Reviews by nnebeluk

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The game that started it all

nnebeluk | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year

I'm sure you've heard of the Arkham line of Batman games by now and this is a great place to immerse yourself in the mythos. The game has you play as Batman during a particularly bad night as the Arkham Asylum in Gotham. During the course of the game you unlock a bunch of cool powerups and gadgets that allow you to progress and take on big baddies. The gameplay is smooth, the puzzles are clever without being evil, and the game is very immersive. It suffers a bit from linearity - every level is more or less a straight path you must follow but that helps the game stay tight and focused.

96

Not just a good Batman game, a GREAT game

nnebeluk | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year

Anyone whose ever played a superhero game is perfectly within their right to be incredibly skeptical of the Batman Arkham games. But what they do right is that they're not only great Batman games (tights, visceral story telling machines) but also just great video games. This could be "Adventures of Caper Dude 2" and it would be just as fun. I'm big on immersion and this game makes you feel like a superhero. After a few hours of this you feel like you're ready to tumble with some roughs in your neighborhood. There's a lot of different game mechanics and secret mission plus a variety of difficulty levels for you to up your Dark Knight game. This is one game that won't leave you bored.

95

Fallout 3's Little Brother

nnebeluk | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

This game is more polished then Fallout 3 and makes a few changes to the overall gameplay mechanic but nothing that players of the first game will mind too much. The change of scenery is good - most of the Fallout series has been set in the same location and it's nice to see a different part of the world react to the post-Nuclear Apocalypse. Don't be afraid that this is a DLC masked as a game - this is a massive game of it's right and it's only failing is that Fallout 3 came first and blew everyone's mind off it's hinges. The story is a little bit weaker this time around but has it's own interesting quirks. Another can't miss from Bethesda

100

Stop what you're doing and play this game

nnebeluk | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3

I cannot think of a game more immersive then Fallout. I really can't. I'ts an original nuanced world full of serious drama and wacky hi-jinks. It's like someone took all the best elements of Shakespearean play writing and added a post-apocalyptic landscape. The gameplay is solid allowing you the option of playing as a more traditional shooter or relying on the VATS system. There's a wide range of customization and story choices. I have played this game several times and each time it's been a completely different, completely engrossing experience.

90

The sequel to Bioshock we've been waiting for

nnebeluk | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

This is the spiritual and mechanical successor to Bioshock we've been waiting for (no one mention Bioshock 2). Almost everything about the previous game is back but this time better with fun new powers, a variety of guns and an interesting plot with a solid hook. The only critique I have of the game is that it's a bit short and combat can go from extremely hectic to hunting a mouse as one enemy is left and they lob whatever is nearby at you from god know's where. Overall a must play