Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello there Ladies and Gentleman!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
I'm still at June's house, having a great time, playing some games, watching movies and spending quality time together. We've actually beat Outlast together, so I will most likely do a review of it as soon as I get home.
I hope you guys and girls have a great vacation and that your New Year is gonna be much better than this one!

Have a great day today!

~Wolfie and June~

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Game review: Space Engineers.

Hello Ladies and Gentleman!
Today I will write a possible final review for the year 2013! The review will be of a game called Space Engineers.
A bit about the game and developers.
 Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Imagine it as Minecraft in space, where you can fly what ever you build by your own hands. This game is still in a very early Alpha stage, therefore you must know that a lot of things might, and most likely will change. Space Engineers is being developed by Keen Software House, which are the same guys behind Vrage and Miner Wars.

About Gameplay.
As said above, Space Engineers is something like Minecraft. Currently the game futures only Creative game mode, in which the player has unlimited resources. Player can just open his inventory, put the items into the toolbar and use how he / she wishes to use it. But there is a small twist. This game is not a voxel based game, therefore building something is much harder than most of the other games. You have to turn the object how you see fit. And putting other objects might be a bit hard, since the objects maybe won't be in a good angle.

There are many various items that you can use to build your small ship, big ship or a station. As it is probably obvious, You can fly small and big ship, but you can't fly a station. And you really wanted to make a huge carrier, didn't you? Well no problem! Just make a massive big ship. Make it so big that it can actually keep other big ships inside of it! Nothing and no one can stop you from doing that! Will it be slow? Of course it will, but you still did it! You can really build what ever type of a space ship or a space station that you wanted to. The game also has a lot of very nice parts that look nice inside of the stations, such as doors or inner walls, etc.

Everything in this game is destructible. And by that, i mean everything that you have built, or your friend. Even if it's an accident, you can't stop it. If your ship is about to crash into a station, you can do your best to evade it but you will most likely fail, and destroy half of the station and the ship. And the amazing thing is that the developers actually put the effort into that! The destructed objects look amazing!

I have to say, this game will have multiplayer in the future. The developers have already confirmed that a long time ago. And I can tell you, the multiplayer of this game is going to be amazing! Imagine four or five player building massive ships and stations. Gosh, I can't wait to do that! Even though the game is in very early alpha, and it really doesn't offer too much to do for now, exploring the current content of the game already showed me that this game has a lot of potential, and that it might actually have a very bright future!

Graphic and Audio
Graphically speaking the game looks very good, but it's nothing too special. The visual effects of explosions are very good, and destroyed items look amazing. The game's building "blocks" don't look the same. In fact, they are built in a way that they keep "continuing" each other all the time, therefore each part of your ship looks somewhat different. The game also futures coloring, therefore you can have a rainbow ship! Well, you can't really make that but you can try. Music on the other hand isn't anything too special. It's very fun at the beginning, but it gets rather repeatable after a while.

Pros, cons and final grade.
- Space sandbox building game.
- Multiplayer in the future.
- A lot of different "blocks" with which you can make many, many different ships.
- Ability to mine through the asteroids and get minerals. We will see what will we be able to use them for in the near future.

- Jet pack is very hard to use.
- Flying anything is very hard, and there is almost no way to stop your ship mid-air. It will keep on flying away.

Final Grade: 7.5/10

Extra Info: As mentioned earlier, this game looks very promising. I can guarantee that as soon as this game releases multiplayer, it will be much better and much more fun. We just have to wait and see what will the developers do!

And also, I wish everyone Happy holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Posible Vacation from 21.st of December to 3.rd of January

Hello there followers!

As some of you know by now, my girlfriend lives in a different country than me. And we usually meet up around summer and winter. Well the time has come. Tomorrow I will make my possible last review for this year, before I head off to my girl's home.
She might still be quite busy, and If that will be so I will keep on posting reviews. If she won't be busy while I'm there, I will do a review once a week just as up until now.
Just in case there will be no further reviews after tomorrow's Space Engineers, I want to wish everyone a Marry Christmas and Happy new 2014 year! I hope that 2014 year will be better than any previous years for You!
Once again, thank You all for reading my reviews, and thank all of You for supporting me through this!
Have a great holiday!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Game Review: Battlefield 4

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I'll be reviewing a long expected title, Battlefield 4!

A bit about the game and developers.
Battlefield 4 has been developed by DICE, and published by EA games. Both of these companies are very famous, so I don't think that I have too much to say about them! But when it comes to BF4 as a game, I honestly think of it as a just another DLC for BF3.

About Gameplay.
Battlefield 4 is one of those games that people buy just so they could play multiplayer. But, of course,
I did the single player game as well. Honestly, I wasn't impressed at all. In fact, it was so uninteresting that it felt like I am just wasting my time. The good reason to do the single player is to get the three guns which you can not get in any other way. Other than that, It is not too good.

Multiplayer on the other hand is awesome! The game feels very slow paced. Battlefield 3 had fast movement, shooting around every single corner, tones of explosions.. In this game, everything seems to be slightly slower paced. But the game is much smoother than Battlefield 3. the camera turning is beautifully smooth, and it just feels amazing. Great job there!

There are not too many maps, but there's a high number of weapons. But there is pretty much nothing
new. Most of the weapons are completely the same. Except for recon class. That one has been completely re-made. But, there is a huge twist! In this game, you unlock weapon items (silencers, flash lights...) from battle chests! Yes, it all depends on luck! You get one chest every two ranks (once you reach rank 50 you get chest every rank) and inside of it you can get items even for weapons that you do not own. You can also get other portraits, some emblem signs and skins for either character or weapons.

Luckily they did think through the skin system. There are so many skins that it would be a pain to gather every single skin for every weapon and vehicle. Luckily they made it so once you unlock one skin, it's available everywhere. Very interesting future is emblem system. Not only that your weapons and vehicles stand out due to your skin, they also stand out due to your emblem! Your emblem shows one each item you use. Which is, in my opinion, very interesting! And that makes me quite glad because that way I can show off my clan's (Division Gaming) logo!

You unlock different weapons, boosts for your class and different skills for your vehicle by using them. The more you use something, the more you rank it up. Of course, sometimes it knows to last way too long time to level something up, so it feels as if it lasted forever. Luckily, the game has that covered too! In the battle chests there's a chance to grab an experience booster, which actually helps a lot!

Graphic and Audio
Graphic of this game is so beautiful that it requires you a top end PC to run it smoothly on maximal
settings. Now, most of the people have those PC's but I do not. Not just yet. For now I've got only 4 Gb Ram, so I had a small graphical issue. So I was playing the game on low graphic, and I can say that it still looks amazing! Almost as amazing as Battlefield three on maximum details! Audio on the other hand is a huge let down. On most of the maps the vehicle sounds don't even work, sometimes weapons don't make any sounds, there is no background music...

Pros, cons and final grade.
- 5 member groups in stead of 4.
- Emblem can be very unique and can really make you stand out in the crowd.
- Many skins and things to unlock.
- Beautiful maps with tones of beautiful destruction.

- The game has so many errors that it feels as if it were still in alpha testing.
- They already announced way too many useless DLC's which should be free..
- Premium futures.
- You get items with luck, using Battlepacks, in stead of skill.
- No vehicle sounds on some maps.
- WAY too many bugs..

Final grade: 6/10...

Extra Info: I am a very big Battlefield fan... And I can really see that this game has tones of potential.. But they HAVE to fix these bugs. This game is so buggy that I do not recommend anyone to buy it. Save your money, buy it when it costs 10-20€. Or wait until they fix the bugs. If the bugs weren't present in this game, I would definitely give the game 8.5/10

Friday, December 6, 2013

Game Review: F.E.A.R. 3

Hello Ladies and Gentleman!
Today I'm bringing you a review of a horror game! A horror game that has three parts!
A bit about the game and developers.
F.E.A.R. 3 has been developed by Day 1 Studios, and published by Warner Bros. They have been publishing many different games so I won't mention any of them at the moment. F.E.A.R. 3, or Fear3 for short is a horror game which continues the story of the first two parts.

About Gameplay.
Fear 3 offers three different types of gameplay, singleplayer, co-op and multiplayer. Single player and
co-op both have the same story to go through. Single player is much more challenging thought. The game is a continuation of the first two FEAR games, therefore in Fear 3 you play as Point Man, a guy who you have been playing as since the first FEAR game, while your friend gets to play Fettel, your badass ghost brother who you killed in the first game. Point Man's only power is to slow down time and react quicker, while Fettel can choke people, consume their body and so on and on.

The multiplayer is something different from the other games. In Fear 3, multiplayer is a survival game. A survival in which you need to gather crates and put them in a specific area to unlock more weapons, which will then help you survive more and more rounds. The only sad thing about it is that the multiplayer has died out completely, and I wasn't able to find even a single server. But then again, playing with people you know is always more fun than with strangers!

The game also has a handful selection of guns. There's not many of them and they are not too special,
but it's always fun to try out new stuff. Thought, you will always find yourself mainly using the start gun that you obtain in the very early part of the game. On come co-op missions you even get to use a mech, which is very, very fun to play with!

Graphic and Audio
Graphic of this game is pretty good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Audio is okay but it does get rather empty most of the time.

Pros, cons and final grade.
- Nice Co-Op experience.

- Multiplayer is dead
- The game does not bring anything new.

Final Grade: 4/10

Extra Info: It actually took me a long, long time to write this review. I just didn't know what to write about the game. It's a very fun co-op game, but.. Nothing special. If you can get it cheaply, go for it.