And here we go again. What a year it has been for video gaming. First Bioshock Infinite, then The Last of Us, and now we have the latest from Rockstar North Grand Theft Auto V. I’m not really sure how to start this review. I think the best way I can start this is by talking about the problems I have with video game critic circles in general. I suppose this can be caused by the fact that video game journalists and professional criticism is a relatively new thing and by that I mean the last 20 or so years. But sadly with their young age, a decent amount of critics either A) are still ‘young’ and naive enough to be blissfully unaware of publishers and developers exploiting them by showering them in lavish gifts and deals in exchange for good reviews. (Look at Doritogate for proof positive of this) or B) Are still in this strange phase where any big name title that is released is automatically showered with praise and perfect scores as far as the eye can see. Now I’m not saying I’m completely innocent of this. Many could argue that I have done the same with a few of my reviews in the past so please do not think for a second that I am standing on top of my pedestal and looking down at everyone else. I’m in the crowd with everyone else. Just trying to bring about a point here. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Grand Theft Auto V”
So this week I went to see a mediocre movie that is about the lives of terrible people… I could beat around the bush, but really what is the point? That is what it is. What else can I say? What is the point of this movie? Why make a movie about a bunch of thieves who steal for the rich and give to themselves for their own petty self-interest? The fact that this movie exists and brings more attention to these people just bugs me to no end… As far as the movie is concerned? Well like I said it is mediocre. It isn’t the worst thing that I have ever seen and I will give it this. At least it was slightly better than Spring Breakers.