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I am a very cynical Christian. I try my best to be honest, no matter the cost. I appreciate compliments, but I do not need them -- I'm here to do work and praise God. I will correct grammar. I am a political centerist. Also, 4 out of 5 dentists agree that I can be a smartass. I am also the head of an unannounced UDK project.

1 Review

Game Review on Jan 20th, 2013

No review provided

Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
10 Review

Game Review on Dec 12th, 2012

Easily one of the best games I've played in my life. An example of how to reinvigorate platforming and puzzle games, and a cheeky narrative with ties to the gameplay. I can't really find any fault here, besides the occasionally ill-timed checkpoints.

Black Mesa
6 Review

Mod Review on Oct 7th, 2012 - 2 people agree 17 people don't

A good if questionable experience. The mod has way too many difficulty spikes even on Easy. While more realistic, this still primarily plays like the original Half-Life, so there's parts where you'll be in the mindset of "I'm playing a game from 1997 remade to be all pretty and with a weapon that now has iron-sights!" or "I'm fighting for my life and the game thinks this is Demon Souls!"

Also, this is one of the few mods that has really shown me the Source engine's age. The animations can range between highly life-like to feeling so false they are immersion breaking.

So all in all, it wasn't an unpleasant experience, but eventually Half-Life's level design got annoying enough that I had to resort to No_Clip once again, just like in the original, when my patience was put to the limit. I navigated FEAR's maps and they all looked the same, and yet I had trouble here.

And a last minute suggestion to the devs: Let us skip the intro sequence if we want to get to the action. I actually set the game to windowed mode and got online with my D&D group while I waited for the gameplay to start. Yes it is significant and yes it is world building but if I want to skip it I should be damn well able to. There are times when we can't sit around for the intro drive or for Isaac to take nearly 2 minutes to swap between suits.

Battlemass
9 Review

Game Review on Jul 7th, 2012

No review provided

Reprisal
8 Review

Game Review on Jul 4th, 2012 - 1 person doesn't

Based on my experience with the webdemo... not bad. But it feels sometimes like the AI could do with some improvements (one time I tried to direct them one way but they insisted on trying to attack an island they couldn't reach).

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
7 Review

Game Review on Mar 18th, 2012

No review provided

Precursor
10 Review

Mod Review on Feb 16th, 2012 - 1 person agrees

I had more fun playing this than I did playing Half-Life 2. Brilliant atmosphere, voice acting, game design -- heck even a well designed boss fight I never saw coming. This is what Half-Life 2 centric campaigns should aspire to!

Flesh
4 Review

Mod Review on Feb 16th, 2012

I write this review to be helpful, although I doubt you'll enjoy what I have to say. Also it has been a while since I played the mod, so bear with me.

A decent idea but uneven execution and a serious lack of consistent feel. The level design felt very uneven, with some environment pieces fitting in fine whilst others looked some what unfinished. The main gameplay mechanic seems like a last minute decision since both, 1. you can only turn of your flashlight by crouching, and 2. you have to cycle through every monster to see their perspective, meaning even if you just want to double check real quick, you have to repeatedly cycle through. The camera angle is a bit frustrating, and while the player might not be shooting, that doesn't mean you can have their main view be blocked by the character they control.

If anymore comes to me I'll update this review. I applaud the main concept (it's why I loved Silent Hill: Shattered Memories),but I've got some issues with the final product.

Crysis 2
6 Review

Game Review on Feb 5th, 2012

No review provided

Half-Life
8 Review

Game Review on Feb 5th, 2012 - 2 people agree

Sometimes a brilliant game, sometimes questionable. Far better than Half-Life 2, even without Alyx, DOG, and Eli.