Posts Tagged ‘First-person shooter’
Geeky Game Review: District 187: Sin Streets
Last Updated on Friday, 7 December 2012 05:19 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 7 December 2012 05:19
If you are a fan of the first person shooter but have grown tired of the current crop of big budget titles like Call Of Duty, you might want to give District 187: Sin Streets a shot. District 187 is a free to play multiplayer first person shooter for the PC developed by CJ Gamelabs. It’s a classic battle of cops vs robbers that offers a variety of gameplay modes such as team death match and capture the flag as well as the more adventure-ish Bank Heist Mode that incorporates story based gameplay.
The premise of the game is at heart the eternal power struggle of good vs bad and the quest for control. It’s the end of the 21st century as we know it, global economy has crashed and it’s a fight to the death to gain control of various parts of the city. You can pledge your allegiance to the Mexican cartel, Japanese Yakuza or be an elite S.W.A.T. team member.
District 187 offers several options of customization for both your characters and your weapons. Earn the gold you need to buy guns and upgrades by simply playing the game. However some featured and new items will require an in-game purchase with real money.
A Geeky Review: Resistance Burning Skies
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 June 2012 10:25 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 18 June 2012 12:00
When I bought the Playstation Vita earlier this year one of the titles I was most looking forward to was Resistance Burning Skies. I recently played through the game and while it wasn’t as impressive as Insomniac’s three Resistance games for PS3 it is a decent and portable addition to the Resistance franchise. Burning Skies was developed by Nihilistic Software whose work I was largely unfamiliar with aside from their PSN/XBLA title Zombie Apocalypse. I wasn’t sure what to expect from one of my favorite franchises being scaled down for a handheld by someone other than Insomniac. Uncharted Golden Abyss was a pleasant surprise so hopefully this would be too. Unfortunately Burning Skies is not on par with Uncharted’s first forray into portable gaming. Perhaps Sony shouldn’t have released Golden Abyss as a launch title as now it’s going to be a tough act to follow.
The campaign was somewhat disappointing for me, it’s at best mediocre. I wasn’t expecting the epicness of Resistance 3 but felt the story could have been better. Resistance is the rare breed of FPS that really excels in storytelling and great characters, it’s hard not getting emotionally attached. Burning Skies takes place in August of 1951 between the events of Resistance and Resistance 2. However if you have not played any of the PS3 series you can easily pick up this game as a standalone title. You play as firefighter Tom Riley whose wife and daughter are taken by the Chimera and he’ll stop at nothing to get them back. Along the way you will meet various NPCs but the only one that matters is Ellie, a female member of the Minutemen whose goal is to stop the Chimeran invasion of the United States. There’s one scene between Tom and his wife that is designed to pull at the heart-strings but I felt nothing. The voice acting is stellar but I just never bonded with the main characters which I think is mostly due to the fact that often the story seemed rushed.
Razor produce new gorgeous Battlefield 3 headset
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:08 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:00
Everyone loves their video game themed merchandise; a particular favourite is the map of Skyrim that came with the game. But when the chips are down, when you’re in the middle of a fight that map is going to be more than useless. In the world of FPS’ however you always need that one-step-ahead advantage and Razor’s new Battlefield 3 headset, the BlackShark, seems to promise just that.
The headset features two leatherette-lined circumaural ear cups “designed to facilitate an authentic auditory in-game experience”. Another handy feature of the headset is that the boom microphone is detachable allowing you to show off your headset while off duty. The press release gave a brief overview of all the perks of the headset:
With an exclusive Battlefield 3 design, the Razer BlackShark brings forth extreme comfort for long, extended missions and top-notch sound isolation. The leatherette sealant of the headset’s ear cups cancels out unwanted ambient noise and allows players to focus on the battle audio and tactical radio chatter of the game. The amazing design of the Razer BlackShark can be showcased wherever one goes thanks to the detachable boom microphone for added portability.
THQ teases the Metro: Last Light live action trailer. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 08:59 Written by LoganDX Monday, 21 May 2012 08:59
THQ is getting the hype machine in full gear for their soon to be released sequel to Metro 2033 – Metro: Last Light. First up is teaser video for the live action trailer blasting your eyeballs this Thursday. The very brief 26 second video shows distraught citizens, a lone metro guard and plenty of emptiness. The tagline is “Enter the Metro” so I’m pretty sure those upset folks charge down and scare the crap out of that poor sentry. The audio makes me thing of something Morticia Addams might sing to Wednesday as she drifts off into dream land. Kinda creepy really.
The Metro: Last Light world premiere trailer, Enter the Metro, is hitting the world on May 24th, 11 a.m. EST. Hopefully we’ll get to see more info on the game itself as well as more of the creepy people freaking out and going underground.
If you forgot or didn’t get around to it, Metro 2033 was a hybrid FPS\Survival Horror game set in a post-apocalyptic Moscow. Players spend a good deal of time fighting for their lives against a mutant species referred to as the “Dark Ones”, usually in the cramped confines of the metro lines. Like many survival horror games, ammo is scare and must be scavenged or made. Another popular aspect from recent games, the morality system, made an appearance as well. The game received plenty of positive reviews and gained quite a following among players. The sequel is set to come on tentatively in the first quarter of 2013.
Hit the jump and check out the footage. Once you’re done, hit up the Metro website and watch the countdown clock or signup for updates. Make sure to stayed tuned for the full video release in just over 2.5 days!