Reviews by zveer1
Keeping up the good workzveer1 | Nov. 22, 2014 | Review of Far Cry 4
While some will argue that Far Cry 4 is only a large expansion to Far Cry 3 or that there is not enough new things in it I say so what? Putting something new in the game just to make it new is what got Far Cry 2 into trouble. I'm glad they didn't make the same mistake again. Far Cry 4 improves on Far Cry 3 in some simple yet effective ways like making the crafting panel easier to navigate, adding more animals, more weapons, even a small personal helicopter and flight suit to get around the huge game world faster in addition to being able to teleport to any camp that you conquered. While plenty of weapons are locked behind exploring and a certain number of missions there is the good old bow that is available right from the start. As before there are multiple types of arrows and you can use them pretty early. Only minor complaint about the game is that it had some problems with bugs at start but that being mostly solved by now there is no reason not to try this out. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Marching forwardzveer1 | Nov. 22, 2014 | Review of Far Cry 3
I am glad that Ubisoft decided to make Far Cry 3 after 2nd one didn't go so well. And not only that they did make some great changes while keeping the good stuff like open word and lots of guns from the 2nd part. As soon as you start the game you are introduced to one of those great villains that makes a speech you won't soon forget. Open world, lots to do besides the main story: side quests, uncovering the map, collectibles or just exploring the 2 huge islands the game offers. While exploring you will come by enemy camps that can now be freed permanently in different ways: go in guns blazing, sneak kill everybody or any combination of the 2. You can even unleash animals upon your enemies if there is an animal caged in the camp. Perfectionists will want to free all camps by staying undetected and not raising the alarm which will in turn give more xp. Note that running around in the forest is not always a good idea, you never know when a tiger will jump on you. Highly recommended even if you are not a fan of the genre.
Straying from the pathzveer1 | Nov. 22, 2014 | Review of Far Cry 2
Making a sequel to an awesome game is hard. There are many expectations and you want the game to be at least as good as the one before if not better. Overdoing that can lead to mistakes as we can see here. While the game is still good and far from some bad ones, it can be tedious to travel all over the map for every single quest. Even then it get's worse, every crossroad has a small camp with a couple of enemies that will respawn as soon as you leave. To make things more "interesting" they added malaria to out hero so you have to keep an eye on that as well. It's a bad idea to have a malaria attack in the middle of nowhere while you have no pills on you. Apart for those annoyances the rest of the game is amazing. Africa in this case, looks beautiful. The map is quite big, there is plenty to do in the game. All combined I have mixed feelings about it. I like it but I can't just forget about all the boring and annoying parts.
Nostalgia revolutionzveer1 | Nov. 22, 2014 | Review of Far Cry
Ah, to go back to the year 2004. The year that we got to play Far cry for the first time. That was a revolution in game graphic and in fps games. It started 2 big franchises: Far cry and Crysis (lot of the team that made this Far cry went on to create the Crysis game series). While both are similar, Far cry has some great advantages. It keeps the game more to the ground, not going too much into science fiction. The game is quite long and if you like punishment feel free to put the highest difficulty. By now the once revolution in graphic is long gone but it can still look good, and it now it will work great. I recommend it to anyone that likes FPS games because you need to see how it all started.
Great game, lower price = Awesome dealzveer1 | June 19, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition
While Bordelands 2 is a great game, has a lot of content, it's funny, fun to play, what would make it even better? Simple, more of that :). By adding 2 new playable characters and 5 other DLC into the GOTY edition, the value of the game has gone up. Were you sad when you completed quests for certain people in the game? Cough* Tiny cough* Tina. Then be happy now, even more fun and even crazier stuff to do. You should not miss this experience.
BIgger and betterzveer1 | June 14, 2014 | Review of Borderlands 2
Gearbox Software sure took the complains of people and made Borderlands 2 a better game by fixing all the balance issues from Borderlands. For example over powered revolvers are now not that good but in line with other pistols, and rocket launchers are way more powerful. Gaming experience has not changed much, the main goal is still the same: kill enemies and do quests to earn experience and level up your character and get better items by doing that. Some even say that there is not enough new in here. I do agree that there is not much new, but why change a wining formula? Adding or changing too much would just take away from the original concept. As in the first Borderlands, here we also have 4 playable characters, similar but not the same as before. Items are pretty much the same but some do have better effects, even some really funny ones. As before you can play solo or with friends (up to 4 players). Co-op here is more fun than solo for most people but I am glad that we have an option for solo play. Quests are varied, from simple to just funny, some even sad. Not gonna spoil too much, but there is a quest that says to kill yourself. As for the number of quests, I counted over 90 in the base game alone, not even counting main quests. To conclude: great sequel, fixed stuff from first game, plenty to do, lot of DLC if you complete it all.All together a must have game.
Very good blend of RPG and FPS elementszveer1 | June 10, 2014 | Review of Borderlands
Borderlands, a great combination of RPG elements like gaining levels and spending skills points on desired skills with a fast pace FPS, It has a lot of different passive skills, 4 characters to choose from, ton of weapons with various effects and some humor. It can be played as a single player or in co-op where co-op makes enemies stronger but it gives better rewards so it's worth it
Granted, there are some mistakes like balancing the power of revolvers that are much more powerful than snipers or rocket launchers.
Quests are various from standards like go get that and bring it or kill that guy to funny and creative ones so they don't get boring. Total number is probably around 100 if not more of side quests distributed by maps so you don't have access to all at once making it a nice way to get more experience between main missions and to have fun.
By doing all the quests the games has to offer you will be playing at least 50 or more hours so it was worth it's money when it was new, now it's a must have.