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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
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I cannot stress this enough, I absolutely LOVE this game. I currently have a 12mb save file, and there is very little by the way of framerate drop or lag/freezing. Granted, the game is buggy and some quests may become unfinishable due to this, but to fix this simply save often an reload if any of these happen. There is also the presence of a particularly annoying meme said by the guards, but also the amusing glitches, such as flying halfway across the map when hit by a giant. There is so much to do by the way of side quests and exploring, as well as the addition of dragons, which are fun to fight no matter what level you are. This game is an absolute must-buy, and is even better if you have played Oblivion in the past. Thank you, Bethesda!
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
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Ok, so where do I begin about how much I despised this game? Diving straight in there with the big one: The Multiplayer.
The gameplay is very formulaic and the COD franchise continues with its trend of overpowering certain weapons so that you end up screaming at the TV and snapping the game disc, because of one guy who camps in a stupid spot (which there are plenty of on the new maps) and shoots at anything that moves. The graphics and sound quality are very poor compared to what you would expect from a best-selling HD franchise. The 'love it or hate it' quick-scoping is back, and there is no shortage of people who love nothing more than running around on the tiny maps blowing your head off with a weapon that is supposed to be fired from half a mile away.
Moving on to the singleplayer, the campaign is very cliched and predictable, which makes it hard to feel sympathetic towards the storyline or the characters especially at one certain point in the game (I won't spoil it for you if you don't have the game). The storyline itself makes very little sense unless you have played Modern Warfare AND Modern Warfare 2, and is very hard to keep track of when playing through. There were too many pathetic, cliched plot twists in a short amount of time.
Finally, the special ops section is a marginal improvement over the spec ops of MW2, but the survival mode gets very tedious and repetitive if played for too long. It gets extrememly frustrating in later stages and is only vaguely fun if you have someone to play with and just feel like messing about. You're stuck with the same tiny maps that you get on multiplayer, and the riot shields now have a habit of breaking after being shot 5 times.
Overall, this is a very terrible FPS and an absolute disgrace to the entire franchise. The addition of Sledgehammer's physics engine has not really helped in any way, and if you are considering buying this game, reconsider and buy something else like Battlefield 3 or Operation Flashpoint. Rant over, thank you for taking the time to read this review and I hope you find it useful in helping you save money on what seems like an expansion to MW2.
Jak & Daxter Trilogy
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This set of the three games really brings a sense of nostalgia to all of us who have played Jak games before, and its great to see them return to the Playstation 3. The gameplay is still as great as before and the humour never fails to put a smile on your face. The only drawback that I think the series has is the fact that the graphics have only improved very little, but it is definitely possible to overlook this because of the sheer brilliance of the entire series. Thank you Naughtydog for producing such an amazing set of games!