Reviews by w0rdvirus

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Unique noir platformer

w0rdvirus | Jan. 31, 2014 | Review of Contrast

Contrast is a unique platformer shifting between 3D platforming & 2D platforming via shadows. It really is an interesting idea, and it is implemented very well. It has a great noir theme and an amazing art style. It is not perfect there are some minor glitches, but nothing that I would say is game breaking. Also, it is a quite short game. Despite this it looks really cool and is a very enjoyable game. I would recommend this to fans of platformers, especially if you are looking for something a little different. It might not be for everyone, but I think it would please most.

95

Creepy, atmospheric, and a great story.

w0rdvirus | Jan. 29, 2014 | Review of Alan Wake

Alan Wake seems to be a love it or hate it game. I personally love it. Sure it can be boiled down to a third person shooter, but it's really not. You have to decided when to fight enemies or when to flee for and area of light. (Enimies cannot enter the light, and it restores health.) Especially on higher difficulties you will not have the resources to kill every enemy so running and dodging becomes very important.

This is a horror/thriller game and where it excels is atmosphere it is a very creepy game, and the music and visual all add to this very well. Graphically it looks amazing on the PC if you can run it on the highest settings. Another plus for Alan Wake is the story it is extremely well written, a great idea with twists and turns.

If you are a horror fan you really have to play this game, if you don't you are missing out on a great experience. Even if you are not a big horror fan you can still enjoy this game as it does not rely on gross out tactics, but uses story and atmosphere.

100

One of the best FPS games ever. It will take over your life.

w0rdvirus | Jan. 28, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2 (NA)

I thought the first Borderlands was pretty good, but Borderlands 2 is just amazing. They took the first game and just made it better. They story is highly entertaining and very funny. Voice acting is great. The graphics are amazing on the PC especially if you have a PC that can max it out. Borderlands also has a great art style that I think makes it unique.

Gameplay offers more than your standard FPS there are RPG elements you can select between a few characters who all have their own special abilities. You get skill points that you choose how to distribute so there are different ways you can play characters. There is multiple reason to play through the main game multiple times getting better loot and tougher enemies. This game is truly almost flawless the only complaint is the low drop rate for legendary items (the rarest in base game), but you can understand getting the best weapons easily would just make the game far to easy. This is a must play for FPS fans it has everything one could want literally thousands (maybe more) of guns, great story, amazing graphics, and a unique art style. I have hundred of hours played personally and it still doesn't fell old, and it hasn't gotten boring.

Plus Gearbox still patches this game fixing bugs even though it was release in 2012. They also try to listen to fans on the forums (to an extent) on things to patch or change. They still have event where you can earn weapons and skins, and just released a mobile app that lets you scan bar codes to get even more loot in game. It is obvious that the developer truly loves this game based on their continued support.

This game should be in every gamer's library it is the definition of a must have. Guaranteed hours of gameplay.

100

Definatly worth every penny - One of the greatest games ever

w0rdvirus | Jan. 26, 2014 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway

Skyrim is possibly the greatest game of all time and this is coming from a person who is not an avid RPG fan. I like a few FPS/RPGs like Borderlands, but I am not that big into fantasy. Skyrim changed my mind. I started on the 360 borrowing my brother’s copy because I was bored. I went on to play hundreds of hours. I then purchased the PC version and I'm already up to 76 hours played on that. The PC version is far superior; it is a visually stunning game, just utterly beautiful. This game is worth every penny no matter how much you play. Bethesda created a system where you can constantly level your abilities and once you max one out you can reset it to start the level process over without reset your character level. There really is too much to go into here. You can fight with bows, two-handed weapons like great swords and battle axes, one-handed weapons such as swords and daggers which can also be dual-wielded. You can dual-wield magic or use a one-handed weapon and magic in the other hand. The possibilities almost seem endless. The story is amazing with almost endless side stories where you can become a thief, a werewolf, and so much more. This isn’t even including the downloadable content which adds more of everything. There are radiant quest to keep things going making it one of few games where you just can't really hit the end of the game. You can finish the main storyline, but there is still so much more to do. I have never played a game for as many hours as I have Skyrim and again I'm not even a very big fan of RPGs. This is a must have game, every gamer should have a copy of Skyrim and the PC version is the way to go because of modding. Steam and Nexus have thousands of mods to change almost any aspect of the game that you could want. Buy it, but it now.

90

Great game, must play.

w0rdvirus | Jan. 25, 2014 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year

Batman AA is just a great game with very few flaws if any. I played it on the 360 and then got it for the PC to play it again. The gameplay is great combat is fluid. It also mixes together stealth objectives where you have to observe your surroundings before going in and trying to take guys down. The story is also really good with quality voice acting (you just can't beat Mark Hamill as the voice of the Joker). You don’t even need to be a really big Batman fan to enjoy this game, it is by far one of if not the best superhero game out there.