Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a 2010 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS.  A part of the Tomb Raider series, the game follows Lara Croft and a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec who must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. Positives: Fantastic level design Great score Fun, challenging gameplay Great multiplayer Negatives: Cinematics suck Lackluster story Campaign:  The campaign is surprisingly…

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Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Batman: Arkham Knight is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and the fourth main installment in the Batman: Arkham series, the story follows Batman as he confronts Scarecrow and the mysterious Arkham Knight, who has launched an attack on Gotham City. Positives: Great open world Great characters Awesome gameplay Good story Fantastic graphics Great voice performances Great score Dual Play mechanic is awesome Negatives:…

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The Mummy Review

The Mummy is a 2017 action adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us), starring Tom Cruise (War of the Worlds), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (The Preacher’s Wife), and Russell Crowe (Man of Steel). Set as a reboot of the Mummy film series and the first installment in the Dark Universe film series and an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy…

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Inside Out Review

Inside Out is a 2015 3D computer-animated comedy, drama adventure film directed by Pete Docter, starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Richard King, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions-Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust-try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents to a new city.

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Pan Review

Pan is a 2015 fantasy adventure family film directed by Joe Wright starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Amanda Seyfried. The film is a set as an origin story to the Peter Pan franchise in which it follows Peter Pan who is an orphan who gets abducted by Blackbeard’s pirates to work as a slave but befriends James Hook and Tiger Lily.  

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Supergirl Review

Supergirl is a 2015 superhero action adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, starring Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Chris Wood, and Floriana Lima.  The show follows the adventures of Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians, who finds herself on Earth and becomes the superheroine Supergirl. Positives: Great characters Great cast Great performances Great use of makeup, practical, and CGI Interesting stories Good score Negatives: Some character designs are lackluster Villains…

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 action adventure stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, published by Ubisoft, and released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, the game follows Welch pirate Edward Kenway who gets caught up in a centuries-old struggle between Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. Positives: Good characters Great score Vast open world Awesome combat system…

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Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Review

Magi: Adventure of Sinbad is a 2016 action adventure Japanese anime created by Shinobu Ohtaka and directed by Yoshikazu Miyao, starring voice performances by Daisuke Ono, Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Sugita, Ai Kayano, Katsuyuki Konishi, Yōko Hikasa, and Takehito Koyasu. Set as a spin-off/prequel to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and based on the Adventures of Sinbad manga, the story follows young warrior Sinbad sets who himself on the path to his destiny, encountering both friends and foes, and changing the world on his way. Positives: Interesting story Good animation style Good voice performances Negatives: Exceptionally…

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Batman: The Telltale Series Review

Batman: The Telltale Series is a 2016 superhero graphic episodic adventure video game developed and published Telltale Games, released for Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  The plot follows the exploits of Bruce Wayne, billionaire-by-day who fights crime at night as Batman, who must stop Gotham City from falling into anarchy of the rise of the Children of Arkham. Positives: Great voice performances Great soundtrack Compelling story Great characters Negatives: Occasional freezes Occasional lag Long loading times Campaign: The campaign is quite extensive…

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Dishonored Review

Dishonored is a 2012 stealth action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studio and published by Bethesda Softworks, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows.  Set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall, Dishonored follows the story of Corvo Attano, bodyguard to the Empress of the Isles. He is framed for her murder and forced to become an assassin, seeking revenge on those who conspired against him. Positives: Innovative gameplay Good visuals Good voice performances Challenging gameplay Immersive gameplay Negatives: Predictable plot Lacks cinematics Characters aren’t memorable Music…

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