Friday, August 22, 2014

P.T. Review

P.T. Review
P.T. What the hell is that? It's free, screw it. 
What does P.T. stand for? Physical training? You actually do find out later on after you beat the game.
The first thing you'll notice about this game is that it looks good, damn good! At times damn near photo realistic.Just like Portal this demo has one of the simplest game concepts in history, go through the door. 
Also like Portal it's not just that simple. You truly are fighting with the games mechanics when you play it.
 Get ready to fall in love with this hallway because it's all this game is.
 In each room you are forced to do something with the room that's slightly different.
 While each sections variance is small the tension is heightened with the ghost Lisa, who is after you.
 None of this means anything unless the game is scary though,
 boy oh boy is this one of the freakiest things I've played in a while.
 Other then this games stupid, cryptic, ending
 which according to the message boards I've read is different for everyone,
  this demo is amazing and well worth your time to give it a try.
I don't know if I should rate a demo but I'm going to,  
 9 out of 10.
 Sadly it's one of the best things I've played on my PS4.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea - Episode 1 Review

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea 
Episode 1 Review

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and anyone in between, welcome back to Rapture. 
So BioShock Infinite came out March 25th (2013) and Burial At Sea Ep 1 came out November 12th (2013!) That's More then 7 months later!? Really? I know people who bought a season pass when this game came out and since then have already traded in this game. 
While I understand that people can feel ripped off when new content comes out the day of a games release, at a certain point a wait can become too long. Give us 2 months, give us 3 months, but not half a year for decent new DLC!
This continuation story is short, I mean really short, I mean not worth the $15 price tag if your gunna buy the two part series one at a time. 
I was able to finish this game within 3 hours and I spent my time exploring everything.
Something new to Burial At Sea that I don't recall in any of the other BioShock games, is re-spawning enemies. When you kill everyone in one area of rooms then look around get ready to fight another wave of enemies as soon as your ready to leave that area, which wouldn't be that much of an issue if this game wasn't so stingy with ammo.
Surprisingly there are parts of the game that have you using a sky hook, which was one of my favorite additions to Infinite. There aren't a lot of opportunities to use it but it's nice to see the integration in my option.
I noticed that there were a few technical glitches, things like Elizabeth's skirt would randomly become sucked into her body. Over all Burial At Sea is for the most part a good looking game. 
I really enjoyed that there were more components to secret areas rather than just the lock picking, things like freezing new pathways, and finding audio logs that have combinations for locked doors, was rather refreshing, this spin around.  
It's cool that they rebuilt Rapture from the ground up, and allowed us to see this interesting world but with such a short amount of gameplay, a weak story, and an unbelievably lackluster ending.
BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 1 DLC gets a 
5 out of 10.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Wolf Among Us - Ch 1 - Faith - Review

The Wolf Among Us - Ch 1 - Faith - Review

The Wolf Among Us comes from a comic book by Bill Willingham called Fables.
I've never read it so have no idea what it's about, just like this game, I went into it with a clean slate, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The game is set in a place called Fabletown, which is literally a recreation of New York City, 
in a area where fairytales characters all live in harmony or at least did until the events of a mysterious murder.
You play as Big B who is the Big Bad Wolf, ironically the first person you get into a fight with happens to be the Woodsman who in the fairytale kills the Big Bad Wolf. 
If you've ever read the Brothers Grimm fairytales or seen any Disney movies it is a real treat to see famous characters and what could possibly be there real world counterparts.
When I started playing this game I thought it would be fun to tackle it as a bad ass until decisions I made had me regretting my past decisions, later on I tackled the game in another fashion. 
If you've never played a TellTale game then you should know that decisions you choose to make affect future decisions and options. 
So decisions you choose to make affect possible outcomes in the future.
I don't know if I simply don't remember past TellTale games action sequences being this interesting but this time around The Wolf Among Us has excellent Quick Time events. 
Whether it's a chase or a fight your still given options on what things you interact with.
Personally I enjoy the art style, even though I understand why people wouldn't. With a great story, interesting choices, intense action scenes, and an amazing twist ending that leaves me hungry for the next installment.
Chapter 1, Faith of The Wolf Among Us gets a 9 out of 10.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ibb & Obb Review

Ibb& Obb Review

If you're looking for a game that will work your brain then this is Ibb & Obb, the third game in Sony's 2013 play campaign, is out now.
Ibb & Obb is a game that demands you to split your attention between two characters, 
if that's not brain inducing enough, you also have to keep track of the gravity in the game, not enough for you? You also have to keep track of enemy placement, 
still not enough for you? Using two characters that both have to work together you have to work your way through a series of team puzzles together.
Ibb & Obb is one of the few games that truly is better when you're playing it with someone else. 
If you're looking for a game you could play with your girlfriend this might be the kind of game you should pull out. It's a fun simple puzzle game that's easy to learn but difficult to master.
I can't tell you how many times I literally said "Wait one second my brain doesn't function like this!" To my friend who happened to figure out the puzzle before me. This is also the kind of game that you almost completely over think in certain areas. 
After playing a few areas I recall there being one section that took us a while to figure out but the answer to the puzzle was amazingly simple, and right in front of us. 
On the other side of that coin, certain puzzles had us scratching our heads for quite a while before we figured out the solution. Figuring out difficult puzzles is quite gratifying when playing this game.
This game throws a few different mechanics at you, one of your characters can jump on the head of the other character to get a boost up to higher platforms. 
There are portal type dividers that separate the top from the bottom areas, and some of those portal dividers only specific characters can go through. 
There are jump pads which the characters use to launch one another. 
There are even bubbles that shift gravity, it all sounds difficult but plays quite smoothly.
I think Ibb & Obb is a wonderful beautiful puzzle game that plays great with a friend (not so much by yourself) so Ibb &Obb gets a 8 out of 10.