Total of 23 user reviews spread across 23 releases
Not the typical F1 game
IMMERSION: Formula One, two thousand thirteen is a driving game, so it gets some immersion from the familiarity of the experience. Beyond that, the game has several camera modes with various degrees...
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Guess what, Ubisoft made a new Assassin's Creed game.
IMMERSION: Assassin's Creed 4, or AC4 for short is a third person game so it must first try to immerse players in the character, and the world second. AC4's main character is a Welshman called Edward...
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The game you get isn't the game you wanted.
IMMERSION: The Bureau: XCOM, declassified attempts to immerse players in combat by forcing the player to think about it. Movements and shots are intended to be planned. Much like real battles though ...
You absolutely must play this game, you just don't necessarily have to purchase it.
IMMERSION: Diablo III hits the high points of the dungeon crawler genre. Players are given enough agency over their characters that they feel invested in the character's survival. The only minor stumb...
Grand Theft Auto V
It's a massive playground to exploit, explore, and explode.
IMMERSION: As a third person action game we should expect GTA:V to emotionally involve us in the lives of our characters. We also would like it if the game immersed us in the activities we are meant t...
DmC: Devil May Cry
Can I please do something cool now?
Immersion: Another third person action game (TPA). It tries to immerse players in the environment, and when it forces interaction with the environment in the form of platforming, it achieves some emot...
Is this the game that's worth a thousand ships?
IMMERSION: Warriors: Legends of Troy is a hack and slash adventure game, thus we can conclude it is primarily immersion by combat. This is reinforced by sound design, which in the game is notable, arr...
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Movie tie-in trying not to be a tie in falls prey to usual faults of a tie in.
IMMERSION: Graphically speaking Green Lantern isn't terrible. It gets a bonus to immersion by representing a fictional world, regardless of how simplistic it might be. Audio is provided by Ryan Reynol...
Adventures in jetpack flying.
IMMERSION: The USP (unique selling point) in Dark Void is a jetpack. This one thing influences a lot of the developer's other choices. The visuals are impressive, aliens look alien, environments are i...
The walking tank simulator of your dreams is here.
IMMERSION: Bioshock 2 really makes strides to immerse players in the world visually and aurally. The helmet on head gimmick is well executed and believeable. The sound design likewise is well executed...
Fallout: New Vegas
A little bit of Fear and Loathing, a little bit of Dr. Strangelove, but you gotta want it.
IMMERSION: In New Vegas, players start by creating a unique character. This is done rather poorly, identifying changes is difficult and even after that the characters look pretty much the same. So, se...
The Baldur saga, come for the artwork, stay for the fights.
IMMERSION: Too human attempts to immerse players in it's world seemingly more than in the plight of the character, which is slightly contradictory for a third person game. It provides strong visual mo...
Metro: Last Light (Limited Edition)
Metro's Last Light is not quite burned out yet.
Immersion: How Does Metro Last Light attempt to immerse the player in it's world. Let's start with audio, the big one. The Metro game was made in the Ukraine, where Ukrainian Russian is the language s...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Good Bloody fun, but not worth US$60, look for US$40 or less.
Immersion: Revengeance is a third person action game (TPA). As such it needs to emotionally involve the player in the character first, and the environment second. MGR:Revengeance doesn't involve the p...
Musou Orochi 2
At any price, waste of money.
Immersion: 1/15 Complete letdown, no emotional involvement in the game whatsoever. Game does not even appear to try to immerse players in the game. There may be a huge number of characters to play as,...
Star Trek The Video Game
best JJ Trek ( Star Trek 2012) game on the market today, also the only one, unless you count DAC.
immersion: The game's developers have done a substantial amount of work to make the environment seem like the remake released last year. Parts of it feel like nods to the original Gene Roddenbery Star...
Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)
An absolute unequivocal must play, but not necessarily purchase.
Immersion: Tomb Raider is a 3rd person action game, so it has to have a strong character for players to relate to, and at least decently believable environments. Tomb Raider ticks the environment box,...
Sniper Elite V2
worth trying now that it's come down in price to a sensible amount. Don't get the Silver Star Edition.
Immersion: In Sniper Elite, players take on the role of Karl Fairburn, a possibly obvious reference to real life SOE Colonel William Fairbairn. While he himself is not relatable in any emotional way, ...
Worthwhile, plot pulls up average gameplay.
IMMERSION:Bioshock Infinite attempts an interesting tactic here. It does decently at getting players invested in the game world through simple audio-visuals, when it draws attention to fantastical ele...
Slimmed down open world Forza experience
IMMERSION: In Forza Horizon players take on the role of a nameless driver in the fictional Horizon festival. This fictional driver is never made a real character, nor are the bosses in the game. It's ...
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends
hard to describe, it's good, just a bit unfinished.
Note that this review is based on using a controller, not a wheel. Test Drive :Ferrari Racing Legends is a video game celebration of the car company founded by Enzo Ferrari. it includes GP racers f...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Black Ops: The Second verse, same as the first.
This review will primarily cover the campaign. Which, like the campaign will be absurdly short, make no sense to anyone, but thankfully you can skip right through, and get right to what you really wan...
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II
BfME2, LOTR RTS or RTS of LOTR?
The game isn't 100% canon, but it's also not totally inconsiderate of the source material. There is some mixing of the second and the third age of Middle Earth. The units seem to be minor revisions of...