Reviews by T'hain Esh Kelch

Solar Flux
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Well done, but not really interesting

Soothing soundtrack, very nice visuals, but I do find the gameplay too simplistic and not very rewarding. I lost interest quite quickly, even though there are a lot of levels, since the game progresses so slowly.

It may be interesting for some people, but just not for me. Maybe it would be better suited for 5 minute plays on an iPad.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Aug 30th 2014
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12 Labours of Hercules
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Pretty good

A pretty standard time management game. Not too easy, not too hard.

Graphics are fine, if a little too cartoonish for me, but looking good. Controls are easy, and I have yet to find any bugs. Soundtrack is catchy, at least I wasnt bored after playing the first 20 levels.. :)

Recommended if you like time management games.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Aug 23rd 2014
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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
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Good for children

Not so much for adults. Very basic platformer, with a strong Star Wars vibe of course. I think you need to know the movies to get the most out of this game, and you need to be a child in order to enjoy the gameplay.

I found it very bland and not very exciting. I think some character voices would have helped quite a bit.

I also found the beginning of the game quite confusing. Apparently you had to find the entrance to the first Episode, although no explanations were given.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Jan 10th 2014
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Crow
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Pretty, but blant gameplay

It looks really good, with a very nice mood setting.

Unfortunately, the gameplay is quite lacking. You fly around as you like, trying to find diamons, which isn't that interesting, and once in a while you get to fight a boss. Fighting a boss means fly a set path, try to dodge a few obstacles (Most of which are very hard to determine where they will hit you), and then once in a while attack a boss by drawing a line on the screen.

I think you have to be less than 10 years old (literally) in order to enjoy this game very much. Too simple for at least.

If gameplay was more interesting, then it would probably be a much better game.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 14th 2013
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Monument Builders: Notre Dame
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Below average

I really enjoy resource management games, but this one really falls short of the mark for me personally. I would assume that casual gamers that don't play them often, would like this more than I did.

Pros:
• You learn facts about the Notre Dame! Requires reading though.

Cons:
• Graphics are not very enticing, with a lack of details and too popping colors.
• Very easy (See above, as I might not be the primary target here).
• Doesn't seem very play tested. You tend to end up doing the 'real management'/gaming in the first half of each level, and then just sit and click the same 4 buildings in the second half of the game to collect the number of resources needed to win. This is my biggest flaw with this game, as it really removes all the fun.
• Some things are not well explained.
• Very creepy 'game host'.
• You can end up in situations where you cant finish the map, without restarting the level. While this as such is fine, as it is a strategy game, this should not be able to happen within the first 30 seconds of starting a map, since you are playing on time and should be able to get an overview before having to restart the level.

I would probably target this game for young gamers aged 6-12 (Im not quite young anymore, but I like my gaming anyway!). They would probably also rate it a tad higher than I did.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 6th 2013
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Check vs Mate
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Quite good

No matter if you want flashy fighting units, normal chess pieces or a flat overview, this game has it. Several different modes and backgrounds to play on, to give you something to come back to, or give you a break from a 'normal' game of chess. In general a very solid chess game.

The only things I really miss, is actually a quick way to switch the game to windowed mode from full screen, and a quick function on the main menu for jumping into a simple chess game (Instead of having to click through several menus). And some less flashy animated units, as the current one are a bit too gimmicky for my taste (I'd prefer something akin to the old Battle Chess, as another reviewer also mentions.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 6th 2013
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DOOM 3
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Yet another excellent ID shooter

Well, since it is Doom, I don't think I have to explain the plot (Oh well, here it is: Kill demons, save the world).

Graphics are good, gameplay is top notch if you like shooters. Quite a few scary moments, so make sure to play it with the lights turned off and after having put the sun to sleep. Not recommended for people with bad hearts.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 5th 2013
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QUAKE 4
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Good shooter

I enjoyed this one. Graphics are good, play time is excellent. Didn't give so much for the plot, but at least it worked.

Had some interesting enemies I have to say, and the shooting part is of course top notch.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 5th 2013
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Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
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Excellent

I really enjoyed this one, as the graphics are unique and beautiful, and the gamplay is excellent. The humor is a bit over the top quite often, but I could live with it. Does become a tad repetetive sometimes, but still worth a fifth star in my opinion.

The setting is really whats the best about this game.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 5th 2013
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BioShock
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Absolutely awesome

As far as setting the mood for a game, it doesn't become better than this! I can only highly recommend this game. The story was awesome, setting perfect, diversity excellent, and the only one thing I didn't totally fancy (Only 4/5 stars) is the shooting part, as it did felt a bit weird. I guess I prefer ID Software style shooters.

But who cares when everything else is perfect. Buy it. Now!

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 5th 2013
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The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
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So much promise ruined by bugs

I'm playing this game on a 2011 iMac, with all settings maxed out. Runs really well, from a graphically point of view, and the game looks great.

The setting is excellent, and very promising so far. Gameplay is a bit hard to get into, as you get a lot of information and the game plays a bit differently than your aveage RPG.

Unfortunately, the game is extremely filled with bugs. 25% of the time I have conversations with characters, I am greeted with a black screen and subtitles. The game crashes every 15-20 minutes, which is the big killer. And sometimes after it has crashed, I can't start the game again, before I've restarted the computer (Why that is even possible, I have no idea!). Shadows tend to flicker all over the place when you get near things.

So sad.. But I wouldn't recommed anyone buying it, until they fix these things, which is probably never given the age of the game.

Edited review: The game has now been updated, and the crashings has been fixed.

So I've changed my review to 5 stars, as it really is an amazingly good game! Highly recommended if you like dark RPGs.

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Jul 31st 2013
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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
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Excellent game.

Recommended of you like shooters. Hard at first, then it gets easier as your learn the game. Then it get bloody hard, even if you are experienced. ;) I enjoyed it a lot! Nice story also, and gameplay was excellent.

I also highly recommend the multiplayer part - I had to delete it because I spend so much time on it!

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 15th 2012
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Excellent game!

I thoroughly enjoyed this classic. Gameplay is amazing, and the story great... And a major plot twist at the end which knocked my socks off.. ;)

Only had one minor problem with the game - My characters often became stuch after a combat, but a quick Google suggested to turn of the V-Sync option in Graphic Preferences, and that fixed the problem!

by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Jun 3rd 2012
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