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Loadout QUICKPICKLE!

Loadout

 

Hey everyone! So this week I’ve been having a little play around with a free to play game that goes by the name of Loadout. Safe to say this game ain’t your normal shooter. It’s a 3rd person over the shoulder run and gun style of game but it’s the added features and art style that really set this game a part.

Hank would of got Walt way sooner with these guns!

Hank would of got Walt way sooner with these guns!

Its cartoony and silly, similar to TF2 in a sense, but with a bit more gore and adult themes which do help separate its style from games of a similar ilk. The character customization is quite extensive too though you will need in game coins to buy the majority of the items available. I would say this is one of the weaker areas of the game though as there are only 3 character bases to choose from which kind of limits your customization but it’s not really noticeable when you’re actually playing so really it’s just more of a shame rather than a bad point.

 

The other amazingly fun and interesting feature they have is that of weapon crafting! You get to pick what type of gun you have then modify it to hell then even chose what kinds of ammo you fire and how the ammo acts, there are thousands of different combinations to choose from meaning that no 2 players are ever the same. You can even name your gun so when you die and you drop your weapon other people can see how funny and clever you are! all jokes aside though it does add a really good dynamic to the game and almost adds a layer of strategy and depth to the game.

Electric laser guided triple rocket launcher? Why not!

Electric laser guided triple rocket launcher? Why not!

The other thing I’ll mention before finishing is the game modes are really fun and players will inevitably find the games that they prefer and are better at, my personal favourite is Blitz where your kills/assists only are registered if you’re able to pick up an in game item from the dead enemy you killed. I just like it because it’s a little different and again it makes you try and add a layer of strategy to how you play it.

The game is still being added to with a custom game option on the way but I thoroughly think that this game is worth your time and did I mention that its free!  and unlike most free to play games where you can pay real-life money to unlock better equipment etc. the only thing real money will buy you is outfits and customization for your character, the only way to unlock new gun parts and equipment is by actually playing the game! Which I think is great and something game companies need to do more of so you don’t keep getting beaten by players that are worse than you but that just have deeper pockets. Anyway that’s my thoughts on Loadout! thanks for reading and make sure to like our facebook, follow our twitter and share the hell out of our blog. Cheers!

 

JJ

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I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1 QUICKPICKLE

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“Play this game sober you’ll have fun, play this game drunk or high and you’ll be mesmerised.”

 

Keeping up the trend of QUICKPICKLE week I’ve decided to make my own focusing on the amazingly funky zombie horde Indie game fest “I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1. “ It can be yours for only the price of one shiny pound coin, and at such a reasonable price this small simple game delivers.

 

Essentially, it is a platform game played using only the joysticks of your controller and nothing more- one to move the character, the other to fire weapons. New weapons are easily acquired throughout the game, by simply walking over them as they appear on the battlefield; these include such things as laser guns, flamethrowers (my favourite), rocket launchers and Gatling guns.

 

The real strength in this game becomes apparent as you continue to survive against your brain-eating counterparts. As you play, the whole setting of the game rapidly begins to change. At first your fighting in a simple green field but the next moment you find yourself doing battle on a psychedelic disco floor, then in space, then on a chessboard, the list goes on and on. Play this game sober you’ll have fun, play this game drunk or high and you’ll be mesmerised. Not only does the world change, but the enemies change also, from zombies to spaceships to blobs ect. The game also pays clever homage to classic games such as “Snake” and “Space Invaders” by making them iconic characters within the game that try their very best to kill you.

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This game also has a great original soundtrack that fits appropriately into the game’s colourful personality.  Featuring a heavy metal number with vocals, it’s sure to keep edging you on as you try to kill exploding diamonds.

 

The only real pitfall of this game is the fact that it has an ending; it is possible to survive against the increasingly tougher waves of enemies only to be sent packing back to the main menu. This does somewhat undermine the replay ability of a game that would’ve been almost perfect, had it been a never ending endurance run in the same way the “Nazi Zombies” series from Call of Duty had. However, at the low price of just a pound it most certainly isn’t penny pinching.

 

Verdict

 

Cheap. Great fun. Simple Xbox 360 Indie game

 

4/5