David and I have been playing Lego Batman 3 or more accurately it should be called Lego Justice League. I mean all of the Lego games just keep getting better and better and this is no exception. The other thing that they keep doing is getting bigger and bigger in terms of location. This game brings us Brainiac and all of the Lantern Corps, which means that part of the game takes place in outer space and makes for some interesting places that you get to go.
In the game Brainiac is using the power of all the Lanterns to try and shrink the Earth to add it to his collection. At the same time all the various super villains have decided to take over the Watch Tower to try and ransom the earth to make Lex Luthor ruler. They happen to be on the Watch Tower when Brainiac shows up and the villains and heroes have to reluctantly work together or else there will be no Earth to fight over. It makes for a very fun story and you get to go to some new and interesting locations. They also added a few new features to the game, some good and some bad. Overall this is a great addition to the Lego Video Games and continues the DC universe nicely. Continue reading
Posted in Video Games
Tagged Batman, Brainiac, Co-op, Cyborg, DC, game review, Joker, Lantern Corp, Lego Batman 3, Lego Video Games, Lex Luthor, Superman, villains
We didn’t really plan on what to talk about, but we were sure that there was enough to talk about with Borderlands the Pre-Sequel that we could both write a post about it! So yesterday Holly wrote her first impressions, and I was going to add mine today.
We’ve talked about it before, and more recently, but we do really love the Borderlands games. At first look: ridiculous. But then you see that they are split-screen cooperative, which is a dying breed in console gaming. Then you see that it is an RPG – a treasure-hunting, random-loot-generating, skill-tree-having, Diablo-style RPG. And I love those!
And while it is a shooter, and a somewhat violent one at that, with cell-shaded graphics and completely unrealistic villains and situations, you’re not in the thick of it quite like you are in the really hyper-real shooters these days. The developers also love their community – coming out with a constant stream of substantial DLC (we’ve already bought the Season Pass for this one!), and using social media to distribute unlockables to everyone. And they decided with this game to stay on the “older” generation of consoles, rather than move on to the new ones – because that’s where their fan base was.
So that’s why I was excited for the game… what have I taken away from it, other than what Holly’s already described?
David and I of course got the new Borderlands game as soon as it came out or more specifically as soon it was actually available in our town. During the week we do not get much gaming time in, but this weekend we went to town on Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. We are still fairly early in the game, but so far I am really enjoying it. It has a lot of similar elements as the other Borderlands games, but it has a different enough twist on it to keep things interesting. As we are on Pandora’s moon instead of on Pandora they were able to add a few different elements to make the locations interesting and some times frustrating. The moon means less oxygen and less gravity, which plays in to many parts of the game. The other part that I have really enjoyed is how they have chosen to tell the story. It definitely feels that they recognize that most players have played the previous games, which is nice and creates a sense of familiarity.
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel may not bee too much different than the other Borderlands games, but it has enough elements to make the experience feel new and not repetitive. Continue reading
Posted in Comparative Opinions, Gaming, Video Games
Tagged Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, Borderlands: The PreSequel, Co-op, Dahl, Handsome Jack, Hyperion, Storytelling
David and I have both loved the Portal games and one of the greatest characters in both games is GLaDOS. She is the evil super computer that just wants to keep running tests and doing science because that is what she is meant to do. In Portal 2 you are introduced to the co-op mode where you are playing two robots going through the test. The robots were created by GLaDOS so she could test without humans around. The interesting thing about this character is her single minded purpose, as well as her insults, and uncaring whether you actually survive. She honestly makes for such a great part of playing the game. Continue reading
Posted in Character Studies, Video Games
Tagged A to Z Challenge, Aperture science, Chell, Co-op, conscious robot, GLaDOS, JK Simmons, Portal, Portal 2, Video Games
We grabbed one of our most anticipated games of the year today: Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Combining all of the good things Lego has been learning and building in their other games, with the wealth of characters with diverse abilities that Marvel brings to the table, this game is well suited for success.
And I have to say, I’m impressed. Even with anticipating it, there are things we are doing in the game that are just so much fun. And though at first talking was not a part of the Lego games, and was a bit of a jarring experience – they are now using speech to great effect.
So let me give you a few highlights of the game, in case you’re on the fence about it! And if you’re already playing it too, let us know what you think in the comments below!
Posted in Comics, Gaming, Movies, Video Games
Tagged Avengers, Batman, Clark Gregg, Co-op, DC, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Video Games, Marvel, Recommendations, Review, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Wolverine, X-Men