The relationship between the video game industry and the gaming media has always been quite tenuous. Even before things started to really get rocky, as a long-time gamer, I could never help shake the feeling that the two parties only remained acquainted because of a few mutual benefits.
Before seeing this film, I wanted to be able to sit down here and like everybody else, call Logan the best X-Men film to date. However, unfortunately, that isn’t the case.
Titanfall 2 has to be one of the biggest surprises of this year, and I’m definitely not alone in saying that. The high praise for this game is what drew it to me in the first place, which for a title that was wedged between Battlefield 1 and the latest Call Of Duty, was not something I had expected—good games aren’t sent out to die by their publishers. However, just because the game surprised me, that doesn’t mean it’s as excellent as every other reviewer seems to be saying.
While the crazy visuals and magic featured in Doctor Strange’s promotional material, may lend the idea that this is a fresh new film from Marvel Studios, its formula and plot are unfortunately not as experimental or original as its digital effects. However, the movie isn’t exactly ruined by this one caveat, still remaining an enjoyable superhero popcorn flick.
Clint Eastwood returns to direct the story of another “American hero,” this time stepping away from military snipers and instead choosing the narrative of a pilot. Specifically, the tale of how an A320 Airbus miraculously landed on the Hudson River, and the challenges that faced the man who flew it there. But is this true story better as a full-length film, or should it have remained a news report?
In 1993 the original Doom was unleashed upon the world, and it quickly ascended to the rank of gaming’s best first-person shooter. However, decades have past since that title’s release and the genre has evolved exponentially. So in 2016, can Doom’s successor once again reclaim the throne?
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, is the supposed final instalment to a series that has spanned nearly a decade. It’s a shining finale to a franchise that has entertained millions and has repeatedly pushed the limits of what’s possible in video games. With all of the hype and expectation surrounding it, Uncharted 4 could’ve easily been a let-down. Luckily for all of us, it isn’t. But that still doesn’t mean it’s perfect.