Reviews by khaotic

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Boring and painful

khaotic | July 4, 2013 | Review of Poker Night 2

Let's face it, most people buy these games to unlock the items for team fortress 2. This time around there are items for Borderlands 2 as well. The items themselves are pretty average. The Pyro hat is especially ugly.

The dialogue is painful to sit through after the first match. It's notable weaker than Poker Night 1. What makes it even worse is that there is no option to reduce the frequency of dialogue. There are less options across the board. Granted some of the options for gameplay and graphics aren't high on some people's lists. The fact that they don't exist anymore just add to the view that Poker 2 is a stripped down version of the first.

Gameplay wise, Telltale has added Omaha poker, which is nice for anyone who plays. They also changed the method used to acquire items. You have to complete bounties, which are a set of goals in order to unlock the chance at a item. Which means you have to win twice to get an item and you have to win. It's not like the first game where you can just eliminate one of the opponents to get it. It makes the task a lot more unenjoyable. This is poker so you are bound to get unlucky turns and rivers.

Telltale releases a new Poker game where items are more difficult to unlock. The dialogue is not all that funny or interesting. The items are lackluster and make you question why you went through the pain of sitting through multiple hours of virtual poker hands.

90

Great story focused FPS

khaotic | July 4, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

Bioshock Infinite does what many first person shooters fail to do. It creates a mysterious world, amazing characters, and a fantastic story to tie it all together. The FPS genre has been bombarded with constant multiplayer franchises and is causing some gamers to feel fatigue. Although games like Skyrim are refreshing, it is also an RPG on top of being an FPS. Bioshock Infinite is a pure FPS.

The world in Bioshock Infinite is stunning. It is filled with vibrant colours and detailed scenery. Many times I found myself just looking into the sky or up ahead in awe of the world before me. The art style fits very well with the nature of the game and is executed very well.

Gameplay is very similar to the original Bioshock games. Vigors operate almost identically to the powers in Bioshock 1 and 2. One of the key additions to the gameplay is the skyline. It works very well in battles and feels fluid with everything that's occurring on the battlefield. Guns feel responsive and powerful. A variety of them exist to fit most play styles.

The story has its faults with plot holes, but still manages to deliver an experience you will be thinking about well after the game is done. The characters really drive the story. Elizabeth was wonderfully written. She's strong, innocent, and worth all of Columbia to protect.

The game is shorter than desired, and the ending does not completely satisfy. The ride maybe short, but it is not boring. Bioshock Infinite will deliver some of the best 12 hours of gaming you have experienced in this generation.