Archive for November, 2012

Gawd…This game keeps giving! So new DLC  for Darksiders 2 was release..it took me awhile to get to this.. BUT here I go..

 

So on the theme of just placement.. this DLC just like the last.. places you in an interesting setting.. again.. its an expansion on puzzle solving and little hints to what the other games will likely lend to.. Not exactly a IMPORTANT PART of the game..Not something YOU NEED TO BUY…but it is a great add on to a story that so far has kept my attention and has even become “my favorite Action/Adventure game..”..

The puzzles are fun..kinda difficult..and require GOOD THINKING!… the bosses..not to bad.. really Keeping with the style of the game..and really enjoyable to say the least… well worth the money if you ask me 🙂

 

Now before I even start this I want to make a few things Noted… First I never really got into this series.. I was going to post this about IV And V but figured.. seeing how I didn’t really play much of IV..and V was the more recent one I purchased..and DID Finish… I figure..just leave it at that… and yes this is probably going to be a bit long..because it made me realize a few things…

 

ANYWAY… Soul Calibur V!! To begin with learning a fighting game “ESPECIALLY this one” is really really really hard to do! I had Googled beginners guides..with little to no help.. but what I did learn from it is probably the very odd fact that learning a new fighting game is much like trying to learn Spanish… Its not that hard…but you need to study to get it right…

The game itself gives very little..to no help on teaching you also… Yes it has a training mode..but its about as oblivious as the street fighter training modes… they will tell you the basics for how to do a move…but will not tell you the basics on how to READ THE FREAKING BASICS…
Either way after awhile you do adapt… I learned a bit more..and eventually did figure out how to play the game…

Mostly the game works with four buttons plus 2 throws… Vertical strike, Horizontal Strike, block, and kick.. plus two throws.. because its a 3D game you are forced to figure out ways to move in and out jump up and down…and so on… It does require some learning…and I am still trying to get it…but over all… its an “INTERESTING” way to play a fighting game…

 

 

In terms of art and presentation its a very very Pretty game to play.. Lots of lights..bells and wises..  The Details on the characters are really very cool.. THE LADIES ARE probably the focal point… which to say the least..they are BADDDD ASSSSSSS…AND awesome to watch… its over all not  a very buggy game..HOWEVER… some of the stage designs could have  used some work… falling into walls…and falling off plateforms seems to be a BIG NEGATIVE…and I am kinda in shock a fighting game today could be made with these problems…but I suppose.. it is what it is..

Creating a character in the game is also  A TON OF FUN!! its options are limited..but its got LOTS OF OPTIONS… and can be fun just on its own.. The story mode..which is comprised mostly of drawn out comic book strip type scrolls.. with voice overs..is kinda…lacking.. the story is ok.. but its not THAT GOOD…but I suppose this being the V game..it does take some time to get used to it.. and so on.. a story needs to be told even if it doesn’t show much for my interest.. I am sure people will find it Interesting…”just not this person”

The sound is pretty epic with its tracks..most of the voice overs are cheesy.. but it does keep you into the game…

 

Don’t get me wrong.. I am all for Fighting games.. and Soul Calibur is probably my second favorite fighting series..in the genre of fighting games.. but honestly.. that isn’t saying much… these games require lots of learning when picking them up.. and really what needs to be done is a good TEACHING MODE… ..but who knows…maybe next Gen

So lets see.. Working on some new Darksiders 2 DLC, I just ordered Soul Calibur V for less then 10 bucks on Gamefly..so I will probably write something about that.. been playing a TON of Mortal Kombat online…which is fun! Still need to finish Deus Ex.. Zelda… Really lots of things in the air..just haven’t had time for so much!

 

I am still working on Torchlight 2….just haven’t had the time to devote to it!.. Will probably move my gameplay days from Monday to Friday’s Now… my work has allowed me to have Friday/Saturday nights off now.. so its good!

Just really working on what I can.. helping a couple friends with Resident Evil 6… anyway.. yea. Got meh lappy back..so I am just messing with that.. I am hoping for xmas to have the Doom 3 bfg editon… so might write about that.. not sure.. Either way.. got lots to think about it ..and mess with still…
AND YES.. i will start to play mass effect 2… just haven’t had time!