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Friday, February 26, 2016

Week 8 ~ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is a fantasy, action, open-world RPG. The Witcher 3 was released on May 19, 2015 for next-gen consoles. It is very similar to Skyrim. The Witcher 3 world is 30 times larger than the two previous games. Within the game, you are basically a monster hunter that has magical powers and you have to rescue your daughter in some way. I haven't gotten too far into the game yet, in fact, I'm not even that big of a fan of the game. I forced myself to play it these past couple days since I did spend $60 on it when it came out. Now you could probably get the game for about $40-$50. There were 6 million copies sold within the first 6 weeks of it being on the market. The Witcher 3 has won many gaming awards and lots of other things. The Witcher 3 received a 9.3/10 from IGN and a 4.5/5 on Metacritic. I personally would give this game a 7/10 simply because I haven't played too much of it and haven't enjoyed it that much. I will say the game is very difficult and so far it has been worth me time trying it.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Week 7 ~ Mass Effect Trilogy

The Mass Effect series is a science fiction, action, RPG game with three games in the series, a fourth coming out. These games were developed and published by Bioware. The three games are available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The third game is also available on WiiU. The fourth game in the series will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and the PC. The first game was released on November 20, 2007. The second was released in 2010 and the third back in 2012. The fourth game is scheduled to be released in 2017. If you were interested in buying the trilogy back today for any of the three consoles it is available on, it would be about $30. The Mass Effect series offers many options throughout the game that alters how it'll end, who dies, and many other different scenarios. Along with that, you get to fly around space killing aliens and meeting aliens and saving Earth, and the entire galaxy in the third installment.These games offer a lot of fun for any type of gamer, even multiplayer. The Mass Effect trilogy received an 8.6 Metacritic rating and and 8.3 by Gamespot. I personally will give these games a 10/10. This trilogy is one of my favorite video games ever and I would recommend it to and for anyone.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 6 ~ Until Dawn

Until Dawn is an interactive drama, survival, horror, adventure video game developed by Supermassive Games and published as a PlayStation 4 exclusive by Sony Computer Entertainment. In this game, you get to make different decisions based on what you want. Each decision you make alters the story and who will die or survive. In other words, you could play the game and make the same decision for everything except for you thing, and the entire game changes. Crazy, isn't it? You can even go around like a detective and find all these different clues to figure out what's going on and you can find these totems that give you visions of what will happen or what could happen depending on a decision you make later on. Along with the interactive part, the game  provides outstanding graphics with the characters looking almost like their real-life model. Until Dawn was released on August 25, 2015 in the United States. IGN gives Until Dawn a 7.5/10, Metacritic gives it a 4/5, and Trusted Reviews gives a 5/10. I personally will give this game an 8/10 simply due to the fact of you get bored of the game very quickly, despite the fact you can change the whole plot line each time you play.

Week 5 ~ GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V is an open-world, action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. This game offers single-player and multi-player action. Both give players lots of content to play around with, and the multi-player adds and RPG element to it with a leveling up system. With every season and random events, GTA V gives it's players many things to do in multi-player. You can simply roam around in the open-world and do whatever your heart desires, or you can go do races, team death matches, or any other activity you could imagine. Now there is even heists, which was a great add-on when released and it was much waited for. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014. The version on the next-gen consoles gives players different content than the last-gen, such as better graphics and first-person mode. IGN gives GTA V a 10/10, Metacritic gives it a 5/5, and PC Gamer rates it a 92% approval rating. I personally give this game a 10/10 as well.