Thursday, 20 July 2017

App Review No. 106 Word Cookies!

Strong Points:
Intuitive gameplay
Great theme
Good graphics
Lots of levels

Weak Points:
Can get frustrating
Connecting letters can sometimes be fiddly
Obvious words turn out to be extra words a lot of the time
Can get repetitive
Loss of two word answers after a while

Monday, 17 July 2017

App Review No. 105 Infinity Blade

Strong Points:
Strong gameplay
Gorgeous graphics
An interesting story
Addictive, cyclical gameplay
Lots of weapons, armour and magic
Atmospheric music...

Weak Points:
Not always responsive when parrying
Some weapons are so ludicrous they take you out of the immersion
Having to change equipment to level up further, losing out on great passives
...Doesn't change contextually all the time

Friday, 14 July 2017

TV Review No. 66 Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls (S10, Ep12)

Strong Points:
A circular arc
Great acting
The final reveal
More time-travelling 'Inception' ideas
An overwhelming feeling of hopelessness
Nardole's retorts
The Master's and Missy's relationship

Weak Points:
The big reveal of Bill having become a [redacted] lost its impact as we already knew from last week
John Simm's Master was less methodical in his madness
An overwhelming feeling of hopelessness
A little bit of Deus Ex Machina

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

TV Review No. 65 Doctor Who: World Enough and Time (S10, Ep11)

Strong Points:
Some genuinely tense moments
Great acting
Missy acting as The Doctor
Actually going through with some threats
Simultaneously having a lot happening and nothing at the same time
The Mondasian Cybermen played on more human fears

Weak Points:
The BBC advertisements ruined one of the main surprises
Playing with time is always confusing
Sometimes a bit slow paced

Monday, 10 July 2017

Review No. 131 Abzü - PC (7+)

Strong Points:
Amazing art style
Superb orchestration
The water
Fish AI
Good story
Great set pieces

Weak Points:
The mine sections, later on, broke the original atmosphere a bit
Some control and camera issues
Your character doesn't always do what you want it too
Grabbing hold of a fish sometimes doesn't work
Lack of animations when interacting with certain objects

Some spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 9 July 2017

TV Review No. 64 Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light (S10, Ep10)

Strong Points:
Great costumes
The best viewing of the homosexuality of Bill yet...
Great acting
The monster was decent...
More observations from Bill about Doctor Who things
The crows

Weak Points:
The Doctor seems to be jumping to the rashest decisions now
Goes from 'yeah Bill can go off on her own' to 'she's probably died' very quickly
...Although we don't need references to it and race every week
...If a bit shallow

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

TV Review No. 63 Doctor Who: Empress of Mars (S10, Ep9)

Strong Points:
Some great British colony moments
The Ice Warrior's weapons made me uneasy
Pop culture references
Still no setting for wood
Great CGI
Detailed costumes
Nardole and Missy - consequences
Godsacre and Catchlove were good characters

Weak Points:
The constant British jokes could become tiresome
The ending seemed to forget, partly, how many lives were lost
Red shirts in actual red shirts this time
Nardole and Missy - why it happened
The classic accidental shot technique

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Video Game Character of the Month - July 2017 - Doomguy - Doom

Video Game Character of the Month
July 2017

Ah, Doomguy, the quintessential action hero, fearless in peril, staring down hell itself with a look of mild amusement. No one person has done more for the FPS genre than you have. Simply marvel- Oh, sorry, was that too much exposition? See it's difficult to tell, seeming as you don't speak and, and OK I'll stop now. You have the award OK? Why am I glowing?...  
And now for some information on Doomguy: