Destiny:The Taken King Revisited…..

Its been roughly a month since I first got my hands on TTK.  It is by far the best expansion in the series. They have fixed many of the problems that once plagued the game such as constantly having  to constantly grinding to level up your weapons and gear. Now some issues that surfaced with this expansion is the lack of grandeur that was promised to us when first revealed. Dont know what im talking about?

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This picture may explain it a bit but for those who dont know. This is Sleeper Simulant a exotic fusion rifle that occupies space in the heavy weapon slot. It is a call back to amazing Spartan Laser of Halo 3. But unlike its cousin this rail gun/ laser lacks the impact that is expected of it. Not only that but the gun itself is plagued by the problem of the quest to obtain it lacking some, if any grandeur to it. We were promised that to obtain this gun we would have to go on an epic “odyssey” to find the parts to obtain the gun. This was none of those…. It was at most a tedious little task without any dialogue from anything. During the entire process i was silently mourning the loss of what could have been the highlight of the expansion. After weeks and weeks of every Destiny player on the /SearchforSleeper subreddit looking for the gun through multiple conspiracy’s and harebrained theories. The gun was introduced very sneakily by Bungie by a small unassuming mission on Earth. The entire mission was silent with no words from the mysterious AI Rasputin who created the damned thing or from your single eyed companion Ghost.

Many people had poured time into figuring out the codes that were on the screens on missions to the point that they looked like they were wearing the infamous tin foil hat or like this guy…. Screen_Shot_2015-10-12_at_6.48.05_AM.0

Hours spent in looking for an answer that was not even there. When we thought that it would.

Definitely the lowest point within this expansion.

I will say however that the damage that the Sleeper can dish out is on par if not stronger than a shot from the venerated Gjallerhorn rocket launcher. Specifically the interesting thing about the heavy fusion rifle is that it can do critical damage if it hits the enemies critical spot. I would say that it can definitely be called Gjallerhorn 2.0 to some extent.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim …. Oh hey look a dargon edition

The Elder Scrolls series is a beloved franchise for many loyal Bethesda fans. The most notable games within the series are Morrowind, Oblivion and the more recent Skyrim. Skyrim was one of the most anticipated games of the year during its release.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a open world “sandbox” game where you play as “The Dragonborn”. A legend within the land of Skyrim of a being who is born into the world with  the soul of a dragon and is able use their language in battle. This is where you come in as the newest dragonborn,who has only recently come into Skyrim during the civil war between the Imperials and Stormcloaks and you have been accused of helping the rebellious Stormcloaks.

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Skyrim is a game rich with story and adventure. Where you can be slaying dragons in one minute and seducing a merchant girl in the next minute. The game hosts thousands of hours of game play.

The in game character models leave much far wanted. Mainly due to how ugly most characters look inside the game.

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The game also has a very thriving modding scene on the PC even after all this time. The mods range from simple re-textures and redone animations to full on dungeons and story lines. The mods range from being down right silly to being just gorgeous.

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However be warned this is game is notorious for its long loading screens and laggy moments.

Review: Amazing game and a great buy on the PC. However avoid the console version of the game if all possible because half the time you are playing will be on loading screens. There are also some very buggy moments such as if you get stuck you will need to reload a previous save file. Suggested to buy this game on sale during a Steam holiday sale.

Bioshock: Infinite…. Circle edition

Bioshock Infinite is a gorgeous game set in 1912. Unlike its predecessors it does not take place in the broken down underwater utopia of Rapture. Instead it takes place in the fictional utopia in the sky’s Columbia. The game is played as a FPS with one hand holding a gun and the other hand allowing the use of special powers called “Vigors”.

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In Infinite you play as Booker Dewitt a former soldier during the “battle” of wounded knee turned Pinkerton agent. He has been given the deal of retrieving a certain girl from Columbia in order to wipe away his debts.

Enter, Elizabeth our charming AI controlled heroine. She is by far one of my favorite female characters in any game. She plays a support role in combat by throwing you things that she has managed to scavenge such as salts in order to recharge your power or more ammo to shove into your enemies. Her voice actor nailed the emotions of the character spot on. The most heart wrenching scenes in the game involving her are only amplified through the voice acting.

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The game does an excellent tie in to the series through its ending and DLC “Burial at Sea part 1 &2”.

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The music is great with some more modern songs being interpreted as barber shop quartet songs which you must look listen for otherwise you will not notice. It definitely all fits in together to make a very cohesive game and fun experience.

Review: Excellent game. Amazing sets of characters. Definitely get it and play it if you have not already.

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4.5 stars

Persona 4 Dancing All Night …. Friday Night Fever Edition

Persona 4 Dancing All Night is a spin off of the popular RPG Persona 4 which was originally on the PS2 and then ported to the PSVita as Persona 4 Golden. Persona 4 Dancing All Night is a rhythm game that uses remixed songs from the Persona 4 games. It features most of the main cast of Persona 4 as playable characters.

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There are 2 versions of the game. The standard and the Disco Fever edition. The Disco fever edition includes a lot of extra content such as physical copy of the soundtrack.

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The game has a lot of DLC (downloadable content) such as extra costumes and songs. For a limited time they are giving out some of the DLC for free. Later on they will be releasing new playable characters such as Marie from Persona 4 Golden. They are also including a special guest character in the form of Hatsune Miku one of the many Vocaloids, which are voice synthesizers that are represented by characters with Miku as the most famous one.

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The game has both a free play mode and a story mode. Each song has 3 difficulties, and they all have varying difficulties by themselves. Each character has a different style of dancing such as how Yukiko Amagi has ballet style of dancing and Naoto Shirogane has a swing style.

Review: The game is great from what I have played so far. The songs are fairly difficult but I have not gone further than easy – normal mode because I am not used to the controls for the game.

Pros

  • Great soundtrack
  • Great motion capture
  • Easy to understand controls
  • Fairly difficult to master
  • Good Story mode

Cons

  • Hard to get used to controls
  • Lots of DLC that need you need money for
  • Kinda hard to fit into the Persona 4 time line