Kenny’s Catch-up

I have an issue with media, from novels to video games: I consume a lot of content, it’s my favorite pastime. I have expressed some of this appreciation in my movie reviews, but I decided to have a collected series of different types of content that I want to review. This series will include video games, movies, tv shows, books, etc. Chances are if I like it, it’ll end up here.

Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)

This game was a weird kind of surprise when it was announced last year at E3. To be honest, I was not very excited about this game, the combat looked mediocre, the characters came off as flat, and it didn’t seem like a very unique experience. I’m happy to say I was wrong. I’ve played through the 10-20 hour campaign and I can definitely recommend this to any fan. The combat is quick and satisfying. It never felt very deep, but it also never felt like a chore to do. The story is pretty basic for the Guardians of the Galaxy, but if you like Marvel content, you will enjoy it. I played this game on the PS5 at 1080p, 60 FPS. This game is absolutely beautiful and has some insanely cool settings. Overall, this was a pleasant experience and felt worth the $60 price tag.

Locke & Key Season 2 (Netflix)

Locke & Key was one of my favorite quarantine shows. It blended mystery with a more fantastical story in such a satisfying way. The first season constantly gave you hints about the story but left you right on the edge of your seat. This is one of the most satisfying Netflix originals in terms of mystery. So with season 2, I was quite nervous, Netflix has a reputation for messing up sequel seasons, but for once, I can say they delivered fully. While the mystery aspects are toned down because the story needs answers, the plot and pacing of this show is amazing. You truly never know what is going to happen. Events just unfold one after another in this huge cascade of storytelling. The only issue I took with the show was its ending. After two full seasons following the same antagonist, I expected a more fulfilling end, but there is a post-credits that sets up a new villain. I recommend this show, both the first and second season. It has the perfect balance of story and action which culminates in a near assured binge-watch.

These were two of my favorite recent experiences. They both are quite new, so I encourage you to hop on the trend and try these amazing pieces of media.