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The Walking Dead: The Final Season... Reviewed!


I feel it's only right to start off this review by saying... regardless of what happened with development and with the team... I actually enjoyed the experience. The twists, the turns, and even the frustrations in this story... make this franchise a memorable experience and this final season is no difference. No matter how things seemed, I wanted to see the finale through... and i'm glad I did.

In the final season... you're back in the driver seat with Clementine, literally, and you're accompanied by AJ. AJ has gone from being a baby in need of consistent care... which really concerned me in Season 2, to an impressionable lad able to assist you. I'd even say that his relationship with Clementine went from being one of a big sister/little brother relationship... to sort of a mother/son relationship. She had basically been his guardian most of his life anyway, so... it fits.

Totally sends me right back to the relationship between Clementine and Lee... except, he went from being a stranger... to a guardian and then to more of a father.


There is a noticeable difference though because AJ knows nothing but a world infested with zombies... Clementine had a slice of normalcy to compare things too. So he had to grow up quicker, and a great deal of what he's going to be learning in this final season... will be in your hands. It will be a turning point in his life that shapes him and his actions. Good luck.

In Walking Dead fashion... the decisions I had to make weren't always easy. It sucked to make some, because I knew they'd impact AJ, but... the results of those decisions saved Clementine's life. I'm totally going back though, because some decisions resulted in some crap I'm wondering if I could avoid altogether.

I don't want to give any spoilers, but this final season revolves around Clementine and AJ taking refuge in an abandoned school. Abandoned, but not so abandoned, because there are also other kids hiding out there... trying to make the most of a bad situation.

Every aspect of the game doesn't involve being at the school, but... it's home.


In this final installment of the game, TellTaleGames... switches things up a bit. You aren't just reacting with button presses and thumbstick swipes, you have more control of the character in some combat scenarios... which is okay. I don't recall having that option before... so it's pretty cool to see although it was a bit limited, it was a nice way to deliver some variety.

Gameplay is still interesting enough because it's wrapped up in one heck of a well rounded story. I didn't care for the whole relationship scenario, it didn't feel as organic (just felt like someone just wanted to tuck it in there). The relationship aspect flowed better in the previous season... it's not the meat of the game, but I didn't see the point in it. Fillers could've come in another form... like more cameos, but I digress.

The fun factor is definitely there based on the overall adventure. You get good times, really bad times, action on top of edge of your seat action, adventure, jaw dropping moments and some down time in between to calm your nerves.



The Walking Dead: Season 1... looked good, but I think the visuals improved as the seasons progress. This final season wasn't expected to max out the specs, but they did a good job visually and I like the way they bumped up the comic art in this one.


Replay value is also tucked in there thanks to the various decision possible to shift the story. You're still on the same trail, but... damn... that final episode... oh my god. I'm not going to hit you with any spoilers, but I was floored... completely! I covered my mouth because I think I swore a few times... okay, quite a few times.

There is something that happened and it took a hard shift from one direction to another... in terms of the story. I won't say what it is... but it rounds out the story. I'm curious if I can avoid a particular situation if I take a specific survivor out. I let her live and it bit me, but... yeah, there are so many areas that make you second guess so... the replay value can't be ignored. The curiosity almost makes you want to play again and again and again... just to see how certain things would play out.

I hate being super vague, but I don't want to rain on your experience.


Price wise... the game is the standard retail price of all other seasons upon release, and if the story fell short... I'd say the price should be less, but its on point. Great story, and I'm glad I was able to take the ride from beginning to end. So if you like a good story... consider giving it a whirl.

Overall, the Walking Dead game franchise is an experience that i'll remember. My daughter's name is Clementine because of it. I don't get invested into every single story driven game, but when the right game emerges... it gets my attention (and they aren't released every single day).

I've played titles from TellTale even in their earlier years... but this story made me want to know and experience what came next (I sorta played others here and there). I loved some characters in TWD, and completely despised others... which is something the writers can pat themselves on the back for (while at their new jobs). The story is bloody marvelous.


Fun factor: 4

Visuals: 5

Replay value: 5

Price: 5


"4.75 / 5 Cool Points"



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This game is based on an anime that some of you may find an interest in. I'm curious where the game will go in terms of the story... because the last anime I saw... the band was down bad... bad bad.


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1MORE Stylish Dual-dynamic Driver In-Ear Headphones... Reviewed!


Time for another headphone review... and I know this looks similar to a previously reviewed product,
but... it's not. The difference is... those are Bluetooth, these are not.

If you're looking at both 1More Stylish Dual-dynamic Driver (BT & Corded) In-Ear Headphones on the 1More site... you'll notice that they have very similar descriptions, but does one sound better than the other... or are you simply paying more to cut the cord? Let's find out after this unboxing!

I totally didn't realize that the preferred software that I use, doesn't allow for 4K video output.

As seen in the unboxing video... you have a magnetic flap on the box (closes tight). The interior showcases the concept art... which I always enjoy. You get your headphones, ear tips, and surprisingly a little storage bag... but don't try tugging on the bag to close it fully (the cord broke on me). 

It's not as quality a storage bag like the ones that cost more, and while its... something... they should consider a different way to close the case (like the ones that you squeeze to open and release to close). Even a zipper style case could work for these, but for now... I'd advise just placing them in the bag without pulling it closed. The rope has one of those metal clasp things that connect it to the other side... but it could've simply gone around so both sides are in the handle.

Like other 1More In-Ear Headphones, I've reviewed... I immediately switched to the smallest ones. If you're not familiar with my previous reviews of in-ear headphones, I tend to switch to the smallest ear tips because my ear canals aren't that big. I do this not only for the best fit (and to prevent ear discomfort) but also for the best listening experience.

If you get In-Ear Headphones... always make sure that you switch to the best ear tip fit to get your money's worth (if alternate sizes are available). Oh... and before I forget, I know the word "Stylish" and the advertising may make some of you feel that these headphones are for women only... but they aren't. So don't shy away from the not-so-typical colors if you like these headphones.

If the color pairs well with what I'm wearing... I'm there. The spearmint green is nearly the exact same color as my polo.
For the first time ever... I did a head to head simultaneous test of headphones. I put one in each ear and listened to the same track. I can honestly say... I didn't notice a difference (I was listening to the "Oil Money" track by Rick Ross ft. Jada Kiss... just in case you were wondering). The impedance is 32 ohms for both, they both have the dual dynamic driver, 1 Titanium diaphragm + 1 Graphene diaphragm.

The bass is good and has a nice range, no problems with the mids, and the highs check out (EDM sounds good on these). I like the clarity... although it's not as clear the 1MORE Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones, it works. I really don't notice a difference between these and the Stylish Bluetooth version, so I think it more so boils down to whether you want a cord or not.

If you don't care for the Bluetooth version, but you like the color of the headphones... the wired ones could be the best option for you (especially if you have a headphone jack on your phone and don't want to deal with charging headphones). 

On the other hand, if you prefer cutting the cord... to avoid those annoying tugs and snags (especially during transport or workouts) then the Bluetooth version could work for you.

One thing I wish these headphones had was a shirt clip. I don't think it would've been much of a stretch for that little extra to be thrown in because it helps prevent the headphones from coming out of your ears from light tugs on the cord... or that slow slip out of yours from movement. I don't like the ear tips of my headphones to touch anything except my ears, the case, or another designated area. So the lack of a clip can result in these bad boys falling and touch who knows what. This is just something that comes to my mind, but... that's just me.

The Stylish In-Ear Headphones retail for $39.99 versus the Bluetooth version... that's currently $69.99. This wasn't to put the headphones against each other, but... informing you is the purpose for these reviews. I was going back and forth about the price of these, but $39.99 sounds about right (pun intended). That said... if you can shell out 10 more bucks, you can get the less-Stylish 1More Dual Driver In-Ear Hi-Res (wired) Headphones that come with the extras I wish were in this package. Maybe they'll marry the two one of these days.

Overall, the 1MORE Stylish Dual-dynamic Driver In-Ear Headphones deliver at the price and are fashion friendly. I think 1More missed an opportunity though, and I know they're trying to deliver a range of products and price points... but the wired Stylish headphones would've been a better buy with the tech specs of 1MORE's $49.99 option.



Sound 5

Quality 4

Comfort 5

Price 4

4.5 out of 5 Cool Points



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Mario & Sonic: The Frustration


Super Mario & Sonic The Hedgehog are two legends in their own right, right? They've both had some pretty awesome adventures... although i'd have to hand it to Mario for having more worthy of actually playing, but I won't get into all that (right now).

I'm just wondering... why do we have these two adventurous legends in multiple titles together, but we can't seem to get them in a collaborative adventure game? I'm sure I've spoken on this before, but... I don't know, it was just on my mind.

It would be a major win win for both companies. Nintendo Switch has a nice sized user base, and it definitely wouldn't hurt SEGA to have Sonic in a bigger spotlight than he's been in awhile.

I'm not talking about another Olympics game that i'll never buy, again.

I'm talking about a full fledged kick ass adventure game with tons of amazing action, adventure, Easter eggs and everything else. Where there's a will there's a way. 

What I wouldn't want to see is a 2.5D adventure that reminds me of... New Super Mario Bros Wii. Been there... don't want that. I wouldn't want to see the Blue Blur flying through levels either. Instead I'd like to actually see Sonic's speed used in a different way, you can't appreciate the worlds when he's just flying through. No offense to SEGA, but Nintendo would be the best one to hold the reins considering their track record with Mario.

I won't be dishing out specific ideas (sorry James), but they have enough to go on and the ability to marry ideas from both worlds to create something new and worthy of a sequel... if done right. It starts somewhere, but they already have the relationship... so there's no ice to break. One thing i'm confident a collaborative adventure would do without a doubt... is rake in the money.

Aside from that, i'd love to see a full remake to Sonic Adventure... and a full 3D remake of Super Mario World. If Capcom can do it, it's not above Nintendo or SEGA to do so... just saying. Game on!



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