Reviews by xanthophylle

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Awesome FPS

xanthophylle | June 20, 2014 | Review of Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Counter Strike Global Offensive is simply one of the best FPS ever created. Competitive games require a lot of strategy and teamwork, and most people understand this. The community is good, most people play correctly. Also, CS:GO is really better when played with friends! It's possible to buy skins for your guns, but it doesn't affect the gun, so it doesn't turn into a pay-to-win. In short, this game is awesome.

90

Great RPG

xanthophylle | Feb. 17, 2014 | Review of Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning - US & Canada

This is probably not the best game ever, but it definitely deserves a try. The universe is rich and diversified, there are a lot of quests to do so you are never bored. The developers wanted to make a MMO called Project Copernicus, but changed their plan to create a singleplayer game in the same universe. Some aspects of a MMO are still in the game (like coloured name for rare object, random loots,etc.), which is great for people who prefers the MMORPG to the singleplayer RPG like Kingdom of Amalur. You can decide the way you play and can mix combat style easily. The only thing I don't really like is the time the mobs take to spawn. You need to wait a long time to see enemies if you cleared a zone, which is not really fun when you need to kill some mobs for a quest. Except this annoying point, the game is absolutely great!

90

A nice surprise...

xanthophylle | Feb. 11, 2014 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization® V

I'm really not a fan of turn-based games, but this game is a nice surprise for me. Pretty easy to understand, you get into the game really fast. You can spend hours on the same saved game (I only have one and played for more than 20 hours!) and battle for the world in epic battles. A little bit repetitive and some long texture loading times, these are almost the only negative points. A good and addictive game, totally worth 30 dollars.