Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Third Thought - Do Any of These Online Games Require Skill?

   Definitely. Tribes is one of the best examples, but even games like Blacklight require keeping your crosshair on the enemy and doing your best to get the drop on them instead of the other way around. Right down to MMORPGs, where skill is mostly involved in making sure your skill and stat builds are optimal. Strategy games require planning and being able to see what the enemy is going to do next...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ski Game With Rocket Launchers - Tribes: Ascend Review

   Tribes: Ascend is a fast-paced first-person shooter created and hosted by Hi-Rez Studios. The game has three modes (Team Deathmatch, CTF, and Arena). The object of the game's main mode, Capture the Flag, is to... capture the flag, by any means necessary. This includes vehicles, rocket launchers, shotguns, more rocket launchers, grenade launchers, assault rifles, and a bunch more variations on rocket launchers.

   The game is very explosion heavy, and with a hate for hitscan weapons combined with a love of high speed, the game can be brutal on newer players. Aiming can be difficult, more so when all projectiles have to travel slowly to their destination. Nevertheless, actually getting a kill during these conditions can give you a great sense of accomplishment.

   Now for the right and wrong of the game, besides what was stated in the above paragraph. Tribes is a pretty old series, and I would imagine has many fans. Regardless, this game has problems. First...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

NeonNight - Blacklight Retribution Review

   Blacklight Retribution is an MMOFPS created by Zombie Studios, and hosted by Perfect World. It's a futuristic shooter, complete with neon lights and mech suits. If you're cool with staring at multiple shades of black for a majority of the time you're playing, then this is the game for you. There's some also some orange in there, don't worry.

   I had been waiting on Blacklight Retribution to come out for a long time. Frankly, I'm a little disappointed...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Second Thought - Are Free to Play Games Truly Free?

   I hear this kind of thing a lot. If there's even a single thing you have to pay for, people don't count the game as being entirely free. However, there are categories to this. Two of them. Since these games do have to make money somehow, it falls on exactly how they're doing it...