User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.21/10

Total of 17 user reviews spread across 17 releases

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  • User Rating 4
    Great idea, poorly executed

    Zafehouse: Diaries

    Rated on November 02, 2013 by Astion

    Great idea, poorly executed

    Zafehouse is nearly exactly the type of zombie strategy game I've been waiting for. It plays a lot like a tabletop roleplaying game, the aim being to survive with a group, scrounging for supplies, hop...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A mature, convincing horror experience and the best of its kind

    Outlast

    Rated on September 12, 2013 by Astion

    A mature, convincing horror experience and the best of its kind

    Finger tingles. Raised neck hair. Irrationally extreme cravings for bright sunlight. All symptoms of playing Outlast. Utterly terrifying, highly polished and beautifully haunting. I don't know a bette...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2
    An experiment in storytelling, and not an entirely failed one. But it severely under-delivers.

    Thirty Flights of Loving

    Rated on January 21, 2013 by Astion

    An experiment in storytelling, and not an entirely failed one. But it severely under-delivers.

    I like to try new and unconventional things. I've found some real nuggets of gold that way. And then there is Thirty Flights of Loving.I can't say it was a waste of time because it only took 15 minute...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Engaging and full of attitude

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut

    Rated on November 21, 2012 by Astion

    Engaging and full of attitude

    I heard this was awsome so I picked it up, expecting a "good" movie-liscenced game. If you're holding off because it's a movie adaption, stop holding and start buying - because it's not a movie adapti...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Breaks the Medal of Honor mold and is the most immersive WWII shooter so far, although it is rather short.

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

    Rated on November 21, 2012 by Astion

    Breaks the Medal of Honor mold and is the most immersive WWII shooter so far, although it is rather short.

    The whole experience of Airborne pulled me in - from the natural control scheme to the feel of the weapons and the shouts of the AI. The whole game feels gritty and dangerous. The weapons have just th...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    An ambitious army sim, but with probably the same ratio of fun to tedium to frustration as the real thing

    Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

    Rated on November 20, 2012 by Astion

    An ambitious army sim, but with probably the same ratio of fun to tedium to frustration as the real thing

    I know that playing a game 3 years after it's release might sway the results of this review, as I'm sure it has a bit. But a good game will be approachable even long after its prime. And bad games def...

    4 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A labor of love by master craftsmen of the horror genre. Games like this only come around every once in a while.

    Alan Wake

    Rated on November 20, 2012 by Astion

    A labor of love by master craftsmen of the horror genre. Games like this only come around every once in a while.

    This is why I play games, especially the horror kind. Alan Wake does not work on cheap scares or "gotcha" moments, but rather it puts you in the middle of creepyville and lets you sweat it out. It's n...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Great atmosphere, unique story, normal point-and-click adventure

    Syberia II

    Rated on November 16, 2012 by Astion

    Great atmosphere, unique story, normal point-and-click adventure

    Most point-and-click adventure games lose me before I get to the end because of tedious and repetitive gameplay. The Syberia games are exceptions to this rule - I've actually finished them and enjoyed...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A fun puzzle game, but not much of a finish for the series.

    Penumbra: Requiem

    Rated on November 16, 2012 by Astion

    A fun puzzle game, but not much of a finish for the series.

    Requiem is a puzzle game. The horror-survival experience that made the first two games so great was left behind for the most part, and replaced with lots of problem solving. There were two (only two, ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Everything you could hope for in a successor to the first game

    Penumbra: Black Plague

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by Astion

    Everything you could hope for in a successor to the first game

    Penumbra: Black Plague is better in every way than the first game, Overture. The first was good, but this takes it up a half-notch. More story, scarier monsters, more gameplay elements, great voice ac...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A pillar of first-person horror-thriller.

    Penumbra: Overture

    Rated on October 23, 2012 by Astion

    A pillar of first-person horror-thriller.

    If you like creepy games, you cannot go wrong with Penumbra. It's a little dated, but for an indie developer, it is extremely polished and fun. Easily one of the best of my survival-horror gaming expe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Play Dear Esther when you're feeling calm, reflective, and in a patient mood.

    Dear Esther

    Rated on April 08, 2012 by Astion

    Play Dear Esther when you're feeling calm, reflective, and in a patient mood.

    Dear Esther is at times haunting, thoughtful, and pretentious. It's very slow, so play it when you're in a particularly patient mood. Your character never moves at more than a sauntering pace, and the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Enjoyable for a short while, but it may have trouble satisfying many PC gamers.

    Dead Rising 2

    Rated on December 21, 2010 by Astion

    Enjoyable for a short while, but it may have trouble satisfying many PC gamers.

    I spent an hour with Dead Rising 2 before I wanted to uninstall it. Not because it's a bad game but it just never grabbed me. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and played about 3 more hours to see if...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Refreshingly unique - A great playthrough if you can stomach its technical issues

    Cryostasis

    Rated on December 14, 2009 by Astion

    Refreshingly unique - A great playthrough if you can stomach its technical issues

    I've never felt so cold playing a game. The environment sends chills down your spine with every step across the icy floor. The beautiful icy textures, the puffs of frozen breath, and the brief episode...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    An epic experience for RPG gamers, but you'll have to muster some inhuman patience

    Gothic 3

    Rated on October 17, 2009 by Astion

    An epic experience for RPG gamers, but you'll have to muster some inhuman patience

    I have never been so divided over a game. It frustrates me beyond words, but then why did I spend so much time with it? No, really. I need to know.The world is absolutely gorgeous. It's not the models...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Very simple and extremely addictive

    Mayhem Intergalactic

    Rated on February 15, 2009 by Astion

    Very simple and extremely addictive

    It doesn't look like much on the surface, but it's one that you'll have to try in order to appreciate. Ignore the trailers and play the demo - you'll figure out if it's for you pretty quickly. I playe...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    If you want a memorable semi-emotional experience in a game, here you go. Just don't expect too much otherwise.

    Syberia

    Rated on October 08, 2004 by Astion

    If you want a memorable semi-emotional experience in a game, here you go. Just don't expect too much otherwise.

    Syberia is one of two adventure games I've been able to see through to the end (possibly because it's somewhat short...) - the other being Full Throttle. I've come to find that as with any adventure g...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.