NOT WRITING BLOGS ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS NO OPTION TO DELETE OLD ONES... LIKE WTF
MUCH HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS IN THE VIDEO GAME WORLD WITH TONS OF AAA GAME TITLES ALONG WITH THE TRANSITION FROM CURRENT TO NEXT GEN. I FOR ONE AM NOT ADVERSE TO THE CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED BIG OR SMALL BUT THERE HAS BEEN A FEW THINGS THAT HAVE ANNOYED ME IN THE PAST MONTHS.
THE CONSOLE WARS HAVE BEGUN AND AFTER PLAYING THE PS4 AND XBOX ONE ITS OBVIOUS THAT WE'RE IN FOR SOME SPECTACULAR TILES AND AMAZING EXPERIENCES AHEAD. ONLINE DIGITAL PURCHASES ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH AND I WONDER HOW RETAILERS WILL FARE WIH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE OPTING FOR DIGITAL RATHER THAN HARD COPY.
THE MAIN THESIS FOR THIS BLOG IS CHANGES AND I'DE LIKE TO EXPRESS MYSELF ON A MINISCULE THAT HAS ME VERY IRRITATED. BATTLEFIELD 4'S CONTROL CHANGE FOR THE PS4 HAS NOT ONLY ANNOYED ME BUT IT SHOWS A DEVELOPERS BLATANT DISRESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE/GAMERS THAT MADE THEF FRANCHISE WHAT IT IS TODAY.
AN ELITE FIRST PERSON SHOOTER THAT SHOWS NO REGARD FOR PLAYERS EXPRESSING THEIR CRIES FOR CHANGE BUT RATHER SOMEONE'S DECISION TO ALTER WHAT HAS BEEN PUT IN MOTION FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS. L1 AND R1 HAS BEEN THE UNIVERSAL AIM AND SHOOT THROUGHOUT ALL FIRST PERSON GAMES. IT HAS ALMOST EVOLVED INTO EVERYONES MUSCLE MEMORY AND IF IT HASN'T THEN AT LEAST GAMERS ARE ALLOWED TO CUSTOMIZE THE CONTROLS TO THEIR PERSONAL LIKING. THIS GAME DOESNT ALLOW THAT. PLAYING IT ON PS3 THE CONTROLS ARE FINE BUT AFTER UPGRADING TO PS4 I'M INFURIATED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY WITH L1 AND R1 AS AIM AND SHOOT. I DONT SEE A REASON FOR THIS CHANGE... THE DEVELOPER STATES INCORPORATING THE USE OF THE TRIGGER BUTTONS WHICH IS FINE BUT AT LEAST GIVE GAMERS THE OPTION TO CHANGE THEM THE WAY THEY WANT TO. THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE DEAL BREAKER FOR ME AND PERSONALLY I GOT RID OF THE GAME AND RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE THAT PLAYS GAMES NOT TO BUY IT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RESPECT EA GAMES AND ITS DEVELOPERS HAS FOR GAMERS.
CHANGE HAS ALWAYS BEEN APPARENT AND OBVIOUS IN HUMAN EXISTENCE BUT THAT HAPPENS PROACTIVELY. THIS IS A REGRESSIVE MOVE IN MY OPINION. IT SURPRISES ME THAT AN XBOX ONE ESCLUSIVE LIKE 'TITANFALL' WHICH RELEASED PRIOR TO BATTLEFIELD ALLOWS GAMERS TO CUSTOMIZE THEIR BUTTONS AS THEY SEE FIT.
With all the excitement and emotion wrapped up in Madden and concern with additions to the game every year; lets take a comprehensive look at whats being criticized here.
There are virtually no additional features added to the game of football as it pertains in real life. Every year we appreciate the games for what it is. Any advancement usually involves things that are below the surface too miniscule for the average fan to even notice. Equipment enhancements for helmets and pads are upgraded as technology evolves. Tweaking penalties as it pertains to how players collide New uniforms and colors surprise us every now and then with our favorite team and the rosters change indefinitely if even in subtle ways.
The networks usually add new graphics and with clever commentary which is to be expected along with stat and historical trivia updates to keep fans in sync with whats going on. Lets be real and fair here. Madden is a game that mimics the NFL.
As long as the actual gridiron doesn't change much then Madden wouldn't either. The power of the consoles only goes so far and the developers do a good job in my opinion to keep the game fresh and innovative every year. There are those few that complain and they're entitled to it.
Im not saying to just accept anything just because it's a brand name and a fresh package. Madden 25 still has much to be desired regardless of the little quirks but neither of which are incredibly overwhelming. Just be content with the graphic upgrades and the ability to play as your favorite rookie or player and enjoy it for what it is. These low scores truly aren't necessary for a game that virtually doesn't change but looks better every year. 2k doesn't change that much from year to year yet critics show far more appreciation. The series hasn't been around as long as Madden.
Nevertheless, every year I look foreword to another NFL season and like clockwork I anticipate the new Madden. It may not be a life changer from year to year but it is football. Whenever the NFL decides to makes significant changes in how is delivers its product I'm sure Madden wouldn't be far behind. Laterzzz.
So my PS3 is back and better than ever with a brand new 500 gig hard drive. I'm really excited; thought I lost it for a moment. Lately I have become a practitioner / ps3 surgeon changing parts and doing internal cleaning; which is recommended but hardly ever mentioned. Suprisisingly i felt a huge loss while not being able to play my no.1 ps3 even tho I had no.2 right there. I have 2 ps3's and 2 copies of Black Ops II and GT5 if a friend comes over and wants to join the mayhem or enter a race. Didn't fully understand the science behind swapping PS3 internal storage memory but it was not the easiest task. Its a shame sony can't make these things simpler and less time consuming.
The real inspiration for todays blog is Far Cry 3. To be more specific its main antagonist and narcissistic character Vaas. Vaas is a madman but a likeable one. I enjoy those moments when he appears and just makes the main character's life miserable. His intensity and entheausiasm is just a joy to watch. Michael Mando does a wonderfull job of exploiting Vaas' paranoia and craziness. I came across a few videos on his youtube channel that were completely hillarious. Mando's 'Vaas' performance is notably legendary and sadistic almost on Heath Ledger 'Joker' proportions. Lol
Vaas - "Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact... same **** thing... over and over again expecting... **** to change... That. Is. Crazy."
Last night I mourned the loss of my Phillip 'aka Slim' Sears III (PSIII for short) internal storage memory. i noticed shortly after playing Assassins Creed III on Dec 20th that my Ps3 began running really slow; not to mention the audio problems that AC III was known for. after a reformat the problem still persisted. Last night it crashed for the last time. It will be surely missed. Corronors could not really determine the cause of death and an autopsy had to be performed.
Slim is survived by:
Andre (His controller and mentor), Dark Souls, Gran Turismo 5, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, and numerous other titles and family members. Funeral services will be held at Assassins Creed Funeral Home and burial at the Blue Garbage Can in the front. May he rest in peace. :(
Dark Souls rules!
I just had to write about what i saw earlier today. Halo 4 vs Borderlands 2 and the people have chosen. I'm a huge Halo fan and I don't even have an Xbox but I do own Borderlands 2 and the game is nothing short of amazing. This is shocking!! My vote is in... BL2!!
Honorable mentions ~
This is absolutely incredible!! These 2 games have been on the top 10 since they were released. Dark Souls has been on the top 10 for an unpresidented 48 weeks and Skyrim for 42 weeks an absolute pleasure to own and play. Keep the good games comming! Two of the greatest action adventure RPGs ever!
"No other current-gen game better represents "zero compromise." I don't see a product of focus testing or marketing here. I see a purely developer-driven experience that boldly says, "If you don't like it, we don't care." I grew up playing games that were hard. Dark Souls is absolutely on my list. Of course, I loved Demon's Souls, but the spiritual successor simply took it to the next level. It set the bar for truly filling the player with a sense of accomplishment."
" It's respect, not difficulty, that has propelled Dark Souls to such a hallowed place. Respect that you have the patience and perseverance to push forward, that a setback won't destroy your motivation. Contrast that respect with the excessive hand-holding found in most modern games, and you can understand why Dark Souls is so beloved." Tom Mc Shea November 21, 2012 12:22PM PST
"Dark Souls is a great example of difficulty done right. It holds the gamer responsible for figuring out their past, finding out where to go, and making sure you pay attention to your surroundings and enemies. It also requires that you have patience and learn certain strategies to survive the many dangerous obstacles and encounters. The game punishes you, severely, if you die, but also brushes you off and urges you to continue. Borderlands 2 is similar in that way, it can get very challenging and does punish you for dieing, but you spawn close to where you die and you try, try again." Bad_Gamers83Jan 2, 2013 6:19 pm ET