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TRON: Legacy

Lumines: Daft Punk Edition, The Lumines Game That Never Was

In case you couldn’t tell by my 10 out of 10 review, I really enjoyed Lumines: Electronic Symphony. As a Lumines fan I was amazed by the new elements the game boasted such as the improved visuals and specialty blocks which only deepened an already deep game.  Of course the buttery beats the game featured also kept my inner British raver heart abuzz with tunes that were catchy, memorable and unique – as per Lumines tradition.

TRON: Legacy Is Fully Revealed In Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance

Right now I’m an extremely envious and slightly mad gamer but at the same time my inner geek is going nuts.  Last December it was revealed that TRON: Legacy would be included as one of the new worlds in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, the new KH spin-off game scheduled to appear on the Nintendo DS.  Out of the new worlds Square Enix and Disney are adding in Kingdom Hearts 3D, the TRON world by far held the most excitement amongst Kingdom Hearts gamers and those who simply love TRON since as most of us know TRON = goodness of the coolest kind.

The World Of TRON Returns To Kingdom Hearts

Despite being a Kingdom Hearts fan I haven’t been paying too much to Kingdom Hearts 3D. With my current portable action destined to be on the PlayStation Vita fulltime I had kind of pushed KH3D aside partly because it seemed to be a bit of a rehash and because the KH series has gotten somewhat nonsensical as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the general concept of Kingdom Hearts but the series has somewhat become too big for its own good and honestly, I think most gamers just want a legit version of Kingdom Hearts 3 instead of prequels. 

TRON: Legacy [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

TRON: Legacy may be a film that doesn’t offer an immense amount of character or cutting edge story elements, but as a whole the film is one of the most entertaining things I’ve seen this year and it’s a complete orgy to the eyes from a visual perspective. The film may not have that same amount of computer references as the original film had, but this is still a TRON movie despite all the changes that have been made. With action that is perfectly directed and entertaining to watch, a nice cast that brings some depth and likeability to their characters and a plot that offers more than a simple tale of a guy being stuck inside a computer, TRON: Legacy has lived up to the hype and will surely please the fans of the franchise.

The Pros: 

Director Joe Kosinski has created a world that perfectly encapsulates the core sensibilities of the old TRON while taking it to the next level. Visually, the movie is an absolute gem as the special effects are stellar and the design of the world is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and of course Jeff Bridges all turn in really good performances that help to establish a connection to the audience – or at least to me. Daft Punk’s score is a nice combination of buttery beats and orchestral arrangements that soothe the soul. There are a ton of callbacks to the original TRON including a potential set-up to a TRON: Legacy sequel.

The Cons: 

Not enough scenes with TRON. While he may have a strong presence in the film, I would've liked to see more of Clu in action. The lack of obvious tech lingo being thrown around may disappoint the hardcore fans of the franchise. Rating : 

Upon first seeing TRON as a kid in 1993 I really didn’t know what to expect from the film. Having missed out on the first few minutes but still knowing the basic jest of the plot (dude gets sucked into a computer world), my young mind was trying to process what was going on along with figuring out if the film was as dire as some had made it out to be.  Even at a young age, I knew that TRON had a reputation for being “silly” or “bombing” at the box office, but being a geek I felt compelled to watch it.

TRON: Legacy soundtrack dated and bonus goodies announced

Fans of buttery beats and the world of TRON will be happy to hear that Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy soundtrack will be available on November 22nd.  For the folks who haven’t been following every piece of info concerning TRON: Legacy like I have, the iconic techno duo Daft Punk is behind the original score for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the cult classic TRON.

[PSA] TRON: Legacy soundtrack website is now up

This isn’t exactly big news, but the official website for the TRON: Legacy soundtrack is now live. The reason this is worth noting is because Daft Punk is composing the score for the film. Techno buttery beats combined with slick visuals and action should make for a mix that will blow the collective minds of every TRON and sci-fi action fanboy out there.

Take a peek behind the scenes of TRON: Evolution [Video]

As much of a TRON fan as I am, I’m very apprehensive about TRON: Evolution, the upcoming video game tie-in for TRON: Legacy.  I definitely want to see the world of TRON represented with gorgeous HD visuals, but after playing countless movie tie-in games, perhaps too many for my own good, I’m of course wary that TRON: Evolution will actually be good.

The Collector's Edition announcements continue with TRON: Evolution

At this point my fandom of TRON has been well documented on the site. I absolutely adore the world of TRON ever since I saw the original film as a young lad and TRON: Legacy is easily my most anticipated film of the year.  With 2010 being the year of TRON amongst the various realms of geekdom, the franchise will of course have a big impact in the world of gaming, which is rather fitting given the context and inspiration of TRON.

Disney and Marvel team up for TRON comic book

Last week was amazing if you’re a fan of TRON since the San Diego Comic Con served as the source of an overflowing amount of goodness.  Not only was there a panel with the TRON: Legacy cast, but a new 8 minute clip was shown along with a new theatrical trailer that was simply awe-inspiring.  Now the TRON hype machine continues to blaze down the Game Grid with the announcement of TRON: The Betrayal from Marvel Comics.

Sony reveals LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Edition

Sony finally seems intent on offering some snazzy Collector’s Edition versions for their big games and the next one we can expect is for LittleBigPlanet 2. Not only did Sony announce the CE for LBP2 but they also revealed the North American release date and a wealth of new costumes that will make LBP fans jump with glee.

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