Reviews by acloggedtoaster

86

Good, but not as good as the first

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA) Overflow

Borderlands 2 is very similar to its predecessor, in the shoot and loot formula. The graphics have been updated nicely and a new area of Pandora has been opened, however the game never quite reaches the level the first one did. The game is far more difficult, which could be interpreted as good or bad, and the game starts to feel tedious after a while. The would sort of feels bland, unlike the first. The game is still spectacular with more than one player, and ultimately still a very good FPS.

86

Not Resident Evil, but not a bad thing

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Resident Evil 6

RE 6 does not resemble any of the resident evil's before it. There is virtually no elements of survival horror. there are however, spectacular action and shooting sequences. This game is MASSIVE, there are literally 4 full length playable campaigns, each one varied and unique. The coop is very well implemented, and can be a blast. The visuals look above average, and the sounds were nailed. The character and creature design's are great, and the controls work well. Any die hard RE fan would be dissapointed, but if you have an open attitude, this game will be a blast.

92

A lengthy, specatcular adventure

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

This game is a fun, unpredictable, entertaining, 15+ hour long RPG/shooter/action game. It is incredibly unique, as it effectively brings together role playing with shooting and action, but also finds an equilibrium, making sure one genre does not overpower the other. The story is mediocre and the game starts off slowly, but 4 hours in, you will find a rich world with interesting characters and nice visuals. The PC optimization on this game is also spectacular. I highly recommend this title.

89

A flawed masterpiece

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

This game features the best story i have ever seen in a game. From start to finish, it is intricately woven and superbly presented. The gameplay however, left me slightly disappointed. The ability to only hold 2 weapons at once felt like a letdown, and the vast levels seemed to serve mostly to ferry the player to combat spots. The Gunplay, although fast and fluid, felt boring, and the middle portion of the game felt like a drag. The vibrant colors in the visual art were a joy to look at, and the game sounded spectacular.Any fans of video games with amazing stories full of twists and turns should pick up Bioshock Infinite as soon as they can.

95

A true horror shooter

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Dead Space (NA)

Many games call themselves "action horror" but very few are truly that. Dead space however, is a terrifying shooter that will make you jump countless times. The atmosphere was nailed in this game, with dark, foreboding corridors on an abandoned space ship. The game features extensive character and weapon upgrades, and the story serves to push the game along nicely. The visuals are sharp and the sounds creepy. This game is best experienced while playing in the dark.

67

An uninspired, ho hum shooter

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Medal of Honor Ultimate Digital Collection (NA)

Medal Of Honor is a shooter everyone's seen before, a basic campaign revolving around catching terrorists, and a fairly entertaining multiplayer featuring standard game modes. I found the single player campaign to be quite boring, but the multiplayer kept me around for a couple hours. The servers are, however starting to empty. The visuals are up to par with other shooters, and the controls are responsive enough. Recommended for extreme fans of FPS games only.

80

A great game, just not for pc

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV

GTA 4 is a blast. The world is teeming with life, the physics setting a new benchmark for games, and the missions diverse and entertaining. In essence, a perfect game, Except for one massive problem. GTA 4 is probably the most poorly optimized game one can buy for pc. I struggle to maintain 30 frames per second on a rig that far surpasses the recommended requirements. Rockstar truly Botched this port, setting a new benchmark for game porting failure. With a very strong rig, this game should work alright. On a console this game would get a 10/10

96

A true stealth game

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

Hitman:Absolution is the stealth game i've always wanted. The stealth mechanics are spectacular, with the ability to change clothes and hide, and the requirement to hide bodies in the various strategically placed containers. The enemies are smart and on high difficulty settings, the slightest mistake can result in failure. The game is completely linear in mission order, with cut scenes serving to transport you from mission to mission, although the missions themselves play any way, as there are usually numerous ways to complete each mission. The visuals are sharp and the game is well optimized for pc play.

85

A classic action experience

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | Review of Resident Evil 5

Resident evil 5 stays true to classic resident evil games, forcing players to move or shoot, but not both at the same time. The difficulty has been toned down in comparison to RE4 and the horror aspect is lighter. The game features various enemies, great graphics, and great coop. The game feels like it drags on a bit and gets tedious towards the end. Running this game on any mid range pc should bring high-max settings with a good frame rate. You probably wont feel like replaying it when you finish it.

90

A spectacular Sci-Fi shooter

acloggedtoaster | April 30, 2013 | Review of Syndicate - US & Canada

If you are looking for a great Sci-Fi first person shooter, look no further! Syndicate offers crisp visuals, fluid, innovative game play mechanics, and a decent story. The game is very well optimized for PC, and looks stunning and runs well on mid rage systems. The The gun play is fast and, as is expected by any top notch FPS, and the introduction of "breach" mechanics also adds a new twist to familiar game play. The sound is also exceptional, with sharp audio effects and gunshots. enemies and bosses are varied and enjoyable to fight. A great game!

80

Better than expected

acloggedtoaster | April 30, 2013 | Review of Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

This is an action game. There are virtually no elements of survival horror like the earlier RE's had, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I quite enjoyed the game play, despite some discrepancy in enemy health. i also liked the introduction of the playable Umbrella Operatives. ORC also features many cameos of familiar RE characters, such as Leon, William Birkin, and Hunk. I experienced a few bugs that required me to restart a checkpoint and lose progress, so extra polish would have been nice. The visuals looked crisp and the game seems well optimized for PC

80

A solid RPG

acloggedtoaster | April 30, 2013 | Review of Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (NA)

Dragon Age: Origins, Offers a deep and intricate story, many role playing decisions, and loads of character customization, and vast lands to explore however, the game play feels sub par. Having to constantly pause the game to select enemies to attack makes it feel like it drags you out of the action each time you do so, However this can be overlooked due to the excellence of the rest of the game.

89

Quite fun!

acloggedtoaster | April 30, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake

A surprisingly creepy game! The opening is very intense, and never loses the survival horror theme that so many "survival horror" games of this generation fail to capture. The only real problem is that it is a mediocre pc port and that for weaker rigs, Anti aliasing must always be turned on, hammering frames per second. visuals do look quite nice! Would recommend!