Hey guys, there may be some cool stuff with games out there. But lets face it. None of that matters with Assassin’s Creed 3 and Halo 4 on the way. There’s no need to even look at other games.
With that said, Borderlands 2 is out. I know last week I said that it came out….but I was wrong. SO SUE ME!! Well, Borderlands 2 is in fact out today. For those of you who enjoyed the first installment, go out and get the sequel.
Now, on to cooler video game news. Like I said on this weeks episode, the Wii U has a release date and price points. Listen to this weeks episode to find all of that out.
In Assassin’s Creed 3 news, the achievement list for AC3 has been released. And here’s that!
Rude Awakening (10 points) – Re-Enter the Animus.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (20 points) – Open the Temple Door and learn Desmond’s fate.
Mystery Guest (20 points) – Complete Sequence 1 & 2.
How D’ya Like Them Apples (20 points) – Complete Sequence 3.
Heroes are Born (20 points) – Complete Sequence 4.
The Day the Templars Cried (20 points) – Complete Sequence 5.
Tea is for Englishmen (20 points) – Complete Sequence 6.
The Whites of Their Eyes (20 points) – Complete Sequence 7.
Caged Wolf (20 points) – Complete Sequence 8.
Two if by Sea (20 points) – Complete Sequence 9.
Grim Expectations (20 points) – Complete Sequence 10.
Difficult End (20 points) – Complete Sequence 11.
The Sum of Truth (50 points) – Complete Sequence 12.
Perfectionist (50 points) – Complete 100% of all main mission constraints.
An Extraordinary Man (10 points) – Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.
Patent Not Pending (10 points) – Craft one of Franklin’s inventions to decorate your Manor.
House Party (10 points) – Recruit any of the Artisans and see them settled on the Homestead.
A Complete Set (20 points) – See all the optional characters settled at the Homestead.
Original Gamer (20 points) – Win a game of Fanorona, Morris and Bowls on the Homestead.
Bring Down the House (20 points) – Explore Fort Wolcott.
Kidd Gloves (30 points) – Uncover the mystery of Oak Island.
All Washed Up (40 points) – Complete all Naval Missions aboard the Aquila.
Entrepreneur, not Pirate! (20 points) – Complete all 12 Privateer Contracts.
Tumblehome (10 points) – Upgrade the Aquila.
By Invitation Only (20 points) – Be invited to join a Club.
In Good Standing (30 points) – Complete all challenges for any of the Clubs.
Man of the People (20 points) – Liberate all districts in Boston OR New York.
Monopoly Man (10 points) – Send a convoy to Boston, New York and the Frontier.
Blowing in the Wind (20 points) – Retrieve every page for one of Ben Franklin’s Almanacs.
Completionist (50 points) – Complete ALL progress tracker grid entries.
Multitasking (20 points) – Complete 50% of the Progress Tracker entries.
Spit Roast (20 points) – Perform a double assassination using a musket.
Circus Act (10 points) – Kill 15 guards with a single cannon shot.
Predator (10 points) – Hang 5 enemies by using rope darts.
Prince of Thieves (10 points) – Loot a convoy without killing any of its guards.
Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! (10 points) – Block a firing line 5 times by using a human shield.
Jager Bomb (20 points) – After becoming fully Notorious, kill 10 Jagers before losing your notoriety.
Magna cumLaude (20 points) – Have a Trainee reach the Assassin Rank.
Coureur des Bois (10 points) – Exchange undamaged pelts at all different general stores.
Eye Witness (10 points) – Witness a predator killing an enemy.
Fin (30 points) – Complete each of the epilogue missions unlocked after the credits roll.
Abstergo Entertainment (10 points) – Reach level 20 in the multiplayer mode.
Hunter/Killer (20 points) – Reach sequence 10 in a map on Wolfpack multiplayer mode.
Winning Team (20 points) – Be on the winning team at the end of a multiplayer game session.
Personalized (10 points) – Customize your multiplayer Profile and Character.
The Truth Will Out (20 points) – Unlock a hacked version of one of the Abstergo videos in the story quest.
Four Secret Achievements
Along with the achievement list, there has also been a series of behind the scenes videos being made for AC3. Check them out! Because they are awesome!
Can’t wait for the four installment of this behind the scenes series.
Now, last week I showed you guys a making of Halo 4 ViDoc that featured the inside of Master Chief and Cortana. This week I give you the next installment of The Making of Halo 4. Return of the Forerunners. This episode goes inside the creation and logic behind the new enemy types in Halo 4, The Prometheons. Check it!
So there you have it for this week. Check back next week for more news!
Sup guys? Got a little bit of news for you this week. So lets get to it!
Well, first of all, last week I forgot to post a very cool Making of Halo 4 video that was released on the Halo Waypoint app on the XBox Live Marketplace. So here it is!
Oh man! Did anyone else get goosebumps watching that? It’s so cool seeing the people behind the voices like Jenn Taylor and Steve Downes. And seeing the motion capture actors for the cinematics. I so cannot wait for Halo 4!
Well, in other news. Another game I’m very much looking forward is Assassin’s Creed 3! Well, with a preorder from Gamestop, you will get for free a new single player mission called, “The Lost Mayan Ruins” in which Conner explores Mexico in search of Captain Kidd’s prized weapon, The Saw Toothed Sword. And heres a little teaser trailer for it.
Finally, Borderlands 2 comes out today! If you were a fan of the first one, go out and get the sequel.
Well, that does it for this week. See ya next time!
You know, there’s one thing that’s great about Comic-Con, all of the awesome trailers and previews for upcoming games and movies. But every now and then there’s a badass miniseries that will have a trailer or sneak peek. A couple of years ago, we had the Mortal Kombat miniseries, and this year 343 Industries hit us with a Halo 4 miniseries, oh yeah, and it’s a LIVE ACTION MINISERIES FEATURING MASTER CHIEF! The series is called, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. As some of you may know, Forward Unto Dawn is the name of the ship that Chief and Cortana take refuge in at the end of Halo 3. The events of Forward Unto Dawn take place before and after the events of Halo 4 so we’ll see how this plays out. Here’s the trailer from Comic-Con.
I can’t wait to see live action Master Chief. Too cool.
Hey guys, here are some recently released Halo 4 ViDocs!! One of which includes a look at the new man behind the soundtrack!
Here it is guys, my review of the remake of a classic, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition. Let’s get started shall we?
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of the original XBox and Halo: Combat Evolved, 343 Industries(who now have full rights to the Halo franchise) has made an HD remake of the classic launch title that captivated gamers everywhere. You play as the Master Chief. The last known surviving member of the UNSC’s genetically enhanced super soldier program, SPARTAN. Master Chief is awaken from a cryogenic sleep in order to prevent the Covenant, an army compiled of multiple alien races who believe that they are on a mission from their God to eradicate any race that opposes their beliefs(and unfortunately, the human race is next on their list), from taking an AI named Cortana. Cortana has all of the intel that the UNSC possesses, including the location of Earth. Chief and Cortana land on a strange ring shaped planet that the Covenant call Halo. Now Chief and Cortana must explore this new planet, uncover the secrets of Halo, and save the human race. All in a day’s work for a SPARTAN if you ask me.
If I would’ve written a review for this game 10 years ago, I would’ve given that same score. 5 out of 5.
Body of Review:
There’s no denying it. The first Halo was definitely a game changer. It was one of the first FPS’s to really use the melee as an instant kill, and made, for the first time, vehicles fun to drive in an FPS. The controls were great and, the story was one of the best around at the time. And thankfully, 343 made it even better.
As far as the overall look of the game, 343 just gave it a facelift. There are a couple of characters that look a little different(in the first level, there are crew members on the ship that are bald when they had hair in the original game), but that’s it. I think the best way to describe the look of the game would be to say that it looks like how you remember the original Halo looking. You know, 10 years ago when you first played Halo, you were left in awe at the graphics, but when you go back and play it now compared to say Halo: Reach, you were left wondering how the first Halo made you wanna cream jeans(that’s right, I said it!!). But now that same feeling comes back as explore Halo once more.
As far as game play goes, 343 did the coolest thing possible and basically copy and pasted the game engine code that Bungie wrote for the original game. THANK YOU 343!! So the game feels exactly the same as it did 10 years ago.
Now, 343 DID do something really cool. They made it possible during game play to revert back to the original Halo graphics. So any time during game play, you can press the back button on the 360 controller and the game will go back to the original graphics with absolutely no load time and you can go back to the HD graphics with just another press of the back button. That way you can really see the difference in the look that 343 did. And it’s amazing.
Now, for the first time ever, you can play online four player co-op in the Halo campaign. Remember, the first Halo was made before XBox Live came around, so the only way you could play Halo multiplayer with your friends was by way of local games or getting a group of friends together for a huge LAN party. Now, you can play either four player campaign or you can go into the Halo Reach multiplayer universe through the Anniversary disc and play Reach multiplayer on classic maps from Halo 1 and 2 remade in HD!! These maps include: Battle Cayon, Breakneck, High Noon, Penance, Ridgeline, Solitary, and Instillation 04(which is the Firefight map in the Halo Anniversary map pack). And the best thing about these map remakes, all of the weapons and items are still in the sames play were in 10 years ago. The locations might be slightly different, but they are still in the same areas of the maps that you remember. So great job to the guys at Certain Affinity(who made the multiplayer maps for Halo: Reach and Halo Anniversary).
Another new addition to the game that was made was that 343 included skulls and terminals in the campaign. Each level has at least one skull and a terminal for the player to find. As you know, skulls can be turned on during the campaign to make the game more challenging for the player. For example: there is a skull that causes Grunts to throw twice as many grenades as they usually do(which for those who don’t play Halo, is a lot without the skull turned on). There’s one that only alows you to regain health when you kill an enemy with a melee attack.
Now terminals were first introduced in Halo 3. They were located throughout the campaign and when activated they just had a bunch of written text. The terminals in Anniversary are much cooler. When you activate a terminal it goes to a cutscene that is kind of a motion comic. It kind of gives a primer for The Forerunner Trilogy, which will start with the release of Halo 4 next year.
Well, that’s it. 343 Industries did a great job reintroducing the game that millions fell in love and became obsessed with 10 years ago to a younger audience. And it makes me even more excited for Halo 4 next year!!
Well, that does it for me. Stay tuned next month as I start off 2012 with a review for WWE 12. Laterz!!