Blog Archives

6 Thoughts on The Last of Us Part II

I don’t review very many video games on this blog because I don’t consider myself a video game reviewer at all. I’m a pretty bad comic book and movie reviewer, why would I subject anyone to my thoughts on video games? I usually either like them or don’t. I also usually take forever to play a game. I’m not about to cram through an entire video game in a weekend to get my review up on time. That’s not this kind of blog.

But The Last of Us Part 2 is such a self-contained game that I’ve decided to share my thoughts with the world now that I’ve finished — roughly two and a half weeks after it came out.

Video game rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!

The Last of Us Part 2 is the subject of a lot of controversy on the internet, because deep down, the internet sucks and brings out the worst in people. This game also deals with a lot of sensitive topics, and people have thoughts on those. Some people also just don’t like the game and want to talk about that. So it’s really only to benefit me that I feel the need to share my thoughts with the world. What’s one more voice among the masses?

I don’t know. All I know is that I played a video game and loved every second of it. Join me after the jump for my thoughts. Expect FULL SPOILERS for both The Last of Us Part 2 and the first game.

Read the rest of this entry

Happy Fourth of July! (I’ve Got Nothing)

Sorry folks, no comic book reviews this week. Both Marvel and DC essentially took the week off on new releases, and anything that did come out was not on my read list. And as much fun as it probably would have been, I just didn’t feel like scrambling through all six issues of Hawkeye: FreeFall.

I’m also sitting pretty on a 4-day weekend this American holiday and just didn’t feel like tracking down anything else to read and review. So I got nothing on this fine Saturday!

I did discover Girlfriend Reviews on YouTube last night and they’ve been pretty fun to watch. In fact, their latest issue sums up rather nicely everything I loved about The Last of Us Part 2. MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS VIDEO!

I’m going to have my review/thoughts on The Last of Us Part 2 next Wednesday, so stay tuned for that! And I should have some new Gamer Girl & Vixen content in the week ahead. So next week should be pretty fun for everybody!

It’s just that today isn’t going to be all that great. But hey, Happy Fourth of July!

——————

There Are New Video Games Coming Out After All!

We have not been completely abandoned! There will be new video games coming out in the near future, so at least that’s something to get excited about. I still haven’t bought that Nintendo Switch, but new games for some of the consoles I do own will be great!

Like The Last of Us II! I have avoided all of the leaked plot details, so I’m still excited about this one.

That video is called an “official story trailer”, but I don’t think it tells us the story at all. Other than Ellie is up against some more trouble in the fungus zombie apocalypse.

The Last of Us II comes out on June 19.

Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 is apparently going to drop some new story DLC. Has Mortal Kombat ever done that before?

I could be interested in that. I usually only play the new Mortal Kombat games for the characters and the story. They’ve been adding new firefighters right along for the past year, which amazes me. Is the Mortal Kombat gaming community so strong that people are still excited about random new character additions all these months and months later?

Perhaps that’s why they’re going with full story DLC this time, to entice people like me back. The addition of Sheeva doesn’t hurt. I’ve always liked her as a character. But Fujin is a weird choice to add. And I could care less about Robocop. I have never been interested in the non-MK characters in the game.

Either way, the new Mortal Kombat 11 expansion will arrive on May 26.

———————–

The Last of Us II Joins Next Year’s Amazing Video Game Lineup

Next year is going to be crazy good for video games. I am most looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077, which will hopefully be amazing. But we’re also getting that Avengers game, Watch Dogs: Legion, a new Vampire: The Masquerade and so much more!

Now we can add The Last of Us II to the list. It’s coming out on Feb. 21.

I didn’t get to play the original Last of Us until I finally splurged on a Playstation 4 last year. I enjoyed the game, but I wasn’t as blown away as everyone else seems to be. I think too much time had passed and too much of the game had infused into the world of video gaming. But it’s still a great story, and I’m excited for a sequel!

I especially enjoy the fact that the protagonist of The Last of Us II is a queer woman. You don’t see that very often, even in 2019.

Heck, the protagonist of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is yet another white male, who I assume is going to be straight.

As much as I love Star Wars, I’m not particularly excited for Fallen Order. Every trailer I’ve seen paints the game as really on rails. The game seems to control what you do, where you go, who you fight, how you fight them; I’m a more open world sort of guy.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out this year, on Nov. 15.

————————

%d bloggers like this: