Beyond: Two Souls has to be the cleverest and cinematic pieces we have ever played, but one that resembles a beautiful expensive candy wrapper inside of a trashcan, muddled with stains of things best left untasted and forgotten. The journey is disappointing and fails to have any gameplay value for most players, other than mere button-pressing excitement similar to Heavy Rain, but with even lesser input.
NBA 2K14 does very little to earn its money other than updating rosters to August 3rd, 2013 and adding some minor improvements over NBA 2K13, all of which insurmountably accounts to very little. 2K Sports have quite possibly outdone their previous installment’s mediocrity in this new title and created a basketball game that has essentially convinced a gullible audience to keep shelving out money for its money-maker staple like a bad oil salesman at a carnival convention. While NBA 2K14 improves on things, it is very little to deserve the MSRP of $60.
Sam Fisher is reborn in Splinter Cell: Blacklist – invigorating a new birth to the stealth franchise. The action is rampant, the dialogue and scenery are at a high, and the game mechanics remain nostalgic to the fun of pre-Conviction days. While the action is certainly up on a high scale in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the elements of the Blacklist threat in terms of the mission structure remains loosely segmented and follows a more structured mission that delivers story that is afraid of breaking the formulated element.
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Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion pack is not worth your money. Rather it is the equivalent of flushing your money down a toilet and tossing in lighter fluid with a candle-lit emulsion. Firaxis has made significant upgrades to the combat mechanics and beautifully welcomed additions to Civilization V’s diplomacy and victory options, however, they have completely forgotten a large portion of one type of game mode: multiplayer.
This year, we sampled a lot of games at E3 and attended the major conferences for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo – but who won and what games are undeniably the best in their field? Find out in our list below.
Criteria: The Best of E3 Awards, a subcategory for the WhatIfGaming Prizes, are given solely to those video games that demonstrate a pure excellence in the field for which they are not only nominated but also chosen. These awards only apply to playable games at E3 given a few exceptional categories.
Nomination & Selection Process: Compared with other site awards, the WhatIfGaming Prize nomination and selection process is long and extremely rigorous. This is the sole reason why WhatIfGaming Prizes have grown in importance over the years to become the most important prizes in their field. Forms, which amount to a personal and exclusive invitation, are sent to 275 (2011) selected individuals to invite them to submit nominations from the latest builds per video game. Self-nominations are disqualified. For WhatIfGaming Prizes, inquiries are sent to such people as developers, industry experts, analysts, among others. After our deadline passes, the nominations are chosen by permanent committee of 5 selected individuals from staff and only the final stage of nominees remain per category. From all of these, a winner is chosen.
The names of the nominees are not publicly announced, and neither are they told that they have been considered for the WhatIfGaming Prize. Some are announced publicly by practice. Nomination records are revealed on request approximately 2 years after each respective award year.
Pandemic has swept the lands of the United States. People are killing each other for what limited resources remain. There is no gaming generation; there are only the grim realities of the world struck by the outbreak of a spore-like virus which has devastated countless victims. The Last of Us is Naughty Dog’s introduction into the survival genre where the stakes and limits of human perseverance are tested. The Uncharted series did amazing for part survival undertones mixed with the eclectic danger of an adventurer. The Last of Us symbolizes everything Uncharted has with a revolutionary shift into something parapsychological and exciting at every turn.
The iRobot Roomba 790 is the newly introduce automatic robotic vacuum by Roomba you must have today. The sleek design, ease of functionality, and the moreover exciting features of cleaning the full house at the power of a remote control or automatic functional capability is something every technology lifestyle enthusiast needs.
As you enter Skyrim, the ambiance is developed with beautiful fidelity all around you with Logitech’s Z906 Surround Sound Speaker System. Logitech has created audiophile heaven for PC enthusiasts who are serious about their sound fidelity through speaker quality. Surround Sound was created to essentially bring the audio experience to life for enthusiasts for movies, and music/game technologies. Developers have flocked to the two main stables of audio compression technology: Dolby Digital and DTS, soon moving into the territory of uncompressed 96KHz/24 and 196/24Hz. For this generation, and most of the next generation, Dolby Digital and DTS are here to stay in the compressed audio realm as disks pick up more storage capacity. Regardless, consumer-quality ranges in the majority using compressed studio grade sound. The Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speaker System delivers amazing bass frequencies with the THX logo certification (not easy to get) and a surround sound system that is simply beautiful when set up correctly.
The clouds are piercing the morning air with their incandescent colors, as my lungs fill up with the sweet rubescent scent of the morning air over Columbia’s horizon. This is BioShock Infinite, a title which brings a fantastical world alive in the sky similar to Laputa: Castle In The Sky. BioShock Infinite shatters a new ground-breaking reality in terms of storyline atmosphere that is reminiscent of BioShock itself. Irrational Games has created another glorified masterpiece in terms of gameplay structure, environment, ambiance, sound and much more. BioShock Infinite itself skyrockets to sky-breaking depths and keeps transcending its own bounds with gameplay that blends the traditional elements of BioShock and brings it to infinite lengths in BioShock Infinite.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a decent fighting title from WB Games and NetherRealm Studios, but largely fails to hold much value in terms of storyline pacing. In terms of fighting mechanics, Injustice: Gods Among Us presents some environmental elements which are unique, but largely a gameplay structure which lacks a lot of originality. Injustice: Gods Among Us feels more like a let down from the Gods, and while the superhero vs superhero structure is admirable, the old rehashed Mortal Kombat engine and plug-and-play game design is definitely not.