Reviews by Subj3ctLambda
Where the Payne Begins!Subj3ctLambda | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of Max Payne
Max Payne is in my opinion, a masterpiece with its gripping storyline involving Max Payne, left widowed and childless because of an attack on his house by Valkyr junkies! Max looks for leads and 3 yrs later finds them. After the unfortunate death of his friend and fellow detective Alex, Max ties the Italian Mafia to the crime.
From there, Max goes up the food chain from small fries to the Big Fish, to uncover a huge secret and the reason for his family's death! This game shows you what happens when you cross a man with nothing left to lose! Max's phenomenal bodycount throughout the game shows just how desperate he is to get to the bottom of it!
Even after all these years, Max Payne is still very much enjoyable! So any unfortunate soul who hasn't yet tried it, should get it now, play it and get sucked into the world of Max Payne!
Innocence Lost...Poor IsaacSubj3ctLambda | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of The Binding of Isaac
Basically, this game is an extremely fun game to play coming from Edmund McMillan(Super Meat Boy). Musical score is great which plays according to the level Isaac is on and changes in Boss Fights to a faster track to get you pumped up! The gameplay revolves around survival where you try to make Isaac more powerful by finding/buying certain collectibles which will stay with him throughout that particular playthrough! Isaac's primary mode of attack is "tear drops"! Yes..that's right! Also, if you die you have to start from the beginning! Like a 2D Dark Souls!
The enemies are plentiful and of great variety! They may be ranged ,close contact, stationary, moving, homing in on the player and such combinations! Certain collectibles may increase Isaac's Health, Damage, Speed and other attributes...and some may even decrease them! You must basically kill every enemy in the room to open any exits which lead to other rooms! You must find your way to the Boss room and defeat the boss in order to progress to the next level below!
The game looks very cartoony, yet has a horror theme with plenty of its mutated/diseased enemies! it makes many references to The Bible as well as to Edmund McMillan's previous games like Super Meat Boy! The game even hints at Isaac's own issues with parental negligence, bullying, fear of falls etc! Overall, it has a deeper, darker meaning hidden beneath the surface! I urge you to find out for yourself!!!
The Bat ReturnsSubj3ctLambda | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year
Yet again Rocksteady studios doesn't disappoint, with another polished product of superlative quality! Batman Arkham City, features a cordoned off area of Gotham that is used as a maximum security penitentiary! As in Arkham asylum, the worst of the worst are all in one place locked up tight, safe from the citizens of Gotham! You'll see cameos from some familiar baddies from the Asylum....and if you're perceptive enough, you'll see someone in the distance...watching you!!!
The graphics are even better than that of Arkham Asylum along with the combat mechanics which are as fluid as ever! Arkham City is mainly old tenement buildings which means, plenty of ledges for Batman to use!
With respect to the allies and villains, you'll meet a "feline" seductress, a "bird-like" man, a "split" individual, a very "cold" gentleman and a rather "strange" warden that runs the place! Oh....and don't forget, The Joker who's suffering from the after effects of something he "used" back on Arkham island!
Batman will again prove why he is the world's greatest detective..or rather you will, by solving various puzzles throughout the map!!! He is yet again trapped in an area with the absolute worst scum of the earth! How will he get out of this one??? You'll be surprised how it all ends!!!
Beware of The BatSubj3ctLambda | Sept. 28, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year
This game is truly a game that Batman fans will love! Rocksteady Studios have done a marvelous job of making a complete,polished game! The gadgets you can use and the number of ways you can use them is mind boggling! The combat mechanics are quite simple once you get used to it, and encourages you to maintain momentum via combos which accumulate with the number of hits on enemies! The game also has an XP system which you can use to upgrade the effectiveness of your gadgets and your Batsuit! XP can be gained by finding various secrets hidden around Arkham Island, achieving Combos,investigating clues etc. Since Batman is known as the World's Greatest Detective, much investigating can be done which is fun! The entire island itself is divided into about a handful of sectors and Batman can move freely with his grapnel gun as long as there are ledges or gargoyles! Not to mention that Arkham Asylum is where all of Batman's enemies are locked up, especially The Joker who is at the center of it all! Can Batman truly face all his foes at once?! Will he prevail or perish in this insane hellhole? Find out for yourselves! You won't be disappointed, I guarantee you!