Reviews by zombinja

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Hitman: Different, but better

zombinja | May 1, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

Hitman returns, although agent 47 is a little different than you may remember him. Gone are the non-story levels that you are placed in and told to kill someone so that you can go on to the next. These levels have been replaced by story driven missions that, while they change some of what made Hitman great, make Hitman a cinematic experience. For the first time, I cared about agent 47 and what he was doing in the world. For those who find this new focus on story distasteful, you have the brilliant option to, at any time, pop open the pause menu and select a user made contract that places new strictures on the arena and, better yet, progresses the story. All in all, this has been my favorite Hitman game so far, play on veteran or higher for the true experience.

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Diamond in the rough

zombinja | Oct. 20, 2012 | Review of Metro 2033

This title, while a little unpolished (though considerably more polished for the PC with all the updates), is nevertheless one of the most engrossing gaming experiences in recent memory. Here is a game that sets itself apart from the banal FPS pack with a compelling atmosphere, believable characters, inventive weapons and mechanics and a gripping narrative that embraces fear and survival. I highly recommend that you play through this game on ranger hardcore, it is an experience that you won't get in any other FPS. Truly, a diamond in the rough.