Strategic, diverse and well rounded, you will need to train up and get good quickly as you will be graciously rewarded for technically skilled play, and heavily punished for any mistakes. The ebb and flow of each round is compelling and ultimately devastating with some satisfying evisceration at the end of it all, but more variety in fatalities would definitely elevate this title slightly as seeing the same sliced-in-half animation repeatedly was jarring after a few dozen times.
It's hard to accurately rate this game, with such differing levels of quality between its two components. Every aspect except for combat is delightful, but combat is a large portion of what this game is. If the combat had just a little more tweaking, the two sides of Rune Factory 4 Special would work in synergy and produce something much better and more unique. If poor combat bothers you greatly, then you might find this game deserving of quite a lower score than an 8. However, if you're just here for the fantasy farming simulation, and you're willing to push yourself through some unavoidable sequences of displeasure, then you'll find one of the most polished and satisfying farming systems I've come across. In short, your mileage will definitely vary with this one.
I love what this game strives for, and I love how it plays out. Crytek excels in immersion and they have done an incredible job with Hunt: Showdown. Highly recommended if you have friends to partner up with, as server issues seem to plague it in its early days.
This is the DBZ RPG that we have been waiting for since the Legacy of Goku series on the Gameboy Advance. The game gets repetitive after a while and the battles can be too easy and mindless, but there's a lot of heart and attention to detail in this title.
A very strong outing for the Zombie Army series, with an incredible eye for detail, variety in every aspect and a fresh lick of paint. This is an essential pick-up for anyone who has enjoyed any of the previous games or the Sniper Elite series.
A solid game but arguably so. The story is not particularly great. Platforming sections range from great to artificially difficult and obnoxious. I would like to give the score a little higher but given that I ran into session ending bugs that forced me to reset the game a few times I believe I have to be cautious and dock its score a bit as I do not know how widespread the issues may be for those willing to buy the game and try it out.