Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Film Review No. 28 Spider-Man: Homecoming (12+)

Strong Points:
Some great action sequences
Tom Holland works great as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker
Strong supporting cast
Returning cast members
Home-video opening
Trusting the audience to know the origin story
Cameos from other superheroes

Weak Points:
Could come across as whiny
Lacks the scope of other MCU films
Lacking focus

Spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Review No. 132 Rocket League - PS4 (7+)

Strong Points:
Original gameplay idea
Lots of collectables
Microtransactions aren't needed to play the game...
Movement feels good
Skill based instead of power-up based gameplay
The AI is usually competent
Crisp graphics
Variety of game modes
Two camera types
Good music...

Weak Points:
Some difficulty spikes
Difficult to find some game modes
Still, a huge amount of content locked behind paying
Season mode lacks replayability
No local split-screen multiplayer
...If a little repetitive
The handbrake turns can get some getting used to...
...As can aerial shots
Rocket Labs is only available online

Friday, 1 September 2017

Video Game Character of the Month - September 2017 - Death Prophet - Dota 2

Video Game Character of the Month
September 2017
Death Prophet
Dota 2

*At the desk of Satamer* Time to choose the next character to win the prestigious Video Game Character of the Month Award. Let's see, we've had Mario, Pikachu, Sora, Red the Bird, Rico Rodriguez, that ball from Colour Switch... Ooh, how about Overwatch? That's got a lot of heroes. Oh, we've given two of them awards already. What's another game based around heroes? What's Dota 2? Is it popular? 

I have, of course, played Dota 2 (although my measly 26 hours might not constitute as 'playing' to some) and one hero seems to have more luck than any other - Death Prophet. And here's some information about Krobelus: