Friday, 30 July 2010

Singularity

Playing Singularity, you don't need to get far into the game to see it is basically a game comprised two games that many gamers, including me, know and love. Portal and Half life. I have to say I watched gameplay of Singularity before purchasing the game myself and I assumed it would be a cheap rip-off that would crash and burn, but boy was I wrong. 

Raven have made this game with the ultimate blend. They didn't want to seem too keen to impress and they weren't too shy to make a game with elements obviously inspired from other titles, and I bloody love it. I don't really know what to say really apart from that if you enjoy a game that will have you on the edge of your seat while you feel awesome killing Russian enemies that sound strangely like those off Call of Duty. Get this game. 


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Dragon Quest IX

The thing I like most about Dragon Quest is the ability to rotate the camera to reveal a 3-dimensional environment. Unlike Pok√©mon Heart Gold or Soul Silver, you are able to see what is ahead and behind you without having to walk there to be disappointed by a wall or patch of land that you were hoping contained a chest. I realise in Dragon Quest IX they have only allowed a faction of the movement that they did  in the previous instalments of the game on Nintendo DS. I can only perceive this as they knew people were getting lost because of being able to have the camera at any angle. 

Dragon Quest is a relatively new game to me and I am going to be honest, I don't really quite understand what I'm doing. I have really only been following the main story and doing quirky side quests, one of which was to perform a series of 'moves' to hype someone up in a church so that she can prayer effectively. I'm glad of this because unlike some RPG games, the side quests are actually side quests instead of being like a separate game. You don't have to do a lot of travelling to complete them. I'll have to probably delve deeper into the workings of the game to familiarize myself a bit more with it. But all in all I think it is a very good game and I would recommend it to everyone who owns a DS. It's a game that it worth spending a lot of time on. 

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Re-start!

Hello all, I decided to restart this blog because of it not really being 'geek' related and I didn't have the effort to keep adding new articles. 


So now I promise to make more of an effort and try to update with reviews and my thoughts on everything 'geek'. I'll start with technology that I've purchased and acquired. I'll also try and throw in some software if I can. Hope you enjoy. :D