I’ll be the first to say it, Halloween is pretty much dead for many, even before the pandemic of 2020. Christmas has Santa, Easter has the Bunny, well Halloween has jolly old Michael Myers. Just a small taste of the beloved icon was enough to make me smile. Next year I’m thrilled to watch the Shape return and see him return home…may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Admittedly my experience with Doom has been pretty limited but I loved 2016 and Doom: Eternal is likely the best game I’ve played all year. With Halloween time upon us, I wanted to see what this iconic series had to offer. What did I find, descending into the black sheep of the Doom franchise?
The UAC has been busy at work on Mars, at the height of there fame and prosperity. A lone, silent marine comes to Mars as part of the security team for the new experiments going on up there. Things go awry as power dies and otherworldly creatures are let loose, demons straight from hell, slaughtering the soldiers and scientists in the facility. Alone, you must battle you’re way through the layers of hell and stop the end…
So first and foremost, I have to say the game runs pretty good for something 2 console gens old and graphicly it holds up quite decent at times. That being said, Doom 3 feels like a generic horror shooter rather than the crazy ass, ultra-violent mayhem fest the series was and is now known for. It’s really dark, there’s creepy whispering in tight corridors, a crazy mad scientist, spooky music and you’re fighting mostly gun wielding zombies, ghost creatures, with some series regulars sprinkled throughout. Gone is the ultra violence and kick ass metal music and feeling like a bloodthirsty unstoppable badass. The shotgun sucks but the weapons from the machine gun and up are serviceable; while you do fair damage, you don’t feel the oomph behind them and the sounds are weak. For a game that involves a lot of sneaking enemies, there could have been better sound ques to alert you for things coming up behind you. In the end, Doom 3 isn’t a terrible game in a pinch but it lacks anything that made the classics and reboots so memorable, but it’s ok as a standard horror shooter. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
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.
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.
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.
This post will be split in 2 sections. One will be the explanation of the delays and changes made to the game and the second section will be the most recent development notice uploaded on the development blog which you can find here. However it is in Japanese so the second section of this post […]The Development of Inazuma Eleven Great Road of Heroes.
Normally I’m not a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast but this movie does look entertaining. The cast is pretty good and I do like Henry Cavil as Sherlock, which sends me back to how I used to picture Sherlock. I like the concept and I think it could be a fun action comedy. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
As a DC fanboy, I can tell you Whedon’s cut made me sad. Here, I see hope. I like that we get way more time to develop Flash and Cyborg; I like Steppenwolf’s updated design and the first appearance of Darkseid. I like Batman being more serious and the first look at Superman in the black suit. I hope there really is a glimpse of Lantern somewhere. I can’t wait to see it, despite the long ass runtime. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Black Adam is one of my favorite DC anti-heroes/ villains. I was skeptical of Dwayne Johnson as Adam but his narration is pretty badass and feels natural. I love the comic book styling and the intro of the JSA at the end, which opens up a whole new avenue of characters into the DC universe. I can’t wait for a true trailer. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
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.