Monday, February 29, 2016

Valkyria Chronicals PS4 HD Remaster

I'm no fan of doubling down on remakes, remasters, HD upgrades etc but I will take exception in this case! This game originally came out on the PS3 and regrettably flew under many PS3 gamer's radar due to an addiction to FPS's.
It is an amazing game!
Valkyria Chronicals Review
The one thing, the only thing this game was missing was trophy support! With this HD remaster I will finally be able to get the platinum I should have already!
I'm not sure the following list is legit but here's the Valkyria Chronicles Remastered trophy list.
The game hits shelves this spring for $30! I highly recomend picking up this remaster!

And since we're on the subject I'm equally thrilled that a new Valkyria game is coming out on the PS4!

The Walking Dead S6E11 Knots Untie

"Right off the Bat".....
Shit's 'bout to get REAL!
The second half of this season is really going for the jugular!
Last season I Googled Negan and read a little so I kinda know how things may turn out based on the graphic novels.
First off this Crazy love triangle with Abe, Sasha and Rosita......I don't care.
Second Jesus totally breaking out and doing a 32 point inspection of Alexandria without ANYONE realizing.....Rick you're group is getting sloppy!
Third I would NEVER leave Judith with Father Gabriel....sorry I still don't like the guy.
OK so lets examine Hilltop, I'm digging the early American frontier fort look they're going for with the walls.....psst Greg wood burns (juss sayin), ok inside we have one single solitary building (with a 360 degree view) very useful to see your destruction coming towards you, and a bunch of RV's and Campers.....Ahhh Feudal America Greg, Jesus and the Doc live in the castle while the commoners work the crops like indentured servants..... NICE!
LMAO Spears vs automatic rifles....good luck with that!
I wonder what's going on in Woodbury these days?
OK so let me get this straight we're going with the diplomatic approach after seeing how weak and feeble Hilltops defenses are???
I'm sorry I'm REALLY beginning to question Ricks skills at planning! If they had used all their manpower and resources to contain the walker mosh pit instead of the disasterous walker parade plan they could've led them towards Hilltop like lemmings and just let un-nature take it's course then claimed Hill Top in the name of King Rick!
Ohh and you can't tell me the soil at Hill Top is better than the well manicured lawns in Alexandria, Hill Top looks like Mud and Rocks.
WTF Rick don't you have Zombie Farm skills from season 4?!

Coming into this episode I didn't trust Jesus as far as I could throw him, but after meeting Greg, Jesus actually seems like a guy who's truly trying to help out his community. This is a testament to the incredible writing, directing and acting in this show! Hell look at Merle, he was a total scum bag but in his final episode he redeemed himself and I actually felt sorry for him.

The highlight of this episode for me was watching Maggie negotiate/ renegotiate with Gregory, I can't say there was really anything I didn't like in last nights episode....there is definitely an un nerving tension and sadness for me after seeing the smiles from the group as they return to Alexandria with hope....because we all know what happens when hope shows up, it gets bashed brutally over the head until it's dead -.<

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Star Wars Rebels S2E17 The Honorable Ones

OK so this episode started out with our merry band of Rebels above Geonosis investigating an abandoned orbital construction site, but Zeb's instincts served him well....
So Zeb gets separated from the rest of the crew as they escape and jumps into an escape pod, but Agent Callus isn't letting his Lassat arch nemesis get away that easily and manages to get in the pod just before it blasts off.
And this is where the episode arrives in beaten horse territory. How many shows can you think of where two arch nemesis unite to overcome a dire circumstance? Megatron & Optimus Prime against Unicron, Capt. Global and Britai Kridanik against Gorg Boddole Zer, 
The two get stranded on one of Geonosis' moons and must work together to survive the elements and the creatures within the moon.
Yet another episode that paled in comparison to the first half of season 2 in my opinion. The one thing I did like was how Agent Callus was treated by his peers once he was's nice to see that you're only as good as your last screw up in the Empire....just like in the real world. 
There's only 5 episodes left,
Shroud of Darkness, The Forgotten Droid, The Mystery of Chopper Base, Twilight of the Apprentice Pt 1 and Twilight of the Apprentice Pt 2.
Enough with these fluff episodes! Lets get to that Sith temple!!Let's find out what the Son of Dathomir has been doing since he got his ass handed to him by Darth Sidious!!! Lets get some Sith Holocrons and Sith Archives and lets get to the inevitable Master apprentice show down!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Star Wars Rebels S2E16 Homecoming

Without a fixed base of operations still, the Rebels struggle against the ever present threat of the Empire. With constant loss of manpower and equipment Hera decides to reach out to her father, the legendary Cham Syndulla of Ryloth!
All too easy....perhaps The Empire isn't as powerful as The Emperor thinks.
Seriously this episode lacked any hint of real danger except for that poor female pilot who bit it in the beginning of the episode, it was almost comical how easily they secured that Imperial carrier!
I didn't like how Hera's voice changed during her heart to heart with her father, it was not necessary and for my 6 y/o son to question it, it is obviously odd.
And I was equally disappointed at how two of Cham Syndulla's most trusted soldiers to so easily switch support from Cham's plan to destroy the Carrier to Hera's to capture and use it for the Rebels came across terribly!
Unfortunately the hype I had after seeing the trailer for season 2.5 is nearly all gone, weakest episode of the entire series.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Erased Thoughts and Impressions

Going off a recommendation I decided to check out Erased and I'm 5 episodes in and can say without a doubt this is an anime worth checking out whether you're into anime or not. The subject matter is much more mature than anything I've seen recently in an anime....yes I'm looking at you Sora no Otoshimono.
The show's primary character, Satoru Fujinuma, a 29 year old manga artist, who delivers pizzas, he has the uncanny and seemingly uncontrollable ability to rewind time for short periods of time to help right a wrong. In the show this is called revival and when a tragic event occurs in the present which has ties to the past Satoru finds himself 19 years in the past. Satoru's 29 year old conscience existing in his 10 year old body, he takes this "second chance " to change the course of history and save the life of a girl, Kayo Hinazuki, a classmate that was a victim of domestic violence and was found the following spring in a garbage dump, and a young man, Jun Shiratori, who was wrongly accused of the kidnapping murder, and Satoru's mother who spotted the real perpetrator in a parking lot while shopping with Satoru.
This is a fantastic show that tackles some very serious issues, I'm really enjoying the mystery revolving around the kidnappings and murders, and how Young Satoru has all of his 29 year old knowledge, like the saying, "If I knew then what I know now". I love how that comes into play when he's trying to protect Kayo and find the person who committed the crimes.
I definitively recommend checking out this new anime, it's available on, new episodes arrive Thursdays.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Star Wars Rebels S2E14 Legends of the Lasat and S2E15 The Call

OK the last two episodes, Legends of the Lasat and The Call bordered on filler episodes but both had some fascinating, redeeming aspects like how the Ashla was mentioned in LotL and the music in that episode was unlike anything I've heard in Star Wars before but it fit so well. 
And with The Call I almost saw a connection between Ezra and Paul Atreides from Dune. The Purgill actually open a new path in the Starwars Universe....biological entities able to travel via hyperspace. I doubt it, but if Lucasfilm wanted to,the Purgill could open Star Wars up to the space/ time aspect. But I'm not sure they would want to roll the dice on that risky subject.
I hope next weeks episode starts to bring the awesome we saw in the Season 2.5 trailer!