Hello and today I am reviewing Darksiders Warmastered edition. If anyone is wondering about the extensive hiatus, I apologize, as freetime has been significantly diminished since college my college days have started. Is that a really poor excuse? Yes. Does this mean I will get into a regular But enough about that, as a review is needed to be done. Onto the review. Beware minor and average sized spoilers ahead. Just as a general warning, this game is rated M, but there is not any terrible language (that is remembered on the top of my head, at least no F-bombs) , or sexual content. There is gore and violence however.
Hello and today I am covering a classic game, Secret of Monkey Island. For the record I played the Special Edition, so if there is any confusion on whether or not I got the legit experience, I technically did with the more modern version (If that is even correct statement). Another thing for the record is that the price of Monkey Island while I was writing the review was $9.99 on steam. On to the review. *This game is appropriate for all ages*
To go into this review, I must admit, I wasn’t even sure how in the world I was going to review a point and click game, especially one from ten (the special edition came out in 2009) (Technically approx. 30 years, because the original version came out in 1990) ago. Games sometimes don’t age well, sometimes opinions change of things, and sometimes things that are socially acceptable change. Point and click games, while fun, usually get the short end of the stick. One example of times changing is the nutrition heavy cannibals. Some might see that as a jab towards vegans modern day, while some might find it funny (myself included). So in all fairness (and seeing how I wasn’t born before and/or have memories of 1990 (because I still wasn’t born) so I can’t tell anyone whether or not some of that stuff would fly back then) I’ll do a ” is it inherently a good game or bad game” type of game review today.
This is a point and click adventure, and point and click is either love it or hate it type of game play, so theirs that. I personally love playing point and click games (not all point and click games though, some are just monotonous or just plain idiocy) and puzzle solving, so there is that.
This game is a very witty game, especially with the sword fighting, but my one complaint is the sword fighting RnG. I didn’t actually look into it too much, but sometimes with the sword fighting you can be grinding because you can’t get a certain line to pop up, so in turn, sometimes the humor gets monotonous because of waiting for a time that is comparative to forever. But other than that this game has hours upon hours of subjectively humorous dialogue.
This game has decent voice acting. Sometimes it feels slightly apathetic, but it is still decent nonetheless. I might be having higher standards because of modern voice acting, so I’ll cut the game some slack.
Overall I would give this game a 6/10. The monotony I felt with this game sometimes was just too much, and sometimes the things you had to do were just too convoluted. I wouldn’t call this a bad game per se, I just wouldn’t call it a good game. I enjoyed myself for the most part, but I can faithfully say this game hasn’t aged well in my opinion. If you don’t have the nostalgia, I fell like this game might be a bust, if not for the humor. I would recommend it, but just for the experience. That’s it for now-
Image found at Wikipedia
Hello and today I’m doing a review on Fable 2. Now a legitimate question that my personal friends would ask is,”Hey Travis, isn’t Fable 2 one of your favorite, if not your favorite game?” Then they would precede to wonder if I’m doing acts of desperation for my blog to not let it die. Proceeding onwards, this game is rated M, so don’t let little Billy play it. Like seriously, don’t. I love this game and would recommend it to anyone, but it is a bad idea to give little kids rated M games.
The plot of this game is awesome. The plot begins where you are an orphan named Sparrow who gets led onto a castle along side and shot out a window, fall quite a few stories, survive (while your sister is killed), and then raised as a gypsy. You are then set on a quest to avenge your sisters death. My only complaint is the ending sucks (really more along the lines of anticlimactic). I’m not going to spoiler territory because that would be a jackhole move.
The sound track of this game is something I legitimately can’t go into is because how I played this game was one the Xbox One’s backward compatibility feature and that corrupted some of the sound (especially in the temple of shadows) . For me it was either speed up the process of gaining hearing loss with age or listen to my own music. The voice acting was good (it wasn’t corrupted except for the temple of shadows) however.
The gameplay is phenomenal. I like how you can be a corrupt jackhole or a pure saint, or someone who is heavily corrupt but overall good. I personally was a pure soul not guided by morals (aka pure neutral). I also love how interactive everything is. I do have to admit I got too much of a kick from chicken punting.
Overall I would give this game 9.9 out of 10. I love this game to death and think it is amazing in every way except for the ending/final boss. Although I might be slightly biased as Fable is one of my top 3 favorite game series, I truly believe this game is a good game. I played it to completion, and would recommend it to anyone. Signing out for now
*Image found at kickstarter of game
Hello and today I am back (hopefully) from my hiatus and I’m going to do a review on Hollow Knight. I’m keeping this nice and simple and just going right in.
Hollow Knight is a metroidvania esc game where you play as the Knight on a quest like none other. The main game mechanics is jumping and using the nails. If you look at the controls you might wonder what’s the dream nail, and what’s spells and dashing. To that I say just be a patient person and you’ll get those moves eventually. You can technically focus from straight off the bat if you have soul, but it’s to heal. One thing to note is when traversing the area, spikes almost always win, with the exception of using your nail against it.Now onto plot. I am just going to say you find out the plot by exploring. This is a truly phenomenal plot. I was hooked straight from the get go. There is very rare situation where I don’t elaborate on a plot and this is it. I love the plot, and go experience it for yourself. ‘Nuff said.
The audio and visuals for this game is, simply put, amazing. How this game handles everything is flipping awesome. When the developers wanted to set an unnerving scene, they put in a little violen and made freaking creepy visuals. When they wanted a tranquil feel they made a gloomy image with a soothing melody. This is hands down impressive work.
In summary I would give this game a 9.9 out of ten. The point one is me being petty and wanting more. I also want a plushie or something of some of the games things. That would be nice. But realistically I give this game a 10/10. I can’t be petty. I would recommend this for kids, for adults, for teens, for elderly, heck, for any one. That is all for now-
*image found at official Wizard of Legend website
*Post edit* Read this before the post Treat this like a draft. I will come back to this and either re-do it or just add more. My everyday stress seeped in this and I just don’t like the outcome of this. This review doesn’t do this game justice. So expect in the future a entirely new post on this game or if I re-edit this this little tidbit will have a line through the whole thing.
*Image found at Steam.
*Image found at fanpop.com
Hello and today I am celebrating a one year anniversary of Firemoon gaming (“Slightly” belated), and I’m doing a review on Okami HD. Sorry for yet another Hiatus, I am terrible at time management. Well, time to leap before I think of doing anything else straight onto this review.
*Image gotten from wikipedia
Hello, and today I am going to do a review on Dead Rising three. Keep in mind this is a Rated M game, so anybody who is not legally over the age of seventeen (In the US at least, I do not have a clue for other countries age restrictions) shouldn’t play this. I do have to say, this game has a special place in my heart, as this was my first rated M game that I purchased as a seventeen year old, around two weeks ago. Ah, the joys of being 17. I can now waltz right into rated R movies (Purchasing a ticket of course), and N-17 movies. I can also get M games. I did gloss over I turned 17 a while back, so now I almost have free reign. I just have to wait a year then here I come Ao. Not that I would actually play an Ao game. I am getting off topic so here I go.
Dead Rising three is a Survival shooter game where you play as Nick Ramos, a young mechanic who is a survivor to the zombie apocalypse. Unlike previous games in the series (Or so I am told) you have a lax time limit to do different missions in the story. You can decide to do classic difficulty from the get go in nightmare mode, so if you have nerves of steel you can be a maniac if this is your first dead rising game. In this game the ultimate goal is to escape los Peridos in this hack and slash title. Before I even go to different mechanics and pros and cons, I do have to say with what I have experienced so far, I would give this game a 9.5 out of 10. I have experienced little to no problems on my part. There sadly is no major glitches (using sadly loosely), and this is an extremely well made game. There is no BS mechanics I have presently found. If I found a problem it was quickly resolved with this game, as it was me being an idiot. Now on to individualities.
Soundtrack- Honestly I can’t say much about the soundtrack. I was too immersed in gameplay to even notice it. Something similar to the sound track, the voice actors. I found the voice actors perfect for this game. In all honesty, if someone has an annoying voice it can ruin something easily. Even monotone voice is better than high pitched or annoying for me, and I hate monotone voices. I won’t really rate the soundtrack because it doesn’t matter, I get too caught up in the game to care about the sounds, with the exceptions of cutscenes.
Gameplay (10/10)- To me, this game has solid gameplay. I would even say it is way too solid, as I can ignore my surroundings with ho fun it is. You can drive around, craft weapons, hack and slash, run over masses of zombies, ignore the story or play the game to its fullest. There is something for everybody out there in this game (except for anyone under the age of 17)
Story (9 out of 10)- I actually really liked the plot on this game. At one point I went say what. Mostly because I have some background knowledge of the Dead Rising series. I liked how the different bosses have stories. I was skeptical with some on the contrary. Honestly there should of been a secret ending for beating all of the seven sin bosses. That really is my only qualm, how all you get was a shiny weapon and/or vehicle. Shame on me for being slightly biased, but the plot other than that is amazing. I should just change that to a decimal, but it would be a hassle to do extremely complex math.
In all honesty, for my first dead rising game that I played and didn’t watch someone else play, I really liked this game. I liked the nod off to Frank from the first game by all the statues. Like before, I give this game a 9.5 out of 10. That is all for now-
*Image found at geekiest.net
Hello and today I am doing the mobile game of the month. Sorry for not posting lately, school just keeps me occupied, along with poor time management skills. And now on to the game. Solomons Boneyard is a game set twenty three years before Solomons Keep. You play as one of four characters, with six more being able to unlock if you play enough. My personal favorite character is Morth, a wizard who deals with ice magic. Solomons boneyard was released in 2009, but I play the living daylights (get it?) out of it. I have been playing this since it was released, and holy cow is it fun. It is essentially Solomons keep as a survival shooter. This game is a game that gets progressively harder as you play, so keep that in mind. This game is not inappropriate in any way, so I’ll give this game an “anyone can play” rating. It is free on the appstore (Not entirely sure for android) so go get this loveable game. The one thing I do have to say is I probably should of waited till October to do this, but no use crying over spilt milk. That’s all for now-
Hello and today I am proud to announce starting tomorrow I will be writing game reviews for rated M games. I just turned (legally) 17 yesterday, and I’m going to “play” (using that term loosely) a few rated M games so I can review them. That’s all for now-