Tag: The Walking Dead

5 Deaths that Devastated Fandoms

It is a sad fact of life, but where there is a fandom of fervent fans who absolutely love a TV show, movie series, or video game… There is going to be deaths so tragic that it just brings a tear to your eye at the mere sound or sight of their name. Those characters that will always be remembered tragically and with contempt for the creators for taking our beloved treasures away from us. This list is to commemorate 5 of those characters who left us with a void in our heart that simply could not be replaced.

So here are the Rules
One character per franchise. Harry Potter has a plethora of tragic deaths… But only one can be chosen.
The character has to stay dead or have a complete character redesign.
There is no rhyme or reason to this list. It is just ten characters whose deaths hurt the most.
If I missed someone from your favorite fandom, I’ll be honest it might just be because I missed it… Or I just don’t care about that particular fandom.
There are spoilers from this point on. So if you get upset… Oh well, not my problem. Continue reading “5 Deaths that Devastated Fandoms”

Tanner Reviews TellTale’s The Walking Dead

TWD-game-coverWith the debut of the Season 2 teaser 400 Days and considering that this really is the only thing from The Walking Dead that I have yet to review, I think it is high time that we talk about the mini series that took the world by storm last year. TellTale’s The Walking Dead. Unlike the television show which seems to be creating its own separate entity and Survival Instincts which is one of the biggest pieces of shit I have ever had the misfortune to sit through, TellTale’s The Walking Dead to this day is the medium outside of the comic series that really gets the ‘essence’ of what it means to be apart of the Walking Dead universe. It is a game in my opinion that hit all the right notes at the right time and gave it to us at such a great value that it is easy to see why it won so many titles for game of the year last year.

We will get into the details of why this game was so successful in a moment, but first what I want to do is explain how this review is going to take a bit of a different route. Just like my normal reviews this will cover the pros and the cons of the game and give a conclusion and a final score at the end. However I do want to give some special attention to ‘400 Days’ the recent DLC that is sort of a prelude to Season 2 of The Walking Dead. So after the finish of this review we will have a little mini review for 400 days and my thoughts on how Season 2 is going to go.

In case you have not yet played Season 1 the brief synopsis is that this game comes in 5 different episodes that are about 2 hours apiece. It follows the story of Lee Everett, a man who had just recently been convicted for murdering a senator who was having an affair with his wife. After his car crashes en route to prison, he finds himself in the world of the dead and quickly bonds with a little girl named Clementine, whose parents are gone on a trip to Savannah. The rest of the story centers around the relationships that Lee forms with Clementine as well as the people in his group and what all occurs in the 90+ days of Lee’s experience in the zombie apocalypse. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews TellTale’s The Walking Dead”

The Walking Dead Season 3 Follow Up

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Poster Art - Frank Ockenfels/AMCSo it has been a few days after the season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 and after the dust has cleared and I have had a chance to review the other episodes and now I am able to wrap up the show as it stands now.

I will state that this is merely a follow up to my Walking Dead review so if you want the full review then please check that out in my archives.

Overall the season really is polarizing. There are some episodes that were very well done and well written… But then there were some that were simply appalling and VERY poorly written. You kind of have to take the good with the bad. This season saw the most ‘growing pains’ from the series as they are now trying to separate themselves from its comic book counter part and branch into their own separate entity with the comics being merely a ‘guideline’.

The season finale itself I felt to be VERY lack luster. It didn’t resolve a lot, their was a body count but most were really irrelevant with the exception of the big twist. Plus their are moments where it completely rapes the realm of plausibility.

Minor spoilers  (mainly for comic book fans) they are still in the prison. Which… I can kind of understand because after the prison comes the trip to and the plot in Alexandria which for all intents and purposes is still being resolved and with the characters who are now dead there isn’t a whole lot that happens in between the trip to the prison and trip to Alexandria so I can see why they would want to expand the prison.

I do think that they need to take a step back and evaluate the number of episodes per season they are running. With it increasing from 6 to 12 to 18 if they keep going there is going to be A LOT of padding merely to make money and in the end people will get bored of the series as a whole.

Overall the season is okay, not great but okay. Kind of what the critical reception of the show at large is so it is at least meeting the status quo. Overall season 3 is a VERY polarizing season with a lot of episodes that fail miserably but some that are VERY well done. Unlike season 2 they did take a few more risks. They were safe risks granted but they did dip their toes into the pool of what they could and could not get away with the fans of the show.

Overall the scores for the shows seasons is as followed

Season 1: 4/5

Season 2: 2.5/5

Season 3: 3/5

Well that does it. With the show going into hibernation, no games coming out in the near future, and me not feeling the need to review individual comics as they come out, I can let the series be for a little while.

Tanner Reviews The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts

I'm falling asleep staring at the box cover.
I’m falling asleep staring at the box cover.

PIECE OF SHIT!!! This game is a piece of shit! Thank God I have the rule that I rent a game before I pay the full price for it because Dear Lord Walking Dead: Survival Instincts is a failure on just about every level that you can possibly fail at a video game. I guess it was expected. I mean The Walking Dead cannot continue to ride the high kite forever. Eventually something would have to come out that fails even with fans of series. But man I didn’t think this game would sink that far. Rushed, unfinished, clunky, poorly rendered, bad plot, bad direction, are just a few phrases we could use to describe this thing! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts”

Tanner Reviews the Walking Dead (TV Series)

The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Poster Art - Frank Ockenfels/AMC

So on my first post back from my hiatus I thought I would tackle something that was very near and dear to my heart and that is The Walking Dead. I am going to be honest I love The Walking DeadI have collected every comic since they came out, I have been a fan since 2001, it remains my personal favorite comic book and is one of my most regular watched shows. While I do not agree with everything they do, I do overall like the show and have it DVRed so I can watch it whenever I like. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews the Walking Dead (TV Series)”