Reviews by reconalpha

89

A great fighting game.

reconalpha | Nov. 7, 2013 | Review of Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition (NA)

I played this extensively on PS3, and I have to say, this is one of the most polished fighting games ever made. The controls are tight, the combo system is streamlined and the character's don't feel as heavy-weighted and slow as NetherRealm's previous fighting game (Mortal Kombat Komplete.) The one thing you may notice is Batman and character's from Batman's lore are the most prominent and overpowered characters. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but those who want to dominate online with characters like Green Arrow will find out that fighting against a skilled Batman, Deathstroke or Nightwing character can be extremely frustrating.
All in all this is a great game and the fact it's coming to PC is exciting. Will definitely buy this from GMG.

85

Fun game, don't expect it to be Fallout 4

reconalpha | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

When this game was released, many were expecting Fallout 4 (or at the very least a major push forward for the series) However the formula was kept intact, and what we have is a great game, a nice addition to the Fallout family, and a generally great adventure. There are so many shooters out there and lately so many post-nuclear disaster worlds to explore, but none have captured the great aura of the Fallout series. Back in the 1940s when there was a real belief that there would be widespread nuclear war, this is the what-if, mixed in with some futuristic aspects. For me, the music is what makes exploring this desert-like world so enjoyable. Listening to Eddy Arnold sing "It's A Sin" while traversing the sprawling desert is a memory I'll have with me for years to come. Many games try to keep you immersed in the theme of a world, but few can compare to the Fallout series when it comes to music and art style.

The story of this game has been lauded as being superior to Fallout 3. It's all of matter of opinion, but the story can be very enjoyable if you get to the end. This is just a solid title, with some qwerks here and there but none take you out of the game. One nice upgrade from Fallout 3 is the addition of Iron Sights when you aim. The combat when not using VATS can feel sluggish sometimes, even on a powerful gaming rig. Other than that, there isn't much bad to say about this game, if you liked Fallout 3, definitely pick up this Ultimate edition of Fallout: New Vegas, you get so much content for so little.

94

A purchase you wont regret.

reconalpha | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)

The original Borderlands was a great example of a loot and shoot adventure, Borderlands 2 expands on the concept and brings tons of quests, a unique atmosphere and great guns. The randomly generated guns is one of the best features of this game, you never know what kind of gun you'll see next. In a game where you spend a high percentage of the time shooting in first person perspective, having some variety in weapons makes the usual tedious experience of aim and shoot feel refreshing. The characters you meet along the way have unique personalities and liven up the otherwise bleak wilderness of Pandora. The art style is equally fantastic, when you play for a few minutes there's a feeling that sucks you in and you feel like you really are on a world that needs you. Overall, this is a great game, and if you love to loot items, and are up for an awesome adventure, buy this game now!

95

The pinnacle of the Modern Warfare series

reconalpha | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

While the first Modern Warfare was groundbreaking, Modern Warfare 2 fixed everything that may have been annoying to some players. The multiplayer is upgraded over its predecessor, and the immersion is plentiful. Leveling up in multiplayer is where this game shines, the maps are fun to play, the progression is second to none. The single player campaign is full of thrills and twists. If you have children, there is an option to disable some of the controversial violence in this game, specifically the Mall shooting level. This is the complete Modern Warfare experience down to the smallest detail.

92

A worthy addition to the franchise

reconalpha | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

The reviews on the internet do not do this game justice. I am a big fan of Hitman: Contracts which I consider the best in the series and this game is a tribute to Contracts. The gameplay is authentic, the graphics are high quality, and the production values are fantastic. The menu and weapons system is a lot more streamlined than Hitman: Blood Money. If you like the earlier Hitman games than this game is for you.