I Played Wolcen

I realize in writing this review of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem that I am evenly split in my regards to the game. On one hand, it is by far the most successful Action RPG for me personally. I have tried (and failed to enjoy) genre titans like Diablo, Torchlight, and Titan Quest. Wolcen is the … Continue reading I Played Wolcen

Timespinner (PC, 2018)

I don't have a lot to say about Timespinner except that it was fun enough. I kickstarted the game on a whim back when kickstarters still seemed like good ideas. I finally got around to playing it and breezed through. I found the game to be more interestingly, narratively-speaking, then in how it played. It … Continue reading Timespinner (PC, 2018)

My 2019 in Gaming

After seeing Belghast (Tales of the Aggronaut) do it, at the beginning of the year, I created a spreadsheet to help me keep track of all the games I played. Here are the categories I landed on: Own - Easy enough: games I own (and intend to play) but haven't played yet. Playing - Games … Continue reading My 2019 in Gaming

The Outer Worlds (PC, 2019)

After two playthroughs, I am ready to pass final judgment on The Outer Worlds - and move on. The Outer Worlds is the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. Of the entire Fallout series, their turn with Fallout: New Vegas is likely my favorite. The Outer Worlds stands on its own, but it shares similar gameplay … Continue reading The Outer Worlds (PC, 2019)

Creed II (2019)

“Creed II” is the 2018 sequel to “Creed” starring Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Creed), Tessa Thompson (as Bianca), and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa. In addition, Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as 80s supervillain, Ivan Drago, the man who killed Apollo Creed, Adonis’s father, in Rocky IV. There’s also an appearance by Brigitte Nielsen whom … Continue reading Creed II (2019)

WB Top 100: Bullitt (1968)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. We both have heard of Steve McQueen - thank you Pixar - but … Continue reading WB Top 100: Bullitt (1968)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

For dad’s birthday weekend extravaganza, we took a break from eating lobster tails and watching baseball to watch a movie. We chose “If Beale Street Could Talk”, the 2018 drama, because dad had “heard a lot about it on TV”. This isn’t a shocking reason for choosing anything and it was a welcome choice when … Continue reading If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

A Bulleted List of Reasons We Turned Off Aquaman

When it comes to writing thirty-one movie reviews in a row, not every review written can be a winner and neither are all the movies we watch. Sometimes you have your father coming over for his birthday the next day and you just want to have something on while you bake a cheesecake. Sometimes that … Continue reading A Bulleted List of Reasons We Turned Off Aquaman

Ex Machina (2014)

“Ex Machina” was the perfect follow-up to watching “2001: A Space Odyssey”. In many ways, the films are similar. The dialogue and exposition are limited. There’s a constant flow toward something - a building tension - but you are not sure what. Both also talk about artificial intelligence and related concepts. And, for us, “Ex … Continue reading Ex Machina (2014)

WB Top 100: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. Like so many fans of film, I consider myself a fan of Stanley … Continue reading WB Top 100: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)