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January 27, 2015

Initial Thoughts: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

With The Witcher 3 coming out, I finally decided to start playing 2. I’m only a few hours into it but I’m enjoying my time so far. It’s frequently on sale http://store.steampowered.com/app/20920/

The Witcher 2 Gameplay

The Witcher 2 gameplay is… interesting? The combat  is both fun and hard. Fighting a group of enemies proves to be difficult early game when they swarm around you. They changed a good bit of it from the first installment in the series, combat being one aspect. Instead of the more rhythmic fighting style in the first they went for a more fast-paced perfect-timing combo kinda combat system. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad [...]

 
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September 22, 2013

Initial Thoughts: GTA V

Initial thoughts on GTA V? This is harder to write than you would think! Keep in mind that I’m about 30% done with the story, with about 30 hours of game time. I like to write my thoughts about the game after the shock and awe of playing a new GTA game has worn off, but before I’ve finished the game or got bored of it(I don’t see that happening).

GTA V Story/Missions

As I said above, I’m about 30% through the story. Like many other GTA games, I don’t feel like there is a good enough background story. At this point, all you know is Michael and Trevor have some generic history together while Franklin is another thug trying to make something more out [...]

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September 15, 2013

2013 PC Games on Metacritic with Widest Range of Scores

GameReviewer ScoreUser ScoreDifferenceLink FEZ916130Link Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded558530Link Guncraft733439Link Gone Home894940Link Total War: Rome 2803842Link SimCity642044Link Company of Heroes 2801664Link Table data thanks to werttrew.

 

Difference in scoring wouldn’t normally be an issue, but many developers rely heavily on Metacritic  scores to judge success and even pay.Now let’s see if we can figure out why the large difference in scores. Start at the top?

FEZ has received a bit of flak lately. Well, it’s developer, Phil Fish, has received a lot. Phil had a public display of emotion on Twitter and the [...]