So… Is It Good?

A blog featuring the various writings of E. H. Lau.

Archive for May, 2013

So Is It Good? – Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 24, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 9/10
Quick Summary: Great sci-fi action movie!

+ Great plot with awesome action to go along with it.
+ BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!
+ Great acting.
+ BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!
+ Stunning visual effects.
+ BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!
+ Good soundtrack.
+ Don’t need to see the previous film to understand this one because of the great establishing cold open.

– Rushed ending, but considering the two hours of AWESOME beforehand, this is really, really minor.

Notes: … BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!

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So Is It Good? – Double Dragon Neon

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 22, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 8/10
Quick Summary: Fun beat’em up game, both by yourself or with a friend!

+ Fun, simple beat’em up gameplay
+ Nice modern take on beat’em ups with the cassette upgrade system
+ Good by yourself or with a friend!

= Some of the jokes are really corny, but, hey, depends on your tastes

– Short (a few hours), but at the price point, this isn’t really a complaint
– The higher difficulties are way too difficult unless if you decide to grind for upgrades

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So Is It Good? – Iron Man 3

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 12, 2013

Answer: Average
Rating: 7/10
Quick Summary: Enjoyable, average superhero movie with good action, a mediocre plot, and a REALLY STUPID “TWIST”.

+ Good, creative action scenes.
+ Great visual effects

– The beginning showed lots of potential, but the way that the plot develops wastes a lot of it.
– Way too many “joke” moments
– Weak villians
– Really, really, really STUPID “twist”
– Lots of changes to things from the comics that seems like that just didn’t care

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So Is It Good? – Oz the Great and Powerful

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 6, 2013

Answer: Mediocre
Rating: 5/10 (3D) 6/10 (non-3D)
Quick Summary: A mediocre movie with great visual effects but hammy actors and stilted writing.

+ Really, great visual effects
+ A nice twist on the Oz setting
+ Story had potential

– Bad pacing, some scenes dragged on for too long
– People don’t really talk normally in this film…
– Lots of over-the-top acting, which didn’t fit the film
– The film couldn’t decide if it was for a younger audience or an older audience
– DON’T SEE IT IN 3D, IT’S A WASTE OF MONEY, ONLY A COUPLE OF SCENES ACTUALLY USED 3D AND NOT EVEN TO GOOD EFFECT

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Apparently…

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 6, 2013

I tweet now, LOL.

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So Is It Good? – They Bleed Pixels

Posted by cyberpfalcon on May 6, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 8/10
Quick Summary: A slick, hard, and fun precision platformer.

+ Responsive and slick controls
+ Fun and (mostly) fair challenge
+ Interesting save sigil system
+ Plenty of collectibles
+ Simple, yet fun, combat system

= Not much plot, but it doesn’t get in the way of gameplay

– Doesn’t full-screen properly for some resolutions

Notes: This game will only appeal to those who like hard and challenging platformers, an example being Super Meat Boy. You will find yourself dying often and having to do the same sections over and over again, trying to find the perfect timing and actions. However, that’s the fun of games like this. Recommended if you enjoy this type of games, stay away if you don’t.

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