Archive for December, 2014

This year could only come up with 5… so instead of 10 .. HERE are my top 5!

5. Bayonetta 1/2 (Wiiu)

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I had to add this game to my favorites because it was a fun experience! Action packed, good story, fun characters to deal with and well worth the wait! Both games in the series are really great and I am hoping for a part 3!

4. Mario Kart 8 (Wiiu)

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This game ALMOST MADE NUMBER 1 on my list.. However I gave it some more thought and while it was for sure the MOST PLAYED GAME this year for me it only made it to 5 because of my own interest “which will be explained”. However it’s a great game..and was damned near close to 1!

3.Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3)

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My love for this series is endless. While it didn’t get much reception from many others. This game just made me happy!I loved the story, gameplay, exploration and pretty much everything about it! While mirror of Fate is still probably my favorite in the Series. This game really didn’t disappoint me at all and I loved how it played!

2.The Secret World (PC)

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This is a game I will never finish but is a game that I love love love to play. While it was released in 2012 the game still today gets some cool updates “that are free”. The game you pay for once and you play it for “Free”! It’s open world fun! The stories are amazing and capture my LOVE For horror/scifi/mystery!

1. WatchDogs (WIIu)

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This game is just amazing! While it was released only recently for Wiiu it is flawless! The online is to much fun, the story is driving, and the gameplay is really everything I hoped it would be!

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With the holidays in full swing and everyone and “there mothers!” Coming up with list of games you should and Shouldn’t BUY OUR CHILDREN this year. I have come to terms with something a little more easy to understand. Facts you should know about the stuff you are buying for your children!

Now all this information is coming from ME! A adult that was a kid during the 90’s so chances are I have seen and heard about almost every Violent, sexual, or other wise ADULT contented video game known to be released to date. I still play video games and really the stuff I played as a kid looks otherwise silly by comparison to some of the stuff they are releasing today! So here are some tips to help EVERYONE out when buying a video game for you child. 🙂

Tip 1.

First and foremost I think the biggest problem Shoppers have is that most people forget that they have a mouth. Communication is the mother of all HELP FULL things to do when shopping for your child. Ask the local sales man if the game is right for the child given the age. Ask Neigbhors if they know anything about the game. ASK THE FREAK DELI CLERK… Communicate your ideas and let it be known that you are buying a game for a child of age 1-16 and pull as much information about the game as you can out of it.

Best EXAMPLE: A man is going to buy his son a game titled Skylanders. His son is 8 years old and the man knows NOTHING about the game. The first thing a person can do in said situation is communicate with the sales men “who should be informed” about what exactly he is buying. Asking questions like “what does the game involve? Is it violent? Does it have any type of content that would offend me?” Perfectly normal questions that really you can relate to any forum of Media. Would you let your child watch CNN without known what was being presented? Probably not so really .. ask ask ask

Tip 2.

Reading!! READ! READ! READ! I don’t know how many times I have seen someone hold a box and still have no clue what the heck was being held at hand. Really it makes me laugh! The back of every video game box has a very brief explanation of the video game. Some back story! Also ..and it shocks the heck out of me.. but some people don’t even notice that the back of the box  in the same spot ON EVERY SINGLE BOX.. IS a Label titled ESRB..

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I think even most Gamestops have a GIANT POSTER.. that gives this information. It’s a rating system and it explains exactly what is in the game. if it labeled M, A, RP, OR RARELY K-A… Chances are you shouldn’t buy it for your 9 year old. However who am I to really say .. some kids are more mature than others but really … that’s a judgment call and you will sort it out.

NOW I SHOULD also point out that while we live in a modern setting today.. It is also important to note THAT THE ESRB DOESN’T NOT control the content you can DOWNLOAD! Many full games today can be downloaded onto the system themselves and many of your children KNOW THIS! So while you might think I DIDN’T BUY HIM/HER THAT! You probably did buy him/her the Xbox box points, or Sony points…or EVEN ESHOP Cards.. that allowed the child to download the game ONLINE.

Most games you download online will tell you before you CLICK NEXT.. This game HAS ADULT CONTENT! again…READ!! While you might think nothing of it now chances are the game has a rating system on it and they tell you about it BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THE GAME!

Tip 3.

Research is pretty much PARENTING! Most parents are so stuck on work, or other things that they don’t have the time to do the research. Can’t be bothered with crap like that.. and really just want to make sue and john happy! So My suggestion to you is this.. Take 5 minutes… BEFORE BED…AND REVIEW SOME VIDEO GAME WEB SITES… most web sites “this one included” have a search bar! All you need to do is Search the title of the game “hell google it!” and chances are you will find something on it. IF READING IS FAR TO TIME CONSUMING! We have alternatives! YOUTUBE.COM IS YOUR FRIEND! Chances are if it’s a new… title someone on youtube has reviewed it! If it be some random guy or a website like IGN.COM or GameTrailers.com… Chances are someone has said something about the game. It normally is a short review…KEEP IN MIND YOUR LOOKING FOR REVIEWS… NOT LET’S PLAYS…those are much longer.. and while yes they can be entertaining..chances are your going to watch the entire game with someone commenting about it.. and still have no clue what is going on..

REGARDLESS RESEARCH IS KEY! Again we are talking about MEDIA! Some of it is for children ..some is for adults…and really that is just the time we live in now..it’s 2014.. not 1990… i hope you all enjoy your Holidays..and i HOPE this was informative..

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So I downloaded Day 1 Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the Wiiu E-shop. It’s taken me this long to finish both games. More so it’s taken me this long to finish Bayonetta 1! Bayonetta 2 it took me all of 7 hours from start to finish which I managed to do today! So let’s start with the first one!

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I should note that I did own the ps3 version of this game. I never finished it but my girlfriend did. It took me a long time to find the time and build up the will power to play and finish this game. Which is sort of odd because I finished DMC before I finished this game and that game came out after it. Regardless of all that! Once my ps3 broke down AND I found out the Wiiu was getting the sequel exclusive. It was enough for me to trade my ps3 version of the game in for a little money and Repurchase the game with the sequel for just under 60 bucks. WHICH IS GREAT!

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So as I said the game play is very action based. However it also plays similar to a fighting game in that timing and maneuvering is very important to getting past enemies. Now I played this one on normal difficulty and found it to be EXTREMELY Hard to play. Yet this wasn’t a bad thing, it added to the challenge and made it rather entertaining to say the least. I can’t tell you the number of times I died but after a bit of planning and using my items correctly I learned how to make it all work. It’s one of those games that you really do need to practice at and take time to learn. Now with that said I am sure you could play it on easy mode and probably run past most of the game no problems. YET I didn’t know that when I started and well.. yea…it took me awhile to finish it but it was worth it.

It’s full of interesting characters, good story telling and it really is very fast paced and ACTION PACKED. You will not find much time to sit around..However I will say towards the end it kinda feels like it dragged on a bit.. but it wasn’t to bad. Regardless it’s a fun game and worth picking up for the price it’s being sold. I am sure you can pick it up for cheaper on the xbox and ps3 but you won’t get the best version of the game as those two versions are SERIOUSLY FLAWED with menu delays and graphic problems. This version is beautiful, sounds great, and holds little to no bugs in it.

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So having spent so much time playing Bayonetta 1 and having issues on Normal Difficulty I figured…ok this time..EASY mode or in this case “Climax 1 2 or 3” I figured 1 would be the best way to go as it took me forever to finish on 2 for the first game. However what I didn’t know is that the game would be EXTREMELY EASY having chosen 1. So really I should have started 2 and it probably would have been a more challenging experience. Yet none the less the game was fair to me and I managed to finish it in 7 hours. ….today

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The game pretty much picks up right from the end of 1. Give or take a months have passed and things ramp up pretty quickly to begin the game. Over all the mechanics of the game are the same in both games. So if you had no trouble with 1 you will have no trouble with 2. The monsters in this one are however EASIER TO DEAL WITH.. So again.. Don’t expect the game to be as difficult as the first one.

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Again the game has a fun cast “most of which from the first one” and it goes on to explain more of the story. It offers lots of new elements but keeps the stuff that worked in the first one so really it’s a comfortable game IF you learned the first one from head to tow.

The series is a ton of fun to play, it has a cool story that makes sense once you finish BOTH games. The monsters and puzzles take a little time to learn but once you manage it both games are really worth the experience. I enjoyed the games very much and think for the price and bundle they are giving it at for the wiiu right now.. WOULD BE WORTH YOUR MONEY!

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This game I have waited almost half a year to play. I seen it demoed I believe last year at E3 “not sure” and it really interested me with the concept. Personally I am not a big fan of games like GTA or really many open world games like that. However the game had lots of interesting driving topics to it that I figured if anyone could put into a video game and explain it well.. IT WOULD BE LOTS OF FUN!

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To start with this version of the game was in question to even be released. However last month IT FINALLY came out and it was released with DLC “i have yet to purchase” that no body expected would be. So of course the moment it had a release day I WAITED AND Downloaded it day ONE From the Eshop. The Download didn’t take that long but the game is MASSIVE so really it took a bit of time. The price was about what you would pay for a New Game..and really it’s something I NEVER PLAYED so give or take that’s a good or bad thing depending on who you are. If I was someone who played it on another system perhaps that price would be to much. However I am not so I was more than happy to pay the price I did.

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The game is BEAUTIFUL…graphically it is spilling with details that really are fun to look at. The sound is done VERY well and comes off exactly as you would expect. I didn’t run into any bugs in the game and really the AI is just hard enough to keep the game entertaining. If your a experienced play at games like GTA  and so on.. really not much of a learning curve. You pretty much get what you know expect. Car driving, shooting, and the very thing that makes the game unique HACKING.

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Hacking is done in a series of ways. You can hack people around you, you can interact with the environment by hacking into street lights, blocks and so on while you drive, you can also hack into cameras and computers to get around corners. Most of the game is based around that concept. YOU WANT TO HACK TO GET AROUND and Past your missions. It’s a fun little detail that allows the player to go places and see things you can’t see in other open world games.

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The Wiiu version does have EVERYTHING the other versions have. PLUS the graphics from what I can tell are slightly better and again USING the WIIu pad makes the game really really fun and easy to play. It can be used as a map or you can use it to play the game as you would on the other consoles. Really the game is to much fun..IT’S MASSIVE..and really Well worth the price if your looking for a ADULT game to play on the Wiiu!

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Arkham Origins was a game that I originally played and Finished on the PS3. I enjoyed it so much to the point that at the point that my ps3 stopped working. I went and traded in that version for the Wiiu Version to see if it could hold up. Honestly I received more with this version of the game than I expected.

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Right from the get go I Could see that the game is stunning to look at. Really not to much of a difference from the ps3 version but you can tell some minor details are better. A fluid game that really graphically and sound wise does a great job. The game is amazingly fun to play both on the screen and on the wiiu controller. It’s again more fun to play when YOU DON’T HAVE TO STOP.

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The only thing that upset me about this version of the game is that not all the DLC was released for it. The DLC that was released WAS GREAT. However finding out that a part was missing and wouldn’t be released in the future of course is upsetting. However the game does hold more than enough hours of game play to enjoy. The Details are in the content. Really having no problem with the price or anything that followed the game. It’s just a minor thing… Over all this version of the game IS STILL being explored for hidden details and is well worth the price!