Sacred 2 is exactly what it should be. It is a sprawling open world western action RPG. The world is absurdly huge, the graphics are great, the combat is good (it’s not God of War good… but it’s a step over the baldur’s gate’s of yesteryear). It has a trillion quests and awesome class diversity. It even has some PVP online.
But don’t take my word for it. Or my written word for it… here is some video impressions I posted that kinda gets into the nuts and bolts of how the game works. Please note, however, that my camera is absolutely horrible, and that the game is not really bright in the middle and really dark around the edges. It’s a quite gorgeous game, trust me.
Yeah, ending edit fail.
I’m what you would call an amateur poker player. Enjoying the activity for what it is, a game of chance that incorporates a fairly significant amount of skill. The thrill of a well played hand induces in me, a feeling only matched in the world of sports. More danger from the seated position, poker suits my skill-set.
The most popular brand of poker, Texas Hold’em video games have seeped into every console imaginable, many times over. Very obviously, Cheat’em takes the Hold’em style of play and makes cheating possible. With upwards of 20 different ways to cheat, it’s not only possible, but vital. A variety of mini-games, ranging from button-mashing to a roll of the dice, determine if cheats are successful.
Poker video games are inherently flawed. Without a monetary loss/gain associated with the game, proper play is difficult to achieve. Texas Cheat’em attempts to play off of that short-coming, offering an experience that deters this unrealistic play-style. While successful in this area, Cheat’em fails miserably in most every aspects besides. Every hand of play is unimaginably long, with a new round of cheating for every round of betting. The wide variety of cheats, ever-present on the game screen, make the actual game of cards a very minor detail. The auto-win cheat is poorly implemented, forcing the players to complete a near ten minute long hand of play before explaining that it was all in vain. The entirety of cheating also has flaws, usually only giving the win to the last person to cheat. Entirely too much time is spent mashing buttons to keep players from peaking at your cards. Reminiscent of a day spent swatting a never-ending onslaught mosquitos, it’s an annoyance not a game. I suppose that sums up my point just as well as the entire game.
It is difficult to find any redeeming quality amongst the sea of present flaws. Voice-chat online is serviceable, though prone to leave open feeds even in the quietest of environments. The instructions in game are incredibly detailed. To read through in entirety, would explain every facet of the game without a missed aspect. Though, you may wish to have that hour back after sifting through tens of pages of pure text. If trophies are your interest, you will find them. Even they fail without a single gold in the mix. The usually innocent loading screen even managed to garner a level of disdain out of the ordinary for my disposition. Referencing the developer, Wideload Games, in a way that assume are predictable.
Hate may be a strong word, however it fits my opinion of this title with a proper level of detail.
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The quality of mine is quite poor, my normal video recording software doesn’t work with windows 7, but here is my video take. -Mort
Riddled by technical problems, the nerds scramble to piece together listenable show. Failing as always your stuck with this mess. The nerds discuss quite a bit of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, how terrible and awesome MK vs DC was and numerous iPhone games. A super-secret special guest joins at show’s end. If you are looking for game talk, there is a bit of that also as the nerds run down how much is too much in regards to players online in shooters (MAG related, obviously). Mort and Billy also gush-fantastic over how good Infamous looks.
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