Twisted Metal Black Game Review

Twisted Metal Black Game Review

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Games |

image 2Twisted Metal was a large part of my childhood. I remember that I had a black case filled with PlayStation games and every once in a while I would take a look and play them.

I had the classic games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Rayman, but I also had Twisted Metal. In retrospect, I can look back and honestly say that the first Twisted Metal wasn’t exactly the best.

I’ll be honest with you, the nostalgia of them and the imagination I apparently once had is what made the first installment playable. I went ahead and bought Twisted Metal 2 and three as well, and I can tell you that they aren’t anything worth jumping up and down about either.

I think it was all about what they meant to me and the idea of them that interested me. I don’t think it had anything to do with them being tremendous experiences as video-games but because of their interesting visuals and the colorful characters. 

Twisted Metal: Black was the first installment in the franchise that I would full-heartedly refer to as a solid video-game overall. The characters were enticing, and the cut-scenes were some of the most impressionable aspects of the franchise for me.

When I finally bit the bullet and bought a PlayStation 3 after having a Xbox 360 for a couple of years, one of the first games I decided to buy was Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3. I suppose I wanted to have new experiences with the killer clown Sweet Tooth and friends but with enhanced graphics and hopefully a more focused narrative.

image 3This installment marks a lot of changes in the franchise and a lot of improvements if you ask me. Besides some of the more immediate elements such as graphical enhancement, Twisted Metal PS3 offers up many more options to choose from.

Previous installments kept with the roots and nothing more whereas the latest installment offers up tracks for races to allow a much needed occasional detour to the regular shooting, explosions and so on.

Racing is often a lot of fun with Twisted Metal, especially with some of the more vibrant tracks and it allows many more dimensions for the gaming experience as a whole. I will say though that it isn’t anywhere near where it needs to be to completely succeed. Specifically, some of the races offer too much difficulty.

A lot of the difficulty has to do with the controls which can be extremely awkward at times, this has always been one of the issues with Twisted Metal, however, and like with previous installments, I think they can eventually be learned over time.

I know myself that I eventually became confident with them, but I understand that some might dislike the idea of having controls that feel so awkward that they need to be “gotten used to.” Graphics are drastically improved in this installment as I think everybody expected. After all, Twisted Metal: Head-On was released around seven years earlier on the PlayStation Portable, and remade on the PlayStation 2, both of which are inferior graphically to the PlayStation 3.

The storylines are fun and outlandish, whilst at the same time carrying a certain horror element to them, visuals are at an all-time high, and through the inclusion of racing and the overall improvement of battling itself, the installment has a whole lot more to do. It isn’t completely perfect, but it’s a strong title in the franchise and leaves me wanting more from it.

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Tomb Raider – A new face in town

Tomb Raider – A new face in town

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Games |

top imageLara Croft Tomb Raider: it’s a name we’ve been hearing for a long time. I first fell in love when I saw Angelina Jolie Ricocheting bullets off of cave walls and diving off cliffs in the Cradle of Life.

Of course others know the Tomb Raider series from the popular video games that had a major hand in making the Playstation popular in the 90s.

Since then the series has gone through two reboots after the disastrous Angel of Darkness installment and the need to redefine the character as a whole.

The new game series beginning with a title simply called “Tomb Raider” portrays Lara as different to the original one as possible. She isn’t the fearless, agile master of martial arts she was shown to be before.

She’s vulnerable, afraid and acts more out of necessity and desperation for survival rather than a sense of duty or her own goals. Last year on the 10th November, the sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released and showed more of what we’ve come to expect from the reboot.

Instead of relying on her stellar combat skills and intense survival training, this Lara is out on a limb, literally. The gameplay reveal trailer shown her climbing a mountain that reminded me of the climb to Caradhras in Lord of the Rings.

There was thunder crackling, avalanches and intense cold, almost as if Saruman was commanding the wind to impede Lara’s journey.

This version of Lara Croft seems more Assassin’s Creed 3 than God of War 3. She’s surviving a vicious terrain, scouting for food, setting traps and running for her life.

There’s none of the old gun slinging acrobat we’ve come to know and love. However, as the trailer progresses, we see her realizing her purpose and feeling that she’s now sure of what she has to do.

img twoThe shorts and the ponytail and the sex appeal also don’t appear to the be the focus of the games anymore, though they are still present because of their trademark appeal.It’s more about a sense of desperation, fear and survival rather than being a badass.

This version of Lara seems more natural and real than her predecessor because she’s shown to slowly be coming in to her own rather than being born a badass.

Also, the survival activities such as foraging for food and setting traps for enemies and traversing a perilous terrain adds more to the experience than clearing a room full of bad guys.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider was released for the Xbox on November 10, 2015 as a timed exclusive. The game was also released for PC and many people confirmed that a PC version is much better than XBOX version (and PS4 also).

The reason is probably because they had time to fix the bugs that were present in the initial version. Thus, the overall gaming experience is a lot better on PC than on the consoles.

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An In-Depth Review Of The Bike Race Game

An In-Depth Review Of The Bike Race Game

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Games |

main image 1Created by Top Free Games, Bike Race is a mobile game that attracts millions of players worldwide, and they all enjoy riding their motorbike’s through the colorful worlds of this gaming edition.

The popularity of this game is rising day by day, and players can play Bike Race on Android and iOS devices.

The game has also recently been optimized for Facebook as well, which further boosted its visibility and availability for people who want to try their skills and guide their bikes successfully to the finish line.

The demand for game even directly influenced creating Bike Race Level Creator which speaks enough about the popularity of the game.

 As we all know, simplicity is usually a good thing in life, but it is not always easy to achieve a proper level of simplicity in many areas of human activity. However, Top Free Games based the entire concept of their new game on this aspect, and this made Bike Race a really straightforward game.

The gameplay of this title follows one main idea – to ride your bike as quickly as you can and to reach the finish line in the fastest manner. This is not so easy to accomplish if you do not know the track by heart and if you are not 100% familiar with all the quirks and obstacles “down the road.”

Therefore, Bike Race Hack online can significantly help you in your ambition of becoming the best motorcycle rider in the world, or at least in the virtual world of mobile games.

 It is an addition that comes with no viruses or bugs, but it brings many rewards and benefits, such as unlocking all bikes and all tracks, and so on. Sensitive controls make Bike Race a tough game to master, and helpful programs such as Bike Race Cheat Tool can significantly improve your results and playing experience.

2nd imageThe game is set in colorful and visually attractive worlds, and there are four thematic environments. From the dry desert, over the cold arctic tundra to the grassy savanna – many geographical areas are present in this game, and each of these worlds has eight different stages. With so many levels, it is easy to understand a player’s desire to go through all of them and to collect as many stars as possible.

Since this is a physics-based game, the controls are designed in a way that demands a precise understanding of the fundamental laws of physics and knowledge of how inertia or the G-forces operate.

Many hills and valleys will give riders an opportunity to perform high jumps and loops, and additional bonus points are awarded for every successful wheelie, back flip, front flip, or any similar stunt.

Bike Race has a very entertaining multiplayer mode, where you race against your opponent and try to beat his or her time on the track. With the use of a Bike Race Hack, you can have all the bikes unlocked, and this will mean that your starting position will be the same and that your opponent will not have some unfair advantage.

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