Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first person shooter. The game is centered around four characters moving from safe room to safe room, while being attacking constantly by common infected (nothing special npcs) and special infected (infected with unique abilities). The game is centered around an apocalyptic plague that infects the majority of the population, and only a handful of survivors remain.

A multitude of different modes are included in Left 4 Dead 2. In Campaign mode, you and 3 npcs have to move from safe room to safe room while surviving the endless stream of attacks. In Survival mode, your only goal is to survive as long as possible against the constant hordes, competing for awards earned from living for predetermined amounts of time. There is also a mode called Mutation mode, which changes every week or so. A couple game modes that have been includes in Mutation mode are all special infected are Tanks, which is actually a lot of fun, and a mode that has no health packs. All these game modes allow you to play this game for weeks and still not get bored of it.
Score: 95

The game is now two years old but the graphics are quite good. The blood and gore from the zombies is extremely detailed, but the game is rarely scary due to the need to just be rushing. You never really get the chance to appreciate much about the maps.
Score: 89

The biggest part of this game that makes it worth purchasing is by far the multiplayer experience. In the Versus game mode, 4 survivors face off against the infected and 4 special infected. There is nothing more exciting then being the last survivor, dodging the tank and special infected left and right. If this game only included Versus, it would still be worth buying.
Score: 97

Final Score: 94
The game is currently $19.99 on steam, and though it is certainly worth that, the game consistently goes on sale for less than that so it would be best just to wait to get it. You've waited this long, whats another month?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dungeon Defenders

Dungeon Defenders is designed around protecting an emerald in the middle of the map as enemies surge out from different entrances. How you protect this emerald however is up to you. There are 4 classes you can choose from: Mage, Squire, Huntress, and Monk. Each one of these classes has their own area of expertise, but can be focused as you spend talent points that you earn either upgrading your hero, or upgrading your towers.

Each dungeon you play in starts off pretty slow, but usually by the second or third wave their are enough monsters to make the game entertaining. The gameplay can get repetitive after a while, but only after playing for many hours in a row, however at least in my case after taking a couple hour break I am able to put more time into it. The constant gear upgrades and level ups keeps you wanting to continue playing.
Score: 85

For what your doing, the graphics are just fine. They are kind of like Borderlands graphics, with everything having a black border.
Score: 90

Dungeon Defenders also includes an online function. It performs exactly like Single Player, but with more monsters based on the number of people that are playing with you. It may sound simple, but playing with 3 other friends against one of the major bosses is fun that simply can't be found in other Multiplayer games.

Final Score: 89
This game is well worth the $14.99 price on steam, and will give you hours of entertainment both in Single Player and Multiplayer.

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