Reviews by wdp1024
A fun hack and slash game! Reboot of a epic serieswdp1024 | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of DmC: Devil May Cry
DmC: Devil May Cry is a action, hack and slash game made by Ninja Theory, the company that created the PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword. DmC is a reboot of a series that started on the PS2. When this game was 1st shown there was strong backlash and controversy since they changed Dante, the main character into a "emo guy". Now I've only played the original 3 DMC's in the HD collection and I can confirm that his personality is very different. But once you accept that this is a reboot and ninja theory want's to take this series into a new direction it's actually pretty fun!
The game consists of platforming, waves of different types of demons and crazy boss fights. All the action takes place in limbo which exists between the human and demon worlds. The graphics are great and each location is cool. The combat initially consists of using Dante's sword and guns but as the game progresses he gets more weapons which some of them are more effective against some types of enemies than others. The soundtrack has lots of heavy-metal which fits the tone of the game and really gets you pumped.
DmC is a good game if you can accept that it's not trying to be like the old games but rather it's ninja theory's vision for the franchise.
Great,fun, open-world game with lots of humor and varietywdp1024 | Aug. 20, 2013 | Review of Bully: Scholarship Edition
Bully is a pretty fun game. The main character is Jimmy Hopkins, a boy who's been sent to a school called Bullworth Academy which has lots of cool characters both students and adults. The game has been called a kid grand theft auto or GTA in school and I'd say that's a accurate comparison. It's made by Rockstar, the makers of GTA so there are lots of similarities. Just like GTA Jimmy will be asked to complete tasks from other characters and you can date and kiss other characters.
One cool thing is that all the character are unique and 1 of a kind so unlike other open world game there are no duplicate characters. The school itself is huge and you can go to different classes during the day and by going to those classes you earn upgrades. You don't have to go to class but teachers and other adults will try to catch you and make you go to class.
What really surprised me was there are areas and missions that take place outside of school so the game is open world. There are lots of fun mini games that you have to do and you have customization with clothes, hair, shoes and so on.
Bully is a fun game and if you're a fan of open world games, specifically the style, humor and mission structure of GTA then you'll be sure to like this.
A great stealth and action game that lets you decide how to playwdp1024 | Aug. 16, 2013 | Review of Dishonored
Dishonored is a first person stealth action game that gives you freedom to play however you want. The story involves a man names Corvo Attano who was the bodyguard for the empress and after she is killed he is framed as the killer and was to be executed. The city, Dunwall is very dark and the atmosphere is great. The world has a lot of lore and history which makes it feel more alive. During missions the game lets you explore and is semi-open world.
The game lets you tackle situations however you want with your magic abilities. You can be stealthy and now be detected or you can just go killing everything in sight. Every mission you have the option of just straight up killing a target or you can find non-lethal ways of doing the same thing. Although to me it's much more fun and challenging to find the non-violent way to do missions and I feel that the game shines best when played that way.
I had no major complaints with this game and it has a ton of re-playability since you can try to do situations differently and try to get the challenging achievements.
This is a great game and if you like stealth games then you can't go wrong with this game and I look forward to a sequel!
Had potential to be a masterpiecewdp1024 | Aug. 13, 2013 | Review of Remember Me
When I first saw remember me I was excited. Just the idea of being a awesome memory hunter and being in this beautiful world captivated me and I wanted to get ASAP. But I was hesitant on pre-ordering it so I waited. About 1 month ago GMG had a sale and Remember Me was one of the games on sale and in addition to a voucher code that was available I decided to purchase the game.
I played the game from start to finish and the 1st thing I want to praise is the graphics/art style. Neo Paris is gorgeous yet I can't explore it. The game is linear, which isn't a bad thing but I would have liked to explore and interact with other characters and civilians. Nillin, the main protagonist has the ability to steal and change people's memories and throughout the game you come across sequences where you have to "re-mix" people's memories by changing what they remembered happening. This is all fine and good but the problem is that it isn't used enough. The combat is very reminiscent of the Batman Arkham games and you can create your own combos to use If you go on YouTube and look up the 2012 Gamescom trailer the game looked WAY more fun. It was semi-open world with a mini-map and Nillin had to steal the location of targets from enemies. THAT was the game I was looking forward to and the final product is inferior to that gameplay.
In all Remember Me is a fun game that could have been amazing. If you are interested in buying it I HIGHLY suggest waiting for a sale for like $10-15 and if you have a PS3 or a 360 I'd recommend renting it. If a sequel was made and fixed all the complaints and criticism the game had it could be GOTY material.