Reviews by kebebasan

95

An Amazing Experience that Shouldn't Be Missed

kebebasan | Aug. 15, 2013 | Review of Bastion Cap

Narration. Art. Action RTS mechanics. A beautiful soundtrack.

All of these things coalesce to make Bastion an experience that shouldn't be missed.

There's not a lot to say, other than buy it. ARTS-like mechanics, focusing on combat locks and fluid weapon switching, make for fun and enjoyable combat. The narration helps a fairly barebones story feel reactive and living; the enemies aren't meat bags, they have stories.

And the sountrack seals the deal alone.

Buy it.

70

Graphically Pleasing, Not Fun to Play

kebebasan | Aug. 15, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 3 (NA)

Battlefield 3 is one of, if not the best looking game of the generation. Gunshots tear across the landscape, bullets and rockets leave scars, and every interaction feels physical.

But it's missing something.

It's missing what made Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2 so fun to play, and I can't quite put my finger on it.

Maps are more open, but they lack focus. Most of the vehicle maps will leave you decimated by high level players, and the infantry maps just don't hold up.

Guns feel great, but they lack the well paced, industrial feel of BC2. Those felt like death machines, whereas BF3's selection lacks that same oomph. They reload faster, fire faster, and feel significantly less dangerous.

And the rank up system is a bore. It takes hours upon hours, and because this iteration lacks that special something that kept me coming back to its predecessors, I'm still stuck with lower level weapons. Which isn't unfair, but certainly puts a damper on player freedom.

The campaign is nothing to write home about, save for a few really beautiful locales.

If you're a PC gamer, this is certainly a game to have in your library. But if the idea of another military FPS turns you off, pass.

90

One of the Best Racing Games of the Generation

kebebasan | Aug. 15, 2013 | Review of Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box (NA)

This was my favorite racer on PS3, and it continues to be on PC. With an emphasis on arcadey, violent action, set in a vibrant and beautiful city, Burnout Paradise is a joy to race in; if not just drive.

The Ultimate Box is missing several of the car DLCs, Big Surf Island, and the Cops and Robbers mode from the console edition. A mod called the Vanity Pack restores much of that content, and is a must have if you get the game.

If you buy this game, you wont be disappointed with the game itself. Just don't buy the Ultimate Box thinking its the complete package. But definitely buy the game.