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Stream Recap 6/13/2018: The Mummy Returns. Again.

There’s a line, conveniently in the sand, that I dare not cross. My integrity is rock solid, my resolve steel (or was that reserve), my dignity incorruptible. Well, unless I get bored and don’t know what I’m doing.

 

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Stream Recap 6/5/2018: Spider-Man: The Movie

There’s a certain respect for the player, I think, in skipping the beginning of an origin story when crafting a game based on a movie (and perhaps even based on another property). Unless you’ve got an incredibly unique way of packaging and presenting a Superhero’s rise to power, it’s best to leave it than risk lulling a player into a fit of button mashing immediately after the title screen. The primary hook these games have is in their related character/movie/breakfast cereal mascot, so it can reasonably be assumed that the majority of the audience is already at least partially familiar with the subject matter. And, let’s be honest: we don’t need to spend the first hour of the game doing homework and getting punched in the gut by high school bullies before spending the rest of our days climbing around on the ceiling. This isn’t (insert David Cage joke).

 

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Stream Recap 6/4/2018: Batman Begins

First and foremost, I’ll mention that I’ve played several bouts of this game over the past month or two…and in between then & now, I’ve gone back and replayed through the entirety of the Arkham trilogy. TRILOGY. With that refresher, it’s quite fascinating to take a look back at Batman Begins to compare & contrast what went right, what went wrong, and in many cases…what went boring. 

 

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Stream Recap 5/24/2018: The Mummy Returns

A particularly interesting situation, The Mummy Returns is notable not only for the fact that it’s a game on a “brand new console” (it was released within the first year of the PS2’s American availability) but because it’s part of four games (on consoles proper, not counting handhelds) in a “series” of IP-based titles that just so happened to be developed by separate software houses each time. Repeat that three times fast, but with all the letters upside-down and backwards. On Backwards Day. While looking at a mirror.

 

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