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Melissa Buranen


Favorite Games:
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Bloodborne
  • Persona 3

15 games reviewed
80.5 average score
82 median score
86.7% of games recommended

Melissa Buranen's Reviews

Author at BitCultures
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May 18, 2016

Going into this game, I did not expect to like it as much as I do. There is a fast travel system, but I rarely used it. I preferred flying around and collecting gems on my way as I went to different locations. Sometimes the free range of gravity could be disorienting. This was mostly in battles or challenges where there was more of a rush to completing a task. This made me just want one button that I could orient myself to the world, without losing place. This game is a lot of fun if you get the chance to play it.

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While the original game and story were already an odd and unusual tale, this game dials it up even more. The game ends up feeling more random than it needs to be.

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May 4, 2016

If you haven't played any of the series before and are curious, I suggest waiting for a new title to release than jumping into an older one.

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Apr 25, 2016

The story was laid out into episodes, with some sort of development or twist at the end to launch into the next. It is different with the style of the visuals and far less amount of decisions that would impact the story. The environments for the game flowed very well. Any time I entered an area, I felt I was able to get through it. Nothing felt so impossible that it could not be done. The keys to this game involved patience and being aware of Hope's placement in respect to the guards. How the game integrates the player into becoming a part of the story was different and interesting; rather than just having the players play as Hope, you are helping her and trying to protect her.

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Apr 6, 2016

This game went a lot quicker than I would have expected and did feel easier than the Souls and Bloodborne games. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. For people who are maybe less interested or more wary of the Souls series, this game might be an option to try out. For those who love those series already this game is a fun time spent that could be less grueling than running through the Souls game for another New Game+.

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