We received some rather unsettling news earlier this week. The long-awaited, Aliens: Colonial Marines game was released and welcomed with some horrifically brutal criticism. We’ve seen reviews as low as a single star out of five and this isn’t just from a few negative Nancy’s, no, this is from almost everyone who’s played it.
To get the awful taste of this game out of our mouths, we thought we’d use this week’s round of Nerd Wars! to get your votes for your favorite film in the Alien franchise. And no, we aren’t going to include any of the Aliens vs Predator movies because those were awful and just downright offensive to fans of both franchises.
There has been a lot of hate going around about Dead Space 3. “Not scary, too much action, not enough space, microtransactions.” Really the list keeps going. But are these judgements fair or are they merely prejudice? After getting my hands on Isaac’s latest adventure, I want to put some rumors to bed. Continue Reading
So it’s the day after Halloween. Chances are you (A.) are recovering from a gnarly hangover, or (B.) are sitting at work wishing you had a gnarly hangover. Hopefully you all had the chance to watch a power block of horror films yesterday, I know we did! And it got us wondering, which classic horror films would make really good video games? This week we need your help to determine which of these movies deserves it’s own video game or in some cases a shiny new remake.
Last Friday we here at whatsyourtagblog.com posted the first “Castlevania” on nes done in “Minecraft” and it got me thinking about the sequel, “Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest”. In the past few years it has become commonplace to cherish or to trash classic video games and it’s been my feeling “Simon’s Quest” has really gotten it’s fair share of trashing. This isn’t to say the game is a flawless gem but I want to point out why it needs to be appreciated. Continue Reading
So we thought we’d change up the Tuesday review and do a film, instead of a game review. Thus you are now privy to the first ever whatsyourtagblog.com movie review. YAH! The movie in question is the new release “The Cabin in the Woods,” directed by Drew Goddard and written by Joss Whedon. Basically, if you like horror films you’ll like this. I can’t really compare it to one single horror film since, broken down, it’s all of the horror films… ever. It’s very difficult to explain, I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say the poster is the best way describe the story, when you think it will zig, it zags, when you think it will zag, it zogs.
As spoiler free as I can, the film establishes itself with a basic horny college kids in a… well you’ve read the title. The premise sounds no different from what you’d find in any low budget horror film that’s currently streaming for free on Netflix. The first major difference is the kids are being watched by two middle aged technicians (they have some of the best scenes in the film) and a reluctant and mildly disgusted security guard. This being written by Joss Whedon means almost every line of dialog is oozing with ironic snark. Regardless of how you feel about it, it works as, like the premise, most horror movies fall into that category when it comes to dialog in the post “Scream” world. Continue Reading