Reviews by harpiegirl


Fantastic Game for Anyone

harpiegirl | Dec. 5, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway

Skyrim is the type of game anyone could play, and there would still be something there for you. You can quest, craft, talk, explore and anything in between.

The game itself is great and takes a handful of hours to fully complete. Once you're done with that, there's still so much to do! Skyrim has one of the largest game modding communities, as well as has some of the best game mods. There are several fantastic mods that add at least 10-20 hours worth of gameplay, as well as more diversity, customization and even change the graphics and visuals.

Overall great game, the PC version is by far the best version(it also comes with an HD skins pack) overall.


Everything an RPG Should be

harpiegirl | Dec. 5, 2013 | Review of FINAL FANTASY VII

As a kid, I played FFVII with my mother on the Playstation. It was a great experience and it stuck with me. Since then I have played the PSX version myself.

Now, I picked up this game for PC and it is even better. The game is visually much more clear, there is no lag, it retains the W-item(duping) glitch for those interested yet also removes other minor bugs. The addition of achievements is very fun and some are very challenging. The game also now features cloud saving(you can also save locally) and a game booster which gives you in-game items and materia.

Technicalities aside, the game itself is wonderful. It has a fantastic story that will keep you interested, and only gets better. There are many sidequests to entertain yourself with, super bosses and there are also different outcomes to certain scenes. Overall, to see every outcome for the influenceable scenes, you'd need about 3 playthroughs. The character customization is great, and something I really like. There are endless possibilities to each character's skills, or if you really wanted, you could make them all similar. The game usually takes 35+ hours to finish without stopping to grind.

I recommend doing a first playthrough with one as character doing melee, a mage and a healer and just enjoying the game once. Afterwards, go through another playthrough and get all the achievements and secrets.


Always Liked the Cartoony Side of the Sims? Here you go.

harpiegirl | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3: Supernatural (NA)

If you're one of those people who has always appreciated the cartoony side of the Sims, this is the expansion for you.

You'll spend hours upon hours cursing sims you hate and having little fairy babies float around your house. This expansion adds entire races other than sims, adding an entirely new dimension to the game.

The expansion adds an astonishing amount of content, arguably the most overall of all Sims 3 expansions. Even if you don't want to create Sims of other species, it still adds a fair amount of other content types that any Simmer could enjoy.

Like it for the creatures? Get Dragon Valley too for a bigger experience.


Like to Party?

harpiegirl | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3: Late Night (NA)

If you like to get your sims to party, this is an essential. Or if you don't like sending your sim to work and would rather make their career yourself, get this.

On it's own, this expansion adds a lot of content, depth and some fantastic venues. Match this with the Showtime expansion and your party experience will be amazing, boundless and endless.

Some other suggestions to improve the Late Night experience: Date Night DLC, 70s, 80s and 90s Stuff, Diesel Stuff & Town Life Stuff.


This + Late Night = Endless Fun

harpiegirl | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3: Showtime (NA)

If you were a fan of the party expansions for the Sims 1 and 2, this matched with Late Night will being you endless fun.

You can stay out all night and have even more options as to how to have fun and party. Except, you can be the life of the party for a change.

Alone, it is a good expansion that adds a fair amount of content but it's by far the best added onto Late Night.


A Medieval Treat

harpiegirl | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3 Dragon Valley (NA)

If you like Medieval, Mythological or Dragon themes, you'll love this.

Dragon Valley is a great, if not the best stuff pack/add-on for the Sims 3 if you love dragons. It includes 82 lots, a handful of families including a couple that has time traveled from the Sims 2, new items, clothes, and most importantly, DRAGONS! Interactive little dragons.

The world itself is beautiful and vibrant, and has some wonderful scenery. My only qualm is that the houses aren't all stone and if you were like me and expected castles and stone houses, you'll be a little disappointed. However, the pack is quite reminiscent of the Sims Medieval so if you liked that, you'll love this.Once again; if you like dragons, you'll love this. Also has some great additions for the elf lover!


TD + FPS = Sanctum

harpiegirl | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of Sanctum

Sanctum is an interesting mash between tower defense and first person shooter, combined with a sci-fi environment. The game also seems slightly reminiscent of Portal in terms of design.

Sanctum takes TD to a whole new level of complexity, making sure you pay attention to what's happening. In order to survive, you'll need to manually attack enemies yourself as well and constantly place new traps. You may also play the levels with a friend through co-op.


Like Zombie Shooters? Here's your Game

harpiegirl | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor

Killing Floor is a unique(as far as it goes with zombie shooters) zombie fps.

The controls are a little different from your regular FPS, first of all. It may take a couple rounds to get used to it. Second of all, the game play is quite different itself. For example, everyone's weapons are reset at the beginning of ever game. From then on, you make money for that game and use it to progressively buy new weapons, armor and ammo until the end of that respective game.

The amount of diversity in terms of game types, weapons, outfits and zombies overall makes it a great game, especially if you want to try out zombie shooters for the first time.


Makes a Great Addition to your Collection

harpiegirl | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3: Pets (NA)

If you're looking to add a significant amount of game play to your Sims 3 collection, this is definitely one of the more obvious choices.

Along with Supernatural, Pets adds a significantly new level of play to the Sims 3. You can make dogs, cats and horses. You can adopt stray animals, including horses and unicorns. It also adds many new interactions(some between humans), objects and venues. If you're someone who loves animals - get this.

However, if you played the Sims Pets or Sims 2 Pets, while this is an improvement over that version you may be disappointed that this was not included in the base game after 2 games already having done it. At $19.99 it is definitely of value.You will get much bang for your buck in comparison to other expansions.