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Yes. After playing the three game modes that was available to us I came to my conclusion. Keep in mind I know this was a beta and I am not going to gripe on graphics or any other technical issues. Just going to give my take on the gaming experience. So did I enjoy myself?
7 million downloads. That is 7 million potential gamers who tasted the game and may potentially buy the new franchise from Battlefield. So let start.
1. Was it fun?
Not really. Mind you I love me some Battlefield. I prefer that over Call of Duty any day. I love the way it feels. Nothing can replace the excitement I get from play Battlefield. Now that they fixed BF4 I fell in love all over again. Now let me say this. Anyone who loves to play Grand Theft Auto will love HardLine. It was like BF and GTA had sex and gave birth to Hardline. The way the animations feel made me think about GTA. I mean with all the cursing and thumping music while driving the “getaway car” made think about it.
Which brings me to me biggest gripe. The beta didn’t have any hardcore modes. So basically we was left to play in normal mode. Sigh… felt like I was shooting rubber bullets. Literally would empty two clips in a guy to take him down. One clip if I aim for the head. Just maybe I am accustomed to hardcore modes. Either way it didn’t feel like BF. More like COD. The pace is much faster-ish. I guess Hardline trying to bridge the gap between COD and BF players.
2. What about the game modes?
Yeah not a fan. The one that I played the most was Conquest. There was a Heist Mode. Sigh….it is fun when playing with people who actually know what they are doing. Again the make or break of this game holds true to the real BF vets. I noticed many COD drones who know nothing about objectives mindlessly running around giving out positions and shooting anything that winks at you. Then because it is running in normal mode the map is active which makes sniping dumb. For example two shots needed to kill. One for the head but we all know sometimes “hit markers” lie in betas. All in all they played very well once in a good team of players and proved to be fun.
3.What did you hate about BF Hardline?
There were many things but the one thing that had me grinding my teeth was the buying of guns. Yes just like Black Ops we are reduced to buying guns after unlocking them. Wait not finished yet. Each faction have a different type of guns. For example the engineer class for the cops have the MP5. The robbers have M5K. Each reacts differently. So if you are like me who enjoys playing with “the gun” would have to wait until the game cycles you to your favorite faction. So for example I bought some new sights for my MP5. Was ready to use it. Oh no you are a robber now. Oh wait my money is gone. So I spent a whole game playing a robber which I bought some new sights with the cop faction……sigh
Match making with my friend was painful. Many times the game froze but it was a beta. Hopefully they fix that in the main build so I won’t strike that against them. What I can say is giving us the option to play your favorite faction would be a plus. Maybe I like killing robbers. Maybe I like the guns and gadgets for the cops over the robbers. Give me the choice. That is why I like BF4. No matter if I am russian or US marine my guns remain the same.
4. So are you buying it?
Hell no. I will wait for a sale or something. The game didn’t hook me like Destiny. Yes I said it. Destiny may be a repetative turd to many. Yet no one can say that the gun play in that game isn’t something near awesome. BF4 after months of being fixed and put on sale for $20 I went back to it on next Gen. The thing is this game had to go back on the drawing board because it sucked major balls. Right now I am the far end of the fence with this game. Looking at it I am thinking is it worth it. I rememeber playing Medal of Honor Multiplayer and had that bad taste in my mouth. This taste the same. Will keep my eye on it but if you love GTA buy it. If you don’t play GTA like me then think long and hard first. May change after the beta. They listened to the gamers so I think they will keep fixing and tweaking the game. Which is a good thing. I might jump on then.
Look I can’t take it anymore! I don’t care about this dumb chunin exams. SERIOUSLY! This episode had some fight scenes and showed off how epic Rock Lee and his team is. No love for that flat chest monkey Sakura and her team.
So jumping in the other part of the chunin exams started. Each team have to obtain scrolls from other teams. So they in a desert fighting in the hot sun. Neji done checked who to keep from. I done see Neji is a gamer. Attack the weak so you can pass the level. Then Rock Lee. Ah yes Rock Lee….
From the begining of the episode if you check it out the little chick with the rosey cheeks have a very cool ability. She can see many things by just using droplets of water. So she scooping everyone. Hmm imagine if a dude had that ability.
Look the long and short of this episode we have the hidden leaf showing off on the rest of the other villages. There was a bit of drama and betrayal. Yet still a FLUFF EPISODE!!! Come on guys…We want to see the main arc. I am tired of my other friends who read the manga rubbing it in my face about they know what will happen…. Oh also it look Shredder from Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles made a cameo.
So we still here in the exam room of the Chunin exams. We have Neji taking lead. In truth we all know Neji ain’t no fool and after losing to Naruto in the last Chunin exams he ain’t making the same noob mistakes.
So Long and short Neji started to hit the wall to send a message to his teammates on what to do for the questions. Then Shikimaru throwed in another question to mess with them. Basically he asked who would they send out as a decoy if they was in a battle. We all know it was a trick question.
Side bar moment we have the man Danzo dropping some info about Hanzo. Which in reality he still had the Hidden Leaf Village on his mind. Still a douche bag. Glad he dead. He died like a G though.
This episode isn’t worth your time. If you want to watch it go ahead. Watching Neji getting some air time is ok. The next episode starts the second part of the Chunin Exams. So save that good ramen for when the fluff is over and we back on track. Cause I can’t wait to see how Naruto gonna fight death this time around.
So anyway the first test is happening and it is all about mind games. To be honest I was bored out of mind watching this episode. Nothing of any value happened on this episode. All we know is that Shikimaru is testing them and we all know the leader will rise to the occasion.
I have watched Justice League: Throne of Atlantis four times.
The first time I fell asleep…but that wasn’t solely the fault of the movie. The second time I found myself drawn to the negatives. The third time I saw all the pearls. The fourth time I felt confident in my assessment of what this movie was…and what it wasn’t.
I feel the movie opened strong. In the cold open you see evidence of the popularity of the Justice League (who the government might have called the ‘Super Seven’ if it had tested better) but at this point its more driven by PR than reality. We also get to see a side of Cyborg I never realised I longed for. We got to see Victor. Since Cyborg is mostly machine and it’s the machine that makes him super, it was refreshing to see him struggle to keep his humanity when the world celebrated him for being more than human.
Since I do love flaws in my heroes, seeing a drunk ‘not yet’ Aquaman (AM) in a bar brawl and mourning the loss of his father was great.
What was a HUGE failure to me was the inorganic and painful way they tried to force the Superman-Wonder-Woman relationship. Actually all of the relationships in the movie were poorly paced and explored. The only thing I can imagine is that the scenes were written assuming that we shared the IQ of the fictional human world (you know the world where two of the most famous unmasked super heroes can be out on a date and not be recognised because they put on glasses).
- Mera. Her voice actress is great. Her character has presence. All I can say is “more Mera please”.
- Banter. Shazam provides comic relief from the prospective of the child he is, while Green Lantern and Flash deliver one-liners that make you smile.
- John Henry
- A nod to ‘Deep Blue Sea’.
- How Arthur gets his AM suit
- Aquaman hurt his right hand.
- Neck Muscles. The very talented artists over at DC have a rare disease where they must over sexualise women or draw men like they are in a Super Saiyan power up contest.
- Continuity. (I won’t ruin it for you completely by listing)
- The awesomeness that is Black Manta was wasted in this movie.
- Wonder-Woman fails to read the battlefield (throwing water creatures in the water…really WW?)
- Military prepared to shoot…a tidal wave (wth?)
- Underwater Superman reigns…on land i’ts all about Aquaman?
I give the movie a 3 of 5 (yay to rounding up). The premise was solid but the execution was lacking. The pace felt too rushed though the movie could have joined the ranks of other great DC offerings if they had considered making it a two part presentation instead of one movie. I did, however, like this version of AM over the previous and it was interesting to keep his mother alive. It didn’t escape me that this virtually indestructible AM didn’t seem to show weakness to needing to have water contact…so I’m curious if this was an oversight or a sign of things to come.
Did this movie make me an Aquaman fan…no…but the opportunity for him to earn my respect is now there. That’s right folks, I no longer think Aquaman is the most useless member of the DC universe…that honour now belongs to Zan.
Yep. Never fails. Just when things getting spicy. Naruto and Sasuke is near death. Madara tearing stuff up. Now we have a flash back with Lady Tsunade. Someone please tell me this isn’t happening. Well I guess I better enjoy it.
The Chunin exams. Yep. The last one got jacked up and they basically walking us through when everyone was training. We get to see some familiar faces.
Jiraiya. Nice to see him training Naruto. I mean unlike Sasuke who walk in the bush and suddenly learned a new Jutsu out of the blue. Either way watching that was nice.
Then we have the politics of the Narutoverse. Yeah buddy it is amazing to see how everyone is working together for the great ninja war. Well when you hear man like Madara is still alive you have to put aside your differences ASAP. Lady Tsunade sent out the invitation for the Chunin Exams.
Check joke. Man done start plotting and ting. But I guess that is how it is. A time to check out the competition. See who is trying to move in man territory and ting. Sand Village man looking to kill Gaara. Well Gaara look like he ain’t even scared. He like another Tupac.
These two episodes was like an appetizer. The main course should be coming soon. I can’t wait to see how Naruto gonna pull out of this mess. Until then better brace myself for the amount fluff episodes coming our way. Till then stay frosty!