Ghost in the Shell first assault online : Good, but not the best

Hello everyone,

Ghost in the Shell is one of my favorite universe. I’ve seen 90% of what has been done in this universe, animation movies, animation series, etc…

When the game online, was announced I was really exited. But after playing it a little bit, I’m not happy at all.

The game is a FPS in the universe of Section 9. You’ll play all of the member of the team, after unlocking them. I bought a special pack, so at the moment I have 6 agent unlocked. They all have their own specialty, this is well made. Motoko can use optic camouflage, like in the movies, Batou is a cyborg and has a rocket launcher in the arm, etc …

But the problem is that there is a taste of pay to win in the back. The more you play, the more you’ll level up your account, the more you’ll earn experience point to fill in the unlocking of new weapons, chip slots, etc … But you can also buy new weapons in the market, and upgrade them with new components.

And we are back in the system of “the one that have the biggest and strongest gun win”.

Yes it’s a FPS, so you need skills, and with my big age now, ;), I don’t have reflexes like 10-15 years ago. But when you empty a charger on an enemy and he is still alive, it’s kind of frustrating, especially because you know he is higher level than you, and that he has more chipset unlocked, better weapons, etc …

The game is frustrating if you don’t play 10 hours a day, and it’s Nexon ways of doing things. The GITS franchise is not well served I think by them.

The game is considered early access on steam. and for me it’s just a beta ! there are like 10 maps on 3 playing modes : Demolition (terro vs police), Domination (capture tower) and team deathmatch.

Nothing new, all those modes exist for close to 20 years now in other FPS.

In the end, even if I’m a huge fan of GITS universe, I’m king of frustrated and disappointed by this game. They really could have done something much better.

You can check my videos :

 

 

Thank you for reading and remember, have fun and play a lot 🙂

CobraGuru

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Borderlands universe need to be known

Hello everyone,

Today I want to present you the Borderlands universe, in case you don’t know it, and for those that know it, to remind it. :p

Borderlands is an old universe started in 2009. Several episodes, dlcs have been released through years.

Borderlands consider itself a RPS !!! A fusion between RPG and FPS 😉

This was the steam description of the 1st episode in 2009 :

Lock, Load, & Face the Madness
Get ready for the mind blowing insanity! Play as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries and take out everything that stands in your way!
With its addictive action, frantic first-person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op*, Borderlands is a breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.

  • Role Playing Shooter (RPS) – Combines frantic first-person shooting action with accessible role-playing character progression
  • Co-Op Frenzy – Fly solo in single player or drop in and out with up to 4 Player Co-Op online for a maniacal multiplayer experience
  • Bazillions of Guns – Gun lust fulfilled with rocket-launching shotguns, enemy-torching revolvers, SMGs that fire lightning rounds, and tons more
  • Radical Art Style – New visual style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to create a unique and eye-catching spin on the First Person genre
  • Intense Vehicular Combat – Get behind the wheel and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat

The style can be tough to apprehend, but personally I like it very much, very colorfull.

I had luck to play Borderlands The Pre-Sequel before Borderlands 2 (Pre-Sequel (2014) has been released after the 2 (2012), even if the story takes part before) ;).

You can check my videos if you want to have an opinion of the universe and the gameplay.

 

 

I personally like it very much. I like what devs have done about the mix of RPG and FPS. The classes are really fun to play with different play style. The universe is big with lots of questing, achievements, challenges, etc …

I’m about to play “Tales from the Borderlands” which is a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series.

Last but not least info : Borderlands universe is a mature universe and needs to be played by mature player (+18).

The universe contain lots of humor, blood, explosion, boss fight, search for tips, hints on you story and quests, etc, etc ….

Thanks for reading, share, comment, and have fun and play a lot.

 

CobraGuru

Destruction Derby + Twisted Metal = Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Hello everyone,

Today I’m making a post for Gas Guzzlers Extreme. I just notice I had it in my steam for a long time and decided to play it again. WOW I love it, so much fun 😉

Infos From steam :

“Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fast, furious, armed-to-the-teeth, trigger-happy shooter, shifted into top gear! Take a white knuckle ride in this crazily addictive combat racing game.

Key features:

  • Combat racing at its best, featuring a blood pumping single player campaign with over 12 hours of gameplay.
  • Fast-as-lightning multiplayer tournaments with 7 different modes (classic race, power race, battle race, knockout, deathmatch, last man standing and capture the flag); with up to 4 teams available in team play mode.
  • 350+ miles of road across 40 tracks, 8 arenas and 7 different environments.
  • 12 unique weapons, on-track bonuses and power ups.
  • 18 customizable cars (12+ upgrades, color, rims, stickers, etc.).
  • Multi-path tracks and sponsored events.
  • Instant play with vicious AI Bots populating your multiplayer match while other players begin to join in on the fun.
  • Beautifully displayed high definition visuals with extensive vehicle damage, motion blur effects and custom paint jobs.
  • Full force feedback controller support as well as keyboards, joy pads, joysticks and racing wheels.
  • Packed with tons of unique humor and personality.”

The principle of the solo campaign is to play and win or score points by finishing in top 3 of each races plus scoring addition points by completing optional objectives. Your objectives are to climb the ranking list of each “classes” to be able to enter the tournament. Win the tournament and you’ll access the next level.

Races are short 3-5 or maximum 7 laps for the Knockout missions.

You’ll have several types of races : Power race are standard race but with the power ups and bonus you can get from the tracks. Battle race, you fight with your weapons + bonus tracks and power ups. (Weapons can be changed in the garage. you win new weapons by wining races). Knockout you have to finish first, and each laps, the last is knockout of the race.

Other intensive fight are deathmatch : kill the most and be the first to reach the mark (often 10 kills to do in an arena), Last Man Standing, be the last to survive 😉

Capture the Flag : this one is woooooooooooooooooooow.

You’ll have sponsor with special events, you can loose your sponsor, and get new ones, etc, etc ….

Check my video I made recently to have an idea of what is the game.

Addictive, intensive, pure arcade in the good old way. You like to destroy things ? You like to crash the other cars ? Then Gas Guzzlers Extreme is for you.

This game exist since 2013, but it seems there is a lots of new player (cf the amount of review in steam)

Thanks for reading, have fun and play 🙂

Champions Online, the superhero mmorpg.

I’ve made the test recently of Marvel Heroes 2016, that you can see in a blog post here.

I like it very much as it’s for me a Diablo like with Marvel universe. I’ve leveled up several characters to 60 but as I have less time to play, I can’t farm and grind enough to finish my toons. Also a great things is that you have one account and your inventory, your currencies are shared with all you heroes. Very helpful when you reached 60 with a new one that you can equip with badges or special gears that you’ve already looted from you other lvl 60 heroes.

Champions online is more in the mmorpg tradition. It’s been edited by Cryptic and Perfect World, with all the issue I’ve already inform you about considering what they did in Star Trek Online.

Champions online is a superhero mmorpg. The advantage of this game is that you can customize your avatar the way you want. I’ve seen videos on youtube showing how to recreate the Marvel heroes in it, really astonishing.

I’ve installed Arc, the platform software from perfect world. Not to use it. Like we say in french about something so complicated, so heavy, it’s a gas factory. I’ve installed it as nowadays, just connecting, launching some games, even if you don’t play them, record exp to be exchanged with a good amount for Zen Points in the game you want. So It seems to be long but it takes me 5-10 mn every days.

It’s using Arc that for the first time I launched Champions online. I don’t use arc usually to launch STO, Neverwinter, and also for CO now.

I’ve made 2 videos on introduction :

 

 

Like you’ll see, the game is an rpg, but using a superhero. You have quest, at the moment I am still in the first area, Millenium city, you have some cinematic with voices acting. The skill tree is now common system to all Cryptic games. You have superpowers, vehicles, you can fly or teleport or run with a high speed. Like all Cryptic games, instances that help the game to be not too crowded, also allowing everyone to be on only one server. You’ll be able to access pvp, pve queue, alert match at lvl 10.

It’s free to play, and also you can subscribe or buy a lifetime if you like the game.

There are probably some limits to it, lack of new content regularly, level limit at 40 at the moment, which surprised me a lot considering most of all other mmo are lvl 60 minimum. But it seems, what I read about it, that there is a new dev team. So wait and see.

In any case, you should try it, as the real good point in Perfect World and Cryptic system is that playing free to play is not a limit to the game. As a free to play you’ll have access to everything a subscriber will have, except a shared bank, an amount of character slot reduced, etc. This is a very good point, not like in lots of other mmo that f2p means you have a taste of the game but with lots of limits.

 

Have fun guys and play 🙂