y2j.arsenal
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-- Completed : ICO ICO had been in my backlog from a long time. Being exhausted by some of the modern cinematic games,felt the perfect time to indulge into this cult classic. Was worried if this seventeen year old game's dated controls,camera and mechanics would hurt my experience. I would be lying if it didn't, but I was willing to get over them to absorb every compelling moment the game had to offer. These moments along with satisfying puzzles,subtle music and a mystical atmosphere combine in great harmony to give out a strong emotional experience. Being trapped in an isolated castle with no one but a mysterious girl, with whom you have to not only escape but also guide at every step while holding hands cements a bond with her in a way no other game does. -- -- -- ICO is a memorable journey that more often than not resembles poetry in motion, a very unique experience that greatly influenced video game generations for a time, but now the majority industry having moved far away from it makes this game even more refreshing and worthwhile. ICO might not be for everyone today but needs to be given a go by every video gamer in this age of cinematic action games for its experience alone. -- -- I can't question this enough. Have majority of the modern triple A games gone so forward that they now feel like a huge step back ? ICO answers it with a Yes. Full review : https://gunnery2j.blogspot.com/2018/09/ico-playing-ico-for-first-time-in-2018.html #ico #shadowofthecolossus #playstation #ps2 #ps3 #gamereview #review #instaread #instagame #videogames #gamingposts #retrogaming #boxart #gamersunite #gamers #gamecover #retrogames #cultclassic #gamingcommunity #gamingfolk #instagaming #retrogamers #gamecollection #gaming

One of the very few Indian festivals I don't mind celebrating : Pola This might be more than thirty years old but is still impressive. #pola #heritage #festival #indianfestival #instafestival #india #bull #celebration #tradition #familyheritage #yearsold

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

11 Days 16 Hours Ago

11th Platinum - Wolfenstein : The New Order Replaying almost every chapter for collectibles (some of them terribly hidden) in a first person shooter is a bad idea in an otherwise fun platinum. -- -- #platinumtrophy #playstation #ps4 #wolfenstein #doom #psn #fps #gamersunite #platinum #instagames #gaming #instagamers #instagaming #ps4share #gamingfolk #videogame

An old but Special (for me) Spider-Man DualSock 2! Not official but ahead of its time and better than the original too. #dualshock #spiderman #playstation #ps2 #instagaming #instagames #ps3 #instagamers #gamingposts #gamereview #gamingcommunity #gamersunite #spidermanps4 #amazingspiderman #edition #ultimatespiderman

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

16 Days 9 Hours Ago

Wolfenstein : The New Order (Death incarnate) -- Inhale. Count to four. Exhale. Count to four. -- Yes, you will need this trick from Captain Blazkowicz and not only for the countless hordes of resilient nazis you will have to slaughter on your way to freedom but also inspiring moments which are a result of excellent writing. The New order tries to make great strides by combining classic shooting mechanics with fast paced action in an alternate Nazi acquired world war setting, but it doesn't succeed to make the jump over its age old issues. -- The perk system is well defined into categories and Stealth is surprisingly very effective and somewhat balances the typical over the top action. -- Its setting where we try to suppress nazis rule over the world in the long captivating journey capturing the emotions of war, tragedy and undying human spirit is well executed. -- Still with all these elements, initially couldn't get through a normal two hour session without an eventual worn out feeling which other modern fast paced shooters seem to handle better. -- -- -- -- A great many steps forward with the brilliant setting and storytelling. While staying true to its roots, it avoids to grow in certain areas gunning for an orthodox first person shooter that is fun and very interesting if played for limited hours on a go. -- Sometimes Christmas... Sometimes Birthdays... Sometimes Mayhem, Suffering and Death... Sometimes you just need to feel... Something Good. -- -- #wolfenstein #doom #playstation #ps4 #nazis #gaming #gamestagram #instagaming #boxart #gamingposts #retrogaming #gamersunite #gamers #gamingcommunity #instagames #gamereview #videogame #instaread #review #worldwar #instagamers #fps #classic #gamingfolk

Remember having a very hard time with the original Wolfenstein 3d on 'baby' setting. Uber Mode for now! #wolfenstein #bethesda #idsoftware #ps4share #ps4 #playstation #instagaming #gamingposts #instagames #gaming #fps #videogames #uber

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-08-18 23:14:39

Recent Arrival : FIFA Football 2004 A Time when Fifa Covers used to be good. #fifa #playstation #ps2 #2004 #football #henry #ronaldinho #delpiero #retro #videogamepickups #instagaming #arsenal #game #gamecover #invincible #videogame

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-08-14 11:48:48

What a Day! Started early with amazing spirit for the first 35 km even after him riding a punctured cycle for almost half of it but soon my misrepresentation of the total distance was out with it being 65 instead of the maximum 40 I had promised. The next 20 km with the sun out were long, full of frustration for him (directed at both me and those not willing to be of help) and guilt-ridden but still fun for me. Kept on moving slowly and waving just for the sake of it until someone finally stopped with the destination now 15 km away. The speedy and bumpy ride at the back of the pick up jeep was comforting,soon parted ways exchanging a few greetings. With another 5 km left, reached our destination and after a relaxing cold swim and lunch, agreed to leave for home in the local state bus. Reached back and started to feel the heat of the city, unloaded the cycles from the top of the bus and the short and energetic ride to home concluded the happy ending to an up and down one day trip. #cycling #75 #trip #instaread #cycle #hack #pickup #km #experience #oldfriend #moretogo #bus #guilty #latepost

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-08-22 04:39:09

My Vengeance ends now. All platinums of the original God of War series done with the last and definitely the least favorite Ascension. Ascension shows how even the worst combination of the God of War formula can still net a game which is still worth it : arguably being the most difficult God of War platinum and it doesn't even have the challenge of the gods. On to the game, as I said the worst combination of the God of War formula with : Kratos's back story which isn't bad but is presented unevenly and adds little to the epic tale. And the combat that has been changed just for the sake of doing something different (when its basically the same which is not a bad thing) but none of the changes seem a way forward. The major redeeming factors of the game are its as epic as always boss fights with one of the finest finishes in the entire series and lively action sequences with a few quality puzzles to fill in between. Definitely, a huge step back from the God of War series we have played over the many years where you aren't missing much from its lackluster story but still a decent game with only a handful but moments of pure brilliance. -- #godofwar #kratos #ascension #steelbook #platinumtrophy #videogame #boxart #videogameboxart #gamereview #gaming #review #instagaming #instagames #gamingposts #instareview #instaread #videogamereview #playstation #ps3 #santamonicastudios #psn

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-08-21 23:59:19

Completed : Ghost of Sparta (5th God of War Platinum) After the latest refreshing take on the series, thought wouldn't enjoy this one as much as I used to. But it's fair to say that I didn't miss the newer one. Also having played it multiple times earlier didn't greatly affect its replay value as was going for the platinum and spartan mode is always worth it. Only the last couple of arena encounters with keres wraiths provided a challenge in an otherwise effortless playthrough in comparison. On to the game, Ghost of Sparta turns out to be a well balanced God of War game almost on par with its console counterparts. The game never turns dull continuing its momentum from start to finish with what God of War is known for. Great enemy variety,lively action set pieces and music to fill in on a journey to Kratos's past with decent (only decent to the high God of War standard) progression reproduces a godly feeling with the same smooth brutal combat. Although, the game could have done better with its puzzles this time. Graphically,one of the most impressive titles on the handheld it matches the console quality of its generation. Ghost of Sparta also makes up for the limited story line of its PSP predecessor with a more personal take adding a great deal of depth to Kratos's mid and origins story of vengeance and solitude. Yes, not as drastic or epic as of the main series but it's more than one could ask from something that acts as side game to the main series. Not to forget, the grand boss battles which are as fun as they ever have been. Thus, not only one of the defining titles on the PSP but one that is on par with its console counterparts in terms of quality (if not as content rich or epic as the main games) making it a must play title for any fan of the series and much more than a side game. --- #godofwar #ghostofsparta #videogamereview #instareview #instagaming #instagames #gamingposts #gamereview #videogame #retrogaming #gaming #boxart #kratos #deimos #classic #gamecollection #retro #psp #ps3 #playstation #platinumtrophy #review

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-08-20 09:44:01

NI-OH : SAMURAI SOULS - Prepare to Die? Yes, but more Importantly Prepare to Kill and Kill the Ninja Way! My review (kind of an experience) with the game. Link in bio : https://gunnery2j.blogspot.com/2018/07/ni-oh-samurai-souls-prepare-to-die.html #nioh #gamereview #review #videogame #playstation #teamninja #ninjagaiden #demonssouls #darksouls #ps4 #ps3 #instaread #linkinbio #experience #videogames #bloodborne #gaming #game #instagaming #gamecollection #souls #gamereviews #videogamereview #instagames

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-07-22 04:46:00

Always more fun cycling with someone while talking about all kinds of weird shit rather than alone. #cycling #nofilter #kondhali #moretogo #sunday #morning #cycle #rehab #tollbooth #60km

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-07-04 02:21:52

Nioh - Sub Mission : Tachibana Muneshige (Level : 54) Had to come back for him with a kusarigama build putting a couple of points into dexterity and how good it is to stun enemies! #nioh #ps4share #tachibanamuneshige #tachibana #bossfight #gameplay #kusarigama #linkinbio #darksouls #ninjagaiden #teamninja #playstation

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-06-21 23:28:22

My Greener Version of Tandoori Chicken. How can a recipe so simple be such a delight ? #myversion #breakfast #chicken #tandoorichicken #nofilter #marinated #indianfood #homemade #grilled

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-06-20 22:30:27

Sometimes I wonder why I play such games and then get the answer right after these. Can't imagine how much harder can this game get but a good fight in the end and had to be. #nioh #ps4share #nue #bossfight #gameplay #linkinbio #playstation #videogame #teamninja #ninjagaiden #darksouls

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-06-18 18:53:07

Weekend's Find. A classic psychological horror which just like most games back then I wasn't able to complete. #silenthill #shatteredmemories #psychologicalhorror #survivalhorror #videogamepickups #videogame #playstation #psp #konami #climaxstudios

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-06-15 09:12:10

Pan Fried or Golden Fried? Hmm, why not both? #chicken #dinner #homemade #goldenfried #panfried #chickenwings #nofilter #tasteoverpresentation

Yash Jaiswal
(@y2j.criticalgamer)

2018-06-09 07:48:09

Today's straight exchange/swap Pick Up. Not into either set of games but who doesn't accept such a bargain exchange. #videogamepickups #todayshaul #playstation #ps3 #videogames #gta #farcry #nfs #wwe #cricket #fifa #paintball #bargain