Average User Score: 7.1Aug 27, 2014We are in the cold war and is known as two warring forces which are in a arms race and technological excellence. The Imperialists of the WestWe are in the cold war and is known as two warring forces which are in a arms race and technological excellence. The Imperialists of the West (US) and the Socialists of the Orient (Soviet).We take over the role of a spy in a group called C.O.U.N.T.E.R., neutral in this war and we are trying to infitrate into the secret installations of both in order to prevent these forces to accomplish their purpose that is blowing up the moon. Yes the Moon, so to come out of orbit and kill with the gravity of the whole world. It's a little cheesy the subject that the game deals, even the protagonist is doubting the truth behind this claim of the service, in some moments. But the title lampoons that time.
The scene is reminiscent of cold war era. The decoration of each side (US or USSR) plant includes the corresponding elements of that era. Propaganda on the walls with jocularity puts us in the mood of the era. Even the frame of the screen that you play has a contoured shape that evokes the old CRT TVs of 60s-70s with the curved outwards. Dynamighty has done very good work in this field (graphic and visual style) and deserve congratulations.
The purpose of our agent is to delay the inevitable by taking missions in secret bases of opposing sides. The title combines 2D platforming with a coverage system and 3D shooting elements, a Metrovania style (2.5D). The missions of the "Agent" are happening in several places of both superpowers. Each of these forces has a readiness rating system (called DEFCON) from 1 to 5. Whenever they see or perceive your presence they call their allies and begins a countdown. Reducing the timer down they force you to find and kill the soldier who gave the signal in order to “freeze” it. If it falls below 1 then begins a countdown one minute you have to run at the end of the track at a terminal and deactivate the Countdown before it's too late. The closer to 1 the rating, you have to be more careful, while on the opposite side as the system is closer to 5, can you be more relaxed as you have time to correct any mistakes that you do.
The purpose of your missions? To collect information. During the game by collecting various kinds of information about flight and missile designs on both sides(Launch Plans). Before each mission you can choose in which side you infiltrate. You can save information to obtain and other collectible things. Earn extra information about what governments think about the bombardment of the Moon, which offer little depth in the story. You collect pieces from plans for weapons and after you collect all you can use these weapons to in missions, and money to which you can buy these weapons and perks which you unlock during missions. The perks they give you extra health, armor and bullets.
In the game the stealth element is very important. The action is the classic 2D platformer but converted to 3d when you aim towards the cover. The imaging area is satisfactory, although some times it needs a more extensive coverage of the space in order to understand what's going on. In the stealth game piece got the ability to clean the guards either approaching them from behind, either with the gun with a silencer.
When you want to take on more action the game doesn’t leave unallocated. Melee and a variety of automatic weapons and shotguns you can you “sow” panic in your path without particular problems except of course the risk of alarm.
There are also cons in the game. The gameplay of a point and after becoming boring. You do the same things. Of course it's a nice experience but the resumption in missions can be tire you easily. I will definitely take the first playthrough jolly but does not guarantee, and for second. Also, there is a frequent fps drop (at least on Vita), sometimes in critical situations, as long as and the loading screen that take too long. To mention here that there is in the game scoring and online leaderboards that may help the situation by putting you race your friends and the rest of the world for the best record.
The title is quite fun with enough action and tactics. It'll keep a short (2,5 hrs for me) but pleasant companionship. A very good effort shows promising but perhaps disappoint from the routine in which puts us with poor variety.
Precisely: 7,5… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Oct 25, 2013Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate is the continue of the console version. Blackgate is a 2.5D game (2D plan with 3D elements). Also, BlackgateBatman Arkham Origins Blackgate is the continue of the console version. Blackgate is a 2.5D game (2D plan with 3D elements). Also, Blackgate is working to be a compelling portable experience. The game lasts 10 hours with the villains be taken from the console version, it introduces two characters who are familiar to us from Arkham City, Solomon Grandy and Catwoman and one totally new two Arkhamverse, Bronze Tiger.
The game is an "exploration" game (along with action/stealth game), so Batman escapes from the main path until he find the gadget that he need to proceed. At this point, I have to say that it isn't understandable how he went in Blackgate without gadgets(except from Batarang), I assume that the developers made it that way to add more gameplay hours and more exploration hours!
In exploration part can't miss the Detective Mode, which is a basic part of the game. With Detective Mode you can see enemies, vantage points, find hidden things, armor, Wayne Tech crates among other things. In general, you do the two-thirds with Detective Mode!
The gameplay of the game is solid, with all features of the console's version. Free flow combat adjusted very well in Blackgate, with minor problems. The combat system works like this: Two planes, the one you fight and the other that can only the enemies use, with the enemies coming from the background to the foreground. Furthermore, the silent takedown have been adapted in limited grade and the takedowns sometimes can't be so stealthy, as you can in rest Arkham games. The whole animation system look and work like charm.
The game yet has graphic novel cinematic which partly it's proper for handheld, but on the other hand, the connection between cutscenes and gameplay isn't the best. Another pro for the game is the great voice acting. The decoration, the enviroments and the game assets that been used, look poor and blur.
To conclude, the Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate hold the sense of the successful Arkham series. I think that the game isn't what exactly PSV deserve, but everything need a chance and a point to start (I really want to see next year/or a year after, a way better Batman game than Blackgate.)
I score it with 7.5 It's a realy pretty good effort… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Oct 4, 2013The game isn't F2P, you have to pay less than 5$ to play all modes, that bothered me a lot. The graphics are improved from the last FIFA andThe game isn't F2P, you have to pay less than 5$ to play all modes, that bothered me a lot. The graphics are improved from the last FIFA and the animations are similar to the PS2 FIFA, also the player look very well. As far as gameplay, if you play with classic buttons, it's easier, but that makes fun, is to play with touch controls, its a bit difficult at first phase(you can score from the centre of the stadium). Generally, it has all the features(soundtracks,kick off, penalty and more) of the console version,but all has been minimised.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Sep 10, 2013Killzone Mercenary is way better than the previous two FPS in VITA(Resistance, Call Of Duty).It is better than I was expected. Gameplay looksKillzone Mercenary is way better than the previous two FPS in VITA(Resistance, Call Of Duty).It is better than I was expected. Gameplay looks stunning, great visual, textures,sounds,music and graphics. Also, the touch screen is used well, although you can use the buttons instead. The game, on the other hand, have some minor cons such as the too small campaign(about 10 hours, not re playable more than 1 times), not so interesting and uninspired story furthermore I had some problems with the coverage system and it's difficult to aim right(at least the first hours of gameplay). The multiplayer part have lots of fun and gives you an overstock experience. Finishing, the game looks brilliant and it have nothing to loose from console version of the series. My exact rating is 8.5, may i look a bit strict because I have to tell both pros and cons, but the game gained me totally(from BETA stage). I recommend it to all PSVita users.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 24, 2013The game have been improved since the last installment. Ubisoft added new features you dicide different things etc) or has combined some oldThe game have been improved since the last installment. Ubisoft added new features you dicide different things etc) or has combined some old with new one. Also, Non Lethal/ Lethal (Ghost-Panther-Assault) choice help you to play the game in the way you like. They tried to bring the game into its roots. Furthermore, the co-op mode have fun, i enjoyed a lot especially when you teammate plays properly The multiplayer (Spies v Mercs) wasn't so good as campaign, but i'm glad to see it back, (I always buy this franchise for the campaign), if you play as Spy, you play like Sam Fisher, on the opposite side, if you play as Merc, you just play more like a FPS, Call of Duty. To finish, the PC version had some problem with DX11 (crash or lag) and also with the controls. Anyway, 8 equalizes the good of the game with the cons.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Aug 17, 2013The game shows big difference in contrast with the first one. The graphics have been improved in big grade, and there is the feeling of theThe game shows big difference in contrast with the first one. The graphics have been improved in big grade, and there is the feeling of the weapon's recoil. You can be stealthy(in some way), aggressive, -this gives you the opportunity to play the game in the way you like. The are over 30 missions re-playable and fully customisable weapons and masks. You can't say that it is a simple FPS, it's a combination of FPS and Tactical Shooter. I scored it with 8, because of Internet problems that it have and secondly about your teammates' AI (it's awful, i was down and they didn't helped me, or the can't carry money bags). In general, the game leaves a very good taste and i wait for further support of the franchise.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Mar 15, 2013Τhe game has nothing to do with the previous one. Obviously the graphics and AI have improved tremendously. Playing sniper is harder thanΤhe game has nothing to do with the previous one. Obviously the graphics and AI have improved tremendously. Playing sniper is harder than playing a simple soldier. Sure there are some cons such as in multiplayer, there are few maps. But it's so nice that the advantages outweigh.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 9, 2013the game is just below excellent. Has nothing to do with the previous titles in the series. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is verythe game is just below excellent. Has nothing to do with the previous titles in the series. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is very good (has improved since the last game). Generally the game left me with a good taste of what can be done in the future from Squere Enix and Crystal Dynamics. I look forward to the continuation of the series. A new beginning for Lara Croft that does justice to one of gaming's most iconic characters(IGN).… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Feb 4, 2013I have not seen dogfights since HAWX 2. I could tell that is a good game, well made ,nice graphics,realistic. It has variety of aircraft,I have not seen dogfights since HAWX 2. I could tell that is a good game, well made ,nice graphics,realistic. It has variety of aircraft, missiles and other weapons. The multiplayer has more problems(connection problems) than the campaign. if you like simulation games the pick one.
It deserves 8… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Dec 31, 2012nice graphics, modes are good.I was in the closed beta and i ensure you that the game have change a lot of things(weapons and maps,upgrade).nice graphics, modes are good.I was in the closed beta and i ensure you that the game have change a lot of things(weapons and maps,upgrade). But sometimes remembers me the well-known game Call of Duty, but it still like me. Find it in steam or in webzen.com… Expand