Posts Tagged ‘gearbox’

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a fun WWII Squad based FPS and the first title in a series of games that spans across different gaming platforms. Now, normally I am not much of a fan of squad based games. Why? Well, frankly I have enough trouble keeping myself alive without having to worry about different characters too. However, this game was highly enjoyable!

You can tell that Gearbox was inspired by the popular HBO series Band of Brothers(Which came out 4 years before BIA). Not just in name, but it has a similar opening soundtrack, Similar titling colors..among other details. However, similarities aside, it’s still very much its own game, and I think has proven it’s self to be one of the better WWII titles of that generation of games.So, yes! I enjoyed the game very much! Unfortunate though, the game is not perfect and does have some flaws! Well, maybe not “Flaws” but negatives that might put some gamers off!

The first thing you are going to notice are that the graphics aren’t that great! But come on! It’s a 2005 game! Perspective man! For that era? The graphics were top notch! This same thing applies to the voice acting. By today’s standards? Not so good! But back then? Aces!

Secondly, I would have liked the game to me more cinematic! I’m a sucker for a good story in my games, and I love a good cinema scene! Thankfully the game DOES have a good story and some small cutscenes between each level that helps move the story along!

Thirdly, I didn’t care for default controls! They were clunky and just plain awkward! Thankfully the controls are all changeable in the options of the game, which will allow you to go with whatever controller scheme goes best for your playstyle.

Lastly, I would have loved to see a better cover system in this game. Sure, you can crouch behind walls/barrels/logs/ravines, but there’s no Real cover system in place. That being said, Cover systems weren’t very common in 2005(If they existed at all!), So, that too can be overlooked in my opinion.

Other than that, the game is a fantastic WWII title! I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of the BIA titles.

Duke Nukem Forever 2007 teaser screenshot

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I have to admit, I never thought it would happen. At least not in my life-time! Yet, it’s almost here; The release of the king of Vapor-ware: Duke Nukem Forever(Or as some used to refer to it as, Duke Nukem Forever in development)! June 14th 2011 is the date, that the game will grace PS3’s and Xbox 360’s(And of course PCs).

I have been looking forward to this game release for close to 14 years, and now that it’s finally drawing close, I have to say I am not that anxious. Mainly because, I am fully aware, that no matter how kick-ass this game turns out to be, there is no way in hell it will be 14 years of waiting kind of kick-ass! For 14 years I have been building this game up in my head, and to be honest there is no way in hell that the developers could have come out with anything that will say; “See? Wasn’t it worth the 14 years waiting?”

Anyway, it’s good that it’s finally coming out, and I will definitely give it a play-through, but I don’t have high-hopes for it.