Sunday, November 25, 2012

Portal 1+2 Review plus giveaway to all who follow me on playfire

First off, hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day.

Portal 1+2 review will be 2 reviews in one mini-review

Portal is simple to learn but can be hard to master. You have 2 portals a blue one and an Orange one. You step in one and you come out the other. Sounds simple but the puzzles can be a little tricky. You use these portals to solve puzzles, escape danger and well to have fun.

The sounds in portal like the music can be a little stale at times  This is mostly the sound that gets stale and not so much for the effects like portals being fire. You shoot portals from a portal gun, but not everyplace can support a portal.

The puzzles can be easy and hard, it depends on how much you know about the game, and how you do on games styles along Portal's ilk.

There is a story, you awake in a small glass room with no idea of where you are or what you're doing there. You hear at first a voice "helping" you along the way. You must go through 19 levels and work your way to the end goal, what that goal is I won't say in case you've never played this before. You never meet anyone in the game, well no non-robots that is. No clue what heppened to them.

The graphics are really good on the game, at some times they have messed up in a few weird spots on my PC but since I can never replicate those results when I want it to, I count them as flukes.

The big downside to this game is how fast this games is to play and beat the story mode. I've beaten this at least 3 times in one day. They should have added more levels, but i don't think that they intended this game to be so popular. I mean after all this game first came out in the Orange Box with Half Life and Team Fortress 2.

On to portal 2

After the events of Portal 1, this game starts with a person in a suspended animation for a long, long, long time. Just like last time (At least for how far I'm along in this game) I have only meet robots in this game, and no people yet. You meet a new character who helps you along, why is a part that I will leave up to you, however you do meet a familiar face in this game.

The sounds and graphics are drastically improved in this game. They really stepped this game up a notch  They make this game look more like a traditional beat this puzzle to keep your self moving towards a goal, while moving through what looks more like a survival setting than the lab rat in a maze setting as that's how the previous game made me feel like.

The puzzles are more complex and MUCH LONGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally, they added more substance to the game and makes it feel more like a game than an add-on.

Portal 1+2 Bundle from steam is a great buy, I give the bundle a 9.5 out of 10

Portal 1 I give an 8 out of 10. It feels like they gave up a bit early and they definitely didn't add enough levels, or at least make them longer.

Portal 2 i give it a 10+ out of 10. First things first, they didn't change anything, they just improved upon it. Second their story ties with the first one so it helps answer some questions. The make the levels harder than the first game and longer to do as well.

Now onto my contest on a site called

I would think of it as Facebook for gamers if I didn't think that it would tarnish playfire. People can track their stats from systems like Xbox, PS3, Steam, etc. and people also talk about the games their playing or just random stuff in general.

I had a contest a few days ago and I will be doing another one on my birthday on December 9th of this year.

All one needs to do is be a member of Playfire. It doesn't cost you to join at all, it's completely free. Then that person should track me, because on December 9th I will open my contest and how you enter si simple, just say why you want to win/why you should win. That's it! You can say I want to win because I just want to, or you feel like a winner, etc.

All prizes right now are in the form of games from Steam, here is a list of the games available in the contest as of right now:

2 Copies of Bunch of Heroes
1 Copy of Rome Total War: Gold Edition
1 Copy of Home
1 Copy of Magnetis
1 Copy of Left 4 Dead 1 + 2 Bundle
1 Copy of  Portal 1 + 2 Bundle

I should have more gifts available when the time the contest starts, well hopefully I'll have more.

Anyways, I hope you liked this review and I hope you join me on my Birthday Contest!

BTW Just like Playfire, my contest is free to join!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition Review

Sorry it's been a while, between waiting on hearing from people I know who live in NYC Hurricane Sandy and the Elections I've been swamped with a lot to do.

However here is my review on Battlefield 3: PE

First things first, this is the Premium Edition where you get the Premium account,. which gives you the three Map Packs for free plus the 2 new ones for free when they come out.

Battlefield is what all shooters even Call of Duty should be like. I have played every CoD games except for BO 2,  Every time I play battlefield 3 it feels different from the last time. It has a uniqueness to it that is very refreshing in the dull FPS world.

Single Player was good, not great but better than other Solo ones out there. It has a story that sucks you into the game. They did drop the ball though, I feel like they could have added some more aircraft missions, which is a big deal in battlefield.

The cop-op is again okay they don't have many missions which is a bummer, but it can help you in the long run!

Multiplayer is the one thing I was a little worried about. I've been disappointed with CoD multiplayer (Mostly Black Ops, because World at War is freaking amazing, and the best shooter ever!) I didn't really want to play it at first so I just ddi single player until I said you know what? Let's rock this out. I'm so freaking glad I did.

MP is beast, simply no other other way to describe it. There are a ton of maps, weapons, and modes to get you into the mode of gaming. The guns are realistic, especially with the bullet drop for Sniper rifles and how much you have to lead them in order to gt a kill shot.

There are 4 classes

Assault class which is what we use to call a Rambo Medic. You get Med packs that you drop and you can even use defibrillators to revive fallen buddies.

Engineer Class, with a blowtorch and a rocket or 2 you can kill the enemy or fix your vehicles.

Support is my go to class. You can use C4, claymores, and even drop ammo boxes for yourself and your buddies.

Recon is my favorite class, I love sniper rifles but since I suck, it's a little hard for me which is why it's not my go to class.

The sounds are crisp and really makes you feel like your in the game. They took a lot of time and patience with this. Not a lot of games do and I;m glad that they did!

The visuals in this game are amazing, then engine in the game is fantastic. I wish that other games would use that instead of the IW engine that MW3, BO 2, etc are using. Frostbite 2 is the name of the engine that powers Battlefield 3, or as I like to call it the OMFG!!!!!

It's really intense, from the detail on the characters and buildings to the surroundings and vehicles. This is the most life like game i've ever played. Frostbite 2 also has an killer destruction aspect to it. It's not too over the top and it's not weak. It's in the middle which is where real life is, in the middle. Some other engines like the Red Faction engine has it where you can easily take down a building but in real life, it's not gonna be that easy. (I'm assuming here, I've never tried to destroy anything in real life, don't send me any messages please)

The vehicles are amazing but I'm horrible and I've not been in them long enough to know how well they are.

All in all this has proved to be one of the best purchases that I've ever made.

I give this game a 9.8 out of 10.

There is one downside to this game, and it comes from multiplayer. If you are in a game and the game ends, if you want to go back to the main multiplayer menu you have to quit your game session and it takes you back to the main menu, then from there you select multiplayer. If should just go back to the multiplayer screen and not the main screen.