Thursday, May 7, 2015

Project Cars, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Batman: Arkham Night

Project Cars
  • It's been a long time since the game was kickstarted and now it's finally released, Was it worth the wait?
  • The game is stunning to look at and it's not just in the details of the car but the way the sunlight shines through the trees as you round corner or the small bits of rubber that fly off of the wheel of a kart racer as you try to pass.  The game is full of details large and small and makes the racing feel alive. 
  • This game is a bit like GT and Forza so finally a console like racing game on the PC as well. 
  • My wheel, pedals, and handbrake all work perfectly and the FFB feels great once you crank the settings up to 100. 
  • Settings, settings, settings, this game has all kinds of settings so if you are a newcomer or an avid racer the game can be tweaked so that each type of racer can have a great experience.
  • Don't like the default camera views? You change them, don't like seeing the virtual wheel or the drivers arms, turn it off.  The options are about limitless.
  • You can change the number of laps in any race which seems small but makes a huge difference in how you race.  In other games you have 3 laps in order to gain a podium finish so you can win money to buy new cars, which leads to not really racing but sprinting.  3 laps really doesn't give you time to study the drivers behaviors and make good choices about when to pass instead of trying to break faster in a corner or crash into your opponents. 
  • Every car and track is open from the beginning so you don't have to race those awful starter cars.
  • There are only 70-80 cars which leaves quite a few favorites out but each car does feels different and who can drive 500 cars anyway.  They plan to release one free car per month so the roster will keep expanding. 
  • More importantly there are over 110 tracks which I would rather have anyway. 
  • There are a ton of modes including career, leagues, and daily challenges so there is plenty of content. 
  • With this and Dirt Rally I think my racing game fix is fixed.

 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • I really enjoyed the last Wolfenstein game and thought it was one of the best FPS games I'd played in a long time.
  • This game is a prequel and has a smaller scope and it is priced accordingly at $20 for around 6-8 hours which is a good deal.
  • The game takes place in Castle Wolfenstein which is a fun place to return and it brought back memories of the past games with some great easter eggs.   Wolfenstein 3D is one of my favorite games of all time.
  • I've only played about an hour and it feels like the previous game which is a good thing so if you liked the last game and wanted more then it's an instant buy.
Batman: Arkham City
  • With all of the trailers for the new Batman game coming out it got me excited so I started a hard play through of Arkham City and since I've been away from the game for awhile, Batman is getting beat up pretty badly. 
  • The hard difficulty mode is no joke, I'm usually fighting about 10 enemies at once and have probably "died" about 10 times so far in about an hour and a half. 
  • The combat is so good and you can really get into a good groove and pummel enemies easily, which I still need to find. 
  • I did beat the game when it came out but never collected all the 420 Riddler trophies which I always wanted to go back and try to collect. 
  • If you've never played this game you definitely need to it's one of the best games every made and plus You are Batman!

New Releases - Two big releases this week.  Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a prequel to the game that came out last year and it was awesome.  Project Cars finally releases. 


    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (download - $20)
    Project Cars (download - $50)
    Aspectus: Rinascimento Chronicles (download)
    Snakebird (download)
    Warside (download - free-to-play)
    Apollo4x (download)
    The Music Machine (download)
    High Strangeness (download)
    Sym (download)
    Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue (download)
    Ratventure Challenge (download)
    Terraform (download)
    Last Word (download)
    The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude (download)
    Mainland (download)
    Selfie : Sisters of the Amniotic Lens (download)

PlayStation 4

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (download - $20)
    Ether One (download)
    Cosmophony (download)
    Arcade Archives: City Connection (download)

Xbox One

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (download - $20)

PlayStation 3

    Cosmophony (download)
    Syberia 2 (download)


    Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes
    Cosmophony (download)

Nintendo 3DS

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

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