Retro Game Friday: Nightfire

This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering one of my favorite Bond games. It’s James Bond 007: Nightfire!

Plot: The plot is okay, it’s a pretty stereotypical Bond plot so it doesn’t have that great a story. Nonetheless that wasn’t the main draw of the game for me at the time.

Gameplay: The gameplay of the single player campaign was okay, but pretty lackluster. The Multiplayer allowed for Bots, which was a rarity in that day and age and allowed me and my best friend to play with each other rather than against one another. I remember playing with him for hours when I was younger, although I do remember thinking that it would be better if the Bots were better programmed.

Art: The art has aged really poorly since then, but back then it was pretty darn good.

Music: Classic Bond music, not much else need be said.

Overall: A fun game, although it was best played with a friend.

For those who like: FPS Games, Bond Games, Multiplayer.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Retro Game Friday: Half-Life 2 [Spoilers for Half-Life 1]

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This week I’m going over a game that was released years ago, but is still touted as one of the best PC games of all time, it’s Half-Life 2 and no Half-Life 3 hasn’t been confirmed yet. Spoilers after the jump.

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Video Game Tuesday: Bioshock Infinite

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This week for Video Game Tuesday I thought I’d cover one of my favorite FPS games, Bioshock Infinite!

Plot Synopsis: Set in 1912, the game has protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life.

Plot: It’s an amazing piece of work and I absolutely loved it from the first minutes of gameplay to the very end of the game. I can’t say anymore without spoiling anything.

Characters: The characters in Bioshock Infinite are amazing, Booker is a bad ass and Elizabeth might be my favorite person to escort in a game ever.

Gameplay: I generally don’t like FPS games, but this game was incredibly well done and I loved every moment of it, Special mention goes to the AI that Elizabeth uses because every game with AI partners should steal, I mean copy, the system that makes Elizabeth the best AI partner I’ve ever played with.

Music: Normally I don’t think of music in FPS games as being epic and heart pounding, but like everything else Bioshock does it surpasses every expectation and than some. I especially liked the quartet in the opening 20 minutes of the game who sings a Beach Boy’s song (It makes sense later on in the game).

Art: Amazing and I particularly loved how Elizabeth’s attire changes over the course of the game.

Overall: A must play game, the story in it is absolutely amazing and should be thoroughly enjoyed.

For those who like: Amazing story, Amazing AI (especially in your AI partner Elizabeth), Awesome art, shooters with a plot (something that CoD really hasn’t ever done well)

Not for those who like: Any of the above, or lack of Multiplayer this game is strictly a single player game, also gore this game has lots of it.