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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Eleven (Episode Twenty-Five)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season Two Episode Eleven: Doorway of Darkness - ****   Part One: This Would Make a Great Video Game Level The majority of this episode, as its name suggests,… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Eleven (Episode Twenty-Five)

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3P Reviews: Return of the Obra Dinn

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 8 Plot: 6 Gameplay: 8 Sum: 35/50   Spoilers: Yes (you might want to heed the warning this time) Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: BOATS! Games are not known for their storytelling capabilities, which is a shame because they can be the best medium… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Return of the Obra Dinn

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Ten (Episode Twenty-Four)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season Two Episode Ten: Inside the Belly - ****   Part One: Way to Ruin the Surprise, Marcoh For an episode framed around an action setpiece -- and an… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Ten (Episode Twenty-Four)

Lessons in Adaptation

Lessons in Adaptation: The Harry Potter Film Series

I love adaptations. I love to see what goes into creating them, how they change their source material, and how they don't. I've hardly made it a secret that my philosophy toward adaptation is that the more changes, the better, but each one has something it can teach us, no matter how it was made.… Continue reading Lessons in Adaptation: The Harry Potter Film Series

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3P Reviews: Niche – A Genetics Survival Game

Breakdown Rating: Usability: 9 Aesthetics and Style: 8 Creativity: 8 Polish: 8 Depth: 7 Sum: 40/50 Spoilers: I guess? It's not really spoilerable... Audience Assumptions: None.   Niche - A Genetics Survival Game Part One: It is What it Says it is Rarely do I find a game that is truly innovative in its concept and… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Niche – A Genetics Survival Game

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Eight (Episode Twenty-Two)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season Two Episode Eight: Backs in the Distance - ***   Part One: Visual Obsolescence This episode, more than almost any other, has me torn. I don't really like… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Eight (Episode Twenty-Two)

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Ten

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50 Spoilers: Ya. A few for the comics, too, so fair warning. Audience Assumptions: None, probably.   The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode Ten: The White Violin - ***   Part One: KLAUS' MAGIC BOWLING BALL OF… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Ten