Smite is Great

Last month I started to get bored with pretty much exclusively playing single player games on PC, hell even multiplayer games on PC I play on my own with the most recent one being Battle Block Theater(but I can’t play online in this even if I wanted to though since I keep getting errors), and it starts to get pretty boring. So I decided to venture in some free to play games since I don’t feel like spending any money on PC games at the moment since I have a few Vita games that have priority. I tried a few shooting ones like Loadout and Warframe but neither caught my attention, especially Warframe since I have more fun playing that with my friends on PS4. Then decided to try War Thunder and Marvel Heroes but both held my interest for like, what, an hour or two at most? Just when I was about to give up hope and just continue to slug through playing games alone I decided to try the MOBA genre. I decided to give DOTA 2 another shot(third times the charm, right?) and still didn’t like it. I also participated in the Infinite Crisis and thought it was really boring, played the same as DOTA 2 which isn’t a good thing.

So since League and DOTA look the same I didn’t even bother wasting my time downloading that. So lastly I decided to give Smite a go, it would be the last one I tried before I gave up on my quest to find a multiplayer game that I can play on PC. At first it wasn’t that great, but it was miles ahead of DOTA and Infinite Crisis that’s for sure. I played about 3-4 hours(after all the tutorials were done) and it was 3-4 hours of just straight up losing. We all know after a while of losing repeatedly you start to get pretty bored. But before I uninstalled I decided to play 1 final round of Joust. The two people in my team were familiar with each other, I could tell from the chat. I went with Ymir and finally got some kills, around 4 or 5. I was amazed because it was the first time I got that many kills in a single game. Normally I’d get only one kill, and that was if I was lucky, and a bunch of deaths, normally 10 and up. We won and I just went off in the chat box with excitement for winning. So I’m back in the main menu and one of the players in my team private messages me and asked if I’d like to win some more and invited me to play with him and his friends. They gave me some good advice and told me to play as Neith since she’s powerful but also extremely easy to play as, during this match was when I fell in love with the game. Neith played great, gave me so much movement and also a lot crowd control. Continue reading

Sony E3 Conference Impression

I think its pretty ironic how Microsoft, who’ve we all been bagging on for not being about games showed more games than Sony did. Game wise Sony’s conference was extremely underwhelming, and if that wasn’t bad enough they went on and wasted a slot on basketball, I face palmed so hard at that. However while the games were really lacking, they’ve sure made up for with the PS4’s policies. The system will have NO DRM! So you can sell your game, lend it, keep it forever, without ever having to go online. If that wasn’t good enough, the system will also launch at $400, that’s a whole $100 less than the xbone!

There was also some bad news as well though, it sounds like the PS4 will require you to pay to play online, I assumed what they meant by that immersive multiplayer thing was that you needed Plus to use Ustream and all that other video stuff, but a lot of gaming sites are saying that it actually means you have to pay to play online. Well at least you don’t need Plus to use apps like Netflix, Hulu, and others. Very disappointed withe the lack of Vita love, just a bunch of ports of ports and games that we’ve already knew about, at least they didn’t ignore the system like they did last year I guess.Also can I say Destiny was a very poor way to end the show. My god did that game look boring as fuck. The only good “new” games that were shown was from Square Enix, Final Fantasy 15(previously Versus 13) and a teaser to Kingdom Hearts 3(hopefully we don’t have to wait like 6 fucking years for it like Versus). I do wonder though if both FF15 and KH3 are exclusively on PS4, and when do they plan on releasing. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too much longer for FF15.

Let me also add that I find it ironic that Square Enix ended up showing the best game, that FF13 crap is absolute garbage, its such garbage that I have given it its own genre, I don’t consider that series as an RPG, instead I’d label it garbage, plain and simple. One thing I’m interested in is The Elder Scrolls Online(which will have an exclusive beta on ps4), I want to know if its going to follow Guild Wars 2 route where you pay $60 and you play the game for free after that, with an added cash shop where you can buy cosmetic items that doesn’t affect the balance of the gameplay of if it’ll follow the really shitty pay for the game then another $15 every month OR the much worse free to play route where its basically pay to win. Hopefully it goes by the first route. I officially hate the Mad Max game. Since they showed it after Elder Scrolls and it began with a man lying there in the middle of a waste land you know what I thought of, right? I was beyond pissed when the car showed up because after that I immediately knew it wasn’t my precious Fallout 4.

So, we still don’t have a concrete release date on the PS4, but it’s supposed to be coming out in the Holiday season so I believe that’s October the earliest. Between Microsoft’s and Sony’s conference there is no doubt that overall Sony definitely won E3, they absolutely destroyed Microsoft with the Ps4’s price and stance on used games. But at the same time I feel that Microsoft definitely showed much better games, but also many of the ones that blew me away are third-party and will also appear on Sony’s system. Hopefully the gaming media is wrong about paying to play online for the PS4 and it’s actually the Ustream stuff that’s behind a pay wall because if so, Sony has won the whole fucking generation, I don’t care.