Reviews by augieg

95

This game still holds it own

augieg | April 19, 2014 | Review of Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Even though this game was made in 2001, and does show its age, it still holds up. I played it back in 2001 from a CD I have long since lost, and it still holds my attention. I was amazed by it back in 2001, and still am having about as much fun on the second play through.

Now, I had tried running the game on a machine with an AMD card about 6 years ago, and couldn't get it to run. I'm now running an Windows 7 machine with an NVIDIA card, and it runs beautifully. No problems at at. I was concerned, but at the current price, it was worth a try, and it paid off.

So, I think this game is a classic, and completely worth the current asking price. If you haven't played it, by all means, give it a try.

90

Fun on Console and PC

augieg | July 23, 2013 | Review of Resident Evil: Revelations

I really wanted to play this game when it first came out. I ended up guying a 3DS so I could (lol). Playing through the game on the console, I longed for a PC version of the game, and here it is. GMG had one of their discounts during the first week it was on their site, I picked it up, and have been playing it ever since. The raid mode on the console had me hooked for quite awhile, but I found it tough using the controls on the 3DS. It always felt difficult to aim and move around. That isn't the case with the PC port. It's really nice to be able to see the characters full screen, and use a mouse and keyboard. I've not really been a RE player. My first experience was with RE5, then RE Raccoon city, then RE6. This title is I think like a lot of users have said, more like the original series. To me, it was just more tense and "creepy". I liked it quite a bit. The Raid mode is sucking me in again for another round. So, is it worth it? I think so. Especially if your a fan of the series.

96

Played through it twice

augieg | July 23, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider

I bought this game back when it first came out, and ended up paying full price for it. No discounts at all. I don't regret it at all, even with the deep discounts we're seeing now.
This version of Tombraider is a lot different than the previous installments. The action and movie like qualities are really over the top. I've played the later versions of Tombraider (Underworld, Anniversay, Legend and Guardian), and really enjoyed those. But this was different, more gritty and tense. Shooting a flaming bow and arrow to kill enemies was awesome.
If you haven't played this game, and regardless of whether you're a Tombraider fan or now, you owe it to yourself to take it for a spin. At the prices its been selling for lately, it's a steal for an amazing gaming experience.

85

Doomlike, but different

augieg | July 14, 2013 | Review of Painkiller: Black Edition

This game does feel a lot like doom/quake/series same all rolled into one. I did have to turn off the music. I'm not into the constant pounding music of the older titles anymore,
This game is strangely addictive. The cut-scenes are nice too for a game of that period.
Definitely worth a look. Just know this is shooting mayhem at its finest.