User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 5.03/10

Total of 37 user ratings spread across 37 releases

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  • Review Score:5
    Think of it as a live action comic book

    Marvel Heroes

    Think of it as a live action comic book

    IMMERSION: It might be cliche to say that a game like this draws the majority of the immersion from the characters and player affection for them, and certainly it does. The game also creates immersion through combat, an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Not the typical F1 game

    F1 2013

    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 of immersion to be ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Guess what, Ubisoft made a new Assassin's Creed game.

    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 Kenway, who went to... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    The game you get isn't the game you wanted.

    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 the best trap often ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Diablo III

  • Review Score:6.5
    You absolutely must play this game, you just don't necessarily have to purchase it.

    Diablo III

    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 stumbling block is story,... Read Full Review

    0 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Grand Theft Auto V

  • Review Score:8
    It's a massive playground to exploit, explore, and explode.

    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 to engage in. GTA in ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Can I please do something cool now?

    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 emotional involvement th... Read Full Review

    0 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    DmC: Devil May Cry

  • Rating:4

    Warriors: Legends of Troy

  • Review Score:4
    Is this the game that's worth a thousand ships?

    Troy Musou

    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, arrows striking shields... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

  • Review Score:2
    Movie tie-in trying not to be a tie in falls prey to usual faults of a tie in.

    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 Reynolds, but the script i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Adventures in jetpack flying.

    Dark Void

    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 interesting to wander... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    The walking tank simulator of your dreams is here.

    BioShock 2

    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. Both of these elem... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)

  • Review Score:3.5
    A little bit of Fear and Loathing, a little bit of Dr. Strangelove, but you gotta want it.

    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, sense of agency is not... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5
    The Baldur saga, come for the artwork, stay for the fights.

    Too Human

    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 models, a must read in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    Metro's Last Light is not quite burned out yet.

    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 spoken, not English. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Metro: Last Light (Limited Edition)

  • Review Score:5.5
    Good Bloody fun, but not worth US$60, look for US$40 or less.

    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 player so much in the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1
    At any price, waste of money.

    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, but there is almost... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Warriors Orochi 3

  • Review Score:4
    best JJ Trek ( Star Trek 2012) game on the market today, also the only one, unless you count DAC.

    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 Trek, but May be on... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    An absolute unequivocal  must play, but not necessarily purchase.

    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, but if we're honest... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Tomb Raider

  • Review Score:5
    worth trying now that it's come down in price to a sensible amount. Don't get the Silver Star Edition.

    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, his situation does d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Sniper Elite V2

  • Review Score:6.5
    Worthwhile, plot pulls up average gameplay.

    BioShock Infinite

    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 elements of the setting... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    BioShock Infinite

  • Rating:6

    Forza Horizon (Limited Collector's Edition)

  • Review Score:6
    Slimmed down open world Forza experience

    Forza Horizon

    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 a shortcoming, but t... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    hard to describe, it's good, just a bit unfinished.

    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 from the 1950's all t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • Review Score:6
    Black Ops: The Second verse, same as the first.

    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 want; the multiplayer c... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    BfME2, LOTR RTS or RTS of LOTR?

    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 each other. The upg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful