Tag: Best of 2016

Tanner Reviews Manchester by the Sea

 

manchester_by_the_seaEvery year, around this time, I go see one of the big time movies coming out at the height of Oscar season to potentially compete with the best and worst of that year. Sometimes they pay off… And sometimes they are a pain in the ass. I’m here to tell you today… This movie was fucking incredible! It is a beautiful film. It may not be the most visually appealing or memorable in the annals of history. But Manchester by the Sea is a brilliant character piece that focuses on the complex and realistic emotions of loss, love, and depression. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Manchester by the Sea”

Tanner Reviews Final Fantasy XV

ff_xv_cover_artWell this is it. The last video game post of 2016. This year I suprisingly had a higher number of video game reviews then I had last year. So this should definitely be a more well rounded list. As always, the Best and worst of 2016 will come near the beginning of January after one last hurrah at the movie theater to pick up a few stragglers at the end. The video game best and worst list will be recorded and both lists will be published to Tanner Reviews as well as Project Derailed. So look forward to that coming up soon. But for now, let’s talk about one of my favorite games of 2016, Final Fantasy XV. After the abysmal showing of Final Fantasy XIII I had little faith in the franchises ability to keep modernizing as time goes on. The irritating main cast combined with the never ending corridor displayed a crisis, in my eyes, with the Final Fantasy franchise. After Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was a success, I thought they would just take the Ultima route and just focus 100% of their energy on the MMORPG scene. But boy was I wrong! Final Fantasy XV came back with a bang with a combination of classic RPG feels, modern setting, as well as a 1950’s/modern day motif, this has proven to truly be the sleeper hit of 2016 just as the year is coming to a close. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Final Fantasy XV”