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Journey

26 Mar

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Journey | Third Person, Zen, Adventure, Puzzle | 2012 | Site

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Journey is beautiful, Zen and reminds you of what it felt like when you were young experiencing the real magic of video games. I have never played another game like Journey. Each minute you are awed by what you see and experience. The game length also plays an important part in this. Journey is only about two hours, normally this would bother me, but it felt just long enough. I played through the entire game in one sitting. I wasn’t ready for it to be over and it felt just long enough. Thatgamecompany, who also developed the indie game Flower, developed Journey. They exemplify what independent downloadable games can be- Great games and works of art. The gameplay is simple. You can walk, jump and float when you are charged. Your only other skill is the ability to send out a beacon which is your name represented as a symbol that can charge certain elements in each level. There is a multiplayer element to Journey but it is completely unique. As you travel you will encounter other players. You cannot talk or write to them. All you are able to do is walk together or go your separate ways. It is really a beautiful thing. Once you have finished the game you see a list of everyone you encountered on your journey. It is a completely new and freeing way to play multiplayer. One final thought: One of my favorite moments in Journey happens while you are traveling through a sandy stage it begins to darken then slowly you realize you are underwater. It is beautiful and fluid and I literally had to stop and make my girlfriend watch how the level transpired. It was like nothing I have ever seen. Please play this game. It is beautiful and like nothing you have ever experienced.

Developer: thatgamecompany | Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: Playstation 3


Journey Trailer

Assassin’s Creed 3 Screenshots

9 Mar

Like most gamers we are super excited to see what Assassin’s Creed 3 has in-store for us. Ubisoft has said it will be the biggest Assassin’s Creed yet. Colonial America creates a new set of challenges for the team. There were very few if any big cities in America at this time. Mostly rural and forested, these images help to show what we may come to expect. Robin Hood style woodland traversing and perhaps jaunts through Boston? It looks great so far. Is that hunting we see hinted at – perhaps a new gameplay element. I am hoping for hunting and skinning to create new clothing or weaponry? The main character is a half-native American named Ratohnhaké a.k.a. Connor so we can expect a brand new perspective on the Revolutionary War.

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Assassins Creed 3 Trailer

5 Mar

It’s here, the much anticipated time and location for the new Assassin’s Creed game. It looks like 1777 colonial America. No gameplay yet but I am super excited from what they have hinted at. Ubisoft usually releases a very polished release trailer so I am anticipating that will be coming soon. I was hoping for a “Jack the Ripper” era London Assassin’s but it looks like there could still be room for that after this game. As of right now it looks like we can expect a Native American assassin climbing through trees, assassinating British soldiers on horseback and hopefully running through colonial Boston. Oh and it’s coming out in October – seriously awesome. Please enjoy.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Trailer

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

29 Feb

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare | Third Person,
Shooter, Horror, Action, Adventure | 2012 | Site

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The story and gameplay are fluid and dark in this follow up to Alan Wake. During the single player campaign my time has been spent as follows: I walk around a bit following the mission directions, explore then just stop and look around. The game is beautiful, and I will never stop enjoying being able to look around with a flashlight. Something about pouring the flashlight from surface to surface in the game is absolutely petrifying. You feel like you are just a turn away from something terrifying Continue reading

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (First Impression)

22 Feb

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (First Impression) | Third
Person, Shooter, Survival Horror, Action, Adventure | 2012 | Site

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I haven’t finished this game yet (only a couple hours in) and I couldn’t wait to talk about it. It is fan-freaking-tastic. The story and gameplay are fluid and dark. My time has been spent as follows: I walk around a bit, explore then just stop and look around. The game is beautiful, and I will never stop enjoying being able to look around with a flashlight. Something about pouring the flashlight from surface to surface in the game is absolutely petrifying. You feel like you are just a turn away from something terrifying Continue reading

Alan Wake

8 Feb

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Alan Wake | Third Person, Survival Horror,
Action, Adventure | 2010 | Site

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In anticipation of the upcoming Alan Wake: American Nightmare coming to Xbox Live Arcade February 22, I thought we should review one of my all-time favorite games, Alan Wake. This is a survival horror, third person, action game starring writer Alan Wake. There is so much Alan Wake does right for an original i.p. Alan Wake is a writer suffering from writer’s block and to try and break through he goes on a vacation with his wife to the Pacific Northwest. Almost as soon as they arrive his wife disappears and he sets out to find her. At its core Alan Wake is a survival horror game Continue reading

Saints Row the Third

7 Feb

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Saints Row the Third | Third Person, Action | 2011 | Site
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Lets see how many great things I can say about this game in my review. Obviously, I loved this game. Not for the reasons I usually love a great game but strictly because of the open world gameplay. Story is always number one for me in any game I play. Saints Row the Third does have a story, but it would have been just as fun without it. It was well written, very funny and the character creation is great and deep. Games attempting to be over the top, like Duke Nukem, need to take a page out of Saints Row the Third to learn how it could and should be done. Enough on the story, gameplay and missions are where SRTT shines. You are able to level up your characters abilities, your gangs’ abilities, vehicles, weapons and strongholds (homes). This was one of the most fun and rewarding elements. You begin Saints Row as basically a rockstar gangster, you are famous and everyone knows who you are. From here rival gangs move in and the story unfolds. You start very high-powered and move up quickly from there. The more side missions you take on the faster you acquire skills, vehicles etc. You can start flying around the city almost instantly. I cannot emphasize enough how entertaining flying around the different burrows in a jet is, I’m sure you can imagine. I found myself after each mission heading back to my home to get or calling in a jet just to take me to the next area. Even if I was in the jet for only a minute it was worth getting. The city of Steelport is well built and looks great. At times the city can feel alive. Random characters interacting can be very funny and pulls you in deeper. However, the lack of buildings you can enter while roaming deadens the city slightly. They become just pretty buildings. If you are looking for a great plot and character development, Saints Row is not the game for you. If you are looking for hours upon hours of laughs and unbelievably fun gameplay Saints Row the Third is what you want. Side note: Tank Demolition (sounds like what it is) and Snatch (basically you are timed and have to steal other gangs prostitutes and drop them off at your safe  zone) are two of my favorite side missions to take on. If you only play SRTT for a short time try those two first. Oh and did I mention you can play the entire game in co-op?Developer: Volition | Publisher: THQ
Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3
, PC


Saints Row the Third Trailer

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