When 300 words is more than enough
The God Eater series is not something I am familiar with, lets have that out in the open. As a sci-fi soap opera, I’m sure it would be interesting to delve into, but as it stands being a virgin in the God Eater universe I’m a little more dazed and confused than leading the charge.
The Good – There’s a deep sci-fi canon on offer if you can listen to the dialogue, and the unfeasible weapons are impressive. The bullet building feature is the highlight.
The Bad – Angsty teen styled dialogue, overly complex controls and too much to remember.
The Ugly – The graphics need a decent feed. Combat missions are way too short.
The combat is fun to a point, but given some of the controls and the reliance on remembering how or when to use certain combos it never really gets past the hack and slash approach for me.
Traditional long format reviews
A long time ago when the xbox360 was young there were games that defined the console, one of them was Crackdown.
Putting you in the shoes of a super-human Agent, the game had you reclaiming an open world one task at a time and mowing down a hefty roster of bad guys. All sounds pretty familiar, well yes it was, but then there were Orbs and the way you skilled up and the subtle effects that came with those skills, not to mention the small army array of weapons at your disposal. Having recently hit the backwards compatible pile and being free to download I had a recent spin around the original and it didn’t disappoint.
Yes, by today’s standard the open world was fairly bare and the cel-shaded aesthetic wasn’t much to write home about. However, the game had chops, big furry, playable chops and people loved it.
There is a lot to like about Crackdown 3, while it may feel like an older game, it is built using a formula that works and you don’t have to worry about getting chores or conversations. As a great example of keeping it simple we have a Crackdown for people to enjoy, a game that doesn’t get bogged down in drawn out narrative, rather a game that wants you to play it.
Get out there and kick some ass Agents.
Occasional Features, maybe off topic, maybe news, maybe opinion pieces, mostly interesting.
Anthem will be with us by the end of the month and what better way to celebrate it than give us a surprise Short Movie by sci-fi stalwart Neil Blomkamp (District 9 for example).
Given the design and nature of his movies, bringing the Anthem world and its Javelins to life must have been a no-brainer on both sides.
There is currently a teaser up on youtube.
The full short will be available on the 14th.
Gadgets, Gifts and stuff that we like that isn't a game.
Nacon are the relative new kids on the block, as far as Video Game accessories go, but the French company seems to go from strength to strength in the field, first with its excellent PS4 controller, now the “Daija” (Japanese for “Large Serpent”) is here to challenge for a podium spot in the popular Fight Stick market.
Check out the Video Review – where we give the rundown on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly parts of this stick!
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