A Review

So, this blog stays mostly dormant, only really updating those of you that read it on when we’re taking breaks, or when there’s new merchandise, and I don’t really want that to be the transaction between us. So I’m going to endeavor to write more stuff here, treat it more like a blog. Talk about life, stuff I’ve been up to, etc. I’m going to encourage Jimmy to do the same.

So lately, as in for the past month, basically, in between the comic and wedding planning, I’ve been playing the new Spider-Man game. I actually used to review games “professionally” for a penny-per-click website way back in the day, and I really enjoyed it. Spider-Man kind of inspired me to do this again. So I did. It’s rambly, and maybe incoherent, but I did it.

When I read some of the preliminary reviews of Marvel’s Spider-Man, out now on PS4, almost all of them say in some way that “you feel like Spider-Man.” Which seems to be the least you should expect from a game centered around the wall crawler. But having now done literally everything in the game, it’s an apt if cliche statement. Beware Spoilers.

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I’m Not Good at Titles — Open Worlds in Video Games

So, that is one ugly sonofabitch. I drew that guy like 3 times before I got his face looking like it should actually belong to his body. The third of which may or may not have been 15 minutes before this page went live…

So I was going to put up reviews of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Infamous Second Son this week. This very quickly became a large and unwieldy post that needed to be split into two. But while I was at work today I actually thought about how both games are “Open World” games but they actually both go about this in completely different ways. While I do love to opine, I thought it might be more interesting to talk about how these games kind of compliment each other.

Also, I learned how to put things behind a little clicky “continue reading” link so that our main page isn’t super cluttered with extra-wordiness!! See below.

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