Reviews by zhuwa

95

Unbelievably fun game with serious longevity

zhuwa | Nov. 12, 2012 | Review of Killing Floor

Killing floor is a cooperative survival first person shooter where you basically fight off wave after wave of a variety of enemies. This game is for FPS lovers who enjoy fighting against lots of enemies with other players or simply enjoy a challenging game.

To me, the main beauty of this game is the longevity and the variety. Free new content is released periodically (even 3 years after release!) that add to the already overflowing content. There are lots of maps, each with characteristic layouts. Different difficulty levels that not only throw more and tougher enemies at you, but also change the pace of the game. You can also play as different classes which each plays quite differently. In addition, there are many achievements that encourage you pull off some stunts (like beat a very tough enemy with a very weak weapon). Unlike many other games, there are still many active servers with players new and old, so you can jump right in.

I have played the game for over 250 hours already over the past 2 years and it still feels fresh. If you are still on the fence about it, wait for a discount. But why wait when there’s so much fun to be had now and even more fun to be had in the future?

80

I am a player who has played Skyrim for nearly 200 hours.

zhuwa | Nov. 5, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard (NA)

Dawnguard in essence expands the content of Skyrim. Basically, there are more locations, more quests, more types of enemies, more skills to be learnt and more items. It does not dramatically change how the game is played.

I recommend this DLC for any player who enjoys Skyrim and is looking for more content to the game or even just looking for an excuse to go back into Skyrim. I have played Skyrim for nearly 200 hours and actually thought I was done with Skyrim. Dawnguard was the reason I reinstalled the game, and I realized I am far from done! One thing I must say however is that if you did not like Skyrim too much to start with, for example you’ve only played a couple of hours and stopped playing anymore, Dawnguard will most likely not change your opinion.

As for the DLC itself, the new locations are beautiful and diverse. Some textures may look similar to those in the main game, but the places are quite different and importantly, feel different. In fact, that is one of the reasons which I felt Dawnguard was worth the money. Another reason is that the main story of Dawnguard has been gripping from the start. I personally felt that, supported by better voice acting and more interesting characters, the Dawnguard main plot is one of the most interesting quests in Skyrim.

Finally, while I think Dawnguard is worth buying, the full price might be hard to justify. I recommend picking this up when it is on some sort of discount.

PS: My review of Dawnguard is based on Skyrim version 1.8.151.0.7 (November 2012). That said, I believe future patches to Skyrim or Dawnguard will make the game even better.