Right, what am I talking about!? Well, I regularly play Fifa, I only ever play career mode except for the odd occasion I play my brother and whoop his ass with Leicester. Ultimate team got boring and I realised I spent too much money on it, its the same reason I stopped playing The Simpsons Tapped Out on my phone. #justnotworthit
I love Career Mode, it puts me in the mind of a manager and over the course of this year and since Fifa 16 release I have been playing through a number of different teams, wanting to progress further and further, only I don’t. I started off at Chelsea, you know, my favourite club, they brought up from reserve team (at least in my head) and made me the replacement for Mourinho. After 5 years and numerous trophies including back to back Champions Leagues, I felt it was time to move on, as you do as a top class manager haha.
However whenever I looked at available jobs there was only ever jobs that would be considered a step down, such as Hoffenheim, Everton, Marseille. Now I don’t mind a challenge but I would have thought that I would get offers from numerous top clubs about vacant manager positions. I mean thought this game was realistic, but there is no manager merry go round and that’s a shame.
So what do i do to solve this issue, when I want to move on I start a new career mode and play with a different team. I went from Chelsea to Dortmund to AC Milan to Real Madrid, after a few seasons at Madrid I will try and move to a lower team (probably Watford) and try and do a Leicester. But I shouldn’t have to start over to do that, I should be offered club jobs, but it never happens, I only ever get offered every single National team job every other week…which is nice. I mean I will probably end my Fifa 16 career mode as manager of England and no one else, I mean that’s the way to do it, am I right?
If you want one thing to pretend to do in a video game then that is for England to beat Iceland because it clearly can’t be done in real life–OMG that was heartbreaking.
I was a tad sceptical when my brother told me how good Fallout 4 is. He’d played the games before it and knew the lore and story of Fallout 3 and New Vegas and I hadn’t, so when I bought it I did have my reservations. After the story hit my emotions, it was the settlement building that completely overtook me…and all the free time I had. The simple system that enabled players to create their own settlements in the visions they want is amazing, and the ideas are endless.
I like to think of myself as an immersive player and I like to play games as how I think they would actually happen (except for fast travelling 🙂 and my settlements do reflect that. I will spend at least 20 to 30 hours making (what I call) a complete settlement, which includes using rug glitches to make the fences go together better, dressing up the settlers in outfits that reflect their assigned job role and junk everywhere…just everywhere to make things looked lived in. THAT TAKES FUCKING AGES!
But when the finished article is complete there is that great sense of satisfaction, that the lone wanderer can sit down in his refurbished room and relax with his crew. I cannot wait for mods to come to PS4 so there can be item expansions for settlement building, as the last one I made (in Far Harbour) was pretty poor in comparison to my Sanctuary.
You could spend all your time on Fallout settlement building and still never finish the campaign as you can do so much just in one settlement. If your not a settlement builder type player, please give it a go for a few hours, you may just fall in love with it, as I and so many other Fallout 4 players have.
From growing up with games like Metal Gear Solid, The Legend of Zelda to more recent titles such as The Last of Us and Assassins Creed, I have experienced some of the most insightful and complex storylines ever thought up. From convoluted editing of real history to off the wall fantasy worlds, I have on more than one occasion been lost in games and locations like Hyrule and post apocalyptic America. So it saddens me to say that the more and more new games that come out, seem to have lost a serious focus on the story line of a game. For me its the whole reason you play a game (or at least an RPG), to step into the shoes of a hero and have that one main mission to complete. With the introduction of so many open world games, this has also hindered the focus on storylines, with the attention shifting to shoving as many side quests into a game as possible, much to most OCD players annoyance (such as myself).
However I am happy to say that Bethesda did not drop the storyline ball with Fallout 4, as I once again got lost in my characters emotions and could not wait for the moment I found my son again…
Hello again! As you may or may not have noticed I haven’t reviewed or blogged in awhile, however this has been mostly due to the fact that I have been tied up playing a game (the irony I know) that is so addictive, never ending, fantastic and potentially relationship ending. Of course I am talking about Fallout 4.
If you like getting creeped out and having your own fears brought to life in different ways, then look no further than Until Dawn. Having just completed it, I can safely say that I hate jump scares and this game has plenty of them. Right from the start when you are introduced to the 8 people whose lives you will determine with your choices, the game builds tension up before scaring you senseless, whether its just birds flapping their wings or lunatic in the shadows.
Another season gone and another good campaign. My focus (if you ready my previous post) was after my heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, was the Champions League and once again reaching to final, to win it this time round.
Well, its not just real football that throws some swings and roundabouts the way of the antagonist as I did reach the CL final again, only to be paired with Bayern Munich – A CHANCE FOR REVENGE!!!!
With revenge of the 7-1 defeat fresh in mind (shows how quickly I go through seasons) I set up the team to be a tad more defensive than last time. Who knew it would pay off as much as I thought, by half time it 0-0 and there had been chances at both ends but it was even. The second half was a similar situation, with Bayern putting on a lot of pressure but not creating anything clear cut and me finding it too difficult to break them down (not to mention Neuer is impossible to beat from long range).
But then, with 6 minutes left to play, Costa gets put through and he holds off Benatia to flick the ball past Neuer to grab the winner!!!!!
Diego Costa who was player of the year with 40 goals and 16 assists in the Premier League had won it and we held to clinch the trophy. Firstly, I was buzzin on the revenge high from beating Bayern, secondly I KEPT A CLEAN SHEET AGAINST BAYERN MUNICH >> Only Chelsea could do that!
Keep reading as I begin the new season, with signings already on the way on free transfers, the likes of Danny Welbeck and Xhedren Shaqiri joining the team and the return of good British youngsters to make an impact on the first team, it looks set up to be another fun year.
Today was a mixed bag of emotions for my Chelsea team. Currently one season in and a treble win last season (with a 7-1 Champions league Final defeat to Bayern Munich) and at the moment I find my team out of the League Cup with a shocking 4-0 loss to Everton, into the F.A Cup 4th round courtesy of a Chelsea youth player (Smith) and four points clear at the top of the league.
Played what looks to be an easy win away to a poor Sunderland team. Unfortunately that was not be the case, which started with a harsh sending off of Matic late in the 1st half but was still 2-0 thanks to top scorer Costa (26). Then he grabs a third early in the second half and substitutions are made around the 65 minute mark. Then Sunderland started playing and pulled a goal, then another and with 5 minutes left to play they equalise.
Classic FIFA screaming moment, I wish we had the ability to do the hair-dryer treatment to my players!
Then I almost pulled off an amazing winner with sub Ramires, as tackles a player and run past the defence on the outside and then makes his way inside crashes a shot off the post, that was to be it…
But we move on and look ahead to a West London derby against QPR at the bridge.
Having enjoyed my run of Resident Evil 4, even though I only made it to the Island, I made the decision to go back to The Last of Us and finish off the game I never saw the end of. Currently into Winter, the game takes you on an incredible journey and very few games gather emotions the way The Last of Us does. With its incredible script and awesome graphics and scenery, it transcends any games that are remotely similar to it and provides an experience where you have to keep playing because you want to see what happens to Joel and Ellie.
It’s an incredible game and with the news that it will become a 2 hour feature film, has me elated and will be something I make sure I book my tickets for. The chance to see the script brought to life will make for amazing cinema viewing, although the story will have to be condensed, I hope the actors chosen to play the main characters are up to the standard of the voice actors.
In terms of the gameplay, it is, in one word…SIMPLE. From the same makers as the great Uncharted series, it is a simple case of one button for close combat, easy gun control and shooting and realistic customization of weaponry. From it’s seamless scavenging of tools and bricks to the weapons that could be realistically found in these locations.
I think that is one thing, personally, I love about this game, is its sense of realism. To anyone reading this who may know of my love of Resident Evil, whilst I enjoy the series so much, I do see things in The Last of Us that Resident Evil could add to make give a bit more of a realistic feel.
I cannot wait to play it later tonight, even just now seeing the advert for ‘The Last of Us Remastered’ giving me goosebumps.
It really is the game of a generation.