Top 8 Best Video Games of 2014

Another great year with a ton of really great games.  This is a list of the best video game of 2014. Note: this list will be updated accordingly. 1. Dragon Age: Inquisition Developer(s): BioWare Publisher(s): Electronic Arts Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One 2. Far Cry 4 Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal Publisher(s): Ubisoft Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows 3. Alien: Isolation Developer(s): Creative Assembly Publisher(s): Sega Platform(s): Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One 4.…

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Halo 2 Anniversary Review

Halo 2 Anniversary is a 2014 science fiction first-person shooter action video game developed by 343 Industries, published by Microsoft Studios.  Serving as a remake to 2004’s Halo 2 and released for the Xbox One; the story follows Master Chief and Cortana who lead humanity in the conflict with Covenant while alternately following the Arbiter who must prevent civil war within the Covenant. Positives: Great graphics Great voice performances Great score Highly competitive Good story Memorable characters Negatives: Linear campaign Campaign: Features a very immersive campaign that not only is extensive but…

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Review

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a horror film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, and Marshall Manesh.  The story is set in the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Positives: Good camera shots Good score Negatives: Bland performances Boring story Lackluster characters Poor script Plot:  The story is extremely slow and does feel like it just drags with no build up nor exciting moments.  Okay…I was…

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Z Nation Review

Z Nation is a 2014 action horror comedy drama post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, and Nat Zang.  The story follows a group of survivors escorting the only known survivor of a zombie bite to the last CDC office in California during a zombie apocalypse. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting and compelling story Great, well-written characters Great humor Wity dialogue Great use of makeup, practical, and CGI effects Good, well-choreographed…

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero Review

Yuki Yuna is a Hero is a 2014 magical girl Japanese anime created by Project 2H. The story  follows Yūna, Mimori, Fū, Itsuki, and Karin are all members of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club who dedicate themselves to helping those that request help. One day, the Hero Club members are suddenly caught in a explosion of light and transported to a strange forest, where they use special phones to transform into “heroes” with magical powers so to protect their world from imminent destruction by the mysterious monsters known as Vertexes. Positives:…

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Far Cry 4 Review

Far Cry 4 is 2014 an open world action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, published by Ubisoft, and released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the fourth main installment in the Far Cry series, set in Kyrat, the story follows Ajay Ghale who is caught in a civil war between Kyrat’s Royal Army, controlled by tyrannical king Pagan Min, and a rebel movement called the Golden Path. Positives: Massive open-world Great voice performances Great score Memorable characters Good story…

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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Vol.1 Recap/Review

The Marhawa Desire Vol.1 opens up with a mysterious cloaked figure stalking around in the shadows looking up to no good.  You know, the typical Resident Evil bad guy intro.  A young student walks into a classroom and is attacked violently by a zombified student and killed.  This is a pretty strong introduction and definitely sets the tone.  Professor Doug Wright is summoned from Singapore by Mother Gracia, Headmaster of Marhawa Academy. Doug seems like a well to-do fellow and his nephew, Ricky Tozawa, a smart young man who ends…

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The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 romantic drama directed by Josh Boone, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Willem Dafoe.  Based on the novel of the same name by John Green, the story follows a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, Hazel (Woodley) who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), another cancer patient. Positives: Terrific performances Terrific script Great characters Great story Great cast Negatives: n/a Plot: This…

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Blood Glacier Review

Blood Glacier is a 2014 science fiction horror film directed by Marvin Kren, starring Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, and Brigitte Kren.  After a glacier in the Alps leaks a mysterious red liquid, a group of scientists must defend themselves against hordes of biological monstrosities. Positives: Good use of practical effects Good performances Good story Negatives: Poor cgi Not memorable performances Lackluster characters Poor cinematography Plot:  The story is follows a group of scientists who discover a red liquid that transforms the local wildlife into monstrous creatures.  The story does take…

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Kill la Kill Review

Kill la Kill is a 2014 Japanese action comedy anime television series written by Kazuki Nakashima based on the manga of the same name by Ryo Akizuki.  The story follows schoolgirl, Ryuko Matoi, on her search for her father’s killer, which brings her into violent conflict with the iron-fisted student council president of Honnouji Academy, Satsuki Kiryuin. Positives: Intense action Great humor Great score Good voice performances Interesting, original story Great characters Negatives: Characters are cliche Heavy use of troupes Plot: Kill la Kill does feature story that although feels…

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