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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The
Overall: I have had the pleasure of playing games for over 25 years now. I am a true gamer. Oblivion has become, in my opinion, a top 5 game ALL TIME! I enjoy all kinds of games, but can say that roleplay games are not my favorite. This is definitely an exception to the rule. From the minute you start playing Oblivion, you become completely obsessed with it. This game is an experience that may change what you may think a video game is all about. It certainly changed me!
Gameplay: I don't think you could ask for more in gameplay! From the controls to inventory screens, this game is truely a gem. Every aspect moves so fluidly and feels second nature. The occasional glitches don't come close to bothering me considering the entire scope of this masterpiece!
Graphics: Visually Oblivion is, in my opinion, the most stunning game I have ever seen for any console period. Every little detail is beautifully detailed. I catch myself comstantly stopping what I am suppose to be doing and just look at my surroundings. The only issue that I have seen is how the landscape just appears in front of you as you are moving. This can be irratating, but it does not come close to becoming an issue considering how wonderful everything looks! This game is an artistic wonder.
Audio: Another reason why Oblivion is one of the best games ever created. The soulnd effects and music are top notch. The voice acting is done extremely well. I wish there were more individual voice actors though. You will here the same voice doing 50+ NPCs each(all with individual dialog though). Overall, the sound is the quality of any top budget movie these days. Of course, this is only my opinion.
Suggestions: Give us more downloadable content now! Weapons would be insane! Make the next installment asap!!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Halo 2
Overall: Simply put..... The best game ever! Everything about this game is perfect. My only issue is that the single player campaign is too short.
Gameplay: You couldn't ask for better gameplay. The additions that Bungie has added is wonderful. What separates this from the last online play. It is truely addicting!!!
Graphics: Graphically, Halo 2 is simply the best looking console game out. From explosions to environments, Bungie has outdone themselves.
Audio: Sound always plays an important role in gaming. H2's music is epic!!!! All of the sound effects are beautifully done, especially with surround sound.
Suggestions: Start on Halo 3 for xbox 2!! I'm sure you are already. Make the single campaign much longer and perhaps branch off the story for a few different endings!!! Thank you for a true gem!!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Need for Speed Underground
Overall: Probably the best racing game ever! Definitely in the top 3! The sence of speed in amazing. Upgrades, graphics,presentation are all top par.
Gameplay: The sence of speed in this game is unmatched,period!! The controls are superb and the realistic upgrades are insane! A complete game!! The way the setup of the races are is a wonderful way to keep you into the game.
Graphics: Visually this game is beautiful. The way that everything blurs as you go faster is great. It gives you a real feel for speed!! The interactions with the environments are a nice touch(signs,construction signs, etc. all fly around).The personalization of the cars looks sweet duriong the races. Pure eye candy. The only reason I am not giving a 5 is because there is no car damage(burnout 2 type damage would of been nice, but maybe not as crazy)but this does little to detract from the experience. A MUST BUY!!
Audio: This could be the first game that the sound is the best aspect of this game, and that is hard to do considering how ever aspect of this game is so wonderful. The wind sounds as you speed up, the shifting of the gears, the music, the entire package is all top notch!!
Suggestions: Please start on the next one. Include more exotic cars and some damage effects would be nice. Great job!!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
Overall: This is quite simply one of the best games ever. Besides Halo, there is NO other FPS out there that even comes close to the perfection that is RS3. A absolute best buy and another reason XBOX is king!!
Gameplay: The gameplay is near perfect. The movement is similar to Halo's, and the voice recognition makes socoms sound like fisher price!It is excellent without the voice recognition. The commands are very easy to work with the controller. Enemy AI is very good and your crew definitely can hold their own. When you are down with your missions you can generate custom missions like in ghost recon. Ghost Recon is a wonderful game but RS3 is #1 in the Tom Clancy universe!! If I could give 6 points I would.
Graphics: The graphics are beautiful. The use of Splinter Cell lighting works well. RS3 isn't as good graphically as Splinter Cell, but it comes in at a close second! The smoke effects alone will amaze, not to mention the weapons and muzzle flashes. A true work of art!
Audio: The music in RS3 feels like you are in the game, if not a movie, but the real bread and butter is the voice recognition system. It is near perfect. Try it, you won't regret it!!
Suggestions: START ON RS4 PLEASSE!!! PUT IN SOME OF THE GADGETS THAT ARE IN SPLINTER CELL!!(STICKY CAM, FIBER OPTIC CAM.,ETC.)THANK YOU FOR MY SECOND FAVORITE GAME(HALO #1)OUT OF 50+ GAMES!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Brute Force
Overall: This is truely a wonderful game. The story is done quite well. It really brings you into the game. There are a number of great games coming out soon, this game could be at the top of that list. A MUST BUY!!!
Gameplay: As many of you know already, the control scheme is indentical to HALO!! It is third person, not first person, but the controller configuration works wonderful. I love everything about this game. Those people that gave this game a bad review are out of their mind. Being able to switch between characters is genius.This game is an instant classic!!
Graphics: The graphics are off the hook, from the movement of the characters to the lush environments, you can tell that alot of time and care was taken in making this game. This game is a prime example of what a game on the xbox is suppose to look and be like.
Audio: The sound effects in brute force are very good. The voice overs as well as other sound effects are done as if this were a grade a movie production. BRILLIANT!!!
Suggestions: BEGIN ON BRUTE FORCE 2. ADD VEHICLES AND MORE WEAPONS. (MORE IS ALWAYS GOOD)
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Overall: A lot of games have been coming out for the XBOX that are truly wonderful. This title is one of the best. I have been consumed by other titles(specifically Splinter Cell), but I took the time to get GHOST RECON and I am happy to say that this game stands out! A MUST BUY!
Gameplay: The gameplay is the most realistic I have ever seen. If you enjoy FPS and want a challenge buy this game as soon as possible.
Graphics: I don't understand why some people are saying this game has sub-par graphics. They are not the best ever, BUT that doesn't mean they are not great. The graphics are first rate.
Audio: The sound is truely exceptional. The music really feels movie-like. The sound effects are at such a high level, But you would expect that from a CLANCY GAME!
Suggestions: Make the sequel!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
Overall: This is the best star wars game, period!!! This is one of the best FPS I have ever played. Halo is the ONLY FPS that is better. This game is that good. It is about time a game comes out that lives up to the gigantic expectations of "STAR WARS". This game is a must buy for any fan of STAR WARS or any fan of action/FPS!!
Gameplay: The gameplay is great. The movement is very good. The button config. works very well. There are lots of mini puzzles to mix up the shootem up action. This game is just overall a GREAT game!!! STAR WARS games do not have a good track record, but this game does the saga proud. A must buy! 4 player multi. is needed in this otherwise excellent game. It only offers 2 player action.
Graphics: The graghics are wonderful. FPS at its best(besides HALO). You really feel that you are in the STAR WARS universe! Crist, clean environments, as well as the characters. The cut scenes need a little work, but the in game visuals are great.
Audio: What would a STAR WARS game be wiyhout the proper sounds. JEDI OUTCAST does not dissapoint. From the classic STAR WARS music to the blast of a blaster rifle, the sound is TRUE STAR WARS. You can't go wrong with that!! You feel like you are playing an accual movie.
Suggestions: Put system link in, Put 4 player action in, and make the sequal!! Thanks for a REAL Star Wars game!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Overall: This game truely redefines how games and gaming in general should be headed. Splinter Cell is the BEST GAME I PERSONALLY HAVE EVER PLAYED!! It is revolutionary in every way possible. Except no substitutes, the new "HALO" has arrived. Quite possibly even better!!!
Gameplay: The gameplay is the best I have ever seen. Every aspect of the gameplay is perfection. I am a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series, but frankly, Splinter Cell beats in every way possible. Just wait until you do a split-jump! (just to name one of the MANY things that can be done)By the way, you can download future levels from xbox live later on!! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!
Graphics: Visually, this game has no equal. You will be amazed at how much lighting can bring you into a game as much as this game does. The graghics are truely state of the art!! The graghics will no doughtedly set new standards in video games as a whole. They are truely breathtaking!!!
Audio: The music really sets a wonderful tone throughout the whole game. You get wrapped up in the game so much, that you lose sight of how much the sounds in the game are so dead on to real life.(Eventhough you want to not make a sound, due to being all stealthy and everything)Once again, the sound is just another reason to believe that Splinter Cell is leagues above any game out!!
Suggestions: Start on SPLINTER CELL 2 right now. Maybe include some multiplayer action as well!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
Overall: OVERALL THIS GAME IS THE BEST GOLF GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED. I HAVE PLAYED JUST ABOUT EVERY SPORTS GAME THERE IS AND THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS GAMES EVER. EVERY ASPECT OF THIS GAME IS SUPERB. EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE GOLF GAMES, TRUST ME, YOU WILL BE A GOLF ADDICT(PARDON THE PUN)ONCE YOU PLAY THIS MASTERPIECE!
Gameplay: THE GAMEPLAY IS BY FAR THE BEST OF ANY GOLF GAME SINCE...WELL TIGER 02. AND YES IT IS BETTER THEN LAST YEARS TIGER. A TRUE MASTERPIECE!! OF COURSE THIS IS JUST MY OPINION.
Graphics: VISUALLY THIS GAME IS ONE OF, IF NOT THE BEST, SPORTS GAMES I HAVE SEEN ON ANY CONSOLE. THE ENVIRONMENTS ARE GORGEOUS. ONCE AGAIN A TRUE MASTERPIECE!!!!!
Audio: THE SOUND IS GREAT. AT LEAST AS GREAT AS A GOLF GAME SHOULD PROBABLY BE. THE SOUNDTRACK IS GOOD, BUT THE SOUND EFFECTS ARE TRUELY LIFE-LIKE.
Suggestions: MAKE TIGER 04 NOW!!! ADD A CREATE A PLAYER OPTION AND MAYBE A REAL TOUR SCHEDULE. OH YEAH... HALO2 WITH IT!! GREAT GAME EVERYONE!!
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 TimeSplitters 2
Overall: This game is off the hook!! If you enjoy first person shooters, then this game is for you. Every aspect of this game is top notch. Kind of cartoonish with no blood but that is a nice change of pace from all my other games.
Gameplay: The gameplay is right on!! Very easy to pick up the controls. Feels like goldeneye or even a little like halo. You cannot jump, but trust me it's all good!!! You can be like a million different characters in multiplayer, all with different attributes(faster,slower, etc.)and therte are soooo many different multiplayer games available. There are dirrent mini games(challenge mode, to name one). Other than HALO, I feel like this is the best FPS out, so if you love FPS's like me, then SPRINT to the mall and get this game.It's that good. Of course, this is just my opinion!
Graphics: Graphically, this game is truely eye candy. It's not on the realistic level as some other games but the visuals are so crisp and clear. The environments are truely a treat. The characters are unique and that is a welcome change.
Audio: The sound is very good, the music fits the different worlds and the sound effects are good. Voice acting is dead on for the time and environment.
Suggestions: Include a blood or gore mode for those who prefer that and possibly allow personal soundtracks. Other than that, work on ts3.
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Conflict: Desert Storm
Overall: This game is a blast to play. The controls are not frustrating at all. It is not as detailed as SOCOM but it is a great beginner team based game if you have not played one yet.Did I mention that up to 4 people can play co-op thoughout the entire game!! If you are looking for a new game pick this game up immediately.(pick up hitman2 also!!)
Gameplay: I have three words for you...4 player co-op!!Ok, thats 2 words and a number, but really, this game rocks. The movement is very good. The whole game is good. Who doesnt love wreckin shop in Iraq!!!! The gameplay is very good and pretty easy to learn, which makes it that much more fun when you not spending all day looking at the controller.
Graphics: I would of given this catogory a 5 if the graphics were a little more real looking. Dont get me wrong, I feel that the graphics are very good, just a little to arcadie(if thats a word). Some people feel that the graphics sould of been better on the XBOX but I feel that they are great!!
Audio: The sound is very good. The sound effects are realistic and the voice over on the characters in game are very good, When you are crouching and give orders the commanding officer whispers!! Oh and buy the way you can play any music you wany while you are playing. Its about time more games have this feature. Justa neat extra to a great game!BUY!
Suggestions: MORE GUNS, MORE GUNS, MORE GUNS. Thats about it. Cant wait for the sequal.
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Overall: Yhis is one of the best overall games I have ever played. Every aspect of the game is almost perfect. A must buy for anyone who enjoys a challenge and a whole lot of fun.
Gameplay: The game play is very challenging, but thats part of what makes the game so good. The controls are excellent and fairly easy to get used to. Some of your movements look like you are on ice. When you stop sometimes you slide a little, but if thats the only problem(which it is to me anyways)then Ill take that anyday.GO BUY THIS GAME!!!
Graphics: Visually, the game is in my view one of the best looking games I have seen on any console. Very few flaws at all that I can tell so far. True eye candy.
Audio: The sound in the game is EXCELLENT. the sound effects are truely life like. What makes the sound so good is the soundtrack. They acually got an professional orcestra to do the music. The music makes you feel like you are in a movie!!!
Suggestions: Start working on HITMAN3. It may take me till then to finish this game, but that be just in time for the next installment of this supurb game. Well this and HALO of course.
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 The Thing
Overall: Overall this is a game that sould be bought by anyone who is a action/horror game fan. The unique gameplay with your teamates turns this gane into an instant buy. Very good and unique game. Go buy!!
Gameplay: Gameplay wise it is truely unique. The fact that you need to watch you other teamates to make sure they trust you and watch them to make sure they are not flipping out from fear is truely interesting. Not only do you have to worry about "the thing", but you have to worry about everyone else to survive. A nice change of pace to the ussual gameplay of action games. A must buy. Of course, this is just my opinion.
Graphics: Visually, the game graphics are very good. At times they could be a little more detailed, but overall very good.
Audio: Overall the sound is extremely well done. The sound can really get you into the whole experience of the game. The sound makes you feel like you are in a movie. Character voice overs are superb.
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Madden NFL 2003
Overall: I have no idea how this game could get a bad review. I am a true football game fan and this game is by far the best football sim I have ever played. A true masterpiece!
Gameplay: The gameplay of madden has always been the best of all the football games, and yes I have played them all. This years game is truley exceptional.
Graphics: Visually, Madden is very good. It is not the best looking visually, but it is not enough of a problem to even notice. Gameplay makes up for any little visual problem there may be.
Audio: Al michaels truely brings this games sound to a new level. The game sounds are much improved over last years game. Very good.
Suggestions: Have more unusual stadiums and more severe weather.
Overall Score: 10.0 / 10 Turok: Evolution
Overall: Excellent variety of enemies and very good story and gameplay.Sound is excellent. The game really brings into the world and story.
Gameplay: Excellent. Second only to HALO!!!I wish there wasd more options for multiplay, but it is still great. First person shooter at its best.
Graphics: Once again #2. The graghics are excellent. Some environmental elements could be a little smoother but still very good.
Audio: Sound is absolutely superb.It really brings you into the world and story. THe sound effects AND the music is truley movie material.
Overall Score: 9.0 / 10