A Womb favorite, Gregg Taylor (@Decoder_Ring on twitter) stops by to talk about his comic book The Mask of Red Panda and his amazing podcast Decoder Ring Theater! Enjoy!
We talk to Tara (@TaraOComics on twitter) about her upcoming book ROOTS. She will be traveling to Ireland and making a travelog/comic hybrid while there! She’s super talented and her line work is SO good. Oh, yes, it will also have a map. Enjoy!
Welcome to the realm of The Womb Wizard, Here will be the new site of his reviews, random thoughts, and other things he deems interesting. All previous entries were lost in the great WordPress Overhaul of 2014, but no worries this page will be filled up again in no time!
My first entry is a review of Borderlands:The-Presequel released yesterday A.M. Enjoy!
Borderlands : The Pre-sequel
With our big 24 hour gaming for children’s hospital charity event you would think I would want to save any new video games coming out for the event (which is on October 25th and if you haven’t donated yet you can so here when you click link choose a member on the roster either me and my wife or The Womb Mates and it will walk you through it). But when it comes to a new Borderlands game, there is no waiting. On Tuesday October 14th Borderlands : The Pre-sequel came out and by that night my wife and I had already logged hours in! Though at first it seemed like a copy paste from Borderlands 2 with just an added anti-gravity concept, it would prove to be a true complement to the series. It may not be as groundbreaking as the first or second game, but is in its own right a great game and worth the purchase if you are a fan of the Borderlands series. If you haven’t played any I would still recommend starting with 2, as that story line is very well done where as Borderlands 1 story-line is non-existent.
The Pre-sequel puts you in control of one of the members of Handsome Jack’s party during his climb to power. It takes place between Borderlands 1 and 2 (hence the goofy name pre-sequel) Handsome Jack is the antagonist of Borderlands 2, and if you remember he was in my top 3 greatest villains list. You get to see him from a different perspective, and, of course, all of the fan favorites from earlier entries in the series make guest appearances. The story line seems engaging enough, though not at the same level as B2. At first, it takes getting used to the low gravity on the moon, but not even an hour after its introduction it already felt natural and actually adds immensely to the fun combat interactions that were already present in the series. There is nothing really to compare it to. It almost seems like you are in the Matrix when you are jumping above your enemies and unloading entire clips upon their heads before you even land. The new freezing weapons are forgettable, but not a bad addition and the “Butt-slam” (gravity drop) is a fun combat mechanic you can use to get into the thick of combat quickly. Another addition to the game is the need to keep your O2 (oxygen) levels up. Since you are no longer on a planet with a breathable atmosphere, you have to constantly replenish your oxygen to continue breathing. At first this seems like a chore and a distraction from the game, but once you realize how easy and seamless it is to replenish and learn about the other fun ways you can use your oxygen tanks in the world, it becomes another good addition to this series.
Though this game may not be as ground breaking as the first 2 in the series, it does take the combat mechanics to a whole new level. You can still loot the “bazillion” different guns, and the four characters you can select from are all unique in their own way. This game, though not groundbreaking, is still Borderlands. The new characters only add to the already diverse cast of characters, which is a signature part of this series now. I give this game a solid 15.9/17. A must buy for anyone who is into FPSRPGS.
Once again if you haven’t donated to Children’s hospital via our 24 hr gaming event from extra-life please do. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and you can ask for a receipt specifically for tax purposes. Unlike most charities out there 100% of your donations actually go to Children’s hospital so you can rest assured it is actually going to a good cause. Any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated. Here is the link again in case you missed it. extra-life charity event. Our team name is The X-Men BenchWarmers!
We’re proud members of the Earth 2 podcast network now and are kicking it off right!!! The legendary Kevin Joseph (@bnokj on twitter) stops by to talk about his Kickstarter for Tart and some how ropes Jason into pledging $4000!!! There’s an added Game Of Thrones talk at the end as well. As always…enjoy!
Check out the Kickstarter on the link below!!!