Sunday, 14 February 2010

More game reviews:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: You can tell how good this is right from the start. The graphics and game-play have progressed a lot since I played COD 4 and it has really enhanced the atmosphere. More action based than COD 4 (being the last COD game I've played) it's a lot more fun too. I would admit that COD 4 has a superior storyline and the direction of the game supersedes MW 2. COD 4 was also a lot longer allowing a more in depth feel and character building elements which are not as focused here. The game-play and the intricate battles alone make this game worth purchasing. The frustratingly short storyline (the whole game should have been part 1 and then a second similar part, lengthwise, added) wipes any chance of this being game of the year (probably forth). Edit: The different skill levels are almost perfectly adjusted to extent playability—perhaps a little too tough—but I am not that experienced a gamer so I suppose others may enjoy it. A

Fable 2: Almost everything about this game is poor. The graphics are childish, the A.I. is dumb, they made the more irritating aspects of the original even more irritating, the plot is lazy and droll and the way you run is fucking stupid. C+

Tomb Raider: Underworld: I haven't played a Tomb Raider in a long while—I think ever since the Playstation 2 versions came out. I loved the originals and I always felt the newer versions never did the game justice. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that this version really went back to the games roots. More action based than puzzle based (at least graphics wise) and much improved game-play allow you to fall in love with Lara all over again. The storyline to each Tomb Raider is pretty similar and this is no exception. I love the little details in the graphics—the birds and rocks crumbling (naturally) as you climb them. Although this kind of game can be limiting they really do try hard with this edition. I got frustrated about half way through near the Aztec temples as you have to redo the whole section if you complete it in the wrong order. This and a few other glitches did annoy me and made me reluctant to continue but overall it was sufficiently entertaining (if only for a short period of time). A−

No comments: