About a month ago, I got a text saying “FF7 (Final Fantasy 7) is available on PS4, you have to get it.” Now this being one of the games I missed growing up (Sega, Nintendo, Xbox guy for most of my life), I knew I had to play it. For years I had heard my friends talk about how good it is, and really rave about the whole franchise. If I was going to dive into a Final Fantasy game, why not dive into one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time? FF7 has been a blast to play through, and still holds up in today’s gaming culture. It has a rich story, engaging battles, and a memorable cast of unique characters. It’s been like jumping back into a gaming time machine, but in doing that it has brought to my attention a couple things that I have taken for granted in our new age of gaming. Things that I don’t miss from my childhood.
The Hateful Eight. The newest instalment in the Tarantino filmography. Let me start by saying I really enjoy Tarantino films. He is a master of immersion, dialogue driven story telling and truly creating an experience for the audience. The Hateful Eight is no exception. I definitely did enjoy it, however I walked away from the movie a little unsatisfied. Spoilers to follow so if you haven’t seen it yet, wait and read this after watching the film.
Happy New Year! We all know what that means… it is resolution time! And what is most peoples new years resolution? Well according to statisticbrain.com two of the top five resolutions are about health and fitness. “I would like to get healthier and lose weight”. Admirable goals. Now beyond talking about the obvious things wrong with a statement like that, (e.g. not specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, or has a timeline), I would like to focus on where anime, cartoons and even live action movies can mislead you and make it impossible to achieve your resolution. What we should not learn from anime: