Video game review – Vietcong Game http://vietcong-game.net/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 01:45:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://vietcong-game.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Video game review – Vietcong Game http://vietcong-game.net/ 32 32 Kena Bridge of Spirits review, Titanfall 3 talk https://vietcong-game.net/kena-bridge-of-spirits-review-titanfall-3-talk/ https://vietcong-game.net/kena-bridge-of-spirits-review-titanfall-3-talk/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:42:00 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/kena-bridge-of-spirits-review-titanfall-3-talk/ This week on Game Rant Arcade, Cameron and Anthony discuss Kena: Bridge of Spirits and the talk surrounding Titanfall 3. While the biggest bombs of the week happened during Nintendo’s Direct showcase, the ones we’ll have to wait for next week. However, Cameron and Anthony still have a lot to talk about over this week’s […]]]>

This week on Game Rant Arcade, Cameron and Anthony discuss Kena: Bridge of Spirits and the talk surrounding Titanfall 3.


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While the biggest bombs of the week happened during Nintendo’s Direct showcase, the ones we’ll have to wait for next week. However, Cameron and Anthony still have a lot to talk about over this week’s episode of Game Rant Arcade, with one of the most anticipated games of the month, and even of the year, being a big one for the duo to chew on.

First off, there was more drama on the Activision front. The most important news is that Activision Blizzard is currently under SEC investigation, following the state of California lawsuit alleging a toxic workplace and other terrifyingly terrible events. were swept under the carpet of the company. Besides, Monitoring 2 lost its executive producer, painting an even bleaker picture of the company’s future.

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In other news, Quantic Dream could make a Star wars Game. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, rumor has it that Quantic Dream signs a new agreement with Disney following the execution of its contract with Sony. Quantic Dream creates a specific brand of narrative play, which portrays an image that it could be pulled out of lightsaber-wielding Jedi and instead feature bounty hunters, smugglers, or whatever. These are just rumors and speculation at the moment, however.

Respawn, meanwhile, said he’s too busy to do Fall of the Titans 3, although a statement released by the company since then has given hope that Titanfall 3 is on the way. However, with everything the studio is up to right now, it might be some time before fans see it, if they ever do.

Game Rant Arcade is now available on various podcast services. Listen to the episode directly below or through one of the links listed.

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  • Activision Blizzard developments

  • Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Game

  • THQ Nordic Showcase Recap

  • Titanfall 3 Speech

Games of the week

  • Guardians of the Galaxy preview

  • Call of Duty Vanguard Beta

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

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  • Does Far Cry 6 feel less Next-Gen without ray tracing?

  • How big should Netflix games be?

  • Does Nintendo need to re-sync with Xbox and PlayStation?

Game Rant Arcade records weekly, bringing the latest video game news, impressions of the latest games, and answers to players’ burning questions. To have a question read on Game Rant Arcade, email arcade@gamerant.com or follow and tweet us on Twitter @RantArcade.

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Hyperice X 2021 review https://vietcong-game.net/hyperice-x-2021-review/ https://vietcong-game.net/hyperice-x-2021-review/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:58:09 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/hyperice-x-2021-review/ Imagine, for a moment, that you have pain in your knees (and if you’re like many gym goers who play basketball or hit hard, you’re almost certain to face that at some point). To combat the problem, you can put a messy ice pack on your knee to ease the pain. Or maybe you would […]]]>

Imagine, for a moment, that you have pain in your knees (and if you’re like many gym goers who play basketball or hit hard, you’re almost certain to face that at some point). To combat the problem, you can put a messy ice pack on your knee to ease the pain. Or maybe you would put a heating pad on your knee to promote blood circulation.

Or, you can grab a sleek black sleeve called the Hyperice X, tie it to your knee, connect it to your phone via Bluetooth, and enjoy a unique blend of heat and cold designed to promote blood flow and healing in your knee. . And suddenly the recovery puzzle just got a little easier.

The Hyperice X is the latest recovery device from a company at the forefront of recovery and wellness. A few years ago Hyperice was leading the revolution in vibration therapy, providing vibrating foam rollers and massage guns, and last year Hyperice added NormaTec, which manufactures air compression boots, at the fold.

The X is the brand’s latest innovation and it pushes the entire salvage industry in a new direction. It is intended to simulate “contrast therapy”, a unique recovery therapy used by high performance athletes, therapy that alternates them between extreme heat (via a sauna or hot tub) to extreme cold ( ice bath or cold bath) for several cycles, each just a few minutes. It’s a process that you couldn’t really experience in the comfort of your home unless you have, well, a sauna and a cold tub. The X is about to change that.

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Why contrast therapy works

The contrast therapy process doesn’t sound like fun, and yes, it is quite heavy and uncomfortable. Traditionally, you would hang out in a sauna for a few minutes and then run straight into a cold plunge. And yes, that’s as shocking as it sounds. You would do this for at least 8-10 minutes, working those tight cycles and essentially battling the extremely hot and cold temperatures.

I did, and I can tell you it’s no fun. I like my body at ideal temperatures – I don’t like lounging in the sauna and struggle with treatments like cryotherapy and cold dives. But when I worked on the contrast therapy, I enjoyed the results the next day.

Essentially, each trip to the cold bath causes your blood vessels to constrict, restricting blood flow. Then you head to the hot tub or sauna, and the extreme heat causes your blood vessels to dilate quickly, allowing more blood flow throughout your body. The alternation of these two processes stimulates tremendous circulation, and this circulation and blood flow helps boost nutrients, metabolites, and healing factors throughout the body.

You may have felt this at times as well. Ever been shoveling snow in freezing weather, then come back into the house and run water over your hands to warm them up? And do you feel a huge rush of blood to your fingers? This same idea occurs during contrast therapy.

The challenge of course: you just have to survive it. And you also have to have time for that. Contrast therapy isn’t something you can do while playing video games or watching TV – it’s 10-15 minutes more on your busy day where you’ll need to focus on, well, not completely relax. It’s work.

Hyperice X makes contrast therapy accessible

That’s where the Hyperice X comes in. The little device looks like a black sleeve with tiny fans attached to it, and my comic book fan side could very easily see that sleeve on, say, the bionic right arm. of Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier.

The simplicity of the appearance belies its operation. Once powered on, it’s capable of cooling down to 35 degrees or heating up to 113 degrees, and it can do that quickly. You just slip the sleeve over your knee and open up the base Hyperice app (which has a treasure trove of other recovery benefits these days, by the way). Pair the device with the app and access the library of Hyperice X preset programs.
Select ‘contrast therapy’ and your X goes to work in silence, alternating intervals of heating and cooling along your knee. It’s soft and extremely simple, a key force for X.

You don’t need to go through a complicated process. For the past few weeks, I have been using it on leg days, several hours after training. I’m going to tie the X on my left knee (I tore my ACL in that knee in college), get my feet up on the couch, and start NBA 2K22 on the Xbox. Halfway through the first quarter (I play full 12 minute quarters, by the way) the program will be over and I won’t even realize it (that’s how subtle the device is) .

Halfway through the game, I’m going to put the X on my right knee and start the contrast therapy program again. No, I didn’t hurt my right knee, but it’s more than a pain management device; it is good to do a quality recovery job whenever you can.

And I can do that with the X very easily, without disrupting the rest of my evening, so I run the program on my right knee and keep playing 2K22.

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How does the X feel

Traditional contrast therapy is generally whole body therapy. It’s not like you put, say, your knee in a cold tub and then put your knee in a sauna. And because of that, I was a little skeptical about the X. Would that really do anything for my knee?

And no, the device doesn’t really have the same feel as conventional contrast therapy. This, of course, is a strength. Contrast therapy takes work, concentration, and a bit of mental toughness.

The Hyperice X doesn’t demand any of these, and yet it’s still nice. The heat it delivers is gentle; 113 degrees is enough to create a pleasant feeling of warmth on your knee. The only time you realize the X is on is when it starts to cool down. The 5 small fans on its surface begin to hum softly, rotating to quickly cool your knee. It’s an almost silent hum. At first, as I described in the video above, I was worried that the buzz would get “boring”. But it’s much quieter than many massage guns, and it never reaches a level that interferes with my playing or watching movies.

When the X cools your knee, it’s cold but never unbearable, despite only being 12 degrees above zero. It is unquestionably a force of porn. You don’t want to come home from a long day of work or training and suffer from your “recovery”.
With Hyperice X, you don’t suffer. You have just come home, relax and enjoy the mixture of hot and cold. And when it’s over, when I finish each session and release the X, my knee is just a little more relaxed, a little less strained.

The X will continue to grow too

This is of course how I use the X, but it has several other uses as well. And that’s part of what makes the device so special.

Of course, it is designed for contrast therapy, but since it can heat and cool as well, it can easily be used for other purposes as well. Store ice packs in your freezer? Throw them away, as the X can handle this task as well. Heating pillow? The X can also fulfill this role. In addition to contrast therapy, it is an all-in-one device for heating and cooling, and Hyperice is gradually releasing more programs on its app to facilitate this, from pain relief to relaxing heat on the go. by warm-up programs before exercise.

The technology behind the X can also work on more than just your knee; remember, classic contrast therapy is a full body treatment. The X is designed specifically for your knee in terms of shape and fit, but I also experienced it on my shoulders after tough chest workouts, and placed it on my quads as well. This allows me to achieve this contrasting effect in other areas, and while the X is not specifically designed for these locations, it has been effective so far.

No matter how you use it or where you use it, you will almost certainly enjoy the experience and the ease of use too. It’s a device that travels well, which means you can take it on a trip or take it out on the sidelines of a basketball game. It replaces your ice pack, a heating pad and (most impressive) a sauna and cold bath.

It’s hard not to like it.

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Lost to chance is worth getting lost https://vietcong-game.net/lost-to-chance-is-worth-getting-lost/ https://vietcong-game.net/lost-to-chance-is-worth-getting-lost/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:42:42 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/lost-to-chance-is-worth-getting-lost/ Lost to chance Review Developer: Zoink Games | Editor: EA Originals | Kind: Action-Adventure, Strategy | Platforms: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PC | Revised on: Nintendo Switch Lost to chance seems generic at first glance, boldly carrying its influences on its skeletal sleeves. Not only this new game […]]]>

Lost to chance Review

Developer: Zoink Games | Editor: EA Originals | Kind: Action-Adventure, Strategy | Platforms: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PC | Revised on: Nintendo Switch


Lost to chance seems generic at first glance, boldly carrying its influences on its skeletal sleeves. Not only this new game from the publisher EA Originals and developer Zoink Games are set in a thematic world, but it’s also inhabited by doll-like beings who are portrayed in a style close to stop-motion animation. Watch any preview or review of Lost to chance and the works of Henry Selick and Laika will not fail to be mentioned (as here). But the aesthetics of Lost to chance is not a jealous copy. It is a confident tribute. In history and in the world, Lost to chance rivals his inspirations.

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Lost to chance follows a little girl named Even who lives in the world of Random where the throwing of a single dice, the queen’s dice, rules society. The die decides all the rules of the state, much like the Double-Face coin, and that’s why Lost to chance triggers the central conflict. When a child turns twelve, the die is rolled to determine where the child will live, with each side of the dice representing one of the six quarters that make up the kingdom. Even lives in the poorest neighborhood, Onetown, and when her sister, Odd, is 12, she is sent to live in the wealthiest neighborhood, Sixtopia. And so begins a rescue journey, with Even setting out to save his sister from a luxurious, but possibly cruel, existence. It’s a compelling story that only gets deeper as you play.

In many ways, Lost to chance remember Upside down, doing for chance what this film does for sadness. The game sees chaos not only as a means of destruction, but as a boost for free speech which is the backbone of love and connection. Lost to chance, in his playful wisdom, feels like the creation of a shrewd and melancholy child who sees the harshness and playfulness of reality in equal measure. It is enchanting.

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This sense of wonder and creativity is Lost to chance Fantastic gameplay, combining real-time action with the strategy of a deck-building card game. Even finds the power to pulverize the Queen’s mechanical horde through magic cards whose power is brought to life by a sentient die named Dicey, which Even encounters at the start of his journey. Over the course of the game, Even collects cards of different types, ranging from attack cards that provide weapons to danger guards that create death traps. To activate the cards, Even must cast Dicey, whose magical powers then activate the cards. But there are cavities.

True to its heritage of card fighting, Lost to chance places limits on Even and the player. Even can only take 15 cards in a battle, and she can only play cards from her hand, determined at random when the dice are rolled. Additionally, each card requires a certain amount of power to activate, and the power released, called card points, depends on the roll of the dice. The way the power is obtained adds to the complexity, since Dicey must be energized before each throw.

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Each enemy produces Energy Crystals on their body, which Even can shoot and collect to energize Dicey. Doing this can seem tedious at times, chopping up combat in spurts, but it quickly becomes another motivation for good planning as it is possible to decimate enemies in quick succession with good preparation. All this, that is to say that the construction of the bridge counts. From start to finish, it is important to properly assess the environment and the enemies you have fought. We must actively anticipate meetings and anticipate. Add to this strategy the evil element of chance inherent in every dice roll, and you have an exciting, unique and wonderfully suited combat system. Lost to chance world and themes.

Of course, all is not a fight, and Lost to chance Generally succeeds outside of this area, despite its bland-level design. When not engaged in robotic genocide, players explore one of six cities, engage in side quests, and talk to citizens. The layout of the towns is boring, never feeling organic or alive enough, but the dialogue and atmosphere is phenomenal, taking over.

Lost to chance
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From the carnival town of Fourberg to the double town with two faces, every interaction is faithful to the eccentric neighborhoods. For example, in Two Town, where everyone has a split personality, there is a side quest involving a Mad Scientist who wishes to get rid of his other personality with the help of a potion. Even is enlisted by the two personalities to obtain the ingredients and must decide who to give them to. The end result is surprisingly poignant and a thoughtful companion to the main story, making it difficult for you to understand what’s going on.

Unfortunately, despite all the wonder, Lost to chance falters in a few areas. Along with the aforementioned level design, the game’s combat begins to become stale with little variation in the manner of cards and enemies during the final acts. Together, these issues make the game sometimes monotonous to play and dampen the experience.

Lost to chance
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Gameplay and design woes aside, Lost to chance Also suffers from technical issues, including low frame rate during hectic combat and lackluster graphics, especially on the Nintendo Switch. The game’s gruesome atmosphere and toy-like character design are certainly great, but there are times when the textures, characters, and environments look muddy, making the game feel like a lesser imitation of his inspirations from a visual point of view. Frequent loadings and awkward transitions in and out of cutscenes compound these issues. Lost to chance tells a wonderful story and is played superbly, so it’s a shame that the graphics and technology are so far removed from the amazing world.

Despite an unsatisfied graphic vision, Lost to chance is always irresistible entertainment and a true work of art. There is something special about a video game that is a true labor of love where everything, even the raw bits, exudes passion. Lost to chance is one of those games. It’s by no means flawless, often extending its vision far beyond its technical capabilities, but it’s still wonderful, brimming with creativity, insight and joy.

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Toem review: Adventure is child’s play! https://vietcong-game.net/toem-review-adventure-is-childs-play/ https://vietcong-game.net/toem-review-adventure-is-childs-play/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/toem-review-adventure-is-childs-play/ When I think of some of my favorite chill games, it’s usually the games that might ask me something, but never rush me. It’s a game that charms me, but doesn’t push me from one thing to another. It’s a healthy and relaxing experience while engaging just enough to keep things interesting. I think this […]]]>

When I think of some of my favorite chill games, it’s usually the games that might ask me something, but never rush me. It’s a game that charms me, but doesn’t push me from one thing to another. It’s a healthy and relaxing experience while engaging just enough to keep things interesting. I think this is all part of what makes Toem such a delight. It’s a photographic adventure in a hand-drawn world, brimming with life and challenges that only a fearless camera can solve. He has a fun sense of humor to boot.

A photographic expedition

Toem is an isometric experiment from Swedish developers Something We Made. The story here is not too heavy. You play as an ordinary child who has lived with his Nana until now. Having reached an age where she thinks you are ready for adventure, she provides you with a camera, photo album, and wooden clogs and then sends you out into the world.

Throughout Toem, you find yourself in various places full of original characters who have some interesting issues. This often leads to requests which can be solved by photography or by collecting certain items (also often obtained through your photography). By helping them you can earn stamps that will allow you to board the bus and get to the next location. The locations include a forest full of campers, animals and even spooky ghosts, a beach town full of beaches and coastal activities, and a bustling town of busy bodies to name a few.

Toem is not an incredibly long game. The adventure may very well be over before you know it after 3 to 4 hours or so without being completely finished. Having said that, it is still quite pleasant. You are never really limited in time to do anything. There is no change to collect. There is no way to lose unless you just hold off and continue your journey and it’s more of your business. It’s just a game full of quirky characters and photography-centric problems that you’ll help them solve.

Want to take a photo of the wooded hotel for its sleeping bear manager? You’ll have to find a vantage point far away from it to capture it all, and the scenic path is blocked by a log that only a few forest critters can help. However, the only way for them to help you is to find one of their brothers and annoy them by looking at them through your camera lens (they are very shy in front of the camera) . At best, it’s the kind of tango Toem makes you dance, but sometimes it’s as easy as snapping a picture of a certain situation like ants squirming to solve a challenge. Everything is also punctuated by a relaxing soundtrack that resonates in style throughout the course.

Capture every moment perfectly

Of course, Toem’s main mechanic is your camera and album and those things are pretty fun and easy to use in Toem. Although much of the game is in isometric view, at any time you can pull out your camera and get a picture of whatever you want. At the very beginning, it has basic functionality. You can zoom in, zoom out or flip the image to take a selfie. Later, you’ll get a tripod to set up more elaborate shots and a horn to get feedback from your subjects, but it doesn’t get much more complicated than that. There is also weather in some areas and it may stain your camera, but you also have a way to wipe the lens.

Either way, I found Toem’s photograph delicious. By taking pictures of animals and other living things, you can create a compendium and often solve problems that require a certain image. Having said that, I also found myself always taking pictures of everything I was interested in about the game for fun. Hell, sometimes this game paid off and I ended up taking a photo of something I needed for a challenge I hadn’t yet faced. For example, I took a photo of a spooky photorealistic horse portrait that ended up being wanted by a horse ghost. Yes. It happened. I also just found costs photos and selfies with animals was a fun time. Getting a cool dog that I have met to sit still long enough for me to take a good photo is as difficult in this game as it is with my restless dog in real life. I found it quite funny.

Unfortunately, this game seemed to push the Switch a bit at times. While much of the adventure was pretty smooth, there were some pretty busy times where the framerate took a hit. These are limited times, but in such a short adventure they are certainly noticeable. That said, I enjoyed the cheerful, dense dioramas full of stories, mysteries, and unique photographic subjects to be found enough to get past these busy places.

Photos while you relax

Toem made me feel good and happy during my brief stay with him. You can see more of what I enjoyed about this on my recent Indie-licious livestream, but more importantly, it’s one hell of a relaxing game. I really like the photographic mechanics of this one too. Games like Pokemon Snap put you on a time-limited rail, desperately trying to time every shot perfectly. Meanwhile, Toem asks you to take your time, frame things, zoom in correctly, and do as many tries as you want to get it right with great music to accompany the process. It is a short trip and can be hectic when there is a lot going on in an area, but it was still a lovely experience that I enjoyed my time very much. I wouldn’t mind seeing more games take this more carefree path to a photographic experience in video games.


This review is based on a Nintendo Switch digital copy provided by the publisher. Toem is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store.

TJ Denzer is an avid gaming player who has dominated a lifetime. When not dealing punches in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing RPGs with his partner, he searches for new foods and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times. with good people inside and outside of South Texas. You can also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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Games Inbox: Dark Souls 10th Anniversary Celebration https://vietcong-game.net/games-inbox-dark-souls-10th-anniversary-celebration/ https://vietcong-game.net/games-inbox-dark-souls-10th-anniversary-celebration/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/games-inbox-dark-souls-10th-anniversary-celebration/ Dark Souls – A Decade of Difficulty (Photo: Bandai Namco) Wednesday inbox wonders if Microsoft is considering buying Activision Blizzard, as one reader wishes, there were more demos. To participate in the discussions yourself, send an email to gamecentral@metro.co.uk Get ready to celebrateThere is another big anniversary this week, which I imagine will not be […]]]>
Dark Souls – A Decade of Difficulty (Photo: Bandai Namco)

Wednesday inbox wonders if Microsoft is considering buying Activision Blizzard, as one reader wishes, there were more demos.

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Get ready to celebrate
There is another big anniversary this week, which I imagine will not be celebrated for the most part – I only discovered it by accident a while back. But it’s Dark Souls 10th anniversary on Wednesday. Yes, 10 years. I was shocked too.

Needless to say, I am a huge fan of the series and although I had never heard of Demon’s Souls at the time, I decided to give Dark Souls a try and after repeated failures, dismal slowly started to build. progress and eventually mastered the game. A familiar experience, I think, for every player who first thinks the game is stupidly impossible, and then slowly begins to become an expert, beating a game that is much harder than he ever thought possible.

I would definitely not consider myself an above average player in terms of skills and yet I have now beaten all FromSoftware games and actively looking for similar titles because I know it is courage and determination. which gets you to the end, far more than raw skill.

I’m not sure if From is going to recognize the anniversary this week, but I think we’re all going to be happy with Elden Ring not being delayed by means of celebration. We’ve seen so few of them yet that I’m concerned the early 2021 release date is too optimistic.
Tombi

Take a tour of the rumor mill
So have you seen the rumors going around that Microsoft is about to announce another studio acquisition? Speculation is rife, but it seems the four companies at the heart of the gossip are Ubisoft, Take-Two, Sega, and Square Enix.

I know two of them are Japanese and I guess they will be impossible to buy. Take-Two will surely cost a lot more than buying ZeniMax, and surely Ubisoft has enough to fend off another takeover attempt?

Personally when I started to think about who they could buy that was a big name, I thought of Warner Bros. games, given all the restructuring and everything that happened there. lately.

What do you and other readers think is possible?
WAYNEOS
PS I am aware this could all be hogwash, but it seems to have gained ground and there is usually no smoke without fire.

CG: We haven’t seen this rumor and from a quick search there doesn’t appear to be any good sources behind it.

Play before you buy
I miss the game demos. The games I bought this year on PlayStation 5 are all established franchises, so I knew what I was getting. There have been a few recent releases such as Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, Deathloop, and Returnal that I’m interested in, but I’m wary of getting it without trying first.

Yes, there are gameplay videos on YouTube but it’s not the same. Back in the days when you got the demo discs with the official PlayStation magazine. Then there were plenty of them on the PlayStation Store instead. Recently, although it does not seem like much.
Tony – 1975 (PSN ID)

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A little ray of sunshine
I was seeing Super Mario Sunshine again and was amazed at how quickly I hit 10 shines. Of course, as I progressed through the first three levels, I never really felt like I had been anywhere different. And the controls are a lot more slippery than I remember, it’s way too easy for Mario to pass and go into the deadly void.

Even with the ability to hover, on the big slide I still lost a few reckless lives from too much speed. However, on the first level, after fixing the bridge, I thought I was going to go on and try to climb the windmill. And Petey the Piranha plant was waiting for me! So I was able to get a shine out of use! What I didn’t know I was capable of doing. It doesn’t add any extra point or anything, but it’s still a nice surprise.

What other games have had some nice, unexpected surprises lately?
DMR

N64 pass
After seeing that the Nintendo Switch Online subscription price might be going up to accommodate N64 games, have you heard more about how it might work? Would N64 games be available to anyone with a regular subscription and will the price go up each time you need to renew, or will it be a separate tier that will need to be purchased specifically?

I imagine the first one, but you never know with Nintendo and my subscription needs to be renewed. I don’t want to pay the year just for the ‘N64 Pass’ version which will be released next week!
Sparky the Yak

CG: There weren’t any new rumors, but the implication was that these were additional charges. As you say though, it’s best not to assume anything with Nintendo.

Vegas mining
So, I’m really not sure about Rainbow Six: Extraction. It looks pretty poor in terms of design and direction, with an almost soulless sci-fi setting. Looks like Ubisoft doesn’t know what to do with the franchise at this point and is hoping it will continue from Siege as an online shooter.

So why not just create Rainbow Six Siege 2 and have another team come up with something a little more in line with the series’ original vision? Surely I can’t be the only one who wants something akin to classic Rainbow Six: tactical planning, careful staffing of teams and inventories, selection of routes, and implementation of said plan. Sure, it was tough, but it was great when your plan was working.

Maybe there’s no more audience for it, but what about a Rainbow Six Vegas sequel as a better thing? This series mixed a quasi-tactical nature with something a little more accessible and I always thought it worked well, critically and financially unless GC could correct me.

The same goes for Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell, I guess. Maybe a little inbox magic can breathe new life into these franchises. Here’s hoping.
Steven jones

CG: Vegas has a sequel, so it must have gone really well. We’re surprised there hasn’t been a new single-player-oriented game, although if that did happen there would be no way they would call it Siege 2.

Strange things
Maybe I’m getting carried away here, but could… Activision Blizzard really go down as a result of all these lawsuits and investigations? Unlikely I know but I would bet the house that they’ll be caught lying about the situation, if they have to drop all their notes and emails, and that’s probably going to cause Bobby Kotick to exit at the very least.

The vultures go around in circles I bet. Imagine if they ruined the business for themselves and Microsoft rushed to buy them? Stranger things have happened. Probably.
Mcvitty

knowingly false
I would never buy an NBA 2K game because I have no interest in basketball, but reading all the microtransactions is really, well… gross. The little about the BMX bike is just mind boggling that anyone would put up with it without realizing they were being fooled and yet, as you point out, people just put up with it because they are fans of the sport.

From my point of view, the fact that console microtransactions are now almost limited to sports games is a good thing, as I don’t play any of them, but it’s still a shame that it’s allowed, especially since all of these games are rated 3 and that means kids are playing them all the time, trying to get their parents to buy all those super expensive extras for them and engaging in what is basically gambling.

Leave it all unchecked and I’m sure it wouldn’t be too long before EA and 2K and the like start trying to get them back into paid non-sports games as well. They’re probably already there anyway, and I’m just not aware of it because I don’t play them.

GC, I’m assuming you didn’t get a review copy in time to do a pre-launch review? A clear indication that 2K knows what they are doing is wrong.
Trantor

gVS : We only received a review copy after launch. As of release week, there were only five reviews on Metacritic for the PlayStation 5 version, so it clearly wasn’t just us.

Inbox also works
I would love to contribute / read on a hot topic about the best art in the game box, or maybe even the larger – the most memorable. A chance?
Moose Chicken

CG: The problem with this is that people are going to be tempted to just name a title and not write anything else, which won’t be very fun to read. But we could give it a go if everyone agreed not to.

Just a brief GC – are you reviewing Lost Judgment and when can we expect your review?
Steven jones

CG: Yes, it should be in place this week.

This week’s hot topic
The subject of this weekend’s inbox was suggested by the notoriouschucky reader, who asks which video game do you feel is worth a full 10/10 rating?

Accepting that 10/10 doesn’t mean something is literally perfect, which game would you give that rating to and why? How well was he rated upon his release and do you think he got the recognition he deserved – and if not, why not?

What makes this particular game better than any sequel or similar game and how much do you expect it to age over time? If it’s already an old game, how has its reputation changed over time and how many lives are there left?

Email your comments to: gamecentral@metro.co.uk

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Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 review https://vietcong-game.net/samsung-odyssey-neo-g9-review/ https://vietcong-game.net/samsung-odyssey-neo-g9-review/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:03:26 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/samsung-odyssey-neo-g9-review/ It’s another year, another super-ultra-wide to watch from Samsung. Now in its fourth year (including the original C49HG90, which didn’t carry the Odyssey branding), each new super ultra-wide has brought new features that help the G9 series excel in more than just size. 2021 brings the biggest upgrade yet: a Mini-LED backlight. Mini-LED can precisely […]]]>

It’s another year, another super-ultra-wide to watch from Samsung. Now in its fourth year (including the original C49HG90, which didn’t carry the Odyssey branding), each new super ultra-wide has brought new features that help the G9 series excel in more than just size. 2021 brings the biggest upgrade yet: a Mini-LED backlight.

Mini-LED can precisely control the light under the LCD panel and in some cases turn it off completely. This improves contrast, makes big gains in HDR brightness, and eliminates the dreaded edge-lighting glow common to gaming monitors.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 review

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 offers all of the above but suffers from new issues that make its best functionality shine.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 – Design

The exterior of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is almost identical to last year’s G9. The only cosmetic change is in the lower left frame of the monitor, where the previous model’s bright green Nvidia G-Sync logo is replaced by a more subtle monochrome badge. It’s a minor adjustment, but a positive one.

I don’t blame Samsung for keeping the look of the previous model. Why play with what works? The glossy white rear plastic of the Neo G9 is sleek, futuristic and luxurious. A vent near the top provides a sporty touch and the massive stand makes a statement on any desk. There is also a vent-shaped ring that surrounds the connection of the stand with the monitor. This is where you will find the customizable RGB monitor light.

Samsung also leaves the functional issues of the monitor intact. The bracket is an absolute unit that is 31 inches wide and 9 inches deep. The total depth is 17 inches, which on my desk puts the edges of the monitor closer to the front of the desk than the back. You may need to plan for a desktop upgrade to accompany the monitor.

I understand. It’s a big monitor with a big curve, so it will take up space. Still, I can’t help but think that the monitor would be more practical with a less extreme curve and a stand that trades size for weight.

The support is at least doing its job. It keeps the monitor stable and includes height, tilt and swivel adjustment. The tilt and swivel action is well tuned, allowing the monitor to be adjusted with a slight but intentional touch. VESA mounting is supported with an included adapter. You might want to look for the maximum weight of your monitor arm, as the Neo G9’s display panel tips the scales at 26 pounds.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 – Specifications

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 includes two HDMI 2.1 ports, an upgrade from HDMI 2.0 on last year’s G9, and a DisplayPort 1.4 port. HDMI 2.1 ports can handle a refresh rate of up to 144Hz.

The monitor’s 240Hz maximum refresh rate is only available on DisplayPort 1.4 and only with a video card that supports Display Stream Compression (DSC). Cards older than Nvidia’s RTX 20 series and AMD’s 5000 series do not have this feature. This includes the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti on my desktop, so I was limited to a 120Hz refresh rate on my main gaming rig (I also tested with an RTX 30 series laptop) .

Samsung’s inclusion of two HDMI 2.1 ports and a DisplayPort may seem like an upgrade, but it isn’t. This is actually a downgrade from the previous model, which had an HDMI 2.0 port and two DisplayPort ports.

Yes, you can now connect an Xbox Series X and a PlayStation 5 at the same time, but neither supports ultra-wide or super-ultra-wide aspect ratio. The Neo G9 cannot even deliver 4K from a console because its native resolution is 5,120 x 1,440, which is too low to handle the vertical resolution of 2160 pixels of 4K. HDMI 2.1 is useless other than letting Samsung stick that label on the monitor’s marketing.

Input and monitor settings are managed via a joystick control on the lower right frame of the monitor. Monitor settings are placed in clearly labeled, easy-to-navigate menus. A dashboard at the top of the menu provides at-a-glance information on critical parameters such as refresh rate and response time.

There’s something new for 2021: three buttons next to the joystick that can be used to toggle between custom settings. This is great if you switch between different settings in different games. It’s not how I play it, but players who use the black equalizer feature to increase visibility in dark games will appreciate it.

The speakers are not included. The monitor also doesn’t support USB-C connectivity, but it does have two USB-A ports for adding wired peripherals.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 – Gaming Performance

It’s no exaggeration to say that the super ultra-wide Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a game-changing monitor. It can not only offer stunning visuals but also improve the way you play certain titles. Unfortunately, it is far from perfect.

The Neo G9 is the ultimate monitor for simulation games. A visual landing in Microsoft Flight Simulator is easy because the monitor’s wider perspective gives a realistic impression of speed and elevation. This same outlook can be great in open world games and MMORPGs, making the Neo G9 a great choice for Final Fantasy XIV or World of Warcraft.

However, not all games look better on a super ultra-wide monitor. Most place important UI elements along the edges or corners of a screen. This is a problem on a super ultra-wide, as the width will push important information out of your center of attention. You will need to tilt your head to see information that is normally within sight.

The Mini-LED backlight has 2,048 individual dimming zones and is paired with a VA panel. The edge-lit G9 from last year already had a solid measured contrast ratio of 1760: 1, but the Neo G9 outshines it with an incredible measured contrast ratio of 8780: 1. This beats Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX, which also uses Mini-LEDs. This display achieved a measured contrast ratio of 4890: 1.

The incredible contrast of the Neo G9 provides a rich and deep image with great dimensionality. Still, the high contrast ratio underestimates the strengths of the display. The mini-LED completely eliminates the edge-lit glow that plagues most gaming monitors and ruins the mood in dark stages. Watching the sun go down in an open world game is a truly magnificent experience.

And the brightness? Yes, the Neo G9 does. Samsung claims a maximum maximum brightness of 2000 nits. I measured a sustained brightness of 647 nits – the second highest I have ever recorded. The overall HDR performance of the Neo G9 is excellent, with crisp and detailed reflections. The Asus PG32UQX looks sharper and offers brighter, more vivid colors in HDR, but the Neo G9 beats every other monitor on the market. A monitor with a conventional backlight, such as the Alienware AW3821DW, I can not hope to follow.

However, the Neo G9 has a problem. The Mini-LED backlight has a subtle pattern that I noticed even on the Windows desktop. This is not always visible in games but can create a series of horizontal bars that stand out in motion. The problem is greatest in bright scenes such as sunny skies or a sterile lab room.

The Neo G9 also struggles with severe blooming, which causes light halos to appear around objects against a dark background. You will see blooming around large objects, small objects, fast objects and slow objects. You’ll even see an inverted bloom, where the edge of bright objects appears dimmed against a darker background.

Flowering and uniformity issues can be expected with Mini-LEDs, but Samsung can do better. The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX doesn’t have the same uniformity issues and although flowering does occur, it is much less of a nuisance.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 – Motion performance

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 features a state-of-the-art VA panel that virtually eliminates smear issues that make gamers think “VA” is a dirty word. I was able to identify dark border smudges around objects by looking for them specifically, but the problem is so minor that I have a hard time finding it even when looking at content which I know will show it.

Overall, the clarity of the Neo G9 beats most gaming monitors sold today. It delivers fast response times and crisp, crisp lines at the maximum refresh rate of 240Hz. Clarity also holds up at lower refresh rates, and that’s important. Chances are good that your video card can’t actually play your favorite tiles at 240 fps at the native resolution of this 5120 x 1440 monitor.

The Mini-LED backlight can be annoying, however. Flowering does not reduce the clarity of movement, but can cause image quality issues that affect the visual appeal of the monitor in fast-paced games. Blooming behind a fast-moving object isn’t a clarity of movement issue in the traditional sense, but it still doesn’t look great.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 – Daily performance

Unboxing the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 and placing it on your desk will leave you speechless. It is impossible not to be impressed not only by its size but also by its image quality. As mentioned, the Neo G9 has an exceptional contrast ratio and very high maximum brightness. Its color performance is not great, but stands out from other high end monitors and will prove to be more than enough for most people.

Despite this, the Neo G9 is not a great monitor for everyday use or content creation. Ultra-wide aspect ratio and aggressive 1000R curvature is a problem when using the monitor to view and edit photos and videos. An aspect ratio of 32: 9 is not ideal when editing content for a 16: 9 display. You will also see a distortion introduced by the curve. A straight line will never look straight.

Mini-LED backlight issues are a problem. It is so slow and the flowering is so noticeable that you will see problems on the edges of the windows. I’m not sure this is a functional issue for content creators, but it certainly looks unworthy of a premium monitor. Photo editors will despise the subtle pattern created by backlight uniformity issues.

While the Neo G9’s HDR performance is great in gaming, it’s not ideal on Windows. Enabling HDR makes the display washed out and dull rather than more vivid. You’ll want to turn off HDR outside of games or HDR movies. This is a problem common to all monitors, but one that the Neo G9 does not solve.

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BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites Review https://vietcong-game.net/bloodrayne-betrayal-fresh-bites-review/ https://vietcong-game.net/bloodrayne-betrayal-fresh-bites-review/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:03:27 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/bloodrayne-betrayal-fresh-bites-review/ I remember, in the dawn of time, when I was young and impressionable, playing Bloodrayne on my PS2. I don’t remember much else about it, to be honest, but I certainly remember enjoying it. This leads to the release of a remaster of the 2011 game – Bloodrayne Betrayal. By simply adding the words “Fresh […]]]>

I remember, in the dawn of time, when I was young and impressionable, playing Bloodrayne on my PS2. I don’t remember much else about it, to be honest, but I certainly remember enjoying it. This leads to the release of a remaster of the 2011 game – Bloodrayne Betrayal. By simply adding the words “Fresh Bites” at the end, the developers, WayForward, have created a new game, and this time we can play it on our fancy new Xbox consoles. The question is, is BloodRayne just a pain in the neck, or does it have something for the discerning platform player?

The story of BloodRayne’s Betrayal: Fresh Bites, is to be honest, quite thin and almost entirely superfluous. The Brimstone Society, which seem like a good, honest bunch with only the betterment of humanity at their core, summoned Rayne for one final mission. She must lead a group of soldiers into an underground castle to fight her father, Kargan. Before you can say “Daddy’s trouble,” the soldiers are in pieces and only Rayne herself is left to continue. Will she be able to end her father’s reign of terror? Will anyone ever care? These questions and less will be answered in turnaround time!

Starring the vocal talents of Troy Baker and Laura Bailey, apparently what BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites provides is a distillation of all the best bits from the BloodRayne game series into a bloody, choppy and choppy 2D ‘hack’ n slash adventure. packed with action through fifteen difficult stages ”. Basically what the developers did is create a version of Castlevania with more blood, more violence and brighter graphics just like they hope to hold a candle to the daddy of all vampire games.

It’s just that we take it from the top and first of all, BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites looks cool, although Rayne herself looks more like a teenage girl than a mad vampire, with strong Emo overtones. However, when she moves and fights more to the point, the animation is silky smooth, while the displayed gore is staggering, unless of course Rayne drains her victims to rebuild her health. A pleasant side effect of eating like this is that Rayne seems to be invincible while she drinks, so it’s worth doing as often as possible. This leads to other weird questions, however, like when she fights the third boss, literally knee deep in blood, why she can’t heal.

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Sonically, there’s nothing to complain about either, with crackle impacts and gunfire all catered for. The voiceovers are also very well done, but you would expect a bit with video game A-listers in the house.

Fighting in BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites is also very satisfying. Only so far will the button mash get you through (although that’s a good distance, of course) and after that you have to start paying attention to what the game wants you to do. For example, there is a passage where you have to make your way through two rotating grindstones. Hitting them doesn’t do anything. Shoot them either. It turns out that you have to hit the enemies in the wheels to break them, and to do that you have to throw them (using up and X) and then hit them sideways (using right and X). Other weapons in Rayne’s arsenal revolve around her biting an enemy without emptying them, allowing her to detonate them with a quick press of the Y button. This is extremely handy for blowing up destructible walls and you ensure that you are able to face at least one boss fight. However, for the most part, crushing X and occasionally pressing RT to shoot will allow you to experience what BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites has to offer.

The platform is another big part of the game, and this is where the scene isn’t so rosy. Unlike all the other platformer heroes, Rayne doesn’t have a double jump, and so if you want her to jump higher than normal, she has to run in the opposite direction, before changing direction and back. jump at the same time. And yes, it’s as complicated as it sounds. Rayne also appears to be fitted with a pair of ice skates for the shoes, as every time you stop moving she just slides a bit – usually enough to slip into a trap or pit, which is not. useful.

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And don’t even get me started on Raven; a bird with which you basically have to Flappy Bird to fight your way through a level full of spikes and cogs. I almost stopped playing at this point, I have to admit, because the hindsight after being hit is really ridiculous. And why, in the name of all that is (un) holy, are there no frames of invincibility when you are touched? If you fall into a spike pit after being hit, you’ll have a hard time getting Rayne out as she is knocked down on other spikes until she’s dead. You don’t need me to tell you how frustrating it is.

This means that BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites is a very fun game to play; it’s fast, bloody and violent, and in terms of combat at least it’s right up there. The platform is where things go wrong, and the sections where you try to keep it alive via pixel perfect jumps are extremely frustrating. I’m inclined to side with the good here, mainly because you can learn how to work around jumping issues, so I will reluctantly recommend BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites, especially to fans of emo female vampires who like to hit bad guys. with blades.

Thirsty for BloodRayne? Go to the Xbox Store

I remember, in the dawn of time, when I was young and impressionable, I played Bloodrayne on my PS2. I don’t remember much else about it, to be honest, but I certainly remember enjoying it. This leads to the release of a remaster of the 2011 game – Bloodrayne Betrayal. By simply adding the words “Fresh Bites” at the end, the developers, WayForward, have created a new game, and this time we can play it on our fancy new Xbox consoles. The question is, is BloodRayne just a pain in the neck, or is …

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites Review

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites Review

2021-09-20

Paul Renshaw





Advantages:

  • Fast bloody fight
  • Suck blood to heal is pretty cool
  • Looks good on the move

The inconvenients:

  • The platform is pretty much jump and hope
  • No framework of invincibility makes falling in spikes a death sentence
  • No double jump

Info:

  • Thank you very much for the free copy of the game go to – Ziggurat
  • Formats – Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, PS5
  • Version reviewed – Xbox Series X
  • Release date – September 9, 2021
  • Introductory price from – £ 16.74


TXH Score

3.5 / 5

Advantages:

  • Fast bloody fight
  • Suck blood to heal is pretty cool
  • Looks good on the move

The inconvenients:

  • The platform is pretty much jump and hope
  • No framework of invincibility makes falling in spikes a death sentence
  • No double jump

Info:

  • Thank you very much for the free copy of the game go to – Ziggurat
  • Formats – Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, PS5
  • Version reviewed – Xbox Series X
  • Release date – September 9, 2021
  • Introductory price from – £ 16.74


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Imhotep: The Duel – Kotaku Australia Board Game Review https://vietcong-game.net/imhotep-the-duel-kotaku-australia-board-game-review/ https://vietcong-game.net/imhotep-the-duel-kotaku-australia-board-game-review/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 04:49:00 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/imhotep-the-duel-kotaku-australia-board-game-review/ Board games don’t need to be fancy, and they certainly don’t need more than 30 pages of rules to be fun. Sometimes all they need is fun – and Imhotep: The Duel proves how simple this fun can be. If you are someone who likes to play with a partner Where someone who likes to […]]]>

Board games don’t need to be fancy, and they certainly don’t need more than 30 pages of rules to be fun. Sometimes all they need is fun – and Imhotep: The Duel proves how simple this fun can be.

If you are someone who likes to play with a partner Where someone who likes to shoot the breeze while you play, Imhotep: The Duel is excellent on both counts. It’s a game where you can focus on strategy Where disconnect and chat, which means it’s perfect for small parties or those times when you just need to have fun in a casual way.

Setup and how to play

Image: Kotaku Australia

Learn to play Imhotep: The Duel is very easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the easiest board games to learn that I’ve picked this year. You can either sit down with the brief four-page manual or watch this handy video guide, and after that, you’re off to the races. There is one main mechanic in this game, and you will be working to perfect it to win.

The setup itself is just as quick: all you have to do is arrange the two opposing player boards, build a stack of cargo tiles, and assemble the “port” board by placing six ships along it. from its edges and filling them with precious cargoes.

To start the game, each player is responsible for using colored player tokens (“meeples”) to unload the cargo from each ship by placing them on a resource square in rows of two or more. On each turn, players will unload cargoes or play special action tokens to build their personal “cities” with new, more extravagant features.

Ultimately, the player with the most valuable city wins.

Strategy is more important than you think

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Image: Kotaku Australia

On the surface, Imhotep: The Duel It sounds simple enough: place pawns, collect cargo, and build your city. And you can certainly play the game without thinking about what you are catching. But those who like more competitive gameplay will find that there is a great amount of strategy that you can deploy while playing.

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you’re taking the right cargo for your city.

Each player board has slots for the main tiles you’ll want to grab, and they all score differently on the final tally. Place your pawns in the best places on the port board (and watch when your rival does the same) and you can catch the best performing tiles for your city.

It’s actually worth going through the rulebook before the game to check which tiles score the most, as some combinations are more important than others, and some tokens you’ll want to try to grab before others.

As you play, you’ll also want to pay attention to the action tiles that are added to the ships in the game. These can give you free action to grab all the essential tiles or help you play your pawns where they need to go. . Grabbing these tiles will mean earning fewer cargo tokens for this turn, but it does mean you can gain a game advantage later.

You should also keep an eye on what your rival is doing – his pawns can be used to your advantage if you know what you are doing. Pay attention, and you’ll be able to pull off some great heists along the way and escalate the battle with your rival player.

Strategy is important in Imhotep: The Duel, and if you’re not careful, smart moves can derail your best-laid plans.

Final verdict

board game for couples
Image: Kotaku Australia

Imhotep: The Duel is an easy game to learn and master, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.

While seasoned board game players may find the pick-and-choose gameplay a bit basic, elements of strategy that require you to think a little more about your moves can still appeal to the average gamer. It definitely makes the gameplay a lot spicier, especially when you finally get the hang of How? ‘Or’ What you can use strategy to move forward.

For anyone who enjoys casual board games, the layout and theme of Imhotep is an ace, and it doesn’t take long to get drawn into a solid game. And hey, if you’re competitive there’s something here for you too.

Although the game is not particularly complex, there is still room for some very smart games, and strategy goes a long way if you pay attention to the rules.

Whether you are looking for a casual board game to chat Where fierce two-player competition, Imhotep: The Duel has something for everyone.

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Muted, offensive and downright dull: the worst movies of the past 20 years, according to Metacritic https://vietcong-game.net/muted-offensive-and-downright-dull-the-worst-movies-of-the-past-20-years-according-to-metacritic/ https://vietcong-game.net/muted-offensive-and-downright-dull-the-worst-movies-of-the-past-20-years-according-to-metacritic/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:46:07 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/muted-offensive-and-downright-dull-the-worst-movies-of-the-past-20-years-according-to-metacritic/ The last 20 years have given us movie greats like “Lord of the Rings”, “Moonlight” and “Parasite”. The last two decades have also given us real bombs. To revisit some of those hiccups, we turn to Metacritic, an entertainment review site that consolidates the scores of internet movie reviews, assigns a weight to each score, […]]]>

The last 20 years have given us movie greats like “Lord of the Rings”, “Moonlight” and “Parasite”. The last two decades have also given us real bombs.

To revisit some of those hiccups, we turn to Metacritic, an entertainment review site that consolidates the scores of internet movie reviews, assigns a weight to each score, and calculates a weighted average. Basically instead of reading a lot of movie reviews, Metacritic just gives you an aggregate score of zero to 100.

Ready to take a trip down memory lane? Here are the worst movies released each year, for the past 20 years, according to Metacritic.

(A quick note on our methodology: we’ve left out movies that aren’t rated or rated NC-17. We prefer not to write summaries of these movie storylines on our work computers. Additionally, Metacritic omits them. movies that received less than seven reviews, so we removed them from our list as well.)

2020: “Love, marriages and other catastrophes”

It’s one of those romantic comedies with an ensemble cast – including Diane Keaton playing a blind woman – and multiple storylines that all converge in one way or another. In a year where COVID-19 has ruined many marriages, maybe this movie just wasn’t the right vibe?

Metascore: 11 (based on seven reviews)

2019: “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”

Hillary Duff plays Sharon Tate in this dramatized account of her murder at the hands of the cult of Charles Manson. Los Angeles Times critics called it a “fishy B-thriller” and The Wrap called it “insanely tasteless.” The Wrap also predicted it would be one of the worst – if not the worst – movies of the year. It turns out they were right!

Metascore: 8 (based on 10 reviews)

2018: “Death of a nation”

The movie was directed by conservative expert Dinesh D’Souza and compares Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln (and Democrats to the Nazis) in the opening moments of the trailer, so you probably get the gist of it. But beyond its clear political agenda, critics say the movie was just plain bad: “The one thing stopping me from dubbing this one of the dumbest movies of any kind I’ve ever had is seen in my life is the fact that I’m not quite certain that something so miserably constructed and artistically bankrupt as this is actually considered a movie in the first place, ”wrote Peter Sobczynski in his critical.

Metascore: 1 (based on eight reviews)

2017: “The Emoji Movie”

This is an animated film about the emojis that live inside your phone. It’s a quirky idea, but critics say the writers haven’t been able to turn the concept into some truly fun moments. Apparently, the star cast of voice actors – including Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Anna Faris, and at least five other very famous people – were also unable to carry the film.

Metascore: 12 (based on 26 reviews)

Some of the commercials for the upcoming animated film “The Emoji Movie” displayed at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2017 on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)

2016: “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”

Another Dinesh D’Souza production that failed with critics. “In the past, I’ve given D’Souza the benefit of the doubt, doing everything I can to be more objective,” wrote Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic critic. “But this thing is madness.”

Metascore: 2 (based on 17 reviews)

2015: “A kind of beautiful”

Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba embody a love triangle in this romantic comedy. But critics seem to think that the talents of these actors are wasted in this film full of clichés and misogyny.

Metascore: 11 (based on nine reviews)

2014: “Septic man”

“Septic Man” is a horror film in which a man is trapped in a septic tank – which, to be fair, is a horrific premise. But critics found the film neither scary nor funny, just boring.

Metascore: 8 (based on seven reviews)

2013: “Horror movie 5”

The fifth installment of the “Scary Movie” series targets the horror film “Paranormal Activity”, but critics say the parody missed the mark. This is an understatement. The Washington Post critic called it a “lazy, boring, vile, and tragically funny attempt to parody a horror movie that is sure to kill brain cells and could signal the impending apocalypse.”

Metascore: 11 (based on 16 reviews)

Lindsay Lohan, right, a “Scary Movie V” actor, receives a kiss from coworker Charlie Sheen during the film’s Los Angeles premiere at the Cinerama Dome on Thursday April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)

2012: “A little corner of paradise”

Kate Hudson plays a beautiful and funny single woman with a crush on her doctor. Then she got cancer. You can see where this is going, right? The consensus seems to be that the film was too stereotypical to be interesting. But Whoopi Goldberg is playing God, so at least that has it for that.

Metascore: 14 (based on 20 reviews)

2011: “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star”

Bucky Larson was a buckskin-toothed grocery store worker, his life “going nowhere” (as the trailer says) until he found out his parents were pornstars. He moved to California to follow in their footsteps. The premise sounds pretty funny, but the jokes just didn’t seem to land. “It’s a lousy movie to watch and a slightly smelly movie to watch, actually,” Roger Moore wrote in the Orlando Sentinel.

Metascore: 9 (based on 13 reviews)

2010: “The vampires suck”

Critics were not a fan of this parody of the popular “Twilight” saga, very much in the style of the “Scary Movie” parody. They said it was filled with bad jokes and dated humor.

Metascore: 18 (based on 17 reviews)

2009: “Miss March”

The principle alone is chaotic: a teenager falls into a coma on prom night, wakes up four years later and realizes that his virginal date is now a “Playboy” model. He wants to find her, detours follow. It’s predictably scorching, but not very funny, the reviews wrote. However, the Boston Globe’s review of the film is funny enough: “‘Miss March’ is a sex comedy that appears to have been made by people who have never had sex.”

Metascore: 7 (based on 15 reviews)

2008: “The hottie and the nottie”

It’s even hard to describe this movie in a harmless way. Basically, the protagonist has a crush on Paris Hilton, but her “nottie” roommate with crooked teeth and body hair gets in the way of their relationship. The reviews from critics were universally terrible.

Metascore: 7 (based on 18 reviews)

2007: “Dads day camp”

Two dads decide to go back to summer camp to spend more time with their children. Men? In charge of childcare ?? They couldn’t do that! It’s a sequel to “Daddy Day Care” that no one asked for.

Metascore: 13 (based on 19 reviews)

2006: “Rendezvous film”

The folks from “Scary Movie” are once again on this list. This time they parody the whole genre of romantic comedy. A few reviewers admit it made them laugh once, but if that’s the best you can say for a comedy, it’s not great.

Metascore: 11 (based on 18 reviews)

2005: “Alone in the dark”

“Alone in the Dark” is (fairly) based on the video game of the same name, and reviews suggest that fans of the game are just playing it instead of watching the movie.

Metascore: 9 (based on 25 reviews)

2004: “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2”

Jon Voight plays an evil German with a plan to control the minds of everyone on the planet… but not if those superhero toddlers had something to do with it! Cute? Sinister? The two? Critics say the plot was too confusing for kids and too boring for adults.

Metascore: 9 (based on 19 reviews)

2003: “From Justin to Kelly”

Two “American Idol” favorites, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, are trying to switch from singing to acting… and it doesn’t really work. The reviews make the movie really boring.

Metascore: 14 (based on 16 reviews)

Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in “American Idol”. (Photo: Associated press)

2002: “Vulgar”

The film centers on a professional clown who is violently raped and then blackmailed by the rapist. But is it also a comedy? It’s impossible to imagine why Lions Gate, the independent distributor who released ‘Monster’s Ball’, would bother with this garbage, ”the San Francisco Chronicle review read.

Metascore: 5 (based on 10 reviews)

2001: “Sequins”

Mariah Carey plays a troubled childhood pop star in this infamous film. What exactly is so bad? Critics have called it joyless, tedious, ridiculous, and unintentionally hilarious. Could the movie be so bad that it is good? No, not even that.

Metascore: 14 (based on 23 reviews)

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RPG fans aren’t happy with Sega’s brand new mobile game – and currently unannounced – and are expressing their displeasure by voting against its trailer on YouTube.

While we know this is a joint project with Persona developer Atlus, beyond that all we’ve seen is a brief Japanese trailer and a sparse Japanese website that contains very little additional information.

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