Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DLC Domination Part 12: The Baconing for the PS3 and 360 review

If you all remember in 2010, a small company known as Hothead Games released two distinct games that are just awesome. Those two games are Deathspank and Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue. Of course, the creator, Ron Gilbert meant those two games to be only one huge game, but in the end, decided to make it two games. They both rocked! Sadly, however, Ron Gilbert left Hothead Games, and is currently working on some games at Double Fine Productions. Well then, that didn’t stop Hothead from releasing a third game. I was curious to know what they were going to do for the next game and the result of this is The Baconing. The guys over at Hothead Games definitely took what was best of the first two games and tweaked them, making this the best game in the series. However, due to some of these tweaks, it confusingly makes it maybe the weakest entry in the series. It isn’t a bad game, but I shouldn’t spoil what I don’t like about this game so early in the review. Let us dive into the meaty world of The Baconing. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Paper Mario Sticker Star for the 3DS review

Buying a game is basically a 50-50 gamble. What do I mean by this? Well, you, as a gamer, are going to spend certain amount of money, either a small amount or large amount, and well, the game you end up spending money on can either be bad or good. The result of spending money on a good game is that you are playing a game of a certain length and having fun with it. You only lose out when you pay a large sum of cash for a terrible game. It has always puzzled me when people are willing to pay high dollar amounts on a game that is infamous for being terrible. Of course, we all hope that in return for the amount we pay for a game, it is going to be solid, good, or in the best case, amazing. For example, games like Red Dead Redemption, Journey and Flower might cost a bit much, but in return, are simply some of the best games of all time. Anyway, we all make a gamble when we buy a game on either liking it or hating it, and either saying it was money well spent or just resenting how much you wasted on the game that in return was awful. Why am I talking about this risk and reward in purchasing a game? Well, today’s review is of Paper Mario Sticker Star for the 3DS. People have either loved this game or have hated it. I know everyone’s opinion is different, but I simply enjoyed this game.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Max Payne 3 for the PS3 and 360 review

In this week’s review, I decided to take on a recent title from Rockstar to fill anyone left standing with bullets. I still remember the distaste I had for Rockstar, not just for their violence- filled games, but because I just didn’t get the popularity of the Grand Theft Auto series. I know I’ve said this story before, but a lot of what I did in GTA was just get in a car and drive around finding all the fun glitches Rockstar likes to leave in their games. I then played Red Dead Redemption, and while I found some things annoying about it, I really liked it and it will probably be one of the few shooters I will ever play constantly. I then played L.A. Noire, their collaborative effort with the controversial developer Team Bondi. While that game could have had a few more months added to its development time, I fully enjoyed it as one of the best games of 2011.  I am now honestly excited to try out Grand Theft Auto 5, due to those two games. But, here we are now with Max Payne 3. I remember hearing about this game back in 2009 and wasn’t really interested in it. I then learned more about it and, well, got interested this year. I mean, I knew about the franchise and the terrible movies based off of this series (if you can really say they were “based” off of the games). Since it has been half of a year, reviewers and fans seem to be split about the game. Some love it and some don’t. Where do I stand amongst the guns and overused Matrix slow-down techniques? Read on to find out.