Quick & Dirty #5: The A-Team, Yojimbo, Uncharted 2 (and more)

It has been a couple weeks since the last one, so it’s time for another Quick & Dirty post to get caught up on what I have overlooked lately. Today’s batch has three movies and three video games.

The A-Team [2010]
The A-Team [2010]
Harmless, mindless action movie. I have only seen one full episode of the TV show, so I can’t accurately compare the two. However, I thought the movie was solid enough. There were lots of big explosions and it had an amusing cast of characters. Pretty much everything you would expect in a summer blockbuster like this. 6/10

TRON: Legacy [2010]
TRON: Legacy [2010]
I didn’t care much for the first TRON, but I was somewhat interested in the sequel due to its high budget and Daft Punk’s soundtrack. It was pretty decent for the first 45 minutes or so and then it just started dragging along with nothing exciting happening. Throw in some terribly cheesy dialogue and you have a disappointing film. 5/10

Yojimbo [1961]
Yojimbo [1961]
No need to do a full review for this one since everyone knows this movie is badass. Not sure what took me so long to get around to it, honestly. This was a lot of fun; how can you not like Toshirô Mifune rising above two foolish factions and taking both of them out? 9/10

Metal Slug Anthology [PSP, 2007]
Metal Slug Anthology [PSP, 2007]
Somehow I missed out on playing any of the Metal Slug games over the years. This anthology has a ton of the old games, everything from 1-6 (and Metal Slug X). I am gradually working my way through them, and having a blast so far. They remind me of a cartoon-ish Contra.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3, 2009]
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3, 2009]
I am about 3/4 of the way through this, so hopefully I can complete it and provide a full review next week. I am enjoying it quite a bit, although I thought it started off a little slow. Still, it’s easy to get sucked into completing chapter after chapter even after I tell myself I am going to stop playing. The multiplayer seems competent enough as well, and I had fun messing around with the co-op missions. Good stuff so far, hopefully it has a satisfying ending.

Wipeout HD [PS3, 2008]
Wipeout HD [PS3, 2008]
I selected this as one of my free PS3 “Welcome Back” titles. I am shocked as to how awesome this game is. Fast-paced racing action with a kickass soundtrack and crazy visuals. Yeah, I’m sold. I am playing through the main game right now and then will tackle the Fury add-on.

3 thoughts on “Quick & Dirty #5: The A-Team, Yojimbo, Uncharted 2 (and more)

  1. Gary Smith says:

    I hoped for a long time that they’d release the Metal Slug collection on PS3, but it’s clear that won’t happen (and I don’t care to play it on the Wii, and don’t have a PSP). I loved the Metal Slug games back when GameTap was worth having.

    WipeOut HD is pretty cool. Thanks to another account I got all four of the Welcome Back titles (excluding inFamous since I already had it). All three of the PSN titles are better than Little Big Planet. WipeOut is much better than I thought it would be, as I’m not big on racing games. I think my favorite of the titles ended up being Super Stardust HD. That game is addictive.

    Uncharted 2 is amazing. I finished it about two weeks ago after flying through it in a couple of days. Loved everything about it. Looking forward to your review of it, I’m planning on reviewing it and Uncharted 1 in preparation for Uncharted 3.

    I didn’t think multiplayer would work all that well, but it was surprisingly great. I don’t care much for the competitive aspect of it, although that’s good too, but I’ve enjoyed the co-op a lot. If you want to, add me on PSN and we can do some co-op sometime: PatriotPaine

    • Eric says:

      Nice work on getting all of the Welcome Back titles. I will definitely have to check out Super Stardust HD. I liked the demo quite a bit but got more into Wipeout HD’s frenetic racing.

      I finished Uncharted 2 over the weekend and had a blast with it. It got a little repetitive near the end, but it was still a lot of fun. You’re right about the multiplayer — if anything, it was a huge strength and made the overall package even better.

      I am looking forward to your reviews as well. I should have mine posted within the next 2-3 days.

      I’ll try to remember to add you the next time I’m online. I should warn you that I don’t have a headset though.

  2. Gary Smith says:

    No headset is fine with me. Actually most of the people I play with don’t have one. I almost always have my mic turned off anyway, so I really only use my headset to be able to hear more of the games and the subtle noises you can’t hear coming from the TV.

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