With the new Dynamic DNA feature of the game, this makes it a game worth playing, however it cannot quite compete to be the champion among games of the sort.
So what makes it different? If you are a hardcore fan of basketball, the awesome Dynamic DNA will interest you as it makes the game much more realistic, just like how you watched the real game last season. How real? Expect to encounter the injuries, the trades, and every single event that happened on last year’s game – in your own living room, or wherever else you want to play. Feel that last 20 seconds of the game, you as Kobe Bryant, facing Vince Carter, passing the ball onto Pau Gasol in a split second, and feeling the thrill upon hearing the buzzer after he was able to dunk the ball.
But don’t think of it as just a replay, as you can control how the game ends, with your strategies and wit, thus making your game fun.
If you have been playing previous versions of NBA Live, you’ll feel that this game is even more strategic than it has been. With just a push of a button, you can be able to see what your opponent has been doing. And with another button, the optimal play, you can execute your strategy. With another button, you can order teammates what to do, make them roll or step back. Just as simple as that – with of course the realistic feel.
But if you’d ask me, I don’t like how some co-players seem to have no interest at all and how they are actually dumb, lazy, and even just do nothing on the paint especially when you don’t control them manually. They just stand there. The crowd cheers you up however if you would like to hear comments coming from Marv Albert and Steve Kerr, be prepared to receive repetitive and ordinary comments. Expect also to see a number of glitches on the basketball physics. First, it doesn’t act like the real one, and it is difficult to control right through it, even passing it clean onto your defender, and as much as the ball goes off of the players’ hands, expect them to look more disinterested – which is not really the real scenario on the game.
Creating Online Leagues with up to 30 members is also a feature of this game where they can compete to start their own franchise. And if you’re disappointed in last year’s edition’s Be a Pro mode, this year’s Adidas Live is fun to play as you can feel like playing in real life without fouls. Though it’s fun, the downside is that there isn’t much of a reward or incentive on this edition.
The presentation is exciting because the crowd cheers appropriately, as well as the bench players, though this part is not quite realistic. Movements appear realistic, with even expressions showing disgust or disagreement. There are some minor awkward glitches in movements though, but generally smooth and worthwhile.
NBA Live 10 isn’t much of a breakthrough in digital basketball, but overall, it is engaging, strategic, fun to play, and very realistic – with the feel of playing in the last year’s season. Still a nice game to play!
This game does not match up its own predecessors, it’s even more intense, bloodier, exhilarating, and more gruesome than them. On the bad side, environments and camera don’t look very good, and there are occasional straying and tricks that simply don’t work.
This game is incredibly difficult, and it is really a win for Xbox and Playstation 3, as it makes it more rewarding to play, quickly paced, and will make you focused and engaged during battles. This version fixes up some issues from its previous versions and you can now restart the game even at the beginning of an encounter. You can now replenish your health either by save points or automatically after action sequences. Ryu Hyabusa, the hero, will have fierce enemies coming back from its original game. The difference now here is you can technically make more intense jump, ground-pounds, slashes, and blood-spattering visual effects that looks very fantastic. It will make your adrenaline pump more and make your jaw drop while keeping you satisfied in every fight you make. The more you combat with the enemy werewolves, the more they get angrier and you have to make a fantastic finishing move to kill them. Once you hit them dead, the camera will let you see the fatal body of the werewolves – complete with spurting blood all over.
The game is maddeningly difficult – the enemies jump around really quickly, and are very violent. However you will soon find a way to get out of the scene and dispose of these enemies. The final third of the game is incredibly satisfying, so you have to find a way to get pass through it. However, you might experience camera glitches along the way, such as getting stuck at corner views.
The disappointing and frustrating truth though is that only some levels were well thought out, or to a certain extent, given much attention as the best levels stated. This game’s closest competitor, Devil May Cry 4 has better environment that emphasizes the action in the game. Ninja Gaiden II has some bland and repetitive backgrounds that do not look even as expected. There are also more issues that are not present in the past versions, such as blood sticking on invisible walls, and the design is actually not given much detail. However, the visual special effects of the game are terrific and fantastically designed.
In the storyline, Ninja Gaiden II lets you meet Sonia, however her character is basically the typical one you will expect, blond, beautiful and overly buxom. She is the game’s femme fatale, and though it’s not really a bad idea to add her, she softens out the story of the game and makes it cheesier.
Overall, Ninja Gaiden II is a terrific game for those who love bloody and gruesome action, and is actually done pretty well, except for some effects and visuals that were not of great detail and do not specifically emphasize the overall theme of the game – violence. However a warning comes through, if you hate blood – don’t play it.
Family oriented games may not sound that attractive to many for they think that it would most likely be boring. However, Planet 51 is not a boring game and those who like to drive may find this a pretty challenging game. Now for those who looking out for a great script as a game story line, do not get so hyped up, this is no Gone with the Wind script. It is pretty much incoherent basically, but does that make it not a fun game? Well, check it out for yourself and get surprised.
Little green men invading the earth is a 1950s take on alien invasion. Planet 51 is basically faithful to this concept and those who like those old movies would certainly appreciate the alien world more. Younger players are sure to enjoy the exploration with hover cars reminiscent of Star Wars which are designed to look like 1950s cars. Some adults may find some elements to the game frustrating but this is designed for the kids in mind so it appeals to them more. Families who like to play together in front of their TV screens are sure to find enjoyment in the game.
Lem, Lem, Lem! Remember that line in the movie? Well, Lem is the main protagonist here, a young Planet 51 citizen who befriends an Earth astronaut who mistakenly thinks he discovered an uninhabited planet. Lem has to do a lot of odd jobs which he needs to complete on his own. Along the way he is met by obstacles but has no problem overcoming them. The younger kids may find that challenging, but for those who like to playing with blood, gore and graphic violence, this will not be even in the running.
Most of the action revolves around controlling the 1950s designed hover car and the player has to drive it well to get to the end of the road. As it is a hover car, there is less friction and this means more speed. So it can be considered one of those games which are enjoyed by millions, the car race games, with a twist.
Having to continuously race against an enemy lends excitement to the game. You would have to drive over all sorts of streets and roads. You can even press on a button so you can slam up against a competing car to knock them out of the race. But you would also find yourself on foot with the human astronaut Chuck Baker where both of you have to run all over the place to avoid the numerous obstacles.
The gamely involves missions, but they are simple missions. Again, highly entertaining for the younger kids but not for the older ones. The game can be played by singles or multiple players. Kids can race against each other or complete tasks together.
Obviously Planet 51 is a kid’s game but that should not lower its quality. It is fun, entertaining, and will definitely satisfy parents who do not like the graphic violence commonly found in other games. Enjoy your day and spend the time on an alien planet like Planet 51.