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From time to time, I think some of us could agree that it’d be great to be immortal: Live forever, nothing can kill you, yada, yada, yada… But it especially comes in use when you’re fighting off countless amounts of demons who have tried to make our plane of existence their home. What game do I speak of that would hold such a story? Look no further than at NeverDead.
Meet Bryce Boltzmann, a demon hunter. About five hundred years ago, while attempting to slay a demon, when it seems the demon king Astaroth cursed (or gifted in some cases) immortality. Essentially, Bryce could have limbs knocked off, have his head ripped off, even be left with nothing more than his torso, and all he would have to do is roll his head over (in total dismemberment case) and reattach his body, he just simply cannot die.
So, with immortality bestowed upon him, Bryce continues to hunt demons around the world essentially. With his witty sayings and smart-ass snips, he’s accompanied by a female private investigator, Arcadia Maximille, to prevent a demonic invasion from ravaging what’s left of a nearly destroyed city.
That being said, I love games that are constructed like this, and being able to play a character that’s got the good lines, immortality, and a near-the-end-of-the-world stretch sort of scenario, I’m going to admit that I am interested. From what the trailers have shown, players will of course, have to sometimes piece their body back together, have shootouts while demons try to destroy remnants of the city, and be the all around “good guy,” I’m totally interested in this and can’t wait to pick it up. So keep your heads on gamers!
The thrill of adventure has made its home once again to the Playstation Network. That’s right, the game I speak of is Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted 3 is the third installment in the Uncharted series that follows Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The game sees protagonist Nathan Drake, along with this mentor Victor Sullivan traveling around the world. Drake and Sullivan venture to such places as the Rub’ al Khali desert, in search of the legendary lost city, the Iram of the Pillars. Along with having their travels, Drake and Sullivan are close now to uncovering Drake’s treasure in this thrilling installment.
Like the previous Uncharted, Uncharted 3 included a separate multiplayer component with network play. The developers included an open beta of the multiplayer during this past July, which featured both competitive and cooperative modes of play. The beta actually featured several customization options, such as different player skins, skill modifications, ability boosters, along with dynamic environmental “events” within the multiplayer maps.
There were most certainly some pre-order bonuses that went along with this game, and went through several retail outlets. Pre-order bonuses consisted of multiplayer weapon mode, medal kickbacks and booster. Which pre-order bonus depended on where the game was pre-ordered from. The multiplayer weapon mode, medal kickbacks, and booster on the offer is “Regeneration Booster”, “Carpet Bomb Kickback”, and “Clip Size Mod.” “Creepy Crawler Kickback”, “Callout Mod” for the AK-47 as well as the Uncharted 3 PSN Avatar and Static Theme for the Playstation 3.
The thrill of adventure is most definitely back, and we are definitely ready for a new chapter in the story of Nathan Drake.
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 3
Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Albion with its many stories of Heroes over the triumph of evil has once again come alive in Fable III. Fable III also comes with some different changes compared to its predecessor. These changes include how players interact with other characters in the land of Albion, along with a few changes in the combat system, and leveling.
Fable III takes place 50 years after the events of Fable II on the continent of Albion, where of course Fable II took place. The old monarch (the hero of Fable II), has died and left the Kingdom of Albion to Logan, the player’s older brother. Some of the characters in the game mention that in the past four years, Logan has “changed” and has become a bit of a tyrant. After a very early traumatic event that Logan forces upon the player, they escape the castle along with their mentor, Sir Walter Beck and their servant, Jasper. The player then starts to gather allies to aid in the revolution against Logan. There is an impressive list of allies, including the “Dwellers”, Major Swift and Ben Finn from the Royal Army who commandeer a remote fort, Page, the leader of the “Bowerstone Resistance” and Kalin, the leader of Aurora, a desolate far away land that has been long forgotten from Albion. While attempting to win the support of Kalin for the resistance, the Hero learns that a creature called the “Crawler”, which is the ruler of “The Darkness”, have already devastated Aurora, are not only going to stop there, but plan on eradicating all life in Albion. It’s revealed at this time, why Logan made the choices and did the tyrannical things that he did.
The player then leads a coup d’etat and becomes the King/Queen of Albion, and at this time, the player is given the choice to keep the promises that they made to their allies, or to betray their promises and raise money to defend Albion. At this point in time, the player must raise 6,500,000 gold in order to save Albion from the attacks of the Crawler. With this, the player can either save all the civilians and become a benevolent ruler, or do with the kingdom and land of Albion as what they see fit. Essentially, the choice is yours.
- There are more than enough things to do in Fable III with side quests, and the developers kept this game up with still having the “sandbox” styled genre, meaning that players don’t have to stick along the main quest line, and they can go off and do whatever they want and come back to the main quest line whenever.
- The graphics were actually improved and ran a bit smoother compared to Fable II which I enjoyed.
- The story line was good and interesting, and the dialogue seemed to good as well, plus let’s not mention that finally our protagonist finally talks in this game.
- Like Fable II there were some bugs with the glowing trail that should have guided players to where they were going, and sometimes it seemed to not work correctly.
- There was also a problem with the dog agian, where it would be confusing to find out where the dog was pointing to.
- The only other real bad thing about this game, was that it ran a lot shorter than what Fable II seemed to have done.
Final Thoughts: This new installment in the Fable saga, still had me gripping at my controller to get to the end, and had me wanting to play more of it. I loved the graphics, storyline, the ability to do whatever I wanted to do. Again, I like the ability to make choices and decide what I want to do, and how it affects the rest of the gameplay. Fable III has been great and I really hope they continue this series.
Grade: Although this game didn’t live up exactly as Fable II did, I still had a lot of playing it, and I still recommend it, I have to give Fable III a 9 out of 10.
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s): PC, Xbox360
Release Date(s): October 26, 2010 (Xbox 360), May 17, 2011 (PC)
Genre(s): Action/RPG, Sandbox, Life Simulation
ESRB Rating: Mature