Old Man’s Journey – PC Review

“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. My attention was drawn to this title from the review of the good folk at Northern Plunder in their review and became an addition to my library as Christmas approached, a short and promising title to explore and enjoy. ” Continue reading Old Man’s Journey – PC Review

Warcraft 2: Before Blizzard Was A Dirty Word – Opinion Piece

“good humour, challenged by the menace of the Orc invasion. It was a counterpoint, the antithesis to Westwood Studios Command and Conquer series, rejecting the modern militaristic setting of that series and presenting tropes lifted from Tolkien and other fantasy classics with a modicum of English humour as an aside.” Continue reading Warcraft 2: Before Blizzard Was A Dirty Word – Opinion Piece

Star Trek First Contact: Complete Motion Picture Score – Soundtrack Review

“score was a heavily truncated experience with many of the shorter themes and moments removed to abide by the demands of the Musicians Union at that period of time. This limited edition soundtrack from composer Jerry Goldsmith with supporting material from his son Joel Goldsmith includes an additional twenty five minutes of music removed from the original score restoring the soundtrack to its original entirety.” Continue reading Star Trek First Contact: Complete Motion Picture Score – Soundtrack Review

Manga Exhibit 2019 – British Museum, London: Retrospective Review

“Manga at the British Museum that started its tour on the 23rd May 2019 and concluded on the 26th August charted the origins and rise of this art style from the earliest interpretations and designs through to the fundamental cultural shift as Japanese society and its ethos changed following the second world war and through to its current iterations and style.” Continue reading Manga Exhibit 2019 – British Museum, London: Retrospective Review

Biohazard 4 Original Soundtrack and Visual Booklet – Review

“stature and grandeur as the titles grew in strength and scope with some notable tracks featured over the years. Of all the music in the series, my personal favourite up until playing the fourth chapter was the entry theme of Chris Redfield from Code Veronica which as a young impressionable gamer set a precedent for the adventure ahead. With the evolution of the series onto the GameCube and stylistically a change in both location and tone from the earlier games when I first experienced this title it was a somewhat radical departure from what had come before, the pomp and bombastic tones and musical themes experienced in the earlier games replaced with a more subdued score that did in part allude to the work of its predecessors but almost an homage.” Continue reading Biohazard 4 Original Soundtrack and Visual Booklet – Review

Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketch Book The Movies – Book Review

“Published through the Pocket Book subsidiary, this sketch book was released in 1998 providing a tome of information and supporting material as The Next Generation transitioned into the cinematic universe. It was a collaboration between veteran writer J.M Dillard, a mainstay in the franchises expanded literary universe and concept artist John Eaves who continues to bring the vision of the shows creators to life with his involvement in the first seasons of Discovery and Picard” Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketch Book The Movies – Book Review