Chaos Blogg 68: GIANT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Ladies and gentlemen it’s now closing in on the end of the year and I have been planning to try out a slight variation on the regular format of this series. I would really like feedback on this one. So if you can leave a comment bellow as to which format you prefer that’d be fantastic. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, and that you all receive some cool shit. I’ll be spending Christmas Eve with my family which means having to attend two different events it’s going to be quite the task. Also if you want to know about all the shit I end up receiving let me know in the comments or on my wall. After this I’ll be doing my top 10 lists so stay tuned for more content from me soon.

Maybe that’s too many music remixes.

Xeodrifter (PSVita): 

A fun little Metroidvania game that doesn’t exactly do anything amazingly new but still has some cool ideas. I like the visuals, music and the general gameplay in this but it is very basic in comparison to classics of the genre. Worth checking out if it’s on sale but full price might be too much unless you really want more of the genre.

Bridge of Spies (Movie):

A rather enjoyable movie that was quite emotionally moving. Dealing with a Lawyer who has to defend an enemy spy but due to his dedication to his job ends up in some dangerous situations. I thought tom hanks and co. did a good job of this and there’s not much I had to complain about that has stuck in my memory. I recommend it.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (Wii U): 

Some of the best free dlc I’ve ever seen. Plague of Shadows expands on the world of Shovel Knight and turns side characters into endearing protagonists who have a rather good character arc. Gameplay wise it feels a bit cumbersome and slippery but I do think it’s still a fun time and makes shovel knight worth revisiting. Also the soundtrack is beautiful.

Broken Age (PSVita):

A fun point and click adventure game with an interesting art-style. The dialogue was enjoyable and the story went to some places I never expected. It has problems on the Vita though which made some sections run like shit in an obvious way. It’s worth checking out on sale but I can’t say it’s worth making a priority.

Also will weaton is in this unfortunately, but try and ignore that prick.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations (360):

This game has some neat ideas, but it’s ultimately the same as brotherhood but with a slightly more interesting story. Also the tower defence is ultimately pointless and doesn’t really add or subtract from how I played the games previously but I could see it being a pace-breaker for the more reckless players. Not quite worth the time but it’s still really solid.

Nagi no Asukara (Anime): 

An interesting romantic drama that has some cool twists but also lacks key development in certain areas making some of it feel hollow and unsatisfying. It’s very visually stunning but I can’t say I recommend this highly when there are better shows out there. You could do much worse though.

Crash or Splash (3DS):

Also known as Kersploosh this is a really basic game that provides a few minutes of fun but is pretty much as basic as most mobile phone games but with functional controls. An interesting distraction and nothing more.

Spectre (Movie): 

I actually quite liked this movie however it does feel like it’s lacking in execution. Personally I feel like more could have been done with certain characters which could have given everything more impact. I do like the overall “Big Brother” theme they gave the villain though and I wasn’t at all disappointed since the franchise has made some awful movies in the past (DIE ANOTHER DAY!!!). Worth watching.

Jitsu wa Watashi wa (Anime):

A decent comedy anime that didn’t overstay it’s welcome, I wouldn’t even mind a second season of this assuming they don’t just repeat everything to death. Also the music for this anime is hilariously stupid (as in the opening and ending themes).

Mockingjay Part 2 (Movie): 

A decent ending to these movies that went to some weird places but ultimately satisfied what expectations I had. I think it’s worth at least renting which is what I can say for most of these movies. Not much I want to complain about.

EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U VC):

An unexpected game of the year contender I never expected such an old game to have any significant emotional impact but the magnificent soundtrack and a rather simply told story that covers some dark stuff was enough to reach me and I feel this game excels in 8-bit where the basic visuals feel at home and in fact impressive for the time. I can easily say that I love this game and that it gets a solid recommendation from myself.

The Good Dinosaur (Movie): 

In terms of Pixar it doesn’t quite live up to the standard they’ve set themselves but this is still a good movie that feels sort of like a western but with dinosaurs. I would say it’s at least worth renting and perhaps even worth purchasing or seeing in cinemas.

Dead Space 2 (360):

A really fun action game that just gets really frustrating towards the end. I personally enjoyed the first game more and I miss the level design of the Ishimura which offers at least some exploring and a much richer atmosphere. That said it improves on mechanics and visuals and is a fucking blast to play. At this point I can recommend it but only after playing the first one (should be a no brain-er but hey you never know).

Working!!! (Anime): 

The third season of Working offers a fair bit of closure to this comedy romance series which is refreshing since so many shows go nowhere with these types of plots and characters. It’s still rather funny so I can certainly give it recommendation to those interested in the genre.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Movie):

I thought it was pretty good although some of it is sloppy and it feels like a retread of episode 4. I actually found Kylo Ren to be the most interesting character but that seems to be an unpopular opinion. If you wish discuss the movie please feel free to do so on my wall or in the comments. I recommend going to watch it but chances are you’ve already decided if you’ll watch it or not. I think it’s worth the time but certainly no masterpiece as I’ve seen some claim it to be.

Okay that’s it for the Chaos Blogg in 2015 please be sure to give feedback and now for some pictures to finish up this post.

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