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It has been fifty years since the events of Fable II and Albion is now in the industrial age experiencing widespread hunger, oppression and general misery. The game portrays the ugly side of industrialization, children working in factories, beggars loitering on street corners and a cold blooded tyrant in charge. The son of Fable II’s hero plays the despot sitting comfortably on his throne while sucking the metaphorical life blood out of his subjects. They’re calling on their hero, that’s you, and, being a sibling of the oppressive tyrant, you have some control over a faction of military forces adequate to oust the despotic King from power and restore some sort of normal life to the land and its people.
The whole plot of the game is that of a a typical fairy-tale. Based on the original gameplay design of Fable, you face many combats on your journey, defeat creatures lurking everywhere, collect different hidden goodies, and discover the world of early Britain. Its fairly easy but it’s enjoyable. Fable III does not exactly resemble the standard Fable franchise; but it’s close. In this game you need to gather hordes of followers to move into the next level or move closer to the throne, unlocking new gameplay components, improving your hero’s attributes, and finally overthrowing the King.
To aid your popularity and increase you power base you have to do things as diverse as giving alms to needy beggars and shaking hands and making deals with high placed leaders. The game’s goal is not just to get to the throne, but to hold on to it. The people who helped you along the way come to demand that your promised rewards to them be forthcoming. You cannot simply ignore them; you must try to accommodate their demands.
Although any player, newcomer or expert, can finish this game without getting knocked down, it gives a chance to show off the ruler inside you. There are lots of things that can be done in the game. You can build a family, commit murder, work on odd jobs and even customize your own look. Because of its streamlined gameplay, improved graphics, and fluent animation it’s a step up the ladder from previous games and provides players with a lot of enjoyment.
Sailing, in the true sense of using great big white sheets of material to gather the wind's power allowing you to move forward, without any engine powering you is extremely technical and hands on. Most of us have seen people winding ropes and ducking crossbeams, and on bigger boats, climbing up masts. SAIL SIMULATOR 2010, as it needs to, if it is to have any chance of achieving some degree of realism, models every sail and rope. then there is the rudder and, in some cases, the keel to keep control of. Racing especially, or cruising, you’re constantly pulling this and hoisting that to grab ever ounce of power from the wind.
Although there are no tutorials explaining how to set sails and make use of the boats other functions, something can be learned from watching the AI in action. Fortunately the PC can take over any control at any time, so you can ease yourself in a bit at a time.
The overall visuals are not wonderful but a fair job has been made of modelling the sea. There are four locations off different coasts but that is irrelevant as only the sea conditions are of any consequence.
The simulator boats are of six types, ranging from the bouncy little Laser to the big seven-man Open 70. A catamaran will be available as an ad on. For the full and unbeatable experience and the thrill of competition, you need to join the groups of would be sea goers that turn up regularly on the Stentec server. Scraping past buoys, juggling racing lines, and all the other race tactics necessary in stopping others competitors from grabbing your wind are all involved. This is when Sail Simulator 2010 is at its best. A simple online ranking system uses individual performances to build an international league table.
Great fun for those who will never have any other way of trying their hands at the sport.
This edition differs from the standard edition by having quite substantial, nearly three hours, footage of daring SAS actions and interviews with former SAS personnel, all this being well worth seeing more than once if you can drag yourself away from the game. There is also added material such as game walkthroughs and game history.
As for the game itself, it is a single player action game absolutely packed with thrills and a lot of really unexpected moments. The audio is of high quality and the visual presentation is terrific, however, the shortness of the campaign is unusual for an average first person shooter, though this is not a major problem. This Modern Warfare story looks better on the screen than the previous versions of Call of Duty. As to the above mentioned campaign shortness, anybody who is used to this kind of game can probably finish it in six hours or less, way too short for me, leaving the player wanting more from a game as good as this. It deserves better but it is still worth playing.
Having complained about the shortness of the campaigns, you can of course extend it a little if you decide to raise the overall difficulty of the game by giving yourself more difficult challenges against more dangerous adversaries, also making the game a little more entertaining than it already is. The story in this game is told from multiple perspectives. You can play as US Marine and British SAS operatives in a campaign that takes you from a rainy night at the sea, on a boat that is in the process of sinking, to a secret missile store, and it is up to you to save millions of people from the imminent nuclear-powered death. There are many difficult moments along the way in this artificial but realistic world that is filled with war. The action all through is straightforward and comes with a compass at the bottom of the screen that shows the direction to take to where your objective is situated. In spite of this you will find that moving from one point to another is not as easy as running in a straight line.
You will conduct huge assaults in the Middle East and you will be moving from house to house as you take out a never ending stream of enemy troops along the way. In this game up to eighteen players can get online and get into a match in 16 different scenarios. The actions are varied and in some levels you find yourself fighting in restricted spaces and cramped positions where grenades and shotguns are the order of the day. There are many modes which you can choose from, all of which, besides requiring the firing of high tech weapons and tossing of grenades, needs the use of brain power to undertake tactical moves to gain points. Under certain circumstances you are able to involve a UAV drone which has upgraded radar that makes the enemy positions show up on your screen map show for a limited time. Regardless of the mode you are in, there is always something to keep you on your toes and fully occupied.
If you like a first person shooter multiplayer, then Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one for your wish list. With the added SAS footage it’s well worth the money.
This is a game for the very young or for you and your older friends after a few tinnies. As said above the game is really aimed at pre teen children, providing them with a variety of pets to choose from, some more attractive than others, and, having chosen their pet, they can then dress it up in many different clothes and accessories, some more appropriate than others. However the idea of selecting the pet they want to play with limits them to some degree because they must unlock the pets in order. When the game starts off each of the players are given three tickets for pets that they would like to adopt from the pet adoption centre. So they jump on the train to Pets Plaza where they watch the first three pets arrive. Then they will learn the names of the pets: Cuddliest Gray Tiger Cat, Cuddliest Bunny and Littlest Yorki or something equally unlikely.
When that is done they will go through a tutorial that guides them around Pets Plaza and teaches them how to buy in Meow Market, how to play in the Archade, earn Kibble coins, and how to dress up their chosen pets. They also learn how to get their pets to socialize with the environment and the people in it. As they go through the tutorial, they will see notifications and information about Meow Market popping out on the screen. The game has variety with over thirty different pets and you can toggle between four available locations at whatever time they wish. There are also well over one hundred different accessories and articles of pet clothing that they can use to customize their pets. Within the main game there are sixteen minigames that they can play with their chosen pet.
The controls used to play are the directional pad, the B button and the A button, making the game very easy for even very young kids to play. The game instructions use screen images to show them to do and what the purpose of the game is. They will keep getting messages on the screen as to what to do, and this can be rather annoying to adults but kids find, what seems like continual nagging, amusing. This game is made for those kids and adults, but mostly kids, who like dressing up or variations on the well worn customization theme.
All in all Littlest Pet Shop is a fascinating game for the very young ones but teenagers and above will not enjoy it except after a few beers with their friends when they can compete to make the most stupidly clothed and accessorized animal.
When we talk about Dragon Ball, gamers can always relate to the name as this is the most popular animation during their time. It certainly has been during my time! The anime world has gone crazy and many gamers are just so into the characters of the games. This anime game and its characters first became famous due to the animated TV show and even movies. So, anybody who hears about Dragon Ball, the game, will certainly be interested to play it immediately. This review will give you a brief idea of what is inside this game. This review of this Dragon Ball edition will show you how this game becomes as exciting as gamers would expect it to be. However, does it live up the hype?
The Raging Blast is the newest addition in the long series of games under the Dragon Ball name. This game offers lots of action, humor and empowering fight scenes. Most movements and action are adapted from the series. There are different modes to play in this game. There is a training mode wherein Goku trains Gohan of the different techniques and attacks that they can use. In this mode, you get to practice different kinds of attacks like dash, charge, smash and some defense moves. So before you get into the real fight, you can first practice the attacks that you can do. This will also get you familiarize with the buttons and controls of the game.
There will be different sagas to play; the Saiyan sage, Frieza saga and Androids saga. There will be lots of fighting in these sagas that you must win over. I found a couple of them to be very hard to complete. I even asked myself why am I even trying, this is impossible! There will also be scenes or moments taken from the TV animation or movies. These will let you relive the memorable moments of the characters of the game. As you play the sagas, you will be able to unlock characters, gain special skills and powers and pick up items that you can use to improve your defense against enemies.
Aside from the story saga that you can play, there are a variety of fighting game modes to enjoy like Arcade, Survival, Time Attack and Tournament. This gives you the chance to compete with 16 other players. You can also do the online combat which gives you connections to other online players.
What I don't like about the game is the camera angles. It seems to be kind of pain in the ass. It will pan out and you will find yourself wondering what the hell just happen. The fights though are overly predictable, it just seems to be the same thing over and over again. You have have to build your keypower slowly and it did nothing to hold my attention for very long. There are 70 characters but there are no real differences between them, which is very disappointing. Also, playing with friends locally sucks, it is a split screen and hard to follow.
The graphics and visuals are very striking. It has really adapted the appearance of the TV series. Probably the best feature. I think this is what anime games are all about. The audio and voice acting are also well done (they are accurate). The smoothness of the presentation and progress of the game is noticeably good which you cannot find in other anime games.
In conclusion, I am disappointed with this game and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Not the greatest fighting game by any means!
This is just one of the animation films of Dreamworks that became very successful in the box office. No wonder it was quickly adapted into a game for Xbox 360 and other game consoles. The tie-in of the movie with the game is just awesome as you still can remember freshly all the scenes of the film with this game.
If you have ever enjoyed that one particular animated movie and would love to play it in your game gadget, well, fans of the Megamind do not need to think about that since the game has finally been released. It is always nice to control your favorite animation character and help him with his missions. This is what you will feel when you play this game. The appeal that the movie had for its audience it will also have for gamers.It is highly entertaining and fun.
The story starts as a crime wave hits the city. Your aim is to stop the villains. In this game, you get to control the main character, Megamind, and let him jump, throw switches, kill things and solve all the puzzles being thrown at you. The target gamers of the game are mostly children so expect a little simplicity and the lower levels of difficulty. So for each level, you will be given tons of obstacles and puzzles to play. As you win each stage, you also get closer to the villains who committed the crimes.
The controls of the game have been made simple so that kids, the main target audience, can easily pick them up. The animation was also made more colourful and child friendly. The graphics are well executed as well as the audio; the voice acting is superb just like in the film. That extra touch of humor has helped to make the game more enjoyable and prevented it from becoming boring. The presentation made things better and the production team did a good job in presenting the game for a varied audience age group. This game will certainly have the kids enjoying every scene.
All in all, Dreamworks’ Megamind – Ultimate Showdown is one of the best games ever released at present. It is totally entertaining, hilarious fun, and exciting. It is made for children but even adults will get addicted to this game. If you loved the film, you will also love the game. It sure did a good job in adapting parts from the film. Playing the game almost feels like watching the movie all over again. I would recommend this game to anyone that liked the film.
The concept revolves around a light but action-packed adventure game. The main characters – Puss in Boots, Donkey, Fiona and Shrek – as well as the storyline of the game are the same as those in the movie. You have to undergo different levels and challenges in a series of linear gameplay as you embark on renegotiating Shrek’s contract brought by an error in judgment when he inadvertently signed off his life to Rumplestiltskin. You can now determine that the whole movie concept has been incorporated in this video game.
The dialogues in the video game have been carefully developed although there are some awkward moments when conversations unexpectedly pop right in the midst of a gameplay. The game has also been dotted with CG movies, which blend quite well and actually make for an excellent overall presentation.
A built-in quick tutorial at the start of the journey in the game, to make sure that you get familiar with the controls first; using both the Nunchuk and the Wii Remote. The integration of the different levels with various puzzles is ingenious and amazingly fits in. The progression is not so intricate and very easy to understand and follow.
The different challenges and levels are so designed to extract all your wits before you can even achieve a single goal. There are puzzles along the way that provide another stroke of challenge to the video game. The game developers absolutely succeeded in its aim to cater to younger gamers. This is immediately noticeable even at the early stages of the game with easy-to-follow instructions. You may think there’s not enough challenge here for more mature players (I, for one, met my untimely demise twice, and purely out of sheer carelessness); that may be so but I must say I totally enjoyed the game from the get-go, despite the so-so challenge.
The main problem and loophole of the video game is the failure of the creators to extensively combine the aspect of the game towards the controller. The addition of Wii-waggle detracts more than contributes to engage the senses of the players. The sound sequences are so tame and dull that they fail to enhance the sensation of fun and pleasure.
That is not to say the game itself is a failure. It has bounced back quite well in the cooperative mode where family and/or friends can play the game (up to three players) together. Interactions are much better here, especially that the camera is remains focused on all characters, which leaves the players no other choice but to work together.
The game quality is rather a mixture, production-wise. In general, textures of character models and the surrounding environment come across as fine-quality; although several ungainly facets are scattered around. Also, the framerate deteriorates when the view pans up close, making everything appear like blocks.
The soundtrack certainly makes up for the deficiency in looks, with amazingly jovial beat and suitable themes that change along with the scenes. I’m not too keen on trying to figure out which actors’ voices are used; suffice it to say that the performances are all first-rate. I especially find Donkey’s nursery rhymes interpretation very appealing.
Shrek Forever After isn’t just plain hype – think of it as a “side dish” to the movie, which fans and gamers alike would definitely find savory enough. The multiplayer components certainly have something to keep younger gamers going long after it is over. There’s a sense of the anticlimactic here, though; the escapade seems to end all too soon. Since there are no extra modes, unlockables or some other gameplay features, you’re back to the camp after six hours with…nothing; except perhaps for the option to start the venture all over.
Farm Frenzy comes back to hit the PC and it brings with it a whole lot of excitement. I loved the first 2 games too! The game uses numbers to indicate each level, no more funny names like “Powder Street 1.” As usual, the game is linear although there are times when you can skip at least two levels. For example, finishing Level 10 will give you the option to play Level 63 or Level 11, though levels such as this are very rare. Linear games may sound boring for some but this is specifically intended to prepare players for the ever increasing difficulty of every level.
The player needs to accomplish four goals in each level. Once completed, a star will be awarded. Bonuses are also given if the player finishes within the best time given. The given time vary depending on each level, some levels are disappointing because even just a second behind the time will cause you not to be awarded with the bonus. These stars are very useful in upgrading the farm. Farm upgrades can range from improving existing farm houses to creating new buildings. Added to the level bonus, the player can also get trophies if he successfully achieves certain goals.
Farm Frenzy 3 uses the usual gameplay of its previous franchise. The player needs to use the allotted money at the beginning of the level to achieve the goal. He can use it to buy new animals such as penguins to achieve the goal faster. The player can also sell products in case he needs money or runs out of space. The idea is to complete all the objectives in the best time possible.
Unlike the previous installments, the graphics appear in 3D style with shadows and depth thus far more realistic. This, however, causes flaws to the engine. In some PCs animations will appear sluggishly slow especially, something apparent with older PCs (or my fathers…lol). This is usually uncommon with current PCs which suit the requirements of the game engine. In a good console the game will look pretty much an advanced version of Farm Frenzy.
This casual game is perfect for those who love goal-based gameplay. Of course, this installment is very welcome for the numerous fanatics of Farm Frenzy. Each level will take around ten to ninety minutes to be completed. And in this time the game will take players into a new kind of gaming experience. Usually the game costs around $9.95, a price that rightly fits the fun it holds. Although some may find the linear gameplay boring and usual, there are a lot to find in this novel game. I would give this game an 8/10.
In true Bond movie style, this game has a plot centered on the threat of a biochemical terror attack; and as expected weapons and girls are also present in abundance. The plot of the game is very good, realistic and exciting. The transitions from one scene to another are also very smooth. Car chases, fight scenes and gun firing are all here in this game. It is truly like watching the real movie with the big difference that you are playing the role of James Bond.
In this game, you can easily determine the status of your enemies, you will know where they are and if they are getting near you. You can use weapons like pistols, machine guns, shotguns and rifles (the shotgun is favorite). This game can be played either single or multiplayer. There are several level modes that you can choose from to make the game even more exciting. Also, you can unlock all kinds of different tidbits which add to the replay value.
Regarding the game features, the graphics are good and all of the characters, scenes, figures and everything you see on your screen are properly developed. You will surely be amazed at how they made everything seem realistic. The audio is just about adequate; not good and not bad. All in all, the James Bond 007: Blood Stone game is something that fans can really look forward to playing. It is like creating the whole story of a James Bond movie. It is fun, exciting and will make you want to play over and over again. The challenges will get you going until you finally finish the story.
If you are a die-hard fan of James Bond, then this game is intended for you to try and feel the role of this famous character. This is probably one of my favorite games available on the PC and I would encourage everyone to buy it. Please do note that you will need a good graphics card to play the game though. 9/10 stars!
If your wish list includes a game that only lasts two hours then you are in luck. If your wish list includes a game that only lasts two hours and is pretty awful then you've hit the jackpot. Even two hours is too long.
Taken from an autobiographical book and very much exaggerated, your character is Richard Demo Dick Marcinko, a former Navy Seal, a real person. The voice is supplied by Mickey Rourke, a good choice for many reasons, but he doesn't seem very interested in the proceedings.
The weapons handle terribly, the enemy AI is worse and most of the levels worse still. Stealth kills offer the only slight bit of enjoyment in the game. Most of the game is spent just running from enemy to enemy, taking advantage of the handy invulnerability that his invincibility shield provides.
To use the words of a professional reviewer, the really smart thing is to quit early, uninstall it and play something else instead. Enough said.
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