I saw various warnings about this movie. There was quite a bit of anticipation for it as the DC universe with Hollywood seemed to want to redeem itself after the heavily panned Superman vs Batman flick. And even with the criticisms towards this movie, I did read that a few performances were well handled. So how did Suicide Squad fare in the Keith rating system?
I faintly recall seeing this movie when I was younger. For some odd reason though, I decided to check it out since I was watching old John Belushi movies and it happened to be on Netflix. Bored, I decided to see if this classic still had the magic that made it a classic.
This movie popped up on Netflix and having both Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver (as well as a brief showing by my favorite actor, Kevin Spacey), it pretty much became a must-see movie for me. I did read a few summaries and the general consensus made it seem as though this movie would be fairly interesting. However, I have other feelings for this movie that I would like to share.
I didn’t get a chance to see the movie when it came out in theaters but after hearing the immediate panning, I pretty much was glad in missing it. However, after checking out the latest X-Men on iTunes, I decided to give this movie a shot because I still wanted to see it…..
…and I immediately regretted it.
While I probably should start off the series with an earlier version of Heroes of Might and Magic, I wanted to do 5 first mostly because I don’t recall enough of the earlier versions where I could belt out a fair review. However, I played 5 fairly extensively and had it on my list of games I wanted to review for a while. It wasn’t the best overall in the series nor the most polished, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Pools of Darkness was the fourth and last game in the Forgotten Realms gold box series, sending the players into ultimate high level game play. I believe The Dark Queen of Krynn also allowed for high level game play, but the setting for that game was in the Dragonlance realm. This one is set in the Forgotten Realms but most of the action occurs on the various planes that the player must traverse.
One of the earliest CRPGs, this game is a classic. By today’s standards, the graphics are horribly outdated but it certainly established the scrolling combat and 3D dungeon crawling genre back in the 80s for CRPGs. It’s also one of those games that every hardcore old school CRPG gamer probably tried at one time.
Ultima 5 probably had one of the most endearing stories in CRPG history. It took the virtues that were setup in Ultima 4 and inversed them to create an oppressive universe. Rather than seeking enlightenment, you seek to uncover the disappearance of Lord British while learning about his successor, Lord Blackthorne, who has perverted the teachings of virtues.
This is the last of the great Ultima games as the last two were buggy disasters with poor stories. Unfortunately, for myself I wasn’t able to play this one on release due to hardware requirements. Also, I must admit to not finishing it for a variety of reasons. Some feel that this might be the be the best in the entire series, but I tend to disagree.
I received a copy of this game I believe either in my 2nd or 3rd year in college. Easily, I must have spent countless hours, even way passed its published date, playing this game. I never played the original nor did I try the follow up one, despite the fact that one of my TAs and roommates in college worked on it. Either way, it’s a huge stand out game for me which is why I decided to review it.