This was one of those games I backed on Kickstarter a long time ago that had some serious promise to tell a good horror story and introduce some interesting mechanics to a new game series. It’s a sidescroller that tells a fun detective story. Overall a simple to play game not requiring much in the way of fast pace button mashing. A chill and thoughtful game that puts you into a Future filled with interesting characters and a story that makes you think about the world it’s introducing to you.

The bases of the game is to search for clues to progress the story. Action and horror wise it holds a silent creepy something is around the corner stalking you vibe to it. Personally I LOVE that feel. It’s very puzzle heavy in that you will be put into places that require you to remember places for items you check thru out the game. Take notes! Read logs and really it homes in on your ability to be a true detective.

Some of the puzzles are rather hard and a couple of em I found myself saying “DUH! Why didn’t I think of that!!”..which is exactly what you want out of game like this. It’s fun!

In terms of content I am pleased with it. It turned the gears in my head I wanted it too and really I hope we get more of this series in the future as it has a cool world to explore and a very interesting story to tell!

More Doom Eternal CONTENT!! What could possibly go wrong!!

So to begin with the DLC is in two parts which is fine but .. costly..20$ a pop.. Now the content for DLC 1 is pretty long and worth the money. You learn more about the lore, find some interesting puzzles and even deal with some new monsters. Which is fun and difficult as it’s adding to the story of Doom Eternal. So don’t expect an easy ride! If you didn’t finish Doom Eternal don’t play the DLC thinking it’s going to give you a learning curve… IT WON’T!

Much of what you learned from the base game is important to keep in mind for the DLC. You must be comfortable with using bombs, the chainsaw, understanding the weapon timing, and so on. The lore takes us into a interesting part of the lore and while I don’t want to spoil anything I WILL say it’s FILLED!! with content about the slayers past and the demons. Fun little details that I think make it worth the price point.

Part two introduces some new weapon mechanics, some newish..monsters?…kind of… puzzles and of course continues directly after DLC 1. It’s shorter in terms of content but brutally harder than DLC 1. You deal with a great deal coming at you and at times it can be frustrating but once you figure out patterns and again learn more about how everything works.. it’s fairly easy to progress.

Lots of crazy stuff happens in the lore with this DLC and it’s supppppper cool to see it all go down the way it does! However again it’s short and sweet. Personally I don’t know why they cut it up into two parts. It feels like 1 arch for the story but maybe cause of development…who knows? Do I think we will see a part 3….MAYBE!! but only time will tell…meh

This game was released in 2009 for the PS3 but Remastered in 2019 for the PS4. This is one of few games I can say I spent the entire day playing and FINISHED in 24 hours. It’s amazing and I never wrote about it because I’M A KNUCKLE HEAD and didn’t have this site to write on yet….anyway…here…we…go

To begin with this game has everything in it you want as a Ghostbusters Fan. I personally consider this the third film considering it’s writing is amazing, the cast is all the original cast “Minus Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis”. The soundtrack is amazing and sets the mood for a great Ghostbusters story. The graphics for this version of the game have been updated and are pretty great for a 10 year old game.

It plays as a third person Action Adventure game and is pretty easy to handle in terms of control. You start the game equipped with a standard Proton pack which blasts and is used to catch ghost. By directing the beam you weaken each ghost and than use another button to set a trap and direct the ghost to the trap. You are given money based on each ghost you catch which is used to upgrade the beams speed and traps.

As you progress thru the story as a Rookie Ghostbuster with no name you are given others blasters and other options for how to deal with each obstacle that comes. The game is very story driven and pretty linear in terms of how it goes. You follow the Ghostbusters who aren’t a bad part of the game in terms of protecting and keeping alive. Yes they can fall to the ground but picking em up is easy and you can’t really die in the game unless all of your partners can’t revive you.

The game AutoSaves so it’s not so frustrating to continue on. Over all I love this game and it’s probably one of my favorite games to play of all time. You can get it for about 20 $ currently on all current gen systems and if you’re a Ghostbusters fan I highly suggest you do!

So this one took me a bit because it’s a collection of games and I only finished the first 4. Castlevania 1 – 4… Having barely played the first 3 before.. it was intersting.. so here..we..go

Well to begin with I have written about my love for this series in the past. I grew up with Super Castlevania IV for the SNES (That being the first in the series I played and Finished). It wowed me back in 1991 with it’s amazing background designs and simple yet technical platforming adventure. The game was and still is pretty straight forward for the most part but having gone back a time before with the first three games was a treat and a challenge.

This collection which holds the first 4 games in the series for both NES and SNES along with 4 other titles that had been previously released for Gameboy and Sega Genesis and Overseas release was fun to dabble with. With this be the first part of what will be a two part write up. I will be talking about I – IV.

Castlevania 1…3…and 4 are pretty straight forward games and in some ways are the same game. 3 being the most different because you play not only as Trevor Belmont but it introduces two other characters to the series Sypha Belnades and Alucard who both have there own traits to add to the gameplay of the game. This also the first and from my understanding the only game that has multiple endings and routes to play it between these 4 games.

Castlevania 2 was by far the most frustrating but also interesting games I played between the 4 because it wasn’t liner in that it was an open world platformer. It took place both during the day and a night and required a great deal of mystery solving to it that honestly without a walk thru I have no idea how anyone could figure out. You played as Simon Belmont and some parts of the game were so difficult that I couldn’t think of how anyone for it’s time figured out how to solve the game with it’s poorly written clues. From my understanding Nintendo Power was REQUIRED to figure out much of it.

Honestly for what the games are I understand all to well why they are classics. It’s monsters and action at it’s best and at times most difficult. The game today still runs for about 20$ and really for that price you get your dollars worth considering this is more than 10 + hours of content involved with it. Personally I’m glad I bought it and while the series continues on well past this point. It’s a great classic to have on the switch and has aged well enough for it’s time.

Darksiders Genesis is the prequel to the Darksiders series. The Fourth released game and it’s very very different from the previous Three. So excited and curious …this is what I thought of it!…

To start with this game has some massive changes to it compared to it’s previous sets in the series yet somehow still plays like it belongs in the series. No longer a over the shoulder third person point of view hack and slash game this is the first in the series to take a top down prospective of the world you are going to explore. This is also the first two player game in the series which is interesting considering the series revolves around the four horsemen (Not exactly the biblical type as previous stories have told).

In this part of the series you play as War (From Darksiders 1) and New (to be playable) Strife. Oddly enough War plays exactly as he did in Darksiders 1. He’s heavy and relies mostly on his sword strikes and Strength power moves that you acquire as you progress thru the game. While Strife relies mostly on a run and gun and slightly faster movements type of play. While I attempted to play this game with my girlfriend on coop we found it was just easier for me to play it in single player in which I could just switch between the characters at any time using a button combination that was given. Holding L1 and taping X switched between characters and made it easy and pretty fluid at times. Also the game allows you to play as both characters based on a health bar which when depleted would also switch between characters However had a time limit so as to not make it impossible to kill both characters.

As with previous games you are also given characters to help you thru the story which while shorter than the previous games also comes with a new tree experience core system that can be used to upgrade things like Armor, Health, and Attack. Both Strife and War are also equipped with different abilities between the two but are also given a meter (as in previous games) that builds up for a Chaos form that grants invincibility for a short time and extra increased attack.

Honestly the game is pretty awesome and while I didn’t finish it as quickly as I did the previous three this felt like it belonged to the series. It’s beautiful by design and the sound is exactly what you would expect from a Darksiders games “FUN AND AMAZINGLY EPIC”. The story is interesting mixing both lore and a bit of humor between War and Strife. It adds just a bit of extra this and that to the story you already know if you played the previous games. Over all it’s worth the price if you’re looking for a hack and slash adventure that isn’t too difficult to play.

I have no clue how I managed to forget to write this review. This game came out in 2016 and is without question one of my favorite PS4 games to be released on the system. Anyway.. here.. we…go!

Watch Dogs 2 is set several years after Watch Dogs 1 and follows instead of Aiden Pearce a New collective group part of DedSec set to correct justice in San Francisco this time around. Instead of working with only 2 other people on your side you have a larger Younger Group of Characters to help you. It’s in this respect the game shines because the drive this time around isn’t Vengeance but Hacker Justice and a crew trying to set right the issues played out by the corporations involved.

The main character you play as is Marcus Holloway. One of the things that you will notice this time around is how nibble the character is. Using pretty much the same mechanics as before but with an added advantage to use Parkour and better hand to hand combat. The game sets up lots of missions to hack into buildings and solve puzzles as the story progresses. This time around you are also given a cool 3D Printer which allows you to upgrade, Customize and create new items that will help you get in and out of each mission. Your granted a Drone, Spider Drone, Robots and while it does use the same Blue Line Hack puzzles it’s far friendlier this time around and not used as often.

While watch dogs 1 had a interesting online component of invasions. This time around you have a coop element also. Finishing missions with other players is super fun and can also be tedious at times while working with other players. It’s all optional this time and you don’t need to do any of it to progress the story but in terms of fun it’s on another level.

I can’t explain how much time I spent playing watch dogs 2 but it was ALOT. The game is clearly much cheaper than what I paid for it on release now 4 years later… almost 5… Honestly this is probably one of my top 5 games on the PS4. It’s fun.. great story driven action and worth every penny.

This will be a 2 part review as the Online for the game isn’t up yet. From my understanding it is set to go online early 2021. That will be interesting and I’m sure I will have plenty to write about that “at the time”. Currently this will be all about the Single Player Campaign…so here…we…go

So take everything you enjoyed about Watch Dogs 1 and 2 “Which I reviewed here”

https://videogamesalexander.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/watchdogs-wiiu/

and apparently I never did a review for Watch Dogs 2 “My guess I never finished looking over the Online aspects of the game BECAUSE I WAS HAVING TOOOOO much fun with it!!…Will write one in the future soon”.

Regardless Watchdogs Legion takes place in London during a not so distant future. You are once again apart of the cyber hacking group DedSec set to fix the ruling Government for the people! It plays like many open world games. You gather and upgrade weapons, steal vehicles, and go on missions. The biggest difference with this game is that it doesn’t have a Single Player set to ride with. This game allows you to recruit playable characters throughout London to help with each Mission. It’s a group effort this time around and if you don’t like a character you don’t have to use em EVER!!

The game also has a pretty neat hand to hand combat aspect to it. It also has a cool Combat mode that you can use to gain more credits for upgrades and so on. They put you in a ring to fight several rounds against random fighters. To go along with this most of the missions in the game are puzzles. You are set up to hack computers, with drones some of which you can ride on fight with and hack cameras.

Using a blue line switch is a majority of the puzzles you are required to solve to hack into most of the computers. Some require sneaking into buildings and avoiding security. Think GTA V but better. Which is exactly what this game is. Graphically it’s beautiful, the music is on point and the story is easy to understand. The map system works great for finding places to go and it has a great fast travel system.

Overall for 60$ the game is great! While it doesn’t focus on characters the ones you do pick up are interesting enough to keep the momentum going. It’s fun and I really am looking forward to the ONLINE.

THE LONGEST TITLE FOR A VIDEO GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN /\

I don’t often dig into many fighting games but I saw this was on sale on Switch and I have heard of Guilty Gear as a series for awhile. So.. here… we…go..

Coming from a background of Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Darkstalkers I already had an idea of what I was going to get with this game. However I am happy to find while it can be technical! It is a super easy game to pick up and fun in the spirit of something like Smash Brothers. Not nearly as chaotic but without question a fun game to learn with lots of personality!

A beautiful game in terms of design and animation. Very cool with the soundtrack. Good speed to learn and lots of option in the menu for learning the game. Of course each character has a story or tale to tell. Similar to a interactive Comic book with GREAT VOICE Acting for each character.

The biggest issue I have with the game really has nothing to do with the game and more to do with the series. I googled Guilty Gear and OMG.. SOOO MANY GAMES… So much to dig into .. and How I managed to not dig into this sooner is odd and perhaps a testament on how little time I have. Either way it’s a great game. A fun fighting game.. easy to pick up.. easy to play.. fun characters! and.. .CHEAP.. I got it on sale for less than 10$.. on switch.. FUN FUN!

Took me much longer than I expected to Finally FINISH THIS free DLC for Resident Evil 7. This will contain some Spoilers if you haven’t played RE 7. So yea.. here..we…go

So this DLC takes place directly after the Main story. You play as Chris Redfield “Yes Chris from RE 1,CV,5, and 6” who is chasing after Lucas Baker while unraveling more of the details and connections for this chapter in the Resident Evil Series. This DLC plays very different from the actual game in that it’s more ACTION rather than horror.

The DLC while Free doesn’t prove much in terms of NEW content. While you have more weapons and ammunition this time around but the monsters remain the same as those you encountered during the main game. The areas you explore are slightly different but for the most part are caves that you didn’t explore in the main story.

It’s mostly puzzle solving and key hunting. Not very long… at all..which for free content “NOT SURPRISED!”.. Either way .. it’s fun.. and a interesting part added.

So me and the girlfriend last night played and Finished the newest addition to the Streets of Rage series.. Streets of Rage 4! for the Switch… and here…we..go..

My background with this series is very limited as I never owned a Sega system till recently while getting into Emulations on the pi… So beat em ups are really just a dabbling genre that me and the girlfriend will pick up every now and again to enjoy.

While a background with this series I am sure would have been cool from what we gathered of the story and the characters it became clear it’s not Necessary. I does a good job of explaining what is going on and the why.

Picking up the game is super easy and you don’t need Two Controllers to play it. We used the Two Joy Cons and no issue playing the game. It plays pretty basic. Jump, Attack, Special Move and Pick up items. A combination of pressing two buttons at once allows you to do a super move. Again pretty simple and very Classic Arcade system for a beat em up.

You move up and down the screen beating up enemies of several types. Progress from stage to stage each with it’s own types of bosses and Enemies. In between each stage a small comic book clip like move explaining the story.

The game is beautiful by design, with really cool Synth Music to keep you pupped and going. It’s fun and easy enough to learn that anyone can just pick it up and play.

The best part!! Cause of a sale in the Nintendo Store it only cost 9.99! However I would have probably payed more cause it is a fun coop game. It does comes with other modes and you can reply it with lots to do in variation. Honestly.. IT’S A FUN GAME.. and I hope for more!