Costume Kingdom (PS4 Review)

As always with these things I like to give a quick up front shout out the people that hooked me up with review copies, and this time it is the fine folks over at Stratton studios for hooking us up with this Halloween inspired game.

Now to be perfectly up front this was a rough game for me to review for a variety of reasons. Every time it did something I enjoyed, there was something i hated close by. I love the pokemon style of game play (known as Hallomon in this one) and I loved that the enemies leveled up with you. I hated that you really couldn’t catch them though and you relied on getting new mask to get new monsters. I loved using the mask to solve puzzles and do different things, but I hated that many times finding a new mask relied on someone giving you a vague direction like its over in the forest while you are in a town surrounded by trees.

Graphically however the game was about what you would expect from an indy company, it won’t win any rewards but the game looks solid and the sound serves its purpose which honestly is all I will ever ask from any video game I play. It doesn’t have to be outstanding and amazing, it has to add to the feeling of the environment and this does that.

The story is simple, you play as a kid trying to win the Apex cup which is just a tournament the town has on Halloween and true to fashion you end up saving the place. I honestly can’t say anything about the game in any strong feelings fashion. I didn’t dislike the game, or like it. I didn’t even find it memorable. I would never tell someone not to buy it, but I can’t recommend it either. Th is game literally just exist to me. It is a 5/10 to me. It isn’t a waste of money, but it won’t be well spent either. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland - Wikipedia

See this poster here, the sexy killer with the butcher knife? Well, forget that because Angela isn’t super sexy or some crap. In fact, I have no idea why this movie is called Teenage Wasteland for that matter. So what could possibly be next for Angela?

Angela is on the run after 2 massacres but duty calls when a new, high profile camp is opening where she last cleaned house. This camp hopes to bridge the gap between the rich and poor and mixing teens from both walks of life. So Angela kills one of the strung out teens and takes her identity, finding her way to a new slaughter…

Ok, Savior and I watched this movie together and I wished I took pictures of our faces during. If the first movie was a B movie and the sequel a C rate film, 3 is a flat D. The kills are neutered and lame. The characters are corny and while you playfully hate these bastards, when it comes times to die its just lame. The ending is just annoying and stupid. In the end, feel free to skip unless you really want a cheap laugh but even then, the first 2 were much better. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers

So how many of us remember that cheesy but lovable B movie slasher classic Sleepaway Camp ? Well, if you haven’t seen it, you definitely owe yourself to see it. Well, for all intents and purposes it’s a horror movie, so of course their are sequels and of course they are aren’t as good as the original but damnit they are there. So what’s next for Angela Baker?

The massacre at Camp Arawak has become legend, as well as the killer. Angela has made a complete turnaround and has now grown into a perky, prudish camp counselor who’s strict and weird but seen as a real goody two shoes. Little do the campers know their dorky counselor is a insane serial killer…

Ok, as far as plot goes, this movie is as basic as you get, like Horror 101 stuff so don’t go into this expecting anything revolutionary. What this movie has is some funny ass moments; by the hammy acting and meta jokes, this movie isn’t here to scare you. I couldn’t help but kind of like Pam Springstein as Angela who reminds of a kid’s cartoon character tossed into a C rate horror comedy. The kills aren’t special nor the score memorable but ok at best. In the end, it’s a blah movie unless you got friends to make fun of it with but if you are solo it’s just bland. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Witches 2020 trailer

The original Witches scared the hell out many kids and I always respected the freaky transformation scenes. While I love Anne Hathaway, I couldn’t help getting a weird snooty Lady Gaga vibe to her character. While I’m not a huge fan of a CGI we see, I’m still kind of weary how this remake will turn out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day of the Dead

Well folks, I’m officially back and I can now say I scratched a huge box off of my bucket list as a horror fan. With Savior, I finally can say I’ve watched Romero’s original Dead trilogy, including NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – Movie and Dawn of the Dead . Both legendary titles and both well deserving of there statuses as 2 of some of the greatest horror movies of all time, I was pretty curious what Day would bring?

Day begins when basically all hope seems lost. No signs of survivors as the undead flood the streets and time is running out for a underground outpost comprised of military personnel and scientists. The scientists are trying to figure out any way to find a cure, a reason the zombies exist, anything that could save them; the soldiers are there to protect them at all costs and maintain order. Tensions are running high as ideas and the power struggle between the two ensues, fueled by the tyranny of Captain Rhodes who is going mad as his men are seemingly wasted on fruitless experiments while the scientists fear the mentally broken and volatile soldiers. But when the question of “can zombies be taught?” comes into play in the form of Bub, a domesticated zombie, will they find there answers or the end of the road?

Day of the Dead is often said to be the darkest film in the whole Dead saga and much like Alien 3 the film goes for a pretty bleak outlook. I love how claustrophobic the movie feels, even in the opening which takes place on a empty street in broad daylight. This movie does a damn good job at building tension and while Rhodes is a fantastic villain, Bub steals the show for me and only someone like Romero could make me feel sympathy and actually care for a zombie. There is no shortage of zombie gore and kills which is always appreciated. The ending is satisfying as hell and I can’t really complain about the music or cinematography. In the end, I can’t recommend this movie enough as perhaps my favorite of the Dead saga. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Craft: Legacy trailer

I’ve returned after a hard month and find that Blumhouse has struck again and has resurrected The Craft. I liked the original but admittedly, it hasn’t aged particularly well to me. The trailer looks almost like a remake meant for nowadays but I can’t say I see anything really special. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Suicide Squad teaser trailer

So during the onslaught of DC trailers, we did get to see the roster for the new Suicide Squad movie. These are not really the A or B list characters like the first movie, but like the C and D list for the most part. While certainly a interesting roster, I’m curious what the finished product will look like, and hopefully it comes together good. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Wonder Woman: 1984 trailer 2

I was afraid of this…The latest Wonder Woman trailer has a lot to offer but Cheetah immediately makes me think of a Cats 2019 extra gone rabid. I like Barbara’s fight against Diana but something about the effects seem more over the top than the first. While it’s a good trailer, I can’t help but be a little worried. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League reveal trailer

So I’m a huge fan of Suicide Squad comics and when it was revealed the next Rocksteady DC game was going to be a Suicide Squad game, I was pumped…until I saw the trailer. While I like the character cast, something bothers me about the art style, though I admittedly love King Shark’s design. I think the idea of hitting the JLA during there first go is biting off way more than they could chew, like Enchantress from the movie. While we have plenty of time, since it ain’t dropping until 2022, I hope the gameplay kicks ass. May the gaming gods bring you glory.