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The Sims Medieval - Published By EA / Original Series - Maxis
The Sims Medieval, a game for all those who love simulations, or just for the joy of playing with peoples lives.
A very good idea from the makers of a very good series of simulation and city builder games, but that's where it's stopped, its a very good 'idea' for all those new to the sims games, and I'll admit being an older sims gamer - I liked it for a bit too, it has you thrown into your make-shift world where you can shape your kingdom to whatever you wish it to be, a military superpower? A loving culture of music and the arts or a prosperous trading metropolis, and is one of the first for this type of gameplay where you can take control of it directly, from the people who build it from scratch.
To of-course build your kingdom, you must design those who you wish to be your 'heroes' or builders of your Empire, and with this comes the famous Sim's creation system, with all the bells and whistles - such as being able to determine what they look like, from all the basics such as skin colour and height to much more advanced creation, such as building textures to place onto outfits and design the clothes the way you wish your sim to wear them, and others such as thinning hair and colour highlights in the hair, but - While the special/limited addition gives you access to a few outfits, the overall pick on outfits seems a bit thin, which requires either a download or creation in game to access more.
The Sims Medieval being a stand-alone means it does not require any of the other sims games to play, although I would highly recommend buying one of the originals to get into the feel of the game, if you havnt already.
Theres even Quests now - Yes, a new system which allows you to gain 'RP' points to spend on your kingdom, this new system can have you choose a quest to partake in and have your certain hero take on that quest, fight wizards and witches, battle in combat, research spells, cure the sick - its all in this neat little package and thats where I have to add in a slight 'bore' in the gameplay, the quests after awhile do seem the same and will have you bored untill of-course you decide one day to create a new kingdom or pick it up and play some of the Free-Roam, yes, there is even still free-roam although the quests have you bogged down half the time and after all that effort - there is an actual free-roam.
The creation of items in the game has been different without the Sims series, originally just for looks or benefiting only the players character, now can effect the whole kingdom by the skill and equipment your heroes use, such as a knight with a new sword- can have an advantage in combat against one without, or the blacksmith with a good quality hammer can easily wack at the steel to provide your subjects with protection.
After all that - I feel I must also 'moan' about this game - For all those original players of the sims games, this may seem a tad too 'underdone' in the Sims way of things, such as the lack of needs now - Your player no-longer has the needs of comfort, hygiene or even bladder and social now is much quicker and doesnt hold as much as the interesting interactions of the older games. But the one fatal flaw with this otherwise very good standalone - The lack of house building, yes you can no longer use the sims famous house building tools, and must use a pre-built building and place your own furniture in, even those half the time - there isnt enough space and they all do the same thing.
Massive let-down in that regard, but overwise very well done.
Red Dead UN or rather (Undead Nightmare) is an interesting but overall lacking expansion pack, the story starts off with the main character in the last game - John Marston, finding himself in a world of zombies - Sure I love blowing zombies heads to pieces as much as the next person but the game seems to have you perform tasks that are overall the same in every-way, such as resucing towns and saving villagers (Which requires you running around for a good 10 or so minutes giving ammuntion to them, just for the same reward each time 'This town is now safe and you can now sleep here!... Yay' )
Now onto the storyline, I loved the original Red Dead Redemption story, but the zombie one... while being fun or so for the first few mission characters, often repeats itself too much and causes the character to once again run around collecting things for poor rewards... Well sometimes a gun. The characters of the old story are brought into new light, but overall - they didnt seem to change much.
Overall - I give this game a 3/10 for its storyline (Doesnt really grab you and WOW you too often.)
And the gameplay - 4/10 (While being fun to run around and gun down hordes of zombies or lassoing them and dragging them around, way too repeative.))
I Saw Eyepet on TV and i thought to myself hey that looks good might buy that for Christmas. So when Christmas came i decided to get that game i also got the PlayStation Eye as well with this it came into the offer it was cheap so i bought it.
As soon as i got home i turned on the PlayStation 3 and plugged the PS3 Eye USB Cable in and started playing it. As soon as the menu comes a man comes up on the left or right top corner of the screen, He was telling how to set up the PS3 Eye up so that was really helpful and welcoming, After i set it up i started playing at first there is a egg in the middle of your room (middle of where ever you PS3 Eye is looking at) I had no idea what to do then suddenly the egg started shaking so i thought something hatching so i got my hand above and started to rub it i could see it was started to crack but trust me it takes a while until the egg cracks. So after the cracked suddenly a head popped up and it was furry animal i couldn't take my eyes of it, It was so cute! Then a guy told me what i had to do next which was very helpful (Could guide youngsters what they need to do) I had to name it so i named it, Then the guy went i had no idea what to do i played with the pet for and discovered that the motion was not that good (I was rubbing it and it jumped a couple of times through my hand) After that i found out you have to do is to wash the Eyepet this pretty easy you just select the wash icon and hold your hands above the Eyepet and a shower head will appear in your hand then just wash it, Really Simple! You can do alot of other things with your Eyepet take care of it in many ways, Do challenges that unlocks more stuff. To be honest i got bored of this game very easily its more of a kids game than adults. So if your looking for something for your child or child's birthday or Christmas present i really recommend this, Its good for the kids adults could like i would class this game as family related game because you can play it with the whole family take care of it like its your own pet!
Ill give this a 7/10 because its glitches at some points but i dont think the kids would care about that my 5 year cousin enjoys this game alot and im sure your kids will do too.
Dead rising 2 is one of my favorite zombie games of all time. I really recommend it to you if you are a fan of zombie games or even movies. Its Endless Fun!
Dead rising 2 in based in Fortune City the objective of the game is to save your infected daughter by finding Zombrex in secret places around the city with THOUSANDS of zombies trying to stop you from getting it or simply just buying it by doing missions or events online in terror is reality, Trust me its pretty hard. And on your way you encounter twisted and disturbing people who automatically want to fight you, You can either run like a coward or Be a hero. By killing the psychos you earn XP and money. By earning XP you rank up, By ranking up you earn more health as well as earn more moves. As you savagely beat down the Zombies you come across survivors which of course want you to bring them back to safety you could either leave them to suffer and die or help them, Of course if you help them you get rewards you get better endings and of course you want the best ending. But the you have to things in certain time limit which really sucks so you cant stay in a shop getting weapons and killing zombies for fun that long and if you miss even one main mission you have to restart from your saved game and if you didn't save you cant load from checkpoints or everything so that means you have to restart the WHOLE game from the very first mission which trust me is a pain in the butt.
You can even forget the story and mess around because when you miss a mission there is a option to just mess around which is really fun killing endless hordes of zombies with different and interesting weapons.
What i really love about the weapons is there is rooms around the city called a maintenance room which in there you combine items to make a the ultimate weapon! Example: Combine nails with a baseball bat and it makes a nailed baseball bat! You can combine most items in the game and there is alot of items which you can choose from.
There is two online game modes one is Online Co-Op which is the same story of the single player but just with mates or anyone, You can do free roam online as well which is endless fun killing zombies with your mate with weapons or vehicles, The thing that sucks about this its only 2 player co-op.
The second game mode is terror is reality which you are against different players in different challenges to get the most amount of points whoever gets the most wins, The more points you get the more money you get.
Overall Dead rising 2 is such a fun and great game in many ways. I Really enjoyed this game in so many different ways from the single player right up to the multiplayer.
Call Of Duty Black Ops is part of one of the most biggest most successful gaming franchise in history!
Call Of Duty Black Ops is such a great game in many levels, As soon as this game arrived at my house and went through the letter box i ran straight to the door to pick it up i was so excited as soon i got it out of its packaging i ran to PS3 turned it on and straight away started playing the single player.
The single player was great i was surprised it was based between Vietnam to modern day because most Call Of Duty games do the same thing over and over again so that was new, I thought it would a totally new story like it had no link to other games. But surprisingly it had link with one of the early games set in World War 2 (Call Of Duty World At War) which was great! The storyline was great with the interesting main characters such as Woods, Mason, Resnov Dr.Steiner, As soon as you played the story you become addicted and you want to know what happens next. The storyline was as well thrilling that will leave you in shock. The story is actually quite long so your money is well worth while for the single player and that's only quarter of the game! You switch between different campaigns like in world at war BUT you always stay as the same person which is Mason some levels you with The Russians and The Americans but near the middle to the end of the game the campaigns come to together (Resnov does some American missions with you which he is normally on the Russian campaign) All together the single player is just great if you buy this game you would probably agree with me.
The Multiplayer well this is just GREAT! the multiplayer is really additive as soon as you play it you will love it your be ranking up like mad! What is great about this is the Guns and the ranking system. The ranking system is the same system as the Modern Warfare 2 System but with a little tweet or two. As you earn XP By doing challenges or by owing your opponents you rank up. It does indeed have a prestige system like in the last 3 games Example of prestige: if you have reach the top level of the game you can prestige which will reset you level, guns, money and so on. And as you prestige you unlock new things for your guns or badges which you can show off to your mates which to be honest is worth it. There is a new system for the Multiplayer which is the COD Points system which you use to buy guns, gun camouflage, face paint, perks, titles and so on. You can earn cod points by wager matches (if you win you get a certain amount of COD Points depends what stake you are going for) and by doing challenges, and by ranking up. The only downfall of the multiplayer is the servers so some friends you can normally to on different games you cant connect on here. Overall the mutiplayer is great and is really fun to play with your mates online.
Bonus game mode ZOMBIES!
The Bonus game mode was first introduced in World At War you unlock by finishing the story mode.
Zombies is purely amazing, I'm a zombie fan myself and when this Bonus game mode was announced i couldn't wait for this game to come out. When i first played Zombies on Black Ops i knew i was addicted to this i found it really FUN! Its really fun with mates trying to survive by fighting the endless hordes of Zombies trying to look for the best strategy. As you get further into the rounds the Zombies become faster and harder so it becomes very frustrating for you. It comes with a point system when you kill zombies you earn points and more points you get better guns you get, Very simple. It becomes very weird as well as strange for you when you find secrets which covers the storyline for all of this. As soon as you find one you want to find more. The Zombies mode comes with 3 maps Kino der toten based in a theater the size of the map is quite big and very fun for everyone, Five based in the pentagon which is quite hard to survive because there is alot of windows and tight spaces but is very fun, This includes elevators and the teleports so that's if it gets overrun with Zombies and you play as very interesting characters which are JFK, Richard Nixon, Castro, And Secretary Of Defense. And the map well its a different mode but its still Zombies, It is called Dead Ops Arcade, Its a bird eyes view third person shooter and you use the analog sticks to move and shoot in a 360 direction. This mode is Very Fun for any one, I really enjoyed this myself.
I really recommend to anyone who looks shooter or survival games as well. This is such a good game and i can wait for the Next Call Of Duty Game. I Really enjoyed this game and i hope you do too.
I really like this game it has to be one of the best football games i have ever played!
Pure Football is a really great football game, The game is like fifa street with the same amount of players on the pitch and size of the pitch aswell and only aloud to play as Nationalty teams. The amount of players you can have on one pitch is ten so five a side, So the pitch is small of course. I love this style of football games it makes it more fun and less crowded so you wont get tackled every 10 seconds.
There is only one campaign mode not like other football games it in this game mode you have to create team and create your captain (create your player) once you have done that your team is on a league table with different Nationalty teams, First of you start at position twenty and you have to play different Nationalty teams to earn you way up the table.
After each you will earn PP Points you use PP Points to upgrade your captain(your player). I was addicted to this game mode i found it very fun unlike other football ball games like fifa which gets boring after 5 matches.
In a match you get a pro bar when it is filled up you will get a chance to shoot at goal with a pro shot if you shoot at goal with a pro shot the ball will go in slow motion and its very likey you will score a goal. If you shoot from a corner without using a pro shot it will go in slow motion anyway.
I have had this iPod for about One year and a half now everything is working fine i have dropped it alot of times without a case and its in good condition everything is working fine the build quality is great. But downfall it can slide out of you hands easily. The iPod is really light and it fits perfectly in your pocket.
The speaker is great thing if you want to listen to music with your mates its good for the whole family as well, The speaker is not fuzzy in anyway its pretty good works just like a normal phone speaker.
Alot of the time i play games on the iPod touch the gaming graphics are incredible for electronics that size. And what i really like is when play a game like Backbreaker (American Football) you can tilt the iPod and what ever direction you point the iPod at, The character goes in that direction its Really fun with mates and the family.
The touch screen it makes the iPod so special and worth to have because of this, You can do alot of things with it its really useful if you have over 500 songs you can scroll down to bottom quite fast its better than keep clicking a button to change song every time(iPod Shuffle)
iTunes is easy to access and very easy to download stuff, You can buy music from there most of it foes cost but there are some for free at special events.
APP Store is very easy to access and very easy download stuff same as iTunes, You can buy APPS There for low prices and some APPS are free like games,maps, books and so on.
If you looking for a iPod to buy you indeed get this beauty! The cheapest i have seen is about £80
The iPod Shuffle is quite old i think that many people would'nt be interested in it anymore, However the iPod Shuffle is really good if you have children because its simple to use and quite hard to break and its cheap!
The sound quality shocked me quite alot i though it was going to be a cheap rubbish Mp3 but its not. The sound quality is just as good as a normal decent iPod no skipping and no static aswell which i couldn't belive.
A downside for this iPod is it has no screen so if you want Specific song that you want to listen to you have to keep clicking a button until you get that song and it wont help if you have other 500 songs on it, Its so annoying.
This is very useful for runners because it has a clip which you can clip onto anything or you can easily fit it your pocket because its so small.
The cheapest iPod shuffle price i have seen is £30
I first got these when i got my iPod Nano for my birthday the earphones came along with it. I have had 2 pairs both owned for 4 years, One of them has broken.
Most people said to me before i got these ear phones "The Apple iPod Earphones break really easy dont get them", I just totally ingored them but there were right, The build of it its really poor so its breaks really easily and there quite high on price just for a pair of earphones on some sites, That is what really annoy's me about these earphones. To make them last for over a year you need to take care of them and to keep them in place where it is safe for them.
But a good point about these ear phones is the sound quality better than most ear phones, It is really very clear no skipping bits from songs and no static aswell.
They are really easy to use just place them in your ear then your done, But sometimes what i found really annoying is that they normally fall out of your ear alot.
I Recommend you to not get these ear phones try and get a decent Pair, But if you buy iPod now and you get these ear phones with the iPod dont buy a different pair theres no point if you have these.
Bioshock 2 is a very fun game it's the sequel for Bioshock, Prepare for the endless fun with Bioshock 2!
What you are about the read is a very exicting moment for all Bioshock Fans.
In the Previous game you played as a human called Jack you are no longer him, Now you play as the King of bioshock its self the BIG Daddy Subject Delta, Destroying everything what moves.
Playing as Subject Delta you are in search of a little sister Eleanor Lamb, However a lot of living things are trying to stop you from reaching her, Like the scary enemies from the previous game Spilcers and introducing new enemies aswell.
What i really liked about this game is you still have Plasmids which is endless fun to use on enemies, The game creators have added new plasmids aswell which i really enjoyed too. You can buy plasmids by collecting ADAM, You get ADAM by Recusing and Harvesting Little Sister's
if you Harvest Little Sister's you get a lot of ADAM, But if you recuse Little Sister's you get less ADAM than harvesting them however sometimes you will collect rewards for recusing them, Which some rewards could be very useful.
The Mutiplayer is really fun to be honest beating the living hell out of each other and making each other suffer, Come on now that is fun.
It has Ranking System similar to Uncharted 2 each time you rank up you unlock new weapons.
Bioshock 1 is better than Bioshock 2 in my opinion just cant beat it, Bioshock fans and FPS Fans pick up your controller and get ready for some action.
Modern Warfare 2 is most fun and addictve game out this year this is indeed the sequel to the first game Modern Warfare.
The player plays seveal different Characters through out the game, Like Soap, Sgt.Roach, Joseph Allen and Pvt James Ramirez. There is two different Campaign modes 1st one is Task force 141 and the 2nd one is Rangers (Amercian's). In the story there are a couple of twists some good and some bad. Through the Campaign the player can collect enemy intel which are show as laptop's on the game which if you do collect all of the intel you two bronze trophies.
The Mutiplayer is the most addictive and fun mode on this game. The Ranking system is similar to Call of duty 4, Every time you rank up you unlock new weapons and rewards. There are different mutiplayer modes you can play, Like Free For All, Search and destroy, Capture the flag and Domination. On this one you can choose your killstreaks there are 15 different ones to choose from.
The new Co-op Mode on this game is called Special Ops which there are several different missions to do and each mission you do you earn stars the higher the difficulty the more stars you earn. If you get all 69 stars you earn a gold trophie which trust me is very hard to get unless your really good at the game.
I Really recommend this game to FPS Shooter Fans but if you into realistc games then this isnt for you.
I LOVE This Controller one of the best Controller's i have ever used. When i first got my Playstation 3 it came along with the DualShock 3 Controller, I opened the packaging for the Controller because i already had set my Playstation 3 up, Then i had to sync the controller to the Playstation3 which was really easy. I wanted to test it on a game so i did a FPS Shooter i shot a round from a gun it vibrated, I was really shocked how much vibration went down my spine it was unbeliveable.
The Dualshock 3 is heavier than the Other non-Vibrateing Controller which is better for me, I Feel i have more grip and control than the other controller.
On the Dualshock Controller you can turn on the Playstation 3 by the controller like you could do on the other controller so you dont have to get up and turn it on by the power button, This is very useful for lazy people like me.
The battery life is good if you fully charge it, It would last up to 9 hours or more.
You can get this Controller in many different Colours Like Red, Black, Blue, Silver and many more.
I really recommend this Controller to Ps3 Fans and people who need a Playstation Controller. The cheapest price i have seen for this controller is £29.99
The xbox 360 Controller is one of the best controller's today its similar to the original xbox controller but a bit different the xbox 360 controller is smaller and more easy to use.
There is two different types of Xbox 360 Controller's you can get, The wireless Controller, Means that you can sit where ever you like in the same room without being worried that the wire is going to be unpluged since there is no wire. Or you can get the wired one which means that you have to sit quite close to the Xbox but you dont have to be worried how much battery is left, This is a advantage because if your in a middle of a game with the wireless the controller could run out of battery and couldnt play until it has been fully charged but with the wired it wouldnt do that.
It will fit in your hands perfectly every button in the right place ready for some action i love it because of this it just fits so nicely.
To install it is very easy just press a button so easy!
You can get this controller in many colour's i have colour's like Blue, Black, White, Pink, Orange, Yellow. Any many more what i havent seen yet.
If you want a Xbox Controller my opinion is get the wireless Controller i think its better in several different ways cheapest i have seen is for £20.00.
I have this phone in silver and i have had it for a while now i needed a cheap good looking phone so i got this.
So i turned it on see what it was like it was very easy to use had a lot of features on it.
It has shortcuts, Example you press 1 and it goes straight to contacts or the internet and other stuff like that, This is very useful because its faster than going on the menu and trying to find contacts.
Also it has a camera which is always useful to capture you favourite moments on it with a picture or video, Now the picture of the video is fairly clear but the thing what sucks about it normal phones can record over 5 mins the most i have reached is 3 minutes that i think is the limit time of the recording, This is what i hate about the phone the most.
Another bad thing about this phone is the speaker's the highest volume on this phone is utterly rubbish you going to miss a lot of calls if you dont have it on vibrate, Like i miss alot of calls which i get annoyed about, It just does really suck its one main reason to not buy the phone.
What i like you can get many colour's for this Like i have seen Black, Pink, Silver, There could be many more which i havent seen.
Battery life is fairly ok just like many phones.
I got this phone for £50 Ages ago i think it is lower in price maybe £20.
I dont think any one would bye this phone now because Its too old and there are many better phones at the same price.
At christmas i really wanted to get a cheap good headset so i when to a game shop looked around and found this, I though it looked good so i brought it when i opened the box it found it so easy to open it normally there have stupid tape around it. So i got the headset out it was really light i wanted to test how light it was on my ear, So i did i was pretty impressed i could'nt even notice it was there.
Next thing i had to do was to set it up and sync it to my Playstation 3 which was really easy took about 5 minutes, when you have completed the syncing, It gives you a option to test how you sound on the mircophone so i did that just to see how clear it was, It was very clear i was really shocked how good it was for a cheap headset.
What i found really amazing with this headset is the battery it lasts for ages, And what i find weird is that i charge it for about 2 hours then talk to my friends online with the mircophone and it will last for about 5 hours double the charge time!
I like this aswell because it tells you when it's off or on most mircophones dont, It tells you when its on because there a blue light flashing on/off and when its off you see no light and you know when you turn it off because it beep's.
If you want to know the price because i keep saying its cheap its £15 now when i brought it i got it for £20. It is very easy to use.
If your looking for a mircophone for the Playstation 3 pick this its the cheapest and just the same as other mircophones but in my opinion better.