Arrow ‘The Climb’ Review and Thoughts!

Written By Native Gamer

arrow-season-3-logo-111246This was the Mid season finale of the third season of the hit show ‘Arrow’ and it continues to deliver very action packed and very emotional television.

We got to see the Atom suit in more detail, and we got a harrowing explanation of why Palmer wants to build it. Man, can anyone in this city escape tragedy? We also see why Palmer wanted felicity around, which officially makes her sidekick #1 of DCTVU because so many heroes want to work with her.

We also see more of young Ollie, learning to torture and interrogate more, while getting more info on the plan of China White and developments that affect the present.

On top of all that we finally find out who killed Sara, though it was through mind control proxy. Malcolm killed Sara by drugging Thea, therefore forcing Oliver to tell Ras, the Demons Head, that he killed Sara.

Laurel also has her own battles, albeit internal battles, to deal with as the hiding of Sara’s death becomes harder to do. Her mother shows up and knew almost immediately, and tasks her other daughter to seek vengeance. (Unrelated note: River Song anyone? Spoilers)

Oliver turns himself over to the League of Assassins, to a surprised Nyssa. But Oliver also has his own surprise in dealing with the League. His former handle, from the flashbacks, has joined the league after the apparent death of hours wife, he is obviously emotionally conflicted sentencing his friend to death, but remained steadfast in his devotion to the League.

This gave us a perfect opportunity to be reminded that Oliver is both a trained killer, and someone who would do anything for family. Olliity fan also get a scene where Oliver tells Felicity he loves her, before heading to his duel with the Demon.

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The fight scene was amazing, as always Arrow has the best fight scenes, and showed how dangerous the Demon really is, but shows how dangerous Oliver is. The latter can be difficult to remember sometimes as he seems to always be a step ahead of his enemies, and this time he is thoroughly defeated.

The surprise of course was him getting impaled on the sword, but of course this isn’t the end for Oliver. The most likely scenario going forward is that Ras, or someone else saves Oliver from death (One explanation is to bring the Lazarus pit into play of course). As he is healing and doing whatever he needs to do, Roy, Ray, and Laurel will pick up the slack back home, either believing he is dead or until he returns. When he comes back, Oliver will assume leadership of everyone except maybe Ray Palmer at first, who may have an ego issue. I doubt that Malcolm is done, or that we’ve seen the last off the League, but that will all have to wait until next year.

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Flash mid-season finale! The man in the yellow suit, our thoughts

Written by Native Gamer

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This was the mid season finale of the Flash, and it did not disappoint. We finally get to see the reverse flash, and we learn who he is. This episode was jam packed with stuff so we will just take it piece by piece.

 

Firestorm and Caitlin, this story line really has me intrigued. Caitlin is getting more development, that hints at an interesting future, and we got to see Firestorm in action a bit.

 

Barry, Iris, and Eddie, this love triangle finally became official. Eddie notices how Barry feels, and Barry finally confessed his real feelings to Iris. This could have major implications down the road, possibly leading into several different arcs they can pull from the comics. Cobalt Blue maybe, or a Hunter Zolomon Esque ‘Professor Zoom’?

 

Barry and Detective West, this may not seem like a huge moment at first but hear me out. That speech West gave Barry (almost had me in tears but irrelevant) will be important as the Reverse Flash Arc. Barry will be doubting himself and that light will be what gives him the push he needs to ramp up his speed.

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Finally of course, Barry and the Reverse Flash. The confrontation, and reveal they’ve been teasing since episode one. Barry is overcome with anger, understandably, and gets his butt handed to him by the enigmatic ‘Man in The Yellow Suit’ throughout the episode. So much of Barry’s side was coming to grips with what he feels and realizing he isn’t where he needs to be.

But this isn’t the only interesting things about this confrontation, for one they teased time travel in the reveal, which I will get to shortly, and that Barry will eventually travel to the moment of his mother’s murder. Does this later mean we might get a Flashpoint tv story line? Possible but not at least until season 2. Also, given the reveal, why did Reverse Flash leave Eddie unharmed?

 

Now the big reveal, Dr. Harrison Wells has the Reverse Flash suit in his super secret futuristic room, and spoke with the voice he used during the episode in the post show scene. So now we know that he is indeed Reverse Flash, but is he the past version or the future version of the main one from the episode? Or was he a different Reverse Flash altogether? There have been 3 versions of the character and of the three, two heavily involved time travel, and time travel has been confirmed for the show. So either is a possibility. My personal feeling is that Wells is the future version.

 

But What does that mean for the gang? What does that mean for the rest of the season? I feel like they will discover Wells true identity by the end of this season, whatever the final answer may be. But what does that mean for star labs, and team flash? They will probably continuing operating together, minus maybe a character or two, but this team and Star Labs is too important to completely write off the show. I also think that we will start to see Eddie and Barry become closer so when everything comes to light it will be an even bigger fallout. Also, did you catch that Barry is getting a new suit, in the next time trailer? What do you think that will entail?

 

My main question for everyone is This though. When is Barry getting his own Flash ring?

 

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The Flash and Arrow part 2!

Written by Native Gamer

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Tonight we saw the second half of the Arrow and Flash crossover. This part taking place on
Arrow and in Starling City, and while it is in a way a continuation of what happened in the
Flash, the tones are very different and I don’t think you’d need to watch the Flash to follow
what’s happening.

This episode features a much darker tone, dealing with the theme of different moralities
between the two main heroes, as they team up to take down Captain Boomerang. The Flash
being the boy scout, similar to SuperMan, with Arrow having a much darker view on justice. This parallel can even be seen in the tones used in the cities themselves, with a more muted
and subdued color for Starling.

The episode was just as good as the previous episode though, with a slight edge going to
Arrow in my opinion, only because I think the Choreography was better in Arrow, and the
Diggle and Cisco scenes were amazing. The directing was spot on, the acting was amazing,
with a special nod to Amell for the emotional range he displayed. But i feel like the music was
probably better utilized in the Flash.

The main things that we should really take away from this episode is this though, justice isn’t
a simple black and white thing, and CW is truly building a small justice league team in their
universe. From some scenes at the end we can expect more physical team ups in the future,
but we will probably see many soft team ups, Cisco building tech for them, felicity giving
computer upgrades and Palmer doing the same when he suits up. This all makes me, an
admitted Marvel Fanboy over DC, very excited. I can’t wait to see where this new universe
takes us. I for one think it is good that they are keeping it all separate from the movies.

But what were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below and check us out on social

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The Flash vs Arrow part 1 (The Flash) Review and thoughts

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(As spoiler free as possible)

Written by Native Gamer

Tonight was the first part of the 2 hour cross over event, the first half and what we will be talking about today, took part on The Flash.

This episode involved The Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team going to Central City to ask
The Flash (Grant Gustin) and his team for help identifying a special boomerang that was used
in a murder, and getting caught up in Team Flash’s hunt for a Metahuman that can induce
uncontrollable anger in others through eye contact.

This episode did a lot of things right, both as a crossover and as an episode of the growing
DC television universe. The writing was interesting, and deep, plus the acting was all
performed perfectly. If I had one complaint it’s that the ‘villain’ served no purpose to the story
other than to infect The Flash and cause a fight between the two heroes, other than that the
character had no development in the story.
But the Arrow/Flash scenes were brilliant. The dynamic between the veteran vigilante and the
upstart Flash were executed nicely, showing the Flash’s fanboy tendencies, while Arrow
served as mentor and giver of hard truths to the younger hero.

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This episode did feature Some cool training scenes and dialogue between the two heroes, but
of course the coolest part of the episode the fight scene. It was excellently
executed and choreographed, and perfectly displayed the differences in style and experience.
A truly gratifying precursor to the television version of the Justice League.

There were other plot lines, and details, that was present in the episode that I am not touching
on in this episode, mainly because I want you to take the time to watch the DC television
universe that they are building. While DC doesn’t have my faith in the movies, this
separate television universe continues to impress.

I give this episode a 9/10 a great start to the on screen justice league that they seem to be
building. Make sure to check back for our thoughts on the second part to this great crossover

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A new Nerd Wife review! Big Hero 6!

written by: Glyconerd (www.facebook.com/glyconerd)

Big Hero 6: Come One Come All!

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I wanted to take my kids to see this movie opening weekend but secretly, I was the one that wanted to see it most. BH61Animated movies are no longer just for children and I think it’s awesome. This movie is a MUST see! I loved it. The beginning is a little sad but it sets the whole movie up. It’s about Hiro, the main character/teenage brother of Tadashi. Hiro wasn’t really into the idea of going to college like his brother and Tadashi tried to show him the joy and achievements of being something greater. Tadashi was in the process of creating a personal robot nurse as a school project that can diagnose various ailments and injuries; he called him Baymax. This persuaded Hiro to try and get into this prestigious school via a science fair by creating something called microbot; basically tiny robots that you can control with your mind and do almost anything. The microbots are also are extremely attracted to one another, much like an ionic bond for all you science buffs out there. I will not ruin the story but some stuff goes down and the microbots are gone for good.

 

BH63The awesome thing about Baymax is he is just so freakin lovable and cute! Everything from his large marshmallow figure to his need to help just gives you all the warm fuzzies and you just want to snatch him up and have one of your own! This drive to help led Baymax to help Hiro find more microbots that were being manufactured in an old warehouse somewhere in the city. Of course, this gets them in a bit of trouble… You know, giant robot walking through the city with a teenage boy trying to catch up and then they get caught by the guy who stole the microbot design. This is when Baymax gets some much needed/super awesome upgrades! Although don’t worry he is still quite the goober. The rest of the story, as you can imagine is fighting the bad guy to save the world with a touch of heart wrench at the end.

Moral of this review is, it doesn’t matter if you have kids, go see the movie. Take your girlfriend.. Don’t have one? No problem, take your sister/brothers kids! Don’t have those either? You don’t need’em.  Just drag yourself to the theatre and make sure to come back and tell me thank you! This movie is awesome and the sequel that they set up is going to be great as well. I love this movie more than any animated movie I’ve seen in a while. Baymax for the win!

Overall rating: 10 out of 10!! There was nothing more than could have added to this movie to make it any better!

Assassin’s Creed Unity in depth, Full Review (Spoilers Inside)

Written by Native Gamer

 

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Unity is the eighth full Assassin’s Creed game released on console (excluding Freedom Cry and Liberation) and the first to be released on the current generation of consoles. The main story centers around Arno Dorian, a child of an Assassin. When he was a young boy his father was killed and he is adopted by the Grand Master of the Templar order. In respect to Arno’s father he kept the fact that he is a Templar, and in fact the Assassins and Templars altogether, secret from Arno.

 When his adoptive father is killed and Arno is arrested for his murder, and he meets Master Assassin Pierre Bellec. Bellec trains Arno in the use of the sword and the two escape. Afterwards Bellec tells Arno to seek the Assassins out. After a brief run in with his adoptive sister, who was also his lover, who blamed him for her father’s death, Arno leaves for Paris and joins the Assassins. For the rest of the game Arno seeks retribution, hunting his way up the Templar ranks with near reckless abandon, which earns him the ire of the council.Arno_and_Elise_-_Unity_Promotional_Art

 Eventually Arno reconciles with Elise, but just after he does so the mentor of the French Assassins is killed in such a manner that heavily implicates Elise. Not believing she would do this, he tracks down all the clues and discovers his true killer, his teacher Bellec. Bellec believe any truce with a Templar treason of the highest order, and decided that the council needed to be cleansed. But After defeating and killing Bellec Arno losses favor with the council, eventually leading to him being dispelled from the Order, and Elise.

Arno Returns to Versailles and becomes a drunk, having lost both his cause and his love. Though Elise shortly comes and brings Arno out of his self imposed exile he decides he must first assassinate Le Touche who had control over Versailles.

Afterwards they both return to Paris and finish the hunt for the Templar Grand Master behind the death of Elise’s father. Eventually cornering him in the temple of De Molay a former Grand Master of the Templar order. Arno and Elise team up to take him down and they do, and take the sword of Eden, but at the cost of Elise’s life. Distraught Arno takes her body and leaves. Years later, Arno Returns and puts the Grand Masters body in the catacombs.

The future story centers around you, after the Assassin’s recruit you to travel through Arno’s memories to discover when he met a sage and where his body was. Eventually you end up traveling through rifts to avoid detection from the templars which are time anomalies, and gain the ability to do this at will to save trapped Assassins as a side quest.

The gameplay is similar to previous games with obvious improvements:

The free running mechanic has been enhanced to include the ability to go quickly up or down buildings in a smoother fashion than before.

The fighting mechanic has been revamped, making the game a lot more difficult in this area, the parry system has been improved to include timing on when you hit it to how effective it is, and the smoke bomb is no longer overpowered. You will not mow through enemies in this game like previous games.

Money is no longer as easy to come by as in previous titles, thus making getting the best equipment feel like an actual accomplishment, and upgrading it has been delegated to earning points through tasks in the game, these points being known as Creed Points. These creed points also can be spent to buy new colors for your outfits as well.

They have also added almost a rpg element to the game with the new skills function. This allowed you to buy new abilities through the use of points gained in story missions and in Co Op missions.

This brings us to the biggest new feature of the game, Co Op. This is online Co Op that is integrated into the main game. This ability can be used to just explore the city with your friends or to take on missions with your friends or others online. The missions are all re-playable and are split between mission and heist. Missions offer rewards and skill points whereas heists offer money.HEADER_ACU_exp_trailer_2_175512

 

The Game is overall an improvement gameplay wise, even with the minor glitch. Half of which were fixed with the first patch. The main issue still persisting is with Co Op, though it was a big focus of the campaign.

 

 To this I give this game a 9/10 on the provision that it will be a 10/10 when the Co Op is fixed.

 What are your opinions on this game? Tell us below.

Video Game Release and quick review of Assassins Creed Rogue

Written by Native Gamer

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This week instead of the regular news round up I want to give you a small review that will lead
into a bigger review later. This is just a first impressions and basic overview of the game.
Assassins Creed Rogue follows Shay Cormac, a former Assassin turned Templar. As a Templar he acts as an Assassin Hunter, and hunts his former brotherhood while following a new creed. The games mechanics follow the same vein of Black Flag, though there are noticeable
differences.

 

The game is set in New York City, as well as the inland Appalachian regions of North America
and off the coast of the northeast American colonies. The,games story takes place during the
Seven Year War.

As far as gameplay, Shay captain’s the Morrígan, a Sloop of War. This ship has a shallower
draft than the Jackdaw, Edward Kenway’s ship, which allows for river travel inland American
Continent.

This ship also has new weapons and features, such as the Pickle Gun, Burning Oil, and the
ice ram. The last of which allows for traversing through the ice sheets of the north seas.
Also since your targets are Assassins they will display abilities similar to you have in the past:
smoke bombs, hiding in tall grass and Hay Carts, and so on.

Other changes include the ability for other ships to board you in naval combat, and a parry
system that i similar to the Batman Arkham series involving timing.

A more in depth review of the story as well as a final grade will be given at a later time.

 

Games released on the week starting November 17th 2014:

18th
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom 3DS, PS3, PSVita, Win, X360Company of Heroes 2 ­ Ardennes Assault Win
Dragon Age: Inquisition Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
Escape Dead Island Win, PS3, X360
Far Cry 4 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
Grand Theft Auto V PS4, XBO
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd PS3, PSVita
LittleBigPlanet 3 PS3, PS4
Middle­earth: Shadow of Mordor PS3, X360
Never Alone Win, PS4, XBO
Watch Dogs WiiU
WWE 2K15 PS4, XBO

20th
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Win

21rst: 

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii WiiU

Editors pick:
Native Gamer: Assassin’s Creed Rogue