Reviews by combodombie

97

There Will Be Guns.

combodombie | April 7, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)

The original Borderlands was a good shooter, but it had many problems that reduced the fun for me. However, Borderlands 2, while not advancing the series that much, is one of the best first-person shooters of the 7th generation.

When I played the original Borderlands, I felt it had some issues with it's humor, as in it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Borderlands 2 fixes that with one of the funniest characters of recent time, known as Claptrap. I know Claptrap was in the first game, but he wasn't nearly as funny as in the second. However, how is the story as a whole? It's pretty solid. The main villain, Handsome Jack is possibly one of the biggest jerks of recent time, and his writing is great overall.

However, the gameplay is what makes this game REALLY shine. For a start, this game is HUGE. The game will take you around the length of an RPG for you to just FINISH it. If you try to get all of the guns, rewards, and achievements, well, say goodbye to your week. The gameplay as a whole is largely unchanged from the first one, however it still is a blast to play.

The graphics are very good. One of my main criticisms of the first Borderlands was the fact that this unique cel-shaded style was wasted on a lot of bland colors. This is fixed in the second one, as the game looks incredibly vibrant, with oranges, blues, and more. The voice acting is very solid, as well.

However, how is the PC Port overall? It is great. There are many graphics options, and the game also has an FoV slider, which is MUCH recommended if you experience nausea when playing an FPS.

Overall, Borderlands 2 is a phenomenal game, with many improvements overall.

I only have one complaint, and that is the fact that the game doesn't expand the series all that much.

However, if you are a fan of FPS in general, go get this game if you haven't yet.

61

Not The Greatest, But Not The Worst.

combodombie | April 2, 2014 | Review of Brink

Brink had so many ideas that could have made a great shooter. For example, the customization options are some of the most in-depth customization of a character I've ever seen, only being beaten out by the likes of Skyrim and Saints Row. However, this game has one LARGE issue: everything OTHER than that is underdeveloped. The story involves 2 factions of sorts: Security or Resistance. Essentially, they are on this isolated island known as the Ark. The resistance wants to destroy the ark and escape to find better land, as the security wants to save the ark and be stranded. However, there are actually TWO point of views of the story: Resistance and Security. The story is actually pretty solid overall.

As for graphics, the game has a unique cel-shaded ascetic, however has some SERIOUS frame-rate issues at times, along with some noticeable muddy textures on consoles. However, there are mods on PC to fix this. The graphics are ultimately mediocre at best, and awful at worst.

As for gameplay, it's essentially a mix of Prototype's freerunning and classic old-school FPS traits. That sounds like a great combination, right? Well, it's not the best of both worlds, unfortunately. The game has some idiotic AI, the guns don't feel that good, the parkour system sometime falls on it's face due to it not telling you on what you can climb on and what you can't, and also the game has quite a few bugs which can hinder your enjoyment.

To say it simply, music is alright, though forgettable.

Brink is a game with some incredible ideas, but they feel like they were executed by individual people, because they were varied from poorly executed to greatly executed. I'd wait for the game to drop in price to about $5-10 and THEN it's worth the price.

93

Hilarious.

combodombie | April 2, 2014 | Review of Goat Simulator

Imagine this: Saints Row meets Octodad (But with you being able to actually move correctly).

That is what Goat Simulator is in a nutshell.

Oh, and this game is insane. Did I mention you get to play as a goat? Yeah...It's a hilarious game.

98

This Game Is Amazing.

combodombie | April 1, 2014 | Review of GMG Simulator

This game changed my life. These people I have bonded with from the day they first started. I only wish there was more BEES.

Then this game would've gotten a perfect 200/100.

81

You Want Gibs? You Got Gibs.

combodombie | March 5, 2014 | Review of Rise of the Triad

Are you tired of generic shooters? Do you want something a bit more...ludicrous? Well, get this game. Rise Of The Triad is an incredibly bloody and incredibly fun game. I only have a few issues: 1) The game doesn't look great. 2) The game has little lighting in places, which makes you not see enemies which will lead to your demise.

85

Great And Unique Multiplayer Game With A Large Learning Curve

combodombie | March 5, 2014 | Review of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a great multiplayer game. For only $25, you should check it out. The game looks pretty good and it is easy to control. The issues is that it is a bit buggy at times, the third-person camera is mostly pointless, and (the worse one) is that this game has an incredibly steep learning curve.

Get past those issues though and you have an incredibly fun multiplayer game.

70

Great Game, Awful PC Port

combodombie | March 5, 2014 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2

Sonic Adventure 2 is a great game. It has awesome music, a very good story, and (most of the time) great gameplay.

However, DON'T GET THE PC VERSION. Why? Well, the controls are incredibly confusing to understand, the game runs like CRAP (I have a stable computer that can run most of my game library at about 30-60 FPS), with a horrible frame rate. If you want to get the game, just get the Gamecube, Dreamcast, Xbox Live or PSN versions instead.

66

Its Alright, But It Isn't Much Of An Inprovement Overall.

combodombie | March 5, 2014 | Review of Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex is one of the most acclaimed stealth games of all time, yet it's sequel leaves a lot to be desired. It's graphics and sound hold up much better than the first game, but this game abandons the stealth elements for a mostly clunky and generic FPS. Wait until it goes on sale and get it then.

80

Breakout Meets 2D Shooters.

combodombie | March 4, 2014 | Review of Krypton Egg

I would just leave this review with "It's Breakout. It's good.", but there's actually a lot more depth to make it into more of a 2D shooter (at least in my opinion). There is a lot more action in this version because of the inclusion of enemies and more powerups. It does go a bit chaotic though, but it still is fun nonetheless.

It's Breakout as a 2D shooter. It's good.

73

While Not Amazing, It Provides Fun With Great Replay Value.

combodombie | Feb. 27, 2014 | Review of Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials Nexway

Are you wanting more of what made Dishonored great after the main story? Well, then this is for you. While some of the challenges included weren't great, this does provide a substantial amount of fun and replay value for a minimal price.

80

Cheap, Simple, Short, & Worth Your Money.

combodombie | Feb. 11, 2014 | Review of DLC Quest

Welcome to the world of DLC Quest. This is a simple indie platformer which is a satire to DLC and also telling on what can happen if DLC goes too far.

Yes, this game is about 50 minutes long, but saying that's just the first campaign (they added another campaign in an update) and the game is only $2 and it still was worth my time and money, you should check this out.