Gears of War: Judgment Review

Gears of War: Judgment is a 2013 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for Xbox 360.  Serving as a prequel, the story revolves around Lt. Damon Baird and Kilo Squad during a hearing at a COG military tribunal during the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day after a battle against the Locust in Halvo Bay. Positives: Graphics are solid Great voice performances Interesting story Great characters A lot of replayability Good soundtrack Fantastic multiplayer Fun, challenging…

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Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 is a 2016 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.  Serving as the fourth main installment in the Gears of War series, it is set 25 years after Gears of War 3, and focuses on the son of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, J.D. Fenix, who, alongside his friends Delmon “Del” Walker and Kait Diaz deal with a new threat to humanity’s survival. Positives: Extensive campaign Awesome soundtrack Great characters…

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Tekken 7 Review

Tekken 7 is a 2017 fighting video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.  The game is the ninth installment in the Tekken series, and focuses on the fights between martial artist Heihachi Mishima and his son, Kazuya, as well as the events surrounding the death of Kazuya’s mother. Positives: Terrific visuals Great soundtrack Great voice performances Competitive multiplayer Intense yet fun gameplay Great level designs Good story Great character customization Controls are handled well Negatives: Story could’ve been…

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII is a 2009 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android.  It is the thirteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series, and follows Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal’Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other as they struggle to break free of their curse and determine…

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Top 20 Vampires in Television

Vampires are beings from folklore who subsists by feeding on the life essence of the living.  Vampires are as impressive on television as they are on the big screen. Some of these vampires are good, some of them bad, some jumping between the lines. This is a list of my vampire characters in television (which includes miniseries). 20. Pamela Swynford De Beaufort (True Blood) The vampire co-owner of Fangtasia, a vampire nightclub in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She is Eric Northman’s progeny and second in command.  Loved her wit and charm. Portrayed by: Kristin Bauer van Straten…

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Krull Review

Krull is a 1983 science fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster and published by Severn House Publishers Ltd. Based on the film of the same name and is set on the distant planet of Krull, where two warring empires join together in a deadly battle against the forces of evil led by the Beast. Positives: Good writing Likable characters Negatives: Lackluster story World doesn’t feel memorable Lackluster characters Lacks exposition Plot:  Set in the world of Krull, an alien force led by the Beast in its Black Fortress rains death and…

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Fallen (Fallen Series #1) Review

Fallen (Fallen Series #1) is a 2009 fantasy young adult supernatural romance novel written by Lauren Kate, published by Delacorte Press.  Set as the first installment in the Fallen series and centers on main protagonist, Luce Price, who is sent to Sword & Cross boarding school after being involved in a mysterious fire, her attention is captured by the strangely familiar Daniel Grigori. Positives: Premise is interesting Some good writing Great antagonists Negatives: Poorly written Frustrating main protagonists Poorly written characters Uninteresting story Unbelievably forced romance Plot:   The novel revolves…

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