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    Mar 5th, 2008 at 22:21:22     -    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (360)

    GAMEPLAY

    The game has just continued to get better. The intensity of the car chases just increase the more you do it, so it just keeps getting more and more fun. I’ve also finally started customizing my car, and it is very addicting. I love saving up my money to buy the best parts to increase my car’s performance. The races are getting more challenging and it is definitely keeping me coming back for more. The different types of races are fun, but they do start to feel the same after a while. I’m disappointed to see no drifting or drag racing so far. I’m still interested, but I’m not sure how much longer it will last. However, I do want to unlock the really good cars still to come.

    DESIGN

    This game is fun, but it definitely needs some tweaking. Parts of it feel like the developers tried too hard in some categories and not hard enough in others. For example, the story is really bad and really unnecessary. I preferred the older games that just had menus in between the races. I am really not interested in these characters, and that is mostly due to the bad writing, acting and strange use of video. The lack of drag and drift races(at least so far) is very surprising to me, as these were my favorite types in the older games. The types of races they do have are just too similar. The things the developers did do right were the graphics, game play, and customization. The racing is fun and the controls are tight and simple. The game looks good, and so do the cars. I’ve never been a big car guy, but this customization is very addicting. Plus, you can take your cars to online races and show them off. That’s awesome. However, I don’t know how long it will keep my interest due to the lame story line. Next time, the developers should work more on variety and trying to keep it's players interested.

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    Mar 5th, 2008 at 22:06:48     -    Need for Speed: Most Wanted (360)

    SUMMARY

    Need for Speed Most Wanted is a racing game which focuses on illegal street racing and car customization.

    GAMEPLAY

    So far I am really enjoying this game. I don’t play many racing games, but I’ve always liked Need for Speed Underground, so I bought this game used for 17 dollars, and I’m pretty happy with my purchase. The first thing I noticed were the very corny and out of place cut scenes. Instead of having rendered 3D characters, they use actual video for the cut scenes. I don’t like this at all, it seems really out-dated. Plus, it doesn’t help that the writing and acting is horribly corny. But once you get past the cut scenes, you have a really nice racing game. The first few races were pretty straight forward. Then, I got to roam around the open ended world and start chases with cops. The cop chases are very fun. It is very satisfying to drive right under a water tower, knock out it’s support beams, and have it topple all over your pursuers. So besides the lame story line, I’m having fun so far.

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    Feb 20th, 2008 at 23:21:15     -    Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas (PS2)

    GAMEPLAY

    So I've played a bit more and after some more exploring, I've realized just how huge this game is. Not only is the starting city big, but once you play through the missions in this city, you move out into the country, and then into the other cities. I love just driving around the huge countryside aimlessly. I love the feeling of discovering something very discreet in this huge game. The voice acting and story just get better. Twists and turns keep the story interesting, and the writing can be really funny. The missions can be either really fun, or super frustrating. Having to win a race in a low-rider to progress the story can get very frustrating. These cars are the most sensitive things I’ve ever seen. You touch anything and the car freaks out. Many times I’ve been feet from winning, and then something pops into view and freaks the car out. Other than these small annoyances though, the game remains fun. The system of having to eat and work out definitely adds another layer to the game. You can get caught up just trying to make your character look cool.

    DESIGN

    The design of this game has a few flaws, but the vastness and scope of it kind of makes up for them. There are some missions that are frustratingly difficult and that is mostly due to the lacking controls. Driving and everything can be fun, but combat in most forms is very clunky and not that fun. Shooting degrades to auto targeting and holding X. And melee combat is definitely lacking. They tried to add some moves to improve the old combat in other GTAs, but it is really tacked on and doesn’t add much. However, the story in San Andreas is the best yet and the game is one of the biggest games I’ve seen. Even after the story is over, there are still collectables, races, secret vehicle missions, and the ability to just mess around. The story is where the game shines. The great voice acting cause the characters come to life. You begin to truly believe them. When major characters betray you, you actually feel betrayed. The designers were very ambitious and did make a great game, but they focused so much attention on the story and game world, that they forgot to fix a lot of the problems that the previous games had.

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    Feb 20th, 2008 at 23:04:23     -    Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

    Umm, this was supposed to be GTA: San Andreas, not sure why it changed to Shadow of the Colossus. The rest of my assignment is under Grand Theft Auto.

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    2Goldeneye 007 (N64)Stopped playing - Got frustrated
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