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First game review (BULLY) 

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My first game review. I thought I’d start off with one of my favourite games of all time and that is Bully

The game was released all the way back in the year 2006 back in the days where people were happy with the single story campaign. And didn’t need co-op and online to play the game.

The game is an open world game set in a boarding school. Where your mother drops u off to go on a honeymoon with her husband. You play as Jimmy Hopkins a rebel who’s the main protagonist.

The idea of the game is you do missions that lead to you taking on the factions in the game there known as the bullies the preps the greasers the nerds and the jocks. And later on the townies. 

The great thing about this game is the fact that there is so much to do outside of the main story there’s all the side quests and finding all the collectables like finding the radio transistor for the hobo and all the rubber bands. There’s also the idea of going to class throughout the day which is just brilliant. 

I think it’s a game that is kind of forgotten which is because of Rock star having the heavy hitters like a gta and the red dead series. But it was there most daring title which is a shame that it’s kind of forgotten about.

And in my opinion one of the greatest games to never get a sequel

And that’s the first game added to thedavidayrescollection

Goodbye Telltale

Not so long ago Telltale games announced that they were  closing down.  Telltale games will always have a special place in my heart because of the first waking dead game.  One of the few games I would call a masterpiece.  A narrative driven story that at the time you truly believed every decision mattered.  

Why does this game matter so much to me?  It had raw emotion, choices that mattered.  A story that you wanted to know how it ended

The walking dead game spanned through 4 seasons released episodically that featured around a character called Clementine and because of Telltale closing down we will never know how Clementine’s story will end.  It probably matters more to me than some people as I grew up with Clementine playing the games watching people play the games.  When you first meet her she was 8 and threw the 4 season and time skips she grew into a young woman.

The highlight of the game was how Clementine and her relationship with the other characters grew and how does a 8 year old cope and survive in a zombie apocalypse the child has to learn how to survive how to…. Kill whether it’s the undead or the living.  In such a bleak world there’s always joy in small parts because no matter what’s happening in the world a kid needs fun as well.

As someone who has enjoyed telltale games for the past few years.  I just think it’s a real shame more than anything that we won’t see the end of Clementine’s story.  For me I know there will be other narrative driven games that I will enjoy but there probably won’t be another one like it but this isint the way anyone wanted it to happen this is my way of saying goodbye and thank you Telltale.  

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

The final season of Telltales the walking dead starts off in a charming yet somewhat somber way.  Within the first few minutes you can really see the relationship of Clementine and Aj as that’s going to be the main focus of the game.  And from the events in the first episode it’s going the way the walking dead usually goes.  (a dark depressing road of death). 

It starts off with you and aj looking for food in an abandoned train station surprisingly there’s somehow still food years after the apocalypse.  U eventually stumble into a group of kids who take you back to there hideout where no kid would chose to live.  That’s right people there living in a school.  So as Clementine you do what you can to make sure aj doesn’t get killed and try to do whatever you can to not get thrown out the actual story so far is interesting and I want to know how it goes there’s a few call backs to Lee the greatest character in these games.  I enjoy how much Clementine has changed as she was being looked after by a capable person and now she’s the capable one looking after the annoying child.  Will Clementine give her life to save her adopted child just as Lee gave his life to save her.  

There are some good side characters in this game like Louis the best friend of the leader of the school. 

Now I know that this is supposed to be the last walking dead game but if it turns out it’s not then I want a game based on Violet I don’t know why I think she’s the best but for some reason she’s the only new character I don’t want to die so of course that means she’s doomed.  So if anything happens to her I won’t know how to go on 

I will say that Telltale are very good at cliffhangers 

There isint much more I can say without spoiling the game and I don’t like to do that. So I’ll leave you with these questions 

1. Will it be a good ending to Clementines story? 

2 How will aj change during over the game 

3. Will Violet die? 

4. How does the ending affect everyone else? 

The Battle Royal Craze 

As we all know the battle royal Craze has taken over the world and there’s one game I believe has so much potential to not only use it to take it to the next level.  Whether your a PUBG player or a Fortnite player (and you probably are).  The game I think needs battle royal is (tension rises)  I Am Bread. (stay with me) 

I think this game needs to be brought back.  The potential for 100 slices of bread struggling to run at each other is just amazing and just think of all the gifs or puns that could be used (here’s one oh no I can’t get out of the storm otherwise known as THE SUN so my character Crusty dies by being toasted by the opposition.) 

Or better yet I am bread the sequel.  I AM BREHEADED a mid evil take on the classic Battle Royal where they could even take on a Game Of Thrones cross over with Jon Tarbreadean. Just imagine the anger in the GOT fan base as Jon Tarbreadean is killed by the mother of loafs.  In order to defeat the Nanking. 

OR if game of thrones doesn’t take your fancy I hear the walking dead is looking for a new lead of the series say hello to Norman breedus it’s not like he hasn’t stumbled in to a video game before. So as Norman Breedus you struggle threw life as your home is overrun by the unbread and as the lone survivor you must make your way and find a new home where u meet Pita Funnel.  

Imagine as your taken out by the unbread and all that remains is the lifeless shell of your body (the crust)  and then when you turn in to one of them blood and guts are hanging off you as you hunt for your next victim and they look surprisingly delicious almost as if there Jam and Marmalade 

So yeah I am bread needs to do this and I’m quite proud of those puns. 

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

The life is strange 2 prequel

This game has all the charm of life is strange.  Now I love life is strange up there with some of my favourite games ever.  And it does feel like life is strange. 

So you play as Chris a child who is living with his father and he’s still dealing with the loss of his mother.  The character you play as Chris loves superheroes which he got from his mother even though the mother isn’t in the game I find her more likeable than the father. That’s not a slight on the dad even though he has his problems with alcohol and other household issues.  You can tell that Chris really loves his dad but the dad seems to have some resentment towards Chris. 

Now obviously your not playing this game for the game play its an interactive story but there are cool ideas in this game like if you hold the LT button (I played on xbox shssss shssss)  sometimes there’s a super option such as instead of taking out the trash there’s a (dramatic voice over) PULVERISE!!!.  The 2 hour experience is enjoyable but has its gloomy parts as well 

What I really want to know is how does this lead in to life is strange 2 is he the main character the possible love interest MAYBE THE VILLIAN WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS IN HIS PERSONAL LIFE.  Or is he just a random side character that you can interact with maybe he’s like the character you can save all the time 

But I think if you haven’t played a life is strange game then this is an easy thing to get into 2 hours long and it’s free so really no reason not to get it 

A solid 6/10

And Captain Spirit has saved the day again and has been added to the davidayrescollection 

GOD OF WAR (GAME OF THE GENERATION?) 

Outstanding. Breathtaking.  The future of games is today. The game features Kratos and his son athreus on there journey to the highest point in all the realms. This game is set in norse mythology…… Yes Kratos has left Greece and has found himself in Scandinavia somehow.  There’s so much to say about this game whether it’s the story or the game play or the camera…… The way this game is directed is just outstanding. No camera cuts 1 camera for the whole game more or less there are a few moments where u might say that there was a cut but there so few. If this is the future of game direction then it’s only a matter of time before games get the mainstream attention they deserve 

Now the story is very basic but executed so well with so much subtley at points especially between Kratos and his son. One was Kratos not really being able to comfort his son like he was afraid to put his hand around him and just stopped himself. Even when athreus has his little tantrum Kratos just leaves his son alone but then when athreus does a bad thing. A really bad thing Kratos losses the plot with him as u would. 

Now the game play my God the leviathan axe is magnificent its so much fun to use u can throw it at an enemy and call it back to your hand which is tremendous fun the game still has puzzles.  I don’t think any of them were particularly challenging. (and no I’m not a puzzle master the witness ruined my enjoyment of puzzles) the voice acting is just brilliant obviously best part of the voice acting is the relationship between the two.  But the real star is who ever plays athreus that actor has some future.  

Now on to the negative and I would say there are two negative and there so small it’s nitpicking one is when u kick a chain and Kratos immediately climbs down it and it’s all to unlock a short cut in case u need to get somewhere quickly (that’s what my 6 hours of darksouls 3 taught me). 

The second is this was just for me I was stuck on 1 part for 6 hours and I became scared to attack the enemy just because I knew they would destroy me if I got to close and especially when they were nearly dead. I went through every emotion possible from giving up to anger to genuine tears to the biggest high I will ever have when I actually got the win.  

And then we have the Stranger who might have the best boss fight in a game that character if I say his name it spoils so much if u know anything about norse mythology so I’ll keep it hush hush his voice acting is also brilliant cause he’s just a deluded man who can’t die. 

This game has changed my opinion on Kratos and God of war as a whole I played the third one didn’t think much of it.  And now I can say it’s in my top 5 games of all time.  And Kratos is now likeable 

I am awarding this game a 9/10 as Kratos became the God of war his new title is being the newest member of the Davidayrescollection 

1 final thing that secret ending.  I am very excited to see what happens next 

FAR CRY 5 

Far cry 5 is exceptional. From start to finish just brilliant. From fun game play to the story and the prepper stashes. And best of all no towers 

The games plot is very good as you do missions that destroy the seeds control over Hope County in the style of Mafia 3 as you take out parts of there empire to draw them out in to there territory. 

I was sold on this game when I heard Joseph seed sing amazing grace in the trailer https://youtu.be/PiFm6Fo0oH8

Seriously what a voice 

 Actually that’s a lie there are towers. There’s one tower and that’s only in there to make a joke. The game play is really good the shooting is probably the highlight of it with all the random encounters you come into no more than any other far cry game but the shooting never got boring.  The driving leaves a lot to be desired but your not buying far cry for the driving now are you. 

The story is really good and interesting with some outstanding voice acting  especially by Greg Bryk who plays Joseph seed.  Good singer as well.  Who plays the leader of the cult your trying to stop he is genuinely terrifying in the way he delivers almost every line with the way he stares directly into your eyes you really believe what he’s saying.  Now he is a cult leader so he’s not the nicest man. He and the rest of the seed family belive that all members of there cult are being saved from the collapse. (another way of saying apocalypse which like we need another) 

Obviously your character’s job is to defeat all the seed members like John and Jacob seed as well as the sister Faith. And then the big bad…….  Joseph. 

Now the prepper stashes they have taken the place of towers. They are puzzles around the area where you have to figure out the solution but there nowhere near as challenging as the puzzles from the witness so don’t let that put you off them there a nice break from the story. 

Now with all games have there problems it’s an open word game so you get the usual stone that’s floating. I came across one bug that if you died you would be stuck in a jeep with a turret and can’t get out while the character that drives has spawned all the way across town and can’t get back to you in time. So just quit mission start again and don’t die. 

MINOR SPOILER BELOW……………. KIND OF 

My main problem with the story is that you get kidnapped……………………….. A lot like almost 10 times in the story and it would happen at the most annoying times during a side mission or talking to someone to start the next mission. 

All these problems did not take away my overall enjoyment of the game which is why I score far cry 5 a 9/10

Far cry 5 is the newest member of thedavidayrescollection

Madeline depression 

I’ve been playing a game called Celeste a 2d platformer with a REALLY GOOD STORY. You play as a girl called Madeline it quickly becomes clear that she’s battling more than just climbing the mountain she so desperately wants.  I believe the mountain is a metaphor for Madeline battling her inner demons. Early in the game Madeline I suppose u could call it her b side she a purple Madeline comes out of the mirror (stay with me now)  evil Madeline chases you copying everything u do a few seconds behind which makes the chase more harrowing when you realise she’s running from herself.  Which got me thinking no matter how hard you try can you really beat depression? 

You see her struggle through different parts of the game where she runs in to her evil self.  I felt more connected to Madeline which is weird for me cause there’s no talking in this game it’s all text boxes.  There’s just so much depth to this game with the story she has to battle her demons run from the thing she fears most of all which is her self can she ever beat depression. 

Madeline eventually realise that she shouldn’t run from depression she needs to tackle it head on she becomes one with evil Madeline and they help each other reach the top of the mountain.