Posts Tagged ‘Action’

Top 5 for 2014

October 12, 2013

Some of my readers have been asking me what my most anticipated games for 2014 are, so I thought I’d share it with y’all.

5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Kiefer Sutherland. Next generation hardware. Solid Snake. Open world. Tactical espionage. I mean, come on. How can one not be excited for this? All the MGS have been masterful.

4. The Evil Within
Shinji Mikami, the father of horror returns for his next generation debut and it is looking beyond scary. I am certain I will get an heart attack from this game and that my hands will be dripping sweat.

3. Titanfall
Titanfall looks to be the best shooter in… forever? I can’t foresee any other shooters other than maybe Battlefront being anywhere close to rivaling Titanfall. Forget Call of Duty and Battlefield, a new king will emerge.

2. Thief
The new trailers look so amazing. The gameplay looks amazing. The slogan is amazing. Everything about Thief looks amazing and they just keep putting out these amazing trailers and my hype keeps rising.

1. Destiny
Destiny remains unrivaled at first place. It is looking like game changer and that’s a huge deal. I am certain I will easily invest 500-1000 hours depending on the support Bungie gives this game. I cannot wait.

What are your top 5 for 2014?

What’s yours is mine.

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Matt Damon might return as Jason Bourne

August 27, 2013

Several rumors are floating around that negotiations are on-going with Matt Damon to return as Jason Bourne and that he has agreed to do so if the former producer returns as well.

This, of course, is happy news as he was excellent in that role and that the latest Bourne movie without him was a complete and utter disaster.

I support him through and through. One of my all-time faves.

Ben Affleck is the next Batman

August 23, 2013

Warner Bros. have confirmed that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the upcoming Batman-Superman movie. Good or bad? I personally don’t hate Affleck like a lot of people do, I for one thought he was brilliant in Argo and The Town. I’ll give the fella a chance. It will be nice to have a more mature and older Batman which can setup for a more mature and grim story similar to that of Dark Knight, and perhaps even darker.

Stop the hating. 

Fast & Furious 6

May 27, 2013

Can a series be good after six installments? The answer is yes. Fast & Furious 6 is one of the best films in the series, if not the best.

I had fairly high expectations with such an all-star cast and expected some nice scenes with a few good laughs. Boy, was I surprised. This movie had tons of memorable scenes and hilarious jokes that had me laughing long past the scene. Also, the ending offered candy like none other. My whole body was in shock and I couldn’t be happier. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil a thing.

Fast and Furious 6 continues right where number five left off. And it offers more of the same beloved formula: fast cars, hot women,  action, explosions, racing, jokes and pure excitement. I mean, what more could you ask? That’s what I thought. Not much.

Sure, it has its flaws like all other movies. Some scenes are ridiculously unrealistic and there are a few logical loop holes that could be filled, but other than that, it was fantastic. I am already excited for the sequel and I hope they hit Fast and Furious 10. I wouldn’t mind if each installment is this good. At all.

Go and see it. Now. Maybe even race there?

Rating: 4 out 5

Olympus Has Fallen

May 4, 2013

My expectations weren’t especially high for this one. I expected an above average America saves the day action flick with that one typical commando hero.  And that’s exactly what I got.

If we look to the other side when it comes to the rather poor CGI effects, this movie was definitely passable and enjoyable. But only if you are realistic about it. Gerard Butler is a Secret Service agent and it’s his job to save the President when he gets attacked at the White House. It has a lot of funny jokes and moments and some rather cool execution scenes and through and through it delivered as an OK flick to watch.

Rating: out of 5

EBGames poster reveals Battlefield 4 info

April 25, 2013

A poster from EBGames has revealed some yet unannounced information regarding Battlefield 4, amongst them is the release date.

  • October 31, 2013 release.
  • Battlelog 2.0: every bullet and every action you, your friends and your enemies make will be logged with unprecented details.
  • Premium Membership: Exclusive weapons, content and even expansions for premium members. Guess it’s time to throw cash at EA if you want the complete experience.

All seems very reasonable and nice. Or does it? What are your thoughts on having to pay an additional $59.99 for the premium membership to be able to get all of the expansions? Plus the “normal” ones ahead of time? With Battlefield 4 it seems that premium membership will be a necessity if you want to have the best possible game experience, not a luxury. I knew this day would come. So be ready to put down $120 for BF4 to get the same experience you’d gotten for $59.99 just a few years ago.

It will be an expensive experience if you want access to the whole cake.

What I want from Battlefield 4

April 19, 2013

Battlefield 4 is the next major shooter that caught my interest. Running on the stunning Frostbite 3 engine it was given that I’d give it a peak. I mean, Battlefield 3 was beyond gorgeous and delivered some very fun gaming nights for me and my friends, albeit it was frustrating due to lack of basic features and poor balancing. But with Battlefield 4 I expect DICE to have matured and realized their mistakes. I expect it to be far more polished.

Needless to say, the expectations are high despite Battlefield 3 failed to live up to its potential. None of my friends are still playing it, although it’s been over two years since it was released so by today’s standards that’s quite common. But that could’ve changed if they balanced it and didn’t release an somewhat unfinished product.

Check out the 17-minute gameplay footage of the single player campaign of BF4.

Here are some of the things I’d like to see from day one in Battlefield 4:

  • Sea warfare: I want to be able to take fights to the water or perhaps under water. Something related to water either way. There’s too little water in shooters.
  • More freedom in the maps: There should be no “invisible walls” or “if you go here you die within 5 seconds unless you turn back” areas in BF4.
  • Dramatically improved group joining features and social features: Battlelog was shit. It needs to get better. And I should automatically join the same squad and team when I join as a group. This is ESSENTIAL.
  • Dramatically improved balance: Operation Métro Conquest Mode. Need I say more? I didn’t think so.
  • New weapons, vehicles, ranking systems, and classes.
  • Co-op campaign.
  • Better vehicle controls for keyboard users.
  • More gorgeous graphics than in the previous game.

Well, that’s all I could think of right now as basics. As always, I expect innovation and something that truly wows me in order for me to buy it. It needs to be better than what the competition offers, as in Call of Duty.

I foresee a great deal of fun with Battlefield 4, just as I had with Battlefield 3, but it was far, far from ideal.

GI Joe: Retaliation

March 27, 2013

The Joe’s are back with GI Joe: Retaliation and I was expecting a typical guy flick and that’s exactly what I got…. along with some dying satisfaction of the drawn out concept of heroes and villains.

The movie had some truly amazing action scenes and some funny jokes. It had great special effects and great actors. It was everything a movie is expected to be in these days, but for me, that isn’t enough anymore. The pacing was a little bit off honestly, and it was obvious at several moments in the movie. Which in my opinion isn’t that impressive as pacing is insanely important.

Add to that that I am a villain guy and the villain in this movie had a phenomenal plan that blew my mind and it really pisses me off to see how flawed the outcome at the end is. I mean, can we please get one villain that thinks logically before building their weapons? At least the movie did have one awesome moment of evil, which is more than any of the Marvel movies had so far combined.

All in all, for the vast majority of movie goers, this will be an entertaining flick. It was for me, but I want to see more balls from writers and give the villains a fair chance. Also I want to see the concept evolve into something new and deeper.

Rating: 3.5 out 5

A Good Day to Die Hard

February 15, 2013

Yesterday was the world premiere of Die Hard 5, or A Good Day to Die Hard as it’s also known as. Of course I was there for the premiere – nothing else would’ve been good enough.

I knew immediately it wouldn’t be as great as perhaps Die Hard: With A Vengeance or perhaps the first one, but since the fourth was really, really good I still had hopes. Unfortunately, it was as I suspected, the weakest movie of the franchise.

I’m not going to spoil a single thing from the story or anything. Instead I will say that it’s the shortest movie of them all. It had the least amount of jokes and John McClane humor and style. It was a bit more action oriented and more “modernized” to the mass markets, and that was clear and deviated from the path a bit that made the franchise what it is. It was a good movie – don’t get me wrong. By all standards it was. Very enjoyable and it offered a few laughs here and there as suspected.

If you like action flicks you should definitely go and see it. Apart from some very unrealistic moments, it was good. I can’t tell you about the momenst that bothered me, as it’d be a spoiler. But from a medical point of view, it was flatout ridiculous and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

Rating: 3 out 5

It was without a doubt the weakest movie of the franchise.

Best Action Actors

February 8, 2013

I just saw a major website publish a list like this and thought why the heck haven’t I thought of this idea? Needless to say, their list doesn’t correspond with mine so I thought I’d share mine.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. Sylvester Stallone

3. Jean-Claude Van Damme

4. Bruce Willis

5. Tom Cruise

6. Steven Seagal

7. Chuck Norris

8. Mel Gibson

9. Wesley Snipes

10.  Matt Damon

It was incredibly difficult to make this list and narrow it down to top ten. I could’ve stretched it more, but in all honesty I don’t know how to rank the difference between number 14 and 16 for one, and how far should I stretch it? There are only so many actors worthy of being considered “best”.

Special credz go out to: Mark Wahlberg, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Tommy Lee Jones, Russel Crowe and more who would’ve been on my top 15 list.

To see Van Damme, Stallone and Schwarzenegger in the same movie and together like this is an honor and privilege. My eternal gratitude goes to Stallone for making it a reality.