Reviews by raeldrikp
Just amazing....raeldrikp | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of Alan Wake: Collector's Edition
I bought this title at a 75% discount, so I wouldn't recommend it at $35 (it drops to a few dollars every summer/winter sale). But as an experience it is just amazing. The darkness/light combat mechanic really makes every fight one to death, it keeps you on the edge constantly. As you witness different creatures charging at you, you have to train your flashlight to drop their covers for a few moments, but those few moments could be the ones that kill you. For as you're training your flashlight on them, another creature charges up alongside you on the side...and well woow.... I don't know how to describe it. But really the combat system isn't the reason you'll love it. Its the narrative that sells this title. While you might see the ending coming, halfway through the game, Remedy still does an amazing job of writing the dialogue, pacing, etc. Oh I also forgot to mention the pacing, essentially the "levels" are divided into two parts, day and night. During the day, you'll tend to get a lot of the conversations and investigations done, and they serve as a well received break from the anxiety of the night. The night.... well prepare to be constantly anxious, twitching, running, worrying about ammo/batteries. Don't know what else I could say, but you have to experience it for yourself.
If you liked Dunwall Trials...raeldrikp | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds
As the title of the review states, this is a dlc for people who really love DLC along the lines of Dishonored's Dunwall Trials. For me the reason I really loved Bioshock (1-Infinite) had very little to do with the combat, in fact I would say that the combat really was sub par, so I would tell you to avoid it if the reason you liked bioshock was for non-combat reasons. However, if you see beyond that, you will see a decent set of combat trials with nice locations (some new and others familiar). I would say that this adds about 2 hours of life to your title? The DLC to really wait for would be the two episodes of Burial at Sea.
Solid Titleraeldrikp | Aug. 5, 2013 | Review of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Honestly I was worried about the port of this game from console, but it seems to be ok. The gameplay mechanics really haven't changed from the console version, as expected, so if you like MK 2011 then you'll like this. They seemed to have bumped up some of the graphics, but oddly they left the cutscene videos at a compressed 720p so its gonna look horrible. And perhaps at $30 its not exactly a solid buy, considering its a game thats 2 years old. Still, we don't get much PC fighting games so, theres that.