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Survivor Seasons Ranked from Worst to Best

So guess what?! I got on another Survivor kick! (might have noticed from the last post) This time around, thanks to the powers of Hulu and Amazon Prime, I have been able to watch every damn episode of Survivor. So, after all these years, I have FINALLY caught up on every season. Now that I am done, I think it is time once again to create the definitive list, in my own mind, of the Survivor seasons ranked from worst to best!

There are several lists out there ranking each of the seasons. Some are done by entertainment websites, some were created by Jeff Probst himself, and one of the definitive qualities about each… Is that it is damn near impossible to truly nail down a definitive criteria for how to judge these things. There tends to be some commonalities. However, all considered I have seen lists that see one game ranked one and on another it is ranked 31st. So it truly is all over the place. In order to make sure my list had clear goals, I listed the criteria below as a means of displaying how this ranking came to be!

Criteria
How Intriguing was the Cast: 
This doesn’t mean that they necessarily have to be likable. However, the cast has to inspire intrigue and keep an audience captivated. This can both be through heroes and villains, but as long as they are interesting to watch, they got some points.

Was the Winner Satisfying: Bottom line… This is a game show competition. The winner is a major part of that. If they have a satisfying winner, they got some points. If the winner was unsatisfying, the season was docked.

How Much Strategy Came into Play: Over the years, the driving force behind the show has been strategy. As long as their is some good strategy at play it got points. If a “Pagonging” happened… Well not so much.

How Memorable were the Moments, Twists, and Themes: Every season generates moments. That is the purpose of the show and how it is edited. However, these moments need to still be interesting, memorable, and stand well to the test of time. The Purple Rock in Marquesas is at least intriguing. The alleged sexual harassment of Thailand… Not so much.

Gut Reaction: As much as I hate to admit it… This list cannot be 100% objective. My own preferences will creep in. So best for me to just admit it now.

NOT LISTED: David vs. Goliath

David vs. Goliath doesn’t get listed because it isn’t finished! And that would just be weird. Continue reading “Survivor Seasons Ranked from Worst to Best”

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Tanner Reviews Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon_Age_Inquisition_BoxArtWe can talk about the awesome perks of having a wonderful girlfriend who owns a Xbox One later, but one of the bigger ones that is pertinent today is if you run a review site like me that reviews video games, then you get to see some of these games without going through the hassle of buying a next gen console. But either way, on to the subject of today. One of said girlfriend’s favorite game series is Dragon Age, a game that I never really got into. The reason for this is the same reason I didn’t get really into Mass Effect when it first came out… I just didn’t feel like picking it up. One of those things that is always in the back of your mind, that game that you REALLY want to play but just find other things to occupy your time on your way to the grave and by the time you do play it, it is way past the point of relevancy.

But since she was a big fan of it, I decided to get the crash course from her personally which all lead to Dragon Age Inquisition. After hearing about it I had to say, where has this game been all my life?! I love me some good action fantasy stories and Dragon Age for me as me hooked just the same way Elder Scrolls has hooked me in the past. Out of all the next gen games I have had the chance to either see or play first hand, I have to say that FINALLY we have a game that looks and feels like it needs to be played with the next generation of consoles. Unlike Watch Dogs, Dead Rising 3, Far Cry 4, Killzone Shadowfall, Sunset Overdrive, and countless others that fall into the category of massive pants shitting disappointment, Dragon Age Inquisition is the first game I have seen that has delivered genuine enjoyment. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Dragon Age: Inquisition”