Reviews by il_joe
all is well that ends wellil_joe | July 3, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect 3 - PC
This is the third chapter in the saga of Mass Effect, and that's the final. After a thousand adventures faced in the first two chapters (with ups and downs) you can expect an ending as it should. But before we talk about the plot, talk about the game itself. First, there is the continued metamorphosis from action-RPG in action and just ... I want to say that the RPG aspects are minimized, and almost marginal. We are therefore faced with a shooter with covers, no frills and no major strengths. The companions managed by the AI is pretty good, the enemies sometimes know how to be tough and with some tactics refined, but this does not always happen. We are always with the same weapons and the same psychic powers, and the way you play is very similar to the second chapter. The story is well told, as always, the plot twists are there, and also the inevitable romance. The dialogues are well-written and interesting, and the whole narrative keeps glued to the monitor. Unfortunately, as is well known, all stumble right in the end, that does not match to close a saga so important and so fascinating as Mass Effect. We had accepted the change to a game more action and less RPG, compared with an intriguing and well told story. But this kind of ending.... we would not have wanted ....
Not enoughil_joe | July 3, 2013 | Review of SSV8NC Superstar V8 Next Challenge - PC
I like racing games. I like racing sports. I like Superstars Championship. I go to Monza when Superstars Race happens. But this video game is not what I need. First of all, graphics are not excellent. There are few polygons, there are some awful texture, and the engine is not so fast... The physic is "simul-arcade": some realism is present, but far from GTR o rFactor. The IA is quite good, some driver try to pass you, some driver pay more attention to not crash, some driver make plausible mistake . The races are enjoyable, and the possiblity to get the entire championship with the real tracks and cars is the most important and effective feature. If you like very much V8 superstars races, then you can buy this game, but if you are looking for a great driving game you have to look to other video games. In my opinion.