This is going to be the first of my favourites blog posts. I wanted to share what I thought were my favourite things of each month with everyone. Usually on the site I do review and write on a lot of the things I see and do, but sometimes there things that I do really like but aren’t reviewed or mentioned. Mainly because sometimes they are older items or just because I prefer to play them in my free time when I take a break.
So here are my top 5 favourite things of July 2014
1. Assassin’s Creed 3
At the moment I have been playing Assassin’s Creed 3 on the PlayStation 3. So far I am really enjoying this game a lot and actually I prefer this game to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which I have on the PlayStation 4. I have not finished this game as of yet and am only up to sequence 6 and I believe there are about 12 of these sequences. So far I have enjoyed the historical period which it is set in. I don’t know that much really about the American Revolutionary war but I really have appreciated the historical setting and the British America that I have played in for the game so far.
For a game on the PlayStation 3 I think the visuals are very impressive. The cities and crowds are large and full and actually I think the cities are much more lifelike when compared with AC 4. There’s a lot of characters to chat to and a lot to explore. Outside of the cities you can go hunting and even be attacked by a bear. You can skin animals and swim and pretty much do everything you like. It’s a very open world game and I have enjoyed the world a lot more than AC 4.
But the only downside I see to it is that you can’t enter many of the buildings or houses. I think this is something that next gen should be focusing on. Usually in open world games your character is always outside. I think for a more full world you should be able to go inside some houses or even look through windows. You do go in some buildings in the game but you can’t go in or look inside every building. Only the ones important to the story. It would add so much to the game. I don’t know if this is something that will happen soon, but I imagine people must think about it.
So far though I’m very into the game and if the quality of the story is able to maintain its stability by the final sequence I think it might become my favourite Assassins Creed game. Although it’s going to have strong competition from Unity when it comes out as the French Revolution is one of my favourite historical periods.
3. Injustice Gods Among Us
5. Sims 2
2. Injustice Gods Among Us
This is the game I’ve been playing on the PS4 for about a month now. It’s a pretty good super hero fighter game from the people that made Mortal Kombat. However it’s not as difficult as Mortal Kombat and doesn’t have anywhere near the same amount of Gore. Actually when I finished the game I won the final fight with my first go. But what I found was that actually, the story mode isn’t where the difficulty comes from.
Where you can get some really great fights is in the challenge modes and once you select the hardest difficulty then you do get a proper challenge. You really gotta learn all your moves in the right way especially if you go up against the faster heroes like the flash or even Raven. Green Lantern was the character I found to be the most annoying though as on the hard difficulty he constantly just grabs you, but he’s not impossible to overcome.
Still though this is a really fun game. It’s probably not better than any of the Mortal Kombat games but it’s still a pretty solid experience.
3. Vikings TV Series
If you’ve been on the site recently you’ve probably seen at least on of my Vikings TV series reviews. It’s a show I recently just started watching. I have actually finished both Season 1 and Season 2 now and did take a break from reviewing the episodes because I was busy with a few things outside of the site. But as for July this is my favourite TV show right now and I will finish reviewing the final 2 episodes in a few days time.
For those wondering what it’s about, it basically follow Ragnar Lothbrok and his initial Viking invasion of England. But you also get to see a lot of the Viking culture, learn about their religion and see a lot of great action. For me when I started watching it I pretty much couldn’t stop so I definitely recommend it to everyone.
I did write a review for Season 1 for those who are interested. You can check that out right here.
4. The Sims 2
With so much Sims news coming out for The Sims 4 lately and how it’s meant to be a sort of mix between elements of the Sims 2 and The Sims 3 I thought I would take a look at what the Sims 2 was like. While I have had the game for some time I hadn’t played it for a while because I’ve been playing the Sims 3 a lot more. But when I went back and played it what I really enjoyed about it was how fast everything loads. Some of the interactions that you have with Sims are a lot more interesting than the Sims 3.
The funny thing about the Sims 2 though, now that I’m looking at the trailer for it. I never did any of the things that were in the trailer. It’s a crazy trailer because you can’t even do half the things in there and they never happen in The Sims 2.
I think mostly with The Sims 2 I enjoyed going back and playing it for the nostalgia of it mainly. While I haven’t put as many hours into it as Assassins Creed 3 or other games this month. It’s certainly one where I had the most fun. I’m hoping that The Sims 4 will be as smooth as this game is and from looking at people’s create a Sim videos it looks to be very similar.
I thought that I should include at least one movie for July that I thought was the most entertaining. While this movie is not the best movie ever, I thought out of the ones which I did rent that it was the best of the lot. Other movies I have rented this month were 3 Days To Kill and The Legend Of Hercules both of which weren’t anywhere near as a good as Liam Neeson’s latest effort.
I recently reviewed this movie and awarded it a 7.5/10 and you can all read my full review for Non-Stop right here.
So that’s all my favourites for this month. I’ll be sure to pick another 5 of my favourite things next month as well.
Let me know what your favourite things were in the comments below 🙂