I grew up on these books, but it's been years. It was surprisingly easy to sink back into the world once more
Simple graphics hide a deceptively deep story in this platform puzzler
It's time to take aim at some familiar shapes - but with some new twists in the gameplay
Some signs of new life in this yearly shooter are more than welcome
A new console and a new visual style - but the same great characters and stories
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The key to this game is the multiplayer, and to that end it is pitch perfect in a lot of ways. The title's about three or four years old now so the graphics tend to look a bit dated for this generation of console, but the lightning effects are appropriately creepy and it handles the massive amount of movement (ie: ranging zombie hordes) very well.
The music and voice work add a movie-like quality to this title. I am a bit of a sucker for zombie survival movies and shows, and I felt like Left 4 Dead definitely nailed the particular vibe. The game plays pretty smoothly. It is a survival shooter, and the controls are fairly smooth and even now there are people playing it. My son fired it up about a month ago and still immediately found a match to participate in. Considering the game can be had for about $10 new, that is not a bad value. There is a lot of replay to be had here, which is good since there really are not very many scenarios/maps.
I wouldn't toss a little kid in front of it - it is rated M for Mature for blood, gore, intense violence and language. My son handles his content pretty well, being a teenager now (and therefore making me feel very old, but that's an entirely different post), but I wouldn't let my youngest daughter who is 10 probably play it. Not a bad way to get together with some online friends and kill time. I haven't however, had a chance to try the sequel, which I hear is even better than this and might make for a better investment depending on cost.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Well, aside from E3 and a lot of the big name announcements, I was surprised at how many other games and companies that were a bit lesser-known were also putting out tons of announcements, and I tried to track a lot of that over on Otaku Gaming. It wound up being a pretty active week and change on that site for me as well, so here's the breakdown for those who are interested.
We can kick things off with the announcement that Dark Souls will be releasing DLC for consoles to include that extra content coming out for the Prepare to Die PC version.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
It's amazing how popular zombies have become in our culture of late. Between that and vampires, we seem to enjoy our undead, but personally I am just about zombie-d out. Even so, the game...