The Animal Crossing franchise is something that I hold dear to my heart because of the fun I had with my brothers back when the original on the Gamecube came out. New Leaf brings much of the same old stuff but with PLENTY new additions. Let’s begin with the review.
Hey everyone, LIFE here back from the dead! I know this review of The Last of Us is way late (see Kaushik’s review here), but I had to actually play through the game. Then I had to go back and play it through for the 100% completion on the hardest difficulty. So months after the game released here is my review for it.
Starting off with the presentation of the game, developer Naughty Dog introduces you to an unbroken, uninfected world with Joel and his daughter Sarah. After 30 minutes of playing and watching scenes you are then brought to the cold, hard world of survival where the story starts to unfold. Joel is now accompanied by Ellie, an orphan (I won’t spoil anything, but you can probably guess what happened to Sarah). The dynamic between Joel and Ellie really drove the story, and I can honestly say they are some of the strongest leads in video games to date.
New York Comic Con 2012. Bright lights. Flashy cosplays. Awesome video games. What else can ya ask for?
Unfortunately, I was only able to attend Saturday, but I still was able to get a great experience. I have to say, the first thing I noticed was that unlike last year, the con seemed a bit more organized. Sure there was a lot of waiting to get inside, but it just seemed to flow better (which was a good thing, since Saturday’s are always the worst).
Hey all, E3 has come and gone, and the staff has their thoughts. We’ll be addressing a few questions:
1) Of the Big 3, who “won?”
2) What games are you looking forward to? What surprised or interested you the most?
3) What games disappointed you? What games had you wished you seen moar of?
Here we are on a Tuesday and what are we talking about? Call of Duty, yet again…I know I am kinda bored of it too but man oh man does it rule our lives sometimes. In this post I’ll attempt a dialogue with…myself.
Matt: So what are we talking about in terms of CoD today?
Matt: What about multiplayer, Matt?
Matt: Ah good question Matt…we are gonna discuss if it CoD multiplayer is dead or not.
Matt: Lovely topic Matt. Please go on.
*WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD*
This past Sunday was the season finale of Game of Thrones. What did I think of it you ask? Well let me tell you. I am going to start out with the very end. Having read the first 3 books I was very pleased with what they have done so far. The ending of this season finale was quite well done and I loved the way they depicted the white walkers. The stone cold look and the chilling physical appearance left me wanting more from this episode, but sadly, I will have to wait.
E3 2012. What do I have to say? NINTENDO SAVE US!!! … PIKMIN 3!!! I’ve waited like 8 years (since Pikmin 2 came out) for this game and it is finally coming out on the Wii U. What are my expectations and wants? Here they are.
New Pikmin man. I want some new pikmin to throw around. Pikmin 2 introduced us to 2 new species of pikmin with purple and white. I don’t want them to destroy the simplicity of pikmin, so I want them to create another pikmin that does this. Of course we can do a pikmin that could harvest things more efficiently, which would allow you to produce more pikmin out of the onion. Another idea could be something that could burrow…I mean they are plants right? IGN wrote an article that said they would love to see a green pikmin that could heal their fellow plantmen. Personally I think this would destroy the game because it removes the simplicity of the battle and health system. I want new things but nothing that destroys the gameplay of it. So yeah…no healers.
Hello again. LIFE posted an article on his assigned day two weeks in a row? Crazyyyy. But anyways we are here to talk about StarCraft 2 ladies and gents. My fav game
So what about StarCraft 2 you ask? BALANCE YO. Is the Wings of Liberty version of StarCraft 2 balanced as of right now (May 2012)? I say nay. Why? Because Terran is getting nerfed, Protoss is getting buffed to the max, and Zerg is…well in between buffed and nerfed. So let us begin.
Terran is getting nerfed to the max. About a year ago, Terran was the most dominant race because the Korean eSports team SlayerS created builds that allowed them to excel far beyond the other races. Blue-flamed hellions, 1-1-1 all-ins or what Husky StarCraft likes to call it the Destiny Cloud Fist build, bunker rushing, reaper rushes pre-patch for speed upgrade. Man the list goes on, ghost nerf of EMP and snipe. Man the list is sooo long. I mean as someone who know plays all three races at a Diamond level of play, I can honestly say that Terran is by far the weakest race now. Too many nerfs is killing the race and even BroodWar legend Flash is saying that Terran is the weakest race. Now let us move to Protoss, too much negativity here.
Hello, hello ladies and gents. I am back…yet again…and again? Ha just kidding…but for real…I really am back. Summer is here, finals are done, and I am chilling. So you’re thinking right now “I am reading an article to welcome back LIFE44? WTF!” NO YOU AREN’T! I am here to talk about something we all loved…or hated in the Call of Duty franchise (well for Treyarch at least) – zombies.
Now with the franchise coming out with another Call of Duty game produced by Treyarch (the proclaimed saviors of the franchise*) titled Black Ops 2 this November 13, 2012 we all have questions about the singleplayer, multiplayer, and what I think is the best part of Treyarch games – zombies.
So with the introduction done, let us begin. What do I think of Black Ops 2 Zombies from what we as a community have heard? I think it could be a huge failure. I loved the original World at War zombies because of the maps and the weapons…Black Ops Zombies seemed like they did too much for the game mode and from what we are hearing from this zombies I am not liking it. You are probably saying “rumored 8 player zombies? What you talkin’ bout fool, that’s awesome!” But if you are traditional guy like me (in terms of CoD zombies) then you don’t really want change for this game mode in CoD but more of a retake of the classical zombie maps, weapons, and feel for it.
I mean come on…gun glitching in Der Reise was awesome right? Gun glitching in the old maps made it thrilling. Not only gun glitching but the maps felt more…thought out and smoother. The maps had finesse and almost every part of the map could be used in some way as a strategy. In the second version of zombies, the maps seemed too big and the things they put in were too over the top and made the gameplay feel like you had some sort of timer or responsibility. I remember in the map Call of the Dead the game felt paced because of outside characteristics of the map (water, dude with the giant hammer, easter eggs becoming a huge part of the game). I want the original good old Der Reise feel of zombies and that is it.
From what I am seeing I want zombies – not multiplayer** – to be a more traditional style like World at War. Only time will tell what Treyarch actually does for the game mode but I have my doubts of it but also my hopes that the new additions (the little we know) will prove me wrong. Until then ladies and gents, I am out.
Cheers, Matt aka LIFE44
*I shall talk about this in another article.
**I’ll talk about this later as well ha.
So here we are on this lovely Tuesday, but you ask yourself what do I have in store for you. Well if you are blind or just didn’t even read the title I am going to talk about this lovely, epic last season of the show House and my thoughts on the previous 7 seasons of the show. So to sum it all up: what I thought about the show House. Let us begin.