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Killzone 3 Trailer Afterthoughts – is a new combat system neccessary?

Should I give a damn about this game? You’re changing the mechanic’s already? Now I don’t always ascribe to the hype going on, I was told about the game being touted as a “halo killer” about 3 years post release (not really that long just sayin’), but sometimes the haters are right.While Killzone 2 was an enjoyable experience in that it was intense, graphically pleasing, a lot of engaging storyline stuff, I ultimately put it down due to tear out my eyes boredom. This is not to say the game is not a 90, or a 100, but that I grew tired fast.  To put this all together I actually enjoyed the first Killzone more than kz2. Shocking as that may seem to “double r”.

Video HERE: http://www.viddler.com/simple_on_site/7deb36f

Maybe I totally am taking ALL of this the wrong way but…the question I am going to raise after watching this is, did you really need to add that change to the combat system. A slow moving melee (shudder) attack? Are they somehow blurring the world of Fallout 3 with the VATS system and the Call of Duty Series. I’m going to toss out an insult, be in one of those friendly I love you but I’m still a little pissed at you insults but…Killzone 2 = A Call of Duty Expansion. INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE.

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , | 4 Comments

GBU Game Review for Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox360)

Here’s what’s probably the biggest release of the year. I can’t remember the last time a game sold 5 million copies on it’s 1st day of release….dang. How do those guys sleep at night….probably on mattresses of money 🙂 Anyways, I’ll be reviewing the single player campaign, which gets a 9/10 from me. I played through the 360 version but the game is also available on the PC and PS3 as well.

The Good – Like the last Modern Warfare game, this is top notch first person shooter action. The action here is simply explosive, think of the good summer blockbuster movies out there, take their most exciting parts experienced over the length of a game and that’s what you got here. The story picks up 5 yrs. later, and keeping form you play as a few different characters throughout, all tied to the big picture at hand. Which obviously has to do with war, deception, and sometimes just downright insanity. The feeling from fighting in the streets in a random suburb of America is just crazy. It’s fun, exciting, over the top cinematic style is not something you see performed consistently in alot of games. It’s pulled off here with panache.
The graphics are some of the best this console generation, all moving at a fast, silky smooth framerate. I feel the campaign is a good deal longer than the 1st game, I’d say it’s just right. There’s a ridiculous amount of ‘holy crap’ moments, to the point where I would just need a break cuz my nerves would be rattled. The gameplay feels great, controls are tight and feel just right. There’s a crap-ton of different guns everywhere at any given time. Being taken to all kinds of different locales gives every level a distinct feel. The action changes up sometimes with short vehicle sequences that keep you charged. This game’s a good substitute for Red Bull 🙂 Highly recommended.

The Bad
– There’s a few parts in the game, I can think of maybe 3-4, where things just get ridiculously difficult. I played on regular, which is the game’s normal difficulty, and just couldn’t understand why it was so tough to get through these few parts. Except in the Rio de Janiero level, getting killed by guys standing on the roofs of shacks is just annoying when you don’t notice them at first. I spoke with our friend Jack, the super hardcore mouse/keyboard PC shooter guy, and he had the same issues on the same sections playing on PC. A little more tweaking on those few portions would’ve made the campaign almost perfect. While the story is really good, narrative needs a little work. Sometimes the plot gets a little confusing when the game switches up the characters you’re playing as.

The Ugly – It’s pretty obvious, anybody who knows the game enough knows about the controversy with the “No Russian” level. It’s dark, grim and uncomfortable. You have the option to not play it at all, but it works in the context of the story. It isn’t till near the end where it kinda makes sense for the devs to make you feel this way at this part in the storyline.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GBU Game Review for Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox360)

Modern Warfare 2-themed Xbox360

I just read on joystiq, another 360 bundle is coming our way. Themed after the latest Call of Duty that’s coming soon, Modern Warfare 2, also shipping with a 250GB hard drive(!), 2 wireless controllers, and of course a copy of Modern Warfare 2, for $399. Maybe this is where that 250GB 360 rumor came from that we reported on many podcast moons ago. But it looks like Microsoft won’t be making that huge hard drive available separately anytime soon, they probably wanna gauge the demand, but since they’re screwing us on the 120gig’s price, I’d think it’s kinda hard to do that. Anyways, this awesome sounding limited edition package drops when the game does, 11/10/09, available for pre-order now.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | Comments Off on Modern Warfare 2-themed Xbox360

Modern Warfare 2 trailer, Oorah!!

So yeah, gametrailers came through with the full trailer for Modern Warfare 2….The continuation of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (durr), looks like the devs, Infinity Ward, are dropping the Call of Duty name. Why, who knows, maybe cuz IW wants to keep their war games in the modern world now, and their publisher, Activision, doesn’t mind going down the WWII road over and over again, even with different devs. Don’t get me wrong, Call of Duty:World At War is pretty tight, but I guess consumers might get confused, this way they know MW is, well, modern….and COD probably stays WWII, but I could be wrong…either way, enjoy the new trailer, whichs looks slick as ever with new snow environments and an even bigger scope in cinematic action than before. Coming 11-10-09.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment