Before you could ‘Smell what the Rock was cooking’, big time wrestling was a much simpler affair, you carried a 2×4, snake, hair scissors, or $100 bills. You came out to the ring and smashed up an opponent in a fantastic fashion and then humiliated them with said prop. No soap opera side shows, no padding with out of ring antics, it was all about the bouts. It was even still a sport not an ‘entertainment’. School kids across the nation were body slamming and suplexing each other on a daily basis. But now, it seems the WWE has lost its roots, maybe it is just the PC brigade destroying yet another part of our youth so this generation of kids can’t have fun with submission holds…
Moments of madness coupled with explosive grace, Battlefield is a sandbox for everybody that ever ran around being soldiers in the playground and never wanted to stop.
Slipping Battlefield 4 into the drive is as natural as diving straight into its multiplayer modes, some may be new and improved, there are new maps, there is the perhaps oversold ‘leveloution’ and a tweaked control layout. However for all those new things it is still familiar enough to make you instantly at home, experiencing glorious moments of combat gold game after game.
You could argue that it’s Battlefield 3.5, but you’d be wrong, there’s enough of a refresh to make it worthy of the Battlefield 4 tag, the problem is that it’s just so familiar. Unlike the annualisation of other franchises this series has had time to breath and the result is a consistent offering of quality gaming, the campaign side of the game may be short and a copycat series of scripted events, but it does show off the engine extremely well. Besides which, if you buy a Battlefield game for a single player experience, then you’re in the wrong hobby. Continue reading
Even number Star Trek movies, Infinity Ward CoD games : there’s a cosmic law in play here.
You can’t start the run up to Christmas without a new Call of Duty, plain and simple, especially true this year with the imminent launch of new consoles the flagship franchise continues to gather steam.
The less said about Black Ops 2 in 2012 the better, this year the game is back under Infinity Ward control and it shows from the get go. Ghosts leaves behind the world of Modern Warfare and takes us on a narrative spin into a post apocalyptic future, where a handful of hardened warriors have to save the day. It goes without saying that you will be the workhorse of this awesome unit and will be instrumental in the actual saving of the day.
How could playing as Batman not be cool on a train full of commuters?
Over the years I’ve seen some bad Batman games and in recent times on the current generation of consoles we’ve been able to enjoy some rather fine Batman games. Launched alongside the console older siblings, Blackgate is a 2.5D flick screen adventure that has graced both the PS Vita and the 3DS.
Having enjoyed, but not wanting more of the previous console games the choice had to be the Vita. Well, unlike the Dark Knight we love, Blackgate is full of style and sadly lacking in substance. Graphically it stands up with some quality visuals, the environment is detailed and gritty and the character movement is on the whole pretty good, but the nature of the game is where it falls down. Continue reading
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys, they were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood…
I wonder if Mr LeBron James had these kinds of troubles in his hood? Well no doubt now he can make most problems just disappear with obscene amounts of money. I have always thought it is a definite sign of success when you are the poster boy for your sport on a video game. Only one step higher, and that is having the game carry your moniker. Isn’t that right Mr Woods, Mr Hawk, Mr Lara, and of course our very own, Mr Lomu…
Now as far as I am aware 2K Sports has pretty much sewn up the NBA, NFL, and NHL market of recent times and from a quick bit of research it seems many of the hard core fans see, and accept each years release of their favourite 2K game as an update, and seem to get upset if too much past the rosters gets a complete overhaul. Apparently the changes to the control scheme in NBA 2K14 has the 2K13 fans upset. But all this aside, I haven’t played a NBA title in several years so can cast a fresh opinion on NBA 2K14 as a ‘new’ title with no preconceptions or bad habits pick up from previous releases. This also means I suck at the actual game and took a long time to actually become accepted by my team and get a decent amount of court time. Continue reading
Aside from the titular quest (see what I did there), Dragon’s Crown offers plenty of depth and subtlety once you peel back the 2d surface.
A little while ago I saw the promos for Dragons Crown and didn’t care much for it. There may be some complaints about the art style being a little controversial, but that didn’t bother me as much as what I was expecting from the gameplay. We often judge a book by its cover and Dragon’s Crown has a vibrant, busty cover that will surely attract attention of gamers, but once you get past the boobs you start to realise there is a deep and satisfying quest in here. Continue reading