Reviews by rct2guy

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One of My Favorite RPGs of All Time

rct2guy | Nov. 12, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a very beautiful game. Although its graphics seem quite primitive for today's standards, the lush, floral scenery mixed with the use of HDR and set to the tune of some Jeremy Soule classics help bring this game up to be one of my favorite RPGs of all time. Although combat can sometimes feel clunky, and some bugs make the game seem quite broken, the storytelling in the game is unbelievably good, and allows the player to immerse themselves and literally hundreds of hours worth of content. With the expansions and plug-ins included with the GotY Deluxe edition, and the available custom content via the modding community, this game is definitely worth the incredibly low price it's currently offered at.

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The Definitive Civilization

rct2guy | Nov. 12, 2013 | Review of Civilization V: Gold Edition (NA)

Personally, I find this to be the best edition of Civilization yet. After the reintroduction of religion and espionage in Gods and Kings, it became clear to me that this is the definitive game in the Civilization series. The graphics are pretty good for a strategy game, the music is absolutely beautiful, the AI is actually fairly complex, and it's mostly bug-free. Close integration to Steam and the Steam Workshop makes for much easier modding of the game, opening it up to even more content than the Gold Edition will net you. The gameplay is addicting and very enjoyable, with multiple difficulties and leaders available to tailor how you play. Overall, this game will likely give you hundreds of hours of gameplay (with the main game, plus all DLC, expansions, and custom content), and is definitely worth picking up.