Top 5 Original Games – That You Should Check Out

Lists are awesome, right? I mean… lists are debatable, which is the point behind claiming the “top 5 original games” (as not a matter of preference, because we all know it’s fact… 😛 ).

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Patema Inverted – A Great Anime Film

Just watched Patema Inverted with the wife again–only this time had some family over. Call it a cheesy Christmas stocking gift for the wife, but we absolutely love this film.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5, A Review

I’ll be up front: the latest title for Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was a great title to return to the Caribbean franchise. I was skeptical of many things, but found myself swept back into the franchise on a worthy journey indeed.

And that first meeting of Salazar was probably the coolest introduction to an antagonist I have seen in a long time. Like, wow–awesome.

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TellTale Games: Guardian’s of the Galaxy

TellTale Games released a much anticipated series off Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy in late April. After a failed attempt at waiting till summer’s end to pick up, I fell victim of its intrigue.

TellTale Games is known to make their games into episodic stories of rich depth, choice, and characters. So let me first clarify: as of thus, only the first episode is available. That aside, I will be playing them as they unlock and updating as I can.

So lets get gritty.

I was a HUGE fan of The Wolf Among Us. Seriously #amazing though absolutely not for children or teens. Guardian’s of the Galaxy has a much more peer-friendly atmosphere. It is, as the films are, a lot more focused upon creating a lively atmosphere and stunning visuals. With but the first episode available, its actually hard to say how I feel about the plot thus far. It isn’t feeling quite too original or deep, which leads me into the next point…

It feels far too choppy. Ya, choppy. The scenes feel underdeveloped, emotions and responses rushed, and cut-scenes broken. I understand TellTale has a distinct “vibe” or “style” in their games as was the case with The Walking Dead and Tales From The Borderlands.

But this is a little more obvious. I will give it time and chance, but the first episode felt like its whole scene/graphics production was cut short. Maybe it has something to do with the pre-leak of its work-in-progress, but regardless, I have high hopes.

Especially for the story. In all the other games, they end up being quite creative, so I’m looking forward to where the present plot will grow and change hopefully.

In a boomerang, I am slightly let down thus far but look forward to that opinion changing. Presently, the game sits at a 6.5/10. I do really appreciate it being more peer-appropriate, as I am a huge fan of replaying good games with friends and family and sharing to the rest at every opportunity should the game be worth  it. Which I hope the Guardians of the Galaxy will become.

The Grand Attraction: A Review

Where to begin? The book is choppy, poorly edited, deep in atmosphere, rich in setting, and often overly complex in progression. It’s something else to read such elaborately worded scenes telling one what is occurring without saying it, but its also at moments breathtaking with description.

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Fantastic Beasts: A Film Review

Long awaited has it been for this film to be released on DVD. I wished so dearly to have seen in opening week but yikes is it difficult to go to the movies with a new born.

That being said, I bought it regardless of not seeing yet simply under the gut-assumption that I would love it.

And I did.

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Review of Fauldon’s Dream

Fauldon’s Dream and the Karier of the Task is the latest title from E. K. Enns, the same author who brought you the Grand Attraction: Parts I-IV (a review of which will be coming soon).

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