So it is finals week and as such, I am fucking busy most of the hours of my life. As such keeping up with the post was incredibly difficult. But I think I am finally back on some kind of decent track and as such, I am going to talk about what might easily be one of the best games I have played in recent years. When Overwatch first came out, I didn’t initially get into the hype as I don’t tend to with most things. Pragmatism has its pros and cons just as everything. But after my girlfriend Kitty, being the awesome person that she is, got me the game, I have been hooked for the past couple of weeks. This thing is fucking awesome and easily a true ray of sunlight in an otherwise bleak year of 2016 in video gaming and otherwise.
Overwatch’s story is less told in the game and more told in short videos as well as comics posted about the game. The game itself is just an arena based first person shooter. The story of Overwatch is a story that is set in the near future. After the creation of sentient AI Omnics, robots do what robots inevitably do and turn on humanity creating the Omnic crisis. A group of soldiers from around the world were put together to form the Overwatch Organization meant to fight the Omnic threat. Soon Omnics and humans began to coexist but Overwatch was disbanded and made illegal for a number of different reasons. The game itself takes place after the assassination of a prolific Omnic who was promoting peace among people. That is how our story begins. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Overwatch”
Well this was a waste of time. For those of you unaware, I had to make a trip out of town this weekend and as such I did not get a chance to churn out a great idea for a post. So basically, I decided to spend a few hours watching a video game on YouTube and giving my general thoughts on it for your reading pleasure. So… I decided to watch one of the newest games to come out, Homefront the Revolution… Well I wasted two hours of my life that I will never get back. I’ll be honest here, this seems like one of the most pointless sequels that I have ever seen. I cannot think of a single person who was asking for this game. Even fans of the quickly dying realistic FPS genre didn’t like the first game which was also a piece of shit. But here we are… starring at a reimagining of the original game and just from my personal experience, I truly hope the makers of this game at least got their money back just so it wasn’t a complete waste of their time as well. Continue reading “Mini Review: Homefront the Revolution”
Praise GabeN! Once again, the benevolent one has given me a game to play for a three-day period… Which is perfect for my critical mind. What a treat! …Well, except for the fact that the game that Steam gave me to try out was a First Person Shooter featuring divers and sharks named Depth. Depth is an interesting little title from the independent developing team, Digital Confectioners. Most certainly a novel concept and one that is at least original in design, Depth tragically falls flat on every other area besides its interesting premise.
In Depth, you enter into a competitive multiplayer arena on one of two 4v2 teams. On one side, you have the divers, a group of four players who are tasked with guarding S.T.E.V.E., a probe meant to collect treasure in sunken ruins. You have to guard it from two sharks whose job it is to kill all the humans and destroy S.T.E.V.E… What is so important about this treasure that you would be willing to risk the lives of four people just to protect a robot is beyond me… But moving on. Simply put, the goal of the game for the humans is to collect the treasure and make it back to the boat alive while the sharks goal is simply to eat the humans and destroy S.T.E.V.E. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Depth”
Well wasn’t this a refreshing change of pace. After the appalling failure that was Call of Juarez: The Cartel, it truly is good to see a much more toned down and polished game that brings the fascinating quasi-large western franchise back to form. Released by Ubisoft and available for purchase on the XBox Arcade, Playstation Network, and Steam for the reasonable price of $14.99, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is one of the best value games of this year.
After The Cartel and the failed half assed attempt to push into Triple A status, a shift to a cheaper and more downplayed game that could be purchased at a fair rate is one of the smartest moves that I have seen in recent video game history. It was obvious that anyone would be gunshy (pun not intended) to buy another Call of Juarez game ESPECIALLY at the full $60 price. Instead of trying to force their hand, the developers said ‘maybe we should go back and regroup before we try this again’ and I for one think this was a genius idea. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Call of Juarez: Gunslinger”