Reviews by Tuttlebat
Evolutionary, not revolutionaryTuttlebat | Oct. 31, 2012 | Review of Guild Wars 2: Digital Edition (NA) -
Some people though Guild Wars 2 would change the MMO scene, but it really doesn't. What it does do is improve it in many different ways. The idea of binding skills to weapons is great and allows for creativity with your playstyle, however it only seems viable in PvE. In PvP, there are usually only a couple optimal weapon choices you can use, which isn't great, but at least you still have options. There is a lot of content available for PvE, but the game seems made for PvP. The best part is that even if you haven't played the game at all, you can just jump right into the PvP without having to level up or grind at all. The PvP scales everyone to the same level and player skill is what separates a good player from a bad one.
The best way to look at this game is to see it as a $60 full-price release and not an MMO. If you expect an MMO, you might be expecting a lot and may be disappointed in some areas. However, if you consider it as a one-time payment of $60 (because that's really what it is), this game is amazing fun for the money. I love games and MMO's but I don't like to pay monthly subscription fees, so Guild Wars 2 is a great option. Is it as good as WoW? That's debatable. But the fact that this game is not based on a subscription makes it significantly better, even if it means that your standards don't need to be as high.
A game with a great story and great graphicsTuttlebat | Oct. 31, 2012 | Review of Metro 2033
This game is fun. It's not amazing to me, but it's fun. The graphics look great and require a pretty powerful GPU to look its best, but it looks good even on lower settings. I have to say that the shooting feels a little bit lacklustre and nothing special, but what really makes this game good is its storyline and ambience. The game is filled with ambience and reminds me a bit of Bioshock, and the story is compelling enough to want to keep playing it to find out more. If you're someone who wants to play a shooter for the sake of shooting things and killing them with no regards to a storyline, this isn't really the game for you. However, if you enjoy shooters and a good story, this game is definitely worth looking into.
It's really hard not to love this game.Tuttlebat | Oct. 31, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA) DNS
I clocked a good 120 hours in the first Borderlands or so, and I was anticipating the release of this game for a very long time. I hoped that the sequel would be just as good, if not better. And it honestly feels better in every respect. In a car, driving over something no longer kills it immediately, the guns on the cars aren't useless and feel so incredibly satisfying to use, there's more variety in everything, and the fun just never stops. I've played the game for 20 hours and I'm still nowhere near finishing because there's so much to do. The classes all feel like an improvement and the DLC that's slowly being released is going to increase the replayability of this game even more. I cannot recommend this game enough.
Simple Concept, Stellar ExecutionTuttlebat | Aug. 29, 2012 | Review of Waveform
This game has an incredibly simple premise and seems like a casual, leisurely-paced game at first glance, but once the game mechanics are introduced, it becomes clear that this game is quite challenging. The developers of this game have taken something simple and executed it very well. It is definitely one of those games that is easy to learn, yet hard to master. The first few minutes I started to get the hang of the game and thought that it would be no problem. However, as I went on, I realized just how hard the game can get. It can even get somewhat stressful at times, but the game's amazing soundtrack keeps you from becoming too frustrated. If you're taking a look at this game and think that it might be something you enjoy, you will find nothing short of a great and unique experience.
The most ridiculous game you will ever playTuttlebat | July 13, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third
There are a lot of games out there that tend to take themselves very seriously, especially when it comes to gangs and shooting. Saints Row The Third is the exact opposite of that. With a ridiculous storyline that will make you often laugh, weapons that vary from your basic pistol to squid launchers, and missions that are so over the top and amazing, you will love this game from beginning to end if you are looking for something that deviates away from what is normal. I feel like this game is a nice refreshing change from the constantly serious nature of most shooting games. The game becomes significantly more fun in co-op, but be aware that it can be buggy sometimes. It isn't game breaking (most of the time), but it can be a bit of an annoyance or even be entertaining (driving while standing on cars, NPCs spazzing out trapped in fences, etc.)