Reviews by pixel

90

A reboot done right.

pixel | July 17, 2014 | Review of Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein The New Order really surprised me. I went into it expecting just another fun shooter but what I got was one of the best games I've played in 2014.

The game-play has what you would expect from a shooter, satisfying guns, explosions, blood and gore. Then there's stealth which the series of Wolfenstein has not had like this before. You can choose how you want to tackle a situation either guns blazing or sneaky with multiple paths you can take to proceed, which really helps to make the game feel less linear.

There is a perk system which allows you to earn special abilities by completing small objectives which also double as achievements. The graphics and animation are top notch which really shows off what the id tech 5 engine can do, but be in mind this game requires a pretty beefy pc to run well.

The sound design is also pretty exceptional with an excellent voice cast that make the characters come alive and music and sound effects that really immerse the player into the tense and scary world the Nazis have created.

For a story in a video game, machine games have really raised the bar when it comes to quality. The characters all feel very human and life-like which makes it very easy for the player to care for them and feel involved in the games setting.

Machine games is a brand new studio made up of ex Starbreeze veterans so I am not at all surprised I ended up loving Wolfenstein the new order so much. I can't wait to see what machine games does next weather it be a Wolfenstein sequel or a new game entirely.

So yeah I liked this game a lot you should buy it.

85

Solid gameplay and a fantastic story but with little choice.

pixel | Nov. 24, 2013 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line

Spec ops the line is a game you should play for the experience above all else. The gameplay is solid enough to say fans of 3rd person cover shooters will be satisfied. A good variety of guns and explosives with the ability to command 2 squad members to do a variety of helpful actions keep the combat from getting too stale. The presentation is highly polished with a surprisingly high amount of colour and beautiful vistas. The musical score is also really well done with songs that fit the tone of the game exceptionally well. To describe any aspect of the story could potentially ruin the experience but the characters, voice acting and script is all fantastic. The only story flaw is that once you reach the conclusion the choices presented during the game prove to be kinda meaningless. Overall if you enjoy a game for an interesting experience that will stay with you long after the game over i highly recommend giving spec ops the line a try.