If you are new to the CoD series you will soon find yourself immerse in a storyline from British, Russian, and American armies where you will control three players in a WW2 setting. The game does not actually portray any real hero’s, but rather all fictional hero’s which will take part in a number of battles. You will have to use your tactical skills and even ride vehicles in order to make your way through the storyline.
Ok, so if you think you are getting a ultra realistic WW2 game, let me be the first one to tell you; CoD is not a realistic game. Don't get me wrong I am not saying that it is not a good game, because it is a very fun game. However, they did promise that this game would be a very realistic game. It is not because you cannot take a million shots and still keep firing. Not to mention have a ton of health packs laying around the battlefield, that is just not very realistic. However, the graphics are very realistic with nice smoke effect, and beautiful particle effects. Maybe that is what they meant by lot of realism.
The storyline is alright and you will start in a snowy place and I believe it is in Russia (if I am not mistaken). Now after completing that you will find yourself in Africa which is kind of odd, but then again it is a nice change of pace. I really, do like how just when you get set in on one environment it seems to change drastically. Another thing I do like about the game is the ease of use on my Mac, as well as the voice overs. This is one of the first FTS games I have played in a long time where the voices actually match the characters on the screen.
Although if you are anything like me you probably don't want the game for the single player missions. Don't get me wrong they are alright, but the multiplayer modes are what CoD has been known for over the years. Get this you can even play with people that have a Windows system, as well. However, I should warn you that if your system is not a top of the line system then you will have a hard time playing online, as the gameplay will lag a lot. Wasn't really a problem for my Mac though.
So all in all the game and graphics are top notch, there are a lot of levels to play through and once you complete those the real fun will begin with the multiplayer mode. One thing that might bug people that are looking for a really realistic WW2 game is it plays a bit like Halo in the sense that your health will regenerate once you stay clear of fire for some time. There is a bit of repetition as the British scream for Jerries and I just want to take control of the MG42 and blast the hell out of them to shut them up. Aside from a couple minor this is a good game for anyone looking for a good FPS on the Mac.
The game is a fantastic eight mode cooperative with a variety of powerful weapons and large brightly colored surroundings. The enemies are huge, smart and tough. You will have to be very witty to outdo them in this game. The game has about sixty online players. However the story is weak and the characters are not motivating at all.
In this game dignity is emphasized all through. While you are trying to pull out of your helicopter debris, the towering machine is leaving waste on your environment. There is shinny black Nordic scrub in the sky. The enemies are big and common throughout the campaign. With their big and brightly colored bodies. Throughout the game you will go through North America, through the suburban, rural and alien landscapes. The invasion of Chimeran will lead to clashing with the enemies and this leads to an action packed scene.
However, the story is quite vague to believe, the main character, Nathan Hale and his soldiers are the other most active characters. The documents that are all over the surrounding look fascinating. Most of the documents are however hidden and you will have to search for them. The game quite uninvolving and the only time you will feel like you are a part of it is when you stop to listen to the radio! Henry Stillman; the radioman will take your attention as he brings you to the reality of this overrun nation.
Resistance two is more of a roller coaster as it is coupled with the awful aliens. Some of these foes are scorpions. They come to you in multitudes, some large others tiny. The aliens are fast, hostile and precise. This game is all in all is not an easy game however its toughness makes it sweeter. You will need to stay alive and so as to achieve victory in this game. To get your health back you should duck out of the line of fire for a while, this tactic will save you quite often throughout the game. Squaring of the aliens is the most hilarious thing about the game. The large characters like the Chimera and Others as large as the size of the Chrysler Building.
The whole campaign lasts for about ten hours but the online cooperative mode is the core of Resistance 2. In this mode every player must choose one of the three specific classes and each has its special abilities and their guns as well. Draining the enemy’s health and passing it over to your teammates is a trick that works. The Special Ops is the only source of weapon refills. Here the soldiers defend the Chimera. There is interdependency makes the team dynamic.
Resistance 2 is an exceptional game. Despite the worthless story, the game is worth your time for the sake of the thrill in it. The competitive modes are terrific and the cooperative multiplayer is a great success.
The game is made up of wonderful and delicate soundtrack combined with the third person movement and it has limited frustrations. However you will note the stupidity of AI, one of the main characters, and the fact that the story is slow at moving before it picks up to a whole story.
You will be forgiven that the game is good just because it has striking visual design. You need to get deeper and you will realize that you were wrong for thinking that the visuals are what make the game look appealing. You will find the third party shooters and the freedom it offers to this new strategy to role-playing game quite satisfying. The artificial intelligence will however cause you confusion and you will be left scratching your mind in thoughts.
In this story there is a war between two worlds, East European Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation which spills to Gallia which is a small country. This country is endowed with a resource called ragnite. We meet the hero: Welkin, who is a student and becomes the ignorant hero of Squad 7, which is a militia group made up of a few friends. This story is told in scenes like in chapters in a book which emphasizes the visuals of the storybook. It however takes awhile for the story to pick and start moving. You will be on the eighth or ninth chapters when the story picks up. This is a delicate journey and you will grow to like the manner in which the story unfolds.
There are memorable exciting and moving scenes like when Welkin accompanied by Alicia care for a wounded foe soldier, it genuinely touches your heart. Sorry, I ruined that part for you! However the more you play, the more you get to appreciate Valkyria Chronicles, its beauty and unique visual design.
The game looks like a moving water color painting with gentle edges and the fine textures. During certain events the comic book charms that spill on the screen make the game even more fascinating. The gunfire will come with great action and movements on the screen as well. The game however maintains a high frame rate as much as there is high intensity action on the screen. The terrific sound effects and the unassuming soundtrack which accompany the visuals, these are delivered in a manner that is quite appealing to the eye.
As is the case with most turn-based games, each turn is started by selecting the unit you wish to maneuver and once that is done you will zoom in on that character and take full control of them her or him from a third person perspective and from here the movement feels like that of a third person shooting.
You should also know that here an action bar limits how you can travel before that particular move is finished. During this period, however, you can’t shoot at the enemies but you will get a single chance to perform a chosen action. It depends on the unit which might mean repairing the Edelweiss, healing a friend or criticizing them. This system is however distinctive and therapeutic because it retains much of the challenge of traditional RPGs while eliminating the disadvantages cited. Valkyria is overall a smart and delightful game for the PS3.
The less popularized events of World War II are focused by World at War. The game splits between two soldiers: The Russian campaign and the American campaign. These are altered every few levels with two parallel storylines. The gameplay is one of the most exciting points as there are multiple ways to complete an objective. There are not many differences from the previous games of the series. The AI-controlled partners help by providing backup, cover firing, etc. in the missions of the game. Opponent soldiers and AI-controlled partners spawn infinitely unless you succeed in hitting the triggers that lets you reach further.
Each soldier’s campaign initiates weaponless and surrounded by the enemy. You never forget these fatal confrontations although the emotional part lurches towards the victory ultimately. These emotional tones are setup by the superior officer, with extremely well-acted dialogues, who joins you in battles. With the inclusion of the Thompson submachine gun, the Mosin-Nagant rifle and the Panzerschreck anti-tank rocket launcher makes the action somewhat nostalgic.
The dropped weapons from fallen adversaries can be picked up over the course of game but, these weapons just replace the weapons being carried. Only two weapons can be carried in the player’s arsenal along with hand-grenades. The accuracy, stealth and the player’s rate of movement are all affected by the different stances: crouching, standing and prone. These stances provide cover and help to recover health. When significant damage is done to the player, the edges of the screen go red which indicates for taking cover. These screen signs also include the coming and the direction of grenades.
World at War scores with the multiplayer and online system of gameplay. This makes a jump from the previous Call of Duty games by offering two-player split-screen and four-player online cooperative campaign play. The ranking and the reward system are similar to Modern Warfare with just a tweak here and there.
World at War looks very good on all systems. The level of detail, the character design and the voice acting feel almost as good as real. This makes a convincing addition to the Call of Duty series and a must-have shooter for hardcore fans, if you are looking for an exciting campaign and multiplayer action.
Singstar Guitar this is a game with a guitar controller support attached in. The game has no move support and this is a very simple Singstar game with that has 30 guitar tracks. The game has a very basic version of the classic Guitar Hero gameplay that is included as an alternative. The game just three levels those are difficult; Easy, Medium and Hard.
Hard in this version is much easier than the Hard in Guitar Hero. This Hard here uses a light, ugly fuss board that is most of the times functional. The held notes are long globules than if the blobs with lines which are coming off them is a little confusing. In this game however there is no career Mode and you will find yourself mostly choosing a song and playing it, just for the fun of it. It is a great idea however since there is no set way on how to go about it we can say the idea of this game is for anyone who is willing to play a guitar to do so by using the guitar parts to sing, this may not be exciting though since there is no consistency in the game.
You; the Singstar and Guitar Hero can get in the house and get singing and playing the guitar. You can play this game in a PS3. This game is quite addictive and you will be forgiven to expect too much from it because it is just a Singstar with guitar nothing unique or more to it.
The visuals and presentation are very archaic in comparison to the previous version; Guitar Rock Hero Band. The game is published and developed by Sony. The game is in a format of PS3. You will find the game quite dull because it has nothing much in it, and you would rather go for something else rather than spend a cent on Singstar Guitar. Though it is a sound idea to play it for the experience but there is nothing to learn or to excite, no thrill, no nothing.
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe consists of 22 players from both of the games. These heroes, villains and ninjas will fight each other in bloody grounds and will prove themselves better than one another. You will like this game if you like the 2D age of mortal combat. When Mortal Combat stepped in 3D world it became little sticky and lost its market but now with this release they are trying to come back. Overall the game theme is good as to create a fusion of the two good fighting games.
There is an improvement in the controls and they are made a little easier than the tiring Mortal Combat combos. You can get a list of your favorite moves from pause screen. The DC Universe characters attempt more towards moves while the MC characters try more like upward and downward movements. The overall moves are pretty impressive and attractive.
There is mode of free fall fighting, in this mode you can push your opponent into another stage while you are fighting, it will just look like a huge smash. You will break a wall or something like ice and you will be in a new environment and still fighting without a pause. Well both close combat and free fall combat are fantastic innovations people will like free fall more as that is a new feature which i feel certainly improves the game.
The last improvement that you will see is Rage Mode. There are two bars for both the players below the screen which keep on filling as the match progresses and when fully filled gives you an opportunity to outclass your opponent by a big bang power move. Rage Mode also allows you to have a really strong defense for some time and it will give you energy to break your opponents blocks.
The bottom line is Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a complete entertainment package for fighter lovers who like such titles like Tekken or the much loved Street Fighter series.
When we talk about golf, the first person to enter our mind is probably Tiger Woods, but Jon Daly is also very popular on the golfing scene, and to be able to play with him even in just a virtual game is quite an honor. Jon Daly’s Pro Stroke Golf is obviously about the sport golf and you play by all the same rules.
The main objective of the game is for your chosen character to outplay your opponent and win, and as long as you keep winning, you advance to the next round to play other opponents. You can also pick the tournament that you would like to join and choose to play solo or with your friends, up to four maximum. The ultimate game is to play Jon Daly, the biggest challenge in the game. If you know nothing about the game you will be taught by Jon Daly himself.
The sound is good, you can hear clearly every single sound made or voice that speaks, mimicking the voices of real people. On the graphics side the people are modeled realistically on real people and the scenery of the courses are convincing. A good realistic game up with the best of the other golf games on the market, with the addition of a useful tutorial.
The story starts with Alex Shepard. He is a soldier but when he was wounded and forced to return to the US for treatment he started to have bad dreams about his brother Joshua that is in great danger. After he was healed, he decided to return home to rescue his brother from some danger that he really doesn’t know about. He was gone in their town for a long time and he was surprised to find it secluded with unknown evil things scattered in the entire town.
He only found his helpless catatonic mother who is very afraid after the entire town seemed all missing which includes his brother and father. The player of the game will take part on Alex Shepard to find and unleash the secret of the eerie town so that he will know where his family is. There are also newcomers in their town nosing about the mystery in Silent Hill.
The story is simple and easy to catch but it is a slow pacing game at first but as it goes on midway there is significant changes in the game. It is also equipped with obsolete tricks such as long and narrow hallways with locked doors, no use flashlights and monster enemies that kept on coming from nowhere. It also has obvious scary moments that lessened the thrill and tension. But still the Silent Hill Homecoming truly offers a scary and shocking moment.
The game is not only dwelling with zombies and crazy rabid dogs, it also involves investigation of the true events that causes the evil things to reign in Silent Hill. The weapons of the player can let him pry locked doors, and can get through tapestries. There are also puzzles for the player to solve such as fixing fuse boxes and deciphering mysterious locks. Most of the puzzles are easy to solve but the final game puzzles are more difficult and needs concentration. What makes it more challenging is that there is no retry if the player fails to solve the puzzle. He will be forced to restart the game so every now and then the player must save his accomplished level.
The homecoming portrays a realistic and good design with excellent lighting and realistic shadow effects. The fight scenes between Alex and the evil enemies are clear. But it still has some glitch such as when there is a decrease in frame rate especially when turning which can be a turn off for the player. The sound effects are made by Akira Yamaoka which really fit the scary scenes and add to the special effects. The homecoming is totally out of the box from the original version but the 10 hour enjoyment is worth it.