Reviews by tommy5000
Nice rpg by an indie studiotommy5000 | March 31, 2013 | Review of Avencast: Rise of the Mage
This is an interesting mix of tactical and action rpg in a somewhat isometric view. Playing as a mage is very funny primarly because of the multitude of skills; unfortunately you only 2 main schools of magic to chose from (Blood = Melee, Soul = Ranged) with Summoning as a small addition.
There a multiple puzzles troughout the game (and not easy ones), there is always a glimpse of sarcasm in the air mostly due to the npcs and how they talk, the ambient music is very nice and adds to the warm atmosphere.
There are some downsides too like the small inventory, combat can become repetitive or some quests can make you walk back alot (since there isnt a teleport thing)
Overall a nice rpg by an indie studio.
Amazing ideas, not-so-good executiontommy5000 | March 10, 2013 | Review of Pacific Storm Allies
This game is fun and a recommended piece/ addon after playing the previous game, without the allies, factions. This game is 10X better then before with the addition of the german's, the russians, the french, and a few others, in the campaign you can play the british, the japanese and the americans
However, the game has some serious technical issues which make it completely unplayable. The most frustrating is that the longer I play the slower and slower the game runs. In the beginning of a campaign, around 1939, it runs crisply and smoothly, but with every unit you create and every convoy or fleet that moves across the map it slows to a crawl and becomes choppy and absolutly impossible to negotiate. Even the mouse doesn't move smoothly, jumping from place to place on the screen.
Nice gametommy5000 | March 4, 2013 | Review of Europa Universalis III Complete DNS
EU3 is an amazing game, especially with the expansion packs included in this collection. It is not perfect, however, as Paradox have moved away from historical determinism (why would France inherit Burgundy every game at a set time, even if the Burgundians are a major power and the French are still trying to grab Poitou and Gascogne?). What you lose in the character of each nation (you can still get historical monarchs and other leaders), you gain in a more flexible system. In the end, EU3 is a complex game which will take some getting used to. I can still recall trying to find "Mamlukes" in the tutorial for EU1, and thinking I'd never ever have enough money. Well, I have to get back to my Castile game (which makes me a wimp, many long-time players will only start as some tiny principality in Germany where surviving the first five years is very difficult). Once you get accustomed to the pace of the game, I expect you'll love it. I've played hundreds of hours and I always come back, I just play a bigger country if it's been a month or two because I was playing another Paradox title (Victoria 2 in this case). Enjoy!
Fun but thintommy5000 | March 4, 2013 | Review of Supreme Commander 2
As a total Supreme Commander fan, I'm disappointed that the "sequel" is really just a game by the same name that was built for console gaming and slapped onto the PC platform without any enhancement. As such, it has a very short-twitch feel, with none of the large maps, giant armies, and complex build schemes that made SC so engrossing. I was hoping for even MORE complexity, larger scale, and more wow factor, but its not there. It is still a modestly fun game and pretty to watch