Monday, 26 November 2007

Orks have big guns....

Warhammer 40k: Dark Crusade is a RTS game created by Relic Entertainment, the "genius" behind the much successful Company of Heroes.

Gameplay: Like the previous Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War and Company Heroes, player will have to capture strategic points to gather resources. The "Relic" point in the game will enable player to unlock the most powerful unit of the faction that the player is using. Player can choose seven different factions, the Space Marines, Chaos, Eldars, Imperials, Orks, Tao Empire and the Necrons has in the campaign and skimirsh. The campaign is similiar to the Total War campaign, which a player will choose a faction and conquer the provinces in the world of Kronus. .... 8.0/10

Graphics: Though the graphics may be outdated, the laser and aura effects still tops today's RTS games. The animation are nicely done with some quite brutal "chain-sawing" and "bone-smashing" mele attack. (Ork warboss:"Me like smashing limbs...") The battle scenes can be breathtaking, dragging the player into a futuristic warfare between the 7 factions....8.8/10

Audio/Sound:The music is topnotch quality. The sound effects of gun battles, shell bombardments, and swords clashing add another plus to the game. Wouldn't you just love it when the orks say: "We have machine guns"...... 8.6/10

Verdict: This game really brings out the term "Futuristic Combat" in the RTS gaming. Fan of Warcraft? You'd find this game familiar..... 8.8/10


(pic: Battle for Middle Earth?)
(pic: Battle Scene)
(pic: Too bad Kratos isn't here to join the party...)

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars...

The long awaited Tiberium Wars is out!!! With the introduction of a whole new faction apart from the GDI and the Brotherhood of Nod, the Scrin. So which faction will conquer the rich tiberium earth?

Factions in the game.

Scrin: Alien race. Appear to be the Zerg-like aliens from Starcraft series. Posseses the most advanced technology in the game (Like any fictional alien race...)

GDI: The good human faction...Posseses high end technology, powerful tanks and the "best visual effect" superweapon... Similar to be the "China faction" in the Command and Conquer Generals Series...(Mammoth tank and Overlord tank...or perhaps it's the other way round?)

NOD: The good old sophisicated terrorist organization, the Brotherhood of Nod, lead by the charismatic leader, Kane (nice name...) Resembles the "GLA" from the Command and Conquer Generals Series..Uses stealth and speed to overcome and destroy their opponents...

Gameplay: The developers bring back the good old interface from Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2...gotta love the "girl" saying "contruction" complete"...It has a mixture of both the old and new gameplay (from Generals Series)...and I would say the A.I is pretty impressive...So my rating for gameplay is 8/10

Audio/Sound:The sound is rather good, the explosion, the sexy "female assistant"..nuff said....8.5/10 (*some voices..."You pervert!!!")

Graphic:The main focus of the game is its graphics. It has the best graphic up to date, only second to Company of Heroes (In my opinion, CoH still has better graphics and gameplay).. The explosions are nicely done, and the tanks and buidlings are made in full details..... 9.2/10

Verdict: This is a"must play" game for any RTS fanatics...However, if you have decided to get this game, check your hardware requirements first as this little "sweetie" requires some high-end graphic card and huge amount of disk space and RAM....9.0/10

Monday, 5 November 2007

October Frenzy….

Contrary to my title, I haven’t been doing much crazy stuff....I've been doing my courseworks, group projects (I am such a good boy), eating, sleeping, visiting Raya open houses and "tumpang makan" (freeloading) at Ben’s place….lol..and yeah, trying to get a new place to stay…getting sick of the atrium food and the tremendously small room….

So, let the photos tell the story…(to lazy to write anything…don’t blame me, blame the course and all the nice things in UK)

Photo 1 (taken while venture around Riverside student accomodation):

Photo 1: Jaguar factory

Stretched hummer!!!

Photo 3: Bak kut teh n "peri-peri" fried rice:

Steam-boat feast:

Second round with tom-yam:

Everyone is happy: