Archive for November 6, 2011

Skyrim or MW3?

Posted: November 6, 2011 in Games

In just a few days time MW3 will hit store shelves and people will be piling up like lemmings to get their copy. Call of duty is one of the most well known franchises in video game history, but is it time they quit while they’re ahead? Or will they stick to the same old copy and paste routine until their devoted fans clock on to their sly and dastardly ways? In all honesty I used to love CoD, It was the most intense and realistic shooter I had played. I can still remember the exhilarating feeling I got from crawling through the grass with Captain Price in our ghillie suits, while surrounded by a brigade of soldiers and tanks! But somewhere along the lines they’ve lost touch with the realism and turned the beloved shooter into just another FPS riddled with more carnage and mayhem than a bad Michael Bay movie. These days most of the die hard CoD fans only play the game for one reason, the multi-player.  CoD multi-player is fast, fluid and a lot of fun and what they do, they do well. Now though, it just seems to be getting old. Yes it was fun when it first came out but has the game really changed that much since MW1? No. Spawn, get a kill, die. Rinse and repeat. I’m sure the game will be worth a play at some point but I’m in no rush.  In six months time Call of Duty Future Warfare or Space Warfare or some kind of warfare will be out and I’ll pick this up Pre-owned for a tenner, which is a gutting thought for the chap in America who just purchased a leaked copy of the game for a whopping $1725. Muppet.

Is MW3 the game for you?

Just three days after the release of Activision’s 8 hour long shooter, Bethesda’s 300+ hour behemoth of a game,  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is unleased to wreak havoc upon our social lives. Yes, that’s right, Bethesda game studios have confirmed that with the main quest, the side quests and enough exploration to turn Bear Grylls into a hermit, that Skyrim will have well over 300+ hours of glorious gameplay.

Gonna slay me some dragons.

If you are unfamiliar with the series, the Elder Scrolls games are first person-action-adventure RPGs known for giving the player complete freedom to play as they see fit. If you want to spend you time hunting deer in the woods, you can. If you want to raid dungeons and tombs, you can. If you want to take part in drinking game at the local pub, you can. maybe you want become a thief or a murderer? You can if that’s what floats your boat. In Skyrim’s main quest you are Dragonborn, A dragon slayer apointed by the Gods to fend of the threat of Alduin, the Nordic god of destruction. Taking the form of a gigantic dragon, Alduin is prophesied to consume the world with his servants, the Jills (a race of black dragons). Set two hundred years after the previous Elder Scrolls game (Oblivion) players will be able to explore the vast world of Skyrim, from the blizzard engulfed mountain tops to lush, green forests, there’s thousands of secrets to uncover and hundreds of hours of gameplay to enjoy, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the fascinating world that is Skyrim. This game is looking so amazing that it could in fact be enough to cure my wife’s locust head popping addiction. Bless her.

Skyrim comes out 11-11-11

Will you part with £40 for some  mediocre, military mayhem?

Or some dragon slaying, dungeon raiding exploration?