EA’s signature sci-fi series hit new-gen consoles while animals sing and game assassins run wild on Blu-ray this week on Amazon!
Another big week here at LT comes with some top games and movies to boot! Round these parts we’ve gone Power Rangers crazy with a Power Rangers Fantasy Fight and a Laser Time episode chronicling the history of Power Rangers, while Laser Time Patreon subscribers will soon have a new Bonus Time and a no-sync-necessary commentary for Sting vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 31. As for new games and movies, it’s all about Mass Effect, but we’ve got some big movies worth seeking out. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, remember that you’ll save 20% off all new games and pre-orders unless otherwise noted. Also, even though we’ve collected some great games and movies you don’t have to buy any of these products to help Laser Time. Simply buy anything on Amazon after clicking one of these links and you’ll help out LT. Anywho, now onto this week’s best new stuff!
Mass Effect Andromeda
IT’S FINALLY HEEEERE. We’ve been spoiled with action RPG riches over the last few weeks with Horizon and Zelda, but if you’re looking for a side-order of morality with your constant enemy kills, Mass Effect Andromeda brings the franchise’s mixture of alien combat and gutting moral choices to a new generation of consoles. Unfortunately, it’s suffered a pretty big drop-off from Mass Effect 3, with unimpressive visuals and an underwhelming story keeping Andromeda a few light-years from its predecessors. Still, the multiplayer and some of the choices are bound to recall memories of the good old days (and even in the high 7s, MEA still qualifies as “good”), so you can expect to see and hear some of Andromeda on Laser Time streams n shows this week! And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll have a galaxy of savings, as AP subscribers get 20% off Andromeda!
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Back at the beginning of the year, a Japanese publisher putting an RPG up against the juggernaut that is Mass Effect seemed like a foolish endeavor. However, given the chinks in Andromeda’s space armor, Toukiden 2 seems like a much more enticing package. While the Musou genre is a bit stale, mixing the onslaught of constant screen-packing enemies with the methodical slaying of monster hunting games gives Toukiden 2 an edge right now. If you want to take Toukiden for a whirl, Amazon Prime will slash the price tag considerably; you’ll spend 20% less on this action-JRPG thanks to the subscription service.
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If you lived near anywhere with billboards, bus stops, or buses, you probably saw Sing’s cavalcade of crooning creatures out in public at some point in the last year. While Illumination Entertainment didn’t hit the billion-dollar average that movies like Despicable Me 2, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets notched over the last four years, Sing still pulled in a cool 500 mil thanks to a celebrity-packed cast and hit-filled soundtrack. Its not the kind of movie I would have sought out in theaters, but Sing is a bit more alluring now that I can watch it on the small screen at my leisure and discretion.
Remember the Assassin’s Creed movie last year? I barely do! Much like Ubisoft’s attempt to bring the Prince of Persia to the big screen, Assassin’s Creed was faithful to source material and had the pedigree of a great cast and significant buzz coming up to release, but it just didn’t quite come together in a way that satisfied critics or crowds. However, if you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s biggest franchise, this movie adaptation of the open-world adventure should be worth a watch as you wait for the next new epic battle between the Templars and Assassins.
WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday
Man, it’s been awhile, but here we have an original WWE mini-documentary that ISN’T debuting on the WWE Network, and boy is it about a topic I love. While I eagerly anticipate WrestleMania every year (check out my ranking of every WrestleMania ever), the Raw after ‘Mania has become an equally epic event in and of itself with new debuts, feuds, and a raucous crowd making for a big night. As a person who hated WrestleMania 29 but loved the madcap Raw the next night, I can attest to the fact that a good Raw can make up for an underwhelming ‘Mania, and I’m eagerly awaiting the chance to check out how the biggest Raw of the year comes together.
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