For a game I haven’t played in years, I think about Shadow of the Colossus a lot. Shadow of the Colossus gets nearly universal praise for its story, gameplay and visual style. However, I don’t think its main character gets enough attention, even if part of what makes Wander great is the story he’s involved in.
Sometimes the way we perceive art can change over time. Creative works can be praised when they are released but then forgotten or be less appreciated in years to come. With that said, I don’t think it’s too soon to say that 2017 was an incredible year for film. Every year will have some films that are disappointments, but 2017 had many amazing standalone, series starting and sequel films.
The final season of Game of Thrones has been disappointing and with one episode left, it is hard to imagine the finale will do enough to win over frustrated fans. However, even if season eight has been weaker than previous seasons, it is still some of the best TV to watch right now. That being said, I’ve had issues with parts of this season, especially with Daenerys becoming “the mad queen.” I’m obviously not the first to have this view but I’d like to explain it considering my expectations going in to season 8, Daenerys’ character history and the timing of her becoming a villain.
Now that I’m no longer in university, I am reading for fun for the first time in years. I started with The Gunslinger by Stephen King, the first book of his Dark Tower series. I’ve now read through The Drawing of Three and have begun The Wastelands. On the other hand, I have been playing Darkest Dungeon, and while both the novels and the game are great so far individually, pairing these things together has been an even greater experience.
As a superhero fan since childhood, I would have never thought superhero films would become as popular as they are today. Superhero films have gone from occasional movies for a niche audience to enjoy having consistently successful releases several times a year. No franchise embodies this more than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I have found the MCU movies repetitive at times but consistently enjoyable. With Avengers Endgame looking like it will be the biggest film in the franchise yet, I’d like to see Marvel take a break from Avengers and crossovers in the next batch of films.