RSS Twitter Facebook YouTube

Name: RaSaan

Email:

Posts by VJPlatinum:

    NBA 2K17 And Kobe Bryant Legend Edition

    April 20th, 2016

    2k17

    Kobe Bryant will always be known as one of the greatest players to embrace walk courtside in the NBA. He played with the greats, against them and for them. In his last game Kobe ended his final game with 60 points.

    2K Sports celebrate the career of Kobe by announcing the Legend Edition that will showcase Bryant as cover athlete. Inside this special edition includes:

    Physical Items:nba 2k17

    • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
    • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
    • Black Mamba game controller skin.

    Digital Content:

    • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
    • MyTEAM Bundle + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use card);
    • Nike Kobe 11 retirement shoes;
    • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;

     

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Plans To Send Chills Through PS VR

    April 19th, 2016

    rush of blood

    Until Dawn is getting ready to make a horrific comeback but it won’t officially be Until Dawn 2. To coincide with the launch of the PlayStation VR Supermassive Games is literally making you the star of what’s looking to be quite the thrill ride.

    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood will have no relation to the original story. Instead we can look forward to a roller coaster that leads to your demise. I recommend taking as many looks at the game as possible and dare to dream, until dawn at least. The PlayStation VR is coming and it is the greatest feature utilized on the PlayStation 4 console.

    Ready or not VR is the future and the future is here. Supermassive is just looking to make you scream a bit as we look to a new era of gaming! Visit the official website for more information on Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

     

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

    No Comments "

    Quantum Break Review: Perfect Timing

    April 19th, 2016

    Game Reviewed: Quantum Breakquantum cover

    Release Date: April 5th, 2016

    Developer: Remedy Entertainment

    Publisher: Microsoft Studio

    Platform: [Reviewed:Xbox One], PC

    Genre: Action-Adventure, Third-Person Shooter

    Rated: M for Mature

    Quantum Break Xbox One time shield

    The old saying is that a man with nothing to lose is a man with everything to gain. But what can a man gain when he has the ability to start, pause and slow down time? Remedy Entertainment creators of Alan Wake and Max Payne test the boundaries of what’s real and what’s not as they tie together a story blending gameplay and a television show based on your decisions, your actions.

    Kicking off Quantum Break you play as Jack Joyce at Riverport University meeting up with friend Paul Serene and your brother William. Paul and his partner Will have managed to create a time machine that can push you to the future, until something goes wrong that is. Time freezes and Jack is trying to figure out what happened and why William is all of a sudden against the project.

    Quantum Break Xbox One stutter scene

    In an effort to evade, Paul all of a sudden turns on you and Will, becoming your foe while you fight through time in hopes to save the world from the end of the humanity.

    Thanks to the break in time Jack has picked up new abilities such as time vision (similar to eagle vision is Assassin’s Creed) which allows him to see enemies and hazardous items when standing still, a time bubble that temporarily trap enemies, time dodge for quick evasions, along with the ability to shield everything heading your way and more. All aforementioned abilities can be upgraded by collecting chronos found by utilizing time vision.

    Quantum break has a unique cover system that it utilizes for combat. Whenever Jack runs near buildings or vehicles Jack immediately takes cover. However I found it more enticing to perform a time dash and a multi-takedown or throw a bubble at an enemy and shoot as many times as possible for a guaranteed massacre.

     

    Quantum Break Xbox One striker

     

    As the story progresses enemies become more powerful gaining similar shifting abilities, including wearing heavily armored juggernaut suits.

    At the end of each act you take control of villain Paul Serene to determine your next move by performing junction impacts. Junction impacts affect what happens throughout gameplay as its ultimate decisions for both live action and videogame. The game will also let you know how your friends Quantum Break Windows 10 scattered bulletsand community sided. With an initial choice of killing all witnesses and becoming the villain or letting Jack take the fall and be framed for everything, I decided to let Paul become the monster that everyone hates, yet fear.

    The live action show was absolutely amazing and perfectly coincided with the game. It was like managing to take a break while never leaving your game or progress. The show consistently kept me on edge at times as the actual game. This was easily Remedy Entertainment taking gaming to the next level.

    Everything about Quantum Break looks and feels astonishing! The environment is quite detailed and memorable as you control the direction of the story. Remedy did a great job with taking gaming to the next level. There was always one company that toppled them all based on thinking outside of the box, Quantic Dream. Remedy Entertainment just raised the bar in creativity.

    Quantum Break is simply put one of the best action-packed games of 2016. Jack Joyce looks to be taking over time and ensuring a bright future for Remedy Entertainment’s newest protagonist; Hands down!

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 4.75/5

    Visuals: 4.5/5

    Audio: 4.75/5

    Controls: 4.5/5

    Replay Value: 4.5/5

     Overall Score: 4.5/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    Titanfall 2 is Coming

    April 19th, 2016

    titanfall 2

    Titanfall 2 is getting ready to launch for not only Xbox One but PlayStation 4 as well! With the news becoming official June 2nd, take a look at the teaser trailer that shows as much as EA’s allowing to reveal for now.

     

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Beta Is Three Days Away

    April 19th, 2016

    Mirrors Edge Beta

     

    From April 22nd to the 26th, gamers will finally play as Faith in the closed beta for the upcoming Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

    “Try out several of the main missions in Faith’s story, Side Missions, other optional content, and the Social Play features Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has to offer.”

    While it’s too late to sign up now, gamers who will be listed as “frontrunners” will receive their codes on April 22nd & 23rd.

     

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    The Walking Dead: Michonne Give No Shelter (Ep.2) Review

    April 19th, 2016

    Game Reviewed: The Walking Dead: Michonne Ep. 2Walking dead cover

    Release Date: March 29th, 2016

    Developer: Telltale Games

    Publisher: Telltale Games

    Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], Xbox One, PC

    Genre: Graphic Adventure, Interactive

    Rated: M for Mature

     

     

    michonne slider ep2

    In too deep was a great way to describe the closing of episode one of The Walking Dead: Michonne. After having a group ready to kill you and those around, you found Michonne left with making decisions that could cost someone there life. And in the end, it did.

    michonne ep4It’s the aftermath of the gun smoke and a shot at revenge Michonne is left in an awkward situation, only to hope the right decision has been made. It’s here where you are everyone’s only hope in episode two: “Give No Shelter.”

    This episode reminded me that I was playing as Michonne and not some poor sap that never stood a chance. I made my bed and I’m fine with lying in it. Is it possible these decisions I made could affect everything moving forward? Possibly; But when the moment settles in, you never know what you’ll do until your name is called. By the way, this was just within the first five minutes.

     

    michonne 2

     

    While this episode delivers more action then we could ask for, it feels to have taken a darker path to where humans are more dangerous than the walkers, similar to the TV show in its current season. The story picks up where Michonne and Pete attempts to escape from the hands of Randall and Norma. Every decision is up to you as Michonne continues to deal with PTSD from the possible death or disappearance of two daughters and getting michonne ep3back to their crew.

    Give No Shelter ends with a great cliffhanger to ensure an awesome finale to the miniseries, but it’s too short to appreciate the overall progress and story altogether. Unlike previous Walking Dead titles, I never had enough time to care for any characters as far as their trust, bond, loyalty, anything. What made the series now lacks in comparison.

     

     

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 3.75/5

    Visuals: 4/5

    Audio: 3.5/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replay Value: 3.5/5

     Overall Score: 3.5/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    EA Sports UFC 2 Review: It’s All Over

    April 12th, 2016

    Game Reviewed: EA Sports UFC 24725500_sa

    Release Date: March 15th, 2016

    Developer: EA Canada

    Publisher: Electronic Arts

    Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox One], PlayStation 4

    Genre: Fighter

    Rated: T for Teen

     

    UFC 2

    There are so many variations of how we can tune into Fight Night, a name well known when it comes to EA Sports. There’s boxing, the sole of the sports entertainment; wrestling, the true level of entertainment; and there’s UFC, where there’s no squared-circle, it’s the octagon. On all levels, two fighters step in and only one will have their hand raised.

    EA Sports launch of UFC 2 knocked us out, but always left us wanting one more fight. UFC 2 is the year where former WWE superstar CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks makes his appearance and EA stepped up from preorder bonus and greatest martial artist ever Bruce Lee to the baddest man on the planet, Iron Mike Tyson.

    ufc 2 3UFC  2 starts off similar to most EA Sports titles where you are the deciding factor in a scenario, this one being between Robbie Lawler and Rory McDonald. Finishing the fight earns you coins for the all-new UFC Ultimate Team.

    UFC 2 utilizing Ultimate Teams when creating your fighter just might be a genius move for EA Sports. UFC 2 allows up to five fighters that will become your team as you fight to earn XP and coins that will unlock team packs to better customize your player skills, moves, attributes and more. As FIFA and Madden Ultimate Team modes you are also able to potentially purchase UFC Points to buy individual packs.

    Thanks to EA Sports and the pregame match, you earn coins to splurge on packs to immediately upgrade your character and earn an early advantage, that is if you’ve been sparring. Fight Night and Premium packs showed immediate promise for my fighters awarding me high level stamina, new moves and more. In UFC 2 the cards you earn can literally be the determining factor between winning or losing your very next fight! The perks and attributes are critical for building your road to glory, keeping in mind they’re all customizable and able to be replaced.

     

    ufc 2 2

     

    When you’re ready to put it all on the line you can engage in either Ultimate Championship (online fights) or Single Player Championships (offline), earning your coins either way, ranking however as two separate modes.

    For the punch, jab, kick and knockout fans you can partake in Knockout Mode where the match only ends when you or your opponent is lying on their back. You can also take your experience on the road and let your dream become reality in career mode as your start in the gym and fight to the stardom.

    Other available modes are Skill Challenges, teaching you how to fight; Practice Mode that allows you to spar with an AI; and Quick Fight placing you in an unranked, online matches.

    So let’s discuss what you truly want to know about, the fight and fighters. Thankfully in UFC 2 players can again upload Game Face and get yourselves in the octagon. If you prefer to pick a fighter in the lineup you may choose from a handful of welterweights, including CM Punk. Though he’s yet to have aufc 2 fight in the UFC he’s preset at 82 overall. Questionable, maybe, but even Bruce Lee had a high ranking last year.

    What stands out most this year are physics. As fighters swing and land punches you can see a huge difference in each swing and it’s velocity based on your normal swing and using L1+Face Button.

    The ground game is more technical, yet easier than in the previous UFC game. Whereas in the last installment of EA Sports UFC you would partake in a mini-game to attempt a submission, this year is more involved on both offense and defense. Offense will require you to perform individual transitions with the right thumbstick until finding a potential submission lock with the left trigger. Meanwhile on defense the objective is to gain offense or break free, again by using the right thumbstick.

    Personally I am a boxer in the octagon and found myself pulling off some of the most beautiful knockouts ever.

     

    EA-Sports-UFC-2-CM-Punk-screenshot_thumb

     

    I noticed in the Ultimate Team when winning the title, Bruce Buffer said “here’s your winner and still…” rather than “new” as I just won the title. One other thing that stuck out to me was a few of the ground attacks not physically connecting, however managing to attack the opponents. Also the referee seems to be nowhere near the competitors when calling the fights, knockouts as an example.

    Online matches were fluid, no lag issues, and great sportsmanship in most of fights. With L2 you can touch gloves in a sense of wishing each other luck; a small, yet nice addition to UFC 2.

    EA Sports UFC 2 is the real deal and must have for any UFC fan and ultimate fighting gamer. With over 250 fighters, what more could you ask for?

     

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 4/5

    Visuals: 4.5/5

    Audio: 3.75/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replay Value: 3.75/5

    OVERALL RATING 3.75/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    Tom Clancy’s The Division Review: United We Stand

    April 2nd, 2016

    Game Reviewed: Tom Clancy’s: The Division250px-The_Division_box

    Release Date: March 8th, 2016

    Developer: Ubisoft Massive

    Publisher: Ubisoft

    Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], Xbox One, PC

    Genre: Third-Person Shooter

    Rated: M for Mature

     

    division feat

    So many games nowadays are strictly run and gun. Rarely will you find yourself picking up a title that you not only enjoy, but genuinely invest all of your time in to. A massive MMORPG that isn’t Destiny; in fact, it’s everything Destiny was missing and more. In the empty streets terrorized by a virus and street thugs, it is up to you and the crew you find, or join to take the city back. Welcome to the Division.

    division dark zoneThe story takes place in New York, Manhattan where many are looking to be extracted, looking for help and quite honestly struggling to survive the virus that has spread abroad. As for you, the protagonist, it’s all about grabbing your gear and saving the city. Conversations are taking place almost everywhere you go. As you listen in, they’re ultimately depending on you.

    The environment is expansive, and as you continue to level up the map opens for explorations. The city doesn’t look as stunning (graphically) as the early E3 videos led on, but visually there is so much to see and quite detailed in complementing its current state.

    Keep in mind that The Division is cover-based shooter and stealth is essential. Campers, this may be your game as this isn’t your usual run and gun and you aren’t starring as Sam Fisher. Unfortunately, the cover system feels handicapped as the street thugs that always tend to run after you, allowing themselves to become easy targets.

     

    the-division-photo

     

    There were also times where I felt the game moved much slower than expected when trying to come out of cover or even dodging grenades.

    And its from there where it honestly becomes quite repetitive. Whether you’re helping soldiers in the streets or saving the lives on doctors, enemies tend to come in waves, similar to Gears of War, in an attempt to take you out. And as they continuously run directly towards you, thugs will occasionally drop ammo and weapons, and rations such as water and snacks. You can also collect unique items by sharing your findings with civilians and hidden backpacks.

    One thing that left me uneasy however was the insane amount of bullets it took to kill each enemy, especially when getting headshots at point blank range. So divisionmany bullets would only make enemies stagger. What the heck!? I also noticed the take down mechanics that weren’t effectively in place when I was face to face with the thugs. In short, bullets are indeed essential in The Division, so make every one count.

    Your character can hold up to three weapons: primary, secondary and handgun. You are also given a special skill, allowing you to utilize one of three abilities at a time. Abilities can continue to be upgraded throughout as you unlock areas in different medical wings inside of the headquarters. In addition, you are able to craft weapons and items to unlock premium upgrades that money can’t buy.

    While on the topic of weaponry, the reload system felt extremely sluggish, again reminding me of Gears of War as I ran out of bullets and waited almost forever to reload, ultimately becoming an easy target.

    Outside of the mission is the Dark Zone, opening PvP where players can work together or turn on each other in an instant. In what should have been an impressive co-op felt a little disappointing, and only a little!

    You as well as your fellow online competitors are in search of loot to extract at certain locations within a set amount of time. The biggest twist in this scenario is that anyone can turn on you, similar to a Heist in Kane & Lynch. As players betray each other, they turn red, indicating that they’ve gone rouge and take indeed take you out next.

     

    the_division_header

     

    It’s incredibly fun to expect the unexpected, rather than die unexpectedly as you attempt to collect special items that can be quarantined and used in-game . The only challenge is finding the extraction points as there isn’t a map guiding you, contrary to the singular story mission.

    The Division has proven to not only be the contender for Destiny with its unique form of RPG, but it’s more popular must have. The Division left me in awe and wanting more. Believe me, The Division is still that jaw-dropping game you seen at E3, and the top of everyone’s playlist. Graphically wanting more, but Tom Clancy has done more than enough to greatly satisfy gamers all-around and will be a GOTY nominee, guaranteed.

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 4.5/5

    Visuals: 4.25/5

    Audio: 4.25/5

    Controls: 4.5/5

    Replay Value: 4.5/5

    OVERALL RATING 4.5/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

    No Comments "

    The Walking Dead: Michonne In Too Deep (Ep. 1) Review

    March 19th, 2016

    Game Reviewed: The Walking Dead: Michonne Ep. 1Walking dead cover

    Release Date: February 23rd, 2016

    Developer: Telltale Games

    Publisher: Telltale Games

    Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], Xbox One, PC

    Genre: Graphic Adventure, Interactive

    Rated: M for Mature

     

    michonne4

    We fell in love with Telltale’s concept of storytelling regardless if it was through Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Wolf Among Us or the GOTY remake of AMC’s biggest show, The Walking Dead. We fell in love with the bond Lee and Clementine had and shed a tear through the most heartfelt moments only Telltale could create.

    michonne3This installment of the Walking Dead we find ourselves visiting Michonne, the first character in the real show to play the protagonist in an episodic series. Yes we’ve seen Glenn and Hershel appear in the series, but never in the forefront. How does the woman of a few words do her talking? With a machete and blades. Welcome to episode one of this three part series, In Too Deep.

    The story begins with Michonne being haunted by two girls and their toys, fighting with the ultimate decision she made. Time then fast forwards to a boat ride sometime after under the care of Pete, leader of a small crew that’s simply looking to survive. It’s his will to save lives that drives himself and Michonne to the Mobjack, a ferry that just may lead them to saving more survivors and an opportunity to save and salvage their ship, “The Companion.”

     

    michonne1

     

    As you’d expect there’s a reaction to every decision and the story indeed climaxes inside the Mobjack. Every decision matters as character remember everything you do and say throughout. Will you be the Michonne that cares for no one or will compassion step in and force you to care yet again.

    Indeed that was the biggest struggle in The Walking Dead, playing as Michonne and living with certain consequences and decisions you’re unsure if michonne featshe’d agree with. This episode didn’t draw me in as much as the previous installments, but hopefully this was Telltale tactics to introduce everyone to Michonne. By no means does it disappoint however, just expect more.

    Controls are simplistic to where anyone can pick up and play right away. The QTE felt nearly as complicated as previous stories involving Lee and Clementine. There were also a small handful of clippings to where the machete went through a characters body and so forth, but it didn’t negatively affect the overall experience.

    Episode One did a good job with delivering Michonne’s story while also sharing her backstory. As anticipated, you’re given hard choices to make and live with in just minutes of starting. However, knowing the level of detail Telltale can deliver it felt more like the first episode was meant to be a filler rather than enticing.

     

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 3/5

    Visuals: 4/5

    Audio: 3.5/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replay Value: 2.75/5

     Overall Score: 3/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "

    Plants vs Zombies 2: Garden Warfare Review

    March 1st, 2016

    Game Reviewed: Plants v Zombies 2: Garden Warfarepvz2 cover

    Release Date: February 23rd, 2016

    Developer: PopCap Games

    Publisher: Electronic Arts

    Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox One], PlayStation 4, PC

    Genre: Third-Person Shooter

    Rated: E10+

     

    pvz21

    It’s Suburbia, where everything things seem as beautiful as can be. It was at least until zombies found a new town to terrorize. And as you can expect, it’s up the plants to save what used to be home sweet home. Who will prevail in the sequel? Welcome to Plants vs. Zombie: Garden Warfare 2.

    Now Zomburbia, zombies have fully taken over and the smallest, most beautiful flower has alerted zombies to be on the lookout. Lucky for the plants Dave is still around and is protecting you every step, or crawl of the way.

    pvz23Once extracted you land in the backyard, the headquarters for all plants. Here you can choose to do solo quests, jump into multiplayer, switch and customize characters. There’s also a mailbox that informs you of upcoming announcements and allow importing of the original PvZ characters. There are also hidden rewards throughout that allow players to score coins and diamonds for purchasing additional characters for your brigade.

    Not wanting to play so much online, solo objectives can be completed to earn badges. Some objectives even allowed help to intervene as you break open crates or plant a hero to help. Completing each objective comes with its rewards; coins for the sticker shop.

     

    pvz2

     

    As in the original Garden Warfare plants are given three special abilities, utilizing similar controls as on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A major twist in Garden Warfare 2 there’s so much to do, including the opportunity to become a zombie and complete the quest as the undead.

    Zombies are actually a fun twist in Garden Warfare 2 as their abilities are similar, but more breathtaking. Why? Some zombies have a special Z-Mech suit that drop from the sky and allow an awesome, temporary beast of a machine that would leave the Transformers running for their lives; or plants.

    The zombie missions were out of this world with impersonations from other EA titles, including Star Wars.

    Multiplayer has a variety of options: Team Vanquish (death match), Turf Takeover (Battlefield’s Rush), Gnome Bomb (detonate the gnome 3 times), pvz24Vanquish Confirmed (Kill Confirmed) and Surburination (domination)

    Garden Warfare 2 is visually impressive, truly evolved from the mobile game and a step up from previous console releases using the Frostbite 3 engine. Maps look vibrant, reminding me of Skylanders environment.

    In regards to whom it matters most, kids, and my children had an absolute blast with the solo story as one played as plants and the other as zombies. Replay value is extremely just as high as its predecessor. And with the addition of split screen, PopCap has just put a smile on every PvZ fan of the series as this was one the biggest complaints and most requested feature.

    Pick a side and dominate in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. A great offline story, impressive gameplay, along with an incredible multiplayer experience, EA and PopCap has just delivered on a game that will be a must have for quite some time.

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 4/5

    Visuals: 4.25/5

    Audio: 3/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replay Value: 3.75/5

    OVERALL RATING 4/5

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    No Comments "