Recommendations, Signal Boost, Video Games

Game Review: Spider-Man

Hey guys, Damian Trypp here. So this game took me a bit because as per usual I like to take my time when it comes to most games. I got this one when I decided to get a new PS4 pro via lay a way at our local Walmart. It’s not very often I actually get the the end of a game within a few months of its release but this one I beat the main story line within about a month. I’m not a super big gamer so I will probably not have a lot of reviews to do on them, but I definitely wanted to give this one a review.

Summary

Starring the world’s most iconic Super Hero, Spider-Man PS4 (working title) features the acrobatic abilities, improvisation and web-slinging that the wall-crawler is famous for, while also introducing elements never-before-seen in a Spider-Man game. From traversing with parkour and utilizing the environment, to new combat and blockbuster set pieces, it’s Spider-Man unlike any you’ve played before.

Review

Rating:5 stars

So guys I ended up getting the limited edition PS4 pro with this and I was hooked from the very beginning. With the fast paced fighting and the almost nonstop action we’ve come to expect from the webslinging hero. Free roam ,optional sidequests and a lot of different suits to choose from. So there’s always something to do in this game whether it’s kicking butt or creating gadgets and not to mention a bit of science as well. If I had not had other things to read or play I could have easily spent the time beating this game and nothing but. The storyline added on top of all this other cool stuff makes me want to recommend it to everyone who thinks they might be interested guys and not just because I am a huge Spidey fan.

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Manga Review: Smokin’ Parade Vol. 1

Hey guys once again throwing out another manga review for your viewing pleasure. Its been a crazy holiday so far and the shopping has been ridiculous. However I managed to get most of my shopping done this weekend. Okay so this is another one i picked up on a whim as has been the case with most of the ones I’ve started reading recently trying to expand on the my reading list a bit. Though I doubt my list will ever be as expansive as my fiance’s. Anyway I picked up a couple of books I am looking forward to reading  so I’ll get started with the review of Smokin’ Parade Vol. 1.

 

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Summary

Youkou has spent much of his young life caring for his wheelchiar-bound sister, Mirai. But now the revolutionary new medical techniques developed by Amenotori company have given Mirai not only a new pair of legs but also her freedom- and perhaps something more…Rare but serious side effects may include mindless acts of extreme, grotesque violence! Enter the Jackalopes, an elite squad fighting to expose Amenotori’s secrets and rescue its victims! But even if Youkou joins the mercenaries, can anything be done to save his sister?

 

Review

Rating: 4 stars

This one was a very interesting read that left me, quite honestly not sure whether I wanted to continue. Now this is not because it was bad, but the violence in this manga may not be for the faint of heart. I simply did not expect it to go from 0 to 9000 when it came to what happens to these people because of this Amenotori company. What happens to though gives me a “5 Nights at Freddie’s” vibe and though I’ve never played those games, just watched reaction video’s and live stream play. Just like the back cover says, this is a manga that is intended for Mature audiences only. I usually have a stomach for violence, at least in movies but this one goes above and beyond a bit and I can say I think it was the surprise of how grotesque and extreme the violence got so quickly in the story was what threw me off. It is not at the top of my list of manga to continue, however I will indeed be purchasing the next ones at later dates.

 

 

 

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Manga Review: No. 6, Vol.1

Damian Trypp  here again with my first manga review. Been a little bit since the book review I did. Okay so this little title I grabbed during a sale going on and the back synopsis got my attention. I have gotten a hold of a few titles I have yet to read and get reviews on though I think a game or movie review might be in order next. With the passing of our beloved Stan Lee my love for reading comics and watching everything dealing with all of our favorite heroes has only strengthened. I hope to pass on the love for books and everything nerd to others with the vigor I’ve come to expect of so many others. Well without further ado my review of No. 6, Volume 1.

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Summary

For Shion, an elite student in the technologically sophisticated city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. School, study, and the occasional visit with his friend and classmate Safu. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy his age from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC – a fugitive living outside the computerized tapestry of city control – and helping him will throw Shion’s life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.

Review

Rating: 5 stars

Okay so this one I was actually a little iffy about when I grabbed it from the shelf on my trip to a somewhat local Barnes and Noble. I read the back cover and decided to take a chance and guys I did not regret it. In a short span I got a good take on the type of person the main character Shion is as well as how mysterious and dark the city he lives in really is. Just for helping a single person, his life and the life of his mother were put backwards by the very city he had grown up loving. The fact that some of the aspects of this city could very well be a future that we end up being in one day was slightly unnerving. However as I continued reading I found myself wanting more and more until I reached that very sad moment when I realized there was no more. The manga was over and I once again found one that I would definitely like to continue to read and hopefully continue to enjoy.

 

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Book Review: Flurry the Bear-The Granted Wish

Damian Trypp here with my first review on this blog. Starting off with a lovely little find I came across whilst my fiance and I attended back in August. I don’t have a schedule set yet on how often I will post but I will be posting about an assortment of different things. Most of these things will probably be manga, anime, and video games.

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Summary

Life for a cub is not always easy, as Flurry would attest. All Flurry has ever known is a simple carefree life in the arctic north. In his home village of Ursus, Flurry has very little responsibility. The region is protected by warrior elves and ruled by Christopher Kringle. Flurry has a knack for finding trouble, and find it he does. To keep Flurry from further turmoil, Christopher gives Flurry a special assignment. Little do either of them know that fate has something else in mind for the little bear cub.

 

Flurry finds himself in a strange and distant world named Earth. Intent on getting home, Flurry struggles against numerous obstacles. Yet, his greatest challenge is himself.

 

As he wrestles with his own pride and vanity, Flurry embarks on his new life. Will Flurry learn humility and make it back home, or has his life gone down a new path – a course that can never be reversed?

Review

Rating: 4 stars

I quite enjoyed this cute story as it has a lot of unique characters and references to tales and folklore of the holidays. Definitely a book series I will want to continue. The cute characters and the constant mischief Flurry manages to get himself into without meaning to. This is the type of story that’s easy to follow for the most part. Hints of other stories to come and possible enemies that our young hero will encounter leave the kid in me in edge as I want to keep reading until the end.