Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fallout 3

Warning: This is not a game for the impatient.

This is a brilliant FPS-RPG with a lot of detailing into character development and choices. Taking into account that its an RPG u no what to expect a lot of Chit-Chat with some very very annoying NPCs...

Starting off in a vault which was a place of sanctity post nuclear war period. U have to run away and get out into the radiation filled world with not much to go on except trying to find your father in a world that has been unknown to u for the duration of the 19 years that u have lived.

The character Development starts with Chosing ur Sex M/F then ur Name and then what u would like your character to look like ingame with a lot of detail involded. The initial part of the game can be quite boring and irritating as u dont do much except talk to ppl. Its only after ur father runs away and leave the vault that the real game begins. Escaping the vault is another headache all together but once ur out ur free to either follow the main story line or just run around exploring a huge landscape. Something that i feel is unique to this game is the existence of radio if u dont feel like playing u can just sit down and listen to the radio. Also the Signal Strength varies so u might not get a particular radio station everywhere u go but there is always a substitute.

The Choice u make affect how the game plays out and where u go and what quests u do im certain that there are an extremely large amount of options available since u have multiple choices to move in different directions with different ppl and varying quest.

If r Weapon skills are very important in this game as they determine ur chances of hitting a person. Also the trajectory of the weapon is not straight but slightly angled since thats the way the gun is held. Its Quite the piece of work this one.

The Graphics Detailing and Shadow effects as well as the night and day cycles are well done. There is even a sleep feature but it not as well done as the sleep feature in Farcry 2.

I give this game a 8/10 and that a lot considering i particularly dislike RPG game coz there is too much chit chat in them.

Some ScreenShots:

This is the view when u 1st exit the vault.


Thats some awesome lighting effect

Need For Speed: Undercover

A HIGHLY anticipated title by me and a lot of other Gamers around the world.
This latest installment in the NFS series had the mammoth task of wiping out the prejudice and impudence created by its predecessor Need for Speed Prostreet.
Taking into consideration that the last title brought nothing but abuses from everyone EA decided to take the action back to the streets and give the players what they expect from NFS.

I dont know how this story ends but being an undercover cop infiltrating street racing gangs is quite a bit of fun. Considering the amazing improvements in graphics and effects in this game there is great pleasure to be sought in just driving around in the car of ur dreams even though it may just be in the virtual world. There are however, certain points at which we can see or atleast it seems like the cars in front of u is floating in the air.

The Cop chases are back and somehow seem simpler than ever I dont no if it me or has the AI gotten a lot dumber than NFS:Most Wanted. In any case u still have the usual cost to state, Cop car knockout and Escape from the cop game modes that are fun at certain points but still seem a bit toooo easy for my liking. There is a lack of the free roam challenges that made driving around town way more fun in NFS:Underground those have been replaced by these new game modes called Highway Battles that require u to either get a lead of 1000+ feet or keep the lead for 60+ seconds.

The usual game modes include Circuit, Sprint & Checkpoint. I dont understand why cant EA just Keep the Drags and Drifts im sure a lot of ppl will agree that those were the most fun races specially the drifting style that was implemented in NFS: Carbon.

Well all in all its a pretty fun game and if ur a car enthusiast by all means go get this coz itll keep u occupied. If u want to get over Prostreet i would advise u to get Carbon coz its way more fun and tougher even. But still its NFS and its always fun. :>

As a Gamer i give it a 5.5 coz of repetitive gameplay.
Cheers :>

Friday, November 21, 2008

James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace PC game

The Games is soooooooo bad i just cannot understand how they managed to pull this off it makes no sense at all. They used the call of duty 4 engine so that was a lot of load taken off the developers hands. All they had to work on was the basics of the game and enhancing some of the features of the original CoD 4 game. Inspite of that they made a mess of it. I mean come on u go into melee battles and all u have to do is click inside a circle. What the point of having it in the 1st place u might as well have made it into a cutscene and left it at that. Most of the game quite repetitive: take cover-> aim-> shoot. Atleast in gears of war and rainbow Six Vegas when u are taking cover u cant take precise shots in this one u can sit behind a brick wall and take accurate shot without having to come out and aim. seriously u have got to be kidding me. The character response isnt that good either u will suddenly find that instead of running towards cover the character is running towards the enemy or might just leave cover and stand there while getting shot inspide ur best efforts to try and make him run for cover....

Over all unless u are a real die hard james bond fan and must absolutely play this game I would not recommend it. Well if u are a james bond fan and dont want to get disappointed then i would recommend that u dont play the game at all or watch the movie for that matter. But again thats just my opinion :>
To each their own.....

I give this games a 3/10 just coz the graphics quality of the game is somewhat decent and since the scale has been raised to new heights by Farcry 2 well lets just call it the benchmark that all games that come out now will be compared to.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3

Ahhh... Its Finally here the long awaited Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3 game.

Quite the exceptional Job on this one i must say. As a person who had played every C&C game that has ever some out i can say that ok i quite know the series...

RA 3 Has topped all the other C&C games to date. The smooth animation for the structures being build and the the motion of the carious components in the structures almost make u feel like something is being constructed everytime u give the build command.

So Far i have finished the soviet campaign and its been quite a bit of fun. The added Top Secret Abilities of every Race have replaced the super weapons even though they are still accessible i would rather use the Top Secret Abilites since there are numerous of those and the super weapon just gets added to it...Rather overshadowed.

The New Race "The Empire of the rising sun" has an amazing technological advances compared to the allies and soviets with transforming robots and the huge super robot.

The Crushing feature that was one of my favorite features in the previous versions that was implemented by pressing the alt+Ctrl keys and issuing a force move order has now been accepted as a viable option to get rid of large masses of annoying infantry.
Also larger vehicles can crush smaller ones.

The best feature that has been introduced in this version of the game is the Co-op campaign mode that allows you to play the entire campaign with a friend and plan out how u will knock out the PC.... This feature was remotely introduced in a different form in Red Alert 2 where they had an entirely different co-op online campaign but that was rather boring since there was a lot of limitations this way u get a lot more freedom and variety in the way u can play the game.

Most Structures are no longer restricted to being constructed on land they can be built on water as well and there are a lot more vehicle options available since there are a lot of amphibious vehicles as well as land and air transforming vehicles that changes the way the map is navigated by the units. Alternate Fire mode on most Units or special abilities is something that has never been seen in any other game in the series...

The only feature that is missing in this game is that u can no longer zoom into the game to view a detailed explosion of a final objective and for this reason i give this game a 9.5/10. But Other wise its an amazing game....BRAVO EA ONCE AGAIN.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spider Man: Web Of Shadows

Here is a game that is totally worth a play atleast for the simple reason that its Spider man...

This latest installation in the spiderman series breaks off from all the others to give u a new look and feel on the gaming front. The new combat style has no parallel so far the Dev team has completely outdone themselves on that front. There is a certain addiction that this new combat style brings into the game. Although the number of moves are restricted the capability to be able to switch between the red and black suite within an instant give u a whole new moves list at your disposal.
The animation of the characters is pretty good in comparison to the other games in series this one is way smoother and realistic. The alternate endings to the game are good depending on the path that u choose the red or the black path. This is another new element to let the player decide the fate of the City. There are a bunch of friends that u can choose from to help u out if u really want but that not something great. Help is rarely necessary. The large number of boss fights is nothing that we dont see too often these days so that nice even thought they are extremely simple.These are the good points that i think are worth stating.

The camera view that has been adapted in this version has a chance to give a person a headache if u are running across buildings alot. The graphics used for the city could have been better and also the partially breakable glass on the buildings is quite the let down. The game difficulty could have been higher it took me only 10 hours to finish the game. These are the bad points that i noticed.

For these reasons i give this game a 7/10.

Game play pictures:

The Spider man grind

Empire State Building Central Park View

View Of the City From the Top Of the empire State Building

Spidey Goes Splat after a big fall

Just slidin UP the wall

Now Slidin Down The wall

Spider man Specal Move BeatDown on a very annoying Mini Venom

Spider Man Vs Venom Wolverine

Venom Black Cat Doing a number on Spider man

The Final Boss- 5 headed Giant Venom
(A good Exploit in this part or any part of the game is swing around in circles at a decent height and u can regen ur health. Also when venom spits out his minions u can run over to the other side of the ship and then wait for the minions there and then run back and take out venom before they have a chance to even touch u.)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Game that have recently come out

OK NOW....

FARCRY 2- 8.5 from me reasons. totally love the gameplay the elimination of the crosshair makes for good realism the ingame map adds to it Healing ur wounds tahts really fresh and makes for awesome game play...Blowing up of weapons, jamming and wear and tear are really awesome gameplay elements. The modes of transport available are quite fun boat bus or car bus is fast but takes u only to specific points. The Sleep feature they have put in is really kewl giving u an animation of how the outside changed when u are sleeping from sunrise to sun set. its all there and it works in real time except for when u sleep ofcourse, good stuff.

The Bad the trees and grass look like stick figures. U cannot damage the grass or trees like cutting it. Bullet holes in the windshield of a car disappear after some time. The AI is not too great even on hardcore mode which is what im playing at there is insane but then its 1 shot kill im guessing.The AI on farcry 1 seemed better for some reason. U have to really pick ur shots in this game u cannot go guns a blazin u will die...... Also the sniper is perfectly steady which isnot possible unless u are leaning on some surface for support COD 4 had that feature and made it harder to play but was definately more realistic.

Dead Space...

DEAD SPACE IS LIKE TOTALLY FREAKY TO TOTALLY ENJOY IT PLAY IT IN A DARK ROOM WITH HEADPHONES OR LOUD SPEAKERS AND U WILL FREAK OUT. I played it only done like 20 min of game play and there were some really scay scary parts. The creatures come crawling towards u its freaky shoot them and they dont die shoot legs and they crawl wtf awesomely done EA!!!!

This game i liked even more than farcry 2 even though it may not have a free roam environment considerably linear but again ingame map no tabbing out for inventory or anything everything is ingame so u need to be careful or u will die. The interface they have developed is somewhat like splinter cell on the camera front not something that i enjoy but this game has made it worth the extra effort to try and get used to it. Again there is no crosshair but there are 3 laser pointers that come into play when u are using the gun again making for good realism. The creature behaviour and gore in this game is totally awesome. I no its too early to comment on the AI but i think its really good. there was a scene where there is a walkway above me i heard a sound so i point the gun up and there was a creature there it immediately runs off into some other dark area very very good shit there.

The Bad its linear not too many options but considerable amount of shocks and surprises this game deserves a 9.5 for the innovative creature responses and environments they have come up with.

Brothers in arms Hells Highway: OK now i would call this Rainbow Six meets Gears of war/COD 4 Although its fun in the beginning thinking of how u will take out the enemy by flanking them and what not after a points the repetitive nature of this game gets very annoying. There arent too many weapons or options open to u but the gore that this game provides is fun in the beginning but again that too gets repetitive. With a linear playfield with specifically marked objectives and possibly at max 2 options of how u will flank the enemy at any given point of this i call this a pretty cheap effort and give it a 5. The battle intensive battle system is well executed though this game has a lot to be desired. If ur going to compete with Farcry 2, Crysis and Dead Space u better make ur shit worth it rite....

Anyways let me know what u think and order in which u should get games is Dead Space, Farcry 2, Brothers in arms hells highway(IF u want to that is Otherwise the 1st 2 are enough to keep u occupied till 28th oct when C&C Red Alert3 comes out.)

After which ofcourse the long anticipated of the only game to get a perfect 10 on game spot GTA 4 releases for the PC on 18th Nov. Will keep ull posted. Later.

Arioch Out

Rapidshare links for the above coming soon.