Reviews by Xibalba
Nice GameXibalba | May 4, 2013 | Review of Mars: War Logs
This game caught me by surprise, and it has been a really pleasant surprise The story is interesting. I like that it is not "omg save teh wurld!" in its scope. Mars is about as dystopian as setting come, and what you do will likely not ultimately SAVE anyone for good because at the end of the day,there will still be too many thirsty, and not enough water, and little prospect for escape or giant leaps in quality of life. Graphics/animation: I am not a discerning consumer of fine graphics. I like for characters to look good, and this game succeeds in that. They focused on character faces, which I think is a strong choice. The lighting works well andthe textures on characters are pretty good. I have not even looked at the environmental tetures closely. Some of the animations are a tad wonky All in all I think they did really well. I certainly have no problem recommending this game given the $20 price point. It is very good in places and I consider it to be a really solid effort.
In the Escher universeXibalba | March 30, 2013 | Review of The Bridge
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. Not very difficult until the end of the game, but beautiful to look at and very satisfying to play. I'm playing with a gamepad on PC, and it works very well Overall, The Bridge manages to avoid crossing that fine line between challenging and frustrating, making you work to solve each puzzle without wanting to break your keyboard/pad
Welcome to Rap...ehm Colombia!!!Xibalba | March 30, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite Post
BioShock Infinite is an artistic masterpiece. Beautiful, suspenseful, and haunting at times; it captures a blending of history and myth to create something both wonderfully unique and familiar. Ambiance:This is where the game really shines. Story: As we all come to expect from Irrational, the plot of this game is bursting with rich parallels, powerful emotional imagery and an ending (brilliantly foreshadowed throughout) that will leave you both satisfied and begging for more.
Great and Awesome PlatformerXibalba | March 18, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy
Fantastic gameplay, outstanding music, beautifully gritty environments, and a really solid "arcade feel" to the theme. Suggested to play with a pad. This game will kick your ass repeatedly and you'll probably die a few thousand times before completing the game, but for some reason no matter how much you die, you keep coming back for more punishment.
One of the best 3D platforming gameXibalba | March 17, 2013 | Review of Psychonauts
This 3D platforming game is superb from its creative and colorful levels to its complex and conflicted characters, as the boy Raz, you learn eight different psychic abilities for combat and exploration that range from floating around to burning things. Very original and fun game. I know some complained about the controls, but I used a standard keyboard+mouse setup and it played great. The design came off with a nice balance between weird and realism, and has a maturity to it that most games I've played
Great RebootXibalba | March 17, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider Steam
As far as a 3rd person action/adventure game goes this is very good, as far as a Tomb raider game goes it's not too bad but it could be a lot better. From the perspective of a reboot from a great series this is certainly a nice breath of fresh air and there is a lot great things that has been put into this game: The environments and visuals are some of the best I've seen in a 3rd person game let a lone an action game for current generation technology.However I do feel that this game is missing something, it's missing the Indianna Jones style tomb/booby traps explorations we all grew to love in a Tomb Raider game. A decent game and deserves a respectable score, however if you're looking for the true Tomb Raider feel you may be left slightly dissapointed
A good third person shooterXibalba | Feb. 27, 2013 | Review of Binary Domain Complete Pack
Is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Sega. The game is set in Tokyo in the year 2080 and features innovative enemy AI technology. The player can issue commands to their squad mates either by using buttons or voice via headset A major part of the game is the Consequence System. Trust plays a part in the story mode on how the squad views the player. Their opinion of the player is based on how the player performs and treats team members. This affects both the storyline and the gameplay, where the characters behave differently depending on trust levels.Great and interesting story
Very nice concept and gameXibalba | Jan. 15, 2013 | Review of Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
The game play is innovative and unique and the story is, while a bit shallow, enjoyable. The comic style art was flawlessly executed. The game simply looks good. From the open areas bright areas to the enclosed dark ones, the art style never fails to deliver. Visually, the game is really nice, The soundtracks fit in perfectly with the game. I enjoyed almost every track. You can choose the paths the developers created for you and drag a block here and cut a block there or have some fun, explore and be creative.
Visual NovelXibalba | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of To The Moon
Good storytelling of the old adventure games and a deep and immersing experience, there is very little gameplay in the game, but the little there is you want out of the way as quickly as possible so as to get back to the story really awesome with a nice and good looking graphic
Funny gameXibalba | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Quantum Conundrum
This game is very fun and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good puzzle. Probably because Quantum Conundrum's developer is Kim Swift, which was one of the minds behind the first Portal, this game actually feels like a casual version of Portal. Instead of targeted teleports and strange substances though, our weapon of choice influences ("shifts") the whole environment, making everything ultra-heavy, ultra-light, super-slow-motion, or gravity-inverted. It's actually quite fun. Like Portal, all puzzles are divided in rooms, and a sarcastic voice follows you throughout your gameplay.
A good post-apocalyptic gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas
The player takes control of "the Courier", who is hired by a delivery service to take an unknown package across the Mojave Desert to "The Strip" but intercepted, shot in the head, and left for dead by a mysterious man who steals the package. Fallout: New Vegas is not a direct sequel to Fallout 3 what add this fallout? Companion behavior and tasks are controlled using the new "companion wheel", removing the need to enter conversation to give commands. The quantity of factions prompted developers to reintroduce the reputation system The Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, or "V.A.T.S.", returns with the addition of several V.A.T.S.-specific attacks
and tons of secondary quests
American RevolutionXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed III: Deluxe Edition
Slightly better then Revelations, declining story, bugs and broken mechanics. I really thought it was going to be turned around with this latest installment but I was very disappointed. the combat seems much more simplified, great graphic and artistic recreation of the american revolution, really arcade and funny Naval quests ( better of the tower defence from revelation)
A good Lovecraftian horrorXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
Impressive engine upgrade over the original first; moody soundtrack and good use of ambient sound,rarely utilises its new physical freedom being inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft storyline is intriguing and the puzzles are logical as well as challenging
Experimental DreamXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dear Esther DNS
Dear Esther is an experimental first-person "adventure" game developed by thechineseroom, first released in June 2008 as a free mod for the Source engine, the game was completely remade in new source engine between 2009 and 2011 for a commercial release in February 2012 there is no action or typical interaction in this game, only great good looking graphic and sounds in this oniric-island
One of the best hybrid gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dark Messiah Might & Magic
First-person action game with role-playing elements developed by Arkane Studio. The player controls Sareth, the apprentice of the wizard Phenrig, after he is sent to the city of Stonehelm to accompany an expedition trying to retrieve a powerful artifact known as The Skull of Shadows The game emphasizes environmental combat, using scripted traps or terrain features. include cutting ropes to release heavy objects, kicking enemies over a cliff or into a bed of spikes, and breaking support beams to collapse a structure and crush enemies underneath.
One of the best recent-RpgXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dragon Age: Origins
One of the best recent RPGs I've ever played. Great graphics, gripping story, lots of choices and very fun combat reminds games like Baldur's gate A must have for any RPG enthusiast
Great King Sim/strategy gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Crusader Kings Complete
One of the best and the brightest paradox title: difficult, exciting and very satisfying in every part. the main goal is to help your lineage to survive, write a story about your family. It is strange for a strategic game but every character lives...your wife, your sons, your ancestors, your enemies. This is a tale engine about a family. Your family. The political system is very complex and the backbone of the game, it's all about relations between members of your family/vassals, not so much about war and conquests. Very deep game
Great Looking RpgXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series. Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to defeat Alduin, a Dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Set two hundred years after Oblivion, the game takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim (really great and looking good nordic region) nonlinear gameplay traditional in the Elder Scrolls series the player can explore an open world on foot or on horse, and fast-travel to cities, towns, and dungeons a lots of secondary quests but really shot main story
One of the best indieXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Bastion
Bastion is an exceptionally fun and memorable Indie action/adventure with The game layout and pacing are good, always allowing players to get back into the action with little slowdown. The way the story unfolds with a commentator commentating on events and the players actions is original and provides some good context to the story. There even are some nice touching moments in the story and atmosphere which may start to pull the emotion strings a little. The graphics and music are very good featuring a nice art style with an original mix of western and anime. The weapons and game play are very fun and its great to have challenges that give the player the chance to get good at all weapons while being rewarded. Bastion is one of the most inspiring, deep and meaningful games in years.
One of the best old school gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Painkiller Black Edition DNS
Bloody massacre coupled with unusual weapons. One of the first big titles with Havok physics. A mix of horror and fast action gameplay, Painkiller is gory and atmospheric, but really all it is is just action. The Purgatory setting and in fact the idea of fighting demons is very great. and remaind a games like Doom-Quake must have for al llovers of goods FPS shooters
Good old Platform StyleXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Alice: Madness Returns
Amazing visuals. I believe the visuals alone could tell the story, it's extremely atmospheric, and it handles it self amazingly on all fronts. I absolutely adore and enjoyed this game
Oniric DreamXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Botanicula
Endless joy and a micro world full of wonders awaits you on an adorable puzzle/adventure to save mother nature's life. Great visuals and stylization with breathtaking sounds and music from DVA band. Do not even think about missing this outstanding piece of art from the Amanita Design makers of Machinarium!
Nice collection of solid old style FPSXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Doom 3 BFG Edition
Contains 5 games Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3, Doom 3 exp ROE,new campaign Doom 3 The Lost Missions, still good looking id Tech 4 engine updated in HD graphics if you love doom you must take this if you are looking for a good and solid linear fps you are in the good place
Amazing steampunk stealth-gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dishonored Nexway
Good and wonderful level design from the Half-Life 2 City 17 creator Viktor Antonov, not very balanced powers, nice use of the gadgets , many and different approching of the objectives and your playing style. the decisions\your playing style in game change the city of Dunwall the only bed in this title is the short playthrough about 6 hours for finish it
Good stealth-action gameXibalba | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Hitman: Absolution PRE
Great looking game, with a nice and solid graphic but i am a longtime fan of stealth games and I always though Hitman was one of the best series of the genre. But this was a major step back from the series. Instinct Mode-linear levels kill the exploration and others "sandbox" things from the original series, nice how work the disguise system, another step back is the planification of the mission completely removed in this title.
Medieval ButcheryXibalba | Dec. 14, 2012 | Review of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare PRE
Stunning graphic,and combat animation with the possibility to chop enemy arms, heads or legs , battlecry and other things for plunge in a medieval battlefield or siege very nice game if you wanna play melee combat, the ranged combat its not very nice instead you can play in first person view or third. suggested for having fun with friends online
Best Superhero-Action gameXibalba | Dec. 13, 2012 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year
explore the new city of Arkham, use the famous gadgets of the bat-detective,affronts the best villains of the DC world of batman, nice and stunning combat animation with combo system. a must have game for all lovers of the bat and for action game
Tropical paradiseXibalba | Dec. 13, 2012 | Review of Far Cry 3
An amazing and stunning visuals and a funny gameplay The combat system allows you to play the game your own way, whether it be like rambo or a silent assassin, the open world reminds me of a GTA but in first person view
Great linear fpsXibalba | Sept. 12, 2012 | Review of Metro 2033
Is a first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky The story takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow, mostly inside the metro system of the city, is a great atmosphere game with some nice elements like stealth, and a sort of moral choices that give points to lead in different endings.
Truly one of the best mature Plot for a third-person shooterXibalba | Sept. 11, 2012 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line
I suggest to you to play this game not much for what it offer in the gameplay side (a third-person shooter with emphasis on cover and "squad-based tactics" nothing of new in this side) but for the plot and the story inspired by Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness and for some characters seem to come out from the movie Apocalypse Now. Another great thing is the soundtrack some good Alt. Rock. This game will prove yourself
Lovecraftian adventureXibalba | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder
Is a first-person 3D adventure-horror thriller videogame. It takes place in an imaginary "Lovecraftian" place called Wellsmoth. As detective, Howard E. Loreid, players are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. Its not a canonical adventure game, the players can use a unique inventory system called ‘thinking screen' which allows to collect and examine items, and thoughts. Clues can also be researched, combined or used for discover more of the plot.
Dream with open eyesXibalba | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
One of the best first-person adventure game designed by Benoît Sokal knowing for adventure game like syberia 1-2 and others. Takes the role of a journalist on a quest in a fictional universe to help and sace a rare species of magical birds. i suggest this game for all lovers of adventure and who want to dive in this unique atmosphere.
Great Survival adventure gameXibalba | Sept. 5, 2012 | Review of Penumbra Black Plague
Penumbra black plague is a first person horror game, the sequel of Penumbra Overture, two greats survival horror for pc. Use an advanced physics engine for the resolution of riddles, you can interact with a lot of elements and objects. Must have for all lovecraftian fans and horror games in general
One of the best fantasy Turn-based gameXibalba | Sept. 5, 2012 | Review of Disciples II: Gold Edition
Turn-based game with a enjoyable story and a lot of races with different plots, units, buildings and heroes. Each of the races have a different campaign. With the gold edition you have too the 3 exp Dark Prophecy Gallean's Return Rise of the Elves will add new races and campaigns. Nice.
Yo-ohoh Yo oh!Xibalba | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2
The best with Rome of the total war series. Stunning graphic support the dx 9 and 11. with this game we are now in the Sengoku period, was a time of social upheaval, political intrigue, and nearly constant military conflict that lasted roughly from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century in Japan, we can choose all the major clans of that period like Oda, Tokugawa ,Uesugi ,Takeda and much more. use the deadly ninjas and the lethal beauty gensha for help to raise your clan among the other. turn- based campaign and real-time resolution of the conflicts with large amount of units in the battlefield
Best rpg in the last yearsXibalba | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
well-constructed story with a mature plot. you choose your own path, and your actions determine the plot of your adventure. Depends on your choose during the game,you can complete different missions and location. The graphic engine are awesome but require a good graphic card. use the witcher's gadgets like two sword. one for men the other for monsters, alchemy for buff your characteristics and traps, bombs for kill the abomination hidden in the kingdom of Temeria
Best WW2 RTSXibalba | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of Men of War: Assault Squad
best rts on WW2. very nice maps all the elements on the map are completly destructible, units are detailed very nice, particularly the vehicles. nice micromanagements of the troops liks formation and position also you can direct fire all the units. this stand alone "expansion" its suggested to play only for the multiplayer
Cyberpunk MasterpieceXibalba | Aug. 30, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
One of the best mix of FPS and RPG where you can choose different approaches on the objectives and for complete the levels. Very intriguing plot with different endings. One of the best gameplay and soundtrack in the history of the videogame.
Must-have gameXibalba | Aug. 30, 2012 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum
One of the best superhero and action game ever made. Animations are awesome, good looking graphic and nice voice acting, if you like batman you must have this game. Also you can use the famous batman's gadgets. Really good game.
One of the Best Game!Xibalba | Aug. 23, 2012 | Review of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (EU)
One of the best game ever i have played. Greatest design of levels,armors, weapons,npc and monster/bosses, minimalist plot with a deep lore. With the pc version you will have PVP online matchmaking system for coop too, drawback for me is the Games for Windows Live