God’s Trigger And Good Omens seem like the perfect pairing, to be honest. And of course a pairing worth discussing here at IndieGala. Why? Because for one, I’m a sucker for exploring Biblical angels/demons themes in various projects. And secondly, I don’t get to do that very often here at IndieGala. Sure I write about zombies a lot, but not about biblical characters. I mean, as far as I can remember, my post about the Darksiders is one and only previous attempt at that. So, I’m actually looking forward to it actually. Oh, and you can go ahead and check out the Darksiders post here. You’re welcome.
Apocalypse Is Looming In God’s Trigger And Good Omens
Indeed. Both projects depict the impending Apocalypse and with very different characters. But I also love the fact that in both God’s Trigger and Good Omens there’s the age-old story. The depiction of the ultimate battle. The OG battle of good VS evil that dates back like 2 Millennia (give or take). However, before I could go any further with this post, I believe a word or two about the game is in order.
God’s Trigger: What’s It All About?
Developed by One More Level and published by Techland Publishing, God’s Trigger is about the Apocalypse. Or perhaps about the task of stopping the Apocalypse. When an Angel and a Demon team up to kill their way into Heaven and stop the apocalypse, bullets will fly and blood will be shed.
The God’s Trigger also allows you to kill your enemies in the most graphic way possible, but the treasure trove of weapons and customization special abilities will help you along the way. So you can switch freely between Harry and Judy, the Angel and the Demon, at any moment. Moreover, you can play in solo mode, or grab a friend and work together in co-op for even greater bloodshed!
So don’t be shy. Snoop around. And give Gold’s Trigger a try. Who knows? You might like it.
God’s Trigger & Good Omens: An Angel And A Demon On A Mission
To be honest, that’s the baseline of Good Omens. The demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), are long time acquaintances that just love their life on Earth. Indeed, they both live their cozy, comfortable lives and would love to stay on this planet for as long as possible. However, they will spend the entire mini-series in search of the Anti-Christ. Yes, the son of Satan (Sam Taylor Buck) is reluctantly placed in the custody of the Young family, and blissfully unaware of his powers. Or of what’s to come. He’s also supposed to kick-start the battle between heaven and hell, and it’s up to Crowley and Aziraphale to stop the doomsday event.
Incredible Cast And Good Writing
And to be honest, you can’t really go wrong with David Tennant and Michael Sheen. The duo is astonishingly good in Good Omens. I mean their chemistry shines in every scene, and both of them have perfected the good/bad characters down to perfection. You can safely say that they were born to play these roles. Oh, and if you’re a fan of Tennant playing a baddie I suggest you take a look at his portrayal of Kilgrave in Jessica Jones. You’re welcome. But over here in Good Omens, you relish the prospect of watching them being adorable partners in crime together. They’re sooo good together that you kinda forget that there’s a ton of incredible actors in the cast.
Case in point, Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel, and Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy. And of course Frances McDormand as the voice of God. She’s also the narrator of the 6 episodes, and in charge of exposition too. However, even though none of them match the dynamic duo of Tennant and Sheen, it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad mini-series. Far from it. In fact, it’s flawed by pretty good series adaptation, and pretty true to the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. You can clearly see that Pratchett’s trademark humor is conserved and generously used throughout the 6 episodes. And Geiman’s obsession with humanizing deities is there as well.
Flaws Are Creeping In
Although pretty good, the Good Omens mini-series is not perfect. I have some issues with the development of some of the characters, and with the visuals as well. Namely, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. It’s a shame because there are pretty awesome actors in those severely underdeveloped roles. Well, underdeveloped to the point that doesn’t even have a narrative impact on the series. My personal favorite is Mireille Enos as War, but I’d love to know yours as well. But, aside from being visually stunning, there’s barely any time for their development to get to know them properly. Or make us care about them. The kids are in this bracket as well, but I digress. They all needed a lot more time and frankly a lot more episodes. And the flaws I mentioned earlier are in the visual presentation as well.
Sure the direction of Douglas Mackinnon works pretty well with the gorgeous production and set design. But some of the CGI is less than stellar, and well although not a big setback to the overall quality, it’s noticeable. However, one thing you’ll notice is how British this TV series is. Although a big chunk of the cast is American (and it’s an American/British co-production), the style, the tone and everything else are British. Even the distinct and at times wacky humor, which I adore. Hey, Neil Gaiman is the show-runner after all, so what do you expect?.
God’s Trigger VS Good Omens: Which To Choose?
Don’t get me wrong. The game is good as well. I mean just take a look a the positive Steam feedback left by the fans and media outles.
“If God’s Trigger were food, it would be a plate full of nachos ordered from a bar at 3 a.m.” said Polygon.
But, Good omens is a good series as well. Carried on the shoulders of two of the UK’s finest actors, but with gorgeous stylish vigor that gives a nice oomph to the entire series. Good Omens explores themes like war, famine and the entire humanity as we know it. And honestly, the TV series leaves it to an angel and a demon to show us that it’s pretty good here. Not perfect, but rather good.
Your Thoughts On God’s Trigger:
And of course on Good Omen are much appreciated of course. However, if you’re looking for more David Tennant content, stay tuned. Very soon (and here at IndieGala) I’ll be exploring the intricate details of my favorite Doctor. I can’t wait. How about you?