Battlefield Hardline does something new and the unique game modes are actually fun from day one. The progression curve in multiplayer is tilted towards circumventing the bad starting weapons, so the easiest way to win is to pay for the Deluxe Edition ACW-R or to play Hotwire until you can buy the strongest weapons. After that, Heist and Blood Money will be a breeze, especially if you buy the K10 and the Armored insert combined with Gas Masks and Gas Grenades.
The weapon licences take way too long to unlock and the faction weapons are distributed in favor of Criminal Operators, Cop Mechanics and Criminal Enforcers.
RPG Trunk Upgrades for cars makes the car chases in Hotwire less enjoyable and the tactical map control is thrown out of the window. It is instead best played riding shotgun with the repair torch and a 40mm noob tube. This is awkwardly the best way to rank up and you can even play it with one hand. The singleplayer has some nice missions, but in the end it is too easy and the enemy character models are too similar to warrant the excessive use of uninspired takedown animations. With a lack of interesting stealth weapons (such as sleeping darts), the guns blazing approach becomes much more attractive.
But this is pretty counter intuitive for a cop crime drama and it simply feels like you are playing against the Mirror's Edge AI with a Call of Duty loadout. With some multiplayer rebalancing of the obvious top weapons and some spawn fixes for TDM, Hardline could easily have gotten an 8 from me. If they had let us play the singleplayer as a dirty cop and double cross the entire cast of characters with cunning force, I could even have given the game a 9. But sadly it places us in the familiar shoes of the "rookie" good guy who gets shafted by the more interesting characters while the plot twitches almost as bad as the terrible motorcycles we get to drive in Multiplayer :)
Dean (Duskbringer) Logan
Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse
Being a Dragon Ball fan, I always wanted that special Dragon Ball game that made me feel like I am a part of its beautiful universe. Thankfully Dragon Ball XenoVerse succeeds in doing so.
The game starts off with creating your character and you can choose between 5 different races, the Majin, Saiyans, Earthlings, Namekian and the Freeza clan, each with their own strengths and weakness. I chose the Saiyans who are low in health but have high attack powers. Working carefully on your created characters appearance is important because it does affect your performance in battle. For example, if you increase the height, then your attack power will increase but your speed movement will be slower. I found this attention to detail in Dragon Ball Xenoverse interesting as it makes you want to create other characters as well.
I Enjoyed the RPG elements and the progression system. You can talk to all the characters in TokiToki and even have the chance to recruit some to join your team. There will also be many decisions to take such as Raditz asking you to join him to attack Goku and choosing your mentor who will teach you valuable skills.
The story took me around 13 hours to complete and there is tons of replay value in the online multiplayer and upgrading your character. Dragon Ball XenoVerse is a smart challenging game and in my opinion one of the best Dragon Ball games to date. It has the perfect combination of RPG and fighting. With over the top characters and exciting battles, Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a game that will entertain you
Club Nintendo No more?
It seems that Club Nintendo will be no more as of the end of July 1, 2015. Nintendo has plans for a new program, but what that is we have no idea. While some people may think this is a bad thing, it shouldn't be looked at as such, as Nintendo is showing a " small token of appreciation" by giving everyone of their club Nintendo fans a digital copy of Flipnote Studio 3D in February 2015.
While I personally never gave the game a second thought, I am sure we can all agree it is a nice gesture.
Nintendo goes on to say that they will increase the number of downloadable games for this Club Nintendo year in hopes that people will make use of it. So lets enjoy the good ride while its here and look forward to their new program as Club Nintendo, for what it was, was great.
Hour of Apocalypses
Edmonton Gamers is proud to announce that we are going to be doing yet another online event. Only this time we are stepping things up with a $1000.00 prize to be split up between 1st 2nd and 3rd. Click here for more info
Triumph or 2014 Smash Edition Online Wii U Event! Results
A exciting contest of wits and wills took place a few weeks ago where players from all over the world competed in a online Super Smash bros Wii U tournament with a grand prize of $500.00. The winner taking all, every hit every stock mattered, but at the end of it all it was ZeRo who rose above a staggering 220 player tournament to come out the victor.
All the matches and results can be found underneath please feel free to check them out