Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Film Review No. 4 Zootropolis (PG)

Strong Points:
Very funny
Lots of references...
Brilliant animation
Amazing attention to detail
Strong social messages hidden in the fabric
Played on the stereotypes
Great for the times
Lots of scope for sequels

Weak Points:
Could be a bit heavy-handed for children
... some won't be gotten by everyone
Would've been nice to see all the different sectors
Some characters could've been focussed on more

Some spoilers ahead:

Monday, 28 March 2016

TV Review No. 18 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Maveth (S2, Ep10)

Strong Points:
Some great twists...
Maveth is a good character...
Mack taking control
Side plots are now in the forefront
Joey's abilities
New lore
High tension throughout

Weak Points:
...Others less so
...Although I don't know how they'll make his powers believable or fightable
Lincoln doesn't really work with the team - always disagreeing
Ward's conversion
Cutting through handcuffs happens too often
Will's reaction to everyone showing up
Some plots seemed shoved in there

Spoilers ahead:

Saturday, 26 March 2016

3rd Birthday

Wait? What do you mean this blog is 3 years old? It's only been here for two months right? That can't be right... *checks calendar* Hm... *Faints*
What an incredible year this has been!

Friday, 25 March 2016

First Impressions: Stardew Valley

Well this was unexpected. A farming, mining, dungeon battling, fishing and social hybrid. Who knew it would be so addictive? I saw it on Steam, my friend got it, said it was good, I watched a bit of a video and bought it and proceeded to play it for just over two hours. In this time I encountered many a good thing although a couple of grievances did pop up...

Thursday, 24 March 2016

TV Review No. 17 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Closure (S2, Ep9)

Strong points:
Great acting
Characters coming out of their shells
Well choreographed action 
All plots are coming together
Not seeing is sometimes more tense
Ward's weak spot
Original team members being interrogated 
Impressive use of sound

Weak points:
More stone collecting
May have been overkill 
Grunts never get the job done
Ward changing

Spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 20 March 2016

First Impressions: Pokkén Tournament

I'll write the post after one more game all right?! *Two hours later* Should probably start. *Two days later* Oh dear...

Top 5 Most Wanted Pokémon Mega Evolutions

With the Pokémon 20th anniversary having just passed, and the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, I think that it is the perfect time to discuss that most poignant of Pokémon issues. Which magical creature should get the coveted rank of a Mega Evolved Pokémon?

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Note: A Slight Slowdown

Right then, first of all I'd like to say that we have tried our best to keep this post from coming out for as long as possible but I'm afraid that we can't really postpone it much longer.

Rant No. 9 Certain Popular Indie Games

Today, Steam brought me to the attention that Robocraft had had a fairly large update, and having not played the game in about half a year, I decided to load it up, just to see what had changed since what I remembered the game being like, and to see what new (and hopefully exciting) features had been added. What I found was not what I wanted, but, I suppose, I should have seen it coming.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

TV Review No. 16 Gotham: Tonight's the Night (S2, Ep8)

Strong Points:
Great acting all round
Bruce and Alfred scene
Wedding scene
Wedding dream (although no mention of The Ogre)
Miss Kringle's remembrance
A certain pairing could be forming...

Weak Points:
Galavan's not normally known for loose ends
Strike Force members are now being used as cannon-fodder
I liked Nygma's dual personality more
How do people survive some of these things?

Spoilers ahead:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

TV Review No. 15 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Many Heads, One Tail (S3, Ep8)

Strong points:
Hunter's disguise
Magnetism fight
Coulson's interrogation with mind games from both
Hydra is still involved 
Nice humour
Well-choreographed fights
Convincing love triangle 
Ward being Ward
New Inhuman

Weak points:
Lash's storyline is taking a back seat
Fitz can never win, can he?
Gideon could've been introduced a bit more before his whole Hydra speech 

Spoilers ahead:

Saturday, 5 March 2016

TV Review No. 14: Gotham: Mommy's Little Monster (S2, Ep7)

Strong Points:
Fast paced
Penguin March 
Poor Penguin
Riddles for The Riddler 
Split personality conversations 
'Not even a mother could love' - Galavan quip against Penguin
Harvey Dent was back

Weak Points:
Police fire machine guns through a building into a street where there could've been civilians 
Innocent party goers seem to just keep dying
Selina and Silver fighting over Bruce, exaggerated high school style
Galavan just leaves Butch alive 
Some gore (Miss Kringle) was a bit in your face
No one can just be happy in this show

Spoilers ahead:

Friday, 4 March 2016

TV Review No. 13 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Chaos Theory (S3, Ep7)

Strong Points:
Well-choreographed action
Nice emotion with some scenes - especially Fitz's and May's
Inhuman powers are used
Joey was back!
Andrew's character has gotten better
Gideon and Rosalind reveal
Fitz watching Simmons' goodbye messages
ATCU and S.H.I.E.L.D working together 
Nice CGI

Weak Points:
Rosalind doesn't like Daisy's powers, Daisy uses them to save her, she now trusts her
Pacing was almost too fast
How Lash became Inhuman
Where have the Icers gone?

Spoilers ahead:

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Video Game Character of the Month - March 2016 - Pikachu - Pokémon

Video Game Character of the Month
March 2016
As you will, probably, have noticed it was the 20th anniversary of Pokémon on the 27th of February (woot!) and, as such, we have decided to put out some Pokémon related posts for you all to read and, hopefully, enjoy! Therefore, it only seemed right to give this month's award to the mascot of all Pokémon (although not the Pokémon that started it all - that fame goes to Rhydon)... Pikachu! (In fact I have been meaning to give this historic gaming character the award for some time now but, well, do you know how many games he/she's been in? Or what about the amount of trivia? Well, you're about to find out...)
Now for a bit of info on Pikachu: