Reviews by kiflajiq

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What Fallout 3 should have been.

kiflajiq | Oct. 3, 2014 | Review of Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 returns us to the age of the old tactical RPGs. (Fallout 1&2, Silent Storm series, Jagged Alliance, XCOM and such). Character creation is very similar to Fallour 1 and 2 with a system very close to S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Graphics wise it is not bad. It won't win any awards but you won't be disappointed. Gameplay is very rich. Again, Fallout players will feel it familiar. You have all the normal skills - Heavy/Energy weapons, handguns and whatnot, lockpicking, safecracking, animal whispering, outdoorsman, toaster repair (!) and many others. All important dialogs and most of the secondary ones are narrated and the narration is very good. The story is very good too and the world is huge, so there's a lot of exploring for you to do. One thing that I have to say about the game before I finish - it still has some kind of a Kickstarter/Indie feeling left that it can't get rid of. I can't explain it, you just have to play it and will probably feel it too. However, Wasteland 2 is great, I thoroughly recommend it. Not just for the oldschool Fallout fan that is still looking for the proper Fallout 3, this is a genre that needs more fans and games created. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

90

Great indie survival game

kiflajiq | Sept. 19, 2014 | Review of Don't Starve

Graphics 9/10 You can't argue, the graphics are really nice and comic book-like which has a charm on its own.

Audio 7/10 It's not bad, but some people might find the sounds repetitive. There is no narration(which is actually a rather good thing).

Gameplay 10/10 Now we get to the crown jewel. You can cook your food, craft clothes and items, explore the world as you like. One of your first tasks is to find yourself a good place to spend the night. Fire is a necessity because if you are without a light source in the night you die. Generally items don't have stats (When you see a poisonous mushroom, you just KNOW you will lose health if you eat it, you don't have to be told that.). There are several characters to play with but only one is unlocked at start. With each day you survive you gain experience which unlocks later characters. The thing is...your character has to die and your game to end for you to receive the experience. Another thing - you have to stockpile resources for the winter because food is lacking then.

Story 9/10 It's mostly a sandbox game, but there is something like a " hidden campaign". The whole world however has a story of its own for you to discover.

85

Really addicting game

kiflajiq | Aug. 23, 2014 | Review of The Binding of Isaac

I mean...where do I start? The game is basically this - you are the little Isaac who has to kill various monstrosities and escape the basement because his mother is a religious weirdo. Simple, right? Wrong. If only I had counted the times I started over and over and over just because I got hooked up and though I could beat my last result... One of the great things is that every time you start over the levels are generated randomly which makes the replay value go sky high. There is a huge amount of content, items and "secrets" for you to find in the basement.

The only downside that I could think of is that this isn't a Steam supported version. Too bad.

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BUY THE GAME. PERIOD.