Reviews by YoshihitoBLM


Definitely Worth The Wait

YoshihitoBLM | May 7, 2015 | Review of Grand Theft Auto V Post - PC

I had been patiently waiting for the PC release of this game since it was first announced. Every time there was a delay I felt my heart skip a beat but quickly recovered and kept on waiting. Now that it's finally here I am happy that I waited for the PC version. Despite the staggering size of the open world, the game looks amazing on the PC. I run a custom built gaming PC and was able to max everything out and it does not disappoint. Aside from a few launch issues (most of which I didn't experience) it has been rather smooth for me. However, I have seen that some lower end systems have been suffering. The gameplay is some of the best in the series. While I can't specifically comment on the story as I don't focus too much on that, what I have seen so far is decent and similar to what we've seen in previous games. My favorite thing to do is just drive around, shoot up stuff, and cause general mayhem. The characters are engaging and sometimes funny. The story can be over the top but in a good way. But what really drew me to this game wasn't the story, but the online mode. GTA Online is what really appealed to me. The chance to play the game with a ton of other people was something I couldn't pass up. And the addition of heists make it even better. I can't wait to see newer heists that are added as the game progresses. But for what we have right now, it's pretty great. I had played the game some on PS4 so I had a character that I was able to transfer over via the Rockstar Social Club. So thankfully I didn't have to start completely over from scratch. It would have been a pain getting back my cars and luxury penthouse apartment. While I wanted the opportunity to play with other people, they can either make or break the game. Sometimes you get in sessions with good people that want to team up and tackle some heists or just drive around and have a good time. More often than not though, you will be repeatedly killed by kids with nothing better to do. That would be the only downfall to online mode. However, you have the opportunity to enter a passive mode where you can't be attacked or attack other players yourself. However, for me that defeats the purpose of playing online so I have yet to use it. The big problem comes from when you're new. You only have a pistol to start with and no good cars or an apartment or house to hide in. So it's unfair when someone with a rocket launcher, machine gun, etc. comes along and kills you. My one gripe with the online is that it doesn't put you in skill based sessions with people who are around your own skill level. When I first started playing I was killed constantly by people with armored vehicles and the best guns. All I had was a pistol which does nothing if they're hiding in an armored car and even if they got out I had no armor so they would kill me faster with their automatic weapon. Despite the online issues it's a great game and even better fun. The graphics are great, the cars look amazing, the guns feel right, and there is plenty to do. Sometimes I log in to just drive around and see what kind of mischief I can get into. Other times I get on to do some heists to get a nice chunk of change. No matter what you like, there is probably something here you will enjoy. I give it a 92/100 because there is still a little room for improvement.


More than CoD with Mechs

YoshihitoBLM | March 18, 2014 | Review of Titanfall - PC

I was truly impressed with this game. I have played every Call of Duty game and have been pleased with them, but never to this extent. This game far exceeds any other shooter of this type I have played. The combat is fast and fun with amazing tricks that are quite easy to pull off. This game is easy for the new player yet can be hard to truly master. The maps are varied and the selection of weapons and upgrades are nice. This game outshines Call of Duty on so many levels. To the haters calling it Call of Duty with mechs, play it. This game is simply amazing and the most fun I've had in an FPS in awhile.


If you liked Borderlands, what the hell are you waiting for!?

YoshihitoBLM | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition NA - PC

This game improves upon Borderlands in every way. Sure, it looks and feels the same but you're getting new characters, new guns and new ways to blow the crap out of your enemies! The gunplay still feels spot on, I prefer to snipe so hitting those long range head shots is easy yet challenging enough to keep it engaging. The new characters also make for some interesting fun! Getting that new skill for them is rewarding and fun to play around with. The backup characters (esp. Tiny Tina) are downright hilarious! It's never a dull moment with this game. You're either having fun popping heads or laughing your ass off! All in all. This game is a must have for any Borderlands fan or even for someone completely new to the series. You really don't need to play the first game to enjoy it but I suggest getting the first one as well, it's so cheap now!


Minecraft with guns!!!

YoshihitoBLM | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Guncraft Steam - PC

I had more fun with this game than I thought. I normally don't like FPS games but this one surprised me somewhat. Yes, it's a lot like Minecraft in the fact that you can build things out of blocks. But what truly makes this game fun is the fact that not only can you design your own battlefields, you can make your own guns! Want a gun that looks like a chicken but fires explosive rounds that decimate the battlefield? You can make it! Want to emulate your favorite gun? You can make it! And to expand on the building your own battlefield. Say you play Minecraft and you've built some pretty impressive things. Now say you want to do the same in Guncraft but don't want to have to build it all over again. No problem, you can import it! Imagine running around Minis Tirith or battling across an Enterprise. While the FPS portion is fairly mediocre, it still gives you some pleasure popping peoples heads! You're only limited by your imagination in this game with the building and gun building aspect of it.


More of the same...

YoshihitoBLM | Nov. 9, 2013 | Review of Call of Duty Ghosts NA - PC

While the Call of Duty franchise has managed to push out polished FPS games, they remain more or less the same. The graphics in this game are truly top notch but sadly that's really the only praise. Nothing truly new is done here. They have the same tried and true multiplayer system and while the action feels spot on, some minor bugs haven't been patched yet. There is no doubt it will become more polished, but once that happens you're going to be playing what you've been playing with all the other games.


An MMO in Space

YoshihitoBLM | Aug. 7, 2013 | Review of ve Online 30 Day Starter Pack Amarr Bounty Hunter 4 Pack - PC

A lot of people are turned off by the real-time training of skills in this game but I find it rather ingenious. EVE makes you really work at what you have and when you finally get that skill you've wanted to Level 5 you feel good about it. The economy is purely player driven and just about everything can be crafted by the player. Alliances form and take over solar system after solar system until they have a wealth of systems at their disposal. The universe in this game is vast and it grows all the time. What do you like in a game? Do you just like to kill enemy NPC's, salvage their remains and turn a profit off what you gathered? Do you like to mine for hours on end and sell the fruits of your labor? Or would you rather join an Alliance and take part in epic battles that encompass entire systems where you have the chance to lose everything you've built for yourself? This game has consequences that most don't and I think that puts it a step above everyone else.