Reviews by noobboy191

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Great New Spin on the RTS Genre

noobboy191 | Sept. 29, 2013 | Review of Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II

If you're bored of playing the same old rts then dawn of war 2 is for you. Dawn of war focuses on strategic placement of a limited amount of soldiers, while completely throwing away base building. This allows for more focus and attention on small battles instead of zipping around the map building new units and commanding units for 2 seconds. Some downfalls of the game is the fact that the space marines are the only campaign playable factions, kind of leaving the other 3 in the dust. Other than that this game is a must buy for the rts fans

70

Great Turn Based Strategy

noobboy191 | Sept. 25, 2013 | Review of Disciples II: Gold Edition

This game focuses on strategic thinking. Upgrade your castle to allow much more advanced units, these units in turn capture more resources for your kingdom. Soon you will be able to rule the entire map. The atmosphere in the game is great, different fantasy creatures fighting it out for supremacy. The graphics are what you expect from an old game such as this, but if you look past that, you got yourself a nice turn based strategy

62

Not the greatest game

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | Review of DuckTales: Remastered

Duck tales remastered is an ok game by today's standards. Thats it. Aside from cutscenes that drag on too long and remastered graphics, not a whole lot was put into the game to make it stand out from its classic roots. What it does do is play the nostalgia card on older gamers, reliving the thrill of playing this platformer/ puzzler as they were a kid, a testament to games that can withstand the test of time. If you have the extra money and want to go on a nostalgic journey, by all means go ahead, but for all others who aren't fans of the genre or in the title itself, I strongly recommend you don't buy.

74

Dwarf Fortress's Forgiving Little Brother

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | Review of A Game of Dwarves Pack

A game of dwarves is focused on building a dwarven empire by keeping your people fed, happy, and safe from underground beasts, while also gaining riches by mining precious stones. The game play focuses on managing what your dwarves are doing and making them efficient at it. Dwarves getting tired on the job? Construct bunk beds and chairs to provide resting areas. Dwarves getting killed by giant spiders? Have an outpost set up near potential threats and trap hallways. This may sound tedious, making sure your people are always happy, and it is. But is also very addicting. My problems with the game is that 1) you'll fin yourself using the fast forward button a lot, almost to an extent of having it on as a requirement, 2) The dlc is complete trash except for a choice few, most being 99 cents of wall retextures and reskins of things already in the game. The ones that add functionality are 5-10 dollars like the pets dlc. Luckily with this bundle you'll be saving a lot. Overall I would say a buy, but you may want to wait for a sale

89

A Huge Improvement

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | Review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Blacklist (Capsule) (NA)

Old time fans of the series will be pleased to hear that this game is not just COD in third person. The game now rewards you immensely for being sneaker, not killing everything in sight. This is a great step to the purists that want a pure stealth. A must buy for hardcore stealth gamers and core gamers alike

92

Great Game

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex Pack

This game is a combination of great story telling, fun gameplay, and great minigames that help boost the game up. The gameplay has 2 options, stealth, and gunplay. Both equally fun. The story telling is amazing with great voice acting, awesome plot lines and scripts, and overall it just sucks you into a world where body augmentations is a social norm. And unlike other games, Dues ex's minigames are pretty enjoyable. My only main problem with the game is that the locations in the game are so for an otherwise linear story, but it does't encourage exploration. Most of the time there is no incentive to try and see what's beyond the corner. But overall this game is a buy for most sc fi lovers, and with the pricing its at, its practically a steal

86

Amazing Pricing For Amazing Games

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | Review of Digital Tribe Games Pack

Instead of going over each and every game in the bundle, I will tell you a summary of the bundle overall. In this bundle you will find that some games in here are fast action, some are strategic and tactical, and one that is largely a puzzler. If you don't like the sound of this then don't buy it, but if you are interested by some of these titles/genres then I would totally give this bundle a try. Each of these games accomplishes what is was made to do, whether that be building your castle and raising armies in Stronghold 3, to beating badies in kung-fu strike. Yes all of these games have problems or bugs but what game doesn't. Overall this bundle is worth every penny if you're into this kinda stuff

85

Great Game For a Great Price

noobboy191 | Sept. 11, 2013 | Review of Overlord Complete Pack

If you wanted to ever be a bad guy in video gmaes, this is for you. Unlike other games that make you have a choice of good or bad, this game is just straight up bad! No more feeling bad for doing bad things, no more consciences telling me what is right or wrong. But real talk this game play very well as a third person slasher and ordering, although the ordering part can get a little hectic at sometimes when faced with tense situation. Overall a great games for its pricing

90

RPG meets RTS

noobboy191 | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of King Arthur Collection

This game combines rpg mechanics of leveling troops and your character, while ordering massive armies against mystical creatures such as dragons! Very closely related to something like the total war franchise, after battle you have an overview of your kingdom allowing you to rule over more than just the troops on the battlements. Not up quite to par with the total war series polish, but it is a great game worth a try.

85

Fun But.....

noobboy191 | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of Total War: Rome II

This is another grade A title by Creative assembly but it has a huge amounts of flaws. The gameplay is very similar to other games. The difference here is that that the overall arcadeyness of the game feels very unrealistic. For one the battles on the map now have flags REQUIRED for victory. If you hold this point then you win. This leaves out all means of defense because you will constantly have to agressive towards a random point on the map. This also appears on siege maps meaning you aren't defending your city, you're defending a point outside of your city sometimes, leaving to completely useless walls. Along with very bad glitches and poor A.I. I would wait for a price drop or a patch until you buy this game

86

If You Ever Loved Strategy, This is For you

noobboy191 | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of X-Com Collection

I wont go in to detail into each and every game, but what I will say is that each of these games are very different from each other and for the price, it is well worth it! From the classic games that require you to sit down and think about your every move, to the new re imagining of the game that has you think on your feet and consider your actions while having a high paced gameplay. Overall, if you ever wanted to beat aliens back to mars and save planet earth, XCOM is waiting.

97

Strategy Game to The Max

noobboy191 | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of Europa Universalis IV

An amazingly detailed game filled with statistics, percentages, and mathematical figures. It is like the total war series if you need something to base it off of. It is kind of like this but much more tactically detailed. With that in mind animations in this game is not exactly up to par with the total war series, but that isn't what is important. This game requires you to sit down and think, a truly amazing game

77

El Presidente!

noobboy191 | Sept. 9, 2013 | Review of Tropico 3: Gold Edition

This game is a great management game set in the middle of the cold war, with you as the president/ dictator of your very own island. If you ever played simcity you will now just what to expect, but the quick summary of this game would be that you are tasked with making your people of tropico happy, dealing with rebellion, managing productive industry, and all that lies in between. A very fun game well worth the price.

48

Crazy Stupid

noobboy191 | Sept. 9, 2013 | Review of POSTAL & POSTAL II Pack

This is NOT a game for everyone. If you ever loved storylines, logical gameplay, or fun gun mechanics, TURN AWAY NOW. If you ever needed a way to vent out anger, bored, or generally want to waste time, the postal series is right up your alley. Be warned though, this game is M for a reason kids.

91

Greatest Strategy Collection of All-Time

noobboy191 | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Total War Master Collection

If you have never owned any of the total war games I would highly suggest picking this one up. All of the greatest strategy games rolled into one just for you. If you aren't one for total war games or just one in particular then you should just pass this up ,but if you have had your eye on the total war series and never owned 1 installment, now is your chance, a definite buy and especially at this pricing.

66

A Great Little Game

noobboy191 | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Binary Domain Collection

A great game that focuses on squad relations as much as the combat. In this game your allies are not as robotic as other games, if you lose trust of allies in battle via shooting at them, refusing requests, and responding to them in negative ways, they will drop in trust, resulting in them not following orders. This can have, obviously, bad consequences, some even frustrating. Sometimes my trust rating was high but they would still not come and shoot at the giant robot aiming for us. Bugs like these frequently showed up at least in my game. Anyways besides that the game is very fun and if you own some type of microphone you can tell the orders through that. Overall if this game fixed the bugs I had I would definitely give this game a try, but just don't be surprised when your squad doesn't follow basic orders.

100

The Hero or Villain We All Needed

noobboy191 | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect Trilogy (NA)

This trilogy has captured the hearts of scfi nerds everywhere. From the complete world packed to the brim with explanations of why and what something or someone is, to the great gameplay with tactical and heated gunplay, to the well written dialogue. Have the world fear your combat prowess and harsh demeanor, or inspire the world, make every problem your problem, let those who can't carry the heavy burden take a break, not even counting the crew and fighters at your side, from your stalwart krogan friend, to the beautiful gunnery sergeant. Make every moment yours, live the game, fight the war, be the commander you always wanted to be.

92

Apocalyptic Wastleland, No Problem

noobboy191 | Aug. 17, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3

An amazing atmosphere filled with radioactive creatures, shady figures, and the most basic of human lifestyles basically thrown away. Just another day in fallout 3. As a newcomer to the radioactive wastes you will discover the ugly truth to one serious question, what happens when the bombs fall? You will roam the world finding old cities to explore, new people to interact with, and creepy mutations to kill. What will you do? Only you can decide. Be warned however, bugs are a common occurrence in this vast game, but often rare. Just a word to the wise, save often!

82

If You Are a Returning Player You'll Feel Right at Home

noobboy191 | Aug. 16, 2013 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2

If you have ever played any other total war game you know exactly what you are getting into. A very strong strategy game with in depth and detailed units that will have you're jaw dropped. Something a little bit new in this installment is the animations, hand to hand combat has never looked so good. Other than the looks, the actual game will have you sit down in your chair and have you think about the future of your clan, truly a thinking man's game, have Christianity spread through your lands and you may have a split in society, some saying you have lost your tradition, others praising you for open mindedness. Anyways this is a great buy!

80

The Best Sandbox Out Right Now

noobboy191 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV

If you were a fan of the previous games you will fall in love with this game. From the great atmosphere of the New York like Liberty City, to the great voice acting and gameplay, if you ever played the older games you will feel right at home. But be warned, this game is riddled with bugs, but half of those are funny bugs, but the other half can ruin the gaming experience from game crashes to save corruptions, although rare don't be surprised if one these bugs visits you from time to time in your stay in the great Liberty City

100

A Completely Engaging Story

noobboy191 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (NA)

This is a great rpg game with awesome gaming mechanics, but that is not the true star here. The great gameplay only compliments the amazing story. Craft your own story as Ferelden's last hope against an ancient evil that roots back to the dawn of time. See the perspectives from cultures all around Ferelden, conquer the taint and master your skills of a grey warden, and forge alliances to beat the darkspawn back into the holes they came from! If you ever loved rpgs you owe it to yourself to own this game

85

A Piece of Art

noobboy191 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of LA Noire

This game lives up to the promise of filling the shoes of a detective, from murder cases to arsonists you are put face to face with suspects weeding out the culprit. One of the best facial animations you will ever see and I dearly hope just because the company who made this shut down, doesn't mean this kind of technology will be lost to gaming animation forever. If you ever loved to play Mr. Lie detector you owe it to yourself and team bondi to pick this game up.

70

Hard to Judge Indeed

noobboy191 | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Napoleon: Total War

Well if you owned empire total war before this you may be disappointed. This new title is a step forward and backwards. If you loved the around the globe domination from empires you will be disappointed here as you will only be greeted with a European only campaign map. The good things about this is improved AI, less glitching/bugs, more gameplay mechanics, and generally an overall step forward in the battle department. If you have the extra cash you may want to pick this one up or if you are still deciding over empire or napoleon total war, this may be something for you, but if you already own empire, I would recommend you buy something else and wait until you have some spare cash for this game.

80

One of the Best Coop Games

noobboy191 | Aug. 2, 2013 | Review of Guns of Icarus Online

A lovely game for anyone who wishes to live as a scurvy air dog fighting other enemy airships for the glory of you're crew. It has amazing atmosphere boosted by the nice soundtrack. From sailing towards battle accompanied by a hearty tune to the ominous feeling of vulnerability when you lose site of the enemy in the canyons, just waiting for a sign of the enemy that could come from anywhere. Not even mentioning the intense battles where the beat of the music only matches the beat of you're hearts when every crew member is scrambling to get battle stations as gunners fire on key enemy weapon emplacements to keep enemy fire at a halt and engineers move around the ship to extinguish flames and repair hulls. Finally the pilot who must balance between pushing the offense to a defensive state of getting out of range. Just a word of warning, this is a serious coop game meaning to get the full experience you will want to have some friends or at the very least a microphone to play with or else you will feel left out a bit. Other than that get to you're stations, for there be the enemy. FULL STEAM AHEAD!

90

Old School Still Can Be Fun

noobboy191 | June 24, 2013 | Review of Rome: Total War

This is an old classic game that I still find fun to this day. Easy gameplay mechanics to rule an empire, deep strategy in how you take on a stronger enemy force, do you turtle up and send your archers in the back, waiting for the inevitable to happen, or do you charge straight on in a blaze of glory. And even after the main campaign's you can unlock other factions, see it from the other side of the blade. Overall every penny you spend of this game is a penny well spent.

60

An OK game, But that's it

noobboy191 | June 24, 2013 | Review of Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword DNS

Compared to the other game, mount and blade warband, I feel this is incredibly lacking. The Graphics are the same as warband in my opinion, but due to gunpowder particles it can make a battle seem more thematic, like after a huge battle you can rise through the smoke to see the bodies of you're enemies on the floor.In terms of mechanics, wfas IS FAR BEHIND warband. Warband allows you to rule your own kingdom whenever you're ready. In wfas it only allows you to rule after a certain part of the storyline is passed, meaning you can't be the ruler you want to be until way into the story, and in some cases only for a set amount of time.Also marriage is completely unavailable unlike warband. What this game does get right is the suspense. The absolute greatest thing in this game is the suspense. Whether you are commanding your marksmen and having a full out musket firefight, not knowing if your shot will connect, and more importantly, if the enemy hits you first, or reloading your rifle as a horseman charges at you.

In the end as a game, this is a very suspenseful and thematic game, but if you want the most bang for your buck, I suggest warband