Another week leads more games and stories for us to look at, so without further ado, let’s look at this week’s releases and their reviews!
NBA 2K18: Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo Switch, 9/19/17, Gamespot: 8/10 IGN: 8.4/10 Metacritic: 84/100
NBA Live 18: Playstation 4, Xbox One, 9/15/17,Gamespot: 7/10 IGN: 6.5/10 Metacritic: 73/100
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition: Nintendo Switch, 9/12/17, Gamespot: /10 IGN:(for Wii U)9.5/10 Metacritic: 88/100
NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18: (I have decided to group these two games together because I view them as the same game.) Did you know that there were two different versions of these types of games? Well, I didn’t know either! While they look like the same game, they are actually made by two different companies, 2K and EA Sports. NBA 2K18 is more focused on “MyCareer”, which is a mode where the player gets to make their own basketball player, and “competes” are games on and off the court. NBA Live 18 also has a more focused story mode called “The One” where the player gets to play in their own story and possibly make it to the big leagues but is more focused on the multiplayer aspect. I was able to play the multiplayer beta for NBA Live 18, and while I thought it was fun playing with my friends, yelling at them to pass the ball over to me (just like in real life), I don’t think that it was a game that I could play for long term.For me, these games serve no interest to me, as I don’t play any sports games. My opinion is that while there may be a few changes from game to game, it’s pretty much the same game getting re-released over and over again. For Example, while there were a few changes to NBA Live 18 by adding the players from the Women’s National Basketball Association, I don’t believe that they had to make a whole new game just to put that in, they could have just put it in as an update or as a DLC. I can understand why they make these games every year, as they are always $60, but eventually, people are going to stop paying for the same game over and over again. It also doesn’t help that these reviewer sites keep giving these games high scores. Overall, not a big fan.
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition: Rayman, what an interesting title. Rayman Legends follows the plot from the previous games (which is very extensive) and has you saving 10 princesses. I have played this game once before on the Wii U, and I didn’t really play it that much, but on the Switch that’s a whole different story. When the demo came out, I fell in love with the game. It reminded me so much of when I used to play Mario on the Wii with my mom. I loved the art style and humor in the game and especially loved the music level. All except one thing, the “Murphy’s touch” level. As the name suggests, the player uses the Switch’s many features to complete different puzzles, such as moving the console in a certain direction or tapping on a lever to open a secret pathway. I found that moving the switch around was sometimes a little disorientating and would mess up the game. But overall, I am excited to play the game and for more Rayman games to come out.
WHERE DO I GET MY NEWS AND REVIEWS FROM?:
That’s a very good question. The only website I use is Youtube, but sometimes I go on the Gamespot or IGN website if I am looking up something directly. For news, I always tune into “The Know” for daily news and podcasts every week. I also watch some smaller channels like “Back Pocket Game Reviews“. This channel is kind of like mine, where he talks about the facts and says his personal opinions on it. I also watch some channels that are dedicated to one game that they do news on, like “Star Wars HQ“, where they talk about Star Wars video games and the movies. The next channels are “Gamespot” and “IGN“. These two are very similar and do both news and reviews. I prefer Gamespot more because I like personalities they have and the different types of shows that they do. One of my favorite reviewer channels is “ACG“. ACG is my favorite because of the way he breaks down his reviews and how he rates them. He doesn’t give it a score, he just tells you whether it’s a buy, wait for a sale, or never buy it. I highly suggest you check all of these channels out, especially if you’re a gamer.
STORIES OF THE WEEK:
PewDiePie Says a Racial Slur on Stream and The Backlash from it: During the weekend, PewDiePie said a huge no no word. While streaming Player Unknown Battlegrounds on YouTube, the YouTuber got very frustrated and called the other player the racial slur. After that, he stammered on his words and said some other bad words. This has caused a huge debate on whether it was wrong for him to say the slur, with some saying that everyone gets in the heat of the moment and can say some bad things that they don’t actually mean. Others said that it was unacceptable for him to say the word and that they would stop supporting him. Using the hashtag #pewdiepiepartyisover to say that PewDiePie’s popularity is done with. While I agree that what he said is not acceptable, I say that us gamers can sometimes get a little angry and say some things that we don’t mean. That’s where I stand on that topic. UPDATE: It seems that a game’s developers have decided to take down all of PewDiePie’s content with their game “FireWatch”, because of what he said, stay tuned next week to see what else happens.
Bethesda Announces That Doom and Wolfenstein 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch: Bethesda announced that not only will Skyrim come to the switch on November 17, but that Doom and Wolfenstein 2 will also be coming. This is very exciting news, as the Switch hasn’t had much 3rd party support. From this news, we can look forward to more 3rd party publishers supporting the switch.
This is the type of style I will be going forward with for future blogs, and if you have a question that you would like to ask me for a future blog, feel free to leave one down in that comment box. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on!
NBA 2K18 Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/nba-2k18/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/20/nba-2k18-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/nba-2k18
NBA Live 18 Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/nba-live-18/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/19/nba-live-18-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/nba-live-18
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Reviews: http://www.ign.com/games/rayman-legends/wii-u-132880 http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/rayman-legends-definitive-edition
PewDiePiew Racial Slurs: https://kotaku.com/indie-dev-calls-for-copyright-strikes-against-pewdiepie-1803099736
Bethesda with Doom and Wolfenstein 2: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/13/16305002/bethesda-doom-wolfenstein-2-nintendo-switch
Links to People: The Know: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4w_tMnHl6sw5VD93tVymGw Back Pocket Game Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/user/falsjesus/videos Star Wars HQ: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA3aPMKdozYIbNZtf71N7eg Gamespot: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamespot IGN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKy1dAqELo0zrOtPkf0eTMw ACG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9_x1DImhU-eolIay5rb2Q
(Reviews my not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)