Reviews by borobobo

80

Nice game with a Hollywood movie script

borobobo | June 18, 2014 | Review of Mafia II

Mafia 2 is an open world action/shooter/adventure game similar to that of Grand Theft Auto or Sleeping Dogs regarding the gameplay and free roaming. Though, the story is set in 1940-1950 period it offers an alternative gameplay experience to that of the previously mentioned modern time games. The city is Empire Bay, a fictional city well made by the developers regarding the buildings, sceneries, cars, people and the whole atmosphere in general(some nice songs that your radio plays from time to time are still really popular nowadays). The story of the game is really good and reminds me of many Hollywood movies that it might have inspired this game, with mafias,mobsters,police chases,killings etc. The main character is Vito Scaletta an immigrant of Italian origins who along with his friend Joe Barbaro join some mafia families in order to live their dream and become rich. After a long struggle, many killings of either bad guys or friends the game ends and leaves you with mixed feelings and you don't know if you are happy,sad or just convinced to deal with the way life really is.

TL;DR: The game even though it's quite old, it deserves your time that you might spend playing it. I hope I helped :)

99

A gem in modern pc-gaming history

borobobo | May 4, 2014 | Review of Portal 2

Metacritic: 95/100 My score: 99/100 Having played the original Portal back in 2011 I always thought it was a clever game with challenging and fun puzzles and a great story. I always considered trying Portal 2 at the first opportunity and so it happened in 2014 a month ago. While playing the game, it starts with some easy and already known puzzles from the original Portal and you think it is going to end soon, but this doesn't happen at all and you find yourself in another place trying to survive and use what you already learnt. In fact, I thought I was approaching the end of the game at about 3-4 times and this is something that keeps your interest in high grade and excites you even more. One thing that you might like in Portal 2 is that innovation didn't stop in Portal 1, you still have your gun with blue and orange portal but there are new cubes and the blue and orange gel that aid you in your puzzles(I am leaving this to be discovered by you :) ) A huge amount of humour in dialogues and animations also give a pleasant feeling that makes you want to play the game for hours over and over again. Last but not least is the co-op mode. Grab a friend and get ready to experience some hilarious moments where you "accidentally" kill your teammate in science or the opposite :P On sales this game goes for a 75% discount at least so it's a no-brainer pick for me. I assure you you are going to have fun playing this game! Hope I helped!