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Final Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 5

17 Jun

It is a strange world we live in, where grimdark is now the norm for Hollywood cheesiness. You wouldn’t think a show where a little girl is burned alive and another serially raped could be cheesier than its source material, but somehow David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have managed just that.  Despite its fantasy setting, [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 2

28 Jan

7. Assassin’s Creed: Unity Earlier this month I called Assassin’s Creed: Unity one of my favorite games of the year. I have since recanted those comments and redacted them from the site. It isn’t a terrible game, but my enjoyment of it petered out after a week, and it thus seems unfair to hold it [...]

Assorted Musings on 2014 TV

8 Jan

Well, nothing will ever disappoint me as much as the ending of LOST, so with that being said, 2014 was a pretty good year for television. Dan Harmon came back to Community, and while it still wasn’t as good as its first three seasons, at least it felt like the same show and not the [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 2

22 Mar

Despite my many complaints, overall Assassin’s Creed III wasn’t a bad game. It lacked some polish but you could tell effort had been put into it. The world just wasn’t as engrossing as it once was… which would have been forgivable if the story hadn’t been so horrendous. Where do I begin? For starters Connor [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 1

21 Mar

Despite the fact that Ubisoft had declared last October’s Assassin’s Creed III to be the last annual entry in the franchise, it was announced recently that a new game would be hitting shelves this fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game has generated a lot of buzz due to its pirate setting… and a [...]

Dead Space 3 Review

27 Feb

Earlier this week Gamesabyss posted my review of Dead Space 3, which I am reposting here. I am a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise but grew wary of the threequel when it was revealed at E3 that it would take place primarily on an ice planet called Tau Volantis and feature co-op play. [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 3

14 Sep

Looking at The Lost World through a Harry Plinkett lens, I noticed a lot of weird, random mistakes, including things that even bothered me when I was a kid. In fact, a video review would probably be a better move than a three part blog post, but I ain’t got time for that and I [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 2

13 Sep

So the main problem with this film is that though some of the characters are interesting, none are relatable enough for the audience to latch onto. There’s no emotional center like there was in the first film, so it’s just a lot of pretty dinosaur shots with no substance. Malcolm is this confused non-entity who [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 1

12 Sep

So, continuing my renewed obsession in Jurassic Park, spurred on by the stupid Jurassic Park Builder iOS game I keep playing, last night I watched the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 action adventure masterpiece, released four years later in 1997. This time focusing on the sister island of Isla Sorna and an isolated ecosystem of [...]

Could Co-Op Ruin Dead Space?

18 Jun

I’m a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise, and Dead Space 2 was one of my favorite games of 2012. I was really excited to see some footage of the upcoming threequel at this year’s E3, but EA and Visceral’s press conference left me, well… underwhelmed. Co-op? Why? Ice planet? Why? Cover system? Why? [...]