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Detective Pikachu: A Spoilerish Review

Long time no see readers. This may be a month late but, welcome to my second “Spoilerish” review where I review, analyze and spoil a movie that I happened to see and wanted to review. Today’s video is about Pokémon’s first ever live action film, Detective Pikachu. 

Detective Pikachu like any video game film adaptation has a lot of problems, but that doesn’t disqualify it from being a good film. While these flaws are most apparent in the first third of the film, the movie improves as the story goes on. The second third, after Ryan Reynold’s Pikachu has been introduced, the film certainly picks up, becomes faster in pace and is a lot more enjoyable. The third act on the other hand feels pretty rushed and really bizarre, and to me I can’t tell if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Opinions may vary. I liked it.

Justice Smith’s interpretation of the game character, Tim Goodman, is a huge improvement over the video game’s version of the character. In fact despite the movie’s short comings it still has a better story and mystery than the game it’s based on. While the game ends on a cliff hanger (it’ll soon get a sequel on the Nintendo Switch), the movie completes the story of Tim and Pikachu defeating the villain and reunites Tim with his father.

I give the film a GOOD rating! Certainly it is the best video game film that has ever been produced in like… well ever! For more details and a deeper analysis on the Detective Pikachu movie and game check out my video review down below. It would be very appreciated and thanks for reading!

What were your opinions of the Detective Pikachu movie? would you like to see a sequel? Tell me in the comments below.

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Avengers Endgame. A Spoilerish Review

The MCU is an admirable set of films and it all culminates with this most recent film, Avengers Endgame. I saw the movie day one and finally got around to doing a review for the film.

Endgame is no doubt a cinematic event, one of the biggest of our lifetime. Even if you haven’t seen a single MCU film, you’ll still able to have fun with it, not optimally but its a blast the whole way through anyway. In this day and age, it’s almost impossible to not know what the MCU. The series is over 10 years old, it all ends with this.

In the review video down below I start with a general review with no spoilers and then lead into an analytical and in-depth look at the scenarios in the film. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the film yet, you’ll be safe.

In short, this film isn’t perfect but it may as well be and is a perfect send-off and ending to the film industries greatest achievement. The video review is down below the break.

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Sonic’s First Movie Trailer Hypes up the Internet for All the Wrong Reasons

We’ve known about the Sonic Movie for years now. We’ve known about Sonic’s… intriguing design for a few months. Now we finally get to see what the final product looks like. Check out the trailer and my video impressions below the break. Before we do let’s do some analysis. It seems so many people have responded to the trailer with great negativity and at the time of writing this article the trailer is Trending #1 on Youtube and has received over 13 million views in one day.

Everyone has been making reaction videos for this trailer and this my readers is why this trailer is super effective. I personally wanted to see the Sonic film long before we got this trailer but now I want to see it more than ever! This trailer is getting a ton of attention and hyping up internet users for all the wrong reasons.

The low quality of the trailer, its now ever apparent infamy and Sonic’s fame gives me, as well as other viewers mixed vibes. The movie looks awful but no one can shut up about it. People keep saying they want to see it just out of spite and I’m well into that category. What do you all think? Will you go see this film? How do you think it will do critically and financially? Let me know down below!

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Nintendo Now Experiments with VR With Labo!

Does anyone remember Nintendo Labo? The cardboard arts and crafts accessories that you could plug your switch into it and play little mini games? Well, Nintendo is bringing the cardboard back but this time for a more ambitious purpose, Virtual Reality. While back in the day Nintendo had stated they had no interest in developing a project for VR, they never discounted the idea of one day making VR games.

While the games for Labo VR may not be as in-depth as other VR games, like Skyrim VR or Resident Evil 7, the prospect of the Labo kit having VR elements to it I feel makes this kit more worth purchasing than the previous ones: it also helps that all kits together only cost about 80 dollars together. There are multiple kits available for purchase:

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit: Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99, the complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects – the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant – as well as a Screen Holder and Safety Cap. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive in to the full experience.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster: Available at a suggested retail price of only $39.99, the Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

  • VR Goggles – allows you to see imaginary fantastical worlds and real-world locations.
  • Wind Pedal
  • Camera – allows you to play a Pokémon Snap type game, (Please re-release the game for this peripheral, please!)
  • Elephant
  • Bird – allows you to see the world while flying!
  • Blaster – shoot down aliens with the blaster.

So yeah, if you’re expecting to play Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey with the Labo VR, you won’t be seeing any of that here, maybe in the future. I probably will buy this set just to see how well the VR works with this setup. Here’s to hoping that this experiment is worth the wait and that Nintendo expands on this concept in the future.

The VR sets are expected to release April 12th in North America and the UK.

 

Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Explained

Hey ALL! Again it’s been a while! Time to give some opinions and talk about the latest and greatest thing to happen to cinema since… (insert your favorite movie here). Warner Bros and Ryan Reynolds released a trailer for Pokémon’s Detective Pikachu movie. A video of my reaction and some written opinions can be found down below past the break.

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Mega Man 11 Review and Let’s Play

Hello, my normie readers. Mega Man 11 released a few days ago and being the Mega Fan I am I played through the entire game with a friend of mine. You can see my first episode after reading through my second ever written review down after the break.

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The Day 1 Rant and Review on the Nintendo Switch Online Service

This is a day that a lot of Switch owners have been dreading. Now we have to pay for something that was originally free and despite a good price, it still feels like a total rip off. It doesn’t help that Nintendo treated it’s viewers and customers like children giving definitions and explanations to simple concepts that we are already knowledgeable about. Don’t get what I’m talking about? Please check out the video below as I analyze Nintendo’s marketing strategies for the online service, where they went wrong and why A LOT of people are upset about this whole thing.

I first analyze the trailer for the Online Service that was shown during last week’s Nintendo Direct. After that I present some updated facts about the service such as the cloud saves and NES games and then give my own personal opinion on this service’s concept.

More videos on this topic to come soon:

 

First Hour and Review of PS4 Spider-Man

Hello my normies, Paul Neon Davidson here. This will be the first time I do a full-on written review. It’s about the recently released PS4 Spider-Man game. I also have a video of me playing the first hour in the end so check it out if you can. Please :3.

Spider-Man has been released for PS4 and it has got be one of the most glorious PS4 exclusives I have ever played. It’s possibly the best Spider-Man game released to date.

A lot of people would compare this game to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham games and while they both feature similar combat systems Spider-Man manages to still make the game feel unique with Spidey’s web-slinging abilities. Tie up enemies, sling yourself toward them for greater impact, throw projectiles at your foes, and with extra upgrades that can be unlocked through XP combat in this game never ceases to please.

Your webs also allow for fast and acrobatic travel across New York City, which includes nods to Dr. Strange’s Sanctum and even Ghostbusters surprisingly (see below). You can sling across New York or just walk about and talk to civilians, some of which you can even give a high-five to adding to your XP. Graphically speaking I feel Spider-Man gives GTA 5 a run for its money and the open world allows for some amazing exploration that the previously addressed web-slinging emphasizes.

Along with the story focused missions are some side missions which add to the play time and replayability of the game guaranteeing a 30+ hour long game that could take even longer to 100%. The story and the game are set in their own universe not based on any movie like previous game and the story is enjoyable with a lot of Spidey’s iconic rogue gallery coming out to play and each with a unique boss battle. The cutscenes feel like a movie and have great characterizations for Peter and his usual gang including Aunt May, MJ, and Harry Osborne. It’s a good balance of originality, nods to the movies, and comic book campiness.

I can’t say it enough and a lot of other reviewers agree, Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 is AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, SUPERIOR, and is friendly to all in the gaming neighborhood.