Saturday, 15 December 2012

Quantum Theory: Review

The third person shooter is a genre that has become saturated with countless entries, so it takes something pretty spectacular in order to stand out in the crowd. Games like Gears of War, or Uncharted are the leading titles in the genre for their respective consoles, and both have set the benchmark for both gameplay and visuals. Unfortunately, Team Tachyon’s sci-fi shooter Quantum Theory cannot hope to keep up with its competitors. 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Blacksite: Area 51
Reviewing a game is much easier when the creator has done it for you. Harvey Smith of Midway Studios claimed that the game deserved every bad review it got, and got fired from the company soon after. According to him, the development schedule was ruined, meaning they never actually able to test the finished project properly. Unfortunately for the studio, firing the guy who pointed out problems, doesn’t make the problems go away, and by golly are there lots of them in Blacksite: Area 51.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Cursed Crusade: Video Review

Below is my review for The Cursed Crusade. This is my first video review, and the written review will follow soon.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Whats been on this week?

Unfortunately, I have no actual reviews to upload this week, so instead, here are my opinions on a few things I've watched this week.

Including: Misfits,
               Sorority Row

               Derren Brown: Apocalypse

Saturday, 27 October 2012


After the success of Casino Royale, and the atrocity that was Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in Skyfall. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down. Was it to follow the route of the first? Or the crumble like the second? The truth is, it does neither. It actually blows Casino Royale out of the water, and is undoubtedly one of the best Bond films to date.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

So which is better? - Asylum or City?

It's been a great few years for the caped crusader. Christopher Nolan has shown Batman in a new light with his Dark Knight trilogy, and has had some incredible responses. As for the video game world, we have had the Arkham games. First we had Arkham Asylum, then Arkham City. Both games were fantastic, with brilliant gameplay, story and presentation, but I now ask...which is better?

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Marvel: Avengers Assemble

And so we’ve had it. The great clash of the year. Marvel’s response to The Dark Knight Rises. Marvel: Avengers Assemble is the blockbuster of Marvel Studios, bringing together some of the best loved Marvel superheroes to fight side-by-side and stop whatever wants to conquer earth next. Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow, all band together under Nick Fury in order to deliver some edge-of-your-seat action that you don’t want to miss.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Prototype 2: Review

Some games are so good, that their sequels needn’t change anything but the story and a few characters to continue their run of success. Unfortunately, Prototype was not one such game. Whilst the first game was good, it quickly got repetitive, so I was hoping for something new in Prototype 2. Frankly, I was disappointed, as the sequel merely felt like an extension of the first game, rather than its own title.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Jennifer's Body

Blurring the line between chick flick and horror, Jennifer’s Body is a comedy/horror, laced with plenty of gore, action, and Megan Fox to keep the audience amused for its run time. An interesting, though unoriginal plotline and some other minor issues hold this picture back from being a top notch production, but Jennifer’s Body is an overall enjoyable movie.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Coming Soon...

So here's a few dates for anyone who's interested:


Season 2 of 'Revenge' will premiere in America on the 30th September, 

Season 8 of 'Supernatural' will premiere in America on the 3rd of October,


'Catching Fire' will be released over here in November 2013,

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' is set for 11th January 2013,

'G.I Joe: Retaliation' is out in March of 2013

Followed swiftly by a fifth 'Scary Movie' in April.


'DMC' is scheduled for release on the 15th of January 2013

'Bioshock Infinite' will be released soon after.

Games such as 'Pikmin 3', 'Homefront 2', and 'Crysis 3' are also set to be released later in the year.

Thats all for now!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Let me just get something out of the way. I don’t play that many Wii games, I’m not a huge fan of the console, but Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition does happen to be one of my favourite games. The story, gameplay and presentation all add up, making this a game that I have played through many times, and will be playing through many more.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Watch: Review

Sigourney Weaver, Will Smith, William Shatner. Names that can be paired with battling inter-galactic enemies. One name I bet you didn't expect to be able to add to that list is Ben Stiller, but now he steps into the shoes of Earth Defender in The Watch; a Sci-fi/action/comedy written by Seth Rogen and directed by Akiva Schaffer. Whilst not terrible, it's not quite up there with the other releases this year.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

L.A Noire

Infamous for its crime based videogames, Rockstar Studios have developed quite a reputation for their ambitious, rebellious games, such as the GTA series, or the schoolyard based little brother, Canis Canem Edit. However, they’ve now taken a new turn in the way of making you a 1940s L.A cop, rather than a modern day gang member. This was undoubtedly a risky move, as the much loved developers are taking a drastic step away from their established identity, but it has absolutely paid off, as L.A Noire is one of Rockstar’s best games to date.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Between the success of Resident Evil 5, and the anticipation of Resident Evil 6, Capcom have given us R.E, Operation Raccoon City, in order to tide us over and sate our zombie slaying appetites. Unfortunately, this game seems a little...well, for lack of a better term, awful. Just plain awful. This is a 3rd person shooter with a few minor entertaining features that are completely pushed out of view by the overwhelming number of faults. Trust me when I say, this game is not even close to being worth the price you’ll be charged to buy it.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person action game that at first seems like a great idea, but there are a number of flaws that make this game seem more like an old-school arcade game than a covert, black-ops mission. And as a fan of the movies, I was expecting to feel the full power of Bourne in my hands. Unfortunately, I didn't.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Infamous 2: Review

It’s time to once again pick a side, as Sucker Punch Studios’ electricity-wielding superhero takes to the streets of New Marais, with new powers, new enemies and new allies, with some old names thrown in for good measure. But can the sequel live up to the hype from its predecessor?

Thursday, 26 July 2012

TimeShift: Review

OK, so this week I’ve been playing TimeShift, a sci-fi shooter that was delayed and put back many times before its release. Due to these set-backs, I had high hopes that this game would be great, as they had continually put back the release as they were making it better, but I regret to inform you, that I was bitterly disappointed. Many aspects of this game fall short of the hopes that I had in store, and it does not come close to living up to the expectations I had.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Movie Review

The Christopher Nolan series is known by many to be the best series of Batman films to date. Their dark twist has managed to please fans, and the intricate narrative, pulse-pounding action, and truly spectacular effects have made this a series to remember. Now the finale is upon us, and it is undoubtedly the biggest scale, the most emotionally involved, and absolutely the most climactic entry of them all. The Dark Knight Rises finishes the series with a bang, and it is not one to be missed.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Attack the Block: Review

If I had to summarize Attack the Block in one word, that word would be: unique. It seems like a crazy idea, mixing the conventions of social realism dramas based in the rough ends of London, with a comedic sci-fi horror movie. But Attack the Block does it so well, it seems like the two drastically different genres should fit perfectly together. What starts off looking like the typical, gritty drama about a gang of youths in a London council estate, quickly becomes a deadly, yet comedic fight for survival against extra-terrestrial forces. The teenage stereotype of hoodies with baseball bats and switchblades is not only exaggerated, but used. The violent behaviour that modern day gangs have become associated with is shown in a new light, as it is used to repel the alien invasion.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Review

If you’re bored, and want something to do for a few hours...or days...or weeks...then Skyrim isn’t for you. This game will undoubtedly take you months to see all it has to offer, and with solid combat, responsive controls and a ridiculous amount of things to do, you should clear your schedule, turn off your phone and get started, because Skyrim is here, and it’s one of the best RPGs of all time.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: Review

I must admit, back in 2007, when Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was released, the trailer didn’t really strike my fancy. I gave it a try though, and since then, Naughty Dog’s franchise has been in my top five, and has been unmovable by any other games that I have played, (and trust me, I play a lot). Now here we are with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and believe me when I say, Drake is back and better than ever.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Amazing Spiderman: Review

In 2002, Tobey Maguire brought the Marvel web-slinger to life in the first live-action Spiderman movie. The two sequels went steadily downhill, but now we have something new. Andrew Garfield stars as the beloved hero in this re-telling of the story from a different Spiderman universe, and trust me when I say, fans of the franchise are in for a treat.


Sorry its late, I've been out all day and have only just had the chance to post. Here is today's review-The Amazing Spiderman!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

15 years ago, Bond fans were treated to what has been considered the greatest first-person shooter of all time. Then, last year it was re-released for the Wii and DS, pleasing Nintendo fans to no extent. PS3 and Xbox fans had to make do with Blood Stone, the less than perfect 3rd person shooter. Now, PS3 and Xbox owners will be shaking with glee, as Goldeneye has finally hit Sony and Microsoft.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sucker Punch: Review

Zack Snyder. A name that is associated with dark, gothic and incredibly stylish productions. Now comes Sucker Punch, the story of Babydoll. A girl, abused by her father, who is put into a mental asylum. With a group of friends, she plans to escape, but she needs a series of items in order to do it. And so the action begins. She and her associates enter an imaginary world, where finding and retrieving the items is a lot more...exciting. But can this action flick live up to Snyder’s reputation? Honestly? No.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Review: Prometheus

In 1979, Ridley Scott hit us with an instant classic. Alien is widely renowned as one of the best sci-fi horrors ever made. Since then, there have been sequels, videogames and mash-ups, such as when Alien met Predator. However, now comes the first prequel to the franchise and it packs one hell of a punch.

Change of plans

OK, I decided that leaving a week between each review is...too long, so I have decided to post one every Wednesday and Saturday...which means, the Prometheus review is going up now. Enjoy!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Catching Fire!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released in November 2013. Its a long wait, but they have to give Jennifer Lawrence time to shoot the sequel to X-Men: First Class. As a fan of the books, I was happy with the way they handled the first film. Lets hope they do an equally good job on Book 2!

First thoughts

So this week I have been playing Skyrim. I can't publish a full review yet, as I know that I am far, far, far from completing it. However, so far its looking great! The graphics, gameplay and levelling up all work brilliantly! Although I have already encountered numerous bugs, including one that stopped me from completing a quest altogether. But ahh well. It's still an amazing game. Will publish a full review when I've finished!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Just Sayin'

Hi guys, just to let you know, I'm gonna try and post a new review each week. Next week is the recent Sci-Fi/Action/Horror - Prometheus. Hope you enjoy!

Also, I try my best to avoid spoilers in my reviews, but sometimes they cannot be helped, so I'd like to apologize in advance for anything along those lines :)

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

As a novel that was loved by millions, it was inevitable that J.R.R Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ would get a movie franchise, and with the success of the films, the videogames were sure to follow. By now however the LOTR fever has died down. That was until Snowblind studios unveiled The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. This new action-RPG had fans of the franchise grabbing up their swords in delight, but does this new adventure live up to its predecessors, or does it deserve to follow the ring into the fiery pits of Mordor? In short-none of them.

Dead to Rights: Retribution

Dead to Rights: Retribution is the third entry to the Dead to Rights series...and hopefully the last. This 3rd person shooter lacks just about everything that makes a game good. The story, gameplay and graphics all fall short of what we have come to expect from next-gen titles, and when placed beside other games of its type, this game stands out like a sore thumb.


As a passionate gamer, and a true lover of films, TV and entertainment, I decided to write a film review for some English Coursework at college. After the positive feedback I received, I went on to write a few more, as well as some game reviews. And now I have set up this blog and will try to post as often as I can in the hopes that I can help advise the public on what is and isn't worth buying or watching.

As well as English Language, I am also studying Film Studies and Psychology at college.