Saturday, April 30, 2016

Game review: Mass effect 2

Mass Effect 2 is a single-player action role-playing game in which the player takes the role of Commander Shepard through a third-person perspective. Shepard's gender, appearance, military background, combat-training and first name are determined by the player before the game begins. The player may choose to import a character from a completed saved game of the original Mass Effect or start the game with a new hero. Importing an old character allows several decisions the player made in the original game to impact the story of Mass Effect 2 and grants the player a set of starting bonuses. The game has six companions you are able to get very close to these characters and learn a lot about them. The game is one of my favorite games with it's connection with the characters. This game does an amazing job of immersing you into it's atmosphere to feel like your character actually has feelings and responds to things realistically. IGN gave this game a 9.6 out of 10 which is appropriate for what this game provides and stands for. I would personally rate it a 9.2 out of 10 for how amazing this game is. I would recommend this to anybody looking for a story game.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Game review: Minecraft

Minecraft was published in 2011 and is a sandbox video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. Minecraft is an open world game that has no specific goals for the player to accomplish, allowing players a large amount of freedom in choosing how to play the game. However, there is an achievement system. Gameplay by default is first person, but players have the option to play in third person mode. The core gameplay revolves around breaking and placing blocks. The game world is composed of rough 3D objects—mainly cubes—arranged in a fixed grid pattern and representing different materials, such as dirt, stone, various ores, water, lava, tree trunks, etc. While players can move freely across the world, objects can only be placed at fixed locations on the grid. Players can gather these material blocks and place them elsewhere, thus allowing for various constructions. This game is very popular and has expanded from PC to consoles and has a very good reputation. I would rate this game 8 out of ten for it's frequent updates and multiplayer aspects.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Game review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break is set at and around Riverport, where, due to mistakes made by Paul Serene. A time travel experiment goes wrong. Doused in chronon radiation, the material that makes time travel possible, protagonist Jack Joyce and antagonist Paul Serene are granted time-based abilities. For example, both can freeze time and move at higher speeds, whilst a higher dose of chronons means Serene can see into the future to decide which choices to make in the present. Additionally, the collapse of the machine damages the structure of time, causing a "fracture" that means it sporadically freezes for all without time-travel abilities or the correct equipment. Joyce and his ally, Beth Wilder are pursued by Monarch Solutions, a corporation founded by Serene. Additionally, the rules of the arc enforce that time cannot be changed through traveler actions as per Novikov self-consistency principle, Paul Serene gives an example of remembering finding a dead vagrant along with Jack Joyce, and heads to the location of his death, only to startle him and accidentally cause the fall that killed him. Additionally, another enforced rule is that travelers can only move between machines located in different times using the relevant core. It is impossible for the characters to travel back before the first power-up of the core, nor would they be able to travel between different time machines as the cores would be different. This game is very well made it has one of the best stories and has something different. It has a kind of TV show to go along with it and is very interactive. You make choices throughout the game and those choices not only affect you but also affect everything around you. This is one of the best games I have played I would rate this game 9 1/2 out of 10.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Game review: Forza horizon 2

Forza horizon 2 is a racing game. Forza Horizon 2 takes place during the fictional "Horizon Festival", this time being held in southern Europe, focusing on southern France and northern Italy. The game world has approximately three times more drivable area than that for the original Forza Horizon, with events set in Provence, Tuscany and Côte d'Azur, among other regions. Players will explore the region, taking part in races and special events in order to advance through the game. Events can take place at day or night, and a dynamic weather system is being added for the first time in a Forza-series game. Among new features in the game is the "Bucket List", which is a group of challenges for the player to complete, similar to the 1000 Club in Forza Horizon. There will be two separate lists one for France and another for Italy. "Co-Op Bucket Lists" are available when a player goes to the online version of the map, and can complete the bucket lists with a random person or invite a friend. It has also been confirmed that these challenges will be continuously updated to provide new challenges throughout the map. Car Meets are an online mode where players can meet up online and compare their cars, similar to "Forzavista" mode in Forza Motorsport 5. Players will also be able to interact with each other in Car Meets, including sharing tuning setups and liveries. For what this game represents and the options you have in this game I would rate this game a 8 out of 10