Reviews by crisman
A must have gamecrisman | Nov. 4, 2013 | Review of Condemned: Criminal Origins
Condemned is a pretty good solid game, I think it was the first game to have a melee-centric combat system in a FPS. The plot is also interesting: you are an FBI investigator, and you must find looking clues and evidences to find a very dangerous criminal. Sounds quite generic, but has some very good plot twists. The AI is one of the most advanced I ever see (this game was made by the same guys who made F.E.A.R.). When other criminals see you, they start looking for weapons around, like lead pipes, wooden boards, generic tools, and so on. Some of them will attacks you directly, some of them will hide so they can ambush you. Overall is a really enjoyable game, crude and really violent. Too bad the sequel is only for Xbox… damn you!
A really enjoyable game!crisman | Nov. 4, 2013 | Review of Sanctum 2 - 4 Pack
This game is really a surprise for me: I liked the first Sanctum, but this sequel has much more interesting stuff in it. The formula is the same as the first one: you have to build a maze, build some defensive towers in it, and kill everything that move when the wave starts, avoiding these monsters to destroy the core at all costs. Some cool additions are for example the campaign, to play both in solo or co-op, a personalized difficulty system, the perks system, and a much more interesting tower upgrade system. Only in the vanilla version there are 16 levels and the DLCs promises to bring this number to 32 (I don’t own any of them, yet), each one is pretty different in style and tactical approach, and to play on survival mode. In addition, finally the difficult has been balanced: waves are not random anymore, so the luck factor completely disappear. Overall, if you liked the first Sanctum, you probably won't be disappointed by this game! The only thing I’m pretty disappointed are just the achievements: the first one had more than 100 achievements, some of them were pretty original and funny to do, this has just 36 achievements, and they are pretty standard to do… but at least there are still some secrets to discover in the huge levels!