Wish Upon

Wish Upon is a teen drama, horror movie. That being said I think alot of people already are turned off by this one sentence. Eventhough the acting and the movie itself weren’t that bad, it was not my piece of pie.

Typical drama
The movie starts off strong with the suicide of Clare Shannon’s (played by Joey King) mother. The atmosphere and setting of that very first scene was very well done. It set the bar of expectation of this movie high, sadly the bar was so high that the rest of the movie couldn’t reach it anymore.

After this scene, we learn that Clare Shannon’s father, Jonahtan Shannon (played by Ryan Phillippe) is a garbage diver and lives alone with Clare in the original house.

Clare isn’t that populair at school and gets bullied by the populair kids (here is where the typical teenage drama movie begins). She gets in a fight, and goes home. Once home her father has found her a special box with chinese signs that no-one understands. The box makes her wishes comes true, but at a blood price. The last wish will take her own life.

Waste of wishes
If you could make any wish, what would you wish for? World peace, becoming the greatest artist in the world or being loved by some dude that you once said “hey” to? The last one is ofcourse the wish that Clare makes. Wasting ofcourse someone’s life (because of the blood price).

Clare keeps making these wishes during the entire movie. From the 7 wishes she spends 2 like everyone else should do too.

Joey King stars as Claire, Alice Lee as Gina and Ki Hong Lee as Ryan in WISH UPON, a Broad Green Pictures release. Credit: Steve Wilkie / Broad Green Pictures

Recommend?
This movies was a meh. The acting wasn’t bad, but it’s not my kind of movie. This is a teenage horror movie. There weren’t any jump scares, there wasn’t anything scare of creepy. The deaths were almost hilarious and the ending was predictable.

Overall I give this movie 2 stars. It’s not a horror for most people.

Cooking Witch

Cooking Witch is a small game made and published by VaragtP.

Goal
The games goal is very straight forward. You are a witch and you have to cook children or “daddies”. Each kind of kid will have their own bonus and gives you meat. With this meat you can buy upgrades.

The game gives you 3 objectives every time which will give you an achievement when completed.

The only con I have with this game is that the description above is the entire game. It’s get repetitive and after 1.5 hours you have 100% completed the game.

Verdict
The game is 2€ and if you’re looking for a 100% completion I would recommend this game. Otherwise I recommend waiting for a sale. The game itself is cute and fun for the first hour. All objectives result in an achievement which is also nice. But like I said before if you’re looking for a game with depth and much to do, maybe you could skip this game.

Links
Cooking Witch on Steam
VaragtP studios
More games from Publisher VaragtP

JosPlays Game Challenge

As some of you know, I have a very big backlog of games and it only keeps getting bigger, bigger and bigger.
To actually play the games, I start the JosPlays challenge! In this challenge I will pick a few games per month (depending on the month) and try to finish them before the month end. With finish I mean the story mode.

You can keep track of the challenge here: Google Docs.

If you want me to play some game, let me know, also maybe I will create videos of these game while i’m playing them.

Batman – A Telltale Series

Batman – A Telltale Series is a game developed and published by Telltale Games.

Like the recent Telltale games you can see this entry as an interactive movie in which you take the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. During the five episodes the game contains you have to make choices and save Gotham from the Children of Arkham.

Typical Telltale, but different
The game starts with a very good first episode. In this episode we learn a little bit about Bruce Wayne and the story will be begin. We learn some shocking facts about the Wayne family and have to make some choices.

Most of the game it’s standard Telltale formula. The only different in this game is the planning/detective features you have as Batman. Fun and a good puzzle element, but way to short to actually be a big game feature.

The story is well written, the characters have a real personality, but we already know that Telltale Games is good with that.

Performance
The only real problem I had with this game was the performance issues. On both the PS4 and the PC I had frame drops when using the hologram during the game. Nothing really that bad, but a drop from 60 to 15 during these scenes is really noticable and gives it some bad taste. It’s not something I expect during Telltale games. Also the loading moment can be a few seconds long, not that bad either, but when in an action scenes this will take you out of focus.

JosWeb Score (0/100):
75/100
I like the story of this game alot. I will not spoil too much, because the less you know the better. I can say that there are some good development moments for the bad guys and the choices will have some consequences.

The technical issues sure are something Telltale need to have a look at, because a frame drop that big on a console can harm the future fan base.

Buy online:
Buy at Bol.com

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4000 subscribers

I have reached the 4000 subscribers on YouTube!
For many of you that isn’t much, but for a gameplay only channel that got a partnership with RPM Network in 2012 that’s a pretty big achievement.

What now?
Now that I have achieved this number of subscribers I think my “best” time on youtube is over. I will continue uploading videos to YouTube, but those will only be videos for next to my game reviews. I will be no longer do walkthroughs of games.

My future plans
I will still be active on GameResourceHD, but don’t expect much videos on JosPlays anymore. I will no focus on completing the game Blob From Space. Also I will be doing more reviews of indie games and movies and maybe AAA games in the future.

My top viewed videos
Here are my top 3 videos with most views:
GTA IV : Niko stole a Formula 1 car

Heavy Rain Official Trailer

Skylanders Imaginators Walkthrough part 1

Almost 2017…

It’s almost 2017 and that means a new year!
This year I have some new goals. I will continue with the reviews for games and movies, but I will cut back on the YouTube stuff.

I will keep making videos for GameResource, but will upload less videos on my own channel. The only series starting on my channel is “JosPlays his library” in which I try to play some games of my library. These could be full walkthroughs or just seperate videos untill I get bored or stuck in the game.

On the GameResource channel on the other hand I will do walkthroughs of new games in cooperation with the online webshop GameResource. This will also be limited to 4 uploads per weeks, so that means only 6 videos made by me in the week. This is because I don’t have that much spare time anymore, because I now have a full-time job and hopefully will have throughout this year.

So thank you for reading and if you want to see a game that I have in my library (PS4, PS2, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC or 3DS) let me know and I will try to make some time for the game.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

This review will contain spoilers. You have been warned!

Stand alone
Rogue One is a “stand alone” movie that takes place between Star Wars Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) and Star Wars Episode 4 (A New Hope). With “stand alone” I mean it’s a movie on itself and not based around the main story line, but the movie has clearly a connection with the other Star Wars movies.

Rogue One
In this episode Jyn Erso and her squadron called Rogue One infiltrates an imperial base to retrieve the only weakness of the Death Star.

The squadron exsist out of 5 people and 1 reprogrammed imperial droid (K-2SO). Jyn Erso the leader of the squadron, Cassian Andor the rebel that never denies an order, Chirrut Imwe the blind spirtual fighter, Baze Malbus the freelance assassin and Bodhi Rook the imperial cargo pilot who turned to the rebels with his information.

The Story
Galen Erso father of Jyn Erso and genius of the construction of the Death Star worked on a plan to make it easy to destroy the Death Star. This because he has no longer faith in the Galactic Empire and their space station.

It’s impossible to get an hold on Galen Erso and the rebellion want to assassinate the man when they have the opportunity. The order has been given to Cassian, and when the times is there he doesn’t kill Galen Erso. This was the first time he denied an order.

Characters
We get alot of background story of Jyn Erso, sadly the start of the movie is very “all over the place”. The creators of the movie tried to do alot in the first few minutes of the movie that it felt overwhelming with information.

Besides Jyn Erso we also learn something about Cassian Andor and see his motives change during the movie, but that’s almost all of the real character development we had in this movie. The rest of the cast sadly didn’t leave a big impression during the movie.

I’m one with the force, the force is with me
Can these stormtroopers hit anything. Maybe Chirrut Imwe is a very strong force user, but the thing that really had my mind meddling was that an entire squad of stormtroopers missed all their shots against a slowly walking Chirrut Imwe. Even if he had some kind of mind trick on the stormtroopers, would it still be impossible for an entire squadron of stormtroopers to miss 1 walking person with no cover?

CGI
Ofcourse the creators needed some old characters to involve them in this story. Not only by calling their name, Tarkin and Princess Leia appear on screen. Sadly they are completely made from CGI. At first I didn’t mind and thought it was brave to try it, but after seeing the CGI characters for 5 times it started to bother me. You cleary can see it’s CGI and it kind of ruins the magic this movie had to give us.

The End?
The movie doesn’t end that well for our Rogue Squadron. The succeed in there mission but all have to face their end. It’s a shame to see them end without really knowing their background story. Because of this they didn’t added anything awesome to the story.

The Dark Side is strong with this one
My favorite part of the movie was the Darth Vader scene. If you already have seen the movie, you know about what scene I’m talking about.

At the end of the movie Darth Vader goes full rampage on the rebel ship, killing alot of rebels while they are trying to get the plans of the Death Star to Princess Leia. The scenes was really well done and gave me chills to see Darth Vader using the force and lightsaber to kill all the rebels.

Rating (out of 5 stars)

I give the Rogue One – A Star Wars Story 3 stars out of 5. The story was ok, it had some pretty cool scenes, but it didn’t leave a wow impression that I expect from Star Wars movies. I didn’t mind the mass murdering of all the main characters, but more character development would be better and if the movie started slower it would also be better. The scenes with Darth Vader were awesome and set a really dark tone to the movie. I hope they don’t use that much real life characters as CGI in the future.