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TO THE BATCAVE!

Mr. Grimm. —  01/08/2014 — Leave a comment

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While the seven year old in me is screaming to kick this article off with NANANANNANANANNANANANANNA BAAAAATMAAAAAAN. I’m mature as hell and will refrain from directly doing so. That being said, insert some nananas and lets get this on a roll. What we have for you today is the first mainstream game I’ve covered and the one I am most looking forward to in the  near future. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

I’ve played plenty of lego games but never really gone in for them you know? This one however seems to be the culmination of every awesome aspect of every lego game before it. It’s simple math really. Batman + Legos = a juggernaut that prints money.

Basic story here is that the D.C. super heroes are going to trot off and collect Green Lantern rings in an attempt to stop Lex Luthor and the Joker. You’ll be able to unlock 150 different characters. You get to play as Batman! AND they have an Adam West mode! Complete with super awesome onomatopoeia action! What could make that better? The acting talents of Burt Ward! That’s what the hell could make this better! As if that wasn’t enough for your tender nature, they also have a Lego version of the 1966 Batmobile!! WHAAAT?! robin_default_01 The spiffy might as well write itself, but it doesn’t! This game is going to be accessible on just about every console you could want Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 , PlayStation 3 , PS Vita , Wii U , 3DS and PC. I can’t stop talking about this game. I need it you need it. Stop reading this  and go get it! – You know. Later in the fall. When it comes out.

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Back again, and here, for your reading pleasure is number 3 on my Top Ten Shooters list.

Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30

Some of you may have heard of Borderlands.  It was kind of a big deal.  Well, before that, the developer of Borderlands, Gearbox studios, did ports of games, chiefly among them were Halo and Counterstrike.  But then, in 2005, they released their first IP, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, and I instantly fell in love.

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Some of you may be saying “A WWII shooter?  Thats been done.  I’m sick of Nazis and M1 Garands.” To you I say Bah!  Also, I say that Brothers in Arms was one of the earlier WWII shooters, when the genre still had a few tricks up its sleeves, and boy do they show.  The main draw is the squad control, allowing you to direct your squads movements and focus their fire on specific targets.  You will become a master of the Four F’s, which are Find, Fix, Flank, and Finish.

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This may seem like a minor thing to some, but on harder difficulties, its an absolute necessity.

In addition to the tactical elements in play, Brothers in Arms boasts impressive gunplay, rife with realism and polish.  Historical accuracy was of huge importance for the team at Gearbox, from tactics and locals, to weapons and uniforms.  Experience D-Day with the 101st, dropping in behind enemy lines to help soften the defenses on the shorelines.  Gearbox also creates a great cast of characters to accompany you, each with unique personalities, which immediately sucks you in and plants you firmly in the boots of SSG. Matt Baker.  With both the realism you want, and the entertainment you crave, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a must play for the FPS fan.

A brief follow up to my post yesterday about the new characters revealed for the newest version of Street Fighter IV, here is the official announcement trailer for the game, which will be titled Ultra Street Fighter 4.

 

If, for some reason, you missed the first part of this article, turn to page 46.*

If you have already read the first part of this article, continue to the next page*

 

 

*There are no other pages. Your adventure only has one path. Sorry!

 

 

Ok, now to give you what you actually came here for, my number four shooter.

#4

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

(XBOX)

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Many of you may be wondering why I have TimeSplitters this high on my list. That is because you haven’t played TimeSplitters. The sheer lunacy of this game makes it great. In an age when many companies and developers decided to push realism and innovation, Free Radical decided that games are ment to be played and enjoyed. While the story in Future Perfect is well structured and entertaining, the real selling point of this game is the multiplayer, but we will get to that later.

Future Perfect sets you in the role of Sergent. Cortez, fresh from the Timesplitters base with a batch of time crystals. unfortunately, the party has been put on hold, as the Timesplitters are waging a full-scale assault on the human’s last stronghold. Upon returning to base, Cortez must set out, using the time crystals he retrieved, and stop the inadvertent creation of the Timesplitters by a mad doctor hell-bent on unlocking the key to immortality. Sounds easy, right? It would be, but the only thing you know is that the doctor will be on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean in 1924. unfortunately, said island is about to be bombarded to kingdom come by the Royal Navy. From then on, it’s up to you to find out where the mad doctor is going and stop him.

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Really, with just the campaign, this game is a must play, but what makes it a true classic is the multiplayer. the TimeSplitters series has always been known for its many character choices and Future Perfect is no different. Not only are there multiple choices, most characters have a variety of outfits, allowing you to have your own favorite. Coupled with classic modes like Team Deathmatch and Capture the Bag, the standout mode was Monkey Assistant. In Monkey Assistant, the last place player is aided by a few gun-toting monkeys, thereby giving a dynamic handicap to whoever needed it most. Free Radical was not satisfied with simply creating multiple wonderous levels for you to kill your friends is, the decided to give you a map maker, similar to Halo’s Forge. Needless to say, You had more than enough options to keep you and your buddies busy for a long time

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(Gun -toting Monkey)