Rogue one: a Star Wars story, American movie (2016)

Before I am going to start for real with this post, let me just point out to you that I am huge Star Wars fan. I have lost count of the number of times that I have seen the original movies, and own a lot of novels and other merchandise. When the news first arrived about Disney taking over the franchise from Lucas I was filled with fear. And yes I do know that may lead to the Dark Side. My fears pretty much disappeared last year with the release of Episode 7. I loved it from start to finish, and felt it really did justice to the galaxy from far, far away. One thing I did remain skeptical about were the plans for the stand alone movies. The first one has now been unleashed upon us with Force. Today I saw the film for the first time, and the question is, was I worried about nothing?

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Rogue One might best be described as Star Wars episode three point five, just to give you a point of reference. The Empire is planning to build a terror weapon to rule the galaxy, and for that they turn to a scientist called Galen Erso. Galen has no love for the Empire, but has no choice but to assist in building the weapon, as his wife and young daughter Jyn are both threatened to be killed. Years later, Jyn has grown up, and has now become a bit of a rebel but is also pretty much a loner. By pure chance however she meets up with a member of the real Rebel Alliance who has been searching for her. Things have become very dire indeed, as the Empire has almost finished building their planet killer. When Jyn finds out that her father might be the one who has pretty much designed the weapon, she is determined to find her father at all cost. With a group of like minded individuals she sets out on a path that will take her to her father, and which might bring a new hope to the galaxy…

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So there we have it, the first ever standalone movie of Star Wars. Was it a worthy addition to the Star Wars legacy? I would have to say yes. There are many things in this movie that worked, but it also has it’s flaws. One thing is for sure: this movie is very dark. It is basically a warmovie set in the Star Wars universe. As such, there is some light comedy in the film, but it mostly has a very serious tone to it. The fun things that were truly enjoyable in this film, were the many easter eggs that the movie contained. Any Star Wars fan, will really get a kick out of discovering those. And I am pretty sure that I even might have missed a few.

We get introduced to a whole new cast of characters, and most of these were very enjoyable. Felicity Jones did a fine job in her portrayal of Jyn Erso, and it was also very nice to see Hong Kong legend Donnie Yen having so much fun in his role of the blind Chirrut Imwe. Ben Mendelsohn was also superb as the villain, the evil Director Krennic, a character you are definitely going to hate. The best character however was the robot K-2SO, who produced some much needed comic relief.

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The pacing of the film however, was the thing that I felt was not handled very well. The first part of the film felt slow. At those times it also felt that for a reason I could not quite put my finger on, that I wasn’t watching a Star Wars movie. The last 45 minutes of the film though, were absolutely fantastic, and contained one of the best battlescenes of the entire Star Wars franchise. It also shows how desperate things really were for the Rebellion.

At the end of the film there was a question that popped up in my mind though: do we really need these stand alone movies? Even though I liked the movie, it just is not as good as the original trilogy films. As I said this one is a worthy addition to the Star Wars franchise, but with these movies now being released every other year, one has to wonder if this won’t simply become a question of quick cash in films. We will have to wait and see I guess. I do have to admit that the film was truly better than I had expected, and I did enjoy it for the most part. If you are a fan of the Star Wars universe I definitely recommend seeing it. And now all that’s left to do is wait for episode VIII and ofcourse see Rogue One for a second time. May the force be with you…..

I give Rogue One a Star Wars story a 8 out of 10 score.

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The Damned, American/Spanish movie (2013)

It has been quite a while since I last reviewed a horrormovie. Not because I don’t like them, but at Halloween I watched so many of them, that I kind of went cold turkey after that. But as with most addictions, they usually pop back up again, and that is also the case with my horror movie addiction. Then again, the movie I am about to review would almost make me go cold turkey again.

The Damned tells the story of David who is about to get married for the second time in his life. While in Colombia he visits his daughter Jill with his soon to be wife Lauren. Jill is not very happy that her dad is about to get remarried, but eventually agrees to go back with her father, together with a camera crew that is making a documentary with her. While in a ferocious storm, David loses control of the car he was driving in, and they all get stranded. While walking back to civilisation they eventually come upon an old mansion. At first the owner of the mansion, an old man, is reluctant to let them inside. Eventually though, he agrees to let them in, but it soon becomes clear that there is something not quite right. To their shock and horror they come upon a young girl trapped in the basement of the mansion. Who is she, and why did the old man keep her locked up? The answer to that question might be more shocking than they realise…

Yes, it is one of those movies again. A couple of people take a wrong turn, get stranded, and eventually have to fight something or someone to stay alive. Yawn. This concept is really getting old. Is this movie a total loss because of that fact? Well no, not quite. There are a couple of scenes in the movie that make it worth the watch for the horrorfans out there. The acting is also fairly decent, but nothing really spectacular. The movie takes a while to get going, and just when it seems things are about to get interesting, the end is near. There is something that almost redeemed the movie though, and that is the pretty unexpected twist at the end. That was cleverly done, and at least to me it came as a bit of a surprise. In the end though, it was just not enough to save this pretty mediocre horror flick.

I give the Damned a 5 out of 10 score.

Child 44, American/Uk movie (2015)

Tom Hardy is an actor whose star is definitely on the rise in Hollywood. He has played the iconic villain Bane in the Dark Knight Rises, and has also replaced Mel Gibson as Mad Max. Both of those were big budget blockbuster movies, but one would almost forget that he is just a terrific actor, that can handle pretty much every role that they throw at him. Anyone who might have seen the small movie The Drop, should know what I am talking about. Child 44, based on a best selling novel, shows another example of his briljant acting skills. Even though the movie itself has it’s flaws, it is worth seeing for his performance alone.

Child 44 takes place in Moscow in the year 1953. Leo Demidov is a rising star in the Russian secret police. One day the child of his closest friend is found dead at a railroad. The death is ruled as an accident, but it soon becomes apparent that there is something far more sinister going on. A serial killer that preys on young children has entered the heart of Russia. Leo is the one who is determined to find him, and bring him to justice. However it is a task that is easier said than done as his own country states that murder is a disease brought on by capitalism. If Leo continues on the path he is taking, he will be branded a traitor. It becomes increasingly more dangerous for him to investigate the case, and meanwhile the killing continues…

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Child 44 has a lot of good things going for it. Most notably the cast which consists of the likes of Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and ofcourse Tom Hardy. The acting in this movie is exemplary, and Tom in the role of Leo definitely shows why he is currently one of the best actors in Hollywood. But Noomi Rapace playing his wife is also very good in her role. Another thing this movie does well is create a very gritty atmosphere. Everything in this movie feels very dirty, and one really gets a feel of what it would have been like to live in Russia in that age. (And let me tell you that was definitely no picnic). Where the movie falls short is in the script department. The movie runs for more than two hours, which would not be a bad thing, were it not for the fact that the pacing at times is too slow.

There are also a lot of storylines going on at once, and that at times feels like they tried to put too much into one film. This is a real shame as this movie definitely had the potential to be a classic, especially considering the amount of talent involved. That said this movie is still well worth seeing. Tom Hardy simply plays one of his best roles to date, and the cinematography is also done very well. Even though the movie is long and does have it’s slow points as mentioned above, I still found this movie to be enjoyable enough. If you are looking for a dark and gritty thriller and are willing to accept a few of the weaker points of this film, you could do worse than this one.

I give Child 44 a 7 out 10 score.

 

Special features Presents: Things to look forward to in 2017 (Movies, Part One)

Well, it’s almost over. And by that I mean this year. Everybody is probably already making preparations for Christmas, and maybe even thinking up some New Year’s Resolutions. In 2017, we have a lot of cool new movies and tv shows heading our way. This three part series will feature the movies and tv shows that I am looking forward to the most for next year. So to kick things off, here are the first five movies.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

One of my favorite anime series to date, Sword Art Online, will finally continue. Honestly I wish they would have gone for a new season instead of a movie, but I will take it anyway. It will definitely be great to see Kirito and Asuna return for another adventure. Set after the events of season two, it will feature a new game that, how it could it be otherwise, has it’s own set of challenges and dangers. And ofcourse it would not be Sword Art Online if things would not go horribly wrong. If the trailer is anything to go by, we are definitely going to be in for one hell of a ride.

 

Ghost in the Shell

The live action adapatation of Ghost in the Shell has already been the target of a lot of controversy. Being blamed for “whitewashing” by casting Scarlett Johansson in the role of the beloved Major, the movie was already written off by a lot of fans. Things changed however with the release of the trailer a few weeks back. It actually looked pretty spectacular,and seemed to maintain the spirit and atmosphere of the original anime movie. Ofcourse trailers can also be deceiving, so we just have to wait until the movie itself to form a real opinion. Honestly though I am looking forward to it immensely, especially after having seen the first trailer.

 

Transformers: the Last Knight

Yes, we get another one. It’s Michael Bay, it will feature explosions, a story that serves no other function than to deliver action scenes, but I actually happen to like these movies. They are simply put great action flicks, and are just mindless fun, which is sometimes all I am looking for in a movie. Sure, the original Transformers cartoon series will always be the best, but I do think that this take on the franchise is not bad at all. The first trailer for it, was released a short while ago, and it looks epic. I especially like the music that is featured, and it is great to see veteran actor Anthony Hopkins join the cast.

 

Dunkirk

My favorite director, Christopher Nolan, returns with what will hopefully be yet another spectacular and blockbuster movie to add to his impressive resume. The director of the Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar and Inception, this time will try his hand at a warmovie. Dunkirk features an impressive cast, and knowing Nolan, it will also have a very intelligent script as well as some impressive action sequences. It is going to be interesting to see how this will turn out, as this is an entirely different movie than what he usually directs. However it will turn out I will definitely be there in the front row to check it out.

 

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns with this sequel to his Alien preview, Prometheus. No trailer has been released yet, but that probably won’t be much longer. Prometheus was a disappointment for a lot of people, as many were expecting a tense and claustrophobic horror movie. I loved Prometheus myself, and found it to be a very cool looking science fiction movie. This sequel however promises a return to the original concept of the Alien franchise, and that definitely sounds very awesome indeed. The first poster for the movie is very effective and pretty much says it all.

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And that’s it for this first part of the movies I am looking forward to for next year. The second part for this series I will be posting later this week, and you can also expect a post about a few new series that I am looking forward to for next year.

So, are any of the movies featured above also on your list? If not, what are you looking forward to for next year? Let me know in the comments section below, and as always thank you for reading!

ARQ, American/Canadian movie (2016)

I have very fond memories of the classic movie Groundhog Day. In that film, Bill Murray keeps reliving the same day, over and over again. It was a fantastic concept which also resulted in a very wonderful movie. Ever since Groundhog Day, timeloops have appeared in numerous movies and tv series. If done well, it can make for a great watch, for instance the recent animeseries Erased. Netflix has released a lot of great movies and shows this year, and they really seem to be on a roll. The sci-fi movie ARQ is Netflix’s attempt to create a new spin on the timeloop story.

ARQ takes place in a post apocalyptic Earth where something has gone drastically wrong with the world. The human race is the only species left, electricity is scarce, and the very air is hard to breath. Every day seems to be a struggle. One day the young man Renton wakes up in his house next to the girl he loves Hannah. Only seconds later a group of masked thugs break down the door to their appartment, and drag the bewildered couple straight down to the basement of the house. Renton has been working on a mysterious device called ARQ that is situated in the very same basement. He assumes this is what the masked men are after, and he desperately tries to find a way to escape. However, something goes horribly wrong and he gets shot while attempting to flee. But then something weird happens. Renton wakes up seconds later, right next to gis girlfriend. Caught in a timeloop from which there seems to be no escape, Renton and Hannah desperately try to find a way out. However time itself will be their greatest foe…

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This is one of those movies that just doesn’t do anything wrong, but also feels like you have seen this all before. Which is pretty funny, considering this is a movie about a timeloop. One of the things this movie does very well, is create a dark and tense atmosphere. The calamity that seems to have befallen Earth, never quite gets explained, and that somehow works for this film. It only adds to the sense of mystery that surrounds this movie. Robby Amell who plays Renton, and Rachael Taylor playing Hannah both do a pretty good job in their respective roles. The story of ARQ is one of the weaker points of the film. There are a lot of questions in the movie, that in the end will unfortunately not all be answered. Sometimes that works, as in the aforementioned disaster that devastated the Earth. But too many things are left wide open, and will leave you with a bit of a hangover at the end of the film.

That said, this is not a bad film. If you like scifi thrillers with a bit of a darker edge, there is enough to enjoy in this movie. Unfortunately though, as too many things are left unresolved, it will leave you wondering why you have invested all your precious time in it. And not even a timeloop can change that fact….

I give ARQ a 6 out of 10 score.

The Unique Blogger Award

Last week I was nominated for the second time for the Unique Blogger Award. Seriously people, I am pretty much getting stunned by all these awards. It is a really humbling experience, and as I am already a pretty shy guy, I am getting ever more shy by these awards 😂 Seriously though, I appreciate it very much. But first I want to thank D from Dtalksanime for nominating me for this award. If you like Anime and have not yet subscribed to D’s blog, than stop what you are doing, and subscribe now. His blog features fantastic and well written reviews and other fun things about the world of anime. And I do mean fun, because one of the things I really like is that often there is a great sense of humor written into the post, something I truly enjoy. All I can say is keep up the great and fantastic work you are doing with writing each post, and once again: thank you so very much 😀

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The Rules

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
  • Answer the questions
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award
  • Ask them 3 questions

D’s QuestionS

1. If there’s a zombie Apocalypse, would you rather become a zombie during the first wave of infections or survive (to possibly be eaten by zombies) ?

Well this one is easy: survive to be possibly be eaten by zombies. That last thing ofcourse will never happen as I have my friends Rick, Daryl and Michone to protect me. (Hopefully I don’t have to explain who these bad ass people are 😂😂) And ofcourse I would become a living arsenal of weapons myself in order to not let them bite me 😂 (The zombies that is, not Rick, Daryl and Michone)

2. Five anime you plan to watch

My “to watch list” has actually turned itself into a “to watch book”, so it features an endless wave of animeseries, movies and normal television shows. But since we are talking about anime, here they are in no particular order: Psycho-Pass (already started on that one, and boy is it amazing), Terror in Resonance, Steins Gate, Yuri on Ice (I have seen every blog raving about that one, so even though it is not my usual cup of tea, I will give it a try) and finally Vision of Escaflowne (yes I know it is a classic and I have already kicked myself about a 100 times for still not having seen it)

3.Your least favorite and favorite time of the day

This one is also easy to answer: I don’t have a favorite or least favorite time of day. I don’t care what time it is, I always have enough stuff to do (be it work or relaxing). As such I am active throughout the entire day except while I am sleeping, because at that point I am, erm sleeping (Duh).

My nominations:

I have recently started following a few new blogs, which are all unique in their own special way. Some of these have just started, and some of these are veterans. Every one of them deserves this award though, and are well worth checking out.

Wretchedanddivine

Cauthan

Howusefulitis

Paintdigi

Unimetv

Hyoukablog

Lethargicramblings

Kjtamusings

My Questions:

With the end of the year coming ever closer, I thought to make up at least two questions that kind of reflect on the upcoming holiday season.

  1. It’s almost Christmas. What will you be doing on that day?
  2. What things are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming year?
  3. My “to watch book” is almost to much to manage. How do you keep track of things to watch, and how do you select the next thing to watch?

 

 

 

Alderamin on the Sky, Anime tv series (2016)

Alexander the Great. Genghis Khan. Hannibal. Napoleon Bonaparte. All of these were great military strategists, that have fought wars with their armies and have won many of them through employing some briljant strategies. Wars in the past were always determined in the end, by the men that waged them, and through the commanders that gave the orders. Times have changed, and even though strategies are still important, these days wars at times feel like computergames. With the power to drop bombs on remote locations through the action of just flicking a switch, one has to wonder at the insanity of it all. Not that war has ever been sane anyway. The Animeseries Alderamin on the Sky can at times be compared to a game of chess. And unlike modern days, in this series we focus again on military strategies, and a man named Ikta Solork, who is destined to become a very important general.

Alderamin on the Sky takes place in a fantasy world, and focusses on two nations, the Kiorka Republic, and the Katjvarna Empire. Both of those nations have been embroiled in a war for a very long time, with apparently no end in sight. Ikta Solork is a man that pretty much despises the war. He has no taste for it, is lazy, and has far better uses for his time namely chasing women. One day while aboard a ship together with one of his long time friends, the fiery swordswoman Yatori, they both get caught up in the war in a very unpredicatable way. It is not before long that Ikta is in training for the Empire, and it is here that his true genius is beginning to take form. With the war closing in all around him, Ikta might become his countries greatest hero. And in the desperate times ahead, his military mind will be needed more than ever….

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I have had a love/hate relationship with this series. The first few episodes were great. We got to learn the main characters, and I especially liked the two leads Ikta and Yatori. Ikta is just a very unlikely hero. In the beginning he is a skirtchasing man, who just doesn’t fit the bill to become this all important hero. Yatori is a very skilled swordswoman, with great fighting techniques, and a strength to her that is instantly likeable. We are teased with a storyline that supposedly will lead up to a future where great battles and things that will change the world are supposed to happen. As the series progressed however, more and more characters were being added. That in itself would not be a bad thing, were it not for the fact that these characters had so little screentime that you almost had no time to get an attachment to them.

The storyline also dragged on and on, especially in the middle segment of the series, where not much of anything happened. With so many characters that were pretty flat, and a storyline that made little progress, I found my initial interest in the series start to fade. The last few episodes were a bit better, but with a pretty open ending to the series, it also did not bring about a proper closure. This series feels very much as a prelude to great things that may yet come (perhaps if this series might get a second season). The animation and music are very good, and a few battles were really cool to watch, especially with Ikta’s strategies coming into the light. I really wanted to like this show, and honestly it isn’t all bad. In the end though there were just to many things in the show that I did not like, to fully recommend this one.

I give Alderamin on the Sky a 6 out 10 score.

 

Hacksaw Ridge, American/Australian movie (2016)

Belief and conviction. Basically those two things go hand in hand and pretty much define what makes up our personality. When going though life you will find many situations which might make you change your beliefs. Be it friends, family or other things that can make it hard for you to live by the convictions you might hold close to your heart. But how far would you go to stand by your beliefs. What if it might cost you your life in the end? It would take a very strong person to keep the faith in what you deem to be right. And if you want to talk about irony, how about a person who must have lost his beliefs and convictions through his own actions. I’m talking about the fallen Hollywood star Mel Gibson. But even though he might have fallen, he is on his way back, not as an actor, but something he is even better at, directing. With Hacksaw Ridge he has managed to deliver this year’s best movie.

Hacksaw Ridge tells the true story of Desmond Doss, an American WWII combat medic. It is right after the attack on Pearl Harbour that Desmond decides to enlist in the army, against the wishes of his soon to be wife, Dorothy. Doss still goes ahead anyway, and soon finds himself in bootcamp. Everything is going right, until weapons training begins. When offered a rifle for practice, Desmond refuses to take the gun. At first his commanding officer thinks he is making a joke, but Doss is deadly serious. From that point on, his squadmates think of him as a coward, and the army brass is trying their best to get him to drop out of the army. However Desmond keeps standing by his convictions to never fire a single bullet, and to finish his training to become a medic in order to save people. When the war eventually takes him and his squad to Japan, the horrors of war will soon become a reality. But Desmond is determined to prove that you don’t need a bullet to become a hero…

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When the end credits rolled for this movie earlier today I was completely stunned and in awe. What an utterly fantastic movie this is. However you feel about mr. Gibson, I think no one would ever deny that he is a great director. And if you might have had doubts, they would pretty much wash away after seeing this movie. Where to begin? The acting is just simply amazing. Andrew Garfield, who plays the role of Desmond is absolutely stunning. He gives his role a touch of humanity that few actors would be able to manage. He is the true star of this movie, but his fellow actors definitely do a great job as well (especially Hugo Weaving in the role of Desmond’s father and Luke Bracey as one of his comrades in arms Smitty).

With this being a warmovie, the film doesn’t shy away from violence. In fact if you thought you had seen it all with the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan, think again. This movie truly makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of hell, and convinces you at the same time how horrible war really is. But the heart of this movie is the story. With all the films already made about the second World War, I find it amazing there are still stories out there, that you have never heard before. By the end of this movie you will come to realise what a hero this man has been, and how a first opinion of someone can sometimes be truly wrong. It also teaches you to always stand by what you believe in, no matter what happens. I hope this movie will do very well at the Oscars, in fact I would be pretty surprised if it did not. It would also be a true Hollywood story if it did, as it would pretty much redeem Mel Gibson. And if that isn’t irony, I don’t know what is.

I give Hacksaw Ridge a 10 out of 10 score.

Attack on Titan Deckbuilding Game, A cardgame for 1-5 players, by Cryptozoic Entertainment (2016)

Most of you probably know by now that I really enjoy watching anime. Another thing that I like doing just as much is playing sci-fi and fantasy boardgames. I have been looking for a decent anime boardgame for quite a while now. There are a few of them out there, but most of these either aren’t any good, or are not based on an existing anime series. However things have finally changed with the arrival of a new cardgame, by publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment. What is even more awesome, is that it is based on one of my alltime favorite anime series: Attack on Titan. Now all we have left to do, is to find out if it is actually any fun to play, and if it manages to capture the atmosphere of the series.

Components

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Now, this being a cardgame it will probably be not much of a surprise that the key components for this game are cards. Included within the box are 188 normal size gamecards, depicting various characters, Titans, locations and equipment from the show. Each player takes on the role of one of the main characters from the anime, and these are represented by 7 oversized cards (and if you are lucky enough to get the first printing of the game you get Hange as an extra bonus card). Also included are five cardboard tiles representing the walls, 7 (or 8) Hero standees, and a bunch of small tokens representing lifepoints for the Titans. Now these lastnamed tokens are very small, and I dare say a bit too small. As such you have to be careful not to misplace them, as they are definitely very easy to lose. This is a minor gripe though as the rest of the components really look very cool. The cards contain very clear imagery straight from the anime. Rounding out the set is a rulebook, that teaches the game in a very straightforward, but easy to understand way.

Game overview

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The object of this game is to destroy four Arch-Titans that are picked randomly at the start of the game. The playing field is made up out of five walls that represent five different districts. Each player starts with a set of basic cards that allow you to buy new (and more powerful) cards to strengthen your deck, and cards that allow you to move through the different districts. And here is where things get interesting. Each district has an inside portion of the wall, where cards are placed that you can buy for your deck. These can be new weapons, powerful allies, or even new locations that allow you to do a lot of cool stuff. With each round and new card you buy, you will get a more powerful deck of cards, hence the name deckbuilding game.

And you are definitely going to be needing these cards, as there is also an outside portion of each wall. Three guesses as to which friendly beings might appear down there? Yes, ofcourse the Titans. Every time a new card gets drawn from the main deck of cards, this might be one of those monstrosities. A Titan has only one objective, to destroy the wall of a district, and make things even more difficult for you. Every time a  wall gets destroyed you lose a district, and all the cards that were still there for you to purchase. And trust me, these walls can come down pretty fast. The really big Titans can, if you are particularly unlucky, destroy a wall in one round. When all five walls are destroyed, you lose the game. (And one could argue humanity as well).

Gameplay can become very tense like this. You will continually have to make very difficult decisions. Do you take a risk and buy a new and powerful card that might come in handy, but by doing so leave a wall defenseless? Or do you play it safe, and patrol the outside portion of the wall, and defend against a new Titan that might appear. The normal Titans can go down fairly easy. But the four big Arch-Titans are an entirely different story, and require a lot of good cards to take them down and win the game.

Difficulty

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This game is not very difficult to learn. Players who are already familiar with these sort of games, will find a lot of the mechanics similar to other deckbuilding games. That said, there also a lot of things that set this game apart from all those other deckbuilders out there. The travelling between districts for instance, is something that I found to be very unique, and really captured the spirit of the Anime show. When a new Titan appears, and your character races to the outside portion of the district to defend the wall, I could almost see the anime series in my mind. Great stuff! Even players who are not familiar with these type of games, will find no real difficulty in learning this game. Winning however, is an entirely different matter. So far I have only played this one solo, but this game can go downhill pretty fast. Especially when the first Arch-Titan makes an appearance, you will have to think quick and act fast in order to save the walls. Honestly though, I like a challenge, and I really enjoy games  that make it tough to win.

The Verdict

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If you are a fan of Attack on Titan, you are going to love this game. One of the things this game does right, is capture the atmosphere of the anime series. The travelling between districts and defending the walls, is a very clever mechanic, and really captures the feel of this great show. I already love deckbuilding games, owning quite a lot of them, and this one really tries to set itself apart. In my opinion it succeeds in this mission. There are just enough different cards contained within this baseset to keep things interesting for now. In the future though, this game will definitely need some expansions, to add more variety to the game. Still for now, this game contains enough value for your money, and I highly recommend this one to Attack on Titan and deckbuilding fans alike.

I give the Attack on Titan deckbuilding game a 9 out of 10 score.

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Okay, people seriously this is getting to be too much. In a very good, but humbling way 😀 To my surprise and delight, I got nominated for yet another award this week: The One Lovely Blog Award. I am getting overwhelmed by all the positive feedback that is shown for my small blog. But I really appreciate it so much. A very big thank you goes out to Two Happy Cats for nominating me for this one. If you are one of the people who has still to discover this lovely blog (pun intended), you are in for a treat. It features a lot of great reviews about Anime and Manga, but there are also a lot of laughs.(For instance the recent post “4 Manga I’d rather die than read again”.). It really is a great blog, so what are you waiting for:subscribe if you haven’t already 😀

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The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees

7 Things About myself: 

1. I have watched Titanic 9 times in the Cinema (Yes the ship hit the iceberg every single time)

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2. I one day hope to make a cruise on a luxury cruise ship (and avoiding icebergs while doing that )

3. Although I still manage to mask it very well, I can be really insecure at times

4. I have way too many hobbies, and as such always have way too little time on my hands

5. One of my alltime favorite animation series is Robotech

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6. I have the utmost respect for Asian culture

7. I am afraid of flying (That is in a plane, not that I have any flying superpowers)

My honorable nominees

Blameitonchocolate

Inner Thoughts of an Extrovert

Yahari Bento !

Icy Squirrel

Demigod365

 

 

 

 

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