Reviews by on2wheels

85

not having played the first ones...

on2wheels | July 26, 2014 | Review of THIEF (NA)

...this is a relaxing stealth-puzzle-exploration game along the same lines as Dishonored. In fact, it will make you think you're playing Dishonored except without the fancy magic abilities, but that's not a reason to skip this. In fact it's all the more reason to get it in my opinion.
The eye candy is quite good, with some of the best looking textures I've seen in any game, sadly most of the maps look the same so get used to seeing those same hi res textures. The AI can also be a letdown since it is quite predictable, but there are times when you need to stop and think how to complete a level without being seen. That of course is the main goal of a thief, which is where this game shines; with you being unseen.

Bottom line, if you liked Dishonored, you probably will like this. If you don't like exploring and using your imagination you'll probably hate it. To say it's the worst remake ever might be a little harsh. If you look at what Square Enix did with Hitman Absolution they tried to make it more appealing to the average gamer, and that is what I think they did with Thief.

81

a bit short but still an improvement

on2wheels | July 13, 2014 | Review of Sniper Elite III

I won't bash the game but I can't give it a 100 like some other reviews, simply because there are glitches that really shouldn't have made it to the final game. take xray cam for instance; they pride themselves on it and still it won't work in coop mode which they also brag about. The coop was a huge selling point for me and after convincing my coop partner to also preorder from GMG we both were disappointed that xray cam doesn't work in coop. Aside from a few other small bugs (FOV is tighter in SE3) that may be fixable in patches, this is still a solid game for stealth fans, so if you like run n gunning, stay away from this and even SEv2.
They did improve visuals, and the new setting in Africa is a nice relief. More levels or DLC missions are much needed however.

66

Once the novelty wears off...

on2wheels | July 1, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

You can guess where this is going by my title. I wanted this game badly when it was announced, but all it does is makes me want to reinstall SEV2. Sure shooting zombies is fun, but when there's hundreds of them and most of your ammo is for a sniper rifle, it just gets tiresome. On the good side, these zombies do look nice and their heads explode rather violently, which is an elegant touch if I do say so.

Rebellion has to be commended for their focus on coop in the SE games, this one is missing the spotting feature of V2, but it's still decent without.
Having said that, you should have at least one friend who owns this, preffereably 3 to make it a full game and get all the achievements, because there's hardly anyone playing in public matches right now, it may pick up after this summer's sales but honestly, unlike the "Empty Lung" feature in the game, I wouldn't hold your breath.

65

Simple, fun, but a few minor flaws

on2wheels | July 1, 2013 | Review of Dogfight 1942

First off let me say it was fun to fly around in an old WW2 plane and there's quite a variety of them to use. They made flying so easy, it's not like a simulator at all, which is nice for casual gamers like me. They also added this neat feature where it quick zooms your sights on the nearest targetted enemy, which makes it even easier to shoot them down, and the nice thing is you don't have to use it if you don't want to.

Visuals are actually quite good too, though I did have times where it ran real laggy, as some of the posts in the steam forums talk about, but strangely enough, restarting steam or rebooting my pc fixed it, Nvidia 560Ti. And I probably need a format by now anyway.

The only major gripe I have is with one mission where you have to land a plane on grass to pass a mission. They don't tell you exactly how to do it, so it took me many tries to learn where to put the plane. After nearly throwing my mouse at the screen, I finished the game easily after that, and it is kind of short without the DLC. Only 2 Acts. So I'd get the DLC if you really want something near a full experience.

82

great little RTS, dead MP

on2wheels | June 4, 2012 | Review of Oil Rush

This is one of those gem's in the rough. I had a lot of fun with this, the sound and visuals are amazing for an indie dev, in fact your gpu will work harder than some AAA games.
You have almost full control over your units, the only downside for me was not easily being able to turn them around once you've sent them to a destination. But overall this has a story that relates to the real world and our obsession with oil.

The devs have their own forum where more people go to talk about the game, the steam forum is dead, likely from not having any marketing for this game at all. If this went on sale and more people realized how much fun this could be, alot more people would be talking about it.

I found it a bit short for the price, if they can double the number of maps in SP it would be a sweet deal.