“Stay awhile and listen.”
Diablo is an action role playing game made by Blizzard in 1996. It consists of 3 things: hacking, slashing and collecting loot. You create a character and pick one of 3 classes, the Warrior, the Rogue, and the Sorcerer. The game takes place in the town of Tristram where you’re goal is to make your way through 16 dungeon levels before entering Hell to fight the Lord of Terror, Diablo himself. Tristram serves as your home base. There are a few npcs that offer helpful services and you get to listen to Deckard Cain talk to you.
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“Vengeance does not dull pain. It sustains it…. forever.” -Celebrimbor
So I finally got a PS4 and what’s the first game I’m playing on it? Shadow of Mordor! I know I’m a little late to the party, but I’m broke and I live in the last gen when it comes to gaming.
Shadow of Mordor is a third person fantasy action game. It borrows elements and mechanics from games like Assassin’s Creed and the combat system is pretty much a rip off of games like the Batman Arkham series, but they expand on and add things to make it feel like it’s not just a copy.
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Thora, the undead viking warrior!
Jotun is an indie game by Thunder Lotus Games. It’s made up of two things: exploration and boss fights. You play as a female viking warrior who died a dishonorable death and has to prove herself to the Norse gods (the Jotun) to be able to enter Valhalla. It’s a BEAUTIFUL hand drawn 3rd person action-exploration game with fantastic presentation and quality.
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“The way I see it there’s two types of people, those who spend their lives trying to build a future and those who spend their lives trying to rebuild the past.”
Max Payne 3 is a gritty action movie 3rd person shooter with bullet time mechanics. Max is back and at first not much has changed. He’s still depressed about the past and drinking at the local bar where he meets his old pal, Passos. Max doesn’t remember him but he says they knew each other from the academy. Then they drink and catch up until they get into a fight with some trouble making Jersey Shore wannabe jerks. Passos helps Max fight and get away and tells him about a job opportunity, something for Max to do instead of drowning himself in booze and pills. He’s reluctant at first but eventually agrees. The job involves working with Passos as private security for a rich family in Brazil but you soon find out he took on more than just protecting rich people.
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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
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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