Picard – Part Two Review

“With the lethargy of the first chapter reaching its conclusion in the first tranche of episodes, Picard was off into the frontier, arriving into an overwhelming atmosphere of hostility and resentment. The series is ostensibly framed around the premise of the legacy of this particular character, the trajectory of his life after the events of the last motion picture. ” Continue reading Picard – Part Two Review

The Art of Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Review

“The Art of Assassin’s Creed Unity is the next in the series of supporting art books for the Assassin’s Creed series of games from Ubisoft. Featuring over 300 individual images from sketches, concept art to character and environmental development, it is a showcase of the design process from concept to final realisation.” Continue reading The Art of Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Review

The Year of Potter – An Introduction

“Over the next twelve months, I will take you on a personal journey through my discovery of the world of Harry Potter. Reviewing the film series in its entirety, attending the Fantastic Beasts exhibition at the Natural History Museum, the Dark Arts season at the World of Harry Potter to a review of magical locations around the UK, it promises to be an eventual year.” Continue reading The Year of Potter – An Introduction

Embracing the Collection

“Last year I undertook a personal challenge, a simple premise, complete a single game from my backlog on a monthly basis and try and experience some of these titles gathering real or virtual dust in my various collections. In itself a noble endeavour but ultimately based on the premise of the collection itself being a negative state of affairs, a failure on my part as a gamer. Perhaps I thought accomplishing this challenge would validate my reasoning, allow me to debate or discuss from a position of moral authority, who can say, but it was a largely positive experience providing some lasting memories.” Continue reading Embracing the Collection

Picard – Part One Review

“I had a conflicting sensation of dread and optimism when Picard was announced in 2018 at Comic Con, the prospect of the continuation of one of my most cherished franchises and series framed against the legacy of the recent movie trilogy and Discovery series” Continue reading Picard – Part One Review

Plague Inc. – iOS/Android Review

Indeed, the central premise of the game is simple, you are the virus itself, growing and responding to changing conditions with the objective to destroy all life as we know it. Through a series of mechanisms you evolve and adapt to varying conditions and attempts to curtail your progress by the international community Continue reading Plague Inc. – iOS/Android Review

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination – Retrospective

“Where Science Meets Imagination was an exhibit created by the Museum of Science in Boston in collaboration with Lucas Arts with the support from the National Science Foundation, showcasing a range of props and vehicles from the franchise at that time but focusing primarily on the science and technology behind George Lucas revered science fiction series” Continue reading Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination – Retrospective

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Remastered) – PS4 Review

“For me, Ghostbusters was never a perfect film, it always felt a little rough around the edges and somewhat stitched together to create a functional, memorable movie of the ages. We might not remember this game with the same level of enthusiasm and appreciation but in that regard, it captures the spirit of The Ghostbusters perfectly.” Continue reading Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Remastered) – PS4 Review

The Art Of The Brick: DC Superheroes – Retrospective

“The Art Of The Brick was an exhibit held in and around London’s Southbank in February 2017 from the American artist Nathan Sawaya, the creative force behind some of the most well known popular culture works of art constructed with standard Lego bricks.” Continue reading The Art Of The Brick: DC Superheroes – Retrospective

The Art of Mafia 3 – Book Review

“From Titan Books, released in January 2017 by 2K, The Art of Mafia 3 is a showcase of the development behind the design and creation of the third entry in the Mafia series, the creation of the fictional city of New Bordeaux, drawing influence and inspiration from New Orleans in America’s south. ” Continue reading The Art of Mafia 3 – Book Review