Yearly Lists for 2018

Top 5 Movies watched in 2018:

5. Rampage

4. Ant Man and the Wasp

3. Coco

2. Venom

  1. Avengers: Infinity War

Top 5 Anime watched in 2018:

5. Last Song

4. Violet Evergarden

3. Kakegurui

2. Fate/Apocrypha

  1. Kokkoku


Top 12 Games played in 2018:

12. Zero Time Dilemma

11. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

10. Super Castlevania IV

9. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

8. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

7. Kirby: Star Allies

6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

5. NieR: Automata

4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

3. Persona 5

2. Super Mario Odyssey

  1. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles


So that’s the lists. Thank you for perusing and if you have questions feel free to ask them.

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Chaos’ 6 month round-up: 2018 part 2

Well 2018 is over so now is a fine time to go through all the stuff I’ve finished and then begin work on the yearly lists. As for the previous part it’s going to be as concise as I can manage and you’ll have some music to listen to while you do other things in different tabs. Speaking of which.


Movies:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Some interesting ideas with a really dumb ending. It has set up and interesting potential direction for the future of the series though.

Mission Impossible: Fallout: More interesting than the previous mission impossible and a good action flick. However it is somewhat forgettable.

Ant Man and the Wasp: A really fun flick however it reuses some jokes from the previous entry in an obnoxious way that didn’t seem needed. For the most part it’s solid though.

The Meg: An absolutely ridiculous action flick that scratches a particular itch. A fun time.

Johnny English: Strikes Again: Somewhat family friendly comedies are hard to find or at least they are hard to find done well. I’d say Johnny English does the job quite well even if it’s not rowan Atkinson’s best work.

Venom: I still can’t believe this was actually good. It was a fun action comedy and I hope to see them produce a good sequel.


Anime:

DragonBall collection part 1: I can’t easily recommend original dragon ball so far while I enjoy the overall tone and some of the fights the amount crude humour is off-putting and overall it hasn’t aged well. It was very interesting viewing the roots of the series though.

Sonic OVA: A rather dated and ridiculous movie, but it was fun to watch even if it was a little strange.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby: A concept that on paper should be garbage but it turned out watchable at very the least and had some really good moments. Funnily enough it felt too slow at times.

Fate Extra: Last Encore: Why does this even exist? It’s a continuation of the game in a sense (the same way Zelda has a fallen hero timeline) however it needs to spend so much time explaining the game that they would have been better off just animating the plot of game instead. So prepare to be confused no matter if you’re new to the story or not and even once the plot clears up there’s no pay-off for anyone who hasn’t played the games in my opinion. Such a waste of potential.

Lost Song: Really good, watch the whole thing.

Jashin-Chan no Dropkick: A fun comedy series with a relatively fast pace. It’s also quite violent but I’d say that’s a huge part of the charm and comedy so it’s not for everyone.

Emyia-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan: Can only recommend this to fate fans but it’s short and sweet with some nice comedic moments.


Games:

Heavy Rain (PS4): A very dramatic game that can be pretty punishing if you mess up certain QTE’s. Was interesting to play but outside of PS+ I wouldn’t recommend it.

Super Smash Bros for 3DS (3DS): This was a fair bit of fun but outside of smash run it’s very lacking in quality single player content. A good game but one that outside a handful of stages has become obsolete.

Castlevania: The dracula X chronicles (Vita): 3 excellent games in one. Includes Symphony of the Night, Rondo of Blood and a 3D graphical remake or Rondo of Blood that has some extra content. Very much worth playing these if you want the best this series has to offer.

Pokemon Crystal (3DS VC): I’m including this since I never fully played this exact version of gen 2 before. However this is almost the definitive version of this particular gen unless you want specific pokemon.

Ghosts ‘n Gobblins (Switch): How the hell did people deal with this nonsense back in the day before save states? this gets stupidly hard at certain points but thankfully there is still some fun to be found amongst the pain.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4): While no game in the series has surpassed the original this one gets very close at points and that’s mostly due to the final chapter (Not so much the epilogue though). A solid story but one that requires playing the previous games to fully enjoy.

Super Castlevania IV (SNES classic mini): Was in the mood for more castlevania this October and this title while no Rondo of Blood was a great time. It’s got some interesting control differences that make it stand out alongside a more linear progression (3 and Rondo both had branching pathways). Some of the jumps are stupid hard in terms of timing which is odd since the game seems like it falls on the easier side things most of the time, thankfully the SNES mini gives you some work-a-rounds for anything you find to be too bull shit.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U VC): A decent Metroidvania game that has a rather absurd story. It’s a lot of fun to play although I don’t know how much I will remember of it in the long term.

River City Ransom (Switch): I’m not big on beat em ups but since I had family to entertain I decided to give the co-op on this one a shot. It was a surprisingly fun time and I think that’s due to how forgiving the game is and it’s rpg-esque stats that let you push your way through some of the more nonsense parts over time.

Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (PS4): Having never played an old school Resident Evil this was quite a shock to the system at first. The controls take time to adjust to (I recommend using the d-pad personally) but after that this is a fun and very tense game that I can at least somewhat recommend.

Super Mario Party (Switch): The best Mario Party in years from what I can tell, but then again the last one I played was Mario Party 8 which was a train wreck so perhaps I’m not the best judge here. This is a fantastic return to form from my perspective though and it would be even better if it just had more content (Boards and Minigames specifically).

The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of The Wild (Wii U): I really had to push myself to finally go back and finish this one. It’s a good game but it outlives it’s welcome and it really doesn’t play like Zelda. If anything it feels like a massive over-correction to the problems of Skyward Sword.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4): I had an absolute blast with these games. The games themselves are still great 3d collect-a-thon platformers that are fairly relaxing to play. The audio and visual overhaul is great and while not perfect it’d be difficult to go back to the originals now.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): This game consumed me throughout December thanks to the single player content which I actually found to be plentiful and enjoyable. However I’m still keeping myself busy with this one, and I plan to keep going back to it throughout 2019. It’s pretty bloody good and I’m glad to finally have some of my favourite characters in the game.

Adventures of Lolo (Switch): This game is a neat little distraction assuming you can use save states. It’s a good time if enjoy block pushing puzzles (don’t worry it’s not as slow as it sounds) but I doubt it’s for everyone.

BONUS CHAOS VAULT –

Zelda NES and Metroid NES (Switch): Thanks to Nintendo’s online NES thingy I got a chance to play some games I had not played before but I also got a chance to replay these two. Surprisingly it feels like the Zelda NES has aged better than Metroid NES. Metroid NES can be too Labyrinthine for it’s own good but Zelda NES for it’s age actually has many distinct screens for most of it’s overworld and the dungeons actually have maps that you can collect. However Metroid does feel more fun to play when you’re not worried about 100% completion and I enjoyed replaying it quite a bit.


Well that’s 2018 over and done with but I’ll be doing some top 10’s soon so keep an eye out I guess.

Chaos’ 6 month round-up: 2018 part 1

It’s already been 6 months man this year flying by fast. This is going to be a summary of this year so far in terms games, film and anime (Based on what I’ve experienced this year NOT what was released this year). Anyway here we go.


Movies:

Coco: An enjoyable little family movie that was predictable but quite fun.

Black Panther: A fun movie but nothing amazing as far as Marvel standards go.

Rampage: A surprisingly good movie considering what it sounded like on paper. This was a lot of fun to watch and despite it’s own stupidity it had quite a bit of heart.

Avengers: Infinity War: Quite ambitious and went in a different direction than expected. Will have a more solid opinion once the next movie comes along.

Incredibles 2: About as good as I expected to be honest. While not always masterpieces Pixar rarely produce anything I would consider even bellow average. This movie wasn’t as good as the original but it worth my time.


Anime:

Net-juu no Susume: A cute slice of life/romance anime that actually had a decent ending which unusual for the genre from what I can tell.

Kakegurui: A pretty damn good show with good style and good writing although it could use a second season.

Fate/Apocrypha: An action packed spin-off of the fate series that takes place in an alternate timeline where the holy grail is stolen during WWII and ends up in Romania (At least from what I remember anyway). There’s plenty of new faces and few old ones showing up here and there. Overall it was a blast to watch even if it’s not of the same calibre as the main series.

Blend S: A simple comedy that has it’s moments. Was often funny but hasn’t exactly stood out in my long term memory.

Killing Bites: Looks like trash at first glance but it’s actually a fun and often brutal battle anime that really needs a second season.

Kokkoku: This show was just really good and well worth watching for yourselves. Probably the best anime I’ve seen these past 6 months.

Shoukugeki S3 part 1: It’s pretty much the same as the previous seasons but with much greater steaks and drama. Looking forward to more.

Overlord II: I honestly didn’t expect the direction this went but I can’t say I’m disappointed. This show is a lot of fun and another that keeps me wanting more.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens: This was a pretty good movie… wait why does it keep going? This never really peaked past the first story arc and I guess that happens with some shows.

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Flat: A somewhat mediocre follow up to a decent show however there’s a movie on the way that should give this a proper ending.

Violet Evergarden: A really beautiful show and a really sad one. It’s no Clannad but it really pulls on the heart strings.

Classroom of the Elite: This show has some potential but it felt kind of bland, though it might go in an interesting direction after the reveal in the last episode. I have no clue if more is on the way or not.


Games:

Batman: the telltale series (PS4): A fairly standard Telltale game that’s a little glitchy and didn’t leave a strong impression one way or the other.

Pacman 256 (PS4): A fun take on Pacman that while somewhat visually pleasing feels too much like it was designed for mobile at times.

NieR: Automata (PS4): An excellent game that is fun to play, visually interesting, has an in depth narrative and world building, and really makes you think about some heavy topics. Really enjoyed this one.

Grow Home (PS4): Short platformer that was quite charming and fun with a somewhat unique climbing mechanic.

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch): A fantastic game and one of Mario’s best outings giving the series the creativity it was desperately needing as of late.

Detective Pikachu (3DS): While there’s some laughs to be had Detective Pikachu feels like a very bare-bones Ace Attorney Investigations. It was cute seeing all the pokemon but the human characters all look low budget and ugly. The plot also kind of falls apart at the end with the true villain being quite underwhelming. A lot of wasted potential.

Maro Kart 7 (3DS): I finally got around to finishing this game and quite frankly it was better than my first impressions lead me to believe. It certainly has a terrible character selection though but it’s not as bullshit unfair as Mario Kart Wii and introduces many of the great mechanics that were perfected in Mario Kart 8.

OPUS: The day we found earth (Switch): A somewhat forgettable point and click game where you locate planets using a telescope. It’s very simple but it’s cute and tells a neat little story.

Kirby: Star Allies (Switch): A somewhat standard Kirby game but with a lot more characters for multiplayer and some interesting twists. It’s a little on the short side but there’s more content on the way from what I can tell.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Wii U VC): This game has an addictive quality and I ended up playing to a point where there wasn’t really much fun stuff to do or anything particularly interesting to unlock. I’m quite fond of it but I’m hard pressed to recommend it to anyone.

Hey! Pikmin (3DS): An adorable spin-off to one of my favourite games. It’s a 2D puzzle platformer that reminds me a little of Kirby’s Mass Attack but at a calmer pace. I really enjoyed the presentation and it was a lot fun.

Zero time dilemma (PS4): The final game in the Zero Escape trilogy. It certainly provides an interesting conclusion and many scenes of characters dying in brutal ways. It takes on less of VN feel and looks more like a Telltale game (but without the constant glitching and a lot more polish). However the core gameplay is the same as the first 2 entries. I recommend playing them all in order but good luck finding the first game.

Rime (PS4): Kind of a pretty game with some okay puzzles but it moves too damn slow for my liking.

Beyond: Two Souls (PS4): This was an interesting experience, very similar to other story based games but there was an extra layer of interaction that kept me engaged and intrigued. The story ends on some weird cliffhanger trying to hint at a sequel which kind of sucks (There’s multiple endings though so maybe only some do this?).

Persona 5 (PS4): Never played a Persona game before so I was surprised just how much I enjoyed this. I didn’t 100% this one but I can’t say I was expecting to either without looking up a walk-through or having intimate knowledge of the game. Hell maybe I’ll come back one day to play the New Game + it’s just that fun.


Well that’s all for now folks. See you all in another 6 months I guess.

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Top 10 Anime Watched in 2017

Just another quick list of Anime I watched last year. Once again this is what I personally watched in 2017 and not necessarily about anime from 2017 itself. If you want those lists plenty of them already exist by people who are far more dedicated to the medium than I.

Honourable Mention goes to Konosuba 2. It kind of missed it by a hair I’d say and along with numbers 10 and 9 it could’ve gone either way depending on the day and my mood.

Anyway onto the actual list.

10. Attack on Titan Season 2:

9. Keijo!!!!!!!!:

8. Boku no Hero Academia Season 1:

7. Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199:

6. Danganronpa 3: 

5. Mob Psycho 100:

4. Koe no Katachi:

3. Shokugeki no Souma:

2. Little Witch Academia: 

  1. Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower:                                                          

That’s all for now, I’m hoping that get just as many or if not more great experiences with this medium this year.

Top 10 Games Played in 2017

Happy New Year folks! This tradition will be sticking around even if the Chaos Blogg series is gone. Plus this lets me quickly run through the years highlights without much forethought. But first lets get some honourable mentions out of the way

Honourable Mentions:

  • Pokemon Ultra Moon (3DS)
  • Miitopia (3DS)
  • The Wolf Among Us (PS4)

Now let’s begin the countdown. Also a reminder that these are the top games that I played in 2017 and not from 2017 itself.

10. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U):

I finally got around to finishing this one and it was kind of worth it since this is a solid kart racer that even gives Mario Kart a run for it’s money.

9. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Vita):

Not the most engaging game but I personally found it to be a lot of fun and I’m curious to see if the sequel will be translated.

8. Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS3):

I never expected to enjoy this as much as I did. It’s a lot of fun and has aged pretty nicely from what I can tell (It’s also reeking of the 80’s and 90’s).

7. Doki Doki Literature Club (PC):

The game was free and probably one of the most impacting things from last year. However I get the feeling it’s going to get stale considering just how much YouTube has been devouring this title.

6. Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Wii U):

While this is probably the worst Shantae game it’s still a fantastic title that oozes with charm, I just hope the future of the series is more like Pirates Curse and Risky’s Revenge than this.

5. Stardew Valley (PC):

A calming little time-sink that helped me immensely during a period without internet. Very enjoyable and relaxing (for the most part).

4. Blaster Master Zero (3DS):

A fairly underrated metroidvania-esque game that was a real blast to play through. Very much satisfied my craving until a certain title was released.

3. Gravity Rush 2 (PS4):

A really beautiful game that’s also quite fun. It would’ve been number 2 had it not been for it’s story and writing which just kind went all over the place and had terrible pacing.

2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4):

Crash returns with these fantastic remakes that not only update the visuals but improve some crucial flaws in Crash 1’s design. Some of the most fun I had this year.

1. Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS):

While it is a remake the latest managed to provide a fresh experience without deviating too much from what makes a good Metroid title. I’d say this is thanks mainly to the warp point system which is a first for the 2D games and great work around for Metroid II’s more linear map. I love it.

And that’s it for games played in 2017, next time I’ll be covering anime and then maybe I’ll do a movie list.

Chaos Blogg 85: The Last Doki Doki Christmas

I hope you’re all enjoying your holidays or if they’re already over I hope you enjoyed them. I’m currently enjoying a nice mix of scotch and Pepsi while contemplating what the hell I’m going to write. The following ‘reviews’ won’t be too positive (well there will at least be one large negative one), so enjoy some music before the more negative stuff begins.

Doki Doki Literature Club (PC):

The latest internet sensation, that’s free on steam and that you’re best off playing blind but just keep in mind the warnings before you make your choice to do so. As for now I’ll try to avoid spoiling much but if you want full impact best stop reading and move on to the next section. I’ll be honest I had known some spoilers going in myself but I didn’t know the whole thing and was still shocked and taken aback multiple times. Not everything is as it seems and if I was to compliment the title it does the whole subversion thing correctly as subverts convention with a specific purpose and payoff while also foreshadowing a shit tone without necessarily making things too obvious. I’m still left with the impacts of this game as even the music brings upon a certain emotion and uneasiness. For a free VN it’s extremely well crafted with deep characters that I found myself relating to a little too much at times. Of course internet culture is probably going to ruin in this one if it hasn’t already so get into it before it completely decomposes in front of you. If I do have one criticism it’s that the ending is a little sloppy with it’s pacing but it does provide a good emotional end point so it’s not terrible by any means. Adventure into this if you dare.

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower (Anime Movie):

I had a whole bunch of shit written for this one and I swear I fucking saved it but I guess this prick of a website decided to delete it or something. Fucking glitch filled piece of shit. So instead of putting in any effort I’m just gonna rapid fire this shit from this point. Starting with this movie which was really fucking good but you need to watch Fate/Zero and UBW first. Next!

Danganronpa 3 (Anime):

It’s good but you need to play the games first and you need to watch it in a specific order. Some of it felt like it was exploiting fans for cheap emotional ploys at times but it’s nothing majorly detrimental.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Movie):

It’s pretty looking garbage. It takes all the potential of it’s own ideas and the ideas presented in Episode 7 and fucks it over in an attempt to be subversive and different. All plot-lines are killed off anti-climatically leaving absolutely no fucking reason to see episode 9. I don’t think I’ve been this disappointed in Star Wars since Attack of the Clones. Also they did wrong by Luke’s character and everyone who can use the force is pulling off ridiculous shit with no explanation or build up. Then add on the Finn and Rose subplot that was absolutely pointless, some lacklustre attempts at comedy, and Ghost Yoda who can now summon lightning.

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (Anime):

A generic action/comedy/drama anime about magic battles for the most part (the twist is that the protagonist is a magic teacher, I guess). It felt very generic but it wasn’t bad.

Justice League (Movie):

Not the most groundbreaking movie visually, but it’s a serviceable popcorn flick if you have low expectations. It’s probably second best out of these DC movies so far but it’s not even close to Wonder Woman in terms of quality.

Chaos Vault: Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome Amiibo (3DS):

I went back to playing this in October and have played it throughout these past months. It’s calming and thanks to the update there was a lot more shit for me to do. I plan on re-visiting this title every once in a while in between games. Good shit.

Pokemon Ultra Moon (3DS): 

Not enough is different in the earlier portions to fully justify the price however I’d say this is the definitive gen 7 title at this point in time. End game and Post game are dramatically improved so far and I hope to keep playing this into the new year. I just wish they had been a bit more honest with how similar this was going to be. Especially since B2W2 showed that so much more can be done with a pokemon sequel. Wait for a price drop I guess.

So I think it’s time to say goodbye to the Chaos Blogg series folks. I’m putting it to rest since I don’t think I’m enjoying this anymore nor is it really fulfilling. I’ll be doing some lists to end the year but other than that unless I change my mind this is farewell to these semi-regular posts. Enjoy these pictures and have a happy new year.

Chaos Blogg 84: Samus Returns

Happy Halloween I guess folks. I may be a bit late depending on when I post this or when you the reader come across this blogg but that might be for the best considering I didn’t really have anything to go with the holiday theme (Unless you’re a bit loose with parameters). It’s been an alright period of time since I last posted, although my lack of a car still vexes me. The majority of the enjoyment had in this time is thanks to the end of the 10 year Metroid drought. I hope to go into more details bellow but in the meantime please enjoy some tunes.

Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS): 

I don’t actually remember what I wrote about AM2R last year, nor do I remember much about what I said of the original Metroid II. However I do remember the overall positive experience I had with both titles. Metroid II is a fairly underrated game that was marred by the passage of time and the limits of the Game Boy, AM2R was a fantastic fan remake that was almost on par with the likes of Zero Mission. Samus Returns is the official remake and is a different beast to those that proceeded it. The core gameplay and control is more action focused with the whole counter system and Aiming features. The game isn’t afraid to hand your ass to you but it’s still very doable at least on normal anyway (I played a little bit of the hardest difficulty and it was pretty much 2 hits and you’re dead). These changes allow the gameplay to stand out a little from the rest of the series, along with the new Aeion abilities that are rather unique. These new additions don’t take away from the core Metroid experience while also giving rise to new challenges and puzzles. The emphasis on puzzles reminded me of the Prime series and some of the rooms in the GBA games although thankfully the speed booster isn’t here since that power up seems to dominate the games it gets put into (I’d say Super Metroid is the exception though). The level design is at it’s core still Metroid II so it’s a rather linear Metroid but it’s the best Linear Metroid since it doesn’t ever feel restrictive and you’re free to go back to previous areas when you wish to, and hunt for extra power ups (which I recommend doing if you don’t want to get your ass kicked at certain points). This is mainly thanks to the teleportation system which might end up becoming a main stay although a better designed map wouldn’t need it. This game still feels really fun to explore in though and I loved almost every minute of it. If I had a complaint it would be ‘too many elevators’ since they fragment the games map more than they should and kind of slow down the pace. (I assume they’re there for loading purposes or something technical though). If you’re struggling to 100% the game you can now use the Baby Metroid to go back and get items you weren’t skillful or observant enough to get. This is an interesting way of letting players unlock the extra content in the galleries without actually removing the challenge and it’s a nice homage to the original Metroid II’s ending. In terms of story they did the best with what was given and they managed to flesh out a lot of lore, in fact I’m fascinated to see where they go with this in future (assuming sakamoto ain’t writing squat though). The presentation of this game is gorgeous and while it’s still a 2D title it makes great use of the 3D feature and there were times I was just soaking in the atmosphere of these environments. The soundtrack is also a part of this and while most of it remixes from other games they managed to put a lot of cool spins on the Metroid II soundtrack that I didn’t even recognise a lot of them. Its fantastic since they give the whole thing atmosphere without becoming a generic wannabe film soundtrack. Overall I’m glad she’s back and I hope to go back to this one at some point, and of course I highly recommend it.

Chaos Vault – Pokemon Silver (3DS VC):

I foolishly sold my original cartridge years ago. In fact a lot of my old memories with this game are of me doing foolish things. Like OHKO Lugia and then saving afterwards like an idiot thinking he’d respawn OR like using my bloody Master Ball on a Donphan of all things. I was terrible at this game when I was young. So now it feels not just nostalgic but like I’ve righted a wrong. I went though the whole game, caught Lugia, Ho-oh, at least one of the legendary beasts and defeated Red. My team was Typhlosion, Heracross, Umbreon, Octillery, Miltank, and Lugia which is a nice mix of pokemon I am familiar and unfamiliar with. I feel game still holds up but you’ll still notice just how much slower it feels in many aspects and in a way this gives greater appreciation for the improvements of later generations. Also the method for getting a Heracross is pretty bullshit but it can be done so good luck if you want to do that. Oh and the friendship mechanic is tedious here so good luck with any of those evolutions as well.

Princess Principal (Anime):

This is a fun little action anime about spies in a steampunk (I guess) setting. It’s an alternate Victorian history setting with some Japanese characters thrown in as well. It’s actually quite interesting with some really dark themes and it has it’s moments of quality drama, but at this point in time it doesn’t seem complete (And I haven’t checked to see if there’s more coming yet). It’s visually engaging with cool designs and it also has a neat soundtrack. I recommend that you wait for more but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to watch it either way since there’s far worse out there.

Blade Runner 2049 (Movie):

I honestly don’t remember much about the original movie, but I honestly don’t remember it being this graphic with the nudity and the violence. Not much of a complaint other than that some of it seemed unnecessary but I figured it best to mention it in case some of you find all that distasteful. The soundtrack is great and the visual are very impacting. In that sense it’s very atmospheric and draws you into the world but ultimately that doesn’t matter if the story isn’t too good. Most of the movie is setting up a mystery, providing clues and ultimately the payoff is depressing and the movie comes across as pointless as a result. It tries to subvert expectations but doesn’t actually make an attempt to justify this it just comes across as the protagonist getting fucked over and then devoting himself to the people who fucked him. It doesn’t sit well with me at all, and perhaps that’s more to do with how it’s told? I’m not entirely sure but either way I can’t highly recommend this one. Just rent it I guess.

The Wolf Among Us (PS4): 

This is your standard Telltale affair a bunch of dialogue choices, some qte’s and the occasional point and click sections where you walk around and look at things. If it does nothing for you I doubt this will change your mind but hey I enjoy these things every once in a while and this is probably one of the better examples. This story is a murder mystery that seems to be set in the 80’s from what I can gather and features characters from popular fables, folklore and fairy tales. While not exactly unique in this day and age it’s still pretty enthralling and the more fantastical elements contrast nicely with the gloomy settings. Hearing Mr. Toad swearing up a storm as soon as you start the game pretty much sets the tone and it’s a fun little ride all the way to the end. There’s some nudity and a lot of violence so again the squeamish have been warned. I recommend this if you see it on sale, and do not try play it on older consoles like the Xbox 360 since from my experience it doesn’t work at all (As in the game wouldn’t load and I had to take it back and get a refund). Just keep in mind it’s a telltale game though so expect the usual problems.

Just Cause 3 (PS4):

I’m not sure I have much I want to say about this one. I got this through PS+ and in that regard it was good, just a fun little romp blowing shit up, driving vehicles and using the tether mechanic to pull cars into fuel tanks and generators. It’s seems like the standard open world fair and quite frankly almost everything was bog standard except for the core gameplay mechanics. It’s a fun game in spurts but the whole thing feels really bland and forgettable. I can’t recommend this one unless it’s really cheap or just straight free on PS+ again.

Gamers! (Anime):

This is a rather short anime series that from what I can tell is a romantic comedy or something to that effect. The story focuses on the relationships of a bunch of gamers and almost everything is misunderstood and misinterpreted to the point it comes across as a parody of the trope. This gets repetitive though and kind of drags the show down at points. It’s not a bad show so far but it’s not got much I feel you couldn’t elsewhere except for some specific jokes about games. I can’t recommend this but I don’t condemn it either. At the very least I got some laughs out of it… I think.

Thor: Ragnarok (Movie):

This was a fun movie. This was the best Thor movie and I think that’s because it had fun with itself. This movie had great visuals, an excellent soundtrack and a good sense of humour that only missed the mark maybe once or twice. In fact it seems like they took a lot of what made Guardians of the Galaxy a success and made it work here surprisingly well. I can easily recommend this to folk who have already been keeping up with the other films although I think that’s probably unnecessary at this point. I fairly positive note to end this blogg on I guess.

I didn’t exactly have a lot to say about most of this stuff. But I guess that should be par for the course with Samus Returns taking up a lot of my thoughts and passion. Hopefully the good times continue into what will probably be the final Blogg of the year. Thanks for reading this, here’s a metric fuckton of pictures.