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[FF][RST] The Erogamer: A Darker Timeline (sfw)

2020.09.05 01:29 EliezerYudkowsky [FF][RST] The Erogamer: A Darker Timeline (sfw)

The Commander stood straight with his hands clasped behind his back, carefully upright despite his age even with no one present to bear witness to it. His eyes had fixed on the sterile white drifts beyond the reinforced window of his office, now appearing black beneath the night above. Some might have called the view uninspiring, but not far beyond the window lay a grave. It was not a much-decorated grave considering the expense it had taken to bury its sole occupant there, beneath a shipping tag torn from a compressed-air container and pinned in place with a knife.
The Commander wished that it was the grave's occupant standing here now instead of him. He didn't know what the hell he was supposed to do now, but whatever it was, the grave's occupant would have done it better.
Failing that, being able to phone home for orders would have been nice. The first flash of bad weather that knocked out their radio hadn't perturbed the Commander. The second surge, that knocked out the repaired radio, had perturbed him more. After receiving their unexpected visitor they'd took a chance on activating their last set of spares, and a storm had knocked that out too. Now they were out of contact for days, at least, until the base technicians could improvise another solution.
It didn't seem likely the visitor could have caused all that. But he was also having a hard time believing that it had been sheer coincidence. Perhaps their visitor had known that they would be out of contact, at this particular time, and had chosen just then to arrive...
The communicator on his desk warbled out its mock-melody, and the Commander took a step over to press the button with only a glance at the ID. He'd been waiting on this call.
A young woman's voice said, "Sir."
There had been a time earlier in his career when he would have been nervous about handing over duties this important to a member of the fairer sex. He felt no such anxiety this day. Nobody got assigned to this Base unless they were damned good at their jobs.
The vidscreen flickered into action, displaying the upper half of - the Commander privately admitted and would certainly never say out loud - the prettiest sight on the Base, or at least, she'd been the prettiest sight as of one day earlier. If Major Jane Getherde was feeling any feminine jealousy about her suddenly materialized competition, she wasn't showing it.
"All right," the Commander said. "Tell me about our... guest."
"Do you want the most important parts first or should I take things in order?"
"Take it in order, if there's nothing of imminent urgency." He should have been woken again from his sleep if that had occurred. He wouldn't have been sleeping at all, in this situation, except he'd already stayed awake the previous 36 hours trying to fix the radio problem. He was no longer as young as he'd been.
Major Getherde's comportment betrayed no sign of fatigue from her own sleepless night. "All the noninvasive examination I could do with medical instrumentation I had on hand showed our guest as an ordinary human female in every respect. Zero scars, zero birthmarks, no evidence of significant surgeries. White, perfectly aligned teeth with no evidence of fillings or other dental work. Her feet do not have calluses."
The Commander raised a hand and massaged his temples. "Can you tell me whether we're looking at advanced medical care, genetic engineering, or something wearing a newly grown body?"
"I can't think of an easy way to tell. You could order me to inflict a small cut on her and observe how fast it heals."
The Commander grimaced. "Let's continue holding off on that for now. The items she had with her?"
"The earrings glow faintly in the dark. No alpha or beta, very low gamma, consistent with a properly shielded isotopic power source. The high heels seemed ordinary on a surface examination. I didn't want to try more destructive tests, such as X-Rays that could potentially destroy concealed microfilm, without waiting for orders."
Considering that the visitor had been wearing nothing except earrings and high heels on arrival, under circumstances where a visitor should have been wearing rather more, he would have bet a great deal of money that the heels were not ordinary either. "Agreed. Keep holding off on that."
"A full medical examination revealed that the subject had a small case hidden in her vagina. I, ah, took it out. It wasn't locked, and inside were two ampules that looked like they were intended for a hypodermic injector. The case is self-refrigerating."
The Commander grimaced, not liking to think of the required invasion. "Any notion of what it was doing up there?"
"No sir. Obvious thoughts are that she was hiding it, or that something about her transportation method made it easier to carry things inside her body. The XO decided that the equipment should be kept away from the subject for now."
The Commander nodded. "I concur. Continue."
"The two ampules inside the case appeared to be filled with a homogenous transparent liquid. Since there were two seemingly identical ampules, the XO agreed that it was reasonable to draw a small amount of the liquid for further examination. After optical microscopy failed, I had the electron microscope moved into the medical section. Electron microscopy showed virus particles in suspension."
The Commander didn't straighten, because he was already standing completely straight, but his expression sharpened. "A virus? Are you sure?"
"It was hard to be sure from electron microscopy alone. After some discussion with the XO I decided it was worth the risk to inoculate a live mouse with a tiny amount of the fluid - under highest biohazard conditions - in order to observe the results."
The Commander shook his head, frowning. "Not what I would have done," he understated.
"I wasn't sure how long the sample of liquid would survive. The XO thought it made more sense to use it before losing it, rather than needing to draw another sample later. It did seem like something we'd want to try at some point."
The Commander sighed. "So do we now have a shape-changing psionic supermouse destroying our base?"
"No sir?" Major Getherde sounded uncertain.
The trouble with youngsters nowadays was not just that they lacked history but that, lacking history, they lacked imagination. If you were a Native American and people in unfamiliar ships suddenly showed up on your shore, you would be mistaken to assume that your experience with arrows let you understand the destructive potential of the invaders' ammunition stores. Playing with the stranger's toys while she was asleep had not been the correct move.
"What did happen?" said the Commander.
"After a period of four hours consistent with rapid incubation of a disease, the mouse developed a fever. At four and a half hours it began to bleed from all orifices, then it... melted... and then what was left caught on fire."
The Commander scrutinized Major Getherde to see if she was joking, although that seemed unlikely under the circumstances. "A bioweapon?" he said, feeling chilled.
"I would be shocked if it were intended as a weapon, sir," Major Getherde replied, sounding more confident than her previous statements. "A bioweapon should have a long period of contagious incubation, and should only produce symptoms that contribute to its propagation or lethality. Nobody engineering a bioweapon would sit there thinking about how to make the corpse catch on fire after it finished melting."
The Commander nodded, feeling ashamed of himself for not seeing that earlier, and mentally upgrading his estimate of the girl's competence by another notch. "Do you have any idea what the virus is, if not a weapon?"
"Speculation only. I think we may be looking at a biological Swiss army knife, a multitool. A portable lab. I can't see much detail with our equipment, but the virus particles were huge, as large as a herpes virus, and those can carry hundreds of kilobases of DNA. In the hands of an expert, there might be specific settings that produce supermice. We didn't know how to use the portable laboratory, so it deployed random effects that melted the mouse and set it on fire."
That made a surprising amount of sense. The Commander turned the idea over in his mind, considering it. If he had been traveling far from his home civilization, unable to carry even the clothes on his back but still able to carry one kilo of material, his first thought would have been to bring with the Library of Congress on a hyperchip, plus a microfilm on how to construct a reader to retrieve the hyperchip's data. Taking an entire laboratory wouldn't have occurred to him... but that was because his civilization still thought in terms of machines and engines, rather than kilobases of DNA. His race had unlocked the secrets of the Atom; the mysteries held in Life were of a higher order. "Do you have any idea how to operate her... laboratory?"
"It could be a matter of exposing the ampule to a sequence of colored lights. Or feeding a subject the right mix of eye of toad and tongue of newt before infection, if the tool is meant to operate in more primitive settings. The key could be in the earrings, or the high heels, or something we haven't spotted. It seems likely to take considerable experimentation, if we can work it out at all."
The Commander grimaced. "Had the feeling it was a stupid question, but I was hoping you'd tell me otherwise."
"Sorry sir." Major Getherde looked genuinely apologetic.
"Not your fault, son," the Commander said before he could stop himself, then helplessly considered if he should correct himself to "daughter" which did not sound right to him, or apologize to her, or... it was probably better to just drop it. "Next steps?"
Major Jane Getherde spread her hands. "Wait for our guest to wake up."
As if timed to her words, beeping began to sound from off the vidscreen.
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A couple of hours later, the Commander was sitting beside Lt. Commander Akio Nagasaki, his base second-in-command, one of Japan's contributions to NATO. Major Getherde had been the only person to have physical contact with the visitor, sealed away from the rest of the base in the medical quarantine unit - the most obvious and basic of precautions. The Commander had on further consideration taken the less obvious step of ordering that only Major Getherde was permitted to communicate directly with the visitor. The existence of psionics and mental superpowers still seemed unlikely, even under the circumstances. But the Commander couldn't be sure, that was the problem, he couldn't be sure of anything. The visitor could have a hyper-advanced organic computer buried in her brain, indetectable to X-Rays, augmenting her ability to read body language and manipulate lesser minds. God damn it, shouldn't his base have had detailed protocols on file for a Little Green Man scenario?
"Report," the Commander said to Major Getherde's image on the vidscreen.
Major Getherde had a distant look about her, as though she was operating on momentum while not really believing in what was happening. "Our visitor identified herself as 'Starry' and presents herself as being... well, sir, I know it sounds unbelievable, and I'm not asserting any such thing myself, but 'Starry' claims to be from an alternate branch of Earth's history."
Beside him, Nagasaki's eyebrows flew up, the Japanese man showing more open emotion than he usually did. The Commander's own mind was recalling dim memories of sci-fi stories he'd read when he was a good deal younger, in particular the Paratime stories by H. Beam Piper. In his mind's eye he stretched out a long timeline of Earth's history, ready to extrapolate possible changes. "Point of divergence?" the Commander said at once. He'd been prepared to stay calm in the face of stranger stories than that one.
The Major looked taken aback herself at her Commander's lack of shock. "Ah... I'm not sure. Taking everything she said at face value, 'Starry' said she was from the United States of her world, a town called Norville in central California. We don't seem to have a national street map on base, so I couldn't check her knowledge of local roads, but she had Interstate 5 right. Her belief about the current date and year matches ours, minus the day she spent unconscious. She confirmed George Washington as the first President and that Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War. She recognized Eisenhower's name, though she wasn't sure whether he'd been President. Mentioning Harry Truman's name made her say 'Dewey defeats Truman', so that part happened the same way. World War II ended with atom bombs being dropped on, ah..." The Major's eyes darted in the direction that would correspond to Akio Nagasaki on her own vidscreen - an unnecessary concern, but the Major evidently didn't know that. "The same two cities. No recognition of Adlai Stevenson's name, or any later Presidents from our world except Jimmy Carter. She named John F. Kennedy as a President in her own world, one she remembered because he'd been assassinated."
That put the divergence at 1960 or earlier. Part of the Commander's mind was trying out possible stories for what would have changed without Stevenson in power. More of his attention was focused on the further implications of her not knowing whether Eisenhower had been President in her America. "She didn't know her own world's history?" he said.
Major Getherde wore a look of faint disapproval. "She had to think hard to remember the current Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi, no idea who that is - and she had no idea at all who her Representative was."
"Amnesia?" Akio said.
"I don't think so, and she didn't seem otherwise stupid or scatterbrained. More like she'd played hooky on all her high school civics classes and her family didn't subscribe to any newspapers."
Akio snorted, mirroring the Major's disapproving look.
The Commander lifted a quelling hand. "Don't judge her when we don't know her circumstances," he stated. God knew there were still some kids, even in America, who legitimately had more urgent concerns than their future civic duties. "The larger implication is that our visitor is not an experienced... parallel-timeline traveler, let's call it, or 'paratimer' for short. I would expect a veteran paratimer to have a wide grasp of history."
"Our visitor seems reluctant to speak of how she got here," Major Getherde said. "But it did seem like her journey might have been... unintended."
Beside him, Akio was frowning. "She brought arong a biorogicar raboratory in her vagina," he said in his accented English. "I doubt she arways carries one in her vagina."
It was a good point. The Commander pondered it. "Her apparent age doesn't square with travel on diplomatic or military business," he said aloud. "A stowaway? A refugee of disaster?"
"Our visitor did seem somewhat in shock when she first woke up." The Major seemed slightly embarrassed. "My first priority was putting a blanket around her and telling her she was safe, which seemed to help."
Akio and the Commander traded glances.
"Continue with the report," the Commander said.
Major Getherde looked down and off-screen, probably at her notes. "Again taking all she says at face value, her timeline is advanced beyond our own in the biological and computational sciences, behind us in atomic energy and space travel. Specifically, her timeline doesn't seem to have developed liquid-phase fission reactors, with drastic consequences for all civilization. She had vague memories of learning about an 'oil crisis' that happened in the 1970s. Global warming is becoming a planet-threatening catastrophe. She didn't recognize the names or models of the first Nerva-series spaceships, and seemed genuinely shocked at the concept of using atomic energy for propulsion. Her first question was about radioactive waste contaminating the atmosphere, and she looked surprised and interested when I said a spaceship's atomic reactor only heated the propellant rather than spraying out fissionable materials." Major Getherde spread her hands to display her own puzzlement at the visitor's puzzlement. "Her world has one space station and that's it. She didn't know its tonnage, or whether it was in low orbit or higher. Her people visited the Moon in the 1960s a few times and then they never went back."
The Commander pursed his lips, loading this scenario in his mental timeline. "I hadn't thought liquid-phase atomics would represent a serious technological bottleneck," he said. "I certainly wouldn't expect the idea of using a reactor to heat inert propellant to be a difficult concept." He glanced at Akio, who might know more.
Akio seemed absorbed in thought. "Both riquid-phase reactors and inert-properrant rockets have great engineering difficuruties," he said eventually. "But I wourud not have expected it to be impossiburu in the face of effort. There is no brirriant invention at the core, only much work."
"It could be a cultural issue," said Major Getherde. "Our visitor seemed to show traces of a superstitious or religious dread about atomic energy."
"Hm," said the Commander. He was by far the oldest person on the Base, the token Experienced Officer appointed to ride herd over much healthier youngsters. Even he wasn't old enough to remember the initial introduction of A-bombs in 1945. Still, he knew that dread of atomic energy had been widespread immediately after. If that attitude had persisted and grown, producing a general retreat from material technology into the realm of the mental and biological... he could see it, the Commander supposed. Especially if their timeline had acquired stronger justifications for fear. "Any large-scale atomic exchanges in their history? Any use of atomic weapons above the deca-kiloton level?"
"I... I'm sorry, sir, I didn't think to ask explicitly. It hadn't occurred to me that she wouldn't have mentioned something like that, if it had happened."
The increased fear would have needed to begin early enough to avert research into liquid-phase atomics, which had begun in the 1960s according to his memory. Truman had still been elected in 1948, with events proceeding similarly enough to duplicate the famous headline... "Maybe ask her about the Korean Invasion in particular," said the Commander. "Truman played a damn tight game there. Using Mark-4s may have gotten the NKs to back off, but a lot of historians worry it could have gone the other way - normalized the general use of nukes in warfare, instead of showing that we were willing to use tac-nukes defensively."
Major Getherde nodded. "I'll ask. However things played out, their Cold War ended in the late 1980s with victory to the West -"
"How?" the Commander demanded, leaning forward at the vidscreen as if to press answers out of it. That could be the single most important item of knowledge their visitor had.
"She had only vague ideas. Her rough picture was that the Soviet Union ran out of resources to contend with us and gave up, dissolving into its constituent countries." Major Getherde spread her hands. "The Eastern economies have always been less efficient. As it stands, they're wringing their civilian populations dry to maintain a war footing. Take away everyone's atomic generators, and..."
"Christ," the Commander muttered. "Talk about the mother of all mixed blessings." What he wouldn't have given for a good look at the history shelves of a dozen timelines! If there was a real Paratimer civilization out there, their grasp of history would be chemistry to his Earth's alchemy. A true science that laid out cause and effect with surgical precision, relegating his own historical monographs to poetical essays for the fiction stacks of the library... with an effort, he focused again on the vidscreen. "Maybe I'm being sidetracked from more important issues, but curiosity is eating me alive. What happens after the end of the Cold War?"
Major Getherde hesitated. "Not... not what we'd hoped. My impression is that her United States is also on the verge of dissolution."
A shock of horror went through him. The Commander reminded himself that it wasn't his world... but if there were mistakes that could destroy the West, it was the type of lesson best learned in a single world, once. "What's happening to them? Running out of coal?"
"I..." Major Getherde looked at her notes, and shook her head. "I don't know how to - I don't understand - her attitude towards capitalism versus communism was one of utter despair in both systems. I don't know whether to write it off as teenage nihilism or if her world has been through experiences I can't imagine. I asked if they were having an economic depression. She said that official statistics said no, but it seemed to her like the economy in her city was feeling very sad. And though she didn't say it in so many words, it sounded to me like her America was heading for civil war. As if the only thing holding the USA together had been the Cold War, and once the common enemy was gone, internal divisions began tearing America apart. Political lines more than racial ones, 'reds' versus 'blues'. And it also sounded as if - as if the United States lost interest in its ideals once we didn't have the Soviet Union to contrast ourselves to. People being arrested and held without trial and, and worse. She didn't seem to think other Western countries were better off, and she didn't think the decay was being driven by environmental meltdown or resource exhaustion but by some type of - inward despair, madness, a mass psychological catastrophe of unknown origin. I halfway expected her to describe Martian telepaths launching a psychic assault on all of Terra's sanity like in War of the Worlds IV. Some of what she said sounded like a joke, or insane, the most extreme case being that Donald Trump was elected US President in 2016."
"I have not heard of him?" Akio said, glancing in the Commander's direction.
The Commander was trying desperately to keep a straight face. President Donald Trump. Christ, that wasn't funny, it wasn't funny at all, what was wrong with him, that had actually happened in some poor lost timeline out there. There were real people living in that para-Earth, American citizens, his officers would be rightly critical of him if he started laughing. He just hadn't been prepared to encounter those three words in that order.
"Imagine the most vulgar man in the world," the Commander said, once he felt confident in his ability to keep it together. "Donald Trump is twice as vulgar as that. The only reason the Dems would field him for the White House would be if they wanted to horrify Republicans as much as possible." He was tempted to crack a remark about having not thought even the Democratic Party could sink that low, but he restrained himself. It wasn't his world's Democratic Party, and political dialogue was vitriolic enough without mudraking for scandals from multiple timelines.
"Ah... sir, she said Donald Trump was elected on the Republican ticket."
For a second the Commander thought he'd misheard. "Say again."
"Donald Trump is a Republican President in their world."
"Is he a conservative in their timeline?" the Commander said blankly. "Family man, distinguished service record?"
"She had only vague ideas about his policies but said that the main one she remembered was building a giant wall between the United States and Mexico."
Akio and the Commander looked at each other, and both started to speak at the same time. Military protocol being what it was, that meant the Commander went first. "Can you imagine selective developments or non-developments in military technology that would make a new Maginot Line useful to the USA in the event of war on a Mexican front?" the Commander said.
Akio shook his head. "Extreme deemphasis of air power? I have nothing."
The Commander looked at Major Getherde.
"I - I don't think - I don't think we can understand - there's something very wrong with her world. I said that to her outright and she just nodded. The things she said - I can't summarize, it was a gestalt feeling - that was the largest single thing but there were little things too. She's from a timeline where that is what their lives are like."
"Something went wrong with their advanced biotechnorogy," Akio proposed.
The Commander felt the chill all the way to his ankles. His base's reactor needed a more powerful self-destruct.
Major Getherde glanced back down at her notes. "I had a similar thought," she said. "There could be some drug or supplement that everyone was taking, with undiscovered effects on the brain, like the lead-poisoning theory of the fall of Rome. They'd have no way of knowing that what was happening in their timeline wasn't normal."
The Commander thought that the woman might have an unexplored talent for writing psychological horror stories. Christ, what a terrifying thought.
Major Getherde was still talking. "Another possibility is that it has something to do with their more advanced hyperchip technology. 'Starry' said they'd recently developed the false-reality device that's always five years out according to Popular Science - completely surrounding a person with a binocular 3D vidscreen built into a helmet. That could be having an effect on their psychology, I suppose? People losing contact with reality? Or some broader psychiatric syndrome caused by too much contact with the inhuman logic of computers. An emotional reaction, people clinging to instinct and illogic as a form of protest..." Getherde let out a breath. "I keep wondering whether there's some way for our dimension to launch a rescue mission to their dimension, but I have no idea what we'd do once we got there."
"Let's not get that far ahead of ourselves," the Commander said. "Anything else to report?"
"Our guest seemed oddly interested in hearing about," the woman looked uncomfortable, "well, our sexual standards. I think she was surprised when I told her we were, ah, normal. As if she was expecting to arrive in a culture more... licentious." Major Getherde hesitated. "She seemed surprised that I, personally, was making no attempt to force myself on her. Despite the extreme inappropriateness given the age difference and the serious overall situation and my position as a medical doctor, on a military base where both of us were being recorded at all times, not to mention that she is effectively our prisoner and protected by international conventions!"
"She's a resbian?" Akio said.
The Commander gave the younger man a sideways glance, just to make sure he wasn't leering, but his comport looked as decorous as usual.
"More that she expected me to be homosexual, and - and she thought that's what homosexuals were like!" Major Getherde sounded even more uncomfortable than before.
An intuition tickled at the Commander, born of years of command and experience with subordinates being evasive. He thought again about sci-fi depictions of psionic powers, or implanted hyperchips for reading body language. He needed to ask Major Getherde, in strict confidence and with some urgency, whether the visitor had in fact been right about her - whether the Major had felt a desire to take advantage of their visitor, and properly repressed it. But not with Akio listening. The Japanese were less liberal than modern America about such matters.
"The two packages of virus?" said the Commander, giving the Major a chance to change the subject.
"She seemed surprised that I'd found them at all. Then she said she'd only discuss that with the base commander."
The Commander pursed his lips thoughtfully. It could be a trick to get into his presence. It could also be a legitimate request for any number of excellent reasons. Put Akio in temporary command? The man was as steady as any XO he'd known.
"That reminds me," Major Getherde said. "I'm not sure, but... I think the visitor might have recognized your name when I said it, Commander? She did ask for you by name, after I explained the radio outage and said you were at the top of the current chain of command."
"Ran for President in her timerine, on the Democratic ticket," said Akio, and the Commander shot him a glare.
The Major hesitated. "Actually... I'd have to review the recordings... but in retrospect, I think that mentioning your name was when she stopped acting like I was about to sexually assault her. It was shortly afterward that she first asked for clothing. It's - it's sad that the flag on my uniform wasn't enough. I would have hoped that the Stars and Stripes would mean more than that, even across timelines. Are individual people greater constants than countries? Do genes count for that much? Or fate?" She shook her head. "Sorry, sir, it's hard not to think about - to get distracted by - doctors usually don't have to deal with issues this deep during medical examinations."
"Hmmm..." the Commander hmmmed. Akio's crack there, born of long acquaintance between them and trust enough to jaw about politics, had triggered a thought.
Then the Commander chuckled, unable to help himself despite the severity of the situation.
He'd spotted the joke.
"All right," the Commander said, "I guess I'd better talk with the young lady. Akio, I'm relinquishing command to you pending our recontact with home."
"Sir," Akio said. He hesitated. "Are you certain this is wise?"
"If we trust appearances, this young lady knows one of my alternate selves quite well. Well enough to wind me up some while letting me know that she and I are acquainted. I doubt she made up the story of her dying world from whole cloth, but she did change one detail."
Akio raised his eyebrows again.
The commandant of Heinlein Base leaned back in his chair, an easy motion in the low gravity. Beyond him in the window behind, the searing darkness of the Lunar night stretched out above Mare Imbrium, the white dust blackened beneath it, save where a single spotlight imperishable shone upon the grave of the base's namesake. "Republican President, my ass," said Commander Marcus Adan.
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2020.07.15 16:00 2th Ghost of Tsushima - Review Megathread 2

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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 85 average - 87% recommended - 95 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 91 / 100
Yes, we have the presence of some clutches and design flaws very typical of the subgenre to which this title belongs, but nothing that overshadows the experience that this closure represents to the great exclusives of the PlayStation 4.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
CGMagazine - Lane Martin - Unscored
I adore Ghost of Tsushima in some pretty major ways. It certainly isn’t a perfect game, but it is fairly close.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
This quest for revenge might not challenge your expectations, but there’s no denying the amount of fun to be had off the coast of Japan.
Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digital Trends - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played this year — it might’ve been my favorite, if not for The Last Of Us Part II. Jin Sakai’s story is violent but thoughtful, delivering an experience that feels unique on the PlayStation 4 despite the fact 2020 is the console’s last year before the PlayStation 5 makes it obsolete.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls short of the kind of gameplay we expect from developer Sucker Punch at this point, but then excels all other expectations in its storytelling and world building. Protagonist Jin Sakai and the rest of the cast are all fantastic characters, and the tale they tell is one worth experiencing—even in those moments where the gameplay may falter.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 9 / 10
This is a great work to say goodbye to PlayStation 4, not only dotting and after a few really good years of using this console, but also allowing you to look optimistically into the future, waiting for what studios such as Sucker Punch Productions will prepare for the next generation with better technology.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
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GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a landmark game that blends its narrative with its visuals perfectly, and has delicious, satisfying combat to boot. Climbing is clumsy, and the story takes a while to get going, but overall it's a truly wonderful game.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
Visually rich design brings cinematic scope to this historical action game, but when sword-fighting brings diminishing rewards, console yourself with a haiku
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a beautiful love letter to the chambara and atmospheres of feudal Japan, but it is also a confused open world, which alternates fun moments and a fascinating style with sensational naivety.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Inverse - 9 / 10
Sucker Punch’s latest tries to do a lot, and it slam dunks a vast majority of its narrative, design, and stylistic choices. Sure, the game could have leaned more aggressively into some of its best features. But I’ll happily take 'Ghost' for what it is: an incredible showcase of everything great about this generation of video games.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a slight surprise. It is an all-around experience which delivers the fantasy of being a mythical samurai warrior. However, not everything shines, especially with the stealth systems, that do not square up, mechanically nor thematically. As the old saying goes, a samurai cannot obey 2 masters, because he dishonors himself. Thus, Ghost of Tsushima is a reminder of why Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are generational gems and benchmarks in open world terms.
MMORPG.com - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai game I’ve personally always wanted, and it’s one I can find myself diving into just to explore the world and take in the sights as I play, helping Jin find some small measure of peace along the way, assuming the wind guides us there.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Oyungezer Online - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima was a very enjoyable adventure for me with its tireless open world, well-crafted and memorable characters.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player.it - Michele Longobardi - Italian - 7.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has exceptional aesthetic care, has a solid and convincing combat system, stealth phases in the norm, but lacks in too many things to be able to become a new reference point for Sony's exclusive production
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima has gripped me like no other title in a while and will resonate with me long after I have beaten it. We couldn't wish for a better final AAA exclusive title for the PlayStation 4
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
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2020.07.14 16:10 thavius_tanklin Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Reviews - OpenCritic

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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
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OpenCritic - 85 average - 88% recommended - 94 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 91 / 100
Yes, we have the presence of some clutches and design flaws very typical of the subgenre to which this title belongs, but nothing that overshadows the experience that this closure represents to the great exclusives of the PlayStation 4.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
CGMagazine - Lane Martin - Unscored
I adore Ghost of Tsushima in some pretty major ways. It certainly isn’t a perfect game, but it is fairly close.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
This quest for revenge might not challenge your expectations, but there’s no denying the amount of fun to be had off the coast of Japan.
Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digital Trends - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played this year — it might’ve been my favorite, if not for The Last Of Us Part II. Jin Sakai’s story is violent but thoughtful, delivering an experience that feels unique on the PlayStation 4 despite the fact 2020 is the console’s last year before the PlayStation 5 makes it obsolete.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
EGM - Mollie L Patterson - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls short of the kind of gameplay we expect from developer Sucker Punch at this point, but then excels all other expectations in its storytelling and world building. Protagonist Jin Sakai and the rest of the cast are all fantastic characters, and the tale they tell is one worth experiencing—even in those moments where the gameplay may falter.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 9 / 10
This is a great work to say goodbye to PlayStation 4, not only dotting and after a few really good years of using this console, but also allowing you to look optimistically into the future, waiting for what studios such as Sucker Punch Productions will prepare for the next generation with better technology.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a landmark game that blends its narrative with its visuals perfectly, and has delicious, satisfying combat to boot. Climbing is clumsy, and the story takes a while to get going, but overall it's a truly wonderful game.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
Visually rich design brings cinematic scope to this historical action game, but when sword-fighting brings diminishing rewards, console yourself with a haiku
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a beautiful love letter to the chambara and atmospheres of feudal Japan, but it is also a confused open world, which alternates fun moments and a fascinating style with sensational naivety.
IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Inverse - 9 / 10
Sucker Punch’s latest tries to do a lot, and it slam dunks a vast majority of its narrative, design, and stylistic choices. Sure, the game could have leaned more aggressively into some of its best features. But I’ll happily take 'Ghost' for what it is: an incredible showcase of everything great about this generation of video games.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a slight surprise. It is an all-around experience which delivers the fantasy of being a mythical samurai warrior. However, not everything shines, especially with the stealth systems, that do not square up, mechanically nor thematically. As the old saying goes, a samurai cannot obey 2 masters, because he dishonors himself. Thus, Ghost of Tsushima is a reminder of why Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 are generational gems and benchmarks in open world terms.
MMORPG.com - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai game I’ve personally always wanted, and it’s one I can find myself diving into just to explore the world and take in the sights as I play, helping Jin find some small measure of peace along the way, assuming the wind guides us there.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Oyungezer Online - Turkish - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima was a very enjoyable adventure for me with its tireless open world, well-crafted and memorable characters.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player.it - Michele Longobardi - Italian - 7.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has exceptional aesthetic care, has a solid and convincing combat system, stealth phases in the norm, but lacks in too many things to be able to become a new reference point for Sony's exclusive production
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima has gripped me like no other title in a while and will resonate with me long after I have beaten it. We couldn't wish for a better final AAA exclusive title for the PlayStation 4
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's first stab at a stealth action adventure hits the mark. The island of Tsushima is a beautiful backdrop for this tale of revenge and honor and the environmental art is a visual treat. Combat and stealth are largely solid, though there are issues with the camera and hitting the right targets. The biggest stumble comes with the Japan
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Game Title: Ghost of Tsushima
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Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Playstation
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 85 average - 88% recommended - 79 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 7.5 / 10
A decent open-world game with gorgeous art direction and some unfortunate missteps which become more and more apparent the more you play. Whatever you are doing here, almost every mission ends up with two or even three fights with mongolian soldiers. And even engaging stories during these quests can't fix the repetitiveness.
ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"An absolute pleasure to play"
Ars Technica - Sam Machkovech - Unscored
If you need to get lost in over 30 hours of heroic gameplay right now, in a single-player adventure with no online connectivity gimmicks or content locked away as DLC, Sucker Punch has you covered with an instant contender for 2020's game of the year.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a masterclass on how to make a palatable and focused open world experience
AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t perfect, not even close. But neither is Jin Sakai, and his journey from Samurai to Ghost is one worth savouring, and a Legendary Tale all its own.
COGconnected - James Paley - 90 / 100
I can think of no better game to be the swan song for the PS4.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima often loses itself in visual details and is missing endgame challenges but still offers enough gameplay variety and content to even get classic open world RPG Fans on board. For fans of the world of samurais and katanas this game is definitely the best one in years.
Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9 / 10
A melancholic tale of war and a fitting epilogue to a current-gen era, Sucker Punch's latest effort is a slick showcase for the PlayStation 4 that draws you into a world that never fails to impress. Ghost of Tsushima is a masterpiece of precise gameplay, emotional turmoil and powerful world design.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be the last big gun on the PS4, but it’s also one of the best, albeit for a slightly disengaging main plot.
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 4 / 5 stars
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Daily Star - George Yang - 5 / 5 stars
The gameplay is fun, the narrative and its characters are great, and the art direction is absolutely beautiful. The pros here vastly outweigh the cons. Ghost of Tsushima is a breathtaking adventure.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10
With Ghost of Tsushima under its belt, Sucker Punch deserves to be in the same conversation as Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony Santa Monica. If this generation is to wrap up soon, it's fitting that it'll end with Tsushima: one of its most beautiful games thus far.
Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a narrative-driven game that has unique combat, a plethora of exploration, and enough heart to keep gamers coming back for more even after the game is beaten. The lack of a combat camera locking system will certainly cause some frustrations, but that is small potatoes when compared to the rest of the experience. This is the game Sucker Punch said it would be, and you won't be disappointed.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 3 / 5 stars
A wild misfire with every narrative element it attempts, and it boils down to this: Sucker Punch decided to do a historical epic inspired by Kurosawa… and produced something that fails as both history and as a pastiche of Kurosawa.
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis - 8.5 / 10
Review copy provided by PlayStation. Ghost of Tsushima is a captivating journey through ancient Japan with fluid swordplay and a gorgeous world to explore.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
Despite some minor flaws, Ghost of Tsushima is trully a love letter to samurai cinema.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - No Recommendation / Blank
Limited by a rote and rigid world, Sucker Punch's samurai homage pairs okay action with enjoyably committed, if awkwardly fawning melodrama.
Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - 7.5 / 10
In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.
GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 89 / 100
Sucker Punch combines an epic, profound story about honor and the will of freedom with versatile action in an atmospheric setting in pre-industrial Japan. The diverse game world with all its cultural references offers a worthwhile and vast proposition, never becomming an annoying obligation.
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima falls a bit short. The narrative blocks and storytelling are too straightforward. To add to that, the side-quest bloat seeps the narrative of its pacing
Game Informer - Matt Miller - 9.5 / 10
At turns both melancholy and thrilling, Ghost of Tsushima is the open-world action formula at its most mature and immersive. Deep, rewarding, and hard to put down
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 4.5 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch Productions builds on its open-world expertise with Ghost of Tsushima, putting players in control of a deadly samurai.
Game Revolution - Mack Ashworth - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the roster of must-play PS4 exclusives that have kept players loyal to the console.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima offers an open world that is fun to experience but is let down by its missions. If you can look past that though you will love it.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a stunning mix of Assassin's Creed and The Witcher 3, based on samurai films and traditional Japanese contemplation of nature. At the same time, this is the best Assassin's Creed ever created. There are no emasculated positive heroes and unambiguous villains, the tasks are exciting and interesting. And this is currently the most fascinating and visually impressive game on the PlayStation 4.
GamePro - Dennis Michel - German - 90 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima with its wonderful world, great characters and a massive combat system is the last highlight of the PS4 era.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 8 / 10
It is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima has some dull edges, but strikes a lot of highs with its cinematic stylings.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
As the sun sets on the PS4, Sucker Punch has given the console a noble send-off with Ghost of Tsushima. Although it takes some time to feel engaged by its beautifully tragic narrative, its brutal yet eloquent gameplay and picture-esque world never fail to capture you.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the last great game PS4 deserved. It's a fantastic open world game, visually stunning, incredibly fun to play, whether you choose to progress as a noble warrior or a stealthy ninja, a very immersive representation of feudal Japan and a truly admirable love letter to the samurai movie genre. If you own a PS4, you MUST play Ghost of Tsushima.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a great experience, telling the tale of a lone individual that’s trying to hold together the idea and honor of what it means to be a Samurai despite the odds requiring new methods of engagement.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.5 / 10
The beautiful sightseeings, intense samurai combat, and fascinating side-missions of Ghost of Tsushima are appealing for me. But the dull and repetitive open-world makes the exploration experience boring.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the samurai Assassin's Creed Ubisoft will wish it had made
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 95 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima is easily the biggest and most ambitious game Sucker Punch has ever undertaken. It's also the best game they've ever made. Akira Kurosawa would be proud.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.3 / 10
A fitting PlayStation first-party exclusive to arrive for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is an epic adventure that has all the right ingredients for major success.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10
The game is an extraordinary combination of great storytelling and combat set in a remarkable world.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the few games this generation that left a momentous impression on me.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 91 / 100
Ghost of Tsushime is a beautiful game. This samurai open world has a great combat system and it is technically flawless, but its gameplay is too conservative and it often feels too generic.
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent action game and its open world is one of the most gorgeous yet.
IGN Italy - Italian - 7.5 / 10
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IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10
Sucker Punch has successfully solved the challenge of creating such an extremely Japanese game by an occidental studio. Despite being essentially a blueprinted open world game, its historical setting and combat with katana are extremely satisfying to have enjoyed the more than 20 hours of game it has to offer.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
At its core, it’s just another open-world game.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 75 / 100
If the game was developed a little more it might have turned out to be a classic, but with this current state Ghost of Tsushima is only a good action game.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A competent but shallow and overfamiliar attempt to replicate Assassin's Creed style open world adventure in the world of 13th century samurai.
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 6 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistically creative game that often feels like a realistic Zelda game. The minimal UI, clever use of wind and beautiful environmental details make exploration rewarding on its own. When it comes to combat, the game falls flat. With a huge number of combat games to draw inspiration from, it is a shame this game is more like Dynasty Warriors than it is Ninja Gaiden. Endless button mashing with no way to ever pull off slick combos will have you feeling bored very quickly. You never feel like the powerful warrior the story tries to make you believe you are. Combat feels like you are trying to beat a screw into a piece of wood using a hammer.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 84 / 100
Ghost of Tsushima offers a well-designed open world that combines great combat with enticing exploration. The excellent art style brings this unique historical setting to life, and smart design choices help the game overcome its minor flaws.
Next Gen Base - Andrew Beeken - 9 / 10
A game full of meaningful moments, of quiet contemplation and brutal, savage combat. A game about family, tradition, honour and change that comes at a significant point of change in Sony’s videogame strategy. A more hopeful and less alienating experience than The Last of Us Part II and a step back to a more gentle and inviting form of open world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima is both a celebration of the past and a look towards the future, and is a fitting first party swansong for the PS4.
Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a fitting swan song for the PS4, and ends this generation of PlayStation on a triumphant note. Sucker Punch have to be applauded for once again creating a jaw-dropping open world with strong visual fidelity and some of the best art direction they've ever achieved.
Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima just wants you to play a game you’ve basically already played many times, while also telling you about that cool old samurai movie it watched the other day. Which one sounds more interesting to you?
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima elevates the existing open world adventure template with a fantasy-free Samurai adventure that deftly pays loving homage to the Samurai cinema of old. While your mileage may vary according to your level of open world fatigue, Ghost of Tsushima undoubtedly remains not only one of the best open world romps money can buy and a stunning PlayStation 4 exclusive, but also Sucker Punch Productions finest effort to date.
Player2.net.au - Paul James - A-
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Polygon - Carolyn Petit - Unscored
Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is indisputably indebted to Assassin’s Creed (and, to a lesser degree, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption games), but it does just enough to establish a personality of its own. And it’s fun.
PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima isn't perfect but, like a summoned objective on your touchpad, it's a breath of fresh air that'll send a warm chill down the spine of any Samurai aficionado.
Press Start - Kieron Verbrugge - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima might be built from the same stuff as its AAA, open world contemporaries, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best open world experiences of the generation.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a joy to play and a joy to behold. Sucker Punch has crafted one of the most memorable open world games of this generation, buoyed by an immensely satisfying combat system and an engaging, dramatic story.
SECTOR.sk - Ondrej Džurdženík - Slovak - 8.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima provides us with an awesome trip to feudal Japan that only lacks a bit of story depth.
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
The island of Tsushima is the star of the game, with its variety and beauty, and myriad of secrets and stories. Coupled with all the interlocking systems and varied options, though making the game somewhat bloated, makes this one of the most well rounded experiences I've experienced.
Screen Rant - Christopher Teuton - 5 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is the best Assassin's Creed game there is, and likely the closest many users will ever get to experiencing what it's like to be a samurai in 11th century Japan.
Shacknews - Blake Morse - 9 / 10
Perhaps Ghost of Tsushima isn’t a perfect cherry blossom, but it is pretty damn close as far as I’m concerned.
Sirus Gaming - Erickson Melchor - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is a worthy addition to the pantheon of games under the care of Sucker Punch Productions. This honestly feels like a true return to form from a studio that wavered ever so slightly at the beginning of this generation. Sucker Punch may have stumbled a little at the gates, but with a game like this, they finish strong at the twilight year of this console generation. A full understanding of the system's strengths and a creative vision that would not compromise for anything, that's what made the samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima, possible.
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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is probably the best game about Japan, but the story is too simple and the complex combat system can be tricked by evasive actions that transform it into an easy game.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 7 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an enjoyable but muddled experience: its strong gameplay fundamentals are hampered by a lack of originality and weak storytelling.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 3 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's PS4 tribute to Akira Kurosawa is gorgeous to behold but its sparse open-world and bloated mechanics has it falling short
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.5 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is greater than the sum of its parts: it does not reinvent the wheel in any of its aspects, but offers an experience that will thoroughly entertain lovers of open world and oriental settings.
TheSixthAxis - Aran Suddi - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic triumph, capturing a real cinematic feel through its visuals, immersive world and soundtrack. However, Jin is a serviceable main character and he and his journey to save Tsushima is often overshadowed by secondary characters and smaller, more personal stories found in the side quests. Throw in some formulaic missions and an awkward user interface, and Ghost of Tsushima is at times more style than substance.
Too Much Gaming - Matthew Arcilla - 7 / 10
As an earnest, respectful tribute to jidaigeki dramas and the films of Akira Kurosawa, Ghost of Tsushima fares well enough. It creates a fictionalized account of the Mongol Invasion and weaves the tale into the most videogamey of videogame things – an open-world sandbox filled with straw-hat wearing ronin, mischievous foxes, hot springs, and meditative haiku. It’s easily the most ambitious output from Sucker Punch Productions to date.
TrueGaming - محمد البسيمي - Arabic - 8 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is an artistic experience packed with an engaging adventure that bring us many wonderful and thrilling storytelling moments.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent open-world adventure from Sucker Punch Productions which adds some innovative ideas to a fairly stagnant genre. The game's depiction of the time period is generic and inoffensive, but that doesn't prevent it from being a stunning visual showcase and a worthwhile swan song for the PS4
Twinfinite - Alex Gibson - 4.5 / 5
Ghost of Tsushima features a level of charm that gives it a soul and personality lacking from so many AAA games lack these days. Even if it ultimately suffers from repetition by the game’s end, and despite a lack of variety in its quest, the magic of that initial exploration and the beauty of its world will stick with me for a very long time.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4 / 5 stars
Sucker Punch's first stab at a stealth action adventure hits the mark. The island of Tsushima is a beautiful backdrop for this tale of revenge and honor and the environmental art is a visual treat. Combat and stealth are largely solid, though there are issues with the camera and hitting the right targets. The biggest stumble comes with the Japanese vocal track, which isn't synced correctly with the character's lips, a shame for a game like this. Ghost of Tsushima isn't the most innovative way to end a generation, but it is a fun one.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 3 / 5 stars
Like the samurai, Ghost of Tsushima feels like a relic of a bygone era.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9.6 / 10
Undoubtedly, Ghost of Tsushima is the greatest game of the generation. With perfect storytelling, supremely satisfying combat, and an astounding world that's packed with content and gorgeous sights, it raises the bar for open world games.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima perfectly balance an exquisite combat system that is easy to learn but hard to master, a complex and rich narrative ripped from the reels of Kurosawa and a free flowing picturesque world that matches the depth and mutability of story and combat.
Simply put - Ghost of Tsushima is a perfect open world experience.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 8 / 10
The game may never have been as sweet as it was in the first of the three main areas, but, to its credit, that’s because I was swept along by the story.
Wccftech - Alessio Palumbo - 9 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch's best game yet and a great open world title capable of measuring to some of the biggest names in the genre. The excellent rendition of feudal Japan, along with its well-written characters and story, make Ghost of Tsushima stand out as the last must-have PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.4 / 10
When the credits rolled after the final scene, I felt like I was in a movie theater and ready to applaud. I got to binge-watch and play the samurai story of my dreams. For anyone else who's ever picked up a long, empty wrapping-paper tube, held it with two hands a few inches apart, and swung it like a samurai, I have good news: We found it. We've got our game.
ZTGD - 10 / 10
Ghost of Tsushima is one of my favorite games of the generation and a must play for anyone who loves open world adventures and Samurai lore.
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2020.07.03 02:00 Cratix16 Annem Babama Nasıl Verdi Acaba Neler Hissetti! Part 3

akşam incide takılıyordum ki babam bini çıktı yanıma kapıyı tıklattı.. okan mı beyaz mı? diye sordum. ikisinin de amk aç kapıyı dedi. doğru cevabı verdiğinden açtım kapıyı. lan bu ne hal? diye bağırdı. ne var halimde? dedim. oğlum delirtme çıkar şunları diyor. taktığım sütyeni kastediyormuş amk.. bu herifin dar kafalılığı öldürecek beni. baba merve'ye aldım takmadı, o kadar para verdim. boşa mı gitsin? tasarruf yapıyorum dedim. tasarrufunu giberim diye bağırınca çıkarmak zorunda kaldım. tek tek tuvaletleri gezip boşa su akıyor mu? diye kontrol etmeyi biliyor oç. biz tasarruf yapınca suçlu oluyoruz. takacak ya bana, bahane arıyor. konuyu değiştirmek için zaman lerzan mutlu'yu ne kadar değiştirmiş, farkında mısın? diye sordum, giblemedi. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. aşırı bir tepki aldığımda olayı yumuşatmak için parlak zekamı devreye sokarım. ters ters bakıyor amk.. sen ne demeye geldin baba? dedim. demiyorum lan sana bir şey baba da deme bana amk dedi ve çıktı. oha amk itirafı kest. delirmek üzereydim.. babam kimdi benim amk? bu konuyu hemen açıklığa kavuşturmalı, incide arkamdan konuşulanları haklı çıkarmamalıydım.
not: lerzan mutlu annem olabilir.
hemen indim aşağıya sordum anneme. benim babam kim? dedim. mal mal konuşma git başımdan diyor. babam babam olmadığını iddia ediyor, kim benim babam cevapla çabuk, yoksa bida odama almam seni dedim. öyle deyince tırsmış olacak gitti babama sen ne dedin bu çocuğa? diye çıkıştı. ben biraz uzaklaştım, dayaktan korktuğum için. zaten duydum sonra babam yakışıksız ifadeler dillendiriyordu hakkımda. bunlardan bir gib çıkmayacaktı, kendi yöntemlerimle öğrenmeliydim. merve'nin yanına gittim. kapıyla küs olduğumuzdan ona bir şey söylemedim ve tıklattım. zaten onla harcayacak zamanım da yoktu. merve açtı kapıyı, ne var? dedi. önce benimle insan gibi konuşmasını, daha sonra göğüslerinin bir ara fotoğrafını çekmemiz gerektiğini, bir iş için lazım olduğunu tembihledim. git abi pff xs gibilerinden bir şey söyleyecek oldu, tuttum saçından. söyle, geçen saklayıp da söyleyemediğin şey neydi? benim gerçek babam kim? annem başka kimlere veriyor? dedim. sesi çıkmadı.. söyle çabuk yoksa nermin'in face profiline yine mesut yar'ın kilo vermeden önceki hallerinin fotoğraflarını atarım diye tehdit ettim, defol diye karşılık verdi. bu kız tam bir kevaşe.. artık anlaşılmıştı, aile içinden doğru cevap gelmeyecekti. bir an önce farklı yollara yönelmeliydim.
not: aradığım sorunun cevabı nermin'de olabilir.
sabaha kadar gözüme uyku girmedi. face'den, twitter'dan ve inci'den çeşitli duyurular yaptım. babamın kim olduğunu bilenlerin acil bana ulaşması gerektiğini yazdım. küfürle cevap verenlere gerekli tepkileri verip evden fırladım. 1. kata indim, yine o kadın çıktı. eşiniz evde mi? dedim. hayır dedi. oha bu saatte gelmedi mi hala? diye bağırdım. herif ağır tokmakçı amk evine bile uğramıyor. saçmalama işe gitti dedi. yemedim tabiki ama onla uğraşamazdım. sizin kocanız benim annemi gibmiş doğru mu? dedim. ne diyorsun sen defol git falan dedi küfür müfür bir şeyler saydırdı. dur kapatma kapıyı cevap ver dedim, kapattı huur kapıyı. annemin tadına varmış biri bu karıya katlanıyor olamaz deyip babamın bu adam olmadığına karar verdim. karşı komşu firuze teyzenin kapısını çaldım. eşiniz evde mi? diye sordum.. yok dedi. kocanızı kastediyorum, evde mi? dedim. yok evladım diye karşılık verdi. firuze teyze belanızı gibtirmeyin hepinizin eşi mi memur amk saat 8 buçuk deyince, bir şeylerden korkuyor olmalı ki kapıyı hakaret ederek kapattı. firuze teyzenin kocası ihtimalini aklımda tutmalıydım. firuze teyze bir şeyler saklıyor gibiydi. sıra 2. kattaki dairelere gelmişti.
not: 1. kattaki kadının adını hala bilmiyorum.
  1. kattakilerden birini tanıyorum da 4 numaraya hiç gitmemiştim. o yüzden önce tanıdığımdan başlayıp aradaki samimiyeti kullanmaya karar verdim. kapıyı çaldım, aramızdaki samimiyete olan inancından dolayı açtı kapıyı. aramızdaki samimiyete güvenerek nassın mehtap teyze görünmüyon? dedim. beni görmekten şaşırmış olacak ki ters ters baktı. kocanız annemi gibmiş doğru mu? diye sordum. sorgu tekniğidir bu, annem itiraf etmiş gibi yapıp lafı alacaktım ağzından. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. insanlara aklımla küçük oyunlar oynar, keskin zekam karşısında çırpınışlarını izlerim. lafı değiştirmek için terbiyesizlik yapma oğlum git işine hadi deyip kapıyı kapattı. bunların hepsi niye böyle davranıyor amk? 1 insan gibi sohbet edebilen olmaz mı koca apartmanda.. kocasından şüpheleniyor belli ki. bu ihtimali de cebe koyup 4 numaraya gittim. çaldım kapıyı benim yaşlarımda bir kız açtı. eşiniz evde mi? dedim. eşim yok benim, neden sordunuz? dedi. kocanızı kastediyorum hanımefendi, evde mi çabuk diye ısrar ettim. öğrenciyiz biz söyle ne söyleyeceksen diyor. bir an öğrenci ve kız olduğunu aklıma getirince çok heyecanlandım ve birkaç saniye aralıksız bakıştık. fakat benden hoşlanıyor olması, sorgu tekniğimden kaçabileceği anlsevgi gelmiyordu. babanız annemi bafilemiş doğru mu? dedim, gülüyor amk. oha bulmuştum galiba.. bu diğerleri gibi kapıyı kapatmamıştı. tabi bu benden hoşlanıyor olmasından da kaynaklanabilirdi ama gözlerinden babasını saklamak istediği gerçeğini okudum. bak dedim ayağını denk al, şahsi meselemizi sonra halledelim dedim ve babasının msn adresini istedim. uğraşamam senle deyip kapıyı kapattı. nihayet elime gerçekçi deliller geçmişti. ayrıca behzat ç'deki şule'den sonra ilk kez bir kızın benden hoşlandığını hissetmiştim. bu da olumlu bir gelişmeydi. neyse edindiğim bilgileri aklımda tutup 3. kattakileri sorguya çekmek vardı sırada.
    not: mehtap teyze ve erdal beşikçioğlu liseden sınıf arkadaşı olabilir.
  2. kattaki sinirli teyze biraz beni korkutsa da kapıyı çalmak zorundaydım. açtı ne var? dedi. olaya yumuşak girmek için natalie portman'ın léon'daki halini hatırlıyor musunuz? dedim. anlamadım? evladım işim var noldu? dedi. acelesi kendini ele veriyordu açıkçası. bu tavrı şüphelerimi artırmıştı. hanımefendi dalga geçmeyin benle, kocanız nerde? dedim. napacan kocamı? diyor. aklı sıra lafı değiştirecek oç. kadın biraz yaşlı olduğundan sorumu dikkatli sordum. muhterem beyefendinin validem ile vakt-i zamanında izdivaç ettiğini teferrüc ediyorum dedim. söylediğime cevap vermeyip lafı değiştirmeye çalıştı. annenin haberi var mı geldiğinden? dedi. sanane annemden oç deyip ondan önce kapıyı ben kapattım. sonra da açmadı oç. şüpheliler listeme eklenmekten kurtaramamıştı kocasını... karşı daireye geçtim. kapıyı tıklattım. kapıyı açan kadına ''oha siz burada mı oturuyordunuz? kapıcı sanıyordum sizi.'' dedim. ne diyorsun sen? falan bir şeyler geveledi. eşiniz evde mi dedim. yok bana söyle ne söyleyeceksen bebek içeride yalnız dedi. bebek kimden? diye sorunca biraz sinirlenip kapıyı kapattı. bu millet mal amk. babam tembihlemiş herhalde hepsine, konuşmayın demiş. bu adam tam bir oç, böyle bir şeyi benden saklayabileceğini nasıl düşünür? neyse şimdi gitmem gereken tek bir adres kalmıştı. firuze teyze.. fazla beklemeden bizim kata çıktım.
not: bebek önder açıkbaş'tan galiba.
bizim kata çıkıp firuze teyzelerin kapısını çaldım. firuze teyze kapıyı açınca bir şey söylemesine izin vermeden ''haykırmaaaak istiyoruoooğğmmmm konuşamıyorum'' eserini ilhan irem'in tarzıyla seslendirmeye başladım. bu daha samimi bir sohbet gerçekleştirmemizi sağlayabilirdi. noldu evladım yine? dedi. bakın firuze teyze sevişmek doğal bir şey ve insanın bir ihtiyacı. günümüzde yıldız tilbe bile sevişiyor dedim. oğlum git hiç sırası değil dedi. ne sırası değil? bu saatte görmeyin siz de şu işi kardeşim dedim. kapıyı kapatıyordu ki koydum ayağımı araya korkmasını sağladım. bildiğiniz gibi böyle çevikliklerim ve böyle zekiliklerim vardır. bu hareketimde iki yeteneğimi bir potada erittim. napıyorsun oğlum sen? git evine yürü dedi. eşiniz annemi emmiş doğru mu? dedim. anlamadığım birkaç arapça cümle söyleyerek kapıyı kapattı ve kafamı karıştırdığını sandı. fakat bu hareketleriyle kendini ele vermiş oldu. çünkü firuze teyzenin arapça bilme ihtimali çok düşüktü. böyle basit hamlelerle aklımı karıştırmayacağından şüpheliler listeme kocasını ekletmekten kaçamadı. yeterli bilgiyi toplamıştım. şimdi eve gidip taylor swift'in love story şarkısı eşliğinde bir durum değerlendirmesi yapacaktım. kapıyı çaldım, annem açtı. nereden geliyorsun? diye sordu. konuyu değiştirmek için defne joy foster öldü 3 gün yas tuttunuz, 30 şehit öldü şimdi neredesiniz? dedim. mal mal baktı, fırsattan istifade odamın yolunu tuttum.
not: ilhan irem, taylor swift'e kanye west'in yaptığı ayıbı yapmazdı.
harun kolçak posterimi ters çevirip duvara astım. şüphelilerin isimlerini, yaşlarını, duyabildiğim kadarıyla haftalık sevişme sayılarını yazdım. o sırada babam geldi, kapıyı tıklattı. gel lan kahvaltı yap dedi. yeterli eti cinim olduğunu, kapımın önünü derhal terk etmesse merdivenlerle konuşacağımı, bir daha onu üst kata çıkarmayacağımı söyledim. öyle deyince korkmuş olacak ki hiçbir şey demeden aşağı indi. elimdeki delilleri ve düşündüklerimi facebook, twitter, inci'de paylaştım. msn iletimi ''alem arka olmuş.'' yaptım. insanlardan yardım istedim. fakat herkes oçlik peşinde olduğu için gerekli küfürleri gerekli yerlere iletip sosyal ortamdan da umudumu kestim. neden herkes bana karşı amk bir anlasam... daha sonra kapım çalındı, gelen merveydi. şaşırdım amk hangi dağda kurt öldü? diye sorup biraz gülümsedim. abi açar mısın kapıyı? dedi. önce soruma cevap ver dedim. abi aç şu kapıyı diye bağırınca daha fazla sinirlendirmemek için kapıyı açtım ve hangi dağda kurt öldü? derken gerçek bir soru sormadığımı, kendisine bir espri yaptığımı belirttim. yoksa 12 yaşında kız nerden bilsin amk nerde kim öldü * böyle esprili anlarım vardır. sivri zekamla beklenmedik espriler yapar, insanları aralıksız güldürürüm. neyse derdin ne merve? sütyensiz birini odama almadığımı biliyorsun, acele et dedim. bir fotoğraf çıkarıp, abi bu iğrenç şeyi niye yatağımın altına koydun? dedi. o iğrenç dediği şeyin david fincher'ın 25 kare tekniği olduğunu ve fight club'ın final sahnesinde bulunduğunu belirttim. merve iyi kız, hoş kız da cahil biraz galiba.. bir daha yapma böyle şeyler yeter artık dedi. konuyu değiştirmek için bu yaşar nuri öztürk saba tümer'e neden bu kadar sinirli? diye sordum. aklı karışmış olacak ki cevap vermeden çıktı odadan. ben de işime bakmaya devam ettim.
not: helena bonham carter yaşar nuri öztürk'ten hoşlanıyor. ikisinin de 3 ismi var.
duvardaki yazdıklarıma bakarak bir süre düşündüm. daha sonra benden hoşlanan öğrenci kızla şükran teyzenin akraba olduklarını farkettim. bu da firuze teyzenin kocasının benim babam olma ihtimalini kuvvetlendiriyordu. indim aşağıya annem mutfakta bir şeylerle uğraşıyordu. anne firuze teyzenin kocasıyla nereden tanışıyorsunuz? dedim daha mevzuya girmeden. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. konuya farklı bir yerden girer, karşımdaki insanın aklımın oltasına düşmesini beklerim. fakat annem git başımdan, uğraşamam gibi basit kelimelerle beni başından atmaya çalıştı. yemedim tabiki, ama yine de çok üstüne gitmeden lafı ağzından alıyım diye kim kardashian'ın en küçük kız kardeşinin model olmak istediğinden bahsettim. yine aynı basitlikte cümlelerle lafı geçiştirmeye çalışınca kafasını karıştırmak için requim for a dream'in ne kadar overrated bir film olduğundan bahsettim ona. fakat kadına işlemiyordu. anlaşılmıştı, çözülmesi için biraz daha zaman vardı. ben de yukarı çıkıp biraz kafamı dağıtmalı, başka şeylere yoğunlaşmalıydım. bu kadar düşünmek bana bile fazla gelmişti. inci'ye girip semiha berksoy ferresi yolla diyene yolluyorum başlığı açtım. pek ilgi görmeyince twitter'a girip birkaç güldüren şaka yaptım. kimse rtlemeyince face'e girip liseden arkadaşım pelin'in duvarına halil sezai paracıklıoğlu senden hoşlanıyor yazdım. 2 dakika sonra kaldırdı gönderimi oç. herkes bana karşı amk böyle dünyanın necati ateş'ini gibiyim deyip uykuya dalmaya karar verdim ve yatağa yattım. bir an önce sabah olmasını ve planlarımı hayata geçirmeyi istiyordum.
not: pelin kim kardashian'ın erkek kardeşine veriyor. eminim...
sabah kalktım erkenden reserved ne demek ola ki amk? diye düşündüm biraz. daha sonra quentin tarantino'nun adını hatırlayamadığım bir filmine gönderme olduğuna karar verip işe koyulmayı tercih ettim. merve'nin odasına inip biraz kapıyla dertleşmek istedim, fakat cevap vermedi oç. tüm dünya bana karşı birleşmiş amk deyip eticin+cappy i mideye indirdikten sonra firuze teyzelerin daireye indim. kapıyı tıkladım, açan olmadı. fakat içerde ayak sesleri vardı amk uyuyor olamazlardı. böyle zekiliklerim vardır, şeytanı ayrıntıda arar, aklımı kullanarak yerinde gözlemler yaparım. açmaları için kapıyı daha sert vurmaya başladıktan sonra firuze teyze açtı kapıyı. bir şey dememe izin vermeden bak çıkacam söyleyecem artık sizinkilere yeter böyle oğlum, acıyorum ses çıkarmıyorum dedim. sen kimsin bana acıyorsun firuzan teyze? kocanı çağır dedim. adını firuzan olarak telaffuz ettim ki onu önemsemiyor gibi bir görüntü verip, karşımda ezilmesini sağlayım. böyle hınzırlıklarım vardır. kocamı çağırırsam dayak yersin, git bak dedi. babam değil mi? döver de, sever de.. karışmayın çağırın dedim. ne diyorsun oğlum sen, çık elimi belada koyma diyor oç. eğer kocasını çağırmassa zabıta ya da pakize suda'yı çağıracağımı belirttim. fakat kadın oralı olmadı.. yetmezmiş gibi kapıyı yüzüme kapattı. oğlunuz büyüyünce önder açıkbaş gibi olacak hepiniz oç siniz deyip bizim daireye çıktım. konuyu manevi babama açma vakti gelmişti.
not: reservedla ilgili filmde pakize suda oynuyordu galiba.
kahvaltı masasına oturup bir süre herkesin uyanmasını bekledim. o sırada abraham lincoln'ün annemle ne ilgisi olabilir? diye düşündüm. neyse ki ilk uyanan babam oldu. napıyon lan burda? uyumadın mı? dedi. uyuduğumu, çünkü beynimin en fazla uyurken geliştiğini belirttim. beynini gibiyim gibilerinden ucuz bir laf etti. bu adamın aklı sıra benle taşak geçmesi çok sinirlerimi bozuyor. manevi babam olduğunu öğrendikten sonra bıçaklamayı düşünmüyor değilim. neyse buna daha fazla takılmayıp onu popülasyon genetiğinin kurucuları ingiliz biyologlar ronald fisher ve j.b.s. haldane için 1 dakikalık saygı duruşuna davet ettim. giblemedi oç.. tabi ben hiç bozmadan duygulu bir 1 dakika yaşadıktan sonra konuya girmeye çalıştım. fakat bu oç döver diye yavaş yavaş bahsetmeliydim içimdekilerden. ilk insan ademse ya bu kızını gibti, ya da oğulları kız kardeşlerini? diyerek bir sohbet konusu açmaya çalıştım. sabah sabah sürünme yine.. diyince olayı mantık boyutundan şiddet boyutuna taşımamak için lafı uzatmadım. önce sevecen olmalıydım. bak dedim sen de bu yaşıma kadar büyüttün ettin, aç susuz koymadın eti cinim ekgib olmadı sağol dedim. ne diyon sen amk? diyor oç hala işin gırgırında. baba, bak hala baba diyorum sana. sen kim olduğunu söylemedin ama ben gerçek babamı buldum dedim. ilk başta şaşırdı, sonra zekama şaşırmış olacak ki hafif gülümsedi. kimmiş? dedi joe biden dedim. oç kahkaha atıyor karşımda. ne gülüyorsun amk baktım netten ben joe biden türkiye'yi başkan yardımcısı olmadan önce defalarca ziyaret etmiş dedim. oğlum bak sinirleniyorum, gibtir git diyor bana muallaknin evladı. hayır dedemi tanımasam manevi babama böyle söylememem gerektiğini düşünücem. ama biliyorum dedemi, kesin muallaknin evladı bu. az önce buraya gelip düşünmeye başlayana kadar firuze teyzenin kocası sanıyordum. o da bafiliyor annemi ama benim babam o değil, az önce düşününce farkettim dedim. ayağa kalktı bu hiçbir şey demeden üzerime yürüdü. şiddet çözüm değil, mantıklı ol. joe biden olmayacak da kim olacak? bunu daha önce düşünmemiş olmam saçma değil mi? diyecektim saç.. diyebildim. ağzıma burnuma daldı amk. bu kez farklı oldu biraz. 1 dişim kırıldı, gözüm 10 dakika içinde hafif morlaştı. elmacık kemiklerim çok acıyordu. vurdukça da kesmedi öncekiler gibi oç. neyse bıraktı gidiyordu sen benim maddi babam değilsin dövemezsin beni diye bağırdım. maddi o anlamda kullanılmaz gerizekalı diye yanıt verip odasına gitti. hmmmm bunu biraz düşünmeliydim.
not: ronald fisher, joe biden'ı duşta seyretmiş.
bir süre burnumdan yere damlayan kanları izleyip kafamda robert downey jr.'ın sherlock holmes performansını değerlendirdim. annem uyanmış amk o geldi ne oldu yine? ne bu halin? salim allah belanı versin deyip ağlamaya başladı. haltları sen yiyorsun, dayağını ben yiyorum anne dedim. ne yaptın yine gerizekalı? sorusuyla karşılık verdi. joe biden'ın babam olduğunu manevi babama söylediğimi belirttim. gözlerinden okudum bir yıllar öncesine gitti.. hiçbir şey demedi, ilk yardım gereçlerini getirdi. bunların yararı olmayacağını, acil bana merve'nin ojelerinin lazım olduğunu söyledim, takmadı. benim de kalkıp onları getirecek halim yoktu açıkçası. her tarafım acıyordu. daha sonra babam oç geldi annemle sırtladılar beni odama taşıdılar. güya şefkatli görünüp joe biden'ı aramama, onları terk etmeme engel olacak oç. ama yağma yok.. iyileştikten sonra ona gününü göstermeye karar verdim. gözlerim dolacak gibi oldu, kendimi tutmak için youtube'a girip harun kolçak'ın ''gir kanıma'' klibini izledim. biraz daha iyiydim.. biraz kafamı farklı şeylere odaklamam gerekiyordu yine. zeki insanların da dinlenmeye ihtiyacı vardır. o yüzden kafamdaki bir diğer önemli soru önder açıkbaş nasıl ünlü oldu? ya yeniden cevap aramaya çalıştım. kendisinin okan bayülgen ile eşit iq'da olduğunda bir kez daha karar kıldım ama dediğim gibi bunu zaten biliyordum. bana daha farklı argümanlar lazımdı.
not: babam oç önder açıkbaş'a kızıyor, sinirini bizden çıkarıyor.
neyse google görsellerden ibrahim erkal fotoğraflarına bakıp sakinleştikten sonra youtube'a girip mustafa karadeniz kamera şakaları izledim. artık iyiydim... şimdi joe biden'a ulaşmak lazımdı. twitter'da kendisini followlayıp birkaç mention attım. facebook duvarıma joe biden beni bul, konuşmamız gerek yazarak telefon numaramı paylaştım. son olarak serkan inci'ye pm atıp beni joe biden ile tanıştırmasını rica ettim. bu ikilinin liseden arkadaş olduğunu düşünürken keşfetmiştim. her tarafım ağrıdığından aşağı inemezdim. anneme seslenip gelmesini söyledim. gelince robert plant'in vokalistliğini yaptığı efsane ingiliz rock grubunun ismini sordum. bilemedi cahil oç... yine de içeri aldım çünkü durum ciddiydi. annem içeri girince manidar olsun diye youtube'dan metin ışık'ın lay lay lom eserini açtım. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. yaptığım eylemlerle insanlara mesajlar verir, onları beynimin labirentlerine davet ederim. ne diyorsun söyle çabuk? bir ihtiyacın mı var? dedi. anne joe biden'a acil ulaşmam lazım. telefon numarası vardır sende, versene.. dedim. hiçbir şey demeden çıktı odadan oç. beni peydahlamayı biliyorsun. o zaman bazı sorulara da cevap vereceksin amk. neyse ben yeteri kadar zekiydim, kimseye ihtiyacım yoktu. açtım yeniden twitter'ı baktım beni ne followlamış, ne sorduğuma cevap vermiş. bu beni biraz üzdü. herkesten sonra onun da bana sırtını dönmesi fazla ağır olmuştu. tavrımı anlasın, kendine çeki düzen versin diye son kez ''followa follow aqar agaaaaaaa'' yazıp kendisini unfollowladım. baktım facebook'taki çağrıma da cevap verdiği yok, dikkat çekmek için gönderimin altına ''a tempest of siblings, business and fame engulf olympic decathlete bruce jenner and paparazzi fave kim kardashian as their huge hollywood families collide.'' yazdım. hani adam ingilizce biliyor ya.. o açıdan. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. her bireyi kendi başına, kendi şartlarıyla değerlendirip onları aklımın kapanına sokarım. inci'deki inboxım da hala boş olduğuna göre biraz daha beklemem gerektiğine, bu sırada hegel şükran teyze akrabalığının ne anlama geldiğini düşünebileceğime karar verdim.
not: mustafa karadeniz hegel'i çok komik şakalardı.
sağ dizimdeki, dirseklerimdeki ve elmacık kemiğimin üst kısımlarındaki morluklara merve'nin daha önce kaçırdığım ojesini sürüp biraz dinlenmeye çekildim. 2-3 saatlik bir uyku çektikten sonra inci'ye girdim. inboxım hala boştu. serkan inci'ye sen git hala fakir gibi dilen, bir işimize yardımcı olma oç yazdıktan sonra balkona çıkıp ela'nın gelmesini bekledim. bir kere de sözünde dur amk kızı yaralıyız bir de. tam 45 dakika bekletti. ben de daha fazla beklemedim ki tavrımı anlasın. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. gerekli durumlarda sinirimi beynimin kıvrımlarıyla harmanlayıp ortaya akıl ürünü, zekice tepkiler çıkartırım. kapım tıklandı, gelen manevi babammış. steven spielberg mü? david lynch mi? diye sordum. gibtirme onları bana aç şu kapıyı dedi. bu adamda gelişme var amk. bu ara hiçbir soruyu kaçırmıyor. doğru yanıtı duyar duymaz açtım kapıyı. buyur ne vardı? dedim. oğlum bir an aşırı sinirlendim, böyle olsun istemezdim, kusura bakma dedi. joe biden'a ulaşacağımı anlayınca arkaü tutuştu oç nin. yine de asıl niyetini anlamamazlıktan gelerek olur böyle şeyler baba dedim. aferin bak, yarak yarak konuşma adam ol şöyle diyor. güzel ortamı bozmamak, lafı değiştirmek için dostoyevski'deki st. petersburg tasvirleri başka kimde var allasen? diye sordum. aval aval baktı. bak baba dedim, madem yapıcı konuşuyoruz. ben önemli değilim, artık düşünme beni.. ben bakarım başımın çaresine dedim. aferin oğlum dedi. ama merve adına endişeleniyorum baba, face'den sınıfındaki erkek arkadaşlarıyla konuştum kimseyle sevişmemiş dedim. daha lafa devam edecektim kalktı gidiyor saygısız oç.. dur dedim nereye gidiyorsun amk? almayım ayağımın altına bak zor tutuyorum kendimi diyor. bu adamın pgibolojik desteğe ihtiyacı var amk. olur olmaz yerde dayak atmaya çalışıyor. merdivenlerden inerken annen yemek hazırladı getirsin odana söyleyim de dedi. annemden sanane oç deyip kapıyı kapattım, üzerine kitledim.
not: ela'yı david lynch'e yar etmem. niyetlerinin farkındayım ama bu asla olmayacak.
baktım face'e, twitter'a joe biden'dan hala ses yok. bu annem de 1 kere olsun adam gibi adama vermiyor amk. babam olma ihtimali olan herkes oç. neyse çıktı annem yemek getirdim aç kapıyı diyor. önder açıkbaş nasıl ünlü oldu? dedim. oğlum aç kapıyı uğraşamam senle diye karşlık verdi. fakat yağma yoktu. şu sorularıma bu evde artık cevap verilecek amk. ciddi bir şey soruyorum, önder açıkbaş nasıl ünlü oldu? diyerek sorumu tekrarladım. buraya bırakıyorum yemeği alırsın dedi. açtım kapıyı pilav nohut var.. üzerine vişneli cappy döküp afiyetle yedim. tam hatırlayamadığım bir şeye sinirlenip boşların olduğu tepsiyi yatağın altına sakladım. harun kolçak'ın gir kanıma klibini izleyip sakinleştikten sonra yeniden joe biden'ı bulmanın yollarını aradım. birden joe biden'ın bizim apartmandaki öğrenci kızın akrabası olduğu aklıma geldi. o kızla hemen konuşmalıydım. evden çıkmama izin vermeyeceklerinden üst kattan sıvışmaya karar verdim. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. insanların benim üzerimde kurmaya çalıştıkları baskıya, onlara akıl oyunları yapıp, beklenmedik anda beklenmedik eylemlerde bulunarak cevap veririm. yürümekte zorlandığım için kızın katına inmem 15 dakikamı aldı. ama sonunda varmıştım. tıkladım kapıyı, açtı. konuya alakalı bir yerden girmek için bu model grubunun solisti neden spastik kız çocuğu taklidi yapıyor? diye sordum, gülümsedi. bu olumlu bir gelişmeydi, balık oltaya geliyordu. ne vardı? dedi. joe biden'ın telefon numarası lazım dedim. o kim? diyor amk. yeni nesil ecdadını akrabasını tanımıyor ayıp oç dedim. şaşırmış görünüyordu.. daha sonra anlamlı bir sosyal mesaj vermek için ''ecdad tarih yazmış, torun okumaktan aciz.'' diye bağırdım. ehehe ne kullanıyorsan aynısından istiyorum deyip kapıyı kapattı. oha! oha oha oha oha wowwww... ekşici lan bu dedim. espriyi kest dedim. telefon numarasını alamasam da kızın ekşici olduğu bilgisine ulaştım. bu da joe biden ile ekşiyi direk ilişkili kılıyordu. zaten daha önce şüphelendiğim bir durum olduğundan bir an önce odama çıkıp bunun üzerine düşünmeye karar verdim. yaklaşık yarım saat sonra kimseye farkettirmeden odamdaydım.
not: öğrenci kız geceleri evinde harun kolçak'ı misafir ediyor.
daha sonra odamda enrique iglesias'ın hero klibini izlerken joe biden-ekşi ilişkisini düşündüm bir süre. tüm bu karışıklığın arkasından roberto baggio'nun çıkabileceğini tahmin ediyordum. twitter'da ve facebook'ta durumumumu edit:imla diye güncellendim. birkaç film izledim beğenmedim, birkaç şarkı dinledim ağır eleştirdim. aralarına sızarsam belki daha kolay çözülürler diye düşündüm. böyle zekiliklerim vardır. insanlara yakın davranıp bana güvenmelerini sağladıktan sonra onları beynimin duvarlarına hapsederek istediklerimi vermelerini sağlarım. fakat 2 saat boyunca kimseden ses çıkmamıştı. merve'nin odasına inip konuyu kapıya açmaya karar verdim. indim aşağıya, bak dedim kapı; aramızda çeşitli gerginlikler, hoş olmayan olaylar yaşandı. gel geçmişe bir sünger çekelim. dedim. hiç cevap vermedi oç. yine de büyüklük bende kalmalıydı. eğer barışmak istersen ben odamdayım, harun kolçak dinleyip birbirimize el şakası yaparız dedim. tamam gibilerinden kolunu oynattı. merve açtı kapıyı.. napıyorsun abi burda? diyor. hiç dedim bir meseleyi hallettik. bak merve dedim kaç gündür babamı arıyorum ve kendisine ulaşmama ramak kaldı. ona ulaştıktan sonra sizi terk edecem. aklım sende kalarak gitmeyim, şu aldığım sütyenleri kullan artık dedim. bak çağırırım babamı? diye tehdit ediyor oç. hemen konuyu değiştirdim. bu egemen bağış ne komik adam değil mi? seviyorum vallahi dedim. o kim abi diyor cahil oç. hem sütyensizsin, hem cahil daha fazla muhattap olamam deyip odayı terk ettim. giderken kapıya selamımı çaktım. daha sonra apartmandaki daireleri gezip behzat ç. izleyip izlemediklerini sordum. verilen cevaplara göre apartmandaki oçlik oranını hesapladım. sonuçlar beni üzmüştü.
not: roberto baggio ve akbaba aynı kızdan hoşlanıyorlar.
ertesi gün akşsevgi kadar incide takıldım, eti cin yedim, ela'yı bekledim vs.. akşam olduğunda aşağı indim. herkes salondayken mandalina aşıracaktım. sesimi duymuş olacaklar ki manevi babam salona çağırdı, gittim. ne vardı? dedim. gel yanımızda otur, dizi izleyelim dedi. arkaü tutuştu oç nun.. yine de annemin hatırına oturdum. hiç ağzımı açmadan 20 dakika bekledim. daha sonra fatmagül'ün teyzesine sinirlenip masanın üstündeki bardağı televizyona fırlatınca babam elinin tersiyle suratıma bir tane yapıştırıp odadan kovdu. üvey baban mı var derdin var amk.. neyse odama çıkıp bir süre astrofizik üzerine düşündüm, hubble ultra derin alanını seyrettim. bundan da sıkılınca şükran teyzelerin kapısını çalmak için üst kattan sıvıştım. kapıyı tıkladım, şükran teyze açtı. oo nasılsın şükran teyze, mehmet amca yok mu? dedim. var içeride demeye kalmadı o oç da geldi. kapat kapıyı şükran diyor oç.. mehmet amca babam karınızı tokmaklıyorsa sorunu onla çözün, zaten kendisi öz babam bile değil dedim. git elimden kaza çıkacak diyor amk oğlu. neyse alt kata benden hoşlanan öğrenci kızın dairesine indim, kapıyı tıklatınca hemen açıyor. bu çok iyi bir özellik. insan ilişkilerinin etik kuralları gereği naber? dedim. iyi canım sen diyor. bu da hemen atacak kapağı oç.. ağırdan al kızım. evlenecez demedik. canım manım ne ayaksın? neyse kardeşimin pedi bitmiş de sizden alabilir miyiz? dedim. tabi dedi. ama mümkünse kullanılmış olsun diye rica ettim. öyle deyince bir döndü kaç yaşında senin kardeşin? diyor. ne alakaysa amk bu kızın kafada bir kırıklık var. 12 ne oldu da? dedim. kapıyı yüzüme kapattı. amk sen bana naz yapacan diye kardeşim zor durumda kalacak bencil oç. ilişkimizle ilgili meseleleri bire bir halledelim kızı niye mağdur ediyorsun? bunları söylemek için kapıyı bir kez daha tıkladım, yine açtı sağ olsun. konuya farklı yerden girip tepkisini azaltmak için plüton'a da çok ayıp ettiler ha.. dedim. ya arkadaşım ne istiyorsun benden? dedi. 1 ped rica ettik küfretmediğin kaldı. aramızdaki sorunları baş başa halledelim, şimdi pedi ver dedim. annenle tanışıyoruz, ona bir bir söyleyecem bunları deyip kapıyı kapattı. sanana annemden oç deyip kapıya bir tekme attım ve ben de yukarı çıktım. manevi babam çağırdı yanına, gittim. he dedim, noldu? haftaya azize halanlar geliyormuş, 1 hafta kalacaklar dedi. burcu bakireyse almam eve deyip odama çıktım. azize halam ilginç bir kadındır.. daha önce mehmet amca ve 1. kattaki kadının kocasıyla kısa süreli ilişkiler yaşadı, yürütemedi. gençliğinde mehmet demirkol ile 2 yıllık bir beraberlik yaşamış. şimdi bizim süleyman enişteyle evli görünüyor.
not: benim manitanın babasıyla süleyman eniştenin sık sık öpüştüğünü duydum.
halamların geleceği gün erkenden kalktım. vücudumun kıldan muzdarip yerlerini tıraş ettim. duşumu alıp, kolonyamı sürdükten sonra artık hazırdım. annemler aşağıda hazırlıkları tamamlamıştı. annem geleceklerinden dolayı baya sevinçli görünüyor ama eniştemin gelmediğinden haberi yok herhalde. 2 yıl önce yazlıklarına gittiğimizde eniştemle mutfakta buluşuyorlardı. gözlerimle gördüm.. neyse kapı çaldı indim hemen aşağı. halamlar geldiler falan, burcu ve ekrem de gelmişti. ekrem oç benim hasmım.. benden nefret ediyor biliyorum. yine de burcu'nun hatrına ona katlanmak zorundayım. neyse halamın elini öptüm burcu'yu öptüm falan. tokalaşma merasimi vs.. merve malıyla burcu bir garip hareketler yapıyorlar, ilginç sesler çıkarıyorlar falan. ne yapmak istediklerini tam anlamadım ama sonunda sarıldılar da olay tatlıya bağlandı allahtan. neyse salona geçtik biraz sohbet etmek için. annem açlığınız var mı? diye sordu. ne biçim soru soruyorsun anne, yıllardır giriş katında kirada oturuyorlar? dedim. sen sus diye yanıt verdi. bu kadın tam mal ya.. neyse sen nasılsın oğlum? diye sordu halam. iyiyim hala kız arkadaşım ve yeterli eti cinim var. sen nasılsın? dedim. biz de iyiyiz çok şükür dedi. nasıl iyisin hala? burcu'nun hala göğüsleri büyümemiş. ne rahat insanlarsınız? dedim. babam gibtir ol git gelme buraya diye kolumdan sürükleyerek odadan kovdu. oç 2 dakika hasret gidermemizi de kıskandı. gerçek babam olmadığını sanırım halam da bilmiyor. telaşı ondan... neyse merve'lerin odasına gidip burcu ile merve'yi beklemeye karar verdim. beraber yatacaklardı çünkü.. onlarla etraflıca bu göğüs meselesini konuşmalıydım. gittiğimde kapı kilitli değildi, girdim içeri. kapıyla 5 dakika kadar sohbet ettikten sonra merve ile burcu geldi. kevaşe merve abi ne işin var burda? çık diyor oç. bekle dedim burcu'ya bir şey sormam lazım. sor abi dedi burcu. ekrem hala kızgın mı bana? dedim. niye ki? dedi. ben ten kol saatini cinsel uzvuma taktığımdan beri bana hep ters davranıyordu dedim. yok abi seviyor seni dedi.. oç ekrem o imajı yaratmış ailesinde bilerek.. böyle şeytanlıkları vardır. asıl düşündüğünü son ana kadar söylemeyip, olayların istediği gibi şekillenmesini ister. açıkçası ekrem'den korkuyordum ve bu konuyu annem benim için çözmeliydi. gittim mutfağa annemi yanıma çağırdım. korkumu belli etmemek için konuya farklı yerden girerek okul filmi vardı taylan biraderlerin, sinem kobal oynuyordu. ne korkmuştuk değil mi? dedim. cevap vermiyor oç.. bak anne dedim bu ekrem beni üzüyor. garip hareketleri var deli gibi bir çocuk bu. ayrıca biliyorum ki benden kurtulmanın planlarını yapıyor, benden nefret ediyor dedim. saçmalama oğlum 8 yaşında çocuğun senle ne derdi olsun? diyor oç. ölsem gitsem umurlarında değilim.
not: ekrem okul filminden daha korkunç.
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2020.06.01 01:05 JimTDI Curfew extended and in effect at 8 p.m.

The curfew has been extended and will be effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, May 31 until 6 a.m. on Monday, June 1. The curfew is imposed in all Saint Paul public places.
During curfew, no travel is allowed in any public street or place.
Exemptions include all law enforcement, fire and medical personnel, and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard. Other exemptions include individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing danger, or experiencing homelessness.
Violators of this Executive Order will be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days.
Learn more about the order here.

Highway Closures

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the following HIGHWAY CLOSURES in effect beginning at 5 p.m. tonight:

Other Impacts

Spanish
El alcalde Carter declaró un toque de queda temporal para Minneapolis y Saint Paul desde las 8 pm. Durante el toque de queda , nadie puede transitar en las calles Minneapolis y St Paul. Con excepcìon de socorristas, miembros de la prensa. Y personas que regresan de sus trabajos, o personas que necesitan ayuda de emergencia, o estan huyendo de algun peligro. Y personas desamparadas.
Oromo
Mayor Carter guutummaa Minneapolis fi Saint Paul tti har'a sa'a 8:00 galgala irraa kaasee hojii irra oolcheera. Yeroo ugura kanaatti karaa St. Paul fi Minneapolis irra nami kamuu deemuu hindanda'u namoota dirmannaa jalqabaa, warra meediyaa, namoota warra gara hojii ykn hojiitii galan, namoota gargaarsa hatattamaa barbaadan ykn balaa irraa baqatan fi namoota man dhabeeyyii ta'an irraan kan hafe.
Somali
Duqa Magaalada Carter wuxuu hirgaliyay Bandowga Habeenkii oo ku meel gaar ah oo laga fulinayo Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul caawa 8da fiidnimo. Wakhtiga bandoowga, qofna kuma safri karo jidadka Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul ama goobaha dadweynaha, marka laga reebo gurmadka deg-degga ah, xubnaha warbaahinta, dadka u socda ama kasoo baxay shaqada, shaqsiyaadka raadsanaya daryeelka degdegga ah ama ka cararaya khatarta, iyo dadka ay haysato hoy la'aantu.
Hmong
Loj Carter rhawv ib txoj kevcai uas Txwv Hmo Ntuj thoob plaws Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul uas pib hmo no thaum 8 moo tsaus ntuj. Rau lub sijhawm no, tsis pub leejtwg mus mus los los hauv Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul tej kev lossis lwm qhov chaw, tsuas pub cov tub ceev xwm tub tua hluavtaws, cov tub xov xwm, cov mus ua haujlwm thiab cov rov los tsev, cov cheem tsum kev pab ti tes ti taw lossis cov uas khiav vim muaj kev phom sij, thiab cov neeg tsis muaj vaj muaj tse xwb.
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2020.05.31 01:59 JimTDI Reminder: Curfew in effect at 8 p.m. & Freeways to be closed

Mayor Carter has issued Executive Order 2020-11 establishing a night-time curfew effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, May 30.
The curfew is imposed in all Saint Paul public places from 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. from May 29-31.
During curfew, no travel is allowed in any public street or place.
Exemptions include all law enforcement, fire and medical personnel, and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard. Other exemptions include individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing danger, or experiencing homelessness.
Violators of this Executive Order will be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days.
Learn more about the order here.

Highway Closures

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the following HIGHWAY CLOSURES in effect beginning at 7 p.m. tonight:

Other Impacts

Spanish
El alcalde Carter declaró un toque de queda temporal para Minneapolis y Saint Paul desde las 8 pm. Durante el toque de queda , nadie puede transitar en las calles Minneapolis y St Paul. Con excepcìon de socorristas, miembros de la prensa. Y personas que regresan de sus trabajos, o personas que necesitan ayuda de emergencia, o estan huyendo de algun peligro. Y personas desamparadas.
Oromo
Mayor Carter guutummaa Minneapolis fi Saint Paul tti har'a sa'a 8:00 galgala irraa kaasee hojii irra oolcheera. Sanbata borii hanga ganama, sa'a 6:00, 5/ 30 turu kaa'ameera. Yeroo ugura kanaatti karaa St. Paul fi Minneapolis irra nami kamuu deemuu hindanda'u namoota dirmannaa jalqabaa, warra meediyaa, namoota warra gara hojii ykn hojiitii galan, namoota gargaarsa hatattamaa barbaadan ykn balaa irraa baqatan fi namoota man dhabeeyyii ta'an irraan kan hafe.
Somali
Duqa Magaalada Carter wuxuu hirgaliyay Bandowga Habeenkii oo ku meel gaar ah oo laga fulinayo Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul caawa 8da fiidnimo. Wakhtiga bandoowga, qofna kuma safri karo jidadka Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul ama goobaha dadweynaha, marka laga reebo gurmadka deg-degga ah, xubnaha warbaahinta, dadka u socda ama kasoo baxay shaqada, shaqsiyaadka raadsanaya daryeelka degdegga ah ama ka cararaya khatarta, iyo dadka ay haysato hoy la'aantu.
Hmong
Loj Carter rhawv ib txoj kevcai uas Txwv Hmo Ntuj thoob plaws Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul uas pib hmo no thaum 8 moo tsaus ntuj. Rau lub sijhawm no, tsis pub leejtwg mus mus los los hauv Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul tej kev lossis lwm qhov chaw, tsuas pub cov tub ceev xwm tub tua hluavtaws, cov tub xov xwm, cov mus ua haujlwm thiab cov rov los tsev, cov cheem tsum kev pab ti tes ti taw lossis cov uas khiav vim muaj kev phom sij, thiab cov neeg tsis muaj vaj muaj tse xwb.
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2020.04.24 10:51 NextGenKarmaYT I took a job I shouldn't have. Now I can't quit. *Part 2*

Sorry for the *VERY* long delay. It's been tough times. I was the last recruit, for this year, for the Company. I have been sent on multiple missions too long to explain. The world is in the middle of a crisis. HQ had a code Black recently. Let me explain what Code Black is. First, there are the three codes. A) Code red: Evacuate all life in a large area to take care of something. That, would be my first job if it was in a city. B) Code Blue: Country is in danger.
Finally, Code Black,: Global Crisis, can lead to global death. We were given an explanation of the history of the Company.

The history of the company was to be kept secret until Code Black would occur. And Code Black only had one scenario. Code Black, was activated on my second mission. "This may be the most dangerous mission in our history" we were explained. I had got to know alot, yet this was new. We had to kill an Alpha Monster. Starlight. Alpha monsters are only two in the entire world, and Starlight had woken up from hibernation. The first Alpha was dead. Killing the second one would lead to the downfall of these monsters. Alpha monsters had "Abilities". Starlight, as the name says, uses burning light to blind and "Turn the target to ashes at will. Basically a walking Supernova". It had taken refuge at a school, and by the time we had gotten there, it had eradicated every life in the distance. The media is threatened to keep quiet about Monster Incidents, as people would go in a global panic. We underestimated Starlight. It was a Slaughterfest. People from other branches of the Company were there too, and we were a total of 100 people. Starlight, could literally move through walls as if nothing was there. And it moved at lightning fast speed.

Faster than I could blink, my team was ashes. I ran and hid under a desk, waiting for Starlight to stop moving so I can shoot it. Then it did something unexpected. It raised it temperature and started *melting* the school. I instinctively jumped out of a window. I was on the second floor so I didn't take any damage. Nobody else made it. As I got a clear view of Starlight, I knew that any bullet would melt before it touched the monster. I was going to try using a grenade, when my knees succumbed. A rift in the very air itself had opened. I heard one voice on my radio. " Evacuate, this is a code black. A jet plane is coming to pick you up. Head south."

I ran south faster than I ever ran. I looked back once to see Starlight going into the rift. I eventually reached the jet plane and was taken back to HQ. A meeting was hosted, with every single member of HQ. The history of the Company was explained. Way back in the early 1900s, the Company would take care of major criminals, robbers, etc. In 2004, the original family that ran the company, except for the youngest son, who was oblivious of his families doings, performed a ritual. A ritual that was told to give them all their wishes. Six human souls were sacrificed. The greedy eldest son made the mistake of immediately wishing to be all-powerful. As his wish was so great, all their wishes were wasted. The elder brother took in the six souls and his family's souls too, while his younger brother watched in terror from far away. The brother turned into the "Brain". An intellectual being, in another dimension. The "Brain" created millions of the creatures that the Company has been relentless on killing since 2004. The only known way to kill the "Brain" is by having one of the monsters kill it.

That has proved to be very unsuccessful, since only the Alpha can think on their own. The first Alpha killed itself to not be brainwashed. The second Alpha opened the "Rift". The rift would fully form in a matter of two months. And when it did, all the monsters can come through it. The good news was that people would be too distracted with the current situation. Bad news was that we only had 2 months to kill the brain. And that too, by convincing Starlight to do so. And guess who the heck was tasked to do so. Me. Out of everyone, I would be the captain of the team leading the operations, since I knew Starlight and it's abilities the best. We have to go through the rift in this two week operation. It would be a total of 20 people, as too many would draw attention. I'll have my phone with me. I'm told digital appliances work in there, so does internet since that dimension is just like our own, but kind of different in terms of creatures living there and landscape. Signals of network would be amplified in there so network will go on for a million miles in there. I can post there when it's night time and we have taken cover.

It's dusk right now. The rift will stay about the height of a tree when it opens completely. We are entering in two hours. My companions are all the most Veterans of the Company. They include: Biffe, Mart, Josh, Endon, Arnim, Jack, Raze, Carniel, Fenton, Jonathan, Joseph, Hollar, Tom, Schweiz, Antony, Caeze, Carter, Chander, Holly, and me. Holly is the only female in HQ, and she is the most skilled member. Joseph is the best male member. I am a nervous wreck. Firstly, I am new to the Company. Secondly, I've only been on two missions. Then, I've never been leading a team. Also, I have to convince an almost all-powerful Alpha to kill the Brain, or the brother of the owner. I regret joining this shit. I should've used my senses two weeks ago and not taken up on that offer. Why am I so stupid. I am going to get myself and 20 other people killed.

Oh! i just found out, after finishing this last para, that the owner will be coming with us. He calls it his *duty* since he did not stop his brother and was so oblivious to his family's misdoings. We're all going to die. I have nothing to lose here. Yet I fear death. I do not know why. Another hour till we go. The rift is in an isolated area in . Nobody could find it. This is very isolated. There is going to be a lot happening in this month for me. We have enough food here to last us years. Since monsters are stronger during nights, we will hide and set up camp during that time. Network should be amplified in this dimension. It was primarily for if radio didn't work. Since the network is unlimited storage, I can post on reddit. This is to let the world know. If I don't post in the next two months, humanity is doomed. If I don't post, hope that your families will be safe. Pray for safety. Nothing can be done after that. Goodbye.
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2020.01.26 22:11 twistedlogicx The Basketball world reacts to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Earlier today it was reported that Lakers legend and future inner-circle hall of famer, Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter accident. He was accompanied by one of his daughters, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and seven others, all who also perished in the crashed. They were on their way to a basketball practice at Kobe's own Mamba Sports Academy.
Kobe Bryant was not only a Lakers icon but an icon across the NBA who transcended the sport and became a household name for millions of people across the globe. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and his three living daughters, Natalia (17), Bianka (3), and Capri (7 months).
The impact of today's tragic crash reverberated throughout the NBA and far beyond. Below I have compiled a list of just some of the reactions from in and outside of the basketball world on this monumental loss.

News and Updates

Person Comment Time (EST)
Rusty Surette TMZ is reporting Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. 2:26 PM
Dov Kleiman TMZ confirmed the sad news that Kobe's daughter Gigi was also with him. She died. This is heartbreaking. 3:39 PM

Key Statements

Person Comment
Shaquille O'Neal There are no words to express the pain I'm going through with this tragedy of losing my niece Gigi & my brother Kobe Bryant. I love you and you will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW.
Pau Gasol Beyond devastated... my big brother... I can’t, I just can’t believe it
Shareef O'Neal Literally this morning you reached out to me.... I love you forever unc. I love you.
Trae Young This S*** can’t be real... this the first moment I was able to meet Gianna Maria, she’s been to only 3 games this year... 2 of them were mine... She told me I was her favorite player to watch. I can’t believe this. Rest Easy Gigi.
Michael Jordan I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe's and Gianna's passing. Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. I loved Kobe - he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often and I will miss those conversations very much. He was a fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force. Kobe was also an amazing dad who loved his family deeply - and took great pride in his daughter's love for the game of basketball. Yvette joins me in sending my deepest condolences to Vanessa, the Lakers organization and basketball fans around the world.
Magic Johnson My friend, a legend, husband, father, son, brother, Oscar winner and greatest Laker of all-time is gone. It’s hard to accept. Kobe was a leader of our game, a mentor to both male and female players.
Bill Russell Jeannine & I are absolutely shocked to hear of the loss of one of my favorite people & one of the best basketball minds in the history of the game! Our hearts & prayers to Vanessa & his girls. Kobe Bryant you were my biggest fan, but I was yours.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.
Adam Silver The NBA Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers organization and the entire sports world.
NBPA We are stunned and devastated by the news of the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. Words cannot express his impact on our Players, the NBA and the game of basketball. This is a monumental loss for the entire basketball community and our hearts are quite simply broken. We send love and prayers out to his wife Vanessa and the entire family.

Public Reactions

Person Comment
Donald Trump Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating... Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!
Barack Obama Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
Wayne Gretzky Janet and I have no words to describe our shock and sadness on the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant today. Praying for him and his family. 🙏
Usain Bolt Still can’t believe ⁦@kobebryant⁩ 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Michael Phelps My heart hurts to hear the news.... r.i.p Kobe Bryant and Gianna... thoughts and prayers to Vanessa and family....
Leo Messi I have no words... all my love for Kobe's family and friends. It was a pleasure to meet him and share good moments together. He was a genius like few others.”
Neymar Jr Dia triste pra nós dos esporte, pra nós fãs e principalmente pra família e amigos de kobe. Com suas mãos se fez lenda, obrigado por exaltar o esporte Kobe... que Deus conforte o coração de sua família e amigos
Mike Trout My heart and prayers go out to the Bryant family and the passengers’ families on this sad day. The impact Kobe had on the world cannot be expressed in words. RIP to a legend and a friend... 🙏🏼
Tom Brady We miss you already Kobe ❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼
Patrick Mahomes II Man not Kobe... Prayers to his family and friends! #RIPMamba
Lindsey Vonn I am at a loss for words. How does this happen?! Devastated. Rip Kobe 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Kanye West Kobe, We love you brother. We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.
Lil Wayne We lost a King. 824
Ellen DeGeneres Like everyone, I’m stunned and saddened by the news about Kobe Bryant. My heart is broken for his wife and family.
Robert Iger Our company, Disney, mourns the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant... one of the most respected & popular athletes of our time... a friend and a fan of ours, full of life and taken from us too soon.
Jimmy Kimmel He was great, charismatic & among the hardest-working athletes ever, but what impressed me most was how deeply-involved Kobe was with his 4 daughters. Pray for them, Vanessa, his parents & his fellow passengers' families on this sad and shocking day. We will never forget you Kobe
M. Night Shyamalan Shocked and saddened to hear about Kobe Bryant. To us in Philly he was one of ours. His loss will be felt throughout the city. RIP Kobe.
Reese Witherspoon Just devastated to hear about Kobe Bryant .💔An extraordinary athlete, and a genuinely kind, wonderful man. Sending love, prayers & compassion to his family. To his entire NBA family as well.
Octavia Spencer RIP Kobe! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Player Reactions

Person Comment Time (EST)
Donovan Mitchell Please God don’t let this be real!! 2:34 PM
Austin Daye Is this real I’m shaking rt now!! 2:34 PM
Tristan Thompson I hope this isn’t true man!!! Not Kobe 2:34 PM
Luka Doncic NO PLEASE🙏 2:36 PM
Arike Ogunbowale Wait. No. Wait. Not Kobe. Wow. 2:36 PM
Justin Anderson NO. 2:36 PM
CJ Miles Nah man.. 2:36 PM
Kevin Love Please no. Please god no. It can’t be true. 2:36 PM
John Henson No way. 2:37 PM
CJ McCollum Please don’t tell me this is true . Not Kobe 2:38 PM
Dearica Hamby There is no fucking way 2:38 PM
Marreese Speights No way that’s real man. 2:40 PM
Channing Frye Damn! I’m crushed. My heart and prayers go out to his family. This hurts 2:40 PM
Spencer Dinwiddie 🙏🏾 2:40 PM
Ricky Ledo Not Kobe man !!! No way!!! The reason I even started to hoop him and my big bro I’m really sick over this one 2:41 PM
Damian Lillard Wow. 2:42 PM
Kalani Brown Please let that Kobe news be fake.. 2:42 PM
Zach Lavine I’m shook..... idk what to think right now 2:42 PM
Enes Kanter Someone please tell me this Kobe news ain’t real 2:42 PM
Gregory Smith Dawg I’m sick to my stomach. This can’t be real 2:43 PM
Chloe Jackson WHAT?!?!! No, no way😰 2:43 PM
Tianna Hawkins 😭😭😭😭😭 2:43 PM
Erica Wheeler No wayyyyyyyyy!!!! 2:43 PM
Paul George Quit playing 2:44 PM
Erica McCall My heart man, I’m really stressing 2:44 PM
Shayne Whittington Bro that can’t be true.. 2:44 PM
Danielle Robinson Yo this cannot be true. No way man. 2:44 PM
Evan Turner This shit can’t be real 2:44 PM
Jusuf Nurkic can’t be true NO😱 🤮🤮Kobe 💔💔 2:44 PM
Natalie Achonwa is this real?!? don’t play. 2:45 PM
Tiffany Mitchell Im sick 🥺 2:46 PM
Jared Sullinger Literally fighting back tears!!!! 2:46 PM
Mike Conley Man no! 2:46 PM
Jonas Jerebko This cant be true 2:46 PM
Kelsey Plum Somebody please tell us this isn’t true 2:46 PM
Shabazz Napier 😢 K824 ❤️ YOU 2:46 PM
Meyers Leonard Wow. 🙏🏼💔😢 Life is fragile. RIP Kobe. 2:46 PM
Trae Young This can’t be real.... 💔 2:47 PM
Andre Drummond This can’t be true ....... 2:47 PM
Amanda Zahui B I feel sick. 2:47 PM
Evan Fournier Nah man this cant be true 2:48 PM
Shane Larkin Plz God No. Not Kobe 2:48 PM
Marina Mabrey I’m praying this is not true 🥺 2:48 PM
Kahleah Copper NO. 2:48 PM
Rudy Gobert Can’t be real 2:49 PM
Dwyane Wade Nooooooooooo God please No! 2:50 PM
Alaina Coates STOP IT I KNOW YALL LYIN BOUT KOBE 😭😭😭😭😭 2:50 PM
Paul Pierce This is not real right now 2:51 PM
Nic Batum No no no please tell me this is not true. Not Kobe.... prayers to his wife, daughters and loved ones 2:51 PM
Ron Baker I’m sick, man... my goodness 😣 2:51 PM
Anthony Morrow This Shit Is Not Real. This Shit can’t be Real... This Ain’t Real 2:51 PM
Jayson Tatum Nooooooo cmon someone say it ain’t true... I’m sick to my stomach right now 2:52 PM
Shabazz Muhammad I’m sick 2:52 PM
Jose Barrea Kobe 🙏 2:52 PM
Vince Carter 🙏🏽🤦🏽‍♂️ RIP to a legend smh 2:53 PM
Quincy Pondexter Impossible. There’s no fucking way 2:53 PM
Trevor Booker This is a tough pill to swallow 2:54 PM
Elizabeth Williams Unreal. 2:54 PM
Scottie Pippen I’m stunned. Words can’t even come close to describing it. Just an incredibly sad and tragic day. 2:54 PM
Marcus Smart Please God no... 2:55 PM
Nick Calathes 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2:55 PM
Tyler Herro Every team has to retire 24 2:55 PM
Binta Drammeh This can’t be real life. I’m so sick to my stomach... 2:55 PM
Krystal Thomas-Smith There’s just no way 😢 2:55 PM
Dorrell Wright 😪😪 2:56 PM
Marcin Gortat Please nooooooo!!!!! 2:56 PM
Asia Durr Man this can’t be true. It just can’t 😔 2:56 PM
Stefanie Dolson Wow. Wow. Wow. This can’t be real!!! 💔 2:56 PM
Thad Young No not Kobe... this is unreal... 2:56 PM
Bradley Beal God, we ALL need you! 2:56 PM
Marco Belinelli My hero 2:57 PM
Zach LaVine More then just basketball man he has 4 daughters... life is crazy. Thoughts and prayers to his family. 2:58 PM
Ja Morant this one hurt ... 2:58 PM
Chiney Ogwumike I am downtown in LA.. looking at Staples Center right now and I cannot even process this. 2:58 PM
Kiah Stokes My heart is broken. Rest in paradise Kobe. A legend gone way to soon 😭😩😩💔💔 2:59 PM
John Wall 💔🖤 2:59 PM
Norris Cole Wow!! Sad day for the Basketball community!! #blackmamba 3:00 PM
Manu Ginobili Devastated. 3:00 PM
Rudy Gobert Enjoy every single day people, we are always too worried about things that are actually not that important. Life is precious and you never know when it’s gonna end. 3:00 PM
Jamal Crawford No fucking way... no way, no way........ No way......... No way......no way...... I love you Kobe... 3:01 PM
Marcin Gortat Devastating news :((( completely speechless !! RIP legend .... 3:01 PM
Hedo Turkoglu It’s hard to believe 🙏🏻🙏🏻#KobeBryant 3:01 PM
Tony Allen We all mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. My heart goes out to his family. May he rest in peace. 🙏 3:02 PM
Jose Calderon Can't believe it, don't want to believe it! This is unreal! I cried when I saw the news! Thank you Kobe Bryant for everything you did for basketball and for who you were as a person. I'm gonna miss you! One of the saddest days...this one hurts a lot. 3:04 PM
Lexie Brown Kobe Bryant is the type of person that you think is going to live forever 😔💔 3:05 PM
Jonquel Jones Please tell me this Kobe story is fake 😢😢 3:06 PM
Cody Zeller Can’t believe this Kobe news! Life is so fragile! 3:07 PM
Thad Young This is devastating to not just his family but the world. My condolences to his family and loved ones. #ripkobe 3:07 PM
Karima Christmas-Kelly When they tell you life is short it never resonates until you see it happen to someone you know or someone familiar. 3:10 PM
Marcus Thornton The world hurting with this 1 damn mane unbelievable 3:11 PM
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Whether or not you were a basketball fan, you knew the name Kobe Bryant. That’s impact. 3:11 PM
Kendrick Perkins Speechless.... 3:11 PM
Goran Dragic Peace and power to the Bryant family, and basketball lovers around the world. R.I.P 3:11 PM
Justin Hamilton RIP Kobe! Was a laker fan growing up because of you. Hug your loved ones tight, life is short 3:13 PM
Meyers Leonard Dear lord. Please tell me his daughters weren’t on the helicopter. Please. 3:14 PM
Joel Embiid Man I don’t even know where to start😭😭 I started playing ball because of KOBE after watching the 2010 finals. I had never watched ball before that and that finals was the turning point of my life. I WANTED TO BE LIKE KOBE. I’m so FREAKING SAD right now!!!! RIP LEGEND 3:15 PM
Tony Parker I’m heartbroken by this news, you were a true legend, and friend. Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant, my thoughts and prayers to his wife and kids 3:15 PM
A'ja Wilson numb 3:17 PM
Victoria Vivians Unreal! Meeting this guy was the best experience ever! For you to leave like this is upsetting! Thank you for the encouraging words you given me! Thanks for being a role model and my idol! Thank you for being who you are!God has a reason for everything! RIP Goat! 3:17 PM
Jamal Crawford Prayers to his family and all the families affected.. This hurt my heart. 3:18 PM
Spencer Hawes Rest in paradise Kobe. Prayers to the families of everyone on board. 3:18 PM
Alysha Clark My heart goes out to the Bryant family 💔💔🙏🏽🙏🏽 man. 3:18 PM
Malcolm Delaney Idk bout any other hoopers but this Kobe thing got my body feeling weird. Meant so much to the game and the future of men’s and women’s basketball. I always envisioned Kobe being the bill Russell on the sidelines. Old and being around the game forever sharing knowledge. 3:23 PM
Tim Hardaway Jr RIP to an ICON!!!🙏🏾 Just devastating 3:25 PM
Greivis Vasquez My idol... #MambaMentality #RIP I still can’t believe it. My condolences to his family. 3:26 PM
Shavonte Zellous To think your life can be gone in a sec is crazy to me. I’m sick right now really 3:27 PM
Jessica Shepard I’ll never forget literally running into Kobe before the Final 4....was one of my favorite memories. Prayers to Kobe’s family! 3:28 PM
Tristan Thompson RIP KOBE 😥😥😥 I can’t believe this is true. I’m at a loss for words 😥 3:31 PM
Lorenzo Brown Life is so unfair sometime 💔 3:31 PM
Robert Covington This can’t be real 😭. We lost a legend The only time I got to go against you in my career. Thank you mamba 3:34 PM
Langston Galloway Mannnnnn I’m sick right now. Cant believe what I’m hearing. Losing a ICON like this is tough. Kobe RIP 3:34 PM
Jimmer Fredette Such a sad day. RIP to a legend. He was an inspiration to so many including myself. Prayers to his loved ones right now. 3:35 PM
Emmanuel Mudiay It’s not even about basketball at this moment, May God be with your family 🙏🏾 thank you for all the words. #RIP #kobe #8 #24 3:35 PM
Meyers Leonard I had the honor to shake Kobe’s hand before my first ever NBA game. The man was a legend and that is a moment I will never forget. Prayers to his family and friends. Life is fragile. 🙏🏼 3:36 PM
Gregory Smith My Greatest memory in my basketball career was having a chance to go up against Kobe. The 🐐 and now I’m sick to my stomach this shyt hurts. Praying for your wife and kids!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 3:37 PM
Bismack Biyombo Devastated to hear the news about Kobe Bryant. He was the best to ever do it. Praying for the Bryant family during this difficult time. Your legacy will live forever, you inspired and transformed a lot of us 😢😥😔 3:38 PM
Hedo Turkoglu Rest In Peace brother #KobeBryant 3:40 PM
Jared Dudley Speechless on this plane ride home! A sad day bruh! RIP Kobe Bean Bryant! Prayers go to his family and loved ones 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 This doesn’t even feel real man.. 3:43 PM
Mike Miller Don’t know where to begin.. Thoughts and prayers out to the Bryant Family 🙏 3:46 PM
Tristan Thompson NOOOO MAN!!!! Not his daughter 😥 i’m sick to my stomach. 3:49 PM
Ricky Ledo His daughter too smh rip young queen !!! 3:51 PM
Andre Drummond Rip Kobe Bryant 😔 doesn’t feel real.... my heart goes out to his family and loved ones 🦋 3:52 PM
Mario Chalmers Prayers out to the whole Bryant family....can’t even imagine how Vanessa is feeling right now.....cherish your love ones folks 3:54 PM
Jason Terry My brother words cannot express what you meant to the lives of many. Prayers to the Bryant family #MambaForever #GoneTooSoon #24#8 rest peacefully 3:57 PM
Ian Clark I started because of you.... thank you Kobe. 🙏🏾 3:59 PM
Luka Doncic 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 This is so sad! RIP 💔💔💔
Jae Crowder THE DAY I EARNED YOUR RESPECT WAS A DAY ILL NEVER FORGET.! REST PEACEFULLY GOAT.! 😔😔🙏🏾 4:01 PM
Javale McGee Condolences to his wife and beautiful family. 🙏🏽 4:04 PM
Nene Hilario 😢 I still can’t believe this is actually true ... My sincere condolences to Bryant family , may the sprit of God bring you the comfort in such tough moment... RIP Kobe Bryant #nbafamily #MambaForever #loveyouKobe 4:05 PM
Marcus Smart I couldn’t guard him. No one could. He’s an All-Star in Heaven too. Praying for the whole family. I’m in shock. 4:15 PM
Kendrick Perkins [Directed at Kevin Durant] Just wanted to tell you I Love you my brother and whatever I did to hurt you I’m sorry bro and hope you forgive me!!! I love you bro real Talk! 4:20 PM
Bogdan Bogdanovic I just lost my basketball father, there is no one that has impacted my game more than you Kobe... so sad and tragic. #restinpeace #8 #24
Nikola Vucevic Praying for the Bryant family! Can’t imagine what they are going through now... Rest in Peace Kobe and Gigi... 💔💔💔 4:23 PM
Jared Sullinger To that other player and parent that haven’t been confirm yet. We are praying for your family too. Your not forgotten... may God be with your family in this time... 4:27 PM
Zach LaVine You were one of the biggest influences on me and so many others. From your hard work, to your swag, your mindset made you BIGGER than basketball. Unbelievable loss. My condolences to you and your beautiful family. 4:39 PM
Gorgui Deng prayers to his family 🙏🏿 #ripKobe 4:43 PM
Alexis Ajinca I’m really lost for words R.I.P Kobe keep praying for his family and the other family passengers 4:46 PM
Omri Casspi Speechless. 🥺 4:48 PM
Mike Conley Words are tough to find right now. Truly heart broken and praying for each family involved. It was an honor to compete against you. 4:53 PM
Nikola Mirotic Profundamente afectado por la muerte de Kobe Bryant y su hija. Pasará a la historia como uno de los más grandes de nuestro deporte. En las que fueron sus palabras: “los héroes van y vienen, las leyendas son para siempre”. 4:59 PM
George Hill This news today was gut wrenching. Kobe Bryant you were our Jordan of our generation. Thank you for the memories and for all that you instilled in today’s game. R.I.P. To you and everyone else involved today. Prayers to your wife and your family and kids.. #MambaForever 5:01 PM
Henry Walker RIP to the best player i’ve ever played against!!! He made a kid from West Virgina believe he could make it too with some hard work and dedication!!! #24/8 #MambaMentality 5:11 PM
George Hill I was thrown in the fire since day one of my rookie year. Toughest task of my career. Learned a lot. Thanks for what you instilled in me the drive, toughness the will to compete every possession. These times will never be forgotten Thanks #MambaForever #RIPMAMBA 5:12 PM
Al Horford I’m hurt 😞 5:18 PM
Derek Fisher Struggling to process what is now a reality. Kobe’s life after basketball was just beginning and his second act was going to be even greater. His legacy, Gigi’s legacy both will live on forever!

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Shawn Marion Rest in peace King
CJ Watson I remember you speaking to all the campers at ABCD camp and that’s when my dream of actually making it to the NBA started to begin. Seeing a person I looked up to and watch kill it at the highest level was eye opening. To practicing moves just like you and wearing clothes like you. I wanted to be like you when I was in high school and some coaches comparing me to you when I knew I wasn’t no where near your greatness. To seeing you write books and winning an Oscar for your short film. Inspiring me to write books. You inspired me to strive for greatness. Your competitiveness was at an all time high in everything you did. My favorite player ever nobody can compare. Prayers to his family and children
Mario Chalmers I don’t wanna believe it....u meant so much to the basketball community and to me as a person/player.....RIP KOBE
Anthony Tolliver RIP to the legend...you inspired millions on and off the court. Thank you for your life and influence. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do”-
Deron Williams Loss for words right now! The greatest competitor i have ever gone up against and played with. Learned so much from watching you play as a kid. Could never get past you in the playoffs in the west. But had the honor of playing beside you in two Olympics. Can’t believe you are gone. 🙏🏽 for Vanessa Bryant and their whole family. #mambamentality🐍
Grant Williams Legend gone too soon...One of the most inspirational players of my lifetime and a person who’s dedication and drive can be translated to any part of life. Mamba mentality will live on forever and we’ll never forget…
Quincy Pondexter Kobe Bean Bryant. Heartbroken doesn’t do this feeling justice. If you know me, you know how much I obsessed about Kobe every single day! Greatest of all time! God be with his family. Immortal Mamba forever
Jason Smith Rip Kobe Bryant...
Evan Turner Most people will remember you for your tenacity, all your unreal feats, and being the Black Mamba. But I’ll always remember you for taking time out your day when you seen me to ask how I was doing and how my mother was doing, as well. Things like this never makes sense and I don’t want to accept it but I’ll always remember you to be a genuine soul that lived with no ceilings. Thank you, Kobe
Austin Daye You were an inspiration to every person I know!! 😔😢 #ripkobe🕊 #mambamentalityforever🐍 #8 #24
Bruno Caboclo Thank you Kobe 😭🙏🏽
Carlos Boozer Can’t believe this... Struggling to find the words.. Thank you for everything you taught us big bro... We Love You Kobe... #RIP #MAMBA4EVER #HOLDAT 😢
Beno Udrih #rip 😢
Deron Williams Not their baby too 💔......... 🙏🏽 for everyone on the helicopter and their families.
Will Bynum Devastated... special prayers to his family. Pain is something I’m learning to embrace. This is hard tho. Inspiration is the highest human act and u inspired a world of humans much love and respect. #ripkobe
Spencer Dinwiddie Proudest moment in my career. RIP
Blake Griffin Very few people actually transcend the word “iconic” and you are one of them. You will be missed #8 #24
Quincy Acy Man my Heart is Heavy, Prayers for his wife and Daughters during this rough time, Rest In Peace to the Legend Kobe and young Queen Gianna 🙏🏿🙏🏿
Luka Doncic Not you!! RIP mamba! thank you for everything you showed and did for the world!! 🙏🙏🙏💔
Andrew Wiggins I grew up watching and admiring your game. Your impact goes beyond the basketball court from the way you carried yourself, and how you were with your family. It was an honor and privilege to get the opportunity to compete with you and even hear the way you spoke about me at such a young age in my career. My condolences goes out to the whole Bryant Family, friends, and loved ones of both Kobe and Gigi ❤️.
Lamar Odom These picture are just the tip of the iceberg of our relationship. He taught me so many things in life that were necessary on and off the court. On the court he taught me how to carve out defenses and how to take my time. How to make winning my ultimate goal. Off the court he taught me to sign my own checks lol. Of course anyone who knows my story knows I’ve suffered a lot of loss but the only loss I can compare this to is when I lost my son. Even though our relationship wasn’t fatheson, it was more like him being a teacher and me being his brother. I’m glad I got to be the ying to your yang as far as the locker room was concerned. It was my pleasure. I couldn’t even catch my breath today when I heard this news. I just knew if he was in a helicopter crash he would have been the one to survive. Somehow he would have jumped out and landed on his feet. I’m sitting here thinking about when we would be in practice scrimmaging and you would start the jump ball off with elbowing Sasha in the chest. Like dude it’s 10:30 in the morning lol. You think watching him play was crazy, you gotta think in practice if you scored like 8-9 buckets throughout the practice you had a great practice. I’ve seen him knock off 13-14 in a row in practice!!!! I’m still waiting for the media to come out and say wrong report. No way God took my brother this early. I know I been through my own stuff in life with using drugs and not being good to myself. When I went through that Coma situation if God would have came to me and said we would take me and spare Kobe I would have rather that happened. In honor of my brother I’m up at 4am tomorrow to get to the gym! Gigi gone give you buckets!!!! I love you brother 💔🙏🏿😥

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2019.10.02 14:31 eventbot What's happening around town (Wed, Oct 2nd - Tue, Oct 8th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Oct 2nd

  • AHI (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎓 Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Educating America Tour Comes to (Renaissance Waterford Hotel - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30am The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s national Educating America National Tour, featuring AFA’s free Concepts in Care educational…
  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be…
  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Bi-Weekly Meetup (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • Blackberry Smoke (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Special Guest The Record Company October 2nd / 6:30pm Doors This is a rescheduled date - if you are holding tickets to Blackberry Smoke's postponed…
  • Chamber Ambassador Meeting (Del City Chamber of Commerce - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:30am
  • 🎓 Coffee With A Cop (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 9:00am This event is an opportunity for citizens to meet and engage with officers. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to get to know the officers…
  • 😂 Darren Carter (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 5th
  • 🍴 Dope Poetry Night (ICE Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Every Wednesday night at the Ice Event Center Sports Bar and Grill located at the heart of Oklahoma City! Sign ups begin at 7pm and show begins at…
  • Flu Shot Clinic (Edmond) Start Time: 10:00am Passport Health of Oklahoma and UCO Nursing Students will behere to administer flu shots. High dose shot for 65 and over, regular dose for under 65.…
  • The FreshmanTour Pop Up & Concert: Doordash, Cup Noodles, Visible, Fuse TV (Oklahoma Memorial Union, Meecham Auditorium - Norman) Start Time: 2:00pm The #FreshmanTour is taking over Oklahoma University on Oct. 2nd with a one-day concert & pop up shop! Here are the deets: POP UP SHOP: 2pm - 7pm…
  • 🎨 High School Open Figure Drawing Night (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 😂 Improv 321 (Chickasha) Start Time: 7:00pm The ministry of 321 Improv is to use comedy to spread a message of true joy that can only come from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ." 321…
  • The Matchsellers' Bluegrastronauts // Brad Fielder // The Deli (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm 10 pm October 2 @[112865642083516:274:The Deli] Norman, OK $5 21+ @[275208342614024:274:The Matchsellers]…
  • 🎓 Media Ethics Conference (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 10:00am
  • SINGO Wednesdays (Lower Bricktown - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Beat the midweek hump with the new bar game that everyone is talking about! SINGO is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of…
  • 🏃 Tai Chi and SAIL Classes Stay Active & Independent for Life: Wednesdays and Fridays (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm Come join us for these free exercise programs. Tai Chi class is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. SAIL (STAYING…
  • 🎓 TCAA Workshop: Scroll Layout & Design with Sam Alfano (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am
  • 🎨 UCO Art Open Draw (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm Open to all high school students interested in drawing. Get creative with UCO Art faculty and students for a session figure drawing. Paper, pencils,…
  • 🎓 UCO Dance Shadow Day (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 8:30am Spend a day in the life of a UCO Dance Major! Participate in University dance classes, tour the campus, meet UCO dance faculty/students and more!…
  • 🎓 WDAA World Show 2019 (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Fri, Oct 4th Start Time: 7:00am 2019 Western Dressage World Championship Show Information: WDAA is very proud to announce that we will continue our excellent partnership with the…

Thursday, Oct 3rd

  • 🎓 4th Annual International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Join us for one of the largest International conferences about Gender and Sexuality in the World. October 3-5 at the University of Central Oklahoma…
  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 😂 Darren Carter (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 5th
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Cocina Festiva (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Este divertido programa de cocina interactiva le dará ideas para simplificar deliciosas comidas favoritas utilizando un InstaPot o una freidora. Se…
  • Oklahoma City Improv Festival (The Venue - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 5th Head to the Plaza District for a weekend of surprises and laughs during the Oklahoma City Improv Festival. Troupes from…
  • 🏃 Koda CrossFit at Together Square (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:45pm Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm September 5–November 21, 2019 $5 per person, pay upon arrival All levels Bring water Together Square is the perfect spot to…
  • 🎡 Linear Symmetry and Ryan Viser w/Olympus Mons (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm @[570217156407767:274:Tikkun Olam Productions] presents: @[638539946160231:274:Ryan Viser] (Shreveport,LA) @[127594964073661:274:Linear Symmetry]…
  • 😂 Mark Normand - Live In OKC (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Max Brallier Book Signing (Best of Books - Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm We are so excited to welcome children's author Max Brallier to Best of Books! He will sign copies of his new book, The Last Kids on Earth and the…
  • Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival (Cottonwood Flats Recreation Area - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Oct 5th Join the friendly residents of Guthrie for Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival, an annual three-day festival…
  • 🎓 OTA Encyclomedia (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 10:04am The 2019 Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclomedia comes to Cox Convention Center October 3rd and 4th, 2019!
  • Preserve Your Herbs! (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:30pm Adults, learn how to preserve your own fresh herbs! Join us as a horticulture educator from the OSU Extension Office comes and shares information…
  • Shawnee Fall Book Sale (Norman Public Library - Norman) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for our Fall Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library! We'll have thousands of books for all ages at low prices. All proceeds…
  • 🎭 Something Shakespeare This Way Comes (The Depot - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm 3 performances - October 3, 4, & 5; 8pm @[65465708711:274:The Depot]. Tickets $10 @the door ($5 with a current high school or college id!) The…
  • 🎓 TCAA Workshop: Scroll Layout & Design with Sam Alfano (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am
  • The Tempest (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 26th Shakespeare on the Paseo presents: The Tempest tells a captivating story of a man left on a distant island in isolation.…
  • TroyBoi in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Hear one of South East London's best-kept hip-hop secrets as TroyBoi takes the Tower Theatre stage in Oklahoma City.…
  • Virgil Donati (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Virgil Donati live in Oklahoma City This show is all ages. Tickets are $20 in advance at ticketstorm.com, charge by phone 18669661777, purchase hard…
  • 🎓 WDAA World Show 2019 (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00am 2019 Western Dressage World Championship Show Information: WDAA is very proud to announce that we will continue our excellent partnership with the…

Friday, Oct 4th

  • ARTonTAP (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Once a year, Art on Tap brings community members together over beer, food and art. Dress up and head to the Oklahoma…
  • 🎨 ART ON TAP: 16th Anniversary (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Help support OKCMOA’s special programs and exhibitions with one of the best beer tasting events in OKC. Featuring over 80 varieties of beer, food…
  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Soccer vs Fort Hays State (Edmond) Start Time: 7:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Soccer vs Fort Hays State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6410
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Volleyball vs Emporia State (Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Volleyball vs Emporia State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6384
  • Chris Stapleton in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Head to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena to hear Chris Stapleton perform hits from his All American Road Show…
  • 😂 Darren Carter (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 🎡 Day Out with Thomas (Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:20pm
  • 🎡 Day Out with Thomas (Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 2:00pm
  • 🎡 Day Out with Thomas (Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:30pm
  • DelQuest Committee Meeting (Don's Alley - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am
  • EdFest (Festival Marketplace - Edmond) Local flavor is the name of the game at EdFest in Edmond. Come out to this street festival featuring local food trucks,…
  • 🎓 EdFest presented by Edmond Mobile Meals (Festival Marketplace - Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm EdFest is a street festival featuring local food trucks, a local beer tasting, wine tasting, a live band, a KidsZone, silent auction and more!…
  • First Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show (Logan County Fairgrounds - Guthrie) Day 1 of 2 Discover the joy of quilting at the First Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show. This year's theme is…
  • First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District occurs on the first Friday of every month. Friday night visitors…
  • 🎨 Imagining Madness: The Writing on Van Gogh’s Mental Health (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Saxon Lecture Imagining Madness: The Writing on Van Gogh’s Mental Health Guest Speaker: Anna Gruetzner Robins, Professor Emeritus, University of…
  • Oklahoma City Improv Festival (The Venue - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Head to the Plaza District for a weekend of surprises and laughs during the Oklahoma City Improv Festival. Troupes from…
  • Josh Abbott Band in Concert (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Texas country act the Josh Abbott Band ventures north of the Red River for a show at Riverwind Casino. Get ready to have fun…
  • Judah & the Lion in Concert (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Don't miss alternative band Judah & the Lion live at The Jones Assembly. This Nashville-bred group is stopping in…
  • 🎓 Money Smart Date Night (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 5:30pm Join us for a couples-only date night while you learn more about your money personality and how this influences your financial decisions. You'll…
  • Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival (Cottonwood Flats Recreation Area - Guthrie) 1 day left Join the friendly residents of Guthrie for Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival, an annual three-day festival…
  • Oklahoma Regatta Festival (Boathouse District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Join the celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and stand-up paddle boarding at the Oklahoma Regatta Festival. This…
  • 🎓 OTA Encyclomedia (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:04am The 2019 Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclomedia comes to Cox Convention Center October 3rd and 4th, 2019!
  • 🎨 Outdoor Movie Series - Hocus Pocus (Firehouse Arts Center - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend,…
  • Quilting Harvest Quilt Show (Logan County Fairgrounds - Guthrie) Day 1 of 2 Come see more than 150 quilts on display along with a variety of demonstrations and craft vendors at the Quilting…
  • RATT in Concert (Grand Casino Hotel & Resort - Shawnee) Get ready to RATT and roll as this American glam metal group plays live onstage at Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in…
  • Rock Island Arts Festival (Rock Island Depot - Chickasha) Thru Sun, Oct 6th The Rock Island Arts Festival, held annually at the Chickasha train depot, features fine art displays, live music,…
  • Shawnee Fall Book Sale (Norman Public Library - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:00pm Join us for our Fall Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library! We'll have thousands of books for all ages at low prices. All proceeds…
  • Skirvin Jazz Club (Skirvin Hilton - Oklahoma City) The Skirvin Hilton transforms into the Skirvin Jazz Club on Friday nights. Guests are invited to attend this immersive live…
  • 🏃 Tai Chi and SAIL Classes Stay Active & Independent for Life: Wednesdays and Fridays (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm Come join us for these free exercise programs. Tai Chi class is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. SAIL (STAYING…
  • The Tempest (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 26th Shakespeare on the Paseo presents: The Tempest tells a captivating story of a man left on a distant island in isolation.…
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Comes to (Oklahoma Railway Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out…
  • TokenCon: The Oklahoma Board Game Convention (Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Oct 6th Gaming enthusiasts are invited to attend the annual TokenCon, featuring the latest board game releases and a series of…
  • Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Take part in a major event in the fine art world as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the…
  • Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 26th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to withstand the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • 🎓 UCO Musical Theatre Shadow Day (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 9:30am Take an inside look at our UCO Musical Theatre program. Meet current faculty and students, tour the UCO campus, and audition to be part of the…
  • Understanding Eris Void Earth EP Release Show (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Come out 10/4/19 and get down with us as we officially release “Void Earth”! WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: @[1165794193457508:274:Lilac Kings]…
  • Waterfall Festival (Moore Central Park - Moore) Day 1 of 2 The annual Waterfall Festival in Moore invites guests to stroll through beautiful water garden displays while enjoying…
  • 🎓 WDAA World Show 2019 (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 7:00am 2019 Western Dressage World Championship Show Information: WDAA is very proud to announce that we will continue our excellent partnership with the…
  • Lexington Zombie Farm (Lexington) Thru Sat, Nov 2nd Can you survive a walk through the Lexington Zombie Farm? Get ready to encounter things that go bump in the night, as well…

Saturday, Oct 5th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 😂 Darren Carter (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • 🏃 DC Dash (Mitch Park - Edmond) This event will benefit the Holy Trinity Lutheran School 5th Grade Class of 2020. Proceeds will help fund the class trip to Washington, D.C.…
  • 🏃 Down Syndrome Festival & 5K (Myriad Gardens Water Stage - Oklahoma City) Bringing awareness to the 21st chromosome! This year we expect attendance to exceed 6000! This event is the major, annual fundraising event for the…
  • Fiestas de las Americas (Calle Dos Cinco - Oklahoma City) Head to Historic Capitol Hill for the annual Fiestas de las Americas. At this multicultural festival,…
  • First Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show (Logan County Fairgrounds - Guthrie) Day 2 of 2 Discover the joy of quilting at the First Capital Quilters Guild Quilt Show. This year's theme is…
  • Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour (Overholser Mansion - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 The Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour has been a staple Oklahoma City fall activity for over 50 years and provides a unique…
  • Oklahoma City Improv Festival (The Venue - Oklahoma City) Last Day Head to the Plaza District for a weekend of surprises and laughs during the Oklahoma City Improv Festival. Troupes from…
  • Market in the Park & Pigs in the Park BBQ Competition (Harrah Heritage Park - Harrah) The annual Market in the Park in Harrah features a wide variety of arts and crafts, delicious barbecue and great live music.…
  • Mid-America Street Fest (Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center - Midwest City) Come enjoy live entertainment, contests, vendors and much more at the Mid-America Street Fest in Midwest City. Held in…
  • OKC Gun Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Oklahoma State…
  • 🏃 OKC River Run 5K/10K (Wiley Post Park - Oklahoma City) USATF certified 5K/10K along the smooth, paved trails of the Oklahoma River. 100% of race registration fees will go to Rett Syndrome research. Run…
  • OKC River Run 5K & 10K (Wiley Post Park - Oklahoma City) Head out to Wiley Post Park in Oklahoma City for the OKC River Run. Held on the Oklahoma River Trails, this half marathon,…
  • Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Round 12 Race (Sundog Trails - Lexington) Day 1 of 2 Grab your bikes and head to Lexington for a weekend of thrilling cross-country racing at the Heart of Oklahoma XC…
  • Oklahoma Czech Festival (Czech Hall - Yukon) The Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon is the largest outdoor free festival in Oklahoma. This beloved annual event promotes…
  • Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival (Cottonwood Flats Recreation Area - Guthrie) Last Day Join the friendly residents of Guthrie for Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival, an annual three-day festival…
  • Oklahoma Regatta Festival (Boathouse District - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Join the celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and stand-up paddle boarding at the Oklahoma Regatta Festival. This…
  • Old Timers Day & Rodeo (Jones) Make your way to downtown Jones to enjoy the annual Old Timers Day celebration. Head out bright and early Saturday…
  • Pets on Paseo (Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Bring your pup out to have a ball during the Pets on Paseo event in Oklahoma City. Coinciding with the Paseo…
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Shawnee Regional Airport - Shawnee) Planes, Trains & Automobiles in Shawnee is a unique event combining everything from helicopter rides to tours on a real…
  • Quilting Harvest Quilt Show (Logan County Fairgrounds - Guthrie) Day 2 of 2 Come see more than 150 quilts on display along with a variety of demonstrations and craft vendors at the Quilting…
  • Rock Island Arts Festival (Rock Island Depot - Chickasha) 1 day left The Rock Island Arts Festival, held annually at the Chickasha train depot, features fine art displays, live music,…
  • The Tempest (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 26th Shakespeare on the Paseo presents: The Tempest tells a captivating story of a man left on a distant island in isolation.…
  • TokenCon: The Oklahoma Board Game Convention (Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Gaming enthusiasts are invited to attend the annual TokenCon, featuring the latest board game releases and a series of…
  • Touch a Truck (Cleveland County Fairgrounds - Norman) Norman's Pioneer Library System invites families to bring their children to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds to see some…
  • Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Take part in a major event in the fine art world as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the…
  • Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 26th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to withstand the frightening fun they have planned this…
  • The Voyage (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Led by Conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents: The Voyage will showcase five works…
  • Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops (Oklahoma City) Come down to the Wheeler Ferris Wheel in OKC and browse local wares at the Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops. The vendors at this…
  • Waterfall Festival (Moore Central Park - Moore) Day 2 of 2 The annual Waterfall Festival in Moore invites guests to stroll through beautiful water garden displays while enjoying…
  • Lexington Zombie Farm (Lexington) Thru Sat, Nov 2nd Can you survive a walk through the Lexington Zombie Farm? Get ready to encounter things that go bump in the night, as well…

Sunday, Oct 6th

  • Art Show at DNA Galleries (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Carter Sampson in Concert (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Hear the self-penned "Queen of Oklahoma" live as Carter Sampson performs her latest music at The Blue Door in…
  • 🏃 Chisholm Trail Triathlon (Lake El Reno - El Reno) The Chisholm Trail Triathlon was started with the idea in mind of having a late season race for Tri-OKC members, open participants, and the college…
  • Groovefest (Andrews Park - Norman) Founded in 1986 by the OU Chapter for Amnesty International, Groovefest in Norman is a human rights music festival promoting…
  • Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour (Overholser Mansion - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 The Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour has been a staple Oklahoma City fall activity for over 50 years and provides a unique…
  • OKC Gun Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 For a high quality gun show with great prices and selection, visit the OKC Gun Show in Oklahoma City. Held at Oklahoma State…
  • Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Round 12 Race (Sundog Trails - Lexington) Day 2 of 2 Grab your bikes and head to Lexington for a weekend of thrilling cross-country racing at the Heart of Oklahoma XC…
  • Oklahoma Fall Bridal Show (Nigh University Center - Edmond) Meet Oklahoma's best wedding professionals at the Oklahoma Fall Bridal Show in Edmond. See spectacular fashions,…
  • Oklahoma Regatta Festival (Boathouse District - Oklahoma City) Last Day Join the celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and stand-up paddle boarding at the Oklahoma Regatta Festival. This…
  • Rock Island Arts Festival (Rock Island Depot - Chickasha) Last Day The Rock Island Arts Festival, held annually at the Chickasha train depot, features fine art displays, live music,…
  • The Tempest (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Oct 26th Shakespeare on the Paseo presents: The Tempest tells a captivating story of a man left on a distant island in isolation.…
  • TokenCon: The Oklahoma Board Game Convention (Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport - Oklahoma City) Last Day Gaming enthusiasts are invited to attend the annual TokenCon, featuring the latest board game releases and a series of…
  • Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn (El Reno) Thru Sat, Oct 26th El Reno's Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn challenges you to withstand the frightening fun they have planned this…
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2019.05.28 23:00 will-dearborn Blood & Truth - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Blood & Truth
Platforms:
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Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 80 average - 87% recommended

Critic Reviews

AnaitGames - Jorge Fuentes - Spanish - 6 / 10
London Studio takes its VR Worlds demo and transforms it into a full game --what was an interesting tech demo becomes an aimless and unbalanced VR shootenarrative game.
AusGamers - 8 / 10
It quickly becomes apparent that this small-time East Ender is being bankrolled by a serious international crew. Possibly “zee Germans”, Tommy.
CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 8.5 / 10
Priced at a more reasonable, $50, Blood & Truth comfortably finds a middle ground between a full retail release and something more indicative of a smaller, VR experience. Owners of PSVR, especially those yearning for more, after their time with PlayStation Worlds, are wholly encouraged to check out Blood & Truth.
COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 92 / 100
Excellently crafted and brilliantly written, Blood & Truth is a must-play for any PSVR owner.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 8.5 / 10
It’s a curiously performative, surprisingly unrestrictive game.
It’s also the work of a studio that’s obviously comfortable and confident with VR, who knows what works and what doesn’t in a medium that’s not completely opened its wings.
Cultured Vultures - Jimmy Donnellan - 8 / 10
PSVR's newest killer app, Blood & Truth is a superbly silly shooter that will make you feel like someone straight out of a John Woo movie with a cockney twist.
Daily Star - Alan Wen - 5 / 5 stars
Sony London Studio has delivered a PSVR must-buy, a playable action movie packed with guns, grime and gangsters.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 7.5 / 10
I didn't expect a whole lot from Blood & Truth and came away smiling. No it's not the best showcase for how far the VR industry has come as a whole (especially when the lead tech is a controller released in 2010), but it's the type of popcorn project I'd like to see more of from a major publisher in the space.
Digital Chumps - Eric Layman - 8 / 10
Blood & Truth is a savvy and seasoned virtual reality thriller confident in its suave posture and meticulous operation. It is simultaneously a bonkers riff on outrageous action cinema where it's just as easy imagine its main character as narrowly sentient tank treads with gun-hands born to decimate cloned hordes of bungling bald men. Blood & Truth works even as its internal truth is a grinning mystery.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4 / 5 stars
Blood & Truth is on balance a very enjoyable, highly entertaining game, and this has the best chance that Sony has had yet to sell VR on the “AAA” community.
Easy Allies - Brandon Jones - 7.5 / 10
The story fits the bill, and some of the campaign's highlights are genuine spectacles, but there's not much else going on.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
Guns and gangsters make for a silly delight in this PSVR caper.
Everyeye.it - Alessandro Bruni - Italian - 8.2 / 10
Overal, Blood & Truth is confirmed as one of the most interesting titles in the PSVR catalog, as well as an unmissable experience for lovers of race action movies.
Explosion Network - 7.5 / 10
Blood & Truth has a few bumps and technical inconveniences holding it back from fully achieving the blockbuster it yearns to be, but it’s nothing short of an exhilarating, at times smirk-inducing ride from start to finish through the London streets and underground. A cinematic experience that joins the ranks as one of PSVR’s must-own titles.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 4 / 5 stars
Blood and Truth’s minor story issues don’t overshadow its widespread successful commitment to VR.
GameCrate - Christopher Atwood - 8 / 10
Blood and Truth is a shining example of what happens when a talented team of developers carve out their own niche in the VR genre. It's a hectic walk through a wild world of guns, mercenaries, and car chases that's more than worth your time.
GameMAG - Russian - 9 / 10
Blood and Truth is currently the brightest and most memorable demonstration of VR technology in gaming. In addition to shooting, it offers dozens of mechanics for exploration, some kind of a non-linearity in missions and an interesting plot filled with action.
GamePro - Manuel Fritsch - German - 90 / 100
Even in the quiet moments, Blood & Truth works really well.
GameSkinny - Ty Arthur - 7 / 10 stars
Blood & Truth is the full action blockbuster experience, with a few limitations to keep in mind.
GameSpew - Matt Eakins - 9 / 10
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GameSpot - Alessandro Barbosa - 7 / 10
Blood and Truth is an entertaining VR shooter with smart movement and inventive motion controls, but it does face some pitfalls.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 8.5 / 10
By combining flashy set-pieces filled with spectacle, neverending charm, and a mechanically sound VR gameplay experience, Blood and Truth serves as another success for PlayStation.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 8 / 10
Blood & Truth is, at it's relaese, the best action & shooting with a scenario on PSVR.
Gameplanet - Alan Bell - 9 / 10
Blood & Truth absolutely nails VR with a high-octane ride through a cinematic story filled with action packed moments and some of the best gunplay we've seen on PSVR to date. If you own a PSVR setup, you need this game. For those that don't have the headset, now may be the time to make the jump.
GamesRadar+ - Rachel Weber - 4 / 5 stars
An old school gangster shooter that makes the most of cutting edge tech
GamingBolt - Billy Givens - 8 / 10
Not everything works flawlessly in Blood & Truth, but pushing past its quirks grants a rewarding, action-packed romp fully equipped with a great crime story and movie-quality acting from its lovable characters.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.8 / 10
There just isn't a shooter out there that matches the fun you'll have in Blood and Truth.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8 / 10
Blood and Truth is a lot of fun, making use of a wide range of guns and all of the Move controller's capabilities.
Hobby Consolas - Alberto Lloret - Spanish - 82 / 100
Blood & Truth is one of the most intense action experiences on virtual reality. Period. Even with its limitations and lost opportunities, it's like a action blockbuster film, one in that you're the main character. It's a shame that if falls short, and that some mechanics, like climbing, doesn't work as the gunplay, because you'll stay wanting more.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 8.7 / 10
Blood & Truth is a great example of what PSVR can accomplish with a fun, engrossing blockbuster story.
IGN Italy - Francesco Destri - Italian - 9 / 10
Blood & Truth is a first-person shooter that takes perfectly advantage of virtual reality and squeezes every PlayStation VR chip as much as we could not ask for.
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish - 8.5 / 10
One of the most interesting VR games on PlayStation VR. An inmersive action experience in the veins of Guy Ritchie's movies that will please all those who seek an interesting FPS in VR.
Just Push Start - Oliver East - 4.25 / 5
Overall, Blood and Truth is amazing. I enjoyed it greatly and something I'll be playing for the foreseeable future. There were multiple times I forgot it was just a game, and where I actually cared for Ryan's family as though they were my own. The soundtrack was one of the better ones as of late, and gives me a reason to push grime on my friends and family by making them play the game. If you have a PSVR, this game is a must play.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Furkan Güler - Turkish - 85 / 100
Blood & Truth is one of the most important games of the generation because it can clearly show that how VR can revolutionize the gaming industry.
Metro GameCentral - 7 / 10
A blockbuster action movie in VR form that shows the abilities of PlayStation VR and Sony's studios better than ever before, even if the experience is ultimately rather shallow.
PlayStation Universe - Eric Hauter - 8 / 10
Blood and Truth takes known VR gaming mechanics and inserts them into a delightfully well-realized London, sending the player through chase scenes, heists, and gun fights. While there is nothing revolutionary happening with the controls and gameplay, the presentation, story and characters are top notch. Once you get started, you will want to see the action-packed story through to the end, and that's really what we wanted, isn't it?
Press Start - Josh Lack - 8 / 10
Blood & Truth features fun, over the top shooting, an entertaining story that flows effortlessly and delightful characters. It's a fantastic VR experience, that we can't recommend enough.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 8 / 10
Blood & Truth pushes PSVR to its absolute limits, with a Cockney crime drama that's as amusing as it is explosive. There are moments where Sony's motion controllers can't quite match its ambition, but when you're scratching records with one hand while firing off a sub-machine gun in the other, there isn't a single shooter on the PS4 that's more entertainingly tactile than this.
SA Gamer - Marko Swanepoel - 9 / 10
Blood & Truth is the most fun I've had in years. Its revolutionary shooting mechanics turn you into a virtual action hero in every sense of the word as you go through a gritty, dark and violent London underground in search for answers and revenge, all in VR. The amazingly designed setpieces make sure that you're never bored through the game's 8 hour tight and compact story. The only sadness I felt while playing this game was when the credits rolled. This is the game that shows us that PSVR is to be taken seriously.
Saudi Gamer - عصام الشهوان - Arabic - 3 / 5
This is an expanded, though not evolved, London Heist. A full game with gunplay that can be fun, if not exactly innovative. Unfortunately almost everything else surrounding the gunplay is either tedious or poorly implemented or both.
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SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 85 / 100
Blood & Truth gives you a great reason to purchase a PSVR headset. London Studio's game is a thrilling and gripping action-packed ride
Spaziogames - Italian - 8.7 / 10
Blood & Truth is a great example of how far Playstation VR has come in these past few years. The game is incredibly immersive and fun, although it lacks in originality.
SquareXO - Seb Hawden - 9.5 / 10
If you have a PSVR headset then there is nothing else for it, you need to buy this game now. The gunfights are amazing and they are interspersed between great set pieces and interactive scenes for you to enjoy. Seriously, I did not expect to enjoy the stuff between the gunfights as much as I did. Its all designed and implemented so well, even unscrewing and hacking alarm panels is fun. The developers have added lots of stuff to do and collect, there are a lot of weapons to use and you can even give people ‘the bird’, seriously, what’s not to like?
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 7.8 / 10
Blood & Truth is the macho simulator par excellence. The tracking is reliable and accurate, while the abundance of crazy scenes guarantees an explosive and varied adventure, at least while it lasts. It has a serious need for extra content, but its heart is in the right place, in the midst of a thousand explosions and a shower of bullets and broken glass.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
The London Heist always felt like it was leading to something much bigger, and here it is. Blood & Truth is a thrilling romp that puts you at the helm of your own blockbuster, dripping with over-the-top action as you blitz your way from one set piece to the next.
Twinfinite - Tom Hopkins - 4 / 5
Blood & Truth is an excellent example of an action movie in VR.
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Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 2.9 / 10
Blood & Truth's story is about as gripping as trying to hold onto a bowling ball with greased up hands and its gameplay doesn't do much to make up for that.
VideoGamer - 6 / 10
Blood & Truth is an exciting shooter with some deft VR touches; its forgettable plot and characters are made up for by the intricate details of its world.
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9 / 10
Blood & Truth is a fantastic roller coaster ride from beginning to end, coupling together an actually decent crime story along with two-handed gunplay that could only work in VR.The links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.
WellPlayed - Joshua Rizk - 9 / 10
Blood and Truth brings a AAA quality shooter to PSVR with high presentation values, blockbuster set pieces and fast-paced action
Worth Playing - Cody Medellin - 8 / 10
Blood & Truth ends up being a strong title that adds more value to the PSVR platform. It may just be an evolution of the light gun game, but the immersion and action movie sensibilities coupled with a better-than-expected story for the genre does wonders as far as making it stand out among other VR titles. Provided you can handle the bouts of motion sickness, Blood & Truth is a VR game that's worth experiencing.
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2018.12.10 13:14 Puffin_Fitness How Larry Summers' US-Russia network infiltrated Silicon Valley to give us Trump-Russia

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TTLDR
The cold war enters the digital age.
TLDR
In the 90‘s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Larry Summers assembled a rag-tag team of Harvard professors to infiltrate Russia’s economic and political system. The US and the“Father of the oligarchs,” Anatoly Chubais, installed Boris Yeltsin as a manchurian president (1). Then scandal broke when revealed the Harvard professors used their position and access to enrich themselves (4).
according to Alexander Litvinenko- who was poisoned by Polonium 210- Putin and a clique of KGB officers who resisted Yeltsin bombed a series of Russian apartment buildings, then blamed Chechnyan terrorists (2), an act that ignited a war and shuttled Putin to the presidency (3).
Putin immediately resolved to undo Yeltsin’s debasement of Russia and rebuild it as a superpower, but his dated cold war tactics were largely ineffective against a unified world economy. It was Dmitry Medvedev, ascending to the presidency in 2008, that took the battle to the future, utilizing the very network of connections built by Summers and his crew between the US and Russia to infiltrate the heart of the US tech sector, Silicon Valley, and turning it into Russia’s own propaganda machine. In the Age of Trump, the war is on Truth.
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/sep/07/film.russia
  2. https://www.gq.com/story/moscow-bombings-mikhail-trepashkin-and-putin
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartment_bombings
  4. https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b150npp3q49x7w/how-harvard-lost-russia
How it all happened
Larry Summers and The Harvard Scandal: How Blavatnik and Vekselberg Became Oligarchs
Andrei Shleifer was a freshman at Harvard when he gain Larry Summers as a mentor, eventually attaining tenure as a Harvard professor in 1991. That same year Shleifer and a gaggle of Harvard professors headed to post-Soviet Russia to assist in the country’s transition to capitalism. Shleifer was assigned to help “Father of the oligarchs" Anatoly Chubais privatize the nation’s state-owned assets and together they developed a “shock therapy” system of vouchers handed to every Russian in order to buy assets. (1)
Larry Summers passed millions in US grants through USAID to Shleifer to assist in his Russian endeavors until scandal broke when it was discovered that, through Len Blavatnik and his company, Renova Invest, Shleifer invested in the very companies he was working to privatize. (1)
Blavatnik had founded Renova Invest with past classmate, Viktor Vekselberg after graduating from Harvard in 1989. (1) Both are currently under investigation by Mueller (2).
In 1997-1998, even after the scandal hit, Shleifer and his wife, Nancy Zimmerman, loaned Blavatnik $430 million in bridge loans to further assist in Blavatnik’s investments into Russia (3).
Around that same time, Shleifer and Zimmerman’s wife bought $230 million in Russian debt from Julian Robertson's Tiger Management after Russia’s 1998 economic collapse (4). Despite this, Robertson closed his hedge fund in 2000 after substantial losses and seeded Tiger Global Management, run by his protege, Chase Coleman, who had first started working with Robertson in 1997 (5).
In 2018, after Blavatnik donated $200 million to Harvard, he thanked Larry Summers for his "unfailing friendship, insights, and leadership." (6 @24:15).
  1. https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b150npp3q49x7w/how-harvard-lost-russia
  2. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-special-counsel-probing-donations-foreign-connections-trump/story?id=55054482
  3. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/20/the-billionaires-playlist
  4. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/cafc/16-1718/16-1718-2017-03-14.html
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Coleman_III
  6. https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/transforming-human-health
Larry Summers and Yuri Milner: How Milner befriends Mary Meeker
Larry Summers was head economist at the World Bank (4) while Yuri Milner, a specialist in Russia’s private banking (2), worked there analyzing the results of Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer voucher system (3 Chapter 5).
During that time the internet was in the midst of a unprecedented boom and “Queen of the Net” Mary Meeker published her famous “The Internet Report.” It was that report that inspired Milner to partner with Gregory Finger and invest his mysteriously-acquired million dollars in what would become one of Russia’s largest tech companies, Mail.ru (1).
Meeker was making waves of her own, leveraging her friendship with Sergey Brin and Larry Page to take part in Google’s IPO (13). She also happened to train Chase Coleman’s partner at Tiger, Colter Van Domelen (14).
In 2006 Chase Coleman bought a stake in Mail.ru, along with Renaissance Capital (9), and also Milner’s DST (10). Boris Jordan of RenCap befriend Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer (18) and was hired in 1992 to implement their “shock thereapy” voucher program (19). RenCap’s first fund, Sputnik Capital, had Harvard as a co-investor when Larry Summers was president (20).
By March 2011, Milner and Meeker chatted monthly (5). On September 30 of that year, Larry Summers and Mary Meeker joined the board of Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc (6). Square’s biggest investor was Chase Coleman (7) while DST owned 5% of Dorsey’s other famous venture, Twitter (8). Another investor in Square was Len Blavatnik (21).
That same year Meeker joined a panel next to Yuri Milner at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in 2011 (11) and again in 2012 (12) at least. SPIEF 2012 will be an important occasion we’ll discuss later.
In 2012 Meeker and Summers would go on to join other board of LenderClub with John Mack (15), Meeker’s longtime associate from Morgan Stanley (17). The following year John Mack joined Igor Sechin’s Roseneft, but left after the company was hit with US sanctions (16).
  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2017/09/28/yuri-milner-russia-dst-facebook-e-commerce/#70525fba7339
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner#cite_note-forbes1-15
  3. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/603201468776402502/pdf/multi0page.pdf
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers
  5. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#5645a8af61ca
  6. https://venturebeat.com/2011/09/30/square-funding-confirmed-100m/
  7. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  8. https://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2013/09/13/twitter-who-gets-rich/5.html
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail.Ru
  10. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#3199171a61ca
  11. https://docplayer.net/29853006-St-petersburg-international-economic-forum-programme.html
  12. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  13. https://nypost.com/2004/08/23/queen-mary-turns-up-in-google-ipo/
  14. https://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-stars-in-their-20s-in-forbes-30-under-30-2017-1
  15. https://www.lendingclub.com/public/lending-club-press-2012-12-13.action
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Mack
  17. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mack-lendingclub/ex-morgan-stanley-ceo-joins-lendingclub-board-idUSBRE83B0HM20120412
  18. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2007/04/the-only-western-oligarch-in-moscow/
  19. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitext/int_borisjordan.html#3
  20. https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1997/08/04/229710/index.htm
  21. http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/access-technology-ventures-len-blavatnik/
From PC Forum to Russia’s Yandex: How Esther Dyson invested in Russia
Mary Meeker could often be spotted at Esther Dyson’s famous PC Forum (1)(2)(3), known for attracting some of the biggest names in tech including Jim Breyer, (2), Sergey Brin, Larry Page (4), and Mark Zuckerberg (5).
One lesser known guest at PC Forum was Stepan Pachikov, who worked at ParaGraph International in Moscow (6). Dyson became familiar with many Russia scientists as a child through her father, George (21), inspiring her to learn Russian in high school. Then in a 1989 trip to Russia she met Pachikov (22).
There I met Stepan Pachikov the founder of ParaGraph and Evernote, Arkady Borkovsky (current CTO of Yandex Labs), Arkady Volozh (current general director of Yandex) and Igor Agamirzyan (current CEO of RVC) and Borkovsky's birthday party. (22)
Dyson then introduced Pachikov to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Pachikov was so thankful that he just gifted her 1% of the company (7).
Pachikov then founded Evernote. In 2006 Esther Dyson and Max Levchin joined the board (8) while Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global bought a major stake (9).
That same year, Dyson joined the board of Yandex, the “Google of Russia” (10). Also on the board include Herman Gref of Sberbank, who discussed a Trump Tower Moscow with Trump during the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow (11), and Alexander Voloshin, who’s part of “The Family.” Voloshin worked at RAO UES (12), headed by Anatoly Chubais, during its privatization process, assisted by Carter Page (13). Yes, that Carter Page.
Voloshin also apparently had a stake in Houston-based American Ethane which recently made a multibillion dollar deal, presided over and praised by Donald Trump, and attended by Wilbur Ross and Rex Tillerson (14).
Rex Tillerson, while CEO of ExxonMobil, was also director of its Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftgas, since 1998 (19). Two years later Tillerson signed a deal with Rosneft’s Igor Sechin that earned him both a $2 million dollar fine for breaking US Sanctions against Sechin (20), as well as “Russia’s Order of Friendship” from Vladimir Putin, personally (19).
Chase Coleman owns a $2 billion stake in Yandex (15). Yandex confirmed it passed confidential data to the FSB on users who supported Putin's political rival (16) and in 2017 Yandex was raided in Ukraine for a “treason probe” (17). Months later Putin personally visited the Yandex offices (18).
  1. https://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2006/09/14/pc-forums-demise-marks-the-end-of-an-era/
  2. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB111179665304290052
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/22/business/investing-flights-of-fancy-in-internet-stocks.html
  4. https://craphound.com/google.html
  5. https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/photos-users-in-charge-at-pc-forum-2006/
  6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcforum/5714579284
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2hYL1O5j7s
  8. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060807005223/en/Esther-Dyson-Max-Levchin-Join-EverNote-Board
  9. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  10. https://yandex.gcs-web.com/corporate-governance/board-of-directors
  11. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/18/trump-in-moscow-what-happened-at-miss-universe-in-2013
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Voloshin
  13. http://www.globalenergycap.com/management/
  14. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/10/former-putin-adviser-has-secret-investment-in-us-energy-firm-praised-by-trump?CMP=share_btn_tw
  15. https://www.businessinsider.com/young-tech-whiz-investor-chase-coleman-goes-all-in-on-russian-search-engine-yandex-2011-8
  16. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-13274443
  17. https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-yandex-sbu-raids/28516331.html
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KphC2VPttk
  19. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/18/leak-rex-tillerson-director-bahamas-based-us-russian-oil-company
  20. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/20/treasury-fines-exxonmobil-2-million-for-violating-russia-sanctions-while-tillerson-was-ceo-240756
  21. http://oldtmt.vedomosti.ru/sitemap/free/2012/6/article/qa-esther-dyson-matches-her-expectations-to-russias-opportunities/460824.html
Larry Summers and Sheryl Sandberg: Larry becomes US Secretary of the Treasury
Larry Summers mentored Sheryl Sandberg while she attended Harvard and acted as her thesis advisor. While at the World Bank, Summers recruited Sandberg to be his research assistance (1) at the same time Yuri Milner reported on Summers USAID plan in Russia (2 chapter 5). When Summers was Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasurey, Sandberg joined him as his Chief of Staff (1).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
  2. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/603201468776402502/pdf/multi0page.pdf
Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt: Schmidt Hires Sandberg at Google
In 1999, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, along with Sequoia Capital, bought 20% of Google (5). In 2001, Google hired Eric Schmidt (1).
**Eric Schmidt's" father worked at the Treasury Department during the Nixon administration (1). While CEO of Novell in the 90's, Schmidt often lunched with Larry Summers (2) and met Sandberg in DC while arguing against internet taxes (3). When Schmidt was hired by Google in 2001, he quickly turned around and hired Sandberg as COO (4). Sandberg continued to stay in touch with Summers, seeking assistance on developing Google's ad program (3).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Schmidt#cite_note-26
  2. https://www.thestreet.com/story/859145/1/aol-time-warner-notebook-breaking-bread-and-breaking-news.html
  3. https://plus.google.com/103530621949492999968/posts/GyrztEkUEL4
  4. https://www.businessinsider.com/sheryl-sandberg-eric-schmidt-making-a-career-change-2017-11
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleiner_Perkins
Larry Summers and Facebook: Sandberg joins Facebook
Esther Dyson was an early investor in Facebook through venture fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (6) as was Len Blavatnik through his VC firm, Access Technology Ventures, which invested based on Blavatnik's "connections and investment ideas" (16). Mary Meeker would join the fund in 2010 (7).
In 2004, when the Winklevoss twins approached the president of Harvard, Larry Summers, alleging Zuckerberg had hacked their site, he refused to punish him. Instead, he appears to call the Winklevoss twins assholes (9).
In 2006 Zuckerberg sought out advice from Roger McNamee of Elevation Ventures, which he co-founded with Bono (17). Sandberg had introduced McNamee to Bono back in the 90's, having had worked with Bono while at the Treasury department on African debt relief (18). Now McNamee would introduce Zuckerberg to Sandberg and would become a early Facebook investor through Elevation (17).
In late 2007 Mark Zuckerberg first met Sheryl Sandberg at a party hosted by Dan Rosenzweig. Sandberg then hosted Zuckerberg a dozen times at her home, or “about 50 hours" (4). Within two months of first meeting, and without a formal search, Zuckerberg proclaimed Sandberg the “perfect fit” for COO of Facebook and hires her (2). By that November Zuckerberg was talking with Yuri Milner at a Palo Alto Starbucks about the possibility of raising a $1 billion in 60 days (3).
When Larry Summers stepped down from the Obama administration in 2011, Sandberg introduced him to Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the early investors in Facebook (5), Groupon, Twitter, and Zynga (11), all companies DST had invested in. Shortly after Summers joined the fund (8), Andreessen Horowitz joined Milner’s Start Fund and backed a number of companies, including payment company, Stripe (12), which was the go-to platform for donation handling from many major presidential contenders in 2016, Stripe (13). Beyond Andreessen Horowitz and DST, Stripe investors included Peter Thiel (14) and Chase Coleman (15), who’s Tiger Global had also invested in Peter Thiel’s Palantir (10).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
  2. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/07/11/a-womans-place-ken-auletta
  3. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  4. http://fortune.com/2008/10/13/the-new-valley-girls-2/
  5. https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/larry-summers-joins-andreessen-horowitz/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2hYL1O5j7s
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleiner_Perkins
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreessen_Horowitz
  9. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/larry-summers-not-fan-winklevoss-twins/353079/
  10. https://www.cbinsights.com/research/tiger-global-investments/
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreessen_Horowitz
  12. https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/12/general-catalyst-partners-up-with-sv-angel-andreesen-and-yuri-milner-to-invest-in-y-combinator-start-fund/
  13. https://qz.com/763309/donald-trumps-campaign-is-spending-money-on-all-the-wrong-things/
  14. https://www.fastcompany.com/1813087/inside-stripe-paypal-competitor-backed-paypal-founders-peter-thiel-elon-musk
  15. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-stripe-funding/u-s-fintech-startup-stripe-valued-at-20-billion-in-latest-funding-round-idUSKCN1M62U0
  16. http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/access-technology-ventures-len-blavatnik/
  17. https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2018/how-to-fix-facebook-before-it-fixes-us/
  18. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/business/03face.html
Larry Summers and Russia’s Facebook, VK
Beyond Milner’s mysterious million, Gregory Finger and Milner also received funding from New Century Holding’s Moscow branch that was headed by Finger (1). NCH was co-founded by George Rohr and was one of the earliest investors into Russia (2).
With his earnings, Rohr, a Harvard grad, financed the Harvard Chabad House in 2003 (3)(10).
Often in attendance was then-Tufts University president Lawrence Bacow (4), Jared Kushner (8)(9), as well as Larry Summers (5), and even Trump’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz (10). It was while at Tufts University that Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, son of a Russian oligarch, first heard of Facebook. Immediately he teamed up with Roman Abramovich’s close associate, Lev Leviev, and Pavel Durov to found the “Russia Facebook,” VK, currently the largest social media site in Russia (6).
In 2014 Durov attempted to block Leviev and Mirilashvili’s stake in VK to major DST-investor Alisher Usmanov, but failed. Eventually Durov sold his 12% stake to another company owned Usmanov after undergoing increasing pressure by management to “hand over the personal details of people who were members of a VKontakte group dedicated to the Euromaidan protest movement.” (7)
Euromaidan protestors ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, whom Paul Manafort had worked to install.
  1. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#68fe12d261ca
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rohr
  3. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/4/7/harvard-chabad-dedicates-new-home-harvard/
  4. http://jewishjournal.org/2018/10/04/bacow-brings-jewish-spirit-of-inclusion-to-harvard-community/
  5. https://chabadharvard.org/chabad-gallery/fireside-chat-with-mr-lawrence-h-summers/
  6. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/opinion/the-kremlins-social-media-takeover.html
  7. https://www.eyerys.com/articles/people/social-media-encrypted-messaging-and-pavel-durov
  8. https://www.jta.org/2017/01/27/politics/jared-kushners-college-rabbi-recalls-a-snow-shoveling-student-mega-donor
  9. https://vimeo.com/97827934
  10. https://vimeo.com/97828370
Sheryl Sandberg's SurveyMonkey
In 2009, Sanberg's husband, David Goldberg, joined SurveyMonkey as CEO. By 2013, Chase Coleman's Tiger Global was SurveyMonkey's largest investor, followed by Goldberg himself and Google Capital (1). Shortly after Goldberg passed away in 2015, Sandberg joined the board of SurveyMonkey herself (2). Bono played at the funeral.
Global Science Research (GSR), the company that "hacked" Facebook and sold the data to Cambridge Analytica, had also created their own SurveyMonkey-like product, SurveyExtender, in 2014. In September 2015, GSR's co-founder, Joseph Chancellor, left GSR to work at Facebook (3). Then in November 2015, GSR's other co-founder, Aleksandr Kogan, acted as a Facebook consultant teaching Facebook execs how to utilize the datasets it managed to scrape off of Facebook to improve survey predictions (3).
  1. https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/aboutus/press/surveymonkey-raises-800-million/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20150715125921/https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/aboutus/directors/
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/ap24/aleksandr-kogan-cambridge-analytica-facebook-data-business-ventures
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Silicon Valley to Russia
In 2002 Sergie Brukov, who worked at Google’s Moscow branch before moving to Silicon Valley, co-founded AmBAR (American Business Associates of Russia Expatriates) (1).
Dyson, who speaks Russian, has long worked with and advocated for Russian tech start ups (2). No later than 2004, prior to joining the board of Yandex and Evernote, she closely associated with AmBAR, who's past speakers included Sergey Brin of Google and Max Levchin of PayPal (3).
In February 2010, Dyson escorted nine Silicon Valley executives to Moscow, including Jack Dorsey of Twitter (4) and Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law, Jim Breyer (5), where they met with Medvedev and Yuri Milner. Milner even took Breyer to see Matisse paintings otherwise closed to the public, and capped the trip with an informal dinner at his house (5).
Two months later, Yuri Milner bought a $200 million stake into Facebook at an eye-popping $10 billion valuation. By the end of the year, Milner’s DST had invested $500 million and owned ~10% of the company (10). The Paradise Papers later reveal that DST got its financing through Russian state-run sources, including one referred to as the “Kremlin’s piggybank” (11).
That same month, Dyson, in conjunction with AmBAR’s Anna Dvornikova and Rusnano (6), led a congregation of Silicon Valley investors to Moscow to meet with Dmitry Medvedev at his private resident in Gorki (1). Jim Breyer’s Accel was represented by Adam Valkin, who signed a “declaration of support” to invest in Russian companies (6 8:10, video).
For those who don’t recall, Dvornikova and AmBar are connected to Russian spy, Ana Chapman, who was friends with Dvornkova on Facebook and “liked” AmBAR (7). A couple of months later Chapman would be traded for Sergei Skripal, the British former spy that was poisoned after being a source for the Steele Dossier (8).
Rusnano is headed by Shleifer’s old associate, Anatoly Chubais, and on the supervisory board is none-other than Alexander Torshin of the Russian Central Bank (9), employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. As one former intelligence officials explains:
“Some of the [potential intelligence-gathering] activities Rusnano USA was involved in were not only related to the acquisition of technology, but also inserting people into venture capital groups, in developing those relationships in Silicon Valley that allowed them to get their tentacles into everything,” one former intelligence official told me. “And Rusnano USA was kind of the mechanism for that.” (12)
  1. https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/06/22/russian-leader-in-silicon-valley-today/
  2. https://hbr.org/1991/01/micro-capitalism-eastern-europes-computer-future
  3. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20041028005877/en/Annual-AmBAR-Award-Honor-2004s-Promising-Russian
  4. https://www.wired.com/2010/02/us-government-geek-luminaries-to-russia-with-tech/
  5. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  6. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  7. https://3dblogger.typepad.com/minding_russia/2010/07/the-spy-who-linked-me.html
  8. http://time.com/5187431/sergei-skripal-russia-spy-salisbury/
  9. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
10.https://www.businessinsider.com/dst-invested-over-500-million-in-facebook-2010-12
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  2. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/27/silicon-valley-spies-china-russia-219071
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Russia to Silicon Valley: Skolkovo Project
Dyson and AmBAR then arranged for Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley in June, 2010 (1). During the trip Medvedev even took the time to meet AmBAR members at Printer’s Inc. Cafe, a coffee shop in Palo Alto (2). In Medvedev’s entourage including “top spy and recruiter of spies” Sergey Kislayk (3), Yuri Milner (4), and Len Blavatnik’s busisness associate Viktor Vekselberg (5).
Medvedev had just recently appointed Vekselberg head of a new project in Skolkovo near Russia to be “Russia’s Silicon Valley” (5). Vekselberg’s main goal in California was to recruit Silicon Valley techies to Skolkovo. He got two: Craig Barret of Intel (6) and Google’s Eric Schmidt (7). He also pledged to donate $1 million a year to Fort Ross, the last Russian settlement in California (5). Also on the board of Skolkovo was Esther Dyson (9), who joined the project in Dec 2009, a month after it was announced officially announced (10).
But it turns out Skolkovo is a Russian spy facility:
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (8)
Despite that, on October 10-14 2010 Arnold Schwarzenegger led another VC trip, this time to the Skolkovo center (11). This would be a major moment in the beginning of Trump-Russia, as will be explained in the next section. For more details on Schwarzenegger’s recruitment by Russia since the 80‘s, go here (12).
  1. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  2. https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/06/28/my-coffee-with-dmitry/
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/world/sergey-kislyak-russian-ambassador-us-profile/index.html
  4. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  5. https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/medvedev-gets-governator-backing-39293
  6. http://sk.ru/foundation/team/p/person.aspx?un=barrett
  7. http://sk.ru/foundation/team/p/person.aspx?un=shmidt
  8. https://apnews.com/5e533f93afae4a4fa5c2f7fe80ad72ac/Sanctioned-Russian-oligarch-linked-to-Cohen-has-vast-US-ties
  9. https://www.reuters.com/article/russia-technology/kremlin-wins-first-deal-for-russian-silicon-valley-idUSLDE64R1N620100528?type=marketsNews
  10. https://sk.ru/news/b/press/archive/2012/10/01/esther-dyson-a-wellknown-venture-investor-will-take-part-in-moscow-international-forum-for-innovative-development-_1c20_open-innovations_1d20_.aspx
  11. https://www.postandcourier.com/schwarzenegger-leads-trade-mission-to-russia/article_54a79490-55c1-5352-8287-c66812476a1a.html
  12. https://www.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/95wkih/when_arnold_schwarzenegger_met_alexander_torshin/
Arnold Schwarzenegger brings US to Russia
Just months after Medvedev visited Silicon Valley, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger returned the favor and brought a number of prominent venture capitalists along with him, including execs from Google (1). Here is the program which includes many of the attending of the meeting, hosted by the USRBC (2). Herman Gref of Yandex sits on the board of directors (2).
The event began with a Welcome from the CEO’s of USRBC, followed by a video conference with Arkady Dvorkovich. Carter Page met with Dvorkovich on his July 2016 visit to Moscow (3). Interestingly, Page’s father, Alan, also attended the event, representing PwC.
Next was a Keynote address by Viktor Vekselberg, Len Blavatnik’s longtime business associate. Viktor Vekselberg is currently under investigation by Mueller for donations made by his cousin, Andrew Intrater, who also happened to run Vekselberg’s company’s US subsidiary and attended the event. Intrater later hired Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen (4).
Followed by Anatoly Chubais who worked with Larry Summer’s protege, Andrei Shleifer, on the privatization of Russian assets following the fall of the Soviet Union (5).
Then Arnold Schwarzeneeger. On the same trip, President of Russia Medvedev offered Schwarzenegger Russian citizenship and the mayorship of Russia (6 @1:23).
Next was a Panel including Alexander Torshin of the Central Bank of Russia and employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. Interestingly, also at the meet was Kline Preston, the individual that introduced Torshin to David Keene of the NRA (7). Six months later Torshin attended his first NRA convention (8).
Sergey Kislyak presents the next keynote address. Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the US, met with Trump campaign official many times, including negotiations with Michael Flynn during the Trump transition (9).
Immediately followed by Viktor Vekselberg donating to California’s last Russian settlement, Fort Ross, through his company, Renova.
The entire event was capped with cocktails and remarks from “Putin’s favorite Congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.
Soon after, Rusnano traveled to San Francisco to start up a US branch (10).
  1. https://www.postandcourier.com/schwarzenegger-leads-trade-mission-to-russia/article_54a79490-55c1-5352-8287-c66812476a1a.html
  2. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/03/politics/carter-page-russian-officials-new-york-times/index.html
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/us/politics/michael-cohen-viktor-vekselberg-trump-tower.html
  5. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/12/opinion/op-9170
  6. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/9207
  7. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/20/russia-nashville-lawyer-marsha-blackburn/431448002/
  8. https://medium.com/@ScottMStedman/in-2011-handwritten-letter-nra-president-offered-help-to-alexander-torshin-for-his-endeavors-370f68101e3b
  9. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mike-flynn-russia-contacts-timeline-20171201-htmlstory.html
  10. http://www.rusnano.com/upload/oldnews/Document/28506_3.pdf
Eric Schmidt visits Julian Assange
At the time Schmidt joined the board of Skolkovo he was very political connected in the Obama Administration. Two years before joining the board of Skolkovo, Eric Schmidt was one of Obama’s top economic advisors during the 2008 campaign, along with Larry Summers (1) and worked on Obama’s presidential transition.
In Nov 2010, just months after joining Skolkovo, Schmidt invested in Artsy.net, a company run by the wife of Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, and the wife of Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng (2). According to the FBI and Rupert Murdoch himself, Wendi Deng is a spy (3). Other investors included Jim Breyer, Jack Dorsey, Peter Thiel, and Jared Kushner’s brother, Josh (4). At some point, it seems, Wendi Deng and Eric Schmidt had an affair (5). Zhukova’s home was recently seized after Abramovich was put on the US sanctions list (17).
In June 2011 Schmidt held a “secret meeting” with Julian Assange and brought along his girlfriend Lisa Shields(16), Jared Cohen, and Scott Malcomson (6) at a time Assange was seeking a Rusian visa to escape the Obama Administration (11).
Shields is vice-president of the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR (7), and Cohen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR (8). Schmidt had joined Skolkovo in June 2010 and by Oct he had hired Cohen to direct Google’s newest branch, Google Ideas (8). Also a member of CFR is Len Blavatnik, as is Donald Trump’s childhood friend, Ron Lauder, heir of the Este Lauder fortune (7).
In 2003 Lisa Shields, in her capacity as VP of CFR, selected Henry Kissinger and Larry Summers to lead in independent council to address the “transatlantic rift” with Europe caused by the Iraq war. Also on the council is Kissinger’s protege, Richard Burt (7). At the time Richard Burt was on the board of Russia’s Alfa-bank (9) which has very close business ties with Len Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg (together they founded AAR, or Alfa-Access-Renova), and lead the USRBC of which Blavatnik and Vekselberg had representation through various companies (TNK-BP, SUAL, RusAl, Access, Renova, Basic Element).
Soon after, Paul Manafort began developing a relationship with Assange.
According to sources, Manafort’s acquaintance with Assange goes back at least five years, to late 2012 or 2013, when the American was working in Ukraine and advising its Moscow-friendly president, Viktor Yanukovych. (10)
With this in mind, it becomes strikingly eerie how similar what Assange did to Clinton presidential election in 2016 was to what Assange did to Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election. If you recall, Anonymous had hacked Palin’s email and Assange released them through Wikileaks (12), an election Manafort watched carefully. His business partner in Ukraine, Rick Davis, was John McCain’s campaign manager (13) and selected Sarah Palin as VP (14).
In May 2013, Assange arranged Edward Snowden's escape to Russia. A relationship had been established. While in 2010, Assange was releasing cables that hurt Russian interests, by 2012 that had completely stopped (6). Something had changed.
On Christmas Eve 2017, the Ecuadorian embassy tried to extradite Assange to Russia by naming him a political counselor, though ultimately the plan failed (15).
  1. https://www.cnet.com/news/google-xerox-ceos-on-obama-economic-team/
  2. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/36329/gagosian-joins-google-ceo-eric-schmidt-dasha-zhukova-and-others-to-launch-online-art-sales-site-artsy
  3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/16/fbi-warned-jared-kushner-wendi-deng-could-use-friendship-push/
  4. https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/art-sy-6-million-thiel-thrive-murdoch-zhukova/
  5. http://nymag.com/intelligence2014/02/wendi-deng-tony-blair-eric-schmidt-murdoch.html
  6. https://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt.html
  7. https://www.cfr.org/news-releases/senior-statesmen-henry-kissinger-and-lawrence-summers-chair-new-council-task-force-us
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Cohen
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20100917153535/http://americanambassadors.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Members.view&memberid=65
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/27/manafort-held-secret-talks-with-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy
  11. https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/17/files-leaked-from-wikileaks-show-assange-wanted-russian-visa/
  12. https://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked
  13. https://www.thenation.com/article/mccains-kremlin-ties/
  14. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/02/AR2009080202046.html
  15. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/21/julian-assange-russia-ecuador-embassy-london-secret-escape-plan
  16. https://infogalactic.com/info/Eric_Schmidt
  17. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6252533/US-seize-Russian-oligarch-Deripaskas-42-5million-New-York-mansion-hes-sanctioned-bribery.html
SPIEF
From June 16-18, 2011 St Petersburg hosted it’s annual International Economic Forum (1).
Mary Meeker sat on panel with Yuri Milner and Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin. Esther Dyson later also joined a panel with Grishin.
Kirill Dmitriev and the co-founder of RenCap, a company with a stake in Mail.ru, discussed new investment possibilities in Russia. Earlier that same month, by decree, Medvedev and Putin had established the Russian Direct Investment Fund, to be headed by Dmitriev. RDIF board members Richard Daley joins a panel, as does Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone, and David Bonderman of TPG.
Arkady Dvorkovich and Dmitriev then discuss Russia’s economic ties to the Arab world.
Finally Vekselberg discussed Skolkovo, Chubais disussed Rusnano, and Schmidt discussed Google.
The following year Meeker would again join again (2). That same year George Nader also attended SPIEF (4) and Henry Kissinger met Vladimir Putin to talk US elections (3).
  1. https://docplayer.net/29853006-St-petersburg-international-economic-forum-programme.html
  2. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/world/europe/henry-kissinger-to-meet-with-vladimir-putin-in-russia.html
  4. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/5/17201970/george-nader-trump-uae-mueller
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2018.10.23 17:01 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? October 23-30

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ON STAGE

Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood – October 26 – 28 7:30 PM at Macklanburg Playhouse. An innovative perspective on a classic. A gender-bending, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who, if not Robin, will stand for the vulnerable? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle.
Sweeney Todd - October 25 – 27 7:30 PM and October 28 2 PM at Talking Horse Productions. This brilliant gem in Sondheim’s collection of musicals is the perfect choice for the October slot. The dark tale of a barber who takes revenge on those who wrong him has been wildly popular since its Broadway debut in 1979. Multiple Tony winner. Based on an original Penny Dreadful tale from the 1840s. Come see how Talking Horse creatively stages this show in our black box space! Directed by Kathleen Johnson.
Dark Dinner Series: Who Killed Sally? October 26 & 28 7 PM at Greenhouse Theatre Project. Join us for our take on a murder mystery dinner. Immerse yourself into the mystery of who killed Sally while enjoying a three course meal prepared by Como’s finest chefs and wine selected by Top Ten Wines! Seating will be very limited.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Spooktacular – October 24 at MU Student Center Join us for the biggest Halloween party at Mizzou! There will be a haunted house, pumpkin carving, lots of Halloween treats, and enter the annual costume contest. You can’t miss it! Free for MU Students with your student ID. Cost is $5 for the general public. Visit stufftodo.missouri.edufor more information. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board. Novak Leadership Speaker Series - October 24 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at Jesse Auditorium. The inaugural event will feature renowned leadership expert David Novak, retired CEO and co-founder of Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) and CEO of oGo Lead. Event is free and open to the public.
CelebrARTy 2018 – October 25 5:30 – 8:30 PM – N H Scheppers Distributing - Local celebrities and local artists team up in this annual fundraiser to raise money for Access Arts! Tonight we’ll auction off all their artwork and view their team videos. Join us for a cocktail hour featuring cocktails from Dog Master Distillers, craft beers from NH Scheppers, and tasty food pairings from local chefs. Which celeb is your favorite? Show your support by purchasing a ticket and bidding on their art! All proceeds benefit Access Arts, with a special portion of the funds to be devoted to scholarships for those in need.
Book Talk: Joanna Luloff – October 25 7 PM Skylark Bookshop: Following her acclaimed collection of short stories, The Beach at Galle Road, Jo Luloff will return to Columbia to discuss her debut novel, Remind Me Again What Happened, with the Chair of University of Missouri English Department, Professor Alexandra Socarides.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Brew ‘n View – October 25 7:30 PM at The Blue Note. Come little children, we’ll take thee away, into a land of the Blue Note (er, we mean enchantment)…We put a spell on you, and now you’re ours! Let’s think back, circa 1993…“Ah say into pie uppa-maybe-uppen die!” 300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-virgin-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence…“In Kamma Koray Ama…”It’s gonna be just a bunch of Hocus Pocusat the Blue Note on Thursday, October 25th! Let us help you celebrate this spoooooOOoooOooOoky Halloween week in style. Not So Frightening Friday – October 26 4 PM – 6 PM at Missouri United Methodist Church – We join with the downtown District for a fun-filledHalloween event. Join us at the church for games, prizes and Trunk-or-Treat.
Zombie Pub Crawl – October 26 6 PM The District - Start your Halloween celebration early at the 5th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl, presented by Mpix! $10 wristband gets you free cover to all participating locations, drink specials once you’re inside and a chance to win some prizes and other giveaways all night long. Costumes not required, but always encouraged. Wristbands go on sale September 1 and participating locations and drink specials will be announced in October. All proceeds benefit Woodhaven, a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities right here in our community.
Tiger Bounce Glow Night Fall Festival - October 26 6 PM – 9 PM at Tiger Bounce. Only $4.99 per child 2 years and up! There will be so many activities; dance competition, costume contest, pumpkin painting, face painting, halloween games, and concession specials! ALL THIS PLUS A GLOW PARTY ALL IN ONE NIGHT! COME CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH US!
Great Pumpkin Celebration - October 26 5 PM – 7 PM at Bass Pro Shops. Free Halloween Event! Get a free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang, play the Pumpkin Toss for a chance to win a prize, and do free crafts. Saturday, October 27 will offer trick-or-treating from 3-5PM and a costume parade starting at 4PM. The day of Halloween offers trick-or-treating from 5-8PM, a costume parade starting at 6PM, and cookie decorating from 5-7PM.
Boone County Farmers Market – October 8 AM – 12 PM Sears Parking Lot. The Boone County Farmers Market is a group of farmers and artisans dedicated to supplying their community with fresh, locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, and other items produced in a sustainable manner. The farmers and artisans that make up the Boone County Farmer’s Market are from Boone and surrounding counties and produce all of the food at the market so you can be confident in the source of your food. For your convenience the Boone County Farmer’s Market accepts cash, checks, credit, debit, and EBT cards. Columbia Farmers Market – October 27 8 AM – 12 PM Parkade Center. Experience the taste of mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market! Find us every Saturday from 8am to noon (mid-March-mid-November) in our new temporary location, the northeast Parkade Center’s parking lot (601 Business Loop 70W). Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) accepted at all markets. Live music every Saturday! Rain or Shine! Groundbreaking should take place this spring at the Clary-Shy Agriculture Park. While construction takes place, we will be setting up in the northeast lot at Parkade Center. Make sure to follow our social media pages to stay up-to-date on the progress.

GALLERIES

Teaching from the Collections October 6 – December 16 at Stephens College. This back-to-school exhibition by the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library features 13 ensembles from the 1940s to the 1970s, showcasing some of the 20th century’s most influential designers. Visitors share in the fashion major’s experience learning about designers’ signature techniques and materials with a chance to test their new knowledge in a quiz. But don’t worry; everyone who visits this free exhibition makes the grade!
Seeing Anew: A Reinterpretation of Modern and Contemporary Artworks from the Permanent Collection at Museum of Art and Archaeology. After two years of special exhibitions, two galleries will be rededicated to highlighting extraordinary works of modern and contemporary art. Selections of artworks from about 1950 to the present will be reinterpreted with an emphasis on diversity represented in the permanent collection. Both familiar favorites and recent acquisitions will be displayed, along with a new section devoted to works on paper.
The Aesthetic of a Monumental Figure Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 at Columbia Research Center - Throughout the history of Western art, painters have signaled the importance of human figures by representing them on a large scale. Such figures may be contemporary, historical, allegorical, or religious. Traditionally a “monumental figure” is half-life-size or larger. This exhibition includes seven pictures with such figures. The selection includes commissioned portraits, anonymous nudes, imaginary figures, and images of everyday people. Audiences may see personal, political, psychological, and social meanings in these images, and these messages are amplified by each pictures monumentality.
The Clay Cup IV: Vessel, Icon, Canvas Exhibition October 8 through November 1 at Bingham Gallery Based in Portland, Maine, Ayumi Horie believes that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily life better. Her activism and advocacy promote thoughtful craft practice and support for makers around the world. In 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant by United States Artists. She’s continuing to work on The Democratic Cup, a project that encourages active civic engagement through pottery and Pots In Action, an ongoing curatorial project of Ayumi’s on Instagram where various themes within ceramics are covered.
CoalieSpear Show September 7 – November 4 at the Boone County History & Culture Center. The Montminy Gallery is proud to announce the COALIESPEAR show. This exhibition showcases the work of two award-winning local artists, Kelly Coalier and David Spear. Among their awards, each has won the City of Columbia Commemorative Art Poster. The COALIESPEAR show is the first dual show for this pair of long-time Columbia friends and residents. With each artist exhibiting more than 25 works of art, it is also the largest show for either artist in many years. Coalier has been making artwork daily for 30 plus years. His current drawings and photographs reflect a decade of raising kids and living in Boone County. Fairs, festivals, family and friends are inspirational sources in Coalier’s work. His style and composition are influenced by traditional drawing, comics, animation, photography, and pre-World War II modernism. Spear’s work is influenced by history and the evolution of art. He weaves together genres of realism and abstraction to express a range of artistic concepts and points of view. His artistic career and work are motivated by a continuous commitment to the development of a broad understanding of diverse processes and perspectives. Salvador Dali exhibit at The Tiger Hotel. In the lobby of the hotel, you will find two lithographs from Dali’s 1977 ‘Twelve Apostles or Knights of the Round Table’ Suite: James the Lesser or The Vicar of Britain and Phillip or Knighting of Sir Galahad. Between them is Dali’s1974 original work, The Last Corner of the Last Planet, from a suite of twelve paintings known as ‘Conquest of Cosmos.’

SPORTS

Stephens Volleyball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University TUES 7 PM at Stephens College
Columbia College Soccer vs. William Woods University FRI 4:30 PM at Columbia College
Mizzou Volleyball vs. LSU FRI 8 PM at Mizzou
Mizzou Football vs. Kentucky SAT 3 PM at Farout Field
Mizzou Volleyball vs. Texas A&M SUN 1:30 PM at Mizzou

MUSIC

TUESDAY
Roomful of Teeth 7 PM Missouri Theatre
Ramblers’ Club: Singer Songwriter Night 7:30 PM atRose Music Hall
WEDNESDAY
Lanco 7 PM at The Blue Note
Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club 8 PM atRose Music Hall
THURSDAY
Tiny Moving Parts 8 PM Rose Music Hall
Elizabeth Moen, Sterlin/Pale, JJ Coletrain 8 PMCafé Berlin
FRIDAY
Derryl Perry 9 PM at Nash Vegas
Megan Boyer Band 5 PM at Rose Music Hall
The Cat’s Pajama’s: Halloween Pajama Jam! Catdaddy’s Funky Fuzz-Bunker Band 9 PM at Rose Music Hall
Mississippi Jake 6 PM Cooper’s Landing
The Flood Brothers 2 PM The Station House
SATURDAY
Derryl Perry 9 PM at Nash Vegas
Atmosphere 7:30 PM at The Blue Note
Yappy Hour in the Park John Galbraith Trio 4 PM Rose Park
Great Midwestern Boograss Bash 6 PM Rose Park
Bradford Loomis 6 PM The Station House
SUNDAY
ONA 7 PM Rose Music Hall
Claysville Road 2 PM The Station House

MOVIE GUIDE


BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE - The El Royale is run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers -- a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee -- converge on a fateful night for one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.
COLETTE - After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
FIRST MAN – On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
FREE SOLO - Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN - While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny's mom and foil Slappy's plan.
HALLOWEEN (2018) - Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
THE HATE YOU GIVE - Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
A HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS - Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks.
INDIVISIBLE - Based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone … as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers. Despite a desire to stay connected with their loved ones, the harsh realities of war take a daily toll over the course of the Battalion’s extended deployment. Meanwhile back home, babies are born, kids keep growing, and nerves are frayed with every late-night knock on the door. With deeply etched battle scars, the soldiers’ long-awaited homecoming is much different than any of their families anticipated.
MID90S – Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
NIGHT SCHOOL - Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis and a feisty teacher who doesn't think he's too bright.
THE SISTERS BROTHERS - It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents...and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
SMALL FOOT - A Yeti named Migo stirs up his community when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human.
A STAR IS BORN - In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN - The Old Man & The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. The Old Man & The Gun is Redford's final role before retirement.
TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG (TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN) - aking place on an idyllic commune for artists and musicians in the aftermath of the fall of Pinochet's regime, Too Late to Die Young glows with luminous light. A longtime resident, 16-year-old Sofía (Demian Hernández) dreams of escaping the retreat and the last vestiges of girlhood, rooting this study of thwarted desire in a coming-of-age story and thoughtful examinations of national and societal transformation.
VENOM (2018) - Reporter Eddie Brock develops superpowers after becoming a host to an alien parasite.
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2018.10.01 14:17 sonuyosrox ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY Reviews [Megathread]

Game Information

Game Title: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZpHzBKCqU
Developers: Ubisoft Quebec
Publishers: Ubisoft
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86

Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 8 / 10.0
An exciting adventure full of surprises, secrets and interesting stories. Another successful experiment from Ubisoft.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Buy
Areajugones - David Cruz García - Spanish - 9.4 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the culmination of a franchise that still knows how to stand its own ground. The RPG options have been expanded and the open world is even deeper. The title set in Greece is a very serious candidate for the GOTY award.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives the very best modern open-world RPGs a run for their money when it comes to the sheer amount of content and level of quality found across the board.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey surprises with probably the best storyline of the series so far that takes you with major decision options and strong protagonists through a well made Ancient Greece. The different story arcs and different endings are well integrated and even the often necessary grind is lightened up through the deep personalities of Kassandra and Alexios. The Game and the series could still use some better balancing for the progression during the game and the fights but besides that Odyssey takes the right steps forward for the series.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 78 / 100
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, for better or worse, feels like a palette swap of Origins.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Without a doubt, the most robust game in series history as Ubisoft Quebec delivers a player driven Spartan adventure.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 9.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed's gradual evolution to RPG is complete. While it remains familiar, the deeper combat, dialogue choices and consequences have upended Assassin's Creed's stealthy roots to deliver a sprawling, multi-tiered historical RPG epic. It's the culmination of the series own journey, and only fitting it be called Odyssey.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 9 / 10.0
Alexios is one of the most memorable protagonists in all of Assassin's Creed, even if I never once actually thought of him as an assassin. In a lesser game, he'd probably be forgettable. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey is superb in nearly every aspect. It's the most impressive Assassin's Creed, even though sometimes it feels like it's Assassin's Creed in name only. It's as broad as Atlas' shoulders and as strong as Hercules. This time, Ubisoft hit a real Homer.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 4 / 5 stars
Like the Iliad, Dionysus, Lysistrata and other great works of art, your feats in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are incredulous in the best way possible, and it's honestly more entertaining for it.
DualShockers - Logan Moore - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey isn't just one of the best Assassin's Creed games there has ever been, it's one of the most exceptional action RPGs that I've played this console generation. While only a few years ago I was left wondering what this franchise's future would be, now I'm more excited than I have been in quite some time to see where Ubisoft continues to take Assassin's Creed from here.
Eurogamer - Tom Phillips - Recommended
Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10.0
Origins was delightful and Odyssey hits almost all the same notes, so there's a lot to like about it as well. But this series needs a bit of breathing room, and I hope it gets another bit of rest after this.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an enjoyable romp through Ancient Greece. Its changes are both subtle and sweeping and they come together to make one of the best entries in the franchise since Assassin's Creed 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 8.3 / 10.0
Infiltration, combat, and exploration are all fun in the moment. However, the repetitive objectives and lack of crafted moments make the gameplay blur together as the hours pass
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey pushes the franchise further away from action and into true RPG territory with dialogue options, branching talent trees, and an addicting armor system.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
Although it crafts a wonderful narrative in an awe-inspiring world, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, through its stubbornness and familiarity, sometimes feels like a "best of" compilation of its predecessors without being the best of them.
GameCrate - Leo Parrill - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey hits all the notes a sequel should. It's bigger, prettier, the existing mechanics have been improved, and there's plenty more added. It tells an engaging story, with an excellent protagonist (play Kassandra), all in a beautifully realized setting.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is the largest and most complex game in the series. In terms of scale, structure and possibilities it can be compared with Skyrim, and it's just wonderful.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an excellent next step for the franchise expanding upon the strong mechanics from Origins.
Gamers Heroes - Blaine Smith - 9 / 10
You'll struggle to find a more immersive and rewarding setting in which to forge your own odyssey. A detailed environment combining both the realistic and mythical aspects of Ancient Greece, everything comes together to deliver a narrative-driven, open-world RPG that rivals the biggest names in the genre. Put simply, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the complete package.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey re-presents the magnificent view of ancient Greece with an amazing scale and unique perspective. It's much marvelous than any of its prequels, and of course, Odyssey is the best one in Assassin's Creed series of all time. However, the harsh level limit greatly restricts my exploration and forces me to improve levels or obtain loots by finishing a large number of repeated side quests, and it makes me feel dizzy, bored and sad.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is dense, detailed, and varied. It is more dense, detailed, and varied than I considered possible for a video game before playing this. It is a stunning accomplishment, and the 500-to-1,000+ people who worked on it should feel proud.
It has its problems. Combat is clunky, the menus are a slog, and leveling feels off. But those issues never made me want to stop playing. I want to keep playing right now.
GameSpace - Sythrael - 9 / 10.0
To wrap it all up, I am very much enchanted by this game. It is not without its flaws, for certain, but I didn't find any that broke the game or my appreciation and excitement for it. I feel that the step that Ubisoft Quebec took to make this experience more immersive and personal for gamers was a strong move, and they did it with style and a competence that greatly benefits the game as a whole. If these are the kind of evolutions we have to look forward to in the future, I eagerly await the next releases from them. Until then, go forth and let the drachmae roll in.
GameSpot - Alessandro Fillari - 8 / 10
With Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Ubisoft continues the series' expansion into a broader open world, offering an impressive follow-up to Origins.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 5 / 5 stars
Perfects everything Origins did and enhances them in ways you never thought an Assassin's Creed game could. Odyssey has it all.
Gaming Nexus - Nathan Carter - 9.5 / 10.0
Not since Breath of the Wild have I enjoyed an open world game this much. With so much to see and do, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of, it not the best, game in the Assassin's Creed franchise—and absolutely a game of the year contender.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
This is one of the best Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft has ever made, joining the likes of Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at the very top of the franchise's hierarchy. While its choice and consequence mechanics aren't radical reinventions, they add a great deal of agency and variation to the proceedings, while a beautiful and varied setting, a meaningful progression system, a ton of enjoyable content, and the series' best combat system all come together to deliver a memorable odyssey.
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz - 9 / 10.0
The story is undoubtedly the most enjoyable part of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, helped by the choice-driven narrative that delivers a significant impact on how certain key story elements play out in the game. It is all further bolstered by simple action RPG mechanics that are not too complex but still fun to mess around. All things considered, this is clearly the most comprehensive and ambitious Assassin's Creed game to date.
God is a Geek - Nicola Ardron - 8 / 10.0
A huge, ambitious game building on the solid foundations of Origins to deliver a game that feels like another positive step towards a very interesting future for the franchise.
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 3.5 / 5.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a worthy follow-up to Origins, incorporating new gameplay ideas while following the same formula as its predecessor.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 90 / 100
With Odyssey, Ubisoft has crafted the biggest Assasin's Creed to date. A colossal open world, action RPG, that can go toe to toe with the biggest names in the genre. If you're a fan of this kind of games, don't miss it.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
If you liked Origins, you'll love Odyssey even though its novelties do not end up having the importance that they should.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's defining characteristic is how often it seems to be anything other than an Assassin's Creed game.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Keri Honea - 9.5 / 10.0
Ubisoft set out to create an Assassin's Creed game worthy of Odysseus' name, and bravo, they have done it. It's certainly as long as one of Homer's poems, but every minute of it is entertaining, and, well, fun. It never gets old Sparta kicking an enemy off a cliff. Clearing out Locations is always satisfying, especially when they require setting things on fire. Talking to Sokrates will make you question everything about your life and the game itself. Some of the choices you make will have a similar effect. You can't come away from Odyssey without feeling like you were actively part of that great journey, from the highs to the lows and all of the incredible twists and turns in between. This is a voyage you don't want to miss.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
A glorious sum of newly implemented RPG systems, refined traditional series beats and boasting one of the most entertaining stories in recent memory, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply the best in the series and one of the finest open-world adventures available.
Polygon - Colin Campbell - No Verdict
For all its faults, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the best explorable game worlds yet made.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 9.1 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is, without doubt, the best this series has ever produced.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey successfully builds upon the already strong foundation that Origins set to provide yet another Assassin's Creed experience that still feels fresh and, more importantly, fun to explore and dive into. Even better, it does all this without the typical bloat you'd expect, although Conquest Battles do feel like a missed opportunity. Despite this minor letdown, Odyssey eclipses Origins in practically every way, and is easily the best Assassin's Creed yet.
RPG Site - Kazuma Hashimoto - 7 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a solid attempt to create a new epic, but it also falls foul of similar missteps to its predecessors.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9.5 / 10.0
Odyssey takes what Origins started and sharpens it to a fine edge. This is bigger, better, bolder and still has time to be intimate and grounded in the middle of a massive war and tale of intrigue.
Softpedia - Silviu Stahie - 9 / 10.0
Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it's going forward. If Ubisoft doesn't get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it's going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10.0
I honestly enjoyed my time with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It adds new elements to the franchise's recipe that I enjoy, and some of the story beats look to be leading future instalments in a really interesting direction.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it's difficult to sift through it all. It's a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There's good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn't.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4.5 / 5.0
It's strange, because Odyssey barely even feels like an Assassin's Creed game. Take away Layla Hassan and the "Assassin's Creed" brand from the title, and I'd just look at this game as a really strong, standalone historical fiction video game.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Building upon the foundation established in Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey brings together that title's RPG adventure with the ship-bound exploration of Black Flag. Choice and consequence feature heavily in Odyssey, with the player guiding Alexios or Kassandra through a massive journey to reunite their family and kill a lot of people. Not every feature is perfect, with things like recruitment and Conquest Battles needing a bit of work, but overall Odyssey is a grand next step for the journey Origins started.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9 / 10.0
After 10 years, the Assassin's Creed series keeps developing and becomes a RPG with lots of mission chapters, objects to unlock and characters to discover. Be ready for a turn of events, a system entirely calibrated on the single player experience and of course an exemplary gaming world. Looking back, we all know how some chapters have been increasingly amazing; it is hard not to consider this one as the best episode of the entire series. This is probably the best Assasin's Creed ever created, although most traditional aspects of its brand have now disappeared.
VGProfessional - Nazih Fares, Mazen Abdallah - 9 / 10.0
With a new world to discover, Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues on the path set by Origins, giving more choice to the players, with a bigger focus on RPG and the comeback of naval warfare. A definitive evolution of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
VideoGamer - Michael Harradence - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox.
We Got This Covered - Jon Hueber - 5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an epic, historical RPG that uses elements of Assassin's Creed to tell a different kind of origin story, and the results are stunning in almost every way.
WellPlayed - Edward Darling - 9 / 10.0
Assassin’s Creed’s shift to Ancient Greece also includes a more personal experience, action on the high seas and even deeper mysteries
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 4 / 5 stars
If you enjoyed Assassin's Creed IV's naval combat and Assassin Creed Origins' shift to an RPG-like progression system, Odyssey is a match made in Elysium. Odyssey does not revolutionize the franchise, but it's a capable entry that will satisfy fans for dozens and dozens of hours.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.8 / 10.0
With that said, after dozens of hours, I still have yet to really scratch the surface of the true Odyssey narrative because as I mentioned before, there are multiple story arcs to follow. One concerns Kassandra and her true family roots, another involves a massive conspiratorial web that spans all of Greece, and yet another involves the greater picture of the pieces of Eden and the Assassins' mission. Windows into each of those arcs are found throughout the map — within the missions and into the cinema scenes and dialogues. This is the kind of game where you could wipe out days of time paying attention to one piece of the greater story, with the true joy coming when you get to take a step back and see the story you've built.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 90%
A case of refinement rather than dramatic change, Assassin's Creed Odyssey nonetheless injects even more depth and detail into the series, with dialogue choices and the ensuing consequences that follow proving a worthwhile addition. If you enjoyed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will scratch the same itch, and then some. A sensational sequel that's thankfully not a Greek tragedy.
Zoomg - Meysam Khalilzadeh - Persian - 8.5 / 10.0
New features like dialogue system and additions to the gameplay have made Assassin's Creed Odyssey a better and greater experience compared to Origins. Odyssey also has a great story with different endings and complete collection of mythical creatures or enemy types. in the end, Odyssey may have some bugs or camera problems, but it is surely one of the greatest Assassin's Creed ever.
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Game Information

Game Title: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZpHzBKCqU
Developers: Ubisoft Quebec
Publishers: Ubisoft
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86

Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 8 / 10.0
An exciting adventure full of surprises, secrets and interesting stories. Another successful experiment from Ubisoft.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Buy
Areajugones - David Cruz García - Spanish - 9.4 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the culmination of a franchise that still knows how to stand its own ground. The RPG options have been expanded and the open world is even deeper. The title set in Greece is a very serious candidate for the GOTY award.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives the very best modern open-world RPGs a run for their money when it comes to the sheer amount of content and level of quality found across the board.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey surprises with probably the best storyline of the series so far that takes you with major decision options and strong protagonists through a well made Ancient Greece. The different story arcs and different endings are well integrated and even the often necessary grind is lightened up through the deep personalities of Kassandra and Alexios. The Game and the series could still use some better balancing for the progression during the game and the fights but besides that Odyssey takes the right steps forward for the series.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 78 / 100
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, for better or worse, feels like a palette swap of Origins.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Without a doubt, the most robust game in series history as Ubisoft Quebec delivers a player driven Spartan adventure.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 9.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed's gradual evolution to RPG is complete. While it remains familiar, the deeper combat, dialogue choices and consequences have upended Assassin's Creed's stealthy roots to deliver a sprawling, multi-tiered historical RPG epic. It's the culmination of the series own journey, and only fitting it be called Odyssey.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 9 / 10.0
Alexios is one of the most memorable protagonists in all of Assassin's Creed, even if I never once actually thought of him as an assassin. In a lesser game, he'd probably be forgettable. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey is superb in nearly every aspect. It's the most impressive Assassin's Creed, even though sometimes it feels like it's Assassin's Creed in name only. It's as broad as Atlas' shoulders and as strong as Hercules. This time, Ubisoft hit a real Homer.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 4 / 5 stars
Like the Iliad, Dionysus, Lysistrata and other great works of art, your feats in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are incredulous in the best way possible, and it's honestly more entertaining for it.
DualShockers - Logan Moore - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey isn't just one of the best Assassin's Creed games there has ever been, it's one of the most exceptional action RPGs that I've played this console generation. While only a few years ago I was left wondering what this franchise's future would be, now I'm more excited than I have been in quite some time to see where Ubisoft continues to take Assassin's Creed from here.
Eurogamer - Tom Phillips - Recommended
Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10.0
Origins was delightful and Odyssey hits almost all the same notes, so there's a lot to like about it as well. But this series needs a bit of breathing room, and I hope it gets another bit of rest after this.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an enjoyable romp through Ancient Greece. Its changes are both subtle and sweeping and they come together to make one of the best entries in the franchise since Assassin's Creed 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 8.3 / 10.0
Infiltration, combat, and exploration are all fun in the moment. However, the repetitive objectives and lack of crafted moments make the gameplay blur together as the hours pass
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey pushes the franchise further away from action and into true RPG territory with dialogue options, branching talent trees, and an addicting armor system.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
Although it crafts a wonderful narrative in an awe-inspiring world, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, through its stubbornness and familiarity, sometimes feels like a "best of" compilation of its predecessors without being the best of them.
GameCrate - Leo Parrill - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey hits all the notes a sequel should. It's bigger, prettier, the existing mechanics have been improved, and there's plenty more added. It tells an engaging story, with an excellent protagonist (play Kassandra), all in a beautifully realized setting.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is the largest and most complex game in the series. In terms of scale, structure and possibilities it can be compared with Skyrim, and it's just wonderful.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an excellent next step for the franchise expanding upon the strong mechanics from Origins.
Gamers Heroes - Blaine Smith - 9 / 10
You'll struggle to find a more immersive and rewarding setting in which to forge your own odyssey. A detailed environment combining both the realistic and mythical aspects of Ancient Greece, everything comes together to deliver a narrative-driven, open-world RPG that rivals the biggest names in the genre. Put simply, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the complete package.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey re-presents the magnificent view of ancient Greece with an amazing scale and unique perspective. It's much marvelous than any of its prequels, and of course, Odyssey is the best one in Assassin's Creed series of all time. However, the harsh level limit greatly restricts my exploration and forces me to improve levels or obtain loots by finishing a large number of repeated side quests, and it makes me feel dizzy, bored and sad.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is dense, detailed, and varied. It is more dense, detailed, and varied than I considered possible for a video game before playing this. It is a stunning accomplishment, and the 500-to-1,000+ people who worked on it should feel proud.
It has its problems. Combat is clunky, the menus are a slog, and leveling feels off. But those issues never made me want to stop playing. I want to keep playing right now.
GameSpace - Sythrael - 9 / 10.0
To wrap it all up, I am very much enchanted by this game. It is not without its flaws, for certain, but I didn't find any that broke the game or my appreciation and excitement for it. I feel that the step that Ubisoft Quebec took to make this experience more immersive and personal for gamers was a strong move, and they did it with style and a competence that greatly benefits the game as a whole. If these are the kind of evolutions we have to look forward to in the future, I eagerly await the next releases from them. Until then, go forth and let the drachmae roll in.
GameSpot - Alessandro Fillari - 8 / 10
With Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Ubisoft continues the series' expansion into a broader open world, offering an impressive follow-up to Origins.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 5 / 5 stars
Perfects everything Origins did and enhances them in ways you never thought an Assassin's Creed game could. Odyssey has it all.
Gaming Nexus - Nathan Carter - 9.5 / 10.0
Not since Breath of the Wild have I enjoyed an open world game this much. With so much to see and do, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of, it not the best, game in the Assassin's Creed franchise—and absolutely a game of the year contender.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
This is one of the best Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft has ever made, joining the likes of Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at the very top of the franchise's hierarchy. While its choice and consequence mechanics aren't radical reinventions, they add a great deal of agency and variation to the proceedings, while a beautiful and varied setting, a meaningful progression system, a ton of enjoyable content, and the series' best combat system all come together to deliver a memorable odyssey.
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz - 9 / 10.0
The story is undoubtedly the most enjoyable part of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, helped by the choice-driven narrative that delivers a significant impact on how certain key story elements play out in the game. It is all further bolstered by simple action RPG mechanics that are not too complex but still fun to mess around. All things considered, this is clearly the most comprehensive and ambitious Assassin's Creed game to date.
God is a Geek - Nicola Ardron - 8 / 10.0
A huge, ambitious game building on the solid foundations of Origins to deliver a game that feels like another positive step towards a very interesting future for the franchise.
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 3.5 / 5.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a worthy follow-up to Origins, incorporating new gameplay ideas while following the same formula as its predecessor.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 90 / 100
With Odyssey, Ubisoft has crafted the biggest Assasin's Creed to date. A colossal open world, action RPG, that can go toe to toe with the biggest names in the genre. If you're a fan of this kind of games, don't miss it.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
If you liked Origins, you'll love Odyssey even though its novelties do not end up having the importance that they should.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's defining characteristic is how often it seems to be anything other than an Assassin's Creed game.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Keri Honea - 9.5 / 10.0
Ubisoft set out to create an Assassin's Creed game worthy of Odysseus' name, and bravo, they have done it. It's certainly as long as one of Homer's poems, but every minute of it is entertaining, and, well, fun. It never gets old Sparta kicking an enemy off a cliff. Clearing out Locations is always satisfying, especially when they require setting things on fire. Talking to Sokrates will make you question everything about your life and the game itself. Some of the choices you make will have a similar effect. You can't come away from Odyssey without feeling like you were actively part of that great journey, from the highs to the lows and all of the incredible twists and turns in between. This is a voyage you don't want to miss.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
A glorious sum of newly implemented RPG systems, refined traditional series beats and boasting one of the most entertaining stories in recent memory, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply the best in the series and one of the finest open-world adventures available.
Polygon - Colin Campbell - No Verdict
For all its faults, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the best explorable game worlds yet made.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 9.1 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is, without doubt, the best this series has ever produced.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey successfully builds upon the already strong foundation that Origins set to provide yet another Assassin's Creed experience that still feels fresh and, more importantly, fun to explore and dive into. Even better, it does all this without the typical bloat you'd expect, although Conquest Battles do feel like a missed opportunity. Despite this minor letdown, Odyssey eclipses Origins in practically every way, and is easily the best Assassin's Creed yet.
RPG Site - Kazuma Hashimoto - 7 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a solid attempt to create a new epic, but it also falls foul of similar missteps to its predecessors.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9.5 / 10.0
Odyssey takes what Origins started and sharpens it to a fine edge. This is bigger, better, bolder and still has time to be intimate and grounded in the middle of a massive war and tale of intrigue.
Softpedia - Silviu Stahie - 9 / 10.0
Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it's going forward. If Ubisoft doesn't get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it's going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10.0
I honestly enjoyed my time with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It adds new elements to the franchise's recipe that I enjoy, and some of the story beats look to be leading future instalments in a really interesting direction.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it's difficult to sift through it all. It's a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There's good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn't.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4.5 / 5.0
It's strange, because Odyssey barely even feels like an Assassin's Creed game. Take away Layla Hassan and the "Assassin's Creed" brand from the title, and I'd just look at this game as a really strong, standalone historical fiction video game.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Building upon the foundation established in Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey brings together that title's RPG adventure with the ship-bound exploration of Black Flag. Choice and consequence feature heavily in Odyssey, with the player guiding Alexios or Kassandra through a massive journey to reunite their family and kill a lot of people. Not every feature is perfect, with things like recruitment and Conquest Battles needing a bit of work, but overall Odyssey is a grand next step for the journey Origins started.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9 / 10.0
After 10 years, the Assassin's Creed series keeps developing and becomes a RPG with lots of mission chapters, objects to unlock and characters to discover. Be ready for a turn of events, a system entirely calibrated on the single player experience and of course an exemplary gaming world. Looking back, we all know how some chapters have been increasingly amazing; it is hard not to consider this one as the best episode of the entire series. This is probably the best Assasin's Creed ever created, although most traditional aspects of its brand have now disappeared.
VGProfessional - Nazih Fares, Mazen Abdallah - 9 / 10.0
With a new world to discover, Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues on the path set by Origins, giving more choice to the players, with a bigger focus on RPG and the comeback of naval warfare. A definitive evolution of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
VideoGamer - Michael Harradence - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox.
We Got This Covered - Jon Hueber - 5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an epic, historical RPG that uses elements of Assassin's Creed to tell a different kind of origin story, and the results are stunning in almost every way.
WellPlayed - Edward Darling - 9 / 10.0
Assassin’s Creed’s shift to Ancient Greece also includes a more personal experience, action on the high seas and even deeper mysteries
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 4 / 5 stars
If you enjoyed Assassin's Creed IV's naval combat and Assassin Creed Origins' shift to an RPG-like progression system, Odyssey is a match made in Elysium. Odyssey does not revolutionize the franchise, but it's a capable entry that will satisfy fans for dozens and dozens of hours.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.8 / 10.0
With that said, after dozens of hours, I still have yet to really scratch the surface of the true Odyssey narrative because as I mentioned before, there are multiple story arcs to follow. One concerns Kassandra and her true family roots, another involves a massive conspiratorial web that spans all of Greece, and yet another involves the greater picture of the pieces of Eden and the Assassins' mission. Windows into each of those arcs are found throughout the map — within the missions and into the cinema scenes and dialogues. This is the kind of game where you could wipe out days of time paying attention to one piece of the greater story, with the true joy coming when you get to take a step back and see the story you've built.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 90%
A case of refinement rather than dramatic change, Assassin's Creed Odyssey nonetheless injects even more depth and detail into the series, with dialogue choices and the ensuing consequences that follow proving a worthwhile addition. If you enjoyed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will scratch the same itch, and then some. A sensational sequel that's thankfully not a Greek tragedy.
Zoomg - Meysam Khalilzadeh - Persian - 8.5 / 10.0
New features like dialogue system and additions to the gameplay have made Assassin's Creed Odyssey a better and greater experience compared to Origins. Odyssey also has a great story with different endings and complete collection of mythical creatures or enemy types. in the end, Odyssey may have some bugs or camera problems, but it is surely one of the greatest Assassin's Creed ever.
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Game Information

Game Title: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H23mk3Zgtpk
Publishers: Ubisoft
Review Aggregator: OpenCritic
Current Average: 86 (Metacritic: 86)

Reviews

The Codex - Rino the Bouncer - 9.3 / 10.0
Odyssey brings momentous experience through a controversial shift in direction.
3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 9 / 10.0
An exciting adventure full of surprises, secrets and interesting stories. Another successful experiment from Ubisoft.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Buy
Areajugones - David Cruz García - Spanish - 9.4 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the culmination of a franchise that still knows how to stand its own ground. The RPG options have been expanded and the open world is even deeper. The title set in Greece is a very serious candidate for the GOTY award.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives the very best modern open-world RPGs a run for their money when it comes to the sheer amount of content and level of quality found across the board.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.1 / 10.0
Ubisoft Quebec has made you a cog in the Peloponnesian war, but they've also allowed you to dress up that cog however you see fit, and this transcends the cosmetic, right through to being able to romance other characters in the game-world. A game-world that is truly alive.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey surprises with probably the best storyline of the series so far that takes you with major decision options and strong protagonists through a well made Ancient Greece. The different story arcs and different endings are well integrated and even the often necessary grind is lightened up through the deep personalities of Kassandra and Alexios. The Game and the series could still use some better balancing for the progression during the game and the fights but besides that Odyssey takes the right steps forward for the series.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 78 / 100
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, for better or worse, feels like a palette swap of Origins.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Without a doubt, the most robust game in series history as Ubisoft Quebec delivers a player driven Spartan adventure.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 9.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed's gradual evolution to RPG is complete. While it remains familiar, the deeper combat, dialogue choices and consequences have upended Assassin's Creed's stealthy roots to deliver a sprawling, multi-tiered historical RPG epic. It's the culmination of the series own journey, and only fitting it be called Odyssey.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 9 / 10.0
Alexios is one of the most memorable protagonists in all of Assassin's Creed, even if I never once actually thought of him as an assassin. In a lesser game, he'd probably be forgettable. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey is superb in nearly every aspect. It's the most impressive Assassin's Creed, even though sometimes it feels like it's Assassin's Creed in name only. It's as broad as Atlas' shoulders and as strong as Hercules. This time, Ubisoft hit a real Homer.
Digital Chumps - Ben Sheene - 9.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a celebration of the series' highlights, transforming the open world genre with its breathtaking scenery, meaningful choices, and exhausting amount of detail that rewards players every step of the way. Ubisoft Quebec's brave quest to make an RPG results in the best entry in Assassin's Creed's historic treks through time.
Digital Trends - Steven Petite - 3 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey features a rich, lush world lessened by its repetitive activities. Though the main story is compelling, completing it requires you to participate in a massive amount of level grinding through less-than-stellar side quests. There's plenty to do in this world, but a lot of it feels like busy work that fights to stay exciting or compelling.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 4 / 5 stars
Like the Iliad, Dionysus, Lysistrata and other great works of art, your feats in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are incredulous in the best way possible, and it's honestly more entertaining for it.
DualShockers - Logan Moore - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey isn't just one of the best Assassin's Creed games there has ever been, it's one of the most exceptional action RPGs that I've played this console generation. While only a few years ago I was left wondering what this franchise's future would be, now I'm more excited than I have been in quite some time to see where Ubisoft continues to take Assassin's Creed from here.
EGM - Michael Goroff - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey lives up to its namesake. By fully investing in becoming an action RPG, Odyssey's characters, combat, story, and scope are beyond anything the series has accomplished so far. Its ambitions might get the better of it sometimes, like in how it divides its story moments or in how the leveling system can get out of hand, but the overall experience is, simply put, epic. Even when the game's pacing hits a speed bump, there are plenty of engaging and rewarding side quests and distractions to keep you busy.
Elite Gamer - Vinny Fanneran - 9 / 10.0
Assassins' Creed: Odyssey tells an epic, winding tale befitting the lesser bards of the classical era - no mean feat for a video game. That it's based in one of the most beautiful maps ever made is also nice, obviously.
Eurogamer - Tom Phillips - Recommended
Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10.0
Origins was delightful and Odyssey hits almost all the same notes, so there's a lot to like about it as well. But this series needs a bit of breathing room, and I hope it gets another bit of rest after this.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an enjoyable romp through Ancient Greece. Its changes are both subtle and sweeping and they come together to make one of the best entries in the franchise since Assassin's Creed 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 8.3 / 10.0
Infiltration, combat, and exploration are all fun in the moment. However, the repetitive objectives and lack of crafted moments make the gameplay blur together as the hours pass
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey pushes the franchise further away from action and into true RPG territory with dialogue options, branching talent trees, and an addicting armor system.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
Although it crafts a wonderful narrative in an awe-inspiring world, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, through its stubbornness and familiarity, sometimes feels like a "best of" compilation of its predecessors without being the best of them.
Game Volt - Ahmed Hassan - Arabic - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the first time of the series since ages coming with a pleasant experience and It always makes you ready and motivated to know what's going to happen in the next step and the next detour, it's a beautiful game that encourages you to explore and enjoy your time around Greek Islands.
GameCrate - Leo Parrill - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey hits all the notes a sequel should. It's bigger, prettier, the existing mechanics have been improved, and there's plenty more added. It tells an engaging story, with an excellent protagonist (play Kassandra), all in a beautifully realized setting.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is the largest and most complex game in the series. In terms of scale, structure and possibilities it can be compared with Skyrim, and it's just wonderful.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an excellent next step for the franchise expanding upon the strong mechanics from Origins.
Gamers Heroes - Blaine Smith - 9 / 10
You'll struggle to find a more immersive and rewarding setting in which to forge your own odyssey. A detailed environment combining both the realistic and mythical aspects of Ancient Greece, everything comes together to deliver a narrative-driven, open-world RPG that rivals the biggest names in the genre. Put simply, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the complete package.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey re-presents the magnificent view of ancient Greece with an amazing scale and unique perspective. It's much marvelous than any of its prequels, and of course, Odyssey is the best one in Assassin's Creed series of all time. However, the harsh level limit greatly restricts my exploration and forces me to improve levels or obtain loots by finishing a large number of repeated side quests, and it makes me feel dizzy, bored and sad.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is dense, detailed, and varied. It is more dense, detailed, and varied than I considered possible for a video game before playing this. It is a stunning accomplishment, and the 500-to-1,000+ people who worked on it should feel proud.
It has its problems. Combat is clunky, the menus are a slog, and leveling feels off. But those issues never made me want to stop playing. I want to keep playing right now.
GameSpace - Sythrael - 9 / 10.0
To wrap it all up, I am very much enchanted by this game. It is not without its flaws, for certain, but I didn't find any that broke the game or my appreciation and excitement for it. I feel that the step that Ubisoft Quebec took to make this experience more immersive and personal for gamers was a strong move, and they did it with style and a competence that greatly benefits the game as a whole. If these are the kind of evolutions we have to look forward to in the future, I eagerly await the next releases from them. Until then, go forth and let the drachmae roll in.
GameSpot - Alessandro Fillari - 8 / 10
While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 5 / 5 stars
Perfects everything Origins did and enhances them in ways you never thought an Assassin's Creed game could. Odyssey has it all.
Gaming Nexus - Nathan Carter - 9.5 / 10.0
Not since Breath of the Wild have I enjoyed an open world game this much. With so much to see and do, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of, it not the best, game in the Assassin's Creed franchise—and absolutely a game of the year contender.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
This is one of the best Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft has ever made, joining the likes of Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at the very top of the franchise's hierarchy. While its choice and consequence mechanics aren't radical reinventions, they add a great deal of agency and variation to the proceedings, while a beautiful and varied setting, a meaningful progression system, a ton of enjoyable content, and the series' best combat system all come together to deliver a memorable odyssey.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 90 / 100
It's nearly impossible to summarize a game this big, or this complete. Assassin's Creed Odyssey lives up to its Homeric namesake in scope and scale, adding fantastic new elements to the solid foundation Origins laid before it. For me, it's easily the best Assassin's Creed game to date, and I can't wait to keep playing it long after the credits roll.
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz - 9 / 10.0
The story is undoubtedly the most enjoyable part of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, helped by the choice-driven narrative that delivers a significant impact on how certain key story elements play out in the game. It is all further bolstered by simple action RPG mechanics that are not too complex but still fun to mess around. All things considered, this is clearly the most comprehensive and ambitious Assassin's Creed game to date.
God is a Geek - Nicola Ardron - 8 / 10.0
A huge, ambitious game building on the solid foundations of Origins to deliver a game that feels like another positive step towards a very interesting future for the franchise.
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 3.5 / 5.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a worthy follow-up to Origins, incorporating new gameplay ideas while following the same formula as its predecessor.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 90 / 100
With Odyssey, Ubisoft has crafted the biggest Assasin's Creed to date. A colossal open world, action RPG, that can go toe to toe with the biggest names in the genre. If you're a fan of this kind of games, don't miss it.
IGN - Brandin Tyrrel - 9.2 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's open-world adventure through ancient Greece is a gorgeous thrill, and the best the series has ever been.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
If you liked Origins, you'll love Odyssey even though its novelties do not end up having the importance that they should.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's defining characteristic is how often it seems to be anything other than an Assassin's Creed game.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Keri Honea - 9.5 / 10.0
Ubisoft set out to create an Assassin's Creed game worthy of Odysseus' name, and bravo, they have done it. It's certainly as long as one of Homer's poems, but every minute of it is entertaining, and, well, fun. It never gets old Sparta kicking an enemy off a cliff. Clearing out Locations is always satisfying, especially when they require setting things on fire. Talking to Sokrates will make you question everything about your life and the game itself. Some of the choices you make will have a similar effect. You can't come away from Odyssey without feeling like you were actively part of that great journey, from the highs to the lows and all of the incredible twists and turns in between. This is a voyage you don't want to miss.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
A glorious sum of newly implemented RPG systems, refined traditional series beats and boasting one of the most entertaining stories in recent memory, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply the best in the series and one of the finest open-world adventures available.
Polygon - Colin Campbell - No Verdict
For all its faults, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the best explorable game worlds yet made.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 9.1 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is, without doubt, the best this series has ever produced.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey successfully builds upon the already strong foundation that Origins set to provide yet another Assassin's Creed experience that still feels fresh and, more importantly, fun to explore and dive into. Even better, it does all this without the typical bloat you'd expect, although Conquest Battles do feel like a missed opportunity. Despite this minor letdown, Odyssey eclipses Origins in practically every way, and is easily the best Assassin's Creed yet.
RPG Site - Kazuma Hashimoto - 7 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a solid attempt to create a new epic, but it also falls foul of similar missteps to its predecessors.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9.5 / 10.0
Odyssey takes what Origins started and sharpens it to a fine edge. This is bigger, better, bolder and still has time to be intimate and grounded in the middle of a massive war and tale of intrigue.
Softpedia - Silviu Stahie - 9 / 10.0
Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it's going forward. If Ubisoft doesn't get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it's going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10.0
I honestly enjoyed my time with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It adds new elements to the franchise's recipe that I enjoy, and some of the story beats look to be leading future instalments in a really interesting direction.
Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - No Verdict
Once again Ubisoft has crafted a living, breathing world in its ancient Greek setting, and it's hard to resist the charms of exploring Greece and its myriad sunlit islands.
Telegraph - Tom Hoggins - 4 / 5 stars
As far as nomenclature goes, the choosing of Odyssey for the latest Assassin's Creed is entirely fitting.
The Escapist - Arthur Gies - 6 / 10
A progressive Assassin's Creed saddled with signicficant baggage.
The Game Fanatics - Joshua Beard - 9.2 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey has taken everything that made Origins one of the great games of 2017 and only expanded on it in good ways.
The Games Machine - Daniele Dolce - Italian - 8.4 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the turning point for one of the most famous series produced by Ubisoft. Despite a somewhat shallow storyline and a constant sense of déjà-vu due to the evident reuse of assets from its direct predecessor, the metamorphosis in a full-fledged action RPG is successful, assisted by a system of choices and consequences that works well in guaranteeing tangible repercussions in the world. Now we can't wait to find out how the series will evolve.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it's difficult to sift through it all. It's a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There's good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn't.
TrueGaming - محمد جابر الصهيبي - Arabic - 9 / 10.0
The best Assassin's Creed game in a long time. Ubisoft succeeded in giving gamers the best combination of fun exploration and varied combat to make this game really worthwhile.
TrustedReviews - Jordan King - 4 / 5 stars
Those hungry for more of Assassin's Creed needn't go wrong here, as Odyssey presents an exhilarating depiction of Ancient Greece to explore.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4.5 / 5.0
It's strange, because Odyssey barely even feels like an Assassin's Creed game. Take away Layla Hassan and the "Assassin's Creed" brand from the title, and I'd just look at this game as a really strong, standalone historical fiction video game.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Building upon the foundation established in Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey brings together that title's RPG adventure with the ship-bound exploration of Black Flag. Choice and consequence feature heavily in Odyssey, with the player guiding Alexios or Kassandra through a massive journey to reunite their family and kill a lot of people. Not every feature is perfect, with things like recruitment and Conquest Battles needing a bit of work, but overall Odyssey is a grand next step for the journey Origins started.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9 / 10.0
After 10 years, the Assassin's Creed series keeps developing and becomes a RPG with lots of mission chapters, objects to unlock and characters to discover. Be ready for a turn of events, a system entirely calibrated on the single player experience and of course an exemplary gaming world. Looking back, we all know how some chapters have been increasingly amazing; it is hard not to consider this one as the best episode of the entire series. This is probably the best Assasin's Creed ever created, although most traditional aspects of its brand have now disappeared.
VGProfessional - Nazih Fares, Mazen Abdallah - 9 / 10.0
With a new world to discover, Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues on the path set by Origins, giving more choice to the players, with a bigger focus on RPG and the comeback of naval warfare. A definitive evolution of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
VideoGamer - Michael Harradence - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox.
We Got This Covered - Jon Hueber - 5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an epic, historical RPG that uses elements of Assassin's Creed to tell a different kind of origin story, and the results are stunning in almost every way.
WellPlayed - Edward Darling - 9 / 10.0
Assassin’s Creed’s shift to Ancient Greece also includes a more personal experience, action on the high seas and even deeper mysteries
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 4 / 5 stars
If you enjoyed Assassin's Creed IV's naval combat and Assassin Creed Origins' shift to an RPG-like progression system, Odyssey is a match made in Elysium. Odyssey does not revolutionize the franchise, but it's a capable entry that will satisfy fans for dozens and dozens of hours.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.8 / 10.0
With that said, after dozens of hours, I still have yet to really scratch the surface of the true Odyssey narrative because as I mentioned before, there are multiple story arcs to follow. One concerns Kassandra and her true family roots, another involves a massive conspiratorial web that spans all of Greece, and yet another involves the greater picture of the pieces of Eden and the Assassins' mission. Windows into each of those arcs are found throughout the map — within the missions and into the cinema scenes and dialogues. This is the kind of game where you could wipe out days of time paying attention to one piece of the greater story, with the true joy coming when you get to take a step back and see the story you've built.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 90%
A case of refinement rather than dramatic change, Assassin's Creed Odyssey nonetheless injects even more depth and detail into the series, with dialogue choices and the ensuing consequences that follow proving a worthwhile addition. If you enjoyed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will scratch the same itch, and then some. A sensational sequel that's thankfully not a Greek tragedy.
Zoomg - Meysam Khalilzadeh - Persian - 8.5 / 10.0
New features like dialogue system and additions to the gameplay have made Assassin's Creed Odyssey a better and greater experience compared to Origins. Odyssey also has a great story with different endings and complete collection of mythical creatures or enemy types. in the end, Odyssey may have some bugs or camera problems, but it is surely one of the greatest Assassin's Creed ever.
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2018.10.01 12:59 diogenesl Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACZpHzBKCqU
Developers: Ubisoft Quebec
Publishers: Ubisoft
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86

Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 8 / 10.0
An exciting adventure full of surprises, secrets and interesting stories. Another successful experiment from Ubisoft.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Buy
Areajugones - David Cruz García - Spanish - 9.4 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the culmination of a franchise that still knows how to stand its own ground. The RPG options have been expanded and the open world is even deeper. The title set in Greece is a very serious candidate for the GOTY award.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey gives the very best modern open-world RPGs a run for their money when it comes to the sheer amount of content and level of quality found across the board.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey surprises with probably the best storyline of the series so far that takes you with major decision options and strong protagonists through a well made Ancient Greece. The different story arcs and different endings are well integrated and even the often necessary grind is lightened up through the deep personalities of Kassandra and Alexios. The Game and the series could still use some better balancing for the progression during the game and the fights but besides that Odyssey takes the right steps forward for the series.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 78 / 100
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, for better or worse, feels like a palette swap of Origins.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Without a doubt, the most robust game in series history as Ubisoft Quebec delivers a player driven Spartan adventure.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 9.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed's gradual evolution to RPG is complete. While it remains familiar, the deeper combat, dialogue choices and consequences have upended Assassin's Creed's stealthy roots to deliver a sprawling, multi-tiered historical RPG epic. It's the culmination of the series own journey, and only fitting it be called Odyssey.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 9 / 10.0
Alexios is one of the most memorable protagonists in all of Assassin's Creed, even if I never once actually thought of him as an assassin. In a lesser game, he'd probably be forgettable. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey is superb in nearly every aspect. It's the most impressive Assassin's Creed, even though sometimes it feels like it's Assassin's Creed in name only. It's as broad as Atlas' shoulders and as strong as Hercules. This time, Ubisoft hit a real Homer.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 4 / 5 stars
Like the Iliad, Dionysus, Lysistrata and other great works of art, your feats in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are incredulous in the best way possible, and it's honestly more entertaining for it.
DualShockers - Logan Moore - 9 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey isn't just one of the best Assassin's Creed games there has ever been, it's one of the most exceptional action RPGs that I've played this console generation. While only a few years ago I was left wondering what this franchise's future would be, now I'm more excited than I have been in quite some time to see where Ubisoft continues to take Assassin's Creed from here.
EGM - Michael Goroff - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey lives up to its namesake. By fully investing in becoming an action RPG, Odyssey's characters, combat, story, and scope are beyond anything the series has accomplished so far. Its ambitions might get the better of it sometimes, like in how it divides its story moments or in how the leveling system can get out of hand, but the overall experience is, simply put, epic. Even when the game's pacing hits a speed bump, there are plenty of engaging and rewarding side quests and distractions to keep you busy.
Eurogamer - Tom Phillips - Recommended
Colossal in size, lavish in scope, Odyssey feels like a series landmark and Ubisoft's biggest ever game.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10.0
Origins was delightful and Odyssey hits almost all the same notes, so there's a lot to like about it as well. But this series needs a bit of breathing room, and I hope it gets another bit of rest after this.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an enjoyable romp through Ancient Greece. Its changes are both subtle and sweeping and they come together to make one of the best entries in the franchise since Assassin's Creed 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 8.3 / 10.0
Infiltration, combat, and exploration are all fun in the moment. However, the repetitive objectives and lack of crafted moments make the gameplay blur together as the hours pass
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey pushes the franchise further away from action and into true RPG territory with dialogue options, branching talent trees, and an addicting armor system.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
Although it crafts a wonderful narrative in an awe-inspiring world, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, through its stubbornness and familiarity, sometimes feels like a "best of" compilation of its predecessors without being the best of them.
Game Volt - Ahmed Hassan - Arabic - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the first time of the series since ages coming with a pleasant experience and It always makes you ready and motivated to know what's going to happen in the next step and the next detour, it's a beautiful game that encourages you to explore and enjoy your time around Greek Islands.
GameCrate - Leo Parrill - 8.5 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey hits all the notes a sequel should. It's bigger, prettier, the existing mechanics have been improved, and there's plenty more added. It tells an engaging story, with an excellent protagonist (play Kassandra), all in a beautifully realized setting.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is the largest and most complex game in the series. In terms of scale, structure and possibilities it can be compared with Skyrim, and it's just wonderful.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 8.8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an excellent next step for the franchise expanding upon the strong mechanics from Origins.
Gamers Heroes - Blaine Smith - 9 / 10
You'll struggle to find a more immersive and rewarding setting in which to forge your own odyssey. A detailed environment combining both the realistic and mythical aspects of Ancient Greece, everything comes together to deliver a narrative-driven, open-world RPG that rivals the biggest names in the genre. Put simply, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the complete package.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 8 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey re-presents the magnificent view of ancient Greece with an amazing scale and unique perspective. It's much marvelous than any of its prequels, and of course, Odyssey is the best one in Assassin's Creed series of all time. However, the harsh level limit greatly restricts my exploration and forces me to improve levels or obtain loots by finishing a large number of repeated side quests, and it makes me feel dizzy, bored and sad.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is dense, detailed, and varied. It is more dense, detailed, and varied than I considered possible for a video game before playing this. It is a stunning accomplishment, and the 500-to-1,000+ people who worked on it should feel proud.
It has its problems. Combat is clunky, the menus are a slog, and leveling feels off. But those issues never made me want to stop playing. I want to keep playing right now.
GameSpace - Sythrael - 9 / 10.0
To wrap it all up, I am very much enchanted by this game. It is not without its flaws, for certain, but I didn't find any that broke the game or my appreciation and excitement for it. I feel that the step that Ubisoft Quebec took to make this experience more immersive and personal for gamers was a strong move, and they did it with style and a competence that greatly benefits the game as a whole. If these are the kind of evolutions we have to look forward to in the future, I eagerly await the next releases from them. Until then, go forth and let the drachmae roll in.
GameSpot - Alessandro Fillari - 8 / 10
While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 5 / 5 stars
Perfects everything Origins did and enhances them in ways you never thought an Assassin's Creed game could. Odyssey has it all.
Gaming Nexus - Nathan Carter - 9.5 / 10.0
Not since Breath of the Wild have I enjoyed an open world game this much. With so much to see and do, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of, it not the best, game in the Assassin's Creed franchise—and absolutely a game of the year contender.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
This is one of the best Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft has ever made, joining the likes of Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at the very top of the franchise's hierarchy. While its choice and consequence mechanics aren't radical reinventions, they add a great deal of agency and variation to the proceedings, while a beautiful and varied setting, a meaningful progression system, a ton of enjoyable content, and the series' best combat system all come together to deliver a memorable odyssey.
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz - 9 / 10.0
The story is undoubtedly the most enjoyable part of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, helped by the choice-driven narrative that delivers a significant impact on how certain key story elements play out in the game. It is all further bolstered by simple action RPG mechanics that are not too complex but still fun to mess around. All things considered, this is clearly the most comprehensive and ambitious Assassin's Creed game to date.
God is a Geek - Nicola Ardron - 8 / 10.0
A huge, ambitious game building on the solid foundations of Origins to deliver a game that feels like another positive step towards a very interesting future for the franchise.
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 3.5 / 5.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a worthy follow-up to Origins, incorporating new gameplay ideas while following the same formula as its predecessor.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 90 / 100
With Odyssey, Ubisoft has crafted the biggest Assasin's Creed to date. A colossal open world, action RPG, that can go toe to toe with the biggest names in the genre. If you're a fan of this kind of games, don't miss it.
IGN - Brandin Tyrrel - 9.2 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's open-world adventure through ancient Greece is a gorgeous thrill, and the best the series has ever been.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
If you liked Origins, you'll love Odyssey even though its novelties do not end up having the importance that they should.
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra - No Verdict
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's defining characteristic is how often it seems to be anything other than an Assassin's Creed game.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
A glorious sum of newly implemented RPG systems, refined traditional series beats and boasting one of the most entertaining stories in recent memory, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply the best in the series and one of the finest open-world adventures available.
Polygon - Colin Campbell - No Verdict
For all its faults, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the best explorable game worlds yet made.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 9.1 / 10.0
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is, without doubt, the best this series has ever produced.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey successfully builds upon the already strong foundation that Origins set to provide yet another Assassin's Creed experience that still feels fresh and, more importantly, fun to explore and dive into. Even better, it does all this without the typical bloat you'd expect, although Conquest Battles do feel like a missed opportunity. Despite this minor letdown, Odyssey eclipses Origins in practically every way, and is easily the best Assassin's Creed yet.
RPG Site - Kazuma Hashimoto - 7 / 10
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a solid attempt to create a new epic, but it also falls foul of similar missteps to its predecessors.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9.5 / 10.0
Odyssey takes what Origins started and sharpens it to a fine edge. This is bigger, better, bolder and still has time to be intimate and grounded in the middle of a massive war and tale of intrigue.
Softpedia - Silviu Stahie - 9 / 10.0
Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it's going forward. If Ubisoft doesn't get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it's going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 9 / 10.0
I honestly enjoyed my time with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It adds new elements to the franchise's recipe that I enjoy, and some of the story beats look to be leading future instalments in a really interesting direction.
The Escapist - Arthur Gies - 6 / 10
A progressive Assassin's Creed saddled with signicficant baggage.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it's difficult to sift through it all. It's a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There's good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn't.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4.5 / 5.0
It's strange, because Odyssey barely even feels like an Assassin's Creed game. Take away Layla Hassan and the "Assassin's Creed" brand from the title, and I'd just look at this game as a really strong, standalone historical fiction video game.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Building upon the foundation established in Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey brings together that title's RPG adventure with the ship-bound exploration of Black Flag. Choice and consequence feature heavily in Odyssey, with the player guiding Alexios or Kassandra through a massive journey to reunite their family and kill a lot of people. Not every feature is perfect, with things like recruitment and Conquest Battles needing a bit of work, but overall Odyssey is a grand next step for the journey Origins started.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9 / 10.0
After 10 years, the Assassin's Creed series keeps developing and becomes a RPG with lots of mission chapters, objects to unlock and characters to discover. Be ready for a turn of events, a system entirely calibrated on the single player experience and of course an exemplary gaming world. Looking back, we all know how some chapters have been increasingly amazing; it is hard not to consider this one as the best episode of the entire series. This is probably the best Assasin's Creed ever created, although most traditional aspects of its brand have now disappeared.
VGProfessional - Nazih Fares, Mazen Abdallah - 9 / 10.0
With a new world to discover, Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues on the path set by Origins, giving more choice to the players, with a bigger focus on RPG and the comeback of naval warfare. A definitive evolution of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
VideoGamer - Michael Harradence - 8 / 10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey sees the franchise at its strongest and most ambitious yet. With a compelling story, solid RPG mechanics, and heaps of content to soak up, you'll be spending months immersed in its sprawling Greek sandbox.
We Got This Covered - Jon Hueber - 5 / 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an epic, historical RPG that uses elements of Assassin's Creed to tell a different kind of origin story, and the results are stunning in almost every way.
WellPlayed - Edward Darling - 9 / 10.0
Assassin’s Creed’s shift to Ancient Greece also includes a more personal experience, action on the high seas and even deeper mysteries
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 4 / 5 stars
If you enjoyed Assassin's Creed IV's naval combat and Assassin Creed Origins' shift to an RPG-like progression system, Odyssey is a match made in Elysium. Odyssey does not revolutionize the franchise, but it's a capable entry that will satisfy fans for dozens and dozens of hours.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.8 / 10.0
With that said, after dozens of hours, I still have yet to really scratch the surface of the true Odyssey narrative because as I mentioned before, there are multiple story arcs to follow. One concerns Kassandra and her true family roots, another involves a massive conspiratorial web that spans all of Greece, and yet another involves the greater picture of the pieces of Eden and the Assassins' mission. Windows into each of those arcs are found throughout the map — within the missions and into the cinema scenes and dialogues. This is the kind of game where you could wipe out days of time paying attention to one piece of the greater story, with the true joy coming when you get to take a step back and see the story you've built.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 90%
A case of refinement rather than dramatic change, Assassin's Creed Odyssey nonetheless injects even more depth and detail into the series, with dialogue choices and the ensuing consequences that follow proving a worthwhile addition. If you enjoyed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will scratch the same itch, and then some. A sensational sequel that's thankfully not a Greek tragedy.
Zoomg - Meysam Khalilzadeh - Persian - 8.5 / 10.0
New features like dialogue system and additions to the gameplay have made Assassin's Creed Odyssey a better and greater experience compared to Origins. Odyssey also has a great story with different endings and complete collection of mythical creatures or enemy types. in the end, Odyssey may have some bugs or camera problems, but it is surely one of the greatest Assassin's Creed ever.
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2018.08.15 22:20 tach Una pequeña bajada a tierra sobre meritocracia.

Vistos los posts dentro de los que se plantean dudas sobre si un sistema capitalista premia al mérito o no, decidí ver qué pasaba con las personas más poderosas dentro del sistema capitalista por excelencia, Estados Unidos, y su rival/inspiración en latinoamérica, al cual la izquierda uruguaya aún sigue haciendo pergrinaciones rituales. Veamos qué pasó entre que cambia el régimen en Cuba en 1959 a la fecha.
1959-1961 Dwight Eisenhower. De familia pobre, vendía verduras y trabajaba en una lechería. Máximo general americano en la segunda guerra mundial
1961-1963 John F. Kennedy. Familia millonaria. Abogado, héroe de guerra
1963-1969 Lyndon Johnson. Nacido en una granja, maestro de escuela.
1969-1974 Richard Nixon. Nacido en una familia que tenía una granja de limones y se fundió. Abogado
1974-1977 Gerard Ford. Su padre era un hombre de negocios en Michigan, habiendo abandonado escuela para trabajar y sostener su familia. Abogado
1977-1981 Jimmy Carter. Nacido de una familia granjera de maníes. Oficial de submarinos.
1981-1989 Ronald Reagan. De familia pobre pueblerina en Illinois. Actor
1989-1993 George HW Bush. De una dinastía política de cuatro generaciones sumamente adinerada. Piloto de combate
1993-2001 Bill Clinton. No conoció a su padre, su madre estudiaba para nurse y tenía un almacén
2001-2009 George HW Bush. De una dinastía política de cuatro generaciones sumamente adinerada. Piloto y abogado
2009-2017 Barack Obama. Madre antropóloga, padre economista kenyano. Abogado.
2017- Donald Trump. Familia millonaria. Promotor de negocios y twittero
Bien. 12 presidentes en el período, cuatro provenientes de familias millonarias. El resto, clase media, tirando a media-baja.
Veamos qué pasa en el paraíso de los trabajadores caribeño.
1959-1962 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1961-1963 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1963-1969 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1969-1974 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1974-1977 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1977-1981 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1981-1989 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1989-1993 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
1993-2001 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
2001-2009 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
2009-2016 Fidel Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Abogado
2016-2017 Raúl Castro. De familia rica, hijo de dueño de plantación. Casualmente, hermano de Fidel Castro
Caramba. Meritocracia plena.
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2018.04.12 08:56 falconbox God of War - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: God of War
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOE2BVRCUkM
Developers: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 95
Metacritic - 95
Credit to OpenCritic for the review thread formatting.

Reviews

Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 9.9 / 10.0
God of War is an excellent game that has evolved and with a great quality in every aspect. The game feels more mature, profound and solid than we have ever seen in the saga. Its gameplay is still dynamic and its story will keep us in the edge of our seats from beginning to end. However, it lacks magic in some moments and has a few repetitive bosses, which does not allow this game to reach the perfect score.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 97 / 100
One of the most ambitious and well done video games ever made. God of War is almost the perfect evolution that the Hack & Slash genre needed.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War has seen considerable changes from previous games in the series, but they almost all feel like they were for the better.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.8 / 10.0
I was always a critic of a Greek god being in an entirely different realm with different rules. I thought for sure the game was just using Kratos and the God of War IP to get it over the marketing line, but I've been proven massively wrong. This is a God of War game, and it's fucking brilliant. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality.
CGMagazine - Brendan Frye - 10 / 10.0
God of War is back with one of the most rewarding experiences on the PlayStation 4 to date.
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 4.5 / 5.0
God of War feels ambitious in the best kind of way: the messy kind. It's not afraid to get its hands dirty digging at something it thinks is interesting, while knowing it might not find it at that moment. It's fine with not telling you everything, or with dialing back on the usual tropes of loud music, brutal violence, and hamfisted emotional manipulation. Sometimes, God of War just wants you to take some time and think about how you feel, and compare notes with Kratos as he struggles through his trauma to relate to his kid. And sure, sometimes you beat group of monsters to death by juggling them in the air with a magic axe and a pack of wolves made of lightning fired from a bow. It's still a video game about a violent, hulking bald man, but it's thoughtful and, most importantly, genuine.
CNET - Jeff Bakalar - No Score
God of War now sits on a short list of elite PS4 company. It will forever be a challenge to talk about the platform's best without mentioning its name. Truly, this is the type of game that comes along maybe twice a console generation.
COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 95 / 100
Rest assured that another hallmark of the series, visceral combat, is also back and better than ever.
Critical Hit - Alessandro Barbosa - No Verdict
There's much more on the road ahead, and God of War is very good at sinking its hooks in deep from the outset. Its world is one rich with lore that makes up many journal entries and exciting finds, but its story of compassion and family is what's driving Kratos and his son forward. It's a fascinating dynamic to see slowly build, propped up by some clever environmental puzzles and (so far) exhilarating combat. There's a lot more to see here, but God of War makes a powerful first impression.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a different game for a new era of the medium. While I'm a sucker for more frantic arcadey action there are plenty of studios left carrying on that legacy. Unless something catastrophic happens to Sony Santa Monica, there's more story to tell, and I hope the exact same team is able to tell it.
Digitally Downloaded - Brad L. - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War on the PlayStation 4 has taken me completely by surprise. As a game that follows on from the old games, but somehow turns it completely on its head and makes it a world worth investing time into feels almost like a miracle. It is one of those games that takes Norse mythology as a core idea and treats it with respect, while also integrating it seamlessly into the story and making it important to the narrative. I have a newfound interest in learning more about Norse mythology, and it truly makes a game special when it encourages the player to learn more beyond the scope of the game itself.
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 10 / 10.0
Cory Barlog and his team managed to reinvent the wheel, and while they added more pieces, it rolls smoother than ever before, providing the best God of War experience of the history of the franchise.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 10 / 10.0
God of War doesn't just feel like the next step for the franchise, but the entire video game industry. Phenomenal visuals, rewarding exploration, and a deep nuanced combat system contribute to an epic adventure that should be experienced by every human on Earth. Santa Monica Studio is taking us all to Valhalla.
EGM - Nick Plessas - 9.5 / 10.0
A fascinating story, sublime mechanics, and a beautiful world come together in an experience that is about as confident of a step forward as the God of War series could make.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
Despite eye-catching changes, the heart of this series remains gloriously unaltered.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War has changed. This new Nordic chapter transforms the series into an impressive action/adventure, rediscovering the value of exploration. Yet the soul of God of War is still there: and emerges, in all its imperious power, during the brutal fights and the violent clashes. As the main story progresses and the optional contents unfolds, God of War affirm itself as one of the most dense, surprising and rich adventure of the last three generations.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 10 / 10
All said and done, Kratos' PS4 debut is, if you'd excuse the pun, a god tier affair. Fan boys may deride the lack of spectacle and its nuanced take on a well-loved protagonist may not be for everyone, but its rare to see a reimagining to a series handled as deftly and with such polish and care.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 9.8 / 10.0
An enthralling experience from beginning to end, with a mixture of great narrative moments and engaging encounters. God of War is a well-paced adventure that knows when to let the action simmer and when to make it boil over
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars
The graphics, sound, combat, world, and plot all come together to make an exquisite package that is a prime example of why games are art and God of War is right up there with the best films and novels when it comes to storytelling. If you have a PlayStation 4, you should play God of War. If you don't have one, you should consider getting one to play this game. Read more at http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/381919-god-of-war-review-an-olympian-feat#ovxu44mgz9GifWd0.99
Gameblog - Unknown - French - 10 / 10
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GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 10 / 10
God of War has a great story and sets a new level in almost everything: from epic boss battles to the world building. And if you haven't bought a PlayStation 4 Pro with a 4K TV yet, now it's the right time to do it, if you want to see the peak of what entertainment industry of the 2018 can offer.
GamePro - Ann-Kathrin Kuhls - German - 93 / 100
Successful overhaul: God of War manages balancing modern action rpg features and classic GOW feeling.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is a successful reboot of one of the most brutal hack-and-slash action games, and it's remarkable, fun and still uber-violent. The core gameplay has changed a lot, and Santa Monica did take a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox God of War fans. But all in all it turns out that those new game mechanics are so well-crafted and of course it's a great progress.
GamesBeat - Mike Minotti - 90 / 100
This new God of War takes a lot of risks. It trades blind rage and revenge for a story about a troubled fatheson relationship. It ditches fast, combo-based violence for something more methodical. It's a departure from everything that once was God of War.
But almost all of these risks pay off. God of War is an exhilarating, beautiful action game that turns one of PlayStation's biggest icons into a character you can care about.
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 9 / 10
God of War is every bit the over-the-top action game you expect, but it's the story and setting that end up stealing the show.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 5 / 5 stars
One of PlayStation's finest moments, Kratos has been reimagined for a new audience while keeping the best bits of what originally made him great.
Gaming Nexus - Randy Kalista - 9.5 / 10.0/)
This is a skull-smashing story about making mistakes and taking responsibility. While hacking and slashing their enemies, a father and son build bonds of love and loyalty. God of War is a minor masterpiece.
GamingBolt - Aaron Main - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a phenomenal effort by Sony Santa Monica, one that needs to be experienced by every PS4 player out there.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
It's very rare that a game grabs me this completely, but God of War is, without a doubt, an early contender for Game of the Year. It's flawless in its execution, and the new benchmark for action titles. Well done, Santa Monica Studios, and thanks for taking us on this entirely new adventure.
Giant Bomb - Dan Ryckert - 5 / 5 stars
Sony Santa Monica makes us care about Kratos in this stunning revival of the series.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10.0
One of the best games on PS4, and one of the best games of this generation. A masterpiece.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
Kratos returns older and wiser, but exhilaratingly brutal in a story that deftly intertwines family drama and mythological epic
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 4.5 / 5.0
Vengeance may not be what Kratos seeks anymore, but that has done little to stop the God of War franchise.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 96 / 100
Every single aspect in God of War works perfectly in order to create a violent, yet moving masterpiece. Probably the best looking game of current gen consoles and a deep story, whose only weak point is that we get the feeling that the best is yet to come.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10.0
God of War's outstanding characters, world, and combat come together to form an unforgettable adventure.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 9.3 / 10.0
God of War is a new beginning for Kratos, a different game, but still one of the best entries in the series and one of the best games for this generation.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
God of War very effectively achieves its mission to be a good reboot of the saga and a good sequel. Each one of the days of the five years of development of this new delivery is evident in the great values ​​of production in each one of the sections, materializing perfectly in the constant sequence plane. Perhaps we only regret not having been presented with something truly original mechanically and not a mixture of ingredients that we have seen in other titles.
Just Push Start - Mark Fajardo - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War's new direction breathed new life into the franchise.
JVL - Malcolm89 - French - 20 / 20
We had to wait 5 years to get a new episode of the God of War franchise, but it was worth it. After getting lost with its previous episode, the serie returns to the top, which it has already known in the past. Managing the father-son relationship works great and Atreus is more than just an awkward NPC. All the elements of the puzzle fit perfectly and naturally to offer a memorable adventure that proves that risk taking can pay off. Even if he loses some of his excessiveness, Kratos has never been so indisputable in your library. It is impossible to miss this God of War if you own a PlayStation 4, the game takes a clear lead over the competition for the title of the GOTY 2018.
LevelUp - Rodrigo Muñozaltea - Spanish - 9.8 / 10.0
God of War is all you can ask from a new game in a franchise; very high production values, charismatic characters and satisfying combat, visceral with no lack of action. However, this is accompanied by a very well-told story, excellent animations, a very interesting new universe, fun gameplay and a new partner that develops a very promising personality. You can feel the dedication and care that Santa Monica Studio put into every frame of this game. Despite going in a new direction, God of War somehow manages to feel familiar and it is the worthy beginning of a new saga that surely has a lot to give us in the future. This is a very carefully made game that will certainly help define this generation and that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 9 / 10
God of War manages to point out a new direction for the franchise. The fantastic environments, moving storyline and fierce combat makes this game an absolute must for every Playstation 4-owner.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 9 / 10
A top-to-bottom revamp of the whole God Of War franchise that matches thrilling, if slightly shallow, combat and exploration with some impressively trenchant storytelling.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
God of War takes a classic franchise and reshapes it into the modern fold. The end result is a dramatic, polished, visually impressive and somewhat by-the-numbers PS4 blockbuster that slots along nicely beside the other exclusives in the console's library. It has plenty of content and fairly robust combat to entertain newcomers, while fans of the original games will likely enjoy the second half of the adventure a bit more.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras - 10 / 10.0
God of War is an epic reboot of an epic franchise. The evolution of Kratos could have gone horribly wrong. Instead, Santa Monica Studio has given the franchise the treatment it deserves. This new narrative tone has heart, and serves to make Kratos much more relatable in his new role as protector, while remaining as brutal as past installments. Reworked and improved combat options make for an enjoyable and customizable experience, and phenomenal audiovisual performance ensures that each trip to the mythical lands before the Vikings is a wonderfully grisly experience. God of War is a must-buy experience well worth the wait.
PlayStation Universe - Kyle Prahl - 9.5 / 10.0
In God of War, story and gameplay unite for a gripping, memorable journey with unerring focus. Kratos' new beginning is masterfully written, emotionally resonant, and a thrilling challenge.
Polygon - Chris Plante - 10 / 10.0
Some die-hard fans may fear this isn't really God of War. I suppose they're right. It's even better.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 9 / 10 stars
God Of War is a cinematic masterpiece that manages to reinvent and push an already fantastic series to new heights. Barring some pacing issues in its narrative, Sony Santa Monica have breathed new life into Kratos and the God of War series, and I can't wait to see what's next.
PS Site - Paweł Musiolik - Polish - 10 / 10.0
God of War evolved to something entirely new. It's a well-written story where Kratos is so much more than screaming pile of muscles. All of this perfectly mixes traditional element of the series with fresh ideas.
PSX Brasil - Ivan Nikolai Barkow Castilho - Portuguese - 98 / 100
The God of War series needed to be reinvented and the Santa Monica Studio team did it masterfully. The change of perspective, the fantastic graphics, the new chapter of the story and especially the addictive combat show that God of War is easily one of the best PS4 games.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
God of War is a special game. This reimagining of the famous PlayStation franchise elevates the series in unexpected ways, without forgetting the core tenets that made Kratos a fan-favourite to begin with. This is a sprawling single player epic with an abundance of secrets and a storyline that keeps you hooked from start-to-finish. While it borrows liberally from other action adventure greats, its unique combat and outstanding artistic direction separate it from its immediate peers. A truly impressive achievement.
Saudi Gamer - عصام الشهوان - Arabic - 10 / 10
This is a bigger, deeper and more mature God of War and one of the best reboots and a successful new beginning. A denser and richer world, a heftier and deeper fighting system and a multi-dimensional story, while maintaining the series' stunning visuals and art direction, epic soundtrack, breathtaking cinematography and all the rage and violence. This is the logical next step and the massive leap the series required and deserved.
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - 9 / 10.0
This isn't the same God of War that you know for all these years. But it is definitely the best God of War game so far.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia - 9 / 10
God of War was never the deepest experience, especially with what feels like limited enemy types. But the PlayStation 4 makes up for this in spades with an incredibly vast world and a heartwarming story. Beyond Kratos and Atreus, the game is filled with some surprisingly lovable characters. On top of that, finishing the main story doesn't truly feel like the end. While previous games made it feel like treading old territory to find everything, the post-game in this God of War makes it feel like the world has truly opened up.
Sirus Gaming - Carri Grant Raffy Abenoja - 9.6 / 10.0
God of War is so well-crafted, every scene is beautifully detailed. Even scary creatures have their own charm, making me hesitant to actually kill them with the gruesome finishing moves. God of War is one gorgeous game, from beginning to end.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War doesn't so much suggest its ready-to-rumble predecessors as it does a more forgiving Dark Souls.
Softpedia - Cosmin Vasile - 8.5 / 10.0
Despite these shortcomings, I believe the God of War series is in good hands, and I wouldn't want anyone else touching it but Santa Monica Studio. Here is hoping greater times are coming to Midgard in the not so distant future.
Spaziogames - Unknown - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
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Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10.0
God of War is a truly engrossing, enjoyable experience.
TechnoBuffalo - Eric Frederiksen - 4.5 / 5 stars
Instead of a tired, bored tale of vengeance, Sony has revived a god.
Telegraph - Tom Hoggins - 5 / 5 stars
One of the most gorgeous, spectacular and impactful blockbusters of the generation
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is the best thing happened to PlayStation 4 since Bloodborne. Nothing is out of place, nothing is ordinary. The art direction is amazingly inspired, the combat system is really deep and engaging, and everything on screen is, hands down, unlike anything else you ever saw on the PlayStation 4. Honestly, there's no reason not to play this new masterpiece from Santa Monica Studio.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
A lot of what goes into God of War feels as though it was cherry-picked from the modern gaming zeitgeist. The semi-open world structure, loot system, and a much deeper narrative focus work well, but are all trends being pushed by most other big games. As a result, God of War can feel slightly homogenised in a way that some fans may find unappealing. Thankfully, a strong sense of setting and brutally satisfying combat help maintain that God of War identity. If it wasn't made abundantly clear already, this is the first in what will most likely be a new trilogy for the God of War franchise, and this first instalment serves as a pretty great foundation.
TrueGaming - عمر العمودي - Arabic - 9 / 10.0
The God of War series needed a big change of direction and it got that for sure. The final product is an adventure that will not be forgotten for a long time. This is a new and different God of War and we love it.
TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War tells a wonderful tale through a beautiful spectrum speckled with more than a few drops of the blood of your enemies. It's a shame, then, that boss fights have fallen by the wayside at every level to become terribly monotonous – but if that's the cost of what Santa Monica has built, it's certainly a price worth paying.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4 / 5.0
God of War certainly suffers from a lot of minor flaws that keep it from being a genuinely outstanding action-adventure title, but these feel like kinks that can be ironed out in time, perhaps when the next iteration in the series comes rolling around. Despite all my complaints about Atreus and the game's imperfections, this is still an easy game to recommend to anyone with a PS4. God of War marks the glorious and bloody return of everyone's favorite Spartan, and with the new dive into Norse mythology, there's still plenty of adventures to look forward to as the series evolves.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 5 / 5 stars
This is how you do a reboot. After Kratos lost his way, Sony Santa Monica has set the God of War on a new path. A more measure, nuanced character, a great supporting cast, an excellent combat system, and some of the best graphics in the PlayStation 4 game to-date add up to a winner.
VGN - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
Another masterpiece available exclusively on PS4, God of War is a new beginning for the saga from Sony Santa Monica Studios. A game that offers a deep story, a great combat system and lots of RPG mechanics that adds complexity and variety to the final experience. If you own a PS4, there is no doubt: God of War is a game that you don't wanna miss.
Video Chums - Tyler Hall - 9.5 / 10.0
The God of War series has undergone a fantastic transformation.
Video Game Sophistry - Unknown - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War is an experience that elevates the video game medium and is the new pinnacle of immersive storytelling
VideoGamer - Alice Bell - 9 / 10
God of War achieves a very impressive balance between the epic and the mundane, between the ultra violent and the domestic. It's undoubtedly the coolest and most interesting God of War to date.
Washington Post - Christopher Byrd - No Verdict
A more nuanced Kratos makes the new 'God of War' a mighty success
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 10 / 10.0
God of War proves that if there was anything that Kratos learned during his time in Grecian lands, it's how to have a proper adventure. Now that he is a little bit older, wiser, and more experienced, it's time for him to start to pass the torch on and become a family man.
We Got This Covered - Shaan Joshi - 5 / 5 stars
From its renewed focus on storytelling, to its stunningly gorgeous world and incredibly satisfying combat, God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that sets a new bar for what can be accomplished in the world of AAA games.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.2 / 10.0
Of all the iterations of Kratos I've seen over the lifetime of the God of War series, Old Man Kratos is probably my favorite. His newest adventure might not have quite the same wall-to-wall bombast as the ones that came before, but he's added a new dimension to his personality. He can only stay Old Testament-angry for so long, and the table is definitely set for more installments. There's more to explore now in this new corner of mythology, and it'll be compelling to see if he burns everything to the ground or finds an even higher place to go.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 10 / 10.0
God of War is, simply put, the best PS4 game I have played in the console's life-cycle. I can't stop thinking about its world and characters. I had so much fun exploring it and taking on its combat. I wanted more, and the game delivers. After having hesitations about the direction I thought the game was going, I am thrilled to report that all of my concerns were nullified within the first hour of the game. This is the true evolution of the series, and quite possibly the best game of the year. Well at least so far.
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2018.04.12 08:56 falconbox God of War - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: God of War
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOE2BVRCUkM
Developers: SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 95
Metacritic - 95
Credit to OpenCritic for the review thread formatting.

Reviews

Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 9.9 / 10.0
God of War is an excellent game that has evolved and with a great quality in every aspect. The game feels more mature, profound and solid than we have ever seen in the saga. Its gameplay is still dynamic and its story will keep us in the edge of our seats from beginning to end. However, it lacks magic in some moments and has a few repetitive bosses, which does not allow this game to reach the perfect score.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 97 / 100
One of the most ambitious and well done video games ever made. God of War is almost the perfect evolution that the Hack & Slash genre needed.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War has seen considerable changes from previous games in the series, but they almost all feel like they were for the better.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.8 / 10.0
I was always a critic of a Greek god being in an entirely different realm with different rules. I thought for sure the game was just using Kratos and the God of War IP to get it over the marketing line, but I've been proven massively wrong. This is a God of War game, and it's fucking brilliant. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality. It has old-school game-design coupled lovingly alongside a modern storytelling tilt, and it marries the two in a contemporary and meaningful way. And playing on PS4 Pro on a setup like my Samsung QLED 65" Q8C with HDR, it just screams quality.
CGMagazine - Brendan Frye - 10 / 10.0
God of War is back with one of the most rewarding experiences on the PlayStation 4 to date.
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 4.5 / 5.0
God of War feels ambitious in the best kind of way: the messy kind. It's not afraid to get its hands dirty digging at something it thinks is interesting, while knowing it might not find it at that moment. It's fine with not telling you everything, or with dialing back on the usual tropes of loud music, brutal violence, and hamfisted emotional manipulation. Sometimes, God of War just wants you to take some time and think about how you feel, and compare notes with Kratos as he struggles through his trauma to relate to his kid. And sure, sometimes you beat group of monsters to death by juggling them in the air with a magic axe and a pack of wolves made of lightning fired from a bow. It's still a video game about a violent, hulking bald man, but it's thoughtful and, most importantly, genuine.
CNET - Jeff Bakalar - No Score
God of War now sits on a short list of elite PS4 company. It will forever be a challenge to talk about the platform's best without mentioning its name. Truly, this is the type of game that comes along maybe twice a console generation.
COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 95 / 100
Rest assured that another hallmark of the series, visceral combat, is also back and better than ever.
Critical Hit - Alessandro Barbosa - No Verdict
There's much more on the road ahead, and God of War is very good at sinking its hooks in deep from the outset. Its world is one rich with lore that makes up many journal entries and exciting finds, but its story of compassion and family is what's driving Kratos and his son forward. It's a fascinating dynamic to see slowly build, propped up by some clever environmental puzzles and (so far) exhilarating combat. There's a lot more to see here, but God of War makes a powerful first impression.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a different game for a new era of the medium. While I'm a sucker for more frantic arcadey action there are plenty of studios left carrying on that legacy. Unless something catastrophic happens to Sony Santa Monica, there's more story to tell, and I hope the exact same team is able to tell it.
Digitally Downloaded - Brad L. - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War on the PlayStation 4 has taken me completely by surprise. As a game that follows on from the old games, but somehow turns it completely on its head and makes it a world worth investing time into feels almost like a miracle. It is one of those games that takes Norse mythology as a core idea and treats it with respect, while also integrating it seamlessly into the story and making it important to the narrative. I have a newfound interest in learning more about Norse mythology, and it truly makes a game special when it encourages the player to learn more beyond the scope of the game itself.
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 10 / 10.0
Cory Barlog and his team managed to reinvent the wheel, and while they added more pieces, it rolls smoother than ever before, providing the best God of War experience of the history of the franchise.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 10 / 10.0
God of War doesn't just feel like the next step for the franchise, but the entire video game industry. Phenomenal visuals, rewarding exploration, and a deep nuanced combat system contribute to an epic adventure that should be experienced by every human on Earth. Santa Monica Studio is taking us all to Valhalla.
EGM - Nick Plessas - 9.5 / 10.0
A fascinating story, sublime mechanics, and a beautiful world come together in an experience that is about as confident of a step forward as the God of War series could make.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
Despite eye-catching changes, the heart of this series remains gloriously unaltered.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War has changed. This new Nordic chapter transforms the series into an impressive action/adventure, rediscovering the value of exploration. Yet the soul of God of War is still there: and emerges, in all its imperious power, during the brutal fights and the violent clashes. As the main story progresses and the optional contents unfolds, God of War affirm itself as one of the most dense, surprising and rich adventure of the last three generations.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 10 / 10
All said and done, Kratos' PS4 debut is, if you'd excuse the pun, a god tier affair. Fan boys may deride the lack of spectacle and its nuanced take on a well-loved protagonist may not be for everyone, but its rare to see a reimagining to a series handled as deftly and with such polish and care.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 9.8 / 10.0
An enthralling experience from beginning to end, with a mixture of great narrative moments and engaging encounters. God of War is a well-paced adventure that knows when to let the action simmer and when to make it boil over
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars
The graphics, sound, combat, world, and plot all come together to make an exquisite package that is a prime example of why games are art and God of War is right up there with the best films and novels when it comes to storytelling. If you have a PlayStation 4, you should play God of War. If you don't have one, you should consider getting one to play this game. Read more at http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/381919-god-of-war-review-an-olympian-feat#ovxu44mgz9GifWd0.99
Gameblog - Unknown - French - 10 / 10
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GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 10 / 10
God of War has a great story and sets a new level in almost everything: from epic boss battles to the world building. And if you haven't bought a PlayStation 4 Pro with a 4K TV yet, now it's the right time to do it, if you want to see the peak of what entertainment industry of the 2018 can offer.
GamePro - Ann-Kathrin Kuhls - German - 93 / 100
Successful overhaul: God of War manages balancing modern action rpg features and classic GOW feeling.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is a successful reboot of one of the most brutal hack-and-slash action games, and it's remarkable, fun and still uber-violent. The core gameplay has changed a lot, and Santa Monica did take a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox God of War fans. But all in all it turns out that those new game mechanics are so well-crafted and of course it's a great progress.
GamesBeat - Mike Minotti - 90 / 100
This new God of War takes a lot of risks. It trades blind rage and revenge for a story about a troubled fatheson relationship. It ditches fast, combo-based violence for something more methodical. It's a departure from everything that once was God of War.
But almost all of these risks pay off. God of War is an exhilarating, beautiful action game that turns one of PlayStation's biggest icons into a character you can care about.
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 9 / 10
God of War is every bit the over-the-top action game you expect, but it's the story and setting that end up stealing the show.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 5 / 5 stars
One of PlayStation's finest moments, Kratos has been reimagined for a new audience while keeping the best bits of what originally made him great.
Gaming Nexus - Randy Kalista - 9.5 / 10.0/)
This is a skull-smashing story about making mistakes and taking responsibility. While hacking and slashing their enemies, a father and son build bonds of love and loyalty. God of War is a minor masterpiece.
GamingBolt - Aaron Main - 10 / 10.0
God of War is a phenomenal effort by Sony Santa Monica, one that needs to be experienced by every PS4 player out there.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
It's very rare that a game grabs me this completely, but God of War is, without a doubt, an early contender for Game of the Year. It's flawless in its execution, and the new benchmark for action titles. Well done, Santa Monica Studios, and thanks for taking us on this entirely new adventure.
Giant Bomb - Dan Ryckert - 5 / 5 stars
Sony Santa Monica makes us care about Kratos in this stunning revival of the series.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10.0
One of the best games on PS4, and one of the best games of this generation. A masterpiece.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
Kratos returns older and wiser, but exhilaratingly brutal in a story that deftly intertwines family drama and mythological epic
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 4.5 / 5.0
Vengeance may not be what Kratos seeks anymore, but that has done little to stop the God of War franchise.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 96 / 100
Every single aspect in God of War works perfectly in order to create a violent, yet moving masterpiece. Probably the best looking game of current gen consoles and a deep story, whose only weak point is that we get the feeling that the best is yet to come.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10.0
God of War's outstanding characters, world, and combat come together to form an unforgettable adventure.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 9.3 / 10.0
God of War is a new beginning for Kratos, a different game, but still one of the best entries in the series and one of the best games for this generation.
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
God of War very effectively achieves its mission to be a good reboot of the saga and a good sequel. Each one of the days of the five years of development of this new delivery is evident in the great values ​​of production in each one of the sections, materializing perfectly in the constant sequence plane. Perhaps we only regret not having been presented with something truly original mechanically and not a mixture of ingredients that we have seen in other titles.
Just Push Start - Mark Fajardo - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War's new direction breathed new life into the franchise.
JVL - Malcolm89 - French - 20 / 20
We had to wait 5 years to get a new episode of the God of War franchise, but it was worth it. After getting lost with its previous episode, the serie returns to the top, which it has already known in the past. Managing the father-son relationship works great and Atreus is more than just an awkward NPC. All the elements of the puzzle fit perfectly and naturally to offer a memorable adventure that proves that risk taking can pay off. Even if he loses some of his excessiveness, Kratos has never been so indisputable in your library. It is impossible to miss this God of War if you own a PlayStation 4, the game takes a clear lead over the competition for the title of the GOTY 2018.
LevelUp - Rodrigo Muñozaltea - Spanish - 9.8 / 10.0
God of War is all you can ask from a new game in a franchise; very high production values, charismatic characters and satisfying combat, visceral with no lack of action. However, this is accompanied by a very well-told story, excellent animations, a very interesting new universe, fun gameplay and a new partner that develops a very promising personality. You can feel the dedication and care that Santa Monica Studio put into every frame of this game. Despite going in a new direction, God of War somehow manages to feel familiar and it is the worthy beginning of a new saga that surely has a lot to give us in the future. This is a very carefully made game that will certainly help define this generation and that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 9 / 10
God of War manages to point out a new direction for the franchise. The fantastic environments, moving storyline and fierce combat makes this game an absolute must for every Playstation 4-owner.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 9 / 10
A top-to-bottom revamp of the whole God Of War franchise that matches thrilling, if slightly shallow, combat and exploration with some impressively trenchant storytelling.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
God of War takes a classic franchise and reshapes it into the modern fold. The end result is a dramatic, polished, visually impressive and somewhat by-the-numbers PS4 blockbuster that slots along nicely beside the other exclusives in the console's library. It has plenty of content and fairly robust combat to entertain newcomers, while fans of the original games will likely enjoy the second half of the adventure a bit more.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras - 10 / 10.0
God of War is an epic reboot of an epic franchise. The evolution of Kratos could have gone horribly wrong. Instead, Santa Monica Studio has given the franchise the treatment it deserves. This new narrative tone has heart, and serves to make Kratos much more relatable in his new role as protector, while remaining as brutal as past installments. Reworked and improved combat options make for an enjoyable and customizable experience, and phenomenal audiovisual performance ensures that each trip to the mythical lands before the Vikings is a wonderfully grisly experience. God of War is a must-buy experience well worth the wait.
PlayStation Universe - Kyle Prahl - 9.5 / 10.0
In God of War, story and gameplay unite for a gripping, memorable journey with unerring focus. Kratos' new beginning is masterfully written, emotionally resonant, and a thrilling challenge.
Polygon - Chris Plante - 10 / 10.0
Some die-hard fans may fear this isn't really God of War. I suppose they're right. It's even better.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 9 / 10 stars
God Of War is a cinematic masterpiece that manages to reinvent and push an already fantastic series to new heights. Barring some pacing issues in its narrative, Sony Santa Monica have breathed new life into Kratos and the God of War series, and I can't wait to see what's next.
PS Site - Paweł Musiolik - Polish - 10 / 10.0
God of War evolved to something entirely new. It's a well-written story where Kratos is so much more than screaming pile of muscles. All of this perfectly mixes traditional element of the series with fresh ideas.
PSX Brasil - Ivan Nikolai Barkow Castilho - Portuguese - 98 / 100
The God of War series needed to be reinvented and the Santa Monica Studio team did it masterfully. The change of perspective, the fantastic graphics, the new chapter of the story and especially the addictive combat show that God of War is easily one of the best PS4 games.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
God of War is a special game. This reimagining of the famous PlayStation franchise elevates the series in unexpected ways, without forgetting the core tenets that made Kratos a fan-favourite to begin with. This is a sprawling single player epic with an abundance of secrets and a storyline that keeps you hooked from start-to-finish. While it borrows liberally from other action adventure greats, its unique combat and outstanding artistic direction separate it from its immediate peers. A truly impressive achievement.
Saudi Gamer - عصام الشهوان - Arabic - 10 / 10
This is a bigger, deeper and more mature God of War and one of the best reboots and a successful new beginning. A denser and richer world, a heftier and deeper fighting system and a multi-dimensional story, while maintaining the series' stunning visuals and art direction, epic soundtrack, breathtaking cinematography and all the rage and violence. This is the logical next step and the massive leap the series required and deserved.
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - 9 / 10.0
This isn't the same God of War that you know for all these years. But it is definitely the best God of War game so far.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia - 9 / 10
God of War was never the deepest experience, especially with what feels like limited enemy types. But the PlayStation 4 makes up for this in spades with an incredibly vast world and a heartwarming story. Beyond Kratos and Atreus, the game is filled with some surprisingly lovable characters. On top of that, finishing the main story doesn't truly feel like the end. While previous games made it feel like treading old territory to find everything, the post-game in this God of War makes it feel like the world has truly opened up.
Sirus Gaming - Carri Grant Raffy Abenoja - 9.6 / 10.0
God of War is so well-crafted, every scene is beautifully detailed. Even scary creatures have their own charm, making me hesitant to actually kill them with the gruesome finishing moves. God of War is one gorgeous game, from beginning to end.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War doesn't so much suggest its ready-to-rumble predecessors as it does a more forgiving Dark Souls.
Softpedia - Cosmin Vasile - 8.5 / 10.0
Despite these shortcomings, I believe the God of War series is in good hands, and I wouldn't want anyone else touching it but Santa Monica Studio. Here is hoping greater times are coming to Midgard in the not so distant future.
Spaziogames - Unknown - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
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Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10.0
God of War is a truly engrossing, enjoyable experience.
TechnoBuffalo - Eric Frederiksen - 4.5 / 5 stars
Instead of a tired, bored tale of vengeance, Sony has revived a god.
Telegraph - Tom Hoggins - 5 / 5 stars
One of the most gorgeous, spectacular and impactful blockbusters of the generation
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian - 9.7 / 10.0
God of War is the best thing happened to PlayStation 4 since Bloodborne. Nothing is out of place, nothing is ordinary. The art direction is amazingly inspired, the combat system is really deep and engaging, and everything on screen is, hands down, unlike anything else you ever saw on the PlayStation 4. Honestly, there's no reason not to play this new masterpiece from Santa Monica Studio.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 8 / 10
A lot of what goes into God of War feels as though it was cherry-picked from the modern gaming zeitgeist. The semi-open world structure, loot system, and a much deeper narrative focus work well, but are all trends being pushed by most other big games. As a result, God of War can feel slightly homogenised in a way that some fans may find unappealing. Thankfully, a strong sense of setting and brutally satisfying combat help maintain that God of War identity. If it wasn't made abundantly clear already, this is the first in what will most likely be a new trilogy for the God of War franchise, and this first instalment serves as a pretty great foundation.
TrueGaming - عمر العمودي - Arabic - 9 / 10.0
The God of War series needed a big change of direction and it got that for sure. The final product is an adventure that will not be forgotten for a long time. This is a new and different God of War and we love it.
TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps - 4.5 / 5 stars
God of War tells a wonderful tale through a beautiful spectrum speckled with more than a few drops of the blood of your enemies. It's a shame, then, that boss fights have fallen by the wayside at every level to become terribly monotonous – but if that's the cost of what Santa Monica has built, it's certainly a price worth paying.
Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4 / 5.0
God of War certainly suffers from a lot of minor flaws that keep it from being a genuinely outstanding action-adventure title, but these feel like kinks that can be ironed out in time, perhaps when the next iteration in the series comes rolling around. Despite all my complaints about Atreus and the game's imperfections, this is still an easy game to recommend to anyone with a PS4. God of War marks the glorious and bloody return of everyone's favorite Spartan, and with the new dive into Norse mythology, there's still plenty of adventures to look forward to as the series evolves.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 5 / 5 stars
This is how you do a reboot. After Kratos lost his way, Sony Santa Monica has set the God of War on a new path. A more measure, nuanced character, a great supporting cast, an excellent combat system, and some of the best graphics in the PlayStation 4 game to-date add up to a winner.
VGN - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10.0
Another masterpiece available exclusively on PS4, God of War is a new beginning for the saga from Sony Santa Monica Studios. A game that offers a deep story, a great combat system and lots of RPG mechanics that adds complexity and variety to the final experience. If you own a PS4, there is no doubt: God of War is a game that you don't wanna miss.
Video Chums - Tyler Hall - 9.5 / 10.0
The God of War series has undergone a fantastic transformation.
Video Game Sophistry - Unknown - 9.5 / 10.0
God of War is an experience that elevates the video game medium and is the new pinnacle of immersive storytelling
VideoGamer - Alice Bell - 9 / 10
God of War achieves a very impressive balance between the epic and the mundane, between the ultra violent and the domestic. It's undoubtedly the coolest and most interesting God of War to date.
Washington Post - Christopher Byrd - No Verdict
A more nuanced Kratos makes the new 'God of War' a mighty success
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 10 / 10.0
God of War proves that if there was anything that Kratos learned during his time in Grecian lands, it's how to have a proper adventure. Now that he is a little bit older, wiser, and more experienced, it's time for him to start to pass the torch on and become a family man.
We Got This Covered - Shaan Joshi - 5 / 5 stars
From its renewed focus on storytelling, to its stunningly gorgeous world and incredibly satisfying combat, God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that sets a new bar for what can be accomplished in the world of AAA games.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 9.2 / 10.0
Of all the iterations of Kratos I've seen over the lifetime of the God of War series, Old Man Kratos is probably my favorite. His newest adventure might not have quite the same wall-to-wall bombast as the ones that came before, but he's added a new dimension to his personality. He can only stay Old Testament-angry for so long, and the table is definitely set for more installments. There's more to explore now in this new corner of mythology, and it'll be compelling to see if he burns everything to the ground or finds an even higher place to go.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 10 / 10.0
God of War is, simply put, the best PS4 game I have played in the console's life-cycle. I can't stop thinking about its world and characters. I had so much fun exploring it and taking on its combat. I wanted more, and the game delivers. After having hesitations about the direction I thought the game was going, I am thrilled to report that all of my concerns were nullified within the first hour of the game. This is the true evolution of the series, and quite possibly the best game of the year. Well at least so far.
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2018.03.14 15:12 ManateeofSteel KIRBY STAR ALLIES - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Kirby Star Allies
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc3PAAije0Y
Developers: HAL Laboratory
Publishers: Nintendo
Release date: March 16, 2018
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 75
Metacritic - 74

Reviews

Areajugones - David Cruz García - Spanish - 8.5 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies gives what was promised: the co-op mode is the main attraction, but it is still a fun game playing on your own. A beautiful game that features a very entertaining gameplay and lives up to the expectations.
Atomix - Aureliano Carvajal - Spanish - 80 / 100
Kirby Star Allies is a great entry in the franchise, its beautiful, charming and really fun to play with others. Sadly some of its great ideas such as the friend combos don't flourish as much as we would like.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies acts like a love letter to Kirby and Couch Co-Op Fans but keeps it really short and simple at the same time. Besides the 3-5 hours on story there isn't really much motivation to keep on playing besides some generic mini-games. If you're looking for some hours of colorful kirby multiplayer action you can still get this without hesitation.
CGMagazine - Jed Whitaker - 8 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies is by far the easiest and shallowest game in the series, but is still an enjoyable experience, especially when played with friends.
COGconnected - Alex Everatt - 85 / 100
If you've been enjoying Kirby games since his 8-bit beginnings, then you're in for a treat
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 7 / 10.0
Kirby's debut on the Switch is a vibrant and fun game that's best played with friends. It's cheerful, colourful and its blend of new and old mechanics works, but it's missing the inventive spark that separates good Kirby games from great ones.
Cubed3 - Adam Riley - 8 / 10
Fun for all your friends and family, Kirby Star Allies is a Kirby-by-numbers, sticking to the formula that has worked for so long, and proves to be just as fun as ever before. Mixing in the four-player element makes for some hilarious antics, and the augmented powers that can be utilised make for some extremely exciting scenarios. The only drawback is the age-old concern of things being a bit simpler than desired, but HAL has packed in plenty of entertaining content to appease fans new and old alike.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9 / 10.0
Most of the stages aren't the only linear aspect of Star Allies, as the world map for each realm is fairly flat. It's always great to find a secret switch and unlock more extra stages to romp around in (something that feels distinctly Super Mario World), but more hidden secrets and an actual use for hub screen jumping would elevate the age old level-to-level feel a tad.I don't think HAL is very interested in drastically altering the Kirby formula at this point, and that's perfectly fine. Not every creation is going to be a masterpiece, but for the most part, all of the console iterations have a special degree of love and care that shine through. Kirby Star Allies is cute, gorgeous in its own special way, and fun to play. It's par for the course.
Digitally Downloaded - Tyler Treese - 4 / 5 stars
Those looking for some cooperative fun will definitely want to check it out, as there are few better reasons to separate the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons.
EGM - Ray Carsillo - 9 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies hits all the perfect nostalgia notes you expect from a full-blown Kirby adventure, and adds just enough new twists to make something so familiar at this point feel fresh and fun again. The pink puffball has never played so well (particularly with others) before.
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - Recommended
HAL Laboratory delivers a brilliant chemistry set of a 2D platformer.
Game Informer - Kyle Hilliard - 6.3 / 10.0
Star Allies represents the height of complacency for the Kirby franchise. It looks fine, plays fine, and barely flirts with anything new until the final boss fight
Gameblog - Yann Bernard - French - 7 / 10
True to the series' heritage, Kirby Star Allies asserts its apparent simplicity through a candid, somehow heartbreaking scenario, a vibrant artistic direction, and a sweet gameplay fundamentally built for conviviality, with ennemies that can also become skillful buddies once befriended. This amicable approach creates sympathetic cooperative operations and wonderful sequences of grouped transformations, but it results in a constrained, hence linear level design. While the new powers reveal interesting and potentially overpowerful teamwork synergies, those are only exploited into the rather short additional modes. More generosity, imagination and even boldness were expected from this moving, then ultimately nostalgic adventure.
GamesBeat - Mike Minotti - 65 / 100
Star Allies is a serviceable side-scroller, but Kirby's Switch debut should be more exciting this this snoozer.
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 8 / 10
With heaps of personality and invaluable extra content, Kirby Star Allies rises to greatness.
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God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 4.5 / 10.0
While it looks lovely and isn't a bad game by any means, Star Allies is aimed at a very specific age group, and most others will find it far too easy and, sadly, rather dull.
Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 80 / 100
Kirby is an enchanting, colorful and well designed platform game, which is even better in four player local coop. Sadly, the game (which feels like a direct sequel to Kirby´s Adventure for Wii) is too easy and short.
IGN - Brendan Graeber - 8.3 / 10.0
The name Kirby Star Allies isn't just for show. Whether you're adventuring through Dream Land with up to three friends or playing with competent AI teammates, Kirby's ever-rotating group of uniquely powered pals are the real stars of the show here. The creative ways you can combine abilities never gets old, which means there's great potential for replayability especially with friends. I just wish the final boss battle hadn't come just as the puzzles were starting to give me a challenge.
IGN Italy - Mattia Ravanelli - Italian - 7.3 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies is a little, colorful adventure... that keeps doing what a number of other Kirby's colorful adventure has already done before.
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish - 7.2 / 10.0
A failed attempt to offer an excellent platformer with Kirby as its main character, because of its extremely low difficulty and a bad level design, despite being horribly beautiful and very funny when played with friends.
Kotaku - Stephen Totilo - No Verdict
Even when completion of the game unlocks more challenging modes, Star Allies mostly serves as a reminder that Kirby games seem to function as reflex for Nintendo as natural as breathing is for you or me. This one just checks the box.
LevelUp - Pedro Pérez Cesari - Spanish - 8.2 / 10.0
With good level design, charming graphics and fun multiplayer, Kirby: Star Allies stand as one of the best entries in the franchise. Its Story Mode may be easy, and it probably won't take you a lot of time to complete, but HAL Laboratory packed a nice amount of content that will keep Kirby's biggest fans busy for a while.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 4 / 10
Kirby's games never seem fair on the enemies but this tiresome and poorly balanced co-op platformer offers little chance of fun for them or you.
Nintendo Enthusiast - Andrew Baldwin - 7 / 10.0
I wouldn't consider Kirby Star Allies a must play game, but is certainly an enjoyable title if you just want to have a casual gaming experience or play a game with your children.
Nintendo Life - Mitch Vogel - 7 / 10
All in all, Kirby Star Allies is a fun, relaxing game that does a good job of showing off what makes the main Kirby series so great. The slow pace, diverse powers, beautiful environments, adorable enemy designs, and light difficulty ensure that this is an enjoyable ride from start to finish. But with that being said, there's a lingering sense that the developer was a little too keen to play this one safe, and the lack of new ideas may come as a disappointment to series veterans. This is not the Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild of the Kirby series, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad game. If you've never played a Kirby game before, this is a fantastic place to jump in, but if you're a longtime fan, you may not be blown away.
NintendoWorldReport - Daan Koopman - 7 / 10.0
It was still fairly doable, but I felt more in control. This doesn't excuse, however, the boring mini-games as well as the lack of truly fun unlockables. My hope is that HAL Laboratory finds more footing with a second outing on this system.
Polygon - Jeremy Parish - 7 / 10.0
Still, while it lacks the substance to properly satisfy longtime Kirby fans, Star Allies does at least seem genuinely earnest in its underlying belief in the power of friendship. The game is frequently chaotic and a touch under-baked, but it's hard to be too upset at a game where you can break down long-standing bonds of enmity and heal foes with a kiss. Even if it's on the brief and simple side, Star Allies demonstrates the polish and personality you've come to expect from the series. It's a kid-friendly romp through the franchise's most memorable moments, and the asymmetric gameplay and lively spirit of Kirby's latest journey make it a great way to introduce a new generation of fans to the series.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 8 / 10
Kirby Star Allies is a cute and chaotic traditional Kirby game with fantastic buddy AI and strong potential as a co-op experience. It pays fantastic homage to its roots while adding in new mechanics that work well. Unfortunately, the length of the experience will have some doubting whether it's truly worth it, but Kirby Star Allies is one of the most wholesome Switch games you can try right now.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia - 8 / 10
Kirby Star Allies is a brilliant Nintendo Switch debut for the pink puffball, bringing his accessible and lovable brand of side-scrolling platformer to a new console. The friend mechanic adds to the formula tremendously, especially when human friends are involved.
Spaziogames - Nicolò Bicego - Italian - 8.5 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies is another good game of a long lasting series. The game is fresh and gives lot of fun, and the gameplay, even if it's simple, is rock-solid.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 8.4 / 10.0
Kirby Star Allies remains faithful to the vision of Sakurai, albeit it's much easier and very funny at the same time. The journey will be anything but challenging (and there are a couple of interesting extra game modes), but it will be an entertaining one. Definitely recommended to a younger audience, or if you have children.
TheSixthAxis - Dave Irwin - 7 / 10
Kirby Star Allies feels like a greatest hits collection rather than its own unique experience. It takes inspiration from the majority of classic Kirby games and while it doesn't have quite the level of scope that Kirby Super Star had back in the day, there's a great amount of fun to be had. It's certainly more fun with friends and is well made, having plenty of nostalgia for the pink puffball's fans, but it's certainly the easiest Kirby game in years.
USgamer - Nadia Oxford - 4 / 5 stars
Kirby Star Allies' friend-making gimmick adds layers of playful fun to this solid Kirby adventure. It's a perfectly pleasant way to pass a weekend by yourself, or with friends of your own—though the game is best enjoyed via the Switch's handheld mode. You might not be impressed by Star Allies if you're just not into Kirby at all, but everyone else should say "Hiiiiiii~!"
VGN - Filippo Ceron - Italian - 7.8 / 10.0
A solid and fun adventure which can unite together new players and old fans of Kirby's. A great game to add on your Switch collection, that really shines in the 4-player coop mode.
will update as they come.
Edit 1: score dropped on Metacritic, added more reviews. Had to remove GameXplain's because it said quote unavailable
Edit 2: final update, score went up on Opencritic from 73 to 75 and 74 on Metacritic. Added more reviews.
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2017.11.08 15:51 tulsanewsbot What's happening around town (Wed, Nov 8th - Tue, Nov 14th)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, Nov 8th

  • 2017 Color Breed Congress (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. presents the Color Breed Congress, a show exhibiting four separate horse…
  • ART 365 & The Art of NEOWTA & When Is a Quilt Not a Quilt? (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 10:00am
  • Day of the dead arts festival Featured Artist: Rodolfo Marron III (Colors Of Etnika - Tulsa) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Food Truck Wednesday (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:30am Every Wednesday, grab some tasty eats and gather on the grounds of Guthrie Green. During Food Truck Wednesdays,…
  • Gold Route, Safe Bet (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Drew Richardson, Locals TBA, Locals TBA
  • 🎓 LEO Cyber Security Law Conference (Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm LEO Cyber Security is hosting a cyber law conference in Tulsa on November 8th. The cyber security law conference aims to bring together attorneys and information security personnel, present tangible deliverables that you can put to immediate use, and provide ample networking time to foster important relationships with your peers, all while…
  • Mr. Burns Birthday Bash (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:30pm
  • PJ Masks Live (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa)
  • PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Chapman Music Hall PRESENTED BY: 35 Concerts This brand-new live musical production is based on Entertainment One’s top-rated animated TV series "PJ Masks," which airs daily on Disney Junior. The hit series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko,…
  • SETH GLIER IN CONCERT (Woody Guthrie Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 😂 Single Dogs Seeking (Loony Bin - Tulsa)
  • STREETS: Mark Lewis (108Contemporary - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 12:00pm

Thursday, Nov 9th

  • 2017 Color Breed Congress (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. presents the Color Breed Congress, a show exhibiting four separate horse…
  • ART 365 & The Art of NEOWTA & When Is a Quilt Not a Quilt? (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 10:00am
  • Day of the dead arts festival Featured Artist: Rodolfo Marron III (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Dolly Spartans (Spinster Records - Tulsa)
  • 😂 Eric Myers (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Nov 11th
  • Favored N Flavored (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • Homeschool Art Classes (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • 🎭 Jack Hanna’s into the Wild Live! (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE! makes it’s Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for one night only, Thursday November 9, at 7:30 p.m . Tickets go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with INTO THE WILD…
  • Michael McDonald (River Spirit Casino - Tulsa) Get ready for a night of great music as legendary performers Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald take the stage at…
  • The Scissortails (Blackbird On Pearl - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • STREETS: Mark Lewis (108Contemporary - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 12:00pm
  • Unite! 2017 (Tulsa City County Library - Tulsa) Start Time: 5:30pm Join us for the Tulsa Area United Way end-of-campaign celebration on Nov. 9. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine at this after-work reception while we celebrate the 2017 fundraising campaign and announce the total amount raised.
  • Whitey Morgan + Ward Davis (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Advance $20 Day of $25 Door $25 There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office! 4-Pack $65 (ONLINE ONLY - limited availability) Meet & Greet $75 (ONLINE ONLY) Details for the Meet & Greet will be listed under the ticket type. An email reminder will be sent a couple days prior to the event. If you have any…

Friday, Nov 10th

  • 2017 Color Breed Congress (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. presents the Color Breed Congress, a show exhibiting four separate horse…
  • Air 1 Positive Hits Tour (BOK Center - Tulsa)
  • Amadeus (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm The price for immortality is death. Driven by envy and madness, 18th century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy his brilliant, bawdy rival – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! Save your seats at myticketoffice.com or call 918-596-7111. #Amadeus #TheatreTulsa #TT95 Antonio Salieri (older): Sidney Flack Antonio Salieri (younger): Will Carpenter…
  • ART 365 & The Art of NEOWTA & When Is a Quilt Not a Quilt? (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 10:00am
  • Bob Schneider (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm THIS SHOW IS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT! REFUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE THRU THURSDAY, AUGUST 3. PLEASE CONTACT TICKETFLY IF YOU PURCHASED ONLINE OR BY PHONE, AND VISIT THE BOX OFFICE IF PURCHASED IN PERSON! NO NEED TO DO ANYTHING IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR TICKETS FOR THE NEW DATE! Advance $16 Day of Show…
  • Day of the dead arts festival Featured Artist: Rodolfo Marron III (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm
  • 😂 Eric Myers (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • Jack Kerowax (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm County Lights, LOCAL TBA, LOCAL TBA
  • Kringle's Christmas Land (Tulsa Promenade Mall - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 31st Experience Victorian-era Christmas in the modern age as you walk through Kringle's Christmas Land. During this…
  • My Brother and Me Pt8 (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • Nitro Arenacross (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Day 1 of 2
  • Nitro Arenacross Tour (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Day 1 of 2 Experience two high-flying nights of motorized, adrenaline-pumping arenacross action. After kicking off the night with…
  • PETER CASE IN CONCERT (Woody Guthrie Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Positive Hits Tour (BOK Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm All price level 1 tickets are VIP Tickets. Air 1 VIP Experience includes:

    - Q&A with Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells & Gawvi at 530pm - 6pm

    Reserved VIP seat for show

    VIP Laminate Pass & Lanyard (Receive at show)

    Early Entry

    VIP Entry Door opens at 5pm

    $5 voucher valid on Official…
  • Smunty Voje (The Hunt Club - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00am
  • STREETS: Mark Lewis (108Contemporary - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Nov 12th Start Time: 12:00pm

Saturday, Nov 11th

  • 🎓 2017 Chamber Auction (Skiatook Public Schools - Skiatook) Start Time: 4:30pm #ShopSkiatook We encourage family, friends, businesses, and the community to attend! Doors open and the silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. A Cajun-style dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dessert auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. Live auction immediately following dessert auction. As an auction participant, your business will appear on auction…
  • 2017 Color Breed Congress (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) 1 day left The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. presents the Color Breed Congress, a show exhibiting four separate horse…
  • Amadeus (Theatre Tulsa - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm The price for immortality is death. Driven by envy and madness, 18th century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy his brilliant, bawdy rival – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! Save your seats at myticketoffice.com or call 918-596-7111. #Amadeus #TheatreTulsa #TT95 Antonio Salieri (older): Sidney Flack Antonio Salieri (younger): Will Carpenter…
  • ART 365 & The Art of NEOWTA & When Is a Quilt Not a Quilt? (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am
  • Banda El Recodo (Imperio Event Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm Para mas información de RSVP favor de llamar al (918) 804-3132.
  • Beginning Digital Photography: Using the Camera and Basic Editing Adjustments (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Tulsa Boutique Collective (The Farm Shopping Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Gear up for the ultimate shopping event in Tulsa. At Tulsa Boutique Collective, 16 local boutiques and designers…
  • Combsy (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa)
  • 🏃 CPO Superhero Run (Riverwalk - Jenks) Please join us on November 11th for the CPO Superhero Run, an annual fundraiser for Crisis Pregnancy Outreach (CPO).
    The run will be held at new location this year at the Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks. The 5k will start at 8:30 am and the Fun Run will start at 9:30.
    Events & Fees: 5K: $30 through 11/4, $35 after 1k: $20 through 11/4, $25…
  • 😂 Eric Myers (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Last Day
  • Free Admission: Second Saturday (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00am Free. Family. Fun. Bring the whole family for Philbrook Second Saturdays. Free admission all day and a variety of events and hands-on activities.
  • "Keep 'Em Flying" Big Band Hangar Dance (Tulsa Tech - Tulsa) Join the Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force for the "Keep 'em Flying" Hangar Dance.…
  • Kringle's Christmas Land (Tulsa Promenade Mall - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 31st Experience Victorian-era Christmas in the modern age as you walk through Kringle's Christmas Land. During this…
  • Mountain Sprout (Blackbird On Pearl - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • Nitro Arenacross (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Day 2 of 2
  • Nitro Arenacross Tour (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Day 2 of 2 Experience two high-flying nights of motorized, adrenaline-pumping arenacross action. After kicking off the night with…
  • Nothing Left (Floor Show!) (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Devil In The Details, Shamecult, Piece of Mind, Upright
  • Pony Disco Club (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • 🏃 The Power of a Simple Gift 5K & Fun Run (Broken Arrow) Hosted by The Power of a Simple Gift Broken Arrow #LifeGroup. Benefits children in need through the Simple Gift of Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. Chip start & finish by God's Timing group. New flat paved course at one of Broken Arrow's newest parks. Registration includes Race t-shirts, medals for each age group,…
  • RAY BONNEVILLE IN CONCERT (Woody Guthrie Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Rock N' Folk N' Chili Cook-Off (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Start Time: 5:30pm Live music by John Fullbright, Paul Benjaman's Sunday Nite Thing, Mike Dee & Stone Trio, Combsy, Jared Tyler, Seth Lee Jones, Carter Sampson, Beau Roberson, and Chris Blevins! Admission includes all-you-can-eat chili (while supplies last) from some of Tulsa's finest restaurants and from some of Tulsa's favorite musicians (including vegetarian…
  • Route 66 Renaissance Faire (Kellyville Round Up Arena - Sapulpa) Day 1 of 2 The Route 66 Renaissance Fair puts a bit of a twist on this classic event. Stop by Kellyville's version of the…
  • 🏃 Route 66 Steps for Success 5K and Fun Run (Creek County Court Clerk - Sapulpa) This event will create an opportunity to bring the Sapulpa community together to promote health awareness through education and activity/exercise.Proceeds will benefit Sapulpa Public Schools.
  • Second Saturday Architecture Tour (Tulsa) Take a fun and educational walking tour through downtown Tulsa the second Saturday of each month with the Tulsa…
  • Severmind (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • South Tulsa Baptist Arts & Crafts Expo (South Tulsa Baptist Church - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00am Start your holiday shopping early at the Arts & Crafts Expo in Tulsa. Browse vendor booths featuring jewelry,…
  • Straight Shot (The Hunt Club - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • STREETS: Mark Lewis (108Contemporary - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 12:00pm
  • Superkids! Heroes vs. Villains (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • The Swon Brothers in Concert (River Spirit Casino - Tulsa) Don't miss the Swon Brothers live in concert at Paradise Cove at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. The Swon…
  • Wanenmacher Tulsa Arms Show (Expo Square: River Spirit Expo - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 The Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show is one of the largest firearms shows in the world. This show features more…
  • 🎭 Wizard of Oz National Tour in Broken Arrow, OK (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Start Time: 7:30pm Join us for the National Tour of Wizard of Oz in Broken Arrow, OK! This production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. It’s a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets,…

Sunday, Nov 12th

  • 2017 Color Breed Congress (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex - Tulsa) Last Day The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. presents the Color Breed Congress, a show exhibiting four separate horse…
  • ART 365 & The Art of NEOWTA & When Is a Quilt Not a Quilt? (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am
  • Beginning to Oil Painting (Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) - Tulsa) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Tulsa Boutique Collective (The Farm Shopping Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Gear up for the ultimate shopping event in Tulsa. At Tulsa Boutique Collective, 16 local boutiques and designers…
  • Brujeria et al. (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Voodoo Glow Skulls, PINATA PROTEST, LOCAL TBA, LOCAL TBA
  • Brujoroots (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • Concert of Thanksgiving (Asbury United Methodist Church (Chapel) - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Asbury's Music Ministry and Mission Departments together with Dallas New Life Symphony present a "Concert of Thanksgiving" featuring majestic music, stirring congregational hymns, and Dvorak's beloved Symphony No. 9, "New World". Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00 pm in the main sanctuary.
  • Cyntergy Hurtland Cyclocross (Owen Park - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00am The Cyntergy Hurtland Cyclocross will challenger riders with a varying course of slow technical and quick smooth…
  • Kringle's Christmas Land (Tulsa Promenade Mall - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 31st Experience Victorian-era Christmas in the modern age as you walk through Kringle's Christmas Land. During this…
  • Meccore Quartet (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 3:00pm John H. Williams Theatre PRESENTED BY: Chamber Music Tulsa Developing a reputation for thrilling concerts and for championing the works of their Polish compatriot, Karol Szymanowski, these celebrated musicians perform standing up, engaging their whole bodies to express the essence of the music. Their Tulsa debut features Szymanowski's Quartet…
  • Route 66 Renaissance Faire (Kellyville Round Up Arena - Sapulpa) Day 2 of 2 The Route 66 Renaissance Fair puts a bit of a twist on this classic event. Stop by Kellyville's version of the…
  • STREETS: Mark Lewis (108Contemporary - Tulsa) Last Day Start Time: 12:00pm
  • Veterans Day Tribute (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow)
  • Wanenmacher Tulsa Arms Show (Expo Square: River Spirit Expo - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 The Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show is one of the largest firearms shows in the world. This show features more…

Monday, Nov 13th

  • 🎨 I Can't Use Watercolors with Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art - Tulsa) Start Time: 12:00pm Learn the basics of watercolors and create a piece you can take home.
  • Kringle's Christmas Land (Tulsa Promenade Mall - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 31st Experience Victorian-era Christmas in the modern age as you walk through Kringle's Christmas Land. During this…
  • 🎓 Shark Tooth Classic (FlyingTee - Jenks) Start Time: 4:00pm In partnership with the FlyingTee, the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation presents the Shark Tooth Classic, an unprecedented golf experience to support educational opportunities at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Proceeds from the Shark Tooth Classic will help fund field trips and other educational programs for thousands of students and teachers from across…
  • Some Kind of Nightmare + P.U.S.H. (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm

Tuesday, Nov 14th

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