Jupiter's Legacy Season 1 Review

Jupiter's Legacy Season 1 Review

This is a review for Season 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy. All 8 episodes are currently available to stream on Netflix. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] In an era when comic book TV shows like Amazon’s The Boys and Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier subvert genre expectations by addressing topical issues in America, Netflix’s adaptation of writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and illustrator Frank Quitely’s (All-Star Superman) Jupiter’s Legacy graphic novel opts for a more unambiguous approach to its storytelling. While not as illuminating or inventive as those previously mentioned series, Jupiter’s Legacy delivers plenty of exciting superhero action, compelling stories, and memorable characters thanks to strong performances from its leading cast. Jupiter’s Legacy centers on the world’s first superheroes and their children, who have mostly inherited unique abilities of their own. The Season 1 arc spans nearly a century, bouncing back and forth between Great Depression-era America and the present. This storytelling approach keeps the show’s momentum going strong throughout its eight episodes, but at times lessens the impact of the events taking place in the present day, especially when it comes to the younger generation of superheroes. [poilib element=”poll” parameters=”id=9f3b3553-037d-41d0-85ce-f3b2ac4aef1e”] The events during the 1930s focus on the origin stories of the founding members of The Union (think the Justice League). It’s in these flashbacks that we get to see the fascinating character transformations that the founding members go through, as their eventful journeys take them from mere mortals to godhood. Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian (Josh Duhamel), works alongside his brother Walter, aka Brainwave (Ben Daniels). Duhamel delivers an impressive performance, effectively transforming his character from the handsome and carefree son of a millionaire into a disheveled shell of himself that no one wants to be around. Sheldon’s psychotic break eventually leads him, his brother, and an unlikely band of misfits on a quest that feels very akin to an Indiana Jones-esque adventure involving strange symbols that need translating, graves that need pillaging, and even a daring captain that needs hiring for a trip across treacherous waters in search of an island no ones ever heard of. Sure, this is all par for the course when it comes to adventure stories such as this, but it’s all told in a way that’s fun to watch, thanks in part to sharp writing and endearing characters. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=jupiters-legacy-gallery&captions=true”] The other members of the troupe include: George Hutchence, aka Skyfox (Matt Lanter);…
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Review

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Review

Warning: this review contains full spoilers for The Bad Batch Episode 2! If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review of the series premiere. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] The Bad Batch is now confirmed to be 16 episodes long, and that’s assuming the series isn’t returning for a second season down the road. Given that relatively lengthy structure, it stands to reason not every episode will be as brisk and plot-driven as the premiere. Episode 2 serves as a bit of a narrative breather. It allows our heroes to regroup and take stock of a galaxy transforming before their eyes. It also allows the series to revisit a familiar face from the Clone Wars days. It’s just a shame the series skips a few storytelling beats along the way. “Cut and Run” wastes no time before paying off on the big tease from the premiere. Those coming into this episode hoping for a megaton Star Wars icon like Yoda or Ahsoka to be Hunter’s secret ally will probably be disappointed in the actual reveal. That ally is none other than Cut Lawquane, a rogue clone introduced way back in a 2010 episode of The Clone Wars. He may not be the most exciting choice, but it’s hard to argue he doesn’t fit the needs of this episode. Cut is a perfect means by which to show Hunter and his team what kind of a life they can achieve if they leave honor and duty behind. His return certainly does nothing to counteract the impression The Bad Batch is really just The Clone Wars: Season 8 by another name. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disney-premiere-dates-and-images-loki-star-wars-the-bad-batch-and-more&captions=true”] The Lawquane family also give this episode all the urgency it needs, thanks to their increasingly desperate struggle to escape off-world before the Empire comes knocking. The scope of this conflict is small, but it’s anchored in the tangible, immediate drama of a man trying to protect his family. It also serves as a chilling showcase of just how quickly and dramatically the galaxy has changed since the newly crowned Emperor’s rise. The clones were the heroes of this story right up until the final two episodes of The Clone Wars. There’s something deeply sad about seeing them recast as fascist thugs. And as much as this series replicates the look, tone and feel of the later seasons of The Clone Wars, this episode has more…
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Resident Evil Village Walkthroughs, Tips, And Guides

Resident Evil Village Walkthroughs, Tips, And Guides

Resident Evil Village is a terrifying game, and if you’re just starting out, you’ll know from its opening hours how overwhelming it can get. Unfortunately, it only gets worse as it goes on, pitting you against all sorts of horrifying monstrosities as you explore haunting locales. To help you survive, we’ve compiled below our full walkthrough and guides detailing essential tips and directions to beating the game.For more about Resident Evil Village, be sure to read our full review. Otherwise, check out our feature discussing why you should play the game on Hardcore difficulty.Essential Beginner’s Tips & TricksYou’re up against ridiculous beasts like this in Resident Evil Village, so it helps to understand the fundamentals if you hope to survive.If you’re new to Resident Evil or just would like to know how to best play it, we’ve got a beginner’s guide that covers some of the fundamentals of survival. We include notable tips like aiming for an enemy’s knees rather than their head, checking the map screen to check item completion before leaving a room, upgrading to your weapons to suit your strengths (and weaknesses), and much more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil Village Beginner's Guide: Essential Tips To Help You Survive

Resident Evil Village Beginner's Guide: Essential Tips To Help You Survive

Resident Evil Village is a bit involved even by most survival horror game standards, with its fair share of inventory management, exploration, a merchant you should regularly return to in order to help arm and upgrade yourself with the equipment you need to survive, and even hunting.If you’re new to the series, or even survival horror in general, these tips will help you find your footing rather than tremble as you round every corner in fear. Below, we break down our essential tips into three sections: combat, exploration, and the Duke, with helpful insight in each category.COMBATLike it or not, you’re inevitably going to face some horrific baddies on your quest to find Ethan’s daughter, Rose. Fortunately, the essentials of combat aren’t too tricky to master.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil Village Walkthrough (Spoiler-Free)

Resident Evil Village Walkthrough (Spoiler-Free)

Ethan Winters just cannot catch a break. First the whole mold business at the Dulvey house in Louisiana, then the thing on the ship with the killer child, and now, he’s stuck in an Eastern European village being hunted by a whole Brady Bunch of murderous freaks and their Lycan pals.Ethan can use all the help he can get, and we’re here to provide assistance with a comprehensive walkthrough on how to (hopefully) survive Resident Evil Village. And don’t worry, we’ll go as spoiler-free as possible, and offer plenty of warning when we can’t.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Hardcore Difficulty Is Resident Evil Village's Sweet Spot

Hardcore Difficulty Is Resident Evil Village's Sweet Spot

As someone who plays too many Resident Evil games and knows all the series’ tricks, you can imagine how my experience as a fan makes me somewhat overly ready for its myriad challenges. While I adore Resident Evil Village, one of the few issues I had with the game was that I thought it was a bit too easy on Standard difficulty. For me, the ideal Resident Evil experience is one where you’re constantly riding the line of barely having enough ammo and health to survive. On Village’s higher difficulty, Hardcore, you have to play smart in order to maintain enough breathing room to survive, and just a few bad mistakes will dwindle your resources and put you in danger. This is the secret sauce of Resident Evil’s survival horror, and my favorite games in the franchise often naturally nail that dynamic without the need to adjust their difficulty beyond the Standard setting.However, in my first time playing Village on Standard, I rarely found myself in this sweet spot of tension. Ammo was never a problem, and, as a result, I barely touched the game’s crafting system simply because I never needed to. It wasn’t until about 75% through the game that things ramped up in terms of ammo scarcity and health management, forcing me to take the game more seriously. As a result, I only died a handful of times my first time through, and these deaths were primarily due to an unexpected environmental hazard or timing-based challenge, not combat. The game has all the pieces in place to make a harrowing survival experience work, but the balance isn’t quite right, and I didn’t think that the Standard difficulty demanded I take full advantage of its mechanics as much as I would’ve liked.I don’t mean all this necessarily as an indictment of Standard difficulty; it’s not bad by any means. It’s simply that as a veteran of the Resident Evil series, I am bringing with me all my knowledge of how these games work, and can thus take advantage of that to easily overcome Village’s challenges. Nailing headshots, avoiding enemies you don’t need to kill, scavenging every possible nook and cranny for items and money; this game absolutely rewards that kind of playstyle. But on Standard, you can often find yourself feeling a bit too powerful and more prepared than what the story would suggest, meaning you don’t have…
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Resident Evil Village Treasure Chests Guide – Every Marked Treasure, Weapon, And Upgrade On The Map

Resident Evil Village Treasure Chests Guide – Every Marked Treasure, Weapon, And Upgrade On The Map

Not long into your adventure into Resident Evil Village, you meet the Duke, a traveling merchant. The friendly salesman soon provides you with a map of special treasure chests scattered throughout the area that take a little extra effort to unlock. These chests have some of the most valuable items in the game: Some contain weapons, others have key upgrade items for your guns, and some contain a few of the most valuable treasures in the game, which you can sell to the Duke for cash.Unlocking all the treasure chests in the game takes a little extra effort as you explore, but they’re worth grabbing to make yourself as powerful as you can be as you search for protagonist Ethan Winters’ missing child, Rose. Here’s where (and when) you can get to each of the chests, what they contain, and how to nab them.We’ve got lots more Resident Evil Village coverage, so check out our full spoiler-free walkthrough, our full slate of guides, and our Resident Evil Village review.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie Reveals New Trailer and Voice Cast

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie Reveals New Trailer and Voice Cast

Netflix will premiere Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 1 and Part 2 worldwide, outside of Japan later this year. On June 3, the newest Sailor Moon animated movie will be released outside of Japan thanks to Netflix. The streaming company has released a new trailer to mark the occasion, which you can check out below. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/07/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-eternal-the-movie-official-trailer-2-2021-netflix”] According to the official synopsis, a dark power has taken over Earth and a mysterious circus troupe is seemingly behind it all. The Sailor Guardians have been scattered but must reunite to bring light back to the world. The English voice cast has also been announced. You can check out the list of voice actors below: Stephanie Sheh: Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon Kate Higgins: Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury Cristina Vee: Rei Hino/Sailor Mars Amanda C. Miller: Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter Cherami Leigh: Minako Aino/Sailor Venus Sandy Fox: Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon Veronica Taylor: Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto Erica Mendez: Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus Lauren Landa: Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune Christine Marie Cabanos: Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn Robbie Daymond: Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask Michelle Ruff: Luna Johnny Yong Bosh: Artemis Deby Dayberry: Diana   Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is the newest animated adaptation of Sailor Moon created by Naoko Takeuchi. Animation is being handled by Studio DEEN with TOEI Animation handling character design. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.  
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