Everybody knows how to survive a zombie apocalypse, right? You've seen the movies and TV shows, and you know you just need to grab an assault rifle or shotgun and head over to your local mall. Or an abandoned prison. If you're in Britain, you head to the pub. You shoot zombies in the head, decide on a code of conduct for the group and never, ever suggest that you should all split up to explore the seemingly empty supermarket. Apart from that, just make sure no one gets bit.
Sounds simple enough. When you're not killing the undead, you'll spend your downtime having whispered conversations with those you trust, and arguments with those you don't. The social drama will only be interrupted by encounters with other human groups who'll hate you for no particular reason, other than being assholes. And occasionally you'll have to search for that annoying individual who thought it was safe to leave the group and wander into the woods alone.
biggest solar flare since the 1859 Carrington Event is about to bring
the world to its knees.
a huge plasma ejection from the sun hits the Earth’s atmosphere,
the resulting EMP pulse fries electricity grids and disables fragile
electronics. Transmission wires melt, transformers explode and modern
vehicles cease working. In less than a minute, the world is taken
back two centuries. Sergeant
Rick Nolan is in Syria on a covert ops mission against
ISIS. When the solar storm wipes out his communications and his air
cover, he and his team find themselves on the same level as the enemy
that surrounds them. Caught in a desperate fight for survival, Rick
thinks about his wife and children and wonders how he’ll ever get
home to them. Lauren
Nolan is attending a seminar in New York when the blackout
hits and the transportation system grinds to a halt. Trapped in the
panic that envelops the metropolis, Ellen worries for her two
children, five hundred miles away in North…
Take the Lord of the Rings. Add futuristic technology. Retain magic. And modern stuff like cars and guns. Throw in visuals from Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and Starship Troopers. Add the vibes from Aliens and Call of Duty. The result is Kingsglaive, a story from the Final Fantasy franchise, released as a CGI movie.
I have no real idea what Final Fantasy is. I've never played the games. Never joined in with the fanbase. I am totally clueless. I watched the animated movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, which takes place on a future Earth and looks a lot like Halo with a vague spiritual concept thrown in. I enjoyed it a lot, but I have no idea how it connects to the rest of the franchise.
I haven't seen Kingsglaive yet. I just happened across a trailer that intrigued me then blew me away. I cannot say to you, dear reader, whether this is worth watching. But OMG, the smorgasbord of influences makes me want to watch it so bad. Even if I don't understand what's goin…