Reviews by redsoundwaves
The game is okay, the dlc is meh.redsoundwaves | July 8, 2013 | Review of Battlefield Heroes: Royal Army Small Starter Pack (NA)
EA came out with this game probably in hopes to real in Battlefield players looking for a new, free experience and it's a decent game. But it's more fun just to jump into a game of BF3 or TF2 than to play this. It has your vehicles, guns and all the things you would expect from a Battlefield game but most of the things are pay to unlock, such as this DLC.
The DLC gives you the clothing, the gun and some points for the store and I found the outfit and the gun to be disappointing, I was hoping for a new experience with both but instead it mostly felt the same besides me getting to blow people up with a new skin for my grenade launcher.
Trying to be Zelda, but it's not Zeldaredsoundwaves | July 8, 2013 | Review of Anodyne
Anodyne has a great Gameboy aesthetic to it, which is what originally inspired me to buy this game. I went in not even knowing what it was going to be besides a homage to old Gameboy games. Well it was a bit more than that, but not a ton more. Anodyne tries to do the same thing that we have seen from Zelda games in the past, before 3D arrived, and it does it well but sometimes it does it a little too well and the story is too broken to make you want to move on.
What do I mean by doing Zelda a little too well? Well it's got the swordplay down and the dungeons are great crawling fun, without the tools that you typically gain throughout a Zelda game (not a problem), but the big problem with Anodyne is that backtracking can be a huge bother in the game. Sometimes finding out where you are supposed to go can be a huge problem, especially if you do the dungeons out of order. That isn't the only problem though.
The story begs you to look into it a little too much. I will not spoil anything but the game really needs the player to grab on to something for them to understand what is going on, and even then you are never reassured that what you think is the story, is correct.
On a good ending note though, the best thing about Anodyne is the immersive environments. Anodyne has some great level design and some great dialogue from characters that aren't important to the story, you time travel, go into different dimensions and dive deep into the jungle.
Overall if you are looking for an old school, Zelda-esque experience, or just want a short retro experience, you will probably enjoy Anodyne.
The best Kart Racer, period.redsoundwaves | July 8, 2013 | Review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
Throughout gaming history there have been plenty of kart racers, Mario Kart, Crash Team Racing, Diddy Kong Racing, but over time these games have started to become a bit stale. Sure Mario Kart adds in new vehicles but it isn't doing much new.
Thank heavens for Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. I had begun to lose hope in Kart racers, I did not enjoy Mario Kart 7 at all and LittleBigPlanet Karting was a huge disappointment for me, the controls didn't feel tight and tracks felt less creative.
What's so different about Sonic Transformed? A fast pace and smooth controls.
Sonic Transformed has tight controls, a great list of characters and tracks that will throw you back, great replay value and not to mention some of the best online kart racing you can get. The races consist of switching between cars, jets and boats/hovercraft, which add for different handling sections within every track. Tricks are one of the main mechanics that will help you get through races, as you flip around, dodge rocks slightly and drift you are granted boosts which help speed up the race.
Let's also mention that this is one of the few kart racers on PC, and the online matches run through steam making an easy multiplayer experience and letting you pump up the graphics.
The only problem with the game is the glitches that can be found that can break the time trials and that Sumo Digital didn't put out more DLC like they said. Don't count on any Shenmue references in this one! but maybe look out for Segata Sanshiro.