Okay, remember when I said I was gonna do an “update” post yesterday? I am so sorry but I seriously forgot. I had better things to do like spend time with my family and you guys know family comes first. So today is a video game review, so lets get started.
Black ops 3 zetsubou no shima:
Ok, its been a month or two since this map has came out and I think its a good time to post a review about this map. Be warned, This is my opinion, so please don’t get triggered by anything that is being said. So this map takes place in a division 9 facility somewhere in japan. This map is suppose to be a horror map, one of the first horror maps in a long time. As soon as I heard about this map, I got Shi no numa vibes because the layout was a jungle type of terrain. I will be honest with you, I was hyped to play this map with my father to try out new and old elements from World at war and Black ops. I promise, this map will give you World at war Zombies vibes.
Zetsubou No Shima has some very interesting elements to the game and has some familiar customs from Black ops 3 multiplayer. For an example, you can swim. Yes, I’ve said it, You can swim in Zetsubuo No Shima! I was shocked when I saw the trailer (which I will show you in a bit) to find our main Zombie slayers killing Zombies underwater. Swimming in Zetsubou No Shima was great, the bullets whizzing underwater was an excellent effect and I am kinda speechless to say anything more about it.
New wonder weapon called the KT-4 is amazing. the KT-4 is like the sliquifier in Black ops 2 zombies, however, it has this charge effect just like the bows in Der eisendrache. It does require assembly, which is in fact not that difficult at all once you get to know the layout of the map. I do recommend watching Game plays, walk through, and to study the map in order to know the map.
Another cool feature about Zetsubou No Shima is a new element to the Zombies experience called gardening. This new element gets you to collect power up seeds(acquired by killing Zombies…Duh) and to plant them in certain spots. You must water them with 4 types of water: Green, Blue, purple and rainbow. Each color has a different effect on the plant you’re growing, For example, Purple water makes your plant a magnet for zombies by attracting them instead of chasing you. Green water turns you plant into a huge claw that saves a zombie for you to do tedious things. Blue water makes your plant give you power ups, weapons, and money. Rainbow water is a mystery and gives you random plants like Green, blue or purple plants.
Last and not least we have one of the most coolest part of this map, and that is the special weapon. For those who don’t know what a special weapon is, its a third weapon that can be activated by using both top triggers of you controllers and can only be used for a short time. You can reuse it over and over again by killing zombies to charge it. The special weapon in this map is called the Skull of non sapwe. This weapon has two modes, Vaporize and mesmerize. Mesmerize makes zombies stand still only when you aim the skull directly at them, and vaporize mode vaporizes and kills the zombies in oblivion.
I have to give this map 4.5/5. Zetsubou No Shima is amazing and I enjoyed the horror and the fast action pace that this map delivered. Three downsides is the boss zombies, Spiders, and weird gas bubbles around map. I feel like that the new boss Zombie has nothing interesting to deliver, its just some plain mutated zombie that really doesn’t interest me that well. The spiders was a good twist and a new dog round to remember; however, its gets all caught up in its own webs by webbing everything up like Doorways and perks which can lead to annoyance and frustration. The weird gas bubbles around the map is a huge set back because the gas makes you cough and not able fire your weapon until the gas clears. I feel like it isn’t a huge setback because the Gas mask helps defeat that problem temporarily until it breaks.
Track mania turbo:
Now here’s a game I’ve been wanting to play since it came out. It has that Mario kart 8 feeling when you play it only by track racing, nothing else. This game had a lot of good reviews in the past and I was for sure interested in playing the game. I am unfamiliar with any of the Tack mania games, so please chill. When I first saw the trailer, my instant reaction was, “I need to play this”.
Track Mania Turbo introduces new concepts I’ve seen before but forgotten because its been so long since I’ve seen these concepts. I will be honest, I don’t really enjoy these new concepts. The one thing I don’t enjoy is how each race its just you, by yourself, with no racers. Come on! wheres the fun in racing alone on singleplayer? It sucks the fun like a vampire drinking diet blood, its that horrible for me. Whenever I play a racing game, I like the competition of racing others, it just boosts the adrenaline and the fun that you actually want to play again. Without anyone to race, whats the point in even racing? I mean there are time trials that you need to beat in order to move on to the next track. I don’t want to sound like a hater but don’t you think that’s pressuring people to try hard to beat time trials? Nobody likes to be pressured to do anything, and that’s why this game can get boring sometimes.
There is two good things about Track mania turbo and that is the creativity and the decency to have a friend play. That’s what pretty much saved this game from being Pre owned so quickly, its the fact that you can use split screen to play with a friend and how bizarre and cool the tracks are. Each level is colorful and crazy and stands out differently from any other racing I’ve played before. One cool thing you can do with four players is try to drive one car. Yes, you heard me, try controlling one car with four people. Thats the fun experience that some people might be looking for in a racing game. Track mania is a new experience that I haven’t explored yet; however brings back concepts that should’ve be brought up in the first place.
Even though Track Mania doesn’t really have that fun engaging racing experience everybody wants, It gives you another experience that is fun and enjoyable. I Give this game a 3.5/5 rating.
So thank you all for tuning in on this Video game review, I know Its a shorter than usual, however I will do a zetsubou no shima guide on how to do the Easter egg and other neat tricks this Tuesday.