RPG Index: Single player Role Playing Games

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition

It has been a long time since I've touched the Witcher. I always thought it was a lacking finish, with clunky mechanics. However, that does not change the fact that it was a brilliant game. Spend five minutes on it, and you can tell almost immediately that it is a rich environment with plenty of lore. The combat is smooth and requires a satisfying amount of finesse to master. To start you may have to push yourself to get invested into the Witcher 2, just like in the first game. Eventually it will just pull you in (here is my initial review).

The graphics are really something special.

Genre: RPG, Action
Release Date: May 17th 2011
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Score: 8/10
Similar Titles: Dragon Age, The Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect

Friday, 8 February 2013

Mark of the Ninja

I always find that in recent years, indie games with a low budget are the ones that make the most progress in the gaming industry. Mark of the Ninja is one such game. With brilliant sneaky action and a great degree of variety and tactics for approaching each objective, this stealth action game is a feat of excellence and  innovation that you won't often find in games as of late.

Vents are usually a good way to navigate the path ahead.

Genre: Stealth, Action
Release Date: 7th September, 2012
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Score: 9/10
Similar Titles: Assassin's creed, Splinter cell

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

This game is quite difficult for me to review. I have a great love for Lord of the Rings, yet I have a strong aversion to mediocre games. War in the North is definitely a mediocre title at its best. It has a lackluster skill tree that's less diverse than any game I can remember playing. The combat is fun, for 10 minutes. Oh, and the graphics aren't anything special either. Well, they are special- just not the kind of special you want in a game.

I think the grain effect is intentional.

Genre: RPG, Adventure, Action
Release Date: 25th November, 2011
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Score: 4/10
Similar Titles: Borderlands, Dead Island, Lord of the Rings

Friday, 1 February 2013

Party system Path of Exile

As of yesterday, I've made it to act 2 on PoE. At the end of act 1 and 2 the bosses are extremely challenging if you aren't over-leveled. I used about 10 town portal scrolls to beat act 2. I really like playing games that actually kill me, hell I've even finished some of the new titles without dying once (cough DMC5).

Chain lightning anyone? No? Okay, just me then.

The game is still fantastic, I have been looking for flaws and still can't find any. Although the servers are sometimes fairly unstable, Grinding Gear Games have been working very hard to fix them. It's getting better by the day. I'm guessing since it's their first game, they are pulling out all the stops to make it perfect.

The noticeboard, for all your party needs.

I thought I'd make a brief post today to mention the party system in Path of Exile. There are noticeboards in each town that you can use to check for available parties and groups. Having more people playing together increases the difficulty of enemies by a fair bit, while also yielding better items. The maximum amount of players in one group is 6, so you can imagine it getting very frantic with all of your friends running around.

If you haven't tried out Path of Exile yet, I'm telling you again. Try it!