Reviews by shadowsxfall

85

A great continuation in the Arkham Series.

shadowsxfall | Nov. 17, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins

I have played through both Arkham games and absolutely loved them both. As a Batman fan, I felt that they really captured what it is like being the Batman. This is also shown through the extremely fun and visceral combat system. To begin, Arkham Origins is very VERY similar to Arkham City. This is not necessarily a bad thing seeing as City was easily my favorite in the series, but some might be turned off the extreme similarity. What does set it apart from the other Arkham games is its storyline. The story in Origins is very well fleshed out and provides a ton of interesting insight into many of its villains. I wish that the Assassins would have featured a larger part in the game with more character and backstory, but the main villains truly shine in this game. Another big change is the boss fights. Origins features some extremely great boss fights that can be an intense battle against some of Batman's biggest villains. The boss fights are cinematic and extremely satisfying, usually requiring quick reflexes and a firm grasp on the combat mechanics. Ultimately, Origins can be seen as more of the same. But I say that is not a bad thing at all if it is done well.

85

Extremely fun Local Co-Op game

shadowsxfall | Nov. 17, 2013 | Review of PixelJunkâ„¢: Shooter

I played this game waaay back at release on PS3 with a buddy with absolutely no expectations before we started. We were both very suprised when we finally beat the game and noticed that we had spent all night playing. This is a very captivating game with great physic-based puzzles and game feel. The co-op aspect was also very well done, requiring each player to work in absolutely full cooperation to solve puzzles or rescue scientists. Pick this game up and give it a try!

95

A Breakthrough in Interactive Media

shadowsxfall | Oct. 29, 2013 | Review of To The Moon Cap

I went into To the Moon with no expectations whatsoever. I bought the game entirely on a whim, hoping for a good game to come out of the purchase. What I received was not what I was hoping for, but something much more than I could have ever expected. To the Moon is not a "game" in the traditional sense. There are no choices, battles, fancy graphics, or even much gameplay at all. If you go into this game expecting a videogame, you are out of luck. To the Moon is more of an interactive experience with an exceptional, moving soundtrack and a thought-provoking and touching story. Simply buy this game, you will not regret the 2 or 3 hours that you spend with this gem.