Reviews by Twisted1410

90

Excellent open world crime game

Twisted1410 | July 27, 2013 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

Sleeping Dogs isn't an overly realistic game. Some real world physics and mechanics are altered a little just to make things more fun. If you need everything to be ultra-realistic, then perhaps you should avoid this game. That's not to say Sleeping Dogs is all out crazy like a Saint's Row, but it is a nice blend of realism and arcadey fun. If you can handle that, you'll have a lot of fun in this game.

75

Weird, yet fun while it lasts

Twisted1410 | July 27, 2013 | Review of Zeno Clash

First off, this game is flat out weird. Everything about it. The story,levels, weapon design and especially the enemy design. There are a number of totally bizarre looking creatures in this game and it might creep you out a little. Luckily, any feelings of uneasiness due to that is covered up by a pretty fun combat system. The game provides you with some varied combat manoeuvres to use against your opponents and stringing them together can be very satisfying. The enemies provide a pretty constant challenge too. The game never really feels too hard but it's definitely not easy. The level and mission design is also quite varied, so you won't get bored by the same things over and over again.

However the game does have a couple of flaws. The story for one makes little sense, however in a way it fits in with the world and not knowing what the hell is going on just feels right. I said the game doesn't get too hard but some battles can get pretty frustrating. There is also one pretty boring level where you ride in a boat shooting at the occasional enemy on the sides of the narrow river that just seems to drag on forever.

Regardless of that the game is pretty fun and is worth the few hours that you'll spend with it.

70

Decent experience, particularly Dog Days

Twisted1410 | May 24, 2013 | Review of Kane and Lynch Pack

The first game isn't so great. It starts off poorly but gets better, only to get worse towards the end again. The shooting doesn't feel too great and the cover mechanic is terribly designed. The story is okay but is overly convoluted and there isn't much reason to care. The major positive in this game are the environments. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men takes you to a great variety of locations. They don't bore you with showing you the same locations over and over. Overall it's just an okay game, it doesn't do anything particularly well.

The second game however, Dog Days, does many things much better. It is just so much nicer to play. It actually feels completed. The cover mechanic is smooth enough and the shooting feels solid. The storyline you can at least care about. The game is not as varied as the first game as it largely takes place on the streets surrounding buildings of Shanghai, but the atmosphere is so great and the mix it up just enough so it doesn't matter too much here. The second game is actually an enjoyable experience.

I can not comment on the multiplayer components of these games as both communities appear to be dead.