Reviews by rossco81

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Excellent

rossco81 | Oct. 12, 2014 | Review of Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

I was ready for Shadow of Mordor to be awful. It looked like nothing more than a re-skinned Assassins Creed set in the Lord of the Rings universe, following the same path of all movie franchise based games. Then the review copies were sent out, and that's when I really started paying attention.

Straight from the off, the game pulls you in with a well set up tutorial system which is intertwined with the story. You're made to feel a connection near instantly with the player character, as well as his family. The series of events that follow act as a fantastic set up to the main meat of the game and had me interested to see where the story took me.

The combat in the game is refreshingly new and interesting. There are a lot of brutal finishing moves, stealth based combat and even some skill based ranged action to get into as well.

90

Absolute Joy

rossco81 | Nov. 26, 2013 | Review of LEGO Marvel Superheroes

I purchased this game for my cousin, aged seven, and proceeded to play it with him over a weekend.

This game is simply just marvelous. (Pardon the pun). There's no two ways about it. The Lego formula is one that has been done time and time again, with every release being just as good as the last, for the most part. The characters and actions of each character are just as you'd expect them to be, with cute Lego twists added in for good measure. It's seriously great, I'd recommend buying it, regardless of your age or experience with Lego games.

5

Do not buy.

rossco81 | July 2, 2013 | Review of Ride to Hell: Retribution PRE

If you in anyway enjoy video games, be it casual or hardcore gaming, I urge you one thing.

Do not buy this game. It is a waste of your hard earned money and even booting it up is a waste of your time. I do not know how this game was allowed to be released. The voice acting is horrific, the graphics are reminiscent of a Playstation 2 game and the gameplay is almost unbearably bad with no innovation or real incentive to play. The story and cut scenes chop and change with no real context and the driving missions are arduous and unnecessary. It's actually a shock that a game of such poor quality has been allowed to be sold.

80

Realistic yet enjoyable

rossco81 | July 2, 2013 | Review of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Red Orchestra 2 is a realistic WWII shooter which, while not as realistic or as punishing as games like ARMA or Operation Flashpoint, still offers players a challenging yet enjoyable experience. This has a superb modding community and has an amazing new multiplayer addition called Rising Storm which definitely is worth looking into for new and old players alike.

I must admit that it can take a while for a player to get used to and get into RO2 due to its steep learning curve and realistic systems, but if you can endure a few hours of pain, its worth it.

90

Civ 5

rossco81 | June 28, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

Civilization five has come under fire from a lot of people for having changed and becoming more simplistic than Civ IV. I've never played ANY other civilization so bare that in mind when reading and following this review.

Civ 5 plays absolutely stellar, in my opinion. Better than any turn based strategy game I've ever played. I admit I was hesitant before buying the game as i had my skepticism about the series, but my gut feeling definitely won me a watch here, so to speak. While it's not the most graphically impressive game on the market, it certainly gives other "current gen" games a run for their money in terms of UI, approachability and gameplay.