Friday, 27 May 2016

TV Review No. 26 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Singularity (S3, Ep18)

Strong Points:
Interesting addiction idea for Hive
Deus Ex style enhancements
Coulson finally being questioned on protecting Daisy
Angry May
Good action
Nice acting
Matter-of-fact destruction of [redacted]
Deathlok being being mentioned
Coulson's mighty shield!
Nice new Inhuman powers

Weak Points:
Secret Warriors are becoming too secret for their own good
A bit gory
Hive having a weakness was a bit odd
Lincoln's still acting a bit like a moody teenager
Suicide vest was a tad much don't you think?

Monday, 23 May 2016

Film Review No. 7 The Angry Birds Movie (U)

Strong Points:
Genuinely funny with plently of laugh-out-loud moments
Good animation
Represented the game well
Included all the characters we know and love
References to culture and games
Good voice acting
Plenty for all ages to enjoy

Weak Points:
If you walked in without knowing the game's general story then it may be hard to follow
Pacing's slightly off
Some of the jokes could be seen as too dark for the younger audience

Friday, 20 May 2016

TV Review No. 25 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Team (S3, Ep 17)

Strong Points:
Secret Warriors are back!
Twists and turns
Malick [redacted]
Good acting for the most part

Weak Points:
Seemed a bit rushed
Some peoples reactions didn't quite add up
Shame to see another Inhuman go
The more Inhuman they are, the quicker it all breaks down
Killing was a bit extreme right?
Malick [redacted]

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Comment: New PC and Watch_Dogs

As anyone who follows the Twitter page should know, I recently got a new PC which should allow me to play games at a higher spec and from after 2013. And as anyone who has followed the blog for a bit should know, I brought Watch_Dogs when it first came out (Digital Deluxe Pre-Order version as well) and my laptop wasn't able to run it very well. At all.

So much so that I gave up with the game after around 9 hours, frustrated about the performance. Well now we're back, with ultra graphics and a smooth framerate and I must say, I'm actually enjoying the game! Maybe a video may even appear on the YouTube channel in the next coming weeks, who knows?

I've attached under the jump break my computer specs and a before and after shot of the graphics upgrade of Watch_Dogs if anyone want's to see.

P.S. Feel free to comment your PC builds and any game you thought you'd go back to and actually enjoyed it!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

TV Review No. 24 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Paradise Lost (S3, Ep16)

Strong Points:
Coulson coming to terms with killing Ward and differing opinions on it
Giyera escaping and fight scene
Gideon's backstory
More misinterpretation and misdirection
Starting to explain Hive's powers
Nice acting
Twist and turns
Land mine fever

Weak Points:
Would've been nice to have given [redacted] powers
Build up to Lincoln's confession falls flat
Other [redacted] reveal was a bit short and rushed

Spoilers Ahead:

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Review No. 119 Counter Strike: Global Offensive - PC (18+)

Strong Points:
Can run on lower quality hardware - low system requirements
Requires teamwork
Multiple game modes - all help you improve your competitive play
More realistic and skill based weapons systems (less spray-and-pray)
Regular updates

Weak Points:
Steep learning curve
Some teammates/opponents are irritating (not the game’s fault)
People solo-queue to get in to matches
Valve can mess the game up sometimes

Monday, 9 May 2016

TV Review No. 23 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spacetime (S3, Ep15)

Strong Points:
Awesome time mechanic
Explanation of the 4th dimension
Great choreographed (in the literal sense this time) action scenes
Great acting from all
Nice cinematography
Exoskeleton fun
Funny - 'You're off the team' line etc.

Weak Points:
Some storylines took a backseat
A lot to take in
Long flowing robes are a bit at ends with Hive/Dead Ward's image
Tad gruesome for the shows usual standards
Still more of Daisy 'I'm a God' Johnson

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Film Review No. 6 Captain America: Civil War (12+)

Strong Points:
Great pace
Awesome action scenes
Slick inclusion of other superheroes/villains
Twists and turns
Great acting from all
Nice character and emotional development
Clever references to other characters, films and pop culture
Superb effects
Great music and sound
Some actual consequences in the film
The Vision wearing human clothes
Clever ways of allowing the different characters to fight each other
Martin Freeman!
Stan Lee cameo!

Weak Points:
Early fight scenes seemed sped up?
As many answers as questions
Didn't finish - set up for other films
So much content - will need to watch multiple times!
Some characters storylines were rushed/thin on the ground
Bucky's metal arm shouldn't be able to block that many bullets
Some emotional depth may have been lost as the superheroes are needed for other films

Slight spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

TV Review No. 22 Marvel: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Watchdogs (S3, Ep 14)

Strong Points:
Nice character development
Mack and brother relationship/conversation
Escape sequence from house
Bomb weapon thing
Hologram sequence
Lincoln's starting to become likeable

Weak Points:
Build-up episode
Daisy really needs to calm down
Used a character who should've been important, but no-one remembered him
Fitz's scene didn't really amount to anything

Video Game Character of the Month - May 2016 - The Chosen Undead - Dark Souls

Video Game Character of the Month
May 2016
The Chosen Undead
Dark Souls
Quickly! To Ward 3! Is that? Is that The Chosen Undead? It is, the modern miracle himself. The man who can survive death itself but has an insatiable thirst for it. Tell us your secret!
The Chosen Undead: ....
Not much of a talker ey? 
That's all right, where we're going, we don't need words. Welcome to the Video Game Character of the Month! 

And now some more information on The Chosen Undead: