Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played the previous two games, the guns feel the same, the movements the same, hell it even has the same UI. So why should you buy it?
To start with, Pre-Sequel, offers a new campaign with four new classes. As the name confusingly conveys the games story is set after the first Borderlands but before the second charting Handsome Jack’s rise to power. Arguably Jack was the best character from the last game. Yes he was the villain, but he was a likable villain whose personality and character carried him through and easily made him the most memorable part of that game, so it’s nice to see him make a return and get a different perspective on what made him how he is. Continue Reading
As of late I have been watching the re imagined seasons of Battlestar Galactica, and whilst I felt season one was a bit lacking, season two picked up the pace and since then I’ve been hooked. Watching BSG again reminded me of a game by the same name I played awhile back on the PS2, I couldn’t finish the first mission and ultimately gave up on it. It turns out my mentality was similar to ‘Starbuck’s’ in the series, in that I felt I was just there to kill toasters and nothing else, and thus the mission objective never got completed. Never the less, I have decided to go back and face this adversary again and I’m happy to say with better results. Continue Reading
Dota style games are renowned for their difficulty to get into, in an old piece I wrote I mentioned that in many cases going it alone in a MOBA is not a smart move as the domain of public matchmaking is a treacherous place to say the least. Thankfully if you are not willing to put the hours in to getting good at Dota or LoL there are games further down the lane pushing game list that are much easier and welcoming to newer more casual players and thanks to the latest Humble Bundle, I have finally gotten into a Dota style game that a) I’m not terrible at b) doesn’t have people yelling at me for the smallest mistake. c) Doesn’t require a pre-built team that are on the same page as me to succeed. Continue Reading
Whilst it isn’t a new mouse, releasing in 2013, I have just gotten a hold of one, so for what it is worth here are my thoughts on this highly regarded gaming mouse.
Whilst I do still consider my Cyborg R.A.T.3 to be a great mouse there are some offers you just can’t pass by. The Corsair M65 and its predecessor the M60 bring together the build quality we expect from Corsair products with some of the best sensor tech available resulting in what is considered one of the best PC peripherals on the market, receiving high praise from many well established reviewers. Continue Reading
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If you can believe it, we are now at the tenth iteration of the Call of Duty Franchise. Yes the first person shooter juggernaut is nearing Final Fantasy levels of sequels. Yet the question remains, have we had ten years of good, solid development?
Well, to put it bluntly, no. Infinity Ward have again presented us with a first person shooter that is adequate. The gun play is the same as previous incarnations and again we are presented with a side show campaign and the main meat of multiplayer. Although Treyarch’s turn at the series last year seemed to make some progress in terms of developing the gameplay, Infinity Ward seems to be stuck in a time warp when it comes to their turn at the helm and it is evidently reflected in the game they have produced. Continue Reading
The Nine Circles is a series where I take apart the games that are a general pain to play. Whether it is due to something major like bad mechanics or something as small as FOV sliders. Either way they have caused some ire in the world and as such we shall be sending them to the deepest depths of hell for their crimes against the gaming world.
I have been meaning to write a post dedicated to this game for some time yet I haven’t been able to play a session of Borderlands 2 long enough to fully correlate my thoughts on the subject. Maybe that sums up my overall feeling for this game, yet it obviously does something right as it is a popular game. I have given slight hints to my disposition towards this game in a few of my previous posts primary being my post on bad publishers where I hinted towards one of the outstanding problems I had with the game. Continue Reading
Free to Play games all have one thing in common, time investment. If you intend to play a F2P game without spending a single penny, you will generally have to invest a significant amount of your time into a game to get the most out of your experience. It is no wonder then that most F2P games revolve around a co-op/ teamwork feature in an attempt to reduce the monotony of the inevitable grind that must take place. That’s not to say free to play games are tedious, I have had some great experiences from a lot of F2Ps, the most recent being Warframe. Continue Reading
The term ‘ things moving with the times’ can bring both good and bad developments, it all depends on how you look at the way things change. Unfortunately for us, the gaming world has been going through a rough patch with franchises old and new being put through a meat grinder and being spat out into some unintelligible mess that some would have the nerve to charge full price for, and as of late a game has come out that really struck a nerve with me, not only because I’m a fan of the franchise it is supposed to belong to but but because it made a complete hash of it.
Star Trek: The Video Game has been described as the worst game in the franchise since Klingon Academy, and that takes some effort. The game is set in the rebooted J.J. Abrams universe where naturally occurring phenomena known as lenses flares litter the galaxy and Vulcan got blown up thanks to an angry Romulan with the most over powered mining ship in the quadrant, yes it’s from the future but since when was a civilian ship outfitted with enough firepower to take on an entire task force? Anyway, the game is set as a bridge between the first and the recently released second film giving those who want to know what happened between the two films a chance to personally experience it, and they’ll wish they hadn’t because it may cause serious blood pressure issues due to the amount of frustration it causes. Continue Reading