Omerta: City of Gangsters gets the presentation spot on, but falls short in every other area.
Omerta: City of Gangsters has you attempting to achieve one goal: become the biggest crime lord in America. It’s an idea for a game that would seem to be easy to execute. By making tons of dirty money and shooting your way to the top, it should be quite a ride getting to the top, but sadly that is not the case with Omerta.
The game play is split into two parts. A majority of the game play is an isometric strategy title. Players will recruit different gangsters to join your squad, and send them to different buildings to complete tasks and take over the city one building at a time. The second part plays out like a turn based strategy title. Each mobster has their own unique set of skills, such as being able to shoot two guns at once or being able to heal their wounds for a single turn.
Eurogamer has reported that in 2009 BioWare was working on a spy RPG game called ‘Agent’, the game was going to be a PS3 exclusive but EA didn’t approve of the game’s concept. Trent Oster had this to say about the concept:
“The concept was to do the other half of GoldenEye, the idea being that James Bond isn’t just a gun that walks around the world and shoots people. He’s a suave manipulator, he’s a talented martial artist, he’s a secret agent. We wanted to cross that 007 with Jason Bourne, where he’s been modified in some way; you’re not sure what, but he’s definitely deadly.
“We really wanted to push the acting side, the digital acting. We really wanted to be very high drama, very intense scenes. I always think of the scene in the second Bourne movie where Jason Bourne’s choking the guy out with a book and he’s right in his face and it’s this very intense moment. That was one of the key things we wanted to carry off.”
Sounds like a solid concept, especially coming from the studio that created the memorable original IP Jade Empire, so why wouldn’t EA try the game and trust BioWare? According to Trent it was because the game “failed to survive the recession.”
Maybe we’ll see ‘Agent’ down the road one day, maybe as a multiplatform game? Only time and EA’s trust in BioWare will tell.
The Skyfall pack for 007 Legends is just as horrific as the rest of 007 Legends.
Not too long ago 007 Legends was released. Needless to say, it is probably one of the worst games of this generation. Check out our 007 Legends review here to see why.
Now that Skyfall has been released in theaters, I patiently waited to see if the Skyfall DLC would somehow redeem 007 Legends. Skyfall is a fantastic movie, and part of me hoped that a lot of the development went into the Skyfall missions. Sadly, this DLC pack is just a horrendous as the rest of 007 Legends.
If you have not seen Skyfall yet, I warn readers that there will be some spoilers in this review.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 offers very little in terms of innovation, but Veteran players will feel right at home.
It’s another year, and that means it’s time for yet another Call of Duty title. 2012 is Treyarch’s turn with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Treyarch hopes to bring some fresh content like new Strikeforce missions to the Call of Duty mix, and at the same time offer Call of Duty veterans an experience they know and love.
Black Ops 1 was such an amazing game. There was just something about it that felt right. The campaign was very focused and didn’t consist of character jumping every other mission, and had a story that was really intriguing. The multiplayer felt incredibly balanced, and the map design was the best the series had ever seen. Black Ops 2 had quite a big name to live up to.
The Campaign in Black Ops 2 is very average.
Players take control of a few different characters, some that are new and some that are familiar. The main character is David Mason, son of Alex Mason from Black Ops 1. David is in pursuit of Raul Menendez, and believes that Frank Woods, Alex Mason’s partner and friend, can lead him in the right direction. From there Woods tells a story through a series of flash backs detailing events that took place when David was just a child.
007 Legends is an embarrassment, and the lack of attention to detail is horrific for Bond fans.
James bond has been a source of entertainment for years. Games based off some of the most popular 007 movies are nothing new, and some of the most memorable games have been Bond themed. This generation hasn’t been too kind to 007, and gamers are still waiting for that killer game based on the worlds coolest secret agent. Enter 007 Legends, a title that hopes to combine the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, with some of the classic Bond movies that never had the chance to be featured in their own game.
Borderlands 2 Returns You to Pandora on a Freight Train From Hell
When Gearbox and 2K released the original Borderlands in 2009 it received a very warm reception. Borderlands was a first person shooter touting an unheard of variety of weapons, a class based RPG build complete with skill trees, and an addictive cooperative, loot grinding, campaign that seemingly never ends; Borderlands catered to more audiences than you can shake a stick at but suffered from shallow skill trees and a paper-thin story. I’ve enabled myself to put down the controller and stop playing it long enough to review it. Will the successor iron out the wrinkles? Here is the lowdown on the much awaited sequel: Borderlands 2.
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a new installment of one of the greatest horror series in gaming: Resident Evil. Since the late 90’s, Capcom’s much loved survival horror franchise has been revolutionizing the way we get scared in games. Now, the latest entry in the series, Resident Evil 6, has been unleashed on the public like a new strain of the T-Virus. Does this game revolutionize the horror genre like it did once before, or is this game a brainless, shambling mess? Read onto find out.
Resident Evil 6 tries out a few new things, but never manages to make any click like they should.
Rock Band Blitz gives players another addicting way to enjoy their music collection, but competing against your friends isn’t as simple as performing like a 5 star band.
It wasn’t too long ago when music based games were on the rise. It all started with Guitar Hero, which spawned a generation of games and plastic guitar controllers. Then Harmonix decided to step it up and give gamers the complete band experience with Rock Band. Since Rock Band 3, gamers have only had DLC to keep them going, and Harmonix needed a way to bring something new to the table for people who want rhythm based games. The result is Rock Band Blitz.
Instead of having the traditional Rock Band set up with drums, mics and guitars, Rock Band Blitz is meant to be played by a single person with a traditional controller. The game focuses on a single player trying to achieve the highest score possible by playing all of the instruments available in each song. Rock Band Blitz offers an experience that focuses on the music instead of playing together with your friends, trying to achieve rock star greatness.