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‘Alive 4-ever RETURNS’ Review

Well, when I first started this blog I said I was going to do all sorts of things like app reviews, and maybe even console game reviews.  I obviously have not done either so I decided why not?  I used to have a site with some friends where we wrote reviews for apps, and stuff, but it’s been a while so I may be a little bit sketchy on my first ones.  So hopefully you will just bare with me, and I will get better as I go.

Alive 4-ever RETURNS‘ is basically the same thing as the first one with some (actually a good amount) changes.  These include new characters, weapons, some 3-D parts, and a different style of using your cash you get from slayin’ some zombies.  The graphics are a lot better, there is power ups, and mini bosses.

From the moment I downloaded this game I was psyched. I enjoyed the first ‘Alive4Ever‘ a lot, one thing I loved was always being able to get guns.  It didn’t take for ever to get knew stuff, because after every level completed they gave you a new item like equipment.  Which was great, because then you could be better, and have enough money after the next level to get a gun.  They made the efficiency of it very likeable, but in the knew one they changed some things.  Now even after you unlock stuff after beating levels you still have to actually go buy them instead of having them unlocked at your disposal.

One thing I did love was the 3-D parts, obviously they didn’t make most of it in 3-D, but they put just enough in there to make you notice, and feel cool for it.  it was just simple stuff like little towers that had nothing to do with you completing anything, but it made you happy it was there.

In the gun department you could tell they bulked it up a bit, there were a lot more guns (same type though), just more choices.  They had pistols,assault rifles, shotguns, and snipers.  I like using the assault rifles the best, because I found it inconvenient to use a shotgun with eight rounds with dual stick controls, but that was just me.  Even though they were stronger than the assault rifles I just didn’t feel like a shotgun or sniper didn’t belong in a dual stick control game (just my opinion).

Now to the pick up items, there were many such as semi auto pistols, or grenades each with there own specialty.  I found the pistols the most effective, because although it was just to pistols they seemed to have the power of two AK-47’s (it seemed like).  The pick ups can be very essential to your survival in campaign missions, where the zombies sometimes are just to strong for you to handle by yourself.

Overall the game is pretty good, if you like zombie slayin’, dual stick controls, and blood.  It is fun to play with friends using wi-fi, but they do not have a bluetooth version yet (hopefully in next update).  It is fun to do survival mode, or campaign the most with friends I thought.  So check it out at itunes for only $1.99.

Rating:  7 / 10

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My Thoughts On ‘Halo: Reach’ Beta

If you didn’t know today was the release of the ‘Halo: Reach’ Beta that you can access only through the ‘Halo ODST’ campaign disc.  Starting up the beta after waiting a long download time it shows you a video, your view is from the inside of a warthog, while watching everything blow up around you chaotically.  The game has a few game modes to choose from like team slayer, every man for themselves, etc… (Not the literal names of each mode).  The game was very fun when you were playing, using, and getting to experience with the new guns, and equipment.  One major change was the default controls, you now use RB for melee, and X to pick things up.   There is also the assassination thing.  Now when you assassinate someone it does a whole 3 second attack to do, instead of the simple melee.  Which sounds cool and looks cool, but can cause multiple problems.  Such as chain reaction kills, and if you are on a double kill chain going on it will end your streak no doubt.

After about three matches (which were very fun) the beta stopped working.  Which I found out later that the mess up was not anything wrong with the beta, but actually to many people playing the beta at one time.  I thought it was completely crazy, and really inconvenient considering it was the first day.

Still overall the beta was a lot of fun for the time we got to play it, and it was fun to get to try out the new guns like the DMR, Plasma Repeater, Needle Rifle, and the pistol they brought back ffrom the new game.

‘Halo: Reach’ Beta Live-Action Video

The injection part reminded me of the movie ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, when he gets injected with that metal-ish stuff.  So check it out, it’s kinda bland, but the armor does look awesome.

‘Halo: Reach’

I got this video from Machinima, and thought it was awesome.  I am ten times more psyched for this game now then I was before.  It’s a long video, but far from boring so check it out.

Tuesday’s Tune: Arcade Fire – ‘Neighborhood #2 (Laika)’

I don’t know what it is about this song, but it gives me the shakes every time I hear it.  Especially when watching the music video for it.

‘Halo’ Jump

Well, you might know that  after tomorrow you online support (by Microsoft) for the original XBOX is coming to a close.  So I actually didn’t care that much about it, because my thought on the subject was that I don’t have an original so who cares?  Until I saw this video from Giant Bomb.  It is a video of an awesome way to go super high on Halo (with the sacrifice of your life, but great view).  So check it out, and see what you thunk.