Tag: Video Game

Tanner Reviews TellTale Batman Episode 2

downloadSo considering the fact that I already reviewed the first episode of TellTale’s Batman, I thought I might as well do all five and then come with a final conclusion when the game is concluded. With that being said, this episode was certainly an improvement with less hamfisted dialogue, more Batman, and a bit more tension then what the first one had to offer. While there were still some problems with it, there is a bright glimmer of hope for the video game. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews TellTale Batman Episode 2”

Until Dawn Characters Ranked from Shittiest to Most Redeeming

So, I have to admit that I am on something of an Until Dawn kick recently. What can I say? I love the game and going through the different possibilities is a fun experience. So I thought to myself, how can I make this into something for my website? I know! How about I rank each of the characters from shittiest to the most redeeming. After all, the best part about this game is the fact that these characters are not just tropes in a horror movie… Well okay, if this was a movie, they probably would be. But since the game gives us plenty of time to flesh each of these characters out, it certainly gives each of them character and you can definitely relate to them… Even if they are kind of pieces of shit. So why not disect each character to determine which of them is the best of the bunch and which of them are the shittiest human beings? Sound fun? Well then, let’s get started. Continue reading “Until Dawn Characters Ranked from Shittiest to Most Redeeming”

Tanner Reviews Please Don’t Touch Anything

downloadThis was… Interesting? I guess that is a good word for it. It certainly wasn’t a terrible experience. It was short and just kind of… there, I suppose. Please Don’t Touch Anything is one of the more experimental indie games out there on the market that attempts to challenge the preconceived notions of a video game to build a somewhat simplistic but enjoyable video game experience. Basically, you take on the role of person X who is watching a control panel for his friend who just went to the bathroom. Your job is to not touch anything. However, that would defeat the whole purpose of the game… So you start touching things. This could lead to a whole series of wacky events. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Please Don’t Touch Anything”

Mini Review: Telltale’s Batman Episode 1

batman_telltale_games_logoI want to say, EVEN BEFORE I start to write the intro, that this is NOT a complete review of the entire game! I want to save that tasty little treat for when I have been able to play all five episodes of the game in order to give a truly all encompassing review. What I am attempting to review here is the initial first impressions that the game has given me, nothing more. With that being said, after The Walking Dead, I have been chomping at the bit to get a chance to play TellTale’s take on the Caped Crusader. While the concept has been a little odd for me, I am ready to see what else they have to offer with the next four episodes.

So in TellTale’s version of Batman, we find ourselves in our awkward Batman stage where he is known by the people… But isn’t quite accepted by the cops. Also some of his villains are in that weird sort of “needs to blossom” stage. You get the picture. We get a nice “meet cute?” of Catwoman and Batman as Catwoman is trying to steal a disk of some kind but is ultimately unsuccessful.

In the world of Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent or Neo-Gaston from Beauty and the Beast is running for mayor of Gotham against the corrupted Mayor Hill and Wayne is backing him up financially and philosophically. The two piss off the corrupt Carmine Falcone when Bruce Wayne is unwilling to play ball with the man which leads us into a, majority Bruce Wayne doing Wayne stuff, and a little bit of Batman sprinkled in for good measure. Continue reading “Mini Review: Telltale’s Batman Episode 1”

The Most Popular Pokemon of Each Type

I did promise no more Pokemon Go articles. But I never promised that I would stop writing Pokemon articles in general… Well okay, maybe I did about three years ago when the sheer amount of opinions I got from them somewhat irritated me. But that is beside the point. I thought to myself, why not give this shot another go and why not take a look at the favorite Pokemon of each type?! Doesn’t that sound fun?… Well regardless, I’m ready to deal with all the backlash and variety of differing comments this post will bring. So let’s do this! This is the Most Popular Pokemon of Each type!

Now, to set a few quick ground rules. This list IS NOT about the most powerful Pokemon or the best Pokemon for a given situation. This is about the Pokemon from each type with enough zeitgeist to carry a powerful calling. I will also include a large number of runner ups who came close to taking it but just barely inched it out. Finally, in order to be in the running for a type, the Pokemon must have the “type” as their PRIMARY type. In order to create fairness to all Pokemon, if a Pokemon is listed as Fire/Fighting, they will be judged in the Fire category and NOT in the flying category. Continue reading “The Most Popular Pokemon of Each Type”

Mini Review: Far Cry Primal

Far_Cry_Primal_cover_artOnce more, I find myself running short on time and once more, I decided to suffice this by watching a some YouTube videos of a video game that was released and give my quick and dirty opinions on it for the world to read. For most of you out there who do not know, I’m not a big fan of Far Cry. I was not a fan of Far Cry 3 making me the only sod on this planet that had a problem with the game. Far Cry 4 was just an updated version of 3, in my opinion, and as such needed to sit in the same room and think about what it did. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is just my relationship with Ubisoft now. They are just going to keep releasing shit that I do not like and over saturate the market with it until once in a blue moon Far Cry Blood Dragon or Assassin’s Creed Black Flag shows up to make my life an easier place. So when it came to my thoughts on Far Cry Primal, my thoughts were “boring” and “the same old fucking thing.” Continue reading “Mini Review: Far Cry Primal”

Tanner Follows up on Pokemon Go

Pokemon_GoSo, 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.