Reviews by TheSteve
The Bar Has Been Set Too HighTheSteve | Jan. 1, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead: Season 2
If there's one flaw in this game, it's that the bar has been set too high. It's very early to write a full review of this game since only 1 episode has come out, but so far TWD is off to an amazing start.
You play as Clementine this time around and Telltale knows exactly what to do. They know you're playing a child so you're not as strong as Lee and some dialogue choices are exactly what a child would say. Very impressive.
But what makes these games just so... so... AMAZING to me is the powerful story. You cry. You will gasp in horror. You will stand and applaud. Need I remind you only ONE episode is out? If you haven't already, play the one episode and you will be just as excited as me for the next.
The Game That Will Change the Entertainment IndustryTheSteve | Dec. 3, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)
This game is perfect. Simple as that. I'm fairly certain you've heard nothing but great things about this game and it absolutely deserves it. Gameplay is phenomenal and story is perfection. Don't just play this game and follow the story. Understand the world around it. Dig deep into the lore and universe of Bioshock and you'll find this game to be everything and more. This is how video games should be. This is what will change how people view video games as they will see it's more than just a game, it's an experience.
Less Stealth but Lots of FunTheSteve | Nov. 27, 2013 | Review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition (NA)
This game is unlike other Splinter Cell games because there is a lack of stealth. Don't get me wrong, there is still stealth in this game, but I found it very easy to go Rambo in this game. You can still use stealth in many situations and still find this game to be very fun. The multiplayer is very very fun. My favorite part of this game. It's a 1v1 where both of you are spies and you must achieve the highest score by killing each other or NPC's. Again, this game will piss off some die hard Splinter Cell fans, but should be enjoyable to everyone else.
Mortal Kombat is BACK!TheSteve | Nov. 26, 2013 | Review of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Before this game, MK was known for being the over-the-top fighting game for pure entertainment. Many of the competitive fighting tournaments did not include Mortal Kombat...until now. This game is the perfect kombination (see what I did there? Ok I'll stop...) of entertainment and competitive play. This game has crazy gore and fatalities for fans that like that kind of stuff, but has a very deep competitive aspect to it. The story mode is less of a story and more of a "cutscene then fight", unlike Deception or Armageddon. For a game that came out in the early '90s, Mortal Kombat is still fresh thanks to this game. Congratulations, Netherrealm Studios.
Batman at his finest!TheSteve | Nov. 25, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year
We are so used to the Arkham series that everyone forgot that superhero video games were cursed. Thank you Rocksteady for breaking that curse with this amazing series. This game, specifically is just amazing. Story is great, open world is great, everything about this game is great. Yes it's just a single player game, but this game has enough content to keep you playing for a long time. After you beat the story you can continue to play, just in case you missed anything. I definitely recommend this to any Batman fan. Actually I recommend it to any video game fan in general!
Very Great if You Can Get Past the RepetitionTheSteve | Nov. 23, 2013 | Review of LA Noire
When I first jumped into this game, it was the most amazing thing ever. You get to do detective work, chase bad guys, EVERYTHING. Then after my stint in homicide, everything started to get repetitive. The storyline is great. Voice acting great. You feel very immersed when you play this game. But after awhile you find yourself doing the same thing over and over, gameplay wise. The story is always different which is nice. Don't get me wrong. I really like this game. I just couldn't handle the repetition. So if you don't mind the constant driving, walking around an entire house for clues, interrogating, then you'll love this game.
Better than expectedTheSteve | Nov. 23, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V
I watched gameplay footage of this game and though it would be boring to play because I'm not a huge turn based fan. However, when I actually played it myself, I found myself losing track of time because of how addicting this game can be. From the very beginning it is very overwhelming but the tutorial helps you out. After the tutorial, it's an easy game to pick up and definitely difficult to master. I'm only on difficulty 3/10 and there are tons of different strategies you can use. I play so much that I think about strategies in my sleep and use them when I wake up and get back on. It can get frustrating if you play on a high difficulty but all games have their frustrations and this game's annoying parts aren't game breaking at all. A definite buy.