Halo Wars Review

Halo Wars is a 2009 science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows the plot is set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved, human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire wage war against a collection of genocidal aliens, the Covenant, in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into their hands. Positives: Challenging gameplay Good score Good story Extensive campaign Good visuals Fun game modes…

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Review

  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is a 2009 supernatural action horror film directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, starring Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, and Kevin Grevioux.  Serving as the third installment in the Underworld film series and focuses on the romance between a vampire, Sonja (Mitra) and a Lycan, Lucian (Sheen) and the events that lead up to the Vampire-Lycan war. Positives: Good performances by the cast Compelling story Good overall Gothic theme Great use of practical and CGI effects Great action sequences Negatives: Predictable plot Lackluster…

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Resident Evil 5 Review

Resident Evil 5 is a 2009 third-person shooter survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the seventh major installment in the Resident Evil series it follows BSAA agents Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar of a bio-terrorist threat in Kijuju. Positives: Great graphics Great voice performances Good score Extensive campaign Good story Fun gameplay experience A lot of replayability Great characters Negatives: Flat characters Linear campaign Poor AI Campaign: Resident Evil 5 does feature…

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Sherlock Holmes Review

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 neo-noir mystery period action film, directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong.  The film is based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and follows eccentric detective Holmes and his companion Watson who are hired by a secret society to foil a mysticist’s plot to expand the British Empire by seemingly supernatural means. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great story Great soundtrack Great script Witty dialogue Great characters Great action sequences…

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 sci fi, action film directed by Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramon Rodriguez, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Glenn Morshower, Matthew Marsden, Rainn Wilson, Marc Evan Jackson, Peter Cullen, Mark Ryan, Reno Wilson, Jess Harnell, Robert Foxworth, Andre Sogliuzzo, Tom Kenny, Grey DeLisle, Tony Todd, Hugo Weaving, Charlie Adler, Eddie Griffin, Frank Welker, Isabel Lucas, Calvin Wimmer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael York, and Robin Atkin Downes. Serving as the second installment in…

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