A Review From Hidai Moya
Just played this for the first time & can now appreciate why it’s held in such high regard by so many.
The main story didn’t really grab me like I had hoped because I didn’t like the way that Martson is the government’s errand boy which totally undermined how badass & cool he was in my eyes (but he is an outstanding character there is no denying).
What I really respected however, was the love that went into creating the game engine. Before Ubisoft became acclaimed for their historical open worlds, Rockstar did it first here with their remarkable engine that clearly influenced the ‘Assassin Creed’ franchise.
I was also surprised at how sharp & insightful the dialog was. It’s the kind of honest & raw expressions of humanity that I wish more games had. When the finale finally hit I thought it was the perfect way to wrap up the game.
Mitch and Rich talk about the 76th Golden Globes film winners, and then discuss The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs and Bird Box both Netflix original films.
Chris and Mitch talk about whats on the spinner rack and then imagine what the Spider-Man story One More Day/Brand New Day would look like in the DC Universe.
So if you ever wonder”What If?”, or utter the words “Just Imagine”, or love to argue “Who Would Win?” then this is the podcast for you. Let Chris and Mitch take you to another world, another time, and instruct you to “Imagine If…”.
Marvel’s Winter Soldier #2
Here is part two of the miniseries that will explore more of the redemption that Bucky Barnes can offer to those who want to walk away from past mistakes and bad choices. Writer Kyle Higgins and artist Rod Reis have chosen the perfect character that understands what it means to wake up in a life that you didn’t want to end up the way it did, but can also find a way to change it. Issue 1 did a great job of setting up the key players as Bucky is the field agent who goes in to help the person escape their situation, while Tony Stark and Sharon Carter help him with information, finances, and tech repair.
This issue continues the firefight that new character R.J. has caused from Bucky’s latest client meet up. The opening with R.J. showing some of his secret origin is painting a very bleak world and I like how Rod Reis’ illustrations show that with his use of color. Here we see how Mr. Colt has a hand in getting R.J. to be trained as an assassin. I like how it almost can be seen as a parallel to Bucky’s new origin as a young soldier in WWII. I enjoyed how the creative gave us enough of a taste and then tease us with the next issue blurb about digging deeper into R.J.’s past.
Kyle Higgins has shown a great growth in the character of Bucky, this is a side of him that I am enjoying and really appreciate how he genuinely wants to help others live a better life of peace. The part where Bucky has R.J. and questions him was great, but it really sold me the minute Bucky asked R.J. if he liked killing. R.J.’s answer is so pure and direct that it is going to be scary when we see next issue’s reveal of the past. This is a great miniseries and I’m glad to see the Winter Soldier back in action with the use of Higgins’ writing this could be a great launch point for Bucky. I highly recommend and give it 5 out of 5 vibranium arms. Go to your local comic shop and see if you can pick up issue 1 and 2, very fun ride or mentor ship and redemption, Read on and Excelsior!