Comic Book Reviews for 06.10.2015

Each and Every Wednesday new comics from all the comic book companies release. As I mainly only read Marvel my Comic Book reviews will be pretty much only Marvel. Though DC and Image may have some series reviewed. For all I pick up I do quick reviews, if you should buy the issues, why and a score. Just simple really.

Non-Secret Wars Titles:

Here I place my reviews for Non-Secret War related series released from Marvel.

Saga #029 (Coming Soon)

Silk #5 (Coming Soon)
Spider-Gwen #5 (Coming Soon)

Secret Wars Related:

Ah Secret Wars, Marvel’s massive event that is shaking up the entire Marvel U. Here you will find my reviews for Secret Wars Related stuff.

1602:Which Hunter Angela

Should you Buy it?:Maybe…

Why:Angela is a character I have yet to really care for. And this issue does nothing to change that. Nor is its odd story really that amazing.

Score:6/10
Captain America and the Might Avengers #9 (Coming Soon)
Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1 (Coming Soon)
Ghost Racers #1

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:If you are a fan of the last volume of Ghost Rider you will love this series.

Score:8/10
Inferno #2 (Coming Soon)
Inhumans:Attilan Rising #2 (Coming Soon)
Marvel Zombies #1 (Coming Soon)
Mrs. Dead and the Howling Commandos #1

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:As someone who could careless about Deadpool a series about his wife kept me entertained enough.

Score:8/10
Secret Wars 2099 #1 (Coming Soon)
Secret Wars Journal #2 (Coming Soon)
Spider-Verse #2 (Coming Soon)
Ultimate End #2

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:Another solid issue but the fact that the series is two issues in and has gotten nowhere is a bit sad.

Score:7/10
Weirdworld #1 (Coming Soon)

Ark Survival Evolved is like a serious drug…

I was tired i had been up since 6 am…. i had pink eye…..got back from a party it was now 11:30 pm… i just wanted to sleep…it dawned on me that ark may be done downloading and installed on steam(that’s right i caved and jumped on early access) so i thought whats a half hour to try it out… Oh i was so wrong I played this game and played this game and kept going…. I harvested wood, thatch, fiber, and collected herbs and berries…. Built a thatch hut! Then i got lost and could not find my thatch hut…. Ran into someone by my thatch hut i found again who said my mic did not work, so i fixed that but when i came back they were gone and i got lost again(i should get a compass sometime soon) So i said screw it and started building somewhere easier to find laying the foundation back and forth with Minecraft like repetition. I then ran into that person again we formed a tribe and built a wood base(like only higher level characters can break into these so keeps most rabble away) We tamed like 9 dinosaurs…. I died to a guy who was 20 levels higher then me… Lost all my gear i had….Revived at my sleeping bag and ran back and chased him back to his base bare fist and naked…Almost had him… I was mocked because i could not break his doors… (Wood i am only level 10 so meh) But he had 2 signs stating that the base belonged to him… So i built a pick ax and destroyed his 2 signs and mocked him as i ran away laughing :). Then i realized it when we messed around some more and i was now feeling the drain of being awake for so long…I slept in the wood hut logged off…. Walked outside my room… then it hit me… Thirst….Hunger…Need to defecate(i must of shit like 45 times in the game) Shower…. Checked the clock it said 11:30 am….. Then it hit me i have not done anything like that since i was a kid Mario Rpg Legend of the seven stars Final Fantasy 7 and 8 etc…. This game Dominated me. So my warning goes out to all if you are going to try it! Be prepared You may get addicted! So set up 4 bottled waters and some healthy snacks nearby because if your don’t drink anything you wont get up if your that hooked.

Here from Polygon Watch someone play for 80 Minutes i am sure glad i did not record that 12 hours i played.

Nova Complete Series Review!

Ah Nova. The newest volume of this long ongoing series from Marvel Comics has reached its end with issue #31. The character; Sam Alexander first showing up way back in 2012 with the Marvel Event; Avengers VS X-Men. Sam quickly with the launch of Marvel Now got his own solo title.

Sam Alexander’s father left when he was young and with it, Sam found his father’s old Nova helmet. With it on, Sam was able to go on many journeys. With one goal; find and bring his father home.

From the start, the series always had strong art as well as likable characters. Between Sam himself, to his little sister and even some of his classmates proved likable.

I liked how each story arc worked together to build the over all story.

This was a rather solid series and one I am going to miss. But knowing that Sam Alexander as Nova will appear post Secret Wars is a high point and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Best of:Story, characters and art. And I liked the fact that the story had a beginning, middle and a satisfying ending. Making this volume truly complete.

Worst of:It having to end.

Should you buy it: Yes.

Score:8/10.

New Iron Man Comic announced!

A new Iron Man comic has been announced from Marvel. With this new series being the first confirmed post Secret Wars. The new series; Invincible Iron Man will have Writer: Brian Bendis and artist; David Marquez working together again. (The two worked on Ultimate Spider: Miles Morals). The series will focus on Tony Stark (Though which Tony Stark is unknown) and will be Bendis’ first book after his nearly 3 year run on X-Men. The new series is expected to ship in either September or October of this year. With this new armor already revelead via both the All-New All-Different Avengers issue #1 (Released back on Free Comic book day). As well as the two recent teaser images Marvel released this past week.

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Comic Book Reviews for 06/03/2015

Each and Every Wednesday new comics from all the comic book companies release. As I mainly only read Marvel my Comic Book reviews will be pretty much only Marvel. Though DC and Image may have some series reviewed. For all I pick up I do quick reviews, if you should buy the issues, why and a score. Just simple really.

Non-Secret Wars Titles:

Here I place my reviews for Non-Secret War related series released from Marvel.

All-New X-Men #41

Should you Buy it?:Yes (But only if you have the rest of the series)

Why:As this was the final issue of All-New X-Men it didn’t wrap up anything but it was a solid read anyway.

Score:7/10
Amazing Spider-Man #18.1

Should you Buy it?:Yes (If you got the other 2 .1 issues)

Why:Solid art and a oddly enjoyable spider-man story.

Score:7/10
Darth Vader #6

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:With how closely connected this is to the main Star Wars comic and the enjoyable story with Vader its a must buy for Darth Vader fans.

Score:9/10 
Groot #1 

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:Really it feels like the next issue from the Rocket Raccoon series. Which is a good thing.

Score:8/10

Princess Leia #4

Should you Buy it?:Maybe.

Why:Its okay, this entire mini series seems to be okay and feels like it could be ignored.

Score:5/10
Spider-Woman #8 

Should you Buy it?: Yes

Why:After the Spider-Verse cross over was finished. This series became truly fun and that does not change with this issue.

Score:7/10
Star Wars #6

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:Just like Darth Vader this has been a really enjoyable comic with a few fun twists.

Score:9/10
Superior Iron Man #9

Should you Buy it?:Maybe.

Why:This and the last Iron Man series have been…okay. And while this issue wraps this series it still left truly lacking.

Score:5/10

Secret Wars Related:

Ah Secret Wars, Marvel’s massive event that is shaking up the entire Marvel U. Here you will find my reviews for Secret Wars Related stuff.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

Should you Buy it?:Maybe…

Why:I wanted to like this issues but am not really sure if I do.

Score:5/10
Armor Wars #1

Should you Buy it?:Yes

Why:Another great Secret-Wars tie in. I found this the best Iron Man comic in a long time.

Score:9/10
Future Inperfect #1 

Should you Buy it?:Yes

Why:A fun story with a rather enjoyable fight scene.

Score:8/10
Giant Size-Little Marvel #1

Should you Buy it?:YES.

Why:A beautiful comic that made me laugh out loud and I mean that. This was one of the best comics I’ve read in a while.

Score:10/10.
Master of Kung Fu #2 

Should you Buy it?:Yes

Why:The first issue was fun and this one still proves enjoyable. With it slowly building towards what should be an epic final battle between father and son.

Score:8/10
Secret Wars #3

Should you Buy it?:Yes (Only if you are reading this series from the start)

Why:Another solid chapter in a so far amazing event comic.

Score:9/10
Secret Wars: Battleworld #2 

Should you Buy it?:Maybe.

Why:This was a hard one for me. I liked it but found it was something that could be skipped.

Score:6/10
X-Tinction Agenda #1 

Should you Buy it?:Yes…

Why:Similar to all the other X-Men related Secret War tie ins. This story feels like its the second half of one. But the art and the issue itself tries its best with what its given.

Score:7/10
Years of Future Past #1 

Should you Buy it?:Yes.

Why:As someone who has never read the original story I was worried. But I enjoyed this issue. But as stated above, so far all of the X-Men Secret War tie ins feel like their the second half of a story and this one is no different. But its still enjoyable in the end.

Score:7/10

A.R.K Survival Evolved! Coming Soon to PS4 and XBOX One and PC

So This game is Like on my most wanted list. TBH i have not had a chance to try it yet but i will this week. If you want early access is available on PC for the Promotional Price of $24.98 Via the Steam Store Till June 16 then it goes back to $29.99.
You Can Buy it Here!(Link to Steam page for it)

Credit To Steam for System Info Below.

System Requirements

MINIMUM: 

    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8 
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU 
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM 
    • Graphics: DirectX10 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM 
    • DirectX: Version 10 
    • Hard Drive: 20000 MB available space

Random Quote By a Curator Via Steam

 A survival game that plays into the same senses of wonder that Jurassic Park did in the theaters. This survival game manages to be gorgeous and fun.

User Review From Steam Primus Palus Below.

509 of 548 people (93%) found this review helpful

22 people found this review funny

28.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
EARLY ACCESS REVIEW

I’m at a point where I’m about to hit 20 solid hours of gaming and feel I have a good enough grasp of the game to review it. So here goes…

I’m 32 years old. Been gaming since the Atari… been online since the early 90’s. Done everything from chat based roleplay to full blown massive MMO’s. I have a few hundred games on Steam and others on Origin, GoG, etc.

Let me say that this is the FIRST time I have EVER seen a developer quite like this one.

Make no mistake, this is an Early Access title. So of course the launch was plagued with issues, and the server numbers didn’t cover the 100,000+ players… BUT, the devs have made some of the most aggressive moves to resolve the issues that I’ve ever seen.

In the first 24 hours of the game… we had over a dozen patches. In the first 48 hours… I can’t even count how many. I recall yesterday having downloaded over 10 different patches through Steam. Seemed like one every hour. 

For me, that’s HUGE. A developer that actually TRIES to set the example and improve on their product. You just don’t see this type of response at all from an indie, or AAA team.

That said… the game is pretty fun and exciting. I’d describe it best as Rust, with dinosaurs. Only the quality of the game is far superior being on the Unreal 4 engine. The fps numbers may be pretty low for most users but chock that up to poor optimization (which is expected of an Early Access title only a few days into release).

In all, you can’t go wrong picking this title up at this point. Just make sure your system requirements meet the recommended and you should be fine.

Below is the Sales Pitch From Developers via Steam (looong)

WHAT THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TO SAY:

Why Early Access?

“ARK is a huge game, in terms of geographical space, scope of content, features, technology, and just about every other metric. We’re a veteran team with some major hits behind our leads, and much of the core challenge is already met, but this is still an ambitious one for us. We want the player community’s help to ‘evolve’ ARK into the dinosaur world game that we’ve been dreaming about since the days we played with plastic green T-Rex toys during elementary school recess, since we shed a tear to ‘The Land Before Time’, since we wistfully imagined the towering cities of ‘Dinotopia’, and since we nearly choked on our popcorn to the thrills of ‘Jurassic Park’. We love games, and holy smokes do we ever love dinos (along with all sorts of other extinct creatures/natural sciences), and through interaction and iteration with the ARK’s community, we think we have the best shot at creating the be-all, end-all long-term prehistoric universe that we want to live and thrive in. We have a great start, and with your valued input and contributions, we will take it all the way together!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year, with a full release planned for June 2016 coinciding with the console versions.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“While we have the foundation of our game at Early Access launch, there are many currently-planned features and content additions we will be adding over the year from EA to full release. Beyond such planned features, will be adding TONS of aspects suggested or iterated on by the community, hence the point of Early Access! 

Planned Core Features include, among many other things:

– Mac and Linux versions
– Procedurally Generated ARK’s
– 40+ more creatures to reach over 70, with essentially every major category of extinct animal represented in some way
– More saddle types including saddle armor tiers and saddles with powerful weapons mounted on them
– Gas-powered Vehicles
– Human/Dino Body-Paints
– Enhanced building mechanics to evolve ARK into one of the best straight-up builder games out there
– More underwater biome/ecosystem complexity, including support for vacuum-sealed underwater bases
– Lots more items, weapons, armors and further advanced tech tiers
– More item skins, limited run event skins
– More bosses and the end-game cycle including the Ultimate Life Form & Ascension
– More biome types, including deserts, snow regions, swamps, and more.
– Steam Economy Support for Statistical Items (Need some Steam API functionality for this from Valve!)
– Way more plants and more detailed plant biology systems/farming systems
– More statistical modelling of status illnesses/diseases (both player and creature)
– Better SFX, more Music, Better UI’s, Better Gamepad support (i.e. UI button shortcut callouts), Better VR support (i.e. HMD gun-aim option)

In addition to zillions of bug fixes, intensive performance improvements, mega iterative polishing, and what have you. The game will sparkle like a shiny diamond before it is considered ready for Full Release, and even then we plan on a long-term post-Release content lifecycle, with specialized ARK’s on the drawing board.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Everything described on the full Features List is in the Early Access version right now — not all 100% polished, but designed to be fun. Over the next year, the game will be rapidly iterated on with updates usually coming 3 times per week, almost always including new features, balance and polish improvements, and bug fixes. We are extremely fast at development, and will continue to push forward with maximum energy to make the game ever-greater on a daily basis. We live and breath game development, this is what we do.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the game will be lower priced through Early Access, relative to its final full-version retail price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will have a Trello roadmap at Early Access launch, as well as massive & intense Forum interaction by the development team to gather ideas, feedback, and issues, along with a bi-weekly Q&A / Reddit AMA to involve everyone under the sun who wants to give us their 2 cents on how to make this game everything it can be! Essentially we view ARK’s Early Access player community as our primary benefactors — we’re making this game to serve you. Join us on the ARK :)”