Thursday, December 31, 2015

Four games from 2015 that we'll still be playing in 2016

Looking back at 2015 in gaming, four games stand above the rest of the pack in their replay and entertainment value. Our guest blogger, theintellectual, shares why these games rock. 

1. GTA 5 (will always be a top level game)

Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the best games I have ever played, and I have played a lot of games. None even comes close to GTA5. You don’t really need a lot of expertise to realize that the GTA project has been the most successful gaming enterprise ever. And this is not random, GTA is without a doubt the best game sequel in gaming history, and GTA 5 reinforces my opinion even more.

In the end Gaming is all about content, fun and enjoy ability and Grand Theft Auto has been able to do this continuously for years and years proven time and again its worth. :D :D :D

The three main characters, TREVOR, FRANKLIN and MICHAEL are so brilliantly created that you really have the feeling that those are real persons. In deed GTA is meant to present above all, the American society and the American style of life. The island represents America, with Los Santos as New York or the Sandy Shores, basically representing Americas Midwest.

Multiplayer is a whole other story when you basically create a character fully customizable and raise him through the ranks by competing online with players from all over the world. XBOX has had a very successful story with multiplayer gaming and luckily this feature has been pretty much preserved. Expect some lags there and there the multiplayer in my XBOX One ran smoothly without issues.

In conclusion, Grand Theft Auto 5 is much more than a game, it’s the American Spirit brought to you in a video game. A MUST HAVE GAME  :D

2. FAR CRY 4 

It’s a phenomenal game from Ubisoft’s Montreal studio: an energetic open-world playground that brims over with emergent potential. The fictional sub-Himalayan dictatorship of Kyrat that serves as the setting is a living, dangerous thing. Your actions can affect it, but life there continues on with or without your input.

There’s nothing in video games that quite manages to match the experience of a tiger attack interrupting your full-on assault of an enemy outpost. Especially when you can turn the many complex layers of artificial intelligence to your advantage by leading the pursuing big cat into the heart of your firefight, then slipping away to watch the chaos unfold.

There’s so much fun to be had in Far Cry 4, and none of it has anything to do with the writing. Ubisoft would do well to get out of the way of its own narrative aspirations for future Far Cry games :D – or at least give them a serious re-think – before the series finds itself trapped in a pit of its own making.

3. TITANFALL

"Titanfall" is a multiplayer-only first-person shooter that lets you fight for one of two warring factions in a dystopian future. You'll play as both a nimble foot soldier (simply called the "pilot") and a towering "Titan" mech — a human-guided robot — during your battles, with each side possessing its own distinct advantages in the war zone.


Of course, "Titanfall" wouldn't be "Titanfall" without, well, Titans, :D which become available to all players after a few minutes in battle (or more quickly if you play well). The game's titular hulking robots are controlled pretty similarly to their pilot counterparts, though you have much less mobility and far more firepower. Titans move slowly and can't jump, but can quickly step out of the way of enemy fire with a tap of the A button.

4. METAL GEAR GROUND ZEROES

Metal Gear Ground Zeros is one of the most controversial games I have ever played because of the many debates between fans and critics. This game is more of a prologue to the Metal Gear Solid 5 and I must admit it does a fantastic job at that. This is done thanks to the graphics generated by the FOX ENGINE, which are a beauty to watch. And also the gameplay should get high praise. The AI is very well done and it acts prudently but it can also surprise you at certain points in the game and making you to not take it lightly like in some recent shooters. Probably one of best innovations to the game is REFLEXE MODE giving players a few seconds to react and keep their cover when they are detected, it’s a welcome addition to this traditional stealth action Franchise and also the Interrogations are fun because of the bits of info that you can learn from the AI and it gives you a reason to keep them alive and it can be really useful as a mechanic in the HARD difficulty.

Because the gameplay is so smooth, fun and immersing it makes it so more punishing and hard to mention the negatives of this game. First It must be mentioned the very short and only main mission witch some players have finished in record amount of times, but the games tries to make up for this by adding a few side missions witch make the game a bit longer. Different consoles have different missions for example the PS4 has the classic snake missions ,but the Xbox one has The Raiden missions. This is a good amount of content but the price was totally ridiculous  at the beginning  but thankfully it has dropped since then. The story is not so well introduced for new players in the main mission so you will be quite lost if you have never played a metal gear before. There is a sort of codex when you can get the information that you need for every main character in this game.

So as you probably can tell by now even though this is not a very long video game, the experience in it is very rich and memorable with its fresh and innovative gameplay. I’m absolutely convinced that this game has set the roots for his predecessor to bloom and show the level of detail and achievement this Franchise has reached.

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