Most Anticipated Game for March 2018

March 2018

I kind of dropped the ball when it came to this blog because I totally forgot to write a blog about my most anticipated game for February. Is anything even coming out this month that’s remotely interesting? I really have no idea, I just know it stops me from spending money. Anyway, there’s a lot that’s been going on which is why I dropped the ball and didn’t do a blog for February, but I’m back on track now and here’s a breakdown of what’s coming out in March.

*Just as a side note, my list of March releases is not perfect. There might be some missing, or some dates may change. If you have anything you want to add feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in the list.*

03/06/2018
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – PS4
Velocity 2X – PS4 / PS Vita
Bravo Team – PS4
Scribblenauts Showdown – PS4

3/08/2018
Island Flight Simulator – PS4
3D Mini Golf – PS4
3D Billards: Billsards & Snooker – PS4

03/13/2018
Armello – PS4
Devil May Cry HD Collection – PS4
Beast Quest – PS4
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms – PS Vita

03/18/2018
Pure Farming 2018 – PS4

03/20/2018
R.B.I Baseball 18 – PS4

03/23/2018
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4
A Way Out – PS4
MLB The Show 18 – PS4

03/27/2018
Far Cry 5 – PS4
Aster Lydide & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings – PS4
MX vs ATV All Out – PS4
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 – PS4

03/30/2018
Code: Realize – Bouquet of Rainbows – PS4
Code: Realize – Future Blessings – PS Vita

03/31/2018
Extinction – PS4
Attack on Titan 2 – PS4

That is a huge list for March and a lot of games just look like a bunch of filler content. For me, the only game that I’ll be playing in March besides my huge backlog is Far Cry 5. I already have Life is Strange: Before the Storm on digital, so no need for the actual copy, but I am looking forward to the Farewell episode. Anyway, I’ve been looking forward to Far Cry 5 for a long time and already have my pre-order in so I can’t wait to actually play it. I’m hoping it returns to what makes the franchise great and gets away from all of the stuff that took place in Far Cry Primal.

Now it’s your turn. What are you looking forward to for the month of March? Will you be playing Far Cry 5 like me or something else? Let me know down in the comments section below and I’ll try not to forget about this blog again and see you next month when I let you know what I’ll be looking forward to in April. Spoiler alert though, if you read this blog you probably already know what it is.

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UNO Review (PS4)

UNO

You would think that after playing Jeopardy, which you can read my full review of that game here, that I would stay away from this type of game, especially because it was made by Ubisoft. I didn’t though because the cheap price tag of under $5 was too tempting to just pass up. It took me about a little more than a week to actually finish up and get all the trophies, which means that it’s time for a review.

As with a lot of these games in this series of games like Jeopardy, Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune, and so on, there is no actual story to the game. UNO is a card game plain and simple and you can either play by yourself, picking and choosing what rules you want to play, or play in the still very active online community with other people. There are a bunch of ways to play and you can actually have yourself a pretty decent time playing.

This was an impulse buy and I completely had buyer’s remorse after purchasing this game because of the horrible time I had with Jeopardy. I decided though that I would give this game an actual chance and I’m really happy that I did. I really enjoyed the mixing and matching of the rules and creating a different set of rules each time you played or sticking with the rules that you enjoyed using. This made every game unique and interesting and even though a lot of the games lasted for a long time, even playing at one round, it was still fun and exciting as you tried to come up with some kind of strategy to try and win. Not to mention that using different decks of cards made for some interesting changes to the game that made it even more fun. Both playing with the AI and playing online was extremely fun and the time I spent with this game was a really fun time that I enjoyed a lot.

The playability of this game was super simple to where you basically just have to know how to play UNO. At times if you play with the custom rules, it can take a little while to get used to, but if you can’t adjust you can always shut them off which is a good thing. I was happy to see that everything just worked perfectly with this game and there were no bugs or glitches that I seen during my many hours of play time.

The graphics for this game are simple when playing with the normal UNO deck. This works because it’s a game of UNO and it felt like you were really playing the game. Now switch to the Rabbids deck and the graphics become completely different and kind of crazy in that Rabbids sort of way. This was a neat little change and I enjoyed going back and forth between the traditional UNO deck and the Rabbids deck although I will say that that Rabbids deck was my favorite because of how crazy everything became, even the graphics.

There are a total of 13 trophies for this game and 12 of them are extremely easy to get and just one will require some coordination since the goal is to reach 700 points in one game. I suggest getting this trophy with a friend, I would like to take a small moment to thank LMD for helping me with this trophy, but other than that one trophy, everything else just really requires you to play the game and take advantage of all the game has to offer.

This is rare for me to say, so don’t expect it too often, but I really enjoyed the multiplayer portion of this game. It’s still extremely active and it’s not at all hard to find a game, plus it’s fun to play with other people. The servers can be a little sketchy at times, but not as bad as the Jeopardy servers and there are a few sore losers and cheaters out there, but that’s what happens with any online game. Anyway, I had a really fun time playing online with different people.

Overall I give this game a 4 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ It’s the same UNO that everyone knows and loves with some new rules thrown in for good measure and to make the game more exciting.
+ Have I mentioned how cool the Rabbids deck of cards is? It completely changes the game in a good way.
+ A still active online community with mostly stable servers making it really fun to actually play online with other people.

What’s Not So Great:
There are of course some cheaters in multiplayer, but that’s with any online game and I didn’t take any points off for that.
A lot of the games run really long, I’m talking like an hour to an hour and a half long and at times this becomes a little tedious and you really just want someone, anyone, to go out so the damn game could be over.

This was a really fun game and it’s one that I still keep on my PS4 even though I have all of the trophies because I can see myself logging on every so often to play a game or two either online or offline. The price tag that I payed wasn’t a bad one and the actual price of $9.99 isn’t a bad one because there is a bunch of playtime involved with this game. If you’re an UNO fan I would suggest giving this game a chance just beware that just about every game is really long. If you aren’t an UNO fan then of course you’re going to want to skip this one, but if you’re looking for a card game to play I would have to say that this is one of the better ones on the PS4.

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Before I Wake Review

Before I Wake

After watching a super sappy movie last weekend, you can read all about it here, I decided that this weekend, since HBO was showing Wonder Woman, that I would head over to Netflix and pick out a horror movie. First on my list was Before I Wake. I liked the Nightmare on Elm Street kind of premise this movie had so I figured why not. Keep reading to see if this movie delivered.

After losing a child of their own in a freak drowning accident, Jessie, played by Kate Bosworth, and Mark, played by an unrecognizable Thomas Jane, decide that it’s time to not only open their home but their hearts and foster a child. Approved to be foster parents by Natalie, played by Annabeth Gish, the couple of given Cody, played by Jacob Tremblay. What the couple soon finds out is that Cody forces himself to stay awake at night by using any means necessary. He’s a kid so don’t think I’m writing like he’s a junkie. For him it means a lot of sugar and caffeine. Why does he want to deprive himself of sleep so much though? Maybe it’s because his dreams come to life. While he’s in a happy dreaming place it’s perfect and beautiful, but when his nightmares come so does the Canker Man which is not a good thing. Will this family be able to help Cody or will they just become another one the victims of his terrible nightmares?

While an interesting movie, this movie is in no way a horror movie. Yes, it has some cheap jump scares, but honestly I cried during this movie more than I was scared. Cody has some issues of his own and just needs some help, it’s basically a movie about a child’s manifestation of something scary because he doesn’t understand it. Don’t get me wrong, this was a good movie, but it just wasn’t the horror movie that I was looking for. I wanted something to be scary, but it wasn’t. For a horror movie it had a kind of happy ending that really didn’t clear things up and it seriously wasn’t a horror movie. I have to say that I really hate this things when movies are pegged wrong. I would have called this movie a mystery / suspense movie and not a horror movie. Having a scary creature doesn’t make this movie a horror movie. Sorry, but that’s not the way it works.

Saying all of that though, the cast works great together and it really makes this movie work. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane are really believable as parents who are trying to get over their son’s death, but still placing the blame on each other and still have other issues to work out. The acting done by the talented Jacob Tremblay brings this story together and having Annabeth Gish in there as a small part helps as well. The cast is something that gave this movie a little more credit than it probably deserved.

Overall I give this movie a 3 out of 5.

Even though this is a good movie, it’s still not a horror movie and that kind of ruined the experience for me just a little. When you go into one movie expecting one thing and come out with something completely different it’s just annoying. I did enjoy the plot and the overall outcome of the movie though so I would recommend it, but just don’t go in thinking it’s a horror movie and if you’re looking for a horror movie then look somewhere else.

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I Never Finished…Joe Danger 2: The Movie…Because

Joe Danger 2: The Movie

This is one of those games that I never even had any interest in playing even though it was free. I was at this point with PS+ where even if it was free, I didn’t always download it because sometimes those free games sucked and I had learned my lesson. The one and only reason why this game got played and ended up on this list was because my “friend,” I swear you’ll only have to hear about this mysterious PlayStation person only a little while longer as our friendship started to go downhill, said that it was super easy…for her. Meaning that it wasn’t going to be super easy for me because I wasn’t as coordinated. Anyway, I ended up playing a game that I never wanted to in the first place and it ended up on this list so keep reading to find out why.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie is about…I have no idea what this game is about. Truthfully, I didn’t even get past the first level of this game for whatever reason so I don’t even know what the whole point of the game is. Anyway, what I do know is that this is a racing platform game, which really isn’t in my expertise of gaming. The story though, apparently is that in the first game Joe gained a favor with a director in Hollywood and is now working as a stunt man on movies. Apparently each level is a different stunt. Kind of like the game Stunt Man on PS2, but more cartoonish and silly.

So shocker, I couldn’t get past the first stage of this game and became really frustrated fast. While this doesn’t happen a lot, when it does happen it’s one of those rare times I want to smash my controller into a million little pieces. That’s basically why I never continued to play this game. I was completely frustrated with it. I think we all have those games that we can say we got frustrated in the first level, or the tutorial level, or even the second level and just never continued playing. On a quick note, this made me do a comparison to my “friend’s” trophies for this game since I basically just took her word for how many trophies she was getting for this game. Turned out she completely lied and was only able to get one trophy for this game. Guess she wasn’t that coordinated to play this game either. Now I could be mean and post a screen shot of her trophy list here, but I’m above that so I won’t.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get none of the 19 trophies for this game. None. Yet another stain on my PSN trophy profile, but what are you going to do. The trophies for this game range from competing the game in its different modes, to getting all of the stars for each levels, and grabbing some collectibles on the way. I wasn’t able to do any of this.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I have no desire to ever play this game again. I leave it on my PS3 though as a reminder that I shouldn’t play games that I don’t want to play. It’s another lesson learned and it’s one that won’t be forgotten.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate this game? Get completely frustrated with this game and want to smash your controller into a million little pieces? Let me know in the comments section below and for next week a break from my PS3 and a chance to play something alone on my PS Vita. At this point I didn’t care what I played so I decided to play the newest free game which just happened to be Gravity Rush. Unfortunately, I never finished that game and I’ll let you know why next week.

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This Week in Trophies 02-04-2018 – 02-10-2018

This week was an OK week for trophies. It wasn’t the best week and it wasn’t the worst week either. I did finish a game, progress in a couple of games, and get a little closer to getting a platinum in a game so all in all I’m pretty happy. Here’s a breakdown of my trophies for the week.

Assassin’s Creed Origins – 62%

I finished this game a few weeks back, but I’m still trying to go back and find / complete all of the locations along with a bunch of random trophies. I’m not complaining because the game is good, but my only complaint is the little question marks on the map are ridiculously hard to actually see. I can’t tell you how many times I passed an area on the map only to go back at a later date and discover that I missed a question mark. It’s a little aggravating, but I’m determined to get this platinum trophy.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – 79%

I’m so close to being done with this game that it’s crazy. I only need three more trophies. One which is easy, the second that I’m close to, and the third that is so far off that it feels like I’m never going to get it. Yes, I’m talking about the trophy for doing 500 bounties. If you thought that the 5,000,000 gold in Diablo III for the PS3 was hard, this is even harder. I want to give a big thank you to my buddy mmaddmaxx12, do me a favor and give him a follow on twitch because he’s cool and he’s awesome at not only Diablo III but also Doom, who helped power level my hardcore character after my first hardcore character died at level 69 which was just an insult.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 – 48%

Damn this game is hard! I have never played a Pac-Man game that was this damn hard. I mean seriously, this is just crazy. So when it comes to this game, I basically play until I get frustrated and call it a day. I can’t complain though because I got the majority of my trophies from this game this week.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 27%

I finally finished this game, damn it was hard, and I have to say that after all of my bitching about it that it had an amazing ending. I seriously loved it. It was so satisfying and I really couldn’t have asked for a better ending. I know this isn’t the end of Wolfenstein and I’m looking forward to another game. Getting the platinum for this game though is a different story because I couldn’t even beat this game on hard, I had to play on Normal.

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There you have it, 15 trophies for the week. A bit of a step down from last week, but at least it was something. Honestly I didn’t think I would even get this amount of trophies to begin with at the start of the week so I’m not complaining. As for the upcoming week, I have a bunch of stuff going on with work, personal stuff, and a tattoo appointment at the end of the week. I really know how to plan because I make sure that when it rains it pours. Anyway, when I do get a chance to play I’m going to continue playing Assassin’s Creed Origins, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and I’m going to hopefully start streaming BioShock sporadically. I’ll let you know how things go next week.

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The Countdown to MegaCon 2018 – Part 3

The last blog that I posted about MegaCon a few weeks ago I have to admit I was feeling a little disappointed because the guest list just wasn’t what it was for last year. I mean we’re basically three and a half months out and the guest list was looking kind of thin. While that didn’t change overnight. There were a few more additions this past week that did actually make me a little more excited about going, hoping that these people actually show up. At the moment I would say that I am cautiously excited. Anyway, onto the announcements.

First up was basically the entire cast to a very popular cartoon series. So I have this thing where I have to sleep with the TV on because of reasons and I of course watch Adult Swim. What else is there to watch at that time anyway? On occasion I have seen this show on when I get up in the morning and have been known from time to time to stay in bed just a little longer to catch some of the episode. This made me kind of excited that the whole Steven Universe cast would be making a special rare appearance at MegaCon.

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That’s right Zach Callison, DeeDee Magno, Estelle, and Michaela Dietz will all be appearing at MegaCon this year. So yeah, even though this was kind of another small announcement as far announcements go, I’m still pretty excited about it. I think the part that was most exciting was that Estelle was going to be there because I am a fan of her music. If I’ll go and meet the cast and have something signed and pictures taken will be decided later on when the full guest list is announced. If anything I might just limit it to Estelle.

After that announcement came a surprising next day announcement which kind of made me think that maybe FanExpo were listening to MegaCon fans who as the majority seems on Facebook and Twitter weren’t really that pleased considering that Dallas is getting a pretty huge show and we’re kind of getting the left overs. This next announcement through blew all of that out of the water as a teaser showed Once Upon a Time’s star Jennifer Morrison as the next guest to be announced.

Jennifer Morrison

This was really exciting for me because in a previous blog I had mentioned how it would be nice to see some of the Once Upon a Time stars that were no longer on the series and now we have one. Not only was Jennifer Morrison an amazing Emma on Once Upon a Time, but she was also the not mother on How I Met Your Mother, and Dr. Alison Cameron on House. She’s also been in a bunch of other shows and so on and I’m pretty hyped. Cautiously hyped though. Anyway this will definitely be an autograph and photo-op for me. I already have my Once Upon a Time poster purchased and ready to go now I just need my T-shirt. I have found a SwanQueen shirt, of course I ship SwanQueen, but I have a friend who makes stuff and will probably see if I can get her to make one for me.

After that last announcement I thought the announcements would be done for at least a week or two, but I was completely wrong as the next day there was another major guest announcement. Now for me, the first time I seen this actor was in The Fly, but a lot of you will know him from his other hugely popular roles in Jurassic Park and Independence Day, it’s Jeff Goldblum.

Jeff Goldblum

I was also super excited about this announcement, once again cautiously so though, because it’s Jeff Goldblum. The man is an icon and has done a ton more than just these three movies. He’s had a career that has spanned decades and I look forward to meeting him and getting a table 8×10 signed along with a photo-op. The only problem I have with the photo-op is that I don’t know what kind of shirt to go towards. Should I go Jurassic Park…Independence Day…or something different? Suggestions are welcomed in the comments section.

The MegaCon Chair!

MegaCon Chair

It’s growing! Since the last blog, which you can take a look at here, I’ve added my Pink Power Ranger T-shirt for my selfie with Amy Jo Johnson, which is pretty cool by the way. I’ve also just recently added my Once Upon a Time poster and will eventually add my Once Upon a Time t-shirt along with a t-shirt for my photo-op with Jeff Goldblum.

That’s it for now, but rest assured that when more guest announcement’s come I will try to keep up with them as much as possible and keep you up to date. If you’re going to MegaCon make sure to drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know if you’re excited to meet any of the guests announced so far.

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Jeopardy! Review (PS4)

Jeopardy

Jeopardy is not only one of America’s favorite game show, but surprise it’s also one of my favorite game shows and any chance that I get to play it I always do. This time was no different and I was eager to play the PS4 version of this game since I’ve been playing any version of this game that I could since the NES. Anyway, after a long two months of playing, I was finally able to get all the trophies and that means that it’s review time.

There is no story for this game. It’s Jeopardy, you can make up some sort of story in your head if you want, but it’s basically a trivia game and that’s how it’s presented. It’s always been presented like this, but this time was a lot different. Gone were the avatars that you could make for yourself and gone was Alex Tribek. This game will be hosted by some random voice in the distance who doesn’t even read the questions for you and you never get to see your person. You’re stuck looking at the Jeopardy board the whole time.

Since I’ve played my fair share of Jeopardy games, I have to say that out of all of them this has to be the absolute worst version of Jeopardy that I’ve ever played. Thanks again Ubisoft for taking a game that I loved and turning it into something that, by the end of getting all of the trophies, a game that I couldn’t even stand anymore. There are so many things wrong with this game, like the fact that it doesn’t play like the actual TV show. It’s like Ubisoft didn’t even make the effort to try and make it play like the TV show, they just threw a trivia game together and called it Jeopardy. Not to mention that if you play on easy, medium, or hard it’s still the same game and the AI has the same level of intelligence no matter the difficulty. During this time, the game doesn’t get easier or harder as the games asks you the same questions over and over and over again and offers no kind of challenge at any difficulty. That’s not to even get into the online portion, which I’ll get into later on in the review. Needless to say this game was the worst and I absolutely hated just about every second of this game that I played making it more like a chore to finish it then a challenge.

The playability for this game is super simple. Pick your question, answer your question, rinse and repeat until the game is over. All you have to do is press X to buzz in and then pick your answer from the three answers given. This is one of the things that annoyed me because in Jeopardy games of the past, if you played on hard, multiple choice was thrown out the window and you actually had to type out your response. This mechanism was gone making the difficulty of the game not even matter anymore.

Could you even call what this game had graphics? I don’t even know since you’re basically centered on the Jeopardy board the whole time. Sure there were some video and picture questions, but these graphics were no way impressive and the game looked like the bare minimum was done in order to just get it out to the public and for Ubisoft to make money.

Finish this chore of a game in order to get a total of 13 trophies. 10 base game trophies and then 3 DLC trophies. The DLC is free and it’s more like an add on that introduces daily challenges and multiplayer into the mix. All of the trophies are super easy to get but become a chore when you have to play the game over and over again in order to get them.

Beware of Glitched / Misleading Trophies For me, the Online Veteran trophy was glitched. The description of the trophy is to play, play being the key word, 10 online games. These cannot be ranked games and have to be either traditional Jeopardy or quick play Jeopardy which is a shorter version. This is actually ideal for playing online and I’ll get to that in a minute, but after playing 10 games there was no trophy. What the hell right? Anyway, the trophy popped after 16 online games. Thinking this trophy was glitched I did some investigation into why after 6 games after the requirements for the trophy did the trophy actually pop. Turns out my 16th game was the 10th game that I had actually won meaning that the trophy isn’t glitched, just misleading. It seems like you actually have to win 10 online games, not just play them.

Now to my most favorite part of this game. The multiplayer. The servers for this game, which came out not to long ago are completely dead. Good luck finding a game if you aren’t a member of a community. If you’re looking for a game though I would suggest using the community Jeopardy Junk E’s because there are a lot of really cool people in there who are willing to help you out. Anyway, if you just happen to find a game and want to play a full game of Jeopardy, good luck because most likely the game will just randomly stop working and you’ll be brought back to the main menu. Then there’s the fact that when you play on quick mode, a lot of people will rage quit if they’re losing because that’s how people are. Either take the loss like a champ or don’t play at all. There’s also the fact that buzzing in when trying to answer a question is extremely weird and you basically have to mash your X button in order buzz in. Needless to say, there is something wrong with the whole buzzing in thing and that makes playing online even less enjoyable.

Overall I give this game a 1 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ It’s a form of Jeopardy. Not the Jeopardy that everyone loves, but it is a trivia game which is what Jeopardy is.

What’s Not So Great:
This game in no way represents any kind of Jeopardy game that has ever been released or the show itself.
Good luck trying to get the online trophy by yourself without asking for help or joining a community because it’s not going to happen. Might I suggest finding a good book to read while you sit for hours in your created room waiting for that one person to enter?
The simple fact that this game was just thrown together and bares the Jeopardy name, but doesn’t even represent what Jeopardy is, is just a complete insult to Jeopardy lovers.

This was the absolute worst version of Jeopardy that I have ever played and this isn’t the first, or the last time, that Ubisoft has taken a game that I loved and turned it into something that I completely hate. It would be my strong suggestion that even if you love Jeopardy to stay away from this game and if you still have a PS3, to pick up the PS3 version of this game which is just 10 times better than this game could ever be. I really can’t believe how much this game costs and I’m just one of the lucky ones that was able to get it on sale. This is no way worth the full $40.00 for the disc version of this game even though it includes Wheel of Fortune, which I’ll review at a later date.

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Gifted Review

Gifted

I haven’t been watching as many movies as I once was as of late. This is mostly because of time restrictions and trying really hard to catch up on some TV that I’ve been missing, but I was able to find a decent HBO movie that was on this past Saturday night, so I decided to give it a chance since the trailer looked good. Was it as good as the trailer showed or was it one of those deceiving trailers for a really horrible movie? Keep reading to find out.

Gifted is about Frank, played by Chris Evans, who is left to care for his niece Mary, played by Mckenna Grace, after her super smart mathematician of a mother commits suicide. Knowing that Mary, like her mother is just as smart and gifted, Frank tries to make her live a normal life. His sister didn’t have that normal life mostly because she was pushed around by her mother Evelyn, played by Lindsay Duncan, to reach her maximum potential. Frank doesn’t want his niece to be lead down the same path so with the help of his neighbor Roberta, played by Octavia Spencer, he makes her do kid things. This leads to her going to school, which then leads to her talent being discovered, and leads into a custody battle between Frank and Evelyn. This all turns into a move that is both heartbreaking and touching all at the same time.

I have to say that I really loved this movie. Frank has basically been tasked with taking care of Mary which of course did not fit his plans. He had planned on dropping her off at child services time after time but just couldn’t do it. His main thing though is that he wants her to have a normal life so that she doesn’t end up like her mother. Mary is only seven and she deserves to be seven. She deserves to have friends her own age and do normal girl things, not spend her time solving math equations 24/7. This is what Frank knows his sister would have wanted for her. That is until the grandmother, Evelyn, becomes involved. I wouldn’t call her the bad guy of this film as she has her own problems. She pushed her daughter so hard because she lost her own chance of becoming a brilliant mathematician because she did what was expected of her which was get married and had kids. She didn’t want to see her daughter head down the same path but also didn’t understand what she was doing to her daughter and what she wanted to do to her granddaughter was just plain wrong. One might say she was blinded in this way and trying to live vicariously through her daughter and then seen that she could do the same through her granddaughter. This leads to a long custody battle which takes up about half of the movie and it’s heartbreaking. Who really has the best interests in mind for Mary? This leads to some touching moments between Frank and Mary and an overall feel good ending.

The cast is really what makes this movie work so well. Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace just play off of each other so well that you can really believe they’re this makeshift family who are trying to make the best out of a not so great situation. Octavia Spencer who has a short part in this movie also stands out, as she does in every other role that she plays, as the caring neighbor who will do anything possible to help Frank because she knows about Mary and wants her to be protected. Even Lindsay Duncan plays a stellar role in this movie and the cast as a whole makes this movie even better.

Overall I give this movie a 5 out of 5.

I can’t say enough how much I really loved this movie. It was the perfect movie for my Saturday night movie watching as it just had the right amount of heartbreaking moments and touching moments. The cast worked perfectly together and made the movie even more believable. I would say that if you’re looking for a feel good movie that will probably make you cry, just a little or a hell of a lot in my situation, then you shouldn’t pass this one up. This movie shows that even the smartest people need to just be regular people every once in a while.

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I Never Finished…The Cave…Because

The Cave

This was one of those free PS+ games that I actually wanted to play and just didn’t play because it was free. The concept of the game looked interesting and I was pretty excited when it was announced that it would be free. Unfortunately, it ended up on this list so there has to be a reason why I didn’t finish this game.

The Cave is about…well a cave. Not just any cave though, a magical cave that lures people into it in order to see his or her dark side. You’ll pick three out of seven characters to begin with and you’ll start exploring the cave and what brought that character to the cave. Depending on how things go you’ll either see the bad in them or the good. There are so many different combinations of character to choose from and a bunch of different ways to play that you could spend hours upon hours playing this game.

I really enjoyed this game and had a really fun time with my first playthrough. I remember being so interested in this game that I actually played my first whole playthrough straight through without stopping. It’s a short enough game that you could do that, but that doesn’t mean it lacks substance. The Cave is a pretty deep game showing you that while people might be good, everyone has a dark side. I thought it was pretty fantastic, especially the concept and all of the different combinations you could choose from. If I thought this game was so great and fantastic why didn’t I explore all options for this game and finish it? I remember that after my first playthrough I wanted to wait a little before playing again, but just never got around to it. There were too many things going on and too many games that I was playing and this one just got shelved.

As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get 9 out of the 20 trophies for this game. It’s a lot of trophies for a little game and it takes 5 whole playthroughs to get them. That’s if you play it a certain way. If you just go and wing it like I did then it’ll take a lot more. Anyway, I’m missing a bunch of random trophies since all this game really is, is a bunch of random trophies. They’re not hard to get, they just just require time. A lot of time.

Probability of this game getting played again…4 out of 5.

I would really like to play this game again, and pick different characters to see his or her story, if I can remember what characters I first played as, and actually one day finish this game. As I said before though, it requires time and I’m kind of short on time these days. There’s always so much going on it’s hard enough to get as much time as I already get to game. Anyway, if for some reason I have some extra time, I would play this game.

Now it’s your turn. Is this game also on your unfinished list? Did you love it? Hate it? Let me know down in the comments section below and next week a game that shouldn’t even be on my list because I had no interest in playing it anyway. It’s only on my list because my “friend” played it and she said how easy it was and how she was getting trophies left and right but she didn’t think I was coordinated enough to get it. This made me pissed off because to this day I am in the top 1% of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer leaderboard for both the world and the US and I have been since the game was released. Anyway, I’m not here to brag about that but I am going to tell you why I never finished Joe Danger 2: The Movie.

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This Week in Trophies 01-28-2018 – 02-03-2018

I feel like I made a lot of progress this week as I completed three small games, two of them before the end of the month and one of them at the start of the month. I didn’t think I was going to have all that much time, but it seemed like I did this week and I’m not complaining because next week will be a hell of a week. Anyway, onto my trophies for the week.

Jeopardy – 100%

I finally got the last trophy that I needed for this game this week and I will have my full review of this game posted later on this week.

Jeopardy!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 – 15%

Damn this game is hard. I mean seriously hard. I was surprised that I even got one trophy for this game this week, but I’ll take it. The PS3 version of this game was super easy compared to this one. I think that no matter how hard I try, I’m not sure if I can even get the platinum for this game at this point.

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UNO – 100%

Another game that I was able to finish this week. I kind of feel like I was on a roll this week! Not wanting to give too much away, I’ll have my review posted for this game next week.

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Wheel of Fortune – 100%

Yet another game that I started this week and even finished. At this point I’m just super surprised. Lately this is extremely rare, but I’ll take it and my review for this game will be out in a few weeks so you can see what I really thought about the game then.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 21%

This game is seriously just kicking my ass left right and center and I’m not too happy about it. I’m finding it a little difficult to get into this game at the moment and find myself forcing myself to play which is never a good thing. I did turn the difficulty down a little bit, but it still seems way harder than Wolfenstein: The New Order. This is kind of aggravating and makes me rage quit…a lot.

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Not a bad week with 23 trophies, one more than last week. I am happy that I was able to complete three games this past week and for this upcoming week I’ll have a really small streaming schedule where I’ll play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and in my spare time I’ll continue to try and finish up Assassin’s Creed: Origins as well Doom. I’m not sure about starting a new game since I have a lot on my plate at the moment and if I have some time I might go back to The Sims 4. I’ll let you know how things worked out next week.

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