Reviews by keeveek
Worse than King Arhturkeeveek | April 11, 2011 | Review of The Kings Crusade
Remember King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame? It's another baby from the same publisher, but unfortuanetlly - that stupid one. Firstly, the game isn't much popular because one major thing - it's broken. Many people have crashes even in the very first battle sequence, and no patches have helped them. If you're lucky enough to avoid these bugs, you may actually enjoy the game! The units look beautiful (i like them more than in any Total war games!) because of their unique style. They are not really historically acurate, but heroes (leaders of the armies) look just so freaking kick ass with their big swords and shields, ohhh... The battle animation is not as good, though. Units seem to poke each other with their weapons while the others just wait for their turn! And one more time, archers are just way too strong, disrupting the balance. The world map is beautiful and you have a lot things to do on it - just like in the Total War franchise, but even more - your unit are able to level up, so as your hero (you can give him or her new weapons and stuff). Once again - if you're one of the lucky bastards that have no crashes (as me) then you might really enjoy the game. But i had to reduce the ratings because of the bugs and lack of tech support.
Biggest World War II Simulation so farkeeveek | April 11, 2011 | Review of Hearts of Iron III DNS
This is no strategy for newbies. Not for people who like easy games, too. Firstly - it's bigger, more complex than HOI2, so even if you're familiar with other games from the franchise youll have to learn new features (changed technology tree, better AI etc). But, if you have an opportunity buy it with expansion - it develops even further this piece of art. Graphics are questionable - some would enjoy new 3d-style map, others would say that older was better. I think the map looks good. Units aren't that pretty, but you may want to use counters - like on real strategic table in headquaters :D You may choose every country present in the world from 1933 to cold war but i would recommend to play a country that played a mayor role in the WW2 - unless you want to get bored. This game is a gem to people who love demanding games. Not for everyone.
The story to fall in love withkeeveek | April 7, 2011 | Review of Syberia
This particular adventure game is one of the top classics in gaming history. Benoit Sokal's imaginary world is absorbing and it wakes a child in you. Imagine a world before electricity, when everything is mechanical (never call an automatic machine a robot, they don't like it!). And they are not only simple machines - some of them also have the soul! In the game youll help Cate Walker in her epic journey to find the creator of this strange world. You will visit beautifully drawn 2D locations, every one with its unique style and feeling - sceneries which youll never forget. Youll never forget the story too, because it's touching, inspiring and leaves a mark on everybody's heart.
great but buggy adventurekeeveek | April 7, 2011 | Review of Gothic 3: Gold Edition
Damn, this game has a lot of bugs! Especially the expansion - without many comunity patches it's almost unplayable. But if you're patient and ready for many crashes, youll probably find this game very entertaining and addicting. Dozens of hours of gameplay, tons of items and monsters. This is one of the biggest worlds in the gaming history, and most realistic you can find (only Oblivion could compete) The graphics looks very nice (also better after community patches), battle mechanics are complex, you may create any kind of hero you want. If you loved Gohtic II , youll definitly love Gothic 3 even more.
Funny and entertainingkeeveek | April 7, 2011 | Review of Bob Came in Pieces [Playfire]
If you're bored at work or at schoold and you have notebook nearby - this would be a game for you. The story is funny, graphics are simple but still looking nice. You're playing as a space robot, whos spaceship have crashed and you need to find all the parts needed to fly back home. The storyline looks simple and is just an excuse to more and more difficult puzzles! You can upgrade your robot by attaching new engines, mechanic limbs etc. It;s up to you, if your robot will be faster, stronger etc. But sometimes, using your upgrades will be necessary to go further, so do it wisely. This is one of the games which you play 30 minutes a day, and you're still coming back to it.
Most terrifying experience in my life!keeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Penumbra Black Plague
I really love horror games. And i was never that scared in my entire life like playing black plague. You know why? Because you cannot kill enemies. This is the best idea ever thought and it's simplicity is amazing. When youll encounter a horrifying creature - you have to run like hell and barricade yourself. So you have to stay in dark, to avoid being seen. You can't even look directly at the monster, because your character will eventually panic and stand up to run! So, you're crawling in the dark corners and praying to not being seen. Beautiful experience. Except that, Penumbra: Black Plague offers nice brain training with physics. You stack up boxes, pipes etc to make yourself a way out or to fix some mechanism - every puzzle has its logical explanation and figuring that out is very satisfactory. If you're horror games fan - you can't avoid that flaweless gem. Story is interesting and absorbing, gameplay is scary, what else to say? Buy it!
Flaweless gemkeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Hitman: Blood Money [Playfire]
One word: if you have this one, you don't have anything to look for in older parts of Hitman franchise. Blood money eats them for breakfast. Assasinating mission were never that satisfactory. Codename 47 has learned new moves, like hiding his gun behind his back, kicking and punching enemies, etc. etc. Missions are various, you will never be bored - from some richmen's villa with jaccuzzi, through countryside to the mardi gra's party on the streets and even the White House! Variety of missions is the mayor advantage of this game. Player can upgrade weapons to buy for example silencers, laser cross-hair pointers, larger cartridges and more! The new feature - "the fame" is also a good one - if you're working like a butcher, leaving many traces behind, soon you'll be much easier to recognized in further missions! So you have to stay quiet or forget about finishing missions like a pro. Strongly recommend.
Interesting change of viewkeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Commandos: Strike Force
First two Commandos games are pure classics. The third one - not exactly. The creators of the famous ancestors decided to change Commandos franchise completely and served you an actual FPP game! Insane, you say? Nothing more false. The game still remains tactical, but it's tactical FPS now. Several chacarter classes offer you different way of going through the levels. Which are hard, real pain in the ass. Only a few of them can be completed simply by shooting up everything that moves. You have to think and use your character skills to survive, especially a spy who can disguise as different person. AI is not as demanding as it should be (for example, line of sight is very shortened) but it's still fun and damn satisfactory.
Best tactical WWII RTSkeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Faces of War [Playfire]
If you liked Company of Heroes, youll definitely love this game. Youll love it even more! Cause, in my opinion, it's more realistic and complex than COH. For example, vehicles do not have health bars. Every part of the vehicle can be damaged and make it unoperativeable. For example if you blow off a tire, the vehicle won't go any further but will be able to shoot when it stands. You may also direct control any unit and vehicle present in a game and i have to tell you - there is nothing more satisfactory than bombarding units with mortars and artillery by yourself and see the mayhem. Wonderful mayhem, because almost everything on the map is destructable. If you cannot kill a sniper that is hiding in the window, you may consider blowing him up with Panzerfaust! With a little piece of wall ofc ;-) There is nothing here like safe cover before tanks. Graphics are nice and smooth, you may see details such holes on the walls or in the ground, pieces of shredder armor are flying around, pure awesomeness.
Great addonkeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Kings Bounty Armored Princess [Playfire]
Many new features, such a baby dragon which can level up and develop more deadly skills, whole new campaign which will provide you many hours of gameplay and more! The title hero (the Princess) is much more interesting than a hero from the basic version of the game. Youll have to encounter many new creatures that youll slain with new items, skills and spells. If you liked Heroes of Might and Magic and the first King's Bounty - you won't regret if you buy this piece of art.
Classic.keeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Beyond Divinity
Rembember Divine Divinity? It's the sequel. To be honest, it's not as good as it's older brother, but still fun to play. Your protagonist is bound by soul to your darker self. Now, youll be togheter till death unites you (in soil). Game mechanics are rather simple, but very enjoyable. The best part of the game is it's humour. Many funny quests and dialogues will put a smile on your face for entire gameplay. If you don't have a sense of humor - don't touch this gem! Graphics are simple and 2D but still nice - this game is aging with dignity.
Innovative gem.keeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Alpha Protocol
I know, this particular title had to encounter plenty of raging reviews. Most of the reviewers focused on the graphics, which is not the best (but definitely not awful). They forgot how creative this game is! Complex mechanics, especially for dialogues and consequences of player's choices. You can really feel that your decisions mean something and affect the gameplay. This is the best reason to try this game, which will definitely give you many thrills and shocks because of the plot twists. If you don't mind poor graphics, it's must have for RPG fans.
Very good mix of strategy and sim.keeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Grand Age: Rome
Ever wondered how it's like to build Rome? They say that Rome wasn't built in a day - but now you have opportunity to do this! You have plenty of historical buildings and units to choose from, to created your perfect city and army. I have to warn you - fighting is not the strongest part of this game - it's rather simple and symbolic (even though you can give direct orders to your army) - in most cases, biggest army is the winner. Better part of the game is simulation of city life - yuo have to think about transportation of water and goods to your citizens, and many many other details. But once you're finished, it's very pleasant to watch how the city prospers (also because of the good graphics!) Don't forget to buy the expansions!
Best of its kindkeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Revolution Under Siege
Do you know AGEOD games? If not, it's the best time to get to know them. Revolution Under Siege is the most complete piece of art ever created by this company. Player can choose several sides, like Whites or Reds to play through the most violent revolution in history. Revolution that eventually created USSR. Graphics looks good - well drawn map and beautiful pictures of leaders and units for me look better than 3D models in other games. In this particular game, player needs to be a very good tactician - AI is brilliant and far more complex than in any AAA titles these days - and it's the mayor advantage of this game. Turns are counted rather slow because of that (2-3 mins of waiting can be pain in the ass) but it's worth it if youre a demanding strategist.
The King returnskeeveek | April 5, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier’s Civilization® V
Remember Civilization IV? If you liked this game, you will probably love this one, too. One may say that Civ 5 is less complex, more shallow, but don't listen to them. All of the disadvantages of previous game are fixed here , for example: you cannot stack multiple units at one spot - no more infinite armies stacked on one place! It demands new tactics from old players, so they will also find something for themselves. Graphics are just wonderful - you may see particular units fighting each other (beautifully animated), great looking terrain and cities - pure pleasure to watch. And listen too - every nation leader speaks in their own language (yes, even Maian or Mezopotamian!). With the game youll receive tons and tons of fascinating gameplay which will never become boring.
Grand strategykeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Europa Universalis - Rome Gold DNS
I love Europa Universalis franchise. And I love Rome! You may choose if you want to play as the Emperor or a leader of barbarian horde - every time gameplay will look different. You have several historical periods to start, from the beginning of the Empire to it's dusk. The gameplay is pretty complex - every minute youll have to deal with difficult decisions. You have to make good contact with the senatus, or youll have a very difficult time trying to beat your opponents inside your country! The game looks good, the map is beautiful and you may choose map filters as you like. You have to remember - there's no battle mode - battles are automatically solved. Strongly recommend that game if you love that historical period and complex games.
Great looking platformerkeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Trine
If you like jumping from one platform to another youll definitely love this game. It's the best looking platformer i've ever seen. And has great features, too! The main is the combination of physics and three characters. You have a magician, a knight and a thief (rather standard combination of characters) and every one has unique abilities. magician can create metal crates, for example, knight cans throw huge rocks and the thief has a bow. Levels are overthrown with puzzles (you have to use both your mental skills and quick fingers, too!) 8 hours of pure fun.
Cheap alternative to Prototypekeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Dark Sector
It's not as good as the title mentioned above, but it's still fun to play. It looks good (pixel shader 3.0) and runs also on notebooks! As soon as you get the throwing blade - the real fun starts.
You may use your blade to freeze or to burn your enemies, you may steer it manually and chop their heads off!
Of course, you may use some conventional weapons if you want or if you don't have any other choice, but then you realize that the throwing blade is the only good feature in this game. Enemies are rather dumb and cover mechanism is kinda lame. But it's still pretty fun to play.
Future Hacker experiencekeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Uplink DNS
Have you ever wondered how it's like to be the most dangerous hacker in the world? Uplink gives you an opportunity to taste it! The overlay looks simple, but beyond that is hiding a complex game. It's not a simulator of any kind - most hacking is reduced to graphicas interface appliactions, but it's fun!
As a hacker you have to be smart and quick. And quicker and smarter by others. And the authorities that will definitely want to chase you down. Are you going to be a "good" hacker or a cracker who's only chief is money? You decide!
Great gamekeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Patrician III DNS
A timeless classic. Two-dimensional graphics still pleases the eye, especially in terms of building models. Many options and commercial development of the island will satisfy demanding gamers. By today's standards can not knocks your socks off but you'll definitely have fun. I assure you. For this price you can not find anything better, if you're a fan of classic games.
For all SeaDogs fans!keeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of East India Company [Playfire]
Great game. Along with all the extra content from Expansions provides tons of fun. Beautiful graphics perfectly reproduces the ships of that period. You can practice trade but can also be a pirate and rob other ships. If you've played once in the SeaDogs or Sid Meier's Pirates, this is a game for you.
Great strategykeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Victoria Complete DNS
Best simulators modern state. In fact, there is no other. I love playing this game, but I have to warn beginners - this is not a piece of cake. Long it takes to implement the game mechanics, but as soon as you succeed, you'll be delighted. Huge selection of diplomatic options, management, conduct of war and economic offers for hundreds of hours of gameplay - you can choose any country from that period, so you will not get bored.
Cheap and funkeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of NecroVisioN: Lost Company Cap
This game is not a hit. Despite this, he can make a really good couple of hours of gameplay. Nice graphics, new enemies and weapons will be enough to convince people that liked the previous part of the game. This game can also provide a few thrills of emotion, as befits a horror. The game is bloody and brutal, certainly not suitable for children. But it is damn cheap!
Absolute classickeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Mafia
Absolute classic, who eats for breakfast previous GTA parts. Why not give this freedom, like GTA rival, but it definitely makes up for the script and characters. Interestingly, the graphics defends to this day. Textures can not overthrow the new games, but have their own style. A large number of weapons and vehicles authentic to the era will satisfy those who love these times. The plot contains many twists and keeps you in suspense. This game is an absolute classic that you need.
Greatest King sim of any timekeeveek | April 4, 2011 | Review of Crusader Kings Complete DNS
I just love this game. It's more complicated than most of today's strategy games nowadays. No other title does not give you such a sense of the management of the feudal state. As I said, it's more a simulator than a strategy. The player gives the lands and titles on their vassals, organizing alliances and conspiracies tied. All the time you need to observe the events that take place in our court - many will look forward for the right moment to stick your knife in the back and take your place. You also need to take care of the offspring, if you do not have an heir - Your country will fall apart between the vassals. Also look out for its relations with the Vatican - where the pope excommunicated impose on you, do not end up too well.
In addition, the player has an opportunity to expand their dominions by putting new buildings, modernizing the army and so on.
I recommend this game. Currently, there is nothing better. Excellent warm-up prior to the Crusader Kings II!