Reviews by darko87

67

Really nice atmosphere, but mediocre gameplay

darko87 | June 6, 2013 | Review of Omerta: City of Gangsters

Love the whole 1920's gangster theme to the game along with its music and voice acting but the actual game was a bit of a letdown.

I was hoping for a game focused on turn based strategy but I got a mediocre sim game with a few short tbs missions that seemed like they barely belonged in the game. The funny thing is if the sim elements of the game were as robust as say Tropico's I would probably have loved this game.

88

Fun turn based Strategy

darko87 | June 6, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (NA) -

There haven't been many TBS games the past decade that weren't exclusive to portable consoles, so it's nice to play one on the pc. It's also very nice to have a TBS game that isn't the generic fantasy theme.

Base building and other rpg elements mean that you can't just think about your current mission but also have to consider future stages of the game as well. This brings another level of complexity to the game that I very much enjoyed.

81

Surprisingly fun

darko87 | June 6, 2013 | Review of Defiance

Bought it on a whim when it was on sale, wasn't really expecting much but it was a pleasant surprise. Let's be honest, it doesn't feature the greatest story, but you can login for an hour here and there to do arkfalls or a quick instance and actually have fun.

I think the main reason to get it is that it doesn't play like a typical mmorpg in which you just click a skill and have it automatically lock on enemies. Here you actually aim and shoot weapons, dodge enemies, and use cover much like in an fps (like borderlands as I'm sure has been already mentioned). It might not sound like much but it is a big deal for people who are burnt out on playing the standard format MMOs.