I initially heard about this game because of the respectable translations and efforts Working Designs put into their games. Their notoriety does not go unnoticed. That being said, I checked out this game because it being on their roster.
Elemental Gearbolt is game in which you’re in a first person perspective and are moving about in a fixed automatic fashion. Your objective is simple, you’re to aim your cursor and shoot at enemies. Seems simple enough? I hope to divulge into this detail later. All throughout this game you’re greeted to beautiful anime sequences, nothing generic or overtly “anime”. Mainly just good animation. As mentioned earlier you’re moving your cursor across the screen and you have optional modes of fire. I personally just use the default shot. They do all offer their own personal pros and cons, and are suited for specific environments of the game.
What makes this game great to me, is simply the mechanics and AI of the game. You this game escalates on a progressive scale, and it genius is in the design. You will find yourself lazily blasting at the screen only for a moment later to be alerted by the sheer volume of enemies on the screen. This game progressively and actively wakes the player up to focus and drive you to play better and more focused. This is not a lazily completed title, but one that works along side you. There are many mechanics in this game that accomodate you and encourage a more dedicated and focused play style.
this game is boring as fuck, and I cannot figure out why.
I watch youtube videos of Grand Theft Auto V, I hyperly determine myself to buy an xbox and get this game immediately. It is the most beautiful and amazing thing I have witnessed in the realm of next generation gaming, something like this rarely piques my interest, and the fact it is getting me excited, is kind of a nice distraction to have. So I shell out the cash, spend the $60, spend an additional $150 on a 250gb xbox 360. This is it! the work of my labor has finally offered opportunity to spoil myself, with some some amazing and legendary as GTA V. Let me just say, that after acquiring this game and getting the excitement built up, I felt like a hard erect penis that couldn’t ejaculate. It was like the most disappointing anti-climax. The game was absolute shit. It became boring as fuck.
no stock market bullshit, just hack and slash fun
I stopped playing it after getting Trevor and doing a couple more missions, and just found myself less and less interested. So I pick up Diablo 3 and that game conquered the system and my time. Hell made me forget all about GTA V. I was having a lot more fun playing D3, and I never really played GTA V again. D3 though did leave me a little in the dark, I would rather be playing it on PC. In this time, my xbox gaming was left at a standstill, my interest was declining.
Fast Forward to May, and what is this free game with gold? Dark Souls? hrm never heard of it. Wasn’t too thrilled but I like the idea of an action rpg, so I give it a go. The game literally crushed me, it made me its bitch. But like the good little whore that I am, I came back again and again, like a bruised and battered prostitute. Yes Dark Souls made me its bitch. The more I play the more competent I become, but then the game just literally wrecks you, but what is so beautiful about this game is that it keeps you lured in. It is absolutely one of the most rewarding and challenging games in this genre that I think I have ever played. The world is vast and beautifully laid out, and its all tied together, you find a key you open up a path that was previously non-enter able. Its difficulty takes me back to the days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming, where they just mercilessly make you there bitch, and have no remorse. It brought back to me the true spirit of gaming, which I find to be lost in the current generation of games. If this is the future, I am actually kind of excited to see what is next in store.
this is your destiny
I have played Dark Souls religiously, ever since I got it free on live. I have put something like a 100 hours in, and I can say that a large chunck of the time, was repeated errors and just death after death. But holy shit, it has the ability to grip you in, and you absolutely don’t want to stop, you want to keep trying and trying. You feel more and more confident with each death, with each lesson learned. And then the spoils of your labor make it all worth it.
Highly challenging, highly addictive… this game gives me a huge boner, and for good reason.