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  • Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

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    I have always been a fan of the mystery genre. I especially like mysteries that are more atmospheric and realistic to a degree. Though Murdered: Soul Suspect isn't exactly "realistic,'' it still offers a darker atmosphere and plot. Naturally... More
  • The Honest Battlefield 3 Review

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    Let me start off by saying this game is absolutely amazing! It's perfect in every single way! The campaign is the BEST campaign I've ever played! You'll mostly hear the soldiers say the f-bomb all the way through. That's pretty awesome! In the beginning of the game, you're a soldier being interrogated by a bald guy in fine clothing. You really feel intimidated during these cut-scenes. You're being forced to retell your story to this bald guy in fine clothing. People might say that this is an exact rip-off from Call of Duty Black Ops, but I say "NO!" In Black Ops, you're being interrogated by a faceless guy, but in here, you're being interrogated by a bald guy in fine clothing - which is TONS better! 

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    Let me start off by saying this game is absolutely amazing! It's perfect in every single way! The campaign is the BEST campaign I've ever played! You'll mostly hear the soldiers say the f-bomb all the way through. That's pretty awesome... More
  • Uncharted Better Watch Out

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    In 1996, Core Design wowed adventure seekers in their new game Tomb Raider. It soon lost its luster, however, after the very disappointing Underworld. Crystal Dynamics is starting all over. Giving you the opportunity to see Lara's first adventure, and how she grew to become the fearless explorer she is today. But does this game suffer from severe monotony like the past iterations? Or is there hope for the future? We'll soon find out...

    Lara and her crew are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Already inhabited by a dangerous group of people, Lara has to use all that she has to overcome her obstacles. But she later realizes that there is more going on in this island. Lara is likable. She pities the deer she had to kill for food. But during the game, she grows, and does whatever she has to do for herself, and her friends. 

    The island itself is beautiful. Looking at the island from a high vantage point is beholding to the eyes. It's not all just jungle, though. It opens up more as you progress through the game. Surprisingly, the game is fairly open. You're free to go wherever you please. You can fast travel to previous location if you want to explore that location more, or if you want to find some collectibles. But the game never forces you to go back to any location. There are optional tombs to explore as well. A lot of these tombs are fun to complete. They provide a little challenge in the form of puzzles. You're rewarded nicely after completing the tombs. There is a lot of set piece moments, too. These moments contain some of my favorite moments; they give Uncharted and Call of Duty a run for their money. Unfortunately, though, the game is plagued by boring quick-time-events that only requires you to press the "Y" button. I wish there is a little more variety in that area. 

    The enemies are fairly lackluster, too. You're going to mostly battle human survivors. The survivors will use their bow and arrows and machine guns to attack you. Some will rush in with melee weapons. The encounters are so predictable. They're fun if you use your bow, but if you use any other weapon, you're not going to get excited. The A.I. isn't stupid, though. They'll run behind cover if they need to. A few guys will also try to flank you if they have an opportunity. 

    Like I said previously, the bow is the best weapon you can use in the game. You can hold down the trigger for a charged shot, or you can just shoot them all out quickly. It's so satisfying to use! The other guns aren't as great, unfortunately. The machine gun's cross-hair expands far too much. This gives the game an unnecessary challenge. You always have to stop shooting after five shots, so you can line up your shot again. Conserving ammo is very necessary. The shotgun is very useful - especially when upgraded. At least you're able to carry all the weapons you achieve. Being able to pick up more than two weapons is always nice. The upgrades are definitely the best part. You can upgrade your bow - making it more deadly. There are other upgrades that give you more ammo after looting a dead survivor. Of course, you have worthless upgrades, too. One of those upgrades allowing you to hit people with your pickaxe. If I already have my pickaxe, why do I need to upgrade it to hit people? 

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    In 1996, Core Design wowed adventure seekers in their new game Tomb Raider. It soon lost its luster, however, after the very disappointing Underworld. Crystal Dynamics is starting all over. Giving you the opportunity to see Lara's first adventure... More
  • A Zombie Adventure You Shouldn't Take Part In.

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    When The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was announced last year, I couldn't help but be excited. How could I not be? The game is all about my favorite character from the show, Daryl, and his not so likable brother Merle. They threw you in - making you search for resources that will keep y

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    When The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was announced last year, I couldn't help but be excited. How could I not be? The game is all about my favorite character from the show, Daryl, and his not so likable brother Merle. They threw you in - making... More
  • Fun but not everyone will like it.

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    Brink is a fun game. If you don't like call of duty but you like games like MAG you should check this out. There is a lot of customization but when you fist start you don't get that many options for your character you have to rank up. The singleplayer... More