Games I have beaten in 2014.
From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 - These are the games I have beaten to completion (unless otherwise noted).
From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 - These are the games I have beaten to completion (unless otherwise noted).
This is up as a goal right now. Its Jan 1 and obviously I have yet to play any videogames, let alone beat any. BUT THIS WILL BE THE YEAR I BEAT BK:N&B DAMNIT!
Feb 5th, 2014 - I really enjoyed this call of duty. I can see why many people regard its single player campaign as one of the best in the series.
March 5, 2014 - Really fun game. Beat it with god mode on due to being sent back to the start of the level having not saved my game. Still really fun though!
I played this up to level 8, got my ass kicked as a wizard (because you have to stand still to cast all spells) and there's no option to change class without paying. Done with this, thank you Ubi for the free couple of hours.
March 7, 2014 - There are things that I liked about this game and things that were either disappointing or pissed me off... The headshots and last 2 minutes of the story campaign were great, very satisfying. However, enemies took an odd number of bullets to kill when not getting headshots and the story (other then the very end) was really dry! Glad I got through it and completed it though. 2/5 Stars.
March 20, 2014 - The PC version of this game was really a complete let down. I would no recommend it. Not $60 well spent.
March 20, 2014 - I have played PlanetSide 2 a lot. But I have come to the conclusion that it is just not the multiplayer game for me. While other games have you running around killing people and doing objectives every second, I find that it takes way more time in this game to just get where I need to be. Obviously if you could spawn where ever you wanted that would break the game that PS2 is trying to be, but in its current state, it's just boring to run around for 20+ minutes to get a single kill and then be killed.
March 25, 2014 - I played and loved this game for a long time. But with the lack of meaningful updates, new maps, and fun mechs killed it for me. Also I should say that I came to hate how you couldn't kill a mech really fast. Like in any other shooter if you come across a person from behind, its kind of an automatic kill, but in this game, its not. Which makes most matches boring because no one feels like flanking is important so they just stand there and shoot...
April 11, 2014 - The Online MMORPG. I saw that I still had this installed on my pc today. I thought about whether or not I would ever play it again and I don't think I will. I played it for 30 hours, and all the time I had to grind from Astral Diamonds in order to buy anything. A fine game, but the grind was really up there.
April 16th, 2014 - Well I was playing this game as Hawkeye and I beat Dr.Doom whole handed-ly so I am gonna say I beat the game. I had fun with this game. It's action packed, lots of explosions, and it does what I think all of these types of Diablo games should do, it makes you feel like a god damn badass! I would recommmend it a lot, however I don't know for sure if I'll still play it...
April 16th, 2014 - Shortly after beating MHs (see above), I thought it would be a good idea to beat a single player game that has been taking up space on my hard drive. And standing at a whopping 30GB, I thought I would beat this one! It took me like 8 hours but I beat it. I liked it quite a bit though I will admit regenerating health has turned me into a pussy. Even on easy this game is tough! But bullet time is still great, Max was a little bitchy for my taste but again, not a bad game for the under $10 I got it for. (SIDE NOTE: I think it says a lot about my videogame experiences when I say my favorite parts of this game was when I was playing the New York flashbacks where you shot white gang members in snowy nighttime streets. I think we need to go back to that, because I am tired of shooting dark skinned people living in slums with AK-47s. Just Saying.)
May 5, 2014 - After the terrible game of CoD Ghost I longed to play a good CoD again. With the next installment some months off, I decided to borrow a copy of Black Ops 2 to see if I could get the awful Ghosts aftertaste out of my mouth. All said, BO2 was fantastic! The guns were great, the story was leaps better than Ghost's, and the characters were pretty good. The levels were interesting and for once it was nice to have the evil protagonist have a story which was actually believable. Like the US and CIA did terrible things to him and it was nice to see it from his point of view and understand why he brought the world to the brink of annihilation.
June 6, 2014 - I played this game at a friends house and man... it is probably one of the best game experiences I've had in years. The music, the setting, the story, and the combat (stopping time) really go together to make something special here. The ending really made me smile. I don't know why, maybe it was the "tight" way the game was made (it's not a 40 hour sandbox like Skyrim, it short but sweet!), but this is a game I really like.
July 1, 2014 - I got this for free on the ipad store a couple of weeks ago. I tried playing it a few times, and had some fun, but last night I got to an early part in the story where all of your awesome equipment is taken away and suddenly it was taking 50+ hits to kill the first enemy annnnnd I am done. Sorry game, but if you are going to put me up against bad guys with melee and not allow me to run, jump, and get away from them while I learn their moves AND make it so it takes a million hits to kill the guy, then I have no interest in playing you.
July 3, 2014 - With the recent release of the 50gig 2014 Wolfenstein game, I decided to buy the 2009 Wolfenstein game on sale and play that instead :D I thought it was a pretty good game, the visuals were good, the AI was nice and the levels were varied. However there were some problems, the powers on easy difficulty were kind of an afterthought, the game includes an upgrade system, but only provide certain types of ammo in certain types of levels, leaving you sometimes using weapons that you had not upgraded because you had run dry. Also the end of the game was a 5 second CG clip and then dialoge over written text which I thought was kinda lame. OH! and the whole hub idea... were the player is forced to fight wave after wave of re-spawning germans in the same town after every mission made me want to turn the game off (luckily by the end of the game you don't go back to the hub too often). Overall I thought this game was OK, but had its foot too much in old school mechanics and that hub.... uhhhh never again.
July 16, 2014 - I went into this game thinking it would be a mediocre title much like every review said at the time of it release. I was completely wrong to think that! This game is god damn great. Have you ever wanted to feel like a god? Running at 150mph, running up sides of buildings, basically flying and ripping bad guys to shreds? This is what you do in this game. In a world we're many open world games exist, this one stands apart by being fast and slick, and really just fulfilling all of your power fantasies as a gamer (sorry to use the word, but it's just so easy to use it rather than person who plays games...). Like I said, I went in expecting warm garbage, and it turned out to be a diamond in the rough. If you have not already played this, and of course it looks somewhat interesting to you, you should check it out, I had a total blast playing it from start to end.
July 25, 2014 - Another "meh" game to check out is what all of the reviews said. Everyone thought it was alright back when it was reviewed and I went into it with low expectations. I now know something about myself by playing this game and reading the reviews: I must be a cheap date, because I legitimately loved this game! It starts off slow, introducing you to Autobot characters and weapons and not being very impressive. But then a change in the story puts you in the shoes of the other side of the conflict, the Decepticons. From here the game goes back and forth between characters building up to a climax that was used to start the game involving DINOBOTS, space ship dog fighting, David against Goliath battles between small and huge robots, and Optimus Prime with Megatron clashing on top of an exploding space ship. I know that this sounds like someone who was really into Transformers reviewing this game (a fanboy), but I am not, this was just a really tight awesome game with an amazing ending to top it all off and I can not recommend it enough.
July 26, 2014 - Episode 1 only. Honestly I didn't finish this game, I tried, I tried to try, but I just couldn't. For those who don't know the main hook of this game is that you are a body-less entity trying to help a girl escape from some kind of overbearing society. Specifically she is trapped within their facility, and you need to get her out before they wipe her brain! How do you do this? Well your main power is being able to jump from one security camera to another, and then select where the girl goes in order to upgrade your hacking abilities and get her in the right rooms etc. At first it worked really well, but soon after it got really monotonous. I played the game for over an hour, and I must admit it took me this long not because it was a big game with large levels and lots to see, but because the act of jumping from camera to camera and getting her to move takes too damn long. I will admit one of my most favorite things in this game is that every item you pick up has some dialogue attached to it explaining what it is, which is really nice. But yeah, it took to long to travel from room to room, AND this game suffers from making you back track too often to get that one thing you absolutely need to progress through another door. There was a lot of promise here, but the main mechanic of going from camera to camera becomes boring/frustratingly slow very fast. If anything I think this game would have been better if she moved on her own, and when she got to a room with a guard/puzzle you just chose from a drop down menu for what to do first, but that's just me thinking out loud.
August 2, 2014 - Umm this is a weird one. I started playing this several years ago, came back to it last summer (2013) and played through the middle of the game. Just now I sat down expecting there to be at least a couple more hours in the campaign for me to finish it off and loe and behold there was only 20 minutes left and it was over. From my time playing the game, I have to admit that I was actually quite disappointed in it. One of the major flaws of it was (based on the achievements I saw afterwards) I did miss quite a bit of the game, but unlike a game like Fallout 3, 99/100 characters had nothing to say, so I did not feel compelled to walk around and try to talk to everyone. The shooting felt off, and RAGE will go down in history as the game with the worst weapon switching mechanic ever. I won't explain it here, but to say the least I got killed during firefights while trying to switch weapons. The end was also a shock to me... I was expecting this mission to be one in at least a half a dozen more missions, but I just walked into the main enemy facility, fought some mutants and pressed 'A' on some screens, then boom! Role credits. In fairness though I only paid $20 and think I got my moneys worth, but if I had paid 60 I would have felt robbed. Nothing about this game showed me that the creators of DOOM and Quake have any spark left. It turns out other companies have surpassed them in every way in terms of making an exciting game. (To be clear I am not nerd raging right now, I am honestly just disappointed with the game)
August 13, 2014 - There is a new Warhammer 40K game coming out called Eternal Crusade. The special thing about this game is that it's multiplayer only and pits 4 factions from the universe against each other.
With that looking so cool I decided to finally beat this game. i took round 6 - 8 hours, the melee combat and shooting felt great with my controller hooked up to my PC.
I thought the story was a little bit predictable but that might just be me, having played all of the previous WH40K games to date...
Fun game :)
August 20, 2014 - Have you ever thought back on how much you loved Goldeneye for the N64? Have you ever actually gone back and played it? Haha pretty bad right? Well let me introduce you to XIII (Thirteen). This game has some rough edges, being released during the original Xbox era, but I have been trying to find the time for some years now to just sit down and finish it and I finally did!
Just to she'd some light on the game, it is a cell shaded first person spy thriller where you (#13) try to uncover the mystery behind your own death/attempted murder and find the infamous Number 1!
It was actually a good game, with a few annoying and sometimes satisfying stealth sequences, action, and plenty of guns. The game even ends with you fighting a boss at the bottom of a nuclear missile silo as bodies rain down from the fighting above! This game though flawed in a few ways has some charm and good fun and I enjoyed it.
September 7, 2014 - I wanted to like this game. I waited a good few years after this game's release to get it for about $4, and I have to say I am glad I did.
I'll try to keep this one short: shitty main character, odd story with twists that leave you confused rather than interested in the story, latter half of the game is just metal chest high walls as environments, enemies don't change that much over the course of the game, the one interesting character is killed at the middle of the game, once you get plasma weapons there is no need to use any other type of weapon, the game gives you a bunch of agents to use in the missions but once you have your dudes unless they die you just use them and no other throughout the game (and they die rarely unlike normal xcom).
It was only ok... a lot of the reviews for this game said it was a 6/10, I thought it would be better, but that score nails it. The story is weird and disjointed at times and makes it frustrating, the combat is decent but the environments are kind of bland.
They could have made this game way more exciting, but the lifeless levels really remind you that this is a video game, and you have no sense of saving humans at all, making it a boring ride.
I am glad I played through it, but this game just made me want to play Mass Effect 2 with its combat and great story.
September 20, 2014 - For the Ipad. Honestly, the game was pretty damn good for having digital controls and for being $1. However after awhile it started to show some issues. They made levels based on iconic parts of each movie, yes, but also, some levels are completely made up just to get one more level in there. Like the level I quit playing the game on (no I did not finish) was on the 3rd movie, and it was a stealth level where I was trying to avoid prefects sneaking back from Hogsmeade... which never happen in the movies. Also just straight up, stealth is hard enough in amazing games like splinter cell, now try it with digital controls and well... its so bad it makes you give up on the game :/
For $1 though, I am glad I gave it a try.
September 28, 2014 - Ever since diablo 3 I have been searching for another game to be the sequel to diablo 2 I always wanted. Path of Exile is that game!
Its gritty, it satisfies my loot lust, and the level design are top notch.
I really can not recommend it enough, it's just that good.
October 10, 2014 - This morning I woke up before work, and spent the last 30 minutes of SoM hacking up orcs and branding them with my ghost powers. For those who don't know, this game is (as of this writing) a sleep hit, no one saw it coming out and being as good as it was and I can honestly say this game has goes some great ideas in it that make it something special. In a normal game, you have enemies, elite (tougher) enemies, and boss characters. In this game, you have those same generic enemies, but you also have procedurally generated named enemies, each with their own personality!
You may not think it would work, but every time you meet one of these captains or warchiefs they taunt you, tell you how much they hate your guts and what they're gonna do with you when you're dead! (and sometimes they sing it to you!)
The combat and movement is very much assassins creed like or better yet, batman arkym asylum like in nature. Which means essentially its very cinematic and looks cool when you cut orcs down to size.
If I could grip about a few things - the environments are very bland, the enemies except the elite ones become ignoble in the 2nd half of the game when you're skills are freaking OVERPOWERED to hell, defeating the captians and warchiefs really does boil down to - Are they vulnerable to melee takedowns? or ranged?, or stealth?, or beasts?, or fire? Pick the weak point of your target and boom, you win. And the last bad thing is that there are only like 20 story missions, and when played back to back the whole game can be beat in 4 - 6 hours.
But ya'know if you spend $60 on an open world game and you skip the open world part of it, then its your fault not the game's right?
When discussing the best games for Ipad. Kingdom Rush and its sequel almost always come up. Awhile ago I picked up this game for $1, and only recently got around to playing it now. I have got to say, I have only enjoyed one tower defense game and it was the Southpark Tower defense game a long time ago. I now realize that when I played that game, the humor of south park got me through most of the game, so I guess I don't like tower defense games really. But that doesn't mean I don't recognize a good one when I see one!
This game has different towers, upgrades, tech trees, heroes and levels (each with 3 levels of difficulty that change how you have to solve the level). This game is great, I just didn't really enjoy it myself. If you are a fan of tower defense, you'll like this game. Though with me, when I beat the campaign it unlocked several other missions, but for a buck, I don't wanna go back and play them really...
DLC for BL2
Torque's DLC for BL2
Ipad Version Oct 28, 2014
November 3, 2014 - I have been a fan of borderlands for a long time. A huge part of it has been because of playing each one with my friend Andy and the awesome classes it has. But when they said that 2K Australia was making the game, I was a bit skeptical. But I have to say now that this game is damn awesome. I played through it as clap trap and he can do some crazy explosive stuff if you build him right.
The characters were funny, the game play was updated with low gravity, slamming, and lasers. And you got to find out how Jack became Handsome Jack - Maybe I am just getting old, I used to think franchises that only changed a few things every couple of years were lazy games, but honestly, borderlands is just really good and I enjoy it enough to keep coming back.
November 7, 2014 - I was honestly very disappointed with Call of Duty Ghosts. It was $60 of hot mess on PC and I will be the first to admit that the hype train worked on me, and I got a pretty shitty game out of it all.
That all being said, I heard very good things about this game from the gaming community and my friends. Still being a bit sore due to Ghost however, I declined to purchase this game. I decided to go to a friends house and play through the single player of it, since he only was interested in the multiplayer.
I have to say I really enjoyed the game, though the main character really looked like Keeanu Reeves. But the added gameplay elements, setting, and the main bad guy Jeremy Irons really made up for Ghosts shitty port and terrible story.
I am glad I played this one, if they keep the quality for the next CoD I may buy back into the franchise.
November 25, 2014 - So I loved Far Cry 3 (except for the god awful story where it was your job as king douche to save 4 or 5 of your douche friends, bleh!). The mechanics of 3 were amazing. Pretty much if you could think of it, you could do it - stealth, explosives, vehicles, animals, or just vanilla run and gun assault rifle fun.
Far Cry 4 .... huh.... its Far Cry 3 .... again. Nothing much has changed here. You have a few new weapons and new characters that you spend probably a total of 10 minutes with throughout the game. That's about it in terms of differences! Really!
The game is the same, capture outposts and towers to get more guns and money to experiment with, in order to capture outposts and towers better.
I am not saying the game is bad, really I am not, but this is the same game as before. Let me put it this way, if someone who owned farcry 3 and was on a budget asked me if it was worth it to buy the new one, I would say just go replay Farcry 3. Simple as that. Pagan was awesome though, loved that guy.
December 1, 2014 - Ever since I rented the first game in the franchise I have always been a splinter cell fan. The games would always give you so many options to defeat your foes and to sneak around and make you a god essentially. However I always felt like the games where fair because even with all of your power, an enemy could drop you in a few shots. Great balance. I am proud to say that Blacklist is still that game at its core - only with a few unwanted features in my opinion.
The flavor of the past couple of years has been "player progression". It used to be that in a game, I player would get to a level and you'd get a new gun or piece of equipment - that's just how games used to work.
Now-adays you gain points for completing levels that you use to upgrade and buy gear yourself. This is sometimes fun, but not in a splinter cell game. How I usually play SC games is I run around with a silenced pistol, and headshot everyone. The trick to making this fun is to not get caught or alert anyone - but still to kill everyone in the room.
Blacklist makes that kind of game play viable BUT you get MORE points as a stealthier "kill no one at all" sneaky guy. So at the end of every level, I was given points, but I felt god damn guilty every time, because in the back of my head I remembered that I could have got MORE points had I tried to play the game the way it was "MEANT" to be played.
Now you may think that I hated the game based on the last few paragraphs, but no, this is a really great SC game - REALLY! Its just that one feature that sours it for me just a bit, that's all, just that one tiny thing. This is still an amazing SC game.
December 14, 2014 - If I have said it once, I've said it a million times - I must be a cheap date. You can put the best videogames in front of me, and I will play through them once and never touch them again. But for most B rated games, I will play them and really enjoy the hell out of them.
Deadpool is a perfect example of this. This game is not call of duty, or mass effect or any other triple A game, it's just not. This game has you run around as a sexist-rude-dude marvel character named deadpool who is essentially a zombie with guns and swords and he is always laughing crazily at boobs and dude exploding/dying.
For some, I really enjoyed this game. Maybe it's because every game now takes itself so god damn seriously or what, but deadpool was a satisfying cheap game in a sea of $60 triple A games that leave me disappointed. I liked it a lot.
Also I did something that I haven't done in atleast 10 years, after beating deadpool, like the minute after, I started playing from the beginning, just to see if my upgrades had carried over - 2 hours later I realized I was re-playing the game! I swear I have not done this in a long time, and it's odd for me to like a game enough to want to play it again on a hard difficulty, but something about this game is just satisfying.
A lot of games try to be the steak or caviar or chardonnay, this game is a greasy burger and I like that.
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