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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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Afro Samruai is an action-based game designed using CEL-shading and incorporates platforming elements. The game centers on, of course, Afro Samurai, who through his journeys endures much pain and suffering. From what I played through the game, his father dies when he was a child and he is out to exact the revenge. He endures the pain that is brought unto him from wearing the Number Two Headband because only the bearer of the Number Two Headband can challenge the bearer of the Number One Headband, and if defeated, incorporate their powers.
- The game had an interesting storyline.
- The cel-shaded graphics were appealing, considering it was based on a manga and anime.
- Samuel L. Jackson in the voicing cast made the game a bit humorous.
- I enjoyed the hack and slash of cutting up body parts and having blood spray from enemies.
- There were many glitches/bugs in the game, including when blood was sprayed it would be floating on the walls and not exactly sprayed.
- Characters or enemies would get stuck somewhere, they would remain running in the wall or whatever platform they were on.
- No clear definitive way of telling what a player’s health was. The only way to tell was if Afro’s body was red or when he died.
- Biggest flaw was the boss fights. They made no sense and were next to near impossible at times.
Final Thoughts: Although visually appealing and would be good for anyone who is a true die-hard Afro Samurai fan, the game itself did not do enough for me at least.
Grade: 5 out of 10.
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: January 27, 2009
ESRB Rating: Mature
When it released, there was a lot of hype around Modern Warfare 2, and I was many in the crowd with it, anxiously awaiting the pre-ordered midnight launch.
Modern Warfare 2 I think lives up to and even exceeds some of the standards of a sequel compared to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The campaign alone features a non-stop adrenaline rush from start to finish. Along with the stunning campaign, this game also features a Special Ops mode which allows single player or two players (online or same system), to complete different Special Operations missions on different difficulties.
The story focuses on essentially three characters throughout the game. It takes place five years after the first Modern Warfare game ended where now an ultranationalist by the name of Vladimir Makarov is setting up for national terrorism in Europe. After a failed mission with an undercover agent, Makarov and his men decided to declare their own war on the United States. While all of this is going on Sergeant “Roach” of the Task Force 141 from the UK is finding a way to get to Makarov, which involves them going down into South America with a lead that will take them directly to Makarov. Makarov has Russia wage war with America and invades the country, with the Rangers, in which you control Pvt. James Ramirez as America’s line of defense. From there, the game takes a lot of twists and turns, but I don’t want to spoil that for those of you that haven’t had the chance to play it yet, just know this, I lay heavy odds that there is going to be a Modern Warfare 3 from the way this game ended.
- There’s more interactions with in-game sequences.
- The graphics are quite incredible.
- For the most part, the dialogue was good and flowed well.
- Online multiplayer modes are amazing.
- The campaign is a little short.
- We need a multiplayer campaign.
Final Thoughts: Overall, the game itself was great. I enjoyed playing it and it just kept me intense in it from start to finish. The other thing that would be nice, (and I have discussed this with a few people) would be to have a multiplayer campaign. Last but not least, my favorite part of video games: online play. I am an extremely huge fan of online play and this game definitely keeps my attention when it comes to playing online. The online modes include such classics like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, etc. One of the differences between this Modern Warfare and the previous one is special killstreak awards that can be provided to you, such as certain choppers, supply drops, and the grand momma of that being a nuke which ends the match. The leveling system is still relatively the same as the first Modern Warfare, which gives some people like me to strive for.
Grade: Despite there being a couple of flaws…10 out of 10.
Developer: Infinity Ward
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release Date: November 10, 2009
Genre: First-person shooter
ESRB Rating: Mature