Posted on 25 February 2011.
Lately, in the world of RPGs, a particular name keeps coming up, Ys. Is it “Yeez” or “Whys” or “Yeece”?, I hadn’t even heard of Ys (the last one is correct) until Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, and I hated that game. Well, hate can be a strong word, but, let’s just say I had the PSP version. The game was plagued by long load times and plenty of other issues that just destroyed the otherwise AWESOME game. I always meant to go back and play it on the PS2, but with countless other games I have yet to play, I just never got around to it. Then, quite recently, I read about Ys: 1 & 2 Chronicles (Ys 12c) from XSeed. I am totally a sucker for classic-style RPGs, and I can’t ever find enough titles that fit that “top down, action RPG” format, so I decided to check it out. (on another note, Kyle recently reviewed Ys Seven)
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Posted in Games, Reviews
Posted on 09 August 2010.
I love the God of War Collection for PS3 for a variety of reasons. One of the chief reasons is that it has seemingly given various publishers the genius idea of doing the same thing with their PS2 properties. So, following in the footsteps of Team Ico and Sly Cooper, Ubisoft is apparently getting ready to put the ol’ HD shine on Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell.
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Posted in Games, News
Posted on 08 August 2010.
The Crow was an intense film about life, death and revenge. Now it looks like a second round is on the way. Read the full story
Posted in Movies, News
Posted on 29 April 2009.
Why does the movie industry feel the need to saturate viewers with movie remakes? Why not do something original more often? The last few years, especially, has seen a veritable explosion of movie remakes, and it seems the trend is far from over.
Anyone remember the 1991 Phoebe Cates / Rik Mayall film Drop Dead Fred? It was a fantastic film that, while commercial unsuccessful, gained a very large cult following and fanbase over the years. The film was done very well, and left little room for improvement. This, it seems, is not good enough, though. Russell Brand, the at times annoying, at times funny British comedian with the weird hair, will be starring in the remake, written by the same man who is penning the Land of the Lost remake for Will Ferrell. But it is not only our beloved Drop Dead Fred who is getting the makeover treatment; no, no, there is more. Dudley Moore earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in Arthur, as the titular character, the loveable drunkard heir to a vast fortune. The film won two Oscars of the four it was nominated for, which is an obvious sign that it needs to be remade!
And don’t get me started on the garbage “[Insert Topic Here] Movie” and “[Insert Topic Here] Flick” that studios will vomit out every four months. The “spoofs” (if you can call them that) are filled with random pop culture mentions connected together by the loosest of plots pulled, at times, directly from the parody movie with no original spin added. These movies give “spoof” films a bad name. Good God, is there not an original bone left in Hollywood? Why can’t we have more of films like The Fall, or Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, or Pan’s Labyrinth?! COME ON!
SERIOUSLY. COME ON.
-Because I said so
Posted in Movies