Reviews by ternfast
Not bad, but not that great either.ternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Aliens vs Predator Pre
I love the predator franchise... and I LOVE the alien franchise... yet this game just didnt do it for me. It looks ok, but its nothing spectacular.. i think its down to the gameplay itself. The story is the same old dull routine (humans + ignorance + aliens = one big giant clusterf*#%), and the gameplay never really digs itself out of the generic level. none of the characters or missions are ever that thrilling or exciting.. and the game just isnt very scary (you may be SHOCKED a couple of times, but rarely scared because of the atmosphere or mood).
On the positive side, there are 3 'viewpoints' to play the game from, which gives some degree of variance in terms of gameplay.
The game is OK to play if you're bored, but its nothing special..
the golden days of fps gaming!ternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Painkiller Black Edition DNS
beautiful in its simplicity, painkiller is fantastic. games these days burden themselves with overly gimmicky game mechanics and 'features', but this is a game for those of us who loved the more straight forward (and frantic) games of the past. Gameplay basically works like this. walk into an area, and fire. and dont stop until the walls are red. then move to the next area! any one who has played games like the glorious doom, will now exactly what to expect here.. and they'll love it!
the graphics are fantastic (a bit dated by today's standards, but still look very nice), the combat is satisfying (especially the boss fights!), and the controls are tight and responsive.
if you love your gaming fun and unburdened by overly complex mechanisms, you'll want to pick this up this gem of a game!
intense game!ternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin [Playfire]
this game really rewards your personal play style. for the action fan, going in guns blazing can make for some crazy enjoyable gunfights - but the real satisfaction comes from those who opt to embrace the character and take on the role of the stealthy hitman. changing clothes, using the right weapon or finding the right strategy is incredibly satisfying and fun. so few games these days allow this kind of freedom and personalised approach to gameplay, so grab this and enjoy it!
fun little game at a great priceternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Magicka
This game is great to play with friends or on your own (though SO much better with friends!). its really addictive. the graphics aren't amazing compared to big budget games, but they still work really well for the game, and so it never feels ugly - the game is actually pretty polished. it can be a bit tricky to play, but with a group of friends, you'll find the hours just fly by!
crazy epic FUN!ternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third dns
So many games have lost their way... they've forgotten to be FUN. this is one game that gives me so much hope for gaming. its so creative and wacky, it was such a thrill to play till the end.
There's loads to do and places to see, and its just so much fun to run wild and just drive around the city and get into gunfights. the controls are responsive, the graphics are pretty good (though not great), and the characters are an absolute blast. highly recommended!!
just terribleternfast | May 22, 2012 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever
After such a long period of development, its hard to believe that the result could be this bad. The game looks ugly, its boring, and apart from a couple of cool action sequences, its totally forgettable and bland. avoid.