At the end of the day, it's easy to say that I would spend the money to see Post Malone again. That says a lot about how incredible the experience was.
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If you’re a fan of the Ocean movies, then this movie is worth seeing. Don’t look for anything too new, however. The cast is lovable and fun to watch, but it’s not worth a second watch. The plot is dull, and the humor is just as dull. The film feels kind of rushed and missing the key elements that the original movies had.
‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’ is a joke of a game. It wears the fact it’s a joke game on its sleeve. Unfortunately, the joke isn’t very funny. The gameplay is dull and repetitive, with no salvation in sight from the blandness of mashing a single button. The writing and art style are horribly dated, and not in a charming way. The music exists. And the length is an absolute joke for the cost, but even if there was more of it, it would just be terrible. Even under seven layers of irony, there are no redeeming qualities to make it worth a purchase. Finally, to add insult to injury, the game crashed at the very end during the final boss. The game got refunded after that. Do not purchase this game under any circumstances.
Overall, there was a lot of developments in this episode with the student’s demeanor and how the school is now being perceived by the public. It is a unique situation in a show for the heroes to be in a negative point of view. However, there is hope for our protagonists to still show that heroes will always prevail. As always, I am excited for next week’s episode.
'Detroit: Become Human' is an ambitious interactive sci-fi drama where your choices have a drastic impact on events, making them more satisfying than other games in the genre. Though I wish the story wasn’t so heavy-handed with game's motifs, I still enjoyed the subtlety conveyed through its tech and performances. Much of the gameplay could have been improved by giving more options with the mechanics, like the detective mode, and providing reminders of the choices I had already made. But I would still recommend this game for people looking for a story-driven game with branching paths.
‘Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon’ is a perfectly portioned appetizer to the upcoming main course of ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.’ The game looks great, sounds great, and plays exactly like it should. The 'Castlevania' influence flows through all parts of this product, and despite my personal distaste for the original 'Castlevania' games, this game makes the right improvements on the gameplay to keep it fresh, fair, and fun. It even delivers a shocking amount of length for a game of this style. ‘Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon’ reaches ‘Shovel Knight’ levels of perfectly nailing the feel of an NES classic.
Show Dogs is one of the worst examples of condescending family entertainment this reviewer has seen in a long time. With extremely low production values and extremely shoddy writing, it is extremely hard to recommend to anyone who doesn’t feel nostalgic for an age of film making where movies like this were seen as tent pole films for studios across the board. However, if you have a sweet tooth for schlock like this and/or have younger family members who have an affinity for dogs… you’re still better off watching Air Bud and its cosmic smorgasbord of sequels.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' has a lot of problems. Its writing is inconsistent, it’s too visually muddy, it needed to be about 20 minutes shorter, and it needed to have its own legs to stand on. Despite all of that, there are enough great action sequences and good character moments that the film can’t be written off as completely terrible. It can, however, be written off as bland and forgettable. Much like Han Solo himself, the film is enjoyable, but flawed and ultimately unimportant.
This episode wrapped up an arc and began the next one. It dealt a lot with the aftermath of the attack, and highlighted what UA is going to do next. The animation is beautiful and shows some interesting scenes. It deals with the loss of a friend and how people feel about that. Overall, the episode helps excite the viewer for what is coming up next.
'Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux' is a tough game to really judge. All the parts I love about the game are present in the original, and the things added by the port ranged from neutral additions to actively ruining the experience. However, the original isn’t exactly easy to find for a low cost, despite its age. For those who are just now getting into actual 'Shin Megami Tensei' titles, 'Strange Journey Redux' will offer a great introduction with just enough anime to keep 'Persona' fans enticed. For longtime 'Shin Megami Tensei' fans who still own a copy of the original, wait for a sale before buying the port. There wasn’t enough effort put into the port to make it worth the full cost.
The humor in 'Deadpool 2' makes the movie worth watching and makes it an enjoyable experience. It’s fun to try and catch all of the references. The characters were enjoyable and grew throughout the movie. The action looked awesome, and the humor even showed up in serious moments.
So it's no secret that gaming online can be a really toxic, and playing online as a woman or a person of color comes with the hazard of ten year olds targeting you for that. There's plenty of evidence of this kind of griefing online, but what can be done? Systemic overhaul of the problematic culture around gaming? Turning off voicechat? No... clearly the only effective solution is hunting the bullies down.
This episode was a different take on the attack on the training camp with some of Class 1-A being attacked by a classmate who cannot control their quirk. All of the villains of the Vanguard Action Squad are shown, and the viewer is able to see each creepy persona of the team. The fighting once again looks beautiful, and the stakes appear to be at the highest yet.
'Infectonator 3: Apocalypse' is certainly a Flash game brought to Steam. It keeps the simple fun gameplay of the original, but doesn’t have the meat expected of a Steam release. The game costs $13, and adds nothing to the experience to make it worth that price tag. The only thing that might be considered an “addition” from the Flash originals is added length, which serves to highlight how repetitive and shallow the gameplay actually is. Add on barely passable presentation and embarrassing jokes, and the game lacks the life of the original games. If you want to experience the Flash originals again, just go and play the originals.
Charlie Puth has really upped his game this go around. His music feels slightly different, although not entirely. Love and relationship issues plague this album and hurt his originality. He never falters from his familiar content and this is what makes his music unique and his own. The album is a good listen and is worth the money overall.
Tropical Freeze for the Nintendo Switch is a hard game to recommend. As far as platformers go, it’s very challenging and often frustrating. Tropical Freeze was released at a full $60, and that’s enough to not recommend this game, considering it’s a port with only one new mode. Tropical Freeze has its moments, but in the end those moments aren’t enough to justify the countless lives you’ll lose while playing through this game. If you’re a hardcore platformer or Donkey Kong fan, you’ll love this game. Otherwise, you can pass on Tropical Freeze for the Nintendo Switch.
This episode mainly focused on the action of a few fights with the classmates given permission to go against the law and fight for their lives, adding emotion to the suspense. The few highlighted fights showed some interesting villains and their quirks, while showing how some students struggle to fight against a real-threat. It’s not easy, and this episode is sure to remind the viewer of that with each second. The plot of the story arc progresses a lot in this episode, but the overall storyline of the show is not impacted that much.
The episode fulfills so many needs the season has been leading up to. Overall, the episode was carefully crafted with beautiful animation and a great use of a soft piano to really pull on the heartstrings. This is definitely the episode to not miss.
Overall, the Nintendo Labo is definitely a weird piece of technology that has yet to find its exact place in the gaming audience. The game shines brightest when people work together to create each toy. Otherwise, it can feel pretty disappointing and lonely. Despite the exhausting moments of the setup, there are unique and interesting ways to create and play.