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The world is dying from the pollution caused by the environment being abused by mankind. Humans have created and expeimental tower, Basel, which is now the only place where they can survive. But that too is suffering a similar fate. Areas closed down and the life sustaining machinery is now turning out monsters. A group known as the Cardinals, from the upper classes, who literally live above their servants, while the poorest of the poor scrape together an existence at the bottom of the tower, exploit the rest. Three so called Hunters, from the middle classes, who are money motivated are the main characters. Vashyron, who is the senior and the leader, Zephyr and Leanne.
The story lacks any substance through many of the game's chapters but when the story does pick up, it is told through dramatic flashbacks. While some may find the quirky characters endearing, many will be turned off by their immature attempts at humor.
I thought the idea of an idiotic Cardinal by named Master Pater quite amusing.
Making up for a weak story, the unique combat system is a real gem. There's no magic or special attacks to use Resonance of Fate. It's all about guns and grenades. The flow of combat is confusing to begin with, so check out the tutorial. Moving the three characters strategically around the battlefield is a necessity as is a careful play between attacks using machine guns and handguns, both of which do different types of damage. There are a few side quests to go on and a few fights at the Arena. I found the world map to be unique and much more fun than a simple place for random battles.
The tower is breaking down and that has caused many areas to become impassable without first applying an energy spell. These can be got through story events or through battles, which allows you to see the entire map right from the start and yet still have some areas blocked off.
Unfortunately, the world map is plain boring to look at and that carries through to the visuals and sound. The dress options for the characters are very detailed. The voice work is good in places and bad in others. Resonance of Fate won't go down as a classic RPG, but it will give those looking for something different a nice adventure.
As the game was inspired from the original story of the Lord of the Rings, Conquest gives more action to the main characters of the game. I am huge LOTR fan so this game was right up my shire. The game focuses on the obstacles, challenges and difficulties that the hero should face before getting to his ultimate goal, the destruction of the One Ring. Well, all games may have the same plot or story. But since this is inspired from the film Lord of the Rings, it is found to be more interesting and worth playing.
The story evolves around the main character and his missions. But, you can choose whether to play a Goodie, or in the new Evil Campaign a baddie; makes a change from one or the other like seen in most games. The game will give you different levels with different adventures. The hero or anti-hero will be going through obstacles, battles, fights and puzzles to finish.
Each level will have different difficulties and challenges: nothing new in that, but the fantastic Lord of the rings characters set it apart. You are kept busy with lots of things to do in this game. If you are after a game that has lots of action, this is not he only one but is as good as any of its type. Each challenge is relevant to your mission, as you go on further to different levels, the difficulty also increases. Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a game of action, strategy and good tactics with the enemy being equally as crafty as the players.
The presentation and production of the game is very good. The PS3 handles the graphics in a great way! It is just like watching the film plus the graphics are also well created. The audio and voice acting are great. The plot and story are well written and you will surely understand the game from start to finish. The game play is well coordinated with the plot making it an interesting game to play. Gamers will surely enjoy playing the game as the difficulties and challenges are very unique and more like copied from the film.
There is a local multiplayer double screen mode for up to 4 players or 2 players in co-op configuration, and you can do battle on line with up to 16 players in instant action mode and with varying amounts of players in configurations both in and off line. It is this varied multiplayer capability that makes the game what it is, like the films, a great deal of entertainment.
This game is pretty much the same with EA Sport games like NBA where the mechanics of the game are the same with the real-life game. Nothing has been taken away and nothing was added. Pro Evolution Soccer has a great gameplay and is more improved to give us surprises.
The game features a new camera default angle that is a bit different from its predecessors. You have a side view where you can see the games kick off’s, goal kicks as well the every pitch of a player. What’s even better is that you get to have a 360-degree passing ratio on this version which adds challenge to the gamer. However, maneuvering each pass, kick and other actions on this game will be fluid as you go through with the game. It just needs a little practice and some technique-learning.
Another improvement on this game is that each player on the game can now kick the ball in a much further distance. With this, you will have bigger chances of getting the ball closer to the goal. However, you should be careful about the goalkeepers because they have been installed with greater arrays of save techniques as well as instinct reactions.
When it comes to the defenders of this new version, they can now hold their positions unlike the recent versions where they just charge in and hustle with the attackers of the opposing team. All the players will be a bit more physical with tons of barging, bumping and muscling out. So, be sure that you get a good position on the game and use the best skills that you have.
The over-all graphical experience of this game is astounding as its improved sound effects. You can also map skills to the right analogue controller in the beginning of every match adding to the unique aspect of this game.
Buzz! Quiz World PS3 Review. This is a game packed with over 5,000 general knowledge quizzes. The game surrounds being among the first to buzz in and trying to answer the quiz and being the one with the correct answer. This game is controlled by wireless buzzers and is played by one to eight players. The buzzers are some for petite colored buttons and one large red button. There is the way you should hit, and that depends on the round.
There is a lot more in the Quiz World. The game has a very simple menu and it is easy to jump into the game, you can go to the Playstation store pick and download quiz packs or you can check the snaps that are snapped via the Playstation eye. The game is further simplified by providing a bunch of preset games for you to drive into rather than leave the task of creating your own game round by round. You have the choice of either the 45 minute or 15 minute games. The 15 minute one is made up of serious rounds while the 45 minute one consists of silly rounds.
There is a lot to amuse you in the game, when it starts, you will have to create a profile by entering your name, character, gender, costume or you can load one of the profiles that you could have downloaded and saved. This is the begging of the fun. The minute you enter the first letter of your name, you get list of names to choose from, the name you choose will be called out by in the game by Buzz. The profile will save the number of times you have played; Buzz will even analyze and give comments on your performance. Buzz will call out your name for being slow on the game asking you to work faster; this can be humiliating as you are being called by your name.
The verbal shots make the game feel quite real, you will encounter a very active audience and there are comprehensive camera shots, and the host makes a lot of movements as he introduces the new rounds. When the match is over, you can go back and play a rematch or start from the main menu for another round. But the best part here is the summarization of who had the fastest fingers, who got most answers wrong and who used their jeering correctly. At the end of the game, there are trophies for those who performed best: the UFO is the only trophy I have seen the Buzz give away anyway.
There is voice chat in the online mode. For starters here you can have at most four players going online and competing against each other. Buzz Quiz World is an exceptional; game.
The game has some occasional thrills as long as you look into more than the falters. The game is quite fast and you will like the fact that there are few flaws with the overall game, the visuals are clean and have stunning designs, I cannot forget to mention the greatly audible sound effects and soundtracks. The game however has its negatives which include scenes where its main character Faith tries to jump over some problems but he does not meet your expectations.
This game is designed in the modern day but it is an old-fashioned platformer. In this game you are supposed to replay a series of grabs jumps as well as slides until you perfect your game. In Mirrors Edge the game is more focused on speed and energy. The game is quite thrilling as well as satisfying. You will have to keep on slipping and sliding delightfully and at some point you will have a tedious stop to all this. Many gamers will find this game is fun but others will give up quite early. You will have to throw all your concentration in the game if you have to put up with its speed.
Here you have Faith who is a runner and in the Mirrors Edge society, runners are an underground system of dispatch riders whose work is to carry sensitive information and documents from the senders to their destination. The main story is based on Faiths sister who is a cop is setup for murder of a candidate who was supposed to be a mayor and had promised to bring change to the dictatorial government and bring hope to the runners living on the edge. So Faith is caught up trying to run a different mission of uncovering the truth to get her sister out of trouble and clear her name.
You will find the story interesting, it is straightforward and you will be fully engrossed. The story is played in cutscenes and the missions in between are stylishly animated and this gives the game a beautiful with a totally unique art style. In the game you will also be running on rooftops, through train stations and along walls the more you run, you will gain momentum and will soon be doing a number of moves in a sequence. You will be able to tackle moves like sliding under pipes, leaping across some impossible chasms. You need to note that all you do is done in the first person view and this gives the game a more interesting spin.
You will find the games visuals which contrast quite well to be very impressive. These colors make the game look clean and beautiful. When you encounter armed enemies it is advisable to run past them because their bullets can easily shoot you. So you run and look for the best escape route. Mirrors Edge can be said too have many things incorporated; it’s fulfilling, infuriating, confusing at the same time invigorating. Even with its flaws ,the game is one that makes some leaps which make the game overall pleasing.
Saints Row is a criminals versus police, cops against robbers type of a game similar to the GTA games before. This game is a combination of driving, shooting, running and fighting, you know the idea. It has lots of songs so if the action is at a low point you can at least have something to listen to. It has a strong presentation and enough differences and improved features to set it apart from other games in the series, and with a little bit of humor thrown in. You can also customize the appearance of your character.
The game gives you clear instructions and directions so you do not have to go back and forth to certain places simply because you are lost, all you have to think of is how to do your stunts and tricks and get to your location. It offers good shooting and driving stints and as it is a combination of many skills, your hands and brain will be kept busy.
The main character in the story which is the one you are controlling takes on three sets of enemies making for more action and thrill than the other theft games. You take on a series of missions, finishing one before you get to your next. Each mission has tons of challenges and obstacles that you must go through, with many weapons available and plenty of explosions and actions going on. There are also a few side-missions to give you a breather from all the chasing and shooting.
Saints Row has very good graphics with the actions and movements of the characters being accurately portrayed. The characters, view and scenes are well presented and you can clearly see enough detail for a lifelike view. The audio is also very good. It’s a new take on an old but successful theme and worth the expense.
A lot of song games today feature rock songs only, just like the first edition of SingStar. This time, a game has featured not only the best of the best rock songs but also harmony rich songs that you have known from way back. This is a refreshing look on these types of games. Now, it is not only rock that you can play but also those pleasant to the ear songs. It features songs like Shakespeares Sister's Stay, Paul McCartney & the Frog Chorus' We all Stand Together and Queen's Don't Stop Me Now. There are still a lot of songs that are very pleasing to play as it does not only feature rock.
If you do not have an internet connection yet, your PS3 is the answer for you to be able to play this game. But if you are hooked to the net already, you can do online sharing and play with your friends together. This makes this game very flexible and fun to play. This game has a quick browser which will make search for songs easier. While looking for songs, background music is also being played to avoid a boring time. The features of the first version of SingStar are also present in the second volume so you will not have a difficult time getting around the game.
SingStar 2 will give you a totally fresh way of playing songs on your PS3. It is unique among other game songs that only have rock songs and nothing more. This game has good graphics making you see the details in every scene. And its best feature should be its audio, and it truly is. The sound is clear, crisp and sharp. The game play and depth is very simple. So if you are just after plain music fun, SingStar 2 is for you to try. This will let you enjoy music that sounds good pretty well especially if you had enough of rock songs.
In conclusion, SingStar 2 is plain simple but fun. It is not as complicated as other games. All it wants to give is the enjoyment of playing games and music. SingStar 2 was created to give everyone a breather from all the game songs that have the same list of songs. Giving you a different set and type of music, you surely enjoy playing this game over and over.
I’ve always been fascinated by animals since I was a kid, so it comes as no surprise that I find this game so appealing. For all pet lovers like me and for anyone wishing to own their first animal, this is the game for you. Now, I have had the chance to try quite a number of pet simulation games of various types, but nothing compares to the ultimate pet simulation experience that is the EyePet.
One thing I can say about EyePet, unlike my previous experiences with other pet simulation games where they feel one-dimensional and detached from the gamer, EyePet provides a more realistic feel to it making me feel more connected to my pet like it’s right in front of me.
Setting up the EyePet to obtain optimal gaming results poses a bit of a challenge at first. Getting the height and the angle of the “Eye” to just the right position is the key. It has to be placed slightly lower than the knee to achieve the best results or else the pet would look like it’s “floating” or flying in mid-air. You also need to make sure there’s enough large empty floor space for you to move around – and no clutters; the last thing you want is to slip or trip. Once you’ve done all these, then you can be sure that all your efforts won’t go to waste.
The game begins with you obtaining an egg from the EyePet Institute, where a professor provides you with all the necessary things you need to get started in the game, but be warned that he could appear several times during the course of the game and can really get quite annoying at times. But once you get the hang of the game, he shows up less frequently.
Now for the pet…After tapping the egg a few times on different sides, the top part cracks and you’ll get your first glimpse of your pet. Even at first glance, you can go gaga at how this tiny little thing looks. This is where the real fun starts – with all the basics of taking care of and playing with your pet. Like any real-world pets, the EyePet needs constant care such as feeding, bathing, etc. to keep it healthy and satisfied. By scanning through its various organs, you are able to monitor your pet’s overall condition. You have to report to the institute and if you get good marks you and your pet may be rewarded with toys and clothes.
Completing the Pet Program challenges also provides an opportunity to unlock additional stuff (more toys and even more clothes). A total of 60 challenges are divided into 4 sets, which you have to accomplish in 15 days. The challenges can be anything and may include such tricks for your pet – from simply catching food in the air or leaping through a loop to more action-driven ones like getting in a car and driving through a string of gates. They all feature three levels of scoring, much like tournaments with matching prizes of bronze for good presentation, silver when it executes better, and gold for truly outstanding performance. You have to aim for gold, of course, as need it to unlock all the remaining prizes for the provided challenge.
There are several ways to interact with your EyePet with the MOVE controller working perfectly in all the activities. You can make gestures with your hands and feet to interact with your pet, but there’s a bit of a snag here. It works fine most of the time but I notice that the pet seems sluggish and unresponsive at times, almost like a real-world pet ignoring a master’s commands when it is busy with something else. Needless to say, when the MOVE controller does work, it is fun to see the magic happen, like when the pet’s head follows a spinning office chair – that’s right, the head also rotates around in circle. Soothing the pet to sleep is another neat trick; it even starts singing sometimes when being stroked. When it’s able to sleep long enough, it starts dreaming about the entire day’s experience with you.
To add more zest to the game, you can customize your pet with different costumes using the clothes and hats you’ve unlocked, and even have fun changing its hair in various colors, length, patterns, and shapes to get the perfect look.
The one downside to this game is longevity. It’s kind of doubtful to sustain one’s interest in the game, especially after unlocking all the prizes and all the challenges are gradually completed. Although there’s enough challenge to the game that can slow down your progress, it can get monotonous; still those challenges can make the game last a bit longer.
This is definitely a game created for kids and families and definitely for all sorts of pet lovers. The EyePet has a lot of interesting tricks to keep the game fresh and maintain the element of surprise. So if you’re looking for the most realistic, the most interactive, and the most satisfying pet simulation game, then the EyePet is absolutely your game.
When our uninspiringly named main character John Marston comes home from his travels he finds a member of his family has been "turned". And of couse the ensuing sequence of happenings force Marston to make the decision to return to the Wild West frontier, first calling in at Blackwater and its surroundings looking for a cure to undo the "turning". At this point Undead Nightmare presents some new faces along with a lot of the old ones familiar from previous games in the series.
The story has very much of a B movie feel to it, but why they are considered second rate is beyond me as this genre produced some of the best horror movies around. It is often made obvious as to what is about to happen but can do nothing about it except watch in horror or more likely, in amusement as there are moments of pantomime humor amongst the depressing, brooding darkness of the scenarios.
As in most games, so it is with this game there are also a variety of sub challenges to be taken on and overcome, such as treasure hunts, and weapon fights. Locating survivors and helping them to clean up settlements is very much the order of the day and keeps you busy as there are lot of such locations. There is of couse no shortage of Zombies roaming around, particularly in towns and cemeteries and you soon learn that Deadeye is your most useful accessory in Undead Nightmare. Not only does Deadeye buy you extra time, but it also lets you line up quick and efficient headshots; a must, as blowing out Zombie brains appears to be the only way of taking the Zombies out.
Marston remains essentially a gunslinger, but also has acquired other skills, such as smahing with the butt of a rifle and he also has a flaming torch, useful for group Zombie burnings. There is also a problem with ammunition to contend with; there is not enough of it and so other killing methods must be used to ration it. Cleared areas can be scoured and the dead can be robbed for their ammunition or anything else of use. But often ammunition stores are are found by chance.
There are many hours of storyline to complete with an entirely new soundtrack and a new voice-over and many memorable moments. There is also the multiplayer Undead Overrun horde mode, great fun but needs 2-4 players to help you defeat wave after wave of zombies. And then there's even more in the shape of the bonus King of the Hill-style 'Land Grab', a non-horror themed multiplayer mode for Red Dead's Free-Roam, adding even more to do in an already full package.
You play as Sack Boy in this 2D platformer but, unlike most platform games, you are presented with the tools to create your own levels. This is one of things that sets this game apart from the traditional platform. Can you imagine if you could have completely designed Bowser's castle?
Perhaps the greatest new feature of the game is its new game modes. Little Big Planet 2 features both a story mode as well as a dynamic create mode which allows you to interact with an exponentially growing online community. There is always a ton of stuff to download online!
Playing through the story mode is a fun way to get a feel for Little Big Planet 2, especially if you have never played Little Big Planet. The story is fun and certainly gives you a bang for your buck. The downside to the story mode is that it can easily be completed in a day. I did it in a day. However, try playing through again with a friend because there is some extra content in multiplayer that isn't available in single player. When you're done with the story, there are also plenty of challenges and multiplayer battles that can provide more lasting entertainment.
The create mode is what Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2 are known for. You are creating your own levels. It's easy and user friendly. Unfortunately, the most interesting levels to play can also take the most time to create which can sometimes be frustrating. Although the tutorials have been revamped to be more useful and helpful, it is still very time consuming to create levels. If designing the levels isn't your thing, a good way to have more adventures in Little Big Planet 2 is to play other users' maps which can be shared via the online community.
Conversely, if you love to design levels and want to share them with other people so they can play them and rate them, you can upload them to the online community to share. The possibilities in Little Big Planet 2 are endless. The graphics are wonderful, the gameplay is fun and there is a lot of lasting appeal. If you played the previous version of this game then I would have to say this is a step up and you will get your monies worth out of it.
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