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Honestly, State of Decay is My Favorite Zombie Game of All Time

Anybody else playing State of Decay 2? It came out this week for X-Box and PC and I’m enjoying myself so far — though I’m not sure yet if it’s as good as the first game. Honest Trailers takes a stab at the first one, and honestly, I didn’t think it was as bad as they claim it to be.

I loved the first State of Decay. It is my favorite zombie video game, and I’ve played a ton of them. It’s Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay, where you third-person control a character and run them around a big open world map, get into fights and steal cars. But it’s the zombie apocalypse and you’ve got to worry about the undead. And not in a Dead Rising way, where you can just cut your way through endless hordes. Instead, State of Decay gives you a merciless stamina bar, and you can’t just go in fighting a horde. You’ve got to run, you’ve got to be stealthy and you’ve got to play appropriately.

The coolest aspect of the State of Decay games is community building. Just like The Walking Dead and other zombie media, you’re not just a lone wolf, you’ve got a whole community and an HQ to worry about. I love that aspect of the games. I love having to maintain a base and loot for supplies, using my entire community to make it happen.

I only wish State of Decay 2 was…better. More polished. More forgiving. And if only my stupid computer wouldn’t be missing the key components that make co-op possible! I wanted to play with my friends, gorramit!



Let’s Celebrate Black Panther!

Black Panther came out on DVD last week and I’m going to have to pick up a copy, because I’d enjoy seeing that movie again. Since it came out on DVD, that means we’ve got the usual batch of funny Internet parody videos.

Like Honest Trailers.

And How It Should Have Ended.

Gotta love that Internet! And Black Panther! Go watch it again and maybe come up with your own wacky Internet comedy movie bit!


Honestly, I Didn’t Care for Baby Driver

Normally, I’m a huge Edgar Wright fan. He’s second only to Wes Anderson in terms of my favorite directors. And I couldn’t wait for Baby Driver last year — but I didn’t particularly care for it. At least we’ve got Honest Trailers for it.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very well-made movie with a lot of energy and verve. But the music choices were a little too obscure for me, and some of the characters rubbed me the wrong way, and I didn’t like some of the choices, like the big finale being a parking garage fight instead of a really badass car chase.

Also, when the evil bad guys want to go to that diner following the shootout with the cops, but Baby wants to keep his girlfriend safe, why not just tell them that he frequents that diner and they know him there, which wouldn’t be safe for their getaway? Just sayin’…


Honestly, I Really Didn’t Like The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is not a good movie. It’s schmaltzy as all heck and focuses on the wrong protagonist, not to mention turning notorious monster P.T. Barnum into a Hugh Jackman leading man. Good thing Honest Trailers takes it down a notch!

It’s so refreshing to listen to somebody else explain a lot of the things I disliked about the movie. Such is the power of confirmation bias. The songs weren’t even that memorable. Best let this one be forgotten.


Honestly, the New Jumanji Movie Was Really Good!

I really, really enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! I didn’t have high hopes at all based on the trailers and the very idea of bringing Jumanji back after all these decades. But then I went to see the movie and loved the heck out of it!

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend picking it up in whatever home-viewing experience you enjoy. Very enjoyable jungle action movie with a really powerful emotional climax. Good job, Honest Trailers people.


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