Reviews by poik12

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Good but hard

poik12 | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (NA)

That first line pretty much sums up my XCom experience. This is strategy gaming at its finest, but also at it's most frustrating. It has all of the components of a regular turn based strategy game, but with the permadeath of your troops, and the sometimes insane difficulty level (even on easy) this game is not for your casual gamer, with an extremely good AI and devilishly hard missions. To succeed in this game, be prepared to invest hours leveling up your soldiers on various missions before taking on the story ones. That being said, it's still incredibly enjoyable to play. Just remember to save often.

91

Cousin, let's go bowling!

poik12 | Aug. 10, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV

That line is one that you will probably be sick of by the end of the game, but it doesn't take anything away from the fun that is GTA IV, and maybe even adds to it. At the heart of every GTA is the sandbox, kill everyone-and-anything open world, and this one is no different. If you want to cause mayhem, then this game is for you. However, something that is often overlooked in GTA games is the story, and in this one, it's actually quite good. It's one that takes you everywhere on the very large map that is Liberty City, and is written quite well and coherently that it doesn't feel as if Rockstar added a story mode because they felt like they had to. If I did have one problem with this game, it would be the cut scenes. They often feel a little clunky, and the audio is sometimes out of sync, but otherwise, it's a great game.

95

Not a puchase you'll regret

poik12 | Aug. 10, 2013 | Review of LA Noire

L.A Noire is a 3rd person game where you play as a detective in the LAPD. This game is amazing from the beginning with cases that are thoroughly enjoyable. What this game does the best is combining action sequences like car chases and shootouts with detective elements such as scene investigations and the very well done yet sometimes frustratingly difficult interrogation scenes. The plot of the game is also a wonderful piece of work in itself, with brilliant writing and intertwining of the cases that get increasingly darker as the game goes on, all culminating in one of the best endings in gaming that I have ever witnessed.

70

It's alright

poik12 | Aug. 9, 2013 | Review of Reus

I picked up Reus because from what I was reading about it, it was supposed to be one of the best indie games of the year, but for me, that wasn't the case.Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, but you might want to set your expectations a little lower. My biggest problem was actually just getting into the game and learning how to do things, and personally, I felt like there were some parts of the tutorial that didn't really clarify how to do certain things for me, and it just made the game a little more difficult as I went on. It is, however, still a pretty good strategy/simulation game, which looks very pretty and at times can be fun to play. Just prepare to be frustrated sometimes as well.

78

Best DLC

poik12 | Aug. 7, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn DNS

After Dawnguard, I did feel a little apprehensive buying Dragonborn, but then I remembered that it's very unlike Bethesda to screw up twice-and they didn't. At the heart of Dragonborn is the island of Solstheim, and the mysterious Miraak. The DLC adds another very good main quest (albeit a disappointingly short one) and some interesting side quests that add to your exploration of Solstheim. I did feel at times that there could have been more added in terms of new weapons, amours and shouts, but it makes up for it with the addition of new races and in my opinion, improved dungeons. Overall, this game is worth the price tag, but maybe best to wait until it's on sale.

94

WOW!!

poik12 | Aug. 7, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (ANZ)

This game had me engrossed from the beginning until the end. It has pretty good mechanics compared to any other FPS but like all of the other Bioshock games, there is depth in the story and characters that truly makes it amazing.