Yo. Nate here, over the holiday I got REALLY bored so I decided to try out some new games. The problem was that, most games I've tried out...we're already tried out by me, ha...So I decided to think "hm...what's new to me, appeals to most and all of that crap. Competition, fast pacing, and everything action!" (This applies to the MMOs I tried out and not the normal games fyi.) So I thought...why not try out some sports MMORPGs? doesn't sound bad right? And srsly the 2 I tried out delivered, big time along with the MMO I revived back then as well as a new game I started to play from Eidos. I'll be reviewing Mini Ninjas, ACE Online (aka Air Rivals,) along with the sports MMOs, FreeStyle Online and Drift City Online.
An action/adventure game suited for all consoles including the PC, Mini Ninjas provides a cartoony environment and fast detailed ninja animation for all ages.
You start out as the main hero, Hiro (hero, get it?) As well as your best friend Futo, a big bulky ninja who likes to eat. As you both set out to find your friends and try to beat off the evil Samurai along the way. It's a basic Ninjas vs Samurais deal making the Samurais the evil dudes.
The gameplay is pretty close to how you play Zelda or Assassin's Creed, which, if you were playing it on PC like me, is pretty fun and rare for a PC game since there are rarely any games like that out for PC, normally they are FPS/CoD types.
Pretty easy to deal with can't say much after that, I wish the ending boss had more of a challenge though, I give the game an 8/10.
AKA "Air Rivals Online" in the EU, this space/planet shooting MMO is one of those unique ones. I haven't seen any other space shooters after all besides regular plane games.
In ACE, you get to choose between the A, B, I, and M Gears (the planes.) The A Gear is a flying tank, you can compare it to an anti-air weapon also powerful on the ground units from what I hear. The B Gear is the bomber of the Gears you can compare it to a shotgun if you don't understand me. The I-Gear is the speedy fighter of the Gears, you can compare it to an assault rifle if you don't understand. And the M Gear is support, kinda like a Medic or a priest.
You take on missions mainly if you're soloing. If you're in a guild, they'll be fleet wars etc. but I'd recommend you be a high lvl to do that, lol. I give this game a 9/10.
I was a bit surprised with this game (I was more surprised that I chose to play a basketball MMO, lol.) But once I created my character, made my position and heard the music, I had a feeling I was gonna like it. (More fun if you know how to really play a bit as well ;) )
FreeStyle was several options in modes. In single player mode, there's tutorial which is convenient, episode mode, which is a standalone story mode for the NPCs you see around the site and wherever, and basic single player, which is 3 on 3, basic CPU gaming. And for multiplayer mode, you get your character and you play with other guys.
I haven't done much other than episode mode atm, I just finished Alice's story and doing Francis' part of it. Basketball lovers will lover this game I'll assure of it. As for non-basketball people...not so sure...because of this, I'm going to rate this 2 ways. I give it a 8/10 for basketball lovers, 6.5/10 for the regular people.
Drift City Online
I didn't think much of this game at first, but once I started playing this...daymn...lol. Not to mention taking advantage of it's MP3 jukebox with your favorite music reeeallly gets the game going!
Drift City isn't an original racing game, you basically drive around the city doing missions like arrestting these cars called HUVs by bashing into them while they drive off, there's also checkpoint quests, trailing quests and others i haven't unlocked yet. The game has many game modes, yet I've only played with about 1 of them, battle mode which is basic racing against people. There's ones called "undercity", where a party is sent to an instance type dungeon and each has a quest for there own. Completing them all receives tons of stuff.
You don't need a gamepad for a joystick to play this. It's suited for the keyboard. The graphics are great for a cel-shaded type. If you are to play this, I suggest starting off with the car named "Drifter." I give the game a 9/10.