10 Heavy Metal Bands with Consistently Awesome Album Artwork

Making a great album is one thing, but having a great album cover is another. I feel like sometimes album art goes underappreciated, especially in a time where music is mostly digital. Buying a vinyl that has the enlarged album artwork is a beautiful thing to own. Sadly, many people don’t buy vinyl or CDs. Even then, the artwork goes usually ignored with people not necessarily talking about how the cover looks like. Here we will be celebrating bands that do it right. Some of these bands may have an album or two that does not have the best artwork, but their overall catalog is full of beautiful, intriguing, and even brutal album covers that need to be given some love. A few of these bands have nothing but high-quality album covers that are all amazing to look at. The groups on the list are not in any order, so I am not saying anyone is better than the other. I am just looking at bands who get the right artist to create such beautiful pieces of art to go along with great music. Here are ten bands with consistently excellent album artwork.

#10: The Black Dahlia Murder (Metal Blade Records)

The Black Dahlia Murder has been one of the best death metal bands that have formed in the 2000’s. Not only do they make phenomenal music, but their album art is beautifully crafted. The first two albums were great, but the album art was not very interesting. Their album Ritual and Deflorate have a different style than their latest albums, but still beautifully crafted. What puts the band on this list for me is the fact that records such as Nocturnal, Abysmal, Into the Everblack, and Nightbringers all have one to two colors with some black for that added detail. The pure blue from Nocturnal, for example, is beautiful. The albums all have a high level of detail that makes you want to look at it to absorb all of the little details. This holds especially true to Abysmal which is full of details of people getting ripped apart from hellish monsters. The Black Dahlia Murder is one of those bands who will have trouble disappointing their fans with excellent music and album artwork.

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#9: Amon Amarth (Metal Blade Records)

The thematics of a Viking metal band like Amon Amarth, it is hard not to have fantastic album covers. With the history of Vikings and Norse mythology at your disposal will make having the right album cover to go with the music should be a piece of cake. With albums such as Surur Rising, JomsvikingDeceiver of the Gods, and Twilight of the Thunder God to be the prime examples of some of the best album art in heavy metal. Whether it is a firey battle from Surtur Rising or an image of Thor from Twilight of the Thunder God, there is something to look at in astonishment. Having an eye-catching cover will always draw in that curious metalhead who is looking for a new band to dive into. Almost every album in Amon Amarth’s catalog is full of extensive detail such as these albums.

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#8: A Day to Remember (Victory Records and Epitaph Records)

A Day to Remember is unique in many ways. Mixing a pop-punk style with metalcore is really interesting and works out in a great way. Another aspect that is quite unusual is their album art theme. Every album features a man who is always facing away, so all you see is his back. The art is always stylized and as of lately, features a lot of detail. The best example being Bad Vibrations that opens up (if you have the CD or vinyl) to a whole lot more than meets the eye. References to previous material in this subway station are littered throughout. The biggest fans of the band would have to look at the album for hours to pick out every little detail. The band’s Sophomore album For Those Who Have Heart is much more simplistic with the man facing away as usual with a bat behind is back. The tan color with the silhouetted man is simple as can be but intriguing. Each album takes you on a different experience with the mysterious man to make for an iconic look to every album by A Day to Remember. Once you glance at a record, then you will automatically know who that it is ADTR.

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#7: Cannibal Corpse (Metal Blade Records)

It would be insulting to not have one of the most iconic and influential death metal bands on this list. Not only has Cannibal Corpse been arguably the most influential band in the genre, but they have some of the most iconic album covers in heavy metal. With albums such as Tomb of the Mutilated. Butchered at Birth, and Eaten Back to Life that has brought people so much terror throughout the world. Zombies, disfigured corpses, and deranged killers are all featured throughout the band’s catalog. My personal favorite is Tomb of the Mutilated which shows a man ripped in half eating out a woman who is bound and been butchered. Now that is true metal right there!

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#6: Cattle Decapitation (Metal Blade Records)

Cattle Decapitation uses its gruesome and brutal music to provide an important message about how humans abuse animals and the environment. With this, they depict animals in rather positive ways and show humans suffering in the most horrific ways. The Anthropocene Extinction and Monolith of Inhumanity might be in my top favorite album artworks of all time. They are some of the most horrendous and brutal covers that I have seen in recent years. Besides the flashy gruesome bodies depicted in the images below, everything is incredibly well done. Full of detail and beautifully drawn out, well as beautifully as rotting corpses can get. Karma Bloody Karma shows a different side to their artwork by showing something magical of a part man and bull with many arms holding cleavers and knives. The symbolism and message are quite compelling. Not only that, but it is quite different from their other albums that usually show some guy getting ripped to pieces in some fashion.

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#5: Job for a Cowboy (Metal Blade Records)

Job for a Cowboy might be a band who have gone quiet for a while, and questions are raised about whether we will get another album from the deathcore group. Despite these questions, what we do have are some stunning albums. Sun Eater can be looked at for hours by how beautifully crafted it is. A ritualistic image showing a woman who looks like she is performing some spell upon a burning city. Every album features a goat skull that has given an image to the band throughout the years. The skull might be slightly shown in records like Sun Eater, but their EPs and other LPs do display the head more prominently. Demoncracy and Ruination are dark and disturbing images that feature the infamous skull. The two albums are much more political by their imagery with the American flag being shown in Ruination or seeing lady justice with the skull on her head. She has an army of police with riot shield behind her as she holds up her scale that holds up some meat. Job for a Cowboy was one of the first deathcore bands that kickstarted the genre and will have some memorable albums to always look back on.

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#4: Iron Maiden (EMI and Capitol Records)

Iron Maiden is one of the most prominent and most influential heavy metal bands ever. Not only is their music changed the world of rock and metal forever, but they also have one of the most iconic mascots in the genre. Eddie the Head is featured consistently throughout their catalog. Eddie goes from using a hammer to smash someone to pieces in Killers, to an Egyptian theme in Powerslave, or even in some futuristic world in Somewhere in Time. The possibilities are endless and have always been incredible with each new album. It is impossible not to love the iconic character.

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#3: Skeletonwitch (Prosthetic Records)

Skeletonwitch feels to be quite an underrated band in the metal community. They mix quite a bit of different genres but mostly lean into the black metal world. Not only do they have incredible music, but some disturbing album art to go with it. Skulls and death plague each record just like any extreme band would have. The group lives up to their name by having skeletons and plenty of death to be featured on each cover. Breathing the Fire is one of their most brutal looking albums. Burned bodies and skeletons scattered throughout a firey field. At One with the Shadows is the band’s first album and it might be simple, but effective at being disturbing. The gruesome album features a Grim Reaper looking monster with a pentagram on his chest while holding several severed heads. The band has a theme, and they are sticking to it. A new album called Devouring Radiant Light is scheduled to release on July 20 of this year which will be the band’s first album in five years.

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#2: The Acacia Strain (Prosthetic Records and Rise Records)

The Acacia Strain is one of those bands who may not be that well known, but they have had continued influence among many groups in heavy metal in the 2000’s. Something I have always loved, especially in recent albums, is their wonderful colors displayed in their artwork that are vibrant and beautiful. Often albums such as Coma Witch and Wormwood feature birds with some other symbols and objects. Or the utter chaos that explodes in your face from Continent. Whether they are going for simple or complete destruction, their albums are always beautifully stylized and well crafted. Almost every record in the band’s catalog is full of color despite being a group that is full of hate and not-so-colorful lyrics.

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#1: Rings of Saturn (Unique Leader Records and Nuclear Blast Records)

The deathcore band Rings of Saturn have some stunning looking albums. Each one is full of vibrant colors that are impossible not to look at. With sci-fi horror themes featuring creatures and bizarre planets that are full of detail, you can look at any of their albums for some time and continue to pick out new details. With each album centered on a particular color, they manage to blend other colors to balance everything out to create a beautiful piece of art. Ultu Ulla has beautiful purple and green with a hint of blue in the mix. Another highlight in the band’s catalog is Dingir that is horrifying and at the same time beautiful. The album is full of various shades of blue and green to create something that is pretty to look at while managing to be quite disgusting at the same time. That is quite a remarkable thing to accomplish.

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That makes it for this list. What did you think of the albums featured here? Who do you think has some of the best album art in heavy metal? Be sure to comment your thoughts below!

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10 Awesome Female Characters

To make a great character in any movie, tv show, video game, book, etc. it takes a lot of creativity. The protagonist, side characters, and antagonist are some of the most essential aspects of any story. If you hate the characters, then the rest of the experience is ruined. Lately, diverse characters are important to give some variety to the cast of characters. One thing a lot of people have been clamoring for is for more female lead characters. This list is going to show off some great female characters from books, tv shows, video games, and movies. Some of them are the leads in their stories, while others might play a more supporting role. Whatever the importance their character plays does not matter here, but the quality of the character. This list will not be in any particular order, but some I may specify how much I adore their characters. Let’s get to it and look at ten excellent female characters.

SOME SPOILERS WHILE TALKING ABOUT CHARACTERS AND THEIR JOURNEYS

#10: Maeve Millay (Westworld)

Maeve is one of the hosts in HBO’s Westworld who starts to develop memories and her own mind. She starts up a revolution against the humans and has an army of other hosts to slaughter whoever she wishes. Her power over other hosts and humans shows how intelligent and powerful she becomes in the show so far. She is not a human, but just a robot. Despite being created for the guests to have sex with or kill, she is one of the show’s main characters. She has knowledge of what is happening, but a part of her cannot let go of her past daughter, despite not being her real daughter. The pain drives her mission even if the pain is synthetic. The question about robot sentience is brought up in the show, and Maeve is a great example of how sympathetic a machine can be.

 

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#9: Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

Daenerys is a major fan favorite amongst fans of the Game of Thrones books and show. The series is filled with strong female characters, but she has dragons so how could I not put her on this list? Mother of Dragons and Breaker of Chains and a million other titles that she goes by, has worked hard throughout the series. She was forced into a marriage that found her being raped by her husband, a brother who used her for his personal gain and turning it around to become one of the strongest characters in the series. Her dragons are massive and will tear through armies in minutes along with a mighty army by her side. She is a commanding figure who has a kind heart. In the world of Game of Thrones, you have to make some hard decisions, as we see with almost every character. The ones like Daenerys struggle because they are too nice, but she finds her way as she develops as a character. Sure, some decisions she makes a pretty stupid and irritating sometimes, but an overall excellent character.

 

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#8: Ellen Ripley (Alien series)

 

Not putting Ellen Ripley on this list would be a disservice to any strong female character. She is one of the leads who paved the way for future roles, especially for R, rated films. The horrors that she goes through in the series is horrific. Her colleagues being slaughtered one by one by the xenomorph. She must survive and kill the creature, while later down the road she must kill many more. On top of the badass character, we get Sigourney Weaver’s incredible performance that showcases how awesome she can be, while showing how horrifying these situations would be. She has her weaknesses and fears but is able to pull through each challenge. Sadly, following movies go downhill, but the first two films in the series are all-time classics. Out of woman who can be killing machines, it is hard to beat Ripley.

 

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#7: Eli/Abby (Let the Right One In/Let Me In)

I list both Eli, the name of the girl in both the Swedish film and the novel that both films are based on, and Abby, the name of the girl in the American film because they are both the same character. Each film has their own spin from the source material, but the themes are the same. A vampire love story between two children who are in a lot of emotional pain. Unlike other vampire love stories that will not be named, Let Me In and Let the Right One In hits on different emotional notes. Eli/Abby care for their new friend who is being terrorized by bullies. She has a kind heart, but being a vampire means for innocent people to die. This complexity to her character is played out well. She tries to be distant, but when the bullies are about to kill Oskar/Owen, then it is time for a vampire to take control of the situation. A childlike character who is willing to murder someone to feed or to defend and be loving at the same time. This is one unique spin on a story we have seen done before but in a much more mature and darker fashion.

 

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#6: Amy Dunne (Gone Girl)

Amy Dunne is unlike the other characters that you have seen so far on this list. She is cold, meticulous, and will give a world of mix emotions. Both the film and novel will provide you with mixed emotions in general but in the best way possible. Your feelings turn around over and over as you learn about her and her husband, Nick. Amy’s determination to get what she wants no matter the costs are brutal to witness as either a reader or an audience member watching the film. This is one girl that you better stay on her good side.

 

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#5: Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)

Is it fair to have two characters from Game of Thrones? Maybe, but the show and novel series are full of great females. Brienne has to be my favorite lady on the show. Unlike most of the woman on the show, she is not sexualized at all. Intentionally they make her look less attractive, but it works to her benefit because she can kill just about any man that crosses her path. Her skills with a sword make her one of the deadliest characters not only in Game of Thrones but on this entire list. She can be cold, but quite caring too. We see how devoted she is to her word to protect Arya and Sansa. Not only that, but we know that she genuinely cares for these girls. Despite the conflict with Jamie, she and he have mutual respect for one another. Honorable, caring, and one of the biggest killers in the series, how could you not love her?

 

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#4: Eleven (Stranger Thing)

One of the most beloved characters in recent memories has to be Eleven. A character who was housed in a lab and used for some government experiments will have some issues. Eleven is portrayed in a realistic way that shows that poor conditions for a child will leave them with severe social and emotional problems. Millie Robby Brown does a phenomenal job of bringing this character to life. Eleven has her issues but has a good heart. She has been subjected to a life she does not want. Over the past two seasons, we have seen some growth, and this will continue in the show’s final two seasons. Her telekinetic powers are quite powerful, but she will have a long way to go. Giving her superpowers that are strong, but not overpowered is an excellent choice. It leads her to not only develop as a character but as the show’s superhero who is learning how to properly utilize her powers.

 

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#3: Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War)

Gamora is quite different from the rest of her team. She is a lot kinder and a stronger moral compass. Unlike Rocket, she will not steal people’s limbs. Sure, she is sweet, strong, and a great team player with the other Guardians. What makes her even better is her prominent connection to the story in the current MCU. Her father (technically capturer) being Thanos. Gamora was taken from her home planet, while a massive genocide took place by the hands of Thanos and his army. She suffered for 20 years with the Mad Titan which fundamentally formed who she is as a person. After seeing Infinity War and learning more about Thanos and Gamora through that film, Gamora is a stronger character when going back to the Guardians movies.

 

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#2: Ellie (The Last of Us)

Elie and my number one after this are hands down my favorite characters. This list is not in any order up until these final two characters. Ellie is a believable teenage girl. The game does not downplay her in any way for being only fourteen years old. Instead, her character breaks what is usually set up for a character like her. She is a foul-mouthed kid who has a lot of struggles. She has many flaws and positives to her. Ellie might have a temper issue, not gotten over the loss of her best friend and other deaths in her life, and has to fight to survive every single day. Her relationship with Joel is beautifully developed. Seeing these two characters not have a care in the world for each other to end up forming a father and daughter relationship is incredible. Most video games cannot tug on heartstrings that well, but The Last of Us is one emotional roller coaster that nobody was prepared for. Ellie being the playable character in the next title will give her more room for growth to be even better than she already is.

 

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#1: Lisbeth Salander (Millennium series)

Lisbeth is one of the most unique characters from any film or novel. The films have had their struggles both for the Swedish films that adapted the trilogy and the American film that only adapted the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Lisbeth has an alternative look with piercings, tattoos, and dyed hair. Her look gives everyone a wrong impression along with her emotionless attitude. She is much more complicated than all of that. She is brilliant and a force that should not be messed with. Lisbeth is not a victim, but a vicious girl who does not stand for being wronged. In the series, Lisbeth will be mistreated by the government who invade her rights, she will be raped, beaten, and almost murdered. Every time none of those things stop her.  The series itself is an excellent message to all woman around the world who are wronged by men. It is hard to find a more complex and unique character than Lisbeth Salander.

 

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That makes it for my list of awesome female characters. Some of these ladies are not the nicest in the world, but they are all powerful in their own way. With people clamoring for female characters, hopefully, this list gives you some interest to look up some of these shows, books, movies, or video games. Be sure to comment below on some of your favorite female characters.

 

10 Things That Should or Could Happen in the Future of the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a lot of ups and downs over the past ten years. With Infinity War and Avengers 4 is set up as films that will be a significant shake-up to the universe. With many movies that are in the coming years, there is a lot to speculate for the future. With the third week of Marvel blog posts, I will be going over ten things that could or should happen in the future. A few of these speculations are easily agreeable, while some are debatable. While some are just what I hope for that may be impossible.

#10: Who will team up with Spider-Man in the next movie?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming we saw Iron Man team up with the web-swinger as a mentor to guide him on his new journey to become a full-on superhero. Previous comments about the future hints at more films having at least two heroes instead of someone flying solo. A lot of guesses are circling the internet about who could stand by Spidey on his next adventure. A lot of those are assuming that Doctor Strange could make an appearance as a new mentor to Peter. The rumors increased due to interviews and the trailers of Infinity War that include the two heroes together. On top of that, they both are close to each other, so it would not be difficult for the two heroes to meet up. Finally, this is more of my speculation, but when Iron Man is no longer in the picture, Spider-Man will need a new mentor.

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#9: Bucky and Falcon have a movie together after Captain America is gone

This idea came about by a video I saw from WhatCulture who speculated that Bucky or Falcon could take up the mantle after Captain America dies. In the comics, both characters have done this before so it would make perfect sense. A lot of fans have been thinking the same thing that it could be Bucky. Much of that speculation comes from one particular scene of him holding Captain’s shield. Another aspect of the video is that there could be a movie with the two heroes teaming up. This would be an excellent idea because of their chemistry and relationship to Captain America. Falcon being more lighthearted and fun mixed with Bucky’s more serious tone could make for a fun movie.

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#8: Avengers vs. X-Men

Rumors have stirred up as soon as the deal between Disney and Fox emerged. One of the most popular ideas was the comic Avengers vs. X-Men could be a storyline in the future of the MCU. These two massive groups of heroes meeting and end up creating a conflict could be the most incredible clash between heroes since Civil War. Along with this would start a relationship between the two groups and lead to many possibilities for the future. An epic battle like this would be challenging to create, but with the current track record that Marvel has right now, it should not be an issue.

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#7: Deadpool and Spider-Man

The idea is a bit of a stretch for many reasons. If or when the deal finally is signed away between Disney and Fox, then Disney would have to figure out what to do with Deadpool. A statement issued that said that the foulmouthed mercenary will be safe during this deal, so fans can still enjoy a future with him slashing away bad guys and making crude jokes. In some comics, he has a relationship with Spider-Man which would make for an incredible dynamic. However, Disney would not want Deadpool in the MCU because of his guaranteed R rating. The company will probably put Deadpool under someone else to keep him away from the Disney banner even if they still own him. This means that it is unlikely to see him interact with any of the Avengers, even Spider-Man. We can always hope that this complicated friendship comes to the big screen, but the future of Deadpool is pretty unknown besides his upcoming sequel and X-Force.

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#6: Another Thor movie

It is unclear about whether or not we will get another movie with Thor. Chris Hemsworth’s contract is about to be up, but with the success of Ragnarok then it is possible that he could get another contract. Both Chris and director Taika Waititi have both said that they are not only hoping to do a fourth Thor movie, but they have been brewing up some idea too. The only issue that we run into is that the contract has not been confirmed to be resigned. Since the MCU is preparing at least other 20+ movies, it is possible to fit in Thor’s character in a few things. Nobody knows the plans that Marvel has, but that will not stop speculation! If Thor has a future or not will be determined after these next Avengers movies.

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#5: Small and big screen characters join together

A lot of the Marvel TV shows can be inconsistent, but as characters, there are plenty of great ones to bring along with the Avengers. This conversation has been happening for a while ever since the success of Netflix’s Daredevil. A lot can be done with great main and supporting characters from shows like The Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. Some of the best villains have come from these shows such as Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin. It would be a great idea to have a conflict between Fisk and Spider-Man or have the Avengers and Defenders join together. The best thing that Marvel can do is to continue increasing their cast of characters to the big screen, and they have many established roles on the small screen who would be excellent for a theatrical release.

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#4: Rated R MCU movies

I have a preference for more adult movies and games, as you might tell from many posts on this site. The possibility of having a rated R superhero movie from a loveable character such as Deadpool was a dream come true. I loved it then came Logan, which became my favorite superhero movie ever made. The conversation about an R rated MCU film has gone back and forth for a while now. The one thing that Marvel and Disney cannot refuse is a giant pile of cash which was brought big time by Deadpool and Logan. Last year in an interview with CBR Kevin Feige said, “I don’t think it’s out of the question. When I started at Marvel seventeen years ago, the Blade franchise was doing very well. A lot of people didn’t even know that it was based on a Marvel character because at the time they hid the fact it was Marvel. So, not out of the question, but not something we’re working on right now.” I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one, but not going to get my hopes too high.

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#3: A more diverse cast of heroes

A big complaint that many people have had about the MCU is the lack of diversity. Now that we have Black PantherCaptain Marvel is coming next year, and the potential Black Widow movie will help give more woman and people of color to take the forefront of future phases in the MCU. Kevin Feige spoke to Vulture about the having woman take a more critical role by saying,  “It is all about figuring out when and how” admitted Feige. “But by the way, many of them have already filmed additional scenes in upcoming movies, so some of that is gonna come sooner rather than later. All of them will be seen again.” Until those future movies, we will see a lot of Black Widow, Gamora, Wanda, Nakia, Okoye, and many more incredible female characters in Infinity War.black panther

 

#2: Giving light to less known characters

Just like what we have seen with the characters such as Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and the whole Guardians crew, we have seen some less known characters take a significant role. Feige has said time again and again that the frontrunners of the MCU will shift and include Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man who is one of the more well-known characters to take a more prominent role, and more. With over 7,000 characters, an endless amount can be utilized for years to come. That will bring a mix of the most beloved and known characters such as Spider-Man to team up with Doctor Strange and others. This catalog of bizarre and obscure characters has been slowing opening and will continue to open. The future phases are supposed to be very different and experimental. With that said, the future could look a lot more creative instead of some cookie cutter formula to chug out movie after movie. These possibilities to different characters and styles on making future films can lead to a healthy future for the MCU.

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#1: Giving bigger and more powerful villains after Thanos

Thanos is an incredibly strong opponent for our heroes. Speculation is going around about character deaths such as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Loki, and others who might be killed off in Infinity War. The comic kill of a significant portion of the heroes, so it is safe to say that we should all expect some level of consequences during this massive battle. Once Thanos is defeated, there will need to be a new threat in the future to raise the stakes. Whenever Disney acquires Fox’s properties then many doors will open. Heroes such as Deadpool, X-Men, and Fantastic Four will all be available, including villains. These villains plus the villains already owned by Disney can lead to many different possibilities. Some of the most popular of villains such as Doctor Doom, Galactus, Sinister Six, and much more lead to a variety of threats that our heroes will have to face in the future. For now, they have to survive the wrath of Thanos first.

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That is it for this week in my month of Marvel lists. Again, be sure to check out the other two that I wrote about my favorite villains and facts that you didn’t know about the MCU. Next week will be the last before my review of Avengers: Infinity War which releases on April 27, I will see it on the 29th in which you can expect my review that same day.

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Top Best Villains in the MCU (So Far)

To continue my month of leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, this second week is all about the villains. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is quite incredible. All of the work that has been done to build up this fleshed out universe on both the big and small screen is impressive. However, there have been some issues throughout the phases of the MCU, especially early on. One of the biggest flaws has been the villains. Most of the villains are bland or feel too similar to the hero, which is not to say that they are all terrible. Some have ranged from quite good to fantastic. In this list, I will rank the top best villains we have seen in the MCU so far. Pitting against the best of the best we have seen. The picks I have here might get controversial and the fact that this is not a full list of every villain, but these are my picks on who I enjoyed the most or the most sympathetic or who got closest to destroying our heroes. The list here is a focus on the big screen characters from the films. Before this list, I would like to make a few honorable mentions from the TV shows. In Daredevil, Kingpin aka Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) who was sympathetic, intimidating, and a powerful force that gave a great challenge to our blind hero. Next from Luke Cage, Cottonmouth aka Cornell Stokes (Mahershala Ali) who was charismatic, sympathetic, and an intelligent gangster. Finally, from Jessica Jones season 1 we had Killgrave (David Tennant) who was vile, evil, sadistic and had an interesting origin story. His run as the psychopath with mind control powers was phenomenal. Check out all of those shows for these fantastic villains. Seriously, these people are some of my favorites from any show or movie. Now let us dive into the best villains that we have seen so far in the MCU.

#8: Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Ultron (James Spader) made a lot of people feel he was insignificant compared to Loki in the second Avengers film. This is true, but James Spader put on such a great performance that helped ignore some of the flaws in the character’s development and other issues in the film. The ties that will make a lasting impact later in the MCU such as Black Panther when we see Klaw (Andy Serkis) who has found a replacement for his arm. What gets Ultron on the list is James Spader’s performance that brings the robotic villain to life. Tony Stark had a vision for this defense system that blows up in his face majorly. The guilt he feels steers him in the direction that we see in Civil WarULTRON

#7: Hela (Thor: Ragnarok)

The goddess of death is a force to reckon with especially looking at the problems that occur in Asgard. How could I not put Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) sister on here? She destroyed Mjolner -a piece of information that I did not know going in- which made me horrified of her. Cate Blanchett did a phenomenal job to make for an intimidating villain in a hilarious film. Her power was so great that she took our Thor’s hammer and his eye. The only way to destroy her had the consequence of destroying Asgard by summoning Surtur (Clancy Brown). Her impact on Thor and Loki’s side of the MCU is gigantic. Infinity War needs to address a lot such as Thor informing his friends back on Earth on what happened and his new weapon which is supposedly an ax.HELA

#6: Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Now one of the Avengers, Bucky (Sebastian Stan) was previously known as the Winter Soldier. For people like myself who had no idea who he was, this mysterious masked man with a powerful arm was quite intriguing. What makes him on this spot on my list is the relationship connection with him to Captain America and what we learn in Civil War when the reveal happens that he killed Tony’s parents. Of course, he was being controlled to do these things, but his actions lend to an excellent villain. He is powerful arm with extensive training and struggles with the memory loss of his friend Steve Rogers makes for a strong and complex character. He was the most sympathetic antagonist so far in the MCU who eventually turns good. It will be interesting getting a full movie with Infinity War when Bucky fights with his new friends to take down Thanos.wintersoldier.png

#5: Helmut Zemo (Captain America: Civil War)

Helmut Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) is cunning, intelligent, and has had the closest success in defeating the Avengers. His plan to split them apart and fight against each other almost worked. Towards the end of the film as we learn about his motivations, he becomes one of the most sympathetic villains in the MCU. It is difficult to not feel for the guy. That is why his defeat hit so hard when watching, but we have to stand by our heroes.HELMUT ZEMO.jpg

#4: Ego (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

Ego (Kurt Russell) almost seemed like a protagonist throughout the film. You had the feeling when watching that he must be the antagonist -unless you are a reader of the comics- but were never too sure. Kurt Russell always being so charismatic in every role that makes it hard not to love him no matter who he is playing. I wanted him to be a good guy and the father that Peter (Chris Pratt) never had when he was growing up. The reveal of his evil plan to expand and destroy every planet on top of what he did to Peter’s mother drew the line as to who he really was. One of my favorite moments from any MCU film is when he tells Peter that he planted the tumor in his mother, his eyes stop glowing, and he unloads his guns into Ego. His impact may not have been that large on the MCU as a whole, but Peter’s background has been fleshed out more. Peter, one of the most loveable heroes, is now better and stronger than ever now that he has defeated his father.EGO.jpg

#3: Vulture (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Vulture (Michael Keaton) seemed like a generic criminal who gets a fancy suit. However, with a combination of making him sympathetic and Michael Keaton’s excellent portrayal, he is one of my favorite villains. He is a man who wants best for his family. After a bad situation and no idea on what else to do, he turns to crime. At first, nobody is getting hurt, but the road he has gone down is a slippery slope. I felt exactly how Peter (Tom Holland) when the door to his homecoming date’s house opened and the reveal that Adrian Toomes aka Vulture is Liz’s (Laura Harrier) father. My heart was pounding at this intense scene. Despite him figuring out who Peter is, he still does not want to kill him. Peter’s determination to stop his criminal behavior is what breaks Adrian to the point that he has no other choice, but to kill Spider-Man. It will be difficult to top this antagonist for the next adventure for Peter Parker.VULTURE

#2: Killmonger (Black Panther)

Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) is not only a worthy foe for Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) but even a sympathetic villain who won over audiences around the world. His motives are concise and a cause that many people can get behind. The flaws within him are what makes him such an antagonistic character, but there is a part of him that is decent. The betrayal and loss that he feels from his family, the government and Wakanda are greatly felt by the audience too. kilmonger.jpg

#1: Loki (Avengers)

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is always up to something, powerful, charismatic, and funny. To most people, he is the best villain, to which I agree. He is phenomenal and continues to with his upcoming role in Infinity War. Even at the point of losing, he always has another plan. The brilliance of his character to enjoyable and keeps both the Avengers and the audience on their toes. The relationship between him and Thor is complicated, especially seeing as they develop more with each film. After eighteen movies, he is still number one.The-avengers-loki.jpg

That concludes this list of my favorite villains that we have seen so far on the big screen in the MCU. I will continue these types of lists to build up to Avengers: Infinity War. Be sure to post your top favorites whether it is top 5 or even every villain in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out my other article for week one right here to see some facts that you may not have known about the MCU. Stay tuned because there are two more weeks of lists before my review for Infinity War.

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10 MCU Facts That You (Probably) Didn’t Know

By the end of this month, Avengers: Infinity War comes out. To celebrate this milestone for Marvel, I will be writing an article every week about the MCU to build up to the release of Infinity War. You can expect a review of that film the weekend that it releases, but let’s dive right into the first week. With 18 movies that are full of easter eggs, small details that build up to other films, and even some bloopers that made it into the final cut of the movie. This list comprises of ten things that you (probably) did not know about the MCU.

#1: Guardians of the Galaxy: Peter drops the ball

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In the first Guardians of the Galaxy, we are introduced to The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) who explains the powerful orb to our heroes. This turns out to be the power infinity stone that Thanos gets his hands on in Avengers: Infinity War. Peter (Chris Pratt) hands the orb but ends up dropping it and quickly makes a recovery. This was a complete accident, but director James Gunn loved it. Not only did he like it, but Chris Pratt played it off so well by staying in character, most people assume that it was on purpose. Dropping this all-powerful orb seemed perfectly fitting to Peter’s character. Maybe Chris took on this role because Peter looked a bit relatable.

 

#2: Bruce Banner’s attempt at suicide can be seen

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If you remember in the first Avengers movie that Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) divulges his attempt on suicide. Due to the rating being PG: 13, we were never shown this scene from The Incredible Hulk. This is back when Edward Norton was Bruce, who would eventually be replaced by Mark in The Avengers. That discussion is not only a great throwback to a deleted scene, but adds a lot to Bruce Banner as a character. You can view this by the deleted scenes from The Incredible Hulk or on YouTube.

 

#3: There is only one time that Robert Downey Jr. wears the Iron Man suit

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That is right, he does not actually wear the suit. In the first Iron Man, there is a full suit with some added CGI to bring everything to life. After the film’s release, Downey saw that there was no need for the suit because the CGI is that good. The suit was bulky and uncomfortable anyways, which is not a huge surprise because massive costumes are notorious for being a pain to wear. Ever since that first film, everything has been entirely digital as Robert focuses on bringing his best performance and bring Tony Stark to life.

 

#4: Chris Evans did not want anything to do with Captain America

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It is hard to imagine the MCU without people like Chris Evans, but things could have turned out in a way that would have a different actor as Captain America. Due to his poor experience as the Human Torch in the awful Fantastic Four movies, he turned down the role for Captain America three times. The person at Marvel who thought to keep asking Chris for this role is either the most annoying person ever or a genius. The answer is a mix of the two. Chris Evans negotiated a contract that made him more comfortable and decided to go for it. Now it has worked out wonderfully for him.

 

#5: Paul Bettany’s first time meeting the cast was in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Paul Bettany has been J.A.R.V.I.S. since the beginning of the MCU, but this voice work has made him unable to actually work in person with Robert Downey Jr. or any other cast member. When casted to play as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, this was his first chance to work with cast members in person. In an interview with Business Insider Paul Bettany spoke about this process by saying, “It’s really lovely to finally be working with these people that I’ve been working with for 10 years already,” says Bettany. “It’s a bunch of really creative, talented, funny people who are all playing at the top of their game, and I don’t just mean the cast — who were incredibly welcoming — but I also mean Kevin Feige and [executive producer] Jeremy Latcham and Joss Whedon. They really know how to make these movies.”

 

#6: Hulk’s new voice

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For the longest time Lou Ferrigno has been the voice actor for Hulk, but in Thor: Ragnarok the voice is now Mark Ruffalo. Yes, he was never the previous voice for Hulk. He always played as just Bruce Banner and Hulk in motion capture. Now it is full performance capture by his actions and performing the dialog for the giant green hero.

 

#7: Vin Diesel actually knows what Groot is saying

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You would think how simple Vin Diesel’s life must be to say such simple lines for his role as Groot. However, there is more depth than anyone felt that there was. On Twitter, James Gunn revealed that only him and Vin have a particular script that translates what Groot is saying in English. This added depth certainly helps Vin Diesel understand his character a lot more. Plus he is able to follow along with some added depth that most people will never have.

 

#8: Tom Holland got only some of the script for Avengers: Infinity War

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Tom Holland is excellent at two things: playing as arguably the best Spider-Man and for spoiling significant parts of movies. He was given only some sections of Infinity War to know his role, but as much information was kept from him as possible. These precautions were taken to make sure nothing was spoiled in future interviews, social media, or to anyone he comes across. In an interview Good Morning America with Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch, who stops Tom from a spoiler, we can see it for ourselves on how tempted he was to divulge some information because he genuinely gets excited about his work.

 

#9: Star Wars tribute with severed hands

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Fans may have caught on that a lot of hands were severed in phase two. The reason is Star Wars. In an interview with Cinema Blend Kevin Feige says, ” So I’m obsessed with Star Wars – and it didn’t start out as intentional, but it became intentional, including that beat that you referenced. It sort of happens in every Star Wars movie, but I was sort of looking at it, ‘Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back?’ Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.”

 

#10: We almost saw Captain Marvel sooner

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In 2019 we will get our first female MCU film, Captain Marvel. Initially, she was going to be featured at the last scene of Avengers: Infinity War. Joss Whedon wanted her to make her debut here, but not only being a disservice to the character but met some resistance from Kevin Feige. Fans would have wanted more female heroes earlier, but people are generally satisfied that there is a confirm for her debut to be in 2019.

 

That is it for this list for my build up to Avengers: Infinity War. Comment below on anything that you find interesting that people may not know about the MCU or just about the facts above.  Expect more lists to come out to build the hype for the big battle with Thanos.

 

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10 Video Game Franchises That Went Downhill

Video game franchises are great for everyone when done right. Publishers and developers will have an IP that will continue to generate them money forever if it is successful enough. For gamers, you fall in love with the games because of the story or gameplay or any other reason depending on the game. However, some franchises go for too long. Everything starts off great but feels like a cash grab by extending the story too long or get lazy by putting in less content. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of franchises that have declined in quality. Some of those will survive forever no matter what, while some might be gone forever because of a few bad titles. Let’s check out some game franchises that have gone downhill over the years.

1. Gears of War

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Gears of War was one of the best exclusives that Xbox had. This franchise had brutal gameplay, awesome weapons, cheesy story and characters to make for an over the top game that felt like an 80s sci-fi action flick. The first three games were fantastic. Adding new elements to gameplay and expanding the story to its conclusion. Then we got two more games that were terrible. They lost the spirit of the franchise that made it what it was. The last game Gear of War 4 fell flat by not getting much attention. This was a beloved franchise that is dying in an era in which Xbox does not have many great exclusives. This is a significant hit with Xbox fans and Microsoft.
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2. Call of Duty

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Despite the amount of money it makes, the fan reactions vary with these games. Always accessible and can be fun, but the games are not the same as they used to be. With the last few entries getting lukewarm to flat out hostile responses from fans, things were getting rocky for Call of Duty. The previous entry in the franchise brought the game back to its roots. If you read my review of Call of Duty WW2, then you would know that the franchise took some steps forward, but takes some steps back because of the inclusion of loot boxes and various other issues. To determine whether or not the series will go up or down from that entry is up to the individual, but my bets are on the downward trend. No matter what happens, Call of Duty will stay and make a ridiculous amount of money each year.
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3. Halo

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This one breaks my heart because of all the fond memories of the first three games. Halo changed the game for both Xbox and the first person shooter genre as a whole. Sadly, the games should have ended after the third entry. Some love a few of the games after, but from Halo 4 and 5 that changes. I am sure plenty still love those games, but the quality has gone down since 343 took over. Just like Gears of War, there was a solid end to the series that could have ended it on a high note. However, the story had to continue and got more ridiculous as it went on. Understandably this is for money and one of the biggest exclusives for Xbox. The truth is that no matter how much people may like or dislike the new entries, the original first three were exceptional during the original Xbox and Xbox 360.halo 3

4. Silent Hill

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Is it safe to say that we all hate Konami? I will say yes because of everything that happened from P.T., Kojima, and Metal Gear Survive as evidence that this company as a whole has gone downhill. The first few games were some of the best horror games could deliver back in the day. After some entries that fell in quality and lacked a positive reception from fans or critics, the Silent Hill games went to sleep. Right when the franchise could have made history with the upcoming collaboration between Kojima, Norman Reedus, and Guillermo Del Toro, Konami shut it down. That began the drama between the company and Kojima. What also started because of that was the potential death sentence to the Silent Hill games.
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5. Sonic the Hedgehog

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This is a franchise that is not for everyone, but die-hard fans will always be out there. A classic from Sega that lasted over a decade of being beloved by its fans. It got to a certain point in which the franchise was heading down a dangerous road. The games expanded to the point that left the original ideas were left behind in which lost what made these games so beloved. The gaming world has changed dramatically too. Some games can manage like Mario, but Sonic has not had the same luck. Sega as a whole has not been as relevant which lead to the stack of reasons to the franchise’s decline. The most pertinent news is that there is a film being made might spark up interest in the blue hedgehog, but with the trend that video game movies have made in the past, the best guess is that the film will fail to win over gamers.sonic_naoto_interview.jpg

6. Tony Hawk Pro Skater

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As someone who hates sports, especially in video games, I can say that the old Tony Hawk Pro Skater games were awesome. Great music, a variety of fun characters of both real skaters and fun fictional ones, excellent maps, and solid gameplay made for one great franchise. Sadly, the games are not what they used to be like the early 2000s. Then the gimmicky Tony Hawk: Ride came along which was marketed heavily for being so different. The appeal was there, but when players got their hands on it, the game was quickly forgotten. The final nail in the coffin came in 2015’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5. The game was incredibly buggy, poor gameplay, and felt like a quick cash grab. Fans and critics hated it so much that it is questionable whether this franchise can be revived. On top of that Tony Hawk does not work alongside Activision, so how could anyone want a new entry without Tony Hawk being involved in some capacity?tony hawk

7. Medal of Honor

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The decline of Medal of Honor came in 2012 from the game’s final entry Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Due to poor reviews and sales, EA has even said that there will not be any more games in the series. The last entry came with bugs, not good gameplay, annoying and confusing campaign, and flat out dumb AI. Along with the main juggernauts being Call of Duty and Battlefield which made it even harder for these games to stand on their own two feet in the military FPS genre. A brutal death to a franchise that was once great and beloved by so many fans is sad to see.medalofhonor.png

8. Dead Rising

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The first Dead Rising was profoundly flawed but was excellent. The game was at its best regarding the story, characters, and gameplay. The next entries added some great elements such as combining weapons and cooperative gameplay with a friend throughout the entire game. Sadly, the game was missing something from the first game. Gameplay felt too goofy, and the writing became too ridiculous. The first game was hilarious but had a balance of seriousness. The second game had that too but was missing the feel of the gameplay from the first entry plus any compelling characters. The games became less creative and found a formula to copy from the second game. The latest entry promised to go back to their roots but felt more like an insult. Gameplay did not expand much except for some concepts introduced from the previous game along with a story that feels like a slap in the face to anyone who was a fan of the original game. With poor sales, it is another Xbox exclusive that is on thin ice.
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9. Mass Effect

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This is the biggest failure in recent gaming history. After years of development and teases, the fans of Mass Effect got a new game that would have started a new trilogy in the franchise. However, Mass Effect Andromeda came to have terrible dialog, poor voice acting, lack of customization, and flooded with bugs not only left this game with a bad taste in many people’s mouths. The game got some solid reviews, but fans were not happy. The negative word of mouth outweighed the game’s positive reviews and solid sales figures to leave the franchise at a red light that may never go green again.masseffect.jpg

#1 Bomberman

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Bomberman is not entirely doomed, but the lukewarm response to Super Bomberman R leaves the franchise in a questionable state. The game is simple and fun, but many complain about the bugs, short campaign, and not as fun without friends. The game was surrounded by a discussion that was usually negative towards the game while still looking at the potential it had. As a quickly forgotten title by many, this could go either way from becoming a franchise that one day dies or will have an incredible comeback.bomberman

Those were the games that I feel have declined whether in overall quality or by looking at sales between various entries. What are some franchises that you feel have gotten worse as they continued?

10 Games that Need a Sequel

Game development takes years of hard work. Even when a game is announced the release date still could be years away. Every year there are dozens of great games that come out. If a game is an absolute high level of quality, it can sting when you do not get a sequel. Here we will be looking at 10 games that need a sequel. Some of these games are having sequels that are in the making or that we can assume that there will be another in the future. However, some of these games we may never get a sequel ever. Let’s look at some games and just hope that as many of these as possible can arrive one day.

10. LA Noire (Release date: May 17, 2011)

If Rockstar has its name on a game, then you will go on a gripping adventure in whatever game they are delivering. Even though it was Team Bondi who developed the game, the game felt like a typical Rockstar game. This 2011 police drama put the player in the shoes of a detective in L.A. in the late 1940s. Each significant chapter of the game sees the protagonist Cole Phelps rise through different departments within the police force. Excellent voice acting and writing with great gameplay. Since the game just received a remaster last year, maybe Rockstar will think about developing a sequel after a few years of supporting Red Dead Redemption 2.lanoire.jpg

9. Bioshock (Last entry: Bioshock Infinite. Released: March 26, 2013)

The first and third games in the Bioshock franchise are incredible despite being polar opposites. I don’t mention the second game because I personally never played and the game received a lukewarm response. However, the first game delivered a gripping story in a terrifying environment. The first game is legendary. The last entry in 2013, Bioshock Infinite was straight action instead of action-horror. Still, the characters were phenomenally written and acted. Along with an excellent story that ties itself to the other games. The possibilities are quite extensive on what the series could deliver if a fourth entry were to be made. With no signs of a sequel, all we can do is hope.246-bioshock_gamepage_bg

8. Borderlands (Last entry: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Released: October 14, 2014)

This wacky cartoon shooter is coming out with another game in the series. However, nobody knows when this will happen. Hints have been made by 2K Games, but there is not much information to go by. Maybe this E3 we will finally get a trailer, gameplay, or even a release date. With the announcement being made a few years ago at this point, a third game can come out any year at this point. Fingers crossed for a 2018 release date.Borderlands-the-pre-sequel

7. Left 4 Dead (Last entry: Left 4 Dead 2. Release date: November 17, 2009)

This one is a stretch about whether or not we will ever get another Left 4 Dead game. This is easily one of the most fun cooperative games out there. Playing against players or the AI. Either way, these games are phenomenal. The problem is that Valve is making so much money on Steam, there is no reason for them to make another game. The standard joke about the company not being able to count to three is accurate. There is no Half-Life 3, no Left 4 Dead 3, no Portal 3, and no Team Fortress 3. This one might forever live in our dreams and never be a reality.
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6. Elder Scrolls (Last entry: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Release date: November 11, 2011)

Back to another guarantee is another game in the Elder Scrolls franchise. The last entry boosted its popularity through the roof. Skyrim was my entry into the franchise and I fell in love. The games have a brilliant universe with a vast open world full of exciting quests. Even nonRPG fans can get into the series because of its simplicity can let new comers in and please the most experienced of RPG plauers. Bethesda has said that they will work on the game. You have to respect the company for sticking to their creative guns. Expanding themselves to other franchises like the brutally excellent DOOM reboot and the great stealth oriented Dishonor games shows that the company needs to stretch themselves to other projects outside of their most popular franchises. Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines has even said, “Quite honestly, [Bethesda Studios] didn’t want to be the developer that was just Elder ScrollsFalloutElder ScrollsFallout for the rest of their development careers…and you’ve got a lot of people in that studio who have been there for a really long time. They wanted to be able to self-determine things they worked on next, whether it was existing stuff [or] whether it was new IP.” He has an excellent point. Another Elder Scrolls will be released. Fans need to give the company time, and we will be able to slay as many dragons as we want in no time.
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5. Bully (Release date: October 17, 2006.)

Another excellent title by Rockstar. This open world game is like GTA without the murder and horrible crimes. Running around wrecking havoc around campus and the town is so much fun. Rockstar needs to dive into one of its older franchises after Red Dead Redemption 2, and this could be another excellent choice for the company. The amount of content they could add to a sequel would be excellent, especially with multiplayer. Imagine you and your friends in this game’s world as you ditch class and play pranks on unsuspecting students.bully.jpg

4. TimeSplitters (Last entry: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. Release date: March 21, 2005)

Yes, I have written an entire article on this game before. No, I will not stop talking about how this game needs a new entry. TimeSplitters, especially its last entry, are some of the best FPS games ever. With the advances in gaming technology and how great online gaming is now, I can only imagine this game getting a modern look and feel to it. Even with just playing with friends and the AI back in the day, the games had a great campaign. The likelihood of another entry is dim, but never let go of hope. Especially if that hope allows for the possibility of a great game. timesplitters.png

3. Sunset Overdrive (Release date: October 28, 2014)

Many people are divided on this game. Many love it, but many do not. Even the people who did not like Sunset Overdrive would say that it is a great game, just not for everyone. Personally, this is the only exclusive on the Xbox One that I like. To me, it is the best Xbox exclusive and rivals any game ever made. This is easily one of my favorite games of all time. The game is beautifully stylized, hilariously written with excellent characters to drive the comedy further, insane gameplay, and great movement that is the entire base of the gameplay. Insomniac Games have said they would like to do a sequel, all they need is a publisher. Maybe after their upcoming Spider-Man game on the PS4, we can get a sequel if Sony makes a deal. sunsetoverdrive.jpg

2. Ratchet and Clank (Last entry: Ratchet & Clank. Release date: April 12, 2016)

Insomniac is one of my favorite companies. Their games often are beautifully stylized, brilliantly written, and excellent gameplay that is full of great weapons, gadgets, and fluid movement. No wonder they are making a Spider-Man game. One of their flagship franchises is Ratchet & Clank. This game is the definition of what I tend to think about when playing any game by Insomniac. The latest entry was a retelling of the first game in a way to tie in with the movie that came out around the same time back in 2016. I was able to refind my love for these games, and now I need another game as soon as possible. With the franchise being so popular among their catalog, it is possible to see another game in the future.ratchetandclank.jpg

1. Bloodborne (Release date: March 24, 2015)

From Software have knocked it out of the park with their last two games: Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne. This game looks stunning and like the Dark Souls games manage to be punishing while maintaining how much fun it really is. With a few tweaks to gameplay to make itself unique along with interesting lore delivers an incredible journey. There have been rumors about a potential sequel, and we may find out this E3. Hopefully, there will be an announcement because this game deserves a sequel. bloodborne.png

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