Reviews by buckleboff94

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Must play

buckleboff94 | Aug. 3, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead & 400 Days DLC Pack

I'll admit, upon first playing this game I wondered if the hype was worth it- however after playing all 5 episodes, now emotionally empty, I can say with ease that it was worth all the hype and game of the year awards. The story is second to none, the gameplay a familiar (if a little simple) point and click adventure. The tough, moral decisions further create a compelling game.

400 days proves that the game wasn't a fluke, but i wish you had more time to spend and emotionally engage with the characters.

Overall, an absolute must buy for any fan of games that tell a story.

83

Excellent game, but...

buckleboff94 | Aug. 3, 2013 | Review of LA Noire

When I first played through the game, I was captivated by the unique atmosphere, engaging story, pretty strong gameplay mechanics and the unbelievable quality of the faces for interrogation scenes!

However, now I also recall the nearly pointless open world, (there's not many side quests or anything to otherwise occupy you) occasionally frustrating interrogations and some unusual plots twists.

Overall thoough, I'd certainly recommend this game and am pleased to have it in my gaming library

93

Definitive BF3 Experience

buckleboff94 | June 13, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 3: Premium Edition

Having previously owned, and liked BF3 on my xbox, moving over to PC made me realise how great this game actually is- beautiful graphics, fast frantic gunplay and incredible, huge online battles make this a must play multiplayer experience. the premium edition provides all 5 extra DLC's, which are ranged from okay to excellent, and well worth the extra tenner I paid for them.

89

Uncharted: Tomb Raider edition

buckleboff94 | June 10, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider

The title is meant as nothing but a compliment- I'll admit, I never saw the interest in tomb raider games- it doesn't help I was never particularly good at them. But I decided to take a chance on this reboot, and am extremely glad I did. The gameplay is fast and frantic, interspersed with okay puzzles, great climbing mechanics and set pieces rivalling uncharted- the bow and arrow being a particular delight to use. The story is very interesting, and the collectibles add another reason to explore. The graphics (especially laras hair!) are very beautiful. The story did seem to lose pace a little for me, and there may be one too many QTE's but for me this rivals sleeping dogs for gaming surprise of this gen.

96

A game everyone should experience.

buckleboff94 | June 10, 2013 | Review of Bioshock Infinite

I could easily go on to write a thousand words discussing this game, but would of course spoil things for everyone else- so I'll just sum up the best and worst parts in the game for me; The game is absolutely beautiful (AMD Radeon HD7870) - the first moment you step out into Columbia too my breath away, and the game continued to do so again and again. The story is extremely clever, and for the first time in a game I sought to buy the soundtrack- many of the songs are moving and completely add to the overall experience. The overall atmosphere of the game is certainly well realised. On the downside, if you do not change your combat strategy the game can become quite repetitive- further, I can understand the complaints about gameplay and story feeling disconnected- something I can't go into without spoilers. Also, 1999 mode isn't particularly as special as it was made out to be. But really I'm picking at straws at a game that will continue to spark debate and conversations, and one that should be played by all gamers.

75

Flawed but fun (for a while)

buckleboff94 | June 10, 2013 | Review of SimCity (EU)

As said in the many other reviews, this game is far better than most people will let you believe- whilst still not the game many people expected, it is now completely playable, and up until a point, quite fun. Ill start with the positives- the graphics (on my AMD radeon HD7870) look stunning, especially with some of the filters- the UI is very user friendly, and the specialisations are relatively interesting up until the 50+ hour mark. Further, the always online factor is no longer an issue for me- this now depends on your own internet connection, not the state of EA's servers- the regional play does add a new element to the gameplay too. Negatives include- the creatively restraining plot sizes,resulting in many cities looking the same, the traffic issues still dont seem any better, the glitches can still be annoying- tourism cities especially require far more effort than is worthy of the rewards, and there seems to be quite a few features missing- terraforming, overpasses, subways etc. In summary, well worth about £25 for 50+ hours of relatively entertaining, engaging gametime.