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ARK: Survival Evolved

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I hope you guys are excited for Christmas this year and while you wait for the inevitable holidays, I’ll start talking about the new game Ark: Survival Evolved that was developed by Studio Wildcard. While we were all waiting for it to come out it was the talk of the town. You couldn’t believe all the times I kept here over and over from my friends that ” I should play Ark” or ” You play this game, it’s awesome!”

With all the hype and excitement that was surrounding the game, I got really curious on how it actually is when it did come out.  Personally, I don’t play these types of games on the usual which if you didn’t know its a action-adventure survival game. But, I will if something really catches my eye about the game itself.

After a couple of hours of gameplay, I found that I was really disappointed in what I saw. This was meant to be a multiplayer game but with that feature if you do happen to be playing by yourself the developers could have added some kind of side or main storyline into the game to keep the player entertained enough to find other player to play with. While playing I felt two constant emotions frustration or boredom. In the beginning there is no tutorial and they make you figure everything out by yourselves and if you never figure it…….well then you don’t last long.  Whether it was intentional or not for that feature, we may never know but I didn’t like the fact that it acted like I was a seasoned player of previous Ark so in turn should have already have an idea what was what.

Boredom comes naturally in a game like this when you do the same thing over and over with no change. When you do finally get a hang of the game and it seems like nothing can touch you, it gets boring fast. Quickly, you try to find something entertaining to do while again wait for other players that want to hang out with you but as time drags on nothing seems to catch your attention long enough. I literally played like that for a couple of hours before I told myself I had to stop the madness and end it. So I killed myself (in the game of course) a couple of times in different ways before deciding that this game isn’t for me.

The only thing this game gets praise for its great graphics and the gaming potential that it does have. I’m not sure if this was a good game but wrong type of gamer type situation because some people out there do actually enjoy this. I just don’t know how. This game is for very seasoned type gamers that actually are into these types of games or have played the previous Ark games and know how to get the most out of it.

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Republique (Thief’s Reflection)

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Source: ps4france.com        Main C: Hope

Republique was developed by Camouflaj and Logan Games. This game was good but was very similar to another game that I’ve played a while back called Thief and if you’ve played Thief then you know what I’m talking about.

 

Where your sneaking around almost the entire time, trying to find where to go next and only attacking when you get caught sneaking around and all that. Those traits were the same but Republique  was like the futuristic, sci-fi version of it with a different storyline and characters. The main character being a woman named Hope who was saying that people are trying to find her so they can erase her. At first, I thought she was talking about people trying to kill her but no. She literally meant erase as in wiping her memory of not just recent events but of everything about her, too.

In the game we control her and the mysterious person behind the cellphone that she keeps talking to. Our job is to help her get out of the prison city called Metamorphosis and along the way we discover how evil and corrupt the people that hold Hope there are. Hope’s character kind of pissed me off sometimes just because the way she acts during some situations. At the same time, I can understand why she is the way she is. The rest of the Pre-Cals and herself (that’s what there called) were pretty much sheltered and never got to see the rest of world, so common sense doesn’t come into play when comes to her making decisions and stuff which is why I regret pressing the ‘let Hope decide’ button when it shows up some times.

What really got me though was the ending. I always say this but I’m not going to spoil it for the people who haven’t played it yet. But, I was really pissed off at what she ended up doing in the end but at the same time I can understand so it makes me frustrated. So, for people who have played and watched the ending let me ask you, did she make the right choice?

We mess with a lot of people in this game which I enjoyed and if you into game like Thief where you sneak around and cause mischief then this is for you. But, if you don’t have not one patient bone in your body then your most likely going to get bored or get so frustrated that you end up throwing the controller across the room and into your tv (that poor tv).

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