Reviews by chrissomerry

80

DLC like it should be done.

chrissomerry | Nov. 21, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link

This DLC is essentially how DLC should be done - there's enough content to keep you, well, "content" (pun intended) for several hours, if not enough time to play an entire whole game in some cases. And it's not time wasted either - it fits into the main Deus Ex storyline, giving you a graphically beautiful area (a ship out at sea is always nice), and giving you the ability to re-experiment with your praxis points (for which reason it's best to play this AFTER you've gotten up to the respective place in the main game's story that this takes part in).

The environments make good use of gameplay, so you're not being shoehorned into a forced experience you had to pay extra for, too.

My only complaint with the DLC? It still feels a bit pricey. At the same time though, any more content would warrant a higher price. It's an awkward price point to be sure. But, with the interesting level layout with nooks and crannies to explore and inspire the imagination, I guess there's nothing more concrete to complain about, which is a good thing. And regardless of my complaints about price - it is, after all, better than $10 for cosmetic upgrades like in some games. So get into it if you like DX:HR

92

Works great. Nothing new but nothing ruined!

chrissomerry | Nov. 21, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2

This is pretty much a straight port of the original game. So, nothing particularly special happening here. What is good though is that the game supports widescreen, all sorts of useful resolutions, saves automatically, has achievements, and ultimately doesn't cut anything (although battle mode has to be bought separately, so I can't test how well that works yet).

For people who missed out when this was on Dreamcast and Gamecube, now's a good chance to get it like myself.

In addition, this Sonic game has great handling compared to other 3D titles, and alongside Sonic Adventure, but even more so than it, stands as a classic Sonic game. Perhaps, when the current dislike towards the Hedgehog in Blue due to some missteps dissipates, this game will help bring the credibility of the 3D Sonic games up to compare with the more favourably seen 2D Sonic games.