Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. This game takes place shortly after the events of its prequel, Epic Mickey. Unlike Epic Mickey, this game features co-op action where player 1 plays as Mickey Mouse and player 2 plays as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

 

In this game, Mickey returns to Wasteland (a realm where forgotten toons reside) only to find it has become inert (due to the damage caused by the quake) as well as finding that the Mad Doctor has turned over a new leaf (which is in fact an act of deception for a much grander, evil scheme). As such, both Mickey and Oswald work together to save Wasteland and Stop the Mad Doctor. The game has two endings (the game’s ending  as well as the fate of the Mad Doctor depends on your actions in the game).

 

The main protagonists in this game are Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Ortensia and Gus the Gremlin. The main antagonists in this game are the Mad Doctor and Prescott the Gremlin.

 

The multiple versions of Pete we see in this game are Big Bad Pete, Pete Pan (Adventureland version of Pete), Petetronic (Tomorrowland version of Pete) and Small Pete (It’s A Small World version of Pete).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be both magically heartwarming and spiritually, wonderfully amazing. Truly, this is a one of a kind Disney game that has touched and forever will touch the hearts of children throughout the ages.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Game Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Unlike other Lord of the Rings video games, this game’s storyline is entirely based on the first Lord of the Rings book.

 

The cast of playable characters in this game are Frodo Baggins (Hobbit)(Weapons: Dagger/Elven Blade-Sting/Stones/Mithril Shirt/The One Ring), Aragorn (Human)(Weapons: LongSword/Sword of Kings-Anduril the Flame of the West) and Gandalf (Wizard)(Weapons: Elven Blade-Glamdring the FoeHammer/Magic-Fire Blast, Chain Lightning and Heal).

 

The protagonists in this game are Samwise “Sam” Gamgee (Hobbit),

Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck (Hobbit),

Peregrin “Pippin” Took (Hobbit),

Tom Bombadil,

Glorfindel (Elf),

Lord Elrond (Elf),

Arwen (Elf),

Bilbo Baggins (Hobbit),

Boromir (Human),

Legolas (Elf),

Gimli (Dwarf),

Lord Celeborn (Elf) and Lady Galadriel (Elf).

 

The antagonists in this game are The Nazgul “Ring-Wraiths”,

Old Man Willow (Tree),

Barrow-Wight,

Wargs,

Trolls,

Orcs,

The Watcher in the Water (Sea Monster),

Gollum,

The Balrog of Morgoth “Durin’s Bane”,

Uruk-Hai and the Fell Beasts.

 

In conclusion, I liked how they based this game on its novel counterpart instead of its movie counterpart. It was truly in fact an incredibly, ingenious/imaginative accomplishment on their part as well as an honorably, utmost praise to J. R. R. Tolkien himself.

(Opening & Intro)

(Tom Bombadil VS Barrow-Wight)

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Game Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the videogame version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Xbox.

 

In this game, the LotR characters you play as are Gandalf the White (Wizard)(Weapons: Staff/Sword-Glamdring the FoeHammer/Magic),

Aragorn (Human)(Weapon: Sword-Anduril the Flame of the West),

Legolas Greenleaf (Elf)(Weapons: Twin Elven Daggers/Bow of the Galadhrim),

Gimli (Dwarf)(Weapon: Double-Headed Axe),

Samwise Gamgee (Hobbit)(Weapon: Westernesse Dagger) and Frodo Baggins (Hobbit)(Weapon: Elvish Blade-Sting).


The game’s storyline begins during the Battle of Helm’s Deep with you playing as Gandalf. Afterwards, the game’s storyline splits into three different paths. The 1st path is The Path of the Wizard where you play as Gandalf, the 2nd path is The Path of the King where you play as Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli and the 3rd path is The Path of the Hobbits where you play as Sam and Frodo.

 

The levels in The Path of the Wizard are Isengard where you help the Ents defeat Saruman the White, the Top Wall of Minas Tirith where you aid in Gondor’s defense and Minas Tirith’s Courtyard where you hold the line as you usher civilians to safety.

 

The levels in The Path of the King are The Paths of the Dead which you explore as you seek both the The King of the Dead as well as the Undead Army of Dunharrow, Gondor’s Southern Gate, Pelennor Fields where you aid the Armies of Rohan against the Witch-King of Angmar as well as the Armies of Mordor and Mordor’s Black Gate where you make a final stand against the Dark Forces of Mordor.

 

The levels in The Path of the Hobbit are Osgiliath where you attempt to escape from Faramir and his Ithilian Rangers, Shelob’s Lair where you try to find and rescue Frodo from Shelob the Ungolian Spider, the Fortress of Cirith Ungol where you try to rescue Frodo and Mount Doom where you must both defeat Gollum as well as destroy the One Ring of Doom.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to not only follow it’s movie counterpart in perfect sync, but also make the story concept more action-packed/adventurous/mystically dramatic thus in turn making this a perfect game-related choice “For All Free Peoples”.

Sonic Unleashed (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Sonic Unleashed for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. Unlike other Sonic the Hedgehog games, Sonic will have two forms consisting of his standard form during the daytime and his Werehog form during the nighttime.

 

In this game, Dr. Eggman unleashes an ancient evil known as Dark Gaia which in turn shatters the planet into seven pieces, transforms Sonic the Hedgehog into Sonic the Werehog and renders the seven Chaos Emeralds grey and powerless. In his Werehog form, Sonic’s speed is diminished and yet in turn gains both immense physical strength as well as stretchable limbs. Now Sonic must restore the seven Chaos Emeralds, fix the planet and defeat both Dr. Eggman and Dark Gaia to break the curse of the Werehog placed upon himself.

 

The nine locations you visit in this game are Apotos (based on Greek Mediterranean architecture-Greek island of Chora, Mykonos Greece/Greek city of Santorini),

Spagonia (based on western European architecture-Italian city of Siena),

Mazuri (based on Africa),

Holoska (based on Alaska),

Chun-nan (based on China’s architecture),

Shamar (based on a Middle Eastern desert-Petra, Jordan),

Empire City (based on New York City),

Adabat (based on Angkor, Maldivian, and Southeastern Asia),

Eggmanland and the Planet’s Core.

 

The cast of characters are Sonic the Hedgehog/Sonic the Werehog/Super Sonic,

Miles “Tails” Prower,

Amy Rose,

Dr. Eggman,

Professor Pickle,

Dark Gaia and Chip/Light Gaia.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to showcase the eternal conflict between light and darkness that takes place in the world as well in each and every one of us. But as long as we all stay true to ourselves, the light in us will illuminate our lives and the darkness in us will be in turn suppressed forevermore.

(Light Gaia)

(Dark Gaia)

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(Dark Gaia-Perfect)

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(Trailers)

Sonic Generations (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Sonic Generations for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. This game commemorates Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary. Unlike other Sonic the Hedgehog games, You play as both the classically, retro Sonic the Hedgehog and the modernally, mature Sonic the Hedgehog.

 

In this game, Sonic & Tails team-up with their past selves to rescue their kidnapped friends, defeat both Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Eggman (Dr. Robotnik’s future self) as well as prevent an evil entity known as a Time Eater from erasing all of history.

 

The areas we travel through are Green Hill (Sonic the Hedgehog-Sega Genesis),

Chemical Plant/Death Egg(Sonic the Hedgehog 2-Sega Genesis),

Sky Sanctuary (Sonic & Knuckles-Sega Genesis),

Speed Highway/Station Square(Sonic Adventure-Nintendo Gamecube),

City Escape/Final Rush(Sonic Adventure 2-Nintendo Gamecube),

Crisis City (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006-PS3),

Rooftop Run/Eggmanland(Sonic Unleashed-PS2) and Planet Wisp (Sonic Colors-Nintendo Wii).

 

The bosses you face off against in this game are Metal Sonic (Sonic CD-Nintendo GameCube),

Death Egg Robot (Sonic the Hedgehog 2),

Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Adventure 2),

Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure),

Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog),

Egg Dragoon (Sonic Unleashed) and the Time Eater.

 

Sonic’s kidnapped friends in this game are Knuckles the Echidna,

Amy Rose,

Cream the Rabbit,

Cheese the Chao,

Rouge the Bat,

Vector the Crocodile,

Espio the Chameleon,

Charmy Bee and Blaze the Cat.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to showcase Sonic’s greatest, most historic hits as well as completely live up to its 20th anniversary declaration thus we should in fact feel the need, the need for “Sonic Speed”.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review

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After the first trailer had an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the original design of Sonic. 

The new official trailer showed the redesign of Sonic, it looked perfect and finally here are my thoughts: I enjoyed the movie, it’s fun and entertaining…Sonic looked cool, seeing him in action…the rings and facing Doctor Robotnik aka Eggman.

There’s a lot of great scenes in the movie, my favorite scene is Sonic facing Eggman. Actor Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic did an excellent job.

Jim Carrey did great as Robotnik/Eggman, when you watch the film…his performance as Robotnik is cross-between his previous roles the Riddler and Ace Ventura.

I give this movie an A

By Angel

Final Fantasy VII: ReMake (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview Final Fantasy VII: Remake for the PlayStation 4. The game is a remake of the 1997 game Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 1.

 

Square Enix “ the company that invented Final Fantasy” plans to release the game in episodic installments, with the first scheduled for release on April 10, 2020. The first installment covers the beginning of the game’s storyline from bombing a Mako Reactor to fleeing The City of Midgar.

 

The protagonists in the first installment are Cloud Strife (an Ex-Soldier turned Mercenary)(Weapon: Buster Sword), Barrel Wallace (the leader of the Rebel Force: Avalanche)(Weapon: Gun-Arm), Tifa Lockhart (Cloud’s childhood friend and a member of Avalanche)(Weapon: Martial Arts), Aerith Gainsborough (a Flower Girl and the sole survivor of an Ancient Race known as the Centra)(Weapons: Staff/Magic) and Red XIII aka Nanaki (a Red Lion/Wolf-like Beast).

 

The antagonists in the first installment are Sephiroth (a Legendary Super-Soldier)(Weapon: Masamune), President Shinra (a tyrannical businessman), Heidegger (President Shinra’s assistant and the Head of Public Safety “a euphemism for the military), Scarlet (the Head of Shinra’s Weapons Development), Palmer (the Head of Shinra’s Space Program), Tseng (the Leader of the Turks “ President’s Elite BodyGuards”), Reno and Rude (Members of the Turks) and Hojo (the Head of Shinra’s Bio-Chemical Research).

 

In conclusion, I strongly believe that this game will surpass it’s PS1 counterpart on a level of global proportions and in turn exceed all expectations, beliefs and ideals concerning the vast world of Final Fantasy VII.

The Gentlemen Movie Review

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Here are my thoughts; I enjoyed it, the film had a lot of surprising twists and turns, that you didn’t see coming.

The cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant did an excellent performance and I do give Hugh Grant credit…cause his character was funny and stole the whole movie.

The story was good, focusing on the main character and other characters’ point of view. Also the film reminded me of the first two Sherlock Holmes that Guy Ritchie directed and Quentin Tarantino films.

Guy Ritchie did a great job directing and writing the film.

For the record: the film is R-rated.

I give this movie an A+

By Angel

 

TMNT : Turtles Forever (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie TMNT: Turtles Forever. This movie was first released on October 29, 2009. This animated TMNT movie takes place in the 2003 animated series as well as both the 1987 cartoon series and the 1984 Mirage comics series (Turtle Prime).

The protagonists in this movie are the TMNT (2003), TMNT (1987), TMNT (1984), Splinter (2003), Splinter (1987), April O’Neil (2003), April O’Neil (2003) and Casey Jones (2003).

The antagonists in this movie are Shredder (2003), Shredder (1987), Shredder (1984), Krang (1987), Karai (2003), Bebop & Rocksteady (1987) and Hun (Human/Turtle)(2003). 

We also see cameos of the Super Turtles (Leonardo-Graviturtle, Donatello-Shellectro, Raphael-Griddex, Michelangelo-Blobboid), the 1990 Turtles (Live-Action)(1990), the Apocalyptic Turtles (Same As It Never Was), the TMNT (2007)  and the Metal Turtles (1996 OVA).

In conclusion, I found this TMNT movie to be the ultimate, anniversary celebration to Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird’s entire TMNT franchise. Truly a “Turtle Powered/Ninja Timed/Green Machined/Cowabunga” accomplishment on their part.

(1990 Live-Action)

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(Same As It Never Was)

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(Trailers)

Spies in Disguise Movie Review

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Spies in Disguise was a great computer-animated movie…I enjoyed it…it’s funny and fun spy movie

I thought Will Smith and Tom Holland did an excellent performance, their chemistry was good. also Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka, they were great in the movie.

I give this movie an A

By Angel