Saturday, May 26, 2012
The appeal of a novel is readily apparent. Fascinating characters and intricate plots suck you into elaborate worlds, and you furiously flip pages to find out what happens next. But video games are more complex than that. Stories are just one aspect of the total package, and the balance of the various elements determines how effective the adventure is at getting you invested. In Game of Thrones, the story deftly carries the mantle of the book (or the show, for that matter) it's based on, and the addition of moral choices gives impressive flexibility in how events play out. However, the other aspects struggle to keep up their end of the bargain. Confined exploration and entertaining bouts of shallow combat are adequate enough, but are hardly a draw on their own. Thankfully, Game of Thrones pushes its story to the forefront, creating a flawed though memorable addition to the Song of Ice and Fire universe.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2, and orbiting Task Force 141's continuing fight against Vladimir Makarov, the leader of a Russian ultra-nationalist terrorist organization. After the events of the previous game, has the Third World War has broken out between Russia and the United States since the massacre of Zakhaev International Airport in Moscow, that Makarov did to start the war. Vladimir has also planned to use chemical weapons against Paris, London and Berlin to escalate the battle, and to kidnap the President of Russia. While invading Russian forces U.S. east coast and Germany. A Delta Force team named Team Metal, under the command of Sandman, sent out to repel the Russians and assist the Task Force 141 in their fight against Makarov. Together they try to oust the Russians from the U.S. and Germany, to stop terrorist attacks in Western Europe, save Russia's president, and beat Makarov before it is too late.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an action-computer role-playing by Snowblind Studios. The game's action is based on the events of the war ring in JRR Tolkien's book Lord of the Rings. The player takes the role of a warrior, a dwarf and a rogue, which together perform a long and arduous journey to the north of Middle-earth with the mission to repel and destroy Sauron's northern armies, which will soon begin a major assault against the free peoples of Middle-earth.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Battlefield 3 just got released yesterday go and get it!!!! Battlefield 3 will allow players to participate in battles either alone in a Single-player campaign or with other players over the Internet in a multiplayer game mode. The game will also contain a type of cooperative play mode. The player will be able to choose to fight on foot with a series of set of arms and equipment or in vehicles. Since the game is based on the Frostbite engine, the player will be able to destroy the environment such as buildings, trees, walls, etc. The game will re-introduce some features from the old Battlefield games that were removed in the Battlefield: Bad Company in 2008. There will be features such as aircraft, a multiplayer game mode for 64 players and the player can now shoot with the prone position.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine is a third-person action video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ. On September 6, 2011 it got released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In Space Marine the player engages enemies through a third-person view with both melee and ranged attacks. The player-character, Titus, is given enhanced regenerative abilities and an Iron Halo shield, after progress has been made further into the story. When health gets low, performing executions can allow Titus to get a portion of his health back. Titus is accompanied by Sidonus and Leandros for most of the missions, though in some instances missions are performed solo. The game features a fury system that, when filled up, allows the player to either slow time for aiming or perform devastating melee attacks.The game follows along with three of the Ultra Marines, The 2nd Company Commander and playable character of Captain Titus, his right hand man of elderly Sergent Sidonus, and a relatively inexperienced and by-the-book Marine named Leandros.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Batman: Arkham City is released October 21 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, or just the beginning of November for Windows (delay). Rocksteady Studios has announced that they finally gone gold, meaning that it is sent to the presses and then be stored until they are sent out to a store near you. Rocksteady are proud of their effort, and simply hope that you will appreciate Batmans supposedly successful adventure. The player also has access to a criminal database that tracks the major villains across the city and the forensic puzzles much like the first game. Catwoman is also a playable character with her own heist-focused storyline at specific points in the game. Her combat is more acrobatics-oriented and features her claws, whip, and bolas. She has her own version of Detective Mode called "Thief Vision" to locate items for stealing.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Rage is a first-person shooter video game by id Software, released on the 4th October 2011. It will use the company's new OpenGL based id Tech 5 engine.The first game tech demo was shown at apple WWDC June 11 2007.Information available indicates that the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world somewhat similar to the movie Mad Max 2 and that of other popular video games such as Fallout. In an interview with GameSpot, designer Tim Willits revealed that the game is set in the near future following the impact of the asteroid 99942 Apophis. Matthew J. Costello, who worked on the plot of Doom 3, is also working on the Rage plot. Influences on the driving and racing gameplay include games such as MotorStorm and Burnout, according to another Willits interview by Shacknews. Players will be able to upgrade their cars with money won from races. Extra! People who have IOS devices will find the game at appstore but the game wont have the id Tech 5 engine technology.