Fashionably late as ever, we’re taking a look at Grand Theft Auto 5 today. I blocked out allot of the hype that has been built up around this game, primarily because I felt I let the hype get to me in Grand Theft Auto IV, resulting in my overrating it in our review. Now that my hands are finally on GTA5 it’s time to see what the hoopla is all about in today’s First Opinion.
One of my favorite (and most conflicted, as I will detail in an upcoming article) game series’ latest entry has it’s demo out of Xbox 360 now. It’s time to take NBA 2K13 for a spin and see how it holds up.
Minecraft for the Xbox 360 is now out. With it it brings couch co-op and simple online play, but lacks some of the PC versions finer touches. Let’s get our First Opinion on it now.
EDIT: Now updated with my split screen multiplayer Opinion.
I had preordered Dungeon Defenders for PC at the start of this year, and it’s just finally come out. I also picked it up for the Xbox 360 to test it’s multiplayer component, so this is our first combined system article.
NBA 2K12 has been on my radar for some time. With expanded My Player mode, My Legend (essentially My Player with any NBA player), and the new Legends mode with a slew of classic teams this sounds even better then last years game, which I loved. The demo arrived today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, so I was able to give the new, improved controls a shot. Do they make the game better or worse?
After playing the demo for a while, SkyDrift most reminds me of the old Burnout and Flatout racing series. The power ups are fun, but the act of getting boost by doing daring maneuvers like hugging the ground, doing stunts or wrecking other planes was the biggest high for me. Could I fly along the ground long enough to catch up to the plane in front of me to hit them with my double-strength burst power up? Only way to find out is to try – and the penalty for failure is minimal. Crashing is no big deal, since you respawn in next to no time. This encourages experimenting and that’s when the game is at it’s best.
With my NCAA Football 12 review coming soon, I wanted to chime in with a few final points from my playtime that won’t make it into the review, covering Road to Glory and the Online Dynasty.