Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Games Review- Life

Sorry it took me so long to reply, I wish I could have done so sooner but I've been busy with my crap job and even worse socal life so its time I did a new post. Its time for a games review post but I was unsure what game to do so I decided to go for a universal game that everyone plays. LIFE. (That whole thing didnt sound so cheesy in my head) it's the way for me to show what I expect of my games. So I'll start at the beginning, this is a game that takes ages to get into, its just a long tutorial after tutorial. Theres alot to learn and it takes along time to do it. Alot the things you get taught you wont even use for the rest of the game depending on how you chose to play the game. That is the big advantage of this game is the variation, this is a game where you can do what you want. Play the game how you want, be it just a game where you do nothing or go around on a mass killing rampage, this is where the media have gone crazy, there are some points in this game where the violance is stupidly common in some places. This is a game where you can just go out and kill anyone you want, do what ever you want. You can take drugs or sleep with random people and if your careful about it then there will be no consequences for your actions.
I have alot of problems with this game though, for starters theres no real story it all seems like random events one after another. I played for ages an nothing happened. Sure there is alot going on that you can go see but for any real excitment you have to do alot of stuff and reach alot of certain requirerments before you can do all these amazing things. Another thing this game boasts is customization of you charicter but to get any of the good thing cost alot of money which has to be earnt by doing lot of mini games. In fact the whole game relys on money which can only be earnt by doing these jobs all of which take learning skills and playing mini games.
The seccond big problem the game has is the cut scenes, you carnt skip them. Sure during important story points like graduation or conversations I might understand but I spend over 4 hour yesterday on the bus, I couldnt skip a moment of this. I had to sit though 4 hours of bus. Its a nice novelty at first but now I just want it all to end. This happens with everything and the further you want to go the longer the cut scene, it sucks.
My final and biggest prolem I have with this game is the end *SPOILER* you die. You always die and no matter how many times you try to play though it you will always die and its a fallout 3 ending in the way that it just ends. No messing about in the huge sandbox world once you've done all your work it just ends, so it makes you feel like all your hard work building stats and customizing your charicter are well pointless, if it wernt for the most important factor in this game. This brings new meaning to the word mulitplayer. Forget WOW or any other MMORPG cause if talking to people while you play is what your into then this game is all for you., to be honest I dont, People are not my thing. I hate people, be it conversing with people, looking at people or just thinking about people then thats me out, simple as that. (God knows why I started a blog) And this games thing is people and how well you work with people. You rely on other players not to beat you up and take all your things, to look after you when something goes wrong and just to help you  though the game, the difficulty comes in on where you start. I picked easy difficulty and I am struggling with that, its set in an MEDC in a middle class household yet I'm still struggling with it. On harder difficultys you move from a middle class in a first world country to well a poor person in a Third world contry and the game just gets harder and harder.
Graphics
Very good but to get the most out of the game you really need to get to some of the more immpressive points and to do that you need to work hard. 9/10
Sound
The sound effects are good but aside from that these nothing to this, I just plug in my Ipod and drown out the sounds. 5/10
Story
As I said before, I dont even know if there is a story. Its all just random events one after annother, like many MMORPGs this isnt so immortant. 6/10
Gameplay
Well there are some very fun bits but I dont want to deal with people, if people are your thing then this is the game for you but I dont think making a game and making it all about how you deal with people a game. 7/10

So to summerize, MMO fan then this is for you, like single player games more then just stick to something else. 7/10
I'll be doing annother post tommorow due to populare demand and that will be a comics one again and the next in the games departmen will hopefully be Fallout New Vagas but theres just as good a chance it'll be comic jumper. Thaniks for reading Folks.

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