Reviews by fireburt

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A Huge Improvement Over Oblivion

fireburt | Aug. 14, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (NA)

Oblivion was fun and did a lot of things right but I think the game was broken. The fact that the world leveled with you made character improvement seemingly pointless. As a big RPG fan, character improvement and finding loot was my favorite part of Morrowind. Thankfully, Skyrim has returned to it's Morrowind roots while still maintaining the improvements of Oblivion. The only thing that keeps it from topping Morrowind for me is it lacks the environment diversity that kept me so interested and immersed in Morrowind. While Skyrim takes place in a beautiful world and some vistas can be really breathtaking, it can get tiresome. Overall, I think it is a great improvement but it still doesn't beat Morrowind for me—but perhaps that is just the nostalgia speaking.

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Deus Ex - A Real Hoot

fireburt | Aug. 14, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Human Revolution is very accessible—even if you are new to the franchise. At the same time, accessibility does not mean that it is watered down. There is ample customization and RPG elements. The game can be completely different based on your play style. Where this game really shines is in it's art direction and level design. The atmosphere is thick and cohesive and there are multiple ways to complete each level, adding to the replay value. Overall it is just a really fun game.

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Art

fireburt | Aug. 23, 2011 | Review of BioShock DNS

Bioshock was one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had. It ranks up there with Ocarina of Time and Half Life 2. The game succeeds due to its presentation. To date, no game I have played has surpassed the atmosphere I experienced in the world of Rapture. The art in the game is phenomenal and I often found myself simply sitting still and soaking it all up. The story is exciting and intriguing and experimenting with plasmids is great. At $14.99, Bioshock is a steal.