Reviews by geist_der_sonne

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A little overrated, but still good

geist_der_sonne | May 29, 2014 | Review of Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition

Dragon Age Origins beginning is majestic and probably the best part of the game. When you choose your character you also choose a specific "origin" which is a different beginning of the story, specific for your race and background! There are several origins available and they are very well structured quests. Probably you'll want to try them all before choosing the character you'll actually use. From here to the end the game gets a little worse. Still entertaining, but not as good as you can expect if you played masterpieces such as Baldur's Gate or Planescape: Torment. The storyline is very simple and trivial. Quite epic, but nothing new. The greater evil is coming and you are the chosen one who will stop it. That's it. NPCs are a little disappointing and no one is very memorable. This should be one of the best part of an RPG and DA:O falls short. Some quests are very cool (the mages quest is absolutely AWESOME) some are very boring (the endless tunnels of the dwarves...), some are average. I can say DA:O is a good game, probably a very good game in an absolute scale, but it disappoints in some important aspects that prevent it to be a true masterpiece.

90

A great RPG

geist_der_sonne | May 19, 2014 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 1 was probably one the best RPG ever made and CD Project had to meet the expectations of millions of fans for the sequel. They already did a great job with Aurora Engine in TW1, but TW2 graphics are truly amazing (you'll need a decent gpu!). Locations are big and detailed and even if TW2 is shorter than the first game of the series, it has two different storylines depending on your choices, so you have to play it twice to see everything. It's almost 2 games in 1! In TW2 choices do matter! The combat system is more action-oriented now and is optimized for a console controller, but the game has been developed primarly on pc. The plot is very intricate and a little hard to understand sometimes, but definitely well-written and deep. Dialogs and characters are great as always and the game overall is epic and very entertaining. In my opinion TW1 is still the best witcher game, but TW2 is a close second and deserves all the honors.

89

An old school classic

geist_der_sonne | May 19, 2014 | Review of Red Faction

Red Faction is quite simple in his mechanics: no superpowers, no superweapon, no rpg elements... it's just an old school fps with nice settings, nice levels and a cool engine that lets you destroy walls. However, in its simpicity it is a very entertaining and fast-paced game. The game is linear, but levels are very big and well structured. The first part of the game isn't very challanging, but as the game progresses it becomes harder and harder, so you'll have to sweat for the final victory! Even if the graphics look old and low-detailed for today standards (Red Faction was released in 2001) they are still enjoyable and the rythm of the action won't give you time to complain about appearance! This is a true classic: it's not perfect, but it's a lot of fun and probably the best game of the series.

90

A piece of art

geist_der_sonne | May 17, 2014 | Review of Type Rider

This game is a masterpiece! When you read the description and see that it is a game about typography, you think "oh that must be so boring!". You're wrong! It's amazing how the developers have been able to make this game so entertaining and BEAUTIFUL. Yes, this game's design is totally amazing! You can launch the game and stare the screen. It's already enough value for its price! If we add that it is a nice side-scrolling platform, where you have to collect all the letters of a font, starting from ancient fonts to modern ones, you understand how good this work is! And you also learn something while playing! It also support Linux and it is very lightweight, so you have no excuses not to try this game!