keeping distance: a sniper rifle, landmines,trip mines, rocks to distract enemies...if they manage to get past all this you have a SMG and pistol (one of them silenced if you so chose), the handling is only clunky if your heartrate is up.
The game is by no means a sim, you will be sniping gas caps on full on tanks and they somehow detonate.
If you have an interest in sniping in shooters this really is a good romp, it's not like there's a lot of options for games you are supposed to strictly snipe, but even then this game stands out and does well.
Superior in every way to Borderlands 1Snotnarok | July 2, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)
Borderlands 1 was a fun game but had some issues this game clears up. Borderlands 2 offers similar gameplay with more gun variety-including ways the guns function, better vehicle handling & more vehicles, a more diverse cast of characters with their own unique abilities, a more present story with more interesting things happening.
Better yet the multiplayer is far easier to get into because it's not using the bloody gamespy service! It will tell you which of your friends are playing in the main menu with the lvl and class they're using, and party members can even hop in and out of your game easily.Told you it was better all around! :D
Better yet it's no shovelware to PC, you get a wide array of options to adjust to get the game running smoothly on your PC as well as offering options that make it surpass the console version visually. It runs well even on my older 2.66 core 2 duo CPU/Nvidia 560 machine with only a few things on medium settings.
The game is certainly best played with friends, so find someone to play with and hop in a match and shoot some jerks!