Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crysis 2 Demo Out Today!

Thought I'd make a post and update everyone.

The Condemned review is going well and should be out shortly, now for the important part.

Crysis 2 Demo is out right now, check the screenshots below.



The demo appears to be only multiplayer.

For anyone interested in playing it, here are my specs/game settings:

Specs
CPU: PhenomII 965 @3.4Ghz (125W)
GPU: ATI HD6950 (unlocked)
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Drives: 1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
OS: Windows 7 x64

Settings
Resolution: 1440x900
Graphics settings set to 'Hardcore'

I never dropped below 60FPS, usually around ~65FPS


Go play it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Update on the review.

Hey everyone, I know it's been a while since my last post, I've been looking into the Condemned games, I just need to pick them up and play them.

I made the decision to play the Condemned series due to having such a great time playing Dead Space 2. I then decided to go with the suggestion after a bit of research.

I will start with Condemned: Criminal Origins and follow up with a review of Condemned 2: Bloodshot.


Check back  frequently!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's that time again.

I'm looking for suggestions on some games to review, so comment in!

A thanks to all of my followers again, I really appreciate it, looking forward to reviewing more games.

On a random note, here is a picture I found of Crysis 2. I hope it looks this great on launch day and the computer hardware required isn't too crazy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dead Space 2 Review (PC)

   Well, first I'll tell you the main things that I take into account when reviewing a game: Graphics, Feel and most importantly Experience. Graphics is a rating based on how good the game looks and how visually immersive the game is. Feel is a rating based on how immersive the game environment is and how the overall setting ties into the experience. Most importantly is Experience, experience is the rating based on how immersed I was and how the gameplay felt and how much fun the game was, as well as replayability. All rankings will be out of ten, and there will be an overall score (also out of ten).


 

  •  Graphics: 8/10

          The graphics in Dead Space 2 are actually very well done. The game looks visually great and they were right on with the environment. They improved the graphics over the original Dead Space by a moderate amount (at least the textures seem better) which is an improvement.


  • Feel: 9/10

          Dead Space 2 did a particularly good job in this portion. The environment was both immersive and scary-as-hell. There were occasions when the mood was so well done and the game was so immersive that i actually physically jumped out of my seat. I really can not say enough about how well done the setting is, it reminds me of FEAR 2 but maybe even better (which is saying a lot).

 

  • Experience: 9/10

          The overall experience of this game was great. Dead Space 2 is truly a great game. It has it all: Setting,  good graphics, great game mechanics (actually improved significantly over Dead Space) and best of all, they all tie in perfectly together. Playing this game was a smooth experience that is just plain fun, there is no part that seems to stick out (bad or even too good) of the overall experience.


 

  • Overall: 9/10

          This game is great. I highly recommend it to anyone who really enjoyed the original Dead Space. It carries over the basic mechanics and improves on everything else, as a sequel, it really does its job. Great game in general however, even if you have not played the original, this is a great game, but I would recommend playing the original first as this kind of continues the original story.




Thank you to all of my viewers and followers, and as always, leave a comment with your opinion/advice and I will do what I can.

Dead Space 2 Coming Soon

UPDATE:

I am currently playing/reviewing Dead Space 2 as requested by comments. I should have a review out shortly.

Homefront is now on my list to buy (when it comes out).

Thanks for the comments so far, I am still looking for game review ideas and feedback so keep it coming!

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Review Ideas?

Since I have finished my first review, I was wondering if anyone has any idea what I should review next?

Leave a comment to let me know please!

Crysis - excluding Warhead (PC Only)

What can I say about Crysis?

          Well, first I'll tell you the main things that I take into account when reviewing a game: Graphics, Feel and most importantly Experience. Graphics is a rating based on how good the game looks and how visually immersive the game is. Feel is a rating based on how immersive the game environment is and how the overall setting ties into the experience. Most importantly is Experience, experience is the rating based on how immersed I was and how the gameplay felt and how much fun the game was, as well as replayability. All rankings will be out of ten, and there will be an overall score (also out of ten)

  • Graphics: 10/10


           The graphics are amazing in this game. One problem with that is, your graphics card better be up to date! I played this game with a 6950 and had no problems, It would behoove you to look up the recommended specs before playing, or download a demo to see what frames you will get (noting that the demo is not updated so you will probably get better FPS in the final version).

  • Feel: 8/10

          The feel of this game was actually great. The environment was very realistic which really helped you get into it. The setting(s) were great feeling and very well done. There is, however, one exception to all of this praise.  The levels were just that, levels. It seems like they were trying to hide the linearity by making it "seem" like it was an open box concept, and they didn't disguise it very well. Most attempts to veer off course are met by very high rocks (more like cliff sides) or the likes, quickly dispelling that illusion.

  • Experience: 6/10

          Of course you will want to know why this was a 6/10, a pretty low score here is not good. The game was nothing new really, it was like a linear game of Call Of Duty or the likes. The story was not very good, I didn't care what was happening in cut-scenes. The added abilities of Extra Strength, Higher Speed and Invisibility was a good concept but poorly executed, since i found out early game that going invisible, lining up your headshot, uncloaking, shooting then re-cloaking was the best method of eliminating threats (so it felt more like a game of Splinter Cell than anything) . So the game turned out to be nothing more than an FPS/Splinter Cell mix (depending on which way you play it) that was very amusing and pretty but didn't stick out in gameplay. It's replayability is zero unless you want to play online.

  • Overall: 8/10

           It is fun to play at first since it looks so great but in the end it doesn't pull it out in gameplay or story. Fun thing to do when you're bored if you have newer hardware in your PC, doesn't catch your attention for too long but for a couple of hours you'll be having fun with physics related gameplay (blowing stuff up probably) that is amusing.



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  • This Blog is very new everyone, I will be posting a review for the PC only game Crysis later on today if all goes well. 
  • So in this first post I'd like to say that I have no schedule to my reviews being posted. So check in often to see if there is a new one!
  • I will be making a twitter account shortly so that my followers can stay updated, when it is done it will be posted under information probably.
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