Tag: Video Game

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.

Tanner Reviews Pokemon Go

Pokemon_GoWell this was an inevitability. I’m not typically one to pick up the mobile games or review them for that matter. I tend to stick to PC and consoles since I consider most mobile games to be little more than scams to get people to pay $2,500 for a little bit of time wasting. However, the possibility of becoming a Pokemon Master using GPS coordinated maps is something that not even my cynical ass can ignore. So yeah, I picked up Pokemon Go just like the thousands of other people who have given the game the old college try and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it is and not just in a “let me give you my life savings for some way to pass time on the shitter.”

In Pokemon Go you take on the role of an aspiring Pokemon master. You are giving a starting Pokemon and beyond that you must go out and literally explore the world. You go to various locations, visit popular landmarks, and collect items and Pokemon. You can later go to gyms once you reach level 5 to train your Pokemon and potentially become a gym leader. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Pokemon Go”

Tanner Reviews Circle

downloadFINALLY! I see something that is worth watching! After scowering the pages of Netflix looking for something worthwhile to watch, I came across an interesting little Indie film called Circle. A fascinating movie that delves into the realms of Twilight Zone science fiction horror as well as a genuine psychological experiment about the horrors of the human condition and what we, as a society, hold dear. I have to say that I am so happy that I stumbled upon this movie, it is quickly becoming a personal favorite of mine.

The story opens with 50 people wake up in a  black room, standing in red circles, and surrounding a gigantic black orb. They quickly learn that if they step out of the red circle, they are killed by the black orb. Every two minutes someone is killed, seemingly by random chance. After several deaths, they learn that they have the power to vote for the people who are going to die. As people begin dying every two minutes, either by random or by chance, the people in the room must decide who dies, what they are doing there, and if there is anyway for them to make it out of their situation alive. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Circle”

Tanner Reviews Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed

Akiba's_Trip_2_CoverWell… This was certainly an interesting experience. Typically  I stay away Japanese games. The style is just not my thing. If it is your, cool. But I am simply not one to enjoy it. But after a friend of mine started to play Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed I had to write a review of one of… the most unique video game experiences that I have ever had.

So put this the best way I can… You, as the protagonist, through shenanigans, become a semi vampire in a realm full of vampires. You can wonder out into the world during the day, but only if you are wearing clothes. So basically you, with your army of female friends, must go around town completing missions and ripping off people’s clothes to fight them… Yeah this shit is happening. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed”

Tanner Reviews Ratchet and Clank (2016 Video Game)

Ratchet_and_Clank_coverThis has not been a good year for the Ratchet & Clank franchise. First, they watch as their movie bombs at the box office and with critics as well. To add insult to injury, their video game that was meant to reboot the franchise is nothing to write home to mother about as well. Of course, the thing is getting at least 8/10 for every video game outlet because most video game criticism sucks the dicks of producers and developers alike, but I cannot simply walk away saying anything positive about one of the most forgettable gaming experiences in recent history.

In this reboot of the classic series, Ratchet and his robot buddy Clank have to free the universe from a nefarious space captain. They travel from planet to planet, fighting baddies with a multitude of different goofy guns and collecting obscene amounts of omnipresent coins that fly at you at every second of the damn game. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ratchet and Clank (2016 Video Game)”

Tanner Reviews Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

downloadWell it is the summer time and unlike the spring where I had no time to do anything… I am now stuck with absolutely nothing to do for the next three months. One week in and I already am unsure what to do with myself. Locked alone in my apartment with my cats starring at various screens and thinking about life. Well, in order to curve the Cabin Fever, I went to the local movie rental and picked up the final installment of the Naughty Dog franchise, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. This is up there for one of the most anticipated games of the year and all things considered, I was looking forward to it. Half because the original Uncharted is one of my favorite games and two because I am ready for the series to be over. I love it, but the game franchise has clearly run its course and it is now time for us all to move on with our fucking lives. So I picked up the game and gave it a play through and… Well… It is exactly what I expect… In that I have played this game already three times before and I honestly didn’t need to take a fourth crack at it. But more of that later, let’s dig into this game! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”

Batman: Arkham Knight Side Missions Ranked from Worst to Best

I think many people can remember my long rant about Batman: Arkham Knight and the fact that the game did not live up to my expectations. Well, here is the thing. I still love playing the game. I have been playing it the past couple of days. I don’t dislike the game, I just think it could have been substantially better then what it was. But, I do still enjoy it and I also enjoy the side quests that the game has to offer. Considering the game gives mountains of opportunities, I have decided to list them from worst to best. Now, I should add that just because a mission is at the bottom or the top of this list doesn’t mean that the game sucks for it or has changed the game forever. It is just the worst or best of the series that connects to a good game. I should also like to add that I am including the Season of Infamy Expansion on it as well. That being said, let’s start with our weak links. Continue reading “Batman: Arkham Knight Side Missions Ranked from Worst to Best”