The most important thing about Infamous is the story! Great story, and good gameplay make it fun. The more you play the more powerful you get. Unfortunately, you have to collect things around the city nonstop. I am not sure why they had to have so many of these things, but man oh man, it's a time sink. Not only do you see the things all over buildings but then you have to climb them and fiddle with where they are. That's not too hard, but it's really time consuming. Just going to the side missions and story is more fun, the collecting things was just a dull stop.
I will never understand why they put this type of grind in games. Boring time syncs, giving you a job in a game. That doesn't make me feel like a hero. That makes me feel like a collector. I'm sure some people find this fun, but I do not. When i get off work I don't want to start a game that makes me work.
Infamous 2 was a bit annoying due to the player made missions, cool idea, but not implemented well. It's impossible to figure out how to continue the real story. I wish there was a way to turn those off. If there is, someone let me know.
Amazing story though, I absolutely love the stories. It was worth the purchase for the story alone.
I'm not sure who makes these games, but they have a really bad habit of being lame with huge production. I mean the game looks great for the technology they used, and they managed to be better at targetting with a controller which can't be said for the last 2 games. But now that controlling the game is okay, they didn't bother to even try making the story or what happens interesting. They continue to make this series a mindless shoot fest and bore you til you finish it. The 2nd game is actually more interesting story wise, but isn't really much at all. The 3rd one they've tossed it all out the window aside from controls.
I bought this trilogy thinking I would be hyping myself up for the release of the ps4, but now I'm thinking I should wait until summer. What else am I going to buy?? I don't know why people keep buying games that have such a low quality, people have low standards. How am I to know what I'm getting out of this when everybody says it's 9/10 when it's actually 5 or 6/10. I don't understand people.
We rate games on creativity, story, gameplay, replay value, sound, and graphics. This game fails 3/6 of these.
Owning the Killzone trilogy is not cool. The first game is a horrible joke, the second is a much better production but still has some of the worst controls I've ever used. The story is only slightly more interesting than the first and that's not saying much. Everyone is on a kill frenzy, because well, that's the mindset you need. Mindlessly following nav points, killing a bunch of Helghast. Yayyy.
I have to keep reminding myself these games are old, and for the time they came out they were the best that could be offered. But I don't believe that. I had to force myself through the first one, and it hardly has anything to do with the second. You can easily pick up any sequel and begin playing without any knowledge needed of the previous games. Buying the trilogy was a mistake.
The second game while better than the first, is not enjoyable. It's difficult to aim, reloading takes forever, and everything is either running at your face or your buddies are getting in your way. It's some of the worst AI I have ever seen. I don't think anyone would run at your face and take a bunch of bullets and not have any reaction just to swing a knife at you.
Headshots are annoying because you first have to take the helmet off, then you can headshot. Every enemy takes 4-10 shots to kill it. It's rather stupid. If I shot a person in the leg I could understand having to shoot them in the torso or head again. But unloading 3 bullets into someone and they just run around like nothing happens is really stupid. They don't slow down, they don't bleed out, they just keep coming. What are they... demons??
There isn't much to Killzone 2, just like Killzone 1. Run and shoot, no variety aside from vehicles and that's just drive and shoot. They never think to add something else, like exploring, unraveling a mystery, getting to know characters... you literally do not care about these guys. In fact you could be a different solider in every mission and you wouldn't know it.
I'll never understand why FPS are on consoles. The targetting is stupid, if you can't make the sensitivity or accuracy properly then why are you selling this game? It's a pain in the ass to get my target where I want it, even after getting really good at it, I still have to fiddle around moving the target back and forth, up and down, here and there just to hit what I want. I don't feel like that's fun at all. I feel like an idiot with a gun and not a solider qualified for duty.
I don't know if it's just the aiming is chore, or the same line said over and over by the helghast... but this game royally sucks. It's easy to see the evolution or the SLOW evolution of FPS playing the Killzone Trilogy.
I can't recommend this to anyone, the game is stretched in a ton of different directions. The only thing you really know is that you go the only way you can on every map and kill things until it lets you on the next map.
That's all you really need to know about this game. It isn't different, it's nothing special, it's almost an indie game for ps1 that got released on ps2.
Don't waste your time.
It's rare that a game comes along and it's worth 60$, at least for me. I have very high standards in gaming, and I think everyone else should too. GTAV spares no expense on the mechanics, ideas, and graphics, and it's especially impressive for being on tech that's a decade old. I can't wait to see what they have for the next gen, or PC.
I don't like the saying, NOTHING IS PERFECT. Then why does the word exist? Do you want to know why people say, NOTHING IS PERFECT?? It's because of how opinions vary, which is nice... but not really fair to say that a word can't be applied to anything just because people disagree with each other.
Despite some minor flaws in GTAV it's still perfect to me!
My gripes would be nitpicking, saying that the child actors in the game are really bad, and really annoying. However, it could be said that they were just meant to be stereotypical. I think everything in GTA is stereotyped. Black, white, spanish, or any race... upper class, middle class, lower class, radio hosts, yoga instructors, it's all stereotyped. That's the world of GTA, always has been and always will be I am sure. Some people complain, especially women I'm sure. Even though the men are just as badly stereotyped.
Another complaint is the helicopter controls... geez, is it really that annoying? Vehicle controls became a chore in GTA4, but you can get used to it. GTA5 made it a little more tolerable, but the helicopter is stupid! Am I going to let that ruin my perfect game? No.
What makes GTA so perfect? What other game can you fly a plane in, parachute out of, land on a mountain, steal a bike and ride down like a psychopath with a deathwish? Don't think there is one... you can do whatever you want almost, short of destroying skyscrapers or other buildings. It's the perfect game to let out all of your frustrations in a fantasy world, it might not be so ridiculous to say that GTA saves lives.
This game can live out your psychotic imagination, got a problem with the clothes? Go crazy and kill the owner... or not. Just leave and never shop there again. Sick of red lights? Run them... sick of pedestrians? Run them over. Crash your car all you want. Steal another one... it's that kind of game! Hate the law? GO TO WAR!!
The story in this isn't better than GTA4 or Ray Liotta's game. However, it tries to relate to all types of people, it wasn't your typical rags to riches GTA. Which is okay I guess, I would have preferred a better story. However, with the 3 different characters, they managed to weave an epic adventure that takes quite awhile to finish.
The selection of music is horrible, I had to put it on the talk radio or turn it off completely. But that's just me, I'm not into popular music.
The game is a masterpiece with some minor flaws that don't detract from the game. This is something that could be played for years as long as your imagination holds up in the world.
Even tennis is fun in GTAV. That's ridiculous...
With a billion in sales I guess I'm beating a dead horse. Enjoy!