Review

Late Gamer Plays Horizon Zero Dawn

A Review From Hidai Moya

Though imperfect, with room for improvement in the sequel, there is a considerable amount of love & passion that emanates strongly from this game.
It is the dazzling mechanical creatures, apart from its alluring heroine, that are the real stars of the show. The machines here are unequivocally some of the best creatures in gaming history. So incredibly lifelike in their movement, the combined great AI & the best animalistic animations I have ever seen, are a marvel to behold & are a labor of love. This, in turn, makes the combat breathtakingly cinematic, especially when paired with the game’s phenomenal bow, a weapon that makes all other bows near shallow by comparison.
It also has the added advantage of having some of the most beautifully manufactured landscapes of any open world title.
This is the birth of a new & phenomenal must play franchise.

Grade A-

The Geeks’ Watch – Episode 145 Carnival Row S01xE05 ‘Grieve No More’

“The future comes, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall miss no game, withhold no news, report all rumors. I shall wear no jerseys and plead allegiance to no side. I shall live and die on my webpage. I am the word in the darkness. I am the watcher of the tv. I am the megaphone that informs the realms of geek. I pledge my hands and name to the Geek’s Watch, for geeks and all the geeks to come.” John, Jessica, and Mitch, go over the entertainment news from the past week and continue with the Amazon Prime Video series Carnival Row Episode 5 ‘Grieve No More’.

Late Gamer Plays Far Cry: New Dawn

A Review From Hidai Moya

This is not even the best post apocalyptic Far Cry game. That honor is held by the hilarious & amazing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
This is really just the diet version of FC5 that serves as a semi sequel to it wrapping up its loose ends that didn’t matter that much anyways. Still, at its core, it nonetheless is a true Far Cry experience with its classic outpost system.
Its new expedition mode is also a lot of fun; going off map to different places in the US to capture packages & escape just in time is rewarding.
I’m not sure I’m a fan of the new RPG leveling system though; whereas before you could kill anyone or go anywhere in FC, now you do have to do some grinding to level up your weapons.
It is an average game that does just enough right to be entertaining but it is definitely my least favorite installment in the franchise.

Grade B

The Geeks’ Watch – Episode 144 Carnival Row S01xE04 ‘The Joining Of Unlike Things’

“The future comes, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall miss no game, withhold no news, report all rumors. I shall wear no jerseys and plead allegiance to no side. I shall live and die on my webpage. I am the word in the darkness. I am the watcher of the tv. I am the megaphone that informs the realms of geek. I pledge my hands and name to the Geek’s Watch, for geeks and all the geeks to come.” John, Jessica, and Mitch with special guest Elizabeth, go over the entertainment news from the past week and continue with the Amazon Prime Video series Carnival Row Episode 4 ‘The Joining Of Unlike Things’.

Late Gamer Plays A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Review From Hidai Moya

This is easily the most overrated game of 2019. Its graphics engine & visual palette are beautiful but it is in service of a story & mechanics that are lesser versions of better games that preceded it.
In the vein of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, God of War, & The Last of Us, this is yet another story set in an apocalyptic landscape where a de facto parental figure has to protect a young child from evil forces that want to kidnap it.
The writing is mediocre, it just assumes that you care because they are in danger but makes no effort to expand on any character development. In fact all of its characters feel very one dimensional.
Even with a delightfully disgusting climatic showdown the overall game play is not rewarding.
It tries to make you think there is more than meets the eye to its play style but it is all so superficial in the end.

Grade C+

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