Reviews by midfield99

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Great open world game

midfield99 | Aug. 17, 2011 | Review of Just Cause 2

If you like guns and explosions, you will like this game. That's basically all there is to know. The plot basically makes you into a really cheesy action hero and gives you an entire island to destroy. You travel around using your trusty grappling hook, and run around subverting the local dictator by blowing up government buildings and killing soldiers. That's all there is to it. Unfortunately, nearly all the action takes place outside, so it can get a little repetitive.

65

Uninteresting

midfield99 | Aug. 10, 2011 | Review of Tropico 3: Gold Edition DNS

This game was an impulse buy for me. And unfortunately, I wasn't very happy with it. I haven't played it a lot, but the game didn't catch my attention. The graphics are acceptable but, definitely not outstanding. And the gameplay seems to be just like your basic strategy game. You build buildings, keep your population employed, happy, healthy, and educated. All while embezzling money into your swiss bank account. Well, personally, I consider Sim City 4 to be a much preferable choice to this game. But if you are still interested in it, I'd suggest looking for a demo before buying.

95

Great platformer

midfield99 | July 31, 2011 | Review of Super Meat Boy

I'd say this is one of my favorite platformers. The first thing that you will notice is that it is difficult. Expect to die hundreds of times. Surprisingly the game is still satisfying. Most levels only take a minute or so to complete, so there is little to no cost to dying and restarting a level. And the controls are really responsive, though I would recommend using an x-box 360 controller to play, so all mistakes are at the user end.

Also, the replay value is very high. There are bandages to unlock in most levels. These collectables unlock extra characters which have special abilities. And there are a ton of extra and hidden levels. So I'd definitely recommend this game.

80

Simpler Civiliation

midfield99 | July 31, 2011 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

So far I've enjoyed the game, but this is not your normal Civilization game. For one it seems a lot simpler. They have taken out a lot of micro management. For instance, you can only complete your turn when you have taken all your other actions. So you are forced to purchase cultural policies on the turn they become available. Combat is also simpler. You can't stack units, and cities are a lot easier to defend. I do like the change to hexagons though. And of course there is an improvement to the graphics. I'd say it's definitely worth it.