Reviews by Zilly01
Horror is gone, but you can bring a friend!Zilly01 | Sept. 20, 2013 | Review of Dead Space 3 (NA)
Dead Space 3 brings a new weapon crafting system and coop to the franchise. Most of the horror of the game is gone, but that is partially expected since the character has experienced necromorphs several times now. While the weapon crafting system is neat, most of the weapons are useless. A machine gun and rocket launcher will carry you through almost anything, which goes against the story saying normal weapons are not as effective as plasma tools since they excel at severing limbs. The coop is a lot of fun, but I don't understand why they put all of the hallucinations scenes onto Carver. I get that Isaac has accepted Nicole's death, but he seems almost immune to them now except for when he has visions on what the markers do. The game is fun, but I don't think it compares to the 2nd game.
Dead Space at its best!Zilly01 | Sept. 19, 2013 | Review of Dead Space 2 (NA)
Dead Space 2 is vastly superior to the first game. The graphics, controls, action, and horror sequences have been improved. While some people say they moved this game away from horror and more towards action, I feel the horror was improved, but the feeling of isolation was removed. Now you are on a space station and run into several survivors. Isaac also has a voice now. So it's not that the horror is gone, but the isolated fight for survival has evolved into an aided escape from the space station. Most of the weapons from the first game have returned, but now most of them have a special node in their upgrades that add effects. Like adding stasis to the secondary fire of the contact beam, or adding fire damage to the plasma cutter. I feel the zero gravity experience was what improved the most. Instead of getting a weird angle and jumping, you now has tiny boosters on your suit that allow you to actually navigate around. If you enjoyed the first Dead Space, you will love the second!
Zelda with a mix of theology and mature violenceZilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Darksiders
Darksiders plays very similar to the Legend of Zelda games, but focuses more on the combat and violence aspect. The game has you go to several dungeons that will require you to obtain a new piece of equipment in order to solve the puzzles presented. There are items very similar to the hook shot the feel is very similar to Zelda. The combat is a mix of Zelda and God of War. There are execution type moves and quick time events, but the main element is lock on and hack away. I recommend picking up a controller for this game as it feels awkward to use the keyboard.
Solid B2P MMOZilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition (NA)
Guild Wars 2 is a solid buy to play MMO with a "living world" that adds new contect every 2 weeks. Arena Net has removed the gear treadmill in the common sense where you can acquire max stat gear fairly easily, but you will need to run dungeons and grind for skins. The WvWvW feature is very similar to DAoC and allows for great battles. The making or breaking point in this game will come down to if you can find a good guild to enjoy the times with as the solo content for end game runs out fairly quickly. After all, the game is called "Guild Wars" for a reason.
Decent, but unorigional.Zilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition
Catlevania: Lords of Shadow was a fun hack and slash, but it didn't do anything original. The game plays like a mix of God of War and Shadow of the Colossus. Most of the game focus on the God of War type action with combos very similar to Kratos, but there are several, large golem type bosses that require climbing and jumping very similar to Shadow of the Colossus. If you like God of War then you will probably like this game. The voice acting is top notch, but it is no Symphony of the Night.
Fun with friends, but end game lacks.Zilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)
Borderlands 2 is a FPS with a few RPG elements. Each class has tiered spec trees that will enhance the players abilities as they progress through the game. The story will cap you in the mid 30's your first play through so you will have to start a new game on True Vault Hunter mode to hit the level cap. The game is fun to play with real life friends, but after you have seen all of the content the replay value seems very lackluster.
Survival Horror back to its rootsZilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Dead Space (NA)
Dead Space brings back the survival horror elements that Resident Evil has started to lose on its more recent games. The ambiance and environment really help to make you feel like you are fighting for survival as you make your way through the spaces of the USG Ishimura. The camera angle and controls are very similar to Resident Evil 4, so if you enjoyed that game then you will definitely enjoy this one. The biggest cons are that the PC port has no achievements and the camera can be confusing at times in the zero gravity areas. These are very tiny cons for such a fun game.