I find the lack of community on here depressing, but I still made an account on here for cheap and free indie games. I'm a community college student who likes computers, video games, anime, cartoons, and other nerdy stuff. I'm not a competitive gamer, and mostly prefer single-player and co-op games, though I do play Team Fortress 2 a bit.
Gone Home is a short indie game by The Fullbright Company that may be short, but is a great experience that I feel people should give a try. The story and atmosphere in this game is amazing and will keep you wanting to play and find out more about the story. I can see why Adam Sessler has made this his personal game of the year of 2013.
There isn't really music in the game other than the tapes and record you find around the house to play. The sounds that you do hear really help with the atmosphere, especially if you immerse yourself in the game. The graphics of the game are pretty good for being an indie title. The gameplay is pretty basic. You just walk around the house and click on items and explore. While you do this, you find out more and more about the story. The game is pretty short, so I recommend taking it slow. Explore the house fully and try to immerse yourself into the game. It makes the experience better
I didn't really find many issues or bugs in the game, which is great. The only issue I had while playing the game was my anti virus not letting the game display properly. The anti virus I used was Avast and if you use the same anti virus, I recommend deleting it before playing the game. The game is only about two hours long, so you can just re-download Avast after you finish it.
Even though I thought the game was great for what it was, I cannot recommend paying full price for it. Twenty dollars is quite a lot of money for a game that is only about two horus long. I got it on sale for less than seven dollars, and I felt that price was more fair. If I had to give this game a rating, I'd give it a 9/10.
If you are interested, I recommend watching this interview that Adam Sessler did with Steve Gaynor who was the designer for the game.
(I have never played the series before this game, so I will not be making comparisons between this and the previous Devil May Cry games.)
DmC: Devil May Cry is another installment in the Devil May Cry series, but this is a reboot of the series. A lot of Devil May Cry fans seem to hate this game, some not even trying it out to even see if it is good. I think it is stupid to not try a game only because you dislike the main character's new design and recommend actually giving the game a chance. The game's story isn't the best written, but for a game like this, I wouldn't expect a really deep storyline. The story is interesting enough, so it may keep you wanting to play. The graphics are pretty decent, in my opinion. I actually thought the game looked very good for the most part. The music is great, but it depends on you'r type of music. It is a combination of metal and techno. The techno music was done by Noisia and the metal is done by the band Combichrist.
The gameplay is quite fun and simple to do, though it can be a challenge for some people (me). You basically have two attacks (light and heavy) and as you play through the story, unlock new weapons. You unlock two angelic weapons and two demon weapons. You also have guns, which you get three different ones. You also gain a couple new abilities as you play through the campaign. The main point of the game is to get high combos and be stylish as you fight enemies. I felt some of the enemies were a little cheap, but that is probably just me. If you plan to play this game, you may want to get an Xbox 360 controller. The game is obviously meant to be played with a controller. You are rated at the end of each level, and then ranked on an online leaderboard. The game starts out with three difficulty modes, though you can unlock two more harder modes.
I didn't have many issues with this game. It isn't the greatest game, but doesn't seem to do a lot wrong. A lot of people mention having glitches and black screen issues. I have only had one issue like this out of the ten hours I played. I did have a tiny bit of slow down during gameplay and cutscenes, occasionally, though I'm assuming that was just my computer. This is a pretty good port to the PC, which is always nice to see since some companies release horrible PC ports.
In the end, I must say that this is a pretty decent game, and people interested in it should give it a chance. If I had to give this game a rating, I'd give it an 8/10.
Many people have some sort of gaming history, whether it be only a couple years, or over a decade. There are also some who have been gaming for two, or even, three decades. A lot of my friends started gaming sometime in the mid 90s and either had a Nintendo 64 or a Playstation. I personally started with a Playstation, but did technically have an Nintendo Entertainment System first, though it didn't work correctly. I never really got into gaming until I got my Playstation 2, which I still have. I eventually got a Wii when I got my first job. I still have it and find it to be a decent gaming platform. The last console I ever bought so far, was my Xbox 360, which is just an old arcade model. Just last summer, I built my own gaming PC with a friend, after falling in love with the available library of games on Steam.
The type of games I mostly played back on the Playstation and Playstation 2 were 3D platformers. I played Spyro, Crash, Megaman Legends, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Sly, Sonic Heroes, etc. I later got into the Need for Speed series with Underground 2 and Most Wanted. I even played a couple RPGs, though mostly JRPGs. I played Dragon Quest 8, Final Fantasy 12, Radiata Knights, Tales of Legendia, Metal Saga, etc. RPGs have become one of my favorite video game genres, though I prefer JRPGs over Western RPGs. There are many other games I've played on both the Playstation and Playstation 2 that I haven't even listed.
When I got my Wii, I mostly played No More Heroes, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Resident Evil 4, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, and Okami. I also took advantage of the Ninendo Classics you could buy online. I played Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Secret of Mana, Super Mario 64, and more. I never really played many more Wii games, and ended up mainly using my Wii for Netflix.
When I got my Xbox 360, one of my first games was Mass Effect, which I loved playing. I also played Mass Effect 2, which was probably one of my favorite games that I've played on my Xbox 360. I have also played Dead Space, Borderlands, Tekken 6, Alan Wake, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Eternal Sonata, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Gears of War, Fable 2, Resident Evil 5, and more. I was never a huge fan of online play, so I never did have Xbox Live. I personally found it, and still find it to be a waste of money.
Some time in the Fall and Winter of 2012, I started playing older games from the early and mid 2000s. I bought Silent Hill 2 and 3 and played them on my old Playstation 2. I eventually remembered a game I heard a lot about back in 2005 called Psychonauts. I didn't want to buy a used to try and play on my Xbox 360, so I decided to give Steam a try on my laptop. After playing and beating the game on PC, I ended up buying more games on steam, thanks to the many sales they have. This got me into the idea of PC gaming, so I saved up, and built my own gaming PC with a friend. Now, I find myself playing mostly indie titles and some slightly older games. I personally prefer PC gaming and don't really plan to go back to consoles, though, I never know if I will switch back to consoles or not.
So, to those reading this, I ask you, What is your gaming history? I am very interested in reading any comments I receive on this blog.
I am not a huge fan of MOBAs, but I have tried to give some of them a chance, mainly since a lot of people play them. I have tried both League of Legends and Dota 2 and haven't played many hours of either game, but from the little time I've played, I've realized that both have really bad communities. I'd go as far as to say Dota 2 is the worst, mainly because of the report system they have. People on Dota 2 seem to think they have the right to report you just because they don't like you. This leads to you being muted for so long, depending on how many of these people reported you. Instead of helping new players, these people decide to just treat them like crap. I understand that Valve thought this system would help, but it is just being abused.
Actually, I must admit that all online games have really bad communities, or small bad communities. The only online game I really play is Team Fortress 2, and even though I've met some great people on it, I've also met the overly competitive players that yell at everyone on their team. These people tend to ruin online games for me. This is probably why I hardly play online games, and am more of single player gamer.
I don't really plan to do many blog posts, and I apologize if this one felt like more of a rant. I just wanted to give blog posting a try.
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