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Uncharted: A Review

by on Oct.28, 2009, under Game Reviews, Gaming

It’s about that time again, time for a game review ( I know I need to review Ghostbusters yet).  This time, this review is for Uncharted: Drakes Fortune.

Uncharted

Alright, I might be a little behind, but back when Uncharted originally came out I downloaded the demo, and had major issues playing the game.  I really never liked FPS style games, and I just didn’t give this one a chance.  The visuals were awesome and I told myself if the game ever dropped in price, I was going to try it.

About a month ago, I found this game for 30$ at BestBuy, so I thought I’d finally try the game.  Let me tell you, this game has got to be one of the MUST HAVE for PS3 owners.

So I got into the game, the amazing cinematics.  The awesome graphics.  The ease of game play.  As I’m not much of a FPS gamer, I played the game very safe (and on normal) and tried to use mostly guns for the fighting.  Let me tell  you, the amount of different weapons was quite interesting.  I myself, loved the Dragon Sniper Rifle.  That was just awesomeness in a can.  There is melee combat as well, which I didn’t do much of.   The game also consists of several puzzles, but on Normal mode the game does help out with some hints.

With this game, unlike many games, I never used any sort of walkthroughs or cheats on this game.  I had lots of fun just trying to figure it out myself, with my 8 year old helping me look for ammo and treasure.

First time through, I got most (half) of the treasures, so I figure for me, that’s not too bad.  Once you finish the game, and save the world the main menu  unlocks some bonus content.  Watching the behind the scenes of how they made the game, for a techie and 3d person was just awesome.

Now I have the ability to play certain levels again (like I didn’t play them enough when I was dying the first time) and try to get more trophies and more treasures.  Now that I understand the game mechanics, some of the earlier levels might be a lot more fun.

As I’ve said before, I would highly recommend this game to every PS3 owner, even if you don’t like the FPS genre.  It mixes a lot of other things in too.. GET IT!! (it’s cheaper now too)

Score: 9.5 out of 10
Recommend: YES

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First Look: Bioshock (PS3)

by on Jan.20, 2009, under Game Reviews, Gaming

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

I’ve had BioShock for a while, tonight I decided to crack it open and try it out.

These are my first impressions I had with the game.  The game reminded me a lot of a cross between a Horror Movie and a ride at Disney World.  There were times were I found it extremely hard to see things as the game is set in a underground city with electrical problems 🙂

The back-story is quite interesting and lends itself well to the game.  As I don’t usually play FPS type of game the controls were a little wonky to me, but you eventually got used to ’em.  I was able to get through about an hour of play and the first puzzle.  The first puzzle wasn’t overly hard, I did fail it a couple of times while I tried to “get it”, however only took me like 3 times to finish it.  I assume it’s going to be harder as we go along.

The whisper and yells that are in the background are a little disconcerting, which lends itself to the game very well.  The graphics are good, and the game play seems to work well.  I did find that the camera seemed limiting, I was always bumping up against walls and getting stuck in corners, but this is probably my inexperience with FPS games.

So far, I’d give this one a 4/5 rating.. I hope to play this one some more.. I know it will frustrate me, but I believe it will be worth it.

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