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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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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Review: Live By Night
Jan18

Review: Live By Night

I ended last week watching Citizen Kane and started this week watching this film. What was interesting to see was that the screening for Citizen Kane was practically sold out while this one was almost empty. So was this a terrible experience that deserved an empty room? I have to say no, it is a very enjoyable gangster story with a lot going for it. It’s just that it lacks in some departments that stops it from entering 10 out of...

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Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Dec18

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

SPOILER WARNING – I try to keep spoilers to a minimum, however plot and characters are discussed. I must admit I was looking forward to Rogue One. I liked the idea of a darker Star Wars film and it was bold to have this as the follow up to The Force Awakens. Okay so it takes place before A New Hope which was the first film released but if we go into timelines etc this will get confusing). To keep things simple this is a film...

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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: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Nov01

Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is here! Join us now, dear reader, as we leave no stone unturned and expend every effort to find out whether the latest instalment of the yellow-haired, Kamehameha slinging ones is worth your time. Look, who doesn’t want to fly around the sky shooting fireballs and performing impossible combos? Dragon Ball Z is a fantastic empowerment fantasy that allows us to imagine ourselves as harder/better/faster/stronger,...

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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: King of Fighters XIV
Aug25

Review: King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters is a series that has had something of a resurgence in recent years. Coming out after the solid XIII, XIV builds upon that positive step with several smart decisions. The jump to 3D is a controversial one but SNK have handled this well with a number of bold designs among the (50+) character roster. It doesn’t look quite as pretty as some of its contemporaries, but the art style still allows the distinct character...

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