Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Beta review!

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Beta REVIEW!

tirsdag den 19. oktober 2010

Splinter Cell: Conviction "Tips & Trix"

1# "Stay in the dark"
In Splinter Cell: Conviction, it's akways important to stay in the shadows. This allows you to stay hidden untill an enemie is really close. Remember to move slow as long you're in the dark, as this will help you stay undetected.

2# "Use only one bullet pr. kill"
Using more than one bullet pr. kill, will result in your enemie becoming aware of your presence. They will start yelling and shooting wich will atract other gurad to your position. So save your bullets.

3# "Always attach silencer"
The most important thing about your weopons, is the silencer. If a silencer isn't attached to your weopon it will lead to your enemies, always knowing your position when shooting someone. This will atract other guards to your last known position.

4# "have patience"
In this game it's always important that you take your time to figure out how to attack your enemies. If an attack isn't planned well enough it could result in and alarm going of, a security cam spotting you or a gurd starting to shoot at you. This will make the process of completing your mission more complicated.

5# "Use alot of melee kills"
The best way to kill an enemie in Splinter Cell: Conviction, is to silently killing them up close. This is silent and can't go wrong, as long as you move in a slow tempo and stay hidden in the shadows.

6# "Execute as much as possible"
When melee killing an enemie you'll gain an "execute mark". This allows you to mark and execute an enemie, with no chance of missing. Though it's tough to gain execute marks, it's easy to use them, and is much faster than trying to aim at your enemies head and then hope for a clean hit.

That was all we had this time in "tips  & trix" but stay tuned for more ways to improve your gaming skills!

mandag den 18. oktober 2010

Splinter Cell Double Agent vs Splinter Cell Conviction

Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Splinter Cell: Conviction are two of the most famous Splinter Cell games out there. They are both totally unique their own way and delivers a great gaming experience. But beeing two of the most played Splinter Cell games, also means that you do have to compare them to one another. And that's exsacly what we'll do here. We'll be comparing them in storyline, graphics, gameplay and controls So get ready!

Storyline:Splinter Cell Double Agent and Splinter Cell Conviction are two games that both are driven by a very similar story, since they're both based on Sam Fishers daughters tragic death.
Double Agents story starts of when Sams daughter gets hit by a car and dies. This leads to him, going completely nuts. To get him up and running again his boss asigns him to an underciver mission, to stop an evil terrorist orgenisation. He starts of in prison, where he quickly makes friends with some of the natives. They then help him to infiltrate this terrorist orgenisation. That's pretty much the story of Double Agent.
In Conviction, Sam starts of by getting a phone call from a former colleague. She tells him that his daughter didn't die at the car accident and she knows where she is. All he needs to do is finding her. And ofcourse help his former company to avert an attack from, you guessed it, an evil terrorist orgenisation.
So as you can see, the stories of the two games are very similar. And that might be exsacly what does that I think that double Agent has the best storyline. The reason for this is that I just feel that I've already seen the story of Conviction. It doesn't really add anything new to the story.
SCORE: Double Agent 1 - Conviction 0

Graphics: Now, the first thing you'll properbly notice when firering up Splinter Cell Conviction is the very, VERY good graphics. Pretty much everything is looking good, and I'm talking everything from the smallest bullethole in somebodys head, to the very realistic charecter modeling of Sam and your enemies. So it's no secret that the, ok-ish graphics of Double Agent, is no match to Conviction. But I'm not gonna be comparing those two on graphics. I'm gonna be comparing them on how innovative the two games where, graphics wise. Splinter Cell: Double Agent didn't do much to reinvision, the level of graphics available at the time of its release. But what it did do though, was to step up the level of detail, on the different charecters in the game. This resulted in some really great in-game cutscenes. But beyond that, there isn't really much new to be had in this game. It's a beautiful game, but certanly not one of the most innovative of it's time.
Splinter Cell: Conviction though, has a much higher level of detail in it's enviorments than most other games, that came out back then. Also,  the charecter modeling has been improved alot wich results in even more beautiful in-game cutscenes, than Splinter Cell: Double Agent. So Splinter Cell: Conviction, gets a point for it's very innovative style of upping the graphics for, not only the charecter models, but for the really great enviorments of Convicion as well.
SCORE Splinter Cell: Double Agent 1 - Splinter Cell: Conviction 1

Gameplay: Splinter Cell: Double Agent consists of one main gameplay style, and that is "stealth". Although only one gameplay style may seem to be a lack of care for the game from the developers, it's actually not that bad. The stealth in Splinter Cell: Conviction is really good, do to the new thinking from the Ubisoft Montreal team. Because instead of giving us a slow stealth game, where you just watch guards walking back and forth, Double Agent actually ads some speed and action into your regular stealth gameplay. It requires you plan your attacks well and be really fast when you attack. This just shows how much time Ubisoft must have used when developing this game.
Now, Splinter Cell: Conviction takes alot of the same "stealthy-action-speed" gameplay style from Double Agent, but refines it. This means that you in Conviction have to plan your attacks even better and alot more precise than in Double Agent. This also leads to you taking some serious risks of beeing spotted by the other guards or simply failing in killing the guards that you attack. But in Conviction, these risks are worth taking, since you'll feel like a reall badass spy if you succeed. Besides the refined stealth gameplay, Slpinter Cell: Conviction, ads alot more action into the game. So sometimes instead of sneaking around with your little silenced hand gun, you'll actually run around, shooting up enemies with your machinegun. This ads alot of variety in the game and never makes you feel like you're just doing the same things over and over again.
So I'm gonna give Splinter Cell: Conviction one point.
SCORE Splinter Cell: Double Agent 1 - Splinter Cell: Conviction 2

Controls: There is really not much to say about the controls in these two games. I mean Splinter Cell: Double Agent didn't really do anthing at all to change its control layout and neither did Conviction. So here I gotta say, it's a tie. One point for Conviction and one point for Double Agent.
SCORE Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2 - Splinter Cell: Conviction 3

Splinter Cell wins do to the greater variety of gameplay and the very, VERY good graphics.

Splinter Cell Week Schedule!

Monday 10-18-2010: Splinter Cell: Double Agent vs  Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tuesday 10-19-2010: Splinter Cell: Conviction "tips & trix"
Wednesday 10-20-2010: Splinter Cell: Conviction Multiplayer comparrison
Thursday 10-21-2010: Multiple Splinter Cell videos on my YouTube page
Friday: 10-22-2010: Best Splinter Cell Game of ALL time
Saturday: DAY OFF! preparing for Splinter Cell Conviction Review on Sunday
Sunday: 10-24-2010: BIG Splinter Cell Conviction Review on my blog

- Schedule may change so STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!

lørdag den 9. oktober 2010

"Tips and Trix" #1 AC: Brotherhood beta

Here's Some tips and tricks for the AC: Brotherhood Beta.

Tip #1, "Smoke Bomb Pursuit" (Required: Smoke Bomb)
When beeing hunted by another player a smoke bomb can be very useful to escape your pursuier. It can be used as a way of temporary stoppong your enemie from hunting you, but it can also be used as a method of completly escaping your foe. This is done by stopping up when beeeing hunted and then try to spot your pursuier. When you see him you wait untill he's almost right next to you. Now you throw a smoke granade to stop him, and then you can get up close wit him. When standing right beside him you then press the O bottun (circle), this alowes you to humiliate him by punching him in the head and by that stopping him in his pursuit.
Tip #2, "Morph Target" (Required: Morph)
In the beta you will also be able to perform the "morph" abilitie. This abilitie alows you to transform the group of people wich you're hiding in to morph into the charecter that you play as. This makes it difficult for your pursuier to find since there will proberbly be five of you instead of just one.
Now this power can also be used to track down an enemie. Cause' when an enemie uses this abilitie it's gonna confuse you and you'll kill an innocent instead of the actual target. So instead of using all that time to find out who's your target, you can simply morph that group of people and the one charecter that doesn't morph will be your target.
A simple way of locating your target.
Tip #3, "Stay High"
When pursuing your target it's always a good thing to stay on the roof tops both when you're in high and low profile. Not only does this let you keep an eye on your target the whole time, but it allows you to keep following him even when he shuts a door behind him to block your path. And even better is it that if you kill your target stealthy from a roof top you'll gain a alot more xp than you would by a regular stealth kill.
-Keep in mind that staying on rooftops will make it very easy for your pursuier to spot you, since it's impossible for you to blend in with any crowd-
Tip #4, "Be Paranoid"
In AC: Brotherhood it's always good to be VERY paranoid. This means that you constantly have to watch your back everywhere you go. Cause' remember that the really hardcore players knows exacly how to look like an ordenary NPC. So nomatter where you are you should always be awere of your enemie.

These are my "tips and trix" for the AC brotherhood beta

see ya----- PeteTheGamer;)     

"Tips and Trix"

In the future I will be making a new sort of posts on my blog. These posts will be called "Tips and Trix". It will be a series of posts where I will be telling you about a lot of cool tips and tricks you can do in the game that I'm refering to in post. To give you an excample I will be posting an Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Beta "tips and trix" right after I've posted this... Stay tuned.

See Ya-----PeteTheGamer;)

onsdag den 6. oktober 2010

LATE Assassin's Creed Brotherhoood multiplayer beta review

Finally! The Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplayer beta is here! And can now be downloaded from plastation store.
AC brotherhood is the newest addition to the Assassin's Creed fanchize. It has been set to come out in November, but now the happy Ps3 owners can download the exclusive multiplayer beta.
So what is AC brotherhood? Well he game itself is a direct sequel to AC II. You will once again step into the Animus and here you will, once again, play as Ezio Auditore de Firenze. But this time he's not just the young boy we left in AC 2. No now he's all grown up and is now the leader of hes very own brotherhood of assassins.
In the beta you will get to try one of the two different multiplayer modes there is to be found in AC brotherhood. This mode is called ''wanted''.
What the ''wanted'' mode is, is you selecting one of eight different charecters.
You can play as either the barber, the doctor, the nobleman, the prowler, the priest/monk, the courtesan, the engineer and the executioner.
Each charecter has got their own unique style of killing their enemies. Fx. the barber uses his razor blade to get behind people and then slit their throat.
Now there is also another charecter. This is the smugler. The smugle is the closest you'll get to a female Ezio or Altair. She's got a hidden blade like we're used to, but this times instead of beeing under her arm, it's now on top of her arm. Now the smugler is only playable when beeing disguised. You'll morph into a smugler in a short period of time. ''disguising'' is an unlockable abilitie like ''morphing'', ''hidden gun''and 'smoke bomb''. These gets unlocked as you gain more experience throughout the game.
As I mentioned ealier there are two game modes. Wanted and Alliance. In "wanted" you choose between the charecters that are available (only one of each charecter pr. match) and your objective is then to find and kill a target that is given to you as stealthy as possible. But while hunting this target you will be hunted as well by another player. You can have multiple hunters at once depending on how good you're doing in the match. If you're doing awesome and lieing in the top of the list, you will automaticly have more hunters. This ofcourse makes for a very challenging game as it's impossible to spot your pursuier if he's being very stealthy. The reson why your enemie (and yourself when you're hunting someone) has to be stealthy, is because when he spots you and you get into his line of sight he has to start walking instead of running. Cause if he starts running inside your "area" you will be alerted and you can now make your escape. It is possible to be killed by your pusuier but it's easyer for you to spot him now since he'll proberbly be running.
The only way to escape your hunter is to, first of all, break the line of sight by running around a corner or jump of a building. Second of all you have to find the nearest haystack, bench or group of people to hide. in This will make your "escape meter" (in the right of the screen) go empty alot faster. Keep in mind if your target gets to close to you, you will have to escape and by that fill up your "escape meter" and you'll have to start over and try to escape. Now though this may sound fun it can be rather frustrating. Simply because sometimes when your pursuier is 2-5 meters behind you, and you then jump of a building, you will sometimes teleport back onto the building and then get killed by your enemie. This can be really frustrating since you'll lose your killstreak.
But when the multiplayer does work, it works GREAT! It's really fun and challenging and makes you feel like a really badass assassin when snekaing up on your contract and slitting hes throat with you knife, without anybody seeing anything.
The differnt abilities you can get are fun to use and it's good to know that the better you get the harder it gets.
Now although this mode isn't in the beta i can still tell you a bit about the "Alliance" mode. This mode is pretty much your ordanary "Team Deathmatch". You are divided into four teams where every one on each team are the same charecter. Fx. a team of four prowlers against four priests, four courtesans, and four noblemen. Then all you  have to do is killing the other teams. (I think)
 So The AC brotherhood beta is actually very good when it works. The graphics are pretty much the same as in AC 2 so nothing new here.

Conclusion: If you liked AC 2 and have a ps3 you should defently get the AC Brotherhood beta. It's fun to play it and it doesn't really get boring even if you play it for hours. It do have some problems, but this is just a beta so they'll properbly fix that when the full game comes out.

I'm gonna give this beta a 4/5

It's fun but have some problems.

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