Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Playing Now - Dishonored



Developers : Arkane Studios
Publisher : Bethesda Softworks
Engine : Unreal Engine 3
Genre : First Person Action Adventure/Stealth

Dishonored- the rise of one more Epic Game series. Start of the game was kinda slow , but with the advent of the Outsider , things got interesting . The Game elements show close resemblance to Bioshock , but the story and other aspects of the Dishonored keeps it distinct from Bioshock. The prime one being the Stealth Mode.The game can be played in two ways - go on a blood thirsty killing spree and complete the game in 6-8 hrs straight or if you are distant relative of Agent 47  and like to keep things clean , enter stealth mode and crawled through the game finding alternative paths and getting things done in as Dishonored says "Non-Lethal " way.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Alan Wake Review -Hands ON !

                                                                          "It's not a lake.....its an ocean"

                                                          Developer : Remedy Entertainment                  
Publisher : Remedy Entertainment  
Series : Alan Wake
Genre : Third Person Shooter (Psychological Thriller)
Game engine : MAX-FX 3.0, Havok and Umbra Occlusion Booster


Remedy Entertainment - the Studio behind the legendary Max Payne series (Atleast  Max Payne 1 and Max  Payne 2 is Epic, God knows what Rockstar will do with Max Payne 3) , is back after nearly a decade and believe me, you won't be disappointment for sure.Grab a torch and a revolver, and get ready to experience this awesome Psychological Thriller.


Story : Before I start with anything , Sam Lake take a bow.The author behind Max payne 1,2 plot, has pen down another brilliant story.The Story is about an author Alan Wake who  is on a vacation with his wife.Strange things begin to happen in the town, Alan's wife is missing and Alan is caught in a story of light versus dark.Since it is a thriller cannot afford to write in more detail or you will come running to gun me down.




Looks : Most of the actual gameplay scenes are set at nightime.The environments are really nice and spooky.The dark forest, the narrow pathway, the safe light havens ,even the scene of strong wind blowing and the blurriness on arrival of taken will really set you in the mood summing up the Alan wake experience.The basic theme of the game - Light v/s Darkness effects are beautifully executed.




Gameplay : How often we use torch,flashlight,flares and flash bangs (duh talk about grenades,smoke/stun grenades) in games, err very little.But here , that is your primary weapon - source of light and batteries- your ammunition.Irritating thing about the game is camera angle (why Remedy why :( ).Rest, showering the taken(enemies) with light ,still their darkness runs out and you get to gun them with revolver or shotgun.The game offers no melee combat choice.So either fight wisely or run to the nearest light zone -known as safe heaven (Aptly named , when you reached there (checkpoints) , you feel like reaching heaven ).So a different style of gameplay ,mysterious ,freaky and enjoyable at the same time.Only game where you will get overwhelmed on finding a flash bang :P




Audio : The audio effects elevate the spooky theme of the game.The sound effects are nice, but I expected more for a game like this.Also the soundtracks after end of each episode are nice too.


Overall Rating : 8.2/10 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My new 450GTS :D :D :D

The reason why I am not updating this blog daily=> Have been busy gaming for last few days, and it still going to continue.After seven horrible months from the death of my beloved old 8800GT , finally got a rightful successor to it.So since last week I am just lost into Assassins Creed Revelations, Skyrim and much more (reviews coming soon).



Photo of the Day : Little Paradise

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Max Payne 2 Revisited


It was has been a week since Rockstar leaked/made available the Max Payne 3 gameplay trailer. Though am still against the overall changes made in the plot,overall feel and portrayal of Max Payne in this latest installment, still I couldn't keep my eyes off the 3 minute trailer.
The Bullet time dodge,shooting, tactics and overall gameplay was really awesome.So great, that I was having strong urge to play the supposed best third person shooter game series at that very moment.
Since Rockstar are still toying with the PC release date of Max Payne 3, I had to rely on Max Payne 2.
And last three days whatever time I was getting , I played the same.
Except the graphics part(that too a little) , it never occur to me that I was playing some eight years old game.First time I played Max Payne 1 and 2 when I was in school.And now, after a long gap (Now I started working) I still say it was it is one of the best games I played till now. The main gameplay ( yaa, the VVVIMP - gameplay factor which is missing in lot of recent games today) ,weapons,slow motion bullet time (My favourite :) ) the story, the characters,their portrayal, and the   awesome chemistry between Max and Mona - this game is an AWESOME !!!!


 

 


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photo of the day - 7-1-2012 - Into the petals

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***UPDATE***
With this picture, won 2nd place at Photorush Daily Competition-Flowers Category