Review: The Lego Batman Movie
Feb15

Review: The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie was a big surprise, something that on the face of it should have been dumb and silly, essentially a feature length toy commercial. While this was still true directors Lord and Miller took the same smart approach they did to 21 Jump Street, creating something that was both silly but also had the right mix of sly satire and heart that the best family films often have. The challenge with The Lego Batman Movie is that it is...

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Feature: The Suicide Squad Movie That Might’ve Been
Jan24

Feature: The Suicide Squad Movie That Might’ve Been

David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, recently issued a statement regarding how the film was received. It seemed very heartfelt and as someone who has been on the end of this kind of thing in the past I did feel sorry for him and hope it makes internet commentators remember that at the end of the day even if you don’t like something you should be reasonably respectful. One thing in the statement that did intrigue me (and...

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Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Jan24

Review: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Story The latest instalment of the long running series is set in this year, 2017, around four years after the previous main entry. It’s a world away from those explosive and action packed events as Resi 6 reins in the vast scope and focuses exclusively on a single derelict mansion in the swampy locale of Louisiana, USA. It really harks back to the Spencer Mansion lurking in the Arklay Mountains or the very first...

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Feature: Philosophers on film: Citizen Kane
Jan16

Feature: Philosophers on film: Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is a big film with a big reputation. Inevitably some will question whether it is worth the tag of “best film ever”. For me I think it is definitely up there for a reason and with recent events if anything it has become more relevant than ever. This film was being presented as part of the regular Philosophers on film series hosted at Cinema City by film professor Dr Vincent M. Gaine. Previous films have included everything...

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Review: Killing Floor 2
Nov21

Review: Killing Floor 2

Story Making its way from early access on PC to now a fully fledged release, including console for the first time in the series, is Killing Floor 2. Sequel to the 2009 game the plot is very thin and is there only as a reason and premise for the killing. It essentially boils down to the fact that there’s been a deadly release of a zombie-like creatures (called Zeds) that were created as a result of genetic manipulation gone...

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Review: Robinson: The Journey
Nov15

Review: Robinson: The Journey

  Story Following the crash of your spaceship the Esmeralda on a strange and exotic planet inhabited by dinosaur, you play little Robin, a survivor of the crash. After setting up home on the planet Robin decides to seek out the cause of the crash and to see if there are any other survivors. Your journey isn’t solitary though, you have two very different companions; a T-Rex who you befriend and your floating AI assistant,...

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Review: Loading Human Chapter One
Oct20

Review: Loading Human Chapter One

Story Following in the footsteps of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, the first chapter of this episodic game sets lays the groundwork for what could be an interesting narrative. How it pans out remains to be seen but it starts off well putting you in the shows (literally) of Prometheus, a 22nd century human living in an Antarctic laboratory. With a name like Prometheus being the lead character,...

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Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Sep06

Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Story Taking place after the events of the excellent Human Revolution with the end result causing out of control augmented humans, also known as the “Aug Incident”,  Mankind Divided suggests itself the overarching plot of this latest instalment. Society rightly was fearful of augmented people after that event and all the excitement and gloss and sheen of a bright and wonderful future wore off. Two years on from those...

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Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jul13

Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Story Unexpectedly kicking things off from Return of the Jedi, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes us though 11 levels of Episode VII excluding the six additional levels of (and importantly canon) “scenes” of events alluded to but in the The Force Awakens. I’ll keep quite on those as it will be nice for you to discover them yourselves but needless to say that this game is a very faithful adaptation of the film....

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Review: Dead Island Definitive Edition
Jun18

Review: Dead Island Definitive Edition

Whilst the long delayed Dead Island 2 does an excellent impression of one of its zombie characters as it slowly shuffles its way awkwardly to release, Deep Silver have jumped on board with the remastered trend and released Techland’s two last-gen zombie games by giving us Dead Island Definitive Collection. This package includes the original Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide. These two titles are the same offering as per their...

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