Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of the Year: 2013

The end of the year is closing in. It has been a great year, especially with the launch of the PS4, but more importantly my life has gotten a lot better. I am with the best girlfriend I could ever ask for and I am quite comfortable with my life. 2014 will be even better, especially with plans to include my girlfriend into my YouTube channel. Which will be fantastic! 

As far as gaming goes, this years E3 really was spectacular. With the launch of the new consoles, it has been really hard on my wallet but very good. Assassins Creed IV has been my favorite game of the year with Grand Theft Auto V as a close second. 

I hope the coming year brings great fortune to the PS4 with plenty of releases. That has been the most disappointing of this year, with the release of a great console I have barely gotten any GREAT games with it. This will definitely change in the future though which is fantastic. 

2013 also marked the year that I got back into MMORPGS. I have recently bought Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. If you want to play with me I am on Excalibur, Lutheus Palandrusk is the name. I am really excited for the game to come to PS4, as I am just having a tremendously fun time casually play the game. 

My biggest goal for the new year is to update my YouTube channel more frequently as well as the blog. I want to get a bigger presence on YouTube and gain a lot more followers. I have plans on how to reach out to more viewers instead of just Lets Plays.  Does anyone have any suggestions? 


So I figured I'll also update on what I received for Christmas. I got a new router, the Playstation 4 Camera, a charger station, and Knack. With the camera I plan on streaming more to twitch (www.twitch.tv/sinisterdragon). And when twitch starts to support archiving with the PS4, I can start doing reviews of video games. That should be a lot of fun. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Long Overdue

This is long overdue, but for good reason. I have VERY busy with my PS4. I got it a day early and have not stopped playing it. But, enough with the excuses, I will detail my experience thus far with the new Playstation 4. 

I received my PS4 on Thursday which was definitely a pleasant surprise. I was Ready to get to play, I purchased Assassin's Creed 4, FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Need for Speeed: Rivals. Needless to say I was stoked. 

That first day I spent about an hour and a half in each game getting the feel for it. I will have more detailed Reviews of each in the coming weeks. Here are some preliminary thoughts about those games plus DC Universe Online, ContrastResogunWarframe, and Blacklight: Retribution. These were free games, either free-to-play or PS+

AC4 - GREAT GAME! Probably my favorite title of the series as of yet. The ship battles are glorious and everything about it seem so much smoother. The visuals are unparallelled, I feel like I am in the Caribbean. There are some free running bugs and I always hate running up the wrong building. Note: Already Beat. 

CoD - Unfortunately the story was convoluted and lackluster. I beat it very fast which was sad. The multiplayer on the other hand is definitely the best yet. The controller is so much suited for FPS titles now. It feels...fantastic to say the least.

FIFA 14 - JUST WOW. Animations, crowds, and physics feel so realistic. A huge step up for the series.

NFS: R - Best arcade racing game yet. It is Burnout Paradise mixed with Demon Souls. It is hard but a lot of fun. The cars look insanely good and the environments look even better. The power behind the PS4 is amazing

Resogun - It is Super Stardust on roids, it is made by the same people. A lot of fun just like Super Stardust HD.  FREE WITH PS+

Contrast - creepy puzzle game. Haven't played much. FREE WITH PS+

Warframe - Really cool dungeon crawler-esque game where you control a warframe (you can change your type) and shoot and kill and complete missions. Littered with micro transactions as it is a Free-2-play game. But I find it a lot of fun

DCUO - Really fun FREE MMORPG for the PS4. I play with my brother which is nice. You can create a superhero and there are tons of options. 

Blacklight - An Alpha build (Very buggy) FPS multiplayer game. Also F2P, doesn't have many micro transactions as of yet but unlike Warframe it is not pay to win. Which is nice. You can be really good without spending a single di0me in the game. 


The system is so much better than the PS3. My favorite feature by far is the fact that we can play different games and we can talk to each other. You need to hook it up online man if not for that fact alone. I also love that I can buy a game while playing a game and that downloads never pause even when you play online. The standby mode is very nice where it downloads and installs updates to your games with it in a super-low-power state. 

The system is inconspicuous and yet so stylish. The subtle glowing line is a very nice touch. It just a marvelous piece of machinery. 

I experience no slow-down when I am doing a million and 1 things on the machine. It is incredible and it is only bound to get better which is awesome.