Reviews by brewce34
My go to gamebrewce34 | May 29, 2013 | Review of Jet Set Radio
Man this game is sooo fun to look at. The cel shaded graphics in HD look better than any other cel shaded game I have played. This along with its distinctive urban Asian punk aesthetic made me fall in love. The character design, level design, and soundtrack all work together incredibly well, this game really is a work of art.
But if its style doesn't intrigue you there is still plenty of fun to be had. Like I mentioned before the level design is on point. I always distracted from the main objective of graffiti-ing over graffiti and explore the level looking for secrets, hidden rails, and jumps. The only downside to the gameplay is that you might find it repetitive as it seems like 90% of the time your objective is to graffiti all the tagged spots throughout the level. Occasionally it's something new for example: chasing down a rival gang and having to spray them 10 times each. Or when a new member is available to join your gang, you have to match their moves like a HORSE game in order to unlock them.
I highly recommend using a game-pad, although the game is still playable without it can get frustrating not having complete control. I played the first 2 hours or so keyboard and mouse and it took a couple attempts to beat some of the levels. Anyways for 9.99 you should be getting your moneys worth, just check out a few videos to see if the aesthetic suits you well.
Not bad, a bit under-ratedbrewce34 | May 28, 2013 | Review of Dead Island
I figured id give dead island a try once it went on sale here for 5$ GOTY edition. Forced one of my friends to buy it as well, so I could test out the co-op. This game gives a great first impression, the island looks beautiful and the initial combat sequences are incredibly fun and rewarding. The problem is there's not much else to it... you'll be playing 10 hours later hitting the same zombie at a higher level with a similar melee weapon. Don't get me wrong i'm a huge fan of the weapon system, keeping it realistic with limited gun action, weapons degrading and breaking quickly, and the crafting/upgrade system is pretty cool. In crafting you can collect blueprints that allow you to build some pretty awesome weapons using items such as wire, nails, duct tape, etc... that you can find all over the island. Its just the combat itself seems to be the same throughout the game, I was hoping for a little more guts and gore with the better weapons or possibly some more special moves when leveling up your character. Dead Island has a pretty weak story, but its there. The characters are boring and emotionless. I don't find myself playing to find out what happens next. Smashing zombies faces with a homie and collecting blueprints/crafting weapons is what got me hooked. I suggest doing what I did and picking it up with a friend during a sale. Was well worth it for me.
Fun gamebrewce34 | May 28, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider
The uncharted comparison is spot on, the only difference is that this game is more open world. Very theatrical and combat heavy, the story is pretty weak and I got bored of the combat usually after a 2-3 hour session. Not saying its bad the combat is incredibly fun, its just that I can't rely on that alone to keep me playing for an extended period of time as it gets repetitive going from place to place fighting off hoards. The upgrade system for weapons worked pretty well and was fairly simple, just pick up extra salvage from hidden crates placed throughout the island or from dead enemies. I found the bow/pistol to be the most fun to use, since head shots are insta kills. Id recommend buying this game if you're a fan of uncharted.
loads of funbrewce34 | May 27, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor
One of the first pc games I got hooked on. Its basically like a bigger better version of call of duty's nazi zombie mode as you fight waves of various types of zombies. I haven't played much since they released more updates and dlc for a ton more weapons. but the first update they did which added the SCARMK17, a grenade launcher, and a couple of new weapons was pretty great and I can imagine the game being much better now. The leveling system for each class is what turned this game into an addiction of mine. leveling up a class gives you bonus attributes to the weapons in that class such as increased accuracy or damage for those specific weapons. On top of all this the lo-fi European look and feel of the game is very cool. I've never seen a game that looks like this, and for 20$ its definitely a must buy.
First 2 Were Betterbrewce34 | May 26, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)
I was as hyped as anyone for this release, but I guess I was expecting perfection. One major problem with this game is the leveling/upgrade system of your weapons and plasmids...woops I mean vigors. No more atom ): you simply upgrade by paying cash at a vending machine. Another flaw with this game was the combat in general, I felt as if I was playing ratchet and clank. It was very repetitive... fighting off huge mobs again and again, same enemies every time. was a little too much at times. Other than that the game was beautiful, literally one of the best looking games there is. The sky world was a little to bright for my taste as I loved the dark grungy feel of rapture. One of the only things the previous games have common with this is a great story, Its a bit of a trip and you might have to replay it a couple times to fully understand it. Anyways I can see why the majority of people love this game, it looks great, fun heavy shoot em up style combat, and a deep story. Was just not for me
great co-op experience! season pass is a no brainerbrewce34 | May 26, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 Season Pass (NA)
After having a blast beating the first game of the borderlands series I decided to go ahead and pre-order Borderlands 2 along with this season pass, which turned out to be well worth it. I teamed up with a buddy of mine and played 10 hours straight the day of its release. The game can get incredibly addicting and is some of the most fun I've had in a co-op game. After spending nearly a lifetime exploring the world of Pandora collecting the best gear and completing most all side missions, most of the dlc in the season pass had released. This includes Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. All of these give you more area to explore, and a couple hours of new story missions. The pack is obviously worth it saving you 15$ if you were already thinking about buying all 4 of these dlc packs individually. The Ultimate Vault Hunter pack is my favorite as it increases the level cap to 61 and allows for a third play through for your character. You gotta get this pack if you're hungry for more BL2 action.