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  • What I really hate about Modern Warfare 2
    By on February 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    This is getting ridiculous and I’m getting fed up with this whole scoring system. I’m not sure if its just me or this happens to basically everyone that plays on PSN. The connection is pretty bad half the time, I constantly get disconnected from games and games that always need to find new hosts. All that I can ignore but I don’t like the fact that it counts as a lost.

    I can understand if the player leaves the game by actually selecting the option in the menu, that is considered a lost. But why on earth would you treat that the same when the game ends prematurely? I’m sure the developers should be able to code the game in such a way that it can differentiate between a user leaving the game by choosing the option and a game that just died due to bad connections.

    I don’t want to sound like a stats whore but I find it uber unfair that my score is messed up because of this stupid system. And also the fact that I seem to attract noobs to fight along side with me makes the situation (my score) even worse.

    Ok I’m done venting….

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Almost perfect...
    By on November 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, one of the most anticipated game this year has been out for more than a week. If I was to summarize the game in two words, I would say its “almost perfect”. Definitely a game worth the full $64.99CAD (+tax) first day purchase with absolutely zero regret.

    The first one, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has a pretty sweet single player story line with a lot of drama. The sequel’s story line is even more, how should I put it, “messed up” and packed with even more drama. Words cannot possibly describe how good I think it is, you have to buy it and see it for yourself. Its not just the story that got “super-sized” but the characters are also noticably more detailed, at least to me, while the environments look relatively similar to Call of Duty 4.

    This time around, you won’t be blowing up your enemies from above using the AC-130 Gunship but you get to be the gunner of an armored humvee, life boat as well as snowmobile chases.

    You can expect to finish the single player story in about 7 hours, but that is ok since this game is made for multiplayer.

    There are also new and more weapons to choose from (same ones sound different now as well! M4A1 for example). This time even the rocket launcher and stinger missle launcher are available in multiplayer which were only available in the first game’s single player missions. I also love the fact that you have 3 times more ammo (correction: the reason why I got full ammo was due to the Scavenger perk) for your guns and you can carry a secondary and add a gun safe for necessary precaution, but not necessary limited to just a hand gun, such as shotguns, grenade launcher or even a rocket launcher. Though you only get to carry one or two shots from the launchers and no way to reload unless you get the Resupply crate from kill streak perk or the Scavenger perk, which in my opinion, very useful in staying fully equipped all the time.

    Another great addition to Modern Warfare 2 is the game allows you to customize your own kill streak bonuses, from 3 kill streak UAV all the way to a whooping 25 kill streak for the almighty tactical nuke (sorry I’m not THAT good). I would search youtube if you want to see what it looks like, I’ve done the search for you.

    I really like the random care package by getting a mere 4 kill streak, you can pretty much get anything from this, not sure if you can get the tactical nuke from it though! (Funny incident: I killed myself by accident from the crate by crouching right on top of the drop point)

    In one of the kill streak bonuses, you get to be the actual gunner of the attack helicopter. While its fun raining bullets down on your enemies from the sky, I think this one, which you can get from an 11 kill streak, a bit over powered. If you get that and the other team is too dumb to shoot it down then you basically are garanteed 10 to 15+ kills just from this.

    So here’s my quick summary of this fantasy game, if you liked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you will certainly like this one, well, most likely. I mean I’m sure you want to know the rest of the story too, and the ending leaves room for Modern Warfare 3, which I cannot wait.

    Hmmm maybe it will be released some time 2011 November? :)

  • Operation Flashpoint: DR review
    By on October 14th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    I was so so so close to getting Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Mainly because I wanted something other than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for a change. Also, the trailers so far were quite promising as well and it did look realistic, compare to the COD series.

    I’m glad I always troll around Gametrailers.com and read their take on this game before I slap myself for wasting $70 bucks on this disappointing game. You can see the negative points of this game clearly outweights the goods. For one, why does the console multiplayer only support 4 on 4? What were the developers thinking?

    Operation Flashpoint: DR review

    If you are looking for a shoot them up, this isn’t for you. Do give it a shot (I’m sure you can refund it) if and only if you are into realistic war-simulator. Sadly I guess the sequel did not live up to the original Operation Flashpoint and it just won’t even stand close to the soon-to-be-released Modern Warfare 2.

  • The Punisher: No Mercy – PSN demo review
    By on September 25th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    The Punisher: No Mercy
    I haven’t played a single bad game for a while, well probably because I’m either too busy that I don’t have time to play or I am too busy with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare still (Yeah after two years, still going strong!). So yesterday was Thursday, and we all know PSN gets updated with fresh new video trailers, demos and other downloadables. So I downloaded the demo for The Punisher: No Mercy because I thought the trailer that I saw was…”ok” ?

    How wrong was I?

    This multiplayer-only demo gives you the option to play as Punisher or Jigsaw, the rest are locked. You are also given one assault rifle. That is fine since its a demo. Then it took me 2 tries to succesfully connect AND join a game, first time I joined the game got dropped, for whatever reason. It also has a counter similiar to Call of Duty or any other online shooter. There is also a status beside each player’s name to show whether they are ready or not which I find completely pointless because the game won’t start or will start regardless of everyone’s status.

    The Punisher: No Mercy

    The controls, in my opinion, are slow and sluggish. It might have something to the fact that I’m used to the feel of Call of Duty? Basically in the demo, all you do is free for all death match and shoot anything that moves. Eventually after a few kills, I got bored of the game already but I still managed to end the match after getting 25 kills (the game finishes whenever someone gets that number of kills). I still don’t know why I lasted the whole match. Weird.

    In the graphics department, well for a lack of a better word, MEH! That is all I can say about The Punisher: No Mercy. This game just feels too yester-year. I don’t even think diehard Punisher fans will appreciate this game, let alone the non fans.

    Then again, this is what demos are for. Try it out yourself! I certainly didn’t like it.

  • Modern Warfare 2 leaked!
    By on August 30th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    So I found this baby submitted by one of the users on GameTrailers.com. Although its rather short, less than two minutes, and the quality is obviously “cam-quality”. It looks like a chase scene at the beginning and then turns into a fierce gun fight. It does look like watching a movie! Man I cannot wait for this game, about two more months people! TWO more months! Let’s cross our fingers that it won’t get delayed!

    [update]For some reason the embedded code doesn’t work, here is the direct link.

  • Modern Warfare 2 – take control of the AC-130 G...
    By on July 27th, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments Comments

    One of the most anticipated games of 2009, Modern Warfare 2, will be out on November 10th. Man I have been waiting for the sequel to one of the best first person shooter games to date for both offline and online multiplayer (logged over 30 days worth of hours so far). I have extremely high expectation for Modern Warfare 2 with another great storyline as well as new weapons and strategies.

    Based on the trailer just released recently, you can know customize your killstreak loadouts, one of them being able to pilot the AC-130 Gunship! I can’t imagine what other new additions we are getting, perkwise. And finally, I can only assume there will be co-op game plays as well as the ultra-fun zombie survival shoot out. I missed it for World at War because I am not into World War era anymore and I certainly don’t want to miss it again. Its gonna be different killing those undead using modern weapons. Imagine using the Gunship on them!

    For now we can only dream……

  • MechWarrior – debut trailer
    By on July 11th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    So a few days ago, I called Sony about my busted PlayStation 3 which is going to cost me nearly $200 Canadian dollars, as per the call centre lady quoted me. Well I guess it is still more than 50% cheaper than getting a brand new 80GB PS3.

    Anyway, I saw this trailer and at first I thought it was one of those classic downloadable games (by the way I just purchased Final Fantasy 7 through PlayStation Network, I just couldn’t resist!). So it turns out this is actually a new MechWarrior game, and an impressive one too based on this trailer. The graphics are obviously a lot better than before (well duh), with today’s processing power. There isn’t much to say yet based on this but I see that when you get shot, you actually shake which is pretty realistic given the fact that previous MechWarrior games weren’t like that (if I remember correctly). One thing that bothers me is the fact that in the year 3015, they are still using parachuts when ejecting from your Mech. Ever heard of escape pods?

    So far that’s what I got to say about MechWarrior, but will definitely keep my eyes on this one as we seriously and badly need a next-gen-mech type game. Unfortunately it is only available for PC and Xbox 360, why??? Why????

  • Dead Space: Extraction – Lucky for those with a...
    By on April 28th, 2009 | No Comments Comments

    Wow its been weeks since I’ve last updated my blog, been extremely busy with other work. So as usual, I went to Gametrailers to look for surprises and there wasn’t anything surprising unfortunately. Although not a surprise, Dead Space: Extraction actually looks really promising, this game, which will be released exclusively for the Wii takes place before the first Dead Space game (if I remember correctly).

    Other than playing it in third person like the previous entry, you will be playing this one in a guided first person. Think of House of the Dead, Time Crisis and you will get the idea. You don’t actually get to move yourself but you are being “pushed” around and all you need to worry about is shooting your way out of the horror. Based on the trailer, aside from the third-to-first person change, its basically the same as before where you have pulse rifle, flame thrower, stasis etc.

    Another worthy game for the Wii, too bad its Wii only otherwise I would pick this one up with no hesitation.