Ten Second Game Review : Call of Duty : Ghosts

For me that was a great way to finish Christmas Day – Completing COD : Ghosts.

Now I have read, as I am sure you have that COD and Infinity Ward have lost their way. Frame rate issues plague the game and COD and first rate shooters are so over done they are practically dead.

I disagree.

I really enjoyed this game. Admittedly I haven’t played online and I probably won’t. However I will be starting again a play through on ‘Veteran.’

The graphics and visuals are top notch. I noticed absolutely no frame rate issues. Everything was smooth and presented beautifully.

As for the story – Great stuff! I found it compelling and immersive. I felt a bond develop with the Ghosts. Their story and history both intrigued me.

First person shooters are certainly a dime a dozen however as far as the single player goes COD : Ghosts, is good. It is about five and half hours long, this may sound short but it does mean that on a lazy afternoon you can blast through this story in one sitting.

I for one am certainly looking forward to Ghosts 2!

Ten Second Game Review : KillZone Shadow Fall

In a ten second game review I plan to sum up a game in guess what – ten seconds!

This time it is the turn off Killzone Shadow Fall. My first game for the PS4. Here we go…

KillZone : Shadow Fall is a rather mediocre game that has a few moments of brilliance. They are too few.

However there far too many moments of pure frustration where the developers have got it so wrong making things difficult to the point of ridiculousness, which equals anger, rage and an (temporary) intense disliking for the game. Which is a shame as it completely masks the good bits.

It does do one thing well… Visuals. As a release game the visuals coming through already point towards some great eye pleasers in the PS4s’ future.

Thank you! (18 seconds maybe).

RIP Paul Walker

A truly sad day and tragic event. RIP Paul Walker. I was a true F&F fan, from the first to the last (maybe excluding Tokyo Drift).

Rest in Peace.

From BBC News :

US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says.

A statement on his Facebook page said Walker, 40, had been a passenger in a friend’s car which crashed north of Los Angeles.

He was said to be attending a charity event at the time.

He starred in The Fast and The Furious in 2001 and featured in the sixth film in the franchise which opened in May.

Walker also starred in the suspense drama Hours, a movie that is set for release this month.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said the crash happened in the community of Valencia.

The red Porsche sports car crashed into a lamp post in Valencia, north of Los Angeles

The car burst into flames after the crash
It said deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision. Two people found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Images showed the burned-out wreckage of a red Porsche sports car by the side of the road.

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement on the actor’s Facebook page said.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We… are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

Universal Pictures also issued a statement, saying studio staff were “heartbroken” by Walker’s death.

“Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast & Furious films, and to countless fans.

“We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”

Walker was best known for his role as undercover agent Brian O’Connor in the Fast & Furious movies.

He was one of the leading protagonists along with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.