Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate (2013) Video Game Review

If you’re reading this review, chances are you already know the Arkham series quite well.  Asylum?  Fantastic.  City?  One of the best video games ever made.  Origins?  A very good attempt by a non-Rocksteady developer.  And Knight?  Still excellent.  But then there’s this game, which came out on the same day as Origins.  What can be said?  Lets find out. Format-wise, this game is much … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate (2013) Video Game Review

Life Is Strange (2015) Video Game Review

Kind of an amusing choice in timing for this 1.  As Marty McFly recently arrived in the Future, which now means that the whole of Back To The Future is officially set in the past, I end up finishing easily 1 of the most interesting games that I’ve ever played, which also happens to involve time travel.  So, what can be said about a game … Continue reading Life Is Strange (2015) Video Game Review

Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) Video Game Review

So, after we saw 2 of the best Batman games ever made, Warner Bros decided it would be a good idea to create a prequel to the Arkham series.  1 that set the scene (or partly set the scene) of the events that would come by Arkham Asylum.  So…Arkham Origins. Set on Christmas Eve during Bruce Wayne’s 2nd year as the Dark Knight, our focus … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) Video Game Review

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (2013) Movie Review

In 2013, Studio Ghibli released 2 major films in Japan.  One was Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, which ended up being his last film before retiring from animation altogether (and in his retirement is now creating a Samurai Manga).  The other was this film, by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, who returns to directing for the 1st time in 10 years.  So…The Tale Of The … Continue reading The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (2013) Movie Review

The Wind Rises Movie Review

My love affair with Studio Ghibli films began around Christmas 2007, when a friend gave me 2 DVDs.  One of them was a Japanese comedy bloodbath known as Versus, the other was Princess Mononoke.  After Christmas, HMV was having their January sale.  Every Studio Ghibli movie was being sold for £5 that month.  So what happened?  I was going to classes 5 days a week, … Continue reading The Wind Rises Movie Review