Before I begin, apologies for not posting in about forever. I’d like to say I have a good excuse but in reality I’m just lazy. If you’re butthurt about that, sorry. I did manage to post over at Men of the Scarlet and Gray for once, so I’ve got that going for me anyway.
An easy way to get back into the swing of things is to post reviews of … stuff … so here’s some stuff I have opinions about that I haven’t shared with you people yet.
Sherlock Holmes: a Game Of Shadows – pretty decent. It wasn’t all that intellectually stimulating or anything, but there was a lot of gratuitous violence and ***SPOILER*** Rachel McAdams got whacked pretty early on. ***END SPOILER*** So, you know, good times.
3/5 ninja stars
Haywire – better than I expected. It had a similar feel throughout to movies from the 60′s and 70′s like Bullitt. Gina what’s-her-name wasn’t half bad in it either, and I’m convinced she could murder me with any of her extremities and not break a sweat. Also an action movie with a female protagonist who kicks ass and has her ass kicked is something different. I said as we left the theater that an entire Sociology course could probably be taught on this movie, and for once that wasn’t a bad thing.
3.5/5 ninja stars
Star Wars – the Old Republic – yeah. I’ve been playing the hell out of this since I got it on opening day. Unlike other MMO’s that I’ve played in the past, this has a very robust storyline and it must have taken a really long time just to come up with cogent stories for each of the classes in-game. I haven’t really gotten a feel for the PvP yet, but the stuff I have done has been pretty enthralling so far. If you like Star Wars and have a lot of free time, you could do worse than get this.
4/5 ninja stars
Forza Motorsport 4 – basically Forza 3 with some new cars and (squeal!) The Top Gear Test Track. Makes it all worthwhile.
3/5 ninja stars
Rocksmith – I’ve finally found a music game that appealed to me a little more than the Rock Band franchise does. Last July I bought a guitar and started to learn how to play. Rock Band 3′s Pro Mode, while awesome, is not too good for someone just learning from scratch. That’s where Rocksmith comes in. Plus you don’t have to use the crappy Squier or some other Midi guitar to play (like you do in RB3) – if you have an electric guitar you can play Rocksmith, even if you’ve never played a second in your life. Sure, it’s not as deep as RB3 (not as many songs, instruments, or other customizable things) but for what it’s intended to do I’m not sure they could have done much better.
4.5/5 ninja stars
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