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I just wanted to wish you all a happy thanksgiving, so for all the people out there reading this tell me what you did for thanksgiving today.
Taking everything I love from games like Chronicles of Riddick escape from butcher bay, and turning it up to 11 Dishonored is a fine example of an action stealth game done right. Just like in Riddick you take out enemies stealth-fully and carry their bodies around so that you won't raise suspicion. However here you are given special powers to help aid you along the way. Being able to teleport from one rooftop from the next all while hounding down corrupt town guards and trying to figure out who framed you so that you may reclaim your honor is something that never gets old. If you love the Riddick games, or are a fan of stealth games in general, or just want something a little new, Dishonored has something for everyone.
#1 MAX PAYNE 3. Max Payne. A fitting name for a man who lost everything. A man whose seen the deepest, darkest parts of his own mind. His whole life has been torn apart by the evil and corrupt. But where many would crumble, Max just got harder. Because that's what Max is: a survivor, a paradox. The man has nothing to live for, but he refuses to die. This game was just pure fun from beginning to end. Rockstar has never been one to disappoint, and Max Payne 3 is another fine example of a Quality product from a company that always tries to push the envelope. Whether it be an incredible recreation of 1910 america in Red Dead Redemption, an Amazing life of Drugs hookers and Gang Violence in GTA4, or over the top balls to the walls action is Max Payne 3, Rockstar is a company that you can trust. To see why I love this game so much, just read my review. http://www.gamespot.com/max-payne-3/user-reviews/797932/platform/ps3/ And that's my list of games that I loved from 2012. Tell me some of your favorites. If you haven't played any of these games, or are on the fence about whether or not you want to shell out cash for any of them, then don't be afraid. It will be money well spent
Wolfenstien 2014 review.
After the last release in the Wolfenstien franchise in 2009 fans have been craving a more action pact experience with less filler.
2014's Wolfenstien reboot was shaping up to be a great game. It looked impressive, the story was unique, and the trailer showed different sections of the world being overtaken by Nazi rule.
However the finished product fails to live up to the hype.
The game starts off in Poland in the 1940's you fight Nazis you blow up giant robots and people die.
Then after taking some shrapnel to the head, BJ Blazkowitz is comatose for 14 years and awakens to a world taken over by the axis powers
The story is ridiculous, however it's that certain level of ridiculous that fans of the franchise can adjust to.
While I don't mind following a ridiculous story to further the plot I felt that the game doesn't do enough to immerse you in its world.
The game is a linear shooter with very little exploration in each level. A contrast to Wolfenstien 3d which was all about exploring a giant building for secret rooms.
I wanted to know more about the world that I was in, I wanted to see how the Nazis changed people's views, ideologies, and ordinary citizens taking about the world that they live in and how it has affected them.
Unfortunately the most that you will get in terms of immersion come from news paper snippets explaining how the world has changed in the past 14 years scattered throughout the game.
There are no innocent people walking amongst the street, no children playing outside singing German songs, or talking about how they live their lives. Things like this would have added to the immersion.
The developers went through all this trouble to create this world, and they barley did anything with it. This doesn't even have to take place on planet earth it could be an another world that was invaded by Nazi robot space pirates.
The gameplay is solid you can carry as many guns as the game has to offer, though they don't feel unique. You don't get access to sci-fi weapons like you did in the 2009 game. I mean seriously the game is all about fighting giant robots and futuristic soldiers, why can't I acquire a laser gun.
The enemy AI is competent but sometimes lacking. There was one instance in which I shot right in front of someone, but they still didn't see me. There aren’t anywhere near enough boss fights in the game and the ones that they're feel lacking.
The games combat system is very similar to Resistance: Fall Of Man. You have a weapon wheel and 4 health bars each of which will replenish so long as not all of one is depleted.
The game does however do stealth well, as many scenarios offer you a different way to approach them as apposed to just shooting your way out of every situation. Though the payoff is minimal as there is never a time when choosing stealth over action gives you anything substantial.
Also the game has some inconsistent rules. Sometimes when you kill an enemy their body disappears, but sometimes it doesn't. Since enemies will sound the alarm if they come across a dead body you never know how to plan your tactics since the difficulty of the game is dictated by randomness.
You also can't drag bodies around like in games like Dishonored or the Chronicles of Riddick games, so you better make sure that if you kill an enemy it's in a remote location if your trying to be stealth-full.
Also the game looks extremely gritty, and not in a good way. I wouldn't be impressed by these visuals if the games came out back in 2008. It looks like a PS2 game that was upscaled for the PS3.
It's not just the lighting, the characters look a bit off to. After being in a coma for 14 year BJ doesn't look a day older then he did at the start of the game, and he still has all of his muscle.
I can't help but be disappointed by this new Wolfenstien game. I was hoping for something that would only be possible to develop on next gen consoles, and what I got was something that feels like it could have come out at the start of this console generation. It is marginally better than 2009's Wolfenstien made by Raven Software, but after half a decade of waiting I expected a little better.
Top 10 worst films of 2013
In order to appreciate the good movies we get it’s only right that we honor the bad one.
Oh and before I make this tis list I should point out that I don’t consider these to be real movies
. Grown ups 2
. The Smurfs 2.
.Scary movie 5
.The starving games
That’s because a film has to at least have some level of quality to it and I don’t think that anyone working on the above films said to themselves “Oh yeah this is going to be great, I can’t wait till people watch this and enjoy themselves.”
10. Kick Ass 2.
A watered down sequel with very little of the charm that made the original so great.
The dialog sucks, the plot is all over the place, and Jim Carry is the only actor who even tries to make this a fun film.
A sub par sequel that nobody wanted. Extremely annoying main cast that doesn't grow on you. Uninteresting side characters, a plot that takes forever to get in motion even though theoretically it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. How the hell can people call this quality entertainment? It's mediocre at best. All the cameos in the world appearing at the end couldn't stop this film from being barley mediocre.
8. The Hunger Games Catching Fire.
A sequel that does nothing to enhance the plot until the last 5 minutes. The fact that people had to pay money for the same movie twice is ridiculous. The set up is the same, the risk is the same. The movie had a good chance to capitalize on the book by adding in one of Cadnice's friends who's leg was missing. Instead they replaced that character from the book with an old women who doesn't speak and dies almost instantly when the hunger games begins. Also the writing is so laughably bad that I almost had to leave the theaters so as I didn't disturb anyone while I chuckled. Like for one instance the characters get sprayed by a poison that causes lesions to grow on their body and the only way to remove it is with water. Water, seriously the cure for this deadly virus is the most abundant resource on the planet. If that's true then what about the water molecules in the air that we breath wouldn't that cure them too. The ending is a plot contrivance if I ever saw one. Cadnice almost dies and the good guys take advantage of this to rescue her by impersonating an enemy ship. So in order for the plot to make any sense at all the good guy knew that the main character would almost die at the end of the movie so that they could secretly rescue her while pretending to be a body disposal ship. If I didn't know any better I'd think that this was a parody of the hunger games but we already have two ( The Starving games, and The Hungover games.)
7.Turbo. A movie about a snail with super speed... What could possibly go wrong. Okay I saw this movie for free at a mini golf center/Arcade. I had some time to kill with my friends and I thought Okay it's a harmless movie made by Dreamworks. The movie is so juvenile and so ridden with plot conveniences. I could get past all that though if it entertained me, but it didn't.
6.Fruitville Station. While no wear near as bad as some of the other films on this list this one makes it on pure principle. The fact that someone can make a movie with such low quality camera work and still have it praised makes me as a movie critic just pissed off. Seriously half the time I was watching this thing it looked like somebody stuck a dirty fish tank up to the camera lens. The only reason why this film got so much critical praise was because of its subject matter not its quality. Which is a shame because when a good movie with the subject matter of black oppression came out (12 years a slave) I was almost hesitant to watch it. I guess the motto is “why bother putting actual effort into something if the subject matter alone is enough to make it sell.”
5. After Earth. Will Smith's lowest rated movie, and deserving so. Asking me to describe the chemistry between will smith' character and his son is like asking me to describe that scene in Ghost Busters where the Ghost Busters take control of the State Puff Marsh mellow man and use him to fight off the army of darkness and Zuuls minions. It didn't happen.
Abysmal writing and focus on a narrative, not to mention earth looks like a prehistoric wasteland. Seriously it's called “After Earth” where are all the buildings the remnants of society, anything to make this movie entertaining.
4. The incredible Burt Wonder Stone. A dumb movie about two stage magicians who get out shined by a street performer. This movie could have been good if it followed Jim Carrie. Seriously why wasn’t this movie mainly about him. If this movie focused on a street performer who went against the convention of magic it could have been awesome. Instead we are left with a stupid movie who's only saving grace is Carrie's performance, and he doesn't get that much screen time. I mean he's an excellent actor, and he does his best. This year though it seems as though he's being held down and severely underplayed. Between this and Kick Ass 2 2013 was not a good year for Jim Carrie at the movies.
3.Carrie. I already wrote a review on this one no need to harp on it.
2. 47 Ronin. I believe I described this movie once as a mix of Hollywood nepotism and lord of the rings fan fiction. I still stand by what I wrote.
1 A good day to Die Hard A.K.A A good day to ruin a franchise.
Bad Horror movies are one thing, bad comedies are one thing. When you take what is arguably the greatest action movie franchise and turn it this you've done what hundreds of terrorists failed to do. You've killed john McClain. Everything about this movie is wrong. The action is wrong, the camera work is wrong the fight scenes are wrong. Seriously no hand to hand combat? This is quite possibly the worst action movie to be made in the past five years. I liked 2007's live free or die hard. It was fun it was action pact the plot made sense the situation had weight. None of these things can be said for the
abomination that was 2013's A Good Day To Die Hard.
Do you agree with this list? What are your least favorite films of the previous year?
Whatever you thing comment below and let me know.