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Review: Destiny: The Taken King

Available on: PlayStation 4 | Xbox One | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Release date: September 15, 2015

As much as I played vanilla Destiny, I never got around to writing my review for the original game. I was very optimistic with the original game and found there to be enough content overall, even though I didn’t really know what was going on in the campaign nor cared. The gunplay is terrific. The graphics are beautiful with a locked frame rate and a beautiful aesthetic sci-fi setting. The music is great. And the drop-in/drop-out co-op experience works seamlessly. And the deathmatch… err, PVP… combines a familiar feeling of Halo’s deathmatch with special abilities depending on your character class. The game is built around you playing with friends and that’s a good experience in its own. Destiny’s weakness came from grinding equipment, limited content, a story that’s generic on the surface, and rewards that never felt too rewarding. But I certainly wouldn’t say the core game is unacceptable as it was my most played game of 2014.

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Destiny’s Bad PR Week

I’ve put in several hours on Bungie’s quasi-MMO, Destiny. The game clicked with me almost instantly and I can’t truly explain why. The grinding was annoying (which is fixed now). It feels content was completely stripped from the game to sell DLC. The main story mode wasn’t anything like Halo, which I think a lot of people wanted. Yet, I find myself going back every so often. The shooting mechanics are great. The game is really vivid and gorgeous. And their PVP mode, Crucible, is a blast to play. I’ve played through 150 raids, and I’m one of the few people who have the Platinum trophy for this game. But there’s a reason I haven’t even tried to review it yet. It’s a love/hate relationship and really hard to review for me. However, I can say that with all the crap I’ve had to deal with in Destiny, I really enjoyed my time in it. And still do.

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Review: DJ Hero

That's not Dr. Dre.

DJ Hero consist of one thing: good music. They fact that it’s a game is just a lite icing on the cake. By that, I mean I don’t understand why this was turned into a game.

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Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3)

For Wolverine’s first stand alone game in a long time, Wolverine holds nothing back. It’s action packed, gory, and full of generic Wolverine humor. It almost feels like a God of War or Devil May Cry clone, but falls short in few factors.

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Review: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

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EA Sports Salues the Middle Finger. Gamers Grovel.

Have you heard? EA Sports wants to make it a new thing that if you buy a used EA Sports game starting this year, you have to pay to play online (Actually, it might be more accurate to say Madden NFL ’10.). Not monthly or anything, just a downloadable content pack to unlock online modes. What’s more ridiculous than that? EA is the most notorious company for shutting off servers after a year. Or in some cases (Hellgate: London), less than a year!

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Blog Hero: When Will the Bands End?

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but is no one else completely sick of the ‘X Hero‘ and ‘Rock Band‘ games? Let me give you the list since these games first popped up:

Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero 4: World Tour
Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero 6 (announced)
Guitar Hero DS
Guitar Hero: 80’s
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Band Hero
DJ Hero

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