Rizz Reviews: Star Wars Battlefront

In a long time ago (this past Tuesday) in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was released globally), there lived a world where in the past the only time anyone had fun with any Star Wars game happened to be Star Wars Kinect for the 360 and that was only sarcastically due to the fact that you can have a dance-off featuring Lando and Han Solo to a spoof of Jason DeRulo’s “Ridin’ Solo”.

So when Star Wars: Battlefront came out I had my doubts (as most gamers had and had the right to be) and when I heard that 90% of the game was going to be directed towards the multiplayer levels and, honestly, it plays pretty much like EA’s Battlefield (which isn’t a bad thing, because you’re battling people from Star Wars). You get scorestreaks and other interesting perks while playing the game and if it was just a first person shooter, it would not be a good game to get at that high $60 game.

However, there’s more to this game than just another Battlefield clone.

YOU GET TO BE LEIA, SKYWALKER, SOLO, VADER, PALPATINE OR BOBA FETT! AH! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

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Actually, when you’re a Hero you are nearly indestructible and your powers are doubled in strength, which makes the Heroes v. Villains an amazing battle of wits (like something you would see in the original Star Wars. Plus, with the unannounced DLC coming soon the amount of heroes/villains will definitely be increased (fingers crossed for Jar-Jar).

The best mode, though, is the Fighter Squadron where you take control of an X-Wing or Tie-Fighter and blow your enemies out of the sky. I like to think of myself as a zombified Porkins coming back to life and destroying all of the things.

Also…um…this happened.

And it was awesome.

Is this game perfect? No. Does it have to be to be one of the better games based off of Star Wars? HEEELLLLLL NO! It’s an amazing game that makes me feel for the nostalgia of the Star Wars franchise and due to the closeness it is to Star Wars Ep. 7, it makes me excited for the new movie.

Social Anxiety, video games, and you!

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This weekend I played the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, it was fun, but I chose to play without a microphone, or headset.  I also have been playing Destiny, again without a headset or a microphone.  I may not act like it but I, like many people have some social anxiety when it comes to meeting new people, even in the video game world.

I think this is the reason why I skipped World of Warcraft and other MMOs, I purchased Guild Wars 2 when my PC was able to play computer games, and did most of the quests myself.  I’m not sure why I don’t like to play games with other people.  I’m fine with playing with friends.  My friends and I used to play Call of Duty weekly, almost daily, but I know my friends and I know what they’re going to say pretty much and how they’re going to interact with me.  I kinda play online games running away from strangers.  I guess I’m just programmed like that.

This brings me to my point, most of the time that I have played games online against other people it’s not been a pleasant experience.  Little kids calling me names that they shouldn’t be saying, dude bros, people playing music loudly.  I’m not saying everyone is terrible, I’m sure some people are cool, and I get that not everyone is a terrible person, and part of it is me.  I have social anxieties in real life too, like a lot of people, I’m awkward.

That being said, I want to hear from you, do you have fears and social anxieties when it comes to gaming? Are you afraid to make new friends online?

I’m going to try to be a better gamer, and face my fears.  I’m going to play games with a headset again, and try to make some virtual friends,   Destiny awaits.

Boss Battle 161: Saved By The Rings

This week on Boss Battle 161, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays),Rizz (@theerizz)  and Sorg (@Sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We discuss our gaming achievements from the past week.
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  • We also talk about, a lost Sonic the Hedgehog game that leads to some fan fiction, Mario Maker, Donkey Kong Records, Star Fox getting delayed, Star Wars Battlefront ,  and more!

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Sony E3 Press Conference

There was a lot to cover in Sony’s conference at E3 today. They had to go and follow Microsoft’s damn good presser.

Let’s get started, shall we?

THE LAST GUARDIAN

Last year, I was introduced to Japan Studios by their game Bloodborne. A year or two before Bloodborne, they announced a certain game called “The Last Guardian”…then…nothing…until this year and holy shit. Wow. First, nothing beats a game made by Sony. Visually stunning, awesome graphics and by God the first trailer is gameplay footage. Game. Play. Footage. Woo!

Also, after that promo I looked my dog (who may or may not have been staring at a grown man weeping) and asked her “WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE WINGS?! WHY?!” The Last Guardian will be released in “2016”.

HORIZON: ZERO DAWN

If you will picture this. You have a futuristic world, one that had witnessed a major change and everything is turned back into what it used to look like in the past and there are villages out there and societies and everything in between and you play as a member of the first village ever made and, yes, they seem to like and hate each other. It looks like you take control of someone who has a hunter-esque However, there are…robots. Not only are there robots…there are robot dinosaurs.

This new IP looks incredible and I can’t wait to play it.

HITMAN

This is where things get awesome for Playstation owners. The game franchise Hitman has done a whole bunch of awesome, from console games to Hitman Go. Hitman looks like it’s going to be another game in another awesome franchise. That’s all. Right?

Wrong.

With your pre-order of Hitman, Playstation owners will be able to play Hitman Beta. That’s right. Playstation is the only system that will allow you to play Hitman.

STREET FIGHTER V

They released the trailer, which looks awesome, and the same thing that happened with Street Fighter V as it will be for Hitman. Pre-order Street Fighter V and, yes, you (as Playstation 4 owners) also get the Street Fighter V beta.

NO MAN’S SKY

No Man’s Sky was announced last year at E3 and this year the guy came out and played it (as he did this with a very monotone voice) and played with, probably, one of the best games I’ve seen in E3. Period. I like that it’s multiplayer. I like the fact that you can explore planets and worlds beyond compare and claim things for peace or blow things up at your fingertips. It’s that freedom of playing this game makes me want to play THIS GAME!

DREAMS

Remember a few years ago we were ripping on that Storybook thing with motion controls and how idiotic that would be and how stupid you would look reading something like that or doing whatever the heck you were suppose to do with that?

Now, take that…and make it better.

Dreams allows you to create dreams. Not only that, your friends dreams. Not only your friends’ dreams, complete strangers’ dreams to make it yours and branch out the dream. This game takes that Storybook failure and makes it even better, as it is made by the same company that brought us LittleBigPlanet.


FIRE WATCH

This game looks interesting. This is one of those indy games that are jumping to consoles and it damn near gorgeous and looks interesting. To me, this looks like something that you would see in The Stanley Parable, where there’s no real action but an amazing story to get you hooked.

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DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING

The first words out of my mouth were “PLEASE! LET ME FEEL COMFORTABLE IN PLAYING DESTINY AGAIN! PLEEEEEEASE!” and this looks pretty good. The cool thing is that now there’s even more power-ups and a brand new story that will have you playing for even more months.

ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE

Other than dogs (and one that could fly) I feel like the MVP for this E3 has to be female protagonists. No matter what game it was, you feel like there was the choice of being a woman as a protagonist. From Dishonored 2 to Fallout 4 to, now, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, the choice is yours.

Having it happen in England makes it soooo good, too. Just as you would expect the ol’ timey Englanders would be with the cockney accents and everything. It’s a great looking game and will probably be my next game I forget what time it is while playing.

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FINAL FANTASY

Rizz Fact: Never played Final Fantasy.

However, there is a cult following and once they announced World of Final Fantasy (a game that looks like a Funko Pop) and THEN Final Fantasy VII: Remastered! It’s going to be a Playstation 4 exclusive! Honestly, if this is what it looks like remastered, I might play FFVII and give it a go. Whoo-boy.

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SHENMUE III

This broke the internet. No. Seriously. This broke the freaking internet. Sony did an amazing thing when they promoted the Kickstarter that would bring Shenmue 3 into existence and within the hour Kickstarter crashed and when it came back, Shenmue 3 already reached one million dollars.

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PROJECT MORPHEUS

You knew they had to mention Morpheus, right? I mean, look at Microsoft and see their presentation with Minecraft, how can (if they can) Sony top it? How about a 4-player multiplayer where one wears Morpheus? Oh man, it looked good too.

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PLAYSTATION VUE

It was announced that Vue will be the only one of its kind that will allow you to purchase stations without buying other stations or a plan, like your cable service (which is pretty neat).

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CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 3

This is a shocker.

SHOCKER!

The World premier of Blops 3 was everything that I thought it should be. It’s not the same. It’s different. It’s unique. It’s something people were waiting for in the franchise because, well, when your maps get stale…they get stale.

Anyways, the big thing that was perfect is that now the story mode is now available for co-op multiplayer. That’s right. BLOPS 3 IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT! DROP THE BALLOONS!

I had zero intent on playing Black Ops 3 when it came out and, now, I have a feeling it will be the next thing I buy.

Did I mention this one also has that Beta testing too?

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STAR WARS

The biggest dick move happened here where the Infinity guy announced the new line of Star Wars Infinity 3.0 (where the crowd even let out an audible groan because, you know, Battlefront). The line-up was good and, hey, you get Boba Fett (and the crowd did too). Which is…cool…

Then Battlefront showed up and made everyone happy again. It looks really good, guys. Just a jerk move with the tease.

I can’t wait to play Battlefront, it feels like the first ever good Star Wars game of our generation (besides dancing Lando).

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UNCHARTED 4: A THIEVE’S END

Now, this one had a few hiccups. Not only did the game not start right away (I believe I counted a 10-count on the “SONY Entertainment Presents” sign) but after the initial cutscene, Drake just stood there for a few more seconds while his partner is walking through a bunch of people. THEN it restarted into the same cutscene and same area.

After that, it looked like an amazing game (I’ve been saying amazing a lot, I need a new adjective) but it just felt like you would actually be a part of the amazing place while having a giant armored truck try to squish you like a little pancake. It looks cool, can’t wait to see it in action.

Overall, Sony did what they had to do for E3. They had to mention Morpheus, they had to make it more fun, they had to make their games more interesting than the competition. They did that with giving the fans Beta testing for three of their upcoming releases.

The only bad spot for me is that there was nothing from Fallout 4, like there was for X-Box One and Microsoft so I was thinking it was just going to be a Bethesda victory lap.

Oh well.