Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm sorry for the inactivity.

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen!
I just wanted to apologize for not writing anything in the past month. It's that time of the year again when June and I are together, therefore I do not have much time for gaming. Or when I do, we usually play the games which we've played for a long while.

I might, though, write a review of Landmark Beta, Battlefield Hardline beta, Slender: The Arrival and what ever else we play together. Though, do not have too big hopes.
Thank you all for following me through my reviews!

I also started making a lot more videos. June gave me an early birthday present and it was a new hard disk. Exactly a thing that I needed to be able to start recording. So my two videos are already up, and I am still preparing some of them for you!



Once again, thank you all for following me and I hope that you will be awaiting for my return!
Have a great summer vacations!
Wolfie

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Game Review: Dead Island: Riptide

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, today I will be writing a review of a zombie game called Dead Island Riptide.


A bit about the game and developers.
Dead Island: Riptide has been published by Techland, and Published by Deep Silver. Both Techland and Deep Silver are quite big companies with many known titles. Techland are developers of Call of Juarez franchise, Dead Island franchise, Nail'd and so on and on. Deep Silvers are also publishers Nail'd, Dead Island franchise, Risen franchise, Metro franchise and so on and on.

About Gameplay.
Dead Island: Riptide is an action role-playing survival horror video game. The RPG element of the game are levels, weapon upgrades and character choosing. Survival horror element is the fact that there are millions of zombies all around you, and, well, you want to survive. Now, on the other hand, Dead Island Riptide is all about the story. A very big, fun and engaging story. Story which makes you feel big and strong, but at then end it completely twists everything. If you loved the story of the original Dead Island like I did, you will love the sequel just as much or possibly even more!

Dead Island: Riptide can be played as a single player game, but is actually best enjoyed in a co-op. Unlike the first game, Riptide allows you to play with four friends. So five players all together. The game also implements a new character Sargent John Morgan who specializes in hand to hand combat. If he is skilled correctly he could kill zombies in one hit using nothing more than his bare hands. The way that real men fight zombies. Riptide also adds few new weapons into the game such as Chinese  war sword, new knives, new guns.

 There are various different mods in Dead Island Riptide that can turn the game in your favor if used correctly, or could make things hard for you if used the wrong way. There are single target mods and Area of Effect  (AoE) mods. Both of those types are awesome due to the extra damage that you make to the enemies, but you also need to watch your step since you can hurt yourself too. Friendly fire is disabled in Dead Island Riptide, but fire, venom and electricity damage from your mods can also damage friendlies. That has no sense but it is how it is.

Riptide also shows us few new vehicles. Well, only two to be more exact. Players can now drive a five seat vehicle which looks quite nice, and can also drive a small boat. Car controls feel a bit slow, but after a while the player gets used to them. Boat on the other hand feels much better, but the player is in constant danger of being attacked, therefore boat rides feel much more unconformable than anything else.

Graphic and Audio.
Graphic of Dead Island Riptide was a little bit disappointing to me. Only because I barely saw any difference from the first game. Don't get me wrong, the graphic is amazing and beautiful, it just looks the same like the first game. Audio is quite quiet and empty most of the time. That's sometimes good since you can expect zombies and make a plan, but when you're playing alone it feels rather empty and sad.

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- Awesome story.
- Nice graphic.
- Nice variety of weapons.
- Five player co-op experience.
- Quite a long story.

Cons:
- Friendly fire is not implemented into the game, and yet Modification's damages can hurt your friends and the player.
- Ammo is easy to come by, guns are not.

Final grade: 8.5 / 10

Extra Info: I'm a big zombie games fan. I've liked zombies ever since I was a little boy. Dead Island was one of the first actual Zombie games (that was not a flash game) and it was a wonderful sight on the market. I really enjoyed playing Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, and I think that anyone who likes a good story in a zombie apocalypse setting should play them. I would also like to say a big thank you to my aunt Tea, to my best friend Knoxi and to my beloved June for playing and beating the game with me! The game can be bought right here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Space Corp Tycoon

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! Today I'll be writing about Space Corp Tycoon.

Before I start I'd like to say that this is not a review. I was contacted by the developer of this game who asked me to promote the game on my blog. Which I gladly did.
Space Corp Tycoon is still in Early Alpha. In a VERY early alpha. The current build looks as if It was just here to show the artwork. But the lone developer of this game has a very nice ideas for it in the future. He wants to build a lot of different planets, he wants to add space battles as well as ground battles, player owned stations and so on and on. The game has quite a few nice ideas so far.
The game was already Greenlight, so expect to see it on Steam almost as soon as it gets out.

The developer of the game also gave me two giveaway copies of Space Corp Tycoon. Joining the giveaway is quite easy. The only thing I want from you is to follow me on Facebook, Possibly on Google + if you use one. Those who follow me on Google + and Facebook will get an extra chance to win! I also want you to comment on this post and tell me why should YOU be the one to win this.

The giveaway will end when this countdown goes down. Few hours after that I will pronounce the winners!

Thank you very much and good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My review will be late. But there will also be a giveaway!

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen.
I'm sorry to tell you, but I have caught a cold. And It's making me miserable for the past few days. Therefore, I am really in no mood to write a review just yet.
The review should be here within the next few days, and with it I will make a giveaway for Space Corp Tycoon.
Thank you all for reading!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Game Review: State of Decay

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, today I'll be doing a review of a single player zombie survival game called State of Decay!


A bit about the game and developers.
State of Decay has been published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Undead Labs. Undead Labs are rather new indie developers, since State of Decay is their first game. State of Decay is yet another zombie survival game, but this one actually has a story that you follow through.

About Gameplay.
State of Decay came out as a console exclusive game at beginning. But after a while, Undead Labs decided to also move the game over to the PC. And I'll tell you, they did a pretty decent job! I did see quite a few flaws, but most of it was awesome.

To start off, I'll say that State of Decay is a single player zombie survival game. In that game you have a group of people that you need to take care of. You can ask the people to go with you on scavenges and missions, or you can tell them to do some other stuff in stead such as build something in your base, or send them on a scavenge mission without you so that you don't need to do it. Different people have different skills, so some people are better at one thing while others are better at different things. I, honestly, didn't see that those skills had much of an impact on my gameplay, unless it was health or stamina wise. Each of those NPC's has a standing towards you. If the standing is friend then you can play as that character in stead of the main one. In case that the standing is still not Friend, then you need to do missions that will benefit him / her. Death in this game is very unforgiving, so having more than just one Friend characters is a must. After all, you most likely will end up dead!

Second thing I want to talk about are vehicles and bases. There is limited number of vehicles in State of Decay. That means that in case you brake every car, you will have to run across the whole map. Luckily there are enough cars for that to be - almost - impossible to do. The vehicles feel amazing when you drive them, and I think that developers really put a lot of work into that. I really enjoyed driving cars and just didn't want to stop it. There is also a hideout or "base" system in the game. Players start off in a church, but after a while they have an ability to chose a different home. There are about eight total houses that players can chose from. Each have their own benefits. Some houses have more building areas, while the others have better defense against zombies. I, of course, took the one with largest amount of building areas. Also some buildings allow you to build some things which others do not allow you to do that, and I saw that as a very cool feature.

Player can also set up different outposts around the town. Honestly, I saw no need for those unless you need some immediate shop or just want an achievement. Maybe I was just using them wrong.
There are many different weapons in the game. Both ranged and melee weapons. I, as a player, chose more melee weapons than ranged weapons most of the time. Mainly since I was just a horrible shooter so the guns were quite useless to me. Melee weapons seemed very powerful and useful. Though, unlike in other games, sword type weapons were much worse than blunt like weapons. So I highly suggest - keep blunt weapons, throw away your knives!

The game's story is very good. It really gets your attention and I kept wanting to do it as a player, but sadly they make you wait between main missions. In my opinion, that's wrong. I was forced to do off story missions just because main mission wanted to take it's place like two or three in game days later.

Graphic and Audio.
The game's visuals are awesome! Colors are awesome,  shadows are maybe a little bit too complex, the sky is detailed. And there's another thing. The stars actually shine! There are few, but not many games in which stars are actually shining, so this was a huge plus to me. The music in the game is amazing. One of the songs reminds me of my favorite Mass Effect 3 soundtracks. and That song fully fits into a zombie survival game. I love it!

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- Big world to discover.
- Vehicles feel amazing.
- Story is very good!
- Many different cars and weapons.

Cons:
- Sometimes controls get messed up.
- Houses have limited building area.
- NPC's are rather useless.
- No Co-Op / multiplayer.

Final Grade: 8/10

Extra info: I really enjoyed playing State of Decay! It's a really awesome, story based survival game. But when ever I play the game, the "Oh my God, I need Co-Op!" just screams over and over again. Hopefully the developers are thinking about that! The game can be purchased right here.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Game Review: Goat Simulator

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I'll review one simulator. Before we start, I want to tell you that my girlfriend June has goats. And I can tell you that this simulator is very accurate. If goats were able to do all this, I guarantee they would!


A bit about the game and developers.
Goat Simulator has been developed by Coffee Stain Studios. Coffee Stain Studios are a well known developing and publishing company. They are publishing games like Sanctum, Sanctum 2, and few more.

About Gameplay.
In Goat Simulator you are a goat. But a.. Special goat. And by that I do not mean a window licking special goat. I mean the goat which has superpowers. The goat which uses the power of her tongue to kill people, lick fruit, lick random objects, lick a car and sticks herself to it, and of course, drag other dead goats around.

Some people take this game too seriously. I've heard people complain about this game not being  fun, addicting, not being an actual game and so on and on. But you see, this game is actually a game that you get if you want to just play something for a short while. Something that will make you laugh and not regret the money you spent on it. Something that is actually very fun. I mean, who wouldn't want to become a demonic goat queen with a jet pack on your back? Come on, think about it. You do. Admit it. Well this game lets you do that!

Not only that, but in Goat Simulator you can actually get into some houses and trash things around. You can get a baseball gun (I'm sorry but I really don't know how is that thing called) and shoot people with it. You could even lick a car and drive around. Or maybe you want to be a nice goat and just roam around and explore? Sure, you can do that. You can walk around the land, play Flappy Goat, jump on trampoline, visit a goat hedge or join a crowd which wants to stop a penis shaped food.

Controls are very simple in this game. There are very few keys in the game, and every loading screen tells you which buttons to use to do what. There is no need for actual tutorial in Goat Simulator. Coffee Stain Studios has announced that Goat Simulator will have multiplayer so I expect that to be very fun too. They announced a local split screen multiplayer, so I am having my doubts, but we will see where that leads to.

Graphic and Audio.
This game has surprised me. The graphic level of this game is amazing. The detail that was put into grass, trees, goats, the tongue and pretty much everything in this game is just amazing. I was very impressed! Audio in the game gets very repeatable but it is still quite fun to listen to, so I never had the urge to actually turn it off.

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- You are a goat.
- Jet pack.
- Game allows mods.
- Ability to become a Demonic Goat Queen with a Jet Pack.
- Free upcoming multiplayer.
- Cheap.

Cons:
- The player loses interests after about six hours of game play.
- Very small map.

Final Grade: 8/10

Extra Info: If you want to buy a game that is very simple, yet extremely fun, you should definitely get this.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Made a video in EvE Online!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

As most of you know, I have been playing EvE Online ever since May of last year. I am currently flying with a PvP Corporation called 4S. We are a member of GoonSwarm Alliance. Well, you see, GoonSwarm has a small "Event" they are doing for the past three years.
On this event Goon members go into high traffic solar system called Jita. There are many people who fly huge ships which cost a massive fortune there. Well, What Goons do is find people in that system who are flying those ships, and them murder them within 10 seconds (literally!).
That event is called Burn Jita. This was my very first Burn Jita event. And I loved it! I even made a video about it, and I'd be very happy if you take a look at it. I really hope you'll enjoy, and if you have any questions, please don't be afraid to ask!

In case you are a new EvE Online player, please use this link to register for a 21 day FREE trial!

If you are a returning EvE Online player who was absent from EvE for a while, but would like to return, please feel free to use this FREE 7 days of game time :) 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Game Review: Sanctum 2

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I will write a review about a first person tower defense game called Sanctum 2.


A bit about the game and developers.
Sanctum 2 is a sequel to a quite famous first person tower defense game called Sanctum. Both games have been developed and published by a well known company called Coffee Stain Studios. They stand behind many well known titles. The most recent one is Goat Simulator. Yes, they made Goat Simulator.

About Gameplay.
Sanctum 2 is a first person shooter game in which the player has the ability to make a tower maze that will help him defend the core from a lot of numerous enemies. There are a lot of different weapons, towers and enemies in Sanctum 2, every one of them having different strengths and weaknesses. And to be able to experience the game fully, the player should have full party of people with each of them having a different character. I feel the question "why?" coming up next, so I'll just answer it to you now. Each character has his / her own weapon. One has shotgun, one has sniper, one has rocket launcher, one riffle and the newest character has a crossbow. Shotgun character is good against bigger enemies that come running at him. Rocket launcher is good versus swarms of enemies since his damage does not only go on one enemy. Sniper and Crossbow characters are best versus game bosses, since they deal largest amount of damage in one hit. And riffle is good versus pretty much anything, but of course it has smallest damage rate.

Each character can have a secondary weapon. There are many various secondary weapons so the player can fit exactly what they want to fit. There are also different perks in this game, so even those help out. So you could even turn slow, but powerful weapons into very fast, even more powerful weapons. Of course, there are many towers that help you in your victory. There are those towers that are fast, but deal small amount of damage, and then there are those that are slow and yet deal massive amount of damage. Each tower is good for something, and it's up to player to find out what is the best way to make the towers fit in with their game style. There are also a lot of different types of enemies. Some are small, numerous and fast, while others are big, slow and hard to kill.

Unlike the first game, Sanctum 2 feels a bit more open. It feels like you have more space to move, more space to build and more possibilities. On the other hand, this game also introduced leveling system. Each level unlocks different weapons, perks or towers to the player. Leveling is quite easy at start, but that changes later on. And the leveling system actually gives a replay value to the game, since you can always come back to old maps and redo them with your newly unlocked weapons, towers and perks.

Unlike in many other games, DLC's in this game are actually quite good. I am not a fan of DLC's in general so I still think that they are overpriced, but for the amount of money you put into them you get quite a few things back. With the DLC's you get tones of new maps, new characters and quite a few weapons. So the Complete Collection is a pure go from my end.

Graphic and Audio.
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed by the graphic. It does look prettier and there are more details than in the first one, but I just feel like there's many more things that the developers could do to make the game prettier. Audio on the other hand is amazing, and I just enjoyed listening to every song or background sound that the developers put into the game.

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- Many different maps.
- Characters to chose from.
- DLC's that give an actual new content.
- Various different unlockables.

Cons:
- No ability to change primary weapon until final level.
- Sometimes towers feel useless.

Final Grade: 7.5/10

Extra info: If you are a fan of first person shooters, or maybe tower defense games, then this game is for you. You just can't go wrong with Sanctum 2. You can buy Sanctum 2 over Steam.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter everyone!

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen!

I really hope that everyone is having a wonderful Easter! I hope you spent the day with people you love and care about, and that you enjoyed every second of it (or will enjoy it, if your day just started!).

Other than that, I'm really sorry for not writing a review yet. I got a game for review quite late and I just wasn't ready to do it yet. I will write the review tomorrow, and then another review around Friday.
Thank you all for following me!
Have a wonderful day,
Wolfie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Game Review: Saints Row IV

Hello Ladies and Gentleman!
Today I'm writing a review of a third person, extremely fun shooter called Saints Row IV!


A bit about the game and developers.
Saints Row 4 has been developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. Both the developer and publisher are known for a lot of different games but probably the most known games from Volition are Saints Row franchise and Red Faction franchise. Saints Row IV is Deep Silver's first Saints Row game, but their previous well known titles are Dead Island franchise, X franchise, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and so on and on. They are publishing many great games.

About Gameplay.
Saints Row IV is a very easy game to master. The controls are pretty much the same as in almost any other third person shooter game. But there is a small plot twist. Even though you can enter vehicles, customize them and so on and on, there is really no need for it. Because in Saints Row IV you have super powers. That's right, super powers.You can sprint faster than any car can drive, you can get into a maximum high faster than any airplane or helicopter can and you can even use your telepathy power to rise enemies and throw them onto others.

Saints Row IV kind of continues the story where the previous games have stopped. But just kind of. The story is drastically changed. Luckily, as you play the game you find out one amazing surprise. Something that just has to make every Saints Row fan smile. I can't write what it is because it is a MASSIVE spoiler, but I can tell you that if you love Saints Row franchise you will love the surprise. In Saints Row IV the Earth is being attacked by aliens. They look very cuddly and nice, but in fact they are true killers. And Saints Row are the only people who can save the humanity from them. Since the aliens actually want to torture you before killing you, they place you inside of a virtual reality. Through the virtual reality you collect some sort of "hacks" which give you special powers. At first you start out with just sprint and high jump, but as you progress you also get some special attack powers like a fire bolt, ice bolt, telepathy, stomp and a strength buff which also sets everyone on fire when you run past them. You can also upgrade every power and make it even more powerful. I have only been upgrading my sprint and telepathy. The sprint has one special ability which allows you to a act like a tornado. You push everything away from you when you run past them. It's very fun!

The developer also put a handful of new weapons into the game. New alien guns. And with the guns being added, the developer also added some new alien vehicles such as cars and jets. Even a power suit! Something like a Mech. And it's very fun to drive it around and destroy stuff. But, you know, since you have all those super powers it's also useless to grab an alien car and bother customizing it since you will almost never use it anyway. Same goes with the jet.

On the side note.. Sometimes the super powers just get in the way of stuff. You are almost unable to do any customization because you keep being hunted by virtual police since you killed someone while sprinting. Also the guns sometimes seem just too weak. Even after upgrading them they still didn't do enough damage to kill aliens with the first hit.

Graphic and Audio.
Graphically the game has disappointed me. I mean the graphic looks exactly the same like Saints Row The Third. When you enter the game everything is so the same like Saints Row The Third that it feels as if you are just playing another too expensive DLC with a lot of extra DLC's that come with it. Audio on the other hand was pretty good. A bit too much of Dubstep and too little rock for my taste, but who likes Dubstep will like the audio in the game.

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- Saints Row game.
- Very funny.
- Awesome surprise.
- Alien jets.
- Mech!!
- Co op is extremely fun.

Cons:
- All type of vehicles are useless.
- Weapons seem to be a bit too weak.
- The story length is way too short.

Final grade: 8/10

Extra info: I am a huge Saints Row fan. I'd chose Saints Row over any GTA game or any game of that type, because Saints Row games are here to be fun and funny. So if you want something realistic or serious like GTA, look away. Saints Row is a game where you run around with a giant tentacle and hit people with it. The game can be bought here.