31 July 2014

Monthly Look Back (July,2014)

As always here is my list of games and thoughts on them in a spoiler free way.

Transistor (PS4) 10% 1%
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) 100% 30%
After a long time having this icon game sitting in my digital self waiting to be completed, I did it.

I always I had a another game around that was more important for my needs to play, but not this month.

I did really enjoyed playing my 4th LBP game.
Which seem that LBP never gets old and is always enjoyable even after the 4th one.

If you have never played a LBP game you're missing out.
This platformer has it all, so much that I can't name them all.

So play this game, seriously do it!

Just rounding this game up for this month.
Getting through some trophies and even better play the DLC stories.

The DLC is adding some bit of story, but expensive if you just play it for it's story.
Which is around 1 to 2 hours if played fast.
None the less the first 3 are out and really enjoyable.
And the first one of the DLC named Fishy Tales of the Nekomata even connects to one of the main stories.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PS3) 80% 80%
Only 1 episode left to wait for.
Thats how I felt when completing the last episode.
Although I love the Telltale version of the Walking Dead this episode felt like a intro to episode 5.
Which isn't bad but not great either.
Since it sucks if you have to wait for 1 episode per month.

Waiting who doesn't hate it.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PSVita) 100% 57%

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 42%
Unlike last month, this month I spend a few hours on the multiplayer.
I don't understand why some people hate on this multiplayer version of Killzone.
What I do understand is that some people prefer the KZ2,KZ3 or KZM over this version.
Nonetheless this version is great in it's own way just as the other ones.

I think that this version is more mature and has the best of all 3 mentioned above.
It's fast paced (in a killzone way).
It uses upgrades as a reward, example a new scope.
Which is totally acceptable and thus not destroy the game for late comers.
And last.
No base rape, sort of.
Sadly my team is to dumb to notice the extra exits or use the force field to their advantage.

The Wolf Among Us (PS3) 100% 100%
Can't go too deep into this game but lets say that although I kind of expected an ending like this I was still taking by surprise by a few things.
I really hope Telltale will implement the more action based storytelling in future games.

Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy.

01 July 2014

Monthly Look Back (June,2014)

Hi and welcome to the first LookBack.
This is a monthly article that focuses on 5 games that I have played this month.

I will share my thoughts in a short and spoiler free way.
All games that I played this month are shown in a list below from newest to oldest last played.
  • MURAMASA REBIRTH (PSVita) 100% 40%
Originally started this game in May and completed little bit as the month moved on.
I really liked the atmosphere of this game, how it showed a japanese culture in a mythical way.
The environment looks like art, which looks great on the Vita.
Sadly combat is fun for awhile but gets repetitive after awhile because its too straight forward.
press X to kill
The story is where the game shines for me and is the reason I would advice people to play this game.
  • Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) 100% 29%
The day I got my PS4 also bought one game wanted for it.
And although I originally planned not to touch my PS4 until I completed a list of games that that I wanted to finish first, I made an exception for killzone.

At first I felt that this game was not a that great and felt to mission oriented but as a progressed the game got better and better.
I am looking forward writing a review and share more of my experience with you all but for now I will first enjoy the multiplayer :)
  • RESOGUN (PS4) 23% 16%
  • Treasures of Montezuma Arena (PSVita) 10% 19%
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3) 25% 7%
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) 40% 7%
This is must play that sadly I found my self too occupied to play more.
When I get back to Ni No Kuni I probably put every other thing on hold so I can continue this game on full enjoyment mode.
I love the world Studio Ghibli created, its colorful and worth exploring.
The monster combat is interesting and feels simple altrouch it can be used in a more complex way.
  • GRID 2 (PS3) 10% 12%
  • Dead Nation (PS3) 100% 31%
  • Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4) 45% 11%
  • Borderlands 2 (PS3) 100% 68%
  • THE PLAYROOM (PS4) 90%
Funny enough I completed this game for most part before I even owned a PS4.
My friend was a day 1 PS4 buyer and we played the crap out of this game.

Call it a gimmick game if you want but I call fun. 
And I must say that is uses the camera perfectly.
I really hope more developers will use the camera in a similar way.
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PSVita) 100% 47%
  • Sound Shapes (PS4) 100%
  • No Heroes Allowed, No Puzzles Either (PSVita) 68%
No Heroes Allowed thus a great move by putting their franchise on a different type of game.
The Jewel games are always good with mobile gamers and adding their own element works.
Sadly I did wanted to see more in this game. 
Its too simple and and to punishing when I reach the last stages, while I found the first stages to simple.
And I had to rely too much on luck and speed to get the job done.
Nonetheless it was and is still a fun experiences. 
  • Stealth Inc. (PSVita) 100% 44%
  • The Wolf Among Us (PS3) 80% 80%
Green % are story,  Purple % are trophy.