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GBU game review for Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction


Good: The weapons. In no other series will you find as entertaining of weapons as you do in Ratchet. Well..I’m kidding. I’m sure our wonder-kid would love to correct me about some game released in 1985 that did it before. Blowing up things has never been so much fun. Your weapons upgrade with more use, and also can be tricked out to do more damage. Though anyone whose played this franchise I’m sure will be aware of these already. The game is what’s called “old school” though, is 15 years ago really that old school? Are we just that old? It’s a game that’s more focused on fun than beating other people up and full-filling your childhood urge to beat up the playground bully that you never got to by beating someone in a online format. I’ll just put it that way. I like the bitter this morning. Put extra in it in my coffee this morning.
The story line is fun, and even at times entertaining. It wont be winning awards like Star Wars Force Unleashed but it’s fun.

Bad: The sixaxis controls are either good. or annoying. You’ll have to open a door so up will pop this little electrical board. Or that’s what I call it. You’ll have to juggle this little ball as the electrical current. It can get frustrating the 10th time you do it. Keep it at 5.

Ugly: The cutscenes after you fly in on your jet. You see the same scene twice. With a woosh. Then as ratchet gets to the planet the music just stops. Silence. Then he lands. woosh again. Then he jumps out. It’s all so oddly cropped.

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July 13, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , | Comments Off on GBU game review for Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction

GBU game review for Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare (Xbox360)

I got to thinking about this one the other day when Activision announced that the ‘Call of Duty’ name is back in the Modern Warfare 2 title…….whatever Activision, what we have here is an awesome military first person shooter and it’s upcoming sequel should be as great if not better. Here’s my thoughts on the game that took the series out of the tired WW2 theme (which Activision made sure to take it back to). I played through it on the Xbox360, the same experience can be had on the PC and the PS3 as well.

The Good – The single player campaign has some of the most intense first person shooter action around, it’s top notch quality from beginning to end. As the title implies it’s in a modern day setting so all the weapons are current, and the locales are straight from today’s headlines. Levels that put a new spin on your average shooter such as the ‘Death From Above’ level, and the sniper levels are incredibly tense. Tons of cinematic moments weave seamlessly into the gameplay. Graphics engine that’s detailed, fast and smooth, so much in fact that the next game in the series(World At War) used the same engine and runs great on the major platforms(PC,360,PS3). Multiplayer that many gamers swear by, it’s still high up on the xbox live activity list.

The Bad – The campaign is VERY short…probably take most gamers like 6hrs. to get through…AI isn’t always the smartest…umm, there’s not much else in this game that I think is bad. Maybe the intensity will tire some out *shrugs*.

The UglyThe rap song that plays during the ending credits….talk about out of place.

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