Reviews by barniman
Simplistic funbarniman | July 5, 2013 | Review of Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates
Woody Two-Legs is a casual, pirate themed shooter. It's really easy to get into, the controls and the interface are made in a way that everyone can easily just hop into the game and play it, there's no real learning curve here. Basically you have to defend your treasure from attacking ships. You have plenty of ammo at your disposal and the gameplay is fun while it lasts, but sadly it's quite short and this is not a game that most would replay many times. The graphics are really nice for a low budget game like this and it definitely serves it's purpose. There's nothing too fancy, in the contrary it's rather simpe and clear, but for a game like this it's more than enough. Pretty much the same can be said about the sound department, it doesn't deliver anything special or mindblowing, but it serves it's purpose. All in all it's a fun, but simple game for this cheap price everyone should give it a try.
The best Worms game everbarniman | May 18, 2013 | Review of Worms Armageddon
If you only want to buy one Worms game, this should be it. Armageddon is the only Worms game that still has an active online community, even though it's almost 14 years old, that should tell you how good it is. The community really went all out, there are thousands of maps online, plenty of game modes and schemes, there's something for everyone, from rope races to traditional deathmatch you can find everything. If you're not familiar with the series, this is basically a turn based strategy where you'll have to be cunning and skillful to win. Teams (consisting of worms) take turns in attacking and the last team to remain alive wins. It sounds really simple, but it in truth it can get rather tricky. You have a whole arsenal of weapons to choose from, some of them are affected by the wind, some of the take damage over turns, some of the can be used under water and some of them are just there to help you escape from tricky places. In order to know which one to use you'll have to know exactly what each and every one of them does and when it's useful. As I've said though being clever and knowing what to do is not quite enough. You'll also need lots of practice, to know how to throw a grenade properly or be able to perfectly control the flying super sheep (there are training modes to practice all of these). I already stated that the multiplayer is great and still alive, but Worms Armageddon is filled with singlepayer content as well. There are randomly generated matches for when you only have 5 minutes to spare, over 40 campaign missions, playing against (or with) a friend in local (or online) coop or just playing against the AI for fun in maps and schemes you choose. It's impossible for me to completely state how good this game really is. Over the years I spent more than 800 hours playing it and there are still new things to discover. There's still a chance for you to join in, so what are you waiting for? ;)
Great adventurebarniman | May 18, 2013 | Review of Tales of Monkey Island
Tales of Monkey Island is probably Telltale's hardest yet most rewarding adventure. To be honest i haven't played the previous Monkey Island games, so I can't really compare it to those, but Tales of Monkey Island in itself was a wonderful adventure. The serialized format really suits this game, all five episodes are unique and I can remember every little detail about them, even though it's been years since i played them. One thing that really highlights this game from your average adventure game is the humor, but the writers alone can't take all the credit, the voice actors did a great job of bringing these characters alive. The game takes place in very unique and interesting environments (like the belly of a whale or at the bottom of an ocean) and the creators did a great job with them, all the places you get to visit are detailed and filled with interesting conversations or objects. As I've already said the game is quite challenging, but luckily the puzzles are mostly logical. Sadly though there are some places where you can (and probably will) get stuck for hours, so the game can get frustrating sometimes. That being said I really recommend this game to everyone, I'm sure that everyone can find something he or she like about this game, let it be the beautifully drawn environments, the clever puzzles or the funny characters.
Mediocre adventurebarniman | May 18, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - Treasure in a Royal Tower
Treasure in a Royal Tower is probably the weakest Nancy Drew episode I played. But let's start with the positive: considering it's age the graphics are quite nice, and you get to explore a whole beautifully made castle. They also had some great ideas with the gameplay and it's just as easy to play and control as the other games in the Nancy Drew series. Sadly this is where pros end. The puzzles in this game are mostly rather tedious and there are very few of them, so the game can be finished quickly. The game is filled with empty hallways and rooms, it would've been great if they filled these with some puzzles or mini-games, something to keep the player going. The story is also really predictable and you'll get bored of it fast. Even the voice acting feels really cheap and bad in this game, which wasn't really a trait of the series before this. All in all I wouldn't recommend playing this, unless you're a huge Nancy Drew fan and already played every other game in the series.
Engaging, although not the best in the seriesbarniman | May 13, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - The Final Scene
Nancy Drew The Final Scene is another great addition to the Nancy Drew series made by HER Interactive and as you can guess by the title that for the most part the story will revolve around a theatre. The story is quite engaging and the characters you met are actually more interesting than usually in this series. The music and voice acting are also really fitting for the environments they chose. Sadly though the game ends rather quickly, the puzzles are rather few and most of them are a bit too easy too, but these quirks shouldn't keep you from playing this little gem.
More of the samebarniman | April 30, 2013 | Review of Dead Island Riptide dns
If you played the original Dead Island, you'll know exactly what to expect. The game didn't change much, there are a few smaller fixes here and there, but you shouldn't expect big changes. This is great if you liked the original gameplay, there's a new island (Palanoi) and it's rather huge, this is one massive game, if you don't rush through it'll take you ~15 to 20 hours to finish it, much more if you're going for the 100% completion, so even though the main story is a bit shorter than the original Dead Island's, there's plenty of side missions/other content to make up for it. The story starts exactly where the previous installment ended, but just like in the first game, the story is nothing to write home about. It's easily forgettable and filled with cliches. All in all if you liked the original you should definitely try Riptide too, if you didn't just give this one a miss.
The remastered version of the originalbarniman | April 29, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - Secrets Can Kill Remastered DNS
Nancy Drew Secrets Can Kill Remastered is basically the newer version of the original Nancy Drew game that came out in 1998. They managed to bring it up to date quite well, the gameplay aged surprisingly well (at least if you like old-school adventure games you'll definitely like this one too). This episode of the Nancy Drew series takes place in a high-school, where you have to investigate around the different groups of students and naturally the teachers. Sadly there are only three places you can visit and they aren't really large either, so the game can be completed faster than you'd like. Nevertheless it's definitely worth playing for it's surprising and gripping story and clever puzzles.
Passable adventurebarniman | April 15, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Secret of the Scarlet Hand is another episode of HER's Nancy Drew series and sadly it's definitely not their best. Not that the game is bad per se, gameplay-wise it's really a straightforward adventure game with challenging yet logical puzzles. The places you get to visit are a bit derivative and a bit too closed. Sadly the story (which in my opinion is the most important part in an adventure game) starts out really slowly and it only picks up towards the end which is a shame. For fans of the series I'd still recommend this game, for newcomers this is not the best place to start.
Awesome platformerbarniman | April 7, 2013 | Review of They Bleed Pixels + Soundtrack
They Bleed Pixels is a marvelous, solid hidden gem. It's like Super Meat Boy: beautiful, excruciatingly hard yet very satisfying. If you appreciate pixel-art you'll love the graphics and the animations are really well done. The music is also amazing, the soundtrack is worth the extra money. The core gameplay and design is really similar to Super Meat Boy's even though the levels are much longer (there are checkpoints) and you can actually fight your enemies. The combat is fun and it's a good addition to the platforming gameplay. The environment is really diverse, so you won't get bored fast. Overall the game is a bit unfair sometimes, but other than that I can't really hold anything against it. A must for old-school gamers!
Decent adventurebarniman | April 7, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - Danger on Deception Island
Danger on Deception Island is a point&click adventure game much like the other Nancy Drew games made by HER Interactive. It can be easily played with the mouse alone, so even if you're new to video games, you won't have any problems playing this. You take on the role of Nancy Drew and you're main goal will be to investigate the accidents that are happening in the area where you were supposed to have your vacation. The gameplay basically consists of talking to other residents, solving puzzles and figuring out the one of the many minigames. These minigames (from which there are plenty of) really spice up the gameplay, although sometimes they are a bit unclear. The story is interesting and you'll have fun trying to figure out who's behind these accidents. Overall it's a great game, easily recommended for kids and adults alike.
Great funbarniman | April 2, 2013 | Review of SkyDrift Pack
SkyDrift is an arcade jet racing game with powerups which let's face it is kind of a rare breed. It's somewhat similar to Sonic&All-stars racing or Mario Cart except it's "cheaper", and by cheaper I only mean the actual price point they choose for the game, it has more than enough content. Flying is fun and easy to get into (although getting used to the controls may take some time) and the game itself can be rather addictive and the graphics still look amazing. An absolute must for fans of the arcade racing genre especially at this cheap-cheap price.
All three Overlord games in one cheap packbarniman | April 1, 2013 | Review of Overlord Complete Pack
If you always wanted to be the bad guy in video games the Overlord games are for you! This is one of those rare games where you actually get to (hell, have to) be evil, which you'll love if you're like me. The gameplay mostly revolves around controlling your minions but naturally the protagonist has weapons too (since you play an evil lord thats kind of expected). The graphics are still quite nice and the same can be said about the sound effects. Overall the package presents great value since these games are rather long. Sadly sometime they can be a bit too difficult and because of it's length it can get boring after a while.
Interesting talebarniman | April 1, 2013 | Review of Nancy Drew - Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
This game actually manages to create a great atmosphere, while telling and interesting story. The graphics are quite dated, but for me this time it actually added to that weird feeling the game had, because it's really reminiscent to older DOS-era adventure titles. You'll get to explore the usual places you'd expect in a game like this and all of them has that weird, unwelcoming feeling (the music adds a lot to this). The puzzles are great (although a tad bit easy). Great game, an absolute must for adventure fans that aren't discouraged by dated graphics and want to hear an interesting story.
Fair adventure gamebarniman | April 1, 2013 | Review of Midnight Nowhere
Midnight Nowhere is a horror/mystery point&click adventure game. It starts out great (with a bang) and it mostly keeps the tension going and the story interesting, you'll have plenty of questiong and even though the story overall is not that surprising, it will keep you on your toes and you'll definitely want to stay 'til the end. The graphics are well drawn and the puzzles are okayish, there are some dumber/less logical ones, but it's mostly okay. Horror / point&click adventure fans should give it a try especially for this price.
Good ideabarniman | April 1, 2013 | Review of M.U.D. TV
Actually I never really heard about the game and I was shocked when I found out that there is a tycoon type of game where you can operate a TV network. As I'm a huge fan of this world (and tons of tv shows) I really wanted to do that for a long time and this game does it alright. It's you typical tycoon game and also very well made. The graphics are really fitting and it's really fun to play if you've always wanted to be a tv director or just know how things work and this is coming from someone who usually doesn't like strategy games. Good game, worth a try.
Great Batman gamebarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2 mostly follows Travallel's Tales usual LEGO game recipe but it also innovates a few things. Compared to their earlier games they actually managed to make the exploration and puzzles much more engaging and actually the story is much more interesting than in their previous games, even if you're not a fan of Batman, it can be easily enjoyed. The rest didn't change much, the controls are the same, the humour and the funny charm the LEGO games usually have are all still there. Sadly this one doesn't really deliver on the music departmant as much as the LEGO Harry Potter games, but other than that it's a great game.
Good sequelbarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 is the sequel to the fantastic LEGO HP Years 1-4 and luckily it doesn't dissapoint. The game is based on the last 3 books (or last 4 movies), if you want to understand the story completely you should be familiar with those before playing the game, because following the narrative can be a bit hard here. Of Course if you know them already you'll get to experience all the major scenes again and more! Gameplay wise it's pretty much more of the same. You get some new spells, there are new characters, locations etc., but it didn't change much. If you're looking to play more of the same after finishing Years 1-4, this is a great buy, otherwise play 1-4 first!
Best LEGO game i playedbarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Overflow
Lego Harry Potter is a typical LEGO PC game, the gameplay is really similar to one of the other games in the series like LEGO Batman or LEGO Lord of the Rings. You follow the story of the books (or more like the movies) very closely. You get to play through all the major scenes from the first four movies, but between these "scenes", you can also explore the castle and it's surroundings somewhat freely. As you progress through the story you unlock new characters, spells, abilities with which you can unravel even more secrets. Naturally there are numerous, so if you're going for the 100% completion, you're up for quite a long journey. The graphics are great, it has the same blocky style that every other LEGO game has. The music is great, it's exactly what you'd expect in a Harry Potter game. So for fans of the series (books or movies) this is an absolute must, probably the best adaptation you can find out there.
Recommended indie adventurebarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of The Journey Down: Chapter One (EU)
Journey Down is a surprisingly good indie adventure, at this low-low price it's really recommended to buy for fans of the genre. Gameplay wise it's a traditional adventure game, the puzzles are logical throughout the whole game and the game also manages to be really funny. The presentation is also flawless, the voices are high quality (especially for an indie project), the world the game takes place in is really unique and it's story is interesting enough to make you keep playing. Sadly though it's really easy to finish the game in one sitting, but for this cheap price that's actually acceptable.
Fun little shooterbarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of Ion Assault
Ion assault is a fun little space shooter, there are quite a few top-down shooters like this out there, so if you played any you already know exactly what to expect gameplay wise. Basically your main objective is to shoot down asteroids while enemies ships are contantly attacking you. One problem that i had was that there is no real indication whether you hurt an enemy ship or you were ineffective, a life bar or some kind of "my ship is being destoyed" animation would've been nice. Other than that the graphics are great, especially for an indie project. On the other hand what i really didn't like about the game was the music. It's mostly techno, some might like it, it sounded cheap to me and i found it quite annoying. Still if you're looking for some mindlessly fun shooting, Ion Assault is a great choice.
Avarage parodybarniman | March 31, 2013 | Review of Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons and Donuts
This game basically tries to be a parody of the rpg genre, but sadly it falls flat in many areas. First of all the humour is not good enough. If you build your game around the mocking of other games in the genre then this is the part where the game absolutely has to ravish, but it just doesn't. I'm not saying it's completely unfunny, but the good jokes are few and far apart, at least for my taste. The game is an RPG-strategy hybrid, the problem is that it's not hard to find better. It's playable although a bit buggy, not terrible, but the only really individual and outstanding part was supposed to be the humour, in which the game doesn't really deliver.
Just badbarniman | March 30, 2013 | Review of Damnation
This is one of those games that you should just miss, you can only find better entertainment. Damnation was supposed to be a free mod before Codemasters picked it up and financed it to make a full-fledged game, but I guess the game's development really didn't go the way they wanted to.
Damnation uses the Unreal 3 engine but this is by far the worst use of this engine i've ever encountered. The textures are low-res, there's constant screen tearing. The sounds are equally terrible, i'm pretty sure the game was made from a very limited budget and they couldn't use
adequate equipment for recording. Naturally all could be forgiven if the game was fun, but it just isn't. Shooting is terrible, everything feels lifeless and you'll get bored really fast.
Avarage hack&slashbarniman | March 30, 2013 | Review of Rise of the Argonauts
This game is a prime example for a game the holds your attention through it's gameplay time, but you forget it instantly after. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, it just fails to stand out. The game is basically a hack&slash which takes place in the ancient Greece, you can fight with vaiours weapons, you can upgrade yourself, you can converse with other characters, all the basics you'd expect are here. The story is not bad and I think it's really appealing for fans of the ancient Greek mitology. The game is filled with dialogues and references to other legends, mitological creatures etc. The graphics feels a bit dated today and the camera is often awkward, also the game can be finished in less than 10 hours so it's not really long either. Fans of the ancient lore should give it a try, but it's not hard to find a better game in this genre.
Underrated gem by Rebellionbarniman | March 30, 2013 | Review of Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death
Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death is a game that came out under the radar at the wrong time without anyone noticing. Personally i don't know anyone who played or even heard this game before i mentioned it and it's quite sad because this comic adaption is actually really decent. The best feature in this game is that you're playing a judge, you're the judge, the jury and often the executioner in one person. The protagonists power really lightens up the gameplay, you can arrest anyone on the streets (even with charges like loitering or smoking). Some NPCs will have a different opinion of course and draw a gun on you, then it's time for the firefight, but what's really great about this is, that you can still shoot the gun in his hand (thus disarming him) and arrest him after. This is by far the best way to play this game, killing as little enemies as possible and arresting most of them (you'll also get a better rank for this at the end of each level and unlock more stuff). The story is also interesting and runs on multiple threads, it takes place in Mega City One in the year 2122 which is a really diverse place, you'll get to explore docks, malls, dirty hideout and streets, just to name a few. One more thing that has to be mentioned is the soundtrack and the voice acting, both of which are top-notch. Sadly the game is really short, it can be easily finished in 4 to 5 hours, but that shouldn't stop anyone from this unique experience.
Dissapointing sequelbarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider V: Chronicles
This is the first Tomb Raider game that really didn't quite live up to the name. By the time it was release, the engine they used was really dated and sadly the same can be said about the gameplay. The core gameplay is still there, so the game is not terrible, it can still be enjoyed, it's just more of the same with no innovation, no purpose, no great story to hold it together, just more of the same. Of course more of Lara is never a terrible thing, but i remember that everyone expected much more from a series like Tomb Raider. If you like the series, you shouldn't miss this one, but if you're not a fan or haven't played the others, this is definitely not the one to start with.
Mindblowing retro experiencebarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider II
This game is obviously quite old, so there's no point in talking about the graphics or the sound effect, however this is no reason to disregard this game, it's still amazing. If you're like me and actually played this game when it came out, you already know what i'm talking about and even today it's worth coming back for a replay. What really surprised me at first was that how hard this game is and how hard games used to be. Just when you though you managed to escape from a trap, boom, the walls start to close in, you jump out, the chains in the wall instantly start to spin, you manage to get away from that and you find yourself in front of a tiger. So you get my picture, really fast paces game, where one mistake will cost you your life (you can save whenever you like luckily). Of course it's a Tomb Raider game, it's not just about fighting, there are also puzzles and naturally these are really challenging too, without a walkthrough you can be stuck for hours at some places, but i really don't recommend using one, this just makes the experience much more rewarding. So overall, this is a great gem from the golden age of pc gaming, one that noone shoud miss.
Another adventure from Double Finebarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of The Cave
This game is not your usual adventure game. It has lots and i do mean lots of platforming. First of all you have to choose three adventurers out of seven, you'll complete the game with them. They all have one specific area, that only they can enter. These ares are really clever and the puzzles in these places can be really challenging and these parts are really funny overall. Sadly the rest of the game is not that good and if you want to know all seven stories you have to play through the game three times, repeating most of the content three time, which was not a good idea. The game is not really long (4 or 5 hours tops), but at least it has some replaying value.
GTA in schoolbarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Bully: Scholarship Edition DNS
Rockstar managed to creat another really innovative and unexpected titles, Bully can be best described as Grand Theft Auto in school. You have to go to classes, extra activities, get a girlfriend, pretty much anything you'd do in school. This obviously doesn't sound that interesting, but they created an interesting storyline and tons of quests (pantyraid!) for the game. The gameplay is also really varied, apart from the classes you can go outside the school and explore the town, you can go on dates, enter races, go boxing, play one of the many minigames or just goof around like you would in any GTA. So the gameplay is pretty much perfect, the only real drawback of the game is the PC port. The graphics look quite old (they did when the game was released, not just now) and the controls are...problematic, gamepad is recommended for this one.
What you'd expect for the developers behind Painkillerbarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Bulletstorm dns
People Can Fly proved they worth in the industry with Painkiller, a great, action-heavy, mindless shooter. This game is really great when you just want to turn yourself off and put your brain in jar for a while. Shoot, shoot, airshot, kick, slide and lastly shoot. That's what it's all about, killing with skill, killing fast, killing everything that moves. If you ever played serious sam or painkiller and the likes you'll feel right at home. The graphics are still beautiful, the story is nothing to write home about, but that's not what this genre is about anyway. Sadly it can get a bit tedious towards the end, but apart from that a worthy timewaster.
Hidden gembarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of The Book of Unwritten Tales - Standard Edition
This is truly a hidden gem among modern point&click adventure, a must for fans of the genre. The first thing that grabbed my attention was the graphics, it's absolutely gorgeous, which is not something i was used to with this genre, since most of the classics were released in the '90s. But luckily it's not just nice to look at, but actually great to play. The puzzles are interesting and although not too hard occasionallyyou'll get stuck for a couple of minutes (or more). The story is basically a mockery of other fantasy films/games/comics and they managed to do it in a really humorous way. If you're looking for a serious adventure this is definitely not for you, but other than that give it a shot, the game is a fun distraction.
Fun hack&slash titlebarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Blades of Time
This is another hack&slash title from the creators of X-Blades, which i didn't really like. Luckily they learned from their mistake though, and this time around they gave us a more varied experience. Even though the combat is still the core of the gameplay, now we have much more puzzles, skills (like flying for example), more varied environments much better graphics and overally a superior experience. It's still not perfect though, some parts of the game maybe a bit too hard and the story isn't that interesting, but if you like fast-paced action games with a beautiful protagonist and challenging fights, give it a try.
Fairly good, action-packed sequelbarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of BioShock® 2
My expectation were really high from this game after the glorious first episode and bioshock 2 didn't quite live up to it's predeccessor, but this does not mean that bioshock 2 is a bad game, it's just not as mindblowing as the first one. The environment is the same, Rapture. It's still an interesting place, but a change of scenery might've helped the game. The gameplay pieces are all still there from the first game, if you played that you'll get the feeling instantly, although this time around they focused more on the action/fighting aspect, which some people may like, some people may not. The story and the charecters are well written though again, even if you're not that into bioshock's fighting system, it's worth playing just because of these.
Surprisingly great shooterbarniman | March 28, 2013 | Review of Binary Domain
This game genuinely surprised me, i wasn't expecting much, but what i got was an absolutely fun and memorable game. The shooting mechanics are rather basic, pretty much what players would expect from a cover-shooter. What really stands out in the game is the voice control for one thing, you can give orders to your AI teammates if you have a microphone (it's optional, you can also use the keyboard/mouse) and it works quite nicely. The other thing i really liked was the story, it's much better than what you would expect from an shooter. So all in all great game, recommended to try.
A masterpiece from Ubisoft's golden agebarniman | Feb. 27, 2013 | Review of Beyond Good and Evil
Really a forgotten gem that deserves much more. This game contains some of the most touching scenes in video game history, the story, the caracters and even the gameplay is something you'll never forget. You control an uprising young journalist (Jade) and your main mission in this game is to uncover an evil organization. While this sounds simple, it'sreally not, the gameplay consists of action and stealth parts, photojournalism, hovercraft races and there are also some interesting minigames. A complex action-adventure game that you shouldn't miss!
My favourite indie gamebarniman | Feb. 27, 2013 | Review of Bastion Cap
So far this is my favoure indie game and i played plenty, it's worth it even at full price. At first glance it looks nothing more than a simplistic hack&slash but it's much more than that. The artistic style is staggering, just check out the pictures, that can be offputting for some people, but it works really well ingame. The second thing that has to be mentioned is the sound... both the voiceacting and the musical score created for the game are amazing (the OST is still in my mp3 player, that's how amazing it is) and Logan Cunningham, the voice actor of the narrator in the game, is one of the best performances i've ever seen in a videogame. The story itself is rather simple, but the way it's told is amazing, that's definitely something everyone should experience. The gameplay is basically a hack&slash with a few twists. You have plenty of upgradable weapons, each of them with a time-trial tutorial map (these are quite entertaining). The campaign can be completed in ~8 hours, but there is a new game+ mode and plenty of challenges to keep you going after.
Fun arcade racerbarniman | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of RC Cars Cap
This is an interesting little racing game, you control an RC car which makes the levels somewhat unique and interesting, because pretty much everything is rather big compared to you. Most of the time your biggest enemy will be the traps the developers laid out throughout the maps and not the actual opponents you race agains. These "traps" include humans waling through beacher, rollerskaters in the pavements or regular-sized traffic on the roads for example. There's really only one thing they messed up real bad in this game and it's the physics. It's often completely unpredictable, you can get stuck in a small rock where other times you could just drive through easily, things like that. Nevertheless i'd still recommend the game, it's quite unique and entertaining.
Another gem by Remedybarniman | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake
After years of waiting PC gamers finally got their version of the game and it was definitely worth the wait. First of all the pc port is great, luckily our version is not inferior to the console one, it looks and runs great, the keyboard+mouse combo is a perfectly viable option for controlling the game and we got both DLC packs for free with the game, so there's quite a lot of content there. The gameplay is somewhat different from what you've expect from the creators of Max Payne, less shooting, more running away from your enemies, but this goes with the thriller genre.
Fantastic experiencebarniman | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of BioShock (RoW)
I first played this back in 2007 when it came out and it absolutely blew my mind. The world is amazing and it's extremely detailed, they really did a great job with creating a world that can be easily extinguished from anything you've seen in a game before.The action is well excecuted too, you have your weapons all of which can be upgraded and you also have plenty of "spells" at your disposal like telekinesis or sending a bunch of bees to your enemies for example. :) It's all in great fun, you can set trap, combine these abilities in a way that they do much more destruction (water + lightning anyone?) etc. While i don't technically agree that this is the best FPS ever created, it's definitely among the best one, if you haven't had a chance to play it so far, you definitely should now. ;)
Mediocre Hack&Slashbarniman | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Ninja Blade
I tried this game after I fell in love with Dark Souls and since it was made by the same guys i was kinda expecting something equally good. Well the quality of the port is definitely on the same level (el terrible), but gameplay wise it doesn't quite live up to the developers subsequent game. There's nothing quite wrong with it (except for the aforementioned port thingy) but it's just mediocre, more like an avarage, easier ninja gaiden clone. Still if you don't have anything else on your plate, it might be worth a try.