Assassin’s Creed

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed is a series of action-adventure games developed by Ubisoft. The games received positive feedback from people all over the world. That’s why there is also going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie released sometime in December 2016. I can’t wait! If you’re into readying, you can also check out the books. Since the first game of the series came out, everyone made such a big fuss about Assassin’s Creed. So, what is it that made the game series so great?

The first Assassin’s Creed game was launched in 2007 and is currently available on PlayStation, Xbox and Windows.  I think this game is quite refreshing and innovative compared to other game series, because there are two timelines. The player starts the game as Desmond Miles, who is a modern-day bartender. Desmond was kidnapped by a pharmaceutical company. Now, he is forced to go back in time and enter the memories of his ancestor named Altair.

Altair lived during the Third Crusade. The setting of the game is the year 1191 AD and it is historically accurate. The player is able to live Altair’s life while he is connected to a futuristic machine called the Animus. Since the player spends most of his gaming hours in the Animus, you could consider Altair as the main character of the game. What’s really cool about this character is that he has certain abilities that almost seem supernatural. He is able to climb buildings and jump over obstacles very easily. He can also memorize every detail of a certain area by looking around from a high point. Once your map is updated, you can jump from any high place and you won’t get hurt if you land on a stack of hay. You can also use hay to hide from guards. Plus, you can go into stealth mode if you want to blend in with the crowd on the street. All of his weapons are really awesome, but my favorite will always be the hidden blade, because it’s fast, silent and deadly.

Assassin’s Creed follows the constant battle between Assassins and Templars. The Assassins believe in free will, while the Templars want to achieve peace by controlling the population. The two groups fight for an artifact called Piece of Eden that gives them the power to control people’s minds. Altair is an assassin who needs to regain his status by killing a bunch of people. Then, he needs to find the pieces of the artifact. Of course, the story is much more complex and more interesting than that, but I don’t want to ruin it with spoilers.

To conclude, I think this game is worth a try, even if you’re not really into first person games. You can explore a stunning open world or do the quests. I love that there are two stories to discover: one in the present and one in the past. It’s like you’re playing two games at once. Needless to say, the graphics are amazing. Plus, the controls are easy to learn. I only talked about the first one, because that is the one you should start with if you really want to enjoy all of the stories. So, if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed yet, try it and you will see why most gamers love it!

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

GTA SA is an open world action adventure game released by Rockstar in October 2004. This is my favorite GTA game so far. I should mention that I never tried GTA V, but I did try the other games and this one just seemed the most awesome. The main character is Carl Johnson, also known as CJ. In the beginning of the game, CJ returns to his hometown, because his mother had been murdered. He tries to regain his power in the Groove Street Family, in order to gain control of the whole map. Of course, there are many gang wars and the police often get in his way. Still, at the end of the game, CJ fulfills his wish.

What I love about this game is that it has three cities. Los Santos is based on Los Angeles and it’s CJ’s home town. Then, there’s San Fierro, which is pretty much a copy of San Francisco. My favorite city is based on Las Vegas and it’s called Las Venturas. It has expensive cars, awesome clubs and pretty much anything you need in order to have fun. I explored everything it has to offer and I can tell you, it will keep you entertained for days, without even playing the missions. You can have a drink, eat a burger, buy clothes, get a tattoo and so on. But what’s even cooler is that you can do things you can’t do in real life like steal a car, kill a bunch of people, spawn a boat or a helicopter. You can also do legal things like working as a taxi driver, an ambulance driver or a police officer. I love driving in this game, but it’s mostly because the radio stations have great music and hilarious commercials.

The setting of the game is pretty realistic. You need to get on the highway, if you want to get to another city fast. Still, if you’re not in a rush, you can explore the countryside. Here, everything’s different. The diners are cheap, the cars are lame, but the landscapes are amazing. You can also notice a huge change in the way people dress and talk. This game really captures the economic and social differences in certain areas. You can also visit a mountain top, a graveyard, an abandoned town or a forbidden military base. This spooky side of the game is quite intriguing and there are many rumors on the internet about people seeing ghosts, aliens or even Big Foot in certain areas of the game.

I also like the relationships you develop with other characters. You have friends, enemies and even girlfriends. That’s right! At the end of some missions you will get the girl. Then, you can take her out on dates. You can have as many girlfriends as you want, but be careful, because they might catch you cheating! Some dates are pretty cool, like taking the girl out for a ride. If you drive well, she will be happy. Still, when you go to the restaurant, the couple may start to fight for no apparent reason and that is a bit frustrating. Dancing at the club is also pretty cool, but I’ve ever been good at it. I prefer using cheats to make a cute girl my homie. This way, she can’t leave me!

This game has a lot to offer and I could only write about a few things. Still, there are many other features that will blow your mind. The graphics are pretty impressive, taking into account how old this game is. Some missions will force you to develop strategies, while others are all about shooting everyone. Still, I think the best part is the open world. You can do almost anything you can imagine! It gives you the freedom you could never have in real life. If you decide to use cheats, you will truly be invincible! I really thing you should give GTA SA a chance, if you haven’t tried it yet. You won’t regret it!

Calm House Escape

Calm House Escape

I think the best games are free games. Plus, if you can play them online, on the browser, it’s even better. I don’t see the use of downloading small games, when I could just try them online for free. So, I usually browse the internet all day until I find something good to play. I recently discovered escape games. The point of this type of games is to escape a room, a castle, a forest and so on. What I really enjoy is that escape games make you think. You really have to use your brain to crack codes and figure out how to use certain objects to your advantage. Plus, most escape games are a bit spooky and I think that’s pretty cool.

Calm House Escape is a free online escape game. The concept of the game is really simple: you are locked inside a house and you need to get out. Even though there is nothing scary about it, the house is so quiet, that it’s almost creepy. It’s like something is going to show up behind you and scare you. Still, that doesn’t happen. Like the name says, the house is really calm. Still, you need to pay attention to every little detail, because everything could be a clue. You need to find all the hidden objects and solve all the puzzles, so you can get the key to the front door and escape.

When I play escape games, my strategy is usually to find the hidden objects first. So, I walked around the house and clicked on everything I saw. I opened all the cupboards and drawers, hoping I could find something useful, but that didn’t help much. Once I had the items, I didn’t really know what to do with them. For example, I thought I would find a code in the book, but all I found was a pair of scissors. I mean, of course scissors could be useful, but why put them in a book? It’s that type of weird item placement that will make you love this game. You really need to use your head.

Now, I can say I am a really logical person, but those puzzles left me questioning my logic. At one point, you have to cut a bar of soap, using a knife and the code is hidden inside the soap. That is really clever. It took me ages to figure it out. Even though it may seem a bit frustrating when you can’t solve a puzzle, you will feel really proud of yourself when you finally escape. I love how this is not like all the other escape games where everything is obvious. It really makes you use your imagination. It will help you test your memory too, since some codes are just random symbols that you need to memorize.

Now, I can’t tell you every little secret this game has to offer, because I don’t want to spoil it. Even though it’s just a short and simple browser based game, I think it will keep you entertained for a while. And since it’s free, I think you can give it a try. You can find this game and other cool escape games at EscapeG.com. If Calm House Escape is not your type, you can always try some girly escape games or some scary ones. Whatever you want, the internet has it. That’s the beauty of the web!