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Dead Space 2 Launch Trailer

A few weeks ago I posted a story trailer of this game. Now Dead Space 2, developed by Visceral Games, is about to be released. I really like this trailer, I don’t know if it’s because of the music or what. It really fits in this video. The song, played in this trailer, is Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoy.

Bulletstorm trailer

Boooyah! New trailer for Bulletstorm developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. Like what? It’s just strange. Ahhh, better watch it yourself,  I have no comments. The game is set to release 25.02.2011 according to the trailer, but 22.02.2011 according to Wikipedia. Maybe the 25th is the European release date. Oh and you can play it on your 360, ps3 and pc. Have fun!

Mafia 2 – PC

The game with so much potential. The game I was really looking forward to. The game I thought would be the best game, just failed. They promised us great story, living city, amazing graphics and so on. The graphics were great, but not amazing, maybe if they had released it 3 years before, maybe then the graphics would have been amazing. The story was a disappointment, maybe it was because the story writer, Daniel Vavra, left the company and the guys who now had to polish the story, screwed it up, badly. It just had too many holes in it and you never felt like you were the main character, Vito. The good thing is that you really felt like you were in the old times. Okay, the city felt alive and all, but that just isn’t enough. All the gas station guys looked the same and that was just funny. In one mission you had to go through like 5-6 gas stations and even then they couldn’t make the gas station guys look different. But maybe in Empire Bay, the gas stations were really run by clones, I don’t know.People at 2k Czech had lots and lots of time to make Mafia 2 and I don’t understand why they didn’t use that time to make the game perfect as it should have been.

Want to blow it up? No can do

The soundtrack was really great and I enjoyed driving around the city listening to the radio. Many people say that driving around in Mafia 2 was the worst thing about the game, but I don’t find that annoying. I had my fun playing the game, but it just wasn’t IT. I really loved Mafia 1, the game was different, it had a story, it was interesting to play. Mafia 1 is way better than Mafia 2 and that’s true. I have no idea why they cut off the melee weapons from the game, it’s like having a radio in a car, but not listening to music.

You want to be him

I never had a feeling like I was a mafia guy, I felt like an ordinary guy who just makes money using the illegal way. The city was quite small and you had no things to do in there. When I first saw that huge baseball stadium, I instantly thought that some mission must occur inside that stadium, but no, it was just there to see, nothing else. The main character, Vito, was a just a killer with no emotions. Joe, his best buddy, was a lucky drunk. The funny thing is that I felt like Joe was more appropriate main character, because he had more character in him, he was an interesting guy not like boring Vito. I never felt like I was in control of the story or whether can affect the story somehow, it was just too linear. They first said that they have three different endings and I would have liked that, now they only had one ending which was quite disappointing for me to be honest. Too many loose ends. Although I feel like I’m cheated with Mafia 2, I really hope that they make Mafia 3 and they learn from their mistakes.

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Soundtrack

1940s and 50s

Joe

Driving

Same looking characters

So much potential

No melee weapons

Holes in the story

Score 8,2

Batman: Arkham City screenshots

Can’t… wait… anymore….

Here, take this door!

Here you go

I have one hand free, care to join?

Just Cause 2 – First impressions(Xbox360)

I got my hands on Just Cause 2 today. I haven’t played the first one and actually didn’t know much about the game. So I started a new game on casual level. I play as Rico Rodriguez, an agent. The opening cut scene was in a helicopter, the graphics looked good and the voice acting was quite okay, it doesn’t annoy you or anything, but I’ve heard better. The story sounded quite clear, gotta get to the island and find some guy. While I was explained what to do the rebels on that island started shooting the chopper and all the intel fell out of it so my first mission was to collect that intel. There’s no auto lock in that game as far I’ve searched the option menus, but that isn’t a big problem, you just need more ammo.

My thoughts on the main character

I realized that the game is a lot about blowing up things and that’s damn fun. So another game with a fun factor in it, but lacks of story . Maybe the story gets good later on, but this is my first impression of the game. It’s not an ordinary shoot and kill game because you have to study the surroundings to complete the mission. Driving is pretty decent and using grappling hook is pleasing. Hanging under a helicopter with your grappling hook while shooting enemies makes you feel like James Bond and Batman at the same time. How awesome is that. I’m looking forward to completing the game and writing a review about it.

NBA 2K11 – Xbox360

Can you handle it?

TIME PLAYED – 50h

First basketball game on my Xbox.  I’ve played 2k10 on my PC and as far as i can tell – 2k11 on xbox is a lot better. The graphics look neater, the game sucks you more in and you don’t get so annoyed anymore due to stupid passes and so on. I’ve played “My player” the most and i really like it. You have different goals every game to achieve and it makes your game better. Thanks to all these drills you have while using “My player” mode your overall playing skill also gets better because you learn new things and learn how to use them. The commentary gets repetitive and the soundtrack aswell. The  good thing about the soundtrack is that even if you don’t listen to that kind of music it doesn’t annoy you because you have so many other things to think about while playing. The controls are good, but while doing the slam dunk competition, the controls are hard to learn. Also the 3-point contest is easy. Online multiplayer works and is pretty good. You can earn extra skill points for your player in “My player” mode if you play online against another person. After winning the playoffs in “My player” mode, the visit to the White House was awesome, but there wasn’t much of a celebration after winning the title.  Overall you just can’t hate the game if you nail a buzzerbeater or perform an amazing dunk. I really haven’t used the retro things in the game so i can’t tell more about that.

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A lot to do

Graphics

Progression

Different modes

Slam dunk competition was a let-down

You feel nothing when you win the title

Repetitive commentary

Losing the game

Score  7,5

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