Reviews by awesomedude2306

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Man Down, Man Down!

awesomedude2306 | May 4, 2011 | Review of Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger

Games that claim to be revolutionary or original often have higher expectations set upon them. Raven Squad is one of those games, an FPS which claims to seamlessly meld first-person shooting with real-time strategy. Instead of leaving a mess of enemy corpses behind, the developers left a mess of bugs, making it a terribly glitchy game from the get-go. The graphics were extremely bland, giving off the feeling as though the game wasn’t finished in places. The shooting was even blander, with no real feeling of power or kickback from the weapons. While the RTS-FPS function technically worked, the allied AI pathfinding and aiming was horrible, making it a chore for players to manage fireteams and combat squads.

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Meh

awesomedude2306 | May 4, 2011 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Renegade Pack

I've always appreciated Mafia 2 for it's dark, stylish sense of class, it's violent swings in mood and the overall feel of the game. This DLC pack really doesn't add much to the pack at all. You get two new cars that handle less like rolling freight trains and more like uncontrollable rockets. If you can get control of the cars, they're a breeze to ride, but the fact that you need to turn on the speed limiter with these hot rods kind of defeats the purpose of having them. The additional clothing is like the rest of this package: meh.

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An acid trip of an RPG

awesomedude2306 | May 4, 2011 | Review of Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch

It's about 5 minutes into Mark Leung that I realize how screwed up the devs are. Yet they're not bad screwed up; they're amazingly wicked in their ability to single-handedly parody and insult all of the internet and pop culture without batting an eye. The game is bloody, irreverent and has a surefire potty mouth. If you make it past the hilariously bad dialogue (so chock full of B-movieness), there are also live-action video sequences. All told, this game is a must, even if you don't have a passing interest in Final Fantasy.

80

Retreat hell!

awesomedude2306 | May 4, 2011 | Review of Theatre of War DNS

Let me set one thing straight with you. Theatre of War is going to kick your butt. Odd introduction aside, it is also going to be the most rewarding RTS experience you've ever had. Micromanaging ammo consumption and soldier morale is always a complicated affair, but ToW kicks it up a notch by making you manage hundreds of soldiers. This is not a game for pansies, so if you're use to Company of Heroes, you can throw that logic of play out the door. This game is equal parts Men of War and the Total War series. In other words.....HARD AS CRAP. But enjoy!

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There's no honor here

awesomedude2306 | May 4, 2011 | Review of Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island

Please avoid Code of Honor 2 at all costs. You've been warned....

Code of Honor 2 had such potential to be a decent budget-priced shooter. This game, sadly, has none of the chops behind the concept, which tasks you with fighting boring-looking terrorists all around the world. If you ask me though, every outdoor environment looks the same as the next one. The shooting is bland, the controls are clunky and the game just looks bad too. Go for CoH 3 or see my review of SAS. They're both better than this heaping stink of garbage.

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Let it rain

awesomedude2306 | May 3, 2011 | Review of Alien Shooter

Alien Shooter is a decent little indie title hat features a ton of shooting and gore. There are lite RPG elements mixed with standard isometric shooting. Of course, the game isn't too deep; the only RPG stuff you'll be worried about is how much many to spend on armor and weapons upgrades. The game is shallow to say the least, but at under $5, it's a decent little timewaster.