Politico, Gamer, Sports crazed Fanatic, and mashed potato enthusiast.  I say lots of things and occasionally have good ideas.

Sunday Wrap-Up September 25th, 2016

This past week has been a bit of a weird one. Not bad by any means, but one that certainly has a different feel to it then the previous ones. However, before I can get to any of that I have to say that literally just minutes before sitting down to write this, I FINALLY finished watching the fourth season of the Sopranos and I have about a million different thoughts flying through my head. So I'm a bit distracted to say the least. Nonetheless, lets get to the wrap-up.

I don't really want to spend too much time talking about Telltales second Batman episode, but suffice it to say that I don't like it as much as many others did and that it felt like a bit of a mis-step and redirect from where the series seemed it was headed after the first episode. Still, Cobblepot and Catwoman are incredible, far and away the highlights of the series thus far. You can read the review I wrote here, if you like.

I also began playing Song of the Deep and want to say that I am still very early in the game, but definitely have some strong thoughts about it.  The game is beautiful, I know thats a cheap and easy thing to say, but it seems so crucial here. I can't stop looking at the undersea world of Song of the Deep. 

Honestly, what strikes me most about this game though, is how much I wish it was just a two hour short, cinematic experience. The actual gameplay and puzzle-solving are where, at least right now, I feel the game struggles the most. The puzzles aren't that fun and while I love exploring, I also look around and see how huge this map gets and I get a little discouraged. Still, it's far too early to have any sort of final opinion of the game and I do on the whole like what I've played so far. Also the story and the way it's told is something I love, very story-book, Unfinished Swan esque to me.

However the big thing like I mentioned at the top, is the fact that I have finally finished the fourth season of the Sopranos and holly hell this show man. I talked about it a little last week, when I was closing in on the last few episodes, but damn it took it to the next level this past week. I will be writing up my thoughts of the season probably right after I finish writing this, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention how fantastic and brutally raw and real this show is. I mean damn, the final few scenes between Tony and Carmela in Whitecaps, is some of the very best TV and acting I may have ever seen. Unbelievable stuff going on here and most people's favorite season is still to come, unreal.

Finally, in a bit of a housekeeping note Alex O' Neill showed off the trailer for the newest season of Alex Talks and it looks dope, do yourself a favor and give it a watch and then prepare yourself for this Friday when the first episode launches. That and some writing projects in the works have me very excited for the next few weeks. I can't wait for you guys to see some of this stuff and to see some of the remarkable work my friends are doing out there. Until then, have a great Sunday.

 

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