Tag: First-Person

City Of Brass Review

Unpolished And Unrewarding

HIGH Flexible difficulty via buffs and debuffs.

LOW The hitboxes are beyond inconsistent.

WTF Poison makes everything (even bosses!) go down in one hit.


Far Cry 5 Preview

The recent Far Cry games tend to have a split personality when it comes to their tone. One moment, they’re an insane, drug-fueled episode of Looney Toons with swirling colors and apparitions appearing from nowhere. The next, they’re a somber look at the terror of conflict, and how society can fall apart with a nudge in the right place. It’s an odd dichotomy that works surprisingly well for the series, and Far Cry 5 looks to carry on that same tradition.


Q.U.B.E. 2 Preview

When I wrapped up the original Q.U.B.E., I didn’t see where a sequel could go. There was a giant cube, it was going to destroy the earth, some heroic astronauts put a stop to it via an elaborate series of jumping and physics puzzles, roll credits.

I massively underestimated the developers, because it turns out that there’s a huge amount of story left to tell,and Q.U.B.E. 2 outdoes its predecessor in every possible way.


Megaton Rainfall Review

This Isn’t Even My Final Form!

HIGH The epic final boss fight.

LOW Literally everything having to do with drilling through the earth.

WTF Curious about the meaning of life? The game offers a pretty definitive answer.


Deadcore

It’s A Long Way Down

HIGH Witnessing the breathtaking scale of the last level.

LOW How many times did I die? Oh, there is an achievement for that… Dammit, I suck!

WTF And all of this means…?  


Observer Review

We’ll Remember That For You, Whether You Want It Or Not

HIGH Taking my first trip inside someone’s subconscious.

LOW Spending twenty minutes getting killed by a Cybogre over and over again.

WTF This is the second game I’ve played this week set in 2084. We get it. You like Orwell.


SUPERHOT VR

The Gun Is Hardware

HIGH Punching a goon out of a helicopter and having him land at my feet seconds later.

LOW Missing with five throwing stars in a row.

WTF Advancing time by making a ‘yadda yadda yadda’ motion with my hand.


The Long Dark Review

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

HIGH Firing a flare gun into a bear’s eye, sending it fleeing for the hills.

LOW The two times the game crashed, erasing my save file.

WTF How hungry do you have to be to break a bunny’s neck?