Geekly Review #188

Just me this Monday morning as Will is recovering from a weekend at Glastonbury Festival.

DOOM

So now that I’ve completed Horizon: Zero Dawn, I moved onto a game from my backlog that I’d yet to make a start on, but have only heard or read good things about, DOOM. When playing Titanfall 2 earlier in the year, I was impressed with the single player campaign, and same can be said for Wolfenstein: The New Order, really enjoyed that campaign, but I’d read over various places that the DOOM campaign is better than these 2 games. I’m a little hesitant to believe that currently. I’ve only cleared the first level, but from that level alone, it wasn’t the most overly enjoyable experience, just mind nummingly running around shooting the 3 variants of enemies that I’ve encountered thus far over and over. I’m sure it could change, but it wasn’t the most overly gripping of introductions to a campaign. What I did notice is how quick this game is, moving to this from Horizon, which is a slower with regards to combat to this is crazy. Hopefully the game does pick up though and I actually enjoy playing the campaign, rather than forcing myself to play through it. Some of the pictures I’ve seen of enemies I’m yet to encounter do have me keen to progress the game though.

Power Rangers & Baywatch

Away from games, I also watched some newer/ish films over the weekend. Firstly I watched Power Rangers. I don’t know why I wanted to watch this, I just did. It’s pretty much exactly what you expected, a pretty cheesy introduction story to the Power Rangers. It took along time into the film to get our first ‘Morphin’. Zords were teased a little bit, but it’s all about the finale where we get an actual decent look at the Rangers fully ‘Morphed’ and the Zords in action. Amusing film, with some attempted serious moments which don’t really come out that way at all. Left on a way to imply that there will be sequels, but I can’t recall this film setting the box office alight, which now a days is determining factor to green lighting sequels. The Zords were pretty awesome, but I wasn’t too keen on the look of the Rangers when morphed. Perhaps that’s just stubbornness on my part comparing these new rangers to the ones of old I loved.

Baywatch has been hit pretty badly review wise, and that has reflected the box office too as it’s returns weren’t quite what were expected. I don’t know why, but there are some films that I’ll want to watch regardless of reviews, and Baywatch was one of these. I personally enjoyed it. It was pretty damn funny to be fair. The Rock and Zac Efron had a really good comedic chemistry to them. Rock’s constant ripping of him as a pretty boy naming him every boy band you could think of didn’t get old. Better than I had expected from reviews.

– Murr

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One thought on “Geekly Review #188

  1. I’m not sure I’d agree with Doom being better than Wolfenstein, but I did really enjoy it though. It’s a lot of just running around and shooting stuff, for sure, but as you get further into it, there are a *lot* of different ways to do that, and I had a decent amount of fun playing about with the ridiculous weapons, finding hidden areas and such.

    It’s not going to change your life, narratively speaking, but I did think it was a pretty enjoyable way to pass a few hours.

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