Reviews by ebeaver1016


Reminiscent of the past…

ebeaver1016 | Nov. 17, 2013 | Review of Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is a shooter game. When playing through, I was reminded of certain aspects of the original. For one thing, you still get to utilize the “bullet time” mode. If your bar is charged up enough, you can enter slow motion mode. Plus, with the modern graphics, you get to see up close what your bullet does to someone’s face. So much detail. The graphics are really good. There are moments when the music in the game gets you into the mood for battle. That is always a plus. The game is very linear and because of this, I was able to play through pretty fast. The controls take a little getting used to. I got this game on sale and I thought the purchase was worth it. This was definitely an improvement upon the original. If there is another in this series, I would definitely look into the next one.


A Must Have...No Regrets

ebeaver1016 | Aug. 25, 2013 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

Sleeping dogs is an open world game. It is a lot like Grand Theft Auto. The game also has very good graphics with popular voice overs. There is a demo that can be played however, I felt personally that the game itself was a lot better than the demo portrayed. With that being said, if you are trying to decide and are not sure, getting it on sale would make it a must have game. Most of the game is melee combat with occasional gun battles. After playing the game, I felt that it was so worth the purchase. I immediately recommended this to a friend. This game allows you to play with controller or mouse/keyboard. This is a plus. What makes this game fun is that you can do side missions that help improve your street value plus help you adjust to your newly acquired fighting moves. You also have cars that you can either get out of parking garages that are around town or you can call on valet to bring you a vehicle. Fun and addictive.


Addictive Fun

ebeaver1016 | June 26, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect (NA)

This game is very enjoyable. You get a story that keeps you entertained and involved. The graphics are also very good. You get to make decisions that influence the outcome. You can compare it to unleashing your inner dark side or becoming that heroic guy. However you choose your fate in the first Mass Effect becomes your past in the 2nd Mass Effect if you choose to upload your previous game files. It is recommended to play the next in the series because the future game makes reference to the past game and if you forget what happens, this may alter your response. I had no problem with this because I enjoyed my experience enough that I immediately went into ME2 right after. And while playing ME2 I was fortunate enough to find ME3 on sale. This is game highly recommended.



ebeaver1016 | May 29, 2013 | Review of BioShock (NA)

This game was recommended to me and in turn I would recommend it to others. This game does have good graphics and a dark morbid storyline. This makes it easy to stay focused. The story especially is worth checking out and unique. What also makes this game fun is the types of weapons and powers that come along. I felt that the game was not overly hard. Allows you to play casually and enjoyably. The game does allow you to make choices that change the way it is played. It leaves you looking forward to the next. Overall, this game is worth picking up.


A Nice Break...

ebeaver1016 | May 29, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake

I normally play open world adventures. This game is more so a "ride the rails" adventure. I am glad I purchased it when it was on sale....It isn't compared to any of my favorites and didn't enjoy it enough to start playing the sequal that I also purchased.

I entitled this as a "nice break" because sometimes after I play open world games, I feel somewhat exhausted. This game gave my brain a nice break. In my opinion, there isn't much to it. The playthrough gives you a nice dark thrilling story.

I don't think I will openly recommend this game to just anyone. It is my belief that it would definitely have to be your style of play. For example, when I first starting playing it, I thought it was cool. So then I recommended to my gaming buddy who also likes open world style. Now I feel awkward after the playthrough because he bought the game. Fortunately for me, he got a good deal.


Addicting Adventure

ebeaver1016 | May 29, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV

I am a GTA fan, but even if you are guess it that any random gamer would find this entertaining. It offers optimal graphics and open world story play. Besides from your missions, you can answer dating sites via computer and go play darts, pool, go to a comedy theater (actually funny), or even go to a bar. But be careful, if you drink, it's hard to drive!

The story is extensive and you can choose your destiny. I definitely felt that I got my monies worth. I played so much that my screen name always showed I was playing this game and another person I know has added it to their wishlist... review is based on my experience and I didn't have any problems with the game based on my opinion. This does require windows live, but I got over that quickly. I felt the game was worth it.


Addictive Fun

ebeaver1016 | May 25, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Pros. This game has awesome graphics. There is room for growth and development of a the character which provides a unique experience.

Cons. After you kill the enemy, their bodies stay lying around (like forever!). This (in my opinion) cheapens the environment of gameplay. I feel that after hours of gameplay and coming back around to the scene, that something would have changed,...nope...still a dead body with no crime tape or gawkers (what is this world coming to?).
Another con, the bosses are a little more difficult and disrupt the flow of the "stealthy" style game.