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Title: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on May 23, 2011, 07:37:58 AM
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1 Star = Hated It
2 Stars = Didn't Like It
3 Stars = Liked It
4 Stars = Really Liked It
5 Stars = Loved It

The same as the movie page just with games. Rate the last game you played and completed. Arcaade or full price.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on May 23, 2011, 07:46:40 AM
CRYSIS 2       4 stars.

Looked Fantastic, Played very well apart from a small number of AI issues, Could of really done with a better ending to push it to a great game. But I very much enjoyed playing through it.
Multi-player was the standard issue, Pretty much what you expect from most multi-player games, Just not up to the standard of the Halo's, Gears, Battlefields and CoD's.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 23, 2011, 11:19:14 AM
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Portal 2
5 Stars
Funny, charming, challenging and rewarding.  The game is a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 23, 2011, 11:23:26 AM
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Gunstar Heroes
2 Stars
I remember playing this game on the Sega Genesis and loving its variety of unique characters, challenging gameplay, and intense story.  17 years later (and older, and wiser), the game is crap.  Rediculously easy.  Story makes absolutely no sense.  Characters are blatant copies of other franchises.  12-year-old Neato was dumb.   :P
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: GamerMan316 on May 23, 2011, 06:54:27 PM
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2 stars for this, not very good but an easy 1000 points which is always a bonus   :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on May 24, 2011, 05:27:00 AM
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was the last game i finished.

3 STARS

It was fun and challenging, perhaps not as hard as the first but some points were frustrating enough. Graphics were ok and the enemy AI (and YOUR AI for that matter) were often a little iffy. I liked the Generation Kill feel to it and SSGT Knoxx kicking your ass all the time.

It was just an OK type of game.

Currently playing Portal 2, Lost Odyssey and about to start Armored Core 4. Plus whatever else takes my fancy >_<
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 24, 2011, 10:33:49 PM
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Shinobi

1 Star

Absolute sh*t.  It succeeds at being a flawless test of futility.  It may be the most frustrating game I've ever played.  When I bought it, I think I confused it for one of many other ninja games from my youth.  Any of which would have been better.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 25, 2011, 07:59:04 PM
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DIG DUG

3 stars

Fun game in small doses, but get's very repetitive after 30+ minutes.  I remember sinking tons of quarters in the old cabinet at my local movie theater as a kid.  Definitely does not live up to the memory of nostalgia.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on May 26, 2011, 01:05:33 PM
I think Neato has gone on a nostalgic trip with all these old arcade games, Only to realize some games are best left in the memory. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 26, 2011, 01:33:20 PM
I think Neato has gone on a nostalgic trip with all these old arcade games, Only to realize some games are best left in the memory. :)

You are correct, sir.  Next on my list is Golden Axe.  So far, it's not as bad as I expected.

What's probably the biggest memory-tarnishing factor for all of these games from my youth is the rediculous short length of the game.  I remember saving up my money and buying 1 game every few months.  I can't believe I actually entertained myself with a 1-hour game for 3 months.   #)  Games have come such a long way.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: citatscEellE on May 26, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
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its so unique just by itself it gets 3 and a half purply stars.
Some bugs/glitches kinda made me mad. (i.e: getting stuck on a narrow walkway and your partner cant move out your way)
but my biggest problems have with it is:

A) The ending..

B) Lasting Impression. When i finshed this game i didnt say "WOW that was one HELL of a ride" and made me want more.
    Instead i said "phew its over..i think.." Like mafia 2 OMG for like A WHOLE MONTH i was talking about how great it was and the ending was
    SO GOOD and it crushed me..So this game doesnt really have that "lasting impression".
    
  
I mean a GREAT game wouldve grabbed my ass and NEVER let me go, and when it did it wouldve threw me down HARD on my face..
This game Grabbed me and wasn't too sure on what to do with me and LOST ME (sorta)

All in all, its solid but it's better if you werent exposed to ALL TEH HYPE around this game.
I mean i wasnt disappointed but i wasnt all like OH MY GOD!!! (maybe i was like OMG when i was playing it for the first 5 hrs..idr i barely had sleep)

aaaaahhh! im sorry if this review made NO sense what so ever..







        
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 26, 2011, 02:54:27 PM
lol

Elle:  "I love hate love hate love hate like L.A. Noire!"
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on May 26, 2011, 03:10:38 PM
enthusiastic dissapointment
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: citatscEellE on May 26, 2011, 08:20:34 PM
lol

Elle:  "I love hate love hate love hate like L.A. Noire!"


its SO hard to describe it Q.Q
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on May 26, 2011, 09:58:25 PM
   
I mean a GREAT game wouldve grabbed my ass and NEVER let me go, and when it did it wouldve threw me down HARD on my face..
This game Grabbed me and wasn't too sure on what to do with me and LOST ME (sorta)
    

lol

Elle:  "I love hate love hate love hate like L.A. Noire!"


Almost sounds like Elle likes her games borderline abusive...  :-\

I guess that's what L.A. Noire gets for trying to be gentle.  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: citatscEellE on May 27, 2011, 07:00:18 AM
   
I mean a GREAT game wouldve grabbed my ass and NEVER let me go, and when it did it wouldve threw me down HARD on my face..
This game Grabbed me and wasn't too sure on what to do with me and LOST ME (sorta)
    

lol

Elle:  "I love hate love hate love hate like L.A. Noire!"


Almost sounds like Elle likes her games borderline abusive...  :-\

I guess that's what L.A. Noire gets for trying to be gentle.  ;)

lolno i like to be shellshocked. like instantly stunned..
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on May 29, 2011, 07:08:39 AM
 
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Mirrors Edge  3 stars.

Finally played this after having it gather dust for well over a year. Quite a unique game, And a good game, Just got a little frustrating and repetitive towards the end.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on May 29, 2011, 02:24:31 PM
Darksiders 4 stars

really liked it plays like a god of war/zelda hybrid loved the voice acting and cut scenes

Dark Sector 2 stars

Very repetitive

007 Bloodstone 3 stars

Splinter cell conviction lite but fun none the less
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Maibs on May 29, 2011, 05:27:13 PM
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3/5

Standard lego game, slightly better than most in the series, easy 1000g if you can be bothered to put the time into it (which i couldnt and sent back to lovefilm with 32/40)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Maibs on May 29, 2011, 05:33:27 PM
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2/5

Still on the fence with this one, just got no-drive to play it what so ever, feel like im in the mood to play it, play 10 mins and lose interest.
usually this is my kind of game, slow-paced story-driven, its like heavy rain (which i enjoyed) with actually proper gameplay, maybe im just having a off week and ill try and put some time and enthusiasm into it next week.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Maibs on May 29, 2011, 05:36:23 PM
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5/5

PC Game of the year for me, cant see anything beating it either, could be game of the year on any format/console etc.
Cant praise it enough so wont bother, its that good.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on May 29, 2011, 06:23:00 PM

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Black Ops  3 stars

Finally got round to completing this. It's o.k, Some levels are quite good, Others not so good. Story was just rubbish but that's a CoD game for you.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on May 30, 2011, 04:11:31 AM
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3 STARS

A weird one, i liked it but it was easy except for a few levels. You can put some grenade launchers on and just rock through the whole game in 5-6 hours. HARD mode is another matter, some levels are 'impossible' but i'm getting there. So it's enjoyable, but it's just blowing stuff up with those launchers.... hmmm.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on May 31, 2011, 09:55:05 PM
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Golden Axe

3 Stars

Another entry from the Sega Vintage Collection.  Unlike the previous, this was actually pretty enjoyable.  Classic beat-em-up, and nearly lived up to my memory.  Controls feel very dated (as expected), but the game didn't bore me which was a surprise.  I would have given it 4 Stars if it just wasn't so damn short.  30-minutes to complete, and that's being generous.  It blows my mind that I used to buy these games for $50.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 01, 2011, 09:29:26 PM
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MS.PAC-MAN

4 Stars

Not as fun as PAC-MAN CEDX (understandably), but still one of those rare classics that holds up after all these years.  Plus ... how can you not love those legs?   :-*
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on June 02, 2011, 07:12:34 AM
pffft Pac-Man fanboy! you'd even love Pac-Man gets a desk job >_>
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 02, 2011, 09:04:54 PM
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X-MEN

4 Stars

"I am Magneto. Master of Magnet!"
"X-Men! Welcome... to DIE!"
"X-Chicken!"

Awesome.  Knowing how many tens of dollars I fed into the X-MEN cabinet at my local arcade as a kid, unlimited continues gives me a naughty sense of satisfaction every time I pressed 'A'.   8)

Plus, the online community is booming!  I don't think it took me more than 3 minutes to gather a fully 6-party team.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 03, 2011, 12:05:16 AM
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Streets of Rage 2

5 Stars

I know Streets of Rage was just Sega's attempt to clone Final Fight, but for me Streets of Rage was the epitome of side-scrolling-beat-em-ups.  And Streets of Rage 2 was the best in the series.  The slight tweaks they made to enemy AI, diversity, and level designs made 12-year-old Neato an addict.  And for a couple hour tonight, with my Sega Saturn-style SF4 controller in-hand, I was 12 years old again.  Love it.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on June 03, 2011, 05:51:30 AM
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I dunno how i feel about this, it's not the most aweful game in the world like most people are saying. I'll play pretty much anything but i know a stinker when i see one (Fuzion Frenzy 2) and whilst not amazing, this isn't a stinker.

Just Average.
2.5 STARS.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 06, 2011, 09:21:53 PM
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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

4 Stars

This game got some pretty mediocre reviews, but I think that's because reviewers didn't fully understand what kind of game it was.  It's Lego Spider-Man (minus the Lego theme).  The gameplay, humor, and visual style is what we now relate to the Lego series of games.  It's ideal in co-op (likely a parent & child), but I still had a lot of fun with it solo.  The only problem with playing it solo is the grind for the last achievement (level up all characters).  If I was playing with my child or younger sibling, it would be the kind of game you play over and over just to have that co-op experience in a game that's simple but rewarding.  Great game for any of you Spidey-fan-parents out there.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 21, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
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Borderlands

5 Stars

Borderlands is a game that split a lot of people's opinions.  A lot of people bought it, assuming it was like Fallout 3 or Halo 3.  These people were disappointed and not afraid to voice it.

The heart of Borderlands isn't about what it's not, but what it is.  It's an amazing co-op FPS with colorful characters, rich humor, and sprinkled with a little RPG for flavor.  It's a game that has that rare quality that makes it enjoyable to revisit after letting it sit on the shelf for months (which I did often, obviously).

I give the core game 5 stars.  If I factor in all of the DLC, I would have to give it 4.5 stars, but that rounds up to 5 stars anyways.   ;)  Here my opinions of the DLC.

Zombie Island.  5 stars.  Creative, funny, and managed to break away from the signature Borderlands tone without losing any of the enjoyment.

The Underdome.  2 stars.  Forget about the marathon play sessions required to get the achievements.  What really disappoints is simply the lack of content.  Underdome is made up of only 3 small areneas, plus 1 even smaller hub / lobby area.  The only redeeming qualities of The Underdome is the introduction of the great character Moxxi, and the addition of a "bank" feature to expand your item storage.  Even then, I only give it 2 stars.

Secret Armory.  5 Stars.  Secret Armory has everything.  Fun story, cool enemies, and lots and lots and LOTS of loot!

New Revolution.  4 Stars.  Could have easily been 5 stars if not for the tedious collectible missions.  Similar to the collectible missions in Zombie Island, but without the humorous incentives.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on June 22, 2011, 01:00:47 PM
^ I'm on the lookout for a game of the year addition^
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Hells_JJ on June 22, 2011, 01:24:50 PM
^ I'm on the lookout for a game of the year addition^

a must buy game  ;D
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 22, 2011, 02:41:29 PM
^ I'm on the lookout for a game of the year addition^

a must buy game  ;D

When Sambo starts playing, Loot, Kini, and Zero can escort him through the tougher missions like Slamurai and I did for them.

*Elton John's Circle Of Life start playing*
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on July 20, 2011, 02:43:19 PM
Just finished up Borderlands and I'd echo Neato on the rating(s).

It's a slow burn initially, but quickly picks up and burns at a faster pace, especially when the DLC and Co-Op are introduced. I liked the fact that the weaponry seemed to constantly grow and expand in qualities and abilities from the very get-go. The world feels extremely accessible, mostly having to do with the humor and characters, also, while the areas are vast it never felt too isolated.

I wouldn't say that it's a better "Fallout 3" or "Fallout: New Vegas", but it's got a bit of a quicker pace and feels deceivingly less like a lumbering juggernaut than either of the two aforementioned games. Plus, Skag Riding Midgets with dynamite - how could you resist?

(http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/164210-borderlands-the-secret-armory-of-general-knoxx-/skagriders-620x.jpg)

[I'll be keeping this around for a while if anyone wants to play some to either level up or have some general fun on Pandora.] (http://www.360fahrenheit.com/forum/index.php?topic=2211.0)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Handshakes on July 21, 2011, 03:03:42 PM
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I hated Borderlands.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on July 21, 2011, 05:22:51 PM
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I hated Borderlands.
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;)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on August 02, 2011, 08:23:50 AM
Dungeon Siege 3

meh! 2/5

and

EDF: Insect Armageddon

i won't rate this, it'll be like craig rating Gears 3.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: GamerMan316 on August 02, 2011, 08:25:43 AM
Dungeon Siege 3

meh! 2/5

and

EDF: Insect Armageddon

i won't rate this, it'll be like craig rating Gears 3.

Guaranteed Awesome!!!   :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: RedMaster11 on August 02, 2011, 10:12:39 AM
I'll rate Insect Armageddon on Failed's behalf...

4/5

Very short campaign. Lacks the charm and cheese factor of the first one, which wasn't everyone's cup of tea (losers). Some welcome changes though, with reviving team mates, jet packs and the sprint button (no more shoulder rolling all over the place). Cheevos are not hard, but will involve a hell of a lot of grinding. I'm hoping I won't become sick of the game and lose interest in completing it.

Overall I would recommend it. We need more people than me and Failed to buy it so we can play 6 player survival mode.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: asheepshot on August 02, 2011, 10:22:37 AM
3 out of five, if someone had told me it was literally just gta with more pimps and the colour purple i dont think i'd have bought it but at least theres enough ho's to steal and insurers to defraud to keep me entertained for a couple of days!
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on August 07, 2011, 10:23:25 AM
I've not got around to playing the Saints Row games, They have not appealed to me (considering I've not even completed GTA IV yet).
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: killswitchmad on August 07, 2011, 04:44:12 PM
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4/5

Having been a fan of Castlevania ever since Symphony of the Night I approached this cautiously despite the glowing reviews (Castlevania tends not to do so well in 3D) and initially I wasn't too impressed but after a couple of levels I started to take the game on it's own merits and boy am I glad I did.

Gameplay wise it's very reminiscent of God of War (big combos, big baddies and lots of gore) although elements of Tomb Raider appear while traversing the terrain.

The story is pure Castlevania and I won't say more than that as I'll ruin it, needless to say there are some big twists.

The best thing about the game though is it's glorious and varied graphics, I never got tired of the scenery which ranges from medieval villages and castles to stunning forests and frozen lakes and the bosses are so huge!

The only thing that let the game down for me were literally the last 10 minutes being far too easy....
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on August 09, 2011, 12:42:39 PM
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Condemned  3 stars

Finally got around to playing this, Having owned it for more than 2 years. It's o.k, It looks a little dated now, Which is to be expected.
I just found it to be a little repetative, And I know it's a horror game but does it have to be so dark all the time, I mean your little flashlight hardly lights up a corner and with no map I found myself going round in circles sometimes. I would say for the price you can pick this up for nowdays it's worth a bash.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on August 09, 2011, 08:03:48 PM
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Condemned  3 stars

Finally got around to playing this, Having owned it for more than 2 years. It's o.k, It looks a little dated now, Which is to be expected.
I just found it to be a little repetative, And I know it's a horror game but does it have to be so dark all the time, I mean your little flashlight hardly lights up a corner and with no map I found myself going round in circles sometimes. I would say for the price you can pick this up for nowdays it's worth a bash.

Not a bad play back in the day, still have it around, I (naively) figure I'll attempt some of the left over achievements some day. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Hells_JJ on August 11, 2011, 04:59:41 PM
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Condemned  3 stars

Finally got around to playing this, Having owned it for more than 2 years. It's o.k, It looks a little dated now, Which is to be expected.
I just found it to be a little repetative, And I know it's a horror game but does it have to be so dark all the time, I mean your little flashlight hardly lights up a corner and with no map I found myself going round in circles sometimes. I would say for the price you can pick this up for nowdays it's worth a bash.

Not a bad play back in the day, still have it around, I (naively) figure I'll attempt some of the left over achievements some day. :P

I'm in the same boat got some leftovers to take care of but sadly my disc has gone missing still have the case and booklet hope i miss placed it into a stack of cds somewere and that it didn't get jacked
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: bslhonda on August 15, 2011, 10:20:40 AM
Well, I read both Mr. Neato and zerosum posts, and thats it: got Borderlands yesterday (with armory DLC)!

Played just a few, but I have to agree with they said: the game is unique, the FPS mixed eith RPG flavour is a good choise, and the cartoon-ish graphics are awesome as well! Thanks for the tip guys!
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on August 15, 2011, 10:25:23 AM
Wise choice, Honda.  Remember to visit the Co-op board if you need to recruit some teammates.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on August 15, 2011, 12:15:59 PM
The game's a blast, Honda, much more fun with a group but crazy good as a SP as well. I've made it thru a 2nd playthrough and it's still pretty fun. Glad to hear a sequel is in the works.  :D
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on August 15, 2011, 02:28:11 PM
i tried Hellboy: Science of Evil today on a different account.... i'm currently typing through voice recognition as i clawed my own eyebubbles out.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: knikki91 on August 17, 2011, 03:32:08 AM
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5 Stars

Dug my Ninetendo Cube out over the wekend and started playing this again. Its just fab
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on August 17, 2011, 05:44:14 PM
Nice.  I played RE4 not that long ago on Wii.  Great game.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on September 19, 2011, 10:30:04 AM
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

3 Stars

A bizarro example of a movie tie-in game being better than the movie itself.  Wolverine is a solid action game experience, but nothing impressive.  The combat is varied and in-depth, but not required since you can stick to the basics to get the job done.  I did run into a few glitches.  Mostly weird graphical bugs, but I was forced to hard reset once.  There are some parts of the game that feel like they were going for an open-world feel, but never fleshed it out.  The seemingly random forced camera angles are irritating and make some boss battles more difficult than needed.  If not for these few complaints, I would have gladly given it 4 stars.  All-in-all, Wolverine is worth your time for a single playthrough, but not worth grinding the few cheevos you'll be left with at the end.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on September 30, 2011, 01:57:34 PM
(http://cdn4.spong.com/pack/d/e/deusexhuma352054l/_-Deus-Ex-Human-Revolution-Xbox-360-_.jpg)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

4 and a half stars.

Excellent game. The game gives you a great feeling off being able to choose exactly how you want to play the game in a really well thought out world, It's the type of game you really want to take your time with and take everything in, Would highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on October 07, 2011, 01:55:45 PM
(http://www.el33tonline.com/images/cache/11909.jpg)

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
5 STARS

One of the best Arcade games i've played. I really enjoyed this, the exploring, puzzles and even twin-stick combat (which i hate). Theres lots to do, the game itself is pretty huge. 6-8hours to complete the campaign, then ages to do all the challenges. Each level needs a speed run and to collect 10 skulls. It's better in coop, where you can do nifty tricks like jump-jumps and leaps of faith, but it still plays well in SP. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on October 07, 2011, 03:09:13 PM
I've been co-oping Guardian of Light with our friend Coffinbury whenever we find ourselves too drunk to go out.  I think we're about 1/2 way through.  1 more year (100 more beers) and we'll have this thing wrapped!  lol
 
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on October 07, 2011, 03:12:42 PM
I started playing coop with my friend LordFlash, when we found ourselves too drunk to go out. We got the first 5 levels done, but i couldn't wait the extra year wait and another 100 beers.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: MacheteMable on October 09, 2011, 01:53:42 PM
(http://theprogramer.webs.com/crysis-cover.jpg)

On Xbox 360.

(http://images.six.betanews.com/fileforum2/rating-4_0.gif)

Beginning was kinda slow and the AI are waaaaaaaaaaaay too sensitive to your movements, even when you're cloaked. The game was loads of fun though and made me want to go buy Crysis 2 now. Just hoping Warhead comes to Xbox as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on October 09, 2011, 02:32:31 PM
i thought Crysis 2 took a while to get into aswell and the AI were useless at spotting you cloaked >_<
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: MacheteMable on October 09, 2011, 05:37:44 PM
i thought Crysis 2 took a while to get into aswell and the AI were useless at spotting you cloaked >_<
I just bought it so once im done with it too i'll post a short review on here for that. Also have to do one for Rage but may go way in depth with that one since there's a lot to that game.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on October 10, 2011, 03:02:57 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Windedprism on October 14, 2011, 03:40:35 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFaDWXF4xj-1f3RUT-wo8GlwYgmGIbhH3zKgADK2nViBQr-Wj47w)

For the bargain price of 400 points, I can say this is one of the best purchases I've made. Ok so I haven't finished yet (hey I'm not far off, for once!!), but I'm enjoying it immensely. A mini dungeon crawler with one town that you gain your quests,cash in all your junk, enchant items and a one location floor after floor dungeon system.

It may sound simple, because it is. The combat is simple and easy to use as well with skills and spells mapping to the pads's buttons for convenience.
The variation in mobs and scenery change is generous too, with some cool boss fights and swarms of enemies.

You start the game with a choice of three classes and three different pets. The usual fair of classes War/Thf/Mage and I chose the lizard style pet. With the pets you can feed them different kinds of fish and they transform. Mine turned into a purple ogre and I haven't changed it since. After a while of going through the levels I chose an ability from the skill up menu so now I have a golem. And it doesn't stop there, using a learn spell scroll I can summon  3 undead pets as well. So with a Party of 6 I run the dungeons, duel wielding pistols, send my pet home to sell some wares when my pockets are full and it's a lot a fun. There's a lot more in the game than that but I'd end up taking up 6 pages so I'll leave it there.

Overall it's fairly deep, however still no brainer fun, but strangely addictive .

Worth 1200 points? Yeah I think so.

Worth 400 points? eh no brainer!

Overall score

7.5/10

Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on October 14, 2011, 04:01:04 PM
Well put, Windy.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Windedprism on October 14, 2011, 04:13:45 PM
well thank you :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on October 14, 2011, 09:14:21 PM
i was gutted it wasn't 2 player coop ... *sobs*

i found the demo boring, but for 400msp you cn't complain too much :P
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Windedprism on October 17, 2011, 03:32:20 PM
Co-op would be fun in this your right,I know it was in the pc version but oh well.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Failed on October 18, 2011, 05:29:48 AM
i bought it forgetting to try the demo, but really only to play coop with my buddy. Now i'm stuck with a SP game i really don't need. I'm sure i'll change my tune in Q1 next year when they forget to release games because they think gamers only buy games at Christmas.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on November 02, 2011, 01:34:11 PM
(http://download.xbox.com/content/images/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80257520802/1033/boxartlg.jpg)

Batman: Arkham City

5 Goddamn Stars!

Assassin's Creed + Metroid + Grand Theft Auto.  It's perfect in that there's nothing about it that I look at and say "I wish that was different".  Combat is tight and even more varied & enjoyable than Arkham Asylum.  The voice acting and dialogue are spot on, including the occasional cheesy inside jokes.  The setpieces are beautiful and inspired.  The story is complex without becoming diluted.  The play area is big enough to make you feel like you're actually in a living city, but not so big you can't over come the initial sense of overwhelming.  The only (debatable) fault was the difficulty of some of the puzzles/challenges.  There were a couple I spent way too long on, only to realize I was overthinking it and then spent the next 10 minutes feeling like an idiot not worthy to wear the cowl.   :P

I finished my first playthrough last night.  I made a huge effort to complete all of the side missions (minus the riddler trophies) before completing the story.  The game easily has twice the content as Arkham Asylum, and Arkham Asylum wasn't a small game.  What's impressive is the even with the 40+ hours I've spent in Arkham City, I can't wait to go back to collect those riddler trophies and smash some goon skulls in freeroam.  With all of the little hidden secrets and references I found, I know there must be so much more to be found.  I can't wait to start my "New Game +".   8)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: sambo on November 04, 2011, 01:26:48 PM
Could not add anything more to what you have wrote Neato, I thought the game was amazing. I really did not want the game to end, I've still a few things to mop up and then hit the challange maps.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Handshakes on November 18, 2011, 04:08:13 PM
Alpha Protocol

What do you get when you cross Mass Effect with Deus Ex (the first one, not the orange pop edition that just came out a month or so ago)? Alpha Protocol, that's what!

The good:
The conversation system is much more complex than in the Mass Effect games. For one thing, conversations don't pause for ten minutes while you pick out a response. You have a very natural response time (one to two seconds) with which to pick out what you want to say. Better yet, what you say actually matters. In ME (Mass Effect), all of the conversational choices basically come down to this: You get a generic goody goody response and a generic snarky prick response, but either way you go the conversation always ends up in the exact same place. The only times that conversation choices matter in ME is when you get a "renegade", "paragon", or sexy-time response to pick. In AP (Alpha Protocol), however, every single choice matters. Every character you talk to has their own sets of likes and dislikes, so as a super spy you have to custom tailor what you say to them to manipulate them into getting what you want. This can either mean telling them what they want to hear so that they'll like you more and be more receptive to you, or it can mean actively pushing their buttons so that you can throw them off their guard and trip them up. Eventually you'll even get a reputation, either as a professional or a snarky prick, and people who you go on to meet will come into the meeting with preconceived notions of your douchebaggery/level-headedness. Plus, unlike ME, if you pick the snarky prick response during a time of crisis, characters will actually have a "what the hell is wrong with you" reaction, which is actually pretty natural, so I like that.

Another cool thing about AP is how nearly every thing you do has an effect on the way the game plays out. I already mentioned how the conversation system can change the game, but even how you perform during missions has an effect as well. For instance, if you are doing a mission against a rival spy company and you pull off the mission without getting seen, then the rival spy company won't treat you like a bastard the next time they see you (because they have no idea you were doing a mission against them). Overall, you are encouraged to play this spy game like a spy - as in you should rarely get seen - but you are allowed to play it however you want, including like a maniac with a machine gun in each hand - just don't expect to get many friends in the game by doing things that way.

One of the great things about this game is that sometimes things don't go your way. Whether you don't have enough time to think about a conversation choice and pick the wrong one, or you trip an alarm during a mission that was otherwise going stealthy and well, you will screw up... And that's okay. I like that, unlike games like Mass Effect where you have all the time in the world to pick what you want to do exactly how you want to do it, this game takes it out of your hands a little bit. Things don't always turn out the way you want them to: This is what roleplaying is all about!

The story is subtle-ish in that it is about manipulative corporations and government bureaucracies instead of saving the world from imminent doom. The characters are pretty great, including your choice of sexy ladies to infiltrate. Every character has an agenda, and only by interacting with them, and buying info on them from the black market and reading about them, can you figure out exactly what angle they are playing at.

And did I mention the sexy ladies? You get your standard, shy and bookish asian chick (I say standard because all of these RPGs has that nerd girl to bang: The elf girl from Dragon Age 2, Tali Zorah from Mass Effect, etc...). A German cougar chick who is rambo mixed with Dr. Strangelove (and if the asian chick likes you enough she gets super jealous during one of the missions, and it hilarious how she keeps bringing up cougar-lady's age). A reporter with outrageously big tatas, and a doe-eyed secretary who accidentally gets caught in the conspiracy. Finally, a mute Europunk orphan girl (who you may or may not get to bang - I'm not sure about this one because she is more sad than sexy by a mile).

The bad:
You know how in Mass Effect 2 once the shooting part of the game started it was pretty standard stop-n-pop shooter stuff? I'm not saying it was bad, I just mean that it was inoffensive in that it was kind of easy and fun for what it was. Well, Alpha Protocol's in-mission gameplay is not always inoffensive.

The difference is that in Mass Effect you are always good at shooting your gun. What I mean is that even at level 1 you can shoot things in the face from across the room. In fact, all leveling up gives you in Mass Effect is cool new powers to use against the baddies to help you out even more. Alpha Protocol is not like that.

See, in Alpha Protocol every vital skill you have is something that has to be leveled up. So you start with level 0 in pistols, which basically means that you can't shoot somebody in the face even when you are standing two feet from them. Worse still, your stealth skill is also level 0, which makes you about as subtle as a clown with squeaky shoes. Unless you are freaking perfect, for the first couple hours of the game you WILL NOT be successful during your stealth missions, and shooting your way out will be a ridiculous affair. I don't necessarily hate this; Deus Ex used a very similar leveling system, and that game was brilliant.

Moreover, the game just doesn't do stealth very well. Splinter Cell, this aint. The stealth always feels kind of clunky, and because of the leveling system if your stealth is on the low side it can sometimes feel like the enemies are freaking psychic. This can lead to some BS instances of getting caught. Rather than be a perfectionist and reload, however, just keep playing through. Fracking up a mission can alter the game's story in cool ways anyway, so it can be rewarding in its own way to fudge up here and there.

Now for the truly bad part of the gameplay: The unlocking minigames! Remember in Mass Effect how you had to match up lines of code, or match up circuits to unlock some doors? Kinda boring, but they worked, yeah. In Alpha Protocol, however, the controls for the (PC version, anyway) minigames are HORRENDOUS. It is hair-pullingly frustrating to stealth your way through an entire mission, only to fudge up on a minigame and trip an alarm, not because you couldn't find the matching code, but because the controls are so clunky that you couldn't select the right piece of code. These minigames are awful, and they are, I'm sad to say, plentiful during the game. Yuck.

Overall, I give Alpha Protocol a...

5/5

It feels like a REAL rpg for a change, which is refreshing enough that I can forgive a certain clunkyness and lack of polish in some of the game elements.

Is it a classic? No, I don't think anybody will be playing this in 20 years for its historical contribution to gaming. But it IS absolutely worth a purchase and playthrough.

*The version of Alpha Protocol that I played was the PC version through the OnLive playpack. The Xbox 360 version might have issues that I don't know about, or it might be significantly better (I'm willing to bet that the controls for the minigames are a hell of a lot tighter on the Xbox 360). I think my total playtime clocked in at right around 15 hours.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Windedprism on May 29, 2012, 03:39:56 PM
Nice, this was another under the radar game and one that has come to my mind every now and then. I used to love the Syphon Filter games and part of it reminds me of those games. Most definitely a bargain had here  :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Dantespaw on May 29, 2012, 04:31:30 PM
Alpha Protocol was one that I missed at the time. Might be worth picking up now since it is so cheap. Too many great games out there and not enough time to play them!
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Lastenline on June 03, 2012, 09:01:56 PM
Red Dead Redemption- 5 Stars

A serious cowboy game that captures the death of the old west perfectly. The Undead Nightmare DLC is full of in-jokes and fan-service but the undead are an unrelenting force that will ruin your day. YMMV with multiplayer depending on your skill level as well as the skill level of any allies you run into. Buy it if you can.
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: Windedprism on June 11, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
Dragon's Dogma

(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9dzMQpYekNKotjATHiB4nZXuafA42VBJLpGd7q0S6HzAmUsZoEg)



By no means perfect,but by no means flawed either!
First off this game is about vocations (classes),pawns,enemies tiny/small/medium/big/large/larger and just plain enormous.There are three starting classes, three advanced classes and three hybrid classes.Pawns unfortunately cannot utilize the hybrid classes but they can use the other six. Pawns can be rented on/offline and come in a wild variety of styles and personalities. As the Arisen you gain one main pawn who becomes your sidekick throughout your adventures. Your main pawn can be fully upgraded with skills/core skillsAugments/gear etc etc just like you own character.You then have up to two rental pawns which you can swap and change whenever your near a rift stone. The pawn system is excellent and something very different as you can of course rent other player's pawns and have your own rented. Not only does this give you rift crystals with which to rent higher level pawns, all pawns gain world information such quests/areas/monsters/treasure locations so there's a real benefit to updating online and keeping up with your favourites.


This is not an rpg,it's an action game through and through. It does however have a a lot of rpg familar customization and features but with a somewhat weak main storyline that actually turns out to be quite cool.  The combat is fast and fluid,actually it's amazing with magic being brought to a more epic scale than any rpg/mmorpg I've ever seen. Check high maelstrom it's just bananas!

Each vocation is unique and feels very different to one another,it's one of the strong points of the game. The climbing mechanic is not overused,which is cool, I mean it's there if you want it but it's by no mean enforced in any way. In saying that some enemies can be dispatched much quicker by scaling those lofty heights,it's risk versus reward and really just comes down to your own play-style.

And that really sums up Dragons Dogma, play how you want, make your own pace and enjoy a game that will suck you in if you let it. It's not like SOC, Dark Souls or Skyrim. It's more like Fable done right and with big fricking balls and a lashing of Monster Hunter thrown in for good measure.

There's a shed more I could say on this game, but I will say that if you do not like fantasy/medieval settings then you're gonna hate this. Dogma is a real gamers game, no hype, no promises of delivering this or that experience, it just brings it and it's bloody great fun. That's why I love it, now I'm off to the Everfall to have my ass kicked by some gorechimeras, hyrdra or whatever other evil this great game throws at me :)

I'll add to that as well one of the best post games out there and a difficulty spike that will shock ya, well it shocked me when I had to run just to survive leaving my pawns behind!!!

Highly recommended.

4.5/5
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: nCogNeato on June 28, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
Dragon's Dogma

(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9dzMQpYekNKotjATHiB4nZXuafA42VBJLpGd7q0S6HzAmUsZoEg)

Highly recommended.

4.5/5

Added to my CAG Want List.   :)
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on June 25, 2013, 10:41:30 PM
Alpha Protocol

What do you get when you cross Mass Effect with Deus Ex (the first one, not the orange pop edition that just came out a month or so ago)? Alpha Protocol, that's what!

The good:
The conversation system is much more complex than in the Mass Effect games. For one thing, conversations don't pause for ten minutes while you pick out a response. You have a very natural response time (one to two seconds) with which to pick out what you want to say. Better yet, what you say actually matters. In ME (Mass Effect), all of the conversational choices basically come down to this: You get a generic goody goody response and a generic snarky prick response, but either way you go the conversation always ends up in the exact same place. The only times that conversation choices matter in ME is when you get a "renegade", "paragon", or sexy-time response to pick. In AP (Alpha Protocol), however, every single choice matters. Every character you talk to has their own sets of likes and dislikes, so as a super spy you have to custom tailor what you say to them to manipulate them into getting what you want. This can either mean telling them what they want to hear so that they'll like you more and be more receptive to you, or it can mean actively pushing their buttons so that you can throw them off their guard and trip them up. Eventually you'll even get a reputation, either as a professional or a snarky prick, and people who you go on to meet will come into the meeting with preconceived notions of your douchebaggery/level-headedness. Plus, unlike ME, if you pick the snarky prick response during a time of crisis, characters will actually have a "what the hell is wrong with you" reaction, which is actually pretty natural, so I like that.

Another cool thing about AP is how nearly every thing you do has an effect on the way the game plays out. I already mentioned how the conversation system can change the game, but even how you perform during missions has an effect as well. For instance, if you are doing a mission against a rival spy company and you pull off the mission without getting seen, then the rival spy company won't treat you like a bastard the next time they see you (because they have no idea you were doing a mission against them). Overall, you are encouraged to play this spy game like a spy - as in you should rarely get seen - but you are allowed to play it however you want, including like a maniac with a machine gun in each hand - just don't expect to get many friends in the game by doing things that way.

One of the great things about this game is that sometimes things don't go your way. Whether you don't have enough time to think about a conversation choice and pick the wrong one, or you trip an alarm during a mission that was otherwise going stealthy and well, you will screw up... And that's okay. I like that, unlike games like Mass Effect where you have all the time in the world to pick what you want to do exactly how you want to do it, this game takes it out of your hands a little bit. Things don't always turn out the way you want them to: This is what roleplaying is all about!

The story is subtle-ish in that it is about manipulative corporations and government bureaucracies instead of saving the world from imminent doom. The characters are pretty great, including your choice of sexy ladies to infiltrate. Every character has an agenda, and only by interacting with them, and buying info on them from the black market and reading about them, can you figure out exactly what angle they are playing at.

And did I mention the sexy ladies? You get your standard, shy and bookish asian chick (I say standard because all of these RPGs has that nerd girl to bang: The elf girl from Dragon Age 2, Tali Zorah from Mass Effect, etc...). A German cougar chick who is rambo mixed with Dr. Strangelove (and if the asian chick likes you enough she gets super jealous during one of the missions, and it hilarious how she keeps bringing up cougar-lady's age). A reporter with outrageously big tatas, and a doe-eyed secretary who accidentally gets caught in the conspiracy. Finally, a mute Europunk orphan girl (who you may or may not get to bang - I'm not sure about this one because she is more sad than sexy by a mile).

The bad:
You know how in Mass Effect 2 once the shooting part of the game started it was pretty standard stop-n-pop shooter stuff? I'm not saying it was bad, I just mean that it was inoffensive in that it was kind of easy and fun for what it was. Well, Alpha Protocol's in-mission gameplay is not always inoffensive.

The difference is that in Mass Effect you are always good at shooting your gun. What I mean is that even at level 1 you can shoot things in the face from across the room. In fact, all leveling up gives you in Mass Effect is cool new powers to use against the baddies to help you out even more. Alpha Protocol is not like that.

See, in Alpha Protocol every vital skill you have is something that has to be leveled up. So you start with level 0 in pistols, which basically means that you can't shoot somebody in the face even when you are standing two feet from them. Worse still, your stealth skill is also level 0, which makes you about as subtle as a clown with squeaky shoes. Unless you are freaking perfect, for the first couple hours of the game you WILL NOT be successful during your stealth missions, and shooting your way out will be a ridiculous affair. I don't necessarily hate this; Deus Ex used a very similar leveling system, and that game was brilliant.

Moreover, the game just doesn't do stealth very well. Splinter Cell, this aint. The stealth always feels kind of clunky, and because of the leveling system if your stealth is on the low side it can sometimes feel like the enemies are freaking psychic. This can lead to some BS instances of getting caught. Rather than be a perfectionist and reload, however, just keep playing through. Fracking up a mission can alter the game's story in cool ways anyway, so it can be rewarding in its own way to fudge up here and there.

Now for the truly bad part of the gameplay: The unlocking minigames! Remember in Mass Effect how you had to match up lines of code, or match up circuits to unlock some doors? Kinda boring, but they worked, yeah. In Alpha Protocol, however, the controls for the (PC version, anyway) minigames are HORRENDOUS. It is hair-pullingly frustrating to stealth your way through an entire mission, only to fudge up on a minigame and trip an alarm, not because you couldn't find the matching code, but because the controls are so clunky that you couldn't select the right piece of code. These minigames are awful, and they are, I'm sad to say, plentiful during the game. Yuck.

Overall, I give Alpha Protocol a...

5/5

It feels like a REAL rpg for a change, which is refreshing enough that I can forgive a certain clunkyness and lack of polish in some of the game elements.

Is it a classic? No, I don't think anybody will be playing this in 20 years for its historical contribution to gaming. But it IS absolutely worth a purchase and playthrough.

*The version of Alpha Protocol that I played was the PC version through the OnLive playpack. The Xbox 360 version might have issues that I don't know about, or it might be significantly better (I'm willing to bet that the controls for the minigames are a hell of a lot tighter on the Xbox 360). I think my total playtime clocked in at right around 15 hours.

[Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton Returns to Alpha Protocol (http://kotaku.com/returning-to-alpha-protocol-the-spy-adventure-that-sur-576005110)]
Title: Re: Rate the last game you played
Post by: zerosum on August 13, 2017, 02:34:28 AM
Not much for rating systems, but lately have been hooked on Sunset Overdrive (old by current standards - don't remember if it was a launch title). Despite some of its repetitiveness, its silly, goofy and surprisingly M-rated content more than make up for it. Couple that with one of the most under-rated and entertaining bosses (I get where some may consider annoying) in current-gen gaming [Fizzie] and it's made for good gaming times, IMO.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHUi9uDJ0v8