Over the weekend I finally beat Killer Is Dead, and a friend and I beat Infamous Second Son. These two reviews will be short and quick because honestly that’s all these games really need. Feel free to comment and ask any other questions if needed.
First off is Infamous Second Son.
GAMEPLAY – 10 Out Of 10 – The gameplay was well done and combat was fast and fluent, but the one flaw is the camera made it difficult to see things sometimes as it took weird angles every now and then.
GRAPHICS – 10 Out Of 10 – The game was very beautiful looking. So good job to them on that.
CONTROLS – 10 Out Of 10 – I had no problem with the controls. Infamous S.S. used all aspects of the controller from sound to touch pad and it wasn’t a problem at all.
STORY – 10 Out Of 10 – Now this is the big one. A 10 for the story because I enjoyed it a lot. The story in this one was much better than the others, and I believe it’s the fact that my motivation in the story felt extremely personal from the very beginning of the game. Another thing I should note is that while some may not agree, becoming Infamous on the moral scale is much more rewarding than than being good. In the other games it seemed like they geared you into being good, but in this one taking the evil route feels right when going through the game. So that’s exactly what my friend and I did.
REPLAY VALUE – 5 Out Of 10 – I don’t really see a point into playing it over again unless you want to take the moral route that you didn’t take first time around, but the powers don’t really seem all that different for the most part. Some conversations and events will play out a bit differently too, but in the end they don’t make THAT much of a difference.
Now on to Killer Is Dead.
GAMEPLAY – 8 Out Of 10 – Combat was very fast paced and full of action, but there didn’t really seem to be any real combos in the game for the most part. Nothing wrong with hacking and slashing away, but in a game like this I just wanted more combos lol.
GRAPHICS – 8 Out Of 10 – Not the best graphics in the world, but you have to remember that this is a Suda game (Suda 51, producer) and it’s supposed to be weird and unique in it’s own style. I enjoyed the graphics either way even if it wasn’t a Suda game.
CONTROLS – 10 Out Of 10 – The controls felt fine so no real complaints here. They were easy to remember and execute when moving around and in combat.
STORY – 5 Out Of 10 – There was a story somewhere in the game, but it was a little hard to follow at times. Basically the gist of it is that the main problem of all the happenings in the game is a guy named David. At the end of the day the name David and Dark Side Of The Moon” are the only things you need to remember. Or you can do the latter and not care about the story, and just play through it destroying everything in your way until the sum everything up towards the end lol
REPLAY VALUE – 2 Out Of 10 – Two out of 10 only because there are some unlocks once you beat the game for the first time, and you may want to beat the game on another difficulty setting.
Infamous Second Son was pretty bad ass and a lot of fun to go through and overall I give it an 8 out of 10. As one of the few PS4 games out there right now, I’d pick it up and give it a go.
While fun and unique Killer Is Dead could’ve done better with the story. It kind of makes me feel bad that such great characters went to waste as the game didn’t really pull out their full potential. I liked our characters in the game and would like to see more of them in another game with a better story.
So I played and beat the newest installment in the Devil May Cry Series.
DMC is pretty much a prequel to the other games in the series. You play as young Dante and learn about he and his brother Virgil’s origin. All while fighting demons of course lol. The action is fast paced and fun as an action game such as DMC should be, enemies are plentiful and are a good challenge overall (I played the game on Normal), and the dialogue and voice acting was very well done. Now I know at first some hated what they had done with Dante’s look, but trust me it goes perfectly with Dante and his attitude. Plus remember that he is younger Dante and not his adult version that we’ve all come to know, but regardless his personality still screams of Dante lol.
Character design was done well and their voice actors and actresses really brought them to life. I especially loved our leading lady Kat. She had a different kind of aura that made me care about her. Her back story was interesting as it tied into her getting involved with the whole plot of the story. Vergil was a cool character as well. I won’t say too much as not to spoil things, but his change of personality, and main goal through the game was well done. The main bosses in the game were unique in their own ways and their personalities demonic and arrogant which made the cool. Well that is until I beat the shit out of them lol. Setting and music also added greatness to the fights all throughout the game. Yes, the music in DMC was excellent. So good in fact that I had to get the soundtrack to it.
The controls and combos were easy enough to get down, and there were quite a few weapons to choose from. The only thing that was really annoying to me was the fact that you had to manually switch to the weapon when you wanted to use it during combat. This may not sound like a big deal, but when I’m fighting something I don’t want to have to stop real quick to switch the weapon and then continue with said weapon. Pretty much I felt as if the combos should have lead into using another weapon automatically if needed for an enemy. This doesn’t really make the combat any slower or lessens the experience, but rather a preference of mine. I did however find myself only using certain weapons as they were the most effective for my tastes in battle.
As for my score of the game I would have to say I give it an 8 out of 10. A loss of a few points because of the whole weapon switching. In case you were wondering the length of the game is perfect. Not too short, and not too long. You can beat the game in few hours if you just sit there and play it though. I beat the game in 3 days yet I’m sure my total hours played didn’t amount to even over 15 hours.
I was skeptical about the game when it was first announced, but after experiencing it first hand I can say that they did a pretty good job on “rebooting” the series as they said.
Black Rock Shooter The Game was a refreshing experience as the battle system was unique and the entire tone of the game just seemed different from others.
The controls in the game are very simplistic. O is dodge, X is guard, square is to shoot, and a combination of holding down the R button and pressing triangle, square, circle, or X will activate special skills. Using items during battle is done the same way, but by holding down the L button and selecting and item with X. Battles in the game are plentiful so you will have a lot of time to get the system down. While most of the enemies have the same model in the game, they vary from color to color and some may be faster or slower. To me the most annoying enemies in the game are the projectile ones, especially the Vespids.
The story of BRS The Game is good, and I liked it better than the anime. Yes, as depressing and messed up the anime was, I sat through the whole series and enjoyed it for the most part lol. Anyway, apparently there are only 12 human beings left on Earth and waking up Black Rock Shooter is there only hope to survive and fend off the aliens who have completely destroyed the planet and all life on earth. That’s all I’m going to say on the story because I want you to experience and enjoy it for yourself if you decide to play it. Obviously they do succeed in waking BRS though lol
The boss fights in the game are extremely fun in my opinion, and the music that goes along with them is awesome too. Each main boss has their own set of moves, and their character design is great (Thank you Huke lol), and not to mention that each of their personalities are awesome too. Boss fights are where I had the most fun in the game. Especially the final battle, but you’ll see what I mean when you get there lol. In no way are these bosses pushovers either. If you don’t time your dodges and use you r skills wisely, you’ll be dead before you know it.
I loved this game very much and it was well worth the buy. The game is $19.99, and can be downloaded on the PSN. Its’ a shame that we didn’t get the Premium White Box localized, but I’m happy with being able to play the game nonetheless. Besides, I already imported the Japanese Premium White Box sitting on my shelf (Had to brag) lol. If you are looking for a good way to spend $20 bucks and like Black Rock Shooter, then don’t be afraid to pick this up. I give Black Rock Shooter The Game a 5 our of 5 because it was a great experience.
In Resident Evil Revelations you mainly play as Jill Valentine, Resident Evil’s poster girl lol. I say mainly because throughout the game you also play as other people of lesser importance that no one has ever seen in the series until now, well besides Chris that is lol.
The setting of the game is mostly on the Queen Zenobia, a ship that has been dead in the water for quite a while. This setting works very well because it give the sense and feel that you have no where to go because there is nothing but endless sea in all directions. The controls in the game are exactly the same as in previous games so they are easy to get a hold of, and you have the option of changing the control style in the options menu if you like. Your A.I. partner handles very well this time around too. No more game overs every two seconds because your A.I. partner can’t get their act together lol. In Resident Evil Revelations THERE IS NO CO-OP FOR CAMPAIGN MODE, however this does not make the game any less enjoyable at all. Sorry for the caps, but I had to clarify that in case some were wondering. RAID MODE is available for those who want to play with others online. While in Raid Mode you play the same levels as in the Campaign, but there is no story progression. This is why I mentioned the A.I. partner being very good, because throughout the game they will be one you will be with the whole time.
Now I bet you’re wondering if I actually liked the game or not, and that answer is yes. There is only one gripe I have with the game, and that is the dodge system. In Revelations the only time you can dodge is when enemies are in mid attack. You might be thinking that this sounds legit, but it’s not. Trust me lol. Dodging is performed by pressing either up or down on the left control stick and the X button (PS3). This simple button combination can mean the difference between life and death. While ironically I didn’t die that much in the game, I’ve already established that I suck at dodging in it lol.
Overall if you’re ok with there being no Campaign co-op, then give the game a go. I actually liked Revelations a little more that RE6, and hope they continue to make future Resident Evil games like this one. Except for without the dodge system that is. AzureNova gives Resident Evil Revelations a 4 out of 5 because I suck at dodging lol.
If there’s one Vita game that stands out above the rest, it’s Gravity Rush. In terms of fun, innovation, story, graphics, and gameplay I believe it’s still the best Vita game at the moment.
During the game you play as Kat. She awakens and finds herself in a strange place and has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Through events that soon follow, Kat realizes she has the power to control gravity with the assistance of her pet cat which she names Dusty. Other characters start to appear as the story progresses and they are all likable with their own unique personalities and traits. I LOVE Kat by the way. She is one of my favorite main characters in terms of looks, personality, and attitude. Happy Kat, sad Kat, angry, Kat, scared/worried Kat, etc. are all lovable as you will see if you play the game.
The controls and game mechanics are cool as you use the control sticks, pad, front touch screen, rear touch pad, and even can tilt the Vita entirely to do some things. It may sound complicated, but it really isn’t. Once you start playing and get the hang of it, it feels normal. Side missions are plentiful in game so you can take a break from the main story if you wish to complete those. Side missions also score you lots of extra gems that you need in order to level up Kat’s skills. In terms of length the game feels just right. Not too short, but not too long either. The ending to the game is very satisfying with most questions answered, and definitely leaves room for a part 2 sometime in the future.
Overall I give Gravity Rush 5 gold stars and tell you to go out and get it and play it if you haven’t already. You don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t and wont be displeased if you do. =^_^=