Looking Back on: The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger (Book Review)

The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger
Written by Stephen King
Genre: Western/Horror/Science Fiction. (I reviewed this some time toward the end of routinely updating YHCOR for the second time, once again due to general apathy and an inability to focus on the site due to an inability to update it on my own power. These days it’s super easy to maintain a site because of services like WordPress, but at the time if you didn’t understand a lot of things I really didn’t, you’d end up with a shitty looking website that you couldn’t update, or else you’d hire a webmaster. I chose the latter option, and it didn’t work out as well as it could have for either of us. Oh well.)

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Looking Back on… Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (Sony Playstation 2)

Review: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (PS2, XB, GC) (I played the PS2 version, for reference, but this was during a point where we didn’t specifically need to highlight the version we’d played; this would change in about a year, I think. Anyway, we’re done with non-IP game reviews, so let’s drop my first actual IP review and make fun of how bad I sucked.)
Tagline: “I don’t think imperfect even begins to cover it.” (Basically.)

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Genre: Fighting/Beat-em-Up
Developer: Nihilistic
(Research says this developer changed their name to “nStigate,” for reasons I cannot even begin to understand, in 2012. Wikipedia notes that the company changed their focus to mobile gaming at the time as something passing for an explanation, but that’s not really a good one. The change makes sense, though, since they were incredibly bad at developing games; basically nothing they developed broke a 75% average, and the only game that got close was Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption, which was their first fucking game. That said, they released two handheld titles in 2012, Resistance: Burning Skies, which was mediocre, and Call of Duty: Black Ops – Declassified, which was such an amazing shitpile I’m astonished it didn’t drive them out of business outright. Anyway, that’s what happened to this development team, so, now you know.)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: 9/20/05

What do you get when you take Powerstone and stick Marvel characters in it? Apparently, you get Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects from Electronic Arts. (Though if Capcom had actually MADE a Marvel Superheroes Powerstone I think it would’ve been rad as fuck. I mean the Infinity Gems are right there.) Marvel Nemesis puts the player in the position of being able to answer the question: who would win in a fight between Spider-Man and Wolverine? (Whoever the better player is.) Or how about Magneto and Iron-Man? (In retrospect that was a stupid question.) Or maybe Daredevil and… Hazmat!

Wait, what?

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