Reviews by m_bisson
Great atmospherem_bisson | April 10, 2015 | Review of Life is Strange: Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)
I'm a little surprised by this game so far. Only 2 episodes are out, but there is definitely some good writing and atmosphere to be had. I'm a 28 year old man, and this game has me thinking back to when I was in high school and all the silly crap that I used to worry about before the real world hit me square in the face.
Technically, the graphics are fairly simple. It's similar to The Wolf Among Us or The Walking Dead, from telltale games. The controls are pretty awkward with mouse+keyboard, but with a gamepad things are great.
As far as the voice acting goes, I'd have to say it's the best part of the game. It's very believable and even makes some of the strange writing sound half decent... Or maybe it's not strange writing, maybe kids really do talk like that these days ;)
If you liked the Telltale games (walking dead/wolf among us) you'll like this.
Biggest game I've ever played.m_bisson | Dec. 6, 2011 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (NA)
I highly recommend this game. It feels a lot more like Morrowind and less like Oblivion, which is a good thing. The setting is perfect. Bethesda got it right, you really feel like you're part of this game. There are plenty of ways to play (mage, thief, warrior, etc) and the skill system is designed in such a way that you can change play styles even late in the game if you wish to. I've spent close to 70 hours ingame so far and I've only completed about 1/3 of the quests that I've stumbled upon. This is definitely worth the money.
I'm addicted.m_bisson | Aug. 26, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It's official, I need an intervention. I have passed up on 6 opportunities to have some "alone time" with my girlfriend since this game came out.
For anyone who enjoyed DX1, this game is a MUST buy. Don't think "maybe I'll get it" and certainly don't assume it's like anything else you've played within the last 10 years. This game brings back the amazingness of the first DX and even makes it better!
I'm not going to write about graphics or sound. The important thing here is gameplay. You can sneak, hack, or just shoot everything up in this game. The last time I got so giddy and on edge was when I played Thief 3 (Deadly Shadows). There are also plenty of interesting weapons that let you cause all sorts of trouble.
I'm scoring this a 99 out of 100 due to the fact that it was obviously designed for consoles first, and then adapted to be played on PC.
Difficult controls and interface.m_bisson | Aug. 23, 2011 | Review of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin [Playfire]
The Hitman series is good for people who like planning things through and then pressing "play" to see if it works. There are always multiple ways to complete a hit and different ways to approach: guns blazing, stealth, etc. The best part of this game are the "I can't believe I just did that!!!" moments, where you narrowly avoid getting caught. Plenty of opportunities to try different weapons, different disguises, and different tactics actually do offer quite a bit of replayability. I'll admit, the graphics are now too outdated for me to give this another play-through, yet I will almost certainly be picking up the new Hitman game still in production.
Overall, I'd say this game is the best in the series so far. If you don't mind the outdated graphics I highly suggest picking this up.