Reviews by Xentrig

60

A sad letdown

Xentrig | May 18, 2013 | Review of Alpha Protocol

When I first read the preview for this game, I was immediately interested. I have really enjoyed the way that developers have expanded the RPG genre. Games like Oblivion, Dragon Age, and Kotor, are all among my favorite games to play. The idea is great, and this really hit a niche that hasn't been touched, however, the execution of said idea was terrible. The combat feels clunky and confusing, the AI is near broken, and there are bugs in almost every mission you go on. All in all, this game was a dream, but not a lucid one. This is one of those dreams where you know what you are trying to do, but for some reason or another can't seem to get yourself to do it.

I am only giving it a decent score because aside from all the game parts of the game, the world and the story are not that bad. It just takes a lot to get to it.

90

An ode to old school gaming

Xentrig | May 18, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy

I picked up super meat boy a while back on one of the humble bundles, and I have to say, if you enjoy old school games at all, then this is one you are going to love!

You must understand though, at times the game is terribly frustrating. You will die, and die, and die. But in a way, the game rewards you for it. After you finally make all those jumps perfectly and make it to the end of the level, you watch a replay showing all of your previous attempts going at the same time, and watch as each one dies and your final attempt races on alone to the finish.

It is a very rewarding experience, and is a very clever way to turn the frustration of all of the challenging levels into something awesome. I found that the more I was dying, the more I wanted to win just to see all of my failures at the same time.

As far as the graphics go, there isn't much to see. The art style may not drop jaws, but it certainly fits the gameplay very well. All in all, I really have to stress if you enjoy games that don't hold your hand, this is one to pick up.

Strongly recommend to play with a controller if available, it will make the game much more playable.

90

Nonsense in the open world

Xentrig | May 14, 2013 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package dns

If you want to play a game that is not afraid to let you know that it is in fact a game, then this is definitely one that you should pick up. There has been a serious trend in video games the past few years, and this is one of the few AAA titles I have played that makes me feel like I am playing a video game again. While some of the humor is a bit on the low side, I thoroughly enjoyed playing through this one. The primary mission arch is a little on the short side, however there is a lot of extra content packed into the city, more than enough to keep you entertained for a very long time if you enjoy open worlds. The graphics are decent enough, nothing spectacular, as well as the story itself. But if you are looking for a game that brings back FUN, pick this up. Even better if you have a friend to play through it with, as the amount of destruction that two people can cause together makes it that much more enjoyable.

A lot of the cutscenes and missions are very unique, and it tries to stay away from the normal formula of the car stealing open world game. All in all I highly recommend this game if you enjoy screwing around at all.

85

An awesome adventure

Xentrig | May 11, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

While the game certainly has it's fair share of problems and glitches, they aren't usually enough to ruin the level of immersion. It features all of the genres now classic mechanics, and will feel great to anyone who enjoys the sandbox style rpg game. Fans of elder scrolls, fallout, and games that are similar, who have a little bit of a sci-fi geek within them will fall in love.

The level of detail to both the characters and the world you play in is outstanding. The combat is slightly mediocre, this game is more for the story.