Reviews

The Battle of Polytopia shows creativity and strategy through simplicity

By |2019-06-04T12:33:56-07:00June 4th, 2019|Gaming/Tech, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Consisting of strategy, empire building, epic battles, and a touch of humor, “The Battle of Polytopia” exhibits everything I expect from a great game. Created by Midjiwan game developers, Polytopia won the “Excellence in Gameplay” award from the International Mobile Gaming Awards in 2017. When starting a game, players select a tribe, number of tribes they face, and the level of difficulty to play on. Each tribe looks different, and starts with a different tech than the others. Each tech comes from the in-game tech tree. For example, the Bardur tribe starts with the “hunting” tech pre-unlocked, allowing them to convert animals within their territory into population to level up cities.

Book Review: Men of Iron

By |2019-05-21T08:43:24-07:00May 17th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

Men of Iron written by Howard Pyle develops the story of a young boy and his path to knighthood. Myles Falworth, a young squire under the service of the house of Beaumont learns. Under the watch of Sir James an old knight in the castle Myles learns how to fight in the way of knights and how to conduct himself in the age old life of knights. z

Scythe challenges players with complex gameplay

By |2019-04-11T10:41:49-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews|

Be the greatest leader in all of Europa in it’s time of disorder. Build war machines to inspire fear in opposing forces and hope in your people. Be the first one to enter the doors of The Factory and reveal the reason it was abandoned in the first place.

Golden Hour draws attention with high accolades

By |2019-03-08T14:42:05-07:00March 8th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Music, Reviews|

After receiving a Grammy for album of the year, Apple Music’s album of the year, and CMA’s album of the year, I decided I had to listen to Kacey Musgraves’ fourth studio album, Golden Hour. If I didn’t know Kacey Musgraves was a country artist, I never would’ve considered this a country album. Country is my least favorite genre, but I decided to give this one a try.

The Lego Movie 2 provides unique storyline and self-affirming message

By |2019-04-11T10:51:15-07:00March 4th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

Following its predecessor, The Lego movie 2: The Second Part, follows the “creative” storyline of first The Lego Movie produced by Warner Bros. The movie picks up following the adventures of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). After defeating Lord Business and his plans to glue the entire universe together, Emmet, his friends, and the city of Bricksburg find themselves under attack from Lego Duplo aliens.

Glass provides unique perspective to superhero film genre

By |2019-02-06T10:22:23-07:00January 31st, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews|

Glass, the third film in the Unbreakable and Split trilogy, hit theaters Jan. 18. Released by Universal Pictures and directed by M. Knight Shyamalan, writer and director of both critically praised films like The Sixth Sense and critically panned films like Lady in the Water and After Earth, audiences didn't know what to expect from Shyamalan's final chapter in his superhero saga.  Returning from Unbreakable, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson both reprise their roles from the supernatural cult thriller. Returning from Split, the unexpected 2017 sequel to Unbreakable, James Mcavoy reprises his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb, as well as his 22 other personalities, including the ferocious, Beast.

Driving Miss Daisy entertains audiences via friendship story

By |2019-02-28T08:15:49-07:00January 25th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre|

The 1989 hit movie, “Driving Miss Daisy” follows the sweet relationship of a spunky older Jewish women and her African-American chauffeur in the American South. Second Space Theater performs their own version of the popular story, Jan. 4 - Feb 24 2019.

Brawlhalla Invites Players to Test Their Skill

By |2019-01-15T09:31:00-07:00January 15th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Gaming/Tech, Reviews|

Brawlers from all over the world gather in the legendary halls of Valhalla for the fight of their lives in Brawlhalla. Brawlhalla provides a Wii-U exclusive Super Smash Bros.-like game for players who own a PS4, Xbox or computer. There are seven different ways to play Brawlhalla. Brawl of the week Couch party Custom online Online Ranked [...]

Baskin Robbins updates store, leaves room for improvement

By |2019-02-08T16:59:59-07:00January 14th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Food, Reviews|

Essentially, the new Baskin Robbins is just flashier with improved quality. The improvements, although good still don't make the place high-quality, they have just upped the standards to meet the high-standards of superior, locally-owned stores.

The Greatest Showman Reimagined seeks to captivate listeners once more

By |2019-02-08T16:59:45-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

When The Greatest Showman released in Dec. 2017, it was vaulted wildly into success thanks to its beloved soundtrack. The original motion picture soundtrack received numerous prestigious awards, with This Is Me proving the stand out song.

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