Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best Films of 2014

Now that you saw what my best PC games of 2014 are here is my opinion on the best films of 2014. Instead of going by top 5 I'm going to show the best films in their genre. There will be best action, drama, comedy, animation, and best overall. Note that I don't watch horror films as I think that most of it today really suck. So here are the best films of 2014.

Best Action: John Wick
I'm not a big fan of Keanu Reeves, but after seeing this film consider myself one now. John Wick is one badass mother fucker who kills assholes who take his car and kills his dog. Probably one of the best action films I've seen in a long time. This film doesn't focus too much on the story, but does focus a lot of the most corny yet badass action scenes in the movie. The entire movie is just Keanu going full hitman on every person who fucks with him. I would like to thank Overkill Software for promoting this film and adding a John Wick character in Payday 2. Sadly not voiced by Keanu himself, but it's still awesome to kill cops as the badass himself. Also his favorite number is one.

Best Animated: The Lego Movie
I loved legos as a kid and I still love them today as a 22 year old. Back in the old YouTube days I remember seeing people make stop motion lego videos and most of them were pretty creative though I can understand how much of a pain in the ass it is to make the stop motion as smooth as possible w/o taking apart anything. The Lego Movie is a very very creative and hilarious film about legos. I love how there is a story in the lego universe and I really really really love how animated it is. It's not just CGI it also has stop motion as well. Sometimes when I see this movie I think to myself since they made a Lego Movie I wonder if they would make a Garry's Mod Movie. That would be interesting and I know it'll never happen.

Best Comedy: The Fluffy Movie

Gabriel Iglesias is the funniest comedian in stand up. I thought it was a bit weird to show his stand up in a movie theater when it could have been shown on Comedy Central or something, but I really didn't give a fuck. His stand up film really made me crack up so hard I damn neared pissed myself in the movie theater. It kind of did feel I was in the theater watching Gabriel's stand up live. If Gabriel does stand up in San Jose I'm going to see it. Gabriel is my 2nd favorite comedian while Robin Williams will always be my number one favorite comedian.

Best Drama: The Monuments Men
I don't understand why people hated this film. Was it because it was boring? I thought it was great to be honest with you guys. This film is based on the true events in World War II and for me being totally into World War history I really enjoyed the film. The Nazis were murderers and thieves so they stole all monuments. They either keep for themselves or destroy them. Art is history and the monuments men didn't want history to be destroyed so they go out to find them and get out with the monuments in safe hands of the Allies. I would suggest you should read the novel if you have the time and maybe learn a little bit more history on these guys. World War isn't just about the action. It's about a war that has changed people and the world.

Best Overall: Fury
Speaking of WWII, Fury is another good example of what World War II really was. It's not just about the tanks and killing nazis. It was about how bloody and deadly WWII was. This film really felt that you were in that war and it is a scary thing. These men in this fictional film were real soldiers fighting and dying for their country. When I saw this film I was blown away of how intense it was. Brad Pitt and others did a fantastic job with this film. I also loved the quote that Brad Pitt says in the piano scene where he mentioned Norman and Emma saying, "they're young and they're alive." To me when he says that it means no matter how much hell there is in this world just remember that you are young and alive and you can still do things to make your life as best as you can make it. So even when Norman is scared and doesn't like killing he was young and alive to make his dreams happen like being with Emma during the war. I would go on about this, but I want to make this short and say that Fury is by far one of the best films of 2014. I would highly recommend seeing this so you can understand how WWII has changed everything and everyone. I'm going to end it here by adding this catchphrase from the film, "Best job I ever had."

That has been my best films of 2014 and since this is my final post of 2014 I'll go ahead and end this by saying Happy New Year and see you in 2015. :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Top 5 PC Games of 2014

Man 2014 went by fucking fast. I guess since the year is close to being over it's time once again to share you my top 5 games of 2014. Just remember these are PC games only. I'll probably add some honorable mentions after my top 5. The honorable mentions won't be just for PC. So here is my top 5 games of 2014.

5. Sniper Elite 3
I enjoyed Sniper Elite V2 and disliked the Nazi Zombie Army, but Sniper Elite 3 is a whole lot better than all the rest. In Sniper Elite 3 the game takes place in Africa and all you do in the game is...well...shooting nazis. What's different about this game is that the maps are more open so you can find a good place to snipe instead of in V2 where it was all linear. The x-ray gore scenes are far much better and cringier than ever before. And yes, there is another Hitler DLC where you can sniper him in the ball(s), but the thing about it is that it is too easy to kill him. In V2 is was pretty much a challenge to get him in the ball(s). Other than that, Sniper Elite 3 is the best sniping game of 2014. I highly recommend getting it if you love sniping.

4. Insurgency (Insurgency 2)
I remember playing Insurgency when it was a source mod back in 08 or 09. It was really fun. Insurgency 2 was released as an early access in 2013 and I was part of the early access and I enjoyed it even more. Played the game from it's alpha stage to beta and all the way to it's full release in 2014. Insurgency 2 is an improvement over the mod and it features a tactical PvP. The best feature in the game is coop mode. I played a lot of the coop mode with a few players and they are challenging as hell, but really fun. If there is one thing I hate about the game it would be the AI. The AI in training are yogurt for brains and the AI in coop are cheap as hell. I guess making the AI cheap in coop mode does make it more fun and nerve racking. The coop mode does feel like you are really in the battlefield in Iran. Insurgency 2 is by far the best tactical FPS we had in a long time. I got to play more it though.

3. Wolfenstein: The New Order
Ever since we had the piece of shit Wolfenstein game in 2009, I was hoping that TNO would be a lot better. It turns out that it really did turn out better, Wolfenstein The New Order is an action FPS that takes place in an alternate 1960 where the Nazis had won the 2nd World War and rule the entire world. You play as the action FPS grandfather himself, BJ Blazkowicz, to kill all nazis who have taken over in an old school silly like FPS shooter. The concept of the game is really good and the gameplay is really really really fun. I enjoyed every minute of this game and I would play it again if the PC version was optimized enough. Still, this game does kick a lot of ass and I highly recommend it over Wolfenstein 09. I still think that Return to Castle Wolfenstein is still the best in the series, but this game is 2nd best to me. Great work MachineGames.

2. Far Cry 4
In my Top 5 games of 2012 I put Far Cry 3 as my number 2 game of 2012. Far Cry 4 has tied up with Far Cry 3 in the top 5 and that is a bit surprising. Far Cry 4 is a sequel to FC3 and though the game may look the same as FC3 there are many new things added like more wild life, much more open world in Kyrat, more activities, and yes even a real fucking coop mode. You can finally explore Kyrat in a 2 player coop mode and liberate outposts and shit like that. The coop mode is probably the best mode in the game and the most fun I've ever had. I had so much fun I made a video of it. If you haven't seen my FC4 video I posted like almost a month ago you can watch it here. Ubisoft, you may have been fucking up hard this year like you did with Watch_Dogs and AC:Unity and I'm glad you didn't fuck up Far Cry 4. I will say this Ubisoft if you do fuck up Rainbow Six: Siege and The Division there will be blood. I hope you guys get your shit together for next year. You still have my support. Other than that. FC4 is another game I highly recommend. For you AMD users out there I'm hearing the game is not AMD friendly even if you have a R9 290 or w/e. I moved to a Nvidia GTX 970 and the game runs great.

 1. The Wolf Among Us & The Walking Dead Season 2
Okay I cheated, but it's my blog and my rules so stfu. To be honest though, this one was a real tough one. I played both of these games and they are both outstanding, but deciding which of them should take the gold was a real hard decision. Took me months and months to figure out which game should be number 1 on my top 5. I said to myself, "fuck it!" I made them both take the gold because of how well written both games were. Both released in 2013 and all ended in 2014 they both do an amazing job on the characters and story. TWD:S2 was more emotional while TWAU was more intense on a murder case. I say they both deserve GOTY 2014 and that is a double win for Telltale Games. Telltales earns #1 on the list yet again in my top 5. I hope they make a Breaking Bad game.

That was my top 5 games of 2014. I know last year's top 5 was lame and half-assed, but this year has been a good year for me to actually make a top 5. With the top 5 out of the way I would like to mention some other games that I enjoyed this year in the honorable section. Here are the honorable mentioned games of 2014.

Honorable Games of 2014

Super Smash Bros (3DS & Wii U)

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

Shovel Knight (PC)

Sunset Overdrive (XBONE)
PC plox? :3

The Talos Principle (PC)

That seems about it for this post. Stay tuned for the best films of 2014. 2015 is gonna be a big year for games and hopefully for me. I know there will be videos of games that I'll be playing on the PC and of course there will be one game that will end up on PC that I'll play the shit out of and will make videos of. That time is very close...very...very...close.