♦ REVIEW SUMMARY: Damo (2003)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten a little bit stale in the past year or two, as it’s starting to seem like the studio is struggling to find new ways to challenge its heroes. It certainly doesn’t help that the audience is perfectly aware that no challenge is too great for the collective superpowers of the Avengers. Unless they throw us a curveball and suddenly kill off Iron Man or something (actually, there’s rumors this sort of fate is headed Captain America’s way), it’s hard for Marvel to concoct a surprise.
And so it begins again, the waiting and anticipation for the next slate of Marvel films. But unlike previous groupings, Marvel’s Phase 3 is honestly one of the more risky groupings of films. Also though, they come with great expectations and hopes in regards to their fans. Myself being one of them. With established franchises and new characters being brought into the mix, there’s a lot going on. So here today, I’m going to simply Marvel’s Phase 3 and say the five things that need to happen for it to be successful.
When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, people were surprised at the unique look that it had and the interesting take it had on third-person shooter gameplay. As time went on, the anticipation grew and it became of the most hyped games for Nintendo in 2015. One thing that made some people raise an eyebrow was the “lack of content” it supposedly didn’t have. To be fair, Splatoon launched with only a few maps, a Story Mode, and some customization. With the promise of much more over the coming months. Many were skeptical, but then Splatoon launched, the updates (all of which were free) started rolling out, and the fun hasn’t stopped since.
With the release of Ant-Man, Phase 2 of Marvel has officially been completed. Now the wait until Phase 3 begins. With now 12 movies of various types until its built, I feel that now is a good time to look back and decide what are the Top 5 Marvel movies of Phase 1 and Phase 2, in regards to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, no X-Men or any other films that happen to have the Marvel logo. This is about the main Marvel Studios releases.
Over the past few years, there has been a whole host of video games that focus not on fantastic gameplay but instead on the imagination of the player. Games like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet put a huge emphasis on allowing gamers to make massive structures, buildings or anything they want. Also, many modern games also include level creators and customization modes that further give players the choice of building their own things within games. Many of the items built in these games are mightily impressive but some are so large or complex that they seem entirely crazy.
E3 is over for another year and it’s given gamers plenty to look forward to for the rest of the year and beyond. As is obligatory following any E3 coverage, here are my Top 5 Games from E3 – this is my personal selection of games that have me the most excited moving forward.
E3 2014 is about to roll around and once again it is time to get excited about all the games developers and publishers will be showing off beginning 9 June.