As you may remember, Mass Effect was only released on Xbox360 and PC version, not on the PS3. So if you own a PS3, you’ll definitely jump onto this to enjoy the fun.
Mass Effect 2 is not just a common sequel of Mass Effect, it’s very much more. This version is more story-driven, you can say, as there’s this feature that flashbacks the first game’s story. But don’t worry, as this is just to put you at focus through your goal. BioWare managed to mix up RPG and sandbox in this third-person shooter game that is actually fit for all sorts of gamers.
The plot is to stop galactic forces to sweep off humanity. At the beginning, you will see the violent death of Commander Shepard, who will later on be resurrected by the Cerberus. You now have to fight off the Collectors, the species who are anti-human, together with the Cerberus to stop their evil plans for the human species. Though the game has its own story, you can deliberately control the outcome of the game by making your own choice here, whether it’s Paragon (righteous) or Renegade (harsh). Whatever you choose to do, say, or decide will impact the difficulty of the game, and this reality makes this game very amazingly engaging.
Gameplay is another thing that makes Mass Effect 2 compelling. It is very well-performed and continuous. You will have to fight hand in hand with other characters which are controlled by the AI, however, you will still have to be skilled on the weaponry and fighting, as you will have different weapons. These characters come from other parts of the galaxy, and whether they stay or not with you, will depend on how you treat them and what relationship you cultivate.
The game is also well-detailed and is not entirely focused with the story nor the combat. There are lots of unlockables and other ways to upgrade your items – from your ship, your armor, to your weapon. This presentation prevents you from getting bored and tired with all the repetitive stuff, and is one of the features you will definitely enjoy.
So we can definitely say that Mass Effect 2 is not just your ordinary alien game. It is of high quality, from the presentation, to the voices, to the animations, stories, and characters. The game is really well thought of and is nothing like the ordinary. It is a real world that we can adapt to, and which shows us that everything has a direct consequence. It is by in fact one of the best games you can play on PS3. You might be one of those who have waited for this version, and if you did, you will definitely be glad to know that it was all worth it. I am, however, expecting more on the next sequel, ME 3, but meanwhile, so long Xbox360, I’m playing this on PS3.
As with most classic ninja or samurai movies, the plot of Mini Ninjas is very simple. The greatest students of a Ninja Master are sent down Ninja Mountain to investigate a disturbance in the balance of nature. After many of them do not come back, the Ninja Master has no other choice but to send his last remaining students, Futo and Hiro. The Ninja Master hopes that they will finally be able to figure out what has been the cause of all the turmoil in the mountain as well as rescue all the students that have gone down the mountain before them.
What has really happened, and is the cause of the horrible chaos in the mountain, is that the Evil Samurai Warlord is back and has started to use his dark magic to influence the mountain's inhabitants to turn on the good ninjas and wreak havoc on the entire area. The only hope for the mountain and for the survival of the samurai is for Hiro to stop the Evil Samurai Warlord before it is too late.
While keeping all of the great ninja qualities we all know and love, the game doesn't keep the violence often associated with ninja and samurai culture. This aspect of the game makes the game quite suitable for young children while at the same time keeping the fun factor.
Mini Ninjas is played in the third person and the main character Hiro can be teamed up with other ninjas that are rescued on the journey down the mountain. As more ninja friends are rescued, they can be switched out of Hiro's party whenever you want to use them. This can be useful since each ninja possesses different kinds of attacks and combo abilities that can be helpful in different types of situations. All of the ninjas can also do classic ninja moves like move silently, sprint, and use purchased or collected items.
The combat system in Mini Ninjas is a bit weak, but it can still be fun. The most argued point is that it is not very challenging but there are also different types of battles and attacks later on in the game that can switch things up quite a bit. Stick with it and it can be worth your while. Besides that, the graphics and music are really quite aesthetically pleasing. Not only is the game in itself satisfying, but the game is incredibly well made.
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! On PS3 is a trivia game about movies that are not only familiar but are well loved. There are about 2800 questions on different movies and clips which can appear and ask the player many questions regarding them. There is even an announcer who makes jokes. Unfortunately, the whole game can be condensed into one word – BORING!
The announcer’s jokes? They are really lame, and corny. And he does not even move his lips in time with the sound? What is this? I expected more from a game and this one is just a waste of time writing about. However, if details to why it is not a recommended game are a must, then here goes.
Aside from the corny, lame and boring? Well, if the player is in a contest with four players in it, there is no chance to know if you made the right answer or not because the sound is off. The buzz sounds after it should happen, and if you made a right answer, the answer is off tangent that it is impossible to get through it. In short, it is not only frustrating it is downright arrrgh!!! As for the graphics – what graphics? It is flat, unexciting and the colors are pastel? Again, come on! The only thing I can truthfully say is refreshing with this particular version of Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! is that there are no more of those bonuses awarded at the end of the game which can often boost the points of the worst player and make them win. At least, I no longer have to be impatient and frustrated about that one detail. Of course, there are still awards and they are more logical, in a way.
In the earlier versions of Scene It games there were questions that kept on getting repeated like a broken record, unfortunately that has not been corrected in this new version. Ridiculous really, but I get tired getting asked the same question more than twice in a game.
The only good news I can honestly talk about is that online gamers are spared of the game. So those who want to play this really unworthy game online are spared the frustration. There is one version that has this feature though, the Box Office Smash Scene It game on Xbox 360.
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! has great questions and is honestly a trivia game. There are a lot of clips, the photos are fun to look at, and there are a lot of questions. But the frustrating off time sound, the really disappointing visuals, the layout of the control buttons which were poorly planned and the buzzing that was off sync was too much for someone like me used to better quality PS3 games. I am a trivia game fan and I expected more. In short, it is not worth the money spent for the game and not worth the time wasted attempting to play it and worse, write about it.