Reviews by martinni
A must-have!martinni | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Portal 2
I'm the kind of guy who was amazed by the 1st Portal. I played it over and over again, both alone and along with friends. Its concept was great and it was a cool game for you to join some guys in front of a computer and everyone would think the levels differently and you'd discuss ways to solve them. That brings me to co-op. It is amazing! The co-op levels are really well made, and you get not only to think the levels together but also to act together. Absolutely magnificent! The single player is much longer than 1st Portal's. That was kind of an issue back then! Well... Not anymore. And you actually get some new mechanics with a nice bunch of fluids. It is fun. Really fun! Wanna play it by yourself: great game! Want a game to play with your friends: pick it! For me, Portal 2 is a must-have!!
Deepest! Game! Ever!martinni | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead & 400 Days DLC Pack
I read tons and tons of reviews before playing it. And I couldn't understand why was everyone so amazed with it. The truth is: PLAY IT! I found myself thinking on decisions i had made for more than a week; seriously!! It's an amazing experience. The story is really good! And Telltale was able to do it with an outstanding quality overall. I felt like 400 Days wasn't as deep as the season itself, but you'll have a good - for a definition of good, - time with it as well!
I'm not able to enjoy itmartinni | Jan. 4, 2014 | Review of Europa Universalis III Collection
I have this collection just because it was an offer, and it could be as good as it gets... A really nice, challenging strategy game. But for some reason, I don't like it. I've played strategy games for quite a while. It's probably my favorite genre! But with Europa Universalis i feel like I'm playing a board game in a non-board kinda gameplay. It feels really weird to me, and far from intuitive. I'd recommend playing the demo before buying! Just to see if it is what you're looking for...
Bittersweetmartinni | Jan. 3, 2014 | Review of Puddle
I'm a fan of this kind of games... I don't know why! I just am. A physics-based platformer: count me in! Because of that, i bought this game and i may say i'm happy with it. I like what they did with the levels; it really has that sense of a continuous stream. And it is challenging! And that works for both good and bad. At times, it's just so challenging it gets annoying and you just wanna stop playing and go do something useful. I mean it! I did that a couple of times. Sometimes the help is absolutely useless, and that makes it worse. It's not the most stable game around as well! So... Good idea. Good concept. It is!! But it seems bad executed!
A great Counter Strike. That's a first!martinni | Jan. 3, 2014 | Review of Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Despite not being a big fan of the series, i've got them all and i've been playing them for quite a while, mostly with friends. I was expecting this one to be just another Counter Strike... But i found a much better experience than i was expecting; actually, i'm pretty sure i haven't played the Classic Mode (which is pretty much the whole game in the previous CS titles) for more than 10% of my total game time. If you're familiar with the series, see the classic mode as the past titles improved; and you may be happy with that if you're a fan of the good old CS days. If you want something fresh, there's always another mode waiting!
Impressive!martinni | Jan. 1, 2014 | Review of Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition
This is how good as a driving simulation game's story can get! The simulation itself is really good as well; not the best in the business, but still great! On top of that add hundreds of side missions / challenges you may do at anytime. I've finished the story a lot of time ago and still have dozens of those to do. Having bought the Deluxe version, i began by playing the challenges it brought when I had some friends at home and they asked me to show 'hem the game. Why am I talking about this? Well... That made me have so much money when i actually began playing the game i was able buy a Ford GT right away. And that was kinda weird! Despite feeling it's worth all i paid for it, the truth is i haven't been able to play multiplayer... I've been there waiting for something to happen, but i haven't been lucky at all. That's the bitter part of it for me. I'd really like to try the multiplayer, and it hasn't been possible.
Pleasant surprisemartinni | Jan. 1, 2014 | Review of Poker Night 2
Having played the 1st one of the series i was only expecting a change of characters and not much more. But this game was able to surprise me. The writing is so much better, and at some point the 1st seemed to have nothing new. PN2 keeps surprising me with new and new funny conversations. I also think Telltale Games took user feedback very seriously. It has Omaha, and the system to get the items makes much more sense. As a whole, it's a much better experience than the 1st. I've been laughing like crazy every time i play it. The only issue: it is what it is... a poker game vs AI... Which isn't that great! If you think you may enjoy some time at a poker table only with AIs, go for it! You'll have a pretty good time!
A pleasant surprisemartinni | Nov. 20, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V
As a real-time strategy player (and lover!) i was kinda curious to see how would i like it, back when i bought it. The truth is: at this point, I absolutely love the game! I have to organize my calendar so I can play it 'cause, let's face it, you aren't able to stop playing when you start. The 75? Well, as good as the game is now - after the release of loads of DLCs, - the base game is not that perfect. With all the DLCs to date, i'd clearly give it a 95+ rating!!