I’m doing video reviews now. I try to keep them short and sweet. Check it out!
The Dukem Nukem Forever trailer is out, and I think this game will be really fun. Shooters these days take themselves to seriously, and it’s about time they get silly again.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations trailer has been released. I think the Assassin’s Creed games are coming out too fast. They are coming out with the frequency of Call of Duty games, it’s getting ridiculous.
Metro: Last Light trailer, a sequel to Metro 2033, is out. I really enjoyed the original, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come.
A trailer for Batman: Arkham City is out, and it shows Cat Women as a playable character. If women don’t cos-play as this cat women I’ll be disappointed.
Deus Ex keeps shows us more trailers, I just want them to release the game already!
Apparently an Aliens game is coming out, whether it’ll be better than the AVP game is uncertain.
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm trailer is out, but it doesn’t really show much.
Valve was nice enough to release the Portal 2 soundtrack for FREE, along with some ringtones.
Here’s a big update since it’s been awhile.
A new Hitman is coming out, Hitman Absolution. The Hitman series is one of my favorite series of all time, and I have been dying for another one.
Another Call of Duty game is coming out, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It’s almost a joke the frequency they’re coming out now. I’ve become so bored with the Call of Duty series as of late.
The Darkness 2 has been announced. The first game got me into The Darkness comics, and the game just didn’t live up to the comics. In the comics, he would have scores of minions, but in the game you could only have two and they were worthless. The Darkness is the power of creation, but the game just didn’t use that like it should have. Hopefully this one is better.
Demon’s Souls 2 is coming out, under the name Dark Souls. I still haven’t beat the first one because the difficulty is just so intense, and it looks like this game is even harder.
This game Binary Domain looks interesting, but the plot is more than a little cliche.
This is another trailer for inFamous 2. It’s looking good, but for some reason I’m not excited for it as much as I was awhile ago.
This trailer for Shadows of the Damned is hilarious, and if the game has this many innuendo’s, it could be awesome.
Kratos is back, because there are gods to be killed, as well as anything that’s stupid enough to be seen by Kratos. Kratos by the way, is as much as a sociopath as he’s always been, if not more. Killing people has never been so beautiful though. The game starts where God of War 2 left off, with Kratos marching toward Mount Olympus.
This opening scene gets the game started with a bang, unfortunately the rest of the game can’t match up to it. This opening scene is awesome to say the least, with giant battles, awesome camera work, and lots of action. Afterwards you can’t help but be hooked for the rest of the game, waiting for another moment like that. But it just doesn’t happen, it never gets as good as the first scene. It goes from being an amazing game, to good game afterwards. This doesn’t mean the game is bad, it just seems that the pacing is off. The base game play tried and true, if you’ve played the other God of War’s, you’ll see that it’s virtually unchanged; go somewhere, find out you need something, go back to where you started, go back with thing, repeat. The boss battles are supposed be the high points of the game, but even they didn’t match up to the first scene, and they seem disappointing, like lighting some fireworks, waiting patiently just to get a small *pop*. Even the final boss fizzles compared to the first battle. When your not fighting, but you usually are, your doing puzzles, some of which are very clever. One puzzle reminded me of the works of M.C. Esher, which only made it more fun to figure out. The weapons in this game are ok, but they’re are similar to your default blades. The ending was kind of boring and predictable, but I wasn’t really expecting much. There was one thing the bothered be about the game; it felt like I was supposed to have some sort of emotional connection to Kratos, which I found hard because he slaughtered everyone who looked at him funny. Overall all though this an excellent game, and it defines the hack and slash genre.
Final Rating: 5/5
I’m going to say this now before I say anything else, this is not a game for inexperienced gamers, I repeat, this is NOT a game for inexperienced gamers. This is one of the hardest if not the hardest fps I’ve ever played. Now I can continue. In an alternate time line taking place before WWII, a new threat has emerged and it is known as the Chimera. Little is known about the Chimera, except that they were once human and that they were infected with the Chimera virus. For years the Chimera have been causing havoc in Europe, and now America has troops to aid the European forces. You play as an American soldier, Nathan Hale, who is later infected with the virus, but does not become a Chimera. This game uses a health meter system, which is okay, but it only makes the game that much harder. All weapons have a secondary function. Some are useful, others, not so much. You’ll usually use a whole clip on one enemy, and when your surrounded by thirty enemies, that’s bad news for you. The weapons are under-powered. I was able to get through most of the game though with no trouble, that is until I got toward the end, where the difficulty shot up through the stratosphere. There is online and co-op for this game but I haven’t played either.
Final Score: 4/5