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Jul 19, 08 at 1:31amLukas


Hello all! Mainly just dumping reviews that I type out for all you wonderful people. My main platforms are PS3, PS2 and PC but there'll be some room for other consoles.

Reviews from 2008-current in reverse order:









Rating System:
0 - *bleep* you
Games that are really really *bleep*ing bad get this score. Thankfully, it's only reserved for the likes of Ninjabread Man and Superman 64.

1 - Mi Krop
These games *bleep*ing suck.

2 - Shit
These games are pretty bad, but you know for a fact that there's worse out there.

3 - Bad
Eh, they mean well at least. That... counts for something, right?

4 - Below average
They do more wrong than right, but aren't that offensive.

5 - Average
Like a void of nothing. Just... complete nothingness.

6 - Above average
They do more right then wrong, but aren't really good.

7 - Good
They tend to be good, but they have some screws loose that stop them from being OH MY GOD MUST BUY!!!

8 - Great
Besides some small issues, these tend to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

9 - *bleep*ing excellent
Why the *bleep* haven't you got this already? What are you waiting for, Nintendo to release it?

10 - Better than sex!!!
Just as rare as the *bleep* You rating, this is reserved for the very absolute *bleep*ing best of the best.


There you have it.

Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Sep 25, 14 at 9:16pm
Lukas


quote Watain
is it just me, or does it sort of seem like you lost sight of your original point of it being confused as you go on in the review?
maybe I didn't articulate enough that it tries to make the visual novel stuff bigger than what it really is, like it tries to be a big deal when it's really just a distraction or part of the whole "teenagers with teenage issues live a normal life by day and slay demons by night" thing. Persona 4, at least based on a Lets Play I watched (back when I watched those videos), was a step in the right direction as it added to the overall theme and thus I thought it kind of deserved to have the amount of importance it had, though I guess I should actually play that one day. Persona 3's was literally an entertaining distraction.

quote Watain
not to mention that you kind of glossed over the major theme - I mean, you talked about it a bit with the characters, but not enough I feel. what about the fact that they have to "shoot" themselves in the head to summon their Personas?
I don't know man, I feel like I've explained enough. unless you mean some of the religious overtones in the second half of the game? I'll try and fit that into the rest of the review somehow.

quote Watain
also, why the original version and not FES?
that's the version I played matey. but nah, I guess you want me to add in at the end "go get FES that version's got more cool shit"??



Sep 25, 14 at 9:18am
Watain


^ lol

Lukas, I just read your Persona 3 review - is it just me, or does it sort of seem like you lost sight of your original point of it being confused as you go on in the review? you certainly get into why it's uneven and how there's heaps of cool shit, but confused? not to mention that you kind of glossed over the major theme - I mean, you talked about it a bit with the characters, but not enough I feel. what about the fact that they have to "shoot" themselves in the head to summon their Personas? the rest of the review is excellent, which is why I'm even more annoyed by what it's missing.

also, why the original version and not FES?



Sep 22, 14 at 7:03pm
Jak


quote Revengeance review
Platinum Games were likely hard at work on The Wonderful 101 and didn't want to be disturbed, especially with what would end up needing to be done on a fairly tight deadline – the sort that'd probably kill Jari Maenpaa (of Wintersun fame) considering that he takes approximately 40000 years to write one song.
B-b-but writing and playing music is hard work! I had to quit my job just to make Time happen! I'm the greatest musician on the face of the Earth - give me more money, Nuclear Blast!



Sep 20, 14 at 8:57pm
Lukas


quote Stalagmite
quote Lukas
most of it boils down to the fact that it was really short and rushed. what was there was all fun and exciting, but on the whole, you could get that out of any of the other Ratchet And Clank games but way better! I get that it's a bit of an unfair double standard, but that's sadly how it is.
Just struck me as odd since even based on what you've said here, it doesn't really sound like it was rushed (besides the story's pacing). You never even made an effort to make it sound like a lesser Ratchet And Clank game; you actually make it sound like the best game since Up Your Arsenal!
d'oh! I guess I was just trying to cushion people from that revelation by sounding all excited and shit. or whatever, I don't even *bleep*ing know, it's been six months.

quote Stalagmite
quote Lukas
hey, you'll have to ask Revengeance how that feels since it won't have the rest of the series to worry about with its final grade (partially because of its different gameplay style and partially because Revengeance is the only Metal Gear game I've actually finished). it's just short, rushed, redundant in its longer levels and poorly written with a side helping of an occasionally bad camera and kind of wonky Blade Mode (*bleep* YOU FINAL BOSS!!!!).
But because the bosses are so awesome and the levels are fun before they get boring, the game is good by default.

Sorry, I just find that the combat engine is loose and doesn't feel as good as the likes of Bayonetta, Devil May Cry and God Of War... oh wait, I forgot you're not a huge God Of War fan. :3
yeah sorry God Of War's got some neat shit, but the actual combat just doesn't have that X factor Bayonetta, Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden have, and since it's kind of a big *bleep*ing deal, that's what stops me from being a full on fan of the series.

And you bet your sweet bippy the game's good, just not great!



Sep 14, 14 at 6:56am
Stalagmite


quote Lukas
most of it boils down to the fact that it was really short and rushed. what was there was all fun and exciting, but on the whole, you could get that out of any of the other Ratchet And Clank games but way better! I get that it's a bit of an unfair double standard, but that's sadly how it is.
Just struck me as odd since even based on what you've said here, it doesn't really sound like it was rushed (besides the story's pacing). You never even made an effort to make it sound like a lesser Ratchet And Clank game; you actually make it sound like the best game since Up Your Arsenal!

quote Lukas
hey, you'll have to ask Revengeance how that feels since it won't have the rest of the series to worry about with its final grade (partially because of its different gameplay style and partially because Revengeance is the only Metal Gear game I've actually finished). it's just short, rushed, redundant in its longer levels and poorly written with a side helping of an occasionally bad camera and kind of wonky Blade Mode (*bleep* YOU FINAL BOSS!!!!).
But because the bosses are so awesome and the levels are fun before they get boring, the game is good by default.

Sorry, I just find that the combat engine is loose and doesn't feel as good as the likes of Bayonetta, Devil May Cry and God Of War... oh wait, I forgot you're not a huge God Of War fan. :3



Sep 05, 14 at 10:21am
Lukas


quote Solid Snake 4Life
Reading through your Riptos Rage review Lukas and I just noticed in the first paragraph you wrote something like "It's not as if all the improvements are home runners" when it should just be home runs

Unless this is a reference to something that just flew over my head lol.
i actually thought home runners was the correct term.

quote Stalagmite
it's a tad odd considering you've given Into The Nexus a 7.5 despite everything you've said making it sound like you were going to give it an 8/10 rating.
most of it boils down to the fact that it was really short and rushed. what was there was all fun and exciting, but on the whole, you could get that out of any of the other Ratchet And Clank games but way better! I get that it's a bit of an unfair double standard, but that's sadly how it is.

hey, you'll have to ask Revengeance how that feels since it won't have the rest of the series to worry about with its final grade (partially because of its different gameplay style and partially because Revengeance is the only Metal Gear game I've actually finished). it's just short, rushed, redundant in its longer levels and poorly written with a side helping of an occasionally bad camera and kind of wonky Blade Mode (*bleep* YOU FINAL BOSS!!!!).



Sep 03, 14 at 2:44pm
Solid Snake 4Life


Reading through your Riptos Rage review Lukas and I just noticed in the first paragraph you wrote something like "It's not as if all the improvements are home runners" when it should just be home runs

Unless this is a reference to something that just flew over my head lol.



Aug 28, 14 at 9:19am
Stalagmite


quote Monterey Jack
quote Stalagmite
Understandable if you're commending Murdered: Soul Suspect on being more subtle about it
he IS commending it on being more subtle about it and how it's not annoyingly scripted like LA Noire!
Right. Sorry Lukas, either I read something wrong or missed that part.

quote Monterey Jack
top kek @ your entire post btw. i agree with you on the whole supporting cast thing and how his justification's a bit lame, but holy shit
haha I have to admit, I can be a bit overbearing, but when I get confused, I'll want answers and I'll do anything to get them.

With that being said, upon rereading it, I get most of his points - not that I didn't before, but I have a better understanding of why he liked how the gameplay was laid out in the game. I still find his assessment of the side characters and score to be something well worth criticizing (never mind disagreeing with), but if he feels completely justified, he can take or leave my input. That's just how it goes.



Aug 24, 14 at 7:27am
Monterey Jack


quote Stalagmite
Understandable if you're commending Murdered: Soul Suspect on being more subtle about it
he IS commending it on being more subtle about it and how it's not annoyingly scripted like LA Noire!

top kek @ your entire post btw. i agree with you on the whole supporting cast thing and how his justification's a bit lame, but holy shit



Aug 23, 14 at 1:28am
Stalagmite


Lukas

So... let me try to get this straight.

You found the main lead to only be occasionally witty and only mostly interesting, the secondary lead to only really work with Ronan, the supporting cast to be okay and their unremarkability justified because it takes place over one night (that sounds *bleep*ing stupid), the gameplay to be decent and the stealth to be one part tense and one part annoying, yet Murdered: Soul Suspect gets an 8/10 where you'd give a game that's more hyped up or well known like Assassin's Creed 3 and LA Noire a much lower score and a much harsher review.

I'm sorry, but I'm a little confused.

First off, the supporting cast is just uninteresting. There's no justification. Knock the game on that.

Next off, the overly scripted nature of the game leading to there being no fail state during certain segments is something you should criticize a game for. That, too, has no justifiable reason to be. Understandable if you're commending Murdered: Soul Suspect on being more subtle about it, but the fact of the matter is that there's no fail state and thus no real gameplay to be found in those segments where you have to sneak Joy around. You're basically just pressing buttons for the hell of it.

Finally, an 8/10 is way too generous with all things considered. I'd expect a 7 based solely on what you've said; even if you think the good parts of the story are really good and the gameplay worked out as well as it could've, you're forgetting that it's a video game and not a movie. To me, it sounds like you're shilling for the game, which is not, at all, what I'd read a user review for. Ever. Perhaps I'm making a bigger deal out of certain things because I wasn't so fond of the game myself, but at the end of the day, all of the enthusiasm in the world can't mend the parts of the review that just make no sense - and sound plain stupid in the case of your justification for the supporting cast being bland.

Edit - it's a tad odd considering you've given Into The Nexus a 7.5 despite everything you've said making it sound like you were going to give it an 8/10 rating. My apologies if I'm fussing over the numerical rating, but in some cases, I'd like it to make some semblance of sense.



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