Castlevania Lament of Innocence is a 3d Symphony of the Night on PS2. It has a terrible story with mediocre voice acting and clunky combat, but I love it anyways.
Why your asking? I guess because I love Castlevania and fantasy action games. I love the combo system in combat, all the unlockables and different items. I like the “no right or wrong way to play” combat system and the game’s simple overall concept. Your rewarded for exploration and above all that I had fun playing it.
The story is this: Our hero Leon’s bride to be was kidnapped by Dracula and now he has come to Dracula’s castle to challenge him and get her back. While running through the forest he was stopped by a mysterious man named Rinaldo Gandalf, I mean Gandalfi, who for no real reason helps Leon by filling him in on the situation, giving him a whip and selling him items. He also repeatedly tells Leon that it’s a game! I don’t know, I think they could have come up with ANYTHING better than Dracula likes stealing women so that their lovers can come and fight through his castle to get them back because he thinks its a fun hobby… Just don’t expect it to blow you away with a deep and rewarding story. I shouldn’t be too hard on the story, after all it’s the basics of what a video game story needs. It’s simple motivation, rescue your love interest. Isn’t that similar to the story for Mario Bros? I think I’m comparing apples to oranges here… Continue reading [Review] Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
Oblivion was the follow up to Bethesda’s Morrowind
and brought huge improvements for the time. The game takes place in the Province of Cyrodiil, home of the Imperials.
The main story involves a few things:
1: The Emperor, Uriel Septim VII, was assassinated by the Mythic Dawn cult
2: Before he dies, he entrusts you, a nobody who was rotting in prison at the beginning of the game, to find an heir
3: Because there is no heir to the throne, an old covenant is broken and gates to Oblivion have sprung up around with Daedra invading
4: Stopping Mankar Camoran, the Daedric prince that the Mythic Dawn worship, from taking over
-or- like all Bethesda games, you can ignore all of that.
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Fallout 3! One of my favorite games of all time.
You start out being born in an underground vault and spend the first few hours growing up. Once you become an adult, you find out that your dad left. So, you get into a fight with the overseer and then head out on you own.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth installment in Bethesda’s long running series of open world fantasy RPGS.
It’s set in the harsh northern province of Skyrim where a civil war has broken out between the native Nords and the Imperial Legion, who currently have control of the land.
You start the game riding in a wagon to your execution, for trying to cross the border. Then as your about to loose you head, dragons attack and indirectly save you. After escaping the town, the game completely opens up.
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Sly Cooper and the Thievious Raccoonus is a stealth action platformer that came out in 2002 for the ps2.
Sly is the protagonist and gets help from his friends Bently and Murray. When sly was a kid the Klaww gang broke into his house, stole their family heirloom, the Thievious Raccoonus and orphaned sly. When he grew up he decided to take revenge and bring honor back to his family by stealing his book back.
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The Saboteur was the last game made by Pandemic Studios before shutting down.
It’s an open world third person action game during World War II. You play as Sean Devlin an Irish race car driver who was cheated out of a win by a Nazi colonel. So Sean and his best friend seek revenge by sabotaging his prized race car but end up being captured and the Colonel kills Sean’s friend, Jules because he thinks they are British spies. Sean manages to escape and ends up joining a french resistance where he helps liberate a German occupied France and ultimately seek revenge on the Colonel who murdered Jules.
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Have you ever wanted to play a Hong Kong action movie?
Here’s your chance. Sleeping dogs is an open world action game based in Hong Kong. I hate saying it, but it’s like GTA but in china. You play as an under cover cop named Wei Shen. Wei grew up in Hong Kong and eventually moved to the states. At some point he became a police officer and now he’s being sent back to Hong Kong under cover to take on the Triads. When Wei returns he finds that some of the people he knew growing up now have positions of power within the Sun On Yee. This makes him perfect for being undercover but everybody wonders if he’s taking his assignment too personally. You’ve seen this type of story before but don’t let that dissuade you. It’s an interesting story that keeps you moving through the game. The unique and foreign setting is something I really like about Sleeping Dogs. The game started development in 2008 and was part of the True Crime series but was eventually cancelled, but in 2011 Square Enix picked it up and renamed it Sleeping Dogs. It’s considered a spiritual Successor to the True Crime series.
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