Games

End of The Current Console Generation

With the Sony reveal (although we didnt actually see the console) a distant memory and the Xbox One reveal a few days ago. I have been left with so many questions I cant fit them all in a single blog post.

The current gen is far from over with the likes of EA saying they have another 4 years worth of games coming on both the PS3 and the 360 but my gaming life has gone into slow mode. The wait for the next gen has stopped my game purchases and I have a stack of unplayed games sitting in there wrappers along with most of last years gaming gold still to finish. My life has been a little hectic since the end of the year so the last 5 months have left me with little time for gaming. This seems to be the same with some of the users from the forums im a member of. Gaming has slowed to an almost stand still but while new games are still being released and sold its not really affecting everyone. I see myself as a multi platfrom gamer, I have had more or less every console that has been on the market and still discuss them with gaming friends. This time around with the price of games bound to rise and the cost of the next gen consoles looking closer to the £500 mark then the £300 mark of the last two on release I cant justify the cost of both. I was left after watching the Sony reveal wondering what the Microsoft reveal was going to be like.

After watching the Microsoft reavel and getting TV TV TV slapped in my face I look back on the Sony reveal and think although they only showed the controller there’s was very games orientated unlike microsoft. Both leaving us with a 20 day wait for E3 and hopefully a better idea of what to expect from the next console generation for gamers.

Both have said they couldn’t fit all the details into an hour long presentation but if Microsoft took a break from saying TV there’s would have been cut by about 45 minutes leaving plenty of time for game’s. 😀

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Games

Ghost Recon Online F2P (PC)

Ghost Recon Online

To be honest I normally hate Free to play games, after a little time you realise you need to pay to get anywhere. I understand that this is how free to play games make there cash, that said while watching Ubisoft Watch Dogs trailer I saw an advert for Ghost Recon Online. I clicked a few links and downloaded it, being on night shift I left it to it while I slept when I woke I decided to give it a go.

I’m a fan of most Ubisoft Tom Clancy games, GRAW, R6V and lately Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Playing Ghost Recon Online you get the same feel as most of then but essentially it’s free. I had around 6 games and will definitely be playing it again. Although I won’t normally buy anything from free to play games I’m sure I will on this game. The players I was playing against had better rank and guns but as I was using cover well I was holding my own which is unusual for a free to play game. You normally find your opposition with higher ranks to have better gun’s but from the few games I played it wasnt noticable.

Controls are the standard PC fromat with not much to remember.

Ghost REcon online controls

You have the abilty to customise your character and there weaopns (below is an image) which adds a little more to the game this is where the free game stops and the paid game starts in most games but just having a few games every so often will soon add to your RP which is the first type of currency in the game this is rewarded for kills combs, doing rewarded tasks (Winning Team, Most Kills) and leveling up your character. You Have three classes to choose from Assault, Sniper and Specialist. Each have there own unique ability like HEAT which shoots a wave of heat from a backpack that gives damages and disrupts your enemies vision.

 

Wepon Customisation

 

Grahically the game isnt far from that of Ghost Recon Future Solider and it plays just like Ubisofts AAA title. The cover system is second to none and the transition times between leaping a wall and ADS are great.

Ghost Recon Online Screenshot

 

This game has changed my view on F2P but in reality this is one in a market full of Freemiuem rippoffs, this should be tried by any PC gamer. I still dont think F2P is whats best for gaming but it’s getting close to the point where you will soon pay a nominal price for a game and bulk up your purchase with microtransactions.

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