Reviews by yrts

80

instant classic

yrts | Feb. 7, 2013 | Review of World of Goo

If you enjoy puzzle games then this is definitely a must play. It isn't too difficult for most of the game but the mechanic is fresh, the graphics are crisp, and the level variety makes the game incredibly addicting. There isn't a ton of replay value, and there is some sort of 'social' mode where you attempt to build the tallest tower which I felt to be uninteresting. Still, if you haven't played it and you consider yourself a fan of puzzle games you owe it to yourself to at least try this one.

55

new features hampered by fundemental misdirection

yrts | Feb. 5, 2013 | Review of Scribblenauts Unlimited (NA)

Scribblenauts used to be a really special game. It reminded me a lot of crayon physics, suffered from the same quirks, and also the same great achievement of stimulating the imagination to such a degree.

Unfortunately this new installment has entirely changed the way the game works. Instead of trying to reach the star at the other side of the level, the protagonist now goes to larger town locations populated by many npcs. There you will walk around and click on npcs and they will ask you for something. Then you spawn that thing and receive a piece of star. For example someone may say they need to express themselves so you give them a pencil and they write a book.

Basically, they've boiled the puzzle out of the puzzle game and what is left is more of a spelling game.

What's left is hardly the cutesy game that could appeal to people of all ages, but rather, more like a children's game that could possibly assist non-native english speakers in expanding their vocabulary.

69

not what I expected, but still decent

yrts | Feb. 4, 2013 | Review of Miner Wars 2081

I got this because I read something about it being a sort of co op rpg. That may be the case but overwhelmingly it is a relatively typical space flight sim/dog fighter with a few nice features. Maybe I just wasn't thinking but I don't know, I thought it might be different.

Fans of the genre will probably like it, but for general audiences it may be a bit too... typically technical, and without any grand visuals to pay off.

60

probably not worth it at full price

yrts | Feb. 3, 2013 | Review of Krater: Character DLC - Mayhem MK13

I recently purchased the game, and I really enjoy it. I got this dlc along with it because it was so cheap. It adds the character to the roster in the first town.

It is a cool character, but the way it's integrated into the game it's a little op. And aside from that, it just looks like this cool little cyborg guy. Also, it's voice is a little annoying.

You can probably skip this one, unless you really want a cyborg guy.

78

intresting take on classic genre, nice look

yrts | Feb. 3, 2013 | Review of Krater - Collector's Edition

I got this on sale, after having a great time with torchlight 2 and Path of Exile. I had been looking at it since release but decided to wait because initially it didn't come with the advertised co op mode. I still have yet to try the co op, but I do have to say, it has a really nice look to it, great sound, and the level up system is a novel approach that has me engaged in finding upgrades and figuring out how I want to use them.

I tentatively give it a 78 because it looks like a really great game but it's rocky start has hampered my attempts at doing a co op playthrough.