Reviews by meezo

100

Neverending war

meezo | Aug. 12, 2013 | Review of Mount & Blade: Warband

I'll start out by saying the mods for this game are absolutely amazing. The game itself is lacking a bit in story and some features. Download a mod and you've got increased story, new features to handle your kingdom, and more units.

You raise armies and move across the world of Calradia. You can choose to work for a king, or you can become a king yourself. Manage your armies, manage your towns and castles, assign Marshalls and build alliances.

The combat is the best part of the game. You can opt to be an archer, attack from horseback, or be a foot soldier. Or do all of it. Command your army, level up your character, marry, and rule the kingdom.

There's also a multiplayer mode that is the best of its kind. Absolutely amazing game.

65

Origin of an Assassin

meezo | Aug. 11, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Codename 47

I first saw this game being played by a guy I used to work with. It looked interesting at best, not amazing by any standards. You control a bald guy who kills people for money. You lose money if you kill Civilians, which I personally don't find necessary. In any case, there are quite a few weapons for you to use. Though the best one to use is either the knife or fiber wire. I say that because the only effective way to kill someone is via close ranged weaponry. Unless you're using the sniper rifle, which you can't keep steady to save your life. You go into places that you really stick out of. Like Hong Kong. So you disable a guard for his uniform. Well, nobody thinks it's odd that a white bald guy is running around in a Guard Uniform, except for the elite body guards.

That throws you out of the immersion a bit, but if you look past that you've got a solid stealth game. The graphics haven't aged amazingly, but the game doesn't look awful. Big environments, lots of people, good death animations.

90

Great with friends

meezo | Aug. 11, 2013 | Review of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light

This game can be played solo, however it is best with a friend. An overhead Tomb Raider might seem strange at first, but it has all the things you'd expect form a Tomb Raider game. Awesome locations to explore, a great variety of enemies, and good puzzles. The story is very solid.

65

Repetitive

meezo | July 20, 2013 | Review of Defiance

Defiance is often compared to Borderlands due to the nature of the loot drops, and amount of weapons. There is little actual variety, however. Yes there are a handful of weapon types, but there isn't a huge difference between one machine gun and another.

The environment is a post-apocalyptic California area, and it works for the story. The experience of the story is pretty lackluster, which is a bad thing considering this is a mmo. It has ties in with the SyFy television show of the same name, so this may be of interest to you if you're a fan of the show.

60

So this is a thing.

meezo | July 13, 2013 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever

If you're a fan of Duke Nukem, you might want to pick this up out of a sense of fond memories. You will most likely be disappointed. You will quickly notice that some of the original charm is there, but Duke simply hasn't aged well.

The level design is sub-par, the combat is dull, and the story is even worse than you'd expect. It's a short trip, no more than a few hours at best. There are some moments that are great, but those are far and few amongst a long line of boring gameplay.

85

Frustrating, and tons fo fun.

meezo | July 13, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy

The other day I was making chili, and thought it'd be cool to form my ground up hamburger into a little man. That part was easy enough, but my wife was furious when I threw it onto the wall to recreate one of the scenes from this game.

You play as Meat Boy, who is a guy made out of meat. Not much unlike the rest of us. Only, he has no skin. So he bleeds everywhere. He also dies a lot if you're not some sort of gaming prodigy. A throw-back to the glory years of the 90s, this game is difficult, and awesome.

Jump over spikes, rotating blades, long jumps filled with death below, and die a lot of times trying to perfect your timing. Tons of levels, great music, and a fantastic experience of platforming.

90

Awesome multiplayer!

meezo | July 13, 2013 | Review of Magicka

This is a game where you are a wizard. You aren't the kind of wizard that just mouses over to a hotbar to cast "magic missile," though. You're the kind of wizard that needs to remember to push certain keys to rain down fire and lighting to destroy your enemies.

If you're lucky, you also have up to 3 friends to play with. You and 3 friends can blow up goblins, trees, spiders, and a range of other enemies over the course of 21 different chapters. The story is hilarious, the combat is visceral, the griefing is incredible.

Lightning bolts? Yep. Fireballs? Yes. Land mines? Yes. Cult movie references? That too.

You can combine spells to work in conjunction with your friends, and you can always use your spells to kill your friends by "accident." Is it your fault that you shot a stream of lightning into the water they were standing in? No more than that time they caught you on fire, froze you in ice, and pushed you off a floating island.

Don't worry if you don't enjoy playing with people, you can also play solo. The game is more difficult alone, but it's still amazing fun.

95

Great for Schizophrenics!

meezo | July 3, 2013 | Review of Trine

Ever wish you could be an additional 2 other people? That's what this game is like, if you're playing by yourself. You've got the overweight knight, the lady thief, and awkward wizard. You can switch between characters on a whim, and each has their benefits to accomplishing the various puzzles in this game. It's a ton of fun, and the game looks great.