I’m excited about Horizon: Zero Dawn coming out on PS4!

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If you’re a serious gamer, you’ve been following the E3 line up for this coming year. And Horizon: Zero Dawn is on my to-play list when I buy a PS4. This game looks not only amazing, but I looooove the fact that the main character is female, and her name is Aloy (like metal alloy). There’s something really hardcore about a woman who’s badass, and this girl looks BAD ASS! A nice open world game, lots of lovely scenery, robotic animals and dinosaurs, and I bet the story is great, too.

The developer talks a bit about the setting, saying that the game will be a seamless open-world and players will get to explore the wilderness, as well as an ancient city. It is also mentioned that Aloy’s bow was created from a combination of machine parts and natural elements, and Aloy herself is “the master craftswoman.”

If you haven’t checked out the trailer for the game, and here’s an excerpt about what the developers said about the game setting:

First, the story is what they consider to be post-post apocalypse. It is at least 1,000 years after the apocalypse, when some massive event had wiped out nearly all of humanity. Humans exist in this world today in a primitive state, utilizing remnants of the last great civilizations as weapons.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/06/19/e3-2015-horizon-zero-dawn-preview-new-frontiers/#/slide/1

Playstation Lifestyle has a little article with details on the weapons used in the game, as well as a video showing them to you. Tell me you’re not excited about this game!?? I just cannot wait!!!!

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/07/02/horizon-zero-dawn-trailer-breakdown-talks-weapons-setting-and-more/

Are you looking forward to this game?? Let me know in the comments!

CHEERS!

Bitchin’ Gamer Girl

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It’s Canada Day, and a new game, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Hey! So as you might have figured out I am Canadian! GO Canada!! And it’s raining like it’s a bloody rainforest. I’m really glad I have nowhere to go today. 

So what am I doing today? Well I thought it’d be really fun to give a new game (new to me, anyway) a try. It’s called Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It’s developed by Ninja Theory, and it was released in 2010.

I’ll be reviewing this game once I’m finished, in the meantime, here’s a sweet pic of the game!

If you’re living in Canada, how are you spending the day? Are you playing any video games? If so, which one? If you’re elsewhere, have a great work day! 🙂

Cheers!

Bitchin’ Gamer Girl 

Naughty Dog is making The Last of Us 2 !?!?!

I was just trolling Facebook when I saw that Playstation posted that Nolan North is claiming that Naughty Dog is working on a prequel to The Last of Us! I really hope this is isn’t some idea they’re toying with, but actually thinking and starting on this.

Here’s the article…

To go along with his comments about Amy Hennig and Uncharted 4 at MetroCon 2015 earlier this month, Uncharted and The Last of Us voice actor Nolan North appeared to reveal that The Last of Us 2 is happening.

Asked by a fan if he had any more projects lined up with Naughty Dog after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, North said:

For now, last one. I know they’re doing Last of Us 2.

He went on to talk about his character in The Last of Us, but we’ll leave that out to avoid spoilers.

In a separate panel at Indy PopCon last weekend, The Last of Us voice actor Troy Baker, who played Joel, said he knew nothing about a potential sequel:

I know nothing. I don’t know if we’re gonna do another one or not. If we do, then I trust Neil [Druckmann, Creative Director] and Bruce [Straley, Game Director] and everyone at Naughty Dog to tell a story that needs to be told.

Asked about the setting/timeline for a sequel, Baker hinted that he’d like to visit the events before the main game. “You know, spoiler, when you go from the prologue and then credits and then cut to 20 years later, you see a completely different guy,” he said.

Naughty Dog has talked about the chances of a sequel many times before, but in January 2015, Druckmann said, “We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”

I don’t know about you guys reading this, but this has me pretty excited! I really hope they create a prequel. For those of you who played the game you remember the beginning, right? Well there’s a whole 20 years of life Joel lived that’s open for gaming possibilities.

Sweet! Well let’s hope this happens.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/06/30/nolan-north-says-naughty-dog-making-last-us-2-troy-baker-says-knows-nothing/#

Shadow of the Colossus

When I first started playing Shadow of the Colossus, I had been playing newer games and didn’t really appreciate this particular title because it was originally made for the PS2, and I’ve been testing games on the newest generation consoles. Those being the PS4 and XBox One, so for me this game seemed really old. It took a long time for me to get used to the odd camera, and how you couldn’t just look somewhere with the right stick and expect it to stay. Also, I found the really long horseback rides to each Colossus long and time consuming. Do you know what happened when I started to play this? I had defeated only the first two Colossi, each taking more than 30 minutes to an hour to defeat, and suddenly all these other games I bought caught my attention instead of this one, so it was just sitting there collecting dust.

I played through seven titles before my friends suggested I should play this one. So I popped the game into my PS3. I told myself that I was going to complete this game before I started another one.

I defeated colossi three through six in the past two nights, and these are my thoughts on this game…

The creators of this game have made something most excellent when you sit down and really think about it. When the player gets Wander to a Colossus and is ready to scale this monstrous beast, the first thing they’ll notice is that in order for Wander to hang on,  R1 (RB) on the controller must always be depressed. This isn’t like other games that will automatically hang on to a ledge when you jump to it. Shadow of the Collosus makes you work. Also, you’ll notice Wander has a health bar which is standard, and stamina circle. When scaling these beasts, I’ve noticed when it does a lot of thrashing to get Wander off its back, Wander’s stamina will shrink. Sometimes it’s necessary to drop, and climb the Collosus again. It really shows you the scale of the effort required to defeat these guys. You’ll also notice when you play this game that in order to find the Collosi Wander use his sword which when held up in the light, can guide him in the right direction. That direction isn’t always straightforward, and there have been times when I had to go back and forth because I was following false light! And the horseback riding. There’s so much of it.

I think the most important thing about this game is the story.

Wander enters a forbidden land and brings his friend Mono to a castle because he heard the entity Dorwin could resurrect her. So Dorwin sends Wander to look for 16 Colossi to defeat. What Wander does not know is that the colossi contain portions of Dormin’s own essence that was scattered long ago to render the entity powerless. In defeating the colossus, Wander is giving Dormin power. Power to revive Mono, but also probably something more evil.

All in all, this is a fabulous game, even if it was made originally for PS2. A classic never gets old, and you’ll not find this kind of majestic beauty in any other game. If you haven’t played it yet, I recommend you pick it up. It’s currently available on PS3, maybe even on PS4.

What do I like about this game?

  • You have to work really hard to keep Wander on the Colossi, and nothing is easy in this game.
  • Wander can catch shining lizards for more stamina, and fruits to increase his health bar.
  • The ending is beautiful, yet quite sad.
  • First time playing this game the player doesn’t get to chooose the difficulty. Hard mode unlocks once you’ve completed your first game.

What do I dislike about this game?

  • I would have liked more camera control.
  • Longer, less repetitive battle music would have been nice or even the option to turn off music.

My star rating? 5 out of 5!