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Dying Light

Introduction

Ah, one of the few games that can be called the epitome of zombie gameplay – Dying Light. Dying Light is an action game that is open-world, meaning that players have access to the whole map of the game, and are free to explore these areas (as opposed to games like street fighter where you clear levels to get to another area). Developed by Techland, this first-person shooter game takes place in a city thats been infested with zombies. The player plays as main character, Crane, who is a government undercover thats taken on the misison to find the cure for the zombie disease; and infiltrate the quarantined city to find Rais, the main antagonist.

Gameplay

Although Dying Light is a first-person shooter, it’s certainly taken on some features from popular non first-person games like Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed. It takes from Fallout 4, the scrapping and crafting aspects – which I must admit though, is pretty popular with most apocalypse games. Players wander around the abandoned city, searching for materials like alcohol, and gauze to craft health packs; or metal parts to customize and increase damage of weapons. From Assassin’s Creed, parkour was inspired. Parkour – fastest way to get to point B from point A (usually by climbing and jumping off buildings) is a heavy aspect of the gameplay, due to the fact that this game is set in a city, players climb around buildings.

Thoughts

I highly recommend this game to anyone who’s enjoyed playing Assassin’s Creed, or Fallout 4. The mechanics that are inspired by these two legendary games were – in my opinion – perfectly implemented into this gameplay of Dying Light. 

World of Warcraft (WoW)

Introduction

World of Warcraft (WoW), a trailblazer in the field of  Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) whose name is no unheard of in the 14 years of running. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, WoW is an open world MMORPG where you create and customize your own character; you choose from two factions, Alliance or Horde. Each faction has their own exclusive race.

Gameplay

The objective of this game is essentially never ending, this is one of the benefits of an open world MMORPG, that is, you’ll never get bored of the game if you like this genre. The developers frequently come out with new patches to add minor tweaks to the game, like the statistics of the attacks of a Warrior. Furthermore, developers also come out with new expansions every year or so. Expansions contain all new content; new maximum level, new questing areas, gear, and lots of other good stuff! You start as a level one character, choosing a class from the 12 available classes (i.e. Warrior, Demon Hunter, Death Knight). Each race has a different starting zone and has their own unique storyline until around level 10. As you go through different zones in leveling up your character, you get new gear/armour. When you ultimately get to level 110 (which is the max level for the current expansion), you unlock the expansion exclusive dungeons, raids, and PvP content.

Dungeons and Raids

Dungeons and raids are essentially a type of instance you can get queued into with a group (of 5 for dungeons, 10+ for raids), and you battle monsters until you finish the final boss (generally 4-5 bosses). These types of instances can get you gear.

Comments

This is one of my all time favorite games. To dive into a fantasy world, taking on another character, fighting monsters and getting new armours and weapons is exhilarating. Explore the lore of the fantasy World of Warcraft, leveling up your hero to be a part of the end game of the storyline of an expansion story has made this game a part of my life for the past 5 years or so.

I highly encourage you guys to tryout the trial edition, where it lets you level up a character to 20lvl and you can decide if you’d like to pay $40 to continue playing.

Mini Assignment #2: Deadpool is here! – Spiderman

Introduction

What’s up everyone, this is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman! I’d like to introduce you to a game starring my annoying friend, Wade. the game is called Deadpool, its a third person shooter/action game where you play as – well Deadpool. Developed by Activision, the game can be played on Xbox, PS3, and PC!

Gameplay

As an action game, Wade gains new skills and combos for combat as you progress. Furthermore, because Wade is clinically insane, he speaks to you – the player – frequently throughout the game. However, I must admit that breaking the 4th wall is a fantastic way to engage the player, teaching you new skills with ease, with a comedic approach. Deadpool uses guns and katanas to slay enemies standing in his way (which I totally do not agree with!). Some of Wades, abilities are also applied in the game, where he uses his teleporting device to confuse enemies, and develop mechanically sound combos to finish off your enemies! As Deadpool literally cannot die because of his regenerative healing factor, the game makes it hard to progress by creating a bar where it measure how much damage you take, if you take damage too fast, you will pass out and fail to clear to level! I’d also like to clarify that Deadpool is NOT a hero! He is an antihero, which doesnt make him a villain, but also doesnt make him a hero! Therefore, the plot of this game is that he is set out to kill the head of a media company which happens to be corrupt (coincidence? i think not).

Conclusion

Although Deadpool only scored a 6/10 on the IGN website, I highly recommend this game IF and only if you are a responsible adult over 18! This game is rated R which means there is a lot of violence and or explicit material. The comedic approach to break the fourth wall makes this game extremely user-friendly, teaching you the mechanics of the game as it makes you laugh!

 

  • – Your friendly neighborhood Spiderman

 

Links!

https://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/25/deadpool-review