Well, this was the one FPS this year that I was really excited for (other than DNF). The demo impressed me with its fast-paced gameplay and imaginative ways to kill enemies, and the interesting weapons. I had finally found what might be the first really good FPS of the generation (I WOULD give that honor to Borderlands, but I consider Borderlands more of a Diablo-style RPG rather than an FPS).
So now that the full game is out, I got the PC version (thinking that I’d play it better than the PS3 demo) and played through it all. Read on and see if it really is the first good FPS of the generation!
(PS: sadly, I can’t comment on the dialogue in the game… the game automatically set itself to the language of my computer, and, as such, I was stuck listening to crappy french dialogue for the whole game. The best I could do is put the in-game text into english, but not the voices and subtitles… if anyone knows how to fix that I’d greatly appreciate it)
Console, Games, PC, ps3, Review, xbox 360
If there’s one thing you’ll hear gamers complain about a lot, especially more retro-style gamers such as myself, is that the gaming industry in the last 5-6 years has been drowned by First-Person Shooters, and none of them are particularly good other than the online component (if that interests you at all). The only exception, to me at least, has been Borderlands, which is more like a “What if Diablo was an FPS?” kinda thing. And there’s Bioshock, but to me it was good more because of the awesome visuals than the actual gameplay.
Bulletstorm comes in as a game that, while it mimics the crappy grey-brown look of modern games, seems like it might be a lot more fun. But, as I always do, I was incredibly skeptical about this, since every FPS I sort of got excited for ended up being total shit, like Singularity. And, the title… Bulletstorm? Yeah, lots of thought went into THAT one (that was sarcasm, by the way). So I didn’t hype myself up too much, but I still kept a close eye on it.
So I played the Bulletstorm demo yesterday… Read on and see if it might be that one good FPS this generation!
Console, demo, Games, impressions, PC, ps3, xbox 360
From looking at some gameplay videos and interviews, I thought Singularity might be a fun, original FPS, with different gameplay than the average military shooter or Halo clone. As such, I had good expectations for the game, thinking it might be more interesting than the average modern FPS.
In a time where every FPS looks and plays the same, I had hopes that Singularity would be one of the few to divert from what FPS are nowadays.
Read on and see if it ended up being what I hoped it would be, or if it went for the “we’ll be the same as everyone” route!
Console, Games, PC, ps3, Review, xbox 360
Bad Company 2. A sequel to the multi player FPS I played the most on the xbox. Well okay, maybe a close second to Halo 3 and Left 4 Dead. I loved this game, probably more than the later two actually. Even though it didn’t have any split screen, I invited people over and we played the crap out of the first one. You can check my stats on BF:BC’s website. (Gamertag MnM333 on Xbox360) But again, Bad Company did something the other Battlefields didn’t do. Kind of the reverse to what most FPS do actually. Most single player FPS needlessly add aÂ multi playerÂ option. Well, Bad Company added single player to this multi player behemoth, not a huge undertaking. But they managed to keep those multi player elements in the single player. More after the jump!
PC, ps3, Review, xbox 360
The other day I started randomly thinking about this: What are the gold standards in the gaming industry? What games best define their own genre? This is what I set out to figure out.
Let’s go right away and define what “Gold Standard” means. It’s pretty simple. It has to be:
1. A game that defines the genre it’s in.
2. It has to be a high-quality game/series.
3. It still has to be fun to play.
4. Of course, it doesn’t need to be the BEST in the genre, but it has to be the one to have set most of the genre’s standards.
5. It has to be an older game, as much as possible.
So read on and see what are the Gold Standards in the gaming industry! Of course, if I’m missing a genre(there’s some I didn’t put in because I either could think of any 1 game that defined the genre, or that were too similar to another genre that I didn’t need to include them), or if you think about a game that I might not have thought about for any of the categories, be sure to comment!
analysis, Console, Games, Handheld, Opinion, Random, Rant
I have around one month and a few days left until my fifth semester of college ends. There is only one thing that stands in the way between me and my rightfully deserved Aâ€™s : Borderlands. Okâ€¦well maybe that and my poor study habits. Nevertheless, Borderlands is making sure that this last month full of finals, 12 page papers, and study sessions will be filled of thoughts of what quests Iâ€™ve just finished and how soon will that lovely new â€˜LEVEL UP!â€™ icon will flash across the screen.
Games, impressions, PC, ps3, xbox 360
With Xbox 360 reaching 43 million kills not too long ago, this unlocked a third map for us. I like this kind of community achievement system. Much like what was used in noby noby boy with the moon and mars. In any case, almost none of this was my doing as I didn’t have much time to toy around with this game until tonight. Yes, this is basically a review based on one night’s play. I booted up this game and immediately went for “Play Air Superiority” on Coral Island. A game mode that is exclusively based on air combat. You have to compete for air superioty of an area in the middle of the map. The first day this game came out on xbox I rushed to get it only to find out I couldn’t really play online. This was a perfect time for me to train with the airplanes. It payed off. Dogfights are FUN. I had nothing of the sort in Battlefield: Bad Company. Bad Company being my only real experience with this series in the past mind you. I played countless hours online with my buddies. You can check out my stats online if you want. You will need to login to your EA account to view this I believe.
Bad Company stats
They are bound to fix these things live on 1943 soon enough as well. It doesn’t seem to be working quite well at this time.
So far I’ve had a few achievements which are decent. I’ll try getting them all. The classes are slightly disappointing versus bad company. I’ve grown quite accustomed to the variety that game had especially when you threw in the many weapons you unlocked while playing the game. Anyways, without further ado, my review of BF1943 on xbox360.
PC, ps3, Review, xbox 360
Ah, video game reviews. I’m kinda familiar with that, obviously. Tell people about a game, and tell them if you liked it and why. Simple really. But seemingly not, as the standards of the reviewing world are pretty much screwed up.
I’ve got quite a few things to rant about here, so read on!
analysis, Games, Review
Hey everyone, jobocan here with another review.
After playing the demo for Quantum of Solace, I set my expectations at a pretty high level. I mean, it was fun to play, the controls and such seemed to work well.
But did it actually live up to my expectations? Not really.Â
Read on, dood.