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Call of Duty Black Ops

Rating: 9.0 / 10

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, NDS (Spin off)

ESRB: Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore

PEGI: Extreme violence – Violence towards defenceless people – Strong language

Written By: HappyFunRun
An Author at Mildly Confused Gamer
        Well, you can disagree, but it seems to me that Treyarch is always the one who innovates the Call of Duty Franchise. If your a CoD fan, you’d be an idiot not to own this title, and if your a shooter fan who just likes to sit down, play some matches and hang out with friends, and then walk away until the next time you play it (Which is usually within a few hours or the next day) than this is definitely the game for you.
        The game really drives the Call of Duty series forward in a sense that it gives a more Mature grip on the franchise, and gives a more serious feel, one that MW3 a year later definitely did not.
Campaign
        The Campaign is by far the best in the franchise, but also a very mature and gritty one as well. If you want the usual “The hero always win” Stuff, than walk away. It starts you out in a torture chair, you play as Alex Mason, a delusional and just plain insane man, that doesn’t remember his past. You play through the campaign in this interrogation sequence, and having flashbacks (or the missions themselves) each one putting together a piece of the story. The story is very sad and like I said mature, and gritty. The storyline is top notch, and will leave you very satisfied.
        As usual with the CoD series, it delivers this awesome Cinematic experience, like a playable movie. This game is one to feature a lot of vehicles and toys to play with, but remember, these are linear based, so you cant just free roam like BF. The campaign is exciting and keeps you on your toes, brining you to a lot of different locations, to keep everything fresh.

I don’t remember the Indians having Explosive Bows…

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Multiplayer

Like I said, Treyarch is one to innovate. They did a lot here, to keep it exciting. The biggest notable change is the way that you level up and get your gear. The new system is a currency system, that you earn per kill, headshot, etc. This is a fun fresh feel to the classic addicting multiplayer CoD has to offer. You still have to level up to get your weapons, and then buy them, but everything else is unlocked from the start, and its your choice how how lay the dough: On Camos, Perks, Reticle, Reticle Colors, Lens Colors, Putting your name and emblem on your gun, it’s your choice. The only problem with this, is it feels a lot more easy to get a lot of stuff than in past CoD’s. Luckily, there are 5 more Prestiges this time around.

The Currency system brings on the room for a lot more interesting features. The notable one here, is Wager Matches. These are free for all based matches where you gamble in your money, and the winner gets the dough. These matches are ones where you start out with a pistol, and with every kill you get a better gun, or in another mode, everyone has a pistol, and only 1 bullet to anywhere will kill a person, with every kill you get another bullet, and you have 3 lives, the last man standing wins.

I mentioned emblems earlier, in this game, you can create your own emblem, which is just outright cool, the problem though is that people create some pretty nasty emblems, and its just outright gross.

Private matches are a blast, you can customize your match to the inner parts, change peoples health, set your own classes, change how fast people move, its just awesome. Another private match game, is Combat Training, an AI based multiplayer, where you can practice your skills before jumping online with all the critics and whiny kids.

Overall, you will have a ton of fun with this multiplayer mode, there is a lot to be had here.

I don’t think the Cubans are happy were having a firefight in their streets…

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Zombies!

You may remember the “Thank You for Playing” Level from WaW, that you got when you completed the Campaign, called Nazi Zombies, that became an instant success, and ended up becoming the focal point of the game, with more maps being released. Well, they have brought that back in Blops with it being one of the official modes. Its back and its fun.

The game is simple, survive. You fend off against endless waves of Zombies, you have points that you earn per kill, and you spend them on opening more sections of the map, guns, perks, etc. How long can you survive?

It comes with 2 zombie maps, and 1 bonus funny one, and 4 available through DLC. (not counting the originals also available through DLC). The two maps are Kino Der Toten, thats just as fun and uses the same concepts as the last WaW zombie map Der Reise, and there is Five, the funny zombie map, where you blast their heads off playing as famous people, like Kennedy, Robert Macnamara, Nixon, and Castro. These maps are way fun and can be played with up to 4 players on line, and 2 split screen Co-op.

Yes… Even Zombies have to go through Security First…

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Review

Overall, this is the best CoD to date, and I think Blops 2 will total surpass this one in everything, especially in innovation. This game delivers a lot, and if your a multiplayer buff who loves fast furious multiplayer, or just loves to hang with friends and game, definitely pick this one up.

Pros:

-Great Campaign and Plot

-Very Accessible

-Great and innovative Multiplayer

-Zombies, Zombies Zombies

Cons:

-Easier than usual Multiplayer

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Sound: 8.5    Great Sound

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Graphics: 7.7     Could be better, lighting needs to be upgraded

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Playability: 9.5     Very, very accessible

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Gameplay: 8.7     Mixes it up, fresh, fun, cinematic, fast

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Plot: 9.7     Amazing plot, one of the best I’ve Seen

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Replay Value: 9.0    Awesome replay value, keep you coming back.

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OVERALL: 9.0/10

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

7.5/10
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii
ESRB Rating: Mature – Violence, Drug Reference, Blood & Gore, Strong Language

PEGI Rating: 18 – Violence, Bad Language

Written By: HappyFunRun
An Author at Mildly Confused Gamer


At long last, the Modern Warfare series comes to a close, or does it? This Blockbuster AAA title is what put Call of Duty on the map for the very first time back in 2007,  and made it the Goliath it is today. There now back 4 years later with a HUGE title, but does it live up to the hype?

In recent news, some Russians blew up the Eiffel Tower.

The story picks up nearly 5 hours after the events of Modern Warfare 2, (No spoilers) Price and Nikolai are stuck trying to save Soap from sudden death. World War 3 Has officially begun, and the Russian invasion has moved from DC to New York. You think this is a pretty cool setting to stay in, but it doesn’t keep you there long. In fact, just like Treyarch’s last Call of Duty Game “Black Ops”, the story takes you to many different diverse environments, which is great. The story can be slow, and a lot of times doesn’t make sense, which causes you to go back and study a couple of missions, along with the game not doing a very good job on explaining certain events: Like a certain Chemical Attack that seemed to be just randomly thrown into the game. The Campaign is very short, (Shorter than all the other call of duty games) and can be completed in 3-4 Hours. If you can get past these little things, the story is tragic, and really grips you on how bad this war really is. The game features a lot of Modern Warfare 1 & 2 References, so it would do you some good to go back and play those first. As always, this game features 4 difficulties: Recruit, Regular, Hardened, & Veteran. Recruit, just lets you slide through life, and treats you like a juggernaut, which if your a beginner (Which is what this difficulty is meant for) is a good thing. Regular isn’t too hard either. But the jump from Regular to Hardened is pretty big. I think a pretty experienced shooter player should be playing here. Veteran is just Absurd. Instead of making the game actually more challenging, it only makes it so you can get hit at almost any time. You can be behind a building and sometimes get hit, if you are in a firefight, it doesn’t matter if the enemy actually shot and hit you, you’ll get hit either way. Playing on this difficulty leaves you figuring out the computer, rather than actually outsmarting your enemy. The Campaign features a Great Soundtrack, and might even leave you in tears at the ending.

Dang rocket n00b!

Moving away from AI opponents, Call of Duty is back with its famous Multiplayer. But if you were looking for another revolutionary BIG jump like Call of Duty 3 – 4: Modern Warfare, you wont find it here. In fact, almost every thing is the same, just with all new maps, weapons, a few new mechanics, and new killstreaks. The Killstreaks are probably the most notable change, now called Pointstreaks, allowing team players to be rewarded as well. Using the Strike Package feature, players can choose there play style. You can even choose different point streaks for each class. The Three Strike Packages are Assault, Support, and Specialist. Assault is the classic set of Call of Duty Killstreaks, and are earned the exact same way: Kills. Support is exactly what the name implies, if you are a team player, you will get rewarded for capturing points, and flags, etc. The killstreaks here are also more support oriented as well.  Specialist allows lone wolf players to be rewarded. Killstreaks are rewarded just like Assault, but instead of like a chopper or something, you get bonus perks. So 2 kills gives a perk, 4 kills gives another, 6 kills gives yet another, and 8 kills will reward you with all the perks in the game. Weapons are now more fully featured, and now have their own perks slot. Maps are much better made, and are more diverse. But Multiplayer is mostly the same, and you wont find anything new here. You wont get the same enjoyment you may have before. Combat is bland, and hard to get into, and game modes are fairly the same.
Spec Ops is back and better, now featuring Matchmaking, not requiring you to find a friend to play. Singleplayer missions now are more featured then last time, and the stars system actually rewards you further than bragging rights. Now there is a new game mode called, Survival. This definitely arose from the high demand of Zombies, let alone a Horde mode at all. This features a money system where you purchase guns and equipment from a Black Market type store. Waves progressively get harder, and bring on more enemies like Choppers, and Juggernauts. Its pretty interesting. The down sides are, its not nearly as featured as far as weapons go as multiplayer, and AI kinda Sucks.
Overall, its a pretty dissapointing game. But it still holds on most things, and can hold your attention for a little while. Story is short, multiplayer is bland, and Spec ops is awesome, aside from a few bugs. If your a Major COD fan, I recommend to pick it up, but if your fairly new, I would go for a previous entry in the series.
PROS
-Great Graphics
-Decent Story
-Decent Game Playability
-Spec Ops
CONS

-Short Game
-Bland Multiplayer
-Unclear Story
-Weird Concepts

Review: Just Dance 3

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Review
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Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360, PS3

ESRB: E10+ for Everyone ten and up – Lyrics

          Just Dance 3 was made by Ubisoft. Just Dance 3 is the third in a highly acclaimed series. In this Just Dance, the game finally comes to the Xbox 360 and the PS3. It has very charming graphics and great gameplay. Also you can unlock many different game modes and songs by earning stars you get when you play.

         You can play with up to four players and there are some songs that have a separate dancer for two or four players. The game has hit songs like LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem and Taio Cruz’s Dynamite. It has many unlockables to keep you coming back, it even has a workout mode where it tracks your progress! I think the moves vary from beginner to the advanced dancer. It is fun if you play by yourself or three other people.

         Overall I think Just Dance 3 is the best dance game I have played on the market. It has great gameplay, a pretty nice song selection, and eye-pleasing graphics. They didn’t put in a multiplayer in this game but I wouldn’t know why they would. I recommend this game if you like dancing games because this one is amazing!

Rating: 9.2 / 10

ESRB: T for teen – Violence

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii

          Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2 is Lucas Art’s sequel to the original Force Unleashed. I recommend that you buy the first game before you get this one because without the first one the story doesn’t make much sense. (I should know because I did it!) I think that this game’s story is very compelling and deep. It is where you control Starkiller, Darth Vader’s apprentice. He finds out that he is actually a clone of the original Starkiller from the first game. He Teams up With an old jedi named General Kota from the first game. In the first game while you’re still in the Empire you are sent to kill him, but you just blind him with your lightsaber. So you go to different worlds fighting the Empire until you get to fight Darth Vader in the final boss fight. At the end of the fight you have two choices you can kill him, (Dark side choice.) or you can turn him in to the rebels. (Light side choice.)

          Over all I think that the story mode is extremely good, but the only reason I found to replay the story is to get missed trophies. Since it’s missing an online mode (Though it does have leaderboards.) I think it is missing something. to make up for it they added little side missions that you can earn a rank on depending on how fast you completed it. Over all I recommend it to Star Wars fans.

rating: 8.5/10