[9/17/19] Themed Reviews and “List” Updates

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It’s difficult to believe we’re only seventeen days into Mashers Club. This shouldn’t come as a surprise by any stretch. Not when you consider the website already has thirteen film reviews and eight video-game reviews! And, that’s without really dipping into the robust archive of “Vault” reviews I have yet to add to the “The List” database. […]

Now Playing: A Review of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

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   I didn’t know a lot about Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. Saying that might even be an understatement, in-retrospect. I can remember seeing a teaser trailer for Mutant Year Zero and immediately knowing it was something I was interested in, however. An apocalyptic setting with a twist, and I don’t know […]

Now Playing: A Review of Bloodborne

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   Developed by From Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 4, the Bloodborne video-game is a spiritual successor to and plays very much like iterations from the Dark Souls franchise. I don’t know about you, but Dark Souls is a franchise I have a love-and-hate relationship with. Demon’s Souls was one of the first video-games I […]

Now Playing: A Review of Nier: Automata

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   Nier: Automata is an action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames (a company whose catalogue includes fun experiences like Bayonetta and Vanquish) and published by Square Enix originally for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and finally, Xbox One. Nier: Automata loosely follows-up where it left off in the 2010 video game Nier, which, in itself, was a spin-off of the Drakengard series. […]

Now Presenting: A Review of It Chapter Two

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It: Chapter One set the horror scene ablaze when it first arrived in September 2017, receiving a warm reception from critics and audience-members alike, and ushering in the most dominant horror film of all-time (without adjusting for inflation) and a major victory for Warner Bros. When considering the difference in […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: A Movie Review of Terrifier

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Rabies and germs, welcome to Taking a Stab Tuesdays, a special on Mashers Club, where I discuss all things horror and horror-related. For this edition, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the clown-centered film Terrifier. In late-2013, Damien Leone directed All Hallows’ Eve, his directorial debut (check out my review!), the direct-to-video film comprised itself of […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Tomb Raider

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Although it has been said enough to become an exhaustive cliché, video-games very rarely translate well on the big-screen. This could happen for more than one reason and we’ve had such a large sampling of examples it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s lost in translation as far as making a popular […]

Now Playing: A Review of Ashen

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   It seems appropriate we’d segue from my review of Rayman Legends, discussing my criticisms in-regards to the present decline oflocal co-op gaming in-favor of online multiplayer, to a review of the action role-playing game Ashen. Developed by New Zealand studio A44 and published by Annapurna Interactive, I was excited for Ashenwhen it was first announced for […]

Now Playing: A Review of Crackdown 3

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I wasn’t very excited when I first heard the announcement of Crackdown 3, which was first announced back in 2014. I had completed the first Crackdown and found it satiable enough entertainment. I even purchased and played Crackdown 2, which I can’t honestly remember a single thing about. I’ve heard a lot […]