Dead Island is Dead Hard and here why

Dead Island has been out for a few weeks now and I am still really enjoying it, even if I am now playing Arkham City, but despite having tons of fun bashing zombies to bits on the island of Banoi I have more than a few moments where I wanted to pull out my hair or throw the controller against the wall. In short the game is difficult for me as I am playing in single player mode, my Xbox 360 is not currently on-line so I am alone in my adventure………BIG MISTAKE. I am fully aware that this game has 4-player coop but my god it defiantly shows in the single player campaign. For instance in the first area of the game I was doing rather well until out of nowhere I was suddenly attacked by about 7 zombies within a very cramped location……the result being my first death, now to be honest being swarmed is something I enjoy as its something of challenge BUT there is one major problem I have with this game. THE ZOMBIES CAN RUN RIGHT THROUGH YOU. I have been playing this game since release and despite the few bad reviews I’ve found little to complain about but when I’m faced with about 6 zombies and one runs right through the character the fight almost becomes impossible as your turning around to deal with the confusion. The other day I loaded the game up and in a two-hour session I must have died at least 7 times due to this bug, and while it inst that noticeable at first just wait till you meet the buggers who run at you Left 4 Dead style.

In Short single player campaign is possible and enjoyable but Id defiantly like to try out coop in the future

My Sonic Name Shame :(

Recently to pass the time I have been watching some Lets Plays of the old Sonic the Hedgehog games, now sure I do have them and could easily fire up my Sega mega collection BUT I personally enjoy the commentary as well as seeing the perfect endings, which I never seemed to get :(. Well While watching a Sonic The Hedgehog 2 play through the player/commentator introduced Tails, and then mentioned that his real name Miles Prower was a pun for Miles Per Hour…….it was one of those OH YEAH moments.

BUT I have been a fan of Sonic for many years now, I have played most of the games and watched all of the cartoon. I even remember being a smart ass kid asking people whose Sonic side kick was and then going WRONG YOU FOOL its Miles Prower, Tails is just his nickname. Suffice to say not realising that Miles Prower was a pun for Miles Per Hour was a very face palm moment of my life……..kinda like when I was a MASSIVE Matrix fan but took me about 5 years to realise Neo was anagram for One, you know because he was the ONE.

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My First Achievement in Duke Nuke Forever 0.o

I have no idea how I knew about this, I think Rooster Teeth might have done a video on it but I am not certain. Anyway 5 minutes into the game and I get this:

Turd Burglar 10 
Find and steal a piece of poo
For those interested when you start the game your in a toilet area so if you search one of the toilets……..inside is a turd which you can actually pick up and throw. I know Duke Nukem is meant to be an immature game but really this is counted as an achievement.

Shadow of the Damned Achievement Rant!

last week I completed Shadow of the damned (to be reviewed soon) and like any other game it gave me an Achievement for completing the game on normal difficulty BUT the difficulty achievements do not stack so not only does the game expect me to complete the game a second time on hard, it also expects me to go back and complete the game on easy as well. suffice to say this is a bit annoying, sure the game was good but once was enough, even completing it on hard is something I don’t plan anytime soon as replay value doesn’t seem a huge factor in this game…..suffice to say it may soon be traded in towards something like Batman Arkaham City or Saints Row the Third

Reboot the Duke??

It has recently come to my attention that the Duke Nukem franchise may be getting rebooted with a game titled ‘Duke Begins’ but when looking at Dukes latest outing this could either be something of a saving grave, or an unholy nightmare.No doubt most people are aware that the recent release ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ did very poorly with almost every review ripping it to shreds offering little to no redeeming quality’s of the game, which for most just came across as another generic first person shooter that just happened to feature Duke Nukem. Now first let it be know that I myself am not really a Nukem fan, I played and still have Duke 3D which is a pretty impressive shooter, and when I heard about Duke Forever I half expected it to be a newer more updated version of this classic title and I think many others did to.

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The Neverhood may be rereleased

Have you ever heard of a PC game called ‘The Neverhood’ no didn’t think so,although the game received positive reviews it was not a commercial hit and it didn’t help that its release coincided with the mid-1990s decline of the adventure game, which also caused the failure of such other great titles as the brilliant Grim Fandango. ‘The Neverhood’ is a point and click adventure game created by Doug Tenapal (creator of Earth worm Jim) which was made using claymation graphics making it look very original compared to games such as broken sword etc.. The story was not exactly memorable especially when it is not entirely reviled until the end of the game, you simply start the game with no explanation or story which is kind of nice in the idea of creating your own back story or searching for clues to your existence. Being a point and click you can guess that the puzzles were the main aspect of the game and yes they are both intelligent and funny, having said that the entire game is quite funny not just in the characters action but also the music which is both catchy and humorous.

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Ms Splosion Man Review

In 2009 Twisted Pixel released Splosion Man onto the Xbox Live Arcade , the game gained almost instant popularity due to its mix of simplistic controls, challenging levels and  original humour. Now two years later fans have been treated with the awaited sequel entitled Ms Splosion man which bares the obvious similarities to its predecessor while offering up so many new additions that it manages to feel like a completely new experience, having recently completed the single player mode I can easily state that Ms Splosion Man far surpasses the first game while still keeping a great deal of its original charm.

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