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

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railway: “Mountain Prince” – Exploring The Woodlands Of The Snowdonia National Park

“Entering the rain sodden woodlands of the Snowdonia National Park as it climbs up into the mountains, the aptly named “Weekend Wanderer” is a memorable and evocative experience on one of the countries oldest heritage railways services still in operation today. It evoked memories from my childhood with the smell of smoke from the locomotive, hair full of soot and a smile on my face” Continue reading Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railway: “Mountain Prince” – Exploring The Woodlands Of The Snowdonia National Park

Snowdon Mountain Railway – The Civilized Approach To Mountain Exploration

“The Snowdon Mountain Railway was established in 1896, providing a unique opportunity to ascend one of the Three Peaks in the United Kingdom in relative comfort and ease. Today, it continues to serve the same purpose, departing from the base of the mountain in the town of Llanberis to its summit, providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and quarries below.” Continue reading Snowdon Mountain Railway – The Civilized Approach To Mountain Exploration

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

London Transport Museum: Museum Depot – Review

“The London Transport Museum Depot opened it’s doors to the public on the 14th October 1999, home to the majority of the collection not on display at it’s main Museum in Covent Garden. Open for a limited season during the year, it provides a rare opportunity for the public to see a vast assortment of items from its historic collection in a working environment, with curators and guides on hand to provide context and history to the trains and buses on show. For those with a fascination and enthusiasm towards the transport network in the City, it is an exciting opportunity to be able to go inside this large collection of vehicles and historical transport that is only accessible over the Summer months” Continue reading London Transport Museum: Museum Depot – Review