[Game] Donkey King Country

Donkey Kong Country

Game

An endearing if somewhat outdated platformer. I couldn’t shake off the feeling that the monkeys weren’t as responsive to me as Mario or Mega Man.

Positive:
Negative:
Nice old-school platforming
Outdated
Good stage variety
A couple of sections where frustration overshadows the fun
Starts feeling a bit repetitive on a prolonged session
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[Game] Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Game

I was afraid to get my hopes too high up as Lost and the Damned turned out to be a bit underwhelming for a GTA experience, but I didn’t need to do that at all. With its amazing cast and quirky humor, The Ballad of the Gay Tony might as well be better than the original Grand Theft Auto IV.

I really wish Rockstar made these kind of expansive DLCs for GTA5 too. Darn.

Positive:
Negative:
Likable, quirky characters
Anti-aliasing is so fucked it feels like you’ve got mud on your TV
Good, catchy music, especially the map theme
Immersing, quirky atmosphere
Good, interesting story
Hilarious humor, especially the radio stations
Good, polished sandbox game-play
Lots of content for what was supposed to be just DLC

[Game] Her Story

Her Story

Game

An innovative concept with an interesting story, though it’s not really much of a game.

Positive:
Negative:
Innovative concept
Game-play consists solely of entering keywords into the search bar
Curious if not particularly mind-blowing story
Starts getting old fast, but luckily doesn’t overstay its welcome

[Game] Path of Exile

Path of Exile

Game

Well, this is exactly what I expected Diablo III to be.

Positive:
Negative:
Attractive visuals
Randomized dungeons
A lot of locations to visit
You get so much loot it becomes a pain to wade through all of it
Satisfying game-play
 Difficulty depends on your luck with loot
Addicting leveling-up mechanics
Addicting loot mechanics

[Game] Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Game

Far Cry 4 completely misses what made Far Cry 3 good as far as narrative is concerned, but it surely covers the bases game-play wise.

Positive:
Negative:
Beautiful visuals
Bland, forgettable plot
Mountains of Kyrat are fun to explore
Repetitive, dull side-missions
Good, unique shooter game-play
Stealth feels more tedious than in the prequel

[Game] Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4

Uncharted games are always a safe choice if you want an exciting, if not particularly mind-blowing, adventure, and Uncharted 4 is not an exception. I wasn’t a big fan of the newly introduced stealth mechanics, but otherwise it’s the same old good picturesque game you’ve grown to expect.

Positive:
Negative:
Fantastic visuals
Stealth sections aren’t as fun as the rest of the game
Lots of amazing action set pieces
Doesn’t offer much new to the overall formula
Lots of fascinating locations
Good platforming game-play
Good shooting game-play

[Game] Salt and Sanctuary

Salt and Sanctuary

Game

I was afraid to get my expectations too high before going it, but darn, this game genuinely feels like a 2D Dark Souls.

Positive:
Negative:
Artistic visuals
Story is nearly impossible to follow
Dark, creepy atmosphere
Loads of missable NPCs
Exploring the world is loads of fun
Great, responsive game-play
Great boss fights
Challenging difficulty