Reviews by pasinduthegreat

65

One Shot. One Kill.

pasinduthegreat | May 11, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite V2

Hopefully two kills. But at least one satisfying kill.

Seeing a bullet puncture lungs, rip through brain matter, shatter bones, squash testicles never gets old.

The sniping itself is awesome; ballistics respond awesomely however its not the same with the AI. The AI has a hard time communicating and figuring out whats happening. Enemy snipers see you from WAY far away and their comrades don't realize whats going on right until you shoot back.

Achievements lengthen the game and so does the multiplayer, which is well ALright, provided you can find a good server. Multiplayer games take a long time and involve a lot of camping.

Graphics are nothing special; story is forgettable but for a sniping enthusiast, the game is pretty fun.

70

One word. Realism.

pasinduthegreat | May 11, 2013 | Review of ARMA II: Combined Operations

War. It isn't fun when its real. And sometimes it ceases to be fun when a game gets too real.

For battlefield simulation enthusiasts, this game is a gem. However for a casual gamer, its going to be more frustrating than fun.

This game is not for the typical Call of Duty gamer. You will not be able to run around with your gun and shoot up everyone. Hell, you can't even run and shoot in the first place. The learning curve is quite fair, but requires some patience, as does the game itself, and especially the mod DayZ. You will often find yourself crawling through the grass trying to avoid a group of bandits or a hoard of zombies. This type of gameplay can be good for some, and very off putting for others.

Graphics aren't really bad however the engine has some optimization problems, and some of the complex controls can real really buggy.

All in all its an amazing game for a purist, but not so much for the causal gamer who's looking for fun.

80

The Modern RTS Purists Orgasm

pasinduthegreat | May 11, 2013 | Review of Wargame: European Escalation

Its like this, if you're into C&C RTS's or Company of Heroes and Warcraft, this may not be the game for you. That's because its complex. When I say complex, I mean borderline ultra realistic.

It's not a RTS; its a battlefield simulator. A battle in real life would work out almost the same way it would in this game.

Wargame's scale is epic. It takes even the fastest tanks multiple minutes to move from zone to zone on the map. This makes for a really interesting strategy game in which a single mistake or wrong tactic will not ruin your chances. It is like a chess game.

For some it will be overwhelming. But for others it will be the game that stands out from the usual crowd. Too many times have I tried to play Starcraft or Company of Heroes only to get spammed by boring macro tactics. You cannot rush on Wargame, and you cannot turtle. You have to adapt.

There's no rock paper scissors formula in this game. Play it and you will understand.

92

Massive Scale and Utter Detail

pasinduthegreat | May 11, 2013 | Review of Empire: Total War

This game is impressive. Simply impressive. After playing this game I see myself going to bed and thinking about how im going to manage my trade routes for maximum profit while keeping my allies appeased when I make dealings with their enemies; how I'm going to take a settlement and hold it against the hostile borders how I'm going to take control of the entire Atlantic Ocean.

In Empire Total War you have to build the improvements gradually more and more complex to increase your revenue and get other bonuses, in addition to the mother city, the possession of which will determine control of the region, but in addition there will be a series of settlements according to the government can grow and evolve from small and insignificant villages and large cities, leading to 'empire of attractive returns in economic terms and not only. On the battlefield scenarios are much richer not only to the static elements with which you can interact directly to obtain tactical advantages, but also a lay of the land. This will allow more variety to choose from an infinite number of possible new tactics, thus making every single fight. The introduction of firearms has also completely changed the way to deal with the battles in Medieval 2 and, basically, everything led back to the crowded melee Empire in the vast majority of the fighting will take place over the distance, with hundreds of soldiers who bombard a musket.

Simply speaking, you will put so much time into this game and every single second would be worth it.

Also it would guarantee you A+ in your Historical Economics and Geography exams.

90

"Who watches over the sleeping Angels, Mr Bubbles?"

pasinduthegreat | May 6, 2013 | Review of BioShock® 2

Delve back into the undersea rapture that is Rapture and it does not fail.

Its different this time. More broken, just holding itself together. Ryan's dream has a little more life in in. This time however, the story is about the psychiatrist who uses a little girl to control the Rapture.

Just like it's predecessor, Bioshock 2 is a game that is based on a very nice shooting mechanic, as you do get to use some very nice weapons, at the same time as you get to use your awesome plasmid abilities, allowing you to set your enemies on fire, shocking them and several other possibilities.

Important to say that, this time, you play as one of the fearless - and terrifying - Big Daddy! But don't get your hopes up just like that: the game is still going to present you a worthy challenge; their names: Big Sister!

Just as powerful as a Big Daddy, but extremely faster and more acrobatic, each Big Sister encounter is very likely to keep you tense, as you try to think your ways out of the fight victorious!

Summing up, the game is great. It'll give you the same drab atmosphere as the previous, with very nice gameplay and awesome controls, and, most of all, a great challenge with the new and slim-killer enemies: the Big Sisters!

94

Art.

pasinduthegreat | April 29, 2013 | Review of BioShock

Art. The game that made me see how a game could be simply a work of art. A submerged city, under the eyes of the world, the broken dream of a man gone wrong.

If you haven't played this game, you should. The narration, storytelling, voice acting is utterly top notch. The graphics aren't meant to look realistic, it was meant to look like a dark painting, like a guilty work of an artist, hidden up in the attic.

The gameplay is equally amazing, the concept of 'splicing' and Adam and Eve, being able to infuse your body with fire and lightning and other elements, being able to bend nature to your will brings about some amazing gameplay.

For the spiritual successor of System Shock 1 and 2, this game does not fail.