Articles by Brian "Sandman" Hall

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. Review

June 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight I will be talking about Tom Clancy’s journey into the world aerial combat. Our story begins as United States Air Force pilot Captain Scott Mitchell in 2014.  You and your High Altitude Warfare Xperimental squadron are sent to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to provide air support for [...]

Bioshock Review

May 29, 2011 // 3 Comments

Hello and welcome back for another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight we’ll be taking a look at the first Bioshock.  So without any further adieu… Our story begins as Jack aboard a plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.  The plane suddenly begins a rapid descent and crashes into the water(and right in the middle of a good cigar, damnit).  [...]

Mass Effect Review

May 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

What can I say about Mass Effect?  For those that haven’t played it before, it is one of the best gaming experiences you can have.  For those that have played it, it’s still one of the best gaming experiences you can have. Our journey begins as Commander Shephard, or your own custom made character if you choose to go that route, and the crew [...]

Lair Review

April 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lair is something of your basic story of guy that fights for the good guys, slowly discovers that there are corrupt forces at work on his side, joins the other side, and must then defeat the corrupt leadership he used to work for to bring peace to the world.  Sound a tad complicated?  It is, but the story flows fairly nicely.  If only I could [...]

Killzone 2 Review

April 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to The Backlog, a look at some older video games that I’m finally getting around to playing.  Here on the debut edition we’ll be taking a look at Killzone 2, the 2009 follow-up to the Playstation 2 hit Killzone and the PSP installment, Killzone: Liberation. The game starts with one of the best intro video clips I’ve ever [...]

3:10 to Yuma Review

April 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

Daniel Evans (Bale) is a poor rancher trying to make it out West with his wife and two sons, and having a hard time making it work. Evans is figuratively and almost literally a one legged man in an ass-kicking contest (he lost one of his feet in the Civil War). His youngest boy has tuberculosis, and in order to pay for medicine, he had to take [...]

The Green Mile Review

April 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head prison guard on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary back in 1935. While watching over the Green Mile, Edgecomb meets John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic African-American man that was convicted of raping and murdering twin sisters. Unlike most inmates, Coffey has a child-like innocence about [...]

Sling Blade Review

April 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

After being released from a mental institution for killing his mother and the town bully (who he caught having sex in the kitchen of his home) with a sling blade, Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thorton) finds himself in a small town working at a small engine repair shop. While walking through town, the mildly retarded Karl meets a young boy named Frank [...]