Friday, January 29, 2016

Week 4 ~ Destiny

Destiny is an online-only, open world, fantasy, RPG, first person shooter set in a time far in the future from now in our own galaxy. Destiny was developed by Bungie but published by Activision.There is supposedly going to be 10 years worth of new content for this game, so far we are on year two and the game is pretty great. Destiny was released September 9, 2014 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. If you just buy the game itself, minus the three expansion packs, it is roughly $20-$30. If you get the Legendary or Collector's Edition that includes all the expansion packs, it is at least $60. The three expansion backs include The Dark Below, The House of Wolves, and The Taken King. You do not necessarily need the expansion backs to play, but it is definitely recommended that you get them because it'll make the game better. The Dark Below was released December 9, 2014, and added three story missions, several quests, a strike and a raid. The House of Wolves was released on May 19, 2015, and added new bounties, several missions, a strike, the Prison of Elders and the Trials of Osiris. The Taken King changed Destiny completely, in so many ways that it would take too long to type all of the changes. The Taken King was released on September 15, 2015, and added a new place to explore (as did HoW), new subclasses, lots of missions and classes, a couple strikes, and the new raid. IGN gives this game a 7.8 out of 10, Metacritic gives it a 4 out of 5. I personally would gives this game a 15 out of 20. Destiny is one of my absolute favorite games and I would recommend this game for anyone.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Week 3 ~ Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an single-player, open-world, action-adventure RPG. If you have ever played any of the Batman Arkham series, the fighting still is almost identical, except this time you get to slice Orcs heads off with a sword rather than knocking a bad guy out with a bunch to the face. This game is based from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and plays off on a lot of different stories and legends from this world created by Tolkein. Shadow of Mordor was released on September 30, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. It was released later in November the same year for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Since then there have been two DLCs, Lord of the Hunter and The Bright LordShadow of Mordor costs around $20 for all consoles for the basic game. The Game of the Year Edition costs around $30. Each DLC also costs $9.99.  Agreed to be a very good game, IGN gives this game a 9.3/10 and Metacritic rated it a 4/5. I personally will rate Shadow of Mordor a 10/10.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Week 2 ~ Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

A much waiting for title, Star Wars Battlefront is released on November 17, 2015 for North America. Star Wars Battlefront is available on PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. For the basic game, it is $59.99 for each system. For the ultimate edition, it is $119.99 for all systems, which includes the season pass and a few early access stuff (not worth it). This game is a first or third person shooter. This game introduced outstanding graphics that leave all people in awe. From shooting other players to flying the Millennium Falcon, the game looks amazing. For many fans this game was a disappointment due to the lack of campaign or single-player stuff. My personal disappointment in this game was the absence of Galactic Conquest, which was brought in in the Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) edition. Despite the view disappointments, I personally give this game a 8/10. IGN gives this game 8/10, Metacritic gives a 3.5/5, and GameSpot gives a 7/10.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Week 1 ~ FTL: Faster Than Light

FTL: Faster Than Light is a top-down space ship simulation. FTL was released on September 14, 2012 by Subset Games. The ratings for FTL by top gaming blogs/companies is as follows: IGN gives 9.6/10, Metacritic gives 4/5, and Gamespot gives an 8/10. I personally will gives this game an 8.5/10. I have played FTL many times, and have yet to complete it. FTL requires strategy on how to use your scrap and what to upgrade when. Even where to travel to requires a lot of thought and decision making skills. The fact that the world generated is random each time also increases the difficulty of FTL significantly. Though challenging, FTL brings lots of pleasure and joy to any player. FTL: Faster Than Light costs $9.99 on steam and is also available on an iPad version at the same price.