Blood Knights is undeniably a B-budget title that doesn’t make any pretensions to be otherwise, yet the entire package is so decidedly sub-par with robotic animation, muddy textures, awful voice acting and brain-dead AI that it makes the game nigh unplayable. About the only positive comment one can make is that the game indeed boots and doesn’t crash but that’s incredibly faint praise.
Futuristic Neo-Paris comes alive with sumptuous production design and striking visuals that more than show this current generation of consoles still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Throw in an appropriately rocking original soundtrack and a gripping hard science fiction narrative with more than a few twists and one would think developer Dontnod has a real winner on its hands. Unfortunately, a little thing called gameplay almost ruins the entire experience.
Here is a totally hilarious advertisement for the new Star Trek Video Game coming April 23 featuring good old William Shatner in yet another “fight” with his nemesis…the rubber suit Gorn as they continue their “battle” first seen over forty years ago! Not sure about the game but this is funny and a must see for original series fans.
Well, all good things must come to an end thus here is the trailer for Citadel, the last Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC that releases tomorrow. Even though the game’s overall narrative is decidedly bleak I must say that Bioware seems to have thought that it was a good idea to lighten the mood a bit with this last piece of DLC and dial up the fan service to the nines.
It’s not often I write about video game sales but this one has some great deals listed. The Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale is going on through Xbox Live right now and runs from Feb 26th to March 4th. There are many games that have had their prices slashed to as low as $2.99 which is simply ridiculous but it’s certainly great for gamers who want to pick up titles that they missed out on previously or are just curious about.
Blades of Time, the quasi-sequel to X-Blades, is a game dripping in mediocrity with a few decent ideas that more often than not result in less than perfect execution. There’s still fun to be had here especially now considering it should be available everywhere in bargain bins but there are so many better titles to recommend that I can’t help but think Blades of Time will quickly be forgotten by gamers everywhere.
Microsoft continues its trend of laying down big bucks towards marketing their crown jewel video game franchise with this new live action trailer for the upcoming Halo 4. Produced by David Fincher (yes, THAT David Fincher director of Fight Club, The Social Network, Se7en and The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo) and directed by Tim Miller who spearheaded the FX work on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World this roughly two minute trailer provides a very quick overview through flashbacks of a few events which shaped the Master Chief’s life.
Let’s cut straight to the chase. The question of the day of whether or not you should buy this is exceedingly simple as the Leviathan single-player DLC is going to appeal to those gamers who still love the series no matter their stance on the controversial ending while those who hate Mass Effect 3 or its original or extended endings with a passion would have no reason to pick this up as it doesn’t change the game’s narrative one bit save for a few extra lines of dialogue that pop up in the ending sequence. I’ve written so much about this game that at this point in time I have a very strong feeling that those who want more ME3 will have bought this already on day one while those who have given up on the franchise have probably moved on to supposedly greener pastures.