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War Z review

War Z Review!

Well, the story comes from paper into an MMO for PC. World War Z depicts a world that is ravaged from a pandemic of the zombie virus. The book’s plot has many characters from various countries recounting their individual tales. The game takes place in an alternate future, in which major countries can not maintain the virus and anarchy takes the streets. You play as one of the few remaining 5 percent that are alive and survive. There is no level cap or experience gained from doing anything in the game, which is quite relaxing from the other games I have played.  Therefore, I can join the game a year later and I will almost be the same level playing field as a person who started today. It is a sandbox game with no storyline, other than an optional one you can create if you desire to.

 

 

 

In the game, you have the option to buy things using currency. In the game, the currency that is accepted and used is dollars and gold coins. You can barter in exchange for consumables, such as ammo, food, water, clothes, weapons, etc, and sell things in return for money. However, you can find all of the items in the marketplace in the frontier. The marketplace system is similar to that of Dead Frontier, in where you can buy or sell items found, from looting the city, through bartering.  The marketplace is available in the primer screen, or in a safe city.

 

 

Safe places are cities that prevent the player from using their weapons because no zombies are found in the cities.  You can load to the Global Inventory without any interruption from other players or zombies, gather supplies, and team up with others.

 

It is similar to Day Z, in that not only will zombies be your enemy, but also so will bandits. To survive, you must eat and drink before the lower-left bar depicts to nothing. However, there are no major side effects from not eating or drinking, unlike Day Z. On the upper-right hand side, there are two bars that indicate your presence and how much noise you make. However, going prone is the same visibility than standing up, which makes the game much harder.

 

 

The inventory system is MUCH easier to follow than Day Z, because everything you pick up gets stored into you bag. However, you also have to consider the weight of the items that you have.

 

 

 

Speaking of items, the weapons in the game are much more creative. Ammo and guns are very scarce, but there are multiple attachments that one can add to their gun if they are found, such as silencers and reflex sight. There are various melee weapons, like flashlights. Items always spawn in the same spot, which makes it predicable where each item will appear.

 

The graphics in the game are about average.

 

Although the game is not completed, it is quite impressive that requires some adjustments. There are some elements that were not included in Day Z or Dead Frontier that are in War Z.

 

 

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Asssassin creed 3

Assassin creed 3

I am simply flabbergasted by Assassin’s creed 3. Although I did not receive my game (all thanks to Sandy), my friend received his and I got a quick glimpse of the game. Just the first sequence invited me into the game.

 

In Assassin’s Creed 3, Desmond Miles is still on his journey against the evil Templars and the salvation of Earth. In doing so, he needs to find another “key” to further progress in the activation of the towers. The story starts off with Haytham Kenway (Connor’s father) in his quest to unlock a gate from the ones before. It is been noted that he is the first playable Templar and, in fact, is the Grand Master of the Templar Order. Talk about irony; the father of an assassin is a Grand Master.

 

Later in the game, you meet your servant, Charles Lee, who is the man that ultimately kills your lover and bullies your son. I know, talk about more irony. Connor, or Ratonhnhake:ton, is the next character that you get to play as. The legacy of assassins continues, and it is up to Connor to ensure the survival of the Revolution.

 

The setting takes place during the late 1700’s, mostly taking place in the Frontier. Throughout Connor’s life, we experience the Boston Massacre to several other battles in the Revolution.  There is a lot to explore and do, such as: courier mission, interacting with other people, and petting animals. My favorite activity to do is pet a pig, because they are so funny when they are annoyed.

 

You can also do secondary missions, such as other assassinations, aid missions, and other actions that benefit the cause of the people against the British.

 

Throughout the game, you have a vast number of weapons, from the bow to a gunpowder pistol and rifle. Of course, the British soldiers also have rifles, which makes combat much harder, but enjoyable. You also have a knife-chain that allows for stealth kills in mid-distance, and hangs them.  Connor can kill from a mobile haystack, top of a tree, and much more other discreet places for your use.  Also, duel-wielding weapons come back.  You can use double pistol and rope darts, as well as use the hidden blade as a dagger useful for hunting animals.

 

Why would you want to hunt animals?

Well, you can sell them! That’s right, fur and meat can be used to collect money. However, it depends on your shot. For example, you would get more money if you hunted animals with your dagger than your gun.

 

If you are ever lonely, you can invite local residents in the Frontier that may have a second chance after the Revolution. Here, they can survive from trading/crafting. As time progresses, so will the Frontier and your neighborhood.

 

There are some elements that come to return, like fast travel, healing, from the first game, puzzles similar to that of glyphs, and Assassin tombs.

 

Overall, the game is much greater than anticipated.

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Assassin creed 3

I am simply flabbergasted by Assassin’s creed 3. Although I did not receive my game (all thanks to Sandy), my friend received his and I got a quick glimpse of the game. Just the first sequence invited me into the game.

 

In Assassin’s Creed 3, Desmond Miles is still on his journey against the evil Templars and the salvation of Earth. In doing so, he needs to find another “key” to further progress in the activation of the towers. The story starts off with Haytham Kenway (Connor’s father) in his quest to unlock a gate from the ones before. It is been noted that he is the first playable Templar and, in fact, is the Grand Master of the Templar Order. Talk about irony; the father of an assassin is a Grand Master.

 

Later in the game, you meet your servant, Charles Lee, who is the man that ultimately kills your lover and bullies your son. I know, talk about more irony. Connor, or Ratonhnhake:ton, is the next character that you get to play as. The legacy of assassins continues, and it is up to Connor to ensure the survival of the Revolution.

 

The setting takes place during the late 1700’s, mostly taking place in the Frontier. Throughout Connor’s life, we experience the Boston Massacre to several other battles in the Revolution.  There is a lot to explore and do, such as: courier mission, interacting with other people, and petting animals. My favorite activity to do is pet a pig, because they are so funny when they are annoyed.

 

You can also do secondary missions, such as other assassinations, aid missions, and other actions that benefit the cause of the people against the British.

 

Throughout the game, you have a vast number of weapons, from the bow to a gunpowder pistol and rifle. Of course, the British soldiers also have rifles, which makes combat much harder, but enjoyable. You also have a knife-chain that allows for stealth kills in mid-distance, and hangs them.  Connor can kill from a mobile haystack, top of a tree, and much more other discreet places for your use.  Also, duel-wielding weapons come back.  You can use double pistol and rope darts, as well as use the hidden blade as a dagger useful for hunting animals.

 

Why would you want to hunt animals?

Well, you can sell them! That’s right, fur and meat can be used to collect money. However, it depends on your shot. For example, you would get more money if you hunted animals with your dagger than your gun.

 

If you are ever lonely, you can invite local residents in the Frontier that may have a second chance after the Revolution. Here, they can survive from trading/crafting. As time progresses, so will the Frontier and your neighborhood.

 

There are some elements that come to return, like fast travel, healing, from the first game, puzzles similar to that of glyphs, and Assassin tombs.

 

Overall, the game is much greater than anticipated.

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