Review: Lego Jurassic World
Jun14

Review: Lego Jurassic World

Welcome to Lego Jurassic World! Okay, it’s not as quite snappy as John Hammond’s introduction to the ill-fated theme park in Spielberg’s classic 1993 movie. However the enthusiasm John had then is still applicable to this game. Lego Jurassic World is the latest in a long and seemingly never ending line of Traveller’s Tale Lego movie adaptations. Each are based on the same light puzzle and stud collecting...

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Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron
May28

Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The next blockbuster from Marvel Studios has been released and it is a culmination of all the hard work laid out in the last ‘phase’ of movies and TV. Sporting Joss Whedon in the director’s chair and an all star cast of now familiar faces Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L...

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Review: San Andreas
May27

Review: San Andreas

After the San Andreas fault gives, triggering a 9 on the richter scale in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a mission to save their only daughter. The action starts with a demonstration of Chief Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson) skill as a first responder when Natalie, a college student, runs her car off a cliff’s edge after the first...

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Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
May23

Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We return to the world of folklore and monsters with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a more expansive take on the open world format than previous titles in the series. As usual we view this mythic yet lived-in place through the eyes of Geralt of Rivia, monster hunter extraordinaire! Pragmatic, to-the-point but not lacking a sense of humour, Geralt has always been the perfect foil to the more fantastical elements of the series. That’s not to...

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Review: Project CARS
May08

Review: Project CARS

I’ve been keeping my eye on Projects CARS for a while now due to its non-traditional development. You may have noticed that the cars in the title is written uppercase and that’s not down to some branding/styling decision but because it’s an acronym for Community Assisted Racing Simulator. As you can deduce from that acronym this game has been supported through crowdfunding and people chipping in and helping create...

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Review: Mortal Kombat X
Apr24

Review: Mortal Kombat X

The goriest fighting game returns with a beefed up story and a mean attitude. Wanna know how it plays? “GET OVER HERE!” So the first thing to mention is the enhanced story mode. The cut scenes are often as gory as the gameplay, with fights occurring at dramatic points between scenes. It took me about 9-10 hours to finish but I’m sure an Mortal Kombat veteran could clear it far quicker. What makes this mode so special is its...

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Review: Caption Toad: Treasure Tracker
Mar18

Review: Caption Toad: Treasure Tracker

If you are a fan of Toad then you will be happy as he is now the star in his own game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. A wonderful side-game in the excellent Super Mario 3D World, wsee our little friend dealing with puzzles, bosses and obstacles but how will he manage in his own title without his famous friends? The overall objective of the game is very simple, you guide your character, in this case Caption Toad or Toadette, through a...

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Review: Life is Strange
Feb06

Review: Life is Strange

Story Returning to her home town Arcadia Bay after five years you step into the shows of Maxine, an enthusiastic photography student. After an odd vision that kicks off the game Max discovers she can rewind time for reasons unknown. With her story intersecting with a reunion with her long lost friend Chloe and a background involving a missing girl, the story sets up some intriguing plot points. I’d love to say more however this...

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Review:  Serena
Feb01

Review: Serena

  Serena is a sweeping, tragic love story starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.  Based on the book by Ron Rash and directed by Susanne Bier. Set in the mountains of North Carolina in 1929, the film follows the trials and troubles of George and Serena Pemberton’s timber business and marriage. Already in-debt to the banks, and using land in Brazil as collateral, George meets practical and beautiful Serena – who...

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Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Dec20

Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

The scene opens in Egypt where we see an expedition group discover the tomb of Ackmenra. It is here we learn more about the cursed tablet that brings the museums to life in the present day and sets in motion Larry Daley’s (Ben Stiller) epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever and sets up this third film. We then move to the Smithsonian, the museum where we last saw our favourite characters come to life. As you may...

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