Reviews by mkolp0
Complete edition gives a completely fun gamemkolp0 | Feb. 18, 2014 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V: The Complete Edition (NA)
It took a while, but now Sid Meier's Civilization V is finally complete, with all the dlc and expansions packaged into a single game, ready to give a completely amazing experience for those who play. While the base game itself has loads to do, you could spend plenty of hours upon that only, but the dlc just adds so much new material and scenarios that brings so much more to the table. You just have so much more to play with when you have the complete edition. The gameplay is simple, where a beginner wouldn't have too much trouble learning, but there is a load of depth within that makes playing against other players so much fun. If you don't already own the game, even if you haven't played an entry of the series, you should definitely try it out.
Decent packagemkolp0 | Jan. 27, 2014 | Review of Steel Storm: Burning Retribution - Complete Edition
While I actually adore games such as Raiden and I eat them up like crazy, I just couldn't get the same appeal from this game. Sure, it has similar mechanics and overall the gameplay is the same, but it doesn't have that feel that you can compare to a lot of other games of the same genre. You play games like these for the challenge, at least for the most part. But later on, you become quite overpowered, not exactly because you've gotten better, but more likely because the game hands you weapons that completely destroy your enemies in an instant.
It is nice that this package comes with all the dlc, but to be honest, they don't add a whole lot to the game. I feel that you could do without them, though I guess they do "enhance" your experience.
I feel that multiplayer could have been interesting, different than what we're used to, but definitely something good, but it is absolutely difficult to find an actual match, and when you do, the experience doesn't live to some expectations.
Overall, it is an alright game, decent in some ways, but I enjoyed a flash version of Raiden more.
Bulletstormmkolp0 | April 14, 2013 | Review of Bulletstorm (NA)
This game is basically an arcade shooter, you're going to play levels over and over again intending to earn a high score or complete certain objectives. While the game pulls this off quite nicely, some areas of the game suffer, such as the story and the characters, neither are fleshed out to much detail, no complex interaction between one another. Honestly, the game was fun, but I cared little from anything that didn't earn me more points or were creative ways to kill my enemies, there just wasn't that much depth. Regardless, while it isn't exactly brain stimulating or such, you'll have fun being creative in killing everything that stands in your way and earning points to buy upgrades in doing so.
Fun shooter to mess around inmkolp0 | March 18, 2013 | Review of Borderlands
This game is an rpg shooter, meaning that as you level up, you can upgrade your character with abilities to improve their performances, also there are several classes to choose from. Combined with an almost endless supply of many different guns, each and every experience is unique. While you can play this solo, it isn't nearly as much fun as if you're playing with others. It is a lot more pleasurable to do so. But this game is basically your average shooter, you can drop the game and pick it up anytime you want, the controls are simple and easy to use. The story isn't much, you're going to pay attention more to killing things and collecting guns than trying to piece it together. While this game is amusing, it is best to play with friends, and also have the dlc, as it increases the life span of the game and raises the level cap. The game pretty much only has shooting with slight rpg elements going for it, but it is still worth playing, even if it is somewhat old
Bastionmkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Bastion [Playfire]
This game is great in so many ways. The story is good, gives you rpg elements and choices, the gameplay is loads of fun, and the narrator is possibly the best part of the game. Wonderful, the execution is just perfect, with the narrator and music, creating a stunning atmosphere. The story isn't generic at all, you will pay attention to it even if it isn't intentional. The combat is satisfying, with quite a few weapons to choose from, allowing many different combos to be created. The game just absorbs you into it, you become a character in the game, it feels like it is your own story. This itself is powerful, but when combined with all the above elements, it creates such an experience, such a game that leaves you in awe, that you will remember it.
Play your music in a stunning waymkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Beat Hazard
This game allows you to play your music in twin stick shooter style, much like geometry wars, but with your music. The visuals are stunning, though can cause a lot of eye strain. It is best to get the game with the dlc, as it adds a whole lot of content and makes it much more fun. But anyways, you're able to choose a song from your computer, and it will form a level based upon your song. It is pretty cool how it does this and it is great fun. Any song you want, it'll create a level for it. Plus, you can have local or online co-op, which adds a ton of fun. While you might tire of it after a while, it certainly is entertaining and a great deal of fun
One of the best ways to cooperatively kill zombiesmkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Killing Floor
This is a team based zombie killing game where you need to survive to the end and kill the boss. It sounds easy, but you'll constantly have zombies swarming all around you and if you're not careful you'll get overwhelmed quickly. Luckily you have a wide range of weapons and classes to help you take them down. As you play, you can rank up in your classes after completing set requirements, giving you even more advantages, you're going to need all you can get when you're playing on the higher difficulties. You don't have to worry about finding matches that much as it is quick and easy, Just hop on in and play! Plus the requirements for the game aren't that high, meaning even if your rig isn't that good, you should be fine. This game isn't just about killing zombies, but to upgrade yourself to be able to kill even more with ease. Simple, yet fun
Wondeful sequelmkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Max Payne II: The Fall of Max Payne DNS
You always worry about a sequel to a game you love, as there is a chance that it may be a flop. Thankfully this isn't one of those cases. Max Payne 2 improves in almost everything, visuals, controls, story, development, a vast improvement. While it does lack some of the charm the original had, it makes up for it for sure.
I liked the smooth controls and visuals, a nice change from the first game. Also being able to have allies as well as being somebody besides Max was a welcome change. The story feels darker to me, with much more surprises. There are new weapons, and they feel more realistic in their usage. I felt the game was also a bit easier than the first, of course you're restricted to only one difficulty at the beginning. Bullet time was still as satisfying as ever, as it should be. But the nightmare stages weren't quite as good as the first, and the story wasn't quite on par as well. But these are easily overlooked
Brilliant sequel, excellent, bullet time is still great, many improvements and such make it a great game. A little dated, but I believe it has aged out. Must try at least
Decent game, good atmospheremkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Metro 2033 PRE
This game is good, it immerses you in a post-apocalyptic world that shows a grim future that is quite possible. While I love the great atmosphere, the difficult feeling of just barely surviving, it still is missing something. The shooting mechanics is somewhat generic, though some of the gear and equipment used do make up for it a bit. Perhaps I was thinking of a game sharing many similarities with Fallout, as they have quite a bit in common. Maybe that might be why it feels like it lacks something. But It does a good job in creating a possible situation in the future that makes you feel the terror of such a possibility. While it does get quite generic and doesn't implement rpg elements as well as it could have, it tells a story worth listening to, worth experiencing.
Plants vs. zombiesmkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Plants vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition (NA)
This game is absolutely amazing. At first glance it is quite simplistic, but underneath the skin it is filled with tons of complexity. It puts a surprising twist on tower defense that is pleasantly appealing to the eyes and mind, as it isn't straining. The many different plant combos you can put together to complement each other is unbelievable, there are dozen of plants to choose from, so you can make use of many tactics. You'll need to think wisely, as there are plenty of zombies with different strengths and weaknesses. It may seem like a game for children, but people of any age would enjoy this.
There is a story mode where you collect plants and meet new zombies as you play through it. Afterwards, there is survival to test your skills, and challenges to go through. There also is a garden mode that allows you collect and grow your own plants as well as care for them, allowing you to collect money to buy things from the in-game shop. There is plenty to do, you shouldn't get bored anytime soon.
This is a great game that should at least be tried out. The pure simplicity of the game may mislead you at first, but you'll waste hour upon hour on playing it once you realize how entertaining it is
Fun game that will make you rage!mkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | Review of Super Meat Boy
This platformer is quite difficult and requires almost all your concentration at all times. Not only do you need skills and quick reflexes, but a lot of patience, as this game will really get on your nerves, to the point where you might actually throw your controller. You could try to use the keyboard, but it just isn't the same.
The game isn't too complex, one of those games that are easy to learn, a lifetime to master. The controls are quite responsive and the game looks pleasant, which just disguises the game for what it actually is: a blood boiling game that kills you so many times yet you come back for more. It is hard to say what makes it so addicting, but it definitely has the magic formula if it can make you redo a level a hundred times.
Overall, pleasant and fun, definitely something that doesn't blow off steam, but it has an appeal that always makes you come back for me
One of my fav games with the amazing combat systemmkolp0 | Jan. 27, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year -
When I played the first game, I thought it was so great that it would be difficult to improve upon it, yet here we are, with such a masterpiece that utterly blows my mind. With a bigger open world, improved combat system, more gadgets, and a greater sense of being the caped crusader, almost everything has been improved. This is most likely the best superhero game out right now. The combat is as smooth as silk, with highly detailed sounds and textures that make you feel like you're actually fighting. Also, beyond the main quest, there are plenty of side quests to partake in, plenty of time required to play it all! The dlc are cool, but not really necessary, the main game is perfect as it is. I look forward to the next installment!
Decent gamemkolp0 | Jan. 27, 2013 | Review of Dwarfs!?
I quite enjoyed this game, as it had good game mechanics and managed to amuse myself for quite some time. It felt like a blast from the past, with the graphics and atmosphere. Definitely a game that everybody should try at least once. The gameplay isn't too hard, though it can get difficult at times, but you'll enjoy yourself way too much to care. Either way, a decent game that should be played much more often by more people