Reviews by gamerroverr

95

Great Game!

gamerroverr | Oct. 19, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum

Not only does this game have the best combat in a superhero game ever! But it offers a great story in a fairly decent sized open world. Although the world may not be gigantic, it makes up for this in the detail which the developer has hand crafted into every area of the game map. In addition to this, you don't have to be a Batman fan at all to enjoy the game, the story is kept understandable enough for people who are new to the universe and complex enough to satisfy long time fans...

85

You Need To Play This!

gamerroverr | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Guild Wars 2: Digital Deluxe Edition

Before now, I have never really been a player of MMO games. I usually find them complex, tedious and overwhelming due to their 'In at the deep end' nature. However when playing Guild Wars 2 for the first time, I felt the complete opposite. Unlike usual MMOs where character stats matter more than anything, this game feels more skill based and natural. It was without doubt the best MMO on the market as of right now for casual players due to its easy to grasp nature. Most of the game's features are explained and demoed through instances in the game's main story quest, making them easy for the player to understand.

On top of this, the game is built so that anyone can play. Despite being an MMO, it is easy for players to play through the game as though it was a single player RPG, as content is naturally scaled to a higher difficulty depending upon the size of the party which the player is in. Also, content also scales to the level of your character, meaning that missions will not become obsolete and stupidly easy should you find yourself surpassing the recommended level, before completing the content. This means that the game plays out much more like a single player RPG in terms of mechanics, compared to other games of the sort on the market.

Also, the game features structured and World Vs World PvP. Structures PvP is great because you always play with people of a similar skill level, which means that you are never pitted against elite players who you will struggle to put up a fight against. Also, in World Vs World PvP, thousands of players compete in a team representing their server to build forts, capture enemy forts and rule the battleground. The gameplay is dynamic and challenging, which makes it great for players of all levels and gives it massive end game playability.

Graphically, this game is stunning. The world is vibrant and graphically outstanding it the MMO genre, with only TERA being a worth opponent in terms of aesthetics.

My only possible complaint is the server capacities. The areas feel very quiet as of late in all non level 80 areas. For this reason it is sometimes hard to feel like you have a group to play with. However this is easily solved by joining one of the many thousands of guilds in the game. Each of which makes the game a more fun and social experience.

The extra content in this edition of the game was not great. i didn't feel like the consumables and the extra skill warranted my extra investment into the game. Therefore I would recommend the standard edition of the game as it offers the best value for money.

90

A Must Play!

gamerroverr | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Guild Wars 2

Before now, I have never really been a player of MMO games. I usually find them complex, tedious and overwhelming due to their 'In at the deep end' nature. However when playing Guild Wars 2 for the first time, I felt the complete opposite. Unlike usual MMOs where character stats matter more than anything, this game feels more skill based and natural. It was without doubt the best MMO on the market as of right now for casual players due to its easy to grasp nature. Most of the game's features are explained and demoed through instances in the game's main story quest, making them easy for the player to understand.

On top of this, the game is built so that anyone can play. Despite being an MMO, it is easy for players to play through the game as though it was a single player RPG, as content is naturally scaled to a higher difficulty depending upon the size of the party which the player is in. Also, content also scales to the level of your character, meaning that missions will not become obsolete and stupidly easy should you find yourself surpassing the recommended level, before completing the content. This means that the game plays out much more like a single player RPG in terms of mechanics, compared to other games of the sort on the market.

Also, the game features structured and World Vs World PvP. Structures PvP is great because you always play with people of a similar skill level, which means that you are never pitted against elite players who you will struggle to put up a fight against. Also, in World Vs World PvP, thousands of players compete in a team representing their server to build forts, capture enemy forts and rule the battleground. The gameplay is dynamic and challenging, which makes it great for players of all levels and gives it massive end game playability.

Graphically, this game is stunning. The world is vibrant and graphically outstanding it the MMO genre, with only TERA being a worth opponent in terms of aesthetics.

My only possible complaint is the server capacities. The areas feel very quiet as of late in all non level 80 areas. For this reason it is sometimes hard to feel like you have a group to play with. However this is easily solved by joining one of the many thousands of guilds in the game. Each of which makes the game a more fun and social experience.

84

Great Value For Money!

gamerroverr | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Payday 2 4 Pack

Me and a group of friends recently purchased the 4-pack of this game on steam. It offers unbelievable value for money! Not only does it work out cheaper than buying a single copy, but it also ensures that you have friends to play with in the game's excellent coop mode.

Although the latest entry in Overkill's "Heist-'Em-up" may not be the most graphically advanced, it sure makes up for this in terms of game-play. The game features a large array of heists, which are the game's equivalent of levels. They have lots of replay value as areas of the map and the locations of various items are randomly generated, meaning that no two playthroughs of a single level are ever the same. This is great as the missions never seem to become dull.

Also, Payday 2 features an extended RPG progression system. Basically, this means that your character improves over time and you can unlock new traits and abilities ranging from; improved stealth abilities, to more powerful weaponry, to more explosives to speed up missions...

This game feels more fleshed out and worth the while, than the first game in the series did, and it offers a lot more veriety, with at least double the number of heists. Overall, it takes on all of the criticisms of the first game and perfects them to create a very fun and engaging game.

My only gripe with this game is its Offline-AI. Playing offline can become tedious, because the AI on your team-mates is very basic. These characters are limited to shooting at enemies and cannot assist you in performing mission objectives, such as carrying sacks of money or planting explosives, making them feel pointless. Also, should you get captured in the singleplayer game, you will fail the mission almost immediately, due to the lack of an intelligent AI, whereas in multiplayer, it is possible that you can respawn, should your team continue to survive without you for a set period of time.

Overall:

(Each category is measured out of 10)

Graphics - 7 Gameplay (Offline) - 7 Gameplay (Online) - 9 Difficulty Balancing - 10 Replayability - 8

90

A Great Update For A Great Franchise

gamerroverr | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of Max Payne 3

Rockstar's first outing with the Max Payne franchise has been a very successful one. The game has a long story mode which is rare for modern shooters which seem to not stretch far beyond the ten hour mark. Instead it took me at around 20 hourst to play the game start to finish. Also, the game has many difficulty options available making it easy for both beginners to third person shooters and advanced players alike. One subtle addition is the self adjusting difficulty which makes the game slightly easier in the given segment, should the player lose often.

Above all this, the game contains a great storyline, which is paced in a way which keeps the story engaging wand the cut-scenes are interesting, which makes a change from the average drivel which is thrown between levels...