Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - Multiplayer 1

I am really enjoying the Multiplayer in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. This round was before I actually discovered the beauty of the Bow. I have been playing non-stop for a while now and I really love the Bow. Definitely my play style, I use the bow as more of a support tool staying back and helping my teammates. Though, I have a montage of my bow coming up, I do sometimes go in and fight them head on with the bow. Anyways heres a first look at the Multiplayer in Tomb Raider

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Opinion: EA and Microsoft paying Youtuber

Here is my whole opinion on what is going on with the whole EA and Microsoft paying Youtubers to say good things about them. First off, you can not blame the Youtubers, this is their job and they need money, yes they ahve the decision to either comply with them or not. I'm pretty sure most of them believe what they are saying also, of course they are the few that will do it just for the money.

You know what, who cares? If a video is coming off like an advertisment...then it probably is. Take what you see on Youtube with a grain a salt, do more research than watching one persons video. This is being blown way out of proportion to begin with. It is common practice and people need to get over it, thinking of it as infomercials....or product placements within movies. 

With that, I can see how people may be upset with the situation. They are thinking their favorite Youtuber is being pressured to report on something they might like. Which is a reasonable reason to be upset, but one has to see that this is their job. Watch more footage of gameplay and form your own opinions. That is what is important, that you form your OWN opinion about stuff and not play/buy something just because your favorite Youtuber said he liked it.

What really is pissing me off is King trying to trademark "candy" and going after smaller companies with "saga" and "candy" in it. Their excuse for going after The Banner Saga is completely ludacris. I'm hoping some companies form an appeal for the trademark to put King into their place. They are basically bullies right now. 

What are your thoughts/opinions on this? 
Have you been in a situation where you recieved money for saying good things about a company?

Monday, January 20, 2014

First Play: Trine 2 - Complete Story

Yesterday I purchased Trine 2 - Complete Story for the PS4. I was looking for a fun, engaging, and challenging co-op game. These are hard to come by, especially for the Playstation 4. It was between Trine 2 and Tiny Brains; I will inevitably purchase both in the end, but I went ahead and got Trine 2 first. 

Finding a game that my girlfriend will enjoy was the priority for the purchase, and I must say it was worth it. We have only spent about 2 hours with the game, but we are thoroughly enjoying the game. My girlfriend, Kim, loves to play as the Thief, Zoya. Using the grappling hook is her favorite mechanic so far, even if she does complain that the game is a little too hard. See, she is relatively new to gaming, only playing Mario games before; so finding a game she can enjoy is quite difficult. 

Personally, my first impression of the game is that it is stunning. I can not wait to venture forth into the different environments as what I have seen far is breathtaking. The environments feel very organic and alive and I constantly catch myself just staring into the backgrounds as Kim fights hordes of monsters. 

The puzzle elements of the game constantly keep us thinking about how to get to new heights and acquire more XP. Fighting is fun and equally hilarious finding new ways to vanquish the enemies with different combinations from the heroes. Kim and I have vowed that we will platinum the game and earn all the trophies, that is how much we are enjoying the game. On top of beautiful environments, top-notch puzzles, the story pretty engaging as well. We haven't learned the reason why the Trine reached out to us, but we are itching to play more to find out the reason. 

A proper review will come in the future, when we get further into the game. But as of right now, I would totally recommend it to everyone. Especially, for those who want a fun local co-op game to enjoy with friends and significant others. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Looking Foward - January '14

What am I looking forward to this month? There is one major release that I am definitely going to pick up, and that is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. With the Definitive Edition, I will be able to experience the game as the developers intended it to be experienced, as I have just beaten it on the PS3. With the improved visuals and clarity, I expect for a better more thrilling adventure. Though, I am saddened that no new content will be added, but that is alright as I enjoyed the game so much I am willing to pay for it again. 

Steam DevDays is happening this month, so I am looking forward to what news comes out of that. News already broke that the steam controller is ditching the touchscreen in favor for 6 physical buttons. That is a welcomed change, I did not like the touchscreen idea one bit. 

Bioshock InfiniteDmC, and Don't Starve hit the PS+ Instant Collection this month. Will pick, up DmC and Don't Starve, as I already have Bioshock Infinite on the PC. In fact, those two games were already released in the first week of the month. I have been spending some time with Don't Starve, it is a grueling game that I find quite rewarding. Definitely worth playing the game, but of course not too long because  you WILL get frustrated....and die a lot.

Well, that is pretty much all that I am really looking forward to this month. Not many game releases that I am excited for, unlike next month!