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Posted:
2013-01-27

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

8.5

FarCry 3 follows the fortunes of a group of curious American tourists who decide, unwisely, to venture away from the usual tourist routes to visit Rook Islands, a supposedly beautiful group of islands akin to paradise. Little do they know that the island, as well as being home to the indigenous tribe the, Rakyat, also houses groups of unpleasant undesirables such as pirates and drug barons, with their attendant thugs, who are in conflict with the locals.

True to form, the Americans fall foul of the undesirables and are taken captive, but Jason Brody, whose part you take, manages to escape and falls into the arms of the Rakyat who turn out to be friendly towards him. From them he learns the arts of tracking, survival and combat skills, and to manages to amass weaponry and various other artifacts, which he must first win by successfully completing tasks ,and which are essential to his avowed mission of seeking out and rescuing his fellow travelers.

He manages to save his friends one by one and then sets himself the task of destroying the pirate Vaas and his drug runner pal Hoyt. Of course this does not come easy and traveling around the islands, full of enemy barriers and checkpoints, requires a great deal of stealth. It is also necessary to fill in your poorly drawn and fairly bare map of the islands by climbing to great heights, some man made others natural, to view the layout.

There is plenty to keep the player occupied as gradually, one by one, enemy outposts are captured and taken over by the Rakyat. Many subsidiary hunter killer missions take place with these outposts as bases, and the bases must be kept supplied and enemies repulsed. All this takes place in a well depicted environment with jungle, swamps and beaches, with animals to hunt or just to watch.

Forget that the storyline is a bit far fetched and not always a well crafted linear progression, most game plots suffer from this, it is a fun filled game with plenty of things going on in subsidiary missions and mini tasks to to keep you happy for hours. After all its only a game.

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Posted:
2012-10-26

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

7.0

As the player, your fundamental mission is unsullied vengeance. From the time the two serpents emerge on top of your shoulders you are directed to move forward in a game of ruthless killings. Although, you usually gain your powers at night, it can still be preserved as long as you will be able to give damage to the light sources as fast as you can. The developer of the game, Starbreeze, has made it a point to create a vibrant environment wherein the light is the only issue you need to worry about with taking control.

The main character has a handful of paranormal weapons aside from the ordinary weaponry and these include creeping dark, demon arm, darkness guns and black hole. At times these powers are far more powerful than a single firearm. In order to set off your capability to kill, you can call four various Darklings namely Berseker, Gunner, Kamikaze as well as Lightkiller. Though these may be susceptible to light, these gremlins can still be useful.

Dark living is not the only way to raise the potential of the main character. For one thing, there are horrific aspects of the game which will be needed for the power of Darkness to increase his powers. For example, when you have devoured the hearts of those you have killed, you will become stronger compared to them. There are circumstances where action adventure will simply die down and will give the player some time to relax. An ideal example of this would be in the subway station where Estacado cannot make use of his powers so instead, he prefers to do some Good Samaritan works.

The side quests of The Darkness will let you show off your morality. Apart from doing the side quests, you can also opt to roam around New York's 2 sections which have been made. Estacado can also have the chance to visit the Otherworld which is considered to be the most exciting destination to go to. Meanwhile, the single player mode concludes with a slow thump considering that instead of creating the final battle which is climactic, the game is basically simple from the beginning to end. But still there is satisfaction when playing the game.

The multiplayer campaign on the other hand, will allow 8 players to join the online fun with 4 modes of the campaign included namely Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and last but not certainly the least is the Survivor. There is so much to like in the game and despite the fact that there is no precise conclusion, The Darkness is still a spectacularly repugnant adventure.

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Posted:
2013-02-25

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

7.0

FIFA 13 is the latest edition of the best selling and award winning soccer game series from EA Sports. FIFA 13 Bonus Edition is specific to the PS3 and Xbox 360 console and has all the great features of the regular FIFA 13 game, as well as some bonus content and game features. Let us look at the various game modes first.

Single Game:

This is the simplest way to play a game of soccer on FIFA. You may play against the computer in a variety of difficulty levels, or against other people using different controllers. You can select teams from various leagues all over the world. Whether it is high flying Real Madrid or humble Barnsley, you can pick any team you want.

Teams are updated on FIFA as transfers take place and weekly updates show changes in player form that are sourced from the real life statistics of players during the season. If a player is injured or has a bad game, their stats go down. If they do well, they will see a boost in ability.

Manager Mode / Career Mode:

This allows you to take control of a club and try to win everything with that team. You get various seasons and complete control of what goes on. This includes buying and selling players, as well as selecting what system to play or what tactics to use. You can also enter career mode in the form of a single player, in which you look to make your mark by successfully achieving certain challenges set by the manager.

Pro Mode:

In this mode, you can create a custom player and see how well that player can perform over a period of 5 seasons. You choose the team you want to start off playing for and your first goal is to get yourself picked to play. From there it is possible for the player with the right skills and temperament to progress all the way up to play for the national team. To increase the pro's ability, you must complete challenges set in each game and on a monthly basis.

Online Modes:

There are two major online modes. The first is Seasons, where you play a set of games against various online competitors and bid to go up the league ladder. You start off in division ten and the goal is to win each division and get to division one. Once you top division one, you have won the league title. Win as many league titles as possible then see how you are doing against the best in the world.

The second online mode is FIFA Ultimate Team. This allows you to buy various players through coins and packs (that can be purchased for real money) to make your custom dream team. The better you do in matches and tournaments, the more coins you have. Create the best team possible and challenge players online, or play single player games with that team.

The bonus edition gives you 25 free Gold packs, which will contain various gold players, contracts and other accessories needed for the Ultimate Team.

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Posted:
2012-10-15

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

PlayStation 3

4.2

To start, you select a flag from the menu screen to indicate your affiliation. It doesn’t have any impact in the rest of the game, and is the extent of nationalism you’ll be afforded. There is no Career mode, only an Olympic Games mode, a Training mode, and a Challenges mode. When you enter the Olympic Games, you have immediate access to all the possible games and can play any of them, or set up a playlist to play any, or all, in any order you choose. It allows for an enormous amount of free reign in how you want to play, but doesn't convey the sense in the slightest that you are a participant in the Olympic Games. It’s more like you’re at an Olympic Arcade.

The games might make you feel like you’re at an arcade more than the Olympics, but at least the games in the arcade are fun. All fourteen games are played very differently using the controller. Some, you might have to tap the triggers for balance. Others might use the analog sticks, others the face buttons. All told, the games provide a pleasant mix of styles that give any gamer the opportunity to really practice that manual dexterity. Indeed, it could easily be used as a warm-up for more demanding games.

One thing that you’ll find extremely enjoyable as you play through the Olympic Games represented is the addition of a first-person viewpoint. This allows you to play through the eyes of your athlete, replete with goggles over your vision and motion blurring at the edges. Getting to perform these sports in first-person view is thrilling, but again, it’s tough to feel like you’re taking a character through the Olympics and trying to earn them medals, because there is no customization, no naming or other statistics, and therefore no reason to care.

The online aspect of Vancouver 2010 is one thing that is done very well in this title, and it is here that a player can acquire a medal for their performances. The multiplayer allows up to four different players to compete in either a single event, or a series of events. These competitions will end up leading to medals for the participants, which you’ll get to see on your way back to the lobby. It’s nice to have at least one portion of the game where medals are handed out.

Unfortunately, despite Vancouver 2010 doing some things pretty well, it does other things poorly. If it was handed a medal, I believe it would receive the bronze.

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Posted:
2013-08-23

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

7.0

FIFA 13 is the latest edition of the best selling and award winning soccer game series from EA Sports. FIFA 13 Bonus Edition is specific to the PS3 and Xbox 360 console and has all the great features of the regular FIFA 13 game, as well as some bonus content and game features. Let us look at the various game modes first.

Single Game:

This is the simplest way to play a game of soccer on FIFA. You may play against the computer in a variety of difficulty levels, or against other people using different controllers. You can select teams from various leagues all over the world. Whether it is high flying Real Madrid or humble Barnsley, you can pick any team you want.

Teams are updated on FIFA as transfers take place and weekly updates show changes in player form that are sourced from the real life statistics of players during the season. If a player is injured or has a bad game, their stats go down. If they do well, they will see a boost in ability.

Manager Mode / Career Mode:

This allows you to take control of a club and try to win everything with that team. You get various seasons and complete control of what goes on. This includes buying and selling players, as well as selecting what system to play or what tactics to use. You can also enter career mode in the form of a single player, in which you look to make your mark by successfully achieving certain challenges set by the manager.

Pro Mode:

In this mode, you can create a custom player and see how well that player can perform over a period of 5 seasons. You choose the team you want to start off playing for and your first goal is to get yourself picked to play. From there it is possible for the player with the right skills and temperament to progress all the way up to play for the national team. To increase the pro's ability, you must complete challenges set in each game and on a monthly basis.

Online Modes:

There are two major online modes. The first is Seasons, where you play a set of games against various online competitors and bid to go up the league ladder. You start off in division ten and the goal is to win each division and get to division one. Once you top division one, you have won the league title. Win as many league titles as possible then see how you are doing against the best in the world.

The second online mode is FIFA Ultimate Team. This allows you to buy various players through coins and packs (that can be purchased for real money) to make your custom dream team. The better you do in matches and tournaments, the more coins you have. Create the best team possible and challenge players online, or play single player games with that team.

The bonus edition gives you 25 free Gold packs, which will contain various gold players, contracts and other accessories needed for the Ultimate Team.

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Posted:
2014-03-19

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

Xbox 360

4.2

To start, you select a flag from the menu screen to indicate your affiliation. It doesn't have any impact in the rest of the game, and is the extent of nationalism you'll be afforded. There is no Career mode, only an Olympic Games mode, a Training mode, and a Challenges mode. When you enter the Olympic Games, you have immediate access to all the possible games and can play any of them, or set up a playlist to play any, or all, in any order you choose. It allows for an enormous amount of free reign in how you want to play, but doesn't convey the sense in the slightest that you are a participant in the Olympic Games. It's more like you're at an Olympic Arcade.

The games might make you feel like you're at an arcade more than the Olympics, but at least the games in the arcade are fun. All fourteen games are played very differently using the controller. Some, you might have to tap the triggers for balance. Others might use the analog sticks, others the face buttons. All told, the games provide a pleasant mix of styles that give any gamer the opportunity to really practice that manual dexterity. Indeed, it could easily be used as a warm-up for more demanding games.

One thing that you'll find extremely enjoyable as you play through the Olympic Games represented is the addition of a first-person viewpoint. This allows you to play through the eyes of your athlete, replete with goggles over your vision and motion blurring at the edges. Getting to perform these sports in first-person view is thrilling, but again, it's tough to feel like you're taking a character through the Olympics and trying to earn them medals, because there is no customization, no naming or other statistics, and therefore no reason to care.

The online aspect of Vancouver 2010 is one thing that is done very well in this title, and it is here that a player can acquire a medal for their performances. The multiplayer allows up to four different players to compete in either a single event, or a series of events. These competitions will end up leading to medals for the participants, which you'll get to see on your way back to the lobby. It's nice to have at least one portion of the game where medals are handed out.

Unfortunately, despite Vancouver 2010 doing some things pretty well, it does other things poorly. If it was handed a medal, I believe it would receive the bronze.

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Posted:
2014-03-19

sophist

Super Gamer Dude

PC Games

4.2

To start, you select a flag from the menu screen to indicate your affiliation. It doesn't have any impact in the rest of the game, and is the extent of nationalism you'll be afforded. There is no Career mode, only an Olympic Games mode, a Training mode, and a Challenges mode. When you enter the Olympic Games, you have immediate access to all the possible games and can play any of them, or set up a playlist to play any, or all, in any order you choose. It allows for an enormous amount of free reign in how you want to play, but doesn't convey the sense in the slightest that you are a participant in the Olympic Games. It's more like you're at an Olympic Arcade.

The games might make you feel like you're at an arcade more than the Olympics, but at least the games in the arcade are fun. All fourteen games are played very differently using the controller. Some, you might have to tap the triggers for balance. Others might use the analog sticks, others the face buttons. All told, the games provide a pleasant mix of styles that give any gamer the opportunity to really practice that manual dexterity. Indeed, it could easily be used as a warm-up for more demanding games.

One thing that you'll find extremely enjoyable as you play through the Olympic Games represented is the addition of a first-person viewpoint. This allows you to play through the eyes of your athlete, replete with goggles over your vision and motion blurring at the edges. Getting to perform these sports in first-person view is thrilling, but again, it's tough to feel like you're taking a character through the Olympics and trying to earn them medals, because there is no customization, no naming or other statistics, and therefore no reason to care.

The online aspect of Vancouver 2010 is one thing that is done very well in this title, and it is here that a player can acquire a medal for their performances. The multiplayer allows up to four different players to compete in either a single event, or a series of events. These competitions will end up leading to medals for the participants, which you'll get to see on your way back to the lobby. It's nice to have at least one portion of the game where medals are handed out.

Unfortunately, despite Vancouver 2010 doing some things pretty well, it does other things poorly. If it was handed a medal, I believe it would receive the bronze.