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So in last little while I clocked Fable 3 and Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Fable 3

Awesome fun, including stealth,magic and swordplay in one game.

Play it at least once before you die.

 

New Deus Ex.

I love a game that caters to balls out action and stealth.

Plus I get to hack in game, I have loved this series from day one.

This new edition is awesome, some games play with light and dark.

But no other series plays with gray better than Deus Ex.

Let me scream quotes at you for a second –

The title has a great storyline, full of intrigue, back-stabbing, secret agendas, political struggles, and social commentary that is so powerful that it will surely overpower the free time of its players. It doesn’t matter what style of game you prefer — action, RPG, or tactical combat — since Deus Ex has enough of each of those to please even the most prejudiced user.

The quote to remember here is –

Wes: There is a line, Lilah, black and white, good and evil.
Lilah: Funny thing about black and white. You mix it together and you get grey. And it doesn’t matter how much white you try and put back in, you’re never gonna get anything but grey. ”

As with life that Imitates art, art Imitates life.

I enjoy all games that play with this idea, add in the crisis of what makes a human soul truly human and you sell me even without awesomeness. I love these games so much that I fell I should include 15 pages of supporting documents about what it means to be human. If you love this I seriously suggest that you look at the works of Willam Gibson. Any game that makes me feel like I live in a  dystopian underworld and suspends my disbelief longer than any movie has got close to, makes me want to scream it’s praises. But cast the character as a mercenary for a shadowy corporate organisation that used to be an ex cop who blew a mission who happens to be a freakin super cybernetic organism that kicks ass and i make a post about it.

Allright gamers stay sweet and stay gaming if you get a chance the new series of WCG gamer is on.  My tip has to go to raz, that dude might even be able to rival me (just kidding he’d be easy to take down).

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September 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Posted in Action, Adventure, Deus Ex, Games, RPG

Rift – Wow Methadone or A Great Game

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Admittedly I have played a great deal of WOW, though these days I don’t even have an account. The reason I stopped playing was simple the end game bored me I like defeating games, so I guess something that plays forever is probably against my personal desire to play.

That said I decided to play dome RIFT, mainly because I like trying new games and it looked cool. So after suffering through 10 gigs of downloads to get the game up to date I adventured into this strange world. Let me start off by saying the two factions deviants and guardians are excellent and different it’s exactly like hearing two sides of a story, you don’t know if either are true.

After you pick this you pick a calling which is either Mage,Rogue,Warrior or Cleric. These are the very broad strokes of your character because inside each of these are souls, now these number 8 each calling and determine your skill trees. Which gives you ultimate flexibility with your character, add to this that for a small amount of in game money you can purchase another set of three to play with and obviously can respec at any time I fell in love with all the different ways you can play a calling and the souls within.

Now on to the gameplay, well obviously there are quests like go kill 10 goblins are run back to me. But here is the big winner the rifts and invasions, rifts are like raids you walk past and either open one or jump into one and they pour enemies out for everyone to either kill or get killed by. This results in some settlements being overrun if you don’t take them down, after walking into my first one I was hooked and loved fighting alongside others to try and get our spawn point back from these goddamn goblins and their fire weilding masters.

After a week or so of gameplay I can see why people are having a go at this especially ex wow junkies, this is what a MMORPG should be fun. And in my opinion Trion Worlds  have really hit the nail on the head with this one. Get the 7 day free trial have abit of fun and maybe I’ll see you on there.

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May 24, 2011 at 1:28 am

Posted in Games, RPG

Darksiders – Fun Personified

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So one of the other games I picked up was Darksiders, this action adventure game plays with the dark theme.

You are war, one four the horseman of the apocolypse who has broken the covenent between heaven and hell.

I’ve played through about an hour or so, I like the dark theme and also the combat system this game also lends itself to combos and kill scenes via one button push. Although I always err on the side of caution I just love the finishing moves crushing the head of a victim, or perhaps beating him into oblivion really gives you a satisfactory outcome after beating on a dude for a long time.

Also I have already picked up the sound of Mark Hamill and Phil LaMarr(yes i linked him cause i think you didn’t know), and I must say the voice acting is great all around.

I want to talk about the visuals for a second, the comic book crossed with manga influences are clear throughout and I just love it. This adds to the gritty and violent world created it feels like walking through a well painted picture.

One final note before I get back to playing there is some puzzle and jumping puzzle elements to the game but they draw you into the story more than just exist to frustrate you.

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May 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Too Human

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I had heard of this game a long time ago but never got around to playing it, because let’s face it there are near infinite games and I sadly have only finite money to spend on them. I picked this up from my local game retailer along with a couple of other one’s I’ll no doubt get around to reviewing.

What can I say, I thought the story was excellent although sadly it was clearly designed with a sequel in mind.

Using  the future to retell a mythos of the past was in my view highly successful, I found the characters to be unique and interesting and wished there was more interaction with them than there was as I felt the game was quite short.

Too Human is an action/adventure role playing game, incorporating various gameplay elements from both genres, along with aspects of dungeon crawler and third-person shooters.

I had great fun with control system on the XBOX as you could potentially move the right stick and chain combos, which were increadably fun.

I would point out that my first play through I played as beserker, which while amesome through out each level became very frustrating at every boss. Nearly all the bosses require you to hit from a distance then go in and finish them off up close. Well my at distance skills clearly were not greatly honed as the Valkyrie visited me frequently.

Which I guess brings me to the things I hated the Valkyrie cutscene could never be skipped and it goes on for like a minute. It’s really cool to watch the first few times but on boss fights you cannot help but wish to skip it.

All in all I rate this game highly ,  if your looking for something in the twenty dollar bin to play for a night or two you will get enjoyment and I think I will go back and play again now and then just for the fun I got out of it.

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May 12, 2011 at 6:29 am