Persona 5 Royal Review – Ideal And The Real

Persona 5 Royal Review – Ideal And The Real

In the three years since Persona 5’s original release, I’ve thought about it almost every day. Its lavish style gracefully captures its spirit of rebellion and breathes life into its dynamic combat system. The evocative, banging soundtrack perfectly encapsulates the emotion of each moment. The downtime spent in Tokyo with your friends brings you closer to each of them, invigorating your fight for what’s right. All those qualities feed into a bold story that unapologetically puts its foot down against the injustices that reflect our own society.The extended version, Persona 5 Royal, brings the heat all over again. But beyond a plethora of superb gameplay refinements and features that improve an already-rich RPG comes a momentous new story arc seeded within the original narrative and paid off in full by the end. It delivers something genuinely surprising, leading to awe-inspiring moments and emotional conclusions that recontextualize what I thought the game was. Through its lengthy 120-hour runtime, Persona 5 Royal proves itself as the definitive version of a modern classic.The minute you start P5R, you’re given the fantastic in media res introduction that brilliantly showcases the ride you’re in for–and provides a glimpse at the Royal-exclusive character Kasumi. After this teaser, you’re brought to the chronological start of the story that then walks you through the events that lit the fire inside our protagonist (aka Joker) and kicked off his journey as a virtuous trickster. The opening hours may take some time to pick the pace back up, but by easing you into the game’s systems, you’re set up for the rest of its flow.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Heartfelt Letter to Fans

Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Heartfelt Letter to Fans

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker capping off a saga more than 40 years in the making, Mark Hamill has penned a heartfelt letter to fans thanking them for their devotion to the Skywalker Saga. Hamill tweeted out a photo of his letter, which is being included as part of The Complete Skywalker Saga Blu-ray set. You can read the full letter below: Hamill’s letter is all the more touching given that it pays tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher and refers to the franchise as “George’s faraway galaxy.” He also reflects on how drastically Lucas’ early plans for the original film changed, referencing the mouthful of an original title “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: Star Wars.” The letter is just one of many perks included in The Complete Skywalker Saga. The 4K Ultra HD version (which is exclusive to Best Buy) features a whopping 27 discs, covering all nine of the numbered Star Wars movies along with many hours of bonus features. Those discs are contained within a special art book featuring concept art spanning all three trilogies. Even months after its release, we’re continuing to learn more behind-the-scenes details about The Rise of Skywalker. The newly released The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sheds light on axed storylines and a tank-like version of BB-8, while Anthony Daniels told IGN C-3PO nearly had a bigger role in Episode IX. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=star-wars-exclusive-preview-of-the-art-of-the-rise-of-skywalker&captions=true”] For even more on the final Skywalker Saga movie, find out why we think the documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, helps redeem Episode IX. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.
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Good News Gaming: Animal Crossing Is So Wholesome And Game Companies Doing Good Things

Good News Gaming: Animal Crossing Is So Wholesome And Game Companies Doing Good Things

We’re living in strange times right now and the news is pretty heavy. A lot is going on in the world, so it’s super important to stay informed on the latest. But it’s also important to make sure that we try not to let it consume us and make an effort to remember that there’s still a lot of good things happening.It might sound silly, but when times are trying it’s important to try and have a laugh once in a while. And that’s exactly what we’re here to do, both for ourselves and for you. Every week, here on Good News Gaming, we’re going to highlight uplifting news stories that may have passed you by in the midst of the hustle and bustle of online news. We’re going to chat about the good things that are happening, enjoy some weird memes, and just all try and smile.Kicking things off, we take a look at the charming and inventive ways people are using Animal Crossing: New Horizons to connect with their loved ones–in a time of social distancing, Nintendo’s wholesome island life sim is strengthening our bonds with friends and family. We also highlight how gaming companies are helping COVID-19 charities, and finish up with a random assortment of some daft and fun things people are doing in games like Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord and Half-Life: Alyx.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Birds Of Prey: Cathy Yan Discusses The Movie's Most Gratuitous Scene

Birds Of Prey: Cathy Yan Discusses The Movie's Most Gratuitous Scene

Birds Of Prey may not be the deepest movie in the DC cinematic universe, but it’s certainly one of the most fun. As a neon-splashed, ultraviolent romp through street-level Gotham City, it’s delightfully wacky and irreverent–but one moment sticks out from the rest both in tone and context. About midway through, the film’s big bad, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) has a complete meltdown in his nightclub, prompting him to viciously attack and sexually harass one of the female patrons while Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) watches on, horrified.There’s no punchline or wink to the audience, no slap-stick fourth-wall breaking to lighten the mood, just a power-crazed paranoid villain and his victim. In our spoiler review, we denoted the scene was one of the only gratuitous moments in an otherwise gleefully fun movie. And apparently, that was the intent. Director Cathy Yan explained the context of the scene in an interview with THR, as well as the struggle to keep the moment in the film’s final cut.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil 3 Final Review

Resident Evil 3 Final Review

Resident Evil 3 is another killer remaster from Capcom. Raccoon City has been recreated in stunning detail, peppered with realistically abandoned spaces, charming in-game advertising, and devastating environmental storytelling, while labyrinthine level design full of challenging nasties makes exploring a delight. It’s easy to recommend purely for that centerpiece, which is good, because its 4v1 multiplayer mode, Resistance, doesn’t stand out nearly as much because of unbalanced survivor team composition and uninspired environments. That said, playing as an iconic Resident Evil Mastermind gave me a delightful rush of power every time. Here’s my verdict for the single-player campaign: Resident Evil 3 Single-Player Review [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/30/resident-evil-3-single-player-review”] Like Resident Evil 2 before it, Resident Evil 3’s 2020 remake does an amazing job of recapturing the horror and tension of the late ‘90s original while completely modernizing its gameplay. It plays like a 2020 game because it is a 2020 game. The classic world is brought to life in glorious detail, and smart level design makes exploring it a delight and replaying it almost compulsory. If only all remakes could be this good; bring on the next one. [poilib element=”poll” parameters=”id=015d930f-6e0f-4e4a-b005-0535f9ae1e47″] And here’s what I said about Resistance: Resident Evil: Resistance Review [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/02/resident-evil-resistance-review”] Resident Evil: Resistance’s 4v1 multiplayer mode has its moments but could benefit from some character balancing and combat feedback that feels as good as it does in single-player. Playing as the villainous Mastermind is consistently far more of a blast than trying to stay alive as the unbalanced Survivors, particularly because you can play as iconic baddies from across the series but also because messing with your victims feels so devious. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-resident-evil-game-review-ever&captions=true”]  
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Rick & Morty Writer To Pen Ant-Man 3 Script – Report

Rick & Morty Writer To Pen Ant-Man 3 Script – Report

The line between Rick & Morty and the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to blur. In November it was announced that Jessica Gao, who wrote the show’s “Pickle Rick” episode, was picked to develop the She-Hulk show on Disney+. Now, another alum from the series is reportedly joining the MCU. However, this one will write a film.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rick & Morty writer/co-producer Jeff Loveness has been tapped to pen the script for the currently unannounced Ant-Man 3, the followup to 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. THR reports that director Peyton Reed has already signed on to return.In addition to his creative role on the Adult Swim animated series, Loveness has credits that include writing for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Miracle Workers, and The Onion News Network. He is also no stranger to comics, having written for Marvel Comics, Boom! Studios, and DC.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Ant-Man 3 Reportedly Hires Rick and Morty Writer

Ant-Man 3 Reportedly Hires Rick and Morty Writer

It seems as though Rick and Morty writer and co-producer Jeff Loveness might be behind the script of Ant-Man 3. According to The Hollywood Reporter Loveness, who’s best known for his work on shows like Ricky and Morty and Jimmy Kimmel Live, has already begun penning the latest script for the Ant-Man sequel. While Loveness is best known for his comedy writing, he’s not new to the Marvel Universe, having been behind comics featuring characters such as Spider-Man, Groot, and even Captain America. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/08/12/the-mcus-infinity-saga-ranked”] News of Ant-Man 3 first came from actor Michael Douglas revealed he’d be reprising his role as Dr. Hank Pym when filming is set to commence in 2021. Star Paul Rudd and director Peyton Reed are also both expected to return to work on the third installment, despite Rudd’s initial concerns that there may not be an Ant-Man 3 without fan help. News that work is progressing on Ant-Man 3 is welcome in light of Disney’s latest round of release date changes. Black Widow is being pushed to November 2020, causing a chain reaction of delays across Marvel’s Phase 4 lineup. Check out the slideshow below for the latest MCU release schedule: [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=marvel-cinematic-universe-every-upcoming-movie-and-tv-show&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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