Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Game Reccomendation: Borderlands

Hey guys. I'm about to dive back into a classic game that I've enjoyed multiple times. Borderlands. If you haven't play this game, go get it. Think Fallout 3+Diablo 2.  So basically an fps with lots of awesome loot and amazing co-op.

It's quite addicting and can easily keep you glued to the screen for 60+ hours. With the 4 DLC packs, it easily adds another 20-30 hours+... plus there's higher difficulty settings you can replay (Nightmare)

Anyways, if you're lucky you can still catch Borderlands and all it's DLC for $7.50! A huge steal!

Check it out!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Movie Recommendation: U571

Well, it may not be a new movie, but I thought I'd recommend a movie that I watched recently. If you're into war movies, it's not a bad one. Featuring Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel.

Check it out if you get the time!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Total War: Shogun 2 Review

Hey guys! In line with the new focus of my blog I have decided to choose Shogun 2 as my first game to review! I will be reviewing games in the following Categories; Gameplay, Presentation, and Story.


There's a ton to do here! In the Singleplayer campaign mode, you fight for control over Japan by capturing and holding provinces. You move your generals and armies around the map sort of like a game board (think Risk). You also control different agents such as Ninja's (To assassinate  and sabotage targets), monks (convert and inspire), and metsuke's (military police to arrest other agents). The game is quite complex, allowing for trading and Alliances. Politics is alive and well here.

Now what about the actual battles? Well, they are fought on epic battlefields of epic scale (in the thousands). Strategy is very evident here... and the right units must be used for different circumstances. You can also utilize things like forests for cover, and combat is most definitely effected by weather conditions. Sieges (taking or defending a castle) are lots of fun as well, and strategy gets quite different there as well.

If you like this style of strategy game, you'll love this.

There is multiplayer for this game, including co-op campaigns (where you and a buddy work together to control Japan, which is a lot of fun). Also, there is a multiplayer option where you fight against people for control over Japan, level up an Avatar, and unlock different rewards and skills. This would all be awesome, but there's major issues with the matchmaking system, especially if you're trying to play with a friend, so it's not even worth your time. I would have rated the game a lot lower, however I think the games' main focus is on the Single Player, and thus I haven't really let the multiplayer downfalls effect the overall score.



The game looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. The battles are epic and you can see individual soldiers fighting for their lives in a battle containing thousands. The game soundtrack features music from the first game, and sounds amazing! Everything is stunning and polished. No complaints here.



There really isn't a story here, other than the one you create through the campaign... but how the 'campaign' shapes up, if I were to rate how that story works out, it's a blast!



Overall, the game is incredibly polished and lots of fun. If you're into the genre it's definitely worth a buy! It has kept me busy many a night, and I'm sure many more. The clans you can choose from in the single player campaign are different enough that they give the game plenty of re-playability. At the end of the day, slaughtering thousands in epic battles just doesn't get old!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Switch of Direction

Hey Guys!

I know I haven't been as active, but that's because I've been redesigning the blog for a change of focus! The blog will now exclusively feature Game and Movie reviews/recommendations. I'll try to make it interesting for you guys, and should have a change in pace when it comes to the sheer number of daily posts! Expect constant activity!


Hope you like the new look!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hangover Part 2

Hey guys, sorry I've been a bit inactive lately! I've been dealing with a new job and trying to get my school stuff sorted out! Thanks for being understanding!

A video for you guys.

If you didn't get your drunken haze fix the first time, maybe this might pique your interests.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Internet Sensation 'Boxxy" Returns

If you guys didn't see already, the internet sensation "Boxxy" released another video yesterday for April Fools. Thoughts?

The Bard

Awesome fake April Fools game.. from CD Projekt Red. It's a game about a guy who plays tunes, slays dragons and bandits, and sleeps with as many women as possible. I see no problem with this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mass Effect 2: Arvival DLC Out Today

The final Mass Effect 2 DLC is out today. Arrival has arrived! It's available for purchase for 560 Microsoft Points. It acts as a bridge between Mass Effect 2 and 3, and does so quite well. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the series!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Minecraft Marathon For Japan

Everyone is trying their best to pitch into the Japan effort, and I couldn't have found a more awesome attempt. To raise money for Japan relief (through the International Medical Corps), through a Minecraft marathon Tomorrow! Check out the link for details!