User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.71/10

Total of 41 user reviews spread across 41 releases

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  • User Rating 7.5
    Great mechanics, insane characters.

    Far Cry 3

    Rated on August 26, 2013 by Shatter28

    Great mechanics, insane characters.

    Far Cry 3 nails some things very well. Perhaps better than any other game to date you can scale obstacles in first person, vault over low walls, climb ledges, swim and dive, go from sprint into a powe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Masterpiece brought down by issues. Or is it a secret experiment to study the limits of nerd rage?

    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

    Rated on July 26, 2013 by Shatter28

    Masterpiece brought down by issues. Or is it a secret experiment to study the limits of nerd rage?

    I waited to play this game until it had dropped in price some. Considering the sundry issues that it has you shouldn't pay full price for it. Where to start? Dark Souls is simply the worst console ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Pretentious is the right classification, I think

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on April 19, 2013 by Shatter28

    Pretentious is the right classification, I think

    Some games you want to like so much. You always hope that what you're playing now is the classic of the future. Pitty Bioshock Infinite isn't that. It is indeed pretentious, like the movie Prometheus....

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    That's it? That is it??

    Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Rated on March 16, 2013 by Shatter28

    That's it? That is it??

    My, this was rather disappointing. Bought it Wednesday evening, now it's Saturday afternoon, and I'm done with the campaign (played at hard difficulty). HotS is a great deal shorter and less intere...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Braindead story. Obnoxious hero. Lame combat. What could possibly be wrong?

    Diablo III

    Rated on May 18, 2012 by Shatter28

    Braindead story. Obnoxious hero. Lame combat. What could possibly be wrong?

    Blizzard breaks the cardinal rule of gaming, one they have always understood so well until now. This game is NO FUN. Diablo 3 is so easy, I think I died less than 10 times the entire game. Nearly e...

    13 out of 20 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Very similar to Anno 1404, especially impressive if you're new to the franchise.

    Anno 2070

    Rated on December 25, 2011 by Shatter28

    Very similar to Anno 1404, especially impressive if you're new to the franchise.

    What a delightful feeling to once again play a game designed 100% with keyboard & mouse in mind. Anno 2070 does not represent a big change compared to Anno 1404. You get roughly the same interface....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Awesome facial animations, good story, but gameplay isn't as much fun.

    L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

    Rated on December 23, 2011 by Shatter28

    Awesome facial animations, good story, but gameplay isn't as much fun.

    I had some issues getting the game to run properly, initially I had extremely low FPS; it turned out I was accidentally underclocking my 2.4GHz processor to 2.0Ghz (oops), and that made a huge differe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Nothing's changed since Oblivion. Same game, different name. Only the pixels changed.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Rated on November 18, 2011 by Shatter28

    Nothing's changed since Oblivion. Same game, different name. Only the pixels changed.

    Sadly Skyrim is exactly what I expected it to be. Reviewers everywhere fall over their feet kissing Bethesda butt, but why, for crying out loud? The guys at Bethesda just will not learn from their mis...

    3 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Abominable console port that is an insult to PC gamers

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition

    Rated on November 09, 2011 by Shatter28

    Abominable console port that is an insult to PC gamers

    What a disgrace this game is. What does it say about you as a game company when you cannot even be bothered to implement mouse support in the menus of your game? What message is that supposed to deliv...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    WARNING: this is a console port. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will not make us forget the original.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Rated on September 11, 2011 by Shatter28

    WARNING: this is a console port. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will not make us forget the original.

    One of the first things that strikes you about Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the dancy main menu. Perfectly fine if you only have up/down on the controller to push, but with the mouse it's a little ann...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    With the update to the graphics, Crysis 2 leads the pack in terms of graphics. Did I mention it was fun?

    Crysis 2

    Rated on August 16, 2011 by Shatter28

    With the update to the graphics, Crysis 2 leads the pack in terms of graphics. Did I mention it was fun?

    It's good to see that as PC gamers we are leaving the PS3 and Xbox360 behind for good. After updating with the large size patches to get DX11 and high resolution textures, here is a game that says: I'...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Some of the best graphics so far...and some of the worst voice acting.

    Arcania: Gothic 4

    Rated on August 13, 2011 by Shatter28

    Some of the best graphics so far...and some of the worst voice acting.

    Gothic 4 is a remarkable mix of outstanding graphics (provided you have the horse-power to run it), good sound effects, fine interface, fine controls, and some extremely lame elements besides. What...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Faithful to the original games. Great!

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Rated on July 15, 2011 by Shatter28

    Faithful to the original games. Great!

    One wonders how Obsidian Entertainment is doing after the disappointing Alpha Protocol. They are the creators of Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2, both of which had some of the b...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Don't fix it if it isn't broken, right? Bioware again messes up a perfectly good franchise.

    Dragon Age II

    Rated on June 27, 2011 by Shatter28

    Don't fix it if it isn't broken, right? Bioware again messes up a perfectly good franchise.

    It's time to start questioning the sanity of the folks at Bioware. Or is it that they have fallen under the spell of EA? Dragon Age: Origins was a game of unusually high quality, introducing a combat ...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Worthy sequel to a better predecessor.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    Rated on June 01, 2011 by Shatter28

    Worthy sequel to a better predecessor.

    The Witcher 2 is a great game. It's got some of the best visuals yet and good voice acting. Yet, it doesn't approach the grandeur of its predecessor. As with other games we've seen (Mass Effect, fo...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Lacks the proper storytelling of the first game. Shallow otherwise.

    The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by Shatter28

    Lacks the proper storytelling of the first game. Shallow otherwise.

    The original Battle for Middle-earth was a fairly simple RTS game, but it was well paced and it let you play and level up most of the primary characters in the books. This game fails to meet the stand...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Interesting game, but the actual gameplay is a little bland.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on January 09, 2011 by Shatter28

    Interesting game, but the actual gameplay is a little bland.

    Nothing more needs to be said about the DRM employed for this game, right? This is a game that quite handsomely fuses elements from games like GTA, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Deus Ex,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Very unpolished at its European release. Mostly good fun.

    Two Worlds II

    Rated on December 02, 2010 by Shatter28

    Very unpolished at its European release. Mostly good fun.

    I was unfamiliar with the Two Worlds franchise before this, and eager to see how good it was. Well this is an Oblivion clone. You get a nice map in the DVD case, and the world is quite substantial. Un...

    7 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Very much inferior to the original

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

    Rated on July 01, 2010 by Shatter28

    Very much inferior to the original

    I expected Call of Pripyat to be a return to the strong storytelling of the original game, this after the somewhat disappointing stand-alone expansion pack Stalker: Clear Sky. Unfortunately Call of Pr...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Why fix something that isn't broke?

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on June 06, 2010 by Shatter28

    Why fix something that isn't broke?

    Mass Effect 2 is quite a different game from Mass Effect 1. This is no longer an RPG, but rather a 3rd person squad based shooter - RPG hybrid, which has more in common with System Shock, Deus Ex, Sta...

    12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It's got its heart in the right place, but it leaves something to be desired...

    Divinity II: Ego Draconis

    Rated on December 17, 2009 by Shatter28

    It's got its heart in the right place, but it leaves something to be desired...

    Larian Studios seems to have taken a hint or two from the Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series by Steven Erikson, which has prominent 'soletaken' characters that can shapeshift into a dragon. Abo...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Basically, Bioware nails it.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on November 15, 2009 by Shatter28

    Basically, Bioware nails it.

    With Dragon Age: Origins Bioware set out to match the best game they ever made, which is Baldur's Gate (1/2). Did they succeed? The short answer is, not entirely. Does that mean DA is not a good game?...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Risen is Gothic in a new jacket. Great world/level design and relatively good polish for a "Gothic" game.

    Risen

    Rated on October 11, 2009 by Shatter28

    Risen is Gothic in a new jacket. Great world/level design and relatively good polish for a "Gothic" game.

    Piranha Bytes, developer of the Gothic series split up with publisher JoWood, who apparently kept the Gothic licence, or maybe they're both feel 3 Gothic games are enough. Risen nevertheless copies...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Incoherent. Pretty awful voice acting. Nevertheless kind of addictive. Fun combat.

    Drakensang: The Dark Eye

    Rated on July 27, 2009 by Shatter28

    Incoherent. Pretty awful voice acting. Nevertheless kind of addictive. Fun combat.

    A long time ago (1995 ish) I played this game called Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva, which was also based on the "Das Schwarze Auge" ruleset and it (and the two previous games in its series) was...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Grand! YEAH! Provided you're willing to accept all the crap surrounding the installation.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on December 31, 2008 by Shatter28

    Grand! YEAH! Provided you're willing to accept all the crap surrounding the installation.

    First off, I haven't completed the game yet, but feel I should write a review anyway. GTA 4 is an awesome game hidden under layer upon layer of crap. It's a disgrace that as a paying customer you h...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    At least there's more beards to choose from then ever before.

    Fallout 3

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by Shatter28

    At least there's more beards to choose from then ever before.

    I only recently got around to playing Fallout 1 & 2. I remember putting away Fallout 1 back when it came out because it wasn't 3D when just around then many great looking 3D shooters came out. My mist...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Blows Oblivion out of the water

    The Witcher

    Rated on July 10, 2008 by Shatter28

    Blows Oblivion out of the water

    What a great game! From the lengthy intro and throughout the game it is obvious just how much work must have been put into the making of The Witcher. The world is extremely detailed, characters go abo...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    So-so. Great interface but otherwise rather boring. Story is incredibly thin and unconvincing.

    Supreme Commander

    Rated on February 26, 2008 by Shatter28

    So-so. Great interface but otherwise rather boring. Story is incredibly thin and unconvincing.

    I think a good part of any game should be drama. Strategy games in particular tend to depict epic struggles for survival where carnage, death and destruction are followed by glorious victory. Surpris...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Both framerate and fun take a nosedive in the final part of the game.

    Crysis

    Rated on February 16, 2008 by Shatter28

    Both framerate and fun take a nosedive in the final part of the game.

    In Crysis, you're a Delta Force operative anno 2020. What appears to be alien technology has been uncovered on a tropical island. You're there to make sure the North Koreans who've taken control of th...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Not as good as GRAW.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    Rated on February 10, 2008 by Shatter28

    Not as good as GRAW.

    It's unfortunate that this game isn''t a little better. This is perhaps the only hardcore tactical shooter franchise left, and I very much wanted to like it. For the most part I did. It seems line...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Somewhere between the bugs there is something quite good, I think.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Rated on November 27, 2007 by Shatter28

    Somewhere between the bugs there is something quite good, I think.

    Well, I haven't finished NWN2 yet, one reason is that I decided to give up on my rogue character because I wanted to play a wizard afterall. The other reason is i'm now stopped completely by the bugs....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Boring

    Sacred

    Rated on November 08, 2007 by Shatter28

    Boring

    Sacred, I haven't finished the game, and I doubt I will.... There are certainly some things to like about Sacred; it's got decent to good looking graphics, fairly good voice acting, but above all it's...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Great style. Great voice acting. Far too much like System Shock 2, and not as good.

    BioShock

    Rated on October 23, 2007 by Shatter28

    Great style. Great voice acting. Far too much like System Shock 2, and not as good.

    I can't help but feel disappointed by Bioshock. As someone who has played (quite a few times) both System Shock 1 & 2, the game's mechanisms are far too familiar. Med and psi hypo's are now medkit...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Innovative and boring, boring, boring

    Prey

    Rated on October 20, 2007 by Shatter28

    Innovative and boring, boring, boring

    What a wasted effort this game! You can almost hear it in the voices of the voice actors in the final moments of the game. On the up side, there is nothing in the game to really frustrate you at all. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    It's really a must play, an instant classic, yes; although not entirely on the same level as System Shock, Deus Ex.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    Rated on August 01, 2007 by Shatter28

    It's really a must play, an instant classic, yes; although not entirely on the same level as System Shock, Deus Ex.

    STALKER is a hybrid game, trying to fuse a FPS with RPG elements. However, it doesn't take the latter far enough in my opinion. STALKER features a quest system where on your PDA tasks are listed and d...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Console shoot-em up. This is not Rainbow Six. Fun while it lasts.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Rated on March 05, 2007 by Shatter28

    Console shoot-em up. This is not Rainbow Six. Fun while it lasts.

    I hate what Ubisoft has done to the Rainbow Six franchise. Here we are with yet another console port with yet another obtrusive console interface ("LOW AMMO!!" , "RELOAD!!"). Big b...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    The higher they go the further they fall.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

    Rated on October 26, 2006 by Shatter28

    The higher they go the further they fall.

    Where to start....there is so little in this game that is on the mark. This is an action game with the Rainbow Six name, but frankly it fails to be much of anything. While in Raven Shield you'd hav...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    G.R.A.W. definitely gets the basics right, and it really felt like the next big hit to me. It is one of those games that

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    Rated on May 09, 2006 by Shatter28

    G.R.A.W. definitely gets the basics right, and it really felt like the next big hit to me. It is one of those games that

    My, are these levels awesome... The guys at GRIN did a fantastic job in recreating Mexico City (at least when it comes to size). I don't think I've ever seen such an apparently big city from above in ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Very buggy. Very entertaining. Slow paced. Hmm.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

    Rated on April 25, 2006 by Shatter28

    Very buggy. Very entertaining. Slow paced. Hmm.

    Galactic Civilizations 2 is definitely addictive, but has serious problems. It is one of the most bugged games I've had the questionable pleasure of playing. Save games have a tendency to corrupt as y...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Oblivion disappoints in almost every way. However, it will easily keep you busy for 50+ hours. Value for money? In a way

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on April 09, 2006 by Shatter28

    Oblivion disappoints in almost every way. However, it will easily keep you busy for 50+ hours. Value for money? In a way

    After Rome: Total War and Rainbox Six: Lockdown, this is the third time I find myself in complete disagreement with the Gamespot review. Oblivion isn't a particularly good RPG. It's just big and long....

    15 out of 28 found this review helpful.