2012 Narik Chase TV Show Awards

Welcome to the 2012 Narik Chase Video Game Awards, where we’re taking a look at the best tv shows of 2011. Note: this post will only consist of tv shows that I’ve personally watched and will be updated accordingly. Best Comedy Series Raising Hope Season 2 Bob’s Burgers Season 1 ♦ New Girl Season 1 ♦ Archer Season 2 & 3 Futurama Season 6 Best Supernatural/Paranormal Series Being Human UK Series 3 Being Human US Season 1 ♦ American Horror Story: Murder House ♦ Haven Season 2 Best Villain ♦ Cersei Lannister…

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Tiger & Bunny Review

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 science fiction superhero action comedy Japanese animated series directed by Keiichi Satou. It is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life sponsors, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned Kotetsu T. “Wild Tiger” Kaburagi and the rookie hero Barnaby “Bunny” Brooks Jr., as they are forced by their employers to work together Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of humor Good voice performances Great English dubbing Good characters Great animation style Awesome intros Good world building Great music/sound effects Negatives: Too…

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2012 Narik Chase Video Game Awards

Welcome to the 2012 Narik Chase Video Game Awards, where we’re taking a look at the best video games of 2011. Note: this post will only consist of video games that I’ve personally played and will be updated accordingly. Best Video Game ♦ Batman: Arkham City ♦ Battlefield 3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gears of War 3 Mortal Kombat Saints Row: The Third Best Open-World Batman: Arkham City ♦ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ♦ Saints Row: The Third Dead Island Best Fighting Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds…

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New Girl Review

New Girl is a 2011 comedy drama sitcom series developed by Elizabeth Meriwether, starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greeenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone, and Daman Wayans Jr.  The series revolves around a teacher, Jessica Day, after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. Positives: Great characters Good cast and performances Intelligent writing Great humor Negatives: Repetitive writing Cheesy humor Plot: The premise of the show follows Jessica “Jess” Day who’s living with three guys and all the wacky adventures that ensue.  In…

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Once Upon a Time Review

Once Upon a Time is a 2011 fantasy drama television series created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, and Jared S. Gilmore.  Set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, the series follows various fairy-tale characters who were transported to the “real world” and robbed of their original memories by a powerful curse. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great music Memorable, well-written characters Complex storylines Clever writing Negatives: Cgi is crappy at times Repetitive subplots Plot:  Emma Swan,…

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Being Human (US Version) Review

Being Human (US Version) is a 2011 supernatural drama television series created by Toby Whithouse, starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Hutington, and Kristen Hager. Serving as a remake of the BBC show of the same name, the series revolves around three roommates living in Boston, the trio attempting to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf. Positives: Great characters Terrific cast Good special effects Great story Great performances Good score Great writing Great character development Negatives: n/a Plot:  The premise of the show…

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Gears of War 3 Review

Gears of War 3 is a 2011 military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games, published by Microsoft Studios, and released for the Xbox 360.  Serving as the third installment of the Gears of War series, the game is set two years after the events of GOW2, Marcus Fenix and the members of Delta Squad lead the final assault against the Locust as well as a new foe, the Lambent. Positives: Challenging gameplay Graphics are pretty good Awesome story Solid voice performances Tons of replayability Good soundtrack…

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Saints Row: The Third Review

Saints Row: The Third is a 2011 open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition and published by THQ, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the third title in the Saints Row series and follows the 3rd Street Saints who are in a city turf war with three rival gangs in the city of Steelport. Positives: Fun gameplay Great humor Good graphics Good score Memorable characters Vast open world Character customization Tons of collectibles Tons of minigames Great voice performances Negatives: Incompetent AI Lackluster story…

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Mortal Kombat Review

Mortal Kombat is a 2011 fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the ninth main installment in the Mortal Kombat series and follows the protector of Earth, Raiden, attempting to change the aftermath of the events of Armageddon by contacting his past self as he faces defeat at the hands of the evil emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. Positives: Tons of unlockable content Extensive campaign Awesome gameplay Good soundtrack Great…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a 2011 fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, and Kevin McNally.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and and sequel to At World’s End, following Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) who is joined by Angelica (Penelope Cruz) in his search for the Fountain of Youth, confronting the infamous pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Positives: Good humor Good story Great characters Great visuals Great performances Great cast Great…

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