Reviews by Zenphic

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Entertaining and reminiscent of HoMM series

Zenphic | July 31, 2011 | Review of Kings Bounty: The Legend

For anyone that has already played a Heroes of Might and Magic game, they will definitely be familiar with King's Bounty. Overall, both a games are similar in that they are turn-based (in King's bounty, the exception is that moving around in the world does not require you to make a turn). You start off by choosing one of three Heroes: a warrior class, a wizard class or a paladin class. One is focused on combat, on magic or both. This adds a bit of diversity to the gameplay. In terms of graphics, they are bright and very pleasing to the eyes. The game loads quickly and I didn't have any problem there. Nevertheless, I did feel that the game was quite monotone. Although the world was large and the side quests were many, the premise was always the same: run here, run there, defeat this, defeat that. This game is fun at first, but to me it became boring after a while.

65

Looting and action

Zenphic | May 24, 2011 | Review of Two Worlds II Cap

Although Two Worlds 2 is marked as an RPG, the RPG element of this game is very shallow. You won't care much about the story itself or the characters involved in it. In other words, the story is just a background.

Indeed, Two Worlds 2 is more about the looting, the action and the exploration. You'll have more side quests than you'll ever want. Unfortunately, the overall GUI and item management are less intuitive than in other RPGs that I have played, for example, Neverwinter Nights. Graphics-wise, Two Worlds 2 is a beautiful game. Grass flow with the wind, the sun feels like a real sun...

Overall, you won't play Two Worlds 2 for its story. You'll play it for the action and looting.

80

A breath of fresh air

Zenphic | May 24, 2011 | Review of World of Goo

The premise of World of Goo is simple: link goo balls together to get from point A to point B. Simple as it may be, the game brings quite a challenge to what you are used to in puzzle games. Throw in a saw, some balloons, and cliffs, and things start to get a bit more complicated.

Overall, World of Goo is simple, challenging and fun. Levels are diversified and the music is amusingly cute. A good game worth playing!