Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dead Nation (PS3)

The premise behind this game is pretty simple.  Zombies are everywhere, kill them.  Keep killing them until they are all dead...well dead again cause they were already dead.  

I typically don't really like shooters like this because I am terrible at them.  Even on the easiest modes, I have a hard time.  This game was fun to play but there are other issues with it that make it not as fun.  For one, it is too dark.  I understand that making the game dark is what makes it challenging but it was simply too dark to do much with on my old TV.

Some of the scenarios and side things are frustrating or just downright silly.  I never really felt like doing them and I didn't really have to.  The story is okay but nothing to write home about.  The controls are solid though and there is some substance to the little things in this game.  It isn't a terrible game but if you have played a zombie game, this doesn't break any new ground.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (GCN)

Four swords!  This game should be better right?  I doubt it.  This game has issues.  If it weren't for all the collection stuffs, it would be a decent game but throwing the player back cause they are literally missing 10 pieces of things is kind of rude.  In fact, it is frustrating.  Nintendo should have looked at making the game less a collect-a-thon and more of a fun romp through the Zelda universe.  The items are okay but this game is really marred by the fact that you can fail so easily to lose a level.

As for the story, it is passable.  Sure this was the first time that Nintendo tried to use the Four Sword in full game.  It is okay but really the Minish Cap is the best game in this little storyline.  Vaati is a decent villain but this game just feels like a way to sell the GBA cable.

All in all, I can't really recommend this game that much.  It had some fun ideas but the whole thing is kind of flat and simple.  Tie that in with the frustration of having to collect an arbitrary amount of triangles just to win, it gets repetitive way to easily.  Worth playing if you are a fan.