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Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4

After completing in about ten hours, my thoughts are that it's just a fairly mediocre RPG. There's nothing that really stands out here, and in two years time I'll probably have forgotten everything about it. But for an RPG fan, particularly of the fantasy setting, it's fairly fun and decent looking. It's the poor mans Dragon Age, a bit more budget and mediocre it just about every area.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Overall I enjoyed Amnesia. It's a budget, indie game, and you can tell that throughout. But for it's budget it's very good. Just make sure to play in the dark and enjoy this very frightening game.

Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol was released to pretty disappointing reviews, average 73% on PC and 64% on consoles. Despite this, it received quite a cult following. How did this happen? Because the game takes a while to get into, like many RPG's. It gets off to a fairly poor start where the cons seem to out-weigh the pros. The combat is the big weakness, but the story progression is very entertaining and in the end it becomes quite an enjoyable espionage spy game. It wasn't till about halfway through where I got to the point that I couldn't put it down.

Aliens vs. Predator

Aliens vs. Predator

So overall AVP(3) is a game that features some great visuals, epic scenes and atmosphere saturated environments. But it's short, with only six large levels that get recycled and unbalanced gameplay. If I were to replay it, I'd skip the human campaign.

Assassin's Creed II

Assassin's Creed II

Ubisoft have really polished the Assassin's Creed franchise and created a game worth buying, which the same could not be said about the first game. With even better visuals, many of the nuances fixed and overall just an easier, less frustrating game, ASII is finally starting to live up to some of the hype. I actually look forward to seeing how the story continues. It's not really my style of gameplay, but I at least enjoyed ASII this time out.

Armed Forces Corp

Armed Forces Corp

Oh dear. I've played through some City Interactive duds, but this reaches new lows. I don't really understand how anyone at City Interactive or who worked on this game thought they could ever get an ounce of positive feedback releasing a game which would have been bad if it were released ten years prior.

Alone In The Dark

Alone In The Dark

Well I should have known with a score on Metacritic of 5.5 that there must be something wrong with this game, despite the screenshots and cover looking quite good. What is wrong are the controls and gameplay. I rage-quit around the end of chapter 2 (of 8) so only 1/4 of the way through the game. But it was too much to bear. While I don't like to miss out on even the average games, AITD is a game I'm just better off never experiencing.

Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed

There's been many a positive review for AC. It's not as well-received as it was on the consoles, despite being an extra six months worth of development Director's Cut. The best summary I've seen was probably EuroGamer - it's a 9/10 for graphics, 6/10 for gameplay. Actually, that's being generous. The 9/10 for graphics is right, but I think the gameplay is almost worth a 5/10. I didn't even get halfway before I threw on god mode and instant kill on any enemy that got close to me. That's how little I was enjoying the actual combat. I only played on to see the story and visuals. I do hope AC2 improves on this thing.

Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime, developed by European studio Black Element Software with their own engine, is another of the lower ranked 2007 action titles with a 59% aggregate. However in some ways that's quite a generous score.

Area 51

Area 51

Having just played through Quake 4, which was released six months after Area 51 in 2005, it'll be easy to draw comparisons in that both themes are modern base. Area 51 is definitely a decent game to play alongside the best of 2005. Just don't expect anything groundbreaking.