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Rayman Legends Review

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Rayman Legends Review - Nintendo Wii U; also on XBox 360, PS3, PSVita

*I was going to add a video of various gameplay clips but for some reason my game capture software is acting screwy.  That's why it has taken me so long to post a review of the game.*



The Game
If you are a fan of platformers and crazy gameplay or if you just have serious A.D.D. do I have a game for you.  I have to give the team at UbiSoft credit, they made a platformer that in my humble opinion out Mario'd, Mario.  This game is packed with a lot of content. Whether it be music levels or certain stages from Rayman Origins.  They packed this game out and gave gamers a lot to do.  On the Nintendo version there are multiple control schemes for those that do not wish to use the gamepad.  Me personally I liked the gamepad integration in the levels as it gave a new layer to the gameplay and made for some interesting puzzles.  They also have a lot of unlockables in this game that adds to the replayability of the game. …

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2

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Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 - Web Series


Review

MMMMOOOOORRRRTTTAAAALLLLL KKKKKKOOOOOMMMBBBBAAAATTTTT!!!!
I don't know if you have watched the first season of this web series but you really should.

Likes
This season begins where season 1 ends and it mainly focuses on the tournament.  If you know anything about Mortal Kombat lore then you know that Earth's survival revolves around the Mortal Kombat tourney.  We get to take a look at the beginning of it and the characters that they have gathered.  There are some actors that you will notice right off the bat and they do a great job in there roles.  I have to say that the fights are well choreographed and for the most part they show many of the characters moves.  They even throw in a couple of fatalities this season.  That part was awesome and as a fan of the series I was wondering if they were going to do it and they did.  There are some changes made to the story so some people may have a few issues with that but I don't.  In al…

Zelda First Impressions

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Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker HD WiiU



First Impressions

Yeah I couldn't wait.  I mean the game was just sitting in the eShop begging to be bought, so I did.  This is how much of a Zelda fan I am and yes I have the collector's edition with the Ganon statue coming to me on October 4th.  Sorry I just had to get that out of the way.  I have to say this game is beautiful in HD and on a big, flat panel TV.  If you skipped this game the first time around I really suggest you get it.  It is one of the best games in the Zelda series.  Its not my personal favorite Zelda game but its up there.  I give Nintendo props because you have the option to play on the Gamepad or the Pro Controller. Personally I like the Gamepad because I can make any adjustments I need on the fly without having to pause the game.  There is also a cool Miiverse function in the game where you can put a message in a bottle and it floats out to the Miiverse allowing you to ask for help or send photos and other messages. …

Anime Movie Review

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Dragon Ball Z - Battle of Gods Review




The Movie

The Good
It was just like seeing old friends. Dragon Ball Z was one of the first anime's I had ever watched and to this day still is one of my favorites.  I have watched all of the movies, OVA's, and their respective series. It has been a long time since the Wrath of the Dragon aired and it is nice to see the gang all back together again.  It is important to note that this movie takes place in the 10 years after the fight with Kid Buu and the end of Dragon Ball Z.  I know a lot of you count Dragon Ball GT, but Akira Toriyama never wrote that so I don't count that as cannon.  The story is well paced and they do a very good job of balancing the humor and action very well.  This movie also has one of the better animated fight sequences that I have seen in quite a while in it.  The film is filled with that over the top Dragon Ball craziness that fans enjoy.  I don't want to spoil any of the story but this film is obviously a set…

Dragon's Crown Review

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Dragon's Crown Review

Available on PS3 & PSVita



The Game
This game is honestly a whole lot of fun.  Vanillaware has done it again in making a game that is visually stunning.  With gameplay that is easy to learn yet hard to master and a treasure system that causes you to think about what you want to do with the treasures that you find while you travel.  This game initially came under fire because of some of the artwork that depicts two of the female characters one the Amazon and the other the Sorceress.  While I can understand why people were upset I honestly believe that if you play the game you will see that the art style that is used in the game is exaggerated for every character.  The game itself plays a lot like Dungeons & Dragons Shadow Over Mystara.  This games creator was actually on that team and if you have had the chance to play that game you will have no problem diving into this one.  The game itself looks very much like an oil painting and it reminds me very much …

New Game Review

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TMNT: Out Of The Shadows - XBox 360



The Game
I don't even know how to start this review.  Okay this is going to be one of those good, bad, and what the hell were you thinking reviews.  This game is many things and it has some interesting and good ideas that are put into it.  As a long time game fan and ninja turtle fan I can see what they were going for but either A. didn't have enough money to bring their vision to life or B. didn't have enough time to polish it.  I stated in my first impressions write up how they did some really cool things.  First, I love the beat' em up style gameplay that reminds me so much of the games that I used to play back in the late 80's and early 90's.  You basically beat up bad guys from area to area in classic Streets of Rage style and I think that this approach works to the game's advantage. Another thing that I liked was how each of the turtles played and felt different from each other and more in line with the persona from t…

First Impressions - The Wonderful 101

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First Impressions


The Wonderful 101 - WiiU

Platinum Studios have done it again.  Just when I was starting to miss Viewtiful Joe the bring out this nice little gem of a game.  If you don't know what Viewtiful Joe is, here's the short version.  It's a game about an action movie loving regular guy named Joe who gets brought into the movie world to save his girlfriend (1st game) and later his favorite movie star and idol Captain Blue (2nd game).  The reason that I just brought that up is because this game is basically Viewtiful Joe mixed with Pikmin.  I know it sounds crazy but I haven't had this much fun in a long time.  This game is beautiful, colorful, and full of the crazy over the top action that Platinum Studios is known for.  I have read some reviews from some of the major gaming sites and publications and in all honesty I do not know what they are talking about in regards to control.  I was used to the gameplay after about 30 minutes no lie.  If you played the demo …

Rayman Legends First Impressions

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Rayman Legends - WiiU



First Impressions

Man, where to begin, where to begin.  It may be hard to believe but after playing through the first level and a half of Rayman Legends I have to give the team at Ubisoft credit.  They made a platformer that is better than Mario in my opinion.  From the very beginning you can tell that a lot of heart went into creating this game.  The environments are vibrant, the pace is excellent, and the tone is hilarious.  Each level inside of the world is packed with a lot of content.  I played the WiiU version and you know what that means...Gamepad integration and play.  You know something I enjoyed it, I think that the Gamepad is used in cool ways and I like how it adds a new layer to the gameplay.  There are different control options which I will try later when I do the full review but for now the Gamepad is where it's at for me.  I have not seen any glitches, freezes, or gameplay dips at all during my time playing.  Before I forget the soundtrack to th…

My favorite comics/manga

So I was sitting here thinking what are my favorite comics that are out now.  While I do read a lot, my favorite reading material comes on Wednesday's at Laughing Ogre Comics (the comic store that I frequent). I do have a lot of favorite's but right now I am liking the Marvel NOW line.  Not to talk bad about DC, Image, Valiant, or IDW but me personally I just like what they are doing over at the house of ideas.  With that in mind I thought I would give you all my personal favorite comics and manga that I am currently reading. Check' em out.

Comics

Wolverine & the X-Men: written by Jason Aaron - follows the exploits of the students of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.Uncanny X-Men: written by Brian Michael Bendis - follows Cyclops and his team of mutants as he prepares for a mutant revolution. All New X-Men: written by Brian Michael Bendis - follows the original first class as they are brought back in time by Hank McCoy to try and prevent the future.X-Men: written…

Wolverine & The X-Men - The Hellfire Saga

Marvel Comics

Wolverine & The X-Men - Comic Review

Arc - The Hellfire Saga  (Issues 31 - 35)

The Likes
This is another one of my favorite Marvel titles of the last few years.  Now that I think about it I really do need to do a top ten list. Jason Aaron does it once again by closing the story of the new Hellfire Club that he started way back in Wolverine & the X-Men number 1.  I liked the overall development of this story as they were the main villains for Wolverine's school for the entire series to this point.  I will try not to spoil any of the plot but this is one of the books that I find to be consistently good every month.  The pace of the story is excellent and it was nice to see the teachers at the Jean Grey school in a frenzy trying to find their students.  I also liked the fact that, for the most part, the students were at the forefront and the teachers were basically in the background.  The story is a lot of fun and  like most of Aaron's work has a good sense of b…