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Call Of Duty Ghost Multiplayer Game Review

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Call Of Duty Ghost Multiplayer Game Review

 

Call Of Duty Ghost Multiplayer Game Review

Released : Nov.5th, 2013

Reviewed : Nov. 8th, 2013

Genre : First Person Shooter

Systems Released On : Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PC, Wii U

System Reviewed On : Xbox 360

Developer : Infinity Ward

Publisher : Activision

 

 

Review :

 

Another year and another Call Of Duty is released with this one being on both current gen consoles and next gen ones alike but does the game live up to hype or fail tragically.

This review will focus just on the multiplayer aspect of the game since that was all I was given the chance to try. Like a lot of games lately COD Ghost comes on two discs with the first disc containing the multiplayer and the second disc being a install for the single player.

Onto the multiplayer however I’ll start with the new Squad mode which is you and an AI team against another player and their AI team. It does come in a variation of modes however and I did find it to be quite fun. The only downside however is unless you bring a team of friends along for this mode you end up facing AI with one real person. The AI tends to camp a lot and with the poor map designs it sometimes takes awhile to find someone.

Next up is Extinction mode which is taking the place of the normal COD Zombies mode that has become infamous. Sadly Extinction mode is worse than Zombies ever was. The mode itself elements of Zombies and Spec Ops modes from past COD games. You go from spot to spot defending a machine and fighting off every growing waves of aliens. You are able to buy weapons off walls and various spots as well as buy perks and various set ups to help you defend your areas. By playing as well you can level up your guy overtime to unlock new things. Sadly the game plays over like a bad version of of Payday 2 where you are forced to sit there and defend something while repairing it at the same time. You just go from point to point defending a area. Overall this game mode does nothing new or well enough to warrant taking away Zombies for it. Swapping Zombies to Aliens just doesn’t cut it.

Online Mutiplayer however is what most people want and it may be the worst they’ve had in a while. To start it off they’ve made a entirely new menu and option set for it that isn’t at all user friendly or easy to pick up. You play a character and can customize him with weapons, looks, perks, and pre-set classes as well as fully customize your squad for online. No longer is waiting till a certain level to unlock a gun necessary either as now you unlock squad points which can be used to get certain guns earlier instead of waiting till a higher level for it. You also use these points to unlock attachments for your gun.

Kill streaks are now gone as well being replaced by strike packages. Strike packages cater more to your preference on either being a offensive or defensive player. Game play wise it still minus the few changes of smaller things plays like the last 4 COD games. Shipping with 14 maps as well it is isn’t a surprise that none of them are good. Each map is bland with a lot of brown and grey thrown in. Map size is a problem as well being that while some maps are too big even the smaller ones have so many places that it can takes minutes before you see someone else. With the game only supporting up to 12 people as well it is less populated during a game than it was in previous COD games. Lag is still present though during games and sadly there still are not dedicated severs available so when the host leaves expect for the game to end most of the time.

Overall there really isn’t anything here online in this game worthwhile. If you are the type of player that only plays COD year round you’ll love it no matter what. Anyone else will get bored after a few hours just like I did.

 

Score :

2/10

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Crysis 3 Xbox 360 Game Review

Crysis 3 Xbox 360 Game Review
Crysis 3 Xbox 360 Game Review

Crysis 3 Xbox 360 Game Review

Released : Feb. 19th, 2013

Reviewed : Feb. 24th, 2013

Genre : Action

Publisher : EA

 

 

Review :

 

Well after the big hit that was Crysis 2 with great single player and surprisingly fun multiplayer we now have the next edition in the series with Crysis 3. Does it surpass the previous installment and move the series forward in a even better direction? Sadly not, it takes about 12 steps backwards.

Now I won’t focus too much on the story since it is really one of the best aspects of the game but it does take place after the events of Crysis 2. Really going into too much detail about it will potentially spoil events and I don’t feel like spoiling anything for anyone that does care. I will say though that even running on Xbox which is toned down from PC this game is stunning. The game for the most parts runs fluidly and when you are able to go from sprint, to jump, to parkour onto a cliff you really do get to see how great it looks. The war torn buildings just give the vibe that a serious attack on taken place on the building and when standing in a wooded area watching the water flow or seeing deers stroll by you do get to see how much effort was really put into the visuals.

The gameplay is in the vein of all the previous Crysis games so expect the same first person shooter in your nanosuit. The nice thing though is while the maps for this game may not be as big and open as Crysis 2 the map is still big enough to let you play the game out in different styles. If you want to run and gun you can but it might be a bit harder. You can go around too if you’d like playing it stealthy and using your bow which is one of the new additions to this game. You can pretty much play through a majority of the game using the bow if you’d like as I ended up using it most of the game except towards the end with stronger enemies. You can run back and grab your arrows from enemies as well.

Another good addition to this game is being able to tag your enemies which can feel cheap when walking into a new area and being able to scan everything from enemies, to mines, turrets, ammo, and collectables since then everything shows up on your HUD and you can see the enemies moving them. It is a great addition and in places where the grass and rocks hides enemies it is a welcome addition. Throughout you can also collect upgrades which unlock perk like stats each with their own small challenge that once unlocked can make your guy even more powerful.

Don’t go in expecting a long game though. I played through it on normal, taking my time, exploring, dying, including all the glitches and freezing, and getting most of the collectables and I clocked in at just 4 and a half hours game time. If you were blasting straight through you can beat this game in under 3 hours easily. It is extremely short.

I’m not saying the game isn’t fun though even if I felt towards the end it was losing me some the time you spend playing is still fun and I think a large part is due to how fun it can be to go around invisible taking out people with the bow.

The game does include multiplayer and I’d love to tell you how it was but I was only able to complete one game. The other few I was able to join ended up lagging out. Biggest problem though is how glitchy, buggy, and freezy this game is. I encountered a handful of serious bugs and glitches in the single player which mainly included falling through or getting stuck into things which often resulted in me having to restart from last checkpoint which sometimes wasn’t that close. It’s killer though is the fact that is seems that during loading screens the game freezes. I had it freeze about 6 times during a cut scene right after a achievement would pop which then resulted in me restarting the xbox and having to beat the end of the level again since it doesn’t save until the beginning of the next level. I saw several times the game freeze during loading for no reason or even when just opening the guide button. One of the worst ones though is that the game freezes when opening the multiplayer portion of the game. After asking everyone I knew about it they said it will load up if you leave any Xbox live party you are in and don’t do anything during a loading screen and that did work. That was until after one game online when the loading screen hit and it froze. I can’t even say that installing it to the Xbox helps as I had the game installed since the beginning.

Overall it’s worth a rental to play the single player but the downsides for the game outweigh the pros. It is fun and maybe after some updates it will help the game fix a lot of its problems.

 

Score :

5.5/10