Episode Six: Crysis 3 and Halo 4 Spartan Ops!

Even more Halo news incoming! This time I take a look at the Spartan Ops CG videos which are rammed with those juicy details and extras we all crave! The CG effects on the videos are incredible and you’ll get to see Sarah Palmer amongst others making an appearance, these videos come tied in with the Spartan Ops missions you can find on the Halo 4 disk. They’re also released periodically every week by 343 Industry’s so don’t panic if you don’t have a copy of Halo 4! Crysis 3 is making a big techy return with its mammoth list of requirements to run… Will you be building or upgrading your PC to play this beauty? Maybe you already have? Let me know in the comments box below!

Episode Five: Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim DLC!

The third instalment in the Boishock series ‘Infinite’ is heading to our living rooms soon with a brand new setting and a new shiny storyline! It’s looking to be one of the best Bioshocks we could have the pleasure of playing thanks to its beautiful air-city setting and new combat options as well! There’s also the new Skyrim DLC on the horizon… With the amazing chance to ride and control dragons I get super excited by this news! There’s also 20+ hours of extra quest time along with awesome additions to your Dragon Shouts, weaponry and armor! What are you most excited about? Skyrim or Bioshock? Comment below!

 

Review: Android: Angry Birds Star Wars

Aaaaaaand they’re back again! Sporting the Star Wars theme this time around those Angry Birds are flocking to our itchy little fingers once again to test our patience with a brand new set of birdy powers that mimic some of the most loved aspects from the Star Wars universe.

The Angry Birds themselves are fashioned in the image of the main characters from the books and films; Chewie, Princess Lea, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and many more of the characters you’ll know. These characters also have a set of powers and have upgrades too, meaning the game goes that little bit further and is ultimately set-up to be more of a challenge, Which it is. The chapters are set across five locations one of them being a bonus chapter. Tatooine, Death Star, Hoth and Path of the Jedi are the four chapters you’ll play through trying to nail those three star ratings. There’s new elements to consider too like gravitational pulls, moving stages and objects that are placed to create timed throws. These elements all combine to keep this new spacey instalment of Angry Birds as challenging and fun as it could be but you also steadily unlock other powers and super tricky bonus levels which gives it a better life span.

It’s a very testing game once you get stuck on that level that just simply defeats you every time. Angry Birds often requires a good eye for physics and trajectory to get the best out of it and these new level designs will test those aspects even further than before. I’ve invested over five hours into it and that all whizzed by very quickly, it’s a very good game and continues to offer a worthwhile experience again thanks to the Star Wars universe additions.

While playing it, the noises that you get from the birds, pigs and random objects are very amusing and helps create a childlike atmosphere while you play especially if you have ear phones in for whatever reason. These details really sets the game off well as soon as you pick it up, making it one of my favourite additions to the Angry Birds series. You can immerse yourself rather easily into it and there’s 80 force filled levels to get stuck into and challenge your friends on. Rovio Games seems to have their birdy niche perfected once again, so why not get involved? There’s a free version and a HD version for around £1.99 so there’s no arguments just those ones between the you and the those pigs!

Score: 4.5 / 5

Requires Android  2.2 and up

Angry Birds Star Wars Google Play Link

I also recorded a short video about Angry Birds Star Wars on The Frag Mentality YouTube Channel, You can check that out here!

On Second Thoughts… You better read this!

Fancy a little hand finding those great games you’ve missed? Need someone to steer you away from the past stinkers? Well why didn’t you say?!

Check out my new mini writing feature “On Second Thoughts…” which will take a look at some of those gaming beauties you left behind.

It WILL go live every week or so, unless I’m stopped from delivering my messages of good will gaming by the forces of EVIL.

Oh! and suggestions are always welcome.

Hope you enjoy it a smidge.

CK

Maybe I need some sleep, Cartoon Corporal Kitty

So I’m sitting here trying to write the rest of this review at 12:37am… it’s not going to well as it’s a bit of a headache to dig out the good and unique parts of this certain title and try to explain it to you, which is harder than it seems because you could be a number of people and numerous people have obviously numerous different taste’s in games….. Yeah I thought a lot about this and thought I’d written enough for tonight and vented this frustration into a drawing unwittingly as I thought about things i should’t at 12:37am.

This is a drawing is of me as a cat humanoid Thundercats like creature holding a Xbox enchanted shovel…. well that’s what it looks like essentially but there is a hidden message… I will keep digging… there has to be … something..  right?.. Maybe I need some sleep, but here it is anyway.