Showing posts from August, 2021

"Marvel's Avengers: War for Wakanda" Review

You would think that a game that shares the license of what's currently the hottest thing in pop culture right now would be a sure fire win, but that's not the reality "Marvel's Avengers" enjoyed when it released back in 2020. The game by Square Enix and "Tomb Raider" developer Crystal Dynamics was a hodgepodge of a game that mixed the third person bonafides Crystal Dynamics was known for with a solid combat engine and well realized character kits, all to be massively undone by what was clearly an undercooked "live service/loot driven" element that cast a pall on what was a relatively well-made game. Whatever good merit the game could garner with its well realized cast of characters and surprisingly engaging story campaign, could easily be forgotten by the relative broken nature of its live service component. In other words, par for the course for any first time comers to this genre.  If you have ever played a game in the "live service/loo

"The Suicide Squad" Review

    I'm not going to mince words: 2016's "Suicide Squad" is bar none one of the worst movies I have ever seen based on a comic book property. Here was a film with so much potential (an interesting choice of director, a great premise for the comic book genre and a killer cast) completely, utterly wasted due to massive corporate mangling after the negative reception for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". To me, it massively damaged the idea of this ecclectic property from DC Comics ever resonating in film after such a high profile, confused disaster.  Enter James Gunn.  Fresh off the heels from his unfortunate ouster from Disney following the unearthing of some old, unsavory tweets, Warner Bros. absolutely struck gold by immediately bringing in James Gunn and giving him carte blance to do anything he wanted with any DC property. Considering Gunn absolutely cemented his reputation with handling a band of misfits with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" m