Well that certainly was an experience. As to be expected, I am reviewing this episode to episode and since the third episode tends to be the start of the rising action to the climax, this one will more than likely be the most well reviewed. I have to say that, unlike the other two, this episode was action packed from start to finish. Including potentially hooking up with Catwoman, seeing your fame and fortune town to sunder, dealing with the aftermath of the debate crisis, and revealing the true identity of the leader of the Children of Arkham… My god this one was an absolute roller coaster. While it still has its flaws, this episode was definitely enjoyable!
When the biggest complaint that I have about this episode is the fact that Bruce Wayne being dragged through the dirt for his father’s deeds is somewhat a silly and bullshit plot point, that definitely says a lot about the game that has been improving since its first episode.
The story is truly into high gear, you get to witness a truly heart breaking transformation of Harvey Dent to Harvey Two Face, and the reveal of the true leader of the Children of Arkham is jaw dropping. At this point, I’m looking forward to see where the game goes from here.
Score from Episode 1: 2.5/5
Score from Episode 2: 3/5
Score from Episode 3: 4/5
So considering the fact that I already reviewed the first episode of TellTale’s Batman, I thought I might as well do all five and then come with a final conclusion when the game is concluded. With that being said, this episode was certainly an improvement with less hamfisted dialogue, more Batman, and a bit more tension then what the first one had to offer. While there were still some problems with it, there is a bright glimmer of hope for the video game. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews TellTale Batman Episode 2”
I want to say, EVEN BEFORE I start to write the intro, that this is NOT a complete review of the entire game! I want to save that tasty little treat for when I have been able to play all five episodes of the game in order to give a truly all encompassing review. What I am attempting to review here is the initial first impressions that the game has given me, nothing more. With that being said, after The Walking Dead, I have been chomping at the bit to get a chance to play TellTale’s take on the Caped Crusader. While the concept has been a little odd for me, I am ready to see what else they have to offer with the next four episodes.
So in TellTale’s version of Batman, we find ourselves in our awkward Batman stage where he is known by the people… But isn’t quite accepted by the cops. Also some of his villains are in that weird sort of “needs to blossom” stage. You get the picture. We get a nice “meet cute?” of Catwoman and Batman as Catwoman is trying to steal a disk of some kind but is ultimately unsuccessful.
In the world of Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent or Neo-Gaston from Beauty and the Beast is running for mayor of Gotham against the corrupted Mayor Hill and Wayne is backing him up financially and philosophically. The two piss off the corrupt Carmine Falcone when Bruce Wayne is unwilling to play ball with the man which leads us into a, majority Bruce Wayne doing Wayne stuff, and a little bit of Batman sprinkled in for good measure. Continue reading “Mini Review: Telltale’s Batman Episode 1”
I think many people can remember my long rant about Batman: Arkham Knight and the fact that the game did not live up to my expectations. Well, here is the thing. I still love playing the game. I have been playing it the past couple of days. I don’t dislike the game, I just think it could have been substantially better then what it was. But, I do still enjoy it and I also enjoy the side quests that the game has to offer. Considering the game gives mountains of opportunities, I have decided to list them from worst to best. Now, I should add that just because a mission is at the bottom or the top of this list doesn’t mean that the game sucks for it or has changed the game forever. It is just the worst or best of the series that connects to a good game. I should also like to add that I am including the Season of Infamy Expansion on it as well. That being said, let’s start with our weak links. Continue reading “Batman: Arkham Knight Side Missions Ranked from Worst to Best”
So… Seeing as how I just discussed Batman vs. Superman in a way that has given me massive attention, for both agreement and anger, I decided that what could be better than to keep this superhero train a chugging and rank all of the Batman movies from worst to best! Now, before I get into the list, I will say right now that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will not be on this list for a number of reasons. The first reason is because I always dislike the idea of including something that “just happened” on to a list like this for shock value. Especially since it hasn’t had time to sit and stew like the other movies have. Second, the movie is technically still a Superman movie and featured in the Superman canon, with Batman joining in the fray. So with that being said, let’s look at these eight gems. Continue reading “Batman Live-Action Movies Ranked from Worst to Best”
I’m just going to be straight forward here. I am not going to make friends with this review. I did not like this movie. I did not like this movie at all! While Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has redeemable qualities, it is ultimately a terrible, dark, and depressing attempt at creating the lightning in the bottle that Marvel started years ago. I want this to be a warning to my readers, if you thought this was a good movie, you read the next article with a huge grain of salt because I am going to be absolutely merciless in my criticism.
Set 18 months after Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) murdered thousands of innocent people with their alien battle, the world has returned to something of normalcy. A shrine has been built in memorial of those who died on that day. The people, naturally are a little worried about the power that Superman carries. They are so worried that the US government is playing with the idea of Alexander “Lex” Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) to build a weapon made out of Kryptonite found from General Zod’s crash. Meanwhile in Gotham City, already disenfranchised with all the villains of Gotham, Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Afflack) is in agreement that Superman may have too much power and the power that he wields could potentially be his undoing and the undoing of the world. But at the same time, doesn’t trust Lex Luthor… For reasons? I’m not sure. Either way, this jumble of mixed storylines comes together to give us the ultimate battle of “God vs. Human” in Superman vs. Batman. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”
When it comes to superheroes, I doubt that you will find a more colorful cast of super villains than the set that battles the caped crusader, Batman! Out of all the superheroes out there, I do not think there is a better cast of villains than Batman’s. They are colorful, maniacal, represent different styles of crime from mob bosses to deranged clowns. It is easy to see, with such a massive collection of villains, that a couple would begin to slip through the cracks and forgotten to the Penguins, Harley Quinns, and Jokers of the world. So I decided to dedicate a list to some of the Batman villains who do not get the due credit that they deserve. This is the Top Four Most Underrated Batman Villains!
Once again, setting a few parameters for this list. This list is not going to include any MAJOR main stream Batman villains. If you think Harley Quinn doesn’t get due credit or that Harvey Two Face is a better primary antagonist to Batman than Joker, so sorry! This list isn’t for you! This list is meant to shed some light on the Batman villains who do not typically get the spotlight. Also, these villains are meant to encompass a serious challenge to the Batman over time. So you won’t see any of the Quilt King or some of the more silly villains Batman encounter in the Silver Age. With that being said, let’s get to number 4. Continue reading “Top Four Most Underrated Batman Villains”
So… Today I went to the superhero film that everyone thought was going to be bad… And it was. At least some things remain consistent. It is no secret that August is a desolate waste land when it comes to movies. Like the barren ‘Post Oscar Season’ that is January, August is that month where the Summer Blockbusters that were not going to be any good go to die. One of the main reasons that I am reserving judgment on The Suicide Squad, but that is a story for this time next year. Back to the topic at hand. I knew, going into The Fantastic Four that it was going to be bad, I think everyone knew that this movie was going to be bad, it had all the warning signs of a poorly created Hollywood reboot and retooling. It featured dark tones, seemed needlessly realistic, and was just an all around poor film. I can tear this piece of shit apart for days… And I think I shall. Let’s tear into the terribly grim movie that is The Fantastic Four. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Fantastic Four (2015 Film)”
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! You were supposed to be the saving grace to Triple A Gaming! The one game that we could all point to as a way to prove that the industry wasn’t a pile of shit! This was your chance in the sun Batman: Arkham Knight AND YOU FUCKED IT UP! My god, I don’t think I have ever been this disappointed in a game in all of my life… And this includes Resident Evil 6! Oh my god, this was so sad to play.
I guess before we move on, I should preface this review with the fact that Batman: Arkham Knight is a good game. It is… Do not get me wrong. I am not saying that Batman: Arkham Knight is a shit game. What I am saying is that it is a disappointing game. This is a game that should have been competing with games like Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Last of Us, Deus Ex, DOOM, Silent Hill 2, and even Batman: Arkham City for Greatest Game of All Time! This game should have easily scored a perfect 5/5 for me, a 4.5/5 if something wasn’t working on launch date. But no, instead we get a ‘pretty good game’ that doesn’t hold a candle to its predecessors. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Batman: Arkham Knight”
After just returning from Bowling Green’s Humans vs. Zombies Summer Invitational, I find myself physically and mentally exhausted after the long two-day event. So when I got home and sat in front of my computer screen, I decided it was time to tackle something old, nostalgic, and a little easy on the mind. So I looked to my shelf and found my answer, the answer to Tim Burton’s 1980 superhero film Batman, the much more out there and bizarre Batman Returns. I’ve mentioned before that I have a love hate relationship when it comes to Burton and his style of films, some of them I find enjoyable in their own special Burtonesque kind of way like Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice, while other movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland have left me with nothing but a taste of hatred and disdain. So where does Batman Returns fall into this category? Well a little bit in the middle. Just like his interpretation of Dark Shadows, Batman Returns is one of those movies that could have been something special if it hadn’t been for too much creative control. I commend Burton for having a very unique eye for cinema and a unique aesthetic. But whenever it is left unchecked, you are bound to get some wild results. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Batman Returns (8/17/2014)”