Recent content by AboveUp

  1. AboveUp

    Escapists who have drifted away

    Wow, I don't recognize any of the posters in this thread, but I remember almost everyone mentioned in it. Feels awkward.
  2. AboveUp

    LITV Presents: Avatar The Last Airbender Season 2

    Great review, Void. I pretty much agree on the whole thing. In a story like that of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the second part is really the one that makes or breaks the whole thing. It's when the dust settles from the creation of both the world and the conflict, and we're left to explore what...
  3. AboveUp

    LITV Reviews: Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book One: Water

    Excellent review, although I have one minor problem with a bit in the spoilers. So *ahem* Spoilers. Also, Zuko isn't really much of an antagonist. His reasons for hunting after the Avatar at the start make that clear enough early on. He just wants acceptance and be liked, in the world...
  4. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

    It's more the massively awkward digital and futuristic representation of God and religion at the end of every Assassins Creed title that I have a problem with. It feels incredibly out of place in every game they've used it in.
  5. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

    Crap, you're right, I must've had BioWare in my mind after responding to a previous comment on my Dragon Age 2 review. Which also talked of flaws in story telling. At at least AC:B is nowhere near as flawed. Stupid of me, heading to fix that now.
  6. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

    Every ending so far has made me cringe. Ubisoft need to find a balance in the satisfation of the ending event, and pulling players in with a cliffhanger. Mass Effect 2 got it right, Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood not so much. Although Brotherhood's ending was slightly better than Assassin...
  7. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Assassin's Creed 2

    Huh, I seem to have missed your comment, Void. Sorry about that. Yeah, I hope Revelations is going to spice up the combat a bit. Brotherhood seemed to take a few steps in Arkham Asylums direction, a game with a very similar, but more challenging and varried battle system. Let's hope they've...
  8. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Dragon Age 2

    Don't get me started on that. Remember when mages were allowed to be good? That both sides of the argument had flaws, and even mages hated blood magic? I miss those days. That ending didn't happen. Seriously, what was that all about? Templars, during their moment of evil are using...
  9. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

    At this point, I'm sure most of you are aware of my feelings towards the Assassin's Creed series. The first game was moderately entertaining, but mostly so because of the story rather than the gameplay. The second one improved in that field, and gave us one of the most fully realized gaming...
  10. AboveUp

    RoboCop: A no Nostalgia Review

    Nice review, found it very enjoyable. And heck yeah, Robocop aged well. I still love the movie, despite it having its (mostly hammy) flaws. One gripe I had with it was the formatting though, and here's why: First of all, there's too many images, or at least the images take up too much...
  11. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Dragon Age 2

    What drew me in with Dragon Age: Origins was how, ever slowly, the stories unfolded. They'd start simple enough, go over there and kill the wolves, the wolves are evil! So you go over to the wolves, and then find reason on their side as well. In almost every quest in the game you'd have a choice...
  12. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Dragon Age 2

    I will agree with you there. Reading his posts about BioWare and Bethesdas works were painful. Especially how he's seriously nitpicking minor details in their games and makes a much, much bigger deal out of it than it really is. Like there aren't any farms in Fallout 3, making the entire story...
  13. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Dragon Age 2

    Oh, no! They released a game that wasn't finished, freezes often (at least on the 360 it does), promotes false advertising in it being choice-based and your choices won't mean anything within the game! If you paid any attention to the review, you might have noticed that I'm in favor of what they...
  14. AboveUp

    AboveUp Reviews: Dragon Age 2

    And this is what makes it all that more painful. I was almost willing to blindly trust BioWare at writing a compelling narrative for every game. Almost. Dragon Age: Origin's fighting system was like Baldur's Gate in 3D. Which in my opinion was th main appeal to the battle system. They should...