Thursday, 27 April 2017

TV Review No. 45 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Boom (S4, Ep13)

Strong Points:
Cool new Inhuman
Terrigenesis is back
Twists and turns
Similarities between Radcliffe and Coulson - grey areas of moral

Weak Points:
Another one bites the dust
How quickly was that trap made?!
Some characters are more developed than others

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

TV Review No. 44 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hot Potato Soup (S4, Ep12)

Strong Points:
Twists and turns
The return of an old friend
More fleshing out of characters
Radcliffe Bot
Connections to the films

Weak Points:
Have to keep remembering who's an LMD
Please let that not be The Superior
The end of some people

Monday, 24 April 2017

TV Review No. 43 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Wake Up (S4, Ep11)

Strong Points:
Twists and turns and more turns
May's almost video game-like experience
The awakening of LMD May
Fleshing out of characters
Mace is still being used, and well
More Yo-Yo action
The ending

Weak Points:
Difficult to keep track with it all!
Little build-up to Mack's reveal

Some spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 23 April 2017

TV Review No. 42 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Patriot (S4, Ep10)

Strong Points:
Twists and turns
The power of Aida
Daisy is slowly being reintroduced into S.H.I.E.L.D.
More verbal action
Talbot's back
Interrogation techniques
Reflects nicely on the spy genre's shortcomings...

Weak Points:
Can be confusing to keep track of it all!
It's a shame [redacted] isn't the hero we all thought they were
Russian? Check. Ex-KGB? Check. Ex-Hydra? Check.
...While adding more

Some spoilers ahead:

Friday, 21 April 2017

First Impressions: Titanfall 2

A good old impulse buy of my own! I was debating this or Battlefield 1 and as I played Battlefield's beta and couldn't run it at the time (:( ) I opted for Titanfall 2, being a fan of the first one. It's developed by Respawn Entertainment as a sequel to the first Titanfall that died out quite quickly due to the lack of single player mode, not enough progression and a season pass that split the community across different versions of the game. Here are my first impressions of the single player and multiplayer on PC.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

TV Review No. 41 Doctor Who: The Pilot (S10, Ep1)

Strong Points:
Great entry point for new/lost fans
Nice acting
Bill is good as a companion
Easter Eggs
Scary villain
Mostly solid CGI
Twists and turns
Intriguing mystery

Weak Points:
Some CGI parts seemed off
Seen this type of monster before
Didn't call the Daleks evil
Wasn't sure if Heather was possessed or just a moody human at some points

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Film Review No. 23 Eddie The Eagle (PG)

Strong Points:
Strong, uplifting message
Great performances all round
Some genuinely emotional moments
Can be watched without any knowledge of the person...
Great camera shots

Weak Points:
...but don't think you'll come away with a full character study
Clichéd to a point
Hugh Jackman's character felt odd
Some cringey moments

Some spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Review No. 129 Spec Ops: The Line - PC (18+)

Strong Points:
Tactical gameplay
Interesting take on the shooter genre
Good voice acting
Intel fills in more of the world
Team AI can do things on their own...
A mature, complex story
Title screen degenerates as you do
Context-specific speaking parts
Loading screens

Weak Points:
Odd pacing
Difficulty spikes
Can be confusing in terms of story and what is a choice
Searching for intel becomes a bit out of character with the game later on
...but they sometimes take a long time to complete an order
You won't feel good while playing

Major spoilers ahead:

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Film Review No. 22 Moana (PG)

Strong Points:
Simply astounding animation
Great voice acting
Disney Magic
Catchy and clever songs
Pork the Pig and HeiHei the Chicken
References to other Disney films

Weak Points:
Some lines felt shoehorned in - I'm not a princess
Felt like fewer songs than normal
Pork the Pig was there and then not
Would Maui have really taken the stone to begin with?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Film Review No. 21 When Marnie Was There (U)

Strong Points:
Strikingly animated
Excellent voice cast
Emotions running high
Twists and turns
Depth to characters

Weak Points:
Some plot conveniences
Some parts can't be considered OK for a U can they?

Some spoilers ahead:

Saturday, 8 April 2017

TV Review No. 40 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Broken Promises (S4, Ep9)

Strong Points:
New opening
References to old robot films
Great acting
Twists and turns
Removal of cliche
More unknown players

Weak Points:
Once we have dramatic irony the characters actions seem forced
Removal of a certain character

Some spoilers ahead:

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

First Impressions: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

After completing Half-Life a couple of days ago and my thirst for a quick shooter quenched, I set my sights on the final obstacle before being able to play The Witcher 3 - it's predecessor. I'd already enjoyed The Witcher 1 (mostly) and had heard great things about its sequel. And after around 3 hours (and the prologue finished), I'm inclined to agree with them.

Some spoilers about The Witcher 1 and 2 ahead:

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

TV Review No. 39 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics (S4, Ep8)

Strong Points:
Twists and turns (and then some more)
Great pacing
The start of a villain's backstory
Daisy's happy again
Yo-yo's slo-mo fight
Ghost Rider's ...
Hints to more Ghost Riders
Nice explanation of Eli's powers

Weak Points:
Some more character development would be nice
In dangerous territory of becoming clichéd
Mace's uniform when on the field was a bit at ends with everyone else

Some spoilers ahead:

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Video Game Character of the Month - April 2017 - Sports Managers - All Sports Manager Games

Video Game Character of the Month
April 2017
Sports Managers
All Sports Manager Games
From MLB: The Show to Football Manager and beyond, Sports Manager games have been instrumental in the notion of a person being able to say that a game is bad even with over 3000 hours played and critics being able to copy and paste their reviews each year (it's about as much as the companies do to their games each year). However, I do feel that these games deserve some recognition of their achievements, and by extension all of the managers who get their teams to the top each year. So here's the Video Game Character of the Month award!
And now some information on the numerous Sports Managers: