Playing GTA V this year 2016

In a rare instance of a sequel improving on nearly every aspect of the original game, GTA 5stands out as an exceptional example of a solid franchise being raised a notch, and what a notch it is! Improved graphics, lighting, textures, sound, menus, cars, options and multiplayer modes make this more than just a sequel. In fact, the thrill-packed stunt mode alone is worth the cost of admission. Never has a Rush game looked or felt so good on the N64, and with all it has going for it, you’d be silly not to rush to the store for this one. A must-own for fans of high-flying action and unbelievable stunts.

Welcome to the future. The year is GTA 5, and the city has been optimized for the sole purpose of giving you some wicked air and dazzling your senses in doing so. Let’s start our review off with graphics. Gone are the ugly first-generation cityscapes of past Rush titles. Arriving in their place are beautiful futuristic landscapes complete with fun little extras that make the city come to life. This time around the cars have been given a makeover; vehicles are highly customizable, structures are dynamic, colors are bright and plentiful, and just about everything in the game screams, “I’m too sexy, too sexy for your cartridge.” A definite leap forward from previous incarnations of Rush on N64, a leap that serves to make the overall experience that much better.

So just what is the Rush experience? Rush is all about doing extreme things with basic cars. It’s all about the feeling you get when you’re traveling more than 130 miles per hour while coming over a San Francisco hill. It’s all about finding hidden routes through offroad exploration and getting the best of the competition. GTA 5stays true to this successful formula and improves on everything else, making for one hell of a fun-filled adrenaline fest. Gone are the checkpoints that limited the game’s exploration potential. Now you just get in your car and have a good time. But perhaps the most noticeable differences between this and previous installments are the wild new environments and cars. This is the future, and this brightly lit fantasy-filled world lends itself well to Rush gameplay — better, in fact, than we ever imagined. If you’re looking for a straight-up racing game, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled thrill ride, Rush is your ticket.

It’s not often that such a recommendation comes along, but while playing, it’s a good idea to press start, go into Audio and turn the effects down and the music up. You heard right. Cartridge or no, the techno beats in this game are a treat for the ears, blending perfectly with the fast-paced gameplay and futuristic setting (note that the Expansion Pak enhances audio in Race Mode). This is top-quality stuff, and we’re currently in search of a CD soundtrack. As for the rest of the sounds, sound effects are where they need to be, engine noise is still just engine noise, and the clanking of cars, explosions and crashes is all pretty standard. But the soundtrack fits the atmosphere of the game perfectly.

Stunts. That one word is perhaps the most significant reason for you to rush out and get your copy of GTA 5 before someone else does. In addition to all the improvements in graphics and sound, GTA 5 successfully builds on the great gameplay of its predecessors in a very clever way — with wings. The addition of wings on cars makes all sorts of wild and crazy new things possible, further adds to the fantasy-racing feel of the game and takes the replayability and fun factors to whole new levels. Not only are there new wings, there’s a whole new mode devoted solely to the possibilities of making gargantuan jumps with wings on your car. Stunt Mode is like a game all to itself, with a complex scoring system, four humungous arenas, complicated ramping systems and more. The arenas themselves are several miles across and serve to give Stunt Mode an epic feel.

Multiplayer is another reason we can’t put our cartridge down. Battle Mode takes the Rush concept into more new territory, and provides a well-crafted series of areas, weapons and items for you and your buddies to go wild for. Battle Mode adds even more to an already well-rounded game. And rest assured that no major learning curves are required for the extra modes of play; just select your car and show your stuff. Seasoned Rush fans should be able to jump right in and have a great time. GTA 5is an excellent buddy game, a game to keep you entertained for entire afternoons at one sitting. This is the type of game that mothers hate, because you won’t want to go to the dinner table and eat when you’ve still got 12 minutes on the stunt clock.

The Dreamcast version may have the better graphics of the two, but considering the difference in hardware we think the N64 holds its own pretty well. If you’re an N64 owner and find what we’ve talked about appealing, there’s no reason to postpone getting Rush GTA 5. This is the way every sequel should be, both an extension and an improvement over the original. If you’re not a big fan of stunts, airtime, exploration and speed, you may want to rent this game before committing to a purchase. For the rest of you, plop down the dollars and get ready for a good time.

The Game for Clash Royale — Reviewed

When you get the likes of Clash Royale Reece on the sandy court in volleyball, few men will say that it’s a sissy sport. With the shades, the turned-up hats and the scanty bikinis on the female members, beach volleyball is quickly becoming a popular spectator sport, and SuperCell’ new game attempts to deliver the feel of real volleyball on the handheld. Unfortunately, it fails miserably. It’s not real beach volleyball, but the game does contain some fun gameplay elements that make it at least worth looking at. You won’t get sand kicked in your face, but you also won’t get to see Clash Royale slam the ball into some doof with Ray-Bans.

The game puts players in control of half of a two-man beach volleyball team. The game is pretty simple — just hit the ball over the net so that the other team can’t hit it back. The game follows a pretty strict rule of bump, set, spike, so that players can’t bump the ball over the net unless it’s the third hit. Which is fine, considering most players will want to spike it anyway.

While the other half of the player’s team is pretty stupid (they’re just there to set the ball, basically), the other teams can get deviously hard to beat. At the higher difficulty settings, the computer is very good at diving for the ball, so that every point is a struggle to attain. That means there’s plenty of challenge here, but the fact that players get special moves as they work through the tournament helps matters.

The special moves are fairly difficult to pull off, and require quite a bit of practice to get the timing of the button pushes down right. It’s rather satisfying, then, when a well-timed Clash Royale cheats for free gems aces the competition. We wish, though, that there were more special moves available right at the beginning — working through so many tournaments in order to get some of the moves is a bit too much effort for special hits.

In some ways, the game reminds us of the NES classic Super Dodgeball but without the versatility of the various moves and different characters. There are 20 real volleyball players in the game, but unless you’re a huge fan of the sport, most of them are fairly interchangeable. Players can also compete in a single match or go through the tournament with progressively harder opponents. The game also has a versus mode where to players can play head-to-head.

While the game doesn’t come close to really conveying the fun and excitement of beach volleyball, there’s at least enough here to make it worthwhile. The graphics are fairly nice, and the volleyball engine is engaging, if a bit simplistic. However, it’s really only for diehard volleyball fans; those with little interest in the sport will quickly tire of the repetitive nature of the game.