Monday, 2 June 2008

Lookin' Ahead: Starcraft 2 Sum-Up

Quick Play:
Sequel to arguably the greatest RTS game of all time.
Gameplay: 10/10 Hello? Blizzard here.
Multiplayer: 9.5/10 BNet kicks ass, but if you're gonna revamp it, there are probably some kinks stuck there
Graphics: 9.5/10 Stunning quality and realism; is it the Crysis of RTS games?
Campaign/Singleplayer: 10/10 We're expecting another great campaign and story
Long Lasting Appeal: 10/10 Starcraft is 10 years old, and is probably more played than the Halo series (whoa!) Starcraft 2 has better graphics, new shit, and a totally new multiplayer server. Hmm, you do the math.

Overall: Sure noob, get RA 3. The real prize is here babe. 9.8/10

Lookin' Ahead: Red Alert 3 Sum-Up

Quick Play:
The Russians have done it again! Only this time they screwed up and made Japan a kick-ass empire. Good job Kaputnik, good job.

Gameplay: 9/10 Dude. It's a Red Alert game.
Multiplayer: 7/10 Good, but nowhere near SC baby!
Graphics: 9/10 They seem great, but not Crysis...and considering the series has been around longer than SC, you'd expect them to be way ahead of SC 2's graphics, but (><) Campaign/Singleplayer: 8/10 The story is great...but will it top the original RA's? Long Lasting Appeal: 7/10 People will be more interested in SC 2. Sorry EA! Overall: RA 3 may seem sweet for a while...until SC 2 comes out. D'oh! 8/10

Lookin' Ahead: Spore Sum-Up

Quick Talk:
Spore is a game about evolving and creating civilizations. You design your own beast and buildings and weapons.
Gameplay: 9/10 Probably will be sluggish at times, but pretty good overall
Multiplayer: 5/10 The idea of having other people's animals in your galaxy seems cool, but the 'mayhem' is lost
Graphics: 9.5/10 Not Crysis, but awesome cartoony- art catches your eye
Campaign/Singleplayer: 10/10 It's gonna be a ball making your slug into a fish...with three arms...
Long Lasting Appeal: 6/10 The minus of multiplayer ultimately ruins its long lasting appeal.

Overall: C'mon guys. It may look hot but ask yourself, "Am I gonna play this a year later?" 7.9/10

Sum-Up Rubric

Each sum-up will have these five traits:
Gameplay: der der der
Multiplayer: Is the online mayhem even fun?
Graphics: Pretty colors...
Campaign/Singleplayer: Not everyone can afford internet
Long Lasting Appeal: Will I play this game in twenty years?

Each score will be out of 10.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

FPS and RTS rankings of May

(out of 10)

Will S. Dwight: 10
Brent Schroder: 10
Nolan Ward: 10
Beau Edwards: 9
Eric Wang: 8
Alex Yang: 8
Michael Berry: 2

Nolan Ward: 9
Eric Wang: 9
Beau Edwards: 9
Alex Yang: 7
Brent Schroder: 6
Will S. Dwight: 4
Michael Berry: 2

Final Say: Nolan Ward, Beau Edwards, and Eric Wang are all good choices if you want to have a good all-around group. Will Dwight, Nolan Ward, and Brent Schroder are excellent at FPS, and Nolan Ward, Eric Wang, and Beau Edwards are good at RTS. Michael Berry...well he needs some improvement.

*Note*: You skill level can only go up. Keep on trying bub!