Reviews by TommyC7

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A game worthy of its name

TommyC7 | March 19, 2014 | Review of The Banner Saga

Its rare that I have played something so simple yet so deep and engaging. The turn based combat and decisions you make feel weighty and important make you weigh your options carefully to do the best for your heroes and those in your caravan. While you may not get to know all the characters as well as you would like they are clearly identified enough for you to care and be invested. The artwork and music beautifully enhance the experience. Multiple playthroughs and approaches is a must to get the full experience, be prepared for a frustrating but very fulfilling experience. Worth every penny.

85

Forge your destiny

TommyC7 | Aug. 2, 2013 | Review of Europa Universalis III Complete DNS

Europa Universalis 3 is as deep as it is challenging, especially fr first time players. You can choose to inherit a mighty empire and lead them to further glories, or take a smaller realm and mold them to your will. where its a 'brief' campaign in the 18th century or starting all the way from 1399 the scope of E3 is massive. My favorite campaign was taking the Byzantine Empire back from the brink and taking parts of Africa, Asia and even North America. A must play for any hardcore strategy fan. However a lack of a decent starting tutorial and seep learning curve can prove frustrating, it requires a patient player to learn all of E3 tricks.

79

Welcome to the Jungle

TommyC7 | July 5, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 may not be smart or well written, but if approached in the right way, IS highly entertaining. I spent many an hour exploring the gorgeous jungle environments, getting my upgrades from challenges and hunting and being a silent assassin. There is great satisfaction to be found taking out an enemy outpost without being spotted, or just blowing everyone the hell up. You're given enough free reign to explore and experiment with your weapons and tactics to power yourself up enough to enjoy playing at a high level, especially on higher difficulties. I would recommended it as a dip in and dip out tittle as prolonged stints can put you off it.

76

Something a little different...

TommyC7 | June 27, 2013 | Review of Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol is straight out of Obsidian's writing stables, meaning you're in for an intriguing if frustrating RPG. The story starts out simple, you're the new guy who has been tracked to a US black ops department keeping the country safe by going into enemy territory and either actively taking down terrorists and the like or information gathering. However, its not long before things get complicated and you need to decide where your loyalties lie. you need to specialise your skill fields, make some friends or foes if you choose and find out just what you've signed up for. The combat and stealth are generally solid, although most of the games most frustrating moments will come from AI problems or the manner in which fire fights can swamp you with ease. Still, the storyline and other characters are varied enough as well as how you can interact with them make this an enjoyable RPG if you have the patience for it.