Star Trek First Contact from 1996 is the first next generation only movie, and it is only fitting it involves one of Earths biggest enemies, the Borg. After destroying a Borg Cube the Enterprise follows a Sphere back into the past, the day before first contact is made with the Vulcans. After destroying the Sphere a group is sent down to help repair the first warp drive ship and is trapped down there while the rest of the crew fights off the Borg that have invaded the the ship. Honestly this is the best looking of the movies so far, and possibly ever outside of the reboots. The sound is phenomenal for its time and the acting has never been better at this point in Star Trek history. This may not be the best of the Trek movies but at least in the next generation time this one was the high point for the series and i’d suggest any fan that hasn’t seen them yet to see this one,and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
So we reached my final Green Lantern entry to my JLA countdown. To my misfortune, I only have one book of this event, but still an epic book at that. After the events of Blackest Night, things may finally be getting back to normal except the White Lantern left behind. Jordan and Carol Ferris are back on speaking terms, even deciding to take a spin for old time’s sake until Sinestro comes to visit. Sinestro tells Jordan and Ferris he needs them to make a connection with the lantern; unbeknownst to them Krona, an ancient Guardian is hatching a plan to control the white light for himself. Jordan, Ferris, and Sinestro must team up again with Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Saint Walker, and Indigo-1 to recapture all of there Corps entities, leading into a epic ass kicking finale by Krona.
It’s a blast to have these characters reunite for another adventure. Personally I like Krona more as a villain than I did Nekron in Blackest Night; he has more of a eerily subdued presence and something about his wide freaky grin and violent mood swings make him dangerous. The fact he is nearly immune to all of the lights and can control all of the entities is mind blowing and bad ass. I like that our heroes totally lose at the end of the book, there wasn’t a deus ex machina to save them at the very end. Also, as a bonus, the book includes a origin story of one of my favorite DC characters Dexx-Starr the Red Lantern (and fuzzy kitty). Definitely pick this up in conjunction with the book Brightest Day. This concludes my Green Lantern reviews for now. If anyone has read any epic lantern stuff or any badass comics in general, let me know in the comments below. You guys are awesome and may the gaming gods be with you.
Gardenscapes is a free to play mobile game. With solid graphics and nice sounds the game is about a mansion you inherit, but the garden is a bit run down. You play various puzzles to earn stars in order to upgrade parts of your garden whether it be benches, plants or even a tree house. I didn’t much like the game myself, tho I don’t really like puzzle games. If you are into that sort of thing I would suggest trying it out, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
First I’m gonna say sorry this review as well as the final two installments of the Dark Tower saga are coming out later than the first four but so did the books too. Afraid he may never finish his magnum opus after being hit by by a car years before, Stephen King released 5, 6, and 7 back to back.
We pick up with the Ka-tet right after they left Topeka and weathered the starkblast (the event of Wind through the keyhole). Eddie has an eerily vivid dream about his New York; Susannah has dreams of a dark castle and strange appetites. She is pregnant but not by her husband Eddie, but by the demon that raped her when they drew Jake over. While her friends sleep she crawls off and while imagining a exquisite banquet in actuality she’s eating small animals. Roland has caught her strange new ritual. Meanwhile, they are being followed by people of a town bordering Thunderclap, called Calla Bryn Sturgess with a desperate need of there help. The Calla is ripe with twins, but every one of the pair becomes Roont by the Wolves that descend from Thunderclap once every twenty some years or so. The Wolves take a twin, and only a twin, and take them to the dark land and months later the child returns slow and malformed, forced to live out the rest of its days drooling in agony. Finally the Calla has had enough and yearns to fight back. Roland accepts the request because something tells him there’s more to there journey in the Calla. He quickly discovers the Calla’s priest Father Callahan has much in common with his own traveling companions, and he has the darkest piece of the Wizard’s Rainbow in his possession. He hears Callahan’s tale of the horrors that befell Salem’s Lot and the strange events that brought him to the Calla. But that is not all, there is a final door that no one can open. And so the countdown begins as mysteries of the Calla unfold and the Wolves descend upon them.
Such a strange book but damn if it ain’t cool in it’s weird ass way like the rest of the series. Our main characters are once again amazingly well done and honestly they keep you driven through the series. Andy the robot is a creepy secret villain, like finding out Alpha 5 from Power Rangers was secretly hoping the rangers would bite the big one so he could harvest there organs for money, like that kind of robot badguy. Callahan was a cool addition and I enjoyed his story of all the crazy shit that went on after Salem’s Lot. The story at times is a little hard to follow if you paying attention to the minute details, which I can’t stress that enough. Also I found the final battle a little anticlimactic but it definitely ain’t a twilight finale. Overall pick it up if you read the other four, like old school westerns, or a fan of Stephen King. May the Gaming Gods be with you all. You guys rock.
Probably one of the better trek movies, not for its story or any other particular reason beyond getting to see Picard and Kirk together. The story tho happens to be pretty great. The movie starts out 30 years after the last Enterprise was decommissioned. A new Enterprise with a new crew is about to leave space dock and Kirk, Chekov and Scotty are going for the native voyage. After receiving a distress call they are off to save some people. Of course they save some, but Kirk is in the section of engineering that is damaged and he happens to get sucked into something called the Nexus. Unfortunately others got out of the nexus and 1 man is obsessed with getting back inside of it since it is a place of complete happiness where time has no meaning and people live forever. In order to return he starts blowing up stars to get back in since you can’t simply fly a ship into it, you have to be in its path.
Aside from getting to see two iconic captains in one movie the highlight for me is to see Data with an emotion chip singing about loving scanning for life signs. Be that as it may, it is still a great movie most people would probably enjoy. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
I was never really tried this series and since it is free in the month of August on PlayStation plus I obviously needed to try. And outside of some major connection issues that don’t actually mess with game play anyway. The controls aren’t great, shooting isn’t very accurate and any car you drive handles like a tank. It also gets a bit repetitive but it is still fun. The ability to grappling hook yourself into the air switch to your chute to gain altitude then switch to a wing suit to fly is absolutely amazing.
The story is quite vague at first but isn’t bad, but I can’t deny the vast amount of my time was spent screwing around which I am not convinced isn’t the point of this game in the first place. While not the best game I have played recently it was without a doubt a fun experience, one i hope many of you will enjoy. Remember, while you are out there, may the gaming gods bring you glory.