Review of Skyrim’s DLC: Dawnguard

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released last November and is one of the most amazing games I’ve ever played.  Many gamers can back me on that I’m sure since it won game of the year.  It’s a role-playing game, filled with action and many interesting enemies to kill.  It takes place out of this world with archery, swords, battle axes, and a lot of magic.  When you turn on your XBOX or other gaming console and dive into Skyrim, you may forget that you have a real life.  Everything you could ever need in life is in Skyrim.  You go out into the world and explore, do whatever you want, and at your own pace.

Skyrim is the fifth of a series of games.  I have only played this and the game before this, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.  Oblivion’s story line was about defeating the gates of oblivion that were taking over the land.  Skyrim is a distant land from Oblivion’s Cyrodiil, and has two story lines that intertwine at times involving a war between people and another one with dragons.  I never thought I would enjoy a story line with dragons as much as I do in Skyrim, but Bethesda did a very good job with it. They always impress me with their work in making video games.  These games make you feel like you have chores. You feel you have accomplished something, and you have a huge purpose in life!  Everyone is relying on you to save the land, even if they don’t know it!

Skyrim

Skyrim Dawnguard Castle Volkihar

Bethesda’s newest excitement in Skyrim is the first DLC expansion called Dawnguard.  You have to make a choice of who you are going to fight for, and depending on that choice you will be given quests to help the side you choose.  This story line includes vampires, which also proves that I am a nerd because it makes me giddy.   Just like most expansions, you’ll be introduced to new characters and new places.  I loved the new adventures.  Very creative and explorative.  Even a dragon makes an appearance.  Not too many puzzles or traps that are overly difficult either.  You may want to play this expansion twice in order to experience the quests you will miss out on the first time.  It would be interesting to see how the game plays differently when playing the alternate route.  Some people have experienced some problems with the expansion. By that I mean glitches and bugs.  Be sure to save often!  Sometimes random things happen in the game that are not supposed to happen.  I play this game on the XBOX, so I don’t know about any glitches on other consoles.  My game has frozen once or twice since I started playing the expansion.  Unfortunately, every game and game expansion comes to an end.  The ending means everything about the story.  So was it a good ending?  For the route I took in the game, I was satisfied with the story’s ending.  You have to make a decision about something and I am usually trying to find a way to keep a peace but some characters just don’t want that.  You won’t end the expansion without gaining some new weapons and perks.  It was a fun expansion, and I didn’t want it to end.  I would say this expansion was definitely worth the download.  Hope you check it out if you’re a gamer, and if you haven’t played Skyrim at all, you should highly consider it!

 

EftRoU 156 – You take Midol…

 

Once again… me and the crew cover a lot of entertainment ground in this episode. Be sure to listen in to learn how much Square Ross likes Dr Who. Plus you will get a nice surprise at the end so be sure to listen to the entire episode.

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Some Doctor Who News:

Doctor Who on the BBC

Doctor Who

For all you Doctor Who fans out there, Square Ross and Mike share how they feel about some of the upcoming changes. In addition Mike reveals a theory on the next Doctor.

Announcements:

At first we were not sure… but it looks like it wasn’t an April Fools joke. Ashton Kutcher will star in the movie Jobs. That’s right if you haven’t heard about it by now the king of Twitter will be playing the most innovative leader of our time, Mr. Steve Jobs. Find out if we think he can pull it off.

Our Little Geek Fest:

Director Morgan Spurlock

Comic-Con the Movie Director, Morgan Spurlock

Executive producer Stan Lee, Gill Champion, Joss Whedon and Harry Knowles bring you the next big documentary for all us super geeks.  On April 6th you can download Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope a film by Morgan Spurlock. During this segment of the show Mike shares his experience at Comic-Con while Square and I wish we could attend. We also find out that Mike would look down on me if I did attend Comic-Con, listen in and find out why.

Total Recall Reboot:

Colin Farrell in Total Rcall

Total Recall starring Colin Farrell

On April 2nd the first trailer for Total Recall hit the Interwebs. Learn what we think about this reboot. Then tell us what you think by leaving a comment or sharing a comment on our Facebook page.

Comfort Shows:

Our last segment is all about TV shows that make us happy. We share, even though it’s embarrassing, what TV shows we love to watch. See if any of these shows are a must see for you. Feel free to share with us what TV shows you love to watch when ever you see their names on your cable guide.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on Facebook or twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q), Mike (@CB_Robinson), and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time…

EftRou 155: A longs with that…

 

The crew is back with everyone but Mike! So it was up to Q, Shady and Myself (SquareRoss) to give you some great entertainment news and our thoughts on: The Descendants, Once Upon a Time possibly influencing some upcoming movie releases, We talk the finale of Alcatraz, Walking Deads new character! and what shows were watching and how amazing Tom Hardy is.

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Talking some walkers and a herd

I was corrected tonight that in the ““The Walking Dead” (2010) universe a large group of zombies err…”walkers” is a “herd”.  The guys chat about the finales new character intro as well as our thoughts on how the graphic novel compared to the TV show from what we’ve seen.

Descendants Movie Review

Geroge Clooney The Descendants Poster

Geroge Clooney The Descendants Poster

Q and Shady recently had the chance to see the movie The Descendants (2011) and share their thoughts on the movie. Plus they discuss if it deserved winning its recent OSCAR for adapted screen play.

Once upon a time influence

Mirror-Mirror-2012-Movie-Poster-2

Mirror Mirror 2012 Movie Poster

The crew touches on the fact that both Mirror Mirror (2012) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) both are coming out right along the same time as “Once Upon a Time” (2011) (TV series) will be wrapping up its season. And is a show like this able to influence major Hollywood studios in moving up release dates for shows?  Also what do you think of the trailer for Snow white and the Huntsman?

Closing the door on Alcatraz and Tom Hardy as a Villain?

Alcatraz Poster

Alcatraz Poster

Lastly the crew talks about the finale of “Alcatraz” (2012) and how well done the show is along with some other bits and pieces from warrior and just how freaking amazing Tom Hardy is.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear back from you. Feel free to join the conversation on twitter via @entfortherest you can also find the crew on twitter: Q (@aka_q), Shady (@ShadyTheBiker), and me SquareRoss (@SquareRoss).

Until next time stay safe and enjoy your entertainment!

EftRoU 137: It wasn’t gratuitous…

In this weeks show the crew and I talk about the Dr. Who reboot concept, Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars again, the DVD 300 and the this week’s feature flick Immortals.

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DV-Debreif:

300 movie review

Warner Bros. Pictures - 300

The movie  300 hit the theaters in 2006 and it just may be on its way to being a classic. I’m not fully sure of that but others on the show may think so. 300 stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham and Michael Fassbender. It’s about King Leonidas and how he leads an elite group of 300 men to fight the Persians at Thermopylae. It’s based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. Listen in tell us what you think of this DVD, have you seen the extras? Is this a movie worth owning? Tell us why by leaving a comment below or head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment there.

Feature Flick:

movie review of Immortals

Relativity Media - Immortals

We thought it would be fitting to discuss the movie Immortals since we watched the DVD  300. Immortals was produced by the same folks that brought you 300I guess we thought we could compare the two movies and see which one we liked better. If you saw  300 and liked it you will also like Immortals. The look and feel are similar but the acting by Mickey Rourke in Immortals is phenomenal. This movie takes place in ancient Greece and is about a man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against a ruthless King, who is on a terror to find a bow that can destroy all of humanity. Besides Mickey Rourke you will also find the stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, and Freida Pinto. We think you will enjoy this film, it is well worth the effort to go see in the theaters. Tell us what movie you liked better by leaving a comment.

Thanks for stopping by we really do appreciate it.

EftRoU 113: pay attention…

The week of adaptation happens now. We discuss a couple of different comics that have been adapted for TV and the big screen. The first is Black Panther and the second comic (really a manga) is Priest.

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DV-Debrief:

Marvel Knights - Black Panther

Marvel Knights: Black Panther DVD

The DVD that we review this week was originally a TV series on BET. Marvel Knight: Black Panther is based on the Black Panther comic. We discuss what we thought of the 6 series episode as well as if you should rent this or not. You will find some great voice over work by Djimon Hounsou, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott. Plus if are not familiar with the Black Panther comic you will learn something new as Mike lays down some science.

Feature Flick:

Priest

Sony Pictures Entertainment - Priest

Our feature flick this week was adapted from a manga. Priest is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi that is set in an alternate world.  This world is ravaged by years and years (from the beginning of time) of war between man and vampires. A legendary warrior Priest from the last of the Vampire wars is now living among the human inhabitants in cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is taken  by a  pack of vampires, he breaks his vows and begins a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q star in this movie. Listen to find out what the EftRoU crew think of this movie. See if we think it is worth seeing in the theaters or waiting for DVD.