“GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK”

Winner of over 50 awards and nominations, Dying Light is an incredible apoplectic world infested with blood sucking zombies watching you jump from building to building. You must travel through an amazing environment filled with so many obstacles to try and make sure your success in locating supplies and even lasting one night out in the open to be impossible. However the game is very similar to the features you find from such games as Far Cry and Dead Island yet with a twist, it is focused upon Parkour.

Parkour: The meaning of an activity that considers rapid movement.

I do not only state that this is a parkour game because of the main view that you must travel in this free room world to avoid all zombies in your path. No. This game gives you experience every time you climb and jump. So the higher you climb and the further you jump you will get more experience to enhance your skills.

These skills are Survivor, Agility and Power.
Survivor: You gain experience through side missions and the main story.
Agility: The benefit of climbing and jumping from building to building.
Power: You gain more experience in Power by crafting new objects and killing as many zombies as you can.

Than you have such features that are found in most games such as a map, your Quest guides, inventory (Which you can upgrade over time) and BluePrints. Your backpack can hold lots of things from weapons, valuables, weapon upgrades and craft parts however in order to craft you would need to go into blueprints and see what materials you would need before making an object. I have to state that a lot of the upgrades for your weapons, I did not use. Half the time they needed too many materials for one object plus the weapons will break a lot that you only fix a max of either 3-4 times than it becomes useless. So if you had an upgrade on that weapon and it breaks completely, it becomes useless. This can also be stated for the clock in the main screen as that became unneeded because your friends on the radio state when it is time to hide before dark.

Now to the main part of WHO you are. Your name is Kyle Crane, your mission is to contact a man by the name of Kadir Suleiman and secure a file that he possesses. The file is said to contain specific information about why and how the world had become to the way it was.


As you come into the game, you are dropped into the quarantine zone known as Harran via airplane. As you fall to find the state of the city you become ambushed by Rais’ Men which beat you repeatedly till you fire your gun. The gun than attracts the Zombies to your location where Kyle tries to defend himself as Rais’ Men flee but sadly Kyle gets bitten yet saved by survivors. As you try to stick to your mission you find it harder to stay with people you believed to have trusted while trying to help the last survivors flee from Harran. Yet you still toss between sides and have to try and find who to trust most in this dead world.

The game can be played online for co-op and even take the mode as Zombie Invasion where you grabbed 4 friends and have another to become the zombie themselves to track the other survivors down. This mode is actually quite fun and scary at times however you need to find a match which can tend to be a while to track down.

The zombies themselves are quite interesting. You could only become a zombie when you have been infected through a bite however the survivors found by using Antizin which prolongs the effects. (The Antizin is normally found by air drops all over the city.

Now the Zombies actions are judged by the time of their cycle between Night and Day. During the Day Zombies are very slow and waddle to you. They also do not have the ability to climb or jump. Though during the Night they become more agile. There are also Special Virus Zombies found throughout the game, these are known as Volatile, Night Hunter and Demolisher which have all been mutations from the original virus.

If I was to rate this game I would definitely give it a 10/10 because this game really puts you through all the emotional sides to a story, even leaving you off your seat when you need to walk out into the night. This is just an amazing game that I encourage everyone to try out.

What should I add to my Christmas list?

Today I thought of doing a little light blog for all. I wondered, what do I wanted for Christmas? For a Gamer, I went straight to the new next Generation Consoles. Christmas is a time for giving and sharing presents to friends, family and maybe even someone you just met. Here are some of the top consoles at the moment that are hitting a high demand for Christmas presents.
Xbox One
The Xbox One is a fine gift to older gamers and some younger gamers as well, if supervised and depending upon the game. Some games that you can get  with the Xbox One that are a great deal is:

-Grand Theft Auto
-The Crew
-Sunset Overdrive
-Halo Master Chief Collection

Playstation 4
The Playstation 4 can be targeted at the same audience as the Xbox One. It is targeted at both older and younger generations. Some games that have recently come out are:

-Little Big Planet
-Drive Club
-Last of Us
-Lords of the Fallen
Wii U

Well… the Wii U has been smashing it in the market of sales at the moment due to brand new games that have recently been brought out. If you love to bring a whole group of mates to one house or even just to entertain yourself or younger siblings (or even older), this is the way to go! Some games are:

-Super Smash Bros (Amibo!)
-Mario Kart
– Hyrule Warriors

=If needing an extra hand in the gaming department than look no further into my Game Reviews to see my opinions about other games for all these consoles!

Bring on more TellTale Series!

Two new series from the most amazing developers of the Great Game, The Walking Dead, Telltale has brought there games to a whole new level. Yesterday came out to of the biggest name games to become a sort of mix in adventure, action, puzzle and choices. Choose the path you want for better or worse.

Borderlands
Sadly, I have not played the game in more detail instead of knowing more of the information and a friend’s opinion of the game, I will shortly play it for myself. If you are a massive fan of the Borderland Series you must be wondering how unusual it must be to have a Telltale Game to come out about it. Telltale is known more for its choices and talking skills rather than action and guns.

Borderlands Series TellTale. Fiona. Rhys.

A new story brought about by the Vault Key, Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after Borderlands 2, comes a tale about Rhys, a Hyperion company man looking to become the next handsome Jack while also switching sides to Fiona, a Pandoran con artist out to score.

Rhys. Borderlands Series TellTale

Rhys and Fiona are two of the most unexpected duo to come across each other’s path. It tells the different sides to one story, you decide what story to choose, what path and fate to take for your own. Your decision will not just impact Rhys and Fiona but also the people around you. You decide your fate.

Borderlands Series= https://www.telltalegames.com/talesfromtheborderlands/about

Game of Thrones 
Winter has finally come! Based on HBO’s hit award winning television drama that makes so many memes, excitement and even cry with that much blood shed brings Telltale Game of Thrones Series. A whole new story has been brought to the gaming world as you take on the view of House Forrester. A noble house from the North of Westeros found in the Wolfswood. Offering loyalty to the ruling great house of the North- The Starks.

Caught up in the events of the War of the Five Kings, the house of Forrester are placed in a predicament where their members of the house must do everything within their power to prevent their house from falling.

The Iron Throne…. Who will be king?

You play as new and never seen before characters, well maybe not fully as you do see very familiar faces. Some of the characters are Mira Forrester (Daughter to Lord Forrester and handmaiden to Margaery Tyrell. You heard right!), Ethan Forrester (Third son to Lord Forrester and not a born warrior) and Gared Tuttle.

Gared Tuttle. Game of Thrones Series.

As one of the main characters it seemed fairer for me to elaborate on Gared. Gared Tuttle is the squire to the Lord Forrester, who was raised on stories of heroism. Though being the son of a pig farmer has given him a lower mark in the classes, his hopes are strong to one day become a warrior himself. With the help of his uncle Duncan. Gared glides through the ranks and throughout the long months by the King Robb’s army you may lead your dream of becoming a hero.

The game is very straight forward as you try and decide through quick thinking and actions in the battlefield to lead to whatever ending you choose. Do you go on the side of your house or another?

Thought this was just funny :3

TellTale Game of Thrones Website= https://www.telltalegames.com/gameofthrones/

New Content, more Characters and Achievements, What is not to love?

I was thinking about, if you already finished a game would you bother to go back and play it again with DLC? My answer is why not? DLC brings a lot to the table with old games that you either loved or hated because it can really change your view of the original game. Being able to play your favourite game over and over again can be boring when you know the story off by heart, that’s why new information, characters and a new land can intrigue anyone.

Here are some games that have released DLC recently this year along with a few suggestions.

State of Decay DLC
From the game that brought you a more in-depth, realistic adventure into the apocalyptic world filled with mindless zombies. A second DLC was released a little while ago and might be hard to find depending upon the console.

The DLC is centred in the city of Danforth, and focuses upon the military point of view of the apocalypse. You play as Greyhound one, small surviving unit sent to Danforth to rescue scientists who have believed to know what it takes to destroy the zombies once and for all.

You get a new story, new map to venture around,  an assortment of missions around the military’s involvement with the outbreak, 40 firearms, traits and character information along with heaps more.

Mario Kart 8 DLC
I went over to one of my lovely friend’s house today and was able to have a go at their Wii U. I have to say, I was blown away and wanted to buy one immediately. Playing Mario Kart 8 with just the two of us was so much fun. Getting a group of friends together is what I believe the main aim of Mario Kart is, and maybe to get angry at your friends from time to time when they overlap you. With so many characters to choose from along with many race tracks to try out it really becomes a challenge to win.

The first DLC pack has been released with new features to enhance the game. The pack includes three new characters: Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach. New tracks that are up to 8 with cross overs with Link and Yoshi lands making two more cups to complete. Along with four new vehicles: Blue Falcon, B Dasher, Master Cycle and Tanooki Kart.

The 2nd pack will be released in May 2015 with an Animal Crossing cross over.

Bioshock Infinite (Burial at Sea)

Burial at Sea. Bioshock.

Last of Us (Left Behind)

Left Behind. Last of Us.

 One more…

 

“You and I… are going to tear shit up!”

Pagan Min. Far Cry 4. Kyrat.

When you are on a holiday in Kyrat, located in the Himalayas, you do not expect to get caught up in a civil war between the Golden Path and Pagan Min.  Ajay Ghale only wanted to fulfil his mother’s dying wish to spread her ashes across the land. Ajay finds not only his mother’s past with the land but also the identity of his father Mohan Ghale, the warrior who began the Golden Path yet also some connection with Pagan Min with his mother.

This game is filled with colours, emotions, adventure, survival and plenty of action to keep you playing for a while. As an example is when making a choice between the two leader characters of the Golden Path, Sabel and Amita, you can go back over the game to see the different endings through these decisions.  A couple who both want what they believe is best for the people but both conflicting arguments. Your decision impacts the mission you will take and who will become the ultimate leader of the Golden Path.

Hurk. Honey Badger just don’t care!

Explore the land either offline or online. Get a friend to play Co-op with you and take on the multiplayer games that can range from 2-12 people. Though do not fear when you are on your own as guns for hire tokens are summon when finishing Karma missions around the map. Prepare for endless amounts of guns to fill you’re every dream. Choose whether you are a Tiger or an Elephant through the skills you choose. Would you rather more health or a killer blade?

Take out your camera from time to time to view the beautiful landscape but not only that but animals that lurk nearby to capture skins and bait.  The skins you gather from all different animals across the map can help create many useful devices such as weapon holster, wallet, Loot bag, syringe kit, bait bag, ammo bag and a lot more. Yes both the animals and the camera was in the last game but added a new feature where the bait you gather from the animal can be thrown at the enemy territory to lure nearby predators to take out the enemy for you. But that doesn’t mean they are your alley.  Yet while the camera gives you great advantage for stealth in tracking down every enemy within the area and keeping an icon above their head, not all can be seen. Hunters and predators icons will disappear as quickly as you see them.

The map is wonderful in its own way, with so much landscape to cover that you do not just want to travel the land in a car, maybe sky dive, travel by boat, and maybe even ride an elephant. Yes, the new feature in the current game is taking advantage of the wildlife such as the elephants which offers you a lot more than you think. With the elephant you can lure other elephants nearby for help, take down cars with a simple hit and even smash people into the ground in under seconds.

Elephants

Speaking of the wildlife, most of the animals seen in the last game have double. Come across the Rhinos, the Leopards, Tigers, pigs, monkeys and the list goes on. The animals are beautiful to look up close and a far. It kind of makes me feel a little overwhelmed when I have to skin them for my upgrades. But be warned, every animal will find you and hurt you.

Find bell towers along you journey take out the transmit and uncover more of the map.  By uncovering the map you will reveal animal locations, mission etc. Even when you come across an outpost you must liberate without triggering any alarms or any detection. Once it is under control you are given fast travel and safe houses along with jobs to keep you busy for a while.

Come find Shangri La.

Even if you are finished the story, the game can give you many more missions to offer. Find your father Mohan Ghale’s journals to unlock more secrets into his past and murder. Finding posters of propaganda scattered across the land, masks that bestow bad voodoo and even more missions to for fill the deeper story.

I have loved this game since the moment I got it, and have not changed or put it down for a minute. This really is a beautiful game that is very similar to the last but filled with much more adventure. I recommend this game to anyone who likes Uncharted or Tomb Raider even a bit of Skyrim if you love a journey. It is available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Why Ubisoft? Why?!

First off! Sorry to everyone who views my blog, I have been having a lot of problems today and yesterday on actually getting my laptop to work properly for me. I apologize for the inconvenience and how I said about Assassin’s Creed Unity should have been out yesterday.

Arno. Assassin. Falling! Assassin Creed Unity. Paris!

Assassin’s Creed Unity is set in the year 1789 Paris. The streets were either empty or filled with blood. The smell of gunpowder and burning flesh filled the air as the staving citizens of Paris begged to the rich for food or water. The revolution was upon them and the Assassins were advancing. A war had begun.

Assassin’s Creed Unity captured this sense of the time period in the game play as the environment was picture very well and remarkable accurate to history. You could absorb so much in such an area that it seemed too well done. You can explore the city, scale the towers to unlock missions jump from building to building and stab whoever you like! Fun right?

Arno. Assassin.

You play as Arno Dorian, a young man that becomes an Assassin due to a personal tragedy. Born of wealth, seeking revenge, the usual style of an Assassin was building yet also trying to win the affection of his cherished childhood friend, Elise. You also get a new weapon, the phantom blade which is a wrist mounted miniature crossbow. How awesome! And that is when the problems began.

Truly the game begins to become a mess after this point as numerous amounts of errors begin to unfold through glitches, bugs and many issues. Gamers have fallen from true Assassin’s Creed Fans to ones that don’t care anymore. Here are some reasons to view before playing the game for yourself.

1. Yes the entire game is set in Paris but the map shows that you are only in the city you first started in and must continuously go back to. The map has incredibly shrunk down from its large cities and villages to a single area.

2. New stealth System. Finally we can crouch around corners to save ourselves instead of look like targets and be spotted a mile away. Yes this sounds like a better thing rather than a bad, but my question is why wasn’t this done in the first place?

3. Commands. There are a lot of new commands that really seem effortless and not as useful as it should be. The new free running mood is changed and makes it harder to jump through windows and small areas without having some clumsy problem.

4. Same old missions. Yes, unless you love to repeat yourself you tend to do the same thing over and over again. From dramatic rooftop routes, stealing things from guards, tackling street thieves and saving civilians from danger they already started it’s basically the same.

5.Lastly customisation. Yes customisation is more commonly known as a good thing when you want to change your colour of your hood, weapons etc but when these things come with bonuses to your stealth and strength but don’t actually benefit you, it is really pointless.

Thanks guys for reading my blog, but please try out the game for yourself as this Is only my view.

Are you an Assassin? Or will you go Rogue?

Assassin’s Creed Rogue

On the 11th of November, Assassin’s Creed Rogue was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. During the chaotic war between the French and the Indians, blood was spilt on all corners of the battlefield. An Assassin by the name of Shay Patrick Cormac was planning to betray the brotherhood.

The journey will take you on an adventure to see Shay’s transformation from Assassin to Assassin hunter. This new journey will take you on real twists to the original Assassin Franchise were the opposite is happening. It really makes me question, why does he want to kill his brothers? What happened to create this motive? What is to come by all this?

The game is really identical to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. With all the same capabilities and naval gameplay but only a different plot or I guess an opposite. You gain such new weapons as an air rifle that can have specialized bullets and grenades as well as enhanced eagle vision to spot assassins in their best hiding spots. You are really playing as the bad guy that you have hunted down in the last games or are you still classified as a good guy?

Assassin. Shay. Assassin Hunter

A clear example of this is through the naval gameplay when battling in the sea takes place, the assassin can aboard your ship, your duty is to defend your crew men and kill the assassin before he kills everyone on board. You even get better weapons for your ship like burning oil, and machine guns.

Though the interesting new enhancement to the naval gameplay makes it really intriguing, it makes me want to go further with the multiplayer but also viewing the environment. You can now take your ship, The Morrigan into Icy water and go through ice bergs in the North Atlantic. To such places as River valleys of America to New York City in the time of the 18th Century.

Even though I am not a big fan of the Assassin’s Creed games at the moment, as my last favourite was brotherhood and Black Flag I did actually like. I believe that this game, even though on the older consoles will be better than expected.

Ships! Set Sail!

Tomorrow, due to studying all night long tonight I will be placing up a review for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Be on the look out and keep gaming!