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Review – MCU – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014) Chris Evans Samuel L Jackson Scarlett Johansson Robert Redford Sebastian Stan Anthony Mackie Cobie Smoulders Frank Grillo Spoiler Free thoughts and Notes The second entry in the Captain America series comes in right on the heels of The Avengers, or “Phase 2” of the Marvel Cinematic universe.  I want to take a moment here to comment on how the continuity of these movies have been handled up to this point, since this is the first “post crossover” movie.  This applies to pretty much […]

Review – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)

Konami – GBA- 1 Player Itching for more Game Boy Castlevania action after completing Circle of the Moon, I set out to find a copy of the Castlevania Double Pack.  This is a repackaging of Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow onto one Game Boy Advance cart.  Both games are complete and there isn’t any extras so I’lm just going to review them as separate games. Since Harmony comes first in release order, I’ll start with it.  It is however the third game I played through.  I started it […]

Transformers – Studio Series – Black Out

As sort of a last hurrah for the Michal Bay Transformers series, which is effectively done, Hasbro has been doing a sort of “greatest hits” line themed around the movies called Studio Series.  It’s not a bunch of re-releases though, it’s new molds of most of the figures, with an emphasis on Robot Mode Scale.  It’s also a way for Hasbro to give us better versions of a lot of characters who aren’t named Bumblebee or Optimus Prime.  Often in the case of movie toys, for the sake of spoilers, […]

Review – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA)

Konami – GBA – 1 Player Castlevania is a game series I haven’t always cared much for. The early games were just plain too difficult for my tastes. If I was going to play a tough platform game I’d play something fun and fast like Blaster Master or Ninja Gaiden. After many recommendations I picked up a copy of Symphony of the Night. It languished for years, un-played, on my game shelf. I’d never been a big fan of the whole “horror/gothic” thing, why would I want to play a […]

Review – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

Konami – Playstation – 1 Player Castlevania games are hard. Or at least they used to be. They tend to be kind of random, long and have clunky controls. At least on the NES. I have never really cared much for Castlevania games. The whole “goth” and “vampires” thing never really appealed to me either. Still, Symphony of the Night I one of those games you hear people talk about a lot. When people start saying a game is one of the best they have ever played, it generally is […]