Beyond The Gate

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Hey who likes B movies that look straight out of the 80’s that are so bad they are good? If you said yes to that question you will probably like this movie. The acting is somewhere between bad and acceptable and the movie effects would be gorgeous back in 1986. The sound is of pretty good quality while still keeping with the time frame they were aiming for.

The story has a fun concept. Two brothers grew up with an alcoholic for a father. One is the typical loser in a small town the other left home to a bigger city meets a girl and buys a home. Of course dad goes missing for about 7 months and its up to them to reunite and clean out the video store dad bought when they were kids. Having never bought into the new scary DVD format his store is all VHS tapes. For you young people i have included a photo of a VHS tape.

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Ok kids you all caught up on what a VHS tape is? Good. Anyway, a long time ago some board games came with one of these relics and you followed along. When they find one such game in dads office they are dragged into what is basically horror Jumanji. I won’t spoil the gory details, and I mean literal gory, but the movie does suffer from a few minor issues. Most notably the pacing. In a short movie, less than an hour and a half, the first hour is basically set up for what amounts to a 20 minute ending. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Star Trek The Motion Picture

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The first star trek movie is considered by many to be one of the worst in the series. Honestly I have a hard time arguing that. It is just a standard Star Trek episode in movie form, but it does come across as rather week. The acting is what you would expect an for 1979 the movie looks outright amazing.

The story goes like this, cloud that blows up some Klingon ships then heads for Earth. The newly built Enterprise must intercept it. The usual crew is there minus spock, whom shows up later anyway to rejoin the crew. The doctor is also recalled to duty, or in his words drafted.

I know this is a short review but honestly there isn’t much to the movie. Mostly just getting used to a new ship, some minor event and a straightforward story. Not the best trek movie, may even be the worst one, but still a pretty decent movie. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is basically this generations Harvest Moon. You grow crops, raise animals meet new people etc. I know this sounds really boring. Yet some how its relaxing and i can’t explain why.

The game starts with you being gifted a farm that is pretty run down. Your first day or 2 is spent clearing a small patch of land and planting your first crops. After that you will be meeting new people and getting to know the town. However you can really go a million different directions here.  You may decided to spend your time fishing or diving into the depths of a cave. Personally I love planting crops and raising animals. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Independence Say:Resurgence

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This is one of those movies I wanted years ago. Few years later I gave up, and a few years after that here we go. As bummed as I was Will Smith was missing I happily gave the movie a chance. I won’t say the movie was bad, simply disappointing. It looks good, the acting was solid and the sounds were what you would expect. The story itself was just meh and most of the returning cast were relegated to basically being cameo level.

A few things bothered me about this movie. For example they seem tremendously surprised that there are other aliens besides what attacked in the first movie. And of course the first thing these idiots do is attack it. Another issue for me was with 20 years of prep time not a single person though hey maybe maybe an actual space battleship of some kind would be a good plan. All my complaints aside tho its not a bad movie for what it is. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Children

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The children is about 2 families going on vacation together for Christmas. The visuals and sound are nice and the acting itself is solid. That is about the end of nice things I have to say about this movie.

When the kids contract some sort of virus they start murdering the adults.  Not sure why the adults never get sick, or why this movie felt like it took forever to watch but it did. Some times people just have to do their best with the script they are given, and this time it doesn’t matter how good everything else is, the movie simply was not good and you should avoid it. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Other Side of The Door

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The Other Side of the Door is a typical horror movie in pretty much every way imaginable. That’s not to say its bad because it most certainly is not. The main plot is the mother and her son and daughter get into a car accident and go off a bridge. The son is trapped and can’t escape and the mother must make the horrific choice to leave her son to save her daughter as the car fills with water. After which the mother attempts to join her son by taking way to many pills, but her husband saves her. A nurse tells her of an old temple that will allow her to speak to her son one last time but there is one catch. No matter what she can’t open the door.

Well of course this wench opens the damn door and releases her now evil sons spirit into the world where it proceeds to kill people and terrorise his still living sister. The plot is pretty standard but the visuals are nice and so is the creepy sound. Strong acting also helped quite a bit. While not some amazing movie, its worth a watch. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

5 Games I Never beat, But I Need To

Everyone has games they started but never finished for one reason or another we just never got around to completing. With that out of the way and in no particular order here are 5 games that I never beat, but I need to.

Mass Effect Andromeda 

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Mass Effect Andromeda got A LOT of shit when it came out for various reasons, and I admit it is without a doubt the worst in the series. Fortunately that is kind of like being the poorest millionaire in a room. This came out right before the next game on this list, which distracted me from Mass Effect,

Persona 5

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Persona 5 may be the best games in the past year or 2, and at 100 hours I simply needed a break. Make no mistake, that 100 hours was me playing the game as it was meant to be played. It is very in depth and there are tons of things to do.My only regret is I am yet to go back to it.

Kerbal Space Program

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Kerbal is a weird game, and i’m not sure you can actually beat this game. It may be more accurate to say I wish i was good enough at this game to visit more of the planets and moons the game has to offer. Failure tho has never been so much fun.

Elder Scrolls Oblivion 

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This game was amazing, the world was great the lore fun the control were solid, and I never finished the game. Some may ask why not, well  spent 200 hours doing everything except the main story which I played just long enough to deal with the gates. As an added bonus, I never beat Morrowind either, for the same reason.

Final Fantasy 12

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I love the Final Fantasy series. Except this one. The battle system bores me and I can’t seem to get into the story. Tho of all the games in the series this i easily the most debated and not for a good reason. While I have met very few people like this game, the ones that do will defend it to death.

As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.