I have debated for a long time whether or not to take this case public, but since Ohayocon is right around the corner the time seems right. I will never be attending Ohayocon again because of how my friend was treated there last year, and I feel this isn’t something that should be swept under the…
Would you get Mario Kar 7 for the 3DS or Roller Coaster Tycoon for Mac?
Personally I would get Mario Kart 7, but it really depends on what you prefer. Are you looking for a game where you can get hours of enjoyment alone through micromanaging and perfecting your amusement park? Or are you looking for a game to play with friends and get lots of replay by trying to unlock secret characters? They are both awesome games and either one would be a good choice, but I can’t spend your money for you :) Let me know what you decided!
The Walking Dead is a different type of zombie game. You don’t charge through the zombie horde firing a shotgun, shouting one-liners, and doing other things that are likely to get you killed. Instead you focus on surviving, protecting those you care about, and getting along with other survivor in an infected world.
Not to say that the game doesn’t have action oriented moments. It does. It has it’s fair share of pulse-pounding, terrifying, “Oh my god we’re all gonna die” moments. These moments are usually press a button, or aim quickly so that you don’t die. These quicktime events are few and far between, but when they occur you grip the controller and madly try to save your life and the lives of the other people in your group.
The majority of the game isn’t quicktime events though, it’s played out through conversations. You make decisions, effect what other people think of you, and change the story through conversations. To keep the pace of the game moving, most conversations have a timer on them. You are given four choices. If you wait for the time to run out the answer is chosen for you, and it might not be what you want.
Having replayed the episode a few times I didn’t really see my decisions impact anything. Except for maybe who died, which characters liked me, and which were waiting to punch me in the face. Hopefully my multiple playthroughs will be very different by the third chapter.
This game is worth buying if you are into zombie survival games, but are tired of super hero protagonists who kick ass, take names, and through realism out of the window. This game is very conversation heavy so if you don’t like talking and the occasional slow moment then don’t play it. The other thing I wanted to mention is that this game is cheap each episode is five dollars and there are going to be only five episodes (in the first season anyway) so this game will give you a ton of bang for your buck. I would definitely recommend this game.
I started playing Slender after having seen acouple Let’s Plays, so I knew exactly what was in store for me. Still the first time I played it I picked up one page, before screaming like a girl when the music started and immediately pausing the game. I really wanted to turn it off. However, I ventured on, thinking of how badly I needed to post another article before my “summer hiatus” became blog death.
Earlier I mentioned that I picked up a page, that is really the entire point of the game. You are trapped in a forest with the scariest mo-fo ever, (at least according to the internet)Slender Man. You must collect eight pages to escape and if you stay still too long or look behind you too often, he’ll get you. If you stare at him too long, he’ll kill
you. If you stop to flip him off, he’ll kill you.
The reason that this game is scary isn’t that it’s about Slender Man, but it’s really the game’s atmosphere. The game is set in pitch black woods surrounded by a fence to keep you in the play area. You are equipped with a flashlight that swings to the ground if you run. Without the flashlight you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
Every time you grab a page the music picks up and Slender Man gets closer to you. Then you run. You run through the woods to the next page. You search desperately for it as your pulse races and you know that he is right behind you, or maybe hes behind that tree, or around that corner, whatever you do don’t look. If you look he’ll definitely be there. I have played three times and I’ve never got past five pages before Slender pops up (and he literally pops up, one second he isn’t there and the next he is) and ends my game. I refuse to play it again guys, please don’t make me.
The only gripe I could imagine someone having would be with the graphics, which are not great. However they are perfect for the mood they are trying to convey. You are sucked into the game play so much that you don’t even notice that the graphics are a little out of date, you just know that if you don’t move you are going to die.
All in all I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who looking to be scared out their wits. Now excuse me while I turn on every light in the house and hold my teddy bear extra tight.
Last September I posted an article called “5 Great Games That Are Completely Free”. In that article I offered some good free games that would help kill time until the holiday season while also keeping your wallet from feeling like a teenage bulimic. Although the holiday gaming rush is over, some of us (namely me) are still very broke. So here are five more free games worth spending some time on.
Have you ever learned from a video game? Your automatic answer may be no, but that’s not really true. Assuming you have played Mario, then you know what to do when you see a Koopa. You jump on that bitch like a arachnophobe on a spider. This is either wired into your head either through muscle memory or known through an abstract understanding of the concept. Although the knowledge of jumping over or onto Koopas isn’t usable in the real world, some knowledge learned from games can be much more useful.
Now that games are finally recognized as an art form everyone is reading more into the meaning behind them. On one hand we have theories that Mario is a Kafka-esque struggle toward an unobtainable goal. On the other hand we have a bunch of assholes saying that video games are a vehicle for the gay agenda. No, I’m not joking.
For the past couple months I was working on a website. That’s why I haven’t been updating my bliggity-blog. I was working at a site called Jablu. I encourage you to visit them if you are a big techie.
Excuses out of the way, I will be trying to update this thing every week if I can swing it. At this point in my life college has to come first. I already have a few ideas for articles and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you.
Charity sees the need, not the cause - German proverb
Say what you will about the Mass Effect 3 endings, the protest that has come from them has been one of the most positive out there. They don’t flame BioWare, they use humor instead of anger, and they even send the developers cupcakes. They help others while showing the good side of gamers.
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Commander Shepard has been telling the galaxy for years that the Reapers (a sentient Machine race hell bent on destroying all sapient life) are on their way. Now Shepard’s Cassandra truth has shown itself, and the galaxy must band together to survive. As Commander Shepard you must pull all the races together and save all species from annihilation. Does Mass Effect 3 live up to its predecessors while providing a satisfying end to the trilogy? Read more to find out.
An in depth look into the streamlining of RPG’s with your host Samantha Dragon. Joining us as always is William Dragon and returning guest Mason Neilson. Our Newbies this week are Stefan Shure and Morgan Mock. This weeks song is “I Want You” by Buskerdroid.
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“The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.” ― Stephen King, Night Shift
My favorite memory of Devil May Cry is pouring tons of hours into the third game. I lost so many hours that when I closed my eyes I could still see the HUD. Every time I got close to falling asleep, Dante’s health would dip and I’d jerk awake to save him. I loved that game.
So when they announced today that they are realeasing an HD collection of the first three Devil May Cry games, on the PS3 and the 360, I jumped for joy. It’s going to be realeased in early 2012 for $40.00. If you like hack’n’slash and have not bought this game, you should punch yourself in the face. Then you should get your pre-order ready for this great gaming classic.
’E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This computer is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-COMPUTER!! … just in case you are wondering why I’m not posting any updates, I think this pretty much explains it. I’ll try to update from school, but no promises.
For the month of October you can expect a lot of interesting coming your way!
You’ve probably already noticed the theme change, but there are a couple other updates I want to do this month. I’ll be reviewing Dead Island, and talking about scary things. I’m also going to try to get a podcast up this month! We’ll have to see how it goes, wish me luck.
You ain't in this alone. That's a promise. (Bastion Review)
Bastion is an Action RPG in which your character, “The Kid” tries to survive the apocalypse. You must try to save a dead world and try to save the other survivors as well. It sounds like a standard post apocalypse game. It is anything but standard.
Have you ever played a tower defense game and thought, ‘This needs MECHs and MAD SCIENCE’? Have you ever seen a tower defense game and thought ’This would go well with a Third-Person Shooter’? No? Well, you should have! Double Fine just released Trenched, a game that combines all that with a whole lot of weapons. Does Trenched live up to other Double Fine games like Stacking, and Costume Quest?
It’s the end of the world as we know it (Avalon Code review)
You as the hero (a boy or a girl) are given the Book of Prophecy and the responsibility that comes with it. Along with four elemental spirits that are chained to the book, you must protect the book and you must record all the monsters, people, and flowers of the world, so that the new one can be created.
While playing Call of Duty: Black Ops something occurred to me; there wasn’t one woman in this game. It was a fun game, but there was not a single named female character in the game. This isn’t a new problem in video games, but it even though it’s been talked about over and over again it is still a major problem. To address this we need a video game version of the Bechdel test.
When I decided to review COD: Black Ops, I was sure I would hate it. After all, the Call of Duty franchise represents everything I hate about gaming. It comes out with one game a year that’s really just a mildly changed variation on a theme. It’s bland, overly macho, and pretty clichéd. Black Ops had these things, but it also had something surprising. Black Ops had a good story.
IMHO – The Five Most Creative Achievements of the Past 12 Months
Very often while playing games I see achievements that don’t really mean anything. Like achievements for completing a part of the story. Or achievements that require hours of grinding to attain. These are occasionally fun and are really just there to up your Gamerscore. However there are achievements out there that give you an opportunity to look at the game and maybe just achievements themselves in a new way.
Dragon Age 2 is not the Spiritual Successor to Baldur’s Gate
Most people who played BioWare’s fantasy epic Dragon Age: Origins may remember that it was meant as the spiritual successor to an older BioWare CRPG called Baldur’s Gate. DA: O was an expansive, fun RPG that held onto its classic roots and allowed for strategic gameplay.