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Sunday, November 11, 2012

One Sentence Reviews

Hey! It's been a while since I've done some One Sentence Reviews. So...how about some One Sentence Reviews!

Mass Effect 3 (X-Box 360 Video Game, 2012) - This was a series where the thought of them screwing up the ending never crossed my mind...they screwed up the ending.

Skyrim (X-Box 360 Video Game, 2012) - The problem with these type of games is that the ending can never live up to the copious amount of time I've put into them.

Ready Player One (Novel, Ernest Cline, 2012) - A really fun and engaging book and a must read for all geeks out there.

Looper (Movie, 2012) - Certainly a smart and interesting movie but I have a hard time accepting its time travel physics.

Wreck-It Ralph (Movie, 2012) - It was fun, cute and all that but I do wish Ralph traveled through more actual video games and that the real video game characters played a larger roll.

Prometheus (Movie, 2012) - Huh?

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series) - I think this is my favorite show currently on TV so I'm oh-so-glad it's getting cancelled for no good reason.

Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) - It's everything Avengers isn't...that's unfortunate.

4 comments:

Sarah Ahiers said...

Yeah. Mass Effect was just... sigh. I don't know what they were thinking.

And yeah i agree with you on skyrim. At some point you just realize you actually have to finish the game and then you do and then that's it.

Ready Player One was awesome. Loved it

And i shake my head sadly at Prometheus

Teebore said...

Overuse of the word "classic" within the text aside, Ready Player One was pretty awesome. I'm glad you made me read it.

Prometheus was...a movie.

As we've discussed, the cancellation of Avengers is a travesty.

But hopefully when they launch the new Avengers cartoon, everyone will have their own personalized motorcycle...

Dr. Bitz said...

@Sarah: Yeah. Mass Effect was just... sigh. I don't know what they were thinking.

It really shouldn't have been that hard. You defeat the Reapers (or not if you really screwed up some decisions), everyone rejoices, you bang whatever partner you hitched your wagon to and you're declared a galactic hero. They just tried to do to much and be arty and...I don't know...but it didn't work.

And, even worse, the majority of the decisions in the game don't really affect the outcome.

And I was looking forward to playing more games set in that universe but that's not really possible...unless they're prequels...which I would not be a fan of.

Oy...sorry...I should get off my soapbox.

@Teebore: Overuse of the word "classic" within the text aside, Ready Player One was pretty awesome. I'm glad you made me read it.

Are you saying the author simply used the word too much like a valley girl uses the word "like" too much or are you saying certain 80's pop culture things were referred to as "classics" when, in actuality, they are not?

Teebore said...

Are you saying the author simply used the word too much like a valley girl uses the word "like" too much or are you saying certain 80's pop culture things were referred to as "classics" when, in actuality, they are not?

The former. Seemingly 90% of all video games, movies, etc. referenced in the book were described as a "classic 80s" whatever. Which, while arguably true, doesn't change the fact that the author needed to change up that particular adjective a bit more.