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Posted:
2014-03-03

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox One

7.5

Dead Rising is one of the most popular zombie video games to ever be released. It's gathered a huge cult following that has backed the game all the way from Midwestern Malls (Dead Rising 1) to giant islands (Dead Rising 2). Now lovers of the franchise are following the adventure into the next generation and onto the Xbox One. Dead Rising is developed by Capcom and was one of the first of the Xbox 360s exclusive deals. Dead Rising 3 is a return to this exclusivity and the results are fantastic. Simply put: Dead Rising 3 is a volatile mixture of "B" movie camp, traditional zombie horror, and the odd RPG element thrown in for good fun. There are some weaknesses to the third iteration of Dead Rising but they are more indicative of high expectations rather than poor execution. Let's take a look at where Dead Rising 3 succeeded and failed.

Dead Rising shines the most when the blood and guts are flying. The story has a natural feel to the progression of zombie encounters. You start off barely pushing your consoles hardware while dealing with the random small groupings of fiends. But three hours into gameplay you will find yourself facing off up to 100 zombies on screen at a time. This is where the pure joy of Dead Rising comes into effect. The melee system is as strong as ever and just about anything can be used as weapon.

The next great improvements to the game are the exclusion of time limits, so take your time on the main quest line, you have an entirely open world to explore. Open worlds, like sandbox games on PC, seem to be the next "in" thing--and for good reason. Gone are the days where our lovable Zombie killer will be stopped by invisible walls and unopenable doors. DR3 has taken to the road, as well. Any vehicle encountered can probably be operated and this can lead to some hilarious and strategic gameplay results.

There are other small but effective adjustments to the game as well. The inventory is more logical, meaning you can't overflow it anymore, and the crafting system has been improved upon. You don't have to run to the nearest workbench to create your new weapon. Now you can do it on the fly and on the run. There is also a neat way to progress the strengths of your weapons by getting rid of their restrictions. It's a nice RPG element in an otherwise hack'n'slash game.

Perhaps the biggest reason that Dead Rising 3 is a success is that it follows from where its predecessor left off, at least in how the game feels. There are no unnecessary and 180 degree adjustments on the game play, the characters still play the way they should, and the graphics give you more of what you've loved rather than changing styles (See: Wind Waker) completely. Dead Rising 3 is a natural progression into the next generation for Capcom and Xbox1 owners around the world.

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Posted:
2014-01-15

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

Nintendo Wii

6.5

There are some who dance for the sheer joy of dancing, while others do so to keep themselves physically fit. Just Dance is one game, or entertaining application, that provides for both such enthusiasts. For those who have played other versions of dance games, this game is more up to date musically and contains artists like Katy Perry, Dee Lite, and others whose songs make up around 30 tracks. However, there is much more to this game than just the songs, good as they may be.

Naturally, the game of Just Dance in its entire version requires the Nintendo Wii accessory. The game CD needs to be placed into the Nintendo Wii console, and the remote controller in hand is all that one needs to groove to the music. The display to which the Nintendo Wii console is connected to would display a neon lit figure generated that dances to the music being played. The player has to emote the movements or motion of this figure. There is no instruction set that comes with the game, and there is no need for it, as the entire game play is quite self explanatory. The dancer receives no disheartening or demoralizing end results. What is received is just a star rating that ranges from one to five which the dancer gets to see at the end of the dance sequence.

The controller is held in the hand of the dancer or gamer, which senses the dance movement. There might be the thought that just swinging the hand and not the legs or body would be the best way to cheat the game. Players would soon realize that this is not true. The Nintendo Wii based Just Dance game play requires the correct movement of the hands legs and body in totality to get the rating of self satisfaction.

One can also get multiple remote controllers of the Nintendo Wii console, and then Just Dance turns into a multiple player game or a family game of dance and drama. Four gamers or dance enthusiasts can play the game simultaneously. They would naturally compete with each other to check out who gets a higher or better star rating. Another option is to have one player as the controller who decides the next step that the other players must take. The players must then be able to follow the directions. There is fun in watching others possibly mixing up the steps. This creates the sense of drama that the multiplayer version has in it.

With the Nintendo Wii console and remote in hand, the game of Just Dance is converted into something that makes the family get up from lazing on the couch and join in an action of fun and frolic. Whether or not it also helps one become a dancer with no formal training or trainer involved is another matter.

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Posted:
2014-03-18

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

7.5

Don't think that just because the setting is in the past, that the gameplay is archaic as well. This Sims version has almost everything you knew and loved about the earlier games, as well as adding new elements that give the free-form flow of the Sims world something to latch onto. Just like the earlier games, your Sims have needs that must be met. Unlike earlier games, there are only two needs in this version, Hunger and Energy. This makes the whole process of taking care of them much easier.

One thing that the previous versions had that this one is missing is the capability to take control of any Sim in the world. Instead, there are Hero Sims that you are able to control, as long as they are involved in the quest you are undertaking currently. These Hero Sims are either selected or created at the start of each level, and each has two traits and a flaw. These characteristics affect how they interact with the world, and can make playing as certain Hero Sims rather unpleasant, but fortunately there are only some portions of the game where that affects the gameplay, and once you learn about the flaws that are unpleasant, you learn not to use them anymore.

Most of these traits and flaws just make the game more fun though, by adding distinct characteristics to your characters that you, as the player, are able to build on. This story is helped along by the way the missions in The Sims Medieval are undertaken. Instead of accomplishing missions for some boss, leader, master, or ruler, the game gives you Kingdom Ambitions that must be accomplished through the use of quests. These ambitions, such as taking over all the neighboring fiefdoms or just building your realm up to a certain level, are accomplished through many smaller quests that you are able to choose. Because you get to decide which quests you undertake to accomplish a goal, you really feel like you're directly building both your kingdom with the use of your Sim Heroes, and the Heroes themselves, since the missions that they undertake are directly related to the storyline.

Simulation games have become popular in a number of different areas today. One of the most fun types of simulation games has been the simulation of actual people in The Sims games. The Sims Medieval takes that fun gameplay and returns it to a simpler time without oversimplifying the process. It's definitely a simulation game that should not be missed by anyone who has liked The Sims in the past.

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Posted:
2013-05-29

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

7.5

Sorcery (Move Required) is a game that takes motion capture mechanics and jumps them to the next level. Players take on the role of Finn, a young sorcerer's apprentice, who must master the arts of wizardry and magic in order to challenge the forces of the Nightmare Queen. While not the only hero in the land, Finn will be responsible for helping townsfolk and pushing back the forces of evil, ensuring that there is still light left in the land.

What's With the Funny Looking Controller?

Sorcery's main selling point is that when players cast spells they aren't just pushing a button; they have to actually cast them. The controller in the shape of a magic wand has to be jabbed, whirled and slashed in order to direct Finn's magic and to create different spells. Whirling the controller over the player's head to create a whirlwind, slashing it across the ground to make a wall of fire, or snapping it out to fire bolts of magical energy are just a few of the tricks the development team has shown off so far.

Additionally, unlike some motion sensor controllers, it matters where you're pointing in Sorcery. Players use this controller to aim, and if spells are cast with a spin of the wrist then they can be hooked around corners and other obstacles. That can be a greater asset than many players are aware of until they master the gesture.

Combining Magic on the Fly

Another interesting selling point for Sorcery, and one that makes it different from practically every other fantasy game on the market, is that spells combine organically. For instance, say that Finn lays down a wall of fire. If he threw a whirlwind through that wall of fire it would be sucked up, creating a burning tornado. Alternatively if he shot magical bolts through the fire, they would light up to create flaming bolts. All of these choices allows players, and Finn, to use basic spells to create something much deadlier to fling in the face of the Nightmare Queen and her hulking, brutish minions.

Is it Just a Gimmick?

On the one hand, the unique control system for Sorcery is going to be the primary reason that lots of players want to check it out. Players have a magic wand, the character has a magic wand, and it's a much more active form of participation than a standard controller would allow for. On the other hand, while the motion sensor technology is impressive, there's more to Sorcery than the controls.

The game has a simple but engaging plot, with lots of grey areas for Finn to get involved in. There's a huge world to explore filled with a wide variety of enemies to fight and spells to learn and cast. There's also the impressive graphics and effects that renders the creatures and the magic, which makes the game quite a spectacle to behold. Overall, it looks like it will be a great game for all players.

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Posted:
2013-05-29

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

6.1

It seems that management has proven to be a good source for inspiration when it comes to computer gaming. It appears that all sorts of managerial careers have been translated into a computer game doesn't it? When added to abstract business simulations, there have also been a number of games that are about managing cities, transport systems, hospitals and theme parks.

Why, you can even find managerial games that are all about pizza parlors and even dungeons. So it may not seem as such a big surprise when Startopia, a game wherein you are tasked to manage a space station, was made by a company comprised of people who made tons of these managerial games. These designers for Startopia stayed close to the basic blueprint of a managerial game and made it better in a lot of ways.

Once you play the game, you will feel like you are playing a more refined version of Dungeon Keeper; the main difference being you play in deeps space instead of in a dungeon. In this game's campaign, you will be in charge of rebuilding and also running some rather rundown space stations. You will be given a brief tutorial more that will make sure you know all the basics of the game but you will really get to know how to play it once you start playing the actual game; something about swimming being the best teacher.

The game has a very simple formula really. Your job is to set up the basic facilities and also some profitable ones in the station and you can also hire some aliens to do some work for you. Once you make some money, you can start to make some more elaborate stuff in your space station. This way, you can go about improving on everything that you have and also make some more money. Which you can use to make some more improvements and it goes on in that vein.

You will also have a variety of task to be completed; maybe around 10 tasks in all? In one of those tasks you will be taught how to make sick bays where you can house your sick workers so that they do not get other workers sick as well. These sick bays will also be areas where you can heal some sick travellers. Another task will introduce you to the trading system that the game uses all throughout. It is a simple trading system but it is indeed a lot of fun. The list just goes on and you will eventually learn how to build a pleasure deck among other things that you can put on your station. This deck can be enjoyed by your workers and other travelers alike; you can use it to make more money which is also what powers the station.

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Posted:
2013-12-07

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

8.0

Battlefield 4 is every big, and little, boys dream of a fighting game. The excellent graphics, sound and wonderful story tie the game together as a coherent whole. With every new title that Battlefield has brought forth, a new chapter of fighting begins. With each new era of Battlefield there is a new variety of weaponry, upgrades and gadgetry to use and new roles that the game player can play. This has made the series progressively an even more satisfying game to play as time goes on; each game takes a step up from the previous title.

The online version of Battlefield 4 brings a new excitement to the world of gaming. The online world offers a whole new mode to play in called Obliteration mode. Obliteration mode involves two teams trying to control a bomb and blow up three enemy posts. This mode presents several conflict zones that change very quickly during the game depending on whether you are fighting from land, sea, or air. It is important that if you are using Obliteration mode you make use of any and every land, sea and air vehicle you can get your hands on. There is no respawning in this mode which makes it a much more interesting and challenging mode to play.

Other modes include, but are not limited to, the Domination mode and Team Death Match. In the Domination mode players take part in short, speedy matches to the death. These provide a smaller scale map which makes for the ultimate gaming experience. It also has infantry combat that is far more reliable than in any other Battlefield game.

Single player mode has some new options as well. There are weapons scattered around the cities which make it easier to discard or add certain weapons according to your preferences. There are also vehicles to be found here and there, the choice of which is as important as the choice of weapons. If you choose to fight your way through the cities and streets, there are several campaigns that you can pick up on the way. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for the player who likes variety in combat.

Battlefield 4 is available on all serious gaming consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has proved to be equally good on all these platforms but the graphic quality depends on your system, although each provides graphics of high quality and enticing gaming online. Having said that, the version that has the best graphics is the PC.

The sound quality is amazing. The sound makes you feel like the game is real instead of just a game, being very crisp and sharp. It is so good you can hear where a clumsy sniper is before he or she is ready to hit you as their target. Its direction is so precise that you can decide where the enemy is coming from so you are ready to take action from the right direction before they get near.

Although the game, as any game, is far from perfect and has had many glitches that required patches, it still proves to be one of the best Battlefield games that have ever been created.

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Posted:
2013-12-07

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

8.0

Battlefield 4 is every big, and little, boys dream of a fighting game. The excellent graphics, sound and wonderful story tie the game together as a coherent whole. With every new title that Battlefield has brought forth, a new chapter of fighting begins. With each new era of Battlefield there is a new variety of weaponry, upgrades and gadgetry to use and new roles that the game player can play. This has made the series progressively an even more satisfying game to play as time goes on; each game takes a step up from the previous title.

The online version of Battlefield 4 brings a new excitement to the world of gaming. The online world offers a whole new mode to play in called Obliteration mode. Obliteration mode involves two teams trying to control a bomb and blow up three enemy posts. This mode presents several conflict zones that change very quickly during the game depending on whether you are fighting from land, sea, or air. It is important that if you are using Obliteration mode you make use of any and every land, sea and air vehicle you can get your hands on. There is no respawning in this mode which makes it a much more interesting and challenging mode to play.

Other modes include, but are not limited to, the Domination mode and Team Death Match. In the Domination mode players take part in short, speedy matches to the death. These provide a smaller scale map which makes for the ultimate gaming experience. It also has infantry combat that is far more reliable than in any other Battlefield game.

Single player mode has some new options as well. There are weapons scattered around the cities which make it easier to discard or add certain weapons according to your preferences. There are also vehicles to be found here and there, the choice of which is as important as the choice of weapons. If you choose to fight your way through the cities and streets, there are several campaigns that you can pick up on the way. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for the player who likes variety in combat.

Battlefield 4 is available on all serious gaming consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has proved to be equally good on all these platforms but the graphic quality depends on your system, although each provides graphics of high quality and enticing gaming online. Having said that, the version that has the best graphics is the PC.

The sound quality is amazing. The sound makes you feel like the game is real instead of just a game, being very crisp and sharp. It is so good you can hear where a clumsy sniper is before he or she is ready to hit you as their target. Its direction is so precise that you can decide where the enemy is coming from so you are ready to take action from the right direction before they get near.

Although the game, as any game, is far from perfect and has had many glitches that required patches, it still proves to be one of the best Battlefield games that have ever been created.

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Posted:
2013-12-07

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

PS4

8.0

Battlefield 4 is every big, and little, boys dream of a fighting game. The excellent graphics, sound and wonderful story tie the game together as a coherent whole. With every new title that Battlefield has brought forth, a new chapter of fighting begins. With each new era of Battlefield there is a new variety of weaponry, upgrades and gadgetry to use and new roles that the game player can play. This has made the series progressively an even more satisfying game to play as time goes on; each game takes a step up from the previous title.

The online version of Battlefield 4 brings a new excitement to the world of gaming. The online world offers a whole new mode to play in called Obliteration mode. Obliteration mode involves two teams trying to control a bomb and blow up three enemy posts. This mode presents several conflict zones that change very quickly during the game depending on whether you are fighting from land, sea, or air. It is important that if you are using Obliteration mode you make use of any and every land, sea and air vehicle you can get your hands on. There is no respawning in this mode which makes it a much more interesting and challenging mode to play.

Other modes include, but are not limited to, the Domination mode and Team Death Match. In the Domination mode players take part in short, speedy matches to the death. These provide a smaller scale map which makes for the ultimate gaming experience. It also has infantry combat that is far more reliable than in any other Battlefield game.

Single player mode has some new options as well. There are weapons scattered around the cities which make it easier to discard or add certain weapons according to your preferences. There are also vehicles to be found here and there, the choice of which is as important as the choice of weapons. If you choose to fight your way through the cities and streets, there are several campaigns that you can pick up on the way. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for the player who likes variety in combat.

Battlefield 4 is available on all serious gaming consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has proved to be equally good on all these platforms but the graphic quality depends on your system, although each provides graphics of high quality and enticing gaming online. Having said that, the version that has the best graphics is the PC.

The sound quality is amazing. The sound makes you feel like the game is real instead of just a game, being very crisp and sharp. It is so good you can hear where a clumsy sniper is before he or she is ready to hit you as their target. Its direction is so precise that you can decide where the enemy is coming from so you are ready to take action from the right direction before they get near.

Although the game, as any game, is far from perfect and has had many glitches that required patches, it still proves to be one of the best Battlefield games that have ever been created.

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Posted:
2013-12-07

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox One

8.0

Battlefield 4 is every big, and little, boys dream of a fighting game. The excellent graphics, sound and wonderful story tie the game together as a coherent whole. With every new title that Battlefield has brought forth, a new chapter of fighting begins. With each new era of Battlefield there is a new variety of weaponry, upgrades and gadgetry to use and new roles that the game player can play. This has made the series progressively an even more satisfying game to play as time goes on; each game takes a step up from the previous title.

The online version of Battlefield 4 brings a new excitement to the world of gaming. The online world offers a whole new mode to play in called Obliteration mode. Obliteration mode involves two teams trying to control a bomb and blow up three enemy posts. This mode presents several conflict zones that change very quickly during the game depending on whether you are fighting from land, sea, or air. It is important that if you are using Obliteration mode you make use of any and every land, sea and air vehicle you can get your hands on. There is no respawning in this mode which makes it a much more interesting and challenging mode to play.

Other modes include, but are not limited to, the Domination mode and Team Death Match. In the Domination mode players take part in short, speedy matches to the death. These provide a smaller scale map which makes for the ultimate gaming experience. It also has infantry combat that is far more reliable than in any other Battlefield game.

Single player mode has some new options as well. There are weapons scattered around the cities which make it easier to discard or add certain weapons according to your preferences. There are also vehicles to be found here and there, the choice of which is as important as the choice of weapons. If you choose to fight your way through the cities and streets, there are several campaigns that you can pick up on the way. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for the player who likes variety in combat.

Battlefield 4 is available on all serious gaming consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has proved to be equally good on all these platforms but the graphic quality depends on your system, although each provides graphics of high quality and enticing gaming online. Having said that, the version that has the best graphics is the PC.

The sound quality is amazing. The sound makes you feel like the game is real instead of just a game, being very crisp and sharp. It is so good you can hear where a clumsy sniper is before he or she is ready to hit you as their target. Its direction is so precise that you can decide where the enemy is coming from so you are ready to take action from the right direction before they get near.

Although the game, as any game, is far from perfect and has had many glitches that required patches, it still proves to be one of the best Battlefield games that have ever been created.

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Posted:
2013-12-07

redddddy

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

8.0

Battlefield 4 is every big, and little, boys dream of a fighting game. The excellent graphics, sound and wonderful story tie the game together as a coherent whole. With every new title that Battlefield has brought forth, a new chapter of fighting begins. With each new era of Battlefield there is a new variety of weaponry, upgrades and gadgetry to use and new roles that the game player can play. This has made the series progressively an even more satisfying game to play as time goes on; each game takes a step up from the previous title.

The online version of Battlefield 4 brings a new excitement to the world of gaming. The online world offers a whole new mode to play in called Obliteration mode. Obliteration mode involves two teams trying to control a bomb and blow up three enemy posts. This mode presents several conflict zones that change very quickly during the game depending on whether you are fighting from land, sea, or air. It is important that if you are using Obliteration mode you make use of any and every land, sea and air vehicle you can get your hands on. There is no respawning in this mode which makes it a much more interesting and challenging mode to play.

Other modes include, but are not limited to, the Domination mode and Team Death Match. In the Domination mode players take part in short, speedy matches to the death. These provide a smaller scale map which makes for the ultimate gaming experience. It also has infantry combat that is far more reliable than in any other Battlefield game.

Single player mode has some new options as well. There are weapons scattered around the cities which make it easier to discard or add certain weapons according to your preferences. There are also vehicles to be found here and there, the choice of which is as important as the choice of weapons. If you choose to fight your way through the cities and streets, there are several campaigns that you can pick up on the way. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for the player who likes variety in combat.

Battlefield 4 is available on all serious gaming consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has proved to be equally good on all these platforms but the graphic quality depends on your system, although each provides graphics of high quality and enticing gaming online. Having said that, the version that has the best graphics is the PC.

The sound quality is amazing. The sound makes you feel like the game is real instead of just a game, being very crisp and sharp. It is so good you can hear where a clumsy sniper is before he or she is ready to hit you as their target. Its direction is so precise that you can decide where the enemy is coming from so you are ready to take action from the right direction before they get near.

Although the game, as any game, is far from perfect and has had many glitches that required patches, it still proves to be one of the best Battlefield games that have ever been created.


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