Reviews by Christian Knoflach

Omerta: City of Gangsters
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Fun niche title without much competition

First off: If you're at all into the theme of the good ol' gangster time, this game is definitely fun to play. It's a a nice take on the Gangsters approach and is good fun. At first glance, and for the first couple hours, the game is great fun.

Unfortunately it lacks depth later on – you find yourself just „tagging along" the storyline and basically just waiting until you're ready to click the next building so you can get into the next in-house-fight.

The fights are quite well done and entertaining.

There's a lot of potential and I am looking forward to a sequel with more depth: More freedom of choice & more options on the city level, with a bit more depth in your gangster's progression (e.g. RPG-elements).

by Christian Knoflach, Austria - Mar 27th 2015
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Door Kickers
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Just: Wow!

I can't get enough of this title. It's an amazing combination of a fun core mechanic that is done amazingly well with various levels of depth added in the mix to keep things interesting for a long, long time.

There's only one really tiny little thing that seems a bit out of balance: Out of the classes available, it seems pretty clear that the Stealth-Class is by far the strongest.

Still, play. This. Game.

by Christian Knoflach, Austria - Mar 27th 2015
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Europa Universalis IV
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What the heck?

I'm a big fan of strategy games and simulations, and have quite some experience in them. But with Europa Universalis I feel you don't have much of a chance to get on board if you haven't played earlier versions.

It seems to be a great game with endless depth, yet that depth is not structured in a way that you can work your way from the big to the small. Instead, you're facing a mostly text-based UI with endless menus and icons that provide only the most detailed aspects all at a glance – it was impossible for me to get an idea what exactly I should be doing and where I could, even though playing through the tutorials.

I'm not saying this is a bad game, I'm saying that you'll have a hard time to find out if it is.

by Christian Knoflach, Austria - Mar 27th 2015
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