Over the course of film history, audiences have become accustomed to the medium tackling difficult issues that aren’t always easily articulated. While mental health/ illness is not yet a fully comfortable subject that media feels confident in tackling maturely, we’ve seen numerous movies made about slavery, racism, homosexuality… the list goes on. Many films have done… Continue reading Preview: The Town of Light (PS4 version).
At face value, a review for this game should be easy. Ask yourself one question: would you consider yourself a Final Fantasy fan? Or have you never touched one of the 15+ main series’ titles in your life? If you fit into the latter category, rest assured World of Final Fantasy offers little to convince… Continue reading World of Final Fantasy.
So I know I’m sometimes late to the party with these things, but I have had a film festival and other projects keeping me occupied in recent weeks. I did consider just leaving this one alone and moving on. However, not wanting to miss an extra opportunity to spread the love to another medium, I… Continue reading Baftas of the video game variety.
Rewind back to August 12, 2014 and bring any kind of passing interest in the Silent Hill series… you’d find yourself in the midst of an online explosion of hype surrounding a certain demo codenamed Playable Teaser (P.T.). This was the red herring for Silent Hills; what was to be the latest instalment in the… Continue reading Silent Hills/ PT still haunts us… and it’s glorious.
“What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.” Over the next few months I’ll be looking back at some of PlayStation’s most significant titles as the console celebrates its twentieth anniversary in the UK this year (by year in this case I count from September 2015 to September 2016).… Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 2: A postmodern deconstruction of 21st century culture.
Every so often a special game comes along that makes me pity those who consider this medium no more than a tool for distracting children or an outlet for the violent tendencies of teenage boys. Silent Hill 2, with its clever use of metaphorical imagery, atmospheric gameplay and the subtle way in which it tackled… Continue reading Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Yesterday marked twenty years since the original PlayStation was first released here in the UK. I didn’t get in on the action until three years after that; the PlayStation being my first official game console (not counting a borrowed Game Boy) in 1998, around the time Metal Gear Solid was changing how people looked at… Continue reading 20 Years of PlayStation.