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Review of Outlast (PS4): Score of 9

**This review originally appeard on Gamers Sphere, another site I write for**

Outlast is outstanding, and this is coming from a player who had never finished a true horror game before attempting Outlast. In fact, the only two other “horror” games I have ever played were Resident Evil 5, on which I think we can all agree was not scary at all, and Slender: The Eight Pages, which I never finished. Outlast, despite the fact that it scared me more times that I would like to admit, still managed to keep me coming back for more even though most of me never wanted to see the inside of Mount Massive Asylum ever again. In a nutshell, Outlast is the most suspenseful, intense game I have ever played. Its realism astounded me because I felt like I was truly on the run from a real enemy who could kill me at any moment; I was always fully immersed in the action. Outlast is one of my favorite games of all time, despite its few, very minor flaws. I’m insanely glad that I overcame my fear of the unknown to finish this masterpiece, and I cannot wait for an Outlast 2, if it is ever announced.

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Outlast Is Scary (Duh)

Whoa. I mean… whoa. Outlast is spooky. I can’t remember the last time I ever experienced anywhere near this much adrenaline while playing a video game. My heart beats faster around every turn; my palms grow sweatier with each passing moment. When I’m being chased, I’m fully enveloped in the action. My mind races faster than I imagined it could; “which way do I turn to get out of here?” Even though I fear booting up this game every time I sit down to play, I still can’t wait to get started each day. It’s like a bizarre addiction that I hate, yet I long for. Outlast is truly a great game so far, and even though I’m not sure I can necessarily say being scared out of my pants is “fun,” Outlast truly accomplishes the task it sets out to do.

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Battlefield 4: The Next-Gen Difference (Well, Now Current-Gen)

I’ve had Battlefield 4 for my PS4 since launch, and I’ve definitely had my ups and downs with the game. Although I cannot condone the fact that Battlefield 4 was buggy and unfinished at release, it is an amazing FPS at its current state. In fact, I love the action so much that I’ve dedicated 95 hours to the game so far, according to my Battlelog. However, my dad also bought Battlefield 4 for the PS3 since I designated my PS4 as off-limits, (hey, it took months of saving for this; like heck anyone’s touching it) and I’ve been curious to see what the difference is between the last generation edition of BF4 and the current gen version. As it turns out, there is a pretty huge difference between the two versions, and considering they are both the same price, it makes the old version almost not worth buying. After spending a little while (an hour was all it took) with the PS3 version of Battlefield 4, I am convinced that there is a true, almost tangible difference in the quality between the old and new systems, and it really brought to my attention how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go.

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Blacklight Retribution (PS4) Overview

I won’t lie; I found Blacklight Retribution to be a fun game at it’s best, but it’s much less than that at anything less than its best. The game is fast paced, graphically appealing, and action packe. Unfortunately, that’s about all the good I can say. Retribution features loose controls, and the game modes aren’t very inventive. It is a free-to-play game that takes its prices to extreme levels, and it’s expensive to unlock the items you want. As of now, the game is quite laggy (it’s still in Beta, which is why I’m not giving it a legitimate review). Overall, a fun concept is marred by quite a few issues, though all are fixable, and I hope they will be fixed when the finished product is officially released. Read on to see a more detailed overview of Blacklight Retribution.

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4 Things Xbox One Must Do To Interest Me

As most of you know, I am the proud owner of a PS4. When decision time rolled around last summer and fall, it wasn’t as easy as it might seem. True, I am a bit of a Sony fanboy, but I believe it is with merit, as I’ve never had a bad Sony product and I always get great bang for my buck. In any case, when I decided not to get an Xbox One, it was tough. The TV snap feature is kind of cool, and I’m sad that I’ll be missing a new Halo experience. With that said, here are 4 things that Microsoft must do in order to convince me to buy an Xbox One.

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Do I Love Gaming Too Much?

I take pride in the fact that I usually keep up with all the developments in the gaming world. I almost always know about a new event the day it happens. Oftentimes, friends will come up to me and ask “did you hear about this?” I’ll just respond by saying that I knew about two days ago. So, when somebody tells me something gaming related that I don’t know about, I tend to get a little skeptical. Instinctively, I jump to the conclusion that they’re joking around with me or lying. So far, this instinct has served me right about 90% of the time, so I continue to use it. Somebody told me something this week, however, that got me thinking.

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Review of Contrast (PS4): Score of 7

Contrast is an interesting game, from all aspects. The environment, art style, storyline, puzzle mechanics, and nearly everything else about this game is just interesting, to put it simply. Sometimes, this is a good thing, as it allows Contrast to provide a new experience. At the same time, other aspects are just a little too interesting, and it’s easy to get lost. In the end, Contrast is a decent game, but the concepts presented in the game aren’t fleshed out enough to really make anything about it shine. This is a shame because Contrast has a lot of potential, and a sequel that fixes these issues could be an absolutely amazing puzzler.

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Perfection In Resogun & My Full Thoughts On The Game

This Is A Screenshot Of The Moment I Reached Perfection In Resogun

I know; my last post was about perfectionism and Resogun; you might be tired of hearing about it. I usually don’t like to write two posts in a row about the same game or topic, simply because I doubt you want to hear about the same thing constantly, and I don’t like writing about the same thing constantly. I must inform you, however, that I have unlocked all the trophies in Resogun, thus making it the first game I have reached perfection in! I want to share with you my final thoughts on this game since I can now say I’ve explored everything it has to offer; this was something I was not able to do in my review when I posted it a few weeks ago.

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The Quest For Perfection

I’ve never understood perfectionism, and I’ve never been a perfectionist when it comes to gaming. I mean, in the real world, I like to get my job done and done well. But there’s a fine line drawn between “good enough to meet my high standards” and “perfect.” I don’t have the time or patience to do much of anything perfectly, and that attitude carries over into gaming. I like getting achievements or trophies in games, and there are some that I specifically seek out for the challenge and so that I can say I have it. Never before, however, have I ever had the desire to obtain all the achievements or trophies in a game… until now.

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What I Like About Battlefield 4 Multiplayer

This article may or may not come as a surprise to you. After all, I’ve written a lot in the past few weeks about how much I loathe EA and the issues I’ve had with Battlefield 4. With all that being said, however, I love the game when it works right. When it’s not bugging out, BF4 is the best online shooter I’ve ever played, and for many reasons. It’s a shame that the launch was marred (and is still being marred) with bugs and glitches galore, but I can’t overlook the fact that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Battlefield 4 experience when it’s at its best, and I’ve sunk nearly 60 hours into the multiplayer portion of this game in the past 6 weeks. Here are just a few reasons why I can’t get enough of this game.

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