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Tomb Raider 2018 Film Review *WITH SPOILERS


I saw Tomb Raider over the weekend and for the most part, I enjoyed the movie. Tomb Raider is based off the 2013 reboot Tomb Raider video games from SQUARE ENIX. The movie was from the production company Warner Bros. and some other studios. SQUARE ENIX also had more of a role then I thought at first. It does follow the game to an extent, but it isn’t exact. To some degree, that is okay. They can’t release a ten to twenty hour movie and expect everyone to go flock to their local theatre. Therefore, they must make changes.

The film features Lara Croft, no surprise. It’s Tomb Raider. Her father, Lord Richard Croft, was reported to have been killed while he was away for much of Lara’s childhood researching those myths he was so interested in. Lara wants to continue her father’s research so she adventures to Honk Kong to find someone to help her seek the land of the rising sun to look for her Himiko. After the ship… or boat sinks, they have no choice but to abandon it and get to shore. The island they visit is taken over by a group of men called Trinity. Lara also learns that her father, Richard is still alive.

Afterwards, Lara and Richard are kidnapped by Trinity, whom force them to open the entrance to the tomb at gun point. She figures out the combination so they could enter. But after all of them nearly died from the floor collapsing inside, they find the tomb. (One guy did die, actually.) With the touch of Himiko, one will become infected and turn into some kind of monster. Additionally, Richard becomes infected and sacrifices himself to blow up the location so no one can ever get to Himiko in Yamatai again. Lara escapes and defeats Trinity.

The acting was fantastic. Alcia Vikander did a great job at her performance. The acting in general was good. But Vikander did some pretty intense moves.

As for the soundtrack, I was not entirely impressed with it. It did have its moments throughout the film, however the opening and end credits of the film… That is not my kind of music. I wish they had the main theme from the games.

Is it worth to see Tomb Raider or just play the games? Well, for a person who likes action-adventure movies, I would recommend seeing it. Keep in mind though it isn’t perfect, but it is a decent movie. As for the core gamer, it’s hard to say. If you like the video games, most people will prefer that over the film. The question though is should gamers see the movie. I can’t really say for sure. You will have to decide for yourself.

Shadow of the TR Release

Fore more on Tomb Raider, check out the latest announcement teaser for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The game launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC September 14. It is the third ‘main series’ game since the 2013 reboot. You can find out more about the game when SQUARE ENIX announces details in April.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Launches Exclusively For PlayStation 4 On August 28

Only a moment ago, SEGA announced Yakuza Kiwami 2 would be coming to western countries. It is a sequel to the first Kiwami. Yakuza Kiwami 2 game is also a remake of the PlayStation 2 classic, Yakuza 2.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 will arrive in the west on August 28 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. There are also hints that SEGA may make a Kiwami 3 and onward. Generally, Yakuza announcements take place at TOKYO GAME SHOW. So, we may not hear about Yakuza Kiwami 3 until TGS 2018 or even TGS 2019. However, there will more than likely be a remake to Yakuza 3. Most Yakuza games release in Japan first.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Announced

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From the Official Tomb Raider Website

Earlier this week, SQUARE ENIX announced the next installment in the Tomb Raider video game series. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is where Lara Croft will take her journeys, presumably exploring many more tombs, implied by the title and past games, too. The game arrives this fall on September 14. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There is currently no official announcements if the game will arrive on Switch. There are only rumours of past titles being ported. Come back in April to learn more about the game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal Trailer

On a side note, if you cannot hold your excitement in until April’s big announcement, the new Tomb Raider is now playing in theatres. Don’t know if you want to see the movie? Then be sure to check out the trailer for Tomb Raider.

Sonic Mania is Getting Its Own Original Series Online And SEGA Are Releasing Sonic Mania Plus This Summer UPDATED

UPDATED: Sonic Mania Plus is coming to PC. https://www.google.com/amp/comicbook.com/gaming/amp/2018/03/19/sonic-mania-plus-new-content-wont-be-free-sega/

Sonic Mania is getting its own original series. These will be available to watch on YouTube and other parts on the Internet. There will be five episodes all together. It will be created by the team who made the opening to Sonic Mania.

In addition to the Sonic Mania spin-off, SEGA are releasing Sonic Mania Plus this summer. It is an expansion to Sonic Mania, as well as a physical release of the game. There will also be new characters included and a bonus to the pre-order.

Sonic Mania’s mini series will arrive on YouTube and other sites soon. Sonic Mania Plus arrives this summer. You can pre-order the game for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. I have reached out to SEGA for confirmation on a PC version. I will update this article when an announcement is made.

Other Sources:

Sonic Mania Is Getting Its Own Animated Short Series

SEGA Announces That Sonic Mania Goes To Retail With Sonic Mania Plus

My Top 3 Most Interested Games Shown At The 3.8.18 Nintendo Direct *VIDEO INCLUDED AT THE END

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Nintendo Direct was good. It looks like 2018 will be another good year for the Nintendo Switch. There seems to be at least one game launching every month or two. In this video, I wanted to talk about my top 3 most interested games coming to Switch.

South Park coming to Switch

I can’t wait for Super Smash Bros! Another game that is coming is South Park: The Fractured But Whole. I love the TV show. And last is Dark Souls: Remastered. I have never played the trilogy. I hope 2018 does indeed to turnout to be a good year for Nintendo.

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So far, I am still happy with purchasing my Switch. I think many fans will be, as well. And I hope you enjoyed reading this. Thank you for reading.

Watch the Vlog.


Super Smash Bros is Coming to Switch This Year

My first thought when watching it was, “They must be showing off a third DLC pack off,” or “Oh, it’s the remaster Edition of Splatoon.” Ignore that I said Splatoon “HD” as I have no idea why I said HD when I knew it was already in HD. Anyway, it turned out to be Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is currently scheduled to release later this year. It will be available for the Nintendo Switch. Little is known about the game. No one knows outside of Nintendo if this is a port, a new game, or both. When I say both, I figure it is the 3DS and Wii U versions combined but with an Adventure Mode added and new characters.

Nonetheless, you can catch my reaction in the video. I do want to let you know I look forward to this game. I may not show it in the video but note that I do not like to yell into my mic, even with a wind blocker. I like editing. But I do not do the fancy special effects.

Here is a glimpse of the Nintendo Direct with commentary: https://youtu.be/nIV3AgFu2pA

The Former CEO of GameStop died at 53, reported by Polygon. Paul Raines was appointed CEO in 2010. But Raines stepped down back in November of last year. He was treated for a brain tumour in 2014. However, on Sunday, March 4, he had passed away sadly.

No matter what opinions you have towards how GameStop has been operating these past several years, it would be very disrespectful to celebrate his death. There are some things I don’t like about GameStop from when I was younger. However, he was still cared for his job and the video game industry. Therefore, I wanted to write about this recent tragedy.