Grand Theft Auto V Review (18 Months After Release)

A year and an half since its release, Grand Theft Auto has finally gotten the online heists missions developer Rockstar promised. This, along with a decently long single player mode and the already robust online mode, means that the classic sandbox is still top dog.

The single player mode is big, clocking in at around 30 hours. I had played it for almost 80 before finally being tempted to try out the online mode. Even though the missions never deviate too far from what was available in previous Grand Theft Auto games. Even though it was fun, if you’ve played one Grand Theft Auto; you’ve played them all. This story mode isn’t any different. Except for the Heist missions and goofy characters, there’s no real need to get back to the story once you’ve beaten it. It’s the people you interact with that’ll keep you coming back. My personal favorite being Franklin’s smart ass friend Lamar
The real gem of this game is the online multiplayer. There’s more than enough diversity between co-op missions and standard multiplayer modes to keep it from ever really getting old. Customization is a big part of GTA online. The character creator is something like I’ve never seen, prompting you to choose your characters parents and which one of them your character takes after. It’s quite bizarre and I can’t say if it’s good or not because everyone ends up looking the same, just with different haircuts. What really distinguishes you from other players is your car. You want a tuner that Tokyo Drift would be proud of? You can have it. Want a muscle car that looks like it could eat hybrids? Won’t take long. Want a car that makes no noise and can take off at the drop of a hat? Get a hybrid. Online is the reason you will pop this game into your console years after it’s been released. After a couple months you’ll fall into a specific set of game types you like and don’t like. This is where 1st person mode really comes in handy. Trying to land a plane in 1st person, or running after enemies in a melee-only Team Deathmatch helps to break up the monotony of doing the same things over and over again. Couple this with new weapons and accessories every time you level up and you’ll wonder where the time went. I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had whacking my friends in the face with a hatchet.
My biggest problem with Online was the matchmaking system. Every night I play with friends it’s a serious hassle getting us in the same lobby after we’ve played a few missions. It spawns us in different lobbies and when I try to invite them in, the game doesn’t let them. Other times I’ve gotten an invite to join a friend’s game and after accepting it, nothing happens. It’s a serious pain in my ass, but the only issue I have with the game. Lag feels non-existent, kills in Team Deathmatch feel fair, and the camera isn’t a nuisance like in other games.
Then there are Heists. In the single player campaign a heist isn’t just a regular mission. They take planning, multiple missions that involve getting supplies needed for the heist, and you even choose if you want to go in ‘loud’, or ‘stealthily’. For instance the first heist is done in a jewelry store and if you decide to go in quietly, there’s a mission that involves stealing a van, another stealing knockout gas grenades, and finally the heist which includes all those items and pays out $4.5 Million. These Heists are incredibly fun to go through multiple times, making you feel like you really thought out robbing a jewelry store. Expect to replay them over and over.
Just recently Heists became available for Online in a massive 4.8GB patch for the Xbox One, and a similar size for the Playstation 4. Included in the patch are new clothes, new online missions, and new vehicles like a hover jet that you might remember from San Andreas, a helicopter that features two miniguns on either side of it, and a military grade SUV with an optional .50 Cal Machine Gun. I highly recommend getting with a group of friends or players you trust to complete these heists. You will go through multiple preparation missions and if any of your teammates die, you start over. With restarts and traveling for the missions, by the time you finish the heist you will have spent at least 3 hours. You will earn a smaller percentage of experience doing the heists than regular missions or even survival mode, but the payout is enormous! After pulling the first one off, I earned about $125,000 for me and my teammates, not including the $40,000 the heist leader has to pay out up front for supplies. I say play the heists with friends because after a few tries its common for a teammate to just up and leave, and since you cant complete these with less than four people, you’ll be waiting for someone else to fill the spot. This happened to me last night in the middle of the actual heist four hours in, also costing me that $40,000 buy-in. I’m still a little sour about that.
Almost two years later, Grand theft Auto 5 is THE Grand Theft Auto to have. For many, San Andreas will always be the pinnacle of the series, but 5 has enough inspiration from SA that you’ll be just as happy in Los Santos. Despite the nagging online issues, it’s where you’ll spend most of your time, and be loving it the whole ride. There are microtransactions, but the game is so much fun you won’t ever feel strong armed into buying in-game currency to trick out your car or get a helicopter. GTA 5 is the best online experience I’ve had in a Rockstar game since Red Dead Redemption, and best ever when it comes to third-person, open world games. Highly recommended, if for nothing else than the stories you and your friends will share.

Celebrate Xbox’s Anime Month with Free Anime

Here’s a list of all the free and discounted Anime

Dragonball Z Episode 1
Cowboy Bepop Episode 1
Psycho Pass Episode 1
Fairy Tail Episode 1
Tiger & Bunny Episode 1
Attack on Titan Episode 1
Ranma 1/2 Episode 1
KK Episode 1

Discounted Movies:
First Squad
Tiger & Bunny The Movie
Dead Space Downfall
Dead Space Aftermath
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Ghost in the Shell: Individual Eleven
Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
Ghost in the Shell: The Laughing Man

Discounted Seasons:
Bleach Seasons 17-21
Fairy Tail Seasons 1-6
Dragonball Z Seasons 1-9
Bakugan Seasons 1-15
Naruto Seasons 1-2
Attack on Titan Season 1
Tiger & Bunny Seasons 1-2
Soul Eater Seasons 1-4
Ranma 1/2 Seasons 1-2
Deadman Wonderland Season 1
Dream Eater Merry Season 1
Samurai Champloo Season 1
Fate Stay Night Season 1
High School of the Dead Season 1
Sakura Wars Season 1
Princess Resurrection Season 1
Samurai Girls Season 1
High School DxD Seasons 1-2
Sekirei Season 1
Sekirei Pure Engagement Season 1
Freezing Season 1
Revolutionary Girl Utena Season 1
KK Season 1
Angel Beats Season 1
Campione Season 1
Demon King Daimao Season 1
So I Can’t Play H Season 1
Elfen Lied Season 1
Nyankoi Season 1
Junjo Romantica Seasons 1-2
Nakaimo: My Little Sister is Among Them Season 1
The World God Knows Season 1
The World God Knows II Season 1
Psycho Pass Season 1
Accel World Seasons 1-2
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Seasons 1-2
Zetman Season 1
Infinite Stratos Seasons 1-2
Persona 4: The Animation Seasons 1-2
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Season 1-2

What do you guys think? Any of these catch you eye? Xbox has not specified whether they are available the whole month or just the weekend, so grab them while you can!

Purple Guy in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

Purple Guy in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
A theory by Dark-Laharl

With the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 fans have created their own theories to explain what happened in the games. I have always been very interested in game lore and love to come up with conclusions about what I think happened.
Today, I bring you my theory: The Purple Guy died recently; not 30 years in the past, but during the events of FNAF3. 

 Exhibit 1

When you look at Springtrap’s character design, the wear and tear of his costume seems unlikely for such a long period of time.

The problem I have with believing that he died 30+ years ago is that there wouldn’t be any “skin” left and (more than likely) all that would remain is a skeleton.
Let’s take into consideration the location of the animatronic body.  The FNAF3 mini games take place on a rainy day and we see a lot of leaks inside the building. The location looks very run down –as if it has been shut down for more than just a few days. It seems more likely that it has been years since Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed down for good. In the mini game, we also see a lot of rats. Over time I think rats would have torn into Springtrap and eaten the corpse.  This could also explain why Springtrap is full of holes.
  Exhibit 2

Sometime after Freddy’s closed for good in FNAF1, I believe Purple Guy wanted to destroy all evidence of what happened at Freddy’s because he discovered that Freddy Fazbear’s Fright would be opening in the future. He went to the now run down building and encountered the animatronics. They still wanted to kill him but he hid in the safe room because it was the only place the animatronics could not follow him.
From the safe room, he either used a suit to fool Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy before destroying them or he found a way to shut them down before dismantling them completely. It is likely that after such a long time the animatronics were run down and therefore much easier to destroy. Although, being worn down seems unlikely since Springtrap is still able to move after such a long time. I believe it’s more likely that since Purple Guy worked at Freddy’s in the past he was able to bypass the animatronics’ detection and dismantle them completely. This would prove to be his undoing because dismantling Freddy and the gang released the four children haunting them, allowing the spirits to corner Purple Guy in the safe room and finally into Springtrap.

Evidence from the animatronics physical appearance and the location leads me to believe that Purple Guy died during the events at Five Nights at Freddy’s 3.

Let me know what you guys think about my little theory. Do you think it might be heading in the right direction?

Looks like Final Fantasy Type-Next/1 has been in the works

 If you were lucky enough to unlock the secret trailer at the end of Final Fantasy Type-0 you’d see why fans believe there would be a sequel to Type-0. The rumor was confirmed when director Hajime Tabata revealed concept art at a game launch event in Hong Kong.  But don’t get your hopes up. Although Type-1 is in its beginning stages, development has been halted while Tabata works on another Final Fantasy project: Final Fantasy XV.

PSN Flash Sale "99 Cent games and less"

Now Live, Ends 3/23
The link for everything is right here!/en-us/flash-sale/cid=STORE-MSF77008-9_FLASHSALE15ALL

Cross Buy
Dead Nation – $0.88 – 89% Off
Home: A Unique Horror Adventure – $0.95 – 81% Off
Tennis in the Face – $0.95 – 81% Off

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition – $0.90 – 94% Off
Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition – $0.91 – 93% Off

Babel Rising – $0.90 – 91% Off
Back to the Future: The Game Full Series – $0.80 – $96% Off
Bejeweled 3 – $0.95 – 81% Off
Cloudberry Kingdom – $0.90 – 91% Off
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard – $0.90 – 91% Off
echochrome – $0.90 – 91% Off
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown – $0.95 – 81% Off
Ferrari The Race Experience – $0.90 – 94% Off
Flashback – $0.90 – 91% Off
Galaga Legions DX – $0.90 – 91% Off
Game of Thrones – $0.80 – 96% Off – Not the Telltale series
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan – $0.90 – 94% Off
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear – $0.90 – 91% Off
ibb & obb – $0.90 – 91% Off
Jurassic Park: The Game Full Season – $0.80 – 96% Off
Noby Noby Boy – $0.95 – 81% Off
Rock of Ages – $0.45 – 91% Off
Zuma – $0.95 – 81% Off
Gravity Rush – $0.81 – 94% Off

PS1 Classics
Breath of Fire IV – $0.96 – 84% Off
Championship Bass – $0.96 – 84% Off
Dino Crisis – $0.96 – 84% Off
Dino Crisis 2 – $0.96 – 84% Off
Extreme Pinball – $0.96 – 84% Off
Fighting Force – $0.96 – 84% Off
Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back – $0.96 – 84% Off
Klonoa : Door to Phantomile – $0.96 – 84% Off
Magic Carpet – $0.96 – 84% Off
Mega Man X4 – $0.96 – 84% Off
Mega Man X5 – $0.96 – 84% Off
Nuclear Strike – $0.96 – 84% Off
Populous: The Beginning – $0.96 – 84% Off
Sim Theme Park – $0.96 – 84% Off
Soviet Strike – $0.96 – 84% Off
Syphon Filter – $0.96 – 84% Off
Syphon Filter 3 – $0.96 – 84% Off
Tekken 2 – $0.96 – 84% Off

PS2 Classics
Katamari Damacy – $0.90 – 91% Off

Beta Bloc – $0.95 – 81% Off
Dead Head Fred – $0.90 – 91% Off
Despicable Me: The Game – $0.90 – 91% Off
Super Pocket Tennis – $0.95 – 81% Off

It ends on 3/23.