Archive for December, 2014

Alien Isolation – Game Saga Review

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We recently had the opportunity to review Alien Isolation brought to you by Creative Assembly and Sega on the ps4 As I don’t really have a basis to judge this game against other than marines vs aliens which was outright terrible. Everyone at EB Games was telling me how great this game was so I gave it a try.

Graphics – 7/10 – Graphics are okay. I mean things looked okay but I kept  getting a weird Doom like flashback once in a while. Also I ended up having to check things around me over and over again just to see what they were.

Sound/Music – 7.5/10 – All I can remember is the footsteps that Alien makes when it’s chasing your ass down. Everything else was just ear candy compared to  that. Oh and the screams were well done.

Gameplay – 7.5/10 – So I have to admit that I didn’t actually play this game for too long. I spent a lot of time building things up and checking everywhere on the map. Then it got scary so I left and traded it in. Seriously.

Story – 8/10 – I am going to give it an eight because there was a great storyline about a missing ship. Lots of suspense and it looks like someone built up the plot nicely. Maybe I should have played longer

Challenge – 7 /10 – So this is where things start to fall apart. I like finding my way through maps and solving puzzles but there is a point when it becomes freaking annoying and doesn’t get past that. I mean how did the original crew of the station actually accomplish anything by having so much red tape just to open a door. Oh and I thought I was so sneaky finding a gun before the alien found me. But guess what… I couldn’t use it yet so useless.

Replay Value & Fun Factor – 7/10 – Between being scared and annoyed and armed with a gun I couldn’t use. I was out.  Game gone early. So probably will never replay and I guess fun if your into that kinda stuff.

Buy It Or Not? – Try the Demo, Buy If You Like It! – Ya, give it a try, if you like that style of game. Not for me

Available for xbox, xbox one, ps3, ps4, playstation, pc

Overall (Average) – 7.2/10

Source: GameSaga Original

 

NHL 15 -Game Saga Review

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We recently had the opportunity to review NHL 15 from Electronic Arts. As a continuation of the NHL series, NHL 15 adds some new features and gameplay modes. There is also what seems to be a  redesign of user control that makes the game more challenging. They did this in 2014 as well so its hard to keep track of what the game was originally like. Want to know more? Read on for our full review.

Graphics – 8/10 – Graphics are good and continue to get better. The game looks and plays great on my PS4

Sound/Music – 9/10 – The NHL series has won many awards for their music and soundtracks. NHL 15 falls right in line with great sound effects, awesome game commenting and great music soundtracks between games.

Gameplay – 8/10 – I have played each one of the series since I remember them first coming out in 1993. Progressively gameplay has gotten better each year however there have been a few years where EA made major changes and I didn’t feel it was for the best. NHL 15 is one of those as they introduced new physics into the gameplay. I find the game lacking in control and found it much easier to play in NHL 13. But hey, that’s just me.

Story – 10/10 – What can I say, win the game. Okay online modes offer multiplayer matches in 1 v 1 and even team play. If you are playing by yourself offline then you can enjoy season mode, and GM mode. Many game modes to choose from beyond the basic run for the cup!

Challenge – 8/10 – So it’s kinda hard to rate the challenge factor of this game but here goes. Challenge is generally good except I have noticed the cheese factor can come into play and it seems to happen more often than it should. I mean things like outshooting your opponent 40-10 and still losing 3-0.

Replay Value & Fun Factor – 9/10 – Overall a great game and super fun. I get so much replay value from these games that I have to give it a full rating. When I am not dancing around after beating some dude down online, I’m screaming and punching walls at a recent loss. I mean highs and lows lol

Buy It Or Not? – Try the Demo, Buy If You Like It! – Yes, but it if you haven’t already. Especially if you like hockey!

Available for xbox, xbox one, ps3, ps4, playstation

Overall (Average) – 8.6/10

Source: GameSaga Original