This week on The Entertainment Dome, we go over all the news we meant to cover last week, from the controversial Pokémon MOBA to the rather mediocre Avengers presentation.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 135 – The Entertainment Bunker
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we express a lack of enthusiasm towards the PlayStation 5, discuss the effect the coronavirus has had on the gaming industry, and I share some initial thoughts on Beastars.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – An Amazing Adaptation or Shockingly Bad?
When children hear the words “live-action Pokémon movie,” they get excited. When adults hear those words, however, they inwardly cringe. Live-action adaptations of videogames and animated properties both share notorious reputations for being pretty much always bad, so you can’t blame most of us, upon hearing that Hollywood were going to give Nintendo’s most prolific RPG series the same treatment, to place our faces in our hands and groan.
But then that very first trailer dropped and, suddenly, people started to say “Actually, this looks pretty good.” Early impressions indicated that Pokémon: Detective Pikachu would avoid every pitfall that other movies of its ilk had fallen into. Fans’ expectations went from nil to a hundred, but were we right to trust those trailers? Is it even a good adaptation of the game it’s based on? Is it something only the purest of Pokémon fans can enjoy? Continue reading
Batman Ninja – Indescribable Insanity
Where do I even begin trying to describe Batman Ninja? Usually after watching a film, I have a pretty solid idea of whether I liked it or not. We all have an immediate, gut feeling after we’ve absorbed a piece of media that we can easily share with others when they ask the obvious question – “How was it?” But Batman Ninja? Words fail me. Not because it’s so good or so bad, but because I have no idea how I feel about it.
I guess I’ll start with the usual info. Made in Japan and released last year, Batman Ninja is an animated film that sees Batman, alongside his many allies and enemies, accidentally travelling back in time to Feudal Japan, where he must learn the ways of the samurai to free the country from the tyrannical grip of his most dangerous enemies. You’d probably think “Well, this doesn’t sound too bad.” But trust me, this synopsis does not accurately sum up this film. Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 100 – We’re Still Doing This?
Last week was The Entertainment Dome’s 100th episode and James and I decided to spend it by discussing the Detective Pikachu trailer and how we’re weirdly excited for the movie, but not before I subject James to my dumb RWBY Volume 6 theories during the weekly recap.
Here’s to the next 100!
The Entertainment Dome Episode 96 – No One Cared Where the Snake Came From
Last week on The Entertainment Dome, James lets me ramble about some of the newest Kingdom Hearts III info before he gets excited over that leaked Harry Potter game and we share our thoughts on the latest Into the Spider-Verse trailer (sorry for the audio peaking).
The Entertainment Dome Episode 71 – That’s Not How Tangents Work
After that unplanned hiatus, The Entertainment Dome returns with the conclusion of the voice actors strike, James’ surprising opinion on developer The Chinese Room temporarily shutting its doors and my bizarre frustration regarding dragons with jet-packs… I swear it makes sense (apologies for the background noise).
The Entertainment Dome Episode 4 – Hype! Hype! Hype!
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I are a little bit hyper as we share our experiences with the awesomeness that is Bayonetta, discuss the upcoming Ace Attorney anime and have a little bit of a rant regarding YouTube’s copyright strikes.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 1 – How Do I Business?
In the first episode of the new, rebooted Entertainment Dome, James and I have a brief Danganronpa discussion, talk about Square Enix’s terrible business practice of cutting their games up and begin what will no doubt be a recurring trend of going on unrelated tangents.
Four Ideas for the Next Batman Game
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Batman: Arkham Knight
With Rocksteady choosing to bow out and end the Arkham series, we find ourselves asking the obvious question: what comes next? As long as Batman remains popular, there will always be videogame tie-ins and considering how much money Warner Bros has made from the Arkham games, it’s unlikely they’re just going to let the series end.
Whether or not the games will continue in the same universe, play like the Arkham games or carve their own identity remains to be seen, but we all probably have some ideas we’d love to see become proper games, so to conclude this month of Batman, here’s a short list of my personal ideas for future Batman games. Continue reading