The shooter genre, both first person and third, has become increasingly stagnate and over saturated with perennial copy and paste titles. It has become bad enough to turn a once avid shooter fan away. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is the veracious second breathe this gamer needed. The game is a blend of a few notable titles: It borrows some of Gears of War’s cover mechanics, Socom’s panned-out third-person camera, and Battlefield 3′s objective-based gameplay. It grabs the best aspects of those series and incorporates it with the already established Ghost Recon universe superbly.
Call of Duty has been around for some time and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon. Activision has always stood by the franchise for better or worse and does its best to keep fans happy. Modern Warfare 3 shows what companies can achieve by working together, and it sets the bar very high for what any following CoD game needs to do.
Another year, another Call of Duty.
Infinity Ward is once again at the helm, delivering the solid gameplay we’ve come to expect in the Modern Warfare franchise–but the repetitive series structure is becoming a bit tiring. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 picks up where Modern Warfare 2 left off almost beat for beat: You kill a group of enemies, move forward to the next group, play an on-rails vehicle level, and engage in occasional sniping missions (not to mention the overly dramatic, highly unbelievable plot). Despite these complaints, series fans will find MW3 a well-built game–if once again walking this path hasn’t grown weary.
Activision rolls out extra servers to keep up with Call of Duty Elite demand.
The war for the military FPS game of the year has begun, and Battlefield 3 has fired the first shots. DICE has held true to its promise by making an amazing PC-experience an unforgettable console experience. The attention to detail and care that DICE has put into its Frostbite 2 engine shows, and leaves gamers with a highly polished and addictive shooter.
All in all, RAGE is a great game and a great way to pass the time. If you want a shooter that will have you working for the kill and giving you that small RPG thrill; go for RAGE. If you want that shooter where you can take online and get some top kills with your friends, look somewhere else. In fact, that’s the only reason why the game doesn’t walk away with a 2D-X Excellence Award. The ending is a bit abrupt; it’ll have you waiting in front of your television for more…and then you’ll see the credits roll. It wasn’t a true cliffhanger, but don’t be surprised if id announces RAGE 2.
The wait for Battlefield 3 is almost over, and with its coming, the first salvo is launched in this year’s FPS war.
New York Comic Con was packed to the brim throughout its four days, but I still managed to play a few matches of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition after suffering a very long line. And you know what? It was very much worth the wait. Halo Anniversary Edition’s multiplayer is everything I loved about the original Halo, but with a Halo: Reach injection that makes the game a fresh experience.
Now that the Battlefield 3 beta is over and players have bucked their last shots, I thought it the proper time to weigh in on what I’ve just played. Before I do that, however, let me make one thing perfectly clear: DICE has stated that the Battlefield 3 beta was running on old code. OLD CODE. So continue reading with that in mind.
“Can you hear them? It’s so beautiful.”
Those were the last words spoken by Nathan Hale in Resistance 2 before he was killed by Joseph Capelli. Resistance is a sci-fi shooter series, but Resistance 2 was more sci-fi than shooter. Insomniac Games brings the series back to its roots with the $59.99 Resistance 3. It isn’t a mere rehash or continuation of the original, but rather a fusion of both. Bringing back elements from Resistance such as the weapon wheel and health packs, and combining them with the intense nonstop action of Resistance 2, Insomniac games has created one of the best games in the franchise so far.