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This review is from: Fallout New Vegas Xbox 360 Game
Pros: Lots of upgrades from the previous game (Fallout 3). Hardcore mode
Destinations are closer to each other and in abundance
Tons of side quests
Factions are a neat addition
Food and edible plants added to recover health
Perks are more important, since you get fewer and they can really give you an advantage
Multiple safe houses
Multiple companions to choose from
Can have 2 companions at a time (1 main and 1 bot or dog)
You don't have to find 'bobbleheads' to upgrade your skills and books are not as abundant (except magazines are everywhere some more than others)
Cons: Ok, so why would they create sub side quests that don't show up as real quests on your Pip Boy and don't give any hints on how to accomplish them?
Hardcore mode isn't very hard, especially after you find a good gun, because caps are still abundant and ammo can be purchased from several vendors or made at ammo benches.
Certain quests ask you to travel back and forth to the same places multiple times (annoying). Bugs galore.
There really aren't any cool recipes/schematics, at least that I have found. The Rock-It Launcher schematic was found, but can't be made...
Factions don't really have that much of an effect.
Story isn't really that compelling.
Lots of VATS perks, but that's just because I don't really like VATS
Other Thoughts: This is a good game (besides the bugs and the repetitive quests) and is a nice improvement over Fallout 3. It seems like there are fewer unique weapons and some are owned by NPCs which you'll have to kill them to get them (or disarm them and take it). There are several places you can call home, but you'll only want to use one. I wish hardcore was more hardcore, because what's the point of playing hardcore when you can buy/find doctors bags almost anywhere and you only need to eat once every couple days, drink a couple times a day (water is more frequent and clean), and sleep once a week before any detrimental effects take place.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Nintendo Wii
Pros: If you like Mario, you will like this game. If you liked Mario Galaxy 1, you'll love 2. It's basically the same game except it's much better. The controls are smoother, the game is more polished, but it's still designed as a kiddy game. Some of it is pretty tough, but so far I haven't gotten to a level that was so frustrating I had to just walk away. Each level expects a few things from you: control, patience, and/or alert. The puzzles aren't by any means difficult, but some things require you to be observant to collect/unlock everything.
The game isn't as repetitive as the previous one, but how many different ways can you get a star?
Cons: Childish, sometimes slow, a little too easy although I'm only about halfway through the game so far.
Other Thoughts: It's definitely a game worth playing if you're a fan of the genre or series. For hardcore players, it's a little too easy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Mass Effect 2 Xbox 360 Game
Pros: Big improvement on the first game. It really has some interesting story plots and your actions have more effect on the storyline than in the 1st game. It is also great to import your character and gain some added benefits, but what really shines is the actions you made in the first one, have a rather noticeable effect on this game. You can play through several times with different characters and not have the same experience. The difficulty of the game, (I played on Insane) was very challenging. I got so frustrated at one point I started a new game on normal and thought it was way too easy. So I went back to my original and finally made it through.
Cons: Resource gathering can be time consuming, but beneficial.
Other Thoughts: It is truly a game worth your money, especially since it was very original. Your have more control over your friends this time around, and the enemies are much smarter. Definitely a single player experience that you can't pass up.READ FULL REVIEW
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