Reviews by peldik

80

Minimalistically beautiful

peldik | May 20, 2012 | Review of Mirror's Edge

The graphics are minimalistically beautiful and this makes this game age well. Unfortunately you don't have much time to enjoy the graphics and views from rooftops, because you are chased by helicopters and men with guns most of the time. This game is not a shooter. Although you can sometimes grab a gun from someone, it has few bullets and you have to drop it to climb. Mostly it's to better to just run and not try to fight/shoot anyone. It feels great to perform awesome moves with such ease and speed. There may be some spots, where you have to think and try several times to get to next location, but mostly you can see the path very well - the game even paints the next object on path red for you.

80

More than just a shooter

peldik | Aug. 14, 2011 | Review of BioShock DNS

A mix of shooter, RPG and horror game. Great atmosphere with retro alternative reality underwater world. The story is thrilling, but with too many twists. The rooms are mostly empty, filled with occasional enemies, but you never meet neutral/positive characters (only in cutscenes). Would have been great to interact with neutral/positive characters, but I guess they wanted to make it more like a shooter/horror game than RPG. There are no "magic spells" like in every other game, but instead there are gene modifying plasmids super powers, that sound a little more plausible/realistic.

70

Nice casual game

peldik | Aug. 11, 2011 | Review of Tower Bloxx Deluxe

Nice little casual game suitable for players of all ages. Children might find it especially fun because of its cartoon like graphics and simple controls. Includes several addicting components like unlockable bonuses and achievements. Still might be a little too simple for a desktop game, because there are many free flash games with comparable graphics and gameplay.

70

Good, but could be better

peldik | Aug. 5, 2011 | Review of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Not as good as older Rainbow Six games and no mission planning. Could be more tactical, there are too few rooms where you really have to use tactics to enter and clean. Controlling the squad is easy, but could be more advanced (like in SWAT series). There are some pretty hard spots, but overall the difficulty is ok.

75

Expected better

peldik | May 28, 2011 | Review of Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

I really liked the first Kane & Lynch game, so was expecting this to be just as good or even better. Sadly it's not as good as the first. The levels are boring and linear. All you do, is sit behind cover shoot and then run a couple of steps to the next cover. If you stay out of cover for more than 1 second, you die. Other than that it's a nice game with good graphics and sound.

60

Average

peldik | May 28, 2011 | Review of NecroVisioN: Lost Company Cap

The graphics are ok. It's kind of scary at first when enemies appear from unexpected places, but later you learn to expect them. The gas mask vision looks fun at first, but actually it reduces your visibility along with smoke, gas and blur. Then again these things make the atmosphere cooler. The most annoying thing is that you have to waste a lot of bullets to kill a single enemy. The melee weapons and pistols are pretty much useless, but there some weapons, that are more fun and more effective.

75

Different

peldik | May 24, 2011 | Review of ArcaniA: Gothic 4

It's different from other Gothic games, but it's still a nice game. The fighting system is good, the story is interesting and there's a lot to explore. Also the graphics are beautiful. Still the previous Gothic games from the original developer were better, which had a more thrilling story and better RPG elements.

80

Small improvements

peldik | May 23, 2011 | Review of Patrician IV cap

Compared to previous Patrician games, this has better graphics and it visually shows which goods are worth buying and selling. This makes trading so much easier and quicker - no need to remember or write down numbers. There are some other additions, but overall it's very similar to previous versions.

75

Good

peldik | May 23, 2011 | Review of Magicka

It's fun to try different spells and combine them. Especially fun is to use them on yourself. For example, you can put yourself on fire and then save yourself with water or freeze yourself and then defrost with fire. The spells are activated with QWERASDF keys, so if you happen to forget, that character movement is not controlled with WASD keys in this game, you start casting spells instead of moving in critical situations (happened to me several times). The game is a little hard, because enemies often come in swarms and checkpoints don't happen often enough. This game is a lot more fun and easier with friends in co-op mode. Should try out the demo before buying.