Posts Tagged ‘pc’

Platform: PC

I have been a fan of the Sims since Sims 1 all of those moons ago.  This addition to the series however is the best one.  So far.  EA pump out more Sims titles than I have hot dinners, so I say ‘so far’ because you just know they’ll soon release another one *cough cough* Sims Medieval *cough cough*.

I say it’s the best one, but what I mean by that is, it is the best one in terms of gameplay.  It is definitely not the best one when it comes to objects and building materials.  The game feels empty.  It’s as though they released it in this empty state on purpose so that they could put what was missing inside millions and zillions of expansion packs.  To me, that makes EA a bunch of money robbing scoundrels.  But it also tells me that I myself am stupid enough to go and buy them.  I must confess to only having one expansion pack for this game so far, but I will review those separately.  For now, let’s just concentrate on The Sims 3, on its own, in its entire naked form. (more…)

Platform: PC

Remember some time ago I reviewed this game and gave it quite  a low score for its glitches?  Well, I have changed my mind.  This is allowed, because it is my blog!  (Sticky-out tongue).  The reason I have changed my mind, is because the game now works fine and is so bloody fantastic!  It seriously is one of the best RPG’s I have played in recent years, and I am happy to report that is also a PC exclusive.  The storyline is enthralling, with surprising twists and turns along the way that just leave you wanting more and leaves you not being able to stop playing for eight hours straight, sometimes longer. (more…)

The Witcher – Cursed By Bugs

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Games
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Platform: PC

What a shame.  What a real shame.  This game is one of the best RPG’s out there, only to be infected with freezing issues galore.  The longest I can play this game before it freezes up on me is 10 minutes.  I bought this game knowing that it was buggy, but I know that some people got lucky – with it working fine for them.  Well more fool me.  I got it home, played around with the graphics settings for it was rather slow (with everything on high the graphics are very nice) and I started the game.  The game starts off with the background story and allows you to practice your combat skills before the real stuff starts in Chapter 1.  This had me gripped and I couldn’t wait for the hardcore stuff to begin!  Alas, for how things changed.  Chapter 1 wouldn’t even load for me, resulting in my laptop to completely freeze, with me having to turn it off via the power button.  I tried it again, and it was still the same.  I then made my legs walk me to the pub where I was greeted by friends.  I got home later, rather tired and drunk, but decided to give the game one more go.  I loaded up my previous save where it took me to the loading point of chapter 1 – where to my surprise it loaded!  It took me to a cut scene and then a random battle with some green fur coated dogs.  Then it froze, and I went to sleep.  (more…)

RISEN – Or Just a Little Bit Flat?

Posted: August 20, 2010 in Games
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Platform: PC, Xbox 360

Risen is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it.  If you are a hardcore RPG fanatic like myself, then you will stick to this game like a stick insect on a sticky stick – in other words, it is quite addictive.

I am right in believing that this game scored reasonably high in the PC reviews during its release, but yet not so high for the Xbox 360 version, due mainly to its poor graphics in comparison to the ones on show for the PC.  I have been playing games since the year of the Spectrum, so to me graphics do not matter and I think it is very harsh to say that a game is ‘rubbish’ just because it has shoddy looks.  Isn’t a game all about the gameplay – hence the word ‘game’?  I wouldn’t know just how wonderful the game looks on the PC because I have not had the pleasure of playing it on that platform, but having seen the screenshots in comparison with the Xbox 360 ones, I would agree that the PC wins hands down.  If you’re one of those gamers who likes things to look all pretty and neat on your 22 inch HD monitor then go for the PC version.  However, if you don’t really care about every little graphical detail and see yourself as more of a console gamer, then get it for the Xbox 360 – there is no shame in this! (more…)

Platform: Xbox 360, ps3, pc

Battlefield Bad Company 2 exploded onto our platforms with a really loud bang.  It has got it all – from deafening explosions to destruction all around you, this really is the best online shooter out there at the moment.  The Battlefield series has always been known for its spectacular online play, but let’s not take anything away from the single player mode that is optional on this game.  It is a good addition, and whilst you’re waiting for your friends to come and join you online, I suppose it helps pass the time, however don’t go into the single player campaign with a casual head on, because it is not easy.  It is also less fun than the online play, due to the fact that the AI of the enemies isn’t as great as the AI of your online friends! The enemies are easy to find, they don’t sneak up on you like your opponents would online and they’re just less fun to kill.  Don’t get me wrong, the single player mode isn’t all bad, it has wonderful voice acting, beautiful graphics, you can drive vehicles just like online, and there is just the same amount of destruction going off as there would be in the online mode, but it doesn’t give you the same type of satisfaction killing an enemy as it would online when you finally get your comeuppance against that annoying player who has had it in for you all game, and with the single player being the first option you come to on the games menu, it feels as though the developers were trying to make Battlefield Bad Company 2 more about the single player than the multiplayer – or maybe that’s just me nit-picking.  (more…)