Thursday, February 26, 2015

Better Call Saul Review

                                                   
                           http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/15/better-call-saul-poster-revealed
                     “The name’s Saul as in s’all good, man!”
   Better Call Saul is the prequel to Breaking Bad that has come out at an odd time for AMC, a channel criticized for not being able to create new dramas, and stretching out the ones they already have. This is proven through the recently announced The Walking Dead spin-off and Better Call Saul only enforces that criticism. Better Call Saul has already been called a “money grab” and has brought a mixed review of expectations.  Even if it is a money grab, or a stretching out of Breaking Bad, it doesn’t matter because it’s a pretty darn good show. 
 The show premiered on Sunday, February 8 with “Uno” then came back on the next day with “Mijo.” This Monday time slot is here to stay with the next episode being “Nacho.” This review will encompass these first three episodes.
 Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is the dirty lawyer that’s in cahoots with Walter White and his drug business. Saul was a fan favorite, so why not make a Breaking Bad prequel? The show takes place before Breaking Bad with Jimmy McGill (Saul before he changed his name). It will be about how Jimmy becomes Saul in both personality and circumstance. Watching the show is a little sad because we know what type of person Saul becomes. We know he will go down an evil path like Walter White did.  
 Jimmy is living a pathetic life of an underpaid public defender. He lives in the back of a nail salon which also acts as his office. This is both humorous and melancholy.  We soon learn that he has to take care of Chuck. Chuck used to be a part of a big firm, but has to quit due to a phobia of electricity.  His old firm is paying him off with small amounts of money that he doesn’t deserve. Jimmy has to deal with this, but also has to deal with the criminal undertakings he gets dragged into. He starts to partake in unethical ways of gaining money and is uneasy about this, but soon realizes he’s actually pretty good at it. This new found money is used to raise his lawyer business and fight back against the large firm that treated him and Chuck so badly.
 Seeing Jimmy’s mind at work is truly something special. He is a smart yet very awkward character. His schemes are sophisticated yet humorous. You can see remnants of Saul in Jimmy’s personality.  Jimmy McGill makes the show with a great supporting cast. If you liked Breaking Bad, you will love Better Call Saul.
 Better Call Saul’s first season is already better then Breaking Bad. This is because Saul gets right into the plot while it took Breaking Bad a while to get into those nail biting moments. It’s amazing how you can find yourself on the edge of your seat while watching Better Call Saul. It also offers some dark comedy that’s pretty funny. My favorite is Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks) as a parking attendant. Better Call Saul offers everything from action to comedy and it is all put together with amazing camera work and performances from the whole cast.

 Better Call Saul is best when watched after Breaking Bad, but can still be enjoyed by newcomers. It is rated TV-14 and it is on AMC every Monday. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Batman Arkham Knight trailer

It was recently announced that its rated M. This is probably one of my most anticipated games!


Dying Light's special edition costs $387,000

What could this possibly come with! Well here you go:

1. A photo of your face will be on your night hunter character

2. A HUMAN SIZED volatile statue

3. Zombie survival parkour lessons

4. 4 signed steel cases of Dying Light for Xbox One

5. 2 razer tiamat headphones

6. Nigh vision goggles

7. Adult diapers???

8.  Round trip to Techland

9. A party with Steve the zombie consultant

10. Be the Zombie match against Techland devs

11. Custom zombie proof shelter

If you want to spend the money then your very welcome to do so!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What have you guys been up too?

I just got done with Dying Light and enjoyed it. So I'll be starting on the review pretty soon. I also went back to an old game: Shadow of the Colossus. I've never played it before and everyone is saying how good it is so I gave it a try. I am currently on the 8th colossi. TV wise I'm watching a bunch of different shows. These include Gotham, Better Call Saul, The Flash, Arrow, The Blacklist, and The Walking Dead.  I'm working on the Better call Saul review which should be up next week. Short term I'm looking forward to the Order this friday and House of Cards on the 27th. Long term I'm looking forward to an abundance of games that include Arkham Knight, Quantum Break, The Wicher, Uncharted 4, and tones more. Maybe I'll do a post about our most anticipated games...

SO what have you guys been up too?


http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/01/09/shadow-of-the-colossus-film-gets-a-new-writer.aspx?PageIndex=2

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello all

I think everyone would like this one and new The Walking Dead game.We all know of the two game already made the good one made by Telltales and the bad one by Terminal Reality called The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. 
We all hope this time they get it right!  Its being made by  Overkill Software!!!!
Here is a video clip
video
 A link just in case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn9cp_IMXhI#t=180

New E3 Announcement

Bethesda has said that they will have their own E3 show. This is good news for fans because there should be many new announcements. Dishonered 2, and a new Elder Scrolls/ Fallout game come to mind. What are you hoping to hear in Bethesda's E3 show?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Far Cry 4 review


  The Far Cry series has been known for changing immensely from game to game but Far Cry 4 breaks that formula.  I wouldn’t go so far to call it Far Cry 3.5, but it does remind me of the Call of Duty or Assassins Creed series where each game is the same but with new locations, plots, and some new mechanics.  Far Cry 4 is pretty similar to Far Cry 3. It is the same experience just within a new story and location. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing because Far Cry 3 was a good game and as the saying goes: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

 The game follows Ajay Ghale as he travels to the fictional country of Kyrat, in the Himalayas. He was tasked with honoring his mom’s dying wish to spread her ashes in a place called Lakshmana, but gets involved in an all-out Civil War. Pagan Min unjustly became dictator of Kyrat and a group of rebels calling themselves “The Golden Path” are trying to overthrow this tyrannical king. Ajay Ghale gets encompassed with this rebellion and has to choose between two Golden Path leaders, Amita and Sabal.  Amita believes in growing Kyrat to fit in a new world, and Sabal believes in sticking to Kyrat’s religious roots.  You will have to make decisions throughout the game which will affect its outcome. 
 One of my biggest complaints about the game is Ajay Ghale who is a flat character with no personality at all. It seems very unlikely that he would join this rebellion because he has no motive to do so.  Then, within a few hours, he becomes a trained killer that can take care of numerous Pagan Min militia without breaking a sweat.  The development just doesn’t make much sense. The other characters are the complete opposite of Ajay because they are filled with personality. Pagan Min is one of the best parts of the whole game.  He has the perfect attributions that make a good villain, and Troy Baker delivers a foolproof performance that drives home Pagan’s sadistic personality.  It’s too bad that he isn’t in the game more often.

 There is much more to do besides the main campaign. Kyrat is an open map that allows you to encounter one crazy moment after another. The world is filled with life from animals roaming around to shootouts between the Golden Path and Pagan Min’s militia. The back of the case states that every second is a story, and that is definitely true.  You will always encounter something new on your travels. There is an abundance of activities to partake in between story missions. You can climb radio towers which offer a platforming sequence in order to reveal more of the map.  The radio towers reveal enemy outposts to take out. Once you take out outposts more side missions will be revealed.  These missions include hostage rescues, animal hunting, convoy protection, and races. There are some other unique side missions to do such as character given quests. These sub stories include missions from a weapons dealer named Longinus and the two burnouts named Yogi and Reggie. Another unique side mission is Shangri-La which lets you discover the ancient history of Kyrat. These missions offer a new “art” style that is different from the rest of the game. It truly is one of the best, non-campaign, things you can do. That’s not even all of it; Far Cry 4 also offers an arena that lets you test your skills. Basically, it just sends a bunch of enemies your way over a certain amount of rounds. If you get tired of the side missions you could go searching for collectibles.  These include propaganda posters, journals, letters, and masks. Lastly you could just explore Kyrat and find new locations. As you can see there is a lot to do. This is both a bad and a good thing. The good thing is that you get your money’s worth, but the bad thing is that they interrupt the flow of the main story.


 A game wouldn’t be good without excellent gameplay and Far Cry 4 delivers.  There are two paths you could take: gun’s blazing or stealthy. Either path delivers a smooth combat experience.  Animals also take a big role in combat.  A rhino could attack you while you are trying to be stealthy and give away your cover, or you could lure dangerous animals towards your enemies to get the advantage.  Elephants are one of the best parts of the game because you get to ride them. What’s better than shooting rockets while on an elephant that’s tossing people around with their trunks? Another addition is the buzzer which is a mini helicopter that can be helpful in traversal and combat. Far Cry 4 offers a variety of weapons to help accomplish your goals. Round all of this up with excellent shooting mechanics, and Far Cry 4 excels with its gameplay.  It’s just crazy fun, and it all happens within breathtaking graphics.  

  Far Cry 4 offers an online component in three ways. Co-op lets you explore Kyrat with a friend but excludes the story missions.  Competitive multiplayer is different from anything else. One side only uses bow and arrows but has mystical powers, while the other relies on weaponry. Surprisingly, this works pretty well. Lastly, players get to make user generated games and there are some cool creations.

  The game offers an average story in a dense world, but the best part about Far Cry 4 is the craziness of it. You never know what will happen next.  Far Cry is rated M and is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Ps4, Xbox one, and PC.
Far Cry 4 gets a 9.6

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: A new frontier

Advanced Warfare won our game of the year but does it deserve the title?

Call of Duty has always been criticized for being the same thing every game but this new installment has changed the series in a big way. The futuristic setting is the key for this change and its a big relief to see something new

Campaign

The campaign follows Jack Mitchell who is recruited by Jonathon Irons (Kevin Spacey) to join Atlas, a private military force. The best part of the story is Kevin Spacey who brings a stellar performance as the government hating Jonathan Irons. This guy is the perfect character because you can understand his motives and has a certain spark in his personality that makes him interesting. It is great to see how Irons evolves throughout the story. The campaign also brings many other remember able characters  such as Gideon, Cormack, and Ilona. All of them are presented well and I can't wait to see more of them. The gameplay changes the formula with the exosuit which lets you dash in any direction, double jump, and have incredible strength. All the futuristic technology is really what makes this game and it is fun to experiment with all the new toys. My favorite is the grappling hook which offers an all new movement style never before seen in Call of Duty. One of my favorite missions is a stealthy one when you get to use the grappling hook. What makes this mission great is that you are free to go about it how you want. For the most part Call of Duty is a linear experience so this type of mission was great to see. You have all these new tools but I wish you were free to use them how you like instead of following a particular path. Besides that the campaign has a lot to offer.

Multiplayer and Score

The multiplayer follows the same formula as past games but that exosuit is the game changer. It adds a level of verticality that has never been seen before in a Call of Duty game. The dashing lets you escape enemy fire and gives you a fighting change and you feel accomplished every time you get a kill. There are all types of customization options and unique maps to play on. There is also the exo survival which tasks you and friends against waves of enemies. Each wave offering a new surprise.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare gets a 9.6 out of 10

Pictures coming in a year or so

Game of the Year Winners!!!

Most Anticipated Game

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Biggest Letdown

Thief

Best WiiU Exclusive

Mario Kart 8

Best PlayStation Exclusive

Infamous Second Son

Best Xbox Exclusive

Sunset Overdrive

Best Action/Adventure Game

Infamous Second Son

Best Multiplayer

Destiny

Best Remastered Game

Grand Theft Auto 5

Best Shooter

Destiny

Game of the Year

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/02/call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-trailer-reveals-kevin-spacey-exo-armor.aspx

Thanks to those who voted! Lets hope that 2015 will be a great year for games!