So first off I want to state that I have not played the game, as I am not fortunate enough to be able to afford a PS4. However, as a lover of the series, I was waiting for somebody to upload a ‘cutscenes movie’ on youtube. So a couple days ago, I got to watch it.
The first video was about 4 hours, and the second one 6 1/2. That’s dedication.
First thought; amazing. I love adventure games (so things also like Lara Croft) and it definitely delivered on that. The puzzles are brilliant, and the intelligence of Drake did not cease to amaze me. Of course you get to find out more on his past, which is intriguing, however there are a few questions; but nothing can be perfect, can it?
It has a good story line. Some people in the comments mentioned The Goonies, but it was better. It also brings up the relationship of Drake and Elana (that’s how I’m spelling it), and it’s not a boring, pointless way, but it develops them as characters.
*I am tired and in England I’m currently beginning my GCSE’s so this is really doing to be half-assed*
The point is, if you don’t have a PS4 and want a game to make you cry about the fact you haven’t, it’s this one. I’m a sucker for adventure and puzzles and well thought out plots, and it’s perfect. There also appeared to be decent gameplay (with shooting as well as free-running or whatever it’s called). It gives a well-enough-rounded-off ending to an amazing (and one of my favourite) game series. I believe jacksepticeye has begun playing it too, so I suggest watching it.
For those of you who don’t know, there was a recent election in London for the next Mayor. Now, I really don’t know a lot about politics, and I don’t even live in London, but it was something I wanted to talk a bit about.
The ‘winner’ was Sadiq Khan, and most noticeably for people, a Muslim. So of course, massive arguments and appearing, and sides are forming. Of course with ISIS (a supposed ‘Muslim’ group) and Islamophobia growing, people are afraid. And what I say to that? Idiots. In my opinion, ISIS are not, Muslims. Anyone who kills for any God has no right to call themselves a Muslim (note. I’m not a Muslim, but a Buddhist). Not to mention people don’t judge Christians off the fucking (excuse the swear) KKK so why base the entirety of Islam off of ISIS in the first place?
Also, people shouldn’t even pay attention to his religion. As long as he does a good job as Mayor, who gives a flying damn? I hope one day we reach an age, where somebody can be elected as Mayor or Prime Minister, and nobody say ‘first Muslim’ or ‘first coloured person’ or just notice anything like that. This brings me to Hillary Clinton (if I got the spelling wrong, I don’t care). I know she’s obviously running for President over in the USofA, but it’s what she does. She pulls the woman card too much. The fact she’s a woman doesn’t matter. As long as she has good hopes, good ideas and good intentions for it, her gender literally doesn’t matter. Sure, it could be a big deal as the first woman President, but as the candidate don’t pull that card. Honestly, it shows that you’re just desperate and running out of ideas. Or your campaign isn’t enough, and you have to go to last resorts.
I apologise for the rant, but this is more for my sake. I’m not very political, but when things like race, religion and gender are brought into things, I get opinionated. London is a cultured city, with people truly from all walks of life, so things like a non-Christian Mayor should be common. The population is diverse; and therefore so should the election pool.
So this will only be short as I do not want to post too many spoilers. But there will be some in here, so avoid this if you don’t want to see them.
Overall; brilliant. I am a lover of Marvel films, and this of course was no exception. The thing I love about Civil War is that it’s more personal. It’s not them fighting some alien or robot army; but themselves. And I love that sense of difference. There are no good or bad guys in the main battle (well, there is a bad guy, but he’s not the most relevant). Not to mention it shows the dark side of being a hero, and the reality of what happens behind the scenes.
I loved the fact there was a good portion of humour in it. The humour made it realistic; well, the characters more human. There’s Spider-man (who’s an actual teenager) and Black Panther (who’s attractive and bad ass!), and of course they bring Ant-man into it (whose film I loved, and he as a character is amazing). You see relationships building (eg. Vision and Scarlet Witch) and relationships being broken (that one’s obvious). There’s loads of good action in the film too, so you don’t get bored.
The movie hit me right in my feels. You discover how Stark’s parents died, and if you think about Stark, he’s a sad character. He created Ultron and it resulted in many deaths. That’s why he wants to sign the accords, probably. He’s guilty, lost somebody he loves (Pepper) and loses a team he assembled; in a sense, it was he who tore them apart. So God knows how he’s feeling at the end of the movie. And any movie that gets me sad about somebody has done a good job.
The only thing my friends and I disliked was the ending. Of course, it wasn’t going to be like the comics (those of you who’ve read them will understand) but it was anti-climatic. It ended with an apology letter, basically. It doesn’t properly get settled. And that’s annoying as fuck. It’s abrupt and makes most of the movie seem pointless.
To sum it up, you should watch it. It does live up to the hype, and of course Marvel is building up to Infinity Wars (which I am dying for), but obviously it doesn’t end the best. It is one of the best Marvel films out there, the only ones I prefer being Ant-man and Age of Ultron.