That’s right Rockstar fans. Grand Theft Auto 5 has officially been announced. Not much has been said as far as the story goes but the logo of the game has been put onto Rockstar’s website with a promise of a trailer set to be debuted on 11/2/11. So in just a few days, we should have our first look at GTA 5. I’m pretty excited about this. Although I did not have an easy time getting into GTA 4, the GTA series has always been one of my favorites dating back to GTA 3, which was one of my favorite games on the PS2 at the time. I have all of the confidence in the world with Rockstar when it comes to their flagship game franchise, but we shall see on the second of November shall we?
Just wanted to let ya’ll know that my game review for the month of November will be a little late. As you may know, Batman: Arkham City just came out on October 18th. I recently picked up a copy of it and am making my way through the story mode. To say the least, the game is amazing so far and so I will be reviewing Arkham City for the month of November, but I need a little more time to complete the story to give it an accurate review. Sorry I don’t have the time to just have a marathon gaming session, I have a day job.
Anyway, just wanted to let y’all know.
Hey guys! Sorry about not getting the blog updated for a while, I’ve kinda had a rough week. Anyways, I’ve got some interesting news concerning an possible Assassin’s Creed movie be put into development. Here we go!
A few months ago, it was rumored that Ubisoft and Sony Pictures were in negotiations to bring some of the game developers biggest franchises, Ghost Recon, and Assassin’s Creed to the big screen. Well, looks like negotiations about Assassin’s Creed have made some progress because it has been revealed that Sony Pictures has apparently registered a number of domain names that would hint that they will in fact be making an Assassin’s Creed movie(I guess Assassin’s Creed didn’t appeal to Disney as much as Prince of Persia did).
Now, this isn’t the first time Assassin’s Creed has been seen in live action. There was a live action short movie made that served as a prequel to Assassin’s Creed 2 and shows what Ezio Auditore’s father, Giovanni did as an assassin himself. You can check out the whole thing right here. Warning, it is 35 min long so make sure you have some time.
Not bad huh? If this is an idea of what Ubisoft and Sony are thinking about, I’d say an Assassin’s Creed movie would do just fine and finally bring an end to super crappy video game movies.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first official trailer for the highly anticipated comic book super hero super movie, The Avengers!!! Enjoy!!
So what did you think? I thought it was pretty good. It had some action, really showcased the heroes and Loki as the villain without showing too much, and FINALLY we got a look at The Incredible Hulk! I’m really looking forward to next May to say the least. Joss Whedon seems to know what he is doing so far.
What’s up guys? It is a start to a new month and you all know what that means? Right? Really? No? Ok, well I’ll tell what that means. It’s game review time!!!!! Woohoo!!
Anyway, it is the month of October and one of this months big game releases is Batman Arkham City. And in celebration of said game release, this months game review will be for Arkham City’s predecessor, Batman Arkham Asylum. Ready? Alright! Here we go!!
Batman has finally captured the Joker has taken him to Arkham Asylum, with the Joker going quietly and going down without a fight. To say the least, Batman is suspicious. He finds that his suspicions were correct because as the Joker is being prepped for incarceration, he escapes into the Asylum and completely takes it over causing all kinds of Hell. Now, Batman must venture into the asylum facing some of his most dangerous enemies, including Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and of course The Joker, and bring justice back to Arkham Asylum.
To say that Batman Arkham Asylum was a great game would be an understatement. Finally, a game developer did something right with the Batman game franchise and made a game with an incredibly in depth story and fluid game and combat engine. Throw in the awesome voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their respective roles of Batman and the Joker and you’ve got yourself a damn near perfect game. Batman Arkham Asylum gets the score of a 4.9 out of 5.
Body of Review:
Arkham Asylum plays like a dream. By using the Unreal Game Engine, Rocksteady Games, who developed the game, has made one of the most fluid combat engine I’ve ever seen in an action adventure game. The way that Batman’s combos and counters flow together is a dream come true. If there is one thing I’ve never liked about past Batman video game titles(besides Batman Forever for the Super NES) it has to be the game engines in those games. So great job Rocksteady.
Arkham Asylum had one of the best stories I had ever played through in a game. Being able to find collectables in the game that give the back story on the island and pretty much every villain in the Batman universe. Along with that, the overall story is incredible. As you make your way through the asylum, you learn more about the inner workings of Arkham, and, thanks to Scarecrow, you see how tormented Bruce Wayne is about his parents’ murder. You throw in the Joker’s plot to take over Arkham Island and you’ve got yourself a great story.
Although I’ve been speaking highly of this game thus far, there were a couple of things about it I wasn’t fond of. Primarily, the boss fight against Killer Croc. In every other boss fight in Arkham Asylum, you actually fight the villain. With Killer Croc, you roam around the sewers looking for spores to help prevent what Poison Ivy had done. Now, if you move to fast on the wooden crates floating in the water, Killer Croc will jump up a little ways behind you or on the side of you and begin to charge you. All you have to do to prevent Croc from pulling you under is to just hit him with a Baterang and he goes back under water. Then after you’ve collected enough spores, you have to avoid Croc one more time at the entrance to the sewers by exploding a floor just as he runs over it causing him to fall down a deep cavern. Very exciting. Not.
Anyway, the other thing that bothered me was with the fighting system every now and then. I know I said that the game engine is incredible in this game, and it is. With that said, when you are taking on a large group of enemies at one time, it can be difficult to keep you combo going. Every now and then, Batman will just attack to nothing when you want him to jump from one enemy to another. But other than that, I really have no other complaints.
All in all, Arkham Asylum was an absolute delight to play. I really can’t wait for Arkham City to come out a little later this month. It’s looking incredible and the added bonus of being able to play as Catwoman in the campaign and also being able to play as both Robin and now recently announced Nightwing in the challenges section of on the game, it’s shaping up to be a great game. I personally can’t wait.
Well, till next time, Happy Gaming everyone!!