Thursday, April 21, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Okay I admit it, I forgot how awesome it was to assassinate people.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood continues the story from the second part. The main character, Desmond Miles is using a machine to seek his memories of his forefathers in order to beat the evil templars who are attempting to dominate mankind. Well actually you dont play as Desmond that much, which is just fine by me actually.
You follow the life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in his quest for reacquiring the fancy Apple of Eden, which is a mysterious artifact of unspeakable powers.

The game itself is just as beautiful as you would expect, the old Rome is definitely one of the most convincing settings for a videogame I have seen in a long time. The citizens live their daily lives and they make the city actually seem like a living and breathing work of art. Truly a masterfully made setting.

The game has only a few flaws in my opinion, one of the most annoying is the targeting system which seems to be suffering from ADHD. Try shooting a guard with a crossbow and the targeting system suddently swings the aim at some innocent bystanders. "Ezio did not kill civilians" No shit.
Camera angles are somewhat annoying at some points where you actually need to do some precise jumping, but usually it is more than tolerable.

I havent tried the multiplayer yet but I cannot wait to do so, this game does not have that many flaws in the end.

This game is a work of art and I would not be surprised to see several "GOTY" awards for it.
Score: 9,5/10

Oh, the shitty DRM from the second one has been removed and the dlc is available for free.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crysis 2 - Review

Crysis 2

I remember when I played the first Crysis, it was really the best looking game I have ever played in my entire life.
Crysis 2 simply does not feel like its previous part, the setting is in a concrete jungle instead of a magnificent southern paradise.
Graphically the game has advanced but it really shouldnt be a surprise that after so many years the developers manage to make a game that looks even better than the previous one.
 But to be honest I am worried that the console ports have forced the developers to downgrade the graphics simply that they could sell more copies to the console gamers. Which is completely fine from a business viewpoint but it just breaks my heart to see a potentially beautiful game reduced into a beautiful game for consoles, because let's face it; the consoles are running extremely old technology which simply does not allow the developers to have completely free hands to make their games with.

The game itself is quite enjoyable, the nanosuit powers have been made several times better than in the previous part. The reason for this is that many of the powers have been combined and this works really well in my opinion. The powers can be upgraded as the game progresses which gives a nice tactical variety for some encounters but I still wish there were more things that you could tweak in your suit and powers. 
Maybe thats just me though
The story is a serie of backstabbings and events that you can easily predict when you first see the characters and the environments. 
The aliens have been made into more enjoyable foes than in the first Crysis, it is actually fun to kill these squidheads!

The weapons are still quite customizeable but do you honestly need anything else than a silenced sniper rifle which is able to kill the regular enemies with one shot?
Though I have to say that C4 is really awesome for killing those big armored aliens, sneak up on them with the cloak and slap a few C4s to their back and then run away cackling like a maniac while detonating the C4 attached to the alien bastard. Good times.

All in all Crysis 2 is not the messiah of modern FPS' like its predecessor, but it still has several fun things in it which make it quite enjoyable.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Men of War

Men of War is perhaps the best WWII strategy game out there.
The game gives player basically unlimited amount of strategical choises on how to attack his opponents.
Usually you comman a small group of soldiers which are armed with various types of weaponry.

But this is the best part; you can scavenge enemy corpses for extra ammunition,superior weapons and health kits to boost your chances on victory.
You can control the unit as a single entity or command a single soldier to turn the tide of battle.
In the picture above a single soldier manages to crawl behind an enemy armored car and blow it up by himself, truly no small feat for a single man against armored power of the reich.

The game has awesome multiplayer which features co-op with up to 4 players and several types of modes in which you play against other players with a huge variety of enemy weaponry from armored cars to the heavy tanks which are basically the kings of the battlefield.

You can play as the germans in the campaign and it truly is a fun campaign to play since the german forces are not demonized like usually, they are simply fighting for their lives just as any other faction.
Perhaps this is caused by the fact that the game has been been by eastern europeans and russians who have seen the horrors both sides have conducted during the second big one.

All in all if you are a fan of strategy games and would like to have a really interesting game to play I honestly recommend that you try Men of War.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I used to bash this game for being so expensive without actually trying it.
Now that I have tried the game I get a little mixed feelings about it.

Is it worth bying in your opinion?
Surely the multiplayer is awesome but would I miss anything if I just bought the first one and played the multiplayer?
What is your opinion on the story?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Something absolutely great

The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) is a grassroot movement whose stated focus is on increasing society's awareness of the suggested need for global social change for the better of all of the world. It describes itself as a "sustainability advocacy organization." It sees itself as the activist arm of The Venus Project founded by industrial designer and social engineer Jacque Fresco. The Zeitgeist Movement was inspired by the social response from Peter Joseph's films Zeitgeist the Movie and Zeitgeist: Addendum (Addendum is better than the Movie). However, it was Zeitgeist Addendum which first introduced The Venus Project. The Movement's website states that a distinction is made between the work of The Movement and the issues raised in Peter Joseph's films in that The Movement is not necessarily in advocacy of any issues raised in the films and exists on its own.