Friday, October 12, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - XCOM: Enemy Unknown

So I'm taking a break from the cluster fuck that are called 1st person shooters, until  the release of The War Z Alpha comes out, and I got to play a few sections of the new Real Time Strategy known as XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Now I was really interested in this game but was a little scared to buy it, but I have to say... This game is fucking great. It's so easy and assesable to control your soldiers, I just jumped right in and started playing and loved it. To be honest by the little bit that I played, I really have nothing bad to say... yet.

I'll keep playing and bring you guys a more in depth review.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Resident Evil 6: So I Was Right???

I think this is the funniest thing ever. Not the fact that I knew this game was going be a complete piece of I'm gonna copy American shooters shit fest. No that's far from the case, it's just the fact Capcom came out and said that there is no market for a survival horror game, and now it seems that Gamers as well as Journalist are speaking up to say "Fuck you Capcom, your wrong!". Playing the demo, I completely canceled my reserve, although I thought twice about it, I stuck by my decision. 

Today I got to play the game for about 3 hours, really because that's all I could take. The game feels like a chore to play, then that got me thinking. Everyone is saying this game is poorly made, and that it has ruined the franchise. What if it was a brand new franchise in the making? would it have gotten the low scores by some of the most visited gaming websites on the net. I think people as well as myself are stuck on the fact that Resident Evil is a game that made it's name on Survival Horror, and if we want a mind-less Turd Person Shooter we could go to Gears of War. Fans don't mind if the game evolves into better horror game, but to completely change into a different fucking genre is absurd. If this game didn't bare the name Resident Evil on it, I think people would have felt different towards the game, but I also think that Capcom is afraid to take that risk. 

I don't know why but... after this RE title.... as much as I hate to say this.... I smell a Reboot coming.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This Is Resident Evil 6!?

I haven't been playing my 360 to much, cause I recently upgraded my PC and I wanted to get some PC gaming in, and finish some games that I haven't played in quite some time. Yesterday evening I decided to turn on my Xbox, just to say Hi to some friends online, only to see one of my Friends playing a public demo version of Resident Evil 6. Now is it just me or is Capcom still fucking up?. When the first trailer came out, I was so pumped for this game. Then I saw the Leon gameplay and completely lost interest, but playing the demo just a couple of hours ago, has sealed it's way into having an identity crisis, that doesn't star Superman. I started off playing the Leon gameplay, just because he's the first name on the list of three, Leon, Chris, and Jake. I started playing and I have to admit, this game looks amazing, it doesn't have clunky controls, everything is fine... there is just one problem. THIS ISN'T A FUCKING RESIDENT EVIL GAME!, I almost felt like I was playing Resident Evil: The Army of Two Edition Guest Starring Gears of War. Leon's Scenario was the only one I played all the way to the end of the demo, which lasted like ten to fifteen minutes. Then proceeded to play the Chris Scenario, only eight minutes in, I got killed by some gun toting mutation with nine eyes on his face. I only played the Jake Scenario for like four minutes, cause I couldn't take playing this game any more, if this game was a new IP I might be a little interested. It's almost as if Capcom is trying to sell us what they think we want, instead of making a great Resident Evil game. Right after I was done I deleted the demo from my hard drive and never looked back. Resident Evil 6 Demo made me do the complete opposite of what it was intended to do, Make me want to buy the game. It just made me pop in Resident Evil 2 or play Dead Space 2 for the first time. Besides... Resident Evil 6 Gold is right around the corner anyway, I'll just wait until it's in the bargain bin.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Top 5 Video Game Characters, That Need to be BITCH-SLAPPED!

With all the Video Game Characters out there, they're are quite a few characters that really bring my piss to a boil. Some I just think are quite ridiculous from showing complete stupidity at the wrong times, and others just annoy me. This is my top five Video Game Characters that need to be bitch slapped.

NUMBER 5
Otacon MGS 1

 Ok come on lets be real for a sec... No one, and I mean no one liked Otacon when we first met him. He was a winey little bitch, who pissed his panties and asked us about love, when bullets are flying. He was quite annoying and needed a bitch slap, but the Vagina grew on us like Crabs, and stayed by our side in the end.


NUMBER 4
Elliot Salem
Now before I continue on Salem, I'm talking Salem from the 1st game. I don't know who the Salem from the 2nd game is. For all I know it wasn't him at all, but in the 1st installment Elliot Salem was  annoying but badass at the same time. and would ask stupid questions at the wrong time, and his time was due for a pretty good bitch slap when he asks you about a Ghostface Killah Album in the middle of a god damn War Zone.


NUMBER 3
Kratos
Oh! NO! HE DIDN'T!, oh yes I did, I'm going there. He's Angry through more than three games, He likes orgies, but still upset, so that means he gets bitches. He gets his revenge, but still upset...Really!?......BITCH SLAP!


NUMBER 2
Cloud Strife
OHHHH! Shit! Yes I messing with Mr. Amnesia, Now don't get me wrong, I liked Cloud... at first. Even through the fact when I found out he was living someone else memories. He was quiet, yet determined... but after watching Advent Children...*Sigh* Quiet and Depressed. You just saved a fucking planet... Get over it! BITCH SLAP!!!
NUMBER 1
Nathan Drake

Bet you didn't see this coming huh... now most of you know, I'm a huge Uncharted fan, Hell I'm a Fanboy for this game, but I have to say. Nathan Drake is a Grade A Asshole, what kinda dick continuously peer pressures his friends into risking they're lives with him. It's bad enough He barley makes it out of his own situations, but he has this way of convincing the people around him to do the same. Then when they either get seriously injured or killed off, that's when he's sorry...BITCH SLAP TIMES 10 WITH A ADDED KAYOKEN, AND SOME HADUKENS.
 




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The War Z... Wait This Isn't...!?

I heard about this game when the Debut Alpha Gameplay demonstration came out on Gamefailers.com. I was so excited I was like, "YOOOOO!!! Day Z stand alone looks great!, but why the title change". Then I found out it was another fucking company, making another game like Day Z. Now I've never played Day Z, but I know enough about the game, that you would believe that I actually own a copy of the fucker. Now it took me maybe an hour or so of some research and meddling around in the forms to realize this wasn't Day Z, and the only reason why I was confused is because, on The War Z's website, it keeps saying it is the first Zombie Survival MMO, now if i'm not correct wasn't Day Z first. Now if I'm wrong, please feel free to correct my stupid ass for being a Noob at a game that has taken over so many other lives.
 As of now I have no issues with the game, except the Title... War Z, really!? War Z that's the best they could come up with... I could come up with better titles that don't copy Day Z or World War Z. "Deadlands, War of Decays, Survival of the fittest, BrainDead, War In Shadows, DeadNoon, Shadows of the Damn... oh wait". Now that I got that out of my system, let me repeat, I have no issues with the game, I will be getting this game along with the Day Z stand alone, to test them both out. But some fans of Day Z are... how do I say it... Being HATERRRRSSSS. Why!? Because they have the right to hate. Embrace the hate, it's what keeps the competition going between fans and developers. What I find funny is that Gamers are butt hurt cause The War Z is basically a port of the Developer's PC title War Inc., but I think to myself... doesn't Call Of Duty do it every fucking year, they've been using the same god damned game engine since the first Modern Warfare, and hasn't look back since. We have to remember, all the good ideas have been taken years ago, just look at all the reboots. Everyone takes ideas from something to build on and make it better than it's predecessor, maybe The War Z might surprise us this fall... you never know.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Age Of Military Shooters. Will it End?


For all you Gamers out there that don't know, I like Battlefield 3, just as much as I like to see another fucking 1st person shooter that comes the following year. Or month, what ever floats your boat. If your too slow to understand, I mean I don't like it... that fucking much. Seriously do we need a new sequel to another generic first person military shooter, every damn year. I enjoy Battlefield, I really do, but to a fucking extent. Hmm let me see if I can somewhat list all of them up, Black Ops 2, Medal Of Honor Warfighter, and now, Whoa!? BATTLEFIELD FUCKING FOUR!!!!. So what are they just waiting for the most opportune time to reveal Bad Company 3. WHY!? why do we need these games every year. I mean we have already proven the facts of stupid Gamers who continue to buy the same IP every year, but really... in all honesty... do we need a Black Ops 2. Aren't people still playing Modern Warfare 3, or did everyone realize it's the same shit from 2 years ago.
"Oh! but Kaiser Fox, they added the all new..." I don't give a fuck what they added!. What I want them to add is a new fucking IP that isn't a FPS military perk system shooter. What are they doing, just leaving that job up too Ubi Soft. Oh wait they're doing the same thing, with Assassins Creed, can't wait for them to start doing that with the Splinter Cell, but at least they're working on that new Modern Cyber Punkish IP called Watch Dogs. Yea sure it reminds me of GTA meets every other shooter with a cover system, but at least it's something new that I have high expectations about. I don't have High expectation for Black Ops 2 or Warfighter, simply because, I know what to expect. Do they even try to blow our expectations out of the water anymore, or guess they just found a system that works, and consumers continue to buy into it. My only question is, will it burn out, or fade away.

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

1st Impressions - State of Decay

Last night at around 3:47am in the morning, I watched a debut trailer for an Xbox 360 exclusive developed by Undead Labs called, State of Decay. I haven't been more excited for a game since I saw the debut trailer for Uncharted 3. State of Decay is exactly what Zombie Fans and I have been asking for, for years. An open world, Zombie survival game that you can play with friends. "Why are you so happy for this game" you might ask. Well I will fucking tell you why, it's a Zombie survival game, with character customization, also you have to the ability to find houses, and other establishments and turn them into safe havens for yourself and other survivors, and last but not least, you have to go into different towns to salvage Food, Ammo, and other supplies to survive the next day, Ammo is scarce so it's better to sneak around the fast moving undead. Oh and you can drive fucking cars!, GTA just had intercourse with Day-Z, and Fallout 3 survival mechanic in the same night, and for some reason had a disfigured baby that everyone wants to play. Now mind you the graphics aren't triple A Max Payne 3 graphics, but who gives a fuck, if the game is fun to play.

Here is the link to the Debut trailer, hope you guys enjoy it as much as  I did. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8yvLrjnGdU

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What Is A True Gamer?

 The day is sunny, the clouds are blowing in the wind, I stand outside on my doorstep, and you know what I say to myself... I think I'm going to go to Gamestop today. Yeah!, no fucking picnics, ohhh nooo, non of that going to the beach shit, to go get my Guido tan on, fuck NO!, I'm going to Gamestop. Little to my surprise while I'm there talking to a friend who is the Manager there, my friend and I get into a discussion with a Gramer. If you don't know what a Gramer is, go over to screwattack.com, and watch episode two of a online show called Nametags it will explain it all. Anyway we get into this pointless conversation about Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and Medal of Honor Warfighter, and the whole time I'm just thinking to myself, WHY... THE FUCK!. Are we really talking about this? So I try to change the subject, and mention F-Zero... yea I know Random!.
The look on his face was as if he just got mind fucked by a headcrab. " What game is that?, is it on the PS3" he says. My jaw almost dropped so far to the floor, I could practically pick it up and throw it over my head, and wear it as a face mask and hat. For almost Thirty-five minutes this guy has been telling me how much of a Gamer he is, and explainning his K/D ratio like I'm suppost to fucking care.
So this raised my eyebrow, and I asked him. What else do you play?, He actually Responded by telling me every modern Call of Duty game, and the slight mention of Gears of War and Halo. I laughed, rolled my eyes and said, " Ha! YOUR NOT A TRUE GAMER!" turned around walked away and continued my search on purchasing a game for my mid day enjoyment. Then I got to thinking later in the day, What is a true gamer?, someone who has beaten the first Castlevania?, someone who knows what the fuck F-Zero is?. Now I asked some friends of mine, this question and they just laughed at the guy from me telling them the story, but it doesn't even end there, why do some! not all, but some Gamers of my generation look down on the ones who love to play Call of Duty?. Does a person have to know every fucking old school game libary to be called a Gamer?, Do they need to know what Tri-Force is, and know it's linked to Zelda?, FUCK NO!!!. If you play games, and enjoy doing it, your a Gamer. If you enjoy playing Call of Duty all the time, your a fucking gamer... just not the kind I like to get into a conversation with.

And just because you play Call of Duty, or Battlefield or any other first person shooter, that doesn't mean your a FUCKING GUN EXPERT!. GEEZ!!!



Friday, August 17, 2012

Gaming!? What ever happened to the fun???

Now don't get your panties all in a bunch, games are still fun... some are... for a little while I mean. With all the big budget titles coming out, and asshole Gamers already judging games before they even hit store shelves. I've been keeping my eyes open to the Gaming Community, and all the games coming out since Resident Evil 5. Capcom spent shit tons of money to get this game made, instead of using it to feed a hungry child in Ethiopia, and what happens, the game gets bad mouthed saying how it sucks. Now if I remember correctly, the game had good graphics, soundtrack was movie quality, and it worked when you popped it into your Console or PC, and it was quite entertaining.

What ever happened to the game just being plain ol fun?

 I grew up in the Nintendo era, after the Atari 5200, the gaming crash, and all that other exciting shitacular gaming epidemic stuff. What ever happened to playing a game, and even though it sucked all ass... You played through it anyway. Now I remember playing a game called Rival Turf... Now understand this, I played this game a couple of weeks after I got my taste of Final Fight 2, so to me at the time, this game was complete ASS!. But dispite that the game sucked, I still played it, and had a good time doing so. The era of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis was my favorite era. To this day I still have those machines hooked up to my TV, and I play those games more now than I do my Xbox and PS3 (PS3's lucky if it gets any love at all).
Now a days it seems I'm just playing the games, just to play them. I'm not having that fun that I used to anymore. When I'm done with a game I have this look on my face like, "yep knew that was coming." or my personal favorite "guess I'll go and try multi-player now.". WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED!, I mean games are still fun, but not like how they used to be. Now it's seems it has become the equivalent to channel surfing... It's there to just past the time.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Star Wars 1313

I'm going to get this out the way first, I'am in no way shape or form a Star Wars fan. I've seen the movies, and found them boring and very coincidental, yet somewhat entertaining at some parts, but that's not what this article is about. This is about Star Wars 1313, now I knew about this game, when Gamefailers.com put out the teaser, and when it was on a cover of a new issue of GameInformer Magazine. It reminded me of a new version of Star Wars Bounty Hunter from the N64 era, just by looking at the picture I blessed you guys and gals with above. Now I was up late indulging my Persona 4 Arena fixation, when I decieded to check out Gamefailers.com, and I came across a new trailer for 1313. To my surprise, it rocked my fucking Gonads off, it was a blockbuster trailer. Then I saw gameplay... I couldn't help but scratch my head, with a confused look on my face and ask myself..."Is Naughty Dog making this!?". The whole gameplay trailer looked like something straight from the Uncharted series, now am I saying this is a bad thing. Fuck No! Uncharted did it, but they did it well. Gamers don't look at Uncharted and say well that looks like Gears of War, that's cause it developed it's own identity by taking ideas from other Games and Movies and making them look... Stylish.
1313 has already received the name Uncharted Wars by gamers, in my opinion the game looks good, familiar to another game... FUUUUUUCK YES!. Now I'm an Uncharted Fan Boy, but before you Drake fans start bad mouthing 1313, cause i know it's gonna happen. Let's give it a chance to shine, we did it for Uncharted.


Fallout 3 - So Far, So Wait, Huh!?

Now before you all go and start saying "UGH! WHAT!? You just started playing Fallout 3, fucking Noob!". Look dick the game was boring... at first, allow me to elaborate. I bought this game, a couple of months after launch, I played it for about and hour and some change, and couldn't get over how boring it was. I made it to the first town, which name sounds like it was named after a transforming Decepticon, and went off to explore the Wasteland. You want to know what happened... Super Mutants handed my ass back to me on a silver fucking platter. Those shit stains are everywhere I couldn't dodge them, so I quit playing the game.
This process recycled it self about 4 times since i had the game. Leave Vault 101, travel to Megaton, explore, GET YOUR DICK KICKED!. Although through the polluted fog of 1st and turd person shooters, I decided to give Fallout 3 another chance a week ago, and retraced some steps. I left Vault 101, traveled to Megaton, Talked to some people, and ended up in a Super Market filled with Raiders. You want to know what happened... I kicked ass, and chew bubblegum, since that I kept playing, and playing, and playing, and Whoa SHIT!!! WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED!. I couldn't stand this game months before, now I'm hooked to the bitch like a Crackhead is to Cocaine. Once you get into the groove of what Fallout 3 is, it's a lot of fun. My favorite part of the game is that it's very survival oriented. My mistakes before is that I tried to play this game like a traditional 1st person shooter, now just to make it seem like something else. I mostly play the game in 3rd person, and switch to 1st person for the harder shots.
Now I'm not far into the game, I've only been doing side quests, so far I'm level 11, and just discovered Underworld, I haven't even met Three-dog yet, so I'm still at the beginning. Now if I beat this addicting heroine storm, maybe I'll give it my own review, but until then, so far, so good.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2nd Impressions - Persona 4 Arena

So just came from Gamestop, and I bought a popular series I had some idea existed but never looked into. Persona 4 Arena. Now let me just say this, i don't know what this game is about, im not familiar with any of the characters, I heard about Persona 4 Arena when it was first announced. I bought this game just on the sole purpose that it looked good. Little to my surprise, when I got home and pop it into my Xbox 360 tray, it is better than I hoped. It's flashy and entertaining, there is just one problem I have with the game... IT'S TOO DAMN EASY!. Now this is just my opinion, but the game doesn't feel like you need any sort of skill, cause you can just spam the x button and pull off the coolest looking combo ever, the cool part about it is that it makes you look like a pro at the game, and anyone can pick up this game and be good at it. So far me and my buddies are loving the game dispute the fact that we like a more challenging game, we're going to keep playing it, and maybe give it a more in depth review one day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - The Last of Us.

Now we all know that E3 2012 is here, and we as gamers have been keeping a close eye on things. Even to the greatest detail. The Last of Us is a game I have been keeping my eye on ever since I found out Naughty Dog was behind it. Everyone has been talking about this IP since it's debut trailer, but yesterday they release gameplay footage, and let me tell you. It's been quite a long time since a trailer gave me chills, Naughty Dog has found there nitch, and it's to deliver on the best possible gameplay story driven experience. I thought I was excited before... Hmph!... Now I'm freakin stoked.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Female Protaganist in Military Shooters

Now we have plenty of First Person Shooters, they are practically flooding the market, and plenty of people are getting quite fatigued by it, including myself. Now I like military shooters, but when they all begin to look alike and tell the same damn story, it gets.... well how do I say this... well it gets freaking boring. Another thing I noticed is, where's all the damn women.
Now I understand that there is going to be that one trollish asshole to say "Ugh who wants to play as a fucking girl" Hell I would like to see what they're side of spectrum of war looks like from there eyes. I've done I'm the male hardcore badass who's seen plenty of combat, I know there is women in the military, I know two who are currently in the marines.
If this is another marketing thing, and they are catering to just the male ego, then you know what... whatever, I'm just saying it would be nice to see a change, cause women play BF3 and MW as well as men.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

So it's 4am and I'm having the worst insomnia ever created in the history of mankind, I can't sleep so I surf the web, to get the latest in E3 coverage. Now I was expecting to get a mediocre story on another shooter and how it makes it different from all other shooters when in clear black and white they are doing nothing different at all. From all the things covered this caught my eye more than the new Metal Gear... That right there, is a problem, that needs to be remedy. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 the debut trailer rocked my socks like a high school girl losing her virginity on prom night. I was really impressed, it looks good, my only question is, where are the skyscrapers, taxis, business folk walking down crowded city streets, hopefully they will show more of that, cause I really like where the Lords of Shadow story is going.

Too Busy Gaming


Whoa!!! Man, games, games, games, too many of them are coming out and it's a little hard to keep up with all the great or mediocre titles. I've been tied up in so many games I didn't have time to write anything. Ha! no im just bullshiting myself, I had time just didn't feel like it at the time, but I've been playing so much i figure I show off what I have been playing.

Operation Raccoon City - A great game it is not, but fun non the less, can be a little frustrating but i had a blast with my buddies for the short time it lasted.
Shadows of the Damned -  I haven't been this entertained by a game in a long time. Yea I know it kinda plays to close to RE4, but the characters, and the atmosphere of the game really drew me in. I really hope that a sequel is on the way.
Max Payne 3 - Ughhh!!! *Sigh* Max Payne, Payne to the Max, what can I say about this... It rocked my socks Nuff Said.
Ghost Recon FS - Hmmm, I have mixed emotions about this, mostly cause it didn't feel like a Ghost Recon game to me. It felt like I was playing a game made by infinity ward. Ghosts of Duty.

Batman Arkham City GOTY - All I have to say about this is, MOTHAFUCKA IS IT AWESOME!!!
ok so as you can see I've been quite busy, don't worry I will be doing a old school game review soon, just you wait, a no holds barred fuck the bullshit review... yes i like to say fuck a lot. No editor can stop me, well cause I'm my own editor. got one more game coming this month and it's LOLLIPOP "FUCKING" CHAINSAW. stay tuned.











Saturday, March 17, 2012

Does Ethnic matter in Video Game marketing?

Video Games of today feature all types of different cultures, but with this said, looking back on a majority of triple A titles, they always feature one of two ethnics as the main characters of the video game's plot. White American, or Japanese characters are usually the main focus of a lot of popular games, "Is it because White or Japanese influenced characters are more guaranteed to sell more copies?"
The other day I was thinking about picking up a copy of Final Fantasy XIII-2, but I refuse to pay for an ending to the game, so that got me thinking... What ever happened to the Final Fantasy game titled Versus XIII. I surfed the internet looking for a trailer, and it wasn't hard to find. I began to watch it and I was enjoying it quite a bit, until I came across a scene where it seems to be the other characters in the game walking dramatically to there car. All the characters seem to look alike, I know they're different, but I couldn't help feel like I've seen these characters before. Where's the variety in ethnics??? and I'm not talking about adding some other ethnic as a Support character, I'm talking main Character. Everyone says, "Well that's there culture." Yea and they're Square Enix, they have enough money to go and explore new cultures, hell! with the internet they can just search other cultures.
Just  because of this one pic I took from the trailer it got me thinking. Is this a marketing thing???, making a main character other than what has become the status quo, are developers afraid they won't see a profit? Not getting it??? ok let me paint you a picture.
Naughty Dog's Uncharted is a well written, adventure game for Playstation 3, and a lot of fans like the series main character Nathan Drake. Now... what if Nathan was Mexican, would this game still be as popular as it is today, what if there was only one white guy in this whole game, and it was Cutter from the third installment, would people be interested in buying it. Gameplay is still the same, Graphics are as beautiful as ever, and the storyline is unlike no other. What if Final Fantasy's Lightning was of Puerto Rican decent, would she be as popular or would the game have even sold?

Look at Naughty Dog's new Title the Last of Us.
The Two Main characters are Caucasians, what if the Male protagonist was a African American, with an Asian American Girl, would the game still recieve the same amount of hype that is now. The game is based off some sort of disaster in a city where I assume there is other ethnics.
Now we have the new Prototype game coming out, and it features an African American Protagonist, but the Hype to this title is minimum, there are some people waiting for this game, but we all know it's not going to be game of the year. Is it the character, or is it because gamers are cautious because of the previous title.
I was recently looking through my game collection, and I notice out of the 200+ titles that I own only Five of them feature ethincs other than White or Japanese as the main characters.
Why am I asking this question??? Simply because I can? and I want to know other people's thoughts, I mean Grand Theft Auto Series did it, added all kinds of ethnic main characters in there games, but GTA games will sell regardless. The main question is, Why don't we have more Ethnics playing as main Characters in video games? and is it indeed a Marketing equation?


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

In just five days, Capcom's brand new Resident Evil title "Operation  Raccoon City" hit's North America's store shelves. Although it's a RE title, not too many gamers are excited for the game, flooded with complaints from a small majority of fans. Fans are already judging the game, and it's developer Slant Six Games, saying it graphically looks to close to the well known Socom Series, that the company is known for. Many say that Capcom is trying to hard, to cater to western Gamers, "Is it them catering to western Gamers, or are they trying something new?". To many are quick to judge. Yes! we all know it's not survival horror, but this game wasn't meant to be, it's a Four player Co-Op Action experience. We also know that the series story never went the way RE:ORC is telling it, Slant Six already explained that it's a what if story, it doesn't effect the main lore. Although the game is off to a rocky start with fans, that doesn't mean it won't be fun, try it first, then judge.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

DLC - Deceitful Large Corporations

Now we're all are aware of the, money hungry gaming corporations that use DLC to collect off profits. However!, How far is too far?
Plenty of games have used DLC to profit off of gaming sales, Capcom, Activision, Hell you name it. Although there are complaints from
Gamers all over the world, there are equal shares of them buying it. A large majority are pretty pissed because of the most recent DLC
that was announced, which was from 2 of the biggest games to come out in March.

Bioware's Mass Effect 3 was on top of this list, gamers around the world were so excited for the release of the major conclusion to the trilogy. This excitement would suddenly die out to the shit-storm known as day one DLC, that EA announced on there behalf. The DLC was a key part in Mass Effect 3 story, that included the mysterious Alien race known as the Protheans as A PLAYABLE F**KING CHARACTER. WHY THE F**K DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THAT???, what makes this worst, they came up with some stupid reason to add it for free to the Collector's Edition, Hey assholes!!! technically we're still paying for it.
  Next is the king of tricking gamers into the DLC goodness train, Capcom. Capcom has made a name for themselves by screwing over gamers this generation, with there incomplete games. We all remember the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Fiasco don't we, well it seems Capcom hasn't learned there lesson when they just released Capcom X Tekken, and why should they learn, fans still by into there bull crap. Just recently, fans found out that there are 12 additional characters locked away on the disc, that you have to pay for later. WAIT! WHAT!!!, Capcom's response "save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available." Who else calls bull!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Medal Of Honor Warfighter

Yes!!! EA!, Yes!!! please, this is exactly what we want!!!, another First-Person Shooter, we don't have enough of these, even though you gave us Medal of Honor, Battlefield 3, and Syndicate, gamers want more of this. To be honest when I saw this I couldn't help but laugh my way to tears of melancholy. Is this really what gaming has become, everyone trying to take the crown from Activision's Call of Duty series, I haven't seen this much stupidity since everyone tried to draw like Jim Lee in the 90's. Seriously, all that talent in the game industry, and can't one of these so called graduates think of something fresh and new. I'm telling you it's gonna happen, gaming's gonna have another crash. WATCH!!!!

The Unplayed - Freedom Fighters Review

Freedom Fighters is without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most creative Third-Person shooters to ever come out on the Playstation 2. It has an engaging storyline, Squad mechanics, and a brilliant musical score that sets the mood for every mission you take on. Freedom Fighters is a cult classic, it's so much of a classic game in fact, that when Turning Point: Fall of Liberty was Annouced, you couldn't help think Freedom Fighters. When the story of Homefront came to light, you could not help but think... HEY?? What ever happened to FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
Freedom Fighters story is set in an alternate time-line, where the Soviet Union ended World War II, by creating the Nuclear Bomb First and dropping it over Berlin. So picture the Soviet Union being the most powerful country in the world, and the United States is second rate. Over the course of time they invade countless country, and the great US of A, is on this country we're going to dominate next list. You play as Christopher Stone, a plumber who's doing a daily routine with his brother, to go unclog some woman's sink, only to walk into the leader of the Resistance home, that gets crashed by AK47 carrying Soviet Soldiers, On a Monday Morning.
The game-play for Freedom Fighters is solid and easy to learn, you can run and gun, although it's not recommended if your playing on Normal or anything higher than that difficulty, cause you will die a lot, trust me. You have to use cover, but because this is an older game, there is no cover system. So boys and girls, take off those diapers that this generation has given you, run behind those box and crates and press that crouch button like there's no tomorrow. Throughout the game you have to take over certain bases and blow up different structures such as helipads and electric generators, doing these things makes other missions easier. Not getting it... Ok, let me explain. If there is a Chopper in Queens, shooting at your squad, Go over to Brooklyn, blow up the helipad with the Chopper on it, and it won't show up at queens anymore, get it now, Chopper go bye bye. Squad mechanics is where you have most of your fun, you can recruit Freedom Fighters right off the street to fight along side you. You can issue your brave Men and Women to regroup, defend, or attack. What makes the system really impressive is, everything you do such as, healing a wounded civilian, to blowing up bridges or infrastructures gains you more charisma. Charisma represents how much the people believe in you, and the more people that believe in you, grants you more Fighters you can recruit and take into battle.
The game's Narrative is told, at points when your at the Resistance's base of operations, through the supporting cast letting you know what going on in the city streets, or thorough a Soviet propaganda News channel on a Television shown in between acts. What really pushes this game, is its soundtrack, the musical score that Freedom Fighters puts out, makes you feel the emotion of what the Freedom Fighters are going through, and what they lost in the process. This game's music is iconic to fans of the series, hell by the time I was finish, my girlfriend was humming the theme.
Overall, It's damn there awesome!!!, there is nothing wrong with this game, the AI is a challenging, your squad listens, they take cover where needed, and the game emotionally grabs you right from the start. Even to this day, I still pop it in and play it all the way from beginning to end, cause it's just that damn good. We don't get games like this anymore, EA!!! Listen to the fans.......
WE DEMAND OUR SEQUEL TO FREEDOM FIGHTERS, THAT'S NOT A FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER.

OVERALL - 10 out of 10

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Rayman Origins

Hands down, the coolest, most creative, Platform game this console generation. Why isn't Rayman Origins, game of the year... Oh yea, because it's not a generic first, or third-person shooter. I tell you I haven't seen this much creativity in a game since the PS1 Era. I bought this game not really knowing what I was getting myself into, I just know a lot of gamers mentioned it, a select few praised it, and the other majority doesn't care because they spend most of there time drooling over the new Mass Effect 3 trailer. (NEWSFLASH!!!! Just because you turn an RPG with shooting mechanics into a full fledge Turd-person shooter, doesn't mean it's better) Rayman Origins is a breath of fresh air when it comes to this gaming generation, and I wish I knew about this game earlier, I would have gladly coughed up $60 for something with this much originality.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Unplayed Impressions - Final Fantasy XIII-2

Alright Alright! So last night I got to thinking, While I was playing Castlevania Symphony of the Night, HEY!!! you should give FF 13-2 a chance, as I wallowed in my own fear watching the download percentage increase. I couldn't help remember the shit storm known as Final Fantasy 13, and it scared me because, I hate to see such a company of Square Enix caliber fail. So I gave the demo a try and....
I enjoyed myself, although I couldn't tell what the hell was going on, in the battle system, am I doing good or am I failing at life. Even though I was quite oblivious to what was going on, I like Final Fantasy XIII-2. It seems like it takes some getting used to, but I just might pick up a co... oh wait gotta pay for the ending. Nevermind.

Still pretty good though.

Splatterhouse Review

A violent retro game, known for it's over the top violence and gore. Splatterhouse is the new reboot to a classic juggernaut on the Sega master system, Sega Genesis, and Arcades. Can this Fresh new look push us to want more Splatterhouse games, or does it push us go to the options menu, to play the original.
You play as Rick Taylor, a college student who somewhat comes off as a smart looking geek, who want to be a metal head. Once you press the start button, the game wastes no time to throw you right into the action. Rick's on the floor laying in a pool of his own blood, in a mansion, only to see his girlfriend Jennifer being pulled away against her will by some, crazy Doctor or Scientist. On the floor next to Rick is a creepy looking mask, that persuades him to put the mask on to grant him the power to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Yes the mask talks, It's a Demon mask known as the Terror Mask, see that explains everything, It's a talking... Demon... Mask.
The gameplay point of the game has it's ups and downs, the fighting and mechanics of the game feel pretty smooth, yet falls short during segments where there are platforming involved. Jumping from place to place feels kinda sluggish, almost as if your trying to do something but the game says, NOPE! can't do that, you got to do it like this. It gets frustrating at times but once you get past it, its like a breath of fresh air. At some points in the game I had some sound problems, almost like they completely forgot to put a sound effect in certain parts of the game, It kinda messes up the believability of the game. The fighting is so satisfying, it uses a formula a lot of third person hack n slash games use, hit your enemy until he glows, issue quick time event. After a while it gets old, seeing the same old brutal finishing moves that Rick can orchestrate, but after coming out of a hard ass kicking with 8 monsters at the same time, you gladly welcome those quick time events. Also your able to build Ricks stats by spilling blood, yea I'm not joking, you get rewarded blood points for beating the crap out of something, Rick has a pretty good arsenal of light and heavy attacks, along with building his health bar and how strong he is with weaponry. Your also able to strengthen the mask so that it turns Rick into some raging Masked-Man beast. What does he look like you ask?, well picture the Hulk and Jason Vorhees having kid that was born on PCP, and tripping balls on Acid. This transformation comes in handy farther into the game.
The Narrative of this game, you would assume it would be horrible, and corny. But it's actually really surprisingly good, the voice acting is hollywood status, and big ups to Jim Cummings who did the voice of the Terror Mask, everything that came out of the actor's mouth was believable. The symbiotic relationship between Rick and The Terror Mask was great, listening to the conversations they have about the future, what's the mask's goals, even diving into Rick's and Jenny's relationship. There is even light comedy in the game, and the funniest character, is the Mask. It's well written with a hint of corny but not too much... cause then... that would kinda suck.
Overall it's a good game, it's just not a great game, It has it's flaws. It doesn't do it's job to be remembered as one of the greats. But it does it's job to be a cult classic amongst a few. Great narrative, awesome cast, pretty good gameplay, and a few tech issues. It's a pretty good buy. At least it's not another shooter.

OVERALL - 7.1 OUT OF 10