Reviews by jackalerick

90

Great game with some minor flaws, patches will come

jackalerick | May 26, 2014 | Review of Dark Souls II (NA)

The gameplay is similar to the other souls games, though it seems they removed the difficulty of singular enemies in lieu of clustered ambushes and traps. Not a bad change, but makes a challenge for players who wish to utilize a weapon such as a spear (excluding santier's). As always, there's more than 1 way to handle every situation, be it head on with a greatsword, Aoe spells to even sniping out enemies with poison arrows.

The 1st thing you are going to want to do when you get in game is configure your controls, due to the fact that whoever came up with the default bindings apparently has 3 hands so they can perform some actions. A helpful tip is to put your left hand strong attack to "Tab" or "1" so you can parry easier (btw its very tough to parry comparatively to the other souls games).

The game feels focused on pvp, which extends its playtime (currently on 300+ hours playtime) but does not take away from the single player. Once you beat the game, you unlock NG+ which does not just make the enemies harder, but adds additional enemies, changes drops of enemies and adds new challenges to boss fights. All-in-all, the game is very well rounded, but it does require some balancing tweaks atm (wrath of god 1-shotting 3 people, etc), though, Fromsoft does like to take their time on balancing, I'm sure like in previous souls games, they will fix some aspects of imbalance.

85

Fun and Intense game, not what i expected

jackalerick | May 20, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army -

To start off, i read a lot of other reviews for this game. I looked at the ones listed on steam from paper, rock, shotgun.... they were not good. The writer posted how bad this game was and that "spending a half an hour is more than anyone should have to play this game for". To the contrary, it really depends what you are playing it for. I purchased the game in a 4pack bundle for 3 other friends and myself to mindlessly blow up some zombies. This game is INTENSE! When you first get into the game, you are plopped into the map, no intro really.. the story is very lacking, but who cares.. its a zombie shoot em up game. Sniping is nothing more than killing them before they get to you, explosives are your real friend here. My major drawback to the game is the lack of replay and the lack of various bosses. There's only 1 boss and he is just repeated, what he spawns is different, but to be honest, you just run in circles shooting the skulls then kill him. Still, if you are looking for a mindless game to play with some friends for a few days, pick this up, its well worth the low price.