Thursday, March 28, 2013

Next review

And the next review will be the first game of a popular Xbox game series.
It is the beginning of a legacy, a game called Gears of War.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Prototype review

Prototype is a single player game where you play as the rather mean Alex Mercer, the ultimate ever evolving weapon. The game has many way of killing enemies, from transforming you arms into giant claws or into a sword, to picking up guns from military enemies to shoot with. The game involves a sort of experience system where instead of getting experience points you get evolution points to buy upgrades in all you powers with or just improve you health, speed, and other powers.
As the prototype you can do inhuman things, you can jump extremely high, throw just about anything, and shape shift into people. There is also a unique healing system, like some games you regenerate some health slowly over time, but in this game to heal a lot faster you must grab a human, or wear down and grab depending on the type of enemy you face, and consume them gaining their identity and recovering some health, the perk of this is that you can heal anytime during combat by just grabbing an enemy and smashing their face into the ground. As you are a shape shifter you can change into Alex Mercer at any time and if your seen you just need to break the line of sight and change shape. This means you can be stealthy or rampage against enemies when you want to.
Throughout the story you unlock more upgrades to buy in the upgrade menu, including getting new toys to make destroying tanks, helicopters, and regular soldiers easier. You also unlock a powerful devastator attack which can be used when you fill you health to the blue part of your health bar. The blue health bar is a part of you health meaning that you may not be able to use the devastator in the middle of a fight if you've taken enough damage. The devastator unleashes a massive attack in the area around you causing severe damage to all enemies in the range of the attack. You can also unlock some special powers by consuming some enemies including the ability to call a mortar strike at any given area, or increasing you skills with some vehicles like a tank.
Throughout the whole open world which is New York City, there are people who know stuff you may not know including what happened to you before you became the Prototype, these people you can kill and gain a memory to watch, discovering more information about you, some people in game, or your enemies. Also there are hidden hints, land marks, and challenges hidden around New York, they all give you evolution points upon finding finding or completing them.
While this game is really good, I do have some things against it. Some enemies can only be fought in missions creating a feeling that the enemies in free world aren't as challenging, however you can repeat the game with all the powers you've unlocked and play threw the story again.
This game I have to rate as a game that if you want to buy as at for a few missions of the story you lose your ability to shape shift your arms into weapons and it becomes really bland.The actual story is thrilling though and you can become quickly enveloped in the waves of info on Mercer, the human enemies, and some zombie like enemies. Still if your looking for a game with some challenge, this wouldn't be a good first choice as most of the time your overpowered.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Next review

Hello everybody.
Next review is going to be...... Prototype.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Binding of Isaac review

The Binding of Isaac review is a RPG Indie game that centers itself around the main character Isaac. The story goes that Isaac lived peacefully with his mother on a hill, until his mother started hearing the voice of god telling her to remove everything from Isaacs life, locking him in his room and then to sacrifice him like in the bible story titled The Binding of Isaac. However Isaac finds a trap door to the basement under his rug and escapes his mother into the dark, monster filled basement.
The actual story that many agree on focuses on child abuse and Isaac resisting his desire to commit suicide after it being revealed in the DLC Wrath of the Lamb.
The Binding of Isaac has many characters referencing to the bible and other games like Satan as the final boss to the regular game without the DLC. Anyway the game doesn't just hold with regular Isaac, you can pick up power ups that last the rest that game session from the bosses and from treasure rooms. These power ups effect Isaac's appearance such as picking up the vampire power up will make Isaac's face pale, give him two pointed teeth, and a hair style like Dracula. Other power ups can be obtained at special rooms called Devil Rooms, where you can trade your soul (aka health) for powerful power ups enabling stronger attacks, flight, or extra lives. There are also normal items you can pick up featuring bombs, keys, and pennies which you can use to buy stuff in stores, or arcades.
Anyway the game is meant to be played over and over as it changes every time you play, the bosses for the floors except a few ones that will always appear, and the power ups you got last time change. Now the bosses that will always appear are usually the ones that apply to the story, like the Mom boss fight and (In the DLC) the Isaac boss fight.
Now the enemies get stronger every other floor and you usually increase your health when you progress. However Isaac isn't the only playable character, there are several characters, all but one apply to the bible. The first one you unlock is Isaac himself then ether Cain or Magdaiene. Cain is faster than Isaac with slightly higher attack power, and increased luck, but has a down side of lower health. Magdaiene has the most default health in the game but is very slow. Cain can be obtained by having fifty or more coins at one time, Magdaiene can by obtained by having seven hearts of health at one time in game.
The next person you can unlock is ether Eve, or Judas. Judas has one heart of health but has the strongest attack. Eve has two hearts of health and a bird that attacks enemies when you are hurt and turns into a demon when you are reduced to half a heart. Judas will be obtained when you beat Moms Heart a number of times and Eve can be obtained after making two deals with the Devil.
The last one outside of the DLC is ??? often known as the blue baby. ??? has no health, and only uses soul hearts which act as a kind of shield to other characters. ??? is believed to be a dead version of Isaac as the states are the same except with the health part. This one does have a upside as he has access to more places that the normal characters would only have access under certain circumstances. And the character included in the Wrath of the Lamb would be Samson who can be obtained by skipping at least one treasure room up to the Mom boss fight. He has one heart plus one soul heart but gains attack damage from killing enemies making him good for clearing out packed rooms. In addition to the DLC there are also more rooms, more bosses, more levels, and more items to be obtained.
I recommend this game for people who want to have some solo fun and want a story which you have to piece together or distract themselves for a hour (the average amount of time to complete the game after fighting the devil). However as I just said this game is single player so the down side is a one person game mode. This game is open on steam for five dollars, the DLC another three.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Next review suprise

Guess what? To late. The next review is going to be about a indy game on steam called, The Binding of Isaac, with it's DLC called Wrath of the Lamb.
Warning: Game has many christianity based enemies.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Team Fortress 2 review

Team Fortress 2 of TF2 is a multiplayer game that can be played on the Xbox or computers, though I recommend the computer one on steam as it has the most content. The TF2 on steam is a constantly updating game, featuring new maps, weapons, hats, game mods, or just patches every update or so. The game has numerous game modes ranging from the classic capture the flag game mode, to the TF2 co-op Mann versus Machine game mode.
There are nine classes to play on TF2, each with different roles, special weapons, and special abilities. However each nine class has weaknesses to other classes and all ranging from different roles on the battlefield. The first class is the class I'm worst at, the scout. The Scout is the fastest class in the game but is easy to kill, he carries three weapons, a shotgun called the scatter gun witch causes a lot of damage up close but very inaccurate at a distance and slow to reload, to make up for his main weapons weakness he has a pistol which is highly accurate and quick to reload though it causes little damage compared to the scattergun, his last weapon is his melee weapon which is a bat. The scout like all the other classes has different weapons that can be found and used according to the players style.
The second class is the soldier who is the second slowest class with the second highest default hp in the game. He carries a rocket launcher which causes a high amount of instant damage over a long range but is slow, slow to reload, and the rockets can be reflected by a pyro. His primary weapon is risky to use up close due to splash damage, but his second weapon is a shotgun that is also shared with the pyro, engineer, and heavy, which is strong up close to make up for his rockets splash damage up close. His last weapon is his melee weapon the shovel.
The third class is the Pyro who's gender is unknown though some people think it's a girl while others think it's a man, what ever it's gender is it's unknown but it carries some helpful powers to the battlefield. It's first weapon is the flame thrower, short range but causes constant damage and causes after burn on whoever is hit by the fire, it's wide spread is helpful when looking for spies or tracking enemies, the short range slightly made up with the pyro's shotgun which has better range that the flamethrower but not by much. His last weapon is his fire axe. The pyro can extinguish allies that are on fire by clicking the second mouse button with the flamethrower, and the pyro has a advantage against other pyros because it is in a flame proof suit that prevents after burn but the base damage caused by the flame thrower will remain.
The Fourth class is the engineer who is one of the best classes to use regardless of what your objective is. He can set up the best defense with a pyro helping him with his natural predator the spy. The engineer can set up a sentry, a dispenser which gives you and fellow engi's metal to build more stuff with and heals your allies as well as giving them ammo, a teleporter entrance and exit which teleports allies to the exit and gets them to the front lines faster. His weapons are a shotgun, a pistol, a wrench which if you melee your machines with it, it will make them build faster or repair them, as well as upgrade them.
The fifth class is the face of TF2 the Heavy. The Heavy is the biggest and slowest class making him and easy target to snipers and spies, he has the most default health and is the main class to receive a ubercharge from a medic. He's has a minigun, that is commonly called Sasha, and combines a fast fire rate with a large amount of damage, though is weak at a range as the gun has a massive bullet spread and damage decreases at a range, his shotgun takes up the spot for range but isn't good at huge improvement and is useful when you're out of ammo. His melee is his bare hands which can be fired with ether mouse button as both fist do the same amount of damage.
The sixth class is the Demoman, a expert at making explosive traps with his sticky launcher, unlike the soldier the demoman only explosive weapons which their projectiles arch. His first weapon is a grenade launcher who's projectiles arch and equal the soldiers rockets damage but have less of a splash effect and bounce off walls and the ground. The sticky bomb launcher is his second weapon that shoots sticky bombs that stick to anything and detonate on his command making him ideal for taking out sentries. His melee weapon is a bottle of what is called scrumpy.
The seventh class to play is the medic, who heals allies and overheals them when they're at full health increasing their health to 150% their average health for a short time, but is a primary objective to kill as when he heals he builds up ubercharge with what ever medigun he has, the default uber makes him and his patient invincible. He has a weak defense though against other enemies so he relies on allies to defend him. His weapons are a syringe gun, his medigun, and a bonesaw.
The eighth class is the sniper who does what his name is, snipes. He specializes at heatshots, taking out annoying enemies with one quick shot. His weapons are a sniper rifle, a submachine gun, and a machete like knife.
The ninth class is the spy, a class that plays differently than the other classes as he relies on trickery and deception to help his team. He can disguise himself as one of the other team, cloak, fake his death, backstab for a one hit kill, and sap engineer buildings. The spy makes the other team wary and off their best game because they will leave a area unguarded to take care of a pesky spy before he kills one of them or saps a needed sentry. The spies weapons are a revolver which is just meant to stop enemies from coming after you or eliminating any weak targets from a far. He also has a sapper which disables and destroys engineer buildings, a knife that can kill any enemy with a stab to their back, and a disguise kit that allows them to disguise as any class on their team or the enemies team. He also has invisibility watches that allow him to turn invisible or fake his own death.
Unlike the Xbox version, the Steam version has multiple weapons that can be found randomly by playing the game, or bought from the games store called Mann co. These weapons can be used to match a players play style or for a challenge. There are bosses in this game taking the form of halloween bosses, like the Horseless Headless Horsemann, and the demoman's haunted eyeball. As I said before there are multiple game modes that put two human teams together or puts six human players together against hundreds of AI robots. This is a game I recommend for everyone as it is a good game to find friends on and a good game to play with friends on, and score this game as my second favorite game ever.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Next Review

Sorry for the last delayed review. This next review will be about what I think was and is the champion game of Valve, the well known, epic game, Team Fortress 2.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Killing Floor Review

Killing Floor is a game based on a game Mod also called Killing floor. Both Killing Floor and the Killing Floor Mod are alike but Killing Floor has experienced some changes. Killing Floor is a multiplayer survival horror where you hold out against waves of enemies, buy guns between waves, and fighting a strong boss at the end of the game, however you can't have all the weapons, each weapon has a weight and you have a maximum carrying capacity of 15 unless you're a high level of one of the classes. The game has seven classes to play as but the model used for the class is at the mercy of the player. The seven classes all specialize with different weapons though can use weapons used by another class.
The classes all have levels and level up when the requirements for the class are met, meaning you can level up one class as the another. The classes all have different ways of leveling up and leveling up gives you special bonuses when you use that class.
The seven classes and their gun specialties are the support class who specializes with shotguns and can carry more stuff at higher levels. The medic who can heal other players and yourself faster and more effectively (this class is the only one that you can level up multiplayer not solo) and has a discount on body armor and medic guns, the commando who can see invisible enemies and their health as well as getting a discount on assault rifles, the beserker who uses melee weapons often putting himself in the most danger than the rest of the classes and gets a discount on melee weapons, the pyro who specializes in fire weapons and gets a discount on fire weapons, the sharpshooter who specializes in pistols, snipers, and the crossbow and gets a discount on said weapons, and the demo who specializes on all things explosive and gets a discount on them.
The enemies on the game remind me a lot like zombies but with special powers, instead of going on about all of them I'll tell you the unique and strong enemies. The first in the Husk which is shoots fireballs at you from a far but it's weapons telltale charging sound and firing sound alert you to be watching your self to avoid it's fireballs. The second is the Fleshpound who's name tells you all, it's the strongest enemy besides the boss and, on high difficulties, one can wipe out a poorly prepared team easily, it's easy to pick out in a group on the enemies because it glows yellow at it's stomach and is very tall, until you cause enough damage to it, it will slowly walk towards you but when it lets out a loud cry treat it like a tank in L4D by running and shooting. Final is the Patriarch who shows his face  in the final wave and is considered a boss. With a Minigun, grenade launcher, healing abilities, can turn invisible, and deadly melee attacks, this guy can easily wipe out a team on high difficulties, however he always says something before attacking with his minigun or grenade launcher.
This game is one of the best team work games I've played where you have to play together or die horribly, if you kill three team mates from friendly fire on a wave and it's not over, or the entire team, you're dead. I highly recommend this game for people looking for a game that is more challenging then Left 4 Dead and want's to play with friends. This game can be obtained on Steam or on a Android phone app called Wewana.
D-Pad out.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Next review

Hello there Blogger. The next game I'm reviewing will be a game based on the original game mod. It's called Killing Floor. Hope to see you all soon.