Showing posts from May, 2018

First Impressions - Raging Justice

Available on the Nintendo Switch, XBox One, PS4, and Steam

It's not every day you get to relive childhood memories that may actually work out favorably. Raging Justice is a love letter to the side-scrolling beat'em up games of the 80's and 90's.  More specifically, Final Fight and Streets of Rage, games that hold a soft spot in many a gamers heart. From a visual standpoint, the game looks like a cross between Streets of Rage and Killer Instinct. The character models look like they came straight out of Killer Instinct Gold on N64. That's not a bad thing in my opinion as I felt the art style worked in the game. There is variety with the enemies that are in game. I mean of my favorite bosses in the game is a pimp complete with purple suit and a cane. There are three characters to choose from: Rick Justice, Nikki Rage, and Ashley King. I know, I know, sounds like a straight to video 90's action movie and they kind of fight like it at times.

The gameplay is as strai…

Film Review: Solo A Star Wars Story (Spoiler Free of Course)

Synopsis (from IMDB): During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Okay just to be clear, I don't see where all the haterade is coming from honestly. I don't know what people were expecting from this film but me, personally, I was expecting some sort of heist film set in the Star Wars universe. I don't know if there was a large outcry for a Solo movie but this movie wasn't that bad and told a decent story in my opinion. Just like in Rogue One, this film deals with the darker side of the Empire, essentially the lawless side. Crime Syndicates, gangsters, smugglers, hustlers, these are the character types that fill this story. From a visual standpoint, I thought that the film took its cues from Rogue One a little in the fact that they show the ugly side of the empire. That's one of the things that I like is the practical effects in this film. It just ma…

Film Review - Deadpool 2 (Spoiler Free)

Synopsis (from IMDB): Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant Cable.

Synopsis (from Twentieth Century Fox): After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

To be completely honest with you I very much enjoyed the first one and was in real need of some laughs when I went to see this movie. In my humble opinion, this movie is funnier than the first one. All the while being a different type of film. The first movie rea…

First Impressions - Super Daryl Deluxe

Available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam

Initial Thoughts
There's one thing that you will notice from the outset of this game and that is its visuals. The artwork is awesome, in my opinion, and has a look that reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite. The story itself is comedic in tone and it works. The game is set up as an action RPG, all moves have specific cooldowns and unique actions. Finding the right set up is important and goes a long way in mastering the game. The enemies in this game are unique and can pose problems if you are ill-prepared. The setting of the game is high school and the developers do a good job of the different cliques in high school. Some of the extended cast is pretty memorable and have some hilarious lines. There is some voice acting in the game and it's pretty good. Overall, I am enjoying the story and artwork as it makes for a unique experience.

Gameplay Thoughts
As I stated above the game is an action RPG. That being said there is a learning…