Reviews by djlim

90

An excellent, polished game

djlim | Nov. 23, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead

Having got this game on sale, it has been quite possibly the best value game I've ever played. The Walking Dead is fantastic adventure game, and Telltale has definitely revived this genre. Occasionally the graphics got a little strange and it did frustrate me. But the art and style in this game is top notch.

Plot and character development really elevate this game to GOTY status, and there are moments which will take players on an emotional roller coaster.

The replay value is alright, but the plot progression is relatively linear, and it is simply the sidestories which can be altered. This is mainly what kept me from giving this game a full grade. I highly recommend this game, but I also suggest avoiding 400 Days. The Walking Dead is a better game played with just the five main episodes.

90

Great entry into the Batman series

djlim | Nov. 19, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year

Arkham Asylum has definitely stood up to the test of time. The graphics are fantastic and still hold up well to today's standards.

It might be unfair to compare this game to its other two counterparts, but there are elements which might be annoying. The controls are definitely stiffer and more rigid, which may end up in broken combos or missed grapples. I also noticed a lack of urgency as the plot progressed forward, but as a whole the story is very good. A consistent issue I noticed was my over-reliance on detective mode, which may or may not take away from the visual experience.

In terms of story and gameplay experience, I would easily recommend this for one's first Batman game. The fighting mechanics are very fluid and the stealth scenarios are extremely fun to play around with. The bonuses and riddles provide excellent playback value and you'll be sure to spend over 20 hours on this game.