Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Catlateral Damage Impressions


This is one of the games I grabbed in the summer steam sale for less than five bucks.

In Catlateral Damage you are a cat and you have to knock things onto the floor.  That's it, that's the game.

It's a first person viewpoint and you just get to be a jerk of a cat.  It's fun enough for what it has to offer.  It does exactly what you would think it would do.

If being a jerk cat sounds like fun for you check this one out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rhythm Heaven Megamix Impressions


I had never played a Rhythm Heaven game before and when Nintendo stealth launched this one on the eShop I heard a bunch of people I trust say that it's a great jumping on point for the series.

It's essentially a "best of" from the Rhythm Heaven series and the gameplay itself is made up of a ton of different mini rhythm games.  As someone who likes music games I thought this one might be for me.

It kind of is and kind of isn't.  I like the rhythm games and have fun with them but each one individually is way too short for my taste.  I'm used to music games where you play through an entire song, not a minigame that takes less than 30 seconds.  I feel like I haven't really been able to sink my teeth into any of the minigames enough to enjoy them because of their short length.

That being said, what is there is really fun.  I played this game pretty solidly for a few days and then put it on the backburner for 3DS games.  I think I'll dip back into this one next time I'm traveling for short bursts of rhythm game fun.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Impressions


Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is another Final Fantasy mobile title that I really wanted to like.  I love the series and I keep waiting for them to release a good mobile game in the spirit of Final Fantasy.

Instead, they keep releasing these BS F2P games that are designed to prey on our nostalgia and get us to pay money for random heroes or items or whatever it is this time.

I hate it.  I hate that they keep doing this.

I want to pay them for a Final Fantasy mobile game and play that game on my phone.  I don't ever want it to ask me or prod me into paying again.  I want it to be a complete game that I can buy once with interesting mechanics not designed to extract as much money as possible from me.

*sigh*

This game was super disappointing.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Geek to Geek - S1E23 - JRPGs - “I’m pre-ordering games as he talks”


Best of First-half of 2016
In this episode:
  • It’s #JRPGJuly, and you guys know by now that we are both huge fans of roleplaying games! But more than just any RPG, we adore JRPGs. In this episode, we discuss our history of why we prefer the unique genre to the more traditional Western RPG.
  • We discuss what a JRPG is (literally “Japanese Roleplaying Game”)
  • Common mechanics
  • Both of us cut our teeth on the genre with early Final Fantasy games, Pokemon games, and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on SNES.
  • Additionally, we discuss our current favorites, the standouts from the past we just can’t get go of, and the ones we are most looking forward to in the future!
  • We even go on tangents about how JRPGs influenced our belief systems and personal philosophies! How’s that for geeky?
  • Plus, we talk about two upcoming spiritual successors to Chrono Trigger, and Beej gets so excited he preorders one of them while still recording.
  • (pre-order link)
  • Weekly Geekery
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Batman v Superman


I finally got around to watching this movie now that it's out of theaters and wow, I'm super glad I didn't spend the money and time on a theater trip for it.

I can't believe this is the movie they came up with from the Batman v Superman source material.  I see why everyone railed against it while it was in theaters.

I actually spent a solid two days after watching it sending texts to my friend as I deconstructed it in my mind and found more and more things wrong with the movie.

At this point I could either dive into all those points or just warn you away from this one.  I think I'll do the later since this movie doesn't deserve any more of my time than it's already gotten.  Be warned, Batman v Superman is bad.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Review


I've been meaning to write this since the Game of Thrones season wrapped up a few weeks ago.

I loved Season 6 of this show.  I think it's the best season so far.

Finally everything is paying off.  All these disparate plots, characters, and threads are finally starting to come together again after so much time pulling apart.

Episode nine had some of the best cinematography of any battle I've ever seen in TV or film.

And the season finale had so much payoff that it's unbelievable that was all in one episode.

I absolutely loved this season.  I don't want to write too much more because I would start to get into serious spoiler territory.  But, if you're a lapsed fan and you still haven't watched this season you really should.  It's totally worth it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bridge of Spies Review


I'm still catching up on movies that are on my list to be watched.  Bridge of Spies made it's way to the top so I gave it a shot.

It's a cold war drama that actually turned out to be pretty good.  It's a Spielberg movie starring Tom Hanks, so you basically know what you're getting in for before you even start.  But it's a cool period piece that looks at the early days of the Cold War.

It starts as a courtroom drama but turns into a movie about negotiation between world powers during the Cold War.  I feel like I learned more about the time and place thanks to this movie.  It was entertaining enough and held my attention throughout.

I can recommend it as a movie you should probably see once if the premise sounds interesting to you.  But it's not going to be one I come back to over and over again.