Reviews by cgrozar

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Satisfactory LOTR Action RPG

cgrozar | Dec. 17, 2014 | Review of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Like too many LOTR games, this game is decent, but nothing special. You control one of three characters, man, dwarf, or elf, and lead them in the battle against Sauron's forces in the northern part of Middle Earth. The combat is satisfying, if somewhat repetitive. The graphics are pretty good, beautifully rendering parts of Middle Earth. The game is pretty buggy though. Last time I tried to play it, enemies kept killing me with one hit on the early levels. Overall, its a pretty decent LOTR action game, good for slicing up some orcs, much better than the horrific LOTR Conquest. If you're a LOTR fan and looking for a decent game set in Middle Earth, pick it up in a sale. If you're looking for a good action RPG, there are better options.

70

Could Have Been Amazing

cgrozar | Dec. 16, 2014 | Review of The Guild 2

Playing this game frustrates me. It has so much potential and ultimately falls short. The graphics are pretty good for the time. You take control of a family in medieval times and lead them to greatness. Own a tavern, create a trade empire, run for mayor, pillage trade routes: there are tons of options. Unfortunately, they are play pretty much the same. You can woo a woman or man and start a family, training your kids and putting them into business. Overall, its an enjoyable game, especially with the expansions, which are a must buy. A fun game, but one that ultimately falls short of expectations. Its amusing, but it could have been so much more.

85

Charming and Fun LOTR Game

cgrozar | Dec. 16, 2014 | Review of LEGO Lord of the Rings

I'm a big fan of LOTR, and I usually buy all the games,good and bad. This game is definitely good. The graphics are nice and the controls work smoothly. There is a huge world to explore, letting you see in detail LEGO versions of famous places from the films. The game follows the story of the films, adding in its own LEGO humor to the plot. There is plenty to do, and, though it can get repetitive at time, it is well worth playing to the end. Overall, this game is a must buy for all LOTR fans, suitably for both kids and adults

90

Entertaining Pirate Adventure

cgrozar | May 31, 2014 | Review of Sid Meier's Pirates!

I've played this game for hours. The graphics are pretty decent for its time. You are thrown into the Caribbean from 1600-1700 and pretty much given free reign. You can be a pirate, looting ships and sacking cities for wealth, or work as a privateer for one of the nations. You could even try to live as a peaceful trader carrying goods between cities. The fencing minigame is amusing, nothing too special, and their is turnbased tactical battles when you attack a city. I will say that the dancing minigame for wooing governor's daughters can be annoying but its optional. This is an amazing game and you really can't go wrong with it only being $9.99.

95

Buy It Now

cgrozar | May 17, 2014 | Review of Crusader Kings II

This game is amazing. I bought the demo, played a hour, then went and pre-ordered the game. I have gotten countless hours out of this game. Take control of a medieval dynasty and lead them to glory. You'll be involved in crusades, court politics, civil wars, ect. I could go on and on. It has great emergent story-telling, pretty good graphics, and is not too difficult to catch on to, but pretty difficult to master. This is a must have game for all strategy fans.

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I Don't Want To Set The World on Fire...

cgrozar | May 14, 2014 | Review of Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is great. If you've played an Elder Scrolls game, you'll be familiar with the gameplay. Bethesda took the classic Fallout series and made it an open world rpg like Elder Scrolls. You'll explore the world of the Wasteland, on a quest to find your father, or you can forget the main quest and pursue one of the many side quests. The combat system is very interesting, the Vats system giving a tactical edge to the fps combat. With hours of gameplay, you can't go wrong with Fallout 3.