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Tanner Reviews Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline_Miami_2_coverOh the Steam Summer Sale, how I love it. It is that magical time when we praise the great GabeN and shower him with money as we purchase copious amounts of games to pad out our library… Most of which will be forever left grayed out on our screen, coupled with an attitude of ‘I’ll play it eventually.’ During this time, I too love to stock up on a handful of games that I want to play… And than I go to the internet to pirate all the new releases to come out so that I don’t have to pay for something I may dislike (NAUGHTY TANNER)! Yes, pirating and rentals is a wonderful combination that gets me through reviewing new titles. I can already hear the NSA kicking down my door as I run magnets over my hard drive. BUT before I go to jail for the next 38 years for internet crimes for not paying $20 for a possibly shitty game, allow me to talk about the follow-up to one of the most violent games ever made, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.

Hotline Miami was a solid game. It scored a solid 4.5 out of me and remains one of the best values in gaming today. There are hours of fun, complex strategy, and surreal story line. It was, in short, excellent. So when I heard there was going to be a sequel to the original, my response was… “What could they possibly do?” Hotline Miami is one of those games that is simultaneously amazing and terrible for a future franchise. Hotline Miami is, in essence, lightning in a bottle. The story, the art, the gameplay. It is one of those things that you just cannot replicate and do so well. Sure enough, when I got a chance to play Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number I saw the exact same game as before, just repackaged into a new story. I suppose it is a good thing, you are exactly the same as a good game. But that will not give it a pass when your story is more convoluted than the first and you bring nothing new to the table. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number”

Ten Movies and Video Games to Keep an Eye on for 2015

As we roll into 2015 I decided to try something a little different this year. While I was going through the 2015 in Film and 2015 in Video Gaming for this year, I thought wouldn’t it be interesting to make a list of both video games and movies that we can keep an eye on for 2015. So with that in mind I have decided to include 5 video games and 5 movies that are hyped for the 2015 season. Odds are if they are making this list then you will see a review on them from me coming up.

Just to keep in mind these lists are my own personal opinion based on the hype of the masses and how much attention, both positive and negative these games and movies will receive in 2015. Keep in mind THIS LIST IS NOT ITEMS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING! That is a completely different list. This list is a collection of games and movies that I feel will cause quite a stir when they are released and are something, as the title suggests that we should keep an eye on as we march forward into the new year. Also keep in mind when it comes to video games that the game does not have to be released in 2015 but can be a rerelease or a remastering to make the list. With that being said, let’s start with the video games. Continue reading “Ten Movies and Video Games to Keep an Eye on for 2015”