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codbops2_featured
codbops2_featured

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Gameplay Call of Duty Black Ops 2 plays very similar to other games within the franchise however as always when new weapons and abilities are added it affects the gameplay ever so slightly. Keep in mind that the speed of the gameplay is what truly makes COD so popular and such an innovator as a franchise. Something else to note is that this is the first game to allow the player to make choices in which case some of them will affect the story line. Essentially this is less linear then any other COD campaign and that is a welcomed change in my opinion. One other thing to point out is that even though the story can change the campaign has you playing both sides similar to the original Black Ops. That is, you get to play as the villain for a chapter (a short one at that) but even still you get to kind of experience both sides which is always a fun aspect of things.  One of the biggest...

nfswm_Featured
nfswm_Featured
nfswm_Featured

Need For Speed Most Wanted Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Gameplay Need for Speed Most Wanted is done by Criterion this time around, the guys who brought us Burnout. This is the second NFS game that Criterion has done, the first being NFS Hot Pursuit back in 2010. This game feels a lot like burnout, not that it's a bad thing and it plays a lot like it too. You have the ability to take down or be taken down during races. One major difference is there seems to be no way to completely total a car although you can pop all 4 tires and have every fender and bumper hanging off. Speaking of races, there are multiple types from sprints, your classic race, to speed runs of sorts that have you trying to get a certain average speed as you cross the finish line. The latter is a testament of knowing the track and knowing your car to get it done in the fastest time with the fastest speed but you aren't racing against anyone. On top of all these aspects...

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batman-arkham-city_featured
batman-arkham-city_featured

Batman: Arkham City Review

*Note: This is the old type of review with criteria Gameplay The gameplay in Arkham City is very similar to Arkham Asylum. However this isn't a bad thing as the gameplay in Arkham Asylum was really done well and pretty innovative. The issue here is that Arkham City has gameplay indoors and outdoors. While indoors in close quarters the combat system works pretty flawlessly and the AI is not horrible. Outside is a different story. For some reason when outdoors the AI seems to be worse/slower and you can literally just continue to hit the counter button and defeat all the enemies without issues, unless there is a gun involved. A combat system that allows for you to not have to time anything or really work hard to take down multiple enemies, just isn't very rewarding. The other issue is that the controls are "sticky". By that I mean when you are in one animation you can't very fluidly or easily get out of it to enter another. Batman do...