Gaming: Star Wars Battlefront

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To me nothing says love like Star Wars and battling people. I know, I’m a classy one. I thought why not talk to you guys about a game I’ve been playing (and loving) since end of November!

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Star Wars: Battlefront it is a first person shooter game where you can complete missions on different planets. Some times you play a part of the rebel alliance, and sometimes you’re part of the empire. You even get to play as Darth Vader!! Gives you the chance to do a bit of everything. From shooting guns and wielding lightsabers to driving AT-ATs and flying x-wings and shooting down TIE fighters. It is a game that immerses you in the battlefields of Star Wars.

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I’ve been absolutely loving this game and it’s local multiplayer gameplay. I haven’t played this game much on my own, but it’s so much fun to battle against friends or work together as a part of the rebel alliance. There is the option to play by yourself or use online multiplayer, but I just love the interaction that comes with local multiplayer. There are even options to increase the difficulty if you’re a seasoned gamer. This game has provided hours of entertainment and is definitely worth checking out.

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Gaming: Jet Set Radio Future

Now as you may have figured out, I tend to sway towards handheld gaming consoles. This is partially because they’re easy to carry around, and partially because I never had the larger consoles when I was younger. However, this all changed the Christmas my parents got my sister and I an Xbox. Since I had more of a preference for Nintendo games, it was hard for me to initially find games that I would enjoy. I don’t really like first-person shooter games, and I was not interested in any of the sports games that were out. A few years after we had gotten the Xbox I realized that there were actually two games that came on the sample disk with the Xbox. And thus my love for Jet Set Radio Future began.

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Jet Set Radio Future is a game that takes place in different locations in Japan. You are in a “gang” that travels on their rollerblades and spray paints other areas that are ruled by different gangs. You have to defeat this insane police captain and his goons in the different levels, and you face-off against other gangs by racing, playing capture the flag, or other games of that sort.

I don’t know what it is about this game, but it’s addictively fun. There are so many challenges to complete and areas to explore, it’s hard to get bored with this game. I’ve played through the game once, and it’s still fun to go back and play again. It’s very challenging to unlock some of the characters, so I’m still working on that. This game also has a great separate multiplayer mode. It’s separate from the story mode, but there are many games you can play. You can play against each other, or team up against the computer characters. Though this game can be hard to get your hands on, I highly suggest giving it a whirl. I play it on my Xbox 360 when I have time, and it doesn’t get old.