The final battle for the fate of humanity is upon us, and so is the end of our journey. It was long and arduous, full of pain and confusion, but its purpose has finally been revealed. After a four-year sabbatical to hone his narrative craft, Paul W.S. Anderson pulls away the curtain one last time like a master magician to show us just how everyone’s fates, desires, and destinies are intertwined. We learn Umbrella’s true design, the origin of Alice, and see the Red Queen redeemed in a stunning subversion of a familiar turn. Events from prior in the series that at the time seemed masturbatory and gratuitous now are thrown into sharp relief, their true significance only glimpsed in the final moments of this monumental storytelling achievement. As George Lucas once so wisely put it, “It’s like poetry – it rhymes!”
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Every two weeks, Jens Dietrich and Randy Isbelle get together and discuss a video game that they are both playing. Think of it as a book club for video games. The two will break down the game in every aspect, from gameplay to story, side characters to bosses, music to the atmosphere, and more.
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Randy Isbelle is a fan of platformers and sports games mostly but enjoys games from almost every genre. He’s also a lifelong New York Jets fan as well. Randy has a history of writing reviews for various websites and has a collection of over 2,000 video games. The dude knows his stuff. When he’s not writing or playing games, he’s spending time with his two children.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.