(Gamer Geeks) 60 Minute Review: Sentinels of the Multiverse (Android)

This time up on 60 Minute Reviews: The "Fixed deck" card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, published by Handrlebra Games!

This is a mobile port of an actual game put out by GreaterThanGames, and you can purchase that at http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.com/

I am playing this by on my Nexus 5 phone, and the game works very well translated to the small screen, they obviously have put a lot of effort into making the game playable on any stronger device you want.  There is also an iOS version up for your gaming goodness.

This is another 60MR that I am using the words "60 Minute" loosely, mainly because one game took an hour, and I wanted to give it a few more before I felt comfortable with reviewing it.  That brings me to my only major complaint with the game, it takes a long time for each turn.  This can be a huge deal as this game also EATS THE WHOLE BATTERY! You can run into a game where it is not over and your battery dies.  That is alright though, because the game saves your data.

I love the stories on each character, completely making you think that these comics are all real, each backstory is fantastic, if a little trope-y.  The gameplay is easy to learn, and the tutorial is fantastic, but only a little more wordy than is wanted.  You tend to catch on quickly though.

That being said, I am playing the hell out of this game, and will continue to do so.  This is a staple on my phone now, and I will love it, hug it, and hold it forever.

60 Minute Review Score: 9/10

(Gamer Geeks) 60 Minute Review: Skylanders Trap Team (3DS)

Skylanders Trap Team 3DS starter kit

Skylanders Trap Team 3DS starter kit

This time up on 60 Minute Reviews: the latest addition to one of the biggest franchises in video game history, Skylanders: Trap Team on the 3DS!

This is my first time around on the Skylanders train.  I have seen the toys, games, and the hype, just never got into it.  This time around though, I found out about this on the 3DS, and I recently got one, and fell in love with the idea.  Because, you know, I have too much time and money as it is.

I am a sucker for a good 3D platformer, and have been since the Spyro and Crash Bandicoot days, and I have to say, after setting up the scanner for the "Trap Masters", which did indeed take a few minutes, I really got into the game.

If you're looking for the next evolution of the platformer, or a hugely in depth storyline, this is not your game.  You got Skylanders because you have kids, or realize this is kid friendly, and want to play with the awesome looking toys they have in the stores.  This game does indeed deliver on that, with a solid platformer experience, and a lot of family friendly fun.  

In the game itself, you have an almost Pokemon experience where you have to trap the villains, and use them for mini games and missions.  Unlike the main game, you do not have to use the separately sold traps to capture the villains, just a mini game.  

That leads to my main complaint with this, it is a watered down version of the main version of the game (review coming up soon on that).  The plot is very abbreviated, and you just feel a muddied down mentality to the entire game  Also the fact you lose the ability to have the entire features of the game.  Again, because I have too much money and time and want to spend money on capturing them all.  I have a Pokemon issue, but that is a different story for an upcoming review. 

60 Minute Review: 7/10

(Reel NSight) Reel Nsight Episode 108 The Equalizer

Introduction

  • U.S. Release Date - September 26, 2014
  • Tagline(s) - What do you see when you look at me?
  • Synopsis - A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
  • IMDb Profile
  • Wikipedia
  • Rotten Tomatoes - 61%

Insight

  • Part 1 - Remember the Titans
    • Interlude - Training Day
  • Part 2 - American Gangster
    • Interlude - John Q
  • Part 3 - Man on Fire

Summary

  • You are who you are in this world. So let me show you who I am
  • Reel Score - 88%
  • Positive(s)
    • Full range of characters played in one film
  • Negative(s)
    • Slow build up to final scenes
    • Rushed finale

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(The Geek I/O Show) The Geek I/O Show: Episode 82 - A worm inside the H.Y.D.R.A.

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we we joined by our favorite tranny in the outback, Dale Campbell!  It was just like old times, and we were giddy with excitement because we all missed my Dale.

We discussed falling pink balls, the full reach around, the sickness of Mordor, Shadow of Mordor, Galaxy Note 4 adventures, Dale heads to Twin Peaks and eats strange Japanese balls, Rachel gets distracted by minions, speaking of kangaroos, Inktober catch-up, live horse noises, and a spoilering good discussion of Kree juice on Agents of SHEILD, dirty money on Sleepy Hollow, and The Balloonman cometh on Gotham.  Plus!  Twinkle hat pointy shoes!


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