Reviews by vaderbe

85

Good job, agent 47.

vaderbe | Feb. 8, 2014 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

Being new to the Hitman games I didn't have a clue what I was getting into when buying this game, but I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by this game.

Every mission has unique and very different ways of completing you goal, read: killing your target. This, together with the challenges and rewards, offers a great replayability value. Some missions don't have as much options as others, but over all you can easily replay every mission at least 5 times and never do the same thing, so that's awesome.

The graphics, mechanics and all the other technical shizlewizle are up to par with other triple A titles, so I won't spend much time on these. Simply put; they're great.

The story is ok, that's all there is to say. It isn't great, but there are some moments in the cutscenes that are pretty good, but no oscar winning scenes.

All in all this is a really good game, and I can recommend it to everyone.

95

Definitely not a shamefull display

vaderbe | Jan. 23, 2014 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2

I've been a big fan of the Total War franchise since I first played Rome back in the day, and kinda left it when Shogun 2 came out. I thought the setting wouldn't really be my thing, boy was I proven wrong...

I bought the Grand Master collection, which includes Shogun 2 + a lot of DLC. I definitely recommend this collection to any Strategy-fan out there.

The campaign is brilliant, and without a doubt the best ever in a Total War game. The family trees really make a father out of you: you just want your sons and daughters to do good. It"s really immersive.

The battles are epic, especially with the blood and gore pack, which I strongly recommend. Every unit is well balanced, and every clan in the game has its own speciality so you will have to know your enemy to succeed.

The graphics and animations are also the best ever. You can easily just watch 1000 samurai go at each other for an our, and not get bored. The game runs really smooth as well.

Normally I give a few negative remarks at the end of my review for a good game, to put things in perspective. But I just can"t think of any. If you're a fan of the genre, it's a sin not to have played this game. So go get it and bring honour to your Daimo!

85

Evidently a good game, my dear Watson.

vaderbe | Jan. 19, 2014 | Review of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, a game I'd never heard of before. The fact that is was 75% off and was recommended by some other users made me buy it. I never would have expected that it would be one of the best games I've played in the past few months.

The story is pretty obviuos and sometimes predictable, and the ending was, in my opinion, a bit ridiculous. the graphics are pretty okay, considering this is not a triple A title. The animations are sometimes a bit dodgy and funny looking, and the lack of lip sync is also pretty funny if you start to notice it. But these are not the points that make or break a game for me. No, for me it's all about gameplay, and boy did this game do that right.

The searching for clues is sometimes really straight forward, but many times you will be really surprised by where you'll have to look or what you'll have to do to find that one little clue or object you desperately need. And when you do find it, you WILL feel satisfied.

The only little downside to this is a little lack of freedom. For example when you already know what needs do be done next, the game forces you to find that one last clue before you can go any further in the story, even of you already know the solution.

The puzzles are awesome and sometimes you really have to think about them (hardest one took me half an hour of scribbling possible solutions on pieces of paper at my desk).

The dialogue is brilliant, and despite the above named lack of lip sync, the facial expressions are rather good. You can really tell how someone feels by looking at them. The witty remarks of Sherlock Holmes are really entertaining and overall the crime solving duo has been really well represented in the game.

Conclusion: I can't wait untill the next game from this company and give it a solid 85/100