Reviews by Vidiz
Contender for multiplayer game of the yearVidiz | Nov. 27, 2012 | Review of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare PRE
I'm not going to pretend this game is perfect, because it's not. Bugs, lag problems, a buggy server browser, this game has them all. However the game has some good developers and these problems look they are all going to be fixed.
Even still, the pros far, far out weigh the cons in Chivalry. The game play is seriously fun and addicting. It can be a little frustrating at times but that goes away as soon as you respawn, you just want to get back into the action straight away again. There is a huge amount of skill needed in this game, but you don't need to be a god at the game to have a blast. The combat is hugely satisfying when you manage to come out victorious in a fight. Generally I prefer team battles, however the 1v1 battles in Chivalry are very fun as well. Trading blows, blocking shots and then finally delivering the killing blow to the guys skull is an immensely satisfying experience.
There isn't a huge amount of game modes or maps, however the developers have spoke about their plans for free DLC in the future. The low amount of maps and modes isn't such a problem for Chivalry though, it's all about the brilliant gameplay. The weapon selection is huge and allows you to really play how you like to play. Archers, two handers, mauls, maces, axes, swords, etc. Chivalry has them all.
If you have to pick up one game in the up coming Winter sales, make this it. You won't regret it.
The most complete Football Manager game yetVidiz | Nov. 13, 2012 | Review of Football Manager 2013 Steam
FM 2013 improves and refines a lot of the features that were in past games. Training has now been changed from the slider based schedules to a more team based training making it less time consuming and easier to understand. New staff roles make choosing what you do and don't want to handle personally a lot easier, with your staff now able to handle loaning out your youngsters and handling your clubs scouting and more. Along with a brand new modernised UI the standard game is better than ever.
The addition of Classic Mode is a nice addition for the people who want the football manager sim experience but without the work that you need to put into the standard saves. With it's own classic UI it's a nice addition to the game. Along with the challenge mode and the versus mode, which allows you to create you own cups and leagues for you and your friends there's no shortage of things to do in FM2013.
The biggest improvement, at least for me, has to be them moving the online over to Steam matchmaking. Online is now a breeze to set up and lag is no longer a problem like it was in previous games. Overall, it's the best and most complete game in the series yet, if you're holding off I can't recommend FM 2013 enough.
Decent co-op experienceVidiz | Oct. 25, 2012 | Review of Greed: Black Border
For what GREED offers it's fairly fun, though I highly recommend playing it in online co-op. The game doesn't have a large amount of depth by any means, and this becomes more noticeable when playing solo. The graphics aren't a highlight but that doesn't mean the game is ugly, the art style is nice and clear which is what it's important. The main problem is as others have noted, the lack of WASD support. It slows down the combat a lot more than it would have if the game had WASD support. Overall though, the game is fun enough to warrant a playthrough with friends, but it doesn't have any lasting appeal.
Strangely addicting..Vidiz | July 27, 2012 | Review of Beyond Divinity
A classic dungeon crawler, and while it may not be much to look at by today's standards the visuals are still nice to look at and the overall art style of the game is well done. The sounds and music in the game are one of the highlights too. The combat is okay but can be a little tedious at times during long dungeons. The story is where the game shines though with some surprisingly good humour along the way. Beyond Divinity could fall into the love it or hate it category for today's gamers but anyone looking for a classic RPG this game would be a solid choice.
One of the best time sinks you can buyVidiz | June 21, 2012 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V
The scale of the game can be quite daunting to new players, but it really only takes one game to get the core mechanics nailed down. There's a huge amount of depth in the game and a wide variety in how you can play it. The hex-based tiles are a great addition and overall the graphics are nice to look at, and the UI is nice and easy to use. Civilisation V is a must for any strategy fan, and if you're new to the genre Civ V is a great starting point. For the price you can get the game for now you'll struggle to find better value for money anywhere else.