Garry's Mod Review

Garry's Mod. Where do I begin? Let's start with the basics. It's an open sandbox game with extremely messed up physics. It has items from two of Valve's other games; Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2. You can spawn in items to make a car to dive away from your pimp-tastic crib, or create a weapon of mass destruction. The options are limitless. Want a Bugatti? Download one. Want a new map to play Prop Hunt with your friends? Done. This game has grown in popularity since it's launch in 2006. I know, right? 2006? Insane. This game is played by YouTubers such as Pewdiepie, Vannos, Mr360Games, ClashJTM, and Chandler Riggs. I also enjoy playing this game on my own time. Although my computer is slow, I still love it. 

Allinall, I give it a 5/5

See you guys next time! 

    -TXU

Portal: Still Alive Review.

Hey guys! Tristan here with another review. Today we're going to look at Portal: Still Alive. This game is the first game in the Portal series. In this game you play as Chell, a mute test subject. Not a science test subject, but a SCIENCE test subject. The cool kind of science. Portals. In this game, you run around shooting portals on surfaces and jumping through them to solve interactive puzzles. The goal is to destroy an A.I. hellbent on destroying humanity. I'm not going to spoil much if you haven't played it yet, so here's the scoop. You wake up in a room with a cryosleep pod, toilet, radio, notepad and mug. I suggest picking it up and shattering it in the toilet, just for fun. Next a portal opens and you run around jumping through more. You do this for a while and eventually take on the boss. It's by the same people who made the Left For Dead series, so it has mostly the same bugs. 

Allinall, I'd give it a grand total of 4/5.  

See you guys next time! 

     -TXU

Review of Left for Dead 2

Left for Dead 2 is a game placed sometime in the future, when humanity is forced to band together to fight the apocalypse. What apocalypse? The zombie apocalypse. In this game, you play as one of four survivors; Nick, Ellis, Rochelle and Coach. In this sequel, you play in 5-6 maps, trying to reach each checkpoint, or “safe house.”

This game has many pros and cons. I’ll start with the pros. This game can be run on any computer and Xbox 360. It runs with a solid 40 fps (frames per second) on all. It has game play that will have you wanting more. Its storyline sucks you in and has you begging for a prequel. This game as excellent graphics, considering it was released in 2009.

Now to the cons. This game was only released for PC, Linux, Mac and 360. That means that PS3 users can’t play it. This game has its bugs, too. It has the basic phantom entities to the point where you lag so bad you fall through the world.

I like this game because I grew up playing games like this. I, personally, am a HUGE FPS fan. I love any game where you can hop on to the game and start playing with other people.

 I highly suggest you look into this game if you haven’t already. It will keep you entertained for hours at a time, and (possibly) cure boredom!

Thanks for stopping by!

TXU

   

Gear Up Review

A Review of Gear Up for Windows

                The game Gear Up uses a simplistic graphics system similar to cel shading and has gameplay similar to a faster paced World Of Tanks match. The game has a focus on customizing your tank, starting with three types of cannons a basic rifle, a gatling gun, and a shotgun. Each gun has a sort of tree to unlock new guns like flamethrowers and triple launchers.

          Controls are a little clunky and are as follows, A&D stop and rotate tank , W&D accelerate and decelarate , and finally Lmouse shoots.

Some bots are overpowered with small size and godlike guns that kill a tank in three shots when you take ten. But multiplayer has great balancing and gameplay.

Gameplay-8.5

Graphics Style-8

Balance-8.75

Control-6.5

Customizable Freedom-9.5

Total 8.75/10

Review Of Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Edition

A Review of

Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Editon

The single-player game Just Cause 2 was a great experience to play. So when I heard about the multiplayer mod being released for free Steam for owners of the base game I eagerly awaited for its Dec 16th  launch. Once I hopped on I saw there were no Square Enix official servers but a few 1st day servers with about 10-50 players online. I played first on a server with free spawning and it was the regular experience of the chaotic Just Cause experience, but when I arrived at a hotspot on the map the massively multiplayer aspect of the game hit me.

There were tanks everywhere and planes swooping by and raining bullets on the airport. 2 days later I joined a server owned by a faction that I am now a part of called XGA. That server has now grown to be one of the best in the mod, but the highlights of my time playing this addon to JC2 are storming the beaches with my fellow faction to take over an area of the map and road trips but so many players makes for lots of pop-in and lag on most laptops.

Road trips are a fun and peaceful activity where players go for a joyride across the huge map of the island called Panau. Roadtrips are a great way to explore the roads in any vehicle you please, one may take a groupof cars and challenge others for money to take out a bus being guarded by you or your friends. Others may enjoy the speed of racing along the smooth freeways on luxourious motor vehicles

Factions are groups established within the oversized island of Panau that allow for better connections between your friends. Custom factions cruise around the XGA server taking over and securing areas of the map and raiding roadtrips passing through.

Overall the multiplayer mod for JC2 is a great addition to the base game

7.5

-Oversized world

-Players tend to be rude

-Texture pop in

+Fun chaos

+Great areas on map

+Various gamemodes