Set in the World War 2 era Birds of Prey gives you control over planes flying high in the sky. The player can choose from the Battle of Berlin to the Battle of Britain and fly high, aiding allies both in the land and skies, and defeating enemy subs, fighter jets, and bombers as you go along.
The first part of the game is tutorials. Finish these and you will be able to unlock the real fighting flying levels. These levels offer a realistic flying flight simulation as you have very limited ammo and a quite difficult plane to maneuver. This makes the fight more personal as not only do you have enemies hell bend on bringing you down you also fight with your planes’ limited resources. You have the cockpit’s view, and there are no radars to aid you in discerning between the enemies and allies.
Whether you are in the beginner mode, or an expert, Birds of Prey has done a great job of recreating the World War 2 fighting. They are not easy, but not too difficult to fly around as well. The movements of the game are just right. You will fly a variety of airplanes that have special tricks unique to each of them. Hold the left trigger and the camera moves to track your target. The resulting effect is a cinematic view of the ensuing dogfight.
A multiplayer package is included, and it offers 16 players to play against each other in 4 different game modes. Dogfight and Tema Battle modes are the same as the ones on the game while Capture Airfields is achieved through landing on an airfield to claim that space. The Strike Mode will have you bombing away enemy ground units while you protect your own units from foreign flyers.
Sturmovik is a nice game, with the detailing on the planes guaranteed not to shame the Red Baron, and a variety of locations offer different excitement experiences during flying. Once hit, you will see the bullet holes in your plane and snap in different areas. There is a slowdown problem though, especially during combat that has multiple fighters on the screen, not enough to spoil the game though, the audio is also very good.
Michael Jordan and all his Bulls minions are back on the virtual court on this version of NBA game with more twists and more improvements. You will now be able to play against an AI which is extremely intelligent punishing you in working your way out for a basket or squeezing your way in a tight defense. If you look at the details, its almost like the real thing – from the players, audiences, or even the settings.
As you start with the game, you will be introduced to the famous #23 jersey holder of Chicago Bulls as he makes his mark on history on the 1991 NBA Finals. This will also give you the opportunity to reminisce all of Jordans’ games and all the teams’ challengers. This is called the Jordan Challenge Mode where it pretty much gives you a feel of the superstar athlete himself.
This new version features a defense format that has been drastically distorted from its predecessors. One of which is the tight defense of the center Dikembe Mutombo where he specializes in blocking pointers. And when Dikembe says he’ll block your shot he really means it. This just shows how hard and challenging this version is so don’t expect luck or any getting-used-to tricks will make it easy to make a basket. In order to score, you will need to device a play and make the right choices.
Although this version of the game proves to be a pain in the ass because of the AI’s defense, there are still counter measures on how you can evade these tight defenses. These are installed in the game through the new control schemes which enables you to perform difficult shots, dribbles, plays and other techniques that will give you a boost from your opponents’ tight defense.
NBA 2K11 has been a great improvement over its previous editions. If you want to see the future of gaming then you need to have a copy of this.
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga PS3 Review.
I don't know why but I am always a huge fan of these Lego games. Well, even more a Star Wars fan. Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga is a prime example of a good game. Or shall I say two great games; you will get two games in one. The first one covers Episodes 1-3, while the second game covers episodes 4-6.
So these games do pack a serious amount of game playability. You can choose the Mos Eisley Cantina lobby system with Lego Star Wars and play your favorite episodes. If you want to play around in the junkyard or explore the shop you can do that, as well. Have fun playing the story mode, as well. Don't worry if episode IV is your favorite it is totally non-linear so you can play your favorites first. There is even a two player mode you can enjoy too.
Re-playability is not a problem with this game you won't get bored of it very fast. I played through the game in 15 hours, which I did not take part in any of the mini-games and checked my stats only to see that I had completed 28% of the game. There are a ton of studs to collect to and you will have to seriously search for them if you want to play as Greedo or Chancellor Palpatine the second time around.
There is even a lot of humor and the most crisp graphics on the Lego series that I have seen so far. But, as mentioned above there is a multiplayer mode to an already fantastic game, which makes it all more impressive to play. I always play with my buddies online and it never seems to get old. I guess I am just a gaming nerd though :).
All the characters you have come to love in Star Wars are in this game. You will be pleasantly surprised and there is a wealth of things to do. The game play is over the top, but the camera controls can be a little doggy at times. Overall if you are a fan of Jar Jar of Hoth Han you will find this game to be a treat.
Racket Sports for the PS3 features 5 competitive sports you can play by yourself, or with some friends. These 5 sports are as follows: badminton, beach tennis, table tennis, squash, and simple tennis. Each game has a unique set of rules that are specific to the current game you are playing, but asides from the that and the different actions sets that are installed in the Move button, the controls barely change, and though the games becomes challenging as you progress, there isn’t really much fun added to it.
For one, the game does know the difference between forehand and backhand swings (which I had a hard time doing so when I first played it, hahaha), but the strength varies. It is not certain what factors affect this but it is frustrating. When firing your shots, too it presents a problem as it is very imprecise. Your player will run around on their own, you get to control their speed using the game’s advanced controls, but they will never be in the exact spot where you want to them to be. It is not even possible to hit the ball in tennis or badminton unless you hold down the trigger button to try a risky shot in the advanced mode.
You think training will give you a head start in the game? Think again. The training options are limited to text instructions and minigames which challenges you to return serves to the highlighted areas of the court/table/whatever. Well, I have to give credit to the fact that it does a great job of you being able to familiarize yourself with the controls, but it also puts into spotlight how flawed they are. Character customization comes in the form of unlockable outfits, hairstyles, and rackets.
Both single player and local/online multiplayer options suffer the same fate of the game. There is no noticeable lag in both options, but seriously, don’t buy this game. And if you have already bought it, unlucky!
Racket Sports only fares well in the graphics department, and none after that. The audio sucks, and the crowd chants are irritating. The PS3 is a great console, but this game is a total failure.
For starters, you will be Chris Redfield, an original character from all the way through Resident Evil 1. As you go along the game, you will be accompanied by Sheva Alomar, who is an African national and bioweapons expert. Together, you will both be tasked with preventing the explosion of "biological organic weapons." Unfortunately, under certain circumstances, the weapons will be unleashed and your task will translate into saving your lives and all those that can be saved.
As you go along with the story, Chris will be unable to fight his way off the zombies so Sheva will then be the one to take over. She will be there to assist you in every step of your mission for survival. You will be obliged to finish certain quest that enables you to unlock certain options where you can control Sheva herself. Once you take control of Sheva, you will need to depart with Chris in order to finish quests that only Sheva can accomplish such as doing acrobatic stunts and reaching hard to reach places and areas.
Unlike Chris, Sheva have the ability to heal herself every time she loses health however, she is not that efficient when it comes to conserving ammunition for the entire game. She tends to be a bit trigger happy for enemies even though her target is not perfectly presented. Although she’s not that good in using guns or saving bullets, she is a very useful as an AI partner.
There are lot of new challenges and difficulty levels installed on this update version. One of which is that you cannot run while shooting an enemy- believe me, this can be very hard. Another is that your inventory is limited therefore you can only carry a few things to fend your enemies with. Lastly, weapons are upgradable to make your zombie-slaying quest a lot easier.
On this latest version of RE5, you can ensure more adventure, action, explosions and most of all a thrilling experience.
Rather than continue the story which was launched in the previous game, Blazing Angels 2 is about the dispute of the Greatest Generation with an entire new cast of characters and a set of adversaries to overpower. The game is set in the 1940s and the player will take the role of Captain Robinson who is the head of a secret team which was sent out by the American people to conquer the Nazi threat and other perilous flight conditions. Labeled as the Operation Wildcard and is functioning outside the restrictions of US law, the team was directed to do whatever it takes to complete the missions.
With 18 missions in the game, the players will be taken to different places all over the world, making their way through bombings wherein the skies are filled with jet planes, anti-aircraft fire and many more. Apparently, the practicality in both the mission of the game and armaments is taking a historic view of the combat which is varied. Yet, this is only done so to make the action adventure fast-paced and be similar to the arcade for the newbie pilots. Even if acquiring wingmen is a valuable feature of the game, particularly if you are in combat but in actuality, this feature will not work that well.
This is also applicable with respect to the access to special weaponry and enhancements that will somehow aid in the unbalance of several of the gameplay. A portion of the game will revolve around the performance of stunts and finish minor goals to earn the so-called Prestige points. These can be utilized to enhance you expertise such as improved targeting systems or perhaps, resistant plating to bullets.
The various planes found in the game are simple to handle in almost all situations. The players will have the opportunity to pick out a flight scheme that is similar to an arcade or the simulation style. Also, one can select to make use of the Sixaxis in navigating the aircraft. With the single player campaign, you will take on 18 various missions and if you are searching for a more challenging play, then you can take part in the multiplayer campaign and fight against pilots by means of the split screen, play on LAN or in the PSN. Furthermore, the multiplayer campaign has 3 mode types and these include Solo, Co-op and the Squadron.
Additionally, the visual aspects of the game are quite respectable though they do not push the system to the limits even with the use of the imagination. But, it is also interesting to see the lens flares as well as the explosions seen while on bombing runs. Also, the cut scenes provided in a comic book illustration in order to narrate the story is a remarkable addition. With regards to the sound aspect, it is not that impressive and the soundtrack is not in particular, interesting. The redundancy of the game also will obstruct the strength of the tune. Despite all these, Blazing Angels 2 is still enjoyable as ever.