Warhawk is $14.99 on PSN

The 32 multiplayer game, Warhawk, is $14.99 for a limited time. Available only on the PS3 through their PSN Network. From personal experience Warhawk is one of the best games to land on the PS3. Warhawk was released in 2007 and has several DLC packages, that are also on sale. There is still a rabid following for the game and servers are always filled. Games can go from mild to total chaos in seconds.

One of the greatest things about the game is that it gives the player so many options for gameplay. Fly a Warhawk, destroy with a tank, snipe from a mountain top, or just run around laying mines, players can change up the gameplay on the fly.

Warhawk is the only game that I continue to play on a weekly basis. This is the best way to spend $14.99! GO GET IT NOW!

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Infamous : Karma is a bitch.

How cool would it be to wake up and have super powers? How much cooler would it be to blow the city up with a new weapon and then wake up with super powers? In Cole’s case, mass destruction found him first.

In Infamous you are Cole, a delivery boy that opened a package and blew the city up with the Ray Sphere. Of course, he did not know that was going to happen. After the blast, Cole wakes up to find out that he can control electricity. He is a human battery, able to heal or kill. The choice is yours.

Throughout the game you have karma moments. Choose to do the “good for all” or “good for you”. This makes your hero or villain meter move, affects the story and how the people in the city react to you. You gain experience during the karma moments, side missions, and when you kill/capture a member of on of the three gangs in the city.

The story is hard to follow at first and the thought of “What?” and “Why should I care?” happens often. It was not until I was 6 hours into the game before things started to click. The story really tries to force you to have feelings for some of the characters, but it is very forced. Cole’s “girlfriend” is a total “B”. You are manipulated by everyone in the story and seem to lap dog your way through the game until you decide enough is enough. By then it is too late – the game is over. You will find yourself spending too much time doing the same objectives over and over and over and over . . . and over.

In the end, you are drawn into a decent story that really leads to a sequel. Sucker Punch could have an amazing game on their hand for a number 2.

The controls are fairly smooth. Sometimes a little touchy. The screen can often fill with chaos and you can not figure out who is shooting who but the fights can be very intense. Voice acting, graphics, and map layouts are top notch. There is just too much repetition in mission styles to really say that it is breaking new ground.

There is about 20 hours of gameplay. That includes all side missions and doing the good and evil campaigns. Rent it if you can or buy it when you see it for $20.

I am having Borderlands withdrawal

I sent Borderlands back to GameFly yesterday and I am now wishing I had not. The game is addictive . . . very addictive. Yes, the ending was a little lame but the ride there was great! Going through it a second time was a real challenge. The enemies up in power and number. Sometimes there are so many things to shoot on the screen, you just “Spray and Pray”.

Games need to be more like Borderlands. The addictive quality of games is slipping. Games should haunt your thoughts! There have been way too many in the past years that I have gone through and never thought about again. I can think of a handful of games that I crave to play. Legendary games like Castlevania : Symphony of the Night (PS1), Resident Evil 4 (GameCube, PS2), The Legend of Zelda (NES), Zelda Windwaker (GameCube), Final Fantasy VII (PS1), WarHawk (PS3), and Uncharted 2 (PS3). Let’s go ahead and place Borderlands in there as well. It has the drive and the possibility to really change the FPS/RPG gaming style.

Maybe I can find Borderlands on sale somewhere. The idea of going through the game with all the characters really make it appealing. I know that the review below isn’t a complete review. You just need to trust me on this. Borderlands is worth your time and money!

Borderlands

Gamers need games like Borderlands. Games that stretch out with some new concepts and that you can not finish in a weekend. Gearbox Interactive has introduced us to a new type of game experience. Gamers need games that they play throughout  a long span of time, learning the environment and finding every item, person, and investing in the game itself. That game is Borderlands.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world of Pandora, you choose from 4 characters and set out in search for The Vault. Little is known about The Vault other than it is a supposed treasure trove of alien artifacts, technology, and of insurmountable wealth. I chose Roland, former mercenary that is good with a shotgun and combat rifle.

Arriving in Fyrestone, I learn the basics from a very annoying little robot. (Really wish you good shoot him.) You gain experience through killing bandits, skags (dog creatures), and taking jobs form certain people around the badlands. Jobs can vary from finding items to eliminating a “problematic” bandit camps.

So far I am really enjoying the game. It is quite obvious that after 12 hours of gameplay, I am no where close to finishing. I have not even touched the multiplayer section yet! There is also a wealth of downloadable content that I can get.

Give me a couple more days and we will see what happens.

If you rent this, I would suggest that you expect not to finish it. This seems like a buyer when it goes on sale.

Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves

Own a PS3? You better play Uncharted 2. Best game on the console. Truly immersible storyline, addictive multiplayer, and worth ever penny.

If every video game company followed the footsteps that Naughty Dog did with Uncharted 2, there would not be need for reviews. You would automatically play the game because it is damn good. There is reason why this received so many awards. The only downside is that Naughty Dog has a very high bar to jump over for their next installment.