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Blue Dragon is an old-school RPG for the next generation, and it succeeds at incorporating those elements and tropes common to its spiritual predecessors like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. Which means, if you're lost, don't expect a way marker. The battle system has depth, but the game takes a while to open up and the plot is rather uninspired for its genre. Also, the achievements are devils.
I've been pretty hard on EA as of late, criticizing their ability to drive franchises into the ground (need for speed) with their emphasis on yearly sequels. Then out of the blue came this little gem. I understand this game isn't for everyone, but I found the "parkour-esque" run away gameplay to be quite fun and very refreshing. Sure, guns are available... but rarely. A 360 favourite for sure.
Oh call of duty. I'm pretty sure at this point everyone knows what to expect with the call of duty series. Short, albeit entertaining, single player campaign, a few new kill-streaks, and some added sprinklings to the multiplayer. This game would be a lot easier to criticize if I didn't find myself shamefully enjoying them every year.
Most people think that making a proper sequel is an expansion on the strengths and a reduction of the weaknesses. This is what Saints Row: The Third did. The humor of the franchise is distinct and a stark contrast to the dark themes of the GTA series, but Saints Row: The Third took this too far. SR:3 made the extraordinary, ordinary; the humor and craziness became normal and nothing special.
SSX brings back the series (and extreme sports genre) in a very big way. With the laws of physics happily thrown out the window, your goal is to race, trick or survive over 150 courses while performing ridiculous tricks. There is no traditional multiplayer, but RiderNet lets you compete against your friends' ghost runs or global events. Some drops get really hard, but overall it's a blast to play.
Like the other two games in the series, how it ends doesn't matter. Mass Effect 3 continues the trend of taking you on an incredible journey through the galaxy, where you feel the impact of the war with the Reapers. BioWare nails it with the characters and pacing of the story all over again. Best in the series? Maybe not, but it's still incredible in every way.
Tetsuya Mizuguchi's creation harkens back to Rez (Dreamcast) in only the best of ways. The subtle storyline in Child of Eden looms in the background, continually echoing through this beautiful, brilliant game. Some aptly call it a "momentary masterpiece." It's the perfect example of how a game's length (at its core, a few hours) doesn't matter if it is just that, a masterpiece.
Thanks to my roommate picking this up I did all the multiplayer levels first. I then went through and did the single player and I must say it wasn't nearly as enjoyable. This is still a fun single player game but the difficulty level was all over the place with no consistency in single player. Some of the later levels seemed to just be going through the actions. The multiplayer progressed nicely.
The ultimate sports gaming experience. And no,I don't have a MJ bias. I wasn't alive during his golden age, if i was i didn't care. The controls work with the game amazingly, my player mode has improved in many ways, teams play like i think they should play, and it is an overall great experience of a game. Looks realistic, and shows we are reaching the age when sports games are good again.Go Cavs!