Dishonoured – 2012

Price – €9.99

Gameplay – Great. If not for the fact that sometimes it promotes killing even though the best ending involves getting 0 kills. You can knock people out, but they can be woken up, also, without the proper equipment, it can take a while to knock someone out, seen as Corvo’s method is to choke someone. I enjoy the fact that my actions effect the world around me, but some of the effects of a single kill are a bit ridiculous and that can remove some of the immersion for me. On the topic of immersion, other than the occasional obscure action, it is very immersive with its painting-like graphics and seamless controls.

Story – The story is brilliant. Though it can feel like some portions were added just because they needed an extra hour of gameplay, ignoring that, it is fantastic. Your actions have consequences and you have to consider how you are going to play the game at the very start since there is no turning back without starting a whole new game. The main choice is to be lethal or to be non-lethal. If you kill, there will be more enemies, the game will be harder, and more rats will roam the streets. If you don’t kill, the game will be easier in the sense of, less enemies, less rats, and you will get a much better ending.

My Rating – 9/10

Final Comment – Fantastic game, just make sure you like stealth 

Portal 1 – 2007

Price – €9.99

Before anybody says anything, yes, I did do Portal 2 before 1, but Portal 2 is by far the superior. I just had to do it first.

Portal is definitely not as good as 2, but, it still has the core aspects of the 2nd game, well, of course it does, it’s the first one, but I’m trying to say that, it’s still the same puzzle goodness.

The comedy is really ramped up in the 2nd game so don’t be expecting to see much of that other than the occasional sarcastic comment by GLaDOS.

The story, once again, gets alot better in the 2nd game, this one is just a plain, I want to escape scenario.

It’s only high point is the puzzles, which are, and I can say from experience, alot easier if you have played the 2nd game, but they are still good quality portal puzzles.

I would only recommend for the puzzles and a bit more of a portal content if you are bored/done the 2nd one.

My Rating 6/10

Final Comment – It could improve on alot of areas (which it did for its sequel) but the ups are, once again, only the puzzles.

 

Portal 2 – 2011

Price – €19.99

Portal 2 is amazing.

There is no explanation needed, it’s Portal 2.

But seriously, Portal 2 has a spectacular story to tell filled with more surprises and head-scratchers than you can imagine.

The gameplay is unbelievable, the portals may seem confusing at first, but the introduction is slow and steady so you have plenty of puzzles to get through before it expects you to know it inside-out. Even if you are struggling a bit, the community test chambers lets you get in a bit of practice, make your own puzzle, or just add some extra hours on after completing the campaign.

On the subject of the puzzles, they can be confusing, but they introduce you to them at a steady pace again, and make it so you aren’t looking up walkthroughs for everything.

I have loved every second of my time playing portal 2, and the co-op storyline adds to that by making puzzles that your friend can easily betray and crush you on, and so adds that extra level of trust you need in a co-op scenario.

My only bad comment would be, could they have made it any longer without dragging out the plot? I’ll let you decide.

My Rating – 9/10

Final Comment – (99.9%) Perfect