Here's the reason I will never call GTA V a great game: it's empty. For a game that provides so much for you to do during the single player, it's oddly not compelling. I never found myself doing anything other than the actual missions and that's this games ultimate failing. Without the Online mode, this game would be pretty dang bad and I'm saying this because the story isn't even great. The online mode makes up for most of its shortcomings by being fun, addictive, and NOT EMPTY. The world has personality, but there's no reason to pursue it unless you are your own character.
I have never been a fan of horror games. My friend nearly gave me a heart attack while I played Amnesia, and my other friend hooked me up with Outlast, an indie horror game in the same vein as Amnesia: there is no way to protect yourself, you must run OR ELSE. It truly is scary and it went down as the first horror game I ever finished because the story made me want to see what happened to Miles Upshur, the character I controlled. While eventually, the scares wore off, the enemies becoming boring after the sadistic Dr. Trager, the game then throws a wrench in that by Introducing The Wallrider, a nearly invisible nanite-being that tears both you and your other enemies apart. Good job keeping me scared, Red Barrels.
Haha, I saw Inside Out early and now time for a review. It's good, great, the best Pixar has been since Up! Come on, it's Pixar. Even their lackluster films are good! Go see it on Friday
This is the future of gaming. And thats not an exaggeration. I say this because it has been such a long time that I have been so impressed with technology that I freaked out while playing a video game. After a bit of research and deliberation, I downloaded the free open beta for Sony's new service on my Vita and used the last 4 dollars on my account for 4 hours; what I received was this:
Bioshock Infinite, the PS3 version, running 25-30 frames per second. Needless to say I was astonished. Sorry for the low quality recording, did it in just a few seconds. Anyway, I STREAMED a PS3 game, something previously seen as implausible, to my Vita, and with very little problems (occasionally there was screen tearing or slight dips in frame rate) but most problems I can say were probably more related to the wireless connection I was using. The only thing I could ask for in the future, Sony, is the ability to buy games permanently via your streaming service.
George Miller has returned the famed Aussie ex-cop Max Rockatansky, now played by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rise's Bane). The film marks another return of the "manly" action movie genre but also deviates by making the real main character Furiosa (as portrayed by Charlize Theron). She provides Max's motivation and plot drive throughout the movie and it works excellently. The action hearkens back to The Road Warrior, with its slick camera work and quick cuts of the high speed chases. Excellently filmed, acted, edited, and overall, a great return of both the series, and the adrenaline-fueled genre, Mad Max will knock your socks off, or leave you on your knees, begging for mercy. 9.5/10