Battle for Middle Earth Review

I usally have trouble finding video & pc games but this game was just a no-brainer( maybe thats because I’m a LOTR junkie).

Anyway,This is a marvolous game, A true pefection by EA.

Overall Gamplay: At the beginning of a new campaign you are givin the choice of playing with the forces of good or evil,Good being the armies of Rohan & Gondor thus evil being the armies of Isengard & Mordor.There are two different kinds of battles:Major battles and Ancillary battles.Major battles such as Helms Deep, Minas Tirith and Isengard.Ancillary battles are just battles For territories such as Emyn Arnen or Mirkwood.In gameplay there are four different building sites Settlements, Outposts ,Camps and Castles.You can build farms, barracks,Orc pits,furnaces ect.Obviously not all this free you need resoures. Produce resoures with farms,blacksmiths,citadels,slauter houses,furnaces ect.You also play not only with soldiers and horseman orcs and warg riders but Giant Eagles,Ents The Oathbreakers the Balrog and more.Sound and graphics are wonderful.But there are always downfalls, the game takes ALOT!!!!!!!! of memory.And one thing that disapointed me was that there was a limit to how many troops you can train called your Command limit.Plus the opposing side really Doesn’t really have much sense of stategy well it is okay but it could be better.

Heavenly Torv

Before Anna Torv was cast in the role of FBI agent Olivia Dunham in television’s Fringe, the Australian actress provided the voice of Nariko in Heavenly Sword for PlayStation 3. The game follows the red-haired Nariko’s struggle to wield the titular blade as she attempts to fulfill her destiny as a champion for her clan. The game also features the voice and motion-capture work of Andy Serkis, best known for his role as Smeagol/Gollum in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, as the evil King Bohan.

Look Who’s Talking

Early voice-acting in video games was performed by the developers themselves, or by unknown bit players, but game makers eventually realized the value of professional, big-name talent. As actors like Michael Ironside and Jennifer Hale became as well-known for their video game voice work as for their on-screen acting, Hollywood took notice. In 2005, two actors’ organizations threatened to strike against the game industry. Although publishers still do not disburse residual payments, the standard fee for voice work in games was substantially increased. With the controversy settled, gamers can continue to enjoy big-screen caliber vocalizations as they endeavor through their small-screen adventures.

Jam On It

Sega’s ToeJam & Earl (1991) was a quirky, irreverent title that cultivated a loyal fan base despite featuring a simple premise reminiscent of early childhood games. The action was essentially a scavenger hunt, offering a curious blend of humorous characters, crazed gadgets, and catchy sound. The game was also notable for its inclusion of two-player cooperative action and randomly generated levels – things that helped solidify its cult reputation well after its release. The original ToeJam & Earl remains a prized collectible on the 16-bit Genesis, with its popularity leading to two offbeat sequels.

The Voice is With Him

Actor Mark Hamill, best known on the big screen for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, has enjoyed a fruitful career as a voice actor for both animated shows and video games. Hamill’s most notable gaming roles include Wing Commander’s Christopher Blair, X2’s Wolverine, Call of Duty 2’s narrator, and Avatar’s Fire Lord Ozai. In 2009, Hamill did double duty for Marvel and DC comic book characters, voicing Carnage in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and the Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The latter performance earned Hamill a 2009 Spike TV Video Game Award nomination for Best Voice.

Expand Your Mind

Expansion packs are designed to increase the replay value of a title by adding more missions, characters, or areas to explore. They rose to prominence in the early 1990s on computer platforms, since a storage device was typically required to build on the original game’s content. The first cartridge-based game to be considered an expansion pack was also a standalone title. Sonic & Knuckles, released in 1994 on the 16-bit Sega Genesis, was stored on a special cartridge that allowed owners to expand the world by adding earlier Sonic games onto its lock-on slot.

First!

Star Fire was the first arcade title to give gamers ability to brag by letting them enter their initials when they earned a high score, while the Japanese version of Gaplus encouraged players to share their blood types. Other manufacturers were quick to add the feature to its games, which lead to players across North America giggling as they entered three letter profanities. Either that or ASS was the most prolific gamer to ever grace the arcades.

World Championship Tennis (2004)

Description: World Championship Tennis gives tennis fans a shot at the title of world champion!

Features
– Import your own image and add it to a player you create

– Play on clay, hard court or grass as you master multiple strokes and shots, including slices, lobs, drops and spins

– Multiple game modes offering center court action for novices and experts alike

– Design your own Character and play in tournaments, fighting your way up the ranks

– Multiple difficulty levels that test tennis skills to the limit

Silent Hill 4 The Room PC Review

I had heard great things about this series and how scary they were, and
what a great storyline the Silent Hill series has. Unfortunately I will
never know because I uninstalled it after about 5 hours of “gameplay.”

I
have been playing computer games for 25 years of all types, from Zork,
to King’s Quest, to FPS games, and without a doubt, this game has the
worst movement controls and combat system I’ve ever seen. It is
incredibly awkward to move, mainly because of the camera angles, which
continually change direction. Sometimes the camera will be in front of
you facing the character (almost always a terrible position if combat is
involved), and sometimes it will switch to a bird’s eye view and you
wil be staring at the character’s head. Combat is awkward too due to
the camera angles. It’s difficult to target certain monsters, and some
you won’t even know are there until they’re right on top of you when the
camera is faced forwards. This just not make for a “Scary” gameplay
experience, just frustrating. I hate dying to what appears to be a very
easy monster because the camera angle won’t easily shift to it. When
the camera is in first person view, response time of the mouse is not
very quick (you can’t change this, even with your mouse), and trying to
use the “look” cursor to view objects takes way too long.

In
addition to this, the game is slow. You can run, but combat moves are
about half as slow as traditional games (even adventure ones). And if
you die, prepare to have to go through a lot of trouble to get back to
your resume point, including having to go through the same cinematic
sequences, since the game has very inopportune save points.

I
won’t be going back to the Silent Hill series without playing a demo of
future games first. This game almost would have been much better as an
adventure game instead of an action game. I’d rather watch the
cinematic sequences and try to figure out puzzles than spend my entire
time just trying to move around and fight.      

Trickshot (2004)

Interact with hundreds of characters in eight virtual chat rooms while building a solid reputation as the best pool shooter in town. Trickshot’s various rooms feature photo realistic themes, various table fabrics, tougher opponents, and a boss you must defeat before advancing to the next level. While reputation and attitude is important in dealing with other characters, you must hone your skills in US 8-Ball, UK 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Snooker, Mini Snooker, Speedball, and Killer to be the best.

To achieve the mantle of champion, you learn rules and drill in practice mode, establish a top win-loss record in one of the championship modes, or challenge a friend using the two-player option. Options include creation of your own in-game persona using different cues and outfits, altering rules, and building a customized pool table with 24-ball sets, varnishes, and different felts. Defeating certain opponents unlocks additional table designs and cues.