Saturday, 13 December 2014

One Last Time - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

Back in 2001, audiences worldwide took their first step into the world of middle-earth. Now, thirteen years, five films and a handful of Oscars later, Peter Jackson guides us back into this magical land. One last battle awaits. One last film. One last time.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A New Generation of Horror - The Evil Within Review

Review by Jack Sutton

The Evil Within had big promises to live up to, boasting about being one of the scariest games to be released in years. With beautiful visuals, responsive gameplay and some truly terrifying moments, this title does not disappoint. This is a game that’s full of atmosphere, excitement, and entertainment around every turn.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Why we're so excited for Bloodborne

So we were lucky enough to get our hands on the Bloodborne Alpha Test Demo. Imagine our excitement, considering our huge love for the Souls games, when we found out that From Software were releasing a new, original IP! We haven’t played for long, but it’s shaping up to be a real beauty. Here’s five reasons why we can’t wait for Bloodborne.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

To the Moon and Back - Doctor Who: Kill the Moon Review

Review by Jack Sutton

Series 8 really is turning out to be a mixed bag isn’t it? It’s had its ups, and its downs…and a few more downs. It’d be safe to say that we’ve been disappointed for the majority of its run so far, but every time we lose hope, it churns out an episode like Kill The Moon. Full spoilers for the episode below.

Monday, 29 September 2014

An MMO of the Future - Destiny: Review

Review by Jack Sutton

So I’ve had Destiny for a while now, and it’s safe to say that I’ve played the holy hell out of it, and despite some of its flaws, I had a blast playing it. Destiny is a great game, but doesn’t live up to the wild expectations that we had, but that’s only because those expectations were so incredibly high. It might have been overhyped, but Destiny is certainly worth picking up for any shooter/RPG fan.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Doctor Who Cares? - Doctor Who: The Caretaker Review

Review by Jack Sutton

So this series had it’s run of good episodes. Two. And even then, they had their issues. Listen – great episode, lousy ending. Time Heist – good episode, not without it’s flaws. The Caretaker – Bad. That’s right folks, S8 has now returned to the low standard that we’ve come to expect in one of the most Clara-centric episodes yet.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Oceans space! - Doctor Who Time Heist Review

Review by Tizzie Kite

I’ve been a huge Doctor Who fan ever since ‘Rose’ back in 2005; I’ve got all the series on DVD, I own 3 DW t-shirts, a necklace and countless other random merchandise. My favourite Doctor is, surprise, surprise, Tennant and my favourite companion is Mickey (ooh, controversial). I took my best friend to see the 50th anniversary special in 3D at the cinema, and went to a party dressed as a weird amalgamation of Tennant and Smith’s Doctors. (I’m pictured below, between my grandparents. What the picture doesn’t show are my Tenth Doctor sonic screwdriver and Ten-esque converse).

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

So very close! - Doctor Who: Listen Review

Pop the streamers! Crack open the champagne! Series 8 has reached a good episode…sort of. It only took four attempts. Listen has a great premise, a decent execution, and opens up some new mysteries around Danny Pink. Unfortunately it’s let down by an ending that left me (and I’m sure others) thinking “Nah”. Spoilers for tonight's episode ahead.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tissues at the ready... - The Best TV Exits

Nobody likes to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end, especially in the world of television. Some characters in particular really know how to tug…or in some cases yank on your heartstrings. Whether they go with a bang or a whimper, these characters secure themselves in your memory, so get the tissues at the ready, because here is a list of our top 5 television goodbyes. These are characters that are central to the show’s plot for a considerable number of episodes, before leaving in a dramatic, and heartbreaking manner. It’s pretty obvious to say, but spoilers ahead.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Swing and a Miss - Bound By Flame Review

It’s clear what developers Spiders Studio has attempted in Bound By Flame - a new fantasy action RPG marking the beginning of a new franchise. Whilst it seems that inspiration has been taken from games such as Dragon Age, Bound By Flame falls at almost every hurdle, delivering a mediocre experience that really isn’t worth wasting time on.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Been there, Done that - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

Gabriel Belmont is back, now going under the name Dracula. Fulfilling the prophecy that those who defeat the Lords of Shadow shall sit on their throne and become the Prince of Darkness, Gabriel is now a vampire, and not a very nice one. Unfortunately, the sequel to the hugely successful reboot doesn’t follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, leaving us with a boring action game that soils the name of Dracula.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Hardly Legendary - Doctor Who: Robots of Sherwood Review

In the first week we saw the Doctor flirting with a T-rex. In the second he turned a Dalek good. Unfortunately, Peter Capaldi’s third outing as the time-hopping hero held nothing particularly memorable, and will likely come to be known as “that one with Ben Miller in it”.

Friday, 8 August 2014

The Girls Fight Back

They may be beautiful, but get on their bad side and they’ll take you down before you know what’s hit you. With Guardians of the Galaxy currently storming cinemas, and in honour of battling sisters Gamora and Nebula, we here at Vuepoint have compiled a list of the most badass women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re keeping this strictly within the films, so apologies to fans of the TV Series, but Agent May won’t be appearing on this list, as cool as she is.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Marvel Takes to the Stars - Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Many have looked at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as The Avengers in space. Whilst this wouldn’t be massively inaccurate, writing off the latest addition to the cinematic universe as a simple rehashing of the 2012 blockbuster would be doing the film a disservice, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you missed out on it. Guardians of the Galaxy is a funny, action-packed movie, that is not only a great addition to the series, but a great standalone sci-fi action film.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

First Impressions - Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King

Excitement. Crown of the Sunken King is the first of a trio of DLCs being released for Dark Souls 2. I’ve only been playing for about 10 minutes, but already that feeling of anticipation and trepidation have returned. That feeling that you only get on your first playthrough of any Souls game.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Game of Thrones: The Children - Review

Last night saw season 4 of Game of Thrones reach it’s devastating conclusion. With a death count to match that of the Red Wedding, The Children featured more plot twists and tense moments than ever before in a single episode, closing out a number of stories in a spectacular manner, and ranking itself as one of the best episodes to date. I’m gonna recap what’s happened, share my thoughts and make a few predictions as to what this could mean. (Just so that you know, I haven’t read the books, so any predictions I make about the future are completely blind) Before we go any further, I will warn you of MASSIVE spoilers below, so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, leave now!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Frightfully Good - Oculus Review

What is real? What is illusion? What can you trust when your own senses lie to you? These are the fears that Oculus preys upon. A horror film with some great scares, an interesting premise, and a chilling story, told in a mix of flashback and present day action. Whilst some of the features – such as the credits – look a little amateur, if you’re one for being sat on the edge of your seat biting your nails, Oculus isn’t one that you want to miss.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

All Style and No Substance - 300: Rise of an Empire Review

Zack Snyder’s 300 was a stylish action fantasy, driven by its story, performances and stylishly edited action pieces. Personally I was a huge fan. So I was quite excited when I heard about a sequel in the works. Unfortunately, I was left somewhat disappointed. Directed by Noam Murro, rather than Snyder, the influences from the original are certainly there, but seem messy and unpolished.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Changing the past - X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

If there’s anything that Marvel fans want to do, it’s go back and erase Brett Ratner from the X-Men timeline. It would seem that Bryan Singer may just have found a way of doing that. X-Men: Days of Future Past welcomes back the director of X-Men, and X2: X-Men United, and understandably, we’re excited. And for good reason. X-Men: Days of Future Past secures itself safely as one of the best X-Men films yet.

Friday, 23 May 2014

The 5 Least Likeable Characters on TV

There are a lot of great shows out there, but some of them have people who we really want to fall off something high. Here is a list of my least likeable characters on TV, and be warned, there’s some pretty major spoilers below.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Supernatural: Do You Believe In Miracles? - Review

For 9 seasons, Sam and Dean have hunted and killed the big bad, but for the last year we’ve seen a whole new type of evil. Sure, we had Abbadon as the over-arching demon serving as a primary antagonist for the brothers to – as they would put it – “gank”, but when she gets killed off before the finale, the focus shifts to Metatron, the angel responsible for the angels’ fall from heaven.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Back Into The Abyss - Dark Souls 2 Review

After what feels like decades, the much anticipated sequel to From Software’s Dark Souls is finally upon us. Dark Souls 2 throws us back into the brutal action and unforgiving necessity for learning that made the first game so successful. A few drawbacks pull this game away from perfection, but these are minor, and can even be overcome. Dark Souls 2 is an addictive experience that will make you struggle to pull yourself away from it for any extended period of time.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

If It Ain't Broke... - Dead Space 3 Review

When Isaac Clarke first stepped onto our screens in Dead Space, the survival-horror genre got the kick up the ass that it needed. Followed by an outstanding sequel that topped the original in almost every way in Dead Space 2, it’s no wonder that fans of the series were jumping behind the sofa once again when the third instalment was announced. Isaac Clarke is back again in Dead Space 3, and whilst it’s undoubtedly the weakest of the three, it is by no means a bad game.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Jack, The Giant Slayer - Film Review

Audiences have been spoilt for choice recently if they’re looking for an action film based on a classic fairytale. The likes of Hansel and Gretel and Snow White have been re-imagined and put into a movie that would be more enjoyable to fans of action. Here we have Jack and the Beanstalk being told slightly differently, in Jack, The Giant Slayer. Unfortunately, a large number of cringe-inducing cliché’s and far too much forced humour hold this flick back from reaching the level of entertainment set by others in this category.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Gaming Heaven? Or Reboot Hell? - DMC: Devil May Cry Game Review

The teams at Capcom and Ninja Theory made a pretty ballsy move in rebooting a franchise as loved as Devil May Cry. Stripping away everything that we know and replacing it with a new Dante, a new world, and new relationships with his fellow characters could have gone horribly wrong, but as it turns out, this new twist on the series is a refreshing change, and shows that you really can teach an old dog new tricks.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Legend In the Faking - 007 Legends Review

The world of cinema marked the 50th anniversary of 007 in spectacular fashion, by delivering what is widely considered the best Bond film yet. But what’s happening in the wonderful world of gaming? A movie tie-in videogame perhaps? No. Instead we have a celebration of Britain’s favourite superspy’s greatest adventures, in 007 Legends

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Disappointment Is In The Air

Whilst the PS3 has had some great successes over its years, there have certainly been some less than thrilling games. As we enter the new generation of gaming, we took a look back at some of the greatest disappointments of the PS3. So let’s get started!