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2 people found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I sucked way too many hours in this game back in the days on my neighboures PlayStation 2. Shortly after i bought it on pc and got hooked to this game. Multiplayer was awesome!
Posted November 26, 2020.
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5 people found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record (11.3 hrs at review time)
You have to experience this game all by yourself, writing a full in-depth review isn't worth reading for it because you have to feel and see it.
Posted November 21, 2018.
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9 people found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record (1.1 hrs at review time)
No idea where to start in this review...

The game started nice and after that it went completely weird and unplayable sometimes (read: nearly dying but screen was so red of blood i could barely see anything).

So the game is like you start in a happy 3d mario world and ending up in a horror game.

Consistency is hard to find, even in the story details i got at the beginning of the level.

Who is the girl covered in green? Why am i helping people on a strange planet? Why do i have a choice to stay or go back to earth?

Anyway here is a Let's Play video (completed the game by going back to earth with a surprise...):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zHfQQd-ioQ

Posted August 26, 2016.
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7 people found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record (4.3 hrs at review time)
What do Left 4 Dead and a pig farm have in common?

Well, that's right: Blood and Bacon.

You are the player who needs to save the Farmer's Farm from being molested by small/huge normal/undead/boney pigs.

Choose the guns you wanna play with and starting shooting like rambo and see pigs getting their ass or head cutted off while everything is covered in blood.

Funniest part is when you start creating fireworks of those pigs.


All i have to say is that this game is so bad that it is extremely fun to play this game alone or in co-op with friends.


Let's Play video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxjLTY19Qmc
Posted August 26, 2016.
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8 people found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
After playing Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons i decided to pick up this game and hoped to be amazed again...

Well i was blown away by the atmosphere, the adorable girl and her cute fox.

However i can't say anything about the story because that would spoil the whole game experience right away and i want you to experience that on your own.

After all this game is fairly short but definitely worth the money for the experience alone.


In case you just wanna see how the game is before you even buy it well view my video and i hope you enjoy it.


NOTE: Only watch the video if you don't mind to get a little story spoiled.

https://youtu.be/h1mPAGhMz2s

Rate: 8.5/10
Posted August 8, 2016. Last edited August 8, 2016.
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17 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.0 hrs on record (44.0 hrs at review time)
"Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt" - A sentence heard in-game which you will be remember for a lifetime. Several years after Bioshock, Irrational Games and 2KGames coming up with a new game Bioshock Infinite. Want to read more about check inside...

Before I start, I just want to say a few words. First off, the game lasted around 16 hours, that's with completing the story from the start to the ending credits. Besides that, in my review, I'll post the cons after I've put up my review of that section.

Story:
"Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret."

The story itself is amazing, you get so immersed into the game it's unbelievable, making it impossible to stay off the game. As you step through the story, you get a real feel for the game, you start to see how American history is referenced (I won't say too much more as I don't want to spoil it for anybody).

So yes you are Booker DeWitt, and you have to rescue a girl called Elizabeth. You enter a floating city called Columbia, which is living a lot, everywhere people are walking around and interacting with each other. Most of the times they say something which add some twists to the story you follow. As soon you find out what's wrong you will fight alot of enemies and hope you can find an answer for all your questions.

Throughout the game, there are two factions, The Vox Populi and The Founders:
The Vox Populi (Latin for "Voice of the People"), are a militant underground insurgency group led primarily by revolutionary Daisy Fitzroy. They are in open conflict with Zachary Hale Comstock and The Founders, rejecting their puritanical and xenophobic ideology.

The Founders are a major citizen faction and political party in the city of Columbia. Their name relates to the fact that they see themselves as the true founders of the city, and they attempt to model their ideals after the founding fathers of the United States. The party promotes ultra-nationalism, religious faith in the divinity of Father Comstock, jingoism, Militarism and extreme xenophobia, and is currently engaged at war with the anarcho-communist resistance group known as the Vox Populi.

Both have there own story, decisions and things they believe in. Throughout the game you will learn more about both of them. I can tell you it will makes an interesting experience to know each story.

Pros:
- This game story left a me with a mend-bend.. :).
Cons:
- None.

Gameplay:
The gameplay in this game is very similar to the first Bioshock. However, there are some differences, which should be noticed by the average player along with the veteran players of this franchise. I love it myself, so I definitely noticed!

1. Gear: Ingame you can find and collect Gear parts. Each gear part has some stats which change some gameplay things like more damage or faster sprint and more like that.

2. Vigors: Remember the plasmids from Bioshock 1? Well now they are called Vigors, they do exact the same but only difference is that you need Salt for it instead of Eve. But these Vigors are awesome, you can let people fly in the air so you can do more damage to them before they hit you, or you can make an enemy your ally to fight with you for a specific amount of time.

2. Sky-Hook: This is a melee weapon and means of transportation throughout Columbia on its Sky-Lines. This thing can also be used as a melee weapon so you can hit you enemy with it or you can press a button so it insta-kill your enemy which result in flying enemies or burning ones (depends on the gear you wear).

3. Elizabeth: After you rescued here, she will help you during the fights. So she can give you ammo and health. Beside the fights she will randomly walk in the area where you are and might ask you sometimes if you need some money or she tells you that there are some lockpicks there. Yes lockpicks, Elizabeth has a great lockpicking level, but like always its hard choice to lockpick or not.

4. Weapons: Booker DeWitt has alot of weapons but the only downside of this is that you can only hold 2 of them instead of all like in the first Bioshock. (For more information about all weapons can be found here: http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/BioShock_Infinite_Weapons ). Every weapon has it's own up and downside effects, like limited ammo, more damage or lot of recoil. You will experience this on your own while playing.

Bonus: Once you completed the game you are able to play the game again in the 1999 mode, so how you played your games when you were younger. This mode makes the enemies harder to defeat, you have no map or direction help and you get less money. Beside that there is another way to achieve the 1999 mode but from start, all you have to do is enter the konami code and you are done :D.

Cons:
- I could say that 2 weapons is one of the "cons", only it doesn't make a difference to the game, but I'll still leave a note here.

Graphics:
Where should I start, the first time you enter Columbia you will be amazed of what you see. It's absolutely gorgeous, the visuals are beautiful. The light shines through the windows, it gleams around the buildings. Honestly, this game is a dream with it's graphics, they're fantastic.

The graphics, atmosphere and the visuals are just outstanding, they are so perfect. I'm not sure what to say more about this part of the game. It's like you walk into a dream story, you feel so immersed into the gameplay it's crazy. Great visuals make for some great sounds, too..

For the people which are wondering, i ran all settings on High. This is not the highest setting, but listen: I tried very high and ultra, and I must say I couldn't see any difference else then how the water visuals were different anything else was just the same.

Cons:
- Can use a better variation of NPC faces (they look mostly all the same :().

Sound:
Well, what can I say about the sound? The voices, the music, they're all amazing, and they add that extra pop to an already great game. The youtube video below is an example of the in-game music, but I suggest you play the game to get a feel for it.

Personal:
Rating: 9/10

Recommendation:
This is really one-of-a-kind game you should have played. The graphics, atmosphere, story, visuals and the sound makes this game a adventure you won't easily forget. It doesn't really matter if you didn't played the first 2 bioshock games but still it would make some clue more understandable.

Personally this is the GOTY 2013 for me, let me know what you think... or at least get this game and try it for yourself.

Note: Season Pass will hit soon, this should give us 3 new expansions for Bioshock Infinite which should be alternate stories. Ken Levine has stated that you don't need to finish the game in order to play the upcoming expansions.

NOTE: Old review i wrote for a website. I know the season pass is already available so don't worry ;).
Posted March 10, 2016. Last edited March 10, 2016.
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40 people found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record (31.3 hrs at review time)
An old popular skateboarding game got a remake recently, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. Negatively received in countless sites is it really disappointing? Read on to find out!

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is a skateboarding game developed by Robomodo. This game takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience for the PC.

You probably remember playing this masterpiece with your friends overnight just to hit that perfect combo and feel awesome. Now in stunning visuals, the game tries hard to deliver perfection but falls short at times - stick with me while I explain why.

Gameplay:
This game is all about skating around the levels, mastering ramps, nailing those tricks and ultimately stacking up the biggest combo to earn the best score you can. The game kicks off with a variety of old faces to choose from with the worlds biggest skate pros round out the cast including: Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Riley Hawk and of course -Tony Hawk himself. Each skater has over 8 boards, 3 special moves, and an alternate outfit.

Normally you start the career, choose a level and spawn at a fixed place in that level. From there, you skate and explore around the level to find things you need to complete a task from your list of objectives. Once you complete a certain number of tasks, the next level unlocks ready to be skated out.

Each level has its own unique tasks to complete, once you complete them you earn cash with which you can buy skills, decks or special tricks. Upon completing the whole career mode you'll unlock the second for your character, while another mode unlocks - Projectives mode which requires 100% objective completion across every map (gaps aren't counted). This mode is the same as career mode but offers difficult challenges for those real Pro Skaters.

This game also has the old school free-skate mode where you can explore every unlocked level to find new gaps or hidden areas. Beside free-skate there are also Hawkman and Big Head Survival mode. In Hawkman you have to collect pellets in various ways, they all have different colors and all need a special way to get to clarify this let me explain, red pellets are only collectable during jumps, yellow during grinds, and so on.

In Big Head Survival all you have to do is keep your head growth below 100% or it will explode.. with the typical grow....expand...EXPLODE!. In order to prevent your head from bursting you have to chain combo's and long ones at that otherwise you'll fail and end up without a head not pretty. Both of these modes are great to play because they test your skills and wits. Graffiti mode also makes a return where you gotta nail combos and touch objects, upon completing the combo anything you've touched will change into your characters designated colour, the catch of this mode is to tag more objects than your opponents.

Content:
The content of this game is worth for it's price, you get a selection of pro skater levels and it has steam achievements. The new DLC is on it's way.

The length of the game is 10-30 hours, depending on what you do in-game. If you just rush through the career you will finish the game in 10 hours, if you are an achievement enthusiast and want to master everything you'll easily clock 30 hours. Again, it all depends on your personal way of going about with the game.

For me it took 30 hours to get every achievement and game modes (beside hawkman) cleared.

Graphics:
The game was rebuilt and polished by Robomodo, using Neversoft’s original level models. All I can say is.. well done Robomodo! We finally have the HD version of the game we've been waiting for (or atleast the die-hard THPS fans). During the exploration of levels you'll just LOVE the sweet and eye-pleasing textures of the game. Everything I remember from the old games is so great to see in HD.

But still there is one thing, just a little thing I didn't like and that is the rag-doll physics in this game. This is just weird, sometimes you just hang around somewhere the other time you have a long neck...you know, graphical glitches.

In the old version when you bailed you'd fall on the ground, grab your board and continue riding, but here when you bail you'll face a white screen and respawn.. I have to say, it's not pretty. Even the blood has been reduced significantly.

Sound:
This game has a great soundtrack, it is half classic THPS tracks and half new ones. Still I would love to see more variation of music added and the ability to skip a song like in the old games. Some of the returning tracks are Superman by Goldfinger, Bring the Noise by Public Enemy ft. Anthrax while the newly added tracks are quite good too like Teenage Blood by Apex Manor and many others.


Conclusion:
Gameplay: 8/10
+ Addictive if you played the old games
+ Loads of pro-skaters to play with, as well as unlockable bonus skaters
- Sometimes it's hard to complete a level

Content: 6/10
+ Old tony hawk's pro skater levels in HD
+ New game-modes added in singleplayer
+ New upcoming DLC introduces the Revert from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (ETA: December 2012)
- No Multiplayer or LAN (just for the PC version)
- No Scoreboards of friends
- Not able to configure or change your controls / graphic settings (needed to be done through a 3rd party launcher or just change the .ini file)

Graphics: 8/10
+ Great HD upgrade since the old games
- Physics are sometimes weird

Sound: 7/10
+ Great music to listen during skateboarding
- More variation of music

Overall Rating: 7/10
A great skateboard game that all Tony Hawks lovers should play at least once to feel how this game really is.

Loads of people disliked this game but I can't see why. Personally I don't really need a multiplayer in this game just old school skating is enough to keep me happy, you could play it with friends in the same room (just passing the controller to each other). Anyway, if you've enjoyed THPS 1 & 2 it's time to grab the remastered version and relive your childhood, or even if you're a newcomer to the series then this is the best time to start your THPS journey.

NOTE: Old review i wrote for a website.
Posted March 10, 2016. Last edited March 10, 2016.
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17 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record (8.8 hrs at review time)
Get ready folks, 2D Worms and back in action!

Team 17 presents: The Return of Worms in Worms Reloaded
Ever since the time the team switched from 2D to 3D, the Worms games had become mediocre. However, the developers have heard the fans voices - reverting back to the old school 2D classic we all know to love! After winning the game in a giveaway, I decided I'd review it right here for you guys!

What is Worms Reloaded
Worms is a 2D platform game which can be played alone or with friends online.The main attraction to the game is that you can blow your enemies to smithereens, destroying them in any way you want to, whether that be prod of kamikazes!

If you wish to know more about the specifics of this game, check them out on steam. As well as this, you can check out the official website here for more information on the entire Worms games series!

Campaign
In the campaign mode, you'll compete in up to 35 single player missions, as well as having warzone missions to keep you entertained once those have been completed. As well as this, for those who have never played the game, there is quite an informative tutorial, giving you all the intel required to play and master Worms.

As well as this, you also have other game modes to experience. You could try your luck with the bodycount mode, which is basically a survival - beware, only the experienced player will beat this, you'll have to be amazing at the game to survive!

As for the campaign, it's not really all too difficult. Planning beforehand and strategizing your movements will allow you to easily defeat the campaign. Along with the side-missions, the single player will probably give you around 10 to 15 hours of solid, fun gameplay.

Gameplay
The gameplay is the same formula all the other games of the series has used, the movement is done via a simple input with the arrow keys, and jumping with the enter key. Shooting and aiming is done with the space bar and arrow keys (up and down), with different weapons being selected with your mouse.

The game is amazingly fun, the unpredictability of the enemy team and the amount of customizability with weapons and other factors make it amazingly fun, giving you the nostalgic feeling of being back in the early 00's playing the old-school Worms game we all know and love.

The acrobatic techniques such as backflips and other amazing stunts help you scale platforms otherwise not possible with a normal jump. With many platforms and different maps to consider (though they'll all destructible), the Worms game offers a unique experience like no other!

Note; As for the controls, the game can also be played with a gamepad as well. It's absolutely great, works like a charm and is a lot less clumsy than the keyboard and mouse configuration.

After playing the game extensively, I'll rate the gameplay 9/10. It's fun, very well polished and comes across as a great aspect of the game.

Multiplayer
The multiplayer is really what makes the game what it is. Without it, it'd be a lot less fun and let's be honest, who wants to fire against the AI all day? New features to this great addition to the series include voice chat and the ability to invite steam friends when making a private match.

Multiplayer provides two options when hosting matches, private or public games. Once your friend/enemy appears in your lobby, you can start warming up for the battle. There are some options above your name which details the value of worms you have and what color your team will be.

Before starting the game, the host is able to choose what level you are going to battle in. As well as the levels included in the game, user-created levels can be used, which is quite challenging and amazingly fun, especially if you have not played the map before.

The option for online chat is always there, in every game. Screaming down the microphone is always fun, and with the press of a button you can chat to all your fellow worms within any online game that you play on the servers. It's best to play with friends, but it's also great to take your aggression out on those strangers from around the world!

Upon playing this game a lot via online and with a few friends, I'd rate the multiplayer portion of the game around 8/10. There are some flaws and the voice chat definitely needs some work, but other than that it's filled with epic, fun maps that will keep you entertained for many hours.

Note: You can play with 2~4 players at once in a multiplayer match, as well as playing LAN if you have some friends over.

Graphics
Graphics are amazing to see, there are a lot of new HD effects, all of which enhance the bomb explosions, jetpack animations etc. The developers have also added a nice little feature in the game, the worms scream when in danger.

There are also upgrades on the visual and aesthetic measures of the game, including new voices, new gravestones, as well as the addition of odd, funny hats for the worms, which is a welcomed addition to the game too.

Because of the vast improvements from the game's predecessors, I'll be rating this game a 9/10 for graphics. It's been vastly improved, giving the Worms games a whole new look and feel to it. Absolutely stunning visuals, especially for a game within this genre!

Extra & Specials
For everyone who took a pre-order of this, you'll receive exclusive in-game items, as well as the DLC. If you play or have Team Fortess 2, you'll have been rewarded with some special items for that, too.

As well as this, Worms Reloaded has a in-game shop, where you can buy hats, landscapes, missions, weapons, gravestones and forts for your Worms.

Since the Summer of 2011 there has been alot of DLC releases.

Conclusion
This game is worth buying, it brings back the old 2D Worms with a bang and a sense of nostalgia, which is always a good thing. Achievements have made a comeback too, which is always great to see in a game like this.

I'd recommend this to all my friends over here! So hurry up and grab this game today! It's time to blast some worms out of the park!

NOTE: Old review i wrote for a website.
Posted March 9, 2016. Last edited March 10, 2016.
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11 people found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record (4.0 hrs at review time)
If you like exploring games, simplistic controls and a great simple story this game is for you.

Controls are easy, just move around with arrow keys or wasd and use the mouse to click or interact with things.

Story is very well picked aswell the characters roles and their personality.

The main character is a girl, yes a good looking one tho.

Everything else beside beating spirits to pluck their red flowers, kick vases and plucking white flowers. There are hats,pets and outfits which are funny to wear. (note: you get a special outfit when you finished the game)

TIPS: Once you are able to buy things from the shop, buy the golden key and the treasure map and you are way to go.

Of course you have to upgrade your items you wear too so you can walk faster and such.

At least the game has one mini game which has a bug tho. If you are out of flowers and you get to the difficult select screen simply press escape and you play the game for free but you still get rewards if you won :P.


Just grab this game and have fun. Somehow this game keeps you hooked till you finished it.


The only downside of the game which isn't a real issue is the lack of voices of the characters. You might hear a giggle or someone saying hello or hi but thats it :(.

Last note: The game has replayability, because:
1: you need/want to get each spirit 3 stars (for achievements),
2: upgrading the stealth skill instead of grip and speed only (achievement again :D),
3: just for fun because the game has a nice story.


Rate: 8.5/10
Posted August 6, 2014. Last edited August 6, 2014.
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