So I recently purchased the new game “A Way Out” by the creator of “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons”. The quick run down is that it’s an indie game that’s part of the EA Originals project (in which the creator said that EA isn’t making any money off of it, he and his team get all the profits [aside from what PlayStation makes]). It’ll take you about 6-7 hours to complete, it’s $39.99 CDN (so probably $29.99 in the US) and there are no microtransactions of any kind. It’s also a co-op only game (you can’t play solo), but only one person needs to own it (more on that later). So with that in mind, what did I think of the game? (Also, I’ll be keeping spoilers to a minimum, but there will be some minor non-story spoilers.) Continue reading “A Way Out: Fun or Disappointing?”
Warning: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!
So I’m going to start this off by saying that I think Charlie Kaufman is a great screenwriter and filmmaker, but that in no way affects my opinion of this movie. For example, I also happen to love P.T. Anderson with Boogie Nights being one of my all-time favourite films ever, but I absolutely hated Inherent Vice. Now as for Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is also one of my all-time favourite movies ever, but he didn’t direct that one, he only wrote it. His first movie that he both wrote and directed was Synecdoche, New York which I am fine never seeing again considering it was quite possibly the world’s most depressing film ever conceived. It wasn’t bad, it was actually quite good, but each scene was more depressing than the scene that preceded it and by the end of the movie you basically want to kill yourself, so yeah, one viewing is all I need.
But now onto his latest film Anomalisa. So what is Anomalisa? It’s a stop-motion animated film written and (co-)directed by Charlie Kaufman. It was completely funded on Kickstarter.com. It was originally just a soundplay and the three actors that were used to voice the soundplay reprised their roles for the movie. Continue reading “Anomalisa: Great Movie or Pretentious Crap?”
It Follows. No It Doesn’t!
So I should’ve written this review a little while ago when I had just finished watching the movie, but I didn’t. Now I am, though, because people have to know why this is not a good horror movie and why it is not a good movie in general.
I became interested in seeing it shortly after it came out and critics were praising it. Seriously. 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with this as the consensus: “Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels — and leaves a lingering sting.”
That is simply a lie and let me tell you why. Continue reading ““It Follows” – A Movie Review”
So I recently downloaded this game off of Steam, it was 50% off and it intrigued me as all games of this genre tend to do. It’s a rhythm based music game that uses your own song library from your computer to create these obstacle course-like tracks. Obviously this isn’t the first game to do this, but it’s the first one I’ve played that actually does it well. The surprising thing about it is that it’s in early access, so it’s not even fully complete. Continue reading “Melody’s Escape – A Game Review”
Seven Days to Die
Lots of fun playing with friends
Not so much solo
Kind of like Minecraft
But without Lego-type blocks
And with more zombies Continue reading “Reviews in Haikus: “7 Days to Die””
I recently purchased a game on Steam called “Showtime!” It’s pretty fun. Basically you’re the head of a movie studio and you’re in charge of hiring script writers, actors, directors, etc. and making sure all the movies and sets and stuff are within your budget. You have to manage expenses and try to stay in the green. Some movies will do well, some movies won’t, but above all, try to at least make your money back. Continue reading “It’s Showtime!: A Video Game Review and a Short Story”
I know I haven’t written a blog post in a while and I apologise. You see, I graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and since then I’ve basically been working a lot. But when I’m not working I’m mostly playing video games.
I’ve gotten into this whole “indie game” and “alpha game” fad on Steam. Lately I’ve been going crazy just downloading a bunch of indie games and alpha games (I’m downloading “Project Zomboid” as I write this). The two latest ones I’ve been playing are: a “life simulator” called “Always Sometimes Monsters” and an open-world horror/survival game called “The Forest”.
Now here are my reviews. Continue reading “Game Reviews: “Always Sometimes Monsters” and “The Forest””
So you may have noticed that it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog. Besides schoolwork taking up most of my time (and trying to figure out what to do next in life once I graduate from university), I’ve been playing some games on my phone. Two apps in particular have really caught my attention…the two apps in the title. However, I’m going to be a rebel and talk about them in the reverse order than they are listed in the title of this blog post.
First up: QuizUp Continue reading “App Review: “Jack N’ Jill” and “QuizUp””