“The Batman” Bat-suit reveal

This is going to be a quick post, but a juicy one for the Bat fans out there: our first look at Rob Pattinson in the iconic Bat-suit. I love the Batman: Arkham Knight kinda vibe with the armor and I love the idea of the symbol being forged from the gun that killed his parents. I’m excited to see the coloring on the suit, but so far the look is brooding and realistic and a welcome sight so far. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dragonball Super: Broly

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Dragonball Z: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan was one the Z series most popular features but wasn’t considered canon officially. With Super overtaking the divisive GT, the door opened to justify this by retelling the story of the mad Saiyan as well as add a new layer to the story and character unseen before…

The fall of the Saiyans was upon them as Frieza was about to lay waste to the Saiyan populace when a child was born with an exceptional power level, even more than the prodigal Prince Vegeta. The king was furious, damning the child to death by sending him to a hellish planet. His father Paragus stranded himself to save the boy, raising him to seek revenge against Vegeta, seemingly the last Bastille of the old regime. Broly, trained to be a monster, is actually a kind soul who never got to blossom with a keen fighting ability and a frightening power he can’t control. Without achieving Super Saiyan, he easily matches the power of Goku and Vegeta at God level but it’s Frieza, remembering what drove Goku to snap, decides to snap Broly and the 3 are faced with something nearly unstoppable but can they defeat him before his power leads the power of Gogeta to destroy him?

This very well maybe the best DBZ movie yet and I’m really surprised how well Broly was reinvented. His character has a lot of depth and is surprisingly tragic as well as extremely badass. The fights are top notch and are shown in some really awesome, fresh ways on top of the vibrant colors and fast action. The new backstory I’m mostly good with but I have to say Goku’s part reminded me too much of Superman’s origin which is my only real gripe along with not seeing Beerus or Whise facing off against Legendary SS. In the end, it’s a hell of a movie I’d definitely recommend. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

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If the dictionary had a definition of “forced sequel”, this would be a contender for it. TStar Wars: The Force Unleashed, though over-hyped as hell, was a solid game that had 2 self contained endings. So did they make a new character? Well no, they pulled some Alien Resurrection  shit and made some clone story thing…Normally I’d recap the story but there isn’t much of one. Starkiller gets revived by the Empire (for some reason),  escapes, goes to find his old friends and get revenge on Vader…oh and he dual wields lightsabers now because cool.

The graphics are admittedly an improvement and the free fall sections are kinda cool. Besides that this game is a waste, especially with a gameplay time of less than 4 hours without the padding of cut scenes ( I tested this on hardest difficulty). Your abilities are severely limited compared to the first game and despite the gimmick of dual lightsabers, you don’t really get any cool  combos or anything with them. The story is boring and the ends are convoluted as hell. In the end, I can’t say I recommend this game to anyone and may the gaming gods bring you glory and keep you away from this crap fire of a game.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

force unleashed  We’ve talked about plenty of Star Wars games on the blog from the critically acclaimed Star Wars, Knights of the Old Republic to the controversial Star Wars Battlefront 2 (EA) and royally overlooked Star Wars Episode 3: The Game . Well before Jedi: Fallen Order, which I’m currently playing, the Force Unleashed was the hyped Jedi experience. So how does it hold up about a decade later?

The story begins as the newly established Empire begins crushing a uprising on Kashyyk, homeworld of the Wookies led by a runaway Jedi. Darth Vader himself faces the runaway and easily brings him near death until a child stops him him delivering the killing blow with the Force. Vader, seeing the young boy’s potential, takes him as his secret apprentice christened Starkiller. Starkiller grows into Vader’s personal Jedi hunter over the years, slaying some powerful Jedi and crushing the rebellion struggling to form, until the Emperor discovers Vader’s secret and suddenly Starkiller’s vengeance is turned toward his former master…

For a game I played on PS2, this game has a lot to potentially offer but there’s some issues here and there. The story is solid but I liked the first half as Vader’s apprentice way more than the bland redemption story it becomes later. There are 2 endings and 2 different final bosses which is a nice touch. Starkiller is a pretty bland character so I can’t say he’s actually memorable. The gameplay feels much like the first God of War  with a pretty impressive ability to use the Force to interact with the environment, use lightning, and a host of other OP abilities. The game gets a bit overboard with the QTEs during the boss fights which gets a bit irritating and sometimes the controls can be a little less than graceful so you will get some bullshit deaths here and there. Character customization is pretty nice with a variety of lightsaber colors and decently cool skins. In the end, while I don’t think it was worth the super hype, it was certainly a solid game worth playing. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dragonball Z: Resurrection F

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Frieza, one of the Dragonball Z series greatest and cruelest villains, is in hell. Tortured and angry, his existence is torment. One of his devout followers summons his returns to lead his forsaken army and continue his universal tyranny but Frieza has something else in mind: revenge. Frieza, who has never trained, commits and strives towards his true potential. Meanwhile Goku and Vegeta are training with Beerus and Whise, mastering SS God Blue form when Frieza visits Earth with the strongest and massive army he’s ever assembled, causing the Z fighters to reunite after many years. Once again Goku and Frieza face off, but this time Frieza has a power unlike anything Goku has seen: Gold Frieza!

I’ve got a lot of mixed feelings on this movie but overall it’s pretty good. While I was against it at first, it was nice seeing Frieza become relevant again, although Gold Frieza is kinda lame in my opinion. My favorite thing about the movie was seeing some of the classic Z Fighters back in action again like Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, and Tien. I did love seeing Goku and Frieza’s rematch as well as Vegeta and Frieza’s. What pissed me off was the end result; I’m going to be the first to say, the ending fully makes sense in the context of the characters but I couldn’t help thinking it was cheap. In the end, it is above average anime film and it’s got some great fights but a poop ending. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods

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Is there any force in existence Goku and his friends can’t overcome? After DragonBall Z: Buu Saga (Kid Buu) came to an end, Goku has the opportunity to meet Beerus, the God of Destruction. Goku begs Beerus for the chance to spar against him, only to have Beerus one shot him easily in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Beerus comes to Earth with his assistant/trainer Whise and for a time is content at Bulma’s birthday party until his temper goes awry and he threatens to destroy the world. With no one strong enough to big him down, desperate times call for a ritual to create a Super Saiyan God with the total power of all the Saiyans combined into Goku. Can this new form be enough to hold Beerus at bay?

I was definitely surprised by this movie in more ways than one. First, I like that it feels like a actual feature film developing the characters and is at full length. Beerus and Whise are fun characters and Beerus is a awesome badass. I love how this movie takes a different kind of look at Goku’s character and his flaws. It is a little bit of a slow build but the climax is well worth it. In the end, it’s a great continuation of the show and a great start to Dragonball Super. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Here’s the conclusion the the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the movie everyone stuck around for: Anakin  Skywalker’s turn to the dark side and the rise of Darth Vader. This movie was ultra hyped in 2005, and why not? Darth Vader is one of the greatest villains of all time and myself and millions of fans couldn’t wait to see the final turn. Were we disappointed like the previous did however?

The Clone Wars have come to a head and victory could go either way, but as Qui-Gon predicted, Anakin Skywalker has grown into an exceptional Jedi Knight and hero. After defeating Count Dooku and saving Palpatine and Obi-wan’s lives, Anakin is facing the chance to become a member of the Jedi council  but only as a means of spying on the chancellor who they believe is a Sith lord. Besides that, Anakin is facing the conflict of Padme being pregnant and the stress of them losing everything for there budding family and the fear he has of losing his beloved wife. Palpatine reveals himself as a Sith to Anakin with promises of a power that can save Padme, tantalizing him until the fatal choice comes and a new threat arises as the Jedi collapse. Enter Darth Vader.

It’s pretty well accepted that Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy and is one of the darkest entries in Star Wars. There’s a ton of epic fights, including the iconic fight between Anakin and Obi-wan as well as Yoda vs the Emperor which was also pretty badass. Darth Sidious is honestly my favorite part of the movie and is brilliantly deceptive but also menacing as hell. Sadly this movie has it’s fair share of issues. There are some cringe worthy moments, including Vader’s infamous “NO!” scene and some pretty cheesy dialogue. The pacing feels off as well, because of the amount of ground the movie has to cover in a set time, the beginning feels rushed. In the end, it’s one of the better Star Wars movies and one of the most epic so it’s well worth a watch. May the gaming gods bring you glory.