First Impressions Are Hard To Erase

But Prototype 2 certainly erased my impression of the first one! I had played the first one and didn’t really care for it, but I did see potential in the series, and that is what propelled me to buy the second one.

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Two Thursdays ago I purchased the game Prototype 2 and spent a good portion of that weekend playing through the game. I was yearning for a little more after fully completing the game, side missions and all. The only thing I really had left to do was completely upgrade my character, but that consisted of aimlessly flying around the open world New York landscape searching for enemies with consumable upgrades. So instead I started playing the game on insane difficulty. I haven’t gotten very far yet, so it’s still fairly easy. It was very interesting to watch a series change so drastically into a much better game. As gameinformer said, “radical has come out of the prototyping phase”. Awful pun aside I definitely agree. I see the original Prototype much more like a little test run. I’m glad it turned out to be a good game, because it is one of those games that just makes you feel like a legitimate badass. Every time you gain a new ability, you explore new ways to wreck havoc. And by the end of the game with everything upgraded nothing can even put a dent in you. So you get to cruise around New York Zero destroying things at will. and when all is said and done, isn’t that what a video game should be about?

So what do you think of Prototype 2, emerging series, or video games in general? Let me know in a comment!


Who Wants an Xbox for $99.00??!

Just recently Microsoft has announced that they are offering a very special deal on the new Xbox 360. If you have been long awaiting your chance to score an Xbox but you just can’t seem to come up with the cash, well then you may just be in luck because Microsoft is lowering the price of a new 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect to just $99.00.

If you think that this sounds too good to be true, well then you are correct. The catch to this deal is that it comes with an Xbox Live package. In order to qualify for the Xbox discount, you must be will to sign up for 2 whole years of Xbox Live at $14.99 a month. This is nearly double the price of an Xbox Live membership if you pay annually. If you compare the two different methods for purchasing an Xbox along with an Xbox Live subscription, buying the $99.00 dollar will actually cost you about 10% more. On top of that, the deal only qualifies for the 4GB Xbox, and it locks you in for a 2 year contract so you have no way of cancelling your Xbox live membership without paying a cancellation fee.

Although this may seem like an obvious marketing ploy by Microsoft, you have to keep in mind that this may be what makes the Xbox affordable to many low income families. If you pay off your Xbox over a period of 2 years it will have a dramatically smaller impact on your immediate financial status, even if it means paying a small amount more.

So what are your thoughts on this new offer from Microsoft? Do you think that it will attract more people to buy a new Xbox or will most people realize Microsoft’s mischievous ways? Let me know in a comment!

What Would Make Black Ops 2 a Million times Better

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Now this point will greatly determine how much I enjoy Black Ops two. Whether or not it includes a zombies portion of the game. I am a person who thoroughly enjoys the zombie mode on Call of Duty. And I really don’t know whether to expect or a zombie mode or not. There are reasons why they would and wouldn’t. The Easter egg on the moon map seemed to be the finale of the zombie story line, I’m not exactly sure where they could go. But on the other hand it would seem strange for Treyarch to just drop the zombie mode, especially since the original Black Ops had a zombies mode. I think it would just be a tad strange if Black Ops 2 did not have zombies. And I mean come on, Call of Duty is a huge franchise so they really should put the extra effort into the game. And if Zombies isn’t in the new Black Ops, I am afraid it would be replaced with Infinity Ward’s inferior counterpart, Spec Ops or whatever. I also just think that the Zombie mode of call of duty has taken on a life of its own. Call me a bit of a fanatic, but I would totally buy a game that was solely zombie mode from Call of Duty. So yeah I’m losing sight of my point, Black Ops 2 should absotivily have a Zombie mode. for real.

What do you think about Zombies, Cod, or FPS’s in general? Let me know in a comment!

New Family Guy Video Game: Back to the Multiverse!!

If you are a fan of both Family Guy as well as video games, then you will be excited to hear that a new Family Guy video game will be released in September of this year. The game will be titled Back to the Multiverse and is in fact is already listed on Amazon as a placeholder.

The game revolves around the Road to the Multiverse episode of Family Guy from the Eighth season. In the episode, Brian and Stewie set out on an adventure through a multitude of different alternate universes via Stewie’s magical universe transportation remote. As they travel through the fabrics of reality, they eventually get stuck in a universe where humans are subservient to dogs. Brian is eager to further explore this universe, but Stewie is ready to leave. This results in the two fighting over the remote and accidently destroying it. They are forced to locate the dog version of the Griffen family in order to retrieve dog-Stewie’s universe remote to allow them to get home.

I am very excited for this game. I have always been drawn to games like The Simpsons: Hit and Run as well as many of the older Family guy games and I feel as if this is the perfect setting for the next installment in the Family Guy video game series. I think that the setting is perfect as the Multiverse episode is one of my favorites. The game will be released on both Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 3 on September 25th, 2012.

Tell me what you guys think about this new Family Guy game. Do you enjoy video games based off of shows like Family Guy or do you think that it’s just a ploy for companies to make more money? Let me know in a comment!

What I Think About the Next Cod Game

Call of Duty games are famous (or infamous) for really bad campaigns and extremely addicting Multi-player. I’m sure the next instalment of the series will be no exception, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Despite my negative disposition to the Call of Duty franchise, I must admit I was excited when I saw the trailer for the coming game. Partly because it’s being made by Treyarch, which, in my opinion, is far more superior than Infinity Ward.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not excited for the campaign one bit, even thought that was all the trailer was about. I’m excited for the Multi-player. Even though I know it will just be the same recycled gameplay, it will entertain me in a slightly cheap way, but entertain me none the less. Also since this is the first Cod game to take place in the future, I am curios to see if they make up a few guns, which could give some very much needed diversity to gun choice.

So what do you think of Black Ops 2, Cod, or FPS’s in general? Let me know in a comment!

Treyarch Announces Call of Duty Black Ops 2!!

If you recall my blog post last week, I reported on a leak that revealed that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 was in the works and was set to be released on November 13th. Well, as of today Treyarch has officially made an announcement confirming the game and the date for the release is still the 13th.

This will be the first Call of Duty game that takes place in a futuristic setting. In fact, the game is set in 2025 when terrorists hijack those weird remote controlled airplanes you can buy at Walmart and use them as weapons. Although I have always been more drawn towards Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare games, I feel like this Black Ops 2 release has a lot of potential. The idea is very new and different, and for that reason it is likely to draw a wide audience. I am sure I will get a copy of this game and I will probably put up are review when it comes out.

What are your thoughts and opinions on this new Black Ops 2? Do you like the idea of a futuristic Call of Duty game, or do you think they should let Halo take care of the futuristic settings and stick to their roots? Let me know in a comment!

One of the Craziest Games I’ve Ever Played

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It was this game where you played as the infamous shark known as jaws, and it was called Jaws Unleashed. It was a fairly simple game and I do believe almost all of the fun came from how cool you felt by being a shark. You know, you could just swim around eating people that so foolishly swam into the deeper waters of Amity Islands. Oh but people on the shallow ends certainly were not safe, and not even the people on shore! One of my favorite things to do was swim as fast as I could toward the beach jump out of the water onto land and chow down on the unsuspecting land dwellers.

Throughout the campaign the game does a very good job at making you feel like a badass. Whether it be destroying entire science labs, fleets of ships, or tailing speed boats. But the most memorable badass moments were when you fight Shamoo in Seaworld, and when you fight a Giant Squid in the deep dark depths of the ocean.Which I do believe was the game’s finale.  I know the videos look pretty bad but keep in mind that it was a semi half assed game released in 2006. One thing I enjoyed about this game was that it didn’t take itself too seriously, but at the same time it wasn’t too ridiculous.

I’m not exactly sure what happened to that game, but I lost track of it a couple years ago. All in all it was an entertaining game with a fairly long story mode, and after talking about it and remembering how fun it was, if I saw that game at a game store I very well might re-buy it, so I may play it again

So what do you think about Jaws Unleashed, Jaws, or semi-joke games in general? Let me know in a comment!