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Back 4 Blood Closed Beta

Many many years ago, a little game called Left 4 Dead came out. It was a game set in a outbreak zone where your goal is to survive the best you can with your friends. For the time, this game was advanced. With rumors of the 3rd game coming out brought the need for a game like this to come out. This game has brought back so many memories it’s amazing.

The game play is fantastic and really relies on you guys to pay attention to where the other people are as well as what is going on in the environment. There are the same type of events that force a horde, but there are also groups of birds, cars and other items that can summon them as well. The hordes can be very intense and if you are not paying attention to what is summoned it can be the end of the game. But you do have three tries to get to the next safe house so it’s not too bad.

They have added a card deck system into the game that will draw from them at the start of every game/chapter. Four cards are drawn and you select what ones you want and the game starts you in a room where you can pick up some free gear or you can open a store and purchase items with copper that you find out in the world as you play. Each player character you can pick have different group buffs that can help you out when you have a full party.

The store offers a variety of goods from health kits and pipe bombs. You can also purchase weapons and upgrades for them so you can increase damage, accuracy ect. Melee is also an option in the game. Each chapter offers weapon upgrades as the ridders get harder and stronger. I say check the stores and little crannies for weapons, upgrades and more. This game is all about strategy or you will struggle.

The game offers a unique array of special ridders from a one that will crush you to a half body pouncing from the walls and pin you down. Each one has a weak spot and it’s up to you to figure out how to make what’s best of what you have to get them down, get their weak spots and survive. It honestly took me a few downs to figure out a good strategy and keep at it.

Over all, my experience of this game is great. I honestly loved everything about it and it was just a trip down

nostalgia lane. Though there are some kinks, they’re not game breaking. It’s mostly some weird party bugs and such. I urge you guys to give it a try when it comes out to Open beta. The Closed Beta is a 7/10 Stars! Great game, I personally ran into some issues but nothing a quick restart or just starting a game over again.

The Forest

I don’t know about you. But the words Cannibal and Forest intrigue me. Now this may be because I am a huge fan of The Hills Have Eyes. Or any sort of horror film that involves anything like this….I think? I think it’s more, this is an idea I can get behind and support. So, with that being said. Let’s get started!

 

You start off in a neat little crash scene where some big guy steals your kid. Most parents would try to save them, you just kinda pass out. Some father….Anywho, once you wake up your “to do” list says that you need to build shelter, find food and water ect ect. Basic survival things.But then it says to find passengers, and Timmy. What have they done for you? I dunno but eh.

 

Build build build a fort, and eat all the legs!

Building is time consuming, but it’s so much fun because ti adds to the difficulty in my opionon. The more you clear cut the forest, the more upset the cannibals get and they more they want to getcha! The trick is to build a Log sled. I know it seems like such a silly thing but they can carry like 9 logs! And when a simple log cabin requires like 13? You do the math. 😉

 

Once you get your base set up, next would be to focus on food and water. Hopefully you’re not far from a lake or a turtle (Sorry PETA) or legs and arms will be on the menu for you. If you don’t mind losing your sanity, then this is a gret rout to go. Not only will you have a steady food supply you can also get bones from the limbs you chow down on and you can use them to build things. I’m currently working on build a bone fence around my Cannibal Witch house. But that is just me 🙂

 

Now, let’s get down to these Cannibals. These are what make the game on edge and exciting. There are about 5 different types of cannibals each more deadly than the last. You have the skinny ones, that are some what harmless. They don’t do a lot of damage solo, but in a big group, watch out. Virgina and Cowman though, are dangerous no matter how you look ta it.  The trick is to Dodge. Oh….wait THEY dodge. Silly Lily!!

 

But let’s get down to business right now. You can’t defeat all the cannibals and mutants with your silly little axe you get from the dead flight attendant.  You have the Bow and arrows, stone axes, and you can steal the maces off some of the cannibals. It’s really up to you. Do you survive or conform?! I tried to conform but then my friends started to give me sacrifices of human flesh so I could spare them and then it just got funky!

 

Any who…it’s always better to just survive and explore when you feel it’s right! I mean you can’t just stay in your safe little fort with endless food, when there’s a WHOLE island to explore! WHAT?! A entire Island inhabited with cannibals and mutants and Cannibal Witches (Me. I’m referring to me).

 

The true end goal, is to find the passengers and your son. Or, you know you can just kinda do whatever you want. Survive, Thrive, Die. Whatever floats your boat! DO IT! JUST DO IT!

Long story short, this is a great survival horror game, and I like it. It’s fun to play with friends, but at the same time it’s fun alone! I give this game a 8/10. Thought it is sill in Alpha, it’s still so much fun! I cannot wait to see the final prodcut and I will be keeping this under watch 😉

 

Wanna play the Forest?

http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/242760/

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