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Storytelling vs. game mechanics - A paradox for the ages 0

The interesting thing about The walking Dead is, if you would force me to sit down and write a review after immediately finishing the game and measuring its sheer and unfiltered emotional impact (atmosphere, story, characters and scares!), I would rate this game much higher than an 8. The characters are interesting, well through through and almost all of them really hard to read, especially when you compare the characters to games such as LA Noire or the Mass Effect, all of which pay a heavy du...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A visceral, dark and super-polished rendition of the Dark Knight and probably the best Batman game out there 0

As every other geek on this planet, I am a big fan of the dark knight (even though I thought his last film was not that good despite the hype) and I am thrilled to say that this has been the purest Batman gaming experience I had the pleasure to taste so far. Yes, there are some shortcomings, but all fade away in the bright light of quality that Rocksteady delivered with Arkham Asylum.The visuals, sounds, music and the great voice acting (especially Batman and the Joker) create a very broody, ye...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It retains the charm and wit of the series but the gameplay and v 0

Like many others, I am a huge fan of old school Lucasarts (and some Sierra) adventures, the tales of Guybrush Threepwood have been part of my gaming life a long time and the third part in the series (Curse of Monkey Island) is probably my favourite adventure of all time.Hence, I was delighted to hear that there would be a continuation of the series made by none other than former Lucasarts employees and even featuring some of the original voice cast (most importantly Guybrush himself).I did not g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An immersive sandbox game that goes nowhere but the ride is good 0

I have played all the Elder Scrolls games in the series beginning with Daggerfall and like many I do believe that Skyrim is the best of the bunch, I was not keen on Morrowind, never got into Oblivivion but put many hours into Skyrim. The gameworld is beautiful and gorgeous, both in terms of visuals and design, it is refreshing and invigorating to play a fantasy game set in a universe that resembles medieval realms instead of playing colourful fairies in a cartoon world. Not that I think the latt...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A tough job for earth's defenders 0

I was more or less immediately sold on this game due to the amazing theme. Yes, it might be an indie game and theme a mere coating on the cake that is the gameplay but I still think this game might be worth picking up for its quirkiness factor alone, that is, if you are a fan of Ed Wood films and green men in garish Technicolour.The game is a Tower Defense game that puts you in charge of all sorts of precious revolving earthling planets and space stations in peril. All sorts of aliens are sendin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A boring story and generic gameplay make this one easy to pass on 0

I was excited when I heard that Snowblind was working on an 'RPG' game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. My first sentence already contains some of my major criticisms of the game but let's do away with the good stuff first.If you play this game on a high resolution, the world's look pretty neat and actually resemble the Tolkien-esque worlds you might remember from the films. The textures are crisps and so are the models, apart from the terribly wooden faces (How can I ever get back to thos...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A deep and engaging experience 0

I have avoided playing the Mass Effect series due to my aversion to sci-fi and I can proudly say that I think that this very game might have cured me from this very inaptitude to appreciate a ghost space-sage.The game's core claim to fame is its story and great characters and what a valid point it is. Despite a handful of gameplay and GUI issues, I could never stop playing this game for a prolonged period of time because I wanted to see how the story unfolds and first and foremost, what would be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A true work of art and amazing game 0

Where to start on a review of a game that I scored 10 ? Is it the perfect game and will you expect nothing but praise from this review ? Well, rest assured, there is plenty that is wrong or not at its best in LA Noire and while it is far from being the perfect game, it is the perfect game for me.I love the setting of the game and just like with films or books set in the 30s, 40s or 50s, I am immediately interested and engaged in the 'world'. I adore the music, costumes, characters, stereotypes, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Visual Brilliance meets slick gameplay, Trine is a feast ! 0

Trine is a perfect example of a game that turns out to be more than the sum of its parts. A puzzle-2D platformer in the vain of Lost Vikings may not sound like much, but Trine delivers an amazing gameplay experience on so many levels that its hard to describe what makes it so great but let's get down to it . . .The most striking feature are the visuals. The game is set in a generic fantasy world, yet is a mixture of 2D & 3D visuals, a rare treat for a PC gamer and something that most console...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A solid but a bit short past time for fans of light RTS gaming 0

Swords and Soldiers is described as a RTS game, although it does have not a lot in common with the RTS games most gamers will think about when prompted to name a few. The basic principle of the game lies in what most RTS gamers would call rushing or swarming: Quickly establish a gold engine (that's about all there is in terms of economy) and then build units like crazy to remove your enemies units from the face of the earth.The interesting thing about this game is its perspective. It is a 2D gam...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A very polished and streamlined FPS experience that introduces so 0

I have been keen to play Half Life 2 for a long time. I enjoyed the first game quiet a lot back in the day and ever since the sequel came out, it was overrolled with praise and claims to be the best game ever made (according to IGN and PC Gamer for starters).As soon as the game starts, you can feel the polish and quality that only a Valve FPS-game could deliver, the controls are very good, the animations realistic and immersive and the surroundings are top notch, if a bit repetitive in parts. St...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An innovative game that is not for everyone 0

As someone who is used to playing FPS games commando style, taking on hordes of zombies / nazis / aliens and whatnot with a crowbar and a revolver alone, playing a game like Brothers in Arms was quite the unmerciful change of pace and playing style.The game was made in 2005 and I have played it for the first time now in 2011. The graphics are decent and as good as you might expect from a title that is a couple of years old, but they are still good enough to immerse you in the frenzy of a World W...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Gorgeous Puzzle game that is addictive indeed but lacks depth 0

Clash of Heroes is a rather unusual entry in the Might & Magic series and a definite detour from the usual RPG/strategy fair. The best way to describe it would be a blend of old school top-down scroller (think Zelda) with a healthy blend of Columns, Bejeweled, Tetris or similar sort of create rows of similar colours game.The visuals of this game are gorgeous and both the crisp resolution, background graphics and animations are something to behold. Like some of the gameplay, the game takes mo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Despite some flaws, this is an underappreciated little gem 0

Call of Juarez is an ambitious, albeit flawed game that tells a Wild West story from the perspectives of two men, young Billy Candle, a fugitive on the run and Reverend Ray, his brother, who speaks to the lord and is a mean gunman. The story in this game is pretty decent, there are no surprises there of course, no plot-twists and all follows generic wild west and American mainstream formulas but if you are into westerns, you will be in familiar ground. The idea of playing the game both as Billy ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Gorgeous casual puzzle game 0

Out of all the hidden object / puzzle games I have played, both online and offline, Drawn: The Painted Tower is definitely the most gorgeous looking. The player is send on a 'mission' to rescue a young girl from the top of a tower. The young posses magic powers (creating world by drawing pictures to be precise) and is sought after by a bunch of grim and gloomy dudes. On your way to the top, you discover some of the girl's family history, solving puzzles and indulging in the amazing visuals of th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Short and Sweet 0

I have never been exposed to the world of Warhammer and Warhammer 40K before, apart from seeing the tabletop game being played or knowing about Dawn of War. Yet, I always found the world appealing , more so than many other dystopian worlds, mainly due to the fact that the lore borrows and steals from all corners of mythology, religion, symbolism and so forth. Roman insignia, Greek mythology, the inquisition, it's all there to form a strange mix of future warfare and ancient mysticism. Yet, how m...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rough around the edges 0

I have to admit I am big fan of all things Zombie, so the general idea behind dead Island immediately appealed to me, deserted on a holiday island that has been hit by a Zombie Virus ? Sign me up ! I have spent almost 200 hours in Left 4 Dead, so I am no stranger to facing hordes of undead.The game looks good, although it could have been released a few years ago, the engine seems outdateded but what it does, it does good. It is not as much the textures or visual style that is interesting (it's n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ambitious ! 0

The reason why I enjoyed Borderlands is the same reason this game has been praised as industry changer by many, the combination of RPG and FSP. Of course, Borderlands is only a light RPG and more like Diablo with guns than Baldur's gate with guns, the story is almost non-existent and the game lives off his quirky humour and setting more than immersion by means of a storyline. But the fact that the game shares all the mechanics of a good shooter, fast-paced combat, many guns, different enemies bu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Too casual even for my taste 0

When I first started playing this game, I was quite intrigued, it offers a nice mixture of old school 'Settler' like village-building and time-managment at the same time. You have to plan your city, make sure you houses are not next to the sawmill or the inhabitans will be unhappy and at the same time make sure the people actually go about their business as you intend them to. If a house is ready to pay the rent, a money bag pops up and you have to click it in order to collect it. If you ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rumble in the Jungle 0

 A feverish top down vertical scroller about a renegade soldier taking on hordes of gun-wielding enemies. Commando is a rather simple game, weapons are limited to your faithful machine gun and grenades. Avoiding the bullets fired by the enemies makes the game difficult, because there is no energy bar and one hit will force your avatar to surrender with his hands high up in the air. The game has a very steep difficulty curve and back in the day, completing it earned you lots of resp...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Simple and addictive 0

In the legendary Atari 2600 game Asteroids, the player controls a spaceship struggling to shoot asteroids before the collision with the latter can lead to the player's demise. The simple premise translates into an addictive game. Once hit, the asteroids explode into smaller renditions of themselves and it is almost impossible to predict into which direction the scatters of an asteroid will fly and players can never be sure of where thex next hoaming asteroid might come from. The controls are sop...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

My favourite adventure game of all time 0

 How many hours have I spent on various carribean islands thanks to the Monkey Island series. The Curse of Monkey Island is, in my opinion, the best game in the series. The first two games have a very nostalgic appeal to me, due to the old school graphics and dialogue heavy gameplay, as with all classic Lucasarts (and Sierra) games. The Curse of Monkey Island finds the perfect balance between satisfying gameplay and brilliant visuals. Amazingly crafted locations, characters and backgrounds help ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Whodunnit meets classic Sierra ! 0

 Laura Bow is one of my favourite classic B-game adventures. While Sierra is primarily known for its adventure series Space Quest, Larry and Kings Quest. Laura Bow might not be as flashy when it comes to setting or license, but it delivers a full and sophisticated gaming experience. Obviously influenced by Agatha Christie novels, the game takes place in a hosue filled to the brim with relatives and money vultures. Following the murder of the childless colonel and considering his mighty wallet, t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Armageddon with cars equals in . . . 0

 The aptly titled Carmageddon is a racing game with many twists and quirks, with the latter being the icing on the cake of the gaming experience. Carmgeddon pits the players in racing tracks / worls in an undefined dystopian future world, slightly resembling another game of futuristc vehicle carnage, Quarantine. From the technopolis to a deserted outback, the racing tracks loosely lead through scrapes of land with many hidden areas and wide marks of land being drivable as well.    Carmageddon is...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A fantastic WWII shooter 0

 Call of Duty is a very intense experience and while I was playing it I was very impressed how Call of Duty conveyed the claustrophobic and apocalyptic atmosphere the World War II without being unecessary gory or overstylized. The game mixes stealthy passages with larger battles, which include squad action, tanks (fighting them, and driving them). The level design is grim and gritty and playing the game for a few hours prolonges can make you feel quite unsettled, which is a good thing for a game...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A gorgeous 2D Background isnt enough 0

 I must say, the 2D background of the game are amazing, so is the music. But the 3D character animations are terrible to behold and made me cringe all the time. The story of this game is ludicrously unispired and fails to resemble old school adventures, whose story was the core aspect. The game tries so hard to be witty and funny and give you that Guybrush chuckle that is becomes utterly annoying after a few minutes and you wish you could skip the dialogue (you can't), and you will find yourself...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best 0

 I remember crossing paths with the Diablo franchise for the first time. I was bedridden with the flu and reading a computer games magazine as a young lad. One page featured a tiny ad for Diablo, which pretty much consisted of a screenshot of the monastery entrance. From this moment on until today I have been hooked with Diablo. The flow of the game is unmatched, primarily due to the random loot generation system and the random level generation, as well as the many possible characters you can bu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A wonderful way to experience music 0

 As a game, Audiosurf is quite neat and reminds me of some classic puzzle games such as Klax. Yet, the crux of the game is the ability to load in your own MP3 (or listen to the in-game radio) and let the game build the levels around the music, by analyzing the waveform structure. Throw in some fancy graphics and effects, colours and sounds and you practically "ride" your music. Obviously, some songs work better than others, beat-heavy games have a much more visibly impact on the level (track). S...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More blood on the floor, more blood in my head 0

 Blood is part of a bizarre series of games which made the harddisks in the 90ies. FPS games which a theme and/or setting significantly quirky, gorey, surreal and self-ironic. Duke Nukem, Redneck Rampage, Shadow Warrior and Blood are but a few examples of this. With many "realism" shooters around nowadays, the old games become even more obscure and odd, but not a bit more interesting.  Blood pits you against raving monks, rising zombies and all sorts of defiant beings. At your disposal are prett...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A very underappreciated melee combat game 0

Blade of Darkness (AKA Severance) may be the most underrated game I ever game across. BOD is a third person game, and the reason while I did not say shooter is because BOD is one of those rare games which tried to pull off medieval (fantasy) melee combat in real-time. Many games tried and so far, none has succeded (Die by the Sword, Rune, even Age of Conan). Yet, BOD manages to make melee fighting not only accessible but a huge fun and creating a very immersive game, pitting you face to face (li...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Makes up in art direction what it lacks in design 0

I am big fan fan of Blade Runner and Ridley Scott in general. So I was pleased when Blade Runner was released and despite the lack of anything resembling good 'ole Harrison Ford, the game recreated the Blade Runner universe quite well. As a game, Blade Runner is a solid mystery adventure. Tracing suspects, looking for clues and solving the odd puzzles with loads fo dialogue thrown in for good measure. The game had seven different endings. And while that is quite a lot, and the endings differ qui...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A stealthy platformer, grab you guns and your wits 0

Blackthorne is part of the obscure offering of pre-Warcraft Blizzard. Nowadays infamous for the trinity of game franchises, Blizzare had a few solid games under their belts well before that. Blackthorne is no exception, a platformer at its core the game exceeds the common level of average quality by a slick production and great game design. First of, the game's graphics are brilliant and they were breathtaking for the time. Stalking through the underground caves was a feast for the eyes and on i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A chess game with a twist (ouch) 0

 A chess game at its core, this game is the perfect example on how aesthetic production values such as the anmations in this case make or break the game. In this case, they absolutely MAKE the game. Every time one of your tiny chess figures throws one of the opposing team's from the board a neat little animation depicts the fight. the animation is very slick, considered this game saw its birth in the C64 era and had been a gfx favourite for many people. I spent hours and hours to see every possi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The caped Crusader, back in the days 0

Nowadays, with the caped crusader being back en vogue again, thanks to Christopher Nolan and his masterful resurrection of the franchise, some people forget that Batman had already a small era of "prime" back in the 90ies. Tim Burton's depiction of the superhero in Batman Returns did well with the fans, for the first time acknowledging Batman's broody and gloomy nature as part of the whole concept.   The SNES game Batman returns, based on the film, is a brilliant Beat 'Em up and maybe on of the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Solid Cooperative Action 0

I have played through this game a few times with my brother. While it is a solid single-player experience on its own i truly shines as a two player cooperative game. Featuring the usual array of heroes you roam the lands in search of damsels in distress and dragons to be slayed. Well, almost. The game is unfortunately very linear and plays more like an isometric action game han an RPG. The choice of weapons and number of monsters is very limited and supports that notion. Still, the game mechanic...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Haunting to the last 0

How many hours and sleepless nights has this game stolen from my life. I remember me and by best school chum sitting in my darkened room, biting our finger nails and being scared to bits while sneaking through the Lovecraftiion mansion.  The game is a nice mix of action / platformer style sequences where you have to fight of various monsters either punching or shooting them to bits (or do other things) and figuring out some very basic puzzles which are no comparision to "pure" adventure games, b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Air Traffic Chaos 0

A cute little game that is perfect for the Nintendo DS and it's touchscreen. In the role of a stressed-out tower coordinatior (Air traffic controller) it is your job to ensure the flawless procedures to go on at the airport which consists basically of two things, assigning gates to landing airplanes as well as assigning starting lanes to, well, starting air planes and that is about it. Of course, given the fact that there only three looped "streets" in the sky, you have to think ahead to avoid c...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Age of Conan 0

What can I say, who will ever dethrone World of Warcraft ? I suppose it will be Blizzards upcoming MMO itself, the king is dead, long live the king. Age of Conan was an ambitious attempts, focussing on lore, theme and atmosphere instead of casual playability (such as WOW and all the "free" online MMOs such as Dofus, Rappelz etc.) The lore was very well implemented, yet one must wonder who knows Robert E.Howard's fictional canon anyway ? Compared to the LOTR, Star Trek Online (tba), Star Wars Gal...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Abomination Review 0

In the wake of X-Com, Abomination was another squad based game pitting a bunch of good guys against demented mutants (not aliens). The game lacks X-Com's oozing atmosphere and theme though, but is fun to play nonetheless. The game features a weird system of being half turn based and half real time, which cannot be explained and I have played the game and still do not really know what is going on sometimes. Nevertheless, the game features a non-linear, random campaign mode which X-Com didn't (at ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

7 Days a skeptic 0

Like his other adventure games (5 Days a stranger, 6 days a sacrifice) Ben "Yahtzee" Crosshaw turns a weakness into a virtue by basing the game in a very claustrophbic setting. Even more than in the game from the series, the goal of "escaping" both the situation as well as literally escaping from the spaceship make this game hauntingly intense and scary. The story, again, slowly unfolds and unravels horrible ongoings on the spaceship which are all more or less connected to a rather lethal ancien...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.