Reviews by orb_outrider

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Atmospheric

orb_outrider | Feb. 3, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake: Collector's Edition

Suspense. Alan Wake is all about suspense. Alan Wake is a game for those who appreciate story above all else. It's also a living testament (aside from the Walking Dead) that video games have evolved from just plain entertainment, but also the perfect medium when it comes to narrative. This is the perfect game for anyone seeking out an unforgettable experience. An experience both terrifying and beautiful.

85

Breaking the limit

orb_outrider | Feb. 2, 2013 | Review of Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 says screw you to that imaginary boundary set by video gaming. It's huge with many, MANY things to do. Climb the highest peak in the game just by using your hook? You can do that. Or just use a helicopter and reach the highest peak and jump down, enjoying the scenery, open your parachute, hijack some car, then do it again. It's bloody mindless fun. You don't play it for the story, you play it for the fun it offers. The story's horrible. Voice-acting is just crap. Vehicle controls are also crap. We're talking about an almost crap game here. This game's charm comes from its beautiful world filled with stuff to do. You can spend hundreds of hours exploring this game's secrets. This game is a fantastic ride. Buy it now while it's ultra cheap. Just don't expect a good story.

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This is how you make a sequel

orb_outrider | Jan. 27, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year -

It is a Batman fan's dream: to become the Bat. This game not only allows you to be the Bat, it's also doing a pretty damn good doing it. Probably the best feature would be the combat. Never have I played a video game with such fluid and fast-paced combat system. If you think Asylum's got the perfect combat, play this game. It's faster and definitely more exciting. The voice acting is top notch. Mark Hamill steals the show as everyone's favorite psychotic clown. The story is also well-written. We're talking about a city here, so expect a LOT of villains, so expect lots of twists and turns in the story. It's like watching a comic book unfold before you, better than a movie, it's a video game. You interact with the world. The game is large than the previous with all the things you can do. Trophies and riddles, phonecalls and other sidequests will keep you hooked. Again, the stealth gameplay is also making a comeback. These levels are the best parts. This game is a must buy. Buy it now. It's the best money you could ever spend.