Annihilation might be an enigma to many. It’s marketed like a Nolan film but with the budget, Annihilation doesn’t give away much other than the fact that there’s a foreign threat that could be alien. Going in dark to this film is preferred because watching the story unravel is a spectacle. From 2nd time writer/director, Alex Garland, we are given a science fiction to marvel at with incredible imagery and fantastic narrative. The former is to be expected of; Garland is prolific in writing notable sci-fi films. However, his evolution as a director with a bigger budget is admirable as he doesn’t lose sight of the goal he’s trying to attain. Chalk Annihilation up as a film everyone will have a strong opinion about and one that will have longevity in the world of sci-fi films.
As we approach the final days of 2017, it’s time to look back at what has been played and what has been enjoyed. I feel like I didn’t play enough of this year’s releases, primarily because I’m stubborn, and am a one console man. I don’t play on PC either, so my options are extremely limited. That said, of what I did play, there’s one game I just keep going back to from this year, which is why I’ve chosen it as my personal favourite for 2017. Continue reading Jorn’s Game of the Year for 2017
It’s that time of year where we look back over the year and choose our Game of the Year. Here’s Rob’s pick for GOTY 2017. Continue reading Rob’s Game of the Year for 2017
Disney gave director, Rian Johnson, an entire Star Wars trilogy for him to develop out of confidence for The Last Jedi, they made the right choice. The Last Jedi is a film that move at breakneck pace to cover lots of ground, which 90% of it gripping. The stakes in this movie are high and characters don’t feel safe which is fantastic. It breaks such a traditional mold of what Star Wars is normally comprised of. It doesn’t forget its fans yet makes strides for the future and in bold directions. There are a few of astounding moment and plenty of surprises. This easily makes for the best Star Wars from Disney and also a film that reigns at the top of the totem pole along with The Empire Strikes Back.
DC’s main event is a mostly enjoyable one with a few noticeable caveats. Character dynamics shine brightest, the league is rounded out by lots of charismatic moments. Each hero has a few scenes that help solidify their personalities and contributions to the group. These moments, like Flash and the speed force or Wonder Woman foiling terrorists, these are excellent scenes. There are certainly questionable moments that could have been edited out, seeing as this movie was supposedly edited down from 2 hours and 50 minutes to just shy of 2 hours. While the CGI is annoying, the villain isn’t memorable, and the story isn’t anything new, there’s still plenty to enjoy in Justice League and enough to recommend to comic fans and general film-goers.
It was no real surprise when Activision announced that Call of Duty would be set in World War 2. The game series has been leaking players like a colander since they started playing with the futuristic setting. Fortunately for the series they have such a huge fan base that it was a storm they could ride out, a bad year for Call of Duty would still likely see it vastly outsell other games. So, with the series heading back to its roots and taking on the Nazi’s once more does this iteration steady the ship? Continue reading Call of Duty WW2 Impressions
Ubisoft made a wise decision when they gave Assassins Creed a break from its annual release schedule and Assassins Creed Origins has benefited greatly from it. If you’re hoping for a complete fresh experience though you might be in for disappointment.
Nintendo are amongst the best in the business when it comes to producing quality games and that’s especially true when those games involve wide open world’s full of content that will satisfy everyone from kids to self proclaimed hardcore gamers. Continue reading Super Mario Odyssey Impressions
Forza Motorsport 7 is here at last. Forza is a series I’ve been playing for years now, Since Forza Motorsport 2 to be more precise. Before Forza I would play the Gran Tourismo series, Toca, Grid as well as others. It’s fair to say that I quite like racing games although in more recent years I’ve tended to stick with just Forza, mainly because it’s been the best racing game to be had with a control pad in my opinion. So what does Forza Motorsport 7 bring to the table? Read on and I’ll give you my thoughts. Continue reading Forza Motorsport 7 Impressions
Denis Villeneuve has achieved the impossible. Blade Runner 2049 is not only a worth film to the Blade Runner name, but it completes that seldom seen by being better than the original. He completes this with the help of Roger Deakins with the best cinematography I’ve ever seen in a film. Gorgeous visuals flood this film where numerous shots are jaw-dropping. Deakins deserves the Oscar this year and it would be a travesty if he didn’t win it.