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By otakuman5000 On 27 Sep, 2011 At 03:45 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarGamers on the PS3 and Xbox 360 that have purchased Medal of Honor will start receiving emails today containing the download codes for Battlefield 3. Xbox users are able to access the open beta as of September 27th and Ps3 users as of September 29th. This beta runs until October 10th. Enjoy

Also please note that the Medal of Honor disk is NOT required for this beta, so everyone that got rid of it have no worries.

 

By otakuman5000 On 21 Dec, 2010 At 04:35 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar2010 has been a very busy year for video games and a lot of great titles have appeared on the shelves this year as well as a few great titles picked up a little late. Here is my top 10 played games of 2010 that include a few classics.

10 – Monday Night Combat

Monday Night Combat is a XBLA game that was released in 2010 and is almost entirely online. It has a cartoon  look to it and offers competitive and cooperative modes with 5 unique classes to choose from. This game definitely is over the top and just fun to play and for anyone that likes to play Team Fortress 2 will seem vaguely familiar.

9 – Medal of Honor

This is the game that rebooted the Medal of Honor franchise and finally took it to the modern combat that many have grown to love because of games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare. With a completely separate online and offline component this felt like two games rolled into one. The single player story is compelling and feels very natural with squad mates backing you up and an online that allows for light vehicle combat and an upgrade system that keeps the game competitive. However the short story is what really keeps this game so low on my list.

8 – Bioshock 2

Released in early 2010 this game has received some complaints from people that have played Bioshock 1 however this game offers a great online and offline experience while expanding the Bioshock universe. The single player takes you through the game as the big daddy from the start and offers another walk through Rapture, visiting new locals from the first game. As familiar as this game feels it is a totally new experience with great visuals. The only problem with this game is the lacking online community, less than a year later and it’s difficult to find a match online and even more difficult to jump into the DLC maps.

7 – DJ Hero 2

By far my favorite music game ever created with great mixes and taking the Gameplay a step above its predecessor. With freestyle cross-fading, freestyle scratching, and all DJ Hero1 DLC working in this game, it really gives a much more immersive DJ experience but the most impressive part is the amount of mixes available on this disk and nowhere else.

6 – Gears of War 2

This is by far my favorite Xbox 360 exclusive franchise ever created but since this game was released in 2008 it has to reside low on the list. 2010 was the year I won the game of the year edition of this game from the folks over at Xbox Support on twitter and finally did a play through on Insane difficulty. The epic story combined with horde mode and comparative multilayer made this one of those games you never forget and definitely makes the wait for the third iteration worth it. With occasional online bonuses popping for during different occasions, this game is in my Xbox periodically throughout the year.

5 – Halo Reach

Halo Reach is the prequel to Halo Combat Evolved however technically superior to all Halo games before it. With you taking the role of the new guy amongst team Noble on a mission to save the world from the attacking covenant by delivering a package to the Pillar of Autumn where Master Chief is in cryogenic sleep. The graphics are beautiful, the AI is very smart and a lot of game modes to play. This game has many hours of play in it and a community that is very devoted so it is very easy to find people to play with in any game mode.

4 – Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

With the story beginning right as the second game ends, this lets you play as Enzio once again in the huge map that is Rome. The combat system is evolved, new game features, a new training program and online play it definitely gives our favorite assassin a second much deserved wind. The graphics are still great looking and the gameplay is familiar while adding new twists. The online offer what i can only say is the best version of Hide and Seek I ever played with great kills having high rewards so you know all that trouble is worth it as opposed to just running around and lunging at every target.

3 – Fable 3

At first Fable 3 seemed to be a step down from Fable 2 but quickly I realized that it was simply streamlined. Gone are the days of having a hundred weapons and is replaced with evolving weapons. The only downside I felt was there was the magic system was too dumbed down from the last game. The story itself was a great continuation from the previous game and the visuals look great. The battles are bigger and definitely a lot more enemies are swarming you as you play through this game. The multiplayer is finally fixed with Xbox Live allowing for easy jumping in and out of games without camera issues. Besides how many other games allow you to be a king?

2 – Call of Duty Black Ops

It was tough to not put this game at number one. With it’s great single player story, fun Gameplay mechanics and what I consider a fixed online system that lets me live longer then 10 seconds after spawning because of stacking kill streaks is one of the best games I played this year. The graphics look great offline and online with lots of customization available for the user and a lot of game modes packed it. Dead Ops is fun for sure and zombie mode is always enjoyable with a few buddies for hours on end. There is no reason not to play such a great and polished product.

1 – Red Dead Redemption

This was by far the best game I played this year, it was long, it had a very interesting story and about a hundred things to do if you didn’t feel like playing the missions. Even after the game is done there is still a lot to do because the world is living and continuing around you with fun random events. The game looks great and plays great for the most part, being that big there are bound to be a few issues here and there. The online is fun and definitely makes it rewarding to shoot the enemy and get those points with some larger maps allowing horses to be used. And if you just want to fool around with friends, the whole map is open for free roam with up to 15 other people with all the gang hideouts available. Now with the Undead Nightmare add-on, this game gets even better, I mean zombies in the wild west is pretty cool, and the horses you can get is even more cool. Overall this was my most enjoyable game of 2010.

Memorable mentions

-FF XIII

-Mass Effect 1 (still need to play Mass Effect 2)

-Dead Rising 2

So there you have it, my top 10 games played in 2010. However I have a feeling if I played Mass Effect 2 this list would be different because of how much I like first one but I am waiting for a few days to play it without interruption.

Please note all these games were played on the Xbox 360

By otakuman5000 On 21 Dec, 2010 At 03:37 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMedal of Honor has been around for a very long time and has taken place mainly in the days of World War 2 and has focused on the events that have been important to the victory of the allies. Now this game has finally jumped into the current conflicts and has had a complete reboot which is a good thing because I honestly think that they were running out of ideas for new World War 2 conflicts. The story has now been taken to the current Afghanistan war and is based on some of the missions that have been performed by real world operatives in the field with a few changes to the details. These scenarios are spread out over a few characters with all the stories having an effect on the other members that you get to play as and every mission that you have to go through gets you more attached to the characters that you play.

The gameplay of Medal of Honor is very similar to that of other shooters on the market today such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 so if you have played that game you will be able to simply jump into this game without very much adjustment needed. The controls are very similar to the Call of Duty franchise and this is a great thing because players don’t have to learn new button configurations and let’s face it, they work great and if it isn’t broken, then why fix it? A nice feature of this game is that when you are running and hit the crouch button then your character does a slide into cover, this is a nice touch and does help getting to cover more fun and realistic. Throughout the campaign you are accompanied by either one or three teammates depending on this mission and they really do drive the story forward. The chatter between them is pretty constant and does give depth to the game and definitely helps to tell you what to do without losing the immersion that has been established. These teammates also do a great job at helping you clear the path to your objective and don’t feel like they are just put into the game to take up space. There is one slight problem with the AI that is helping you, they do get stuck once in a while and unless all the members of your team are present then the next objective will not pop up. I had this happen when a teammate got stuck on a bush while making my way through a village, to fix it i had to backtrack to find him and nudge him free. This is a slight inconvenience but because there are no infinite spawn areas you won’t be mad because you lost ground to the enemy.

The graphics in this game are spectacular, the opening sequence itself show a lot of polish that has been put into the game, and the polish i seen throughout the entire game without as much as a hiccup. The enemies, teammates and environments look great and great detail was given to position objects around the environment so that they fit well with the scenery and did not look out of place. The lighting was very well done and made the game look very pretty as well as gave a good sense of the time of day, it didn’t look out of place and the shadows popped up where they were expected. The cut scenes in this game were definitely not done in real time which is not a bad thing because this allowed for more detail to be added to these cinematic. With actors and the accompanying animations flowing beautifully it was a pleasure to watch the cut scenes as a reward for all the hard work that you did in the previous section. Once the pre-rendered cut scenes were finished the game engine took over and the action continued seamlessly though at a slightly lower resolution. This is again a great touch at not losing the immersion of the game since there is no real stop to the action once it starts. The only graphical glitch that i found myself getting annoyed at is the use of chain-link fence with the draw distance being very noticeable. This wouldn’t be a problem if it didn’t leap out on the screen on both the PS3 and Xbox360 version considering a few parts of the game require you to move along a chain-link fence.  As insignificant as this is, it does take slightly away from the overall immersion of the game.

The game itself is very well done with a lot of interesting locations and great mission design. As the player you will not find many dull moments that will have you wanting to quit the game but you will want to know more and more. Though right when you get a really good feel for the game it ends, the ending is well suited but overall this game feels a bit short. EA tries to rectify this by adding Tier 1 mode which allows players to play through the campaign without checkpoints and making you gun for the best time in a competitive online leaderboard. This mode can get frustrating though because if you die, you start the mission from the very beginning. The players persistent enough to finish all the levels in the par time or better get rewarded with a big fat 100 Gamerscore on the Xbox 360 and a silver trophy on the PS3 however this doesn’t expand the length of the game by much. The difficulty of this game is also something that could have been upped a little bit. On my first play through i had the game set on the hardest possible difficulty and had no problems getting through the majority of the game. This could have been due to the excellent team AI or the very easy headshots.

If you are a fan of the Medal of Honor franchise this is a definite must play because it reboots the story and gives the player a new experience. If you are a fan of the new Call of Duty(COD) games then definitely rent this to get a story and gameplay that is unavailable from the COD franchise however for online fans of COD will be disappointed because that is based on the Dice engine used for Battlefield. (Come back later for a full Online review) With gameplay mechanics well implemented and the graphics looking very pretty this game is a joy to play but leaves the player wanting more because of the overall length of the campaign. However this game should not be glossed over and given the respect the Medal of Honor name deserves, and besides the box art is kick ass and is reason enough to try this game. Remember gamers, Beards equal kick-ass secret soldiers.

By otakuman5000 On 1 Nov, 2010 At 04:48 AM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, The Real Gamer Show | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOn Today’s show Big Shel got “abducted” by the fighting game “Gamliens”. So it was up to Steven “SanfordandSon5” and Andre “otakuman5000″to hold it down the fort. We had a special guest in the form of “WeaponX” for thebitbag.com crew. We discuss Game Deals,Medal of Honor,Gran Turismo 5, NPD’s, Used Games sales, the need for Multiplayer in everything and the Zombiefication of today’s games. Enjoy the show and feel free to comment at www.twitter.com/realgamershow.