Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) Movie Review by Angel

I saw Sonic 2 in theaters, I enjoyed the movie. it was fun,
epic and entertaining.

The first movie was introduction of Sonic’s story and this one is the
beginning of his journey, meeting Tails and Knuckles.

Ben Schwartz, Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Idris Elba, the three of them did
an excellent job voicing Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik aka Eggman, his performance was awesome. also
James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Lee Majdoub and Adam Pally were
great.

I give this movie an “A”

Uncharted (2022) Movie Review by Angel

I never played the game, but I’ve heard about it and now it has become a live action movie.

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, both play Nathan Drake and Drake’s mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan.

I enjoyed the movie, it was fun and entertaining. Cool action sequences, the movie is a mix of Indiana Jones and Nicolas Cage’s 2 National Treasure movies. Also both Tom and Mark, their performances/chemistry were great.

This was a big movie moment for Tom Holland, Spider-Man: No Way Home to Uncharted.

I give this movie 10/10.

Resident Evil Village Review by Nate

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With the newest entry in the Resident Evil Franchise Capcom once again delivers a fantastic entry in the franchise. Set three years after the events of Resident Evil 7 Ethan and his wife Mia have relocated to Europe by Chris Redfield to start a new life with their newborn daughter Rosemary. One night though Chris Redfield and his squad raid the house, kill Mia, and kidnap both Ethan and Rosemary. Soon Ethan awakes in a village that is overrun by werewolf-like creatures called lycans.

After traversing through the village Ethan soon  learns that his daughter Mia has been kidnapped by four monster-like beings. The vampire like Lady Dimitrescu, The Dollmaker Donna Beneviento, The Merman like Salavatore Moreau, and Karl Heisenburg the magnetic lunatic who runs a factory that assembles a line of Frankenstein like monsters. All four of them report to the head of the the village Mother Miranda, a witch-like being. Soon Ethan must obtain all four of Rosemary’s body parts and stop Mother Miranda. Aside from the Lycans that I mentioned earlier there are other enemies your come across throughout your playthrough including zombie ghouls, gargoyles, and werewolves, all waiting to ambush you at every turn. These new enemies that you encounter in the game feel like a response to one of the few shortcomings to Resident Evil 7. The new enemies add a lot more variety to the game and add a bit more tension to the game.

,The new enemy types in the game also adds more combat variety to the game as well. While the AI in the game isn’t the smartest bunch they make up for it with sheer numbers. Around the halfway point in the game the enemy swarms begin to grow substantially. By the end of the game I was indulging in chaotic levels of carnage that reminded me more of a Call of Duty campaign than a survival horror game. This is a much different change from Ethan in the last game where he was more vulnerable, whereas in this game he is able to do more. Like climbing over fences and moving through windows this time around. Similar to Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil, Ethan, if he is quick enough, can shoot  flaming arrows mid air if you’re quick on the trigger. There are certain things in the environment that can help you even the playing field against hordes of enemies. Such as heavy machinery traps in Heisenberg’s lair or using a zipline to escape a wave of enemies.

A somewhat returning feature in this game is a merchant named The Duke in this game. Think of him as a Transylvania version of 7-11 he can be found at various locations throughout the map. You can buy various things from him including limited amounts of medkits and ammo, weapon upgrades, and various weapons as well. The Duke is very reminiscent of the Merchant from Resident Evil 4. Similar to Resident Evil 4 players can explore the environment and look for not only ammo but also healing items and like in Resident Evil you can also find various treasures that can be combined with others that you find in the environment to sell to the Duke. There are also animals in the environment that can be killed and have their meat turned to dishes by The Duke that gives Ethan a permanent health boost.

As great as this game is I did notice a few problems with it. For starters as much as Capcom and the internet hyped up Lady D she comes up a bit short. For starters you encounter her very early in the game and she’s the very first boss you’ll fight in this game. Plus not only that unlike a lot of Resident Evil enemies who stalk you  she’s pretty easy to avoid. Same thing applies for her daughters who not only are easy to avoid, they also all share the same weaknesses, making the fight against them all play out the same. Also towards the end of the game, it ends up turning into a Call of Duty campaign rather than survival horror game. Another problem I had was it lacked the scare factor that Resident Evil 7 had. The only time I was legit scared in this game was when I went to house Benevento where I was stalked by this freaky baby monster. That was the only time where I was legit scared in the game.

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles, and I’m here to review The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age for the PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube. This game was first released on November 2, 2004.

In this game, you take control of six warriors as you play through all three Lord of the Rings movies while aiding the Fellowship against the dark forces of Mordor.

The main protagonists are

  • Berethor (Human/Male)(Captain of the Citadel Guard of Gondor)(Weapon: Sword & Shield),
  • Idrial (Elf/Female)(Weapons: Sword/Elven Magic),
  • Elegost (Human/Male)(Dunedain Ranger)(Weapon: Bow & Arrows),
  • Hadhod (Dwarf/Male)(Weapons: Axes & War Hammers),
  • Morwen (Human/Female)(Maiden of Rohan)(Weapon: Dual Rohirrim Battle Axes),
  • Eaoden (Human/Male)(Royal Guard of Rohan/Rohirrim Outrider)(Weapon: Spear.)

The heroes you aid in this game are

  • Gandalf the Grey, 
  • Aranel (Idrial’s brother), 
  • Legolas Greenleaf, 
  • Gimli, 
  • Aragorn, 
  • Faramir, 
  • Gandalf the White, and 
  • Eowyn (Shield Maiden of Rohan.)

In this game, you traverse through nine areas, which are comprised of multiple iconic locations. These areas and locations are

  • Eregion (The Forest Outskirts of Rivendell/The Pass of Caradhras/Weathertop/The Fellowship’s Campsite/Moria’s Western Entrance),
  • Moria: West Side (The Watcher in the Water’s Lair/The Fellowship’s Campsite/Moria’s Mithril Pit/Moria’s Throne Room/Moria’s Hall of Records),
  • Moria: East Side (Balin’s Tomb/Moria’s Burial House/The Bridge of Khazad-Dum),
  • East Emnet Gullies (The Argonath/Rohan’s Outpost),
  • Rohan: Home of the Horse Lords (Edge of Fanghorn Forest/Snowbourne Bridge/Snowbourne Village),
  • Helm’s Deep (The Great Hall/The Deeping Wall/The Main Gate),
  • Osgiliath (The River/The Sewers),
  • Minas Tirith (Courtyard/The 3rd Level’s Gateway/The 7th Level’s Citadel) and
  • The Fields of Pelennor.

The enemies you fight in this game are:

  • Orcs,
  • The Wild Men of Dunland, 
  • Wargs, 
  • Goblins, 
  • Trolls, 
  • Uruk-Hai, 
  • Easterlings from Rhun, and 
  • Mumakil of Harad. 

The antagonists you fight in this game are: 

  • The Watcher in the Water, 
  • The Balrog of Morgoth, 
  • Grima Wormtongue, 
  • Sharku: Orc Warg-Rider Captain, 
  • Gothmog: Orc Army Commander, 
  • The Witch-King of Angmar, 
  • The Nazgul (Ringwraiths), and 
  • Sauron: The Dark Lord of Mordor.

 Throughout the game, Gandalf ‘speaks’ to Berethor by means of “Epic Scenes”; film clips which the player can collect and which feature original narration by Gandalf. These clips give context to much of the plot and serve to offer advice to Berethor of events in the wider world.

In conclusion, I find this game to be a complete anniversary celebration to Middle-Earth’s lore and history as well as to J. R. R. Tolkien’s memory and legacy. Thus, I recommend this game to those who are Middle-Earth fans of RPG (Role Playing Games), Quests and Action/Adventures.

Inuyasha: Secret of the Cursed Mask (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Inuyasha: Secret of the Cursed Mask for the PlayStation 2. This game was first released on March 18, 2004.

In this game, the main protagonist you play will either be a boy or a girl, per your choice. In this game, you somehow end up being transported from the storehouse at your family’s shrine in modern Tokyo all the way back to feudal Japan. Once there, you team up with Inuyasha and his friends as you try to find a way back to your era, as well as to unlock the mysteries behind your newfound, cosmic powers called Shikigami.

The protagonists in this game are:

  • Michiru Kururugi: Male/Kaname Kururugi: Female (Main Protagonist)(Human)(Power: Shikigami);
  • Inuyasha: Male (A Hanyo – Translation: Half-Demon)(Weapons: Claws/Sword-Tetsusaiga);
  • Kagome Higurashi: Female (Human)(Weapons: Spiritual Powers/Bow & Arrows);
  • Shippo: Male (Fox Demon Child)(Weapon: Fox Magic/Transformation Abilities);
  • Miroku: Male (Human/Monk)(Weapons: Staff/Sacred Sutras/Wind Tunnel-A Cursed Power imbedded in his Right Hand);
  • Sango: Female (Human/Demon Slayer)(Weapons: Sword/A Giant Boomerang called Hiraikotsu); and
  • Sesshomaru: Male (Dog Demon/Inuyasha’s Older Step-Brother)(Weapons: Claws/Swords-Tenseiga and Tokijin).

The antagonists in this game are:

  • Naraku: Male (Demon),
  • Kagura: Female (Demon/Wind Sorceress),
  • Kanna: Female (Demon/Kagura’s Little Sister)
  • Kohaku: Male (Human/Sango’s Little Brother/Demon Slayer),
  • Koga: Male (Wolf Demon/Inuyasha’s Rival),
  • Utsugi: Male/Female (Main Antagonist)

In conclusion, I found this to be one of the best Role Playing Games that I ever played. The story line was very interesting and kept me involved in the game.  I would strongly recommend it for anyone who is a fan of all things anime.

Video Game Review: Pokemon Shield by Anna

 

On Christmas I got as a present: the game, Pokemon Shield. Even though I have not finished the game yet, I already have three major opinions about it. The three major opinions are about the design of the Pokemon, how difficult the game is and finally what I think of the story and its characters.

In Pokemon Shield one of the designs I dislike is of the new Pokemon called Alcremie.  The reason for my dislike of this Pokemon is that it looks like pudding or some type of tasty cream dessert. I don’t want to have a Pokemon that will make me hungry because it looks like a dessert.  In the new Pokemon games, Pokemon that were introduced in other earlier games, like Pokemon Red, appear in Pokemon Shield but with a different form. Meowth gets a different form, and well just look at it!  This is such a weird design and I was flabbergasted to see it. I don’t get why they made it look like this. I don’t see the point and in the last game, Pokemon Sun, it already had a form change so why make a new one?  It doesn’t make sense. I did like the design of CorviKnight. It looks like a Knight which is cool considering this game is set in the UK which makes people think of King Arthur and Knights.

The game, to me, is a little too easy to beat. I have not lost a Pokemon battle yet. Why this game is a little to easy to beat is because of the Pokemon camp. Pokemon camp allows the player to play and interact with their Pokemon and I love it.  However, in Pokemon camp, your Pokemon gets stronger because they get experience points which makes a Pokemon stronger and they level up. Pokemon camp can happen anywhere so gaining experience points is just too easy. I think they should just have a Pokemon gain experience points just for the Pokemon battles, not for just playing with them in Pokemon camp.

So far in the story I haven’t gotten much into it because I still am at the beginning. But, there are already a lot of characters with really cool designs. I really like the designs of characters like Milo and Nessa.  Their designs are really original I think they don’t get that much personality right now but I’m sure to see more of it later in the game. One character I love because it inspires me to beat him in battle is called Bede.  He acts like a stereotypical high class British snob and I want to destroy him in battle every time. I love that about the character. He is my favorite rival so far. The villains I can’t take seriously. They are just too funny looking with their punk like fashion style. It’s just them carrying trumpets and being fans of my other rival and it is hard for me to take them seriously to be bad guys. At the same time I kinda like them as characters, because I think they are based on UK fans who like soccer and are very into their teams and rivalry with opposing team fans.

So, despite some flaws of the game, I still have been playing it a lot and so far it is a good game just with flaws like all Pokemon games have.

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)