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GBU for Damnation ( PC, 360)


Greetings! This is my first posting to MCC and I wanted to stick to the new tradition here and introduce a little about myself. My name is Mark aka Scotrun or Ziggie to my friends. I have been a gamer since I can remember and have loved them since my dad brought home a Commodore 64 from work one night. I play a lot of PC games but do enjoy the console life as well. I truly love the MMORPG genre and have played many including World of Warcraft, which I have been clean from for quite awhile now. Thank You : o) I enjoy all kinds of games from Shooters to RPGs and hope to share my perspective and love of games.  So here is my first review, enjoy.

This is the latest game release from Codemaster, makers of popular racing games such as Grid and Dirt. If you were fortunate to pre-order this game via Steam you also received another Codemaster’s classic called Second Sight, a very fun but slightly aged graphic engine type of 3rd person perspective game combing a shooter with using Psychic abilities. Although irrelevant to this game Codemaster puts a unique twist once again on a classic 3rd person view shooter by combing it with elements similar to those in the Prince of Persia series truly living up to its reputation as being billed “A shooter gone vertical”.


Good: Being a fan of tabletop RPGs I have enjoyed my fair share of genres including steampunk, a genre that this game allows for fans to play and in my opinion thoroughly enjoy. Graphically this game runs very smooth with great textures when run on high settings across the board. The levels are amazingly large with tall structures of factories one would commonly find in an industrial environment. Because of these large and high standing buildings the game truly shines in that you must climb, leap and maneuver your way among them while at most times fighting off a considerable amount of bad guys. The combat system works similar to those who are familiar with Grand Theft Auto versions for the PC, where right clicking draws your gun and left clicking allows you to fire. This style of aiming system allows you fire and kill enemies quickly while jumping from buildings or even doing it right after jumping through a glass window for a coolness factor. After 13 hours of game play later this game was definitely a fun catch. For fans of Prince of Persia style game play and puzzles along with steam driven weaponry it will surely hold your interest. Co-op players of the crowd there is a co-op mode but I have been unable to try it out as of late.

Bad: The unfortunate problem with these types of games is that jumping puzzles get repetitive and along with it comes boredom of figuring out the same puzzle, which this game unfortunately falls victim too. These sequences get split up with the addition to the shooter aspect of the game but this also becomes repetitive as well for you find yourself fighting more and more of the same quality AI. Another problem that is annoying is that you can only hold three weapons on you at a time. New weapons are available from the fallen bad guys as you move on your way; however, I found myself keeping to the weapons that were given to me at the beginning of the game because of the lack of ammo for the newer weapons. It was easier to keep my weapons then pick up the so-called upgrades.

Ugly: The only real thing I truly did hate about this game was the enemies always getting shotguns. I can’t even count how many time I jumped thru a window or jumped from a building only to get one shotted in the face by a surprise enemy.  They were everywhere! Behind corners, behind windows, even on the tops of ladder to shoot you square in the face. Beware of the shotgun barrel stare is all I got to say.

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Mario Brothers for the Wii!

Straight from e3, Nintendo has announced a new mario!Call DUH DUH DUH “New Super Mario Bros” In 4d? what is 4d? I know of a british music label 4d? Or was that 4ad..4 player co-op that side scrolls. You hold the wii mode to the side ala the old nintendo style! Bewm. I’m so buying this for me an’ baby girl! Pictures/Screen Shots come from kotaku’s live feed.


June 2, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on New Mario Brothers for the Wii!