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Uncharted 2 Among Thieves
Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception
Ratchet and Clank 2 Locked and Loaded
Games of the year since 2000
2000: The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask
2001: Grand Theft Auto 3
2002: Super Smash Bros Melee
2003: The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker
2004: Ratchet and Clank 3 Up Your Arsenal
2005: Resident Evil 4
2006: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
2007:Super Mario Galaxy
2008:Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots
2009: Uncharted 2 Among Thieves
2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2
2011: Batman Arkham City
With the Wii U already out it looks by the end of the year that Sony and Microsoft will unevil their next consoles PS4 and the next XBox which I am not 100% sure of the name yet.
Which one do you think will have the best features,online play,pricing and of courses exclusives.
There is no doubt Nintendo will have Mario,Zelda,Smash Bros,Metroid,Pikmin and a few others.
Microsoft will surely continue with the likes of Halo,Gears etc
Sony will still most likely have the likes of Uncharted,InFamous,God of War,Ratchet and Clank.
I am sure we will see new IPs as well from various developers as well because the likes of Sony brought alot out last gen. So who do you think might have the best stuff and be the one to beat next gen.
At the moment I think the PS4 looks to have alot of good stuff and I am really looking forward to Sonys next console. Sorry Nintendo I just don't get the Wii U. I can manage without my Mario and Zelda.
With it just over a month away and having heard it has actually been finished as is ready to go do you think The Last of Us can match the amazing Uncharted series.
In terms of storytelling,likeable characters and memorable moments. The Last of Us looks brilliant and with it being about a month away do you think it will be able to be as good as Uncharted. I mean this is a Naughty Dog game we are talking about.
Resident Evil Revelations is coming to PS3,Wii U and 360 in May but I bought it on day of relase for the 3DS. Now I was wondering should I bother getting it even if they are a couple of extra features on it.
At the moment I have said to myself no I don't need it since I already own the original copy on 3DS and that it will be a pretty exspensive game when it comes out and that it might not be any different to it's 3DS counterpart apart from a few extras. I mean RE4 is higher ranked on GC than it is on Wii and PS2 despite those ones having extra content.
I am just asking for advice because I need an honest opinion I think the one on the 3DS is one of the best games on the system but is it worth it just to get a game I already own for an extra mode or not.
At the moment I am saying I am very sure I won't be getting it so I can save my money for newer games coming out.
Yesterday I managed to pre order the upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond Two Souls. From the producers of Heavy Rain Quantic Dream are hoping to make another groundbreaking game and to show the old PS3 still has some life left in it.
I tried to also pre order Watch Dogs but apparently something went wrong I don't know what.
Having just heard about it on the Official Playstation website it seems that Rainmaker Studios are working with someone called Blockade Entertainment for CG stereoscopic animated film starring Playstations duo Ratchet and Clank and is expected to be in theatres for not a while yet in 2015.
Here is a link to a video teasing the film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qx1oyMUxmkc
Any thoughts on this are you happy or do you think it could be another videogame based film disaster.
I still love Nintendo but to be honest lately I think some of their decisions have left me a bit unsure of the direction they were going. I loved the announcement on A Link to the Past 2,Yoshis Island 3DS and other big 3DS games but I am looking at the Wii U and thinking do the mai reason I got a Wii was because of Mario Galaxy because it looked just looked so awesome at first glance and the end product was possibly the greatest 3D Mario game ever. Now I am thinking can the topple it on Wii U and to be honest I don't see how they can but they toppled Mario 64 to my surprise.
I mean in all honesty I perfer games like Mario Kart on the handhelds and the Paper Mario series seems to have hit a brick wall as well. Also I think playing Super Smash Bros on the go could be pretty cool as well and with a new Zelda on the 3DS on the way things are lookinng even more unlikely as well because that was totally unexpected as well as Mario and Luigi Dream Team and Yoshi Island 3DS.
I mean the only game I'd be actually pumped for is Zelda in 2014 but I don't see the main reason to get a system for one game and I have never really cared for Pikmin. Also with Sony probably having some heavy hitters out to like InFamous Second Son,Metal Gear Solid, another LittleBigPlanet,another Uncharted more than likely and who knows what else.
Plus with games like Beyond Two Souls coming out and The Last of Us,Batman Arkham Origins I can't just buy a system for one game. I mean I hate to say this but I think the Wii U will be one console I might just end up missing altogether because I doubt Nintendo can topple Galaxy.
Announced today Nintendo have revealed what looks to be a proper Zelda game and not a remake for the 3DS. Rumors are going round that it is probably a sequel to one of the best games in the series in A Link to the Past and from the early signs this could be another great entry into an amazing series.
Also revealed was another Yoshi Island game for the 3DS. The 3rd in the franchise and while the first one was simply amazing the second was less memorable but still fun. This one should be just as fun.
Also mentioned was a release date for Mario and Luigi Dream Team and also 8 brand new levels for the 3DS remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Also a Mario Party game was mentioned for 3DS as well.
So it looks like being a good year for the system after the amazing start to the year it has had with Fire Emblem and Luigis Mansion Dark Moon. More big name titles look to be on the way.
In is one of those things that there is always an exception to the rule and that even has to be included with Water Levels. They are a pain in the rear but also they are some very good levels in games. Here are some of my favorites.
Hydrocity City: Sonic the Hedgehog 3: I can't believe Screwattack had this level on in place of the Labrtyhn Zone. Me I think this level is great. It has alot of loops and you can run over water as well if you are fast enough and somewhere in Act 1 if you have Tails and a Magnetic Shield there is a bucket load of rings at the very top of the level. A very fun level in my book.
Aquaria Towers: Spyro the Dragon 2: This in the very first world in the game and one thing I complement Insomniac for is making beautiful controls for underwater sections in games. You get to use the SuperFlame to take out robotic Sharks and also when you have beaten the level and got the Tailsman a new part of the level is virtually there to check out as well. Insomniac nailed this part of a level extremley well.
Lakebed Temple: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess: Love it or hate it Nintendo did a much better thing with this temple than the pain Water Temple which still is a pain even now. I just love the way how that switching the staircase can alter the area you go into and once you have the Clawshot the level becomes even more fun to explore. While Twilight Princess wasn't the best Zelda game it had the best Water themed Temple in the game well in my opinion anyway.
Cosmic Cove Galaxy:Super Mario Galaxy 2 : The best Water Themed level in the Mario franchise in my opinion. The Cosmic Cove Galaxy is extremley unique because you can hit a switch which actually freezes the level and the second Star is just as fun as the first. It is basically a sidescrolling section except at the end where Mario use the Drill Power up to make the Water appear so you can reach the star. Also I love how in Mario Galaxy the music changes once you go underwater.
Aquariam Park: Sonic Colors: When we finally get a good 3D Sonic game we get possibly the best level in terms of Water from the Sonic series. With beautiful music,the ability to run on water and hear the old retro Bubble Sound when underwater makes it memorable but what makes it even funner is using the Drill Power Up underwater you no longer have to worry about how much time you have to survive underwater. Plus by constantly jumping you can get out of the water. The only part I hate is that robot is a pain with those lasers at the end of one of the levels but even that doesn't stop me loving this level.
So these are some water levels I like any in particular you like from games you have liked.
There have been some truly outstanding games this gen and also some epic moments which either come from a section of the level or a massive suspected ending or just downright the story twist. Here are some of my most favorite moments from this gen.
Revisiting Shadow Moses: Metal Gear Solid 4: This was special because at the start of the area you are playing it as like a throwback to begin with from the PS1 days but it all turns out to be just a dream Snake has. Throughout the area other moments from the game stick in your head where at one point Otacon says time to change disks Snake and of course the Cry Wolf battlein the snow. All those past memories come back to fans I am sure.
The Sucide Mission: Mass Effect 2: Without a shadow of a doubt this mission requires alot of epic moments and it's not called the Sucide Mission for nothing because you could lose you team mates and it requires you and all of them to work together. Also make sure you have everyone onside because if not you will losethem in the final push to stop the Collectors.
The Train Section: Uncharted 2: No matter how many times I play this it just rocks and I still find hard in some sections to avoid being taken out by either enemy fire or the helicopter firing at you. Naughty Dog really outdid themselves with this section making it fast paced and epic. No other set pice in Uncharted touches this for me.
Arkham Citys ending: Yes the second Batman games ending was totally unexpected because maybe you thought the Joker was gonna cure himself with the formula but it got smashed at the end and what you see is Batman carrying his arch enemy out into the streets of Arkham with everybody looking. The ending blew me away totally.
Encountering the Big Daddy for the first time: Bioshock: You see this thing with a little girl at the very early stage of the game and to Harvest or Rescue the little girls you have to take down the Big Daddy and they are pretty formidable opponents.
The 5 Trials: Heavy Rain: One of the characters you play as Ethan Mars and he has lost one son who got run over and another gone missing. To find him you have to accomplish a certain number of trials to get your son back. These include,Driving very fast on the highway,crawling through a ventilation shaft covered in glass as well as dodging electric gates, Cutting of a finger,Shooting someone and finally drinking what is presumed to be poison. Each task starts with how far will you go to save your son. In the end I really felt for this character because it would show what great length he would go to for him to get his son back.
Super Mario Galaxy the entire game: If there is one game I can safely say did it for me this gen it would be Super Mario Galaxy. While 2 was amazing I just felt it didn't blow me away unlike the first game. It showed Nintendo at their creative best and each level first time through was alot of fun to play. Plus with a memorable soundtrack and the best platforming in 3D yet Super Mario Galaxy was just as they would say OUT OF THIS WORLD.
There are many others I could list but these are my favorites because they made me go wow and I just loved each and everyone of these games and when I played these scenes or areas for the first time I was just blown away.
I have done a countdown of PS3,Gamecube,Wii even so I think it is only fitting to do a countdown of my top 10 favorite games to hit the Playstation 2 the best selling console of all time. To make things interesting and give other games a chance I am only gonna allow one game per series to make it fair so it is no all hogged by one series. I won't be adding images because I struggle to input them on my computer now. Anyway I still hope you enjoy the list.
10.Klonoa 2 Lunteas Veil: A game that came very early in the PS2 lifespan and very unnoticed. Klonoa 2 is a 2D platformer set on a 3D plane with massive levels some amazing level design and even some tricky puzzles to keep game fresh and becoming boring. Only a couple of flaws with this game are the length it's to short and the bosses are a pushover. Namco if you are listening stop with your Tekken and Soul Calibur and make Klonoa 3.
9. Beyond Good and Evil: Another game that went totally under the radar but it has been released on the likes of XBoxLive. You take the role of Jade a photographer who has to get down to the case of dissappearences by the Alpha Unit. What is really good about this game is that it takes insparation from Zelda but it does have it's own type of gameplay and puzzles. You can take pictures of things to gain currency and get health upgrades and some of the puzzles are very interesting one section sees you have to use stealth. Another gem gone unnoticed and a heavily rumoured sequel has been in the works for ages but will it see the light of day fingers crossed.
8.GTA San Andreas: The best GTA because it virtually hit the nail in what you could do. The city was huge. You could feed your character,cloth him and even customize a vehicle . No game is the series had done that plus you can swim as well. It's like everything fell into place for this game.
7.Jak 2 Renegade: Any one of the 3 could have made on the list but I went with the sequel Jak 2 Renegade. It was a massive challenging adventure with plenty of humor and also some tough battles. While it does get insanely hard it makes you even more determined to beat it. Plus you can go Dark Jak who is insanely powerful with his own moves and you can ride a hoverboard as well through the city. Overall a masterpiece by the Crash Bandicoot designers Naughty Dog.
6.Okami: Okami came very late in the PS2 lifespan but it remains a masterpiece. The game is full of stuff to explore and a Celestial Brush that let's you do wonders with. As Amateratsu you have to get rid of the dark evil spreading your world. As you progress throughout the story the game sucks you in and you meet strange characters. What I also like is how it is inspired by Japanase mythlogy. If you haven't played it yet then I suggest you should or your missing out on a bonafide classic.
5.Ratchet and Clank 3 Up Your Arsenal: This is the series that made me proud to own a PS2 and this game is the best of the bunch. Ratchet and Clank 3 sees our heroes return to their own Galaxy to stop Dr Nefarious from turning animal lifeforms into robots and blowing up planets. Ratchet and Clank must require the help of the dim witted Captain Qwark and the ll mighty Q Force to help them. With the most devasting arsenal in the series and high paced action Ratchet and Clank 3 ended a fitting trilogy.
4.God of War 2: I didn't start playing God of War till the collection on PS3 but God of War 2 had without doubt the best weapons and puzzles at your disposel. As Kratos you had been betrayed by the gods and were seeking revenge on Zeus. The series had bigger more beautiful enviroments to explore and also bigger bosses such as the very first boss in the game which is still my favorite GOW boss battle. Unlike God of War the puzzles felt a bit more fair in the fact in the first you could die alot if you failed them but this was much better. A well excuted sequel.
3. Shadow of the Colossous: In my eyes this is certainly prove of what art is. While most of the area is an empty field the game is more about slying giant beasts with only a sword and bow but that's easier said than done. Each boss is basically a puzzle in itself and that's what keeps the game fresh. Also some won't attack you unless you provoke them and some will. The ending is also a massive big plot twist as well. All in all a game only the men at Team Ico could have done.
2.Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater: The earliest game in the MGS timeline. Snake is sent to defeat his mentor The Boss in the game. Unlike other games in the series you have to rely on things like food and your camoflague to keep you going and to avoid enemy fire. The bosses in the game are very interesting one is like a shoot out with a professional sniper but because of his age he can be beaten more than one way. Another plays with your mind showing all the people you have killed in the game. All the stuff you basically come across is genius by Kojima Productions plus the Intro is pretty awesome too.
MY NUMBER 1 PLAYSTATION 2 GAME IS
1.Resident Evil 4: Resident Evil needed a change and the legendary Shinji Mikami gave us this. Enemies that were armed and some that were just very creepy like the Regenrators still gave Resident Evil fans a reason to still be on their toes. You were sent to rescue the presidents daughter sounds simple but after that the real fight for survival began. You fought things like big sea creatures,giants,Chainsaw Wielders and even invisable moth like creatures. The game had so many memorable moments like the cabin fight, the Krauser Knife fight and the Electric Room which kept you on your toes. Also you could buy and sell things and even upgrade weaponary to a merchant. Overall Resident Evil 4 as a whole was a masterpiece, Whilst it tonned down on scares it had some edge of the seat moments and some cool boss battles. Also it gave you unlock extras to go back and play it again Seperate Ways,Assassignment Ada and The Mercarnies. Overall Resident Evil 4 is the pinnacle of the RE series in my opinion and the best game on PS2
Sly 2 Band of Thieves: The best Sly game with a big open world.
Devil May Cry: Best DMC game there is
Overall that's my top 10 PS2 games of all time tell me some of your favorites.
Yesterday night I managed to beat the biggest game of the month in Bioshock Infinite and here are some of my thoughts with the game.
I thought the game had an excellent pacing,alot of cool new abilities and some fasinating. I loved the Elizabeth character with the ability to bring things in like machines to aid you in battle and she also found you health and money as well as salt to power up your Vigor which was this games Plasmids. Overall she was a very interesting character and she was always there when you needed her.
Some of the abilities like Elctricity and being able to send back enemy fire and possess certain enemies kept it fresh but some of these abilities mentioned didn't work on all enemies. Attacking people from SkyLines was one of the best features and the atmosphere was just immense. The ending was also quiet good as well it did make sense but I won't spoil it for anybody.
Overall I think so far this year Bioshock Infinite is the benchmark for the rest.
Now onto Luigis Mansion and I can safely say this is a massive improvement over the first game. There are tons of secrets to find. Luigis humor adds character to the game and also the 3D effect looks really good. If there is one minor complaint I have so far it is after certain missions in the same mansion you are called back by Professor E Gadd.
Overall though Luigi looks like he could finally be stepping out of his older brothers shoes.
Today was the day my most anticapted game of 2013 came out and that was Bioshock Infinite and as you can guess I got the PS3 version since I don't own a 360 and aren't that keen on playing games on PC. What are my thoughts so well let's get down to it.
You are sent to rescue this girl Elizabeth who has been imprisoned for many years in the sky of Columbia and you have to break her out. Sounds simple enough but once you have saved her it sort of like takes a twist like RE4 did that you and her have to escape the city of Columbia. Now unlike RE4 Ashley who is totally useless from what I have heard Elizabeth can look after herself in battle and has some very unique abilities which I haven't come across yet.
Anyway from the get go as Brooker DeWitt the main character you are shot up into the sky and sent to go look for her. It's before long you are attacked by guards and some other enemies like Firemen who fire well you guessed it fire at you. However you have guns and a melee weapon and Vigors which are similar to Plasmids to help you.
The Vigors which I have come across is Possession which possess people or things,Devil Kiss which lobs like firey grenades at people andf I have only just gotten the ability to summon a swarm of birds to attack the enemy. To gain more Vigor you need to look out for salt which gives you the ability to attack.
Finally one of the best things is the ability to hang and use ziplines because you can jump from a zipline and land on an enemy instantly killing them. The ziplines are rollercoaster like rides and just going on one to see the sheer size of Columbia is staggering and the brilliant attention to detail.
So far I have nothing really negative to say about Bioshock Infinite it is one very atmospheric game and full of surprises. Also with it not having tacked on multiplayer means the campaign is gonna be absouletly massive. So far I am absouletly blowin away by this game.
With a few upcoming releases like Luigis Mansion and the highly anticpated Bioshock Infinite I have decided to have a bit of a clear out gaming wise.
Just last week I sold God of War Ascension and got about 25 pound for it, also I sold Driver San Fransico and got a fiver for it and this may come as a surprise to some but I also threw in Assassins Creed 3 in there too mainly because I can't see myself playing through it again and the multiplayer is of no interest to me. In total I got around 48.50 for that altogether meaning in the UK I can purchase Bioshock Infinite and a bit of Luigis Mansion Dark Moon.
Tomorrow I am heading to town even though it has snow some in the UK the roads are clear and I am trading in DMC Devil May Cry and Need For Speed Most Wanted. I am hopeful I shall get a good amount for them.
Now there are games on my radar that I wouldn't mind giving a look in the long run. I am talking about Sly 4 maybe and hopefully Far Cry 3 but not until I have played number 2.
Also I am planning on giving some of my old PS2 games away to place where I go because they want old games and with me having the Ratchet and Clank Trilogy I see no reason to hold onto them. Also from what I have read if the rumors are true one of the next big PS+ free giveaway for Europe is one of my favorite games on the console in Okami which I own on PS2.
I am not getting Okami on PS3 because it will have Trophy support but I shall be honest my PS2 controller isn't perfect and I'd love to see what it looks like on the PS3 as well. I mean I rate the game very highly in fact it's one of my top 10 favorite PS2 games.
So there you go because in my honest opinion DMC just didn't do it for me the original on PS2 was way better.
I think that after the latest review of a game so highly anticapted by 3DS owners me included Luigis Mansion Dark Moon looks fantastic with a bigger adventure and multiplayer,
Let's look at it from the big name reviewers.
EDGE 8/10: These guys are known to be very harsh and I think if you get a 7 or higher from there you are very lucky.
9.3 from both Gametrailers and IGN: The other 2 big name sites that is high praise it is a big score and anything over a 9 and that is saying go buy this game.
8.5: Game Informer: Yet again a very well known place for reviews
9.5 from Destructiod: Not the best site in the world for checking reviews but they praised both the single and multiplayer experiences saying adding multiplayer just makes it even better.
The game has hit plenty of 9s across other sites/magazines and now we come to Gamespot. Again pulling no surprises to give a game a 6.5 So they are telling me that Paper Mario Sticker Star and New Super Mario Bros 2 are better. Well I don't believe them,
Now I didn't hate the first game it just lacked length and a few other bits. Anyway I have been looking forward to this game since it's announcement but it goes back to the old saying does Gamespot have some sort of personal vendetta against Nintendo games.
LOZ Twilight Princess: Virtually 9s even 10s everywhere else so they give it a 8.8. My score about a 9.4
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption 8.5 here I gave it a 9.
Super Mario Land 3DS scored remarkably well 9s most places 8.0 here. Me I gave it about a 9.3
Mario Kart 7 Scored well mid 8s even some high 9s elsewhere. Here 8. Me 9.5 Seriously I thought it was the best entry yet.
LOZ Skyward Sword: This game got massive praise 10 in Edge and IGN and fairly respectable scores elsewhere. Here 7.5 disgrace I gave it about a 9.6. I rated it the second best game of 2011 behind Arkham City.
So I am just not surprised that Gamespot have reviewed a game so highly anticapted by Nintendo fans whereas other sites have praised it Gamespot must be thinking this. LETS BE DIFFERENT AND DISS EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN FIND WITH THE GAME.
But that aside forget the GS score go by the average or if you are a big Nintendo fan like me go and buy it when it hits store shelves.
I have experienced this in alot of my games recently and I have basically started to avoid getting DLC for certain games because of it. Here are some of the worst types of DLC you can come across.
Costumes: Culprits: Mostly fighting games: No doubt about it when I think of worst case scenarios fighting games want to suck out your money more than anything. I mean how many different types of costumes can you access on Street Fighter,DOA5,Street Fighter X Tekken,Mortal Kombat and various other types of fighters. They don't advance your abilities or anything or make you better they are just for show.
Character Skins: Culprits Mostly shooters: There are many character skins you come across in various games but rarely do you find them most in shooters. I mean I play Uncharted and I see lots of people going for skeleton like skins and such. I don't think this enhances the performance but it certainly isn't needed. I have heard that in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light you get a Kane and Lynch skin to buy. Kane and Lynch who'd be sad enough to buy that.
Buying Soccer/Football players: Culprit Fifa Ultimate Team: This is just daylight robbery basically. You start out with a bunch of nobodys and you have to win with them online to get the best players in the market because your coin count goes up by playing matches and winning them. Or wait a minute let's throw it in so you have to spend either Microsoft Points or Playstation Store money to get better players quickly. EA are the worst by far and this proves. Some players must play games like this 24/7 to get the best that money can buy.
Weapon Mods: Cultprits Various shooters: There are plenty of shooters out there that people play none stop to become gods on to get the best items in the bussiness. Weapon Modifactions is obviously the most broken giving you better accuracy,damage and of course ammo. It can break games sometimes.
Adding Extra stages,tracks or characters: Various Games: This comes from various games such as fighters who didn't have the time to throw in a certain character in because they had to bring the game out quickly, Stages because they were probably still working on it and with not many stages in a game to begin with had to be thrown in at the last minute and the final one tracks from racing games that weren't finished or added for various reasons.
There are some good DLCs that have been worth it but these are the ones that can suck money out of your wallet. Be very careful what you spend you Playstation Store/Microsoft Points on. If you wish to add anymore than please do mention in the comments section below.
I think the latest God of War proves that you can only go so far with a series for it to become dated and Ascension certainly proves this.
The combat is the same no change. You still get upgrades but to be honest I hated them nothing really inspiring at all and the camera is an absolute joke. Sometimes it zoomed out so you couldn't see what you were doing and the platforming don't even get me started on it. The multiplayer is boring and virtually the same as it was on the Beta unchanged and you can win by button mashing. A God of War game should never have online play. Just give me Challenge of the Gods and I am good to go.
In terms of where it's ranked I'd say it the worst one I have played. Chains of Olympus was okay,Ghost of Sparta was pretty good but the main trilogy is what God of War is about. The puzzles in this latest one are dull. I am sorry but I was expecting it to be a solid entry but it seemed like they were just trying to make a prequel and make a story that sucks to fit into the timeline.
Honestly I got bored after Chapter 11 it felt like a drag. The enemies can be beaten easily and maxing out your magic is way easy to do.
Overall a lame entry in the series. Ah well looks like I can trade it in to get Bioshock Infinite in a weeks time.
This is a bit of a rant going on about certain videogames that have come out that have thrown in lame multiplayer experiences and one of them I had to try just recently was Tomb Raider. There is absouletly nothing good about it the game lags it's easy to take down players and even if you have a higher level you get much superior abilities to use in combat. Xcom was another at one point I didn't even know what I was doing. I am also slightly annoyed at Naughty Dog throwing it in for The Last of Us because I don't think it will need it.
I mean within the last year loads of games seem to have thrown it in for what it seems like they think certain gamers won't go back and play the single player again. Games like Dishonored and the upcoming Bioshock Infinite proves that if you focus more on the single player it's more likely it will be better but to be honest Tomb Raiders multiplayer was not handled by Crystal Dynamics it was the people behind Deus Ex Human Revolution.
I don't have a thing with online leaderboards because games like Batman Arkham City has them it just lets you see how you rank in terms of a high score. I also like games like LittleBigPlanet where you can jump in and play through the game with a friend.
Now I don't know how good GOW Ascenion multiplayer will be just because I played the Beta but I shall give it a look. I think though if you are gonna make a game online don't do about 2 or 3 months before release like the people who did Tomb Raiders multiplayer.
I know I am mentioning Tomb Raider alot but the game has alot of replayaility it didn't need multiplayer but I thought I'd give it look but it is easy to see where the critics are coming from it isn't that memorable. I think games that incoporate multiplayer should make it that it's an even playing field games like Street Fighter,Mario Kart or Uncharted to name a couple.
I aren't saying I hate online because in fact I like it but make it at least memorable.
With the new Tomb Raider out people have already jumped on the bandwagon of saying ooh it copyed Uncharted. This generation it might have learned taken inspiration from it but that's not copying it. I am guessing the people at Crystal Dynamics have seen Uncharted and maybe played one and thought maybe we could use some of these in game mechanics for our next installment. They are inspired by it.
Because Tomb Raider started in 1996 on the Playstation 1 and Uncharted didn't start till 2 generations later. Naughty Dog probably liked the in game mechanics by the people behind Tomb Raider and thought maybe we could use some of that in our game. I mean the cover system in Uncharted was probably inspired by the team that did Gears of War.
Uncharted has always been good at telling a story something the Tomb Raider franchise wasn't reknowned for and the shooting in Tomb Raider at the time was awful but the gunplay in the recent Tomb Raider is actually really good. I ean I think Tomb Raider has a bit of Assassins Creed with Survival Instincts,Batman with the tools you get throughout the game and Far Cry most likely.
I mean loads of games have had certain aspects from other series like Beyond Good and Evil that is a very good game which probably took some inspiration from the Zelda series.It's when something that becomes bad is a rip off I think. Sonic Unleashed the werehog stages are a God of War rip off.
The thing I am sick of is the forums are giving either Tomb Raider or Uncharted a hard time because either one is copying the other. Get over it they are both incredible games well worth the money you spent on it.
Tomb Raider is the reboot as you can say and I shall be honest and say that I have been looking forward to this for a very long time and so far it hasn't dissapointed.
The game takes you to before Lara Croft became the world known treasure hunter she is and is seperated from her collegues after falling off when the ship falls apart. She is left battered and bruised and fighting for her life.
Whilst some will say the gameplay is to similar to Uncharted then maybe we could say that game was pretty much similar to Tomb Raider like finding trasures,puzzles and taking out enemies and climbing. I feel though the shooting and the camera in the old games like Underworld and Legend were a bit annoying at times and the shooting sucked as well but that has been sorted out now.
What I really love about the game so far is picking up tools as you progress because you had equipment with you at the start but hear you gain certain weapons and items for helping you progress. Also you get currency called Salvage which let's you upgrade your weapons and taking down enemies rewards you with experience which you can spend on various skills througout the game. Another thing is if you press the L2 trigger it does like a similar sort of thing to Assassins Creed 2 where it can show you certain things like enemies better by the red glow on them and that really helps in dark places.
What makes it really stand out is it's design the way Lara is actually physical adds to the game and it shows that she is really having a hard time being alone. It has things also that you find like artifacts and also various treasures. What I like about Tomb Raider unlike Uncharted is Lara is hardly accompanied by anyone I mean when your playing with Drake I love it when he's alone but majority of the time he isn't. I aren't saying Drake couldn't handle the whole adventure by himself I am just saying I just want Drake to be on his own more whereas Lara has mostly well from what I have seen in this game having to fight off enemies together.
Are there any things I don't like wll I have stumped across certain button prompts and to be honest I haven't really had a puzzle that's had me scratching my head. I haven't played the multiplayer yet but from what I have heard from critics it wasn't needed and to be honest I agree. I perfer my single player games.
Overall at the moment the reboot of Tomb Raider is excellent and I can't wait to experience more.
Been a while since I did one but there has just been a new Assassins Creed game annouced as Black Flag which is the title of Assassins Creed 4 but it is actually gonna be the 7th in the series.
The release date has been rumor about the 29th October 2013 so that means it could maybe be a PS4 launch title or maybe it will be on PS3 as well. Probably most likely for the next XBOX console and I am not 100% sure on the Wii U but it would be the 5 Assassins Creed game to come out in 5 years on main systems no disrespect to PS Vita but Liberation wasn't that good. I don't want this game to be rushed to be launch title I want it to bring some much needed freshness into the next generation because while I love the series the last one did feel a bit deja vu and it could end up being a bit like COD a yearly release.
From what I have heard it is gonna take place on the open seas and have pirates in it I think. I don't now if this is just rumor or actually true. It shall be interesting to see what happens.