3 Games Rated and Reviewed
Divinity: Original Sin II
An absolutely marvelous role playing experience. The depth and breath of player choice presented in this game is excellent. The classless tactical combat is excellent, with a greater focus on skill synergy, and intelligent environmental use.
The only two issues I have with the game are the armor systems, and the pacing of the third act. Physical and magical damage affect two different armor pools, which must be depleted separately before your character starts doing base damage. Because of this, there's very little incentive to mix your damage types, making a class archetype such as battlemage underpowered.
These are minor problems, which rarely detract from the fun this game has to offer. Divinity OS2 is without a doubt in my mind one of history's most epic gamer moments.
Not much I can really say that hasn't been said. It's Portal, excellent writing, excellent puzzle platforming, orange and blue are excellent colours, just overall vidya excellence.
10/10 - I miss the old Gabe
The Godfather II
Don't be put off by the fact this is a movie licenced game, this thing slaps. The story of this game is more or less irrelevant, don't worry about it, what matters is this game's excellent open world management system. TGF2 is an open world sandbox game in the same vein as Saints Row or GTA, but what makes it special is the mafia management system included. As the don of your own mob, you and your goons have to shakedown business for protection money, and capture rival family rackets for theirs. After the racket is your's, you need to decide what to do with this fresh new stream of cash. This can be used to upgrade you and your closest goons, but also for hiring guards to protect your newly secured rackets. It's an extremely engaging system which really gives you this sense that your power is expanding, and that your family is becoming this underground levithan. I fucking love it bro, absolutely marvelous. The melee fighting's good too, kinda deep, lets you fuck around a bit. Other than these two things, everything else is meh, hence no perfect score, but I still love this game nonetheless.