BloodBorne review

Blood Borne

By now most people that are going to play Bloodborne have done so,so this review is less about convincing people to play and more about the fact that i simply love the game. Put simply its Dark Souls with  slightly different play style and story, both are even made by the same people.

The visuals are great and have a run down Victorian vibe to them and are all around dark and dreary which work well for the game itself. Combat is fast paced and mistakes are generally severely punished as would be expected from a soulsborne style game. Various weapons with vastly different play styles are also present, from quick cane and whip style weapons to massive broadsword type weapons. defensively there is only one shield unlike its predecessor Dark Souls and Demon Souls,and admittedly as far as i can tell its pretty much worthless. Instead, and it sounds weird, your defensive weapons are a selection of gun. Timing a shot right will stun or stop most enemies attacks and leave them open for a visceral attack that it will help you immensely to at least become competent with using.

When it comes to difficulty Dark Souls has a reputation as being some of the hardest ( and earlier iterations broken ) games out there, and Bloodborne is no exception. The 2nd boss in the game, which is also the first required boss has made many people put the game down and never pick it back up. I personally know a guy that it took at least a month to beat, and others I have known did it on their first attempt. I wont say its easier or harder than dark souls 2 or 3, but I will say there is still debate over it. I’ve included some more screen shots below, and until next time happy hunting, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Far Cry 5

7mKjKAh7E4gcwa3GpQv9MZ-320-80  Once again a Far Cry game seems to have some controversy surrounding it. Far Cry 3 pissed a lot of people off simply because it was a rich white guy in a seemingly African nation shooting black people playing hero. Which hey i understand the sentiment but its a video game. Chill. Far Cry 5 takes place in America, North Montana to be more specific.

The general plot as we know so far is a bat shit crazy Christian cult is basically murdering people and forcibly converting people. For the first time you play a created character that must save the day. Seems like pretty standard game stuff. Good people fight bad people and away we go.

Now here is where the controversy comes in. Many people are now claiming its an attack an Christianity and making white people look evil and some are asking where all the black and Hispanic people are. Well if you care to look up census data and read through it (it sucks) you will see that about 90% of North Montana is white people. Just like when it was pretty much all black people in a nation modeled after Africa. Its called building a believable world.

The biggest flaw to the claim this game is attacking white people and Christians is i personally don’t know any Christians that behave that way. I will even go further and say i don’t know any Americans that act that way, not personally at least tho I’m sure a few exist. At the and of the day if you see this game as an attack on you and your race or religion the problem is not the game, the problem is with you. People in society shouldn’t act the way the people in this game do and the only reason to be offended is either you do behave this way or you want to behave this way, and that is simply wrong either way.

At the end of the day the gaming gods love us all, and we should endeavor to love each other or at least not be a pain in the ass. So as always, thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Nintendo E3

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Look, i don’t much know what to say about Nintendo. They came out swinging from the word go. New Kirby game in 2018 that appears to offer plenty of multiplayer fun as well as a new Yoshi’s woolly world which honestly looks amazing. Another huge game offered up with no details beyond its being developed is for the first time there with be a core rpg version of Pokemon will indeed be on the switch, however with nothing to really show with it i think its safe to assume that it is at least a year maybe closer to 2 years away. Now this next statement is 100% opinion and i have ZERO evidence for this, so don’t go spreading this around as fact. It would not surprise me to see some sort of Pokemon go type mechanic to it where if you are far enough away from the docking port new stuff shows up, but again that’s just something I am personally expecting and would like to see,

Another very good-looking game they showed off is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that will be releasing this holiday season as well as Fire Emblem Warriors, another classic Nintendo series many will be excited to see on the switch.

Now as you may have guessed, or been wondering about that huge number 4 up top, a surprise that probably 10 years in the waiting, Metroid Prime 4 is confirmed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch, while there is no official release date for it you can be sure it will be a huge deal when we finally get one. We also know why Nintendo got so pissed over the fan made Metroid game a little while back, turns out Metroid: Samous Returns will be launching September 15th of 2017 which was one of a few surprises after their event ended.

To no surprise at all, new Breath Of The Wild content will also be released, a sort f last man standing mode that eventually will get you an indestructible Master Sword, which I am sure players will love, tho there will be more content beyond that.

Other news included Splatoon 2 coming to switch in July as well as Rocket League this holiday season that will cross play with Steam and Xbox One tho Sony is still hesitant to join which to me is understandable. While id LOVE to play cross-platform (tho i own an xbox anyway) it doesn’t really benefit Sony to join something they started years ago that companies avoided.

Now last but certainly not least was…well let the Trailer speak for itself below.

Yup, that is the new Mario game and I have to be honest, it looks rather weird but at the same time i want to play it. Mario in the real world just seems off to me, but hey I am willing to give it a try. So until next time thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite Demo review

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So after spending, some time with the demo i have to say my mind is changed on this one. I didn’t much care one way or the other about this game. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marvel, and i enjoyed Mega man as a kid and love me some Resident Evil, I am just not a fan of fighting games.

First lets get this out of the way, the game looks beautiful on my Ps4 pro running on a 4k T.V.  This however is no surprise as both items are designed to do this. i didn’t notice any frame rate dips even when there were explosions and characters everywhere. the explosions looked and sounded amazing as well.

This brings us to the playable characters themselves, and the number you play as in the demo is nice and includes the likes of Mega Man, Thor, Captain America, Rocket Raccoon, Chris Redfield and quite a few others. All of them were smooth and easy to control and feel different enough to make it worth switching between them in the 2 on 2 battles. It i also super easy to pick up and play but it is far from easy to master. My first fight or 2 was basically me smashing button and switching between Mega Man and Captain America, but by the time i was using Thor and Rocket Raccoon i was intentionally using special moves and countering attacks. Now i will openly admit most of you will beat me at basically any fighting game, but there this one is absolutely designed to be played by noobs and seasoned vets alike and  very much think we will see a ton of competitive play on this one. So as always thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Resident evil 7 review

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This is my first review, and i am going to make this simple. I will give you the typical 1-10 , 1 being basically unplayable, 10 being damn near perfect and 5 as average.

This game is basically what you would expect. Its the creepy tale of Ethan attempting to save is wife Mia that went missing a few years before. Right from the very beginning all hell breaks out, and without to many spoilers its not long before heads are popping and limbs are lost.

Speaking of not long, the game is short, as in a trophy exist for beating it in under 4 hours. With that being said you would be doing yourself a huge disservice by holding that against it. Sure it will only take about 10 hours to finish but those hours will be well spent.

The game however is not perfect, many of the enemies are bullet sponges even for a resident evil game. Most of the enemies do not respawn but later enemies seem to do so randomly which is rather annoying more than anything.

When all is said and done, the game is worth playing for anyone that loves the horror genre or that enjoys puzzles of which there are many. A solid 7 of 10 that i have zero regrets in buying.