Ah, another month gone. Time goes so fast. It seems like just yesterday that it was the start of the month, and I had to endure pranks, and shenanigans, and some type of pranknanigan. Oh, what a shame this month has left. Yes. A shame. Anyway, there were some things we wanted to review but deemed them unfunny. These will be where we put those now, instead of letting them rot on the Steam Store, or Netflix, or whatever.
Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor 2 is probably the only Early Access title I can safely say I have hope for, while wanting to being clear that I still think Early Access was one of the biggest mistakes Steam has ever made. Although currently the content for Killing Floor 2 feels very limited with it's three maps and four perks, the developers promise a lot more content, including four new perks compared to the first Killing Floor. Killing Floor 2 has some of the smoothest most satisfying gameplay I felt in a long time despite it feeling rough during some moments due to it's strangely underwhelming bullet time mode, which I sorta feel as if it's still getting worked on. Blasting your enemy in the face or beating their heads in with a hammer, either way you want do it the combat systems in this game have loads of work put into them to make sure you have some of the most impactful gameplay during your time spent enjoying it. The three maps currently in the game are huge and well varied, In Paris you have a house with a backyard to fight in, including two destroyed city streets, stores, apartments and tunnels.
In Outpost you have an entire base hanging by a thread to explore in, and a snow-covered outerior for a less claustrophobic setting to create some real destruction. And for last you get a new Biotics Lab, wouldn't even consider it a remake of the first Killing Floor's Biotics Lab since it's way more expanded and built upon, battles from the lab's front doors all the way to where the magic happens and the clones are built. At this moment for 30 bucks the early access content isn't exactly worth the price tag, but for the exciting future content we all know is coming, the price will be perfectly well deserved.
Marvel's first foray into Netflix series for cable cutting binge watchers has gone incredibly well. Daredevil absolutely blew me away with it's amazing acting and fight choreography. The only real problem with the series is that by the second half things get slower than they need to be, it messes up the pace a bit. Also a nitpick I have is the episode that establishes that magic is going to exist in these Netflix series feels so out of place even though it exists in the same universe as Thor. Even with those gripes Daredevil is still incredibly worth watching.
Ex Machina is one of those movies that takes a look at the prospect of A.I., which, if you know me, understandably draws some of my cynicism. However, the acting and effects is what really sells it, with only around four actual characters in the entire film. The robots look like robots, the sets look amazing, and you emphasize with the robogirl. The problem is when you realize that everything is a master plan set in motion by the robot's designer, which, while manipulative and scummy, seems blown entirely out of proportion for how the other characters react to it. It was a good movie, one that makes you think, but I miss the old days where robots were nice friends and nobody really gave a shit about how they got to that point.
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X shows that the days of lame characters and bad game design are over for the Mortal Kombat series. MKX continues where MK9 left off with another great story mode, interesting new characters, and well made gameplay. While the DLC stuff with MKX is really scummy the game itself is great. If you liked MK9 or just like fighting games in general I recommend picking up Mortal Kombat X.
David: Postal 2: Paradise Lost
While I'm putting this on things that were good I can't really say Postal 2: Paradise Lost, but I did enjoy playing it a lot. Paradise Lost takes place 12 years after the original game, the Postal Dude has to return to the town he nuked to find his lost dog. Unlike Postal 3 this game was made by people who love the original game instead of people who love vodka and shame. If you ever liked Postal 2 I'd say this is worth picking up.