Video Game Review: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Details: Played the Nintendo 3DS version. Beat it in about thirty hours. More information can be found at http://thenonarygames.com

Score: 7.4/10

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is leaps and bounds better than Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (at least the Nintendo DS version) the prior and first game in this franchise. Virtue’s Last Reward improves on voice acting, visuals, game mechanics and overall presentation. No spoilers ahead.

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TV Show Review: Star Trek: Picard

Details: More information can be found at https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-picard/

Score: 6.8/10

Star Trek: Picard is pure fan service. It exists solely to appeal to the nostalgia of fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation, of which there are many. In that regard, it does a great job. Unfortunately, the story in and of itself is derivative and full of plot holes and narrative leaps. There’s going to be some spoilers because I can’t talk about how this show disappointed me if I don’t reference these plot points.

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Movie Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

Details: More information can be found at https://www.paramountmovies.com/movies/terminator-dark-fate and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6450804/

Score: 6.5/10

Terminator: Dark Fate has some of the best action set pieces I’ve ever scene. It’s unfortunate that the story was such trash and continues the pattern of Terminator movies with trash stories.

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TV Show Review: The Mandalorian

Details: Watched six episode so far. More information can be found at https://www.starwars.com/series/the-mandalorian and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/

Score: 7.8/10

The Mandalorian is everything that I want from a “Star Wars” show. It is easily the best Star Wars property that has come out since Disney acquired the franchise from George Lucas. No spoilers ahead.

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Movie Review: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Details: More information can be found at https://www.starwars.com/films/star-wars-episode-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338/

Score: 6.7/10

I read some reviews before watching the movie and I was prepared for the worst. The first half of the movie is pretty bad. The second half is pure fan service. Whether or not you enjoy that depends on how much of a sucker you are for fan service. Personally, I am that kind of sucker. Some spoilers ahead, but if you watched the trailers, you know most of it already.

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