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FIFA 17 Review

With over thirty hours played, FIFA 17 entertained as expected for my first console experience of a FIFA game on the XBOX ONE.

In my review, I will rate the game’s four aspects, story, gameplay, graphics, and player experience, out of ten points. One point means total failure while ten points is absolutely mind blowing, and six points is average. Please note, I enjoy playing football/soccer games, so my opinion will be biased.

WATCH_DOGS First Impression

On a Friday afternoon, I sat down on the couch and played Ubisoft’s WATCH_DOGS on my roommate’s XBOX ONE. For over four hours, I played this open world game.

In my review, I will rate the game’s four aspects, which are story, gameplay, graphics, and player experience, out of ten points. One point means total failure while ten points is absolutely mind blowing, and six points is average. Please note, I am not a hardcore gamer, so in the eyes of experienced critics, my opinion may be quite forgiving.

Shadowverse

Shadowverse

Introduction

Much of the PC gaming scene is made up of games made by American companies. Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, and Bethesda to name a few popular companies are all based in America. With games like League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Counter-strike dominating the live-streaming spotlight, it is a pleasure to discover hidden gems developed by companies overseas.

Hearthstone and Comparing Games to Hearthstone

Hearthstone and Comparing Games to Hearthstone

If you haven’t yet heard of the most popular online card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an free-to-play collectible card game created by Blizzard Entertainment. By The Numbers: Most Popular Online Games Right Now, an article by Jeremiah Paul places Hearthstone as the second most popular online game with over 50 million players logging in every month and the most popular E-sport to watch.

Why I Finally Dumped Sam Fisher and Fell in Love with Big Boss (Splinter Cell: Blacklist / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review)

     Call it an asset or call it a vice, but I have always considered myself doggedly loyal to the series I enjoy. Once I hop on a bandwagon, it takes nothing short of a kick to the teeth to knock me off. That may explain why I’ve always been so faithful to Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series, which, although has been a regular fixture of third-person espionage games for nearly two decades now, has always played second-fiddle to the big brother of all espionage games: Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid.

Actual Sunlight

Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story developed by Will O’Neill that was originally released in 2013 but after a successful indiegogo campaign the game gained new life with original art and music. It offers a glimpse into the life of Evan Winter and his struggle with depression. It’s a different type of game,if one at all, that plays more like a short story that deals with mature topics such as loneliness, debt and suicide. Actual Sunlight isn’t a ‘fun’ game but rather a linear story the player unfortunately cannot deviate from.

The Witness

Puzzles are something nearly everyone can get behind. Some are good at them, some are not so good at them, but completing a puzzle has this universal thrill to it, and the 2016 release The Witness taps into that by creating an entire island that is effectively a single puzzle for the player to solve. From the mind of Jonathan Blow, The Witness is an open world puzzle game reminiscent of Myst. The central game mechanic is simple in and of itself: draw the correct solution to a maze.

Monument Valley

My first impression of Monument Valley was that of awe. The game itself is very well made, and the animation and map implementation is amazing; those aspects mixed with the music got me hooked. I am a huge fan of puzzle games, so this caught my eye instantly. I remember first being introduced to this game from the Netflix show House of Cards. The product placement in the show made me want to dish out the money to play this game. To traverse through the map, you click on the screen to move to the intended location.