Reviews by crisman

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Interesting DLC

crisman | April 5, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2

This DLC is interesting but also strange: this DLC is meant to increase even more the difficult of the game for the highest difficult, by completing this challenge the game difficulty will increase further. and you can do it as much as you want (actually up to 8). Also, it will raise the level cap by 11.

88

Good character!

crisman | April 5, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack

Playing with the Mechromancer without using Anarchy means you aren't playing with the mechromancer at all. With this skill they made an interesting change in the rule of the game, since with the right skills invested you are totally OP! Deathtrap is awesome, it can be seen as the old Bloodwing for Mordecai. It is my favorite class for now! And I finished the game with Salvador and Maya also.

94

Fun! Fun! EXPLOSION! Fun!

crisman | April 5, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2

I loved the first Borderlands! I can't hide it, it is one of the most played game I have with more then 300+ hours. But with Borderlands 2 I will definitely beat that record of mine! Why? Simply because it is utterly funny! Of course, if you didn't enjoy the first one hardly you are gonna enjoy this. B2 is simply the best sequel I ever played, because it is basically the same game's formula, but improved and enhanced a lot!

One example could be the weapons manufactures: in the first episode whoever did a weapon wasn't important at all. They were just an excuse to change skin colors and nothing else. In B2, instead, manufactures not only have they own skins, colors and models for their own weapons, but most importantly an unique ability that none of the others have. Like Tediore's weapon, which they are tossed like a grenade when they are empty and explode, or Torgue's weapons which they only shoot explosive ammo.

Also, there is a cute story with some interesting plot twist, but I won't spoil anything.

Although it is not important to have played the first one, I highly suggest since the story is a direct consequence of it and there a lot of references.

Being a co-op game single player is a bit boring, but totally doable, so if you have one or more friends, play with them!

I suggest to buy the GOTY edition since DLCs are quite enjoyable, but unfortunately not so lengthy...

88

Really fun co-op game!

crisman | April 5, 2014 | Review of Resident Evil 5

First of all: forget the old resident evil's games. This is not a survival game, but an action, like Resident Evil 4. I personally preferred the old survival style, but I must say this game is not bad at all, instead I really enjoyed it!

As it's prequel, you must travel across the levels fighting against infected people and monsters, looting ammo and money for the shop (for buying armor or guns, or upgrading them) and healing plants. In the main story you control Chris Redfield, but this time he will have a partner, Sheva, which can be controlled by CPU or a friend. Of course, the friendly AI is a bit messy and a lot of time it will depletes ammo really quickly, so a friend is highly suggested.

The levels have a really good variety, you begin the game in a town, then you find yourself in a mine, caves, hidden labs and stuff like that. The story of course involves Umbrella and Las Plagas, with some interesting background stories, although the story is nothing special and a bit cliché. There are very little puzzles inside the game, so most of the time you just shoot and run. It has no cover system, but who cares?

The length of the game is really good actually, and has a really good replay value thanks for scoring system and higher difficulties, and mercenaries mode. Overall is a really good action game, but should be played with a friend.

Oh and remember, it uses GFWL!

82

A must have game

crisman | 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!

85

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!