Reviews by ki11fr3ak

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2014 Must buy

ki11fr3ak | March 7, 2014 | Review of South Park™: The Stick of Truth™

This game, In my opinion, is a must buy for any south park or RPG fans. Love the setting and atmosphere. Love the fart jokes and one liners. Love the game play and fluidity in the game.

The campaign is a good 13 hrs long and a completionist might add another 10 hrs. There are a lot of things to do in this world of south park, everything is painstakingly taken care of to resemble the show.

I heard that there were a couple of bugs here and there but I've never experienced one.

Heed my words people, buy it, just buy it goddamit

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A life away from real life

ki11fr3ak | March 1, 2014 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®

Most of the games we come across today are games that we would just love to play but only for a month or so, after that, they feel boring. And sometimes there comes a game that will grow on you, the more you play it. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one such game. It’s never ending world makes you feel, even after putting 100 hours into the game, that there is still something to do, some dungeons to explore or some quest to complete. Believe me, I’m 125 hours into the game and has still not discovered half of its locations. Literally speaking Skyrim, once you start, will become your second life.

The back story of the game begins with the High King of Skyrim being murdered by Ulfric Stormcloak, leader of the rebellious group called the Stormcloaks. This leads to a civil war within the country. Thus, as the prophecy goes, the god Alduin takes the form of a dragon and descends upon Skyrim resurrecting the dragons, long lost creatures only remembered in Skyrim’s lore. Your character as you will later discover is a dragonborn, the only one who can actually kill a dragon by absorbing its soul. Absorbing dragon souls unlocks special powers known as shouts which, you have to learn first, are the words of power in the dragon language. Of course for any Elder Scrolls fanatic, the story is of little concern and the quests, guilds and factions are what he will look for. The side quests, unlike the previous games, don’t feel like they are present just for the sake of it. They all have a story in them and less of “go there and kill this random dude “stuff.

The first thing you do, after starting the game, is customizing your character. You will have tons of options to choose from right from your character’s race to the war paint on the face. And after you’ve done playing god, you are left on your own to do whatever you like. But don’t stray too far away from the roads early in the game or you will become food for some hungry animal simply because you can’t best them in the initial levels of your character. Levelling up will earn you perk points which allow you to increase certain skills. What skill to increase depends upon you and the way you want to play the game. If you’re the kind of guy who just loves to hack through hordes of enemies with your swords then the one or two handed skill is what you need to improve. If you’re the guy who loves burning people down then the skills in magic are for you. If you like stealth more, then increase your sneak skills.

The graphics of the game are spellbinding. Even though the game was shipped with Dx9 textures, the game looks stunning. Each and every creature, town and object right to the flowers and butterflies are neatly done. The game looks great by the day but the best visuals are during the night. You will be gaping at the stars for a good ten minutes even if you have a dragon in front of you, ready to rip your head off. The soundtrack of the game sets you in the right mood for exploring or for butchering some beasts. The “Sons of Skyrim” theme is a must hear. The clashing of swords, Bashing of shields and beheading foes all sound great.

Overall the game is a pleasure to play and is one of the best RPG’s there is. Three words for any gamer out there: “Get it, NOW!”. It’s the “game of the year" for Talos’s sake. Now if you excuse me, I've got dragons to slay and shouts to learn.

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Play it for the story

ki11fr3ak | March 1, 2014 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line

This game has one of the best stories that I've ever come across in my gaming journey. It gives you choices that'll haunt for a good while. This is one game that questions the justice in war: Whose side is right? Who are the good people? Why do we need to kill each other to prove a point? The game starts of as any other war game would but as it moves forward it take you through some dark twists and turns.

It has everything you expect from a cover based third person shooter. In this aspect its your regular TPS. Graphics are good and sound effects are also pretty well done. Some areas might really frustrate you in the harder difficulties but you will keep wanting more and more from it.

I recommend this game to each and every gamer out there. It takes around 20~hrs to 100% it.