Friday, 28 February 2014

Hammerfight - Completed

Once you get used to the controls, it gives incomparable experience; difficulty becomes not as insane as seemed on the first try. It's a unique game, even with it's own flaws.

Theres nothing else that will give you the same experience that will make you keep moving that mouse in circular motions even after you exit the game.

Hamlet, or the last game without MMORPG features, shaders and product placement - Completed

Not the worst game I have played, but definitely in the bottom 10%.

Some parts of this game are very difficult as you need to be very quick with your mouse Presumably this is because it was originally made for the iPad, where tapping is a bit faster.

Even if you can get past this, its an unexciting pixel hunt that won't last you very long at all.

Hamilton's Great Adventure - Completed

This is an amazingly polished and charming puzzle game! Not only does it have some fun platforming puzzles, but it has a very endearing story to boot.

Likewise the art design is fabulous and the 3D graphics are crisp and detailed. I highly recommend this game to explorers out there!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Half Life Blue Shift - Completed

This game has to be one of the best of the series. I've always wanted a game where I could do exactly what I would in real life. If I were casted into this apocalyptic scenario, you can bet your bottom dollar that I would be doing nothing other than trying to escape.

I would not go to some alien home world to kill their queen boss. I just would make a break for it.

Half Life Deathmatch: Source - 10 Hours+ Played

Ignore the graphics, the game play is absolutely superb. This is truly why the PC is the masterrace. The online community in this game is amazing. Not once did I see anyone get cussed or abused. The game is dirt cheap, tons of weapons, and still loads of people play this almost 8 year old game.

Half Life 2: Lost Coast - Completed

A fun, free cut-content map from Half Life 2. Great voice acting work, fun gameplay. There's not a lot more I can say about it. It's short and... free.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Half Life 2 Deathmatch - 10 Hours+ Played

Half Life 2 Deathmatch is a fantastic game. The gameplay is really good, the graphics are good yet simple, the maps are great. The only thing about Half Life 2 Deathmatch that disappointed me was the fact that very few people play it. And I found it quite difficult to actually find a server with players.

But when you do find a server, you'll love it. A fantastic multiplayer experience.

Hacker Evolution Duality - Completed

This game has little to recommend it, and doesn't much resemble the original at all. The original made you feel like an actual hacker, typing commands into a console. This game is a GUI based point-and-click. You don't get the feel of being a hacker that you might expect from the title.

Not only that, but the gameplay is boring, and a lot of the tools at your disposal are arbitrarily difficult to use, and the time limit placed on you just makes things stressful and not fun when the tools take almost as long or longer than the time allotted to you. Do not buy.

Hacker Evolution - Completed

Hacker Evolution let's you be that hacker you always see in the movies trying to hack into something. "I only need one more minute. Just give me a minute." I played about 8 hours and just think it's really cool.

The whole game as far as I can tell is just typing commands into a console and it is very satisfying. Their are mods and different skins for your console too. The music is pretty decent and feels like good music to hack to. Anyone who ever thought of being a spy or just a hacker, should play this.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Hack, Slash, Loot - Completed

Initially, you will die again and again, be patient and the game will praise you with a lot of fun and characters, the more you die, the more you receive new characters to be used. It's a classic RPG with nice pixel art with a simple and deep gameplay, full of secrets and artifacts to collect. For me, this is an outstanding game.

Guns of Icarus Classic - Completed

This is an overly simplistic shooting game. In co-op you, and up to three team mates fend off waves of attacking aircraft. Since there is no communication options between players, you will need to watch your gauges carefully to repair your ship, which will likely result in duplication of effort.

In a sense, this is a little like Beach Front, with no urgency as you can always repair your ship. Please be aware that this is NOT Guns of Icarus ONLINE.

Gun Monkeys - Completed

This game is a fun, fast and frantic multiplayer game. It also isn't simply a death-match style game either. It also involves strategy as you try to collect power orbs and bring them back to your base. The mix of attacking your enemy and gathering resources creates a wonderful game experience.

I recommend it!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Gumboy Crazy Adventures - Completed

Good god, this game is horrible. I've never wanted to kill a main character so much before. The damn noises he makes. Holy Jesus.

This game is an extremely basis 2D platformer-puzzler, while most of you will know, I already am not a big fan of this genre, but when there are games like FEZ and Braid out there, there's no excuses for this steaming pile of Sh!t to be played.

Guacamelee! Gold Edition - Completed

Guacamelee! Gold Edition, is arguably the best of the many modern metroidvania games released recently.

While other modern metroidvanias tend to favor combat and RPG elements, Guacamelee instead focuses on providing satisfying, yet interesting and puzzle-like combat, along with many thought-provoking platforming puzzle sections.

It's clear that Drinkbox know their game mechanics, and most puzzles and combat scenarios are perfectly designed around use of the many game mechanics, an example of one being dimension switching, a mechanic which is used to great effect throughout the game.

If Guacamelee does have flaws, though, it has to come with the obnoxious internet memes, the length of the game (clocks in at, like, 8 hours), and the fact that opinions on the game are easily subjective.

Grotesque Tactics 2 - Dungeons and Donuts - Completed

It was funny, cute and light. Of course the graphics aren't the best but I had more then enough laughs to make up for it!

When it comes right down to it, you have to view the game as a comedy RPG. It is a game for having fun, with a decent story, turn based combat and some nice quests.

It isn't trying to be a hardcore tactics RPG, I don't see where people are getting that idea at all. It's just supposed to be fun, is that really so hard to get? Does everything have to be so super complex?

I wish people would stop lumping Grotesque in with serious strategy games and wondering why they aren't alike. Grotesque is more appropriately grouped with games like The Baconing

I wholeheartedly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys classic RPGs and/or likes to laugh.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes

Very underrated! At first glance the game seems not as polished as other games, but I have to admit that it is very addictive.

This one has a great mix of humor and play ability which kept me playing to the end.
If you do not expect a real-time 1st person RPG you will have a good time for about 10-20 hours.

Greed: Black Border - Completed

A bland, by the book action-rpg set in a sci-fi world. With your choice of three classes, you'll embark on a fairly uneventful dungeon crawler through three forgettable locales each with their own distinct mobs. While the classes and builds make for a bit of an interesting time for a bit, you'll quickly be mired in repetition as you clear room after room without must to distinguish each one from the last.

In typical crawler fashion the game is broken into three acts, each capped by an uninspiring boss encounter. Boring puzzles do very little to break up what is otherwise a mindless grind that is stretched to about 20 hours of game play.

The game also features an incredibly frustrating lack of responsiveness from the controls. Attempts to pivot and free fire are often ignored and you find yourself running directly into a group of enemies instead.

While the game had massive potential to be a good title, there just isn't enough there to warrant the time commitment and achievement collectors will be disappointed at the absence of any. Unless you are a die hard fan of the genre or have a fetish for poor controls I'd suggest spending your time elsewhere.

Governor of Poker 2 - 10+ Hours Played

Governor of Poker 2 is a funny western-styled poker game with a good set of graphics and the right amount of challenges here and there.

Sometimes the background story fails to maintain a straight logic but who cares, let's just play poker against cowboys and sheriffs!

Gravity Badgers - Completed

Gravity Badgers invents nothing, takes the Angry Birds system and adds a puzzles touch. Unfortunately, the level design is not easy to identify, and playing with a mouse is inadequate on the PC version. It's recommended to stay on iOS or Android to enjoy the game more.