Archive for October, 2011
When a game advertises itself as difficult and unforgiven, you don’t give it too much thought about it these days. Games today are not difficult, they don’t challenge you, they don’t make you cry like a little bitch after you die from an encounter you successfully done twenty times before. Will you better, because this game does, and it does it in the most excruciating and addictive way possible. Is like you know you shouldn’t be spending five hours in an area trying to kill one boss, or get through one obstacle, but you do it anyway. This is like drug addiction, but much worse, at least with drugs, the highs aren’t separated by 20 straight lows as your trying to figure out what the hell went wrong, and how to do it strategically right next time. (note: dont do drugs kids, it is bad for you).
Holy crap, the kid didn’t ruin the movie. Dakota Goyo was pretty good. Story was pretty generic, Hugh Jackman is out-of-luck robot boxer, finds out he has a son, and the two of them go off and play Rockem-Sockem Robots throughout the whole movie. Who cares if their wasn’t much of a back story to either how fighting robot technology came into being, or why we should belief a robot on robot fight wont result in massive collateral damage, and probably some audience fatalities.
What is important is that we get to see a father and son bound together, especially when that father sells his kid for money in the beginning of the movie to buy a new robot, it just makes the eventual bounding all that more important and realistic. What more can a father teach his son then fighting for money and fame. Also Evangeline Lilly and Olga Fonda are in this movie, which makes me appreciate this movie even more.
Robot fighting, robot dancing, and robot decapitation makes for a pretty entertaining movie.
I did not think a FPS with RPG/GTA style quests and story could work, I am glad I was wrong. The story is pretty standard, but the characters you interact with, and the world that they inhabit are unique. Yes, it does take several elements from other FPS and RPG, like the crazy character design from BioShock, to the apocalyptic world of Fallout. Its all over the place but very well together, so the best of all these games are represented in one package.