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How Star Wars: The Clone Wars Brilliantly Expands, Improves Upon, & Redeems The Prequel Era

Wait, no video games? Yep. Let’s talk Star Wars and get a bit controversial. The amount of vitriol spat toward George Lucas’ second trilogy of Star Wars films is overblown. While people may curse them as though they’re despicable as Hutts or worst than Bantha poodoo, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Yes, a lot of the writing and pacing is terrible. Time invested in key characters feels inadequate and wasted. The action sequences can be too…

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An Update from DrJ: OpenCritic + A New Take on Review Scores

Hello, my patients! When I launched this blog I did an “update” article of sorts that mentioned what plans I have for it and what I had been up to in the recent past. While I don’t plan to make these regular posts, I will write them whenever I feel they’re necessary, and there are two things in particular to address that warrant a post like this at the moment. First of all, I have joined OpenCritic’s Contributor Program! It…

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Ratchet & Clank – Movie Review (Push Square)

If we’re being honest, the original Ratchet & Clank’s story wasn’t that stellar. Insomniac Games deserves recognition for establishing memorable characters, exhibiting its unique brand of dry, mischievous humour, and building an outlandish universe that makes its story seem all the more interesting. However, the actual plot, its writing, and character development were fine at best; they were secondary elements to the tight gameplay and imaginative levels. Thankfully, all of this would quickly improve as the franchise matured, so with…

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Why You Should be Reading Comics Right Now

Comics are like some television shows. If you start watching them in the middle of a long season, you’ll have no idea what’s going on. You’ve got to find out what happened to the hero, who the bad guy is and what he’s planning, what climatic event they’re talking about in episode 78, and so on. When I encounter something like this, I (personally) don’t get involved in it. I like being a part of the beginning; “jumping in” at…

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…Who Am I?

Today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the breeze is gentle, and the temperature is perfect. Hey, seems like a great day to play golf! You call up your friends and ask them if they want to hit the course with you, so they decide to join in on the fun. You gather up your gear, drive to the course, meet up with your friends, and start clubbing away at those golf balls. A few minutes into the…

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