Monday, October 29, 2012

Are You Ready? Assassin's Creed III Official Launch Trailer

Assassin's Creed III is almost upon us and I know that I'm ready. Are you? You can check out the fantastic official launch trailer here:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Farewell Attack Of The Show And X-Play

 I was sad when I saw this article on IGN, because it looks like the end of geek friendly shows Attack Of The Show and X-Play. Personally, I liked Tech TV better, but I am saddened to see shows that shared a lot of my interests and passions are getting the shaft for of all things channeling an older, more hip audience along the lines of GQ magazine. It makes me shudder because I feel we have enough of that snobbery already. I'm sure in the end, it all boils down to money because that seems to be the way of things lately. Farewell Attack Of The Show and X-Play. As my buddy Dremmy says, it's the end of an era.
You can read the IGN article here:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Assassin's Creed III Is Almost Here!

 I know that I am quite excited for next week because it means Assassin's Creed III will be here and ready for me to play and enjoy along with the rest of my friends. Until it arrives however, we can enjoy the interactive trailer for single player and the  multiplayer trailer. Both are amazing and I can't wait for October 30 to get here. On October 31 the game goes worldwide so my friends across the pond won't have to wait long to enjoy the game as well. In the meantime, enjoy the trailers!

Single Player Trailer:

Multiplayer Trailer:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dragon's Dogma: Worth Playing Again And Again

 I have been having a blast with Dragon's Dogma. The story is excellent and gives you a great sense of high adventure. Strategy matters here because if you don't plan accordingly you will die fighting that chimera or a mob of bandits  even on the easy setting. The battle system and menu options are great and quite user friendly. The scenery is simply breathtaking with views of seaside cliffs and spooky forests.

What a view!

 The star of the show for me is the incredible Pawn system. When you go adventuring in Dragon's Dogma, you get to create your own pawn, how it looks, job class, etc. and you can recruit two support pawns for your party. Other players can hire your pawn and you can hire theirs from an in town hub called The Rift. Pawns can be rated based on their skills, helpfulness, intelligence, and appearance. You can also give gifts to the pawn for their owner as a thank you for their service. If you're online, you will see pawns roaming the world on the road or in towns and you can hire them. Your main pawn's interaction depends on you and it will evolve based on your battle moves and what you tell it in the training chair at every town's inn, making it the helpful ally that a high adventurer needs. The pawns are quite vocal and will even yell out helpful tips about defeating a boss or that pesky golem giving you trouble. Pawns can be fighters, warriors, striders, rangers, mages, and sorcerers. This gives you quite a variety of choices in picking out a party that is suited to your battle style and tastes.

Great support pawns are wonderful to have.

Overall the game is a big win in my book for having not only great gameplay, but also for having a truly interesting story and side quests rife with epic mythical monster battles. Dragon's Dogma is game that you will enjoy playing again and again.

Yes, there are griffins!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Impressive Assassin's Creed III Trailer

I'm counting down to the end of October so I can play this truly amazing looking game. I love the Assassin's Creed series and Assassin's Creed III has me so excited and wanting to play right now. You can check out the impressive trailer here: