704 Games is giving us gamers what we have asked for. NASCAR Heat 2. A follow up sequel to the game NASCAR Heat Evolution that received mix reviews. I was satisfied with it, but felt it need more flavor and depth. I liked how 704 Games went out of he box unlike EA when they made up different sponsors to save money. 704 managed to do what was necessary to bring realism for the first ever using all real sponsors and the NASCAR Next program drivers along with drivers from the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series. Which is a good starting focus point. I felt the game lacked depth of a career mode that gives the player an incentive from week to week throughout he career mode's season. Give me something to fix as I collect money. Hopefully Heat 2 will give a little more emphasis on a decent career mode. 704 released three pictures of NASCAR Heat 2 and the one that stands out the most making the game a stand out is Chase Briscoe's 29 truck on Eldora's dirt track which brings us the mid summer mud classic. That is all the expectations I wanted, needed & have been dreaming of to come back to NASCAR gaming since EA sports came up with it in NASCAR Chase For The Cup 2005 which introduced the Whelen Modified Series, Trucks, Xfinity and Cup to where you could work your way up the ranks through all series. You want my idea of what career mode should be? The game's story should start the player off as a 5 year old kid running his or her first go kart race and then forward 10 or so years later where him or her is old old enough to drive a hobby stock at the local dirt track. From there the it could be like a ten race mini season where you manage just enough money to win a championship. Next, you move into a late model series on pavement that would give way to a possible Truck series contract leading so on and so fourth to the Xfinity and Cup series. More like a beefed up 2005 EA game with more flavor. If you played the older EA Games of NASCAR then you definitely know what the bar of what is required to make a stout NASCAR game.
I am mostly a sports gamer. Throw on some sports game and I could play all day. Until the day a Splinter Cell game comes along, I don't want to play those first person shooting games. I can't stand the super fast paced fighting games where you are shooting to kill whatever and try not get killed. Well, the day came that my wife said "You should try Ghost Recon, it's a Tom Clancy game." From that day, I was hooked!
I couldn't believe it. Another Tom Clancy game that caught my attention from the moment I first saw the previews to it.
The gaming world has changed dramatically since the Splinter Cell days. At the time, I had even said to myself that these games couldn't possibly get better than this? Man, was I wrong!
Ghost Recon allows you to use more than 60 vehicles for all the terrain. You can also take to the air and sea with boats and aircraft. In the Narco Road DLC part of game, you could even use turbo boosts on some supercars.
Ghost Recon takes place in the Bolivian Wildlands. The game is so beautifully made that at times I just take a cruise just to take in all the scenery the developers took time to make. Take time to enjoy the scenery if you decide to take action against the cartels.
Ghost Recon has DLC which allows you to continue the story either on Narco Road or Fallen Ghost, the most recent DLC.
If you enjoy taking your time with tactical maneuvers instead of all out shoot to kill make some noise type game then this game is for you.
Thank you Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon for making a grown ass man feel like a twenty something year old again.
So on a Monday May 1st, unknowingly what it was even about, I saw an advertisement for the new game from Bethesda called PREY. As you know I am a casual gamer with a middle and right field tastes of the online gaming side of the field. I know it's not what it's called for the genre, but I call it for my taste and like for my left field gaming likes "Futuristic Fantasy In Space" genre for campaign ventures. I know none of that makes sense and I'm just dude with a twitter account that didn't attend Harvard with high honors and even then those who did attend Harvard whilst drunk the whole time got better grades than I did in high school while at the same time made Van Wilder look like he didn't even try. Don't worry, I'm not about to give my life story nor am I trying to make you feel guilty my life was terrible. Haha, no. This is only being explained this way to show my genuine guy off the street guy who doesn't play a whole ton of campaign mode storyline game opinion and what brought me to play the newly released "PREY" set in 2032 in the not too distant future. You play the main character named Morgan who wakes up in his Tom Cruise apartment like he plays in the movies. You get a call on your mobile phone that looks like a cassette tape had sex with an iPhone sorta thing from your boss telling you to report to Transtar. I'm not judging technology in the game, but hey I guess someone in the future ran out of ideas at apple and said f*** it let's go retro. Transtar is the company you report to work for. You then take a helicopter ride seeing the opening credits of the develops on top of the skyscrapers. The helicopter and opening credits ride is a spot on 10/10 presentation. As you get to Transtar you are greeted by a floating pay phone that is reminiscent of the devices used in Man Of Steel. The psychics of the game with camera angling feel a tad heavy, but that's not reason to panic. I've played plenty of games where this has happened and I understood why later they were that way. As you get to your appointment you undergo a number of tests that are the usual before going into space. The tests are kinda the obvious type where you do things that involve pushing a button hiding behind a chair. It's the usual thing like NASA would pay billions for to send a man on the moon which the test involves you balancing a simple spoon on your nose that you could easily find from the break room at work, but hey it's their money they can do what they want with it. As for the rest of the game I will let you decide for yourself without spoiling the rest. Space travel games have always intrigued me because the idea is so far out with an enormous amount of possible storyline plot. So if you're looking for a new game to play check out PREY!
On 5-16-17 the D.C. Universe clashes yet again in the inter-dimensional universal crossover of Superhero vs. Supervillian in Injustice 2. D.C. Comics have always been my favorite series to read being Superman and Batman at the top. NetherRealm studios did an excellent job developing the first game "Injustice : Gods Among Us" putting two separate universes with events happening at the exact space and time and throwing a number of characters in one universe where the outcome came positive and the other turned the worlds greatest and most trusted superheroes against humanity. It set a good tone for plot and made it possible to make Superman a bad guy whilst still using another universe's Superman as a savior to look up to. Most people would find it stale to keep playing the old Superman being the toughest of them all storylines, but people do not want to see him fall and lose interest. So it's a good idea using two. Adding to the mix Supergirl will play a vital to the storyline making herself another Kryptonian to focus on throughout the storyline. Batman or should I say "Batmans" will be the focal point because everyone likes Batman right? Not saying batmans are better than one, but it appears he will be the leader and guidance of the evil Superman to see through the next threat that is brought upon the heroes. My guess is it will be a redemption for the once good turned evil Kal-El. Another thing I myself am looking forward too is Online. I'm an online gamer guy. I like being immersed against other people and getting to use all the players special abilities. These types of games are not the cookie cutter online routes that other games have where they are mostly campaign focus and lack emphasis to creating a unique online environment. There will be an abundance of DLC lined up with it and later on. As a comic book reader of the D.C. Universe, I take great pride in games like this that come along. I never have touched a marvel comic because the characters do not appeal to me like D.C. But that's my opinion. I like Marvel Movies, just not Comics. The Rebirth series which was known as The New 52 gave a reimagining to the whole story arc of these characters. Its influence has made this game what is and should be. So you'll have to decide for yourself.
I know it's late, it's not November, people have said their piece about it, but since it's my turn and I find it relevant. I want to give my review on the recent video game Call Of Duty : Infinite Warfare. The story line of it being still modeled well into the future set not only with different nations on different continents fighting one another like in the past. Instead, it's now on the scale being spread out in the solar system of the other nine planets. I'm thinking, ok they still have more ideas in the bag, I know I will buy it because I'm a big online player and the campaign is only a bonus. I don't write to bash, but I will tell what's right and what's wrong. The good part of the story and animations are where they need to be. They even have a full robot soldier that you wouldn't mind being your friend. Characters that you can follow and cheer for to do the right thing. They did have new concepts of weapons and tactical soldier gear. What's not good is the storyline halfway through where the bad is caught up to you know he's the asshole that you have to stop, but he has no depth to which you want to be the hero to stop him. Stop reading if you don't want me to spoil the end too much. The ending is the classic we have to stop this so the other side doesn't came back after us sorta thing. It's like when they wrote it they just thought the average 12 year old wouldn't care and went with it. So it really doesn't rank up there with past Call Of Duty games, but I do expect a bone chilling find asshole bad guy and make him dearly campaign. So you'll have to judge for yourself.
Call Of Duty : Infinite Warfare does have a really good online multiplayer platform just like its predecessors Advanced Warfare & Black Ops III with the futuristic tone and the new concept of jump suits. From a marketing stand point to keep things fresh, they have implemented the future storyline to attract gamers back to the franchise. I like the future concepts myself. Out of the three games Advanced Warfare is my favorite because I love Kevin Spacey's acting that was integrated in the game. We got a quality future concept with an outstanding veteran actor. I wasn't turned on as much by Black Ops III with their storyline, but liked how at the end they used an artificial intelligence as the main villain. It made sense for the story being set in the mid 2060's. However it still tried, but doesn't hold a candle to Black Ops II's campaign mode with that game being still set in the future with a realistic story. Going to the subject of Black Ops III's and Infinite Warfare's online multiplayer tone Black Ops III topped the online from Advanced Warfare by adding more flavor with graphics and animations making it the best out of the three. Infinite Warfare tried that, but kind of ruined Ops III's being special. When it comes to the future concept, Infinity Ward took the ground work from Ops III and went in reverse while still using the future concept, but made it less colorful and generic. I mean the maps are always a love hate thing on any game, but they just couldn't top what was already great. Even before the release of Infinite Warfare, fans showed strong dislike towards the initial release trailer and months after the actual release the company admitted it was skeptical of how profitable it would be. It didn't dawn on me until I asked myself why would they come out with a remastered version which to be honest it's still kick ass to play, but made sense why they bundled it knowing it would flop. Then it's said what game storyline would you like to see? I read they are going back to World War II back to their roots which I'm all for and such to keep the franchise going. I'm ok with that or another Modern Warfare game series because I believe there is still some gas in the tank seeing Modern Warfare Remastered because of the difference in next Gen graphics. We thought we had it all when it came to those series only because we didn't know or see better at the time. The closest he have had with next Gen graphics on the World War II story was the PlayStation 3 with Call Of Duty 3 and World At War. Both of which were really good with the rise of new gaming and technology, but that was in that consoles generation. I'd like to see the franchise return to a time where we had characters we can cheer for during the game such as Captain Price and Soap McTavish. Time will tell when it all comes out in the news.