So after hearing the requests, I have finally decided to rank the Disney Pixar movies from worst to best. Ultimately, this list is going to be fun. Unlike Disney Animation Studios, Pixar tends to take a few more risks and as a result you have some timeless classics… And a few… Well not timeless classics. No matter what though, all of them have a wave of nostalgia attached to them that is undeniable. So with that being said, this is the Disney Pixar Movies, ranked from worst to best.
Keep in mind that the criteria for this list comes from the overall quality of the movie, the artistic merit, its longevity in culture, and some of my own personal beliefs as well. Continue reading →
This may very well be one of the games that I have had to methodically play the longest in order to get a proper review out of it. But ultimately it was all worth it for a chance to play what might very well be the best mobile game I have ever played. 2016 has been a weird year for video games. When two of the potential game of the year winners happens to be a mobile game and Triple A games don’t have much of an opportunity…I don’t know how I am supposed to feel. But at either rate, this mobile gaming dating simulator may very well be one of the best video games of 2016. Continue reading →
The list continues! We started with the honorable mentions, then moved on from 100-91, 90-81, and now we hit 80-71. If you would like to check out the other parts of this list, please check the links below.
So, I have been working on this damn game for weeks and I am going to be honest, I am tired of waiting. I was able to pick up Pokemon Uranium, a fan made game based on the Game Freak license, and have been having a good time playing it since I got it. Seriously, for anyone out there who likes Pokemon, please go find a friend who has it so you can get the files from them. As far as fan made games are concerned, this thing is at least worth a once over. But after becoming stuck for the umpteenth time grinding, I have decided to go ahead and write the review of this game while I am still most of the way complete. So I’m going to ask you to keep that fact in mind as I go into detail here. Continue reading →
So back to Steam with my latest dose of indie gaming. It truly is one of my favorite places when it comes to reviewing things. I typically enjoy them for one and if I don’t, they are at least somewhat memorable. But this time, thanks to a sit around the table, drink, and play video games sessions with my friends, I was able to get a look at a new Steam Indie Darling, Oxenfree. Oxenfree is an interesting little game that takes a few pages out of Until Dawn’s playbook and sprinkles them with just the right amount of Silent Hill and Double Fine Production animation.
Five teenagers travel to a small island known as Edwards Island to be rambunctious teenagers and party. Alex is our main character, complete with blue main character hair. She has recently lost her brother, Michael, and is looking to spend some time away from it all to wind down. The rest of the party includes Alex’s new stepbrother Jonas, her life long stoner friend Ren, Ren’s crush Nona, and the former girlfriend to the late Michael, Clarissa. After the group explores a strange cave, a large green triangle appears and all hell breaks loose. They wake up disoriented, scattered, and the island abandoned. The kids then must unravel the mysteries of the island while they try to find their own means of escape. Continue reading →
So, I have to admit that this weekend has been dedicated to playing Pokemon Go and nothing else has fallen into place for that. So I thought I would write a brief follow up of my experience with Pokemon Go and some problems that have come up since playing.
Overall, the game is fucking incredible. There is an attention to detail on where Pokemon spawn that really didn’t need to go into a game. It has also got a lot of people to go out and exercise as well interact with others who are playing the game as well. There are a few problems. The crashing servers have become notorious at this point and the fact that the gyms are a pain in the ass even if you have a great data coverage. There are constant moments of people being kicked out of gyms after they have won and not being able to battle at all. But those negatives aside, it is an excellent experience that I recommend everyone try out if you are a fan of video games and Pokemon.
I swear that I keep to a schedule… At least I try to. I guess that is the grad student’s lament. Other things take a hint as you torture yourself with work in order to get that next piece of validation paper. At any rate, I am still alive and kicking and I really need to break in the 2016 gaming schedule with a game that is unlike anything that I have seen before. It is a unique game and an interesting addition to the simulator genre, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Talk about an interesting game, it has been a long time since I have seen a game that includes a manual to be used outside of the game. What a unique concept!
So the basic idea of KTaNE is a party game for you and your friends akin to You Don’t Know Jack. Essentially, one of you takes on the job as the bomb diffuser. You give your partner information about the case as you try to diffuse various aspects of a bomb. Your friend, the expert, reads from a manual and dictates what you should do in order for the bomb not to explode while they are shielded from the screen. The idea of the game is to keep good communication between you and your friend so that none of you explode and kill everyone due to your piss poor bomb diffusing tactics. Continue reading →