I finally beat Final Fantasy 13…

…and I still do not fully understand the story but I am so hyped about the sequel! An AWESOME game hands down! www.finalfantasy13-2game.com

Medal of Honor : DICE Multiplayer Beta = not Battlefield : Bad Company 2

I was able to pre-order Medal of Honor through Gamestop the other day. With a pre-order I was given a key code to try the multiplayer beta. The Beta is going on from June 21st-July 18th. I am also a part of the EA Gun Club so I got to get in before June 21st. Sometimes it pays to be part of every side group with a game.

Anyway . . .

DICE is trying some different things with MOH’s multiplayer. Some of it is concerning. They did such a wonderful job with Battlefield : Bad Company 2. I almost want to shake them and tell them to stop changing the wheel!

The first thing that is different is the controls. Now, I know this is a BETA and that nothing is final, but why have different controls for something that the bulk of your players are still on another game (BFBC2) and use to that scheme? If it offered something different, I would say sure. But not in this case.

I did not see any actual team play. Mainly just people running around and shooting. Very COD if you ask me. I like the team work aspect that they did in BFBC2. I hate to keep bringing up Bad Company, but it is a great multiplayer system!

The graphics are sharp. The ragdoll animations are a little stiff. The weapons , though few offered, looked great. There is some learning curve to the use of them. The strength of a light machine gun feels almost the same as a AK. That does not make sense and needs to be fixed. Grenades need more power. I also, want to say this about all FPS – IF YOU GET HIT BY A .50, IT SHOULD BE A ONE HIT DEAL. I am so tired of shooting guys with tank guns/heavy machine guns and them running away.

Bottom line is that DICE really needs to use these next few months to implement ideas from their successful Battlefield Bad Company and make this the game that would make any Call of Duty fan weep. They have a lot of work in front of them.

Also, if you are running a PS3, it crashes and freezes a lot. DICE knows that and are working on it.

Killzone 3 slated for 2011!

Guerrilla Games has shown off an amazing piece of work with 2009’s Killzone 2 and plans on topping it with Killzone 3. We all knew that the game was going to come out. So there was never really a secret on that part. The main secrets are also pretty obvious, such as: full single player campaign, multiplayer, and co-op modes.

Development started right after Killzone 2. Guerrilla Games is taking inspiration from Uncharted 2 and God of War. In fact Uncharted’s Naughty Dog will be assisting in the development of the games engine.

Guerrilla Game’s is stating that there will be more diverse environments (snow, jungle, etc.) as well as fully destructible environments. That makes sense considering that if one is firing a massive rocket launcher, you would expect the wall to be blown apart. From what I am reading there will be more weapons. Some almost seem very Ratchet and Clank-ish. Weird? Sure.

Things I hope to see with Killzone 3 : I want Rico to shut up, Sev to man up, and Helghast to smarten up when being shot at.