7 Days to Die Xbox One Edition

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Available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

 

7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivalled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide.

  • Explore – Huge, unique and rich environments, offering the freedom to play the game any way you want with many unique biomes.
  • Craft – Craft and repair weapons, clothes, armor, tools, vehicles, and more with nearly 400 recipes.
  • Build – Take over a ruin, or build from the ground-up. Design your fortress to include traps and defensive positions to survive the undead – the world is fully destructible and moldable.
  • Cooperate or Compete – Work together cooperatively to build settlements or work against each other raiding other player’s bases, it’s really up to you in a wasteland where zombies and outlaws rule the land.
  • Create – Unleash your creativity and build the ultimate world by yourself or with friends. Enjoy unlimited access to nearly 400 in-game items and 1,200 unique building blocks in creative mode.
  • Improve – Increase your skills in a multitude of active and passive disciplines. 7 Days to Die is the only true survival RPG with nearly 50 multi-tiered skill and perk groups.
  • Choose – Play the Navezgane campaign world, or dive back in with friends in a randomly-generated world with cities, towns, lakes, mountains, valleys, roads, caves and wilderness locations. The possibilities are infinite with over 300 locations.
  • Combat – Encounter a wide variety zombie archetypes including special infected with unique behaviors and attacks.
  • Survive – Experience real hardcore survival mechanics with over 45 buff boosts/ailments along with dynamic cold and hot weather to contend with.
  • Destroy – Buildings and terrain formations can collapse under their own weight from structural damage or poor building design.
  • Loot – Scavenge the world for the best guns, weapons, tools, armor, clothing, and vehicle parts which have quality ranges which govern attributes to provide hundreds of thousands of item permutations.
  • Quest – Find dynamic treasure maps left by survivors and dig for real buried loot. Discover quest notes and complete them for rewards and skill points.
  • Customize – Create your own character or pick a preset and customize in-game even more with a huge selection of clothing and armor you can craft or loot in the world.
  • Drive – Enjoy the badass vehicle system where you find all the parts, learn all the recipes and craft and augment your own vehicle.
  • Farm or Hunt – Plant and grow gardens for sustainable resources or head out into the wilderness and hunt wild animals.
  • ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and Violence

 

REVIEWING TIME!!!

 

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Okay so I’ve put right about 53ish hours of game play in just this one week I’ve owned the game. Yes it’s pretty addictive if you’re into that type thing.

So this game is minecraft meets state of decay meets day z with a walking dead type feel. I mean they even have The Walking Dead skin packs.

If you don’t eat you die. If you don’t drink you die. If you step on a sharp spike you start bleeding and if you have no bandages to stop the bleeding you die. If you go in the cold with no clothes on you die. If you go in the rain with no clothes on you die. If you wear to much clothing in the desert you die. There is so much more than just zombies you have to worry about on this game.

So obviously you start off with needing to find supplies to build a house and stay safe, at least safer than standing outside while zombies eat you. If you build your own house make sure it is structured with correct support. If you don’t support the blocks properly they will collapse and become nothing more than a big pile of mess on the ground. And if you have them collapse on a chest of goodies you lose that chest of goodies. You can also find abandon homes that you can fortify and make your base as well. You do not sleep in this game, you get a bed so you can respawn back in safety but you don’t get to sleep till the next day and avoid all the monsters at night. And it is based on 24 hour day game time is 24 minutes real time (every second in real time is one minute in game time).

You have skill points and 4 pages of skills you can upgrade however you want. You gain 5 skill points per level up. And some quest and side missions you can find give you 1 skill point per completing. 2 skill points if you complete them in an allotted time. Some of the Skills require 10 pts to gain 1 level in that skill others cost 1 skill point per skill level increase. And some skills are locked until you reach a certain skill in other skills.

You have to hunt and look in EVERYTHING. Trash piles on the ground, tree trunks, trashcans, abandon homes, cabinets, abandon stores, abandon cars, you get 1 supply crate every 24 hours (which I believe you can change to different times in settings if you want).

Okay so I would love to give this game a 8.5 out of 10. But I won’t rate it at all because it’s still in the “alpha” stage. It has huge promise and its hard. For those of us who enjoyed minecraft but after playing it a few times on hard difficulty you realize its just something to kill time with or play with younger kids/siblings (or your mom… my mom enjoys it) then you’re going to enjoy this game.

P.S Just like minecraft the PC version has more stuff on it than the console version. Not cool but its the sad hard truth.

But with knowing that it is in Alpha stage, it is still very buggy, and it does still have problems… here are some of the big bugs/glitches/issues I’ve had to face in just the week of owning it.

  • Zombies glitch through the wall/door. This has ONLY happened like twice. But it has happen.
  • The game just closes you out to dashboard. This happens more than I’d like. But if you don’t play the game for more than a hour or two it shouldn’t be a problem. Moderation is key. I however am not very good with that and find myself 8+ hours in before I remember I was supposed to do stuff.
  • A prebuilt building reset and we lost all of our stuff in the building. So me and SOULSE3K3R were doing our thing had a huge lead into making one heck of a base and becoming sufficient in our homesteading structure when his game sent him to dashboard. Nothing new we open it back up and the room where all our building supplies (i’m talking over 10,000 each resource) was reset back to the prebuilt building we had renovated and we lost everything.
  • Read a schematic to learn something and you get to learn it a second time! This is a plus cause skill points are to be cherished.

 

So over all I still play, I’m still addicted, I cuss and rant and rave about the game, but I’m not leaving. Hopefully I’ll see you on the game too.

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed 2

 

  • Part of the Assassin’s Creed Series
  • Available on:

 

  • PS3, XBOX 360, Mac, Windows
  • Ratings:
  •     BBFC: 15
        ESRB: M
        OFLC: MA15+
        PEGI: 18
        USK: 16

    Plot/Synopsis:

    Assassin’s Creed II begins immediately after the events of
    the first game in 2012; Desmond Miles is still trapped by Abstergo Industries
    (the modern-day face of the Knights Templar) after being forced to use the
    Animus device to revisit genetic memories of the Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad,
    and has discovered prophetic warnings from Subject 16 (a previous captive)
    describing the end of the world. He is soon rescued by Lucy Stillman, a mole
    for the Assassins within Abstergo, who takes him to meet two other Assassins,
    historian Shaun Hastings and computer expert Rebecca Crane. They request that
    Desmond use their version of the Animus, dubbed the Animus 2.0, to relive
    memories of another Assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, to train Desmond in the
    ways of the Assassins through the “Bleeding Effect” of the Animus.
    During his exposure, Desmond finds himself briefly struck by a puzzling memory
    of Altaïr and his lover, a former Templar named Maria Thorpe, who became
    pregnant with his child. It is also revealed that apart from training Desmond
    as an Assassin, the Assassins also wish to find out more information about the
    foretold “Vault”. Desmond also finds various glyphs left by Subject
    16 in the Animus, which, when decoded and assembled, form a brief video of a
    man and woman, “Adam” and “Eve”, running through a
    futuristic setting called “Eden”. The video ends with the binary for
    “EDEN” (00100101 00100100 00100101 00101110).
    Assassin’s Creed II’s plot includes the fictional depictions
    of historical characters including Niccolò Machiavelli and Rodrigo Borgia, later
    known as Pope Alexander VI.
    Ezio’s memories begin during the Renaissance in the 15th
    century, where his family is ensnared in a political plot, and his father and
    brothers are hanged. Ezio, following his father Giovanni’s last advice, finds
    his father’s Assassin tools, and flees the city with his mother and sister to
    the safety of his uncle Mario’s villa in the countryside. Mario assists Ezio in
    discovering the people behind the conspiracy, the search leading Ezio from
    Florence, to San Gimignano, Forlì, Venice and eventually to Rome. As he
    identifies and assassinates more and more political figures, Ezio also gains
    several allies, including Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci, the latter
    of whom helps Ezio improve his equipment using schematics found in Altaïr’s
    Codex pages. Eventually, Ezio identifies the mastermind of the plot: the
    Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia, who ultimately sought to bring down the Medici family
    in Florence with the help of the Pazzi family and the Doge of Venice. Ezio
    finds Borgia in possession of the Apple—a similar Piece of Eden that Altaïr had
    recovered centuries ago—and learns that Borgia believes himself to be “the
    Prophet” that will lead the Templars to a fabled “Vault”. Ezio
    is able to confront Borgia with the help of his allies and recover the Apple,
    but Borgia flees before he can be killed. Ezio’s allies reveal they are all
    Assassins, and see Ezio as their Prophet, allowing him to join their ranks.
    After this memory, the modern Assassins discover that
    several years of Ezio’s memories are inaccessible from the Animus. Desmond can
    only revisit those starting in 1499, where Ezio and the Assassins plan to attack
    Borgia (now Pope Alexander VI) at Vatican City. Ezio corners Borgia and strikes
    him down, but refuses to kill him, as he knows that it will not bring back his
    family.  Ezio uses the Apple and the
    Papal cross (which is also a Piece of Eden called the Staff), and discovers the
    entrance to the Vault. Inside, he is astounded when a holographic figure,
    calling herself Minerva, appears. Speaking directly to Desmond and those
    monitoring him in 2012, she explains that she was part of a far more advanced
    society that initially co-existed along with the early humans on Earth before
    they faced each other in war. A global catastrophe occurred that nearly wiped
    out both sides, and the survivors joined together to construct
    “temples” across the Earth to allow humans to prevent a similar
    catastrophe in the future. Before the hologram disappears, she warns Desmond—by
    name—that “the rest is up to you”.
    Shortly after recovering this memory, Desmond and the others
    are forced to flee with the Animus 2.0 from their location as Abstergo troops
    surround it. There, they encounter Warren Vidic, who flees when Desmond and
    Lucy deal with the troops. As the team heads towards a new safehouse, Lucy
    explains that there are newly-discovered weaknesses in the Earth’s magnetic
    field; a solar flare striking this weakness would cause a similar level of
    global destruction as described by Minerva. Desmond resolves to help the
    Assassins find these temples, and prepares to re-enter the Animus, knowing that
    Ezio may hold the answers they seek.

 

My Review:  

I personally LOVE this game. However, it didn’t hit the 5 star rating because personally I wish it would have let me do more. Like upgrade or open shops to a higher level or in other cities. Or maybe I would have liked if I didn’t have to go back to the villa after every mission to empty the chest. It really should have been bigger. I mean come on. Who only holds 43 or whatever thousand coins in a chest? Surely there could have been more lol.  

 

Anyway, the game is great. You follow the mission from start to finish. Learning about being an assassin and growing your skills up till taking down the people that killed your family. Along the way you have ‘side missions’ you collect glyphs that show you the truth behind what you’ve been told and seen. You collect feathers in honor of your brother who was hung for no other reason then to get your family out of the way. You collect statues to place around the villa. You collect Assassin medallions to unlock the Assassin armor.  You do Assassin mission and deliver messages for money. Collect treasures scattered around the city and protected by guards. And you collect Kodex pages that will unlock a mystery.  

 

There truly is hours of things to do on this game. Jumping from rooftop to rooftop and exploring the city and its crocked leaders. Helping the people that need it and bringing honor back to your family line.  

 

 

This isn’t a very ‘graphical’ game in the way of blood and gross stuff. But depending on your actions it can become a very fighting game. You fight enemies on your missions, if you are bad in public you will fight guards coming to punish you for being bad, and on side missions you fight. Also if the little singing people get on your nerves to much you can kill them. However that does bring up the wanted rating on your head but sometimes you just can’t take it anymore.  

 

 

 

I myself tend to be a Trophy Hoarder. Yes I admit it. I love trophies.  

 

In Assassin’s Creed 2 you can get a total of 51 Trophies for PS3 and 50 Trophies for Xbox 360 (The Master Assassin platinum trophy is only for PS3).  

 

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