Reviews by gggmggg

88

Solid

gggmggg | July 12, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings

The expansion adds a good amount of value to the game, with religion, a better AI, and the espionage improvements making the game experience a lot better as a whole. More options, more depth, however you want to describe it the expansion definitely makes Civ5 a better and more satisfying game.

A very solid step forward for the game, if you get Civ5 then I strongly recommend you get the expansion to go with it, so that you enjoy a much improved game experience from the get-go.

85

Makes time fly

gggmggg | July 12, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

My first time playing a Civ game, and overall it was a novel experience.

The graphics and sound were good enough that I didn't have any issue with either. The music in particular was enjoyable and fit the game well enough that I had no thoughts of muting it.

UI is good enough that I could dive in and learn on the fly. Tech tree and options seemed a bit daunting in the first hour, but it was well designed enough to not actually be an issue at all.

The game AI could be improved (civ leaders were quite predictable in behavior), and the combat grid system seems a bit too restrictive.

However, neither of these issues prevented me from having a lot of fun with the game. Easily surpassed the 50 hours played mark before even noticing it, which is great value.

Many nights ended late due to taking "one more turn" a few times too many!

85

Really fun

gggmggg | July 12, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

My first time playing an XCOM game, and my first time playing a turn-based strategy game. Really had a lot of fun, the game is a fantastic experience.

Graphics are solid, sound and music really set the mood. Most important of all, the game as a whole is a truly memorable and fun experience that pulls you in.

Don't play classic mode unless you have some experience with the game/genre, since it is absolutely punishing on mistakes and randomness. Make sure to save regularly in and between missions too, if you want to make things easier on yourself.

Really recommended!