Reviews by kapone

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Adjust you're expectations and all is good...

kapone | Sept. 16, 2011 | Review of Aliens vs Predator Pre

So once upon a time there was a game called Aliens Vs Predator. And despite being blocky with low resolution textures, and character models that seemed like poor papercraft, it was good. Not only was it good, it was awesome. So awesome, it had the ability to scare the bejesus out of you and make you poop your pants. This sequel of the same name, does not hold a candle to the original. But for myself, I found enjoying the game was all about expectations. Once I let go of my fond memories of the original, and thought of this as a dumb shooter I started to enjoy myself. Because really, there just haven't been enough Aliens games made for my liking, so any chance to stick a boomstuck in a xenomorphs face, or to impale a colonial marines face with an extendable mouth is something to celebrate and enjoy. Relax, kick back, and just enjoy this game for what it is.

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A fantastic followup to one of the greatest games ever

kapone | Sept. 16, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

In the interest of full disclosure I'll admit, Deus Ex HR in my opinion, is not as well rounded an experience as the original Deus Ex. But you know what? The original game was so close to gaming perfection, that DX:HR is still one of the best games currently out there, despite it's shortcomings. I mean, with very very few exceptions, the sequel is never going to have a hope of living up to the original, when the original itself was so fantastically good. If you played DX and loved it, grab DX:HR and you won't regret it. If you've never played the original, grab it, play it, then grab yourself DX:HR.