Reviews by TheTHing2010

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An Okay, Optional Purchase

TheTHing2010 | July 2, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite: Columbia's Finest

I would recommend this DLC for those who want to play through the game at a faster pace instead of exploring every nook and cranny for items; lockpicks, silver eagles, etc., it is for those who have beaten it and want 1999 mode to be much easier, or for those who are fans of the game and have the money to spare.

80

Bioshock 2, A Standalone More Than A Direct Sequel

TheTHing2010 | Aug. 25, 2011 | Review of BioShock® 2 DNS

Having the fact that this game appears to be the sequel to the magnificence of its predecessor, Bioshock 2 isn't necessarily as polished. The story in Bioshock 2 feels more linear than the first game, but the world of Rapture still has much potential like the first game. Rescuing/harvesting Little Sisters can't be done immediately--you have to go around and find a dead body where ADAM can be extracted from and guard them while fighting off hordes of splicers.

Here are some of the positive things: The hacking implementation has been changed--improved with a quicktime event instead of it being tedious where you move pipes around for half an hour. Further in the game, you get to look at a backstory and find out when Rapture was founded by Andrew Ryan. You can now use plasmids and weapons at the same time instead of having to switch between your plasmids and weapons which can get quite annoying, especially on the PC version of the game. The new plasmids that are introduced are pretty useful, and you can set some traps on fire.

Here are some of the negatives: The graphics don't look as polished as the first game--they look a little sharp, even with anti-aliasing enabled. There are about six endings depending on how you play the game, so you might as well look the others up if you don't want to play through six times.

If you liked Bioshock, I guess you'll like this one if you play through it, but it's just not as powerful as its predecessor.

96

A First-Person Shooter Beyond Expectations

TheTHing2010 | Aug. 24, 2011 | Review of BioShock DNS

Bioshock is more than just a first-person shooter/role-playing videogame--it's an incredible, indelible experience.

You play as an individual who discovers this massive underwater utopia. As you explore, you will find repercussions after a New Year's party went rampant and will learn the history through audio diaries hidden around the whole place.

The graphics are beautiful, polished and incredible especially when performed with a DirectX 10 graphics card. The atmosphere of this game is phenomenal and very creepy at times. The dialog and writing to this game is brilliant and it immerses you into the story.

One of the best shooters I have ever played.

95

Beat Hazard: When Ships and Music Collide

TheTHing2010 | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Beat Hazard

Steam review:

Depending on how intense or soft your music collection is, Beat Hazard is one crazy game.

Intense music pushes the limit by adding fast-moving asteroids along with blood-thirsty ships out to destroy you.

You try to score as many points as possible while playing your song. If you make it through, you'll move on to the next. Score point and your rank will increase. Every time you reach a new level, there will be favorable bonuses which make you earn points in larger quantities much faster.

As your music gets more intense, so do your weapons nad the amount of enemies. The flashing lights may be disorienting after a while, but luckily there's a relax mode like in aaAAaa.

The powerups really help you, but I recommend that you clear out the enemies until you go for the powerups.

The boss battles are cool too. Depending on your tracks you're playing, it may produce two mini bosses or one big boss.

Whether this game and/or the addon goes on sale, I recommend this for everyone.