Reviews by nightrunner227

75

It's Good To Be a Goat

nightrunner227 | April 1, 2014 | Review of Goat Simulator

Yup, here it is in all its glory. Goat Simulator is everything we always wanted it to be. Wonky physics? Check. Giant boulders? Check. Explosions, satanic rituals, easter eggs in easter eggs, and UFOs? Check, check, check, and check.

Seriously, running around as a goat destroying stuff and watching yourself bug out and launch out of the map is hilariously fun. The map size is pretty small right now (the main reason I'm only giving a 75), but there will supposedly be expansions to the map released over time.

Also, workshop support. Anyone can create and share goat "mutators" (giving your goat special abilities such as a Sonic Dash) as well as custom maps, thus allowing you to play to your heart's content without fear of boredom. That is, unless you get bored of destructive, glitchy humor. In which case, shame on you.

85

Basically Revolution Made Better

nightrunner227 | Aug. 15, 2013 | Review of Worms Clan Wars

Not that that's a bad thing. The levels are bigger, there's a couple of extra weapons, and the interface is generally more user-friendly, but other than that, it plays just like Revolution (and just like most other Worms games). The extra customizability and addition of "clans" (in which you can build a team of multiple players rather than just having single-player teams), however, does set it apart and is all-in-all what makes it worth the purchase.

85

Awesome Action Horror Which Aged Well

nightrunner227 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000

Forget the graphics. They may be outdated, but they do the job well enough. What makes this game shine is everything else. The atmosphere is great. Everywhere is super dark, forcing you to use your fuzzy night-vision half the time. Combine that with enemies that literally come out of nowhere, and you've got a game that keeps you on edge while you blast anything that moves. Really the only downside to this game is the lack of a story, but compared to some really botched story-based horror games, that may not be a real downside.

90

Best Kart Racer Ever

nightrunner227 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed 4 Pack

I first played this game using a free demo on my 3DS and was instantly hooked, so I picked it up as soon as I found the PC version for cheap.

Really, the controls are tight, the items are solid (but not cheap), the tracks and characters are well-designed, and the gameplay is just unparalleled.

Using a 360 gamepad works flawlessly, and keyboards work almost just as well.

All in all, if you're at all interested, grab it. You will not regret it.

75

Great for MMO Newbies--Like Me

nightrunner227 | June 6, 2013 | Review of Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition (NA)

I've been playing GW2 since around the time it came out. It was my first ever MMO game, which I had picked mainly due to the lack of a monthly subscription. I can honestly say I don't regret it. GW2 is easy to get into and is generally fun to play.

The world map is quite large, with many interesting locales to visit. Exploring can bring you to vistas, where you can watch a neat mini-clip showing all the landscape has to offer. In general, the different zones look great, and the creatures, though somewhat limited, are also nice to see. Meanwhile, a great a very fitting soundtrack provides a perfect atmosphere to match everything you see and do.

Combat is a fun experience which starts out simple for beginners and gradually requires more strategy as you go into higher level zones. In addition, you are level capped according to what zone you're in, providing a challenge no matter where you go.

Personally, I tend to play solo, which I find to be enjoyable as I'm more of a SP-gamer. However, the group events, especially the Chest Bosses of certain zones are certainly highlights of the game while also requiring the help of several others.

The main downside to GW2 is the "questing" system. Rather than quests, you instead find events that randomly occur throughout the world. While this does give the world a sense of spontaneity and livelihood at first, it quickly becomes repetitive, making it seem like nothing more than a watered-down version of the traditional quest system.

75

Nice and Atmospheric Little Game

nightrunner227 | May 29, 2013 | Review of Anna Extended Edition

I managed to grab this for $2 thanks to a combination of sale/voucher/credit, but now that I've played it I can say I'd have been happy with it even at full price. While I didn't find the game all that scary or even spooky, the devs did well with giving Anna a kind of darkly serene, dreamlike feeling.

pros: Nice soundtrack, graphics are pretty good, lets player choose between original and extended version, good atmosphere

cons: Not scary, puzzles are sometimes illogical, story is a little hit/miss

Overall, I'd recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of adventure games.