So after playing the new Rise of the Tomb Raider I kept thinking that the original looked better. I think it does, maybe because the original was made for the system and the new one was made for the next-gen systems and then down-scaled. Either way the new one looks fantastic if not a little washed out compared to the old one.
How excited was I to pick up this game? Very! I love Gears of War. I do, but I love it for the single player campaign. I have played very little multiplayer. I have nothing against it, but it’s just not why I play games.
I had been looking forward to a new Gears game for a while and when I brought it home I set it on the shelf and looked at it like a kid waiting on Christmas. I had to finish the current game I was playing first as I hate having two unfinished games going on at the same time. So I finished up Wolfenstein on my PS4 and happily threw the new Gears into the 360.
After an update, as is the norm, I was in. I played through the first few areas and immediately felt the difference between this one and the others. I get it, it’s a spin-off done by a different developer. It is going to be different, but sometimes that can still be just as good. Call of Duty World at War comes to mind. Other than raining grenades it’s just as good as any Infinity Ward Call of Duty. Black OPs is also as good or better in my opinion. Continue reading
I am not a professional reviewer, but I am an avid gamer. I play games for fun, not for competition or online bragging rights. I grew up playing games for fun and got hooked. I say that to give a glimpse into how I am going to review this game. It will be much like my Windows Phone 8 review where it’s from my point of view and how I receive the content. I will keep it a bit vague as to not accidentally spoil anything but some things are inevitable so read with that in mind.
So to start, it’s a fantastic game. It’s exactly what I would think a current generation Wolfenstein would be. But there are some flaws that take away from the experience, but only slightly. Let’s begin at the top, the introduction to the events that are about to unfold set the stage for a game with a serious tone. That is until you eat dog food to regain health. The story, I feel, is pretty good and I enjoy the premise. If I were looking for a believable story, this ain’t it, but I buy it as it is presented with enough depth that it works for the game. It won’t change how you view shooters from now on but it moves the action along and keeps you entertained. You will shortly find that the story is also a bit dumb, but that’s by design it would seem. It has enough funny or stupid moments and comments to interrupt the serious tone that it all feels like it works.
Be sure to check out our playthrough of Army of Two: The 40th Day! It is recorded in SD as we only have an SD capture device but it’s just old school enough to be awesome! Actually it looks… ok, but hell we are just getting started. 🙂
Army of Two is a great mindless 3rd person shooter that will keep you entertained and wanting to come back for more. Stupid dialogue, fast paced action and just a back-to-basics feel keep this franchise moving along. I was skeptical at first but after I played the first one I was hooked, the second was even better. The third game made me pause because it wasn’t Salem and Rios as the main guys anymore but it was still a blast. They did the series justice, gameplay wise. I’m still on the fence about the story of the 3rd, but at any rate it still serves as a great game.
I opened my front door, walked down my way too steep driveway and opened my mailbox. To my surprise there was my new Game Informer. The cover story was for Metal Gear Solid 5, I immediately did not read it. I had only a passing interest in the series. I own MGS4 and in 2008 played it for 20 minutes, well by that I mean I played 2 minutes and watched for 18. The long cut scenes turned me off so I put it on the shelf for good I thought.
Fast forward a few years and I started to play it again but not because the new one was coming out but because I wanted to see what happens next. I am a fan of watching “Let’s Plays” on YouTube where a gamer will record themselves playing a game and add commentary to it as they play. My favorite, ok the only one I watch, is OverTheGun and I have watched him stream MGS1, MGS2 and currently he is streaming MGS3. His real name is Liam, he is British and hilarious. Just listening to him react to the game as he plays it has me hooked on it. So I wanted to get a taste of it for myself and began playing MGS4 again.