Dazed and Confused (1993) – Gamefans8

This is another movie I didn’t see until well after it came out. I actually had a friend that kept calling me? Matthew McConaughey and when I asked why he wouldn’t tell me, all he kept saying was watch the movie. Finally I did and well, my girlfriend while legal was a bit younger than me. We met freshmen year in college, tho I went through the army before college and she went straight from high school. You do the math.

The movie itself however is amazing.? Its a coming of age story about a few of the football players and choosing between giving in to the demands of the coach, or staying true to themselves. It doesn’t stop there tho. There is a love story as well, there is some philosophy talk and even a fun side story about the tradition of of High School seniors essentially chasing the soon to be freshmen down and beating them with paddles.

Now I am not quite old enough to know anything about what the 70’s was like. I was born after that, but the stories I hear makes it seem pretty accurate. The acting is also amazing and they really capture what many think of when they think stereotypical high school experience. It is one of those cult classic movies people love and there is a reason for it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Ghostbusters 2 (1989) – Gamefans8

The Ghostbusters are back, sort of. After the events of the first movie they get sued for all the damage they caused and are forced out of business when they are banned from investigating the paranormal. No good deed goes unpunished right guys? Tho it is a Ghostbusters movie after all, so they will do some digging anyway and discover a river of slime under where a baby carriage mysteriously stopped. Of course they get caught and arrested however, it doesn’t really take much to get caught excavating a road even in New York.

Lucky or unlucky for them the judge is a real hard ass, and the slime reacts to negative emotion and unleashes a few ghost in the courtroom. After the Ghostbusters refuse to do their job since they would be breaking the law, they are court ordered to go back to work.

After much more investigation, Vigo reveals himself, and he wants a body. However you are going to have to watch the movie to find out more. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Destiny AKA Reaper (1921) – Gamefans8

Sometimes I watch movies from way back in the day. Like so far back you need a history lesson. For example this movie, Destiny, called Reaper on Netflix was originally released as Behind The Wall in the United States back in 1921 and was called?Der m¨¹de Tod:?ein deutsches volkslied?in Germany it seems. I say it seems because I don’t speak any German so that may just be the same name in a different language.

The movie itself is a silent film that us a fantasy love story that follows multiple couples. My favorite involves a woman attempting to make a deal with Death to get her lost love back but she can’t make the sacrifices Death demands.

The movie, not unlike?Metropolis Restored (1927)?has been damaged quite a bit over the years and has been re-pieced together from multiple sources tho not as extensively as Metropolis. I didn’t enjoy this one as much but its historic value can’t be understated. Movies from that time are rarely found complete and are even more rarely shown so readily to the public. If you have the time its pretty cool to check out for the movie buffs out there. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Chrono Trigger PC Review – Gamefans8

As you may remember this game got some a lot of flak when it first got released, more on that here?Chrono Trigger PC..Sort Of.?After spending some time with it I won’t say some of it wasn’t deserved, because it was. But it was quite a bit exaggerated as well. For example graphically the game did have some issues. The filter they used was a bit off and some of the trees looked off. The user interface however wasn’t as bad as the steam reviews would lead you to believe. You could use the mouse sort of like a touch pad where you old down the right-click and walk around, but I found that on accident. You don’t have to use that. Using my PS4 controller worked perfectly fine and gave me no issues at all.

The game played perfectly fine, the story is there completely and the combat works just the way you think it would. Getting used to what buttons to hit took a few minutes but being a console gamer playing a PC game I always have that issue. If you never played this game before, I have no issue recommending this one. However if you have a Nintendo DS or 3DS the DS version is the best version to own. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Flashback: A Retrospective Review ¡ª RetroboyJon’s Game Stuff – Gamefans8

With the upcoming release of Flashback on the Switch, I think it¡¯s time we revisited the original, it¡¯s one of my favourite games of all time and one of the most original games released. Honestly. It really is. I first played this when I was about 12, I borrowed it from a friend for the?[¡­]

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The Matrix Revolutions (2003) – Gamefans8

This movie is one of those movies where you can look up reviews and see anything from it was great to people cursing up a storm. Check YouTube and you can find discussion videos and videos explaining the ending. The final of the Matrix Trilogy is the most divisive in the bunch. If you have seen it you know why, the ending isn’t exactly your typically happy ending but it also doesn’t have some weird twist ending. It just has an ending. As you would think its visuals and acting are all top-tier like you expect just like its sound so you won’t be complaining there either.

The story is also for the most part more straight forward than the others. While people like to debate the ending and some philosophical parts, the plot isn’t confusing or full of twist and turns. This is just a dash to the finish. Personally I didn’t care for the trilogy as a whole, but it is still enjoyable to watch as a fan of cinema. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) – Gamefans8

Ok so while The Matrix Reloaded was good, nobody thinks it was as good as the first for the most part. Taking place 6 months after the first movie we now find ourselves? watching a romantic relationship between Trinity and Neo, the attack from the machines on Zion, Agent Smith going rogue and a whole host of other things to numerous to mention without confusing the hell out of people that have not seen the movie. Seriously there is a lot going on in these movies, I won’t even try to explain it. You even find out Neo isn’t the one because there were 5 before him. That technically makes him the Sixth realistically. The movie is still good, but its less about making you think and more about making this new world seem more real than it was. It succeeds quite nice by the way, it is just a lot to take in and I still would recommend watching it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Matrix (1999) – Gamefans8

Today I realized? this movie is almost 20 years old,and that upsets me. This movie also changed a lot in movies, namely everyone and their brother using that bullet dodge move Neo does, you know the one. We aren’t getting into it right now. We all now the story, computer hacker meet beautiful woman, computer hacker wants a lil something something if you know what I mean,?computer hacker gets a choice between 2 pills, computer hacker discovers his entire life is not what it seemed.

The entire purpose of this movie is to make people thing, to question what is going on around them and to ask, what is reality and how would you know what is real and what isn’t? I think,there are plenty of theories out there. Regardless this movie that brought us memes and long black coats is still to this day discussed for a reason. It looked beautiful, sounded beautiful, had a rich and engrossing story and all these years later is still meme worthy. If you haven’t seen it by now you need to, and lucky for you the trilogy is on Hulu. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Streets of Rage 3 (Xbox 360) – Gamefans8

Here we are, the final of the Streets of Rage games in the Sega Vintage collection, and my personal favorite of the 3. It looks the best, plays the best, has the most characters and in general for me was just the most fun. As always it has multiple options to make sure it fits everyone’s screen the right way and once again the game looks and sounds like a pumped up version of its original release. Of all the versions of the streets of rage games I have played to me these seem like the definitive versions. And at the low price of free for Xbox gold members it is pretty much a steal. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Streets of Rage 2 (Xbox 360) – Gamefans8

Here we are, Streets of rage 2 and another game in the Sega Vintage Collection and another game that is pretty much a faithful recreation of its original incarnation. We also got the nice feature of having different options on fitting your screen and once again the game sounds and looks like a more crisp version of its original release.

Honestly this is another situation where fans of the original are going to be thrilled to add this to their collection, and people who never had the chance to play are going to want to give this a show while it is free. It is the perfect time to get this game. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.