Reviews by meldme


The best GMG Simulator of all time

meldme | April 1, 2014 | Review of Green Man Gaming Simulator - PC

I know what you're thinking......£999.99 is a little bit expensive for a game, especially for one without an OST. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Monopoly money I used to pay for it was accepted as legal tender, so I got a right good bargain, and no mistake. "But tell us about the game" - I hear you mutter, consumed with disinterest. The genius of GMG Simulator as a game, is that it isn't one, at least in the traditional sense. It's a warts and all look at the rip-roaring, buttock-clenching business of running an e-shop. Important decisions need to be made, such as whether to bother turning up for work at all at 10:30AM after a long night of herbal tea infused partying. Facing soul-crushing dilemmas such as whether to cosy up to games developers in order to get those sometimes seemingly unassailable offers up on the site.....or tossing balled up pieces of A4 into a waste-paper bin to decide who will wear the crown of the 'Office Hotshot'. Visually, this game is so far ahead of it's time that the graphics quite literally aren't there. They may be nestling in Helena Bonham-Carter's hair, or maybe hubby Tim Burton's, but they certainly aren't on the screen. But that's the beauty of GMG Simulator, you don't have to actually play it to know it's good. If I had to compare GMG Simulator to anything, it would be water. It's wet, tasteless, but essential for humankind. Come ye all, and take a drink of possibly the defining game of it's definition.


Next Generation of Zombiefests Have Arrived!

meldme | March 11, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army - PC

If you are a Left 4 Dead or L4D2 fan, you are going to be in survival horror heaven (or some twisted happy hell) if you play this game. Sniper Elite V2: Nazi Zombie Army is not just an average standalone DLC pack, it's a must-have for fans of both Sniper Elite and zombie game fans. The atmosphere is tremendously apocalyptic, and a real sense of impending nazi doom pervades the landscape. It takes the core gameplay from Left 4 Dead 2 and raises the stakes, both graphically and in terms of gameplay. Visually it is on the new 'next-gen' level pc gamers are lusting for. The effects, such as explosions and clouds of smoke which often follow, are jaw-dropping, especially if you run the game maxxed out on a top pc. Although graphically demanding if you want to get the best from the game aesthetically, this can be played on lower settings and still look amazing. As with L4D2 this game screams co-op, and little tweaks such as the distress call your teammate gives when they are in trouble are very welcome. Considering the hefty prices other titles in this genre can ask for, this really is a bargain as a standalone title. What are you waiting for? Buy it!