Friday, July 15, 2016

This Week... Ghostbusters (Movie Reaction & Review)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... It's Friday, Time For This Week With The Superheroes...

There is no write up this week, because as soon as I got back from the AMC Theater in Cherry Hill, I sat down to record my reaction and review of the new Ghostbusters Movie.

I also watched the documentary Ghostheads, and that was awesome! Kudos to those involved with that great film

But now to summarize my views on the new movie

Rating 2 out of 5
Kate McKinnon Steals as Holtzman steals the show (and has the best Funko figure)
Slimer was a real highlight towards the end of the film
The film may actually be in continuity with the first two movies
Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have the best cameos.
Dan Aykroyd's Cabbie character could easily be a burnt out Ray Stantz
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy were a huge problem, as they were both basically playing the same character and that was 'Ray'-esq.
The writing was horrible, nearly every male character in the film was either an idiot or a jackass
They explained the 'science' and then go against said 'science' 
With a change in writers and director, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel...

Lets Play Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Tails Flying Solo!

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement...

The trend of Sonic Games on Thursdays Continue with this long play of Sonic The Hedgehog 2.

This is the 16-bit version released in 1992, and as far as I'm concerned, it stars Tails as the hero, as I do this long play as Tails to continue the theory that he's the one looking to stop Eggman in this 'Sonic is Dead' timeline. Now I was playing this more to see how far I could get (answer: Wing Fortress Zone) and was not fully concerned with chasing after the chaos emeralds... there are plenty other of players who do that.

So with that in mind, I had a pretty good run before things start to bite me in the rear in the third act of Metropolis Zone, and then the previously mentioned Wing Fortress. The game play does show I pretty much remember quite a lot of the game and how to proceed. getting through some acts in under two minutes (not many, but some).

So let me mention the obviously problem with the video and that's the audio, where I can't be heard over the game sound. Well I reinstalled the Sega Master Drive & Genesis Collection and forgot to adjust the sound settings... but I wasn't saying anything insightful, except my frustration when I make a careless mistake and when I started loses lives in short order. It would've been great if I got to Death Egg Zone... and it was within my grasp... but alas... I came up short.

Also there was weird glitch caused by my copy of Norton 360 which you'll see in the Aquatic Ruin Zone, which saw a sudden lag and choppy-audio... thankfully putting Norton into sleep mode for a bit, resolved that issue.

More than likely next Thursday I'll be playing Sonic 3 & Knuckles

11/19/2019 Grandia Highlights

Tonight we returned to Grandia, dealing with Typhoon Tower, then made our way to Gumbo and promptly dealt with the Dragon in the VOlcano. To...