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.
We may be entering the busiest time of the year for new game releases, and with Destiny already now on the shelves, we await the next landslide of new releases. However, there’s always time for a good deal, grabbing a title you may have skipped over until the price dropped. Here’s your Xbox Deals with Gold for this week then. Continue reading Xbox Deals with Gold, September 12th
When Destiny 2 was announced I was unsure if I would try it out. With Destiny you either loved it or you hated it. The story was virtually non-existent with most of it being on a website that you had to go to in order to get the full back story. It was a poor and lazy way to implement it, so when Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would have a proper story with all the lore available in game it was enough to convince me to give it a go.
I was impressed with the Beta and so slapped down some notes for a pre-order. I opted for the PS4 version mainly because I didn’t want to have to wait for the PC version which will arrive late October.