Posts Tagged ‘ RPG ’

Immerse the Wilder Side of Pandora for Treasure Vaults

As of yesterday, Borderlands 2 is officially released! The long awaited sequel has finally arrived to all gaming platforms. I picked up my pre-ordered copy yesterday at Gamestop. But I haven’t had a chance to journey back to Pandora just yet. I will later today though. I was wrapping up my instance farming in Twilight Arbor for the Nightmare Staff in Guild Wars 2. Might I say, the animation is pretty sweet indeed. One my Necromancer certainly approves of!

Anyways, the thought of juggling Borderlands 2 and Guild Wars 2 at the same time seems overwhelming. But I can time manage both. If you haven’t played the first Borderlands, I highly recommend doing so first before diving into the sequel. The UI has changed drastically compared to the first. It has been updated and improved for the better. Same goes for the talent trees as you now can earn Badass points which yield custom stats such as faster reload times or extra crit damage. Gearbox has done an outstanding job improving the few downfalls of Borderlands. Basically, the main point was that they shifted all focus on offering BAJILLION unique guns to give us a vast, ever-changing environment and mob diversification so that we can enjoy Borderland 2’s gameplay in all its glory. Treasure hunters will not be disappointed in this sequel. If you’re not convinced, check out this awesome video review from Gametrailers to persuade you into buying this game now!

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Dragon Age 3 Incoming Late 2k13

It’s official – the sequel has been announced by BioWare today. With the canceled DLC’s for DA2, BioWare has been hard at work responding to angry Dragon Age fans that were more than disappointed with the outcome of DA2’s storyline. BioWare promises that player feedback have been heavily considered with the upcoming sequel. Will the team correct the lackluster of Dragon Age 2’s choices and storyline? If they succeed in recapturing the essence of Origin, then we’ll know they have done a tremendous job over the past 2 years taking all die hard fan’s feedback and criticisms to produce a sequel that does the franchise justice. I guess we will never know until the day the game releases.

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Launch Date Set For Torchlight II

Brace yourselves dungeon dwellers, Torchlight II’s launch date is finally set! On September 20th, we’ll all be able to pick up a copy of this amazing title. I’ve been awaiting this release for the longest time. During the Steam Summer Sale, I would always check out Torchlight II and it would say ‘Coming this Summer.’ Well, summer has been over not so long ago. They fooled us into thinking it would be available by the end of August. But I guess a fall release isn’t so bad. I’ll take it! I was able to test this sequel out during beta. Let’s just say this game did not disappoint as 5 hours went by so fast in one sitting. I eventually completed the beta was left wanting more. Almost to say ‘that’s it?!’ The multiplayer feature also makes this game 5x more enjoyable. Certainly was something the first was lacking. But Runic Games was awesome enough to listen and give the fans what they thought was the missing recipe for this game. The wait is over, you guys can now play another amazing game because Diablo 3 is boring and those Paragon levels are a half assed way to bring ‘endgame content.’

But why must all these great games release at the same time? I mean, Borderlands 2 is ONLY releasing 2 days before Torchlight 2. Least not forget I still am playing Guild Wars 2 and need to make time to play Darksiders 2 as well as Sleeping Dogs. But I can say it’s a good thing I hit 80 in Guild Wars 2 😉 I won’t have the grievance of missing out on leveling.

Who’s ready for some adventure? Count me in for one in Torchlight II on September 20, 2012!

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Guild Wars 2 INCOMING!

ERMAGAWD – It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been posting! My apologies everyone. I know my blog has been left in the dark for a few months now. That doesn’t mean I quit gaming because that remained constant! 😉 But I’m ready to breathe life back into this baby. Awww yeah! Let’s start off by engaging into the ‘Who’s IN for 1’ for Guild Wars 2. Anyone say AYEEE? Because I’m certainly going to be jumping right in when Guild Wars 2 goes live. In fact, I have already pre-ordered a digital copy in full. I believe it came attached with the 3 day head start.

If you’re definitely set on purchasing Guild Wars 2, I got a massive deal for you! You can pre-order a digital copy discounted at $48 from Gamefly. I stumbled upon this deal through browsing Slickdeals.net yesterday. This is probably one of the best deals out there for Guild Wars 2. Here’s a BONUS – it also comes with the 3 day head start code (according the sources on the Slickdeals thread). Don’t let this great deal expire on you! Redeem it today and be ready for August 25th! If anyone is interested in collaborating for some FUCKING awesome TEAM WORK, feel free to message me with your username and server on the day of launch and perhaps we shall play. I’m already set on playing a Sylvarian Necromancer. Thanks to many character creations and beta weekends, I am set on what race and class I want. 🙂

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Darkness Prevails on PC

Death is all around us. First it began on the PS3, who lucked out and received exclusivity over Demon Souls. Next was the Xbox 360 successfully getting Dark Souls on their platform (F*K yeah!). Now, PC Gamers may experience the same luck with this awesome series. Rumor has it that Dark Souls will be receiving a port onto the PC. But that has yet to become official. Once Namco makes this game possible on PC, nobody would be left in the dark with bitterness. It’s a win win situation for anyone who’s been wanting to play Dark Souls on multiple platforms. This PC port may be released sometime this year.

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It’s Official – Diablo III Gets a Release Date

That’s right everyone, the launch date for Diablo III is finally official and not a rumor. You guys can now pre-order your copies of either the standard or Collector’s Edition. Anyone planning on upgrading their entire rig in lieu of D3’s launch? I know I was considering it at first, but ever since news got out that D3 is releasing premature without any PVP arena content it made me change my mind. I guess we’ll all be magic finding for no purpose. It would be simply to dress our characters to look pretty! I’m not quite excited as I nearly would have been months ago. I really think they should have just waited for the game to release with all its content that Blizzard promised to begin with. I mean it’s the least they can do after so many delays. Really, IMO, Diablo 2.5 comes out on May 15 and Diablo 3 will be released months later on when that patch feels like rolling out with the PVP content. If I DO decide to buy this game, I will be playing a Sorceress. What class would you be playing?

In the back of my mind, I’m still banking on Torchlight 2 at this point. Sometimes you just have to be real sensitive and make the right choice based on limited funds for what games truly deserve the full retail price. If you guys know what I mean 🙂 Nonetheless, enjoy my friends! D3 is coming out of the inferno to a PC near you on May 15.

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Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning Review

WOW, I never would have thought such a low profile game would be so awesome. After downloading the demo with only one incentive – to unlock an armor set in Mass Effect 3; I’d have to say this game has a lot of potential. What really impressed me about this game is how responsive the combat system is. There’s no delay and your character’s moves are very on point. On top of that, you have the freedom to decide whatever spec or hybrid build you want to pursue. This is similar to the talent tree in Skyrim where you can be an assassin with magic or a mage wielding a blade with a bow. To sum it all up, this game plays like a single player World of Warcraft (which really blows me away!). This game is definitely worth considering and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to expand their RPG playlist. I haven’t bought the retail copy yet. Still waiting for it to go on sale in the $40-20 range. I’ve been spending too much money lately on games and getting the new iPad 😦 If you’re not convinced by me, you guys can check out GameTrailer’s review.

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