Saturday, June 11, 2011

E3 is Over

Now the worst part of E3 begins. Waiting for each game to come out!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Halo 4 Trailer

It looks like Halo is back! Take a look at the first trailer of Halo 4! Then watch the Halo Anniversary Edition trailer too!

                                                       Halo 4:

                            Halo Anniversary Edition:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

L.A. Noire Review

            

        Has anyone ever heard of a 1940's Film Noir style video game? No, not until the release of L.A. Noire. Developed by Team Bondi of Sydney, Australia; L.A. Noire brings the stories of 1940's crime on the streets of L.A. to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Also co-developed and published by Rockstar Games, LA Noire is quite the opposite of GTA and even Red Dead. In this game you play as a WWII vet who has returned home to become "a cop". As the player proceeds through the game, the main character Cole Phelps (voiced and faced by Aaron Staton) is promoted to working other types of cases. The main focus of game play is to analyze each crime scene and decide whether suspects and/or witnesses of the crime are lying, being truthful, or doubtful of whole situation based on a series of questions the game makes you ask about a case. Thats not all, there are runners and shooters who fight back and the player must uphold the law in any way possible, with occasional injury or accidental property damage. This game play is so original and so very well programmed it makes you feel like a real forensic investigator without all of the fancy computer technology. Even when a player has beaten this game, it will keep enticing you more to play over and over again. You can also explore a small piece of 1947 Los Angeles with either you or your NPC partner behind the wheel. Unfortunately if your running a case, smashing around town will severely impact your case fitness reports, and careful with who drives because even the AI aren't perfect drivers either. Anyway, the game player feels that of a real-life crime investigations; you got to deal with stuff on the ground, running around, and shooting some clowns... um, yeah clowns acting like they can do what every they want. Anyway there is not a single person in this game that even looks like a clown, the facial rendering and animations are a new revolutionary face scanning technology that now takes people that have to face act too like in real movies! I mean this technology was made so you can see if someone is lying. Along with that, the other renderings and graphics are amazing, this 1940's LA is so convincing, I don't live in LA at all, but I think Rockstar would know a thing or too about LA and have the ability to help Team Bondi make the perfect LA from sixty years ago. Even the cars are realistic for the time period and licensed too. Not the mention the wonderfully authentically placed products out and around the area. This game even allows you to make the color black and white, but too bad you can't add more fog around the alleys and constantly have the ground all wet, but bravo anyway. The game's story really is a story you experience for your self. In short, the story line is about how Cole's army experiences end up intertwining with some WWII buddies and there is some whole great big Hollywood conspiracy. All in all this game gets a  valorous award of six out of six eggs. Lets inspect this evidence.

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