Spring Break Round Up

Titanfall

Xbox One’s “Titanfall,” one of the most anticipated and hottest releases is here in the form of giant robots, jetpacks and futuristic weapons. On March 11 Respawn Entertainment released its first game. Exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC this game won’t break any records but will guarantee days of fun.

“Titanfall” is at heart, a multiplayer game. The lead designers of Respawn Entertainment are the reason the “Call of Duty” series became so popular. Splitting off to make their own company, Respawn Entertainment does it again in this thrilling first-person shooter. The installment of jetpacks to your soldier makes the game reach new heights, literally. The jet pack allows you to wall run and double jump, parkouring through the city to gain a tactical advantage over the enemy.

I was unclear how this game would play out, considering that it was over-hyped to me and the first game of a new company, but all my worries were put to the side once I downloaded and started calling in my huge robot falling from the sky. The graphics of the game are not bad, but nothing revolutionary. The overall gameplay is fantastic and if I didn’t have to stop and write this article, I would be playing it right now.

This game is \\ awesome to play and a perfect beginning for a new company. With its huge robots, jetpack soldiers and endless hours of fun this game is definitely worth having on your shelf or on your hard drive. That is why “Titanfall” falls in at a nine out of ten, get it now.

Story: 8/10
Gameplay: 10/10
Graphics: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

Dark Souls 2

The next game on my list is “Dark Souls 2,” developed by From Software and Namco Bandai Games. If you know anything about the “Dark Soul” games, it is that they are extremely difficult to play. If you are looking to have fun this might not be the game for you.

The story revolves around a cursed undead character trying to find a cure for his curse. While fairly vague, the general story follows the cursed Undead, who is drawn to a monster filled land of Drangleic by a compulsion. With this you start your adventure through one of the hardest games out for consoles. Usually when I write reviews, I like to finish the whole game before I make a critical decision, with this one I failed that task.

Although very difficult to play and with no real direction as to where to start my journey, I still had loads of fun. It brought me back to a time of when I was a kid and couldn’t beat any game. So when I finally beat a monster or dragon I was actually excited that I managed to even survive, unlike most games these days that I can usually beat in one sitting.

The graphics are good, but nothing we haven’t seen before from the series. The beginning CGI sequence is quite astonishing and almost made me believe I was watching a real movie. The gameplay is difficult but in a good way. If you are looking for a challenge and want to defeat some gruesome creatures, I suggest you pick this game up. Even though difficult to the core I still this game a eight out of ten, rent it.

Story:7/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Graphics: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

South Park: The Stick of Truth

That brings us to the last game I filled my spring break with, “South Park: The Stick of Truth.” Developed by Obsidian Entertainment in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, this game ended up being a beginner-level RPG that basically anyone can play and if you are a fan of “South Park” humor you will quite enjoy this game.

“The Stick of Truth” follows “The New Kid,” who has moved with his parents to South Park to escape his forgotten past. Sent out to make friends, the New Kid quickly allies with Butters, Princess Kenny and their leader Cartman, who are role-playing as humans in a fantasy war with the drow elves, led by Kyle and Stan. This game starts off very funny and never lets up. I am not typically a fan of toilet humor but I enjoyed it in this game. The game is kind of like a turn based “Skyrim,” with new weapons, armor and abilities to obtain, you travel the land to level up your character and obtain the Stick of Truth.

This game has amazing graphics, mimicking the finest detail of the show; I actually thought I was playing the show instead of some game.

This game, unlike “Dark Souls 2,” is quite easy but that doesn’t take away from the game. I found myself traveling all through South Park trying to discover every nook and cranny.

I absolutely love games that don’t take themselves too seriously, and when they have excellent gameplay and graphics, it is even better. “The Stick of Truth” makes me want to play until I discover every detail of South Park, that’s why I am giving it a nine out of ten; buy it.

Story:9/10
Gameplay:8/10
Graphics:10/10
Overall:9/10