Friday, December 20, 2013

Learning - Minipost

   My time has been freed up for the time being while I search for a job. In the meantime, I'm doing this Codecademy thing to learn some programming to make my skill tree more attractive. Any viewers I have left can also expect updates and reviews to start happening more often.

- Net

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gore Pace - Warface Review

   Warface is a browser-based FPS developed by Crytek. You are a member of the aptly-named team Warface, named after General Lee "Warface" Warton. Your mission? To destroy the vast, infinite forces of Blackwood who are helping individuals to profit off general pain and torment in various ways. There is a literal army you need to put down with your military skills and positive outlook. Good luck with that.

   This game features a cooperative mode where you work in a team of up to five players to take down the Blackwood forces. This isn't the easiest task, as it is heavily dependent on the competence of you and your teammates along with a general knowledge of how the game works. Each player is encouraged to fill a role, becoming any of the four classes available: Rifleman, Medic, Engineer, and Sniper. When starting out, you will only have access to Rifleman and Sniper and you get the other two after leveling a couple of times. It's best not to think of this as a cooperative game, though. There is a good PvP mode available, too, for just shooting your fellow man without an scenario to go along with it. However, I should go into specifics...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Site Is Not Down - Minipost

   To anyone who visited this site within the last few days, I had forgotten to renew the domain. I've set it to auto-renew and it should be fine now. I apologize for any panic or sorrow that may have occurred. Remember that suggestions were always, are always, and will always be accepted.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fine Whirl - Prime World Review

   (Note: The faction I joined was Dokht, the character I used was Duelist.)

   Prime World is a hybrid MOBA/City-Building game created and hosted by Nival, currently in open beta and compatible with Facebook. It takes place in a broken world at war with two factions fighting for control over a magical, water-like power source called "Prime". You join either the Dokht Imperium or the Kingdom of Adornia to participate in the endless fight against the other side. You aren't fighting the fight yourself, of course. You enlist the help of special, Prime-powered heroes as a wealthy castle lord that puts them to work.

The heroes may be rich, but I'm the guy that signs their checks.
   If you had any doubts about Prime World because it's a MOBA, then don't worry. It's pretty casual. There isn't a lot to take in starting off and the learning curve is very comfortable. If you have ever played a MOBA, such as League of Legends or DotA 2, then this game will seem very easy to you. That said, it can get really addictive for what it does differently from other games. Let's see what those are...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Issues With Firefall - Minipost

   An anonymous commenter requested that I do a review over Firefall. Regardless of how dead the site seems or how busy I am, I will still be taking any requests seriously. However, I can't do a review over Firefall at the moment because of a significant graphics error that seems to only be affecting me and my computer. The glitch is detailed in this video:

   I'll be using this same video to try to get some help and fix this issue, but unless it gets fixed I can't review the game. It's distracting, it hinders my performance, and any screenshots I take would be messed up. This is the only game I've played to date that has had a problem like this on my computer, and while I would like to just get a new computer, I don't have the money for that. I apologize Anonymous and if you want to request any other game please don't hesitate to do so.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rift n' Raptr - Minipost

   If you don't already have it, you should go and pick up a program called "Raptr". It has a bunch of cool stuff, most notably its reward system. Raptr will receive reward promotions from different games, including free-to-play MMOs, that you can get access to by simply playing the respective game.

   Well, Rift is going free-to-play on the 12th of this month (June). Go and download the Lite version, play it, and you can earn a free full-version copy of the game, among other goodies, from the Raptr rewards system. Good luck.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Soaring Wonder - War Thunder Review

   War Thunder is a combat flight simulation game created by Gaijin Entertainment and currently in open beta. More than just a little ambitious, this flight sim aims to be as accurate as possible while still being a playable game for the masses. Some aspects of the game will be familiar to you if you have ever played World of Tanks, however many players currently consider War Thunder to simply be a much better game.

Now why would they think that...?
   This is definitely a very polished game. The developers seemed to have gone through extreme lengths to make the game very immersive with huge battlefields, breathtaking graphics, and interesting gameplay tweaks. I hope you have some free time on hand because this game just might consume you with everything it has to offer.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time to Get Serious

   I'm going to start updating and posting reviews on a set schedule. I don't want people to think this website is dead, or that I've left it. I've posted a poll on the right side of the page asking you which general schedule you would like to see. Please vote and leave a comment!

   EDIT: Blogger's poll widget is very bad. The first few votes made were not counted, so I'm replacing the poll with one from another source.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sixth Thought - Just For the End-Game?

   I always hear about the end-game in MMORPGs, mostly from people I talk to in-game. Usually, the sentiment is something similar to "why did I bother doing all this work if the end-game sucks?"

   Why did you bother playing the game at all if all you wanted to see was the end-game?

   Don't get me wrong, I understand why the end-game is so special. For a lot of MMOs, it can be up to half the game or more. You get to the max level and it practically opens up a whole new world filled with endless guilds, quests, friends and possibilities. I just don't understand why people will act like that's the entire game. You spent hours, days, weeks, possibly even months farming and leveling up only to get to the end and say "well that was disappointing". Did you not enjoy the road?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Supertyke - Uberstrike Review

   Uberstrike is a browser-based FPS game developed and hosted by CMUNE. You will soon be able to play this game anywhere since it is working to be available on almost every platform and is receiving an oddly high amount of financing and support. It is currently available to play on the website, on Facebook, on iPad, or downloaded as a separate application.

   In this game, you pick up a gun and you shoot things. That's it. It is not a complicated game in the least, and most people should be able to get into it fairly easily. There is a short tutorial to get you started, combined with some temporary starter gear. After that, you are let loose to frag all the noobs you please. With that out of the way, let's discuss what matters...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wrath of Bile - Path of Exile Review

   Path of Exile is an action RPG developed and hosted by Grinding Gear Games, which is based in New Zealand, and currently in its open beta phase. For crimes (or whatever) committed in your past, you have been exiled to the continent of Wraeclast, where you are to serve your sentence and preferably die. Of course, you aren't just some street rat who stole a coinpurse, you're a hardened fighter. Just keep fighting and you will make it out okay.

Hardened fighter, evil witch, whatever.
   It is very similar to the popular Diablo series, where you pick a character and click-spam every monster you see on a linear story path until you reach the end, then start all over again. However, don't let that description skew your view of this game too much. While it is very similar to Diablo, I would dare to say that the student has surpassed the master...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Test Roar League - S4 League Review

   S4 League ("Stylish eSper Shooting Sports") is an anime-styled third-person shooter initially developed by Pentavision (a Korean developer) which merged with GameOn Studios, and hosted by Alaplaya for the European/North American version of the game.

   A significant portion of this game, from its music selection to a few billboards and a few clothes, is practically an advertisement for DJ Max, a series of rhythm games also created by Pentavision. This game does have a short backstory, though. You are playing in a virtual-reality battlefield initially created for use by the military but somehow turned around to be an awesome arcade diversion for teenagers. When you start the game you create a character and then get whisked off to a short tutorial. Make sure to stop by the shop to get some weapons before entering a room, and you are ready to go. But before you do, read the rest of this review first.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Well-Ensconced Heroes - Renaissance Heroes Review

   Renaissance Heroes is a first-person shooter developed by Changyou and hosted by Gamefuse, currently in open beta. You play as one of six different characters who battle each other as part of the background story of trying to find the blueprints to "The Da Vinci Machine", a vaguely defined invention by Da Vinci himself that could change the world despite the fact that during the final stages of testing it, it exploded and that is why the blueprints were lost in the first place.

   The game has a lot missing from it since it's still in beta phase with multiple features promised in future updates, so I'll avoid reviewing any parts of the game that are likely to change significantly over time. Let's get to it...