Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation

I decided to focus only on books that were adapted specifically into television or movie format, that pre-existed before the final form was realised as opposed to the novelization of media which is perhaps another discussion entirely. The tone and dialogue on the screen tends to change fundamentally to the written word which allows a deeper and often more indulgent exploration of the characters motivations and thought process for example. Continue reading Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation

12 Months, 12 Games: April – Old Man’s Journey

Released in the spring of 2017 by Austrian studio Broken Rules, a small independent studio based in Vienna with an ethos of producing meaningful gaming experiences, if ever an epitome and demonstration of a game as a form of artistry is needed I can think of no other recent title that so ably demonstrates that than Old Man’s Journey, whose every nuanced progressive moment is simply breath-taking to behold. Despite a relatively short run time, every location and vista, mountain climbed and town visited was a unique and memorable experience with an artistic style bordering on pastel creating a crescendo of colour and presenting an almost ethereal world to explore and reside within, for ever so short a time. Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: April – Old Man’s Journey

Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part One -The vaults of history.

“Money, wealth could be use for its intended and recognised real world application not to extend your health, with the¬†associatory¬†cost/benefit decision-making process, to conserve your resource to utilise and bargain for at a later date or consume in the here and now and enjoy the brief satisfaction found.” Continue reading Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part One -The vaults of history.

Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)

“The film satisfies in some areas but suffers from a great, many of the issues of its contemporary neighbour Tomb Raider, perhaps the worst being as with Miss Croft, a stylistic choice to abandon any shed of entertainment or merriment and focus on the dour and dystopian world of both the present and the grim violent world explored by the protagonist. Either way, until the final moments this is a very tonally and visually dark film desperate to be taken seriously by its peers and suffering all the same.” Continue reading Let’s Watch…Assassin’s Creed (2016)