Let’s Review: For Honor

 

 

Hey kids, do you want a post apocalyptic game that has nothing to do with nukes, demons, magic, or super duper sci-fi influences. Well at the same time having one of the most well made combat mechanics to date, but still gives you an option to spam quick kills. Then fokes, For Honor maybe for you in our latest Game Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Review: The Division

 

In a internet full of let’s plays, reacts, and gaming top 10 – where has the reviews gone? Sure there are some holdouts, but their reviews are either misinformed or just too long (or both really). How will you know a game’s legit then? Worry not because, once again, the Armada’s got you covered.

Game Review – Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest)

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People, out of all the popular games out there, Fire Emblem is the series I know the least. Never had the time or desire. However I know which way the winds are blowing so it was going to be now or never. So for my first FE experience I chose the harder of the two current titles because I maybe new FE but not to gaming in geneal. Also Birthright seems pretty straightforward and where is the challenge in that. Hoo-Boi there’s challenge in Conquest! Always out numbered, most times out gunned, and at the disadventage because your side is bad (mostly) and people trust you (again mostly). However I don’t regeat my choice because the story feels much stronger from this point-of-view and sometimes to take down an evil king, that is your adopt-a-daddy, you got to do it behind enemy lines. Worry not though, both titles give you the oppostion to change the diffaculty and elmiate perma death from character defeats. Also you can pimp out your street pass castle to improve your army’s stats, weapons, armors, and even relatonships. You get bored? No problem just go a-raiding to other street pass castles for resources, gold and glory – but becareful some of those castles are very well defended. I’m not even done and I’m already hooked into the Fire Emblem life sytle. From the story, to the combat, and all the little things in between Fates is a real gem. Best of all – no matter which side you choose, there will be a 3rd part of the story as DLC that will explore Fates entire and unite all against the true enemy. I can’t wait, foruanetly I’ve got plenty to do in conquest while I do.

 

 

Rating

TPoP-Pass-sign

Game Review: Project X Zone 2

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They’re back! And just in time for the new year, from the good people of video games (some of them anyway): Project X Zone 2. So the story is giant gold chains some how break reality and iconic video game characters join forces to find out why and stop it. Yes I know there’s more to the story, but you don’t play PXZ 2 for the story, you play to see Jin & Kazuya from the Tekken series team up with with Phoenix Wright and Mia from Ace Attorney do an awesome 81 hit combo with with Chrom & Lucina from FE Awakening. Other than adding new characters, a shop to buy items, and including some customization options; Project X Zone 2 is just like Project X Zone. Although the original game did have better music than the sequel and I kind of miss the avatar characters, Kogoro & Mii, from the first game; Project X Zone 2 is a safe, but faithful follow up to the series. If your a fan of strategy titles with some fighting game elements in it, or a fan of the first game, then this will be a no brainier. Everyone else: try before buy.

 

 

Rating

Pass-sign

 

 

 

Mini Game Review: Fallout 4

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Alright people I’m going to keep this short because, surprise, Fallout 4 is great and I want to keep playing. The start of the game begins 200 years ago were you (average Joe or Jane) are enjoying a life of peace with family, unfortunately that peace is shattered when the nuclear bombs fell and the great war began. Only by sheer ‘luck’ did you and your family make it into Vault 111 before one of those bombs hit your neighborhood; however whatever luck you had in getting there ran out soon after. Now, through the story, you are the sole survivor of Vault 111 and the world has changed far more than you could possibly imagine – this is Fallout 4. From there the Commonwealth is your oyster: you can continue the main story, or you can explore the devastated wasteland to see what trouble you can get into yourself, how about rebuilding? In a first for the series you can found and grow your own settlements. Make sure plant crops and provide fresh water and the people will come. Of course to deter raiders, super mutants, and the like; set up defenses and turrets – you haven’t lived until you see a rocket launching turret at work. Or not – you can just go around selling your skills to different factions and people for rewards, allies, and more.

 

 

Rating

TPoP-Pass-sign

 

I’ll say it again: Fallout 4 is great, game of the year no question. It has flaws (random glitches, character clipping, dialog hic-ups) and I wouldn’t say Fallout 4’s story is the most groundbreaking either, but all Fallouts since 3 were amusingly glitchy and don’t do anything to cause the player any grief. Any other problems found in this game are nitpicks, plain and simple. Buy this game now and become the sole survivor you want to be.

 

 

 

 

Let’s Review: Evolve

 

Be vewy, vewy quiet – we’re hunting large, rapidly changing alpha predators. Ah-ha-ha-ha!

Game Review – WildStar: Puts the Massive in MMO

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WildStar, a game from NCSOFT (the same NCSOFT that a couple of years ago released Guild Wars 2), is a title that catches your eye with its ‘Jak and Daxter’ art style. You think by sight alone it’s a soft, humor-based, game with some light action RPG elements, but people that’s only the tip. This game is an awesomely packed onion with layers upon layers of content, challenges, customizable creativity, and yes even character cruelty. There’s more than meets the eye here people, in fact I dare say that even gamers who don’t like the standard MMO game might be interested in what this game offers.

 

 

So as per the MMO usual players will have their choice between ‘The Exiles’ (Chaotic good) and ‘The Dominion’ (Lawful evil) in which they are fighting over the mysterious planet of Nexus which holds more dangers than both groups realize. Each group has their own races to choose from. Classes and ‘Paths’ (Jobs outside of your class) are all available to both factions (although there are Class restrictions to some non-human races). After an obligatory tutorial on either the Destiny or the Gambler’s Ruin (depending on your faction) you’ll land on the planet and the real game begins. Combat is very action & skill oriented, using ‘telegraphs’ players (and enemies) can line-up their attacks to their opponents and light them up – auto attacks don’t exist in WildStar. The Paths will keep you very busy as well because they give players a wide variety of tasks to accomplish for their faction, yourself, and sometimes other players. Challenges also exist in WildStar and they can be active by killing something or interacting with an object. All this, and the usual questing, crafting, PVPing you can want.

And that, my friends, is the main strength of the game: number of things to do. Most MMOs, even the best ones, are very straight forward and somewhat predictable. WildStar excels at ‘choosing your own adventure’ and even rewards you for going off the beaten path. Sure things start off with fetch quests and grinding but the deeper you get into Nexus the more epic your adventure becomes. Secret events, alternate paths, hidden treasures, non-quest related elite enemies, challenges of skills, way, way, more are available outside main story. In fact this game is so fully loaded that it would take me several more pages highlighting in great detail how this game breaks the mold – and it’s all good. So anything that’s bad with WildStar? Sadly yes.

 

 

For one; people with AMD Radeon graphic cards, like myself, are subjected to less than stellar frame rates (put the graphic on low to get some playing done). Also the game doesn’t like to save configuration options when you change them, so every time you log out you’ll have to redo those setting over & over again. These problem are annoying but NCSOFT patches things constantly (gold farmers and spam is almost a thing of the past thanks to past patches) so I’ll give them the benefit of a doubt. The biggest miss of the game, non-bug related, is the player’s part in the WildStar story. The Old Republic’s storytelling is amazing, because it makes players seem like the most important character in the game. No matter the class, the storyline for that class puts you front & center in the Star Wars universe as the next force (mind the pun) to reckon with – and doing that in a game of thousands is impress. WildStar doesn’t have that; it has every else going for it, but I can’t help but feel like I’m just some NPC’s gofer.

 

 

Ranking

TPoP-Pass-sign

 

WildStar doesn’t disappoint, it was everything it advertised and then some. Seriously I didn’t even talk about the five man VR missions with multiple endings, players housing with insane amount of customization, costumes for your characters (with dyeing options), crafting that actually takes some skill (or luck) to craft the good stuff, sharing elite quest kills without being group together, PVP that actually pretty balanced and doesn’t make the warrior a walking p0wn target, and the even more still. If only the graphic cards and options hiccups weren’t here the game would be perfect software wise. As for the story and our place in it, well, WildStar is more about the journey than the destination and trust me there are a lot of journeys on the planet Nexus. Speaking of which – if you’ll excuse me I’m going to set my personal record of licking a toad, break gravity, and try to lick more toads in the tall tree house of bunnies.