Xcom Declassified- Tips, and Loadouts

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I’ve done a little research and many people are actually saying how hard this game is to play. I’ve put a little over 10 hours in the game and I think i’m closing in to the end of the game. I’m playing the game on the Veteran difficulty and these are some tips I have for you to actually breeze through the game with no little to no effort. Now it’s no mystery that the a.i. in this game is terrible. Your partners run out in the open without you telling them to and get themselves killed.

Or when they actually are in cover they die with one of two shots. Well here’s how to solve that {can’t solve the a.i. sorry but I can solve the dying thing} during your adventures you should come across a backpack schematic called the guardian pack. This pack allows you to increase your defenses. I placed one on all my agents and they don’t die as often as they used to.

I saw my guy get shot by a sniper, smashed by a Muton, and even take a rocket and he didn’t die so yeah I think the backpack works like a charm. Right now on my team I have a sniper, and engineer. They’re great together especially when you take your time and adjust the situation on the battlefield before you go in guns blazing. I personally like to set my team up before I fire a single shot at the enemy. I’ll have my sniper take point and open up the match with a critical shot. At the same time i’ll have my engineer placing a laser turret on the ground to fire at enemy rapidly while I throw my blob, and aerial drone out on the battlefield.

The key is to have as many “partners on the battlefield as you can. The blob is awesome because it can lure enemies out in the open by jumping on them. They’ll be too busy trying to get it off them so you’ll have a clear shot at them most times. The drone is your aerial support unit and does an excellent job at drawing enemy fire and taking them out too.

I have my drone in a support role. It’ll fly around us and heal us if we get hurt. So instead of Carter being the only one in the group that can heal you’ll have the drone as well. If you want to be effective with this group let the aliens gather together {they gather quite a lot in this game} and fire at you.

With your turret, drone, and blob you shouldn’t be worried about taking too much damage because they’ll be distracted by those. Let them gather in as close to each other as you can then choose your sniper and bombard them with an aerial strike. If it doesn’t kill everything in that radius then it’ll seriously injure them. For bigger targets like the Mutons I invested my sniper in the decoy instead of invisibility. Deploy your decoy at the larger enemies and they’ll be completely focused on it leaving their backs completely exposed to you. Keep your turret on the battlefield at all times along with your blob, and drone and you’ll do just fine against those heavily armored opponents.

Image   A great way to take out enemy snipers, is to lift them in the air and have your sniper ko them with a single shot. Lift is a great way to force your enemy out of cover. Deploy your laser turret, lift the strongest enemy of the group up and let it blast away until it dies. It’s also important to remember to lay mines around the area. A group of mines can make it extremely hard for anything to get to close to you.

I have my Carter equipped with a laser pulse rifle, and plasma sniper rifle. The plasma rifle will tear any enemy to apart. I only use it on tougher enemies and works like a charm. I gave my sniper a plasma sniper rifle as well and he’s a beast with it. I’m equipped with the Tacticians Backpack and I think that works well with my setup.  Image

Keep this advice in mind if you’re playing on higher difficulties or on any difficulty really if you want to make the most out of your sniper, and engineer. I’ll have another post up on the Assault, and support class soon. This isn’t a 100% sure way to win but it works for me and i haven’t found a situation that I can’t get out of using this guide. I’m sorry it’s taking so long for me to post my review on this game but i’m almost done with it so it’ll be up soon. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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I finally got my own domain!

I didn’t think this day would come so soon but i’ve finally got my own domain! This means i’ll have more kickass content coming to you. I love what I do and you guys make it easier by coming here everyday and reading the things that I think are cool or at times suck. Thanks for finding me entertaining enough to visit everyday and as usual I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

8-Year Boy Shot A 90 Year Old and The Press Blames Video Games

It’s been too long since the press has accused video games of making children violent against either other children or adults. Apparently an 8 year boy thought it would be a good idea to shoot his grandfather/grandmother {i’m hearing a lot of different stories right now so bare with me} for no reason.

If there was a reason it’s not being made public but my point is they’re blaming video games for this. I’ve been playing violent video games my entire life and you don’t see me on the news. Are you telling me that if I play some Grand Theft Auto i’ll eventually try and murder random people walking down the street then attempt to rob a convenient store while having a shootout with cops, swat, and the army? I don’t think so.

As a gamer I can say that I personally play games because I love them but also because when i’m having a rough day there’s nothing like taking out your frustrations by putting in a game and fucking shit up. I played Mortal Kombat a lot as a kid and you don’t see me performing a fatality on anyone that told me the word no.

I honestly think the caretaker of this child refused to give him a cookie and he snapped and blew their brains out. Whoever this kids parents are, are idiots because they left a loaded gun around for the kid to find in the first place. Not every violent thing a child does is because of video games. Maybe this is just one really messed up kid or maybe {and this is really what i think} there’s more going on then we’ll ever know.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

4 Dollars For 2 12 oz Sodas?

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I know I usually don’t post about things like this but man I felt like I was ripped off today. I was at work and I was literally dying of thirst so I decided to walk next door to the bar and buy a soda. I asked for 2 cokes. One for me and one for my father. I figured ok it’ll be like 2 bucks. Nope she smiled at me and said two cokes will be 4 dollars please.

I said,” I meant the one that comes in a can.” She replied,” I know that’s the one i’m talking about.”

I swear if I wasn’t that thirsty I would’ve went somewhere else because damn…  I remember when you could get a can of soda for like 30 cents. I feel like I was ripped off and I won’t be buying another soda from there again.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

My Thoughts On Final Fantasy

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This is a topic that I don’t really care to write about but everyone is emailing me about it or my friend are always asking me about it so I figured the best way to answer would be here. People ask me why don’t I like Final Fantasy? Or you’re not a “true” gamer because Final Fantasy took gaming to a whole new level. I’ve even had someone threaten my youngest daughter because I had a different opinion than them.

Since I got that out the way let my thoughts on Final Fantasy begin. Final Fantasy has been around for a long time. I never played one of them until I was about thirteen years old. My first Final Fantasy game was 7. Then I played part 9 and 10. Final Fantasy 7 isn’t a great game by any means.

I absolutely hated part 10. It was too cliche, and just average. No one talks like that, and the dialogue has always been a problem in the Final Fantasy series. It’s one of it’s biggest weaknesses and Square Enix has done nothing to improve it to this very day. I can’t even remember part 9 so that should tell you a lot. I’ve played just about every Final Fantasy game but i’ve only completed parts 7, 13, and 13-2. The main reason I can’t get into Final Fantasy is the gameplay.

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Final Fantasy has always had stale, boring gameplay. The “strategy elements” that are there are weak at best. The game has no difficulty whatsoever and if you grind enough you can win any battle you come across. They changed this with the newer installments of the game but in my opinion they made it even worst.

I for one like having complete control of my character in a fight. If I know this guy is about to hit me i’m going to get out the way but you don’t have that option in these games. You’re forced to stand there like an idiot and take this guy’s best attacks time and time again until one of you drops dead. You’re staring at a menu choosing from a list of commands then watching your character play out the action in a “flashy” way.

Now I have nothing against turn based games. I remember liking Lost Odyssey but not for it’s gameplay. I like it for it’s story that it had. But Final Fantasy always has the same concept. You get a bunch of kids that look like supermodels going on an adventure to save the world. Throw in one older person in the group that’s slightly damaged and there you have it.

I don’t know what to label this series as. I honestly don’t consider it an rpg. In a RPG you can change your character’s clothing to your liking, and actually “role play” with them. In Final Fantasy you really can’t do this. I’m forced to be a bunch of annoying, wining, and just flat out stupid characters that I can’t connect to. I know this series was popular at one point but honestly that time is gone. Final Fantasy sales are a shadow of their former selves because it won’t change. It’s always the same thing time and time again.

I can literally say if you’ve played one of them then you’ve played them all in terms of gameplay. Yeah the story changes from each installment but they’re average at best. Final Fantasy appeals to a certain type of crowd and i’m not part of it.

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Final Fantasy is like anime. If you like anime then you’ll most likely like this franchise but if you’re like me and you hate anime then you’ll probably hate this game. With every new Final Fantasy game that comes out it gets more and more like anime. That’s a plus to some people but to people like me I think we want something more grown up.

If Square Enix made a Final Fantasy game that I can relate to the characters and gave me complete control of them on the battlefield than I would sing it’s praise and write a kickass review but as it stands that day will most likely never come to pass. So there you have it… my thoughts on Final Fantasy.

Here are some quotes from thecursedson on the topic

” The reason I don’t get every single final fantasy game that releases almost every year is because of one reason… it’s overrated. Like a few games I know such as call of duty, saints row, and madden. They release a game that’s highly overrated and everyone buys into and expects these companies to change what they are doing. Final fantasy has great graphics to make a good game but they take that software and put it to waste every chance they get. When you’re walking around with your generic anime character you feel like your about to go on an adventure fighting giant monsters and wielding a sword from Soul Caliber but when you get into a so-called “fight” you might as well be playing Pokemon.”

I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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Total War Rome 2- News, and Thoughts

Image It’s no mystery by now that if you’ve been following my blog then you’ll know that I absolutely love strategy games and i’ve been dying to play Total War Rome 2 since I first learned about it. I read an article earlier today stating that Total War Rome 2 will have a lot of dlc come out for it post release and we’ll even see some of it as soon as October. This is great news because this means the developers are passionate about their game and they want to see it succeed as much as possible.

  We will not have to pay for all of the dlc. We’ll be getting new factions, culture packs, and even full expansions in the future adding to this already large game. While i’m not sure which of these falls in the free category I for one will have no problem paying for content that I love. And if you think all of that is awesome the developers have announced that they’ll be supporting mods for this game just like they did with Total War Shogun 2! This is freaking awesome news.

We’ll be able to create our own content and put it into the game. That brings the replay value of the game up and not to mention makes the developers look good too. The more I learn about this game the more excited I get as the release date rolls up around the corner. I can’t wait to try Total War Rome 2! I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Xbox One VS PS4- Does It Really Matter?

 I remember a time when people used to just buy their favorite games, go home, then play the crap out of them without having to worry about the backlash they’ll get from fellow gamers because of the console they decided to get it for. Now everything is about the how the PS4 is better than the Xbox One or the other way around and how only hardcore gamers get this or that. 

 I only have one thing to say to people like that. Grow the fuck up dude. It doesn’t matter if someone wants to get either console. It’s what they decided to go with. Not everyone shares your opinion on what good games are. So what if I this person decided to pick the Xbox One of the Playstation 4 or the other way around. Does that mean they deserve to be blacklisted and hated on for no reason other than their own personal taste in games. 

 I’m personally going to wait a year before I decide to buy a next gen console. I’m in no rush. My pc can handle whatever the next gen consoles are throwing out anyway. I mean yeah both consoles will obviously have their exclusives but come on guys. In the end it doesn’t really matter who wins the “console war” because as long as the people that brought the product is happy then who gives a flying shit right? 

 I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Splinter Cell Blacklist First Impressions

splinter-cell-blacklist11 I finally had a chance to play some Splinter Cell Blacklist yesterday and I really, really enjoyed the two hours my nephew and I put into the game. If you’re an old school Splinter Cell fan like myself then you’ll love this game. It’s more stealth based this time around and even when you think you have to go in guns blazing there’s always another route. You might have to look for it but It’s there.

  Splinter Cell Blacklist doesn’t just cater to the core Splinter Cell fans though. If you’re just getting into the series like my nephew then you’ll fit right in. I’ll be honest with you guys Splinter Cell Blacklist is awesome so far. I’m not crazy about the new voice actor they got for Sam Fisher but he’s not god awful. He’s just average. He also sounds a lot younger but I guess that’s what they were going for.

The gameplay is smooth, and responsive. The enemy a.i. is better but not perfect. I killed someone in front of his partner and the other just stared at him for a good thirty seconds before he decided to try and yell for help. He was dead by then but I thought it was funny to see how long it would take the for the a.i. to realize I just killed his partner.

I for one can’t wait to jump back in Splinter Cell Blacklist. I had a lot of fun playing this with my nephew last night and I can’t wait to experience more of this game. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

Robocop- What The Hell Is Wrong With Robocop!

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What the fuck happened to Robocop! Look at this crap. He looks like Batman. When I first learned about a Robocop revamp I was excited to see my favorite childhood movie being remade. I thought it would be awesome until I saw the actual Robocop. First of all the movie is not going to be rated R.

Their excuse for this is that the movie will have a deeper, more intelligent story than previous Robocop movies. What we have here is a dumbed down, childrens version of Robocop that’s going to be filled with one liners, no gore, and maybe just maybe some decent action scenes. What the hell is wrong with people. How can you fuck Robocop up?

Do yourselves a favor and don’t see this movie. Don’t waste your money on this shit. Go see anything else that comes out next year but not this. Dredd had it right. They made a true Judge Dredd movie but this… this is just a slap in the face to true Robocop fans. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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Tell me that can’t be Batman.

Fear Online- News, and Thoughts

Image I love the Fear franchise. No horror has affected me more deeply than Fear and it’s good to see it coming back to the spotlight. Fear Online takes place a little after Fear 2. There isn’t much being said about the story of the game yet but from what i’ve gathered you and a group of friends will be searching for the source of Alma’s powers. A full coop campaign is going to be in Fear Online and I hope it’s as good as Fear 2’s story was.

I can’t remember the last time i’ve been so excited to be scared shitless. On the competitive side of things we’ll have a variety of modes such as team deathmatch, demolition, the awesome soul king mode is coming back, escape mode, and finally a mode called armored front mode which allows each team to have a powerful mech and take control of key locations around the map. I am so excited about this game and I hope the developers can deliver a kick ass fear story with all the scares this franchise is known for.

I’ll be sure to keep updating this post as I find out more information until then I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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